Korg Minilogue XD

Now offically announced, $619 at dealers

The new Minilogue XD has some of the most popular distinct features of the Monologue – polyphonic sequencer and microtunings, and the Prologue – MULTIdigital Oscillator, new effects and stereo, interesting upgrades for about $100 more than a standard Minilogue. The XD also has 2 CV inputs and 500 preset locations. The filter also has been updated to compensate for the low end roll-off of the original Minilogue filter, a common complaint.

The XD still has the slim mini-keys, which I hate as mentioned in my post Size Matters, but in fairness many like even prefer them over a standard keybed. The joystick is a definite improvement over the Minilogue slider in my opinion.

My personal preference would have been a slightly larger format with 37 standard sized keys and pitch/mod wheel. I still feel $719 for such a synth would have comfortably sat in between the Minilogue and Prologue. I also think the market yearns for a supply your own keyboard MIDI controller desktop model which would be ultra-easy to configure, but the concept might be intimidating to first time synth purchasers.

Make no mistake though, however I feel or the variations the market wishes for, the Minilogue is a top seller and the Minilogue XD is destined to be one.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

Links

Manufacturer’s website
https://www.korg.com/us/products/synthesizers/minilogue_xd

Product support, downloads
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Facebook user groups

Korg Minilogue
https://www.facebook.com/groups/KorgMinilogue

Videos

(Uptown Oscillators) UO Korg Minilogue XD YouTube Playlist

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Tech Specs

  • Sound Engine Type(s): Analogue sound generator + Multi digital sound generator (Noise, VPM, User)
  • Analog/Digital: Hybrid
  • Number of Keys: 37
  • Type of Keys: Slim-key, Velocity-sensitive
  • 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: 11.81″
  • Weight: 6.17 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