I’ve seen it up for order at £565 this morning so you’re not far off with the euro estimate
Woow this thing is reeeally impressive and feature packed for the price!
What a crazy era for synths!
It seems the filter has been re-designed and is now closer to that of the prologue. So it doesn’t step on the toes of the monologue at all. Smart choice.
- bummer it lost some of the voice modes of the original
- cv out would’ve been cooler than cv in (for me at least)
- yay for reverb and modulation effects!
- still haven’t heard anything from the digi oscillator that totally wows me
Couldn’t agree more. Truly amazing variety of choices these days.
I will be picking this up. Sounds great, looks great, fixes my issues with the original. This looks like a big hit for Korg.
Reading the details on the Korg site about the logue SDK (that’s seems to be the name now – generisized for Minilogue/Prologue).
Two things i spot there relative to the SDK between the two 'logues:
minilogue xd and prologue share an open development API (Application Programming Interface) that allows users to extend the possibilities of the hardware via an SDK (Software Development Kit) and dedicated development tools.
FAQ: Can I use the SDK Custom Content from prologue on minilogue xd (and vice versa)?
Check with the content creator to see if a minilogue xd specific version is available. If not, the prologue version can be used directly.
So i am not completely positive on this, but this sounds strongly like the xd’s SDK is upward compatible from the Prologue SDK in some way. (Which i had wondered about above.) If that is the case i wonder what the improvements have been made to the digital engines. (But let me stress the – if that is the case part.)
Sounds like they also have the user programmable Effects section, and that that is the same as the Prologue:
minilogue xd’s effects section also has 16 user slots to accommodate custom modulation effects, 8 user slots for Reverb effects and 8 slots for Delay effects. Once loaded via the prologue Librarian application these custom effects will appear alongside the existing modulation effects.
ADDED: For the $650 entrance fee, programming the Multi-Engines might be a fun thing for me to do.
Korg Prologue SDK Nerd Patrol
Sounds great to me! Like the new filter and added fx. Hardly any talking, but lots of playing, in this video.
“Everything that you’re hearing comes directly from the XD’s audio outs into the Zoom F8N Multitrack Field Recorder with no additional processing.”
Sounds real solid. FX are quality.
Def worth the upgrade for original Minilogue owners and prospective buyers.
The white lights are a nice touch. User FX are a surprise!
I strongly agree, that’s has got to be the addition of the digital effects processor. I’m only half way through the Sweetwater video, and it’s jaw dropping.
When they say user fx, do they mean custom ones that can be created from scratch in an editor (ala TC Electronic, Source Audio etc)? Because that would be really impressive.
Yes they do – follow the link in my post above.
Not exactly sure what this is. You can write code in the C programming language for the effects engine,
One Ring to rule them all.
I really liked using the Monologue for external MIDI sequencing. If the polyphonic sequencer of the Minilogue XD can also do external MIDI sequencing, well then I guess I’ll have to give this synth a closer look (once the manual becomes available for download).
Is it my ears, or do you hear it too? Sound is very stiff and cold. Or is it the YT compression? I have to say i really Like the Features, the Design, the Formfactor…but i find myself not liking that Sound. …
Maybe to your ears it is very stiff and cold? That’s ok. But it’s not what I hear.
If I judged the sound quality of a synth based upon introductory demos on YouTube I would never buy anything at all.
I Had both Mini- and Monologue Here and both have that ol’stiff’n’cold Sound. Guess its Not my Cup of tea then. Fine, i Stick with A4 and Peak.
it’s pretty good actually
The analog side of the 'logues hasn’t changed much, other than copying the Monologue filter to the Minilogue XD, so those who have previous 'logue experience are unlikely to hear radical change on that front.
I’d have no interest in the XD if it were just another poly analog synth. If that’s all I wanted, I’d rather just save up more money and get Vermona PerFOURmer or Dreadbox Abyss.
Ah yes i Had a PerFourmer. Great Classic Sound. Very smooth osc and Filter. But no sequencer, no FX and double the price of a Minilogue. But hey, if you buy cheap, you gonna buy twice…