- Equipped with Digital Multi-engine
- Four-voice polyphonic analog synthesis
- Effects use 32-bit floating-point DSP processing
- Equipped with the micro tuning function
- Polyphonic step sequencer controlled by 16 buttons
- Oscilloscope and Motion View display
- Spatial-type effects such as delay, reverb, and chorus
- Noise generator
- Damper pedal jack
- Two CV IN jacks with voltage levels of -5V–+5V
Korg Minilogue XD Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
The Korg Minilogue XD Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer features a digital multi-engine, effects, a powered-up sequencer, and micro tuning functionality, further expanding the possibilities for sound design and performance potential.
Analog Synthesizer Circuit
Four-voice polyphonic analog synthesis. The analog synthesizer circuit of the Minilogue, whose genuine analog sound had a huge impact on the synth world, has been further developed for the Minilogue XD. Voice structure of Minilogue XD is 2VCO + Multi Engine, 1VCF, 2EG, 1VCA, and 1LFO.
Equipped with a Digital Multi-Engine
The additional sound design possibilities of digital sound are delivered by the multi-engine that's provided as a third oscillator in addition to the two analog VCOs. This engine, which is equipped with three different types of sound generator (Noise, VPM, and user slot) lets you take advantage of a sonic character that's different than analog, and use it at the same time as the analog engine, infinitely expanding the potential of hybrid sound design.
The noise generator provides four types of noise that are indispensable for percussive sounds or for sound effects. You can use the digital filter to directly change the color of the noise.
Minilogue XD’s multi-engine features a VPM (Variable Phase Modulation)/FM oscillator with a two-operator structure. It can produce sharp, metallic sounds with complex overtones beyond the possibilities offered by analog systems. With 16 types of oscillator and a SHAPE knob control, you'll be able to create complex sounds intuitively.
User oscillators allow you to load your own oscillator programs that you created or obtained via the internet. There are 16 user slots, as well as one type of morphing wavetable oscillator provided as a preset.
High-Quality Digital Effects
Minilogue XD’s high-quality digital effects use 32-bit floating-point DSP processing, adding a finishing touch to its deep sound design platform. The three types (modulation effects, reverb, and delay) can be used simultaneously, letting you choose from a wide range of variations including chorus, ensemble, warm tape delay, and a diverse variety of reverb. The user effect slots allow you to load your own effect programs that you've created.
The Minilogue XD features a customizable open environment. The unit comes with 16 user oscillator slots and 16 user effect slots that you can customize. Oscillators and user programs that you've created with the SDK (Software Development Kit) can be loaded into the Minilogue XD via the dedicated librarian software.
Polyphonic Step Sequencer Controlled by 16 Buttons
The step sequencer provides 16 steps and supports both real-time recording and step recording. You can use the 16 step buttons to select a step directly, allowing quick editing to replace the pitch of a step or to mute it, or even improvisatory performances. Motion sequence lets you record the movements of up to four knobs, adding time-varying change to the sound, and you can record not only smooth changes in value but also values that change precisely at each step.
The Minilogue XD is equipped with the micro tuning function featured on the monologue, allowing you to individually adjust the pitch of each key. Built-in are 23 preset tunings that include some created by Dorian Concept and Taylor McFerrin, and users can also create and store six user scales and six user octaves.
Oscilloscope and Motion View Display
The organic EL display is now larger, and also provides oscilloscope functionality for you to view sound as the electrical signal's waveform. This makes parameter changes visible in real-time, giving you visual feedback that helps you understand how the synthesizer works. The display can also show a motion view for visualizing the movement of a stored motion sequence.