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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:20 pm
by meatballfulton
Korg really loves 48K sample rates which is a shame since 44.1K samples are much more common. That will make WAV import messier...maybe the software will do the rate conversion?

Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:25 pm
by JSRockit
Dietrich wrote:If it has only a single track, I wouldn't be too keen on buying this instead of the ESX-1.

Still hoping for a more advanced sampler in the future.
I think they are two totally different products. One for sequencing and one more for playing.

Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:53 am
by tallowwaters
JSRockit wrote:
Dietrich wrote:If it has only a single track, I wouldn't be too keen on buying this instead of the ESX-1.

Still hoping for a more advanced sampler in the future.
I think they are two totally different products. One for sequencing and one more for playing.
Johnny, stop raining on people's opportunities to piss and moan.
;)

Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:01 am
by diezdiazgiant
I could be wrong but I think each bank is its own sequencer track. There's a knob that seems to indicate that.

Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:36 am
by gmeredith
48K sample rates..... 44.1K samples. That will make WAV import messier...
The 48k sample rate issue isn't such a hassle. if it is anything like my ES-1 - which samples at 32k but I can load 44k samples into it, I then just have to tune them up to correct pitch because it plays the 44k wavs at the slower 32k rate - then you'll be able to load 44k wavs into the Microsampler, but it will just play them back faster, at the 48k rate. You'll just have to tune them down to correct pitch, in this instance.

You could do a sample rate conversion with a wav editor, but I find it quicker just to load 'em up and tune them. Especially if you have lots of wav files - there would be lots of time converting, unless the editor had a batch process feature. Also, sometimes sample rate conversion does screwy things to the high frequencies (hihats etc sound harsher) so I prefer not to mess with them and leave them unconverted.

Cheers, graham

Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:42 am
by Murderhausen
They should have given it an auto-detect feature with the nanopad. That would have generated interest from the MPC crowd.

Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:57 am
by Murderhausen
diezdiazgiant wrote:I could be wrong but I think each bank is its own sequencer track. There's a knob that seems to indicate that.
I watched the video on Korg's site and it looked like each bank had 16 patterns which are each a single sequencer track of overdubbed passes. I don't even know if there is step editing. The guy on the video played samples off the keyboard to a metronome putting one part on top of the other. You should still be able to adjust the volume and mess with the effects and timing on each individual sample, though.

I was of the opinion that the Korg Microsampler was a gimmick when I began reading this topic, but am starting to believe that it may have serious potential. The batteries on the Microkorg were of limited use, and very few people want to construct full songs on their DS10, but I feel like this instrument could be a breakthrough in portable music creation. I feel like I should offer kudos to Korg for taking this first step, but I know they'll sell a billion of these even if it sucks. And if it does suck, it looks durable enough for me to give to my future children and see what comes of it.

Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:39 pm
by JSRockit
I'm starting to take it a bit more serious as well. So ugly, but could be useful.

Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:39 pm
by pricklyrobot
An aesthetic miracle it ain't, but it's not nearly as ugly as the old-ladies'-lingerie-colored MicroKorg. Hey we've got this great little synth that'll sell millions, let's make it champagne and s**t brown! #-o

Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:10 am
by Dj Pound
Heres the microsamplers manual for a more in depth explanation of all its functions:

http://www.korg.co.uk/downloads/microsa ... _OM_E2.pdf

Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:23 am
by diezdiazgiant
ah after reading the manual i was hoping the "auto next" meant it had round robin triggering, and i was hoping those led buttons doubled as a TR style step sequencer but i guess not. still seems fun but clearly not supposed to be a successor to the electribes, more like an mpc500 with a few trade offs in editing ability, in exchange for minimal menus. should combine pretty nicely into korg's ensemble.

Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:48 am
by Jabberwalky
I'm going to buy one. Possibly 3. I wish it had

1. An ELEFO
3. Headset Microphone
4. Weighted keys
5. Breath In/Out controller obtion
5. More reading time, less recess

Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:10 am
by Dj Pound
Always baffled me as too why korg could never include a proper "attack" envelope function on any of their newer gear, most notably the first generation tribes and the newer ESX and EMX and now the microsampler :?

Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:23 am
by tekkentool
Dj Pound wrote:Always baffled me as too why korg could never include a proper "attack" envelope function on any of their newer gear, most notably the first generation tribes and the newer ESX and EMX and now the microsampler :?
yeah i know!, it's exclusion on the EMX was pretty piss poor

Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:09 am
by elsongs
Looks great, but maybe we should all wait for the eventual Korg microSAMPLER XL, coming in 2016 :) :) :)