Korg has expanded its micro line of synthesizers with the microKORG XL synth. The 37note, velocity-sensitive microKORG XL offers Korg's analog modeling with an ergonomic interface in a portable keyboard. It employs eight-voice, multi-modeling technology; easy parameter editing; USB MIDI cornnectivity; and natural-touch keyboard action.
The microKORG XL Utilizes Korg's Radias engine to offer 128 sounds. In addition, external audio inputs let players use any audio source as the waveform, which can then be processed using microKORG XL's synth engine.
It also has 17 effects derived from Korg's Kaoss series of dynamic effects processors. Users can apply two effects at a time to any program. A virtual patch mode lets users further sculpt their sounds by setting synthesis parameters to be modulated by other parameters. The built-in vocoder features 16 bands with formant shift. Any sound source can be run through the vocoder via the stereo audio inputs. A fully sync-able step arpeggiator lets users choose from six preset patterns or create their own With the step arpeggio editor.