Alesis Micron or microKorg

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Re: Alesis Micron or microKorg

Post by Powelly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:35 am

True that, but its really quite expensive in australia

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Re: Alesis Micron or microKorg

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:09 pm

It's not that expensive here, only a little bit more than what you were planning to spend on the Micron. I wouldn't buy from Elby though, I'd get it from Schneidersladen in Germany. It's 310 Euros at the moment (you get it cheaper if you're buying from out of Europe, no VAT) which works out about $425. Add $50 tops (probably less) for shipping (the online cart shopping quote is always too high, they'll contact you with the actual amount later via email) and it comes in cheaper than you were planning on spending on the Micron. :thumbleft:

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Re: Alesis Micron or microKorg

Post by Powelly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:30 pm

Well, I did want to get into a bit of modular stuff, perhaps this is the way to go.
Can i use a keyboard as a controller?

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Re: Alesis Micron or microKorg

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:33 pm

See the midi in port?

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Re: Alesis Micron or microKorg

Post by Powelly » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:36 pm

Well i might look into this, though im not completley thrown from the micron and microkorg

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Re: Alesis Micron or microKorg

Post by tallowwaters » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:12 pm

I would suggest using the gear you have now, which is more than adequate to get some nice recordings, before you go buying another VA.
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Re: Alesis Micron or microKorg

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:41 pm

Buying the Microkorg would be silly, the R3 covers that and more, and has a better interface.

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Re: Alesis Micron or microKorg

Post by steampoweredsequencer » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:14 pm

Between using the microkorg and the micron...I own a micron. More memory, more effects, more assignability over controllers, easier to edit, full size keys. In my personal opinion, I have found it rather easy to program sound-alike stuff with the micron. With the modulation capabilities, the extra oscillator, the filter types, unison features, drive controls, and effects, it is rather easy to make virtually any sound you could with analog and virtual analog gear.

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Re: Alesis Micron or microKorg

Post by syntronic » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:31 am

I've had both for a couple years now. I'd say go with the microkorg. Both synths have shitty interfaces for editing. But they're really light and portable. I use both of them when I jam with my band. The microkorg has WAY more bottom end. Micron has cleaner and crisper hi frequencies. Micron is good for mid-hi freq and polish. Microkorg is good for big dirty basslines. For some reason the microkorg sounds best when it's pumping through PA's. It doesn't seem to have as much balls when it's coming through studio monitors.
Get both, they're cheap and compliment each other nicely.

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Re: Alesis Micron or microKorg

Post by krzeppa » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:26 pm

I say don't buy either one of them. I really like my Micron; but given your current setup, I don't think it or the microkorg will add that much. Personally I would look into maybe a used a Mopho or Evolver. I don't know how much they go for where you are, but I think they would add something different and unique to your setup.

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