Korg Prologue 8

Analogue Synthesiser

  • 8 Voice Polyphonic
  • 49-Key keyboard velocity-sensitive with layer and split function
  • Pitch and modulation wheel
  • Sound generation: analogue sound generator + digital multi-sound generator (noise, VPM, user)
  • Integrated digital effects
  • Open API for self-created oscillators and effects
  • Bi-timbre support
  • Voice modes for flexible combination of voices
  • Arpeggiator
  • Oscilloscope function for visual representation of the waveform
  • Program Sort function
  • Over 500 programs (200 factory and 300 user programs)
  • 4 Voice Modes: Poly, Mono, Unison, Chord
  • LED display
  • 2 x Line output 6.3 mm jack (L / R) unbalanced
  • Stereo headphone output 6.3 mm jack
  • Sync input and output 3.5 mm mini-jack
  • MIDI input and output
  • Pedal input for expression and damper
  • USB port
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 709 x 118 x 348 mm
  • Weight: 7.5 kg
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Audio Examples

 
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  • Demo 01
  • Demo 10
  • Demo 11
  • Demo 12
  • Demo 02
  • Demo 03
  • Demo 04
  • Demo 05
  • Demo 06
  • Demo 07
  • Demo 08
  • Demo 09
  • Demo 13
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Further Information

Number Of Keys 49
Touch-Sensitive Yes
Aftertouch No
Split Zones Yes
Modulation Wheel Yes
Number of simultaneous Voices 8
Sound Engine Analog, Synthese
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out
Storage Medium Internal
USB-port Yes
Effects Yes
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 2
Digital Output No
Display Yes
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It feels like a modern classic
Marc JX8P, 20.07.2018
I was looking for a polyphonic synth with analog character - compact, but a great sound to go along with my other mostly VA or digital synths. After evaluating several synths in this price range and listening to YT videos demonstrating the sounds, the Prologue was absolutely my favourite (of course - this will depend on the kind of sounds you love, I am really into classic synth music like Vangelis).

The Prologue is everything I expected and more. It looks stunning - classic style but with modern lines - and it sounds gorgeous. I am also intrigued by the programmable user oscillator and fx - looking forward to see what will come there... There's loads of great presets and the front panel really makes editing very easy. A couple of things in the way you can quickly do stuff (like favourite a sound) aren't marked on the panel so you do need to learn some stuff but tbh. it really quickly becomes second nature to find the right buttons, and the normal sound parameters are easily findable. I just have it - but it already feels like the synth I've been waiting for for years!
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sounds just wonderful
arnorhs, 29.12.2019
sound shaping on oscillators is amazing. shape on all waveforms. together with the digital osc provides a lot of timbres and can make aggressive and dirty sounds.

Tuning seems fine - oscillators go out of tune after a few mins, but you ust recalibrate and everything is dandy.

The obvious downsides, lack of modulation options (only two evelopes and a single lfo, with limited destinations), but for me that is just fine.

just like with a lot of HW synths, saving patches is super clumsy.. you have to save to a temporary slot before saving to a final destination, since you have no way of knowing which slots are free (set to init) until you change patches. naming patches is also awkward and annoying.

a poly sequencer would be nice.

however, the downsides are mostly just feature choices, and i bought the synth for the tone and sound, and i am not at all disappointed. just sounds really good.
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