Korg Micro Sampler

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by tekkentool » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:09 pm

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by tekkentool » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:46 pm

okay just saw the video, sold as.

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by gmeredith » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:33 am

Korg Forums now have a Microsampler section:

http://www.korgforums.com/forum/phpBB2/ ... m.php?f=56

There are a few people there who have already bought one. Good reading regarding certain shortcomings. OS updates may add extra features lacking at the moment.

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by TekTonix » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:50 am

I've just tested the microSampler and I think it's brilliant! The guy in City Music gave me a great demo. The software is pretty easy to use and it makes transferring of the samples much much easier. Good s**t, Good price.

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by megamanx » Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:12 am

I am considering selling my esx to buy this...mmm...what to do, what to do...

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by space6oy » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:21 pm

not sure how many of you are planning to grab one of these, but it'd be a nice use for that 20% off coupon for musician's friend, would drop it from $500 to $400.

just a thought, since i want to use that damn coupon but don't know what i want to get...

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by dirtyjersey77 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:37 am

Hope this helps . . .
http://www.djdeals.com/korgMICROSAMPLER.htm

The latest addition to the Korg micro series serves up sampling with a powerful performance punch! The microSAMPLER delivers multi-mode sampling, resampling, Pattern Sequencing and over-the-top effects ? and all under a fun-to-use intuitive interface. More than just a sampler, the microSAMPLER is a complete sound design studio for creating up-to-the minute loops and phrases.

Giant Sampling / microSIZE
The microSAMPLER hosts a solid complement of top-end sampling features to expand your creative potential. This full-fledged instrument offers fourteen-voice polyphony, reverse playback, editing operations such as Normalize and Truncate, and a Time Stretch feature that lets you change the tempo without affecting the pitch. Selectable sample rates of 48 kHz, 24 kHz, 12 kHz, and down to 6 kHz let you sample at rates beyond CD clarity or add in that Lo-Fi vintage vibe. Each bank contains 36 samples (a maximum of approximately 160 seconds of recording time for monaural samples at a 48 kHz sampling rate) and sixteen patterns of sequence data; the microSAMPLER lets you store eight such banks in internal memory. The Keyboard mode takes a single sample and assigns it chromatically across the keys for instant playability. With its recessed controls, bright LEDs and informative display, the microSAMPLER is fun to use and easy to operate ? for beginners or seasoned pros.

Swiss Army Sampling
Too many instruments simply offer sampling as an added feature. The microSAMPLER is all about sampling, in every creative form. Five distinct sampling methods allow you to work the way you want, to get the results you need. The microSAMPLER offers traditional One-Shot and Loop sampling, plus a number of creative sampling modes ? Loop, Key Gate and Auto-Next. When it comes to sampling, the microSAMPLER has it all.

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Loop sampling for recording grooves and phrases, drum loops, etc.
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One-Shot sampling for grabbing and triggering single events such as drums, etc.
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Gate sampling for playing a sound musically across the keyboard
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Auto-Next sampling for capturing phrases as multiple samples. For grabbing a groove as separate samples on individual keys, choose the AUTO NEXT mode and use Tap Tempo to match the BPM of the source material. The microSAMPLER will automatically divide the sample equally across multiple keys. Each key can be set to capture anything from a 64th note to a full two measures. This method lets you automatically perform the same type of sampling as KEY GATE.
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Key Gate sampling is best for grabbing multiple samples from the same source. With Key Gate, you can take multiple samples from the same source or phrase and assign them to different keys as you play them! The individual keys assign the sample and enable recording all at the same time. This intuitive method of sampling, editing, and mapping in a single step is fun, interactive and fast.

In addition, there?s a resampling function that lets you play existing layered samples processed by an effect and played by the pattern sequencer ? and capture it all as a new sample. You can even sample while playing, allowing the sampling process itself to become part of your expressive performance.

Sample anytime, anywhere ? or anything!
The microSAMPLER can run on batteries, so you can perform on the go ? or capture samples anywhere. Both line input and mic input are provided to allow a broad range of input sources including electronic musical instruments, CD, and voice. A gooseneck microphone is included so you can capture sounds with ease. The convenient caddies (located beside the mic jack) provide a cradle for your portable MP3/audio player when using it as a sample source. Truly, the world is yours to sample anytime and anyplace.

Pattern Possibilities
The pattern sequencer uses an overdub operating style that lets you continually layer your performances. You can switch between patterns during playback for seamless performances. Up to sixteen patterns (16,000 notes per pattern, or a maximum 64,000 notes) can be stored in each bank.

The KAOSS Effect(s)
Developed for Korg?s KAOSS PAD series, the effect engine serves up a great selection of effects ? so important when editing samples. The twenty-one effects include not only traditional delay and chorus, but also ring modulator and grain shifter, and even a Looper that?s derived from the Loop Recording feature of the KAOSSILATOR Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer. The effects can be applied to any sound while resampling, allowing the effects to be used over and over again for more sonic expression.

Made to be Played
The microSAMPLER features our new Natural Touch micro keyboard, offering greatly enhanced playability and expressive power. By adjusting the proportion of the black keys and white keys, we?ve made chords easier to finger, and the touch has been improved so that rapid phrases can be played more easily ? and with less fatigue. The box-shaped keys project a sense of quality, and also allow smoother glides and smears. The controllers you need for an exciting performance are laid out on the panel for intuitive operation. The status of the samples assigned to each key (and the item being edited) is indicated by the lit state of the LEDs running along the top of the keyboard, ensuring excellent visibility even on stage.

USB-eautiful
By using the free editor/librarian software for the microSAMPLER, you can manage a gigantic sample library that?s all your own. You can back up sample and pattern sequence data to your computer via USB, or load samples and patterns back in just as easily. . Importing and exporting of WAV/AIFF data on your computer is also supported. The possibilities are endless?

http://www.djdeals.com/korgMICROSAMPLER.htm

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by computron » Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:01 pm

megamanx wrote:I am considering selling my esx to buy this...mmm...what to do, what to do...
Dont ! keep your tribe and try before you buy

My local stores in south florida do not have any in yet and dont know when they will be in. Not on orders.What is the offical release ?


Im still very skeptic in all the vids I have seen the samples all seem to have a korg sound to my ears played back.

What I want to know most is how close does the sampler replay really sound to sample source ?
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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by space6oy » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:24 am

anyone jump on one of these today?

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by devetron » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:52 am

I'm thinking about buying it and not allowing myself to open the box until I sell $500 worth of s**t. That's where I'm at with new purchases these days.
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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by man-009 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:34 am

my korg microsampler should arrive any day now!...fun fun ahead! will let you know what i think soon~

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by masstronaut » Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:20 am

Did Korg hire the person from Zoom who designed the 505II?

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by computron » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:53 am

Nothing has been said for a long while about the micro sampler I wonder why? overhyped ? Did the samples ever sound close to source? or did they have that korg sound going on?
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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by gmeredith » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:54 am

Lots of whining going on at the Korg forums:

http://www.korgforums.com/forum/phpBB2/ ... fc6d40b4b0

Maybe they should have them forcefully removed from their hands and have them replaced with Casio Sk-1's :roll:

As for me, I'd love one - even with all its so called shortcomings - as a replacement for my SK-1!!

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