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Post by crystalmsc » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:57 am

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it's just so cool looking 8) I remember that someone here made one like that and seems like Korg went here a lot and take the plunge.
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Post by ficusrock » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:23 am

interesting. i think they should have taken it a bit further and made the entire body black or white.

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Post by crystalmsc » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:45 am

ficusrock wrote:i think they should have taken it a bit further and made the entire body black
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true, it always looks great that way, look here for more.
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Post by JSRockit » Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:19 pm

I love the Microkorg...but they needed to add a little more than reverse keys. They could have at least gave it new end caps. I'm thinking that Korg was thinking that the R3 would replace the MK...but once people liked the MK better...they reintroed it as an LE edition.
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Post by shaft9000 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:53 pm

If Korg would make the R3 with solid build (metal all over) and wooden endcheeks i'm totally there.
it looks pretty ugly in black/red with standard white keys. so plastic and cheap like that awful MicroX.
even the noobs knew it was crappy build quality.

it's kind of lame to bring back the mK engine when the R3 is so much more capable. just redesign the casing for metal, double the knobs and call it the mK Deluxe.
wtf does r3 mean anyhow? where's r1 and r2 ? (no star wars joke necessary)

i do dig the reverse keys mK, though - here's one instance where i'd take this VA over a 'similar' analog anyday (Poly800)
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Post by JSRockit » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:03 pm

shaft9000 wrote:If Korg would make the R3 with solid build (metal all over) and wooden endcheeks i'm totally there.
add battery power and I'm with you.
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Post by crystalmsc » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:07 pm

add the MS20 filter, and it's a +1 :wink:
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Post by ronP » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:25 pm

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When will mass manufacturers of instruments realize (as Dave Smith has) that QUALITY OF MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION -- i.e. "build quality" -- is what makes or breaks a successful (i.e. best-selling) performance instrument?

The R3 and microX and JUNO D and SH-201 were all designed as "performance synths" in terms of sound and function, yet the build quality is so flimsy that you need to keep 'em in a clean room and play 'em with cotton kid gloves -- which is NOT a gig environment.

To illustrate: Why are KORG ELECTRIBES and M-AUDIO's AXIOM series so popular? A big part of the phenomena is the sturdy chasis, which states: QUALITY within. One cannot judge a book by its cover, but if a manufacturer honestly has the customer's interests in mind, it would pinch its sacred pennies on function rather than construction.

Dear manufacturers: I play (and buy) for keeps . . . so make 'em to last!

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Post by JSRockit » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:31 pm

ronP wrote:.


When will mass manufacturers of instruments realize (as Dave Smith has) that QUALITY OF MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION -- i.e. "build quality" -- is what makes or breaks a successful (i.e. best-selling) performance instrument?

The R3 and microX and JUNO D and SH-201 were all designed as "performance synths" in terms of sound and function, yet the build quality is so flimsy that you need to keep 'em in a clean room and play 'em with cotton kid gloves -- which is NOT a gig environment.
Come on... sure, they may be a bit flimsy...but you can use them live. Even if you drop a minimoog during a gig...it'll probably mess it up somewhat. I'd rather break the cheap synth than an expensive synth. And if they break live...you can buy any of those in any guitar center or like store in the world... which makes it a true performance synth IMHO.
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Post by Yoozer » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:22 pm

shaft9000 wrote: wtf does r3 mean anyhow?
1) fits with the M3 name
2) R = Radias, 24 voices of the Radias divided by 3 = 8 = R3 polyphony.

At least, that's my guess :).
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Post by williamharris » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:57 pm

Well, if you must have a synth with reverse keys then that's much easier to find than one of those special Poly-800 models.
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Post by Synthaholic » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:59 pm

ficusrock wrote:interesting. i think they should have taken it a bit further and made the entire body black or white.
Like this? ;)

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Post by Villi » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:04 pm

Wow! That desktop microkorg looks way better than normal kind!

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Post by Alex E » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:09 pm

Reverse keys are cool but I think they should have given it full size keys, or at least nicer feeling mini keys like the ones on the CS01. I think they should have also made it resemble the MS2000b. Wouldn't that look awesome?
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Post by JSRockit » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:26 pm

So, this is only available in Europe?
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