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Korg M500 Micro Preset

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:20 pm
by Analogue Crazy
Iv just bought my first analogue monosynth in 2 years, a fully serviced M500SP off ebay. Always loved the sound of this little beauty, anyone had any experience with one on here? Mine arrives monday, can't wait to play with it :)

Re: Korg M500 Micro Preset

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:46 pm
by antilles
How much did you pay for it?

Re: Korg M500 Micro Preset

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:49 pm
by Analogue Crazy
£280. Its immaculate, fancied one for a while and couldn't resist this perfect example

Re: Korg M500 Micro Preset

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:12 pm
by ppg_wavecomputer
Nice little synthesiser. Limited but very musical.

I remember buying one from a local pawn shop back in the late 1990s, paying something like 40 Deutschmark for it. Those were the days...

Brian Eno used to have one of these, too. Now that´s a recommendation ;).

Stephen

Re: Korg M500 Micro Preset

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:15 pm
by Analogue Crazy
Thats what's made me choose it, i love the early Korg sound and want something to play melodies on. From the demos iv heard i'm really impressed

Re: Korg M500 Micro Preset

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:14 pm
by vinyl_junkie
I like them and I'm also a fan of the old Korg sound but I'd never pay that much for them, what ever makes you happy I guess.

Got my 700s for £150

Re: Korg M500 Micro Preset

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:20 pm
by Analogue Crazy
Really steep at the moment the old Korg's, wish id got a 700S when they were cheaper a few years ago. Glad iv finally got an old Korg though, had some spending money left from christmas so thought id treat myself :)

Re: Korg M500 Micro Preset

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:37 pm
by Nannerfan
Easily my favorite Korg synth I've played.

Slap a lil pedal on there and you're all good. I really enjoy flipping thru the octave ranges on that synth more than most.. has a nice sound.

Re: Korg M500 Micro Preset

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:35 am
by tim gueguen
Now you must form an OMD tribute band.

Re: Korg M500 Micro Preset

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:03 am
by Blue Monster 65
I had one for a long time - loads of fun! I think I paid $50 for mine. Kind of wish I hadn't sold it, but I tend to sell everything sooner or later! Work within its limitations and you'll have a ball. Push the limits on it (pedals, etc.) and you'll be thrilled. Enjoy!

Re: Korg M500 Micro Preset

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:45 am
by Analogue Crazy
I'll obviously play one or two OMD lead lines when i demo it on youtube, haha ;) It is indeed a limited, but a warm sounding little 'players' synth is what iv been looking for. Will add some charm and melody to my atmospheric recordings