Thank you for purchasing the Korg microKORG XL+ Synthesizer /
Vocoder. In order to take full advantage of your new instrument, please
read this manual carefully and use the product as directed.
1. Main features
1. Synthesizer functionality featuring MMT analog modeling
The microKORG XL+ provides a broad range of oscillator algorithms,
including the sawtooth waves and square waves typical of analog synthe-
sizers, as well as formant waveforms, noise, and PCM/DWGS waveforms.
Based on these oscillator algorithms, you can produce a wide variety of
tonal variations by applying simple operations.
2. Performance editing with three knobs
By turning three knobs to control parameters such as filter cutoff, reso-
nance, and amp EG attack, you can vary the sound in an intuitive manner.
Full Edit mode allows you to edit all of the microKORG XL+'s parameters.
3. Vocoder functionality
The microKORG XL+ comes equipped with a vocoder function that will let
you use your voice via a mic to process the sound of the oscillator, produc-
ing the impression that the instrument is "talking."
The vocoder consists of sixteen filter bands, which are able to create origi-
nal vocoder sounds by shifting the filter frequencies or adjusting the level
and pan of each band, as well as simulating the classic sounds of vintage
4. 128 internal programs
The microKORG XL+ contains a total of 128 programs, organized into two
banks (A and B,) Each bank contains eight genres, such as 70' Vintage and
Rock and eight categories in each genre.
5. Modify external audio input
The sound of an instrument or other audio source received at the AUDIO IN
jack can be processed in the same way as the internal waveforms.
6. Virtual Patch functionality
Controllers such as EG, LFO, keyboard tracking, and the wheels can be vir-
tually connected to parameters such as pitch or cutoff, allowing you to mod-
ulate these parameters and create sounds with a high degree of freedom.
7. Equalizer and effects add a final polish to your sounds
Each timbre provides a two-band equalizer for additional sound-creating
There are also two master effects for each program, allowing you to add
final touches to your sound. You can choose one of seventeen types for
8. Step Arpeggiator
The built-in step arpeggiator can automatically generate an arpeggio when
you hold down a chord.
You can choose from six types of arpeggio, and specify the duration and
interval of the arpeggiated notes. Notes can also be individually switched
on/off for up to eight steps, allowing you to vary the rhythm for an even
wider range of possibilities.
9. Sound editor software
By using a USB cable to connect the microKORG XL+ to your computer
and using the sound editor software, you can edit all parameters from your
computer. You can download the sound editor free of charge from the Korg