KORG xd | The effects section
I had the pleasure to get my hands on the new synthesizer of #KORG — the incredible cool minilogue xd. What a great sounding and affordable synth. I immediately fell in synth-love with it.
The effects section
The xd effects section contains 2 switches and 2 knobs. With the first switch you can select which of the digital effect types you want to select: Delay (DEL), Reverb (REV) and Modulation (MOD).
The second switch is there to navigate through the sub-types of the effects.
DELAY effect type
There are 12 sub-types for the delay effect:
- Stereo: A stereo delay with an expansive left-right field.
- Mono: A straight monaural delay.
- Ping Pong: A ping-pong delay that bounces back and forth from left to right. 1 Hipass: A delay with a high-pass filter on which the low frequency band fades out.
- Tape: Simulates a tape echo.
- One Tap: A delay without feedback, on which the delay sounds only once.
- Stereo BPM: A stereo delay on which the delay time is synced to the TEM- PO button settings.
- Mono BPM: A monaural delay on which the delay time is synced to the TEMPO button settings.
- Ping BPM: A ping-pong delay on which the delay time is synced to the TEMPO button settings.
- Hipass BPM: A high-pass delay on which the delay time is synced to the TEMPO button settings.
- Tape BPM: A tape echo on which the delay time is synced to the TEMPO button settings.
- Doubling: A short delay with a doubling effect.
REVERB effect type
The reverb effect comes with a total of 10 sub-types:
- Hall: A hall-type reverb that simulates the reverberations of a mid- size concert hall or ensemble hall.
- Smooth: A clear reverb with a sustaining high end.
- Arena: A reverb that evokes the feeling of a spacious area like a stadium.
- Plate: A warm-sounding (wet) plate reverb.
- Room: A reverb that simulates the reverberations of a small room.
- Early Ref: A reverb that emphasizes the brighter initial reflections than the lingering echoes.
- Space: An unstable reverb reminiscent of being in space.
- Riser: A shimmering reverb that echoes one octave higher.
- Submarine: A deep reverb that echoes one octave lower.
- Horror: A reverb with a highly unstable tonal quality.
MODULATION effect type
The MOD section can be switched between the 4 installed types
- Phaser and
Additionally you can install User effect type.
Each type comes with some sub-types, which can be selected when holding the SHIFT Button and switching the SELECT switch.
- Stereo: A stereo chorus effect that varies the input signal to create a thicker or warmer sound.
- Light: A chorus effect with lighter modulation than the stereo type.
- Deep: A chorus effect with heavier modulation than the stereo type.
- Triphase: An effect with three choruses, each with different LFO phases.
- Harmonic: A chorus with slightly emphasized overtones.
- Mono: A monaural chorus.
- Feedback: A chorus that uses feedback to create an effect similar to a short delay.
- Vibrato: Produces a vibrato (wavering) effect.
- Stereo: An LFO-driven effect with an intricate wavering sound. Pro- duces a spatially deep and expansive ensemble effect.
- Light: An ensemble effect with lighter vibrato than the stereo type.
- Mono: A monaural ensemble effect.
- Stereo: Alters the phase of the sound to give the sound a swelling effect.
- Fast: A phaser effect that swells faster than the stereo type.
- Orange: An effect that models a popular analog phaser in an orange box.
- Small: An effect that models the classic New York phaser sound from the 1970s.
- Small Reso: A small-type phaser sound with strong peak components.
- Black: An effect modeled after the phaser sounds from Denmark with a wide dynamic range.
- Formant: A phaser derived from the sound of the human voice.
- Twinkle: A phaser that creates a twinkling (sparkly) sound.
- Stereo: An effect that creates a thick swelling sound and a sense of motion in pitch.
- Light: A flanger with a thinner effect than the stereo type.
- Mono: A monaural flanger.
- High Sweep: A flanger that sweeps through the high-frequency bands.
- Mid Sweep: A flanger that sweeps through the mid-frequency bands.
- Pan Sweep: A flanger that pans from left to right.
- Mono Sweep: A monaural sweeping flanger.
- Triphase: A flanger featuring the effect of three LFOs.
All the descriptions taken from the xd manual