Korg microKORG Crystal Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary of a Classic Synth

The Korg microKorg Crystal makes it clear that the iconic synth is celebrating its 20th anniversary. A transparent attempt to give the microKorg a slick new look.

20 years ago, Korg’s microKorg helped to kickstart a trend for affordable, portable synths, and its built-in vocoder gave it an additional layer of hipster cool. To celebrate this double-decade anniversary, a new semi-translucent version – microKorg Crystal – has been released, giving you the opportunity to see what’s going on inside.

Korg today introduced microKorg Crystal, a new 20th anniversary variant of the microKORG.

What they say about it:

“Two decades ago, the portable, battery-powered microKORG was born with a radical new micro-keybed, a powerful Vocoder and ready-to-use sounds.

This compact sound monster introduced synthesis to a vast number of non-keyboard playing musicians and created a way of making music we now take for granted: a small keyboard resting unassumingly atop a larger one onstage, made for use by hobbyists and pros alike and finding itself front and center of studios worldwide from the smallest bedroom to the largest pro recording facility.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its release, the special edition microKORG Crystal offers a unique and stunningly stylish take on this beloved synth – now a classic in its own right.”

20th Anniversary Model

The microKORG Crystal features a new take on the structure of the microKORG, with a semi-translucent chassis that lets you see the electronics and internals. Even the controllers are semi-transparent, including the knobs, dials and wheels.

The microKORG Crystal features a stainless mirror-finish front panel that is designed to coordinate with the semi-translucent knobs and dials. And, while the original microKORG featured wooden side panels that suggested a retro feel, the new microKORG features aluminum side panels.

The microKORG Crystal is available to pre-order for $529.99.

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