Korg has announced the limited edition Minilogue Bass. It’s due to arrive on our studio shelves sometime in early 2023.

Meet the Minilogue Bass, the evolution of the Korg Minilogue into an all-analog bass poly synth. Six years after the Minilogue was released, the Japanese synth gods have gone back in time to revisit the chassis of the Minilogue and give us a sister limited version.

Minilogue Bass

Minilogue Bass Features

  • Dark liquid design front panel with red and black inverted keys
  • Based on the iconic Minilogue, with 100 unique presets, including 4 dedicated bass patches
  • 200 fully programmable memories
  • 4-voice analogue synth
  • True analogue structure (2 VCO, 1 VCF, 2 EG, 1 VCA, and 1 LFO)
  • 8 voice modes (poly, duo, unison, mono, chord, delay, arp and side chain)
  • Oscilloscope visualises your sound
  • •6-step polyphonic note and motion sequencer
  • MIDI, USB MIDI, and Audio Sync for deep in-studio and live connectivity
Minilogue Bass

What else is part of the Minilogue Bass?

Minilogue Bass includes ready-made patches but everything can be customized. The analogue possibilities are endless.

All 100 preset patches are exclusive to Minilogue Bass, and can be further expanded with an additional 100 user programs for a total of 200 slots.

Minilogue Bass

Analog goodness

As you might expect with an all analog signal path, the sound is rich and creamy. It has two VCOs, a VCF, two EGs, a VCA and an LFO, while retaining the hands-on control and unique wave shaping through oscillator harmonics from Minilogue.

Minilogue Bass includes cross modulation, oscillator sync, and a ring modulator, alongside a high-pass filter delay to further expand your sound creation possibilities. Eight voice modes Minilogue Bass is a four-voice poly synth, with eight voice modes for broad versatility.

Alongside POLY and CHORD modes, DUO stacks two voices in unison, UNISON works as a 4 part mono synth, MONO is monophonic but with a sub-oscillator playing an octave lower, DELAY plays 3 voices in sequence after the first, ARP is a 4 voice arpeggiator, and SIDE CHAIN lowers the volume of previously played notes.

Minilogue Bass

16 Step Sequencing

Minilogue Bass comes with a 16-step polyphonic sequencer that captures the motion of up to four real-time controls, and can be overdubbed or step-sequenced, alongside the ability to change the root position of the playback by playing a key.

See The Sound

Minilogue Bass has an OLED oscilloscope that shows you the waveform as you sculpt your sound.

The sand-blasted 2mm aluminium front panel on Minilogue Bass features an edgy appearance, which is reinforced by the inverted black and red keys. A red-colored wood rear panel further adds to a unique appearance.

Minilogue bass is also roadworthy – with metal shaft chassis-mounted potentiometers and rubber coated knobs complementing its powerful and dynamic sound creation possibilities.

Library

The Minilogue Bass Sound Librarian allows for easy organisation of programs inside your synth, and can also save the entire library to a computer. It even gives the ability to load any existing Minilogue patches alongside factory and bonus libraries from Korg.

Alongside MIDI and USB, Minilogue Bass has a sync connector for effortless connectivity with Volcas, Electribes and SQ-1 sequencer.

Find out more on Korgs’ website priced at £649.

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