Korg Minilogue XD Module

Korg finally gets smart and listens to customers


As a mini key, short key, and thin key hater, which I blogged about in Size Matters, I am overjoyed to see a manufacturer release a module version of a reasonably cool synth burdened by less than standard keys. When I first saw this, I thought it was a hack, but no it is true.

The new Minilogue XD module is essentially the same thing as a Minilogue XD without the keyboard and an extra special trick. You can connect a module to a Minilogue XD and they will operate as one eight-voice polyphonic synthesizer OR you can connect 2 modules to operate as one eight-voice polyphonic synthesizer with your own MIDI controller. Or just run the module alone with your own MIDI controller as a 4-voice synth.

According to Korg the master unit takes priority for producing notes, and the fifth and subsequent voices are assigned to the slave unit.



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Tech Specs

  • Sound Engine Type(s): Analogue sound generator + Multi digital sound generator (Noise, VPM, User)
  • Analog/Digital: Hybrid
  • Other Controllers: Joystick
  • Polyphony: 4 Notes
  • Presets: 500 Voices (200 factory, 300 user)
  • Oscillators: 2 x Analog VCO (sawtooth, triangle, square), 1 x Digital (noise, vpm, user)
  • LFO: 1 x LFO (sawtooth, triangle, square), BPM, Normal, 1-shot
  • Filter: Sharp Two-pole
  • Envelope Generator: 1 x AMP EG (ADSR), 1 x EG (attack, decay, EG int, target)
  • Effects Types: Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Delay, Reverb, Ensemble
  • Arpeggiator: 4-voice with Latch mode
  • Sequencer: 16-step Polyphonic Sequencer, Motion Sequence, Realtime Recording
  • Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (L/Mono, R)
  • Headphones: 1 x 1/4″
  • USB: 1 x Type B
  • MIDI I/O: In/Out
  • Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4″ (damper)
  • Other I/O: 2 x CV in, Sync in, Sync out
  • Software: Minilogue Librarian Software
  • Power Supply: 9V DC power supply (included)
  • Height:3.35″
  • Width: 19.69″
  • Depth: 7.05″
  • Weight: 5.73 lbs.

The four voice modes were selected for the Minilogue XD.

  • Poly: The minilogue xd operates as a four-voice polyphonic synth
  • Unison: The unit operates as a monophonic synth, with the four voices working in unison
  • Chord: Chords are produced using one to four voices
  • ARP / Latch: (ARP) Provides an arpeggiator with up to four voices that can also be used while the sequencer is running / (LATCH) Switches latch on or off

A voice mode depth knob is also provided, which applies a corresponding effect for each mode.

  • Poly: Turning the knob toward the right switches to DUO mode and deepens the detune
  • Unison: Turning the knob toward the right deepens the detune
  • Chord: Selects mono or chord type
  • ARP / Latch: (ARP) Selects the arpeggiator type