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Korg Minilogue XD Review

Korg Minilogue XD Review

Posted   01.15.19
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91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Review

The $650 Korg Monologue XD improves on what was arguably the best-bang-for-your-buck analog synthesizer by adding a user-programmable digital oscillator, an improved sequencer and tweaking the filter. The combination of sound, build quality and low price is something Korg’s competitors simply haven’t been able to match.

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Pros
  • Excellent analog and digital sounds (especially for pads)
  • User programmable oscillator has tons of potential
  • Tons of physical controls
  • Solid build quality
Cons
  • Slim keys might pose a problem for those with bigger hands
  • Non-programmable arpeggiator and no key trg / hold function for sequencer

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91 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
91

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Doctor
Weak synth. Be careful buying synths in this price range. I did like its portability...read more
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Colin
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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