Korg PROLOGUE8
49-Key, 8-Voice Analog Synthesizer

OUR PART #  PROLOGUE8


The Korg PROLOGUE8 is a fully-programmable, full-featured, professional synthesizer. Preceded by the four-voice polyphonic minilogue and the monophonic monologue, it’s the long awaited debut of the flagship: the prologue.

prologue is a polyphonic analog synthesizer equipped with a full-sized keyboard. With powerful analog circuits that are descended directly from the earlier models of the series, together with a newly developed digital multi engine and gorgeous DSP-based effects, prologue expands the variety of sounds and the possibilities for user customization.

The eight voice, 49-key PROLOGUE8 covers musicians’ needs for not only stage use, but also studio, home, or touring use. These instruments are capable of sounds that go beyond existing analog synthesizers.

Korg PROLOGUE8 Features:

  • 16/8-voice analog synthesizer circuit
  • Newly developed multi-engine equipped with threetypes: noise, VPM, and user
  • High-quality digital effects
  • An open API (Application Programming Interface) foruser-created oscillators and effects
  • Newly developed L.F. COMP. (Low Frequency Compressor)analog effect (prologue-16 only)
  • Bi-timbre support
  • Voice modes that allow voices to be flexiblyrecombined
  • Arpeggiator equipped with a variety of types and rangesettings
  • Program Sort allows rapid access to 500 programs
  • Japanese-made high-quality natural touch keyboard
  • Oscilloscope function shows the waveform visually
  • Tough and stylish body made of aluminum and wood
  • Sync with another groove machine to enjoy jam sessions

Korg PROLOGUE8 Specifications:

  • Keyboard: 49 keys (Natural touch keyboard withvelocity)
  • Sound Generation: Analogue sound generator + Multidigital sound generator (Noise, VPM, User)
  • Maximum Polyphony: 8 voices
  • Programs:
    • 500 voices (more than 250 preload, 250 user programs)
    • Each program provides a program sort function that includes voice mode and timbre settings, and allows up to 8 × 4 banks of live set programs to be registered
  • Voice Mode:
    • 4 (POLY, MONO, UNISON, CHORD)
    • The VOICE MODE DEPTH setting allows different parameters to be varied for each mode
  • Timbres:
    • Max two timbre (Main timbre, Sub timbre)
    • Layer, crossfade, and split settings are possible
  • Arpeggiator:
    • 6 types (Manual, Rise, Fall, Rise Fall, Random, Poly Random)
    • Tempo and note range can be changed
  • Program Sort: 8 (PROG NUM, CATEGORY, ALPHABETICAL,LIKE, FREQUENT, ENVELOPE, RANDOM, LIVE SET)
  • Main Synth Parameters:
    • VCO1: WAVE (SAW, TRIANGLE, SQUARE), OCTAVE, PITCH, SHAPE
    • VCO2: WAVE (SAW, TRIANGLE, SQUARE), OCTAVE, PITCH, SHAPE
    • MODULATION: PITCH EG (ALL, VCO1+2, VCO2), PITCN EG INT, SYNC, RING, CROSS MOD DEPTH
    • MULTI ENGINE: NOISE/VPM/USER, OCTAVE, TYPE, SHAPE
    • MIXER: VCO1, VCO2, MULTI
    • VCF: CUTOFF, RESONANCE, EG INT, DRIVE, LOW CUT, KEYTRACK
    • AMP EG: ATTACK, DECAY, SUSTAIN, RELEASE
    • EG: ATTACK, DECAY, SUSTAIN, RELEASE
    • LFO: WAVE (SAW, TRIANGLE, SQUARE), MODE (FAST, SLOW, BPM), RATE, INT, TARGET (PITCH, SHAPE, CUTOFF)
  • Main Effect Parameters:
    • MOD EFFECTS: OFF/ON/SELECT (CHORUS, ENSEMBLE, PHASER, FLANGER, USER), SPEED, DEPTH
    • DELAY/REVERB: OFF/DELAY/REVERB, TIME, DEPTH
    • L.F. COMP (prologue-16 only): OFF/ON, GAIN
  • MULTI ENGINE:
    • Noise Generator: 4 types
    • VPM oscillator: 16 types
    • User oscillator: 16 slots
  • MOD EFFECTS:
    • CHORUS: 8 types
    • ENSEMBLE: 3 types
    • PHASER: 8 types
    • FLANGER: 8 types
    • USER: 16 slots
  • DELAY/REVERB:
    • DELAY: 8 types
    • REVERB: 8 types
  • Controls:
    • Wheels: Modulation wheel that can modify different parameters for each program, pitch wheel
    • Knobs: PORTAMENTO knob, VOICE SPREAD knob (only on prologue-16)
  • Display:
    • Main: Real-time OLED oscilloscope provides visual feedback of parameter changes
    • MULTI ENGINE section: 7 segments x 6 digit LED display
  • Input/Output connectors:
    • Headphone jack (Stereo phone jack)
    • OUTPUT L/MONO, R jacks (monaural phone jack unbalanced)
    • SYNC IN jack (3.5 mm [1/8"] mini jack, maximum input level 20 V)
    • SYNC OUT jack (3.5 mm [1/8"] mini jack, output level 5 V)
    • MIDI IN jack
    • MIDI OUT jack
    • USB B jack
    • EXPRESSION jack
    • DAMPER jack (half damper is not supported)
  • Power Supply: AC Power Supply terminal
  • Power Consumption: 23 W
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 27.91" x 13.70" x 4.65" (709 x 348x 118 mm)
  • Weight: 16.53 lbs. (7.5 kg)
  • Included Items: AC power cable

Korg PROLOGUE8
49-Key, 8-Voice Analog Synthesizer

OUR PART #  PROLOGUE8

Product Information:

The Korg PROLOGUE8 is a fully-programmable, full-featured, professional synthesizer. Preceded by the four-voice polyphonic minilogue and the monophonic monologue, it’s the long awaited debut of the flagship: the prologue.

prologue is a polyphonic analog synthesizer equipped with a full-sized keyboard. With powerful analog circuits that are descended directly from the earlier models of the series, together with a newly developed digital multi engine and gorgeous DSP-based effects, prologue expands the variety of sounds and the possibilities for user customization.

The eight voice, 49-key PROLOGUE8 covers musicians’ needs for not only stage use, but also studio, home, or touring use. These instruments are capable of sounds that go beyond existing analog synthesizers.

Korg PROLOGUE8 Features:

  • 16/8-voice analog synthesizer circuit
  • Newly developed multi-engine equipped with threetypes: noise, VPM, and user
  • High-quality digital effects
  • An open API (Application Programming Interface) foruser-created oscillators and effects
  • Newly developed L.F. COMP. (Low Frequency Compressor)analog effect (prologue-16 only)
  • Bi-timbre support
  • Voice modes that allow voices to be flexiblyrecombined
  • Arpeggiator equipped with a variety of types and rangesettings
  • Program Sort allows rapid access to 500 programs
  • Japanese-made high-quality natural touch keyboard
  • Oscilloscope function shows the waveform visually
  • Tough and stylish body made of aluminum and wood
  • Sync with another groove machine to enjoy jam sessions

Korg PROLOGUE8 Specifications:

  • Keyboard: 49 keys (Natural touch keyboard withvelocity)
  • Sound Generation: Analogue sound generator + Multidigital sound generator (Noise, VPM, User)
  • Maximum Polyphony: 8 voices
  • Programs:
    • 500 voices (more than 250 preload, 250 user programs)
    • Each program provides a program sort function that includes voice mode and timbre settings, and allows up to 8 × 4 banks of live set programs to be registered
  • Voice Mode:
    • 4 (POLY, MONO, UNISON, CHORD)
    • The VOICE MODE DEPTH setting allows different parameters to be varied for each mode
  • Timbres:
    • Max two timbre (Main timbre, Sub timbre)
    • Layer, crossfade, and split settings are possible
  • Arpeggiator:
    • 6 types (Manual, Rise, Fall, Rise Fall, Random, Poly Random)
    • Tempo and note range can be changed
  • Program Sort: 8 (PROG NUM, CATEGORY, ALPHABETICAL,LIKE, FREQUENT, ENVELOPE, RANDOM, LIVE SET)
  • Main Synth Parameters:
    • VCO1: WAVE (SAW, TRIANGLE, SQUARE), OCTAVE, PITCH, SHAPE
    • VCO2: WAVE (SAW, TRIANGLE, SQUARE), OCTAVE, PITCH, SHAPE
    • MODULATION: PITCH EG (ALL, VCO1+2, VCO2), PITCN EG INT, SYNC, RING, CROSS MOD DEPTH
    • MULTI ENGINE: NOISE/VPM/USER, OCTAVE, TYPE, SHAPE
    • MIXER: VCO1, VCO2, MULTI
    • VCF: CUTOFF, RESONANCE, EG INT, DRIVE, LOW CUT, KEYTRACK
    • AMP EG: ATTACK, DECAY, SUSTAIN, RELEASE
    • EG: ATTACK, DECAY, SUSTAIN, RELEASE
    • LFO: WAVE (SAW, TRIANGLE, SQUARE), MODE (FAST, SLOW, BPM), RATE, INT, TARGET (PITCH, SHAPE, CUTOFF)
  • Main Effect Parameters:
    • MOD EFFECTS: OFF/ON/SELECT (CHORUS, ENSEMBLE, PHASER, FLANGER, USER), SPEED, DEPTH
    • DELAY/REVERB: OFF/DELAY/REVERB, TIME, DEPTH
    • L.F. COMP (prologue-16 only): OFF/ON, GAIN
  • MULTI ENGINE:
    • Noise Generator: 4 types
    • VPM oscillator: 16 types
    • User oscillator: 16 slots
  • MOD EFFECTS:
    • CHORUS: 8 types
    • ENSEMBLE: 3 types
    • PHASER: 8 types
    • FLANGER: 8 types
    • USER: 16 slots
  • DELAY/REVERB:
    • DELAY: 8 types
    • REVERB: 8 types
  • Controls:
    • Wheels: Modulation wheel that can modify different parameters for each program, pitch wheel
    • Knobs: PORTAMENTO knob, VOICE SPREAD knob (only on prologue-16)
  • Display:
    • Main: Real-time OLED oscilloscope provides visual feedback of parameter changes
    • MULTI ENGINE section: 7 segments x 6 digit LED display
  • Input/Output connectors:
    • Headphone jack (Stereo phone jack)
    • OUTPUT L/MONO, R jacks (monaural phone jack unbalanced)
    • SYNC IN jack (3.5 mm [1/8"] mini jack, maximum input level 20 V)
    • SYNC OUT jack (3.5 mm [1/8"] mini jack, output level 5 V)
    • MIDI IN jack
    • MIDI OUT jack
    • USB B jack
    • EXPRESSION jack
    • DAMPER jack (half damper is not supported)
  • Power Supply: AC Power Supply terminal
  • Power Consumption: 23 W
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 27.91" x 13.70" x 4.65" (709 x 348x 118 mm)
  • Weight: 16.53 lbs. (7.5 kg)
  • Included Items: AC power cable
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