Sonic State King Korg review

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Re: Sonic State King Korg review

Post by Synthmatic » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:04 pm

madmarkmagee wrote:Seriously though both the Radias and MS 2000 had Dwgs. I think it's really good that it has pcm's. I don't understand what your complaining about. Saw waves can become quite boring.
it was an observation _not_ a complaint. My point is that King Korg has extra waveforms on all of it's oscillators whereas the Radias and MS2000 only have them on oscillator 1.
tekkentool wrote:Though I guess this is not the point of such a synthesizer it's clearly leaned toward performance.
That is what it appears to be. Not a bad thing though.

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Re: Sonic State King Korg review

Post by madmarkmagee » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:55 am

Synthmatic wrote:
madmarkmagee wrote:Seriously though both the Radias and MS 2000 had Dwgs. I think it's really good that it has pcm's. I don't understand what your complaining about. Saw waves can become quite boring.
it was an observation _not_ a complaint. My point is that King Korg has extra waveforms on all of it's oscillators whereas the Radias and MS2000 only have them on oscillator 1.
tekkentool wrote:Though I guess this is not the point of such a synthesizer it's clearly leaned toward performance.
That is what it appears to be. Not a bad thing though.
Sorry, misread what you were saying :/

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Re: Sonic State King Korg review

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:48 pm

Korg say they're releasing something else at Messe this week - I wonder what else they've got coming out? I can't imagine it will be mind-blowing, but I'm just surprised that they're doing something else - anything else - in such a short time after NAMM. Hmm ...
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Re: Sonic State King Korg review

Post by Hugo76 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:24 pm

Blue Monster 65 wrote:Korg say they're releasing something else at Messe this week - I wonder what else they've got coming out? I can't imagine it will be mind-blowing, but I'm just surprised that they're doing something else - anything else - in such a short time after NAMM. Hmm ...
Really? Wow, that could be interestng, they've certainly been on a roll the last few years

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Re: Sonic State King Korg review

Post by megamanx » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:27 am

Hugo76 wrote:
Blue Monster 65 wrote:Korg say they're releasing something else at Messe this week - I wonder what else they've got coming out? I can't imagine it will be mind-blowing, but I'm just surprised that they're doing something else - anything else - in such a short time after NAMM. Hmm ...
Really? Wow, that could be interestng, they've certainly been on a roll the last few years
New electribes?

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Re: Sonic State King Korg review

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:16 am

megamanx wrote:New electribes?
Hoo boy, I wish! I'm not expecting anything that big, but it would be cool and I do have my toes crossed. I'm prepared to be disappointed, though. I would expect some new variation on the Kaos pad or something like that. We'll see soon, I suppose!

Nnnn ... analog-voiced EMX ... mustn't think of it ... :shocked: ... would be SOOOOOO cool!!!!

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Re: Sonic State King Korg review

Post by Hugo76 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:42 am

I came across this pic, is this it?
http://www.harmonycentral.com/t5/image/ ... %5B/img%5D

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Re: Sonic State King Korg review

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:33 pm

As I posted in the other thread, I have no idea if that's a real pic or not. Again, I'm guessing we'll know one way or another within 48 hours.

That said, those certainly look cool! Kind of like buffed-up Monotrons and MonoTribes!
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Re: Sonic State King Korg review

Post by ZeeOne » Sat May 25, 2013 6:08 am

I was gonna start a thread about the King Korg and people's thoughts about it, but then I saw this thread and I decided to add my 2 cents.

Personally, I really like what I've seen but I've yet to have a chance to give one a try hands-on. See, back when I had a few musician-grade keyboards, I had a Korg Z1 and a Roland JP-8000. The Roland was easier and more fun to program because of all its wonderful knobs, sliders, and buttons all over the front, but the Korg sounded better to my ears and its keyboard action felt nicer. That being said, programming it was a chore because of all the menu-diving involved. The King Korg seems to me like the best of both worlds-yeah, it looks like there's a little bit of menu diving to get to the more advanced settings but it's still more hands-on than the workstation-like vibe of the Z1.

Also, I'm not sure I'd classify this as a review since the Sonic Lab guy didn't really critique it that much and the Korg guy did most of the presentation. I'm hoping for a real review soon.

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