Designed to satisfy the beginning musician or the accomplished keyboardist, the Korg microSTATION keyboard offers incredible portability and the stunning sound of Korg's EDS-i synth engine. At a size and price usually reserved for performance synthesizers, the compact microSTATION features Korg's 61-key Natural Touch mini keyboard, numerous effects, dual arpeggiators, and a 16-track sequencer to transform musical ideas into polished productions—wherever you are.
The portable Korg keyboard's new sequencer features such as Loop Recording and visual Grid Sequencing have been added to benefit the first-time user and to jump-start any type of music production. With the Audition riffs feature finding just the right sound is a breeze.
With so much power, the microSTATION synth is an ideal first keyboard, plus a welcome addition to any studio or keyboard rig.
Designed for comfort and accuracy, 61-key Natural Touch Mini Keyboard is highly expressive and supports serious playing
Travels easily and fits effortlessly into any home, stage, or studio workspace
EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated) sound engine delivers high-quality sound in the tradition of KORG's flagship synthesizers
480 ready-to-use sounds - including keyboard sounds, synth sounds, drums, leads, basses, etc.
Tweak, edit, create, and save up to 512 sound Programs
256 dynamic Combinations place different sounds on different areas of the keyboard, or layer multiple sounds together for exciting performances
Find the right sound fast with eight quickly accessible categories; hundreds of Audition Riffs allow you to preview each sound
Full General MIDI level 2 compatible soundset allows commercial and pre-made MIDI files to be played perfectly and instantly
Whether performing or composing, onboard sequencer can be anything from an extra set of hands, powerful drum machine, on up to a full-blown MIDI production suite
Loop Recording, Grid Sequencing, Dual Arpeggiators, Template songs, and Auto Song Setup features make it easy for anyone to achieve professional results
SD/SDHC card slot for convenient storage or your custom sounds and songs
USB Type-B connector offers a direct MIDI connection to your computer
Includes both stand-alone and plug-in microSTATION software for detailed sound editing on your computer
Preset PCM: 49MB (when calculated as 16-bit linear data), 360 multisamples, 484drum samples (including 24 stereo)
Maximum Polyphony: 120 Voices max, single mode, 60 voices max, double mode
(The actual maximum polyphony will vary depending on oscillator settings such as stereo samples and velocity crossfading)
OSC1 (Single), OSC1+2 (Double): Stereo multisamples are supported, 4 velocity zones per oscillator, with switching, crossfades and layers.
Filters: Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24dB), Two multi-mode filters per voice (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject)
Modulation: For each voice, two envelopegenerators (Filter & Amp), two LFOs, two key trackinggenerators (Filter & Amp), and two AMS mixers, In addition, pitch EG, common LFO, and two common key trackinggenerators
Combinations: 16 Timbres, Up to sixteen timbres, keyboard and velocitySPLit/layer/crossfade, and modifications to the program setting via the Tone Adjust function
Drum Kits: Stereo and mono drumsamples, 4-way velocity switches with crossfades and adjustable crossfade shapes (Linear, Power, Layer).
5 Insert Effects: In-line processing; stereo in-stereo out
2 Master Effects: Two effects sends; stereo in-stereo out
1 Total Effect
Effects types: 134 types (Usable as insert, master, or total effect; however, double-size effects cannot be used as the Total Effect.)
Modulation: Dynamic modulation, tempo sync delay, LFO
Effects Control Bus: Stereo side-chaining for limiter,gates, vocoders, etc.
Dual Polyphonic Arpeggiators
Program mode: One arpeggiator available
Combination and Sequencer modes: Two arpeggiators available
Arpeggio Patterns: 5 preset; 640 user arpeggio patterns (512 preload)
Grid Sequence: Allows creation of sequence loops for drums etc., with up to 64grids per note
Template songs: 16 preset/16 user template songs
Format: KORG (microSTATION) format, SMF (formats 0 and 1) supported
Demo songs: 3 songs
Global: Master tune, transpose, MIDI settings
Media: Load, Save, Utility
Realtime Controls: Knobs 1-4 SELECT buttons (REALTIME CONTROL, Arpeggiator Control, Tempo Control), EXTERNAL (In External mode, the four knobs, four chord trigger switches can be used as MIDI controllers. 128 setups can be stored. (102 are preloaded. These allow you to control software synthesizers or DAW software.)
Comments about Korg Microstation Micro synth w/Sequencer:
I was looking for a decent entry level synth workstation. I compared various ones in reviews and feature specs. Over all the Korg seemed the best to suit my needs. THe one thing that wil take a bit of getting used to is the smaller keys, but that is a minor thing for me.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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