Each to his own, although I feel the exact opposite way about KORG as a company - to me they tend to offer more features than you'd expect for the price. Also the majority of their gear seems well-built, reliable and robust. Just look at the microKORG, micro X and Electribe series for the money. To my ears the microKORG sounds pretty good for a VA too. Not very "analogue" granted, but still extremely usable.Box wrote:Had a Poly-800 and despised it. Never really liked the sound of KORG. Idk, maybe I'd like a M/P or MS-20 or the PS series. But it seems KORG always cuts corners. The single filter and digital "oscillators" of the Poly-800, and the second "oscillator" on the Poly-61 is from ROM... Plus I've played with the MicroKORG and it was horrible. Guaranteed the R3 sounds better, so I'm sure the RADIAS would be even better. But I've tried VAs and they just fail in comparison.
They also now own VOX and therefore offer a good selection of hybrid guitar amps at extremely reasonable prices.
Heck it seems Roland are cutting more corners than KORG - repackaging the VA section of the V-Synth as the Roland SH-201 (which is way overpriced IMO) is a start. And now the VP-550 which is just a repackaged version of the VariOS Vocal Designer, and again is damn expensive for what it is. At least the R3 and RADIAS are completely new engines.
Anyway, if I was my choice I'd take the MoPho.