Korg Minilogue XD Module
Minilogue xd module is the new desktop module version of minilogue xd, the four-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer with a customisable digital multi-engine and built-in stereo digital effects.
The desktop module is equipped with the same controllers as the keyboard version, making it a great choice not only as an additional sound module for your keyboard or DAW but also providing excellent performability, giving you an easy way to include an analog polyphonic synth in your setup. It's also equipped with a poly-chain function that lets you connect it with another minilogue xd or minilogue xd module so that the two units can operate as a polysynth with a total of up to eight voices in your studio or on stage.
Equipped with an analog synthesizer circuit and a digital multi-engine Voice structure of minilogue xd is 2VCO + MULTI ENGINE, 1VCF, 2EG, 1VCA, and 1LFO. In addition to the distinctive circuits found in the series, such as wave shaping to shape the overtones of the oscillator and a sync/ring switch, there's also cross modulation, a two-pole filter that can be both sharp and fat, and a drive switch that adds thickness and drives signal into minilogue xd’s filter. Every parameter has been tuned in detail based on what musicians want out of their synth. The sounds range from the warm pads typical of analog to fat basses and crisp lead sounds, covering every situation.
The additional sound design possibilities of digital sound are delivered by the multi-engine: the third oscillator in addition to the two analog VCOs. This engine, which is equipped with three different types of sound generator (noise, VPM, and open-source user oscillators) 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 xd module’s potential through hybrid sound design.
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.
User customization brings out infinite potential The minilogue xd features a customizable open-source 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, as well as oscillators other users share online.
What sounds can you create using the fusion of expanded digital oscillators with analog synthesis? Create original programs, share code, and participate in the user community. KORG even provides sample code to get you started.
Polyphonic Step Sequencer One of the major features of the minilogue xd series is its 16-step step sequencer. Each of the factory-preset programs has an embedded sequence pattern created with performance in mind.
The step sequencer provides 16 steps, and supports both realtime 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. You can use this to have different parameter values at each step; for example, you might create a drum pattern or sound effect from just a single program. This allows countless ideas to be unleashed.
The Minilogue XD module takes everything that made the Minilogue XD so revered and houses it within a desktop module. This next generation synth module is perfect as a standalone sound design creation station. It is equally suitable as an additional sound module, perfect for use with your keyboard or your favourite DAW.
It comes housed within a sleek metal desktop case with wooden panels and features support for poly-chaining. Poly-chaining allows you to use the Minilogue XD Module with another unit in the Minilgoue XD series. This opens up a new world of capabilities, such as being able to use them in unison as an eight-voice polyphonic synth.
Featuring best in class analog circuitry. The Korg Minilogue XD Module is a step ahead of the curve. The Minilogue synthesizer features a four-voice polyphonic synthesis circuit, which gives you the best sound possible for an instrument at such a small size. The efficient voice structure gives you a logical step-by-step sound design process and also comes with sync/ring, cross modulation, and a two pole feature. The scope of possibilities with the Minilogue contradicts its size. You can obtain any sound you want, from ambient, atmospheric pads to pulsing EDM leads. All with a layer of grit and warmth so typical of analog based synthesizers.
Take your sound design further, and deeper. The multi-engine delivers a digital sound providing your sound design with even more possibilities. The coupling of analog and digital offers a huge amount of scope for creating sounds and music. Featuring a Noise Generator, a VPM Oscillator, and even your own customer User Oscillators, downloaded from the internet.
The 32-bit floating point DSP processing opens up a world of effects for you to use on your sounds. Modulation effects, reverb, and delays can all be used simultaneously. This gives you the finishing touch to your sounds and can completely change your overall output just via the addition of a little bit reverb or delay. Chorus', warm tape delay, and a wide range of reverbs. The Minilogue XD is a step up from the competition.
Providing you with 16 steps of sequencing power the Minilogue XD is the perfect performance machine. Select your steps one by one, allowing for complete control over the automation of pitch and rhythm. Korg's Motion sequence lets you record movements of four different knobs, giving you incredible automation power all from the Minilogue.
The layout of the Minilogue is second to none. It gives you a full overview of what is possible with this synthesizer. Everything is laid out logically, giving you a very efficient sound design process. There are a lot of little features too, like the joystick. The joystick gives you 360-degree control over pitch bending, modulation. The Minilogue also features an incredibly detailed oscillator view. Allowing you to see a visual representation of your waveshape, offering a brilliant reference for crafting your sounds, and of course, it looks very cool too.
The minilogue xd module comes with a diverse variety of music software from Izotope including “Ozone Elements” which lets you not only create songs but also master them using AI, “Skoove” which will help you improve your keyboard playing skills, “Reason Lite” DAW software, as well as software synths from KORG and other brands
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