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Leslie Buttonow - Korg USA Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Korg Celebrates 10 Years of the MicroKORG
— Year-long celebration and promotions highlight the entire Korg Micro family —
WINTER NAMM SHOW, ANAHEIM, CA, January 19, 2012 — Korg (booth 6440) is celebrating
10 years of its best-selling microKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder. First launched in 2002, it opened
a new avenue for music-making. Combining mini-keys, battery power, a simple-to-use
interface, and phenomenal sound, all at an attractive price, microKORG made the synthesizer
available to every musician.
Bass players, singers, guitarists, producers, DJs and horn players all flocked to add the
professional sounds of the microKORG synthesizer to their instrument arsenal. MicroKORG
became the premier member of the Korg “micro” family of products, which has grown over time
to include synthesizer/vocoders, sampling keyboards, digital pianos, controllers, and
One of the top-selling synthesizers in the world every year since its release, and still going
strong today, microKORG has been used by thousands of keyboardists and non-keyboardists
alike, including Owl City’s Adam Young, Albert Hammond Jr. from the Strokes, Jae Deal
(credits include Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Ne-Yo and more), Cobra Starship and others.
Many artists offer video salutes to microKORG, which can be viewed at www.korg.com
Multi-instrumentalist and popular sideman Justin Meldal-Johnsen delivered a humorous
speech to the microKORG, in which he said: “I’m here to wish the Korg microKORG
synthesizer a happy 10th birthday. For all the great years of service you’ve given me, I’m
eternally grateful. For all the times I’ve spilled wine on you, for the times I’ve played you with
my feet, for that one time I dropped you in the dirt, and other things, I just want to wish you a
To mark the occasion, Korg USA will be offering quarterly promotions and contests that
encompass the entire micro family. Please visit www.korg.com for regular updates throughout
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—For more information, contact Korg, 316 South Service Rd, Melville, NY 11747.
Tel: (631) 390-6500; Web: www.korg.com.
Korg is exhibiting at Booth 6440 (Hall A) at the 2012 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim,