Korg Micro Sampler

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by diezdiazgiant » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:22 am

I like how it looks.
I think it sounds like a good idea. Even if the samplers architecture is as simple as an old school sampler where the most complex editting you can do is loop points the way I figure it is, if someone told me that there was a small portable keyboard with a sampler comparable to an eps16 or some other old school limited sampler with the sequencer of an electribe and usb/modern storage capacity - I think I would want to at least try it before talking s**t.

Of course that's an assumption on what's its abilitys are going to be but looking at their range of products in the last ten years korg for the most part has focused releasing intuitive instruments. Will this be a centerpiece of a studio? Probably not. That's not what they're going for they're going for instruments that cut the bullshit out so you can just f**k write.

Some of you guys are condescending twats when it comes to "consumer level" gear, it seems like with some of you if an instrument is still in production "it sounds like c**p and its only for poseurs and wannabes". I remember the electribes got a lot of flak from of these same jagoffs about 4 years ago. Now its no longer in production and now everyone has changed their tune.
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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by tekkentool » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:32 am

Hugo76 wrote:Some unofficial specs found at Gearjunkies:

Further Info on the microSAMPLER:
- 37 key (Natural Touch Mini Keyboard with Velocity)
- 8 user bank (A ~ H), 1 ROM bank
- 5 types of sampling (LOOP / ONE SHOT / GATE / AUTO NEXT / KEY GATE)
- Sample rates of 48kHz - 24kHz - 12kHz - 6kHz
- Approximately 160 seconds per one bank (Mono / 48kHz sampling rate at 159.7 seconds)
- Up to 14 voice poly (stereo / mono regardless)
- 64,000 note sequencer (one per bank notes (16,000 notes max in one pattern))
- 96 ticks / quarter note resolution (real-time recording)
- MIDI IN, OUT and USB
- DC9V or alkaline 6 x AA batteries = giving 3 hours battery life approximately
- 516 (W) x 238 (D) x 65 (H) mm
- Weight of 1.9kg
http://www.gearjunkies.com/news_info.php?news_id=4199

Check out the photos, it appears that it's possible to use an Ipod (and similar?) with it.

And here are some more photos:
http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/kor ... tos-218947

Over at this link there's a photo of the editor:
http://www.mpc-forums.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=119674
okay that got me interested again

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by Ashe37 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:44 am

actually, thats not bad spec-wise. wonder what the ROM bank is...

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by masstronaut » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:53 am

I don't see anything about LFOs or filters. That can't be right...

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by JSRockit » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:17 pm

Yeah, ipod...

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by Ashe37 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:25 pm

i think its just a slot, if it had a dock they'd say it

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by tekkentool » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:02 pm

masstronaut wrote:I don't see anything about LFOs or filters. That can't be right...
if there are none korg can get f**k, i don't even care if it has the horrible filters from the MK it needs filters.

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by tallowwaters » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:51 pm

JSRockit wrote:
tallowwaters wrote:what a shocker, VSE users bitching about a piece of gear that isn't even available for purchase.
So, when are you getting one? :lol:
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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by de raaf » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:53 pm

i guess filter and hopefully lfo ... is in the fx section

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by masstronaut » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:58 pm

Yeah but then what about the other effects, or filter envelopes, or LFO modulation?

I would really hope it has most of the stuff from the ESX, including motion sequences.

I'm guessing there is a bit more there than meets the eye though, I've got a fair amount of faith in Korg's designers.

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by diezdiazgiant » Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:05 pm

I just hope they kept at least the the pattern set function.
That would be a deal breaker for me
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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by TrondC » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:19 pm

masstronaut wrote:Yeah but then what about the other effects, or filter envelopes, or LFO modulation?

I would really hope it has most of the stuff from the ESX, including motion sequences.

I'm guessing there is a bit more there than meets the eye though, I've got a fair amount of faith in Korg's designers.
in fact, an ESX with keys sounds rather tasty :)

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by masstronaut » Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:51 pm

It would be a great thing for gigs wouldn't it.

I hope this is like that.

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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by Dj Pound » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:43 pm

I kind of retract what I said about it before. Judging from the pics, it actually looks kinda awesome all lit up with the gooseneck attached.

And I can see that they put stereo audio in's on it. Thats a BIG plus considering that they didnt even bother doing that on the Microkorg or the EMX :?
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Re: Korg Micro Sampler

Post by Dietrich » Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:51 pm

I really hope this will be a good alternative to the ESX. Been looking into buying one (as a student) but if this is functionally equal or superior it will ofcourse be a better choice with the large sample time and non-Smartmedia storage.

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