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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:48 pm

Hugo76 wrote:So, what are the big changes from the last version?
Radias/R3 engine with twin multimode filters, waveshaper and improved vocoder. Sounds like it still lacks the modulation sequencers. No mention of polyphony...4, 6, 8?

With the R3 at $550 and the MK at $400 there's not much wiggle room for pricing!!!!
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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by Clavier » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:53 pm

hageir wrote:
synth3tik wrote:the horrendous M50.
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=D> Good job Korg, you douchebags!
That's the X-50.
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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by fierywater » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:05 pm

It sounds like the bastard child of...erm...every single one of Korg's recent products! Form-factor of the MicroKorg, sounds from the R3/Radias (MMT) and the Triton/X50/etc. (PCM), effects from the Kaoss Pads...

But which parent will it inherit its price from?

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by ronP » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:27 pm

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The thin, flat, projecting base of this design rubs me the wrong way . . . and where's the wood!?!


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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by Gianni » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:30 pm

fierywater wrote:It sounds like the bastard child of...erm...every single one of Korg's recent products! Form-factor of the MicroKorg, sounds from the R3/Radias (MMT) and the Triton/X50/etc. (PCM), effects from the Kaoss Pads...

But which parent will it inherit its price from?
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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by alpha5000dk » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:54 pm

griffin avid wrote: Newly developed natural touch mini keyboard is compact, yet easy to play.
I doubt it! :roll:

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by polardark » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:04 am

meatballfulton wrote:Radias/R3 engine with twin multimode filters, waveshaper and improved vocoder. Sounds like it still lacks the modulation sequencers. No mention of polyphony...4, 6, 8?
Poly is 8... 4 if you layer sounds. Not much but at least it makes the instrument more playable than the original microkorg.

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by JSRockit » Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:38 pm

alpha5000dk wrote:
griffin avid wrote: Newly developed natural touch mini keyboard is compact, yet easy to play.
I doubt it! :roll:
Only if you can't play is it more playble... to me, I like mini-keys, but I can't play so...
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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by alpha5000dk » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:07 pm

JSRockit wrote:
alpha5000dk wrote:
griffin avid wrote: Newly developed natural touch mini keyboard is compact, yet easy to play.
I doubt it! :roll:
Only if you can't play is it more playble... to me, I like mini-keys, but I can't play so...
I'm no great player too :|

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by hageir » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:28 pm

Clavier wrote:
hageir wrote:
synth3tik wrote:the horrendous M50.
NEVER AGAIN
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=D> Good job Korg, you douchebags!
That's the X-50.
X-50, M-50 it's all the same poop
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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by mute » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:00 pm

Johnny Lenin wrote:
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.
That's a ridiculous comment. You could get the MS2000 is you wanted a full sized version so badly.

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by fierywater » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:16 pm

mute wrote:
Johnny Lenin wrote: Ditto. I keep thinking that I should just buy one and use it as a module. But that seems like a waste.
That's a ridiculous comment. You could get the MS2000 is you wanted a full sized version so badly.
The rack versions don't go for very much anymore, either. You could get one for not much more than a used MK (<$300).

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by Johnny Lenin » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:38 pm

mute wrote:That's a ridiculous comment. You could get the MS2000 is you wanted a full sized version so badly.
Except that MS2000s sell for $400-$500, while used MicroKorgs sell for $200-$300. If I could find an MS2000 for the price of a used MicroKorg, I'd go for it.

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by Hair » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:22 pm

fierywater wrote:It sounds like the bastard child of...erm...every single one of Korg's recent products! Form-factor of the MicroKorg, sounds from the R3/Radias (MMT) and the Triton/X50/etc. (PCM), effects from the Kaoss Pads...

But which parent will it inherit its price from?
To me it seems smack dab in the middle of the MicroKorg and the R3, the PCM probably won't be a huuuuge step up from the R3s DWGS stuff (I think the MicroKorg had this too?) - unless it still has DWGS too.
Johnny Lenin wrote:
mute wrote:That's a ridiculous comment. You could get the MS2000 is you wanted a full sized version so badly.
Except that MS2000s sell for $400-$500, while used MicroKorgs sell for $200-$300. If I could find an MS2000 for the price of a used MicroKorg, I'd go for it.
I've seen MS2000s go for that, keep an eye on your local craigslist.

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Re: Microkorg XL

Post by Gianni » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:31 pm

mute wrote:
Johnny Lenin wrote:
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.
That's a ridiculous comment. You could get the MS2000 is you wanted a full sized version so badly.
As I stated in the Microkorg Dream thread, there are differences in looks, protability, ease of use, etc. The sound engine might be the same, but the Microkorg feel more like a relative of the MS2000 than a mini-me, and this XL evolution confirms it has turned into a kind of its own.

I don't know if you've had any experience with an MS2000 but I have, and I can tell you it is not a gigging machine, great control, possibly the best interface I've used, but hard as h**l to take around just for a supporting synth I would use a couple of times during a show.

That's why the Microkorg is so interesting to me and many more, who want a portable good synth with good sounds AND nice keys.... and let's face it, this little thing is very popular nowadays.
In my case for example, I played 14 years of piano before getting into synthesizers, synth keys were hard enough to get used to... this would be f**k h**l for my fingers. :lol:

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