December 30, 2012

Korg MicroKorg XL+ Now Available

If there’s any Korg product that needs no introduction, it’s the MicroKorg line of synthesizers.  These have been popularized by many an artist and have even been seen in music videos while riding skateboards (Neptunes).  Korg, like many other gear manufactures, has made the unfortunate mistake of replicating the beast too many times.  On one hand, it’s good to rework a product to add features that were missing – but it can also be a detriment when it’s pushed out to the market to quickly.  Smart buyers will see this as an attempt to label it as something new when it is anything but new.

Old versions of the MicroKorg had a classic look that is still mimicked on other synthesizers and synth gear.  Mainly, the sides of the unit are created with a simulated wood grain effects, yet the entire unit is built from a more durable plastic in order to keep up with modern factory production techniques.  Korg offers different sizes and color of their line, so it can be a bit confusing to stay on top of new gear.  Their latest offering is the MicroKorg XL+ which adds some new features which might not be so apparent at first.  You better read up on it and make sure you know what you’re getting.