Video: Korg Announces Prologue, Its Most Ambitious Analog Synth Yet

Under the 10-year tenure of analog synth chief Tatsuya Takahashi, Korg helped to expand the world of analog synthesizers to the masses by making new, affordable instruments like the Minilogue, Monologue, and Volcas, as well as reissues of the MS-20 and ARP Odyssey.

When Takahashi stepped down from that position in February 2017 we wondered how Korg would continue that legacy. Today, the company announces what can be seen as a culminating event with the release of the Prologue, an 8- or 16-voice polyphonic analog synth that Korg is calling its new flagship model, leading the line that includes the monophonic Monologue and the 4-voiced Minilogue. At expected retail prices of $1,499.99 or $1,999.99 USD, depending on the model, the Prologue marks a professional-level entry to Korg's expanding analog line.

Fully programmable, equipped with either a 49-key (for the 8-voice) or 61-key (for the 16-voice) keyboard, the Prologue is an ambitious instrument that builds off of the precedent set by the Minilogue. According to Korg, the Prologue has two analog VCOs and a digital multi-engine that includes a VPM/FM oscillator, a noise generator, and a User oscillator section that allows you to load your own (and contains one “morphing wavetable” oscillator built-in as a preset).

Be sure to check out our demo video to see and hear the new instrument for yourself. And click above to order yours today.

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