Korg MicroArranger Portable Keyboard 61 Key (Discontinued)

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Street Price: 

$500
Korg MicroArranger Portable Keyboard

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Specifications

  • 61 Mini Size Keys
  • Action: Touch Response
  • Velocity Sensitive
  • 62-note Polyphony
  • LCD display
  • 16-track Sequencer
  • Pitch Bend Wheel
  • 2-way 10cm Stereo Speakers (open air)
  • 5 pin MIDI In + 5 pin MIDI Out
  • 62 voices, 62 oscillators, 662 presets, 33 drum kits
  • Multi-part Arrangements
  • Memorize maximum 36 chord variations per style
  • Music Stand
  • Optional Sustain Pedal
  • 12V power adapter
  • Weight: 9.26 lbs.

Gearank Recommendation

The MicroArranger appeared on our recommended list for Portable Keyboards Under $500 from September 2016 until June 2018.

Overview

From its humble beginnings in 1962, Korg is now one of the biggest music gear producers in the world. The MicroArranger is a reasonably priced portable keyboard with "arranger" features built-in.

The Korg MicroArranger is more than just a practice and performance keyboard, it is also a powerful music production tool. It is part of the company's line of keyboard arrangers which normally require a more premium price tag.

As the name implies, the keys are smaller to limit the overall size for increased portability, while having the same sound quality and "arranging" features so you can sequence multiple instruments to produce songs, right on the unit itself.

It provides a powerful and lightweight instrument and tool for keyboardists who are beginning to arrange and produce songs, or want to craft music while on the go.

After looking at all the portable keyboards in the sub $500, the Korg MicroArranger easily has the best feature set, and well worth the money. If key size is not an issue, and you're looking for a powerful portable keyboard, then get this one.

Sadly it's become difficult to find one for sale new, so if you're not looking for a second hand one then check out the alternatives in our guide to The Best Portable Keyboards.

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