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I have a Korg Microkorg synth which is a really fun synthesizer for a beginner like me. I like making patches (tones) and exploring the different possibilites. However, it's a bit annoying to use because the keyboard is very limited, it's basically only there so you can quickly test your patch before exporting it to a project on your computer.

I would love to control my Microkorg using my digital piano (Kawai ES110). I've already done it, plugging the piano as a midi controller allows you to use the keyboard to get sounds from the synth. However, the Microkorg doesn't have an audio output. When I do this, I have to use headphones, or an external amp.

This is the configuration that I have:

Keyboard --midi cable--> Microkorg --audio cable--> Headphones or amp

I use my digital piano in my living room, and I don't really like to have a lot of cables, headphones, amps etc there. I would love it if I could plug in the microkorg discreetly in a way that would allow me to use the keyboard from my piano and get the synth's sound directly out of the piano.

This is what I would like to have:

Keyboard --midi cable--> Microkorg --
^                                   |
|___________________________________|

Is it possible? I'm guessing not, because there is not audio input on the piano. However there might be some functionality that I'm not aware of.

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    OT: it's "digital" piano, not "numeric"; I suppose you probably speak French, for which the "numérique" term is indiscriminately used for both "numeric" and "digital", which have different meanings in English: the former is used for anything related to numbers, including non-integer numbers (rationals, fractions, etc), while the latter is for systems using discrete numbers, normally based on binary digits. When dealing with electronic devices, "digital" is the preferred word, except when talking about actual numeric values (mathematical conversions, data types, etc). Nov 5 '21 at 12:46
  • Bingo, edited it. Thanks
    – C. Crt
    Nov 5 '21 at 13:36
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The Korg has line out, but the Kawai doesn't have line in, so you'd need a separate amp/speakers.

https://www.korg.com/uk/products/synthesizers/microkorg/page_3.php

https://www.kawai-global.com/product/es110/

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  • Okay it's that simple. Thanks!
    – C. Crt
    Nov 5 '21 at 13:34

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