Microkorg Moog

Here’s a modded Korg Microkorg which pops the control panel up on an angle ala Moog style. I wish all synths had the panel angled. It just makes more sense. For another photo of this mod: click here

via Khoral Cafe 80

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The great synthpunk keyboard: Korg 700s MiniKorg

Korg MiniKorg

Long before the hipster Microkorg hit Williamsburg there was the Korg 700s Minikorg. It was one of Korg’s first synths and to this day it’s one of my favorites. Every time I hear one of its raspy detuned aggressive sounds it makes my brain jump to it’s evil side. Daniel Miller used a 700 to create one of my all time favorite records TVOD/Warm Letherette by The Normal (iTunes link). Daniel soon went on to found Mute Records and sign Depeche Mode.

“It has three ring modulators for some strange sounds and noises. Sometimes a decent bass sound for techno music can be achieved using the MiniKorg’s hi-pass and low-pass filters. The two oscillators can be de-tuned and they offer triangle, sawtooth and square waveforms. There are some strange analog effects built-in as well such as portamento, a rudimentary repeat-delay, auto-bend (bender), vibrato and Chorus and Noise waveforms.” – vintagesynth.org

You can find the Korg 700s MiniKorg on eBay from time to time for a decent price. It’s on my wishlist!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbCHQyEJL7w


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8thf7TpZYs

photo credit: drsquidd

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on July 7, 2009 at 4:47 am, filed under hardware, synthesizer and tagged , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.