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sutekh
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:56 am    Post subject: Have to ask The Question... Reply with quote

I don't have the Prologue yet, but I have to ask the obvious* question(s)...

1) Is the 61 key worth the extra $500? (various sites list the Prologues at $1500 and $2000)

I know the 61 key comes with an extra octave of keys, 16 voices, several effects, and a Compression effect with cool-looking gauge. (And yes, I want the cool-looking gauge even though I'm not entirely sure what it's for)

2) Should I buy a second Minilogue instead, and do splits/layers that way?

I mean, in the demo videos the Prologue is the most amazing sounding thing I've ever heard. But so was the Minilogue, which is why I bought one and have been toying with the idea of buying a second one (or a Monologue) for some time.

Believe me I would love to show up to a live gig using nothing but an ANALOG synthesizer- made by Korg! (I've become something of a Korg loyalist in recent years) Which brings up two more questions:

3) Is it possible to do a decent Piano-ish sound on an analog synth? I've done OK Leslie organ and pretty convincing Harpsichord on the Minilogue, but can't seem to get even close to a piano sound. Would the Prologue's new effects help?

4) How much does the Prologue weigh?

This is very important for me, since I can't lug around a 40lb Korg Triton anymore (thanks to a back injury)



*Obvious in my world. Actually, these are the burning questions for me.
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CowboyNQ
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Location: Adelaide, Australia

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Sutekh,

These haven't arrived in my town yet, but looking forward to trying one out too.

Nonetheless I think I can answer your questions.

1) That's up to you - it's your money. It depends how important the extras are to you.

2) See 1)

3) I don't think so.

4) http://www.korg.com/au/products/synthesizers/prologue/specifications.php

Good luck!
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Bertotti
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may be the odd guy out but the 61 seems like with the other extras it is well worth the price of admission.
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megamarkd
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You won't get a good piano out of an analogue synth but you can get some nice bright piano-esque sounds great for cheesy* dance, heheh.

*cheese is an acquired taste so I'm told by cheese connoisseurs, but that's the stuff you eat. The Beauty of musical cheese is in the eye of the beholder!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:45 am    Post subject: PIANO SOUND Reply with quote

I get a beautiful piano sound out of my DW800. you can hear it on my facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Atlsynth I'm sure the prologue will sound even better with double the poly.
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