Korg announces microKorg-S with more sounds and user presets

The $500 synth has speakers for headphone-less jams.

The microKorg has a pretty significant following thanks to its relatively easy-to-use interface and low price point. Today Korg announced the microKorg-S a companion to the nearly 15 year old instrument with more sounds, space for custom presets, a new paint job and external speakers.

The $500 analog modeling synthesizer is a $100 more than the original microKorg, but has an additional 64 new sounds joining the legacy 128 sounds found in the original. Plus it has 64 user programable locations available so you can create your own presets. Great for live performances or just keeping your creations in an easy-to-access location.

Like the original, the microKorg-S has maple wood ends, but it sports a new white paint job instead of the dark brown found on the original instrument.

Finally, the new synth sports external speakers so you no longer have to hunt down your headphones to recreate the Stranger Things soundtrack. Now you can entertain (or annoy) all your friends without setting up a speaker system.