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Post by Shleed » Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:10 pm

Microkorg sucks. Micron is better.

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Why I oughta!! :x
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Post by wahit » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:28 pm

Just received my MK Black today... it's a cool little gadget. Yet, I think I'm going to take some time to adapt my fingers to that keyboard. But the size and weight of the synth are just perfect for what I wanted! 8)

Anyway, now I have to go download the manual in english. This only came with a german version. Agh!
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Post by zoomtheline » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:43 pm

I love my Microkorg! The only problem Is the polyphony, runs out as soon as select layer! ha

Is it just me or is the microkorg one of the most goodlooking synths out there! Imagine a massivekorg....... full size, loads of polyphony, more voices, mod matrix replaced with rows of dials, more routing possibilties, deeper filter section and an effects section.... but exactly the same look.

would be a beast!

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Post by stephen » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:58 pm

zoomtheline wrote:I love my Microkorg! The only problem Is the polyphony, runs out as soon as select layer! ha

Is it just me or is the microkorg one of the most goodlooking synths out there! Imagine a massivekorg....... full size, loads of polyphony, more voices, mod matrix replaced with rows of dials, more routing possibilties, deeper filter section and an effects section.... but exactly the same look.

would be a beast!
Hmmm, fantasy microkorg time eh? Add in the MS2000's mod sequencer, a 40 band vocoder (like the nova's), 16 step arpeggiator, electribe-style tube and a built in kaoss pad.... while we're at it let's double up the DWGS waveforms and put the "feedback trick" into the o/s.

Courier delivered to my door same day delivery by ooh.... Kelly Brook wearing a nurse's uniform :)

Yeah, now that's a microkorg.

Umm back on topic... I do think the microkorg is a cute little synth. A bit like puppy eyes. Awww how sweet!
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Post by meatballfulton » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:31 pm

zoomtheline wrote:magine a massivekorg....... full size, loads of polyphony, more voices, mod matrix replaced with rows of dials, more routing possibilties, deeper filter section and an effects section.... but exactly the same look.
Buy a Radias, some wood for the side panels and some spray paint and you're good to go 8)
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Post by wahit » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:52 am

Hi! I have to quick questions...

I'm now messing around with the presets of the MK, and I'm making some cool changes, but I can't seem to save them. How do I save the presets I've changed?! :oops:

And the final question... what is the best way to connect the MK to a computer (MacOSX) to record tracks to Ableton/Logic?! Should I buy some kind of midi interface?! What?


Thanks a bunch! :)
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Post by Synthaholic » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:32 am

wahit wrote:I'm now messing around with the presets of the MK, and I'm making some cool changes, but I can't seem to save them. How do I save the presets I've changed?! :oops:
Press Write, then (if desired) change to the location you want to save to, then press Write again. If "PRT" shows up on the display when you press Write, hit Shift+8, then use the cutoff knob to set protection to "Off", then try the write again.
And the final question... what is the best way to connect the MK to a computer (MacOSX) to record tracks to Ableton/Logic?! Should I buy some kind of midi interface?! What?
You'll need a USB-MIDI interface. Google around, there's lots of companies that make them.
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Post by crystalmsc » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:14 am

stephen wrote:Hmmm, fantasy microkorg time eh? Add in the MS2000's mod sequencer, a 40 band vocoder (like the nova's), 16 step arpeggiator, electribe-style tube and a built in kaoss pad.... while we're at it let's double up the DWGS waveforms and put the "feedback trick" into the o/s.
that would be great, add to that a mono (or stereo perhaps) MS20 filter as an addition to the microkorg filter :)
meatballfulton wrote:Buy a Radias, some wood for the side panels and some spray paint and you're good to go 8)

:lol: just realize about this..I should say that it will works this way..should we do some photoshop work to prove this? :lol:
wahit wrote:Should I buy some kind of midi interface?! What?
yes you should. and you might also want to consider a keyboard controller with a USB midi interface to have a better keyboard instead of the tiny mk's keys. the X-station factory template has a MS2000 presets which supposed to be able to control the MK. with that, you will get a midi interface and a synth style user interface for the MK.
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Post by thestreets » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:42 am

Found a few more bands today with a "synth" player (rocking the mk on a huge-a*s stand again).

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Post by kogmachine » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:11 am

thestreets wrote:Found a few more bands today with a "synth" player (rocking the mk on a huge-a*s stand again).
I used to have my mk on an Ultimate Apex stand but I also had an Ion on the lower tier. It didn't really look that ridiculous. You should post some links to some of these pics if you haven't already. Maybe I can get a chuckle.

I got rid of my mk, but I do miss it. I rewrote most of the presets too, but there were some good ones that I wouldn't touch. There was a great synth string on a68 I think.

This really sucked, but once I made this really cool heavy industrial sounding patch one day. It was a bass arp with a kick and hats all together... "gear!"
I turned off my mk and when I later went back to play it, it's entire memory had been wiped. I tried to reproduce it again but it just wasn't the same. :cry: I'm not much of a sound designer, though I do have my moments, but the mk has potential... some of it's presets included.
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:17 am

In five years people will be buying them for the 'classic' factory patches, like you've heard in so many hit songs. :D

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Post by kogmachine » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:37 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:In five years people will be buying them for the 'classic' factory patches, like you've heard in so many hit songs. :D
Actually I've never recognized any mk patches in hit songs, but then again I rarely listen to the radio or watch tv so....
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Post by zoomtheline » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:24 pm

ha, Radias looks like a radias whether it painted white blue black etc....
I meant the microkorg looks nice as is! exactly the same (technicalities aside) just massive, like an oberhiem with palm sized buttons and a genre dial the size of a steering wheel!

Bands round here seem to be korg preset crazy too... and all have them on its own on whatever the venue provides as a table.
I would like to see a band come on and the synth player have a magicians table and pull a korg out of a hat!

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Post by ronP » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:14 pm

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I carry my mK around town in its little Gator bag and people sometimes stop and ask me: "That one's a little longer than average. What kind of a laptop is that?" Metrosexuals and hipster chicks especially coo "Oooooh!" when I unzip, show them, and reply: "GEAR!"

:)

The mK is, to me, a keysynth player's laptop. With it and my MRT-3B I can go anywhere, plug into anybody's PA, and join the party. It's great fun, too, to create patches during my day job lunch hour.

:)


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