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 Post subject: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:04 pm 
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Holy shit. I've only had this silver beast a week and man what a synth. Korg have knocked it out of the ballpark. Everything about it is class, the sound, the build, the sequencer, the price. Super inspiring machine, immediate, knob per function as it should be.

Seriously you need to check it out, from great Mono/Poly style house chords to spaced out MS20 acid squeals, to incredible drones. From electro to techno and back again.

I'm a jaded bastard who's not easily impressed. For reference I also got a Mother32 recently for a good deal and though I like it a lot and I'm keeping it in the mix, its a lovely machine but way way way more limited tonally and less awe inspiring.


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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:17 pm 
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I said this a while back and no one listened.
It is a fantastic synth. They could easily sell it at a higher price.

Though I have made mine extra sexy as I didn't like the knobs.


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Damn dude, yours looks so motherfuckin sexy.

Had a play with it a few months back, its indeed lovely. The ease of use is great.

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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
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The aluminum front panel with black knobs is so stylish. Makes me want to be an accountant in a 1980's insurance firm :lol:


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@Lost to the Void: Where did you get these konobs? Was it easy to replace them? Looks great!!


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Sexy indeed Steve!

OK Korg I'm ready for the a 61/76 key Polylogue now ;)


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Den Bosch wrote:
The aluminum front panel with black knobs is so stylish. Makes me want to be an accountant in a 1980's insurance firm :lol:


Surely with the brushed aluminium it makes you want to open a dicey 80s nightclub.

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@Lost to the Void: Where did you get these konobs? Was it easy to replace them? Looks great!!




I'll upload the links later. There's a pack you can buy but my solution is much cheaper and yes, easy to fit. Unfortunately you can't change the program control knob without some modification. So I left mine.

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msl wrote:
Sexy indeed Steve!

OK Korg I'm ready for the a 61/76 key Polylogue now ;)


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They must have a big ass poly planned, the minilogue was a runaway hit.

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Love mine. Love the oscillators, love the control set up. I love that it takes a while to learn, so you don't just end up making the sounds you re comfortable making (which is an issue I have with my Ju-06). I've managed to make it sound both warm and gritty, to sound like a Juno and a Prophet, and to sound like something from a 1950s sci-fi radio show.

Only issue I have is I wish it outputted stereo rather than mono. I also don't love the filter. I don't hate it either, I just don't love it. And for me, given the Roland fetish, I would have preferred chorus over delay as the onboard effect. That said, the delay can be pretty wild.


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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
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Still on my list.
Can't wait to get one.


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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
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Yes definitely has the sci-fi 50's buzz down. Agree on the mono out. The delay however is a high point of the machine for me...


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Love mine. Love the oscillators, love the control set up. I love that it takes a while to learn, so you don't just end up making the sounds you re comfortable making (which is an issue I have with my Ju-06). I've managed to make it sound both warm and gritty, to sound like a Juno and a Prophet, and to sound like something from a 1950s sci-fi radio show.

Only issue I have is I wish it outputted stereo rather than mono. I also don't love the filter. I don't hate it either, I just don't love it. And for me, given the Roland fetish, I would have preferred chorus over delay as the onboard effect. That said, the delay can be pretty wild.

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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
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https://www.storedj.com.au/korg-minilogue-polyphonic-analogue-synthesizer

Damn, wish my work bonus would hurry up.

$300 dollars off in Aus at the moment.

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i now the basic how to program a synth but i want to be better
what do you recommend, stay with a software synth and master that one or pull the trigger on the minilogue.
do you think i will faster with a hardware synth


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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
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Kromasome wrote:
https://www.storedj.com.au/korg-minilogue-polyphonic-analogue-synthesizer

Damn, wish my work bonus would hurry up.

$300 dollars off in Aus at the moment.


That looked to be a great deal! Did you get it?

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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
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bioniceye wrote:
i now the basic how to program a synth but i want to be better
what do you recommend, stay with a software synth and master that one or pull the trigger on the minilogue.
do you think i will faster with a hardware synth


you will always be faster with a HW synth,
at least if the synth has dedicated knobs and/or sliders for most if not all of its parameters.

People can say that they can use a controller with a soft synth,
but even then, you don't have the parameter names written right next to the knob,
and seeing that (even if you barely notice it any more) does help you.

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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
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but of course I am only talking about programming the synth now.
There are other things to slow you down when you work with HW synths,
like you gotta save your patch or record it straight away,
you could have small MIDI issues, whatever.
That's where SW proves to be more convenient.

But honestly, if you want to properly learn your sound design,
I would buy a HW synth.
You can still sell it later if you want to.

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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
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thanks for your reply hades
do you think the learning will be faster aswell


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 Post subject: Re: Korg Minilogue a modern classic
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well yes, that's basically what I said.
You will learn faster because you can dial in your sounds faster.

But the very best tip I can give you,
is to start from total scratch for all your sounds for a few months.
Do that and you will learn massively.

About 6 or 7 years ago,
I made a few hundred patches from scratch with Live's Analog.
Yes, it's only a VST, but I deliberately wanted to limit myself to a Live stock plugin at the time.

Nowadays I don't care if I use a preset, or if I start from a preset and start adjusting it,
and I seldomly start from scratch any more. But that's because I know I put in the effort to learn it,
and I don't just use a preset because that's all I know.

But it's really, really essential that you start from total scratch if you want to learn your sound design properly.
Also, the knowledge you gain from learning your sound design will help you later whenever you might face an audio problem of some sorts.

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