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Korg KingKORG NEO Compact 37-Key Virtual Analog Synthesizer Keyboard


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Korg KingKORG NEO Compact 37-Key Virtual Analog Synthesizer Keyboard


Manufacturer's Description

Ultra-realistic Virtual Analogue sounds. Performance power, larger-than-life sounds.

KingKORG, the acclaimed and powerful Virtual Analog synth, is back in a compact 37 Full-size key model with fresh, new sounds, great vocoder, and a refreshed new look.

Introducing the KingKORG NEO, a virtual analogue synth that stands in a league of its own. Designed for today's musician, this compact powerhouse combines a classic analogue-like synth layout with swift, intuitive editing, offering an unmatched level of depth and flexibility. With its XMT sound engine, 37 full-size keys, dynamic vocoder, and a suite of user-friendly features, the KingKORG NEO is more than just a synthesizer; it's a comprehensive tool for artists who aspire to explore new realms of sound and push the boundaries of musical creativity.

Powerful sound engine boasts flexibility

KingKORG NEO features our XMT virtual analog sound engine. XMT stands for eXpanded Modelling Technology and was created to offer an expansive array of sounds while ensuring simplicity in operation.

Gone are the days of laborious oscillator adjustments for sound crafting. The KingKORG NEO streamlines this process with pre-set algorithms. These carefully designed combinations of different oscillator types and quantities empower you to quickly shape rich, stage-ready tones with ease.

Embracing the demand for diverse tonal capabilities, the KingKORG NEO comes loaded with a wide range of oscillator algorithms. From the classic sawtooth and square waves to the more intricate noise patterns typical of analog synthesizers, and extending to PCM/DWGS, this synthesizer is equipped to cater to an extensive variety of musical needs and preferences.

Crafting character with iconic modelled filters

In the heart of the KingKORG NEO lies its meticulously designed filter section, a cornerstone in defining the synthesizer's unique sonic character. We’ve infused KingKORG NEO with a diverse range of filters, each adding a distinct flavor to your sound creations, an aspect where analog modeling truly shines.

The KingKORG NEO's filter collection is a treasure trove for sound designers. It encompasses a wide array of essential analog modeling filter types, enabling you to sculpt sounds with precision and ease. But we didn't stop there. We've painstakingly modeled filters that echo the iconic analog monophonic synths of the '70s – the go-to for punchy leads and deep basses. We’ve also captured the essence of polyphonic synths from the vibrant new wave era of the '80s, and the legendary filters from Korg’s own MS-20 analog synth.

One of the most captivating features of these filters is their ability to self-oscillate when you dial up the resonance – a hallmark of classic analog synthesis. This capability opens up a world of sonic possibilities, from creating ethereal textures to crafting powerful, resonant tones.

Vocoder wizardry

KingKORG NEO synth comes equipped with a balanced XLR input on its front panel, and includes a rugged, high-quality microphone. This setup invites you to dive into the world of vocoding instantly.

At the core of the KingKORG NEO's vocoder is a sophisticated 16-band filter, rivaling dedicated vocoder machines. This powerful feature allows you to craft classic vocoder tones, but that’s just the beginning. By shifting the filter frequency with the formant shift function and finely adjusting the level and pan of each band, you open the doors to an array of unique and original sounds. Whether you’re aiming for vintage charm or contemporary edge, this vocoder adapts effortlessly to any genre or style.

But there's more – the KingKORG NEO redefines flexibility. Timbre B can ingeniously be used as a modulator, providing an alternative to the traditional microphone input. This allows the vocoder effect to be seamlessly blended with the synth sound, paving the way for limitless sonic exploration.

Moreover, each of the three oscillators, A and B timbres, can be individually selected as a source for microphone input. This unique feature enables you to synthesize a rich mix of voice and instrument, creating a fusion of timbres that’s both innovative and captivating.

Built-in preset programs adaptable to the contemporary music scene

KingKORG NEO’s extensive library of 200 stage-ready preset programs is created for the modern music maker. These presets span across eight categories like SYNTH, LEAD, and BASS and offer an intuitive gateway to finding the perfect sound for any scenario.

Masterful effects

The KingKORG NEO elevates your sound with three master effect slots, each offering six distinct effect types.

The PRE FX slot brings the grit and edge of effects like distortion and amp simulator. MOD FX infuses your tracks with the classic charm of phaser, chorus, and tremolo. For creating expansive atmospheres, the REV/DELAY slot offers ambient effects including hall reverb and modulation delay. Adjusting and selecting these effects is straightforward, thanks to dedicated dials on the front panel for each slot, complemented by FX control knobs for detailed fine-tuning.

Virtual patch function

Embrace the spirit of classic synthesizers like the MS-20 with the KingKORG NEO’s innovative Virtual Patch system. This intuitive feature brings the flexibility of physically patching synthesizers into the digital age. With six Virtual Patch assignments available for each timbre, you can virtually connect control signals like EG, LFO, or joystick movements to key sound parameters, including pitch and cutoff. This seamless integration allows for intricate modulation and a deeper exploration into sound-shaping, giving your music a new dimension of sonic creativity.

Step arpeggiator function

The KingKORG NEO comes equipped with a versatile step arpeggiator, a tool that breathes life into your performances by automatically generating arpeggio phrases based on the chords you play. Tailor your sound even further by selecting from six different arpeggio types. You can specify the duration, interval, and on/off status of each step, opening up a vast array of rhythmic possibilities.

Effortless control

The KingKORG NEO is designed with an original panel layout that combines the classic feel of analog synthesizers with the best of today's technology. Its layout is thoughtfully organized into blocks, streamlining your workflow by putting the right controls at your fingertips as you edit.

The oscillator section boasts a dedicated display showing the name of the currently selected algorithm. With a simple turn of the adjacent dial, you can browse through the options, see descriptive names, and quickly jump to different categories like ANALOG or DWGS. The control knobs are strategically placed to adjust the most crucial parameters of each oscillator, allowing you to experience the tactile satisfaction of shaping sound in real-time.

Enhancing this intuitive experience, the KingKORG NEO features dedicated dials for each of its three master effects. This setup makes experimenting with different effects and hearing their impact on your sound as straightforward as it gets. And thanks to the self-luminous organic EL display, visibility is crystal clear, whether you’re under the bright lights of the stage or in a studio setting.

Favorites function for convenience in live performance

The Favorites function lets you recall frequently used programs at a single touch. You can assign 40 programs to the eight category favorite buttons for easy recall.


  • Keyboard: 37 keys (velocity and release-velocity sensitive)
  • Sound generating system: XMT (eXpanded Modeling Technology)
  • Maximum Polyphony: 24 voices
  • Timbres: Max 2 timbres (Layer / Split)
  • Oscillator
    • Structure: 3 oscillators (choose from analog, noise, DWGS, PCM, and MIC IN types)
    • Number of types: 138 types (32 analog and noise, 40 DWGS, 65 PCM, 1 MIC IN
  • Filter
    • Structure: 1 filter (choose from LPF, HPF, BPF)
    • Number of types: 18 types (7 LPF, 5 HPF, 6 BPF)
  • Modulation
    • Structure: EG 2 units, LFO 2 units
    • Routing: Virtual patches 6 set
  • Effect
    • Sections: Program effects x 3 (PRE FX, MOD FX, REV/DELAY) + EQ (2Band)
    • Types:
  • Vocoder: 16-band vocoder, formant shift function, formant hold function
  • Arpeggiator: Up to 8 steps (number of steps can be changed), 6 types (UP/DOWN/ALT1/ALT2/RANDOM/ TRIGGER)
  • Programs
    • Number of programs: 300 programs (200 preset / 100 user)
    • Number of categories: 8 categories
  • Displays
    • Main: 16 x 2-character OLED display
    • OSCILLATOR, FILTER: 128 x 64-pixel OLED display
  • Audio
    • Mic input
    • Connector: XLR type (balanced)
    • Maximum level: +5 dBu
  • L/MONO, R output
    • Connectors: 6.3mm TS phone jacks (Unbalanced)
    • Load impedance: 10kΩ or higher
    • Maximum level: +5 dBu
  • Headphone output
    • Connector: 6.3mm (¼”) stereo phone jack
    • Maximum level: 60mW + 60mW@33Ω
  • DAMPER (half-damper not supported)
  • USB B connector
  • Power Supply: AC adapter jack (DC12V)
  • Power consumption: 9W
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 565 x 338 x 92 mm / 22.24” x 13.31 “x 3.62
  • Weight: 3.1kg / 6.83 lbs.
  • Included items: AC Adapter, Vocoder mic (+ windscreen)
  • Accessories (sold separately): XVP-20: Expression/volume pedal, EXP-2: Foot controller, DS-1H: Damper pedal, PS-1, PS-3: Pedal switch