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Microkorg XL

Post by stephen » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:13 am

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by Hair » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:17 am

You'd think with the "XL" they would've done away with the mini keys :?

Looks hot, but I think I still prefer the R3. I wonder what the price point will be (if it will even be sold?)

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by tim gueguen » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:50 am

Looks like part of an early '80s stereo system.
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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by hageir » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:24 am

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by Computer Controlled » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:32 am

That thing looks horrid, or totally awesome. I don't know what one =o] Probably marketed for Japan only.
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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by fierywater » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:43 am

http://translate.google.com/translate?u ... l=ja&tl=en

"Vintage aircraft is a lot of reproduces gang bashed coating material for MATAMATA SOSORIMASU enclosure (laughs)" :lol:

I'm voting for totally awesome.

From the translation, it sounds like they put waterfall keys on it. That could improve playability somewhat, I suppose. The screen looks much improved, assuming that it displays text, which it damned well better at that size. I also like the addition of USB-MIDI; definitely a good call, given the MicroKorg's target audience.

I bet you'll see this here, given how well the original sold.

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by synth3tik » Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:49 am

At least it does not look as bad as the Radius, M3 and the horrendous M50. Still something is going on over at Korg. I used to be a really big Korg guy, now the 3 Korg boards I still have are left sit in storage. Since the Triton series I think they have really dropped the ball.

I used to feel this way about Roland, and even though the new Juno series and the SH-201 are total jokes IMHO, at least it seem that Roland is making an effort to not just through out cheap junky synths.

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:24 am

Hmmm, I think putting a VA and a Rompler into the one cheap synth is a brilliant marketing idea, Korg are gonna sell tonnes of these. It's perfect for the people who want a first synth that has USB midi, cool synth sounds like the Killers and piano and string sounds. :D

I still don't like minikeys though.

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by tyrannosaurus mark » Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:52 am

I like the look of these
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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by GeneralBigbag » Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:53 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:Hmmm, I think putting a VA and a Rompler into the one cheap synth is a brilliant marketing idea, Korg are gonna sell tonnes of these. It's perfect for the people who want a first synth that has USB midi, cool synth sounds like the Killers and piano and string sounds. :D

I still don't like minikeys though.
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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by Gianni » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:44 am

Hair wrote:You'd think with the "XL" they would've done away with the mini keys :?

Completely! The damn minikeys have kept me away from buying the regular one for 4 years!

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by Johnny Lenin » Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:22 am

Gianni wrote:Completely! The damn minikeys have kept me away from buying the regular one for 4 years!
Ditto. I keep thinking that I should just buy one and use it as a module. But that seems like a waste.

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by fierywater » Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:44 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:Hmmm, I think putting a VA and a Rompler into the one cheap synth is a brilliant marketing idea, Korg are gonna sell tonnes of these. It's perfect for the people who want a first synth that has USB midi, cool synth sounds like the Killers and piano and string sounds. :D
That is what that paragraph about the Micro-X and the R3 is implying, isn't it? That'd be something.

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by griffin avid » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:05 am

Digging it. Like everything else, gotta play with it first to be sure.
Can't wait to see the specs.
The Micro-X and and X-50 are like mini-Tritons so I'm hoping this truly is another MicroKorg and then some.
Not angry at the look at all.
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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:15 pm

For whatever reason, it reminds me of Korg's own Synthe-Bass (SB-100):

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It's on VSE here: http://www.vintagesynth.com/korg/sb100.shtml

It's got that '70's, built-in-its-own-case vibe going for it.

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