The Korg microKorg XL+ Synthesizer functionality features the MMT analog modeling. The microKORG XL+ provides a broad range of oscillator algorithms, including the sawtooth waves and square waves typical of analog synthesizers, well as formant waveforms, noise, and PCM/DWGS waveforms. Based on these oscillator algorithms, you can produce a wide variety of tonal variations by applying simple operations.
Performance editing with three knobs:
By turning three knobs to control parameters such as filter cutoff, resonance, and amp EG attack, you can vary the sound in an intuitive manner. Full Edit mode allows you to edit all of the microKORG XL+’s parameters.
The microKORG XL+ comes equipped with a vocoder function that will let you use your voice via a mic to process the sound of the oscillator, producing the impression that the instrument is “talking.” The vocoder consists of sixteen filter bands, which are able to create original vocoder sounds by shifting the filter frequencies or adjusting the level and pan of each band, as well as simulating the classic sounds of vintage vocoders.
128 internal programs:
The microKORG XL+ contains a total of 128 programs, organized into two banks (A and B,) Each bank contains eight genres, such as 70’ Vintage and Rock and eight categories in each genre.
Modify external audio input:
The sound of an instrument or other audio source received at the AUDIO IN jack can be processed in the same way as the internal waveforms.
Virtual Patch functionality:
Controllers such as EG, LFO, keyboard tracking, and the wheels can be virtually connected to parameters such as pitch or cutoff, allowing you to modulate these parameters and create sounds with a high degree of freedom.
Equalizer and effects add a final polish to your sounds:
Each timbre provides a two-band equalizer for additional sound-creating potential. There are also two master effects for each program, allowing you to add final touches to your sound. You can choose one of seventeen types for each effect.
The built-in step arpeggiator can automatically generate an arpeggio when you hold down a chord. You can choose from six types of arpeggio, and specify the duration and interval of the arpeggiated notes. Notes can also be individually switched on/off for up to eight steps, allowing you to vary the rhythm for an even wider range of possibilities.
Sound editor software:
By using a USB cable to connect the microKORG XL+ to your computer and using the sound editor software, you can edit all parameters from your computer. You can download the sound editor free of charge from the Korg website.