Korg M500 Micro-Preset
The Korg Micro Preset synthesizer is a curious late 1970s beast with a slightly bizarre matrix of pre-set sounds, including laughable woodwind and similar noises and a low-quality keyboard all housed in a wooden box! It's a 32-note monophonic preset synthesizer with 6 push-button presets including voice, synth1, synth2, brass, string, and wood. Its single-oscillator design has only rudimentary decay/release envelope controls and no access to the guts of the sound generation stuff. Perhaps it was aimed at the beginners market.
- Demos & Media
Video 1 - Switched on Bach - Wachet auf
- Polyphony - Monophonic
- Oscillators - 6 Sounds: voice, synth1, synth2, brass, string, and wood
- LFO - Vibrato with depth and speed
- Filter - 'Traveller' control - filter and resonance slider
- Arpeg/Seq - None
- Keyboard - 32 keys
- Memory - None
- Control - None
- Date Produced - 1977 - 1980
- Resources & Credits
Images from Korg product brochure.
Information provided by Chris Stone and Tatu J. Lund.
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