Thank you for purchasing the Korg microKORG S SYN-
THESIZER/VOCODER. To help you get the most out of
your new instrument, please read this manual carefully.
The following documents are available for the microKORG S.
• Precautions (this document)
• microKORG S Quick Start Guide (this document)
This provides instructions for using the functions of the mi-
croKORG S and its built-in speakers, which are additions to
• microKORG S Owner's Manual (PDF)
This provides detailed descriptions on the functions of the
microKORG S. Download this manual from the Korg website.
Playing the microKORG S through
the built-in speakers
Connecting the AC Adapter
Follow the procedure below to connect the AC adapter.
Use only the included AC adapter.
Connect the included AC adapter to the microKORG S.
• Insert the DC plug of the included AC adapter into the
AC adapter jack
of the microKORG S.
• Plug the AC adapter into an AC outlet.
Batteries can also be used as the power supply. For
details on using batt eries, refer to page 6 of the microKORG
S Owner's Manual (PDF).
When the microKORG S is used with batteries,
the speaker output level will be lower than when the AC
adapter is used. In addition, the output level will gradually
decrease as the batt ery power level diminishes.
Connecting the included mic
Connect the mic included with the vocoder. Follow the
procedure below to install the included mic onto the mi-
Do not apply excessive force to
the neck of the mic, or repeatedly
bend it back and forth any more
than necessary. Doing so may
cause malfunctions such as break-
age of the internal wiring.
Grasp the base of the included
mic, align the protrusion of the
mic with the slit of the mic holder,
and push it into the holder. Do not use excessive force.
When removing the included mic, grasp it by the base
and pull it out.
Turn the rear panel AUDIO IN VOLUME 1 knob
the MIN position, and set the MIC/LINE switch
Connect the plug of the included mic to the AUDIO IN 1
For details on using the vocoder, refer to "Playing the vo-
an AC outlet
Turning the microKORG S on
Turn the VOLUME knob
Hold down the power switch
Adjusting the volume
Adjust the volume while playing the keyboard. Turn the
ume to an appropriate level.
Precautions for the built-in speakers
• Depending on the volume and program, the microKORG
S may vibrate or the sound may cause vibrations. In that
case, lower the volume or output the sound from head-
phones or an external monitor.
• If howling is produced from the built-in speakers or mic,
adjust the volume or the direction of the mic.
• To turn oﬀ output from the built-in speakers, set "Speaker
oN/oFF" in the Global menu to "oFF". Otherwise, plug
headphones into the HEADPHONES jack
MIDI THRU connector
MIDI OUT connector
MIDI IN connector
MIDI keyboard, tone generator module,
rhythm machine etc.
counterclockwise to lower
until the display lights
on the microKORG S to adjust the vol-