Korg Microstation 61-Natural Touch Mini Keys Workstation Synthesizer (As New)
Designed to satisfy the beginning musician or the accomplished keyboardist, the Korg microSTATION offers unprecedented portability, the stunning sound of Korg's EDS-i synth engine, phenomenal effects, plus new and easy-to-use sequencing tools. Audition riffs make finding just the right sound a breeze!
- 61 Mini Keys
- 480 Outstanding ready to use sounds
- 256 Dynamic combinations
- On Board sequencer
- Loop recording
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Korg microSTATION – Perform and compose anytime, anywhere
At a size and price usually reserved for performance synthesizers, the compact and portable Korg microSTATION none the less features Korg's 61-key Natural Touch mini keyboard, numerous effects, dual arpeggiators, and a 16-track sequencer to transform musical ideas into polished productions – wherever you are! New sequencer features such as Loop Recording and visual Grid Sequencing have been added to benefit the first-time user and to jump-start any type of music production. With so much power, the Korg microSTATION is an ideal first keyboard, plus a welcome addition to any studio or keyboard rig.
Korg microSTATION – Premium Programs and Combinations
Korg's world-class programming is second to none. From the moment you turn it on, the Korg microSTATION is ready to deliver hundreds of ready-to-play, pro-quality sounds.
In addition to the 480 Programs and 25 Drum kits, the Korg microSTATION provides 256 Combinations, each of which combines up to sixteen programs as layers, splits, or velocity switched elements. Finding the right sound is easy. The Programs and Combinations are organised into eight sound categories. The audition switch plays a repeating riff (phrase) appropriate for the currently selected sound, letting you hear how the sound will be played in context. Every sound can be edited, tweaked, and re-written, and the Korg microSTATION also has plenty of room for you to save your own Programs, Combinations, and Drum kits. For playing Standard MIDI files, there is also a full General MIDI level 2 compatible sound set.
Korg microSTATION – EDS-i: The sound of KORG's flagship synthesisers
The Korg microSTATION features Korg's new EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis – integrated) premium sound engine, derived from the EDS system found on KORG's acclaimed M3 XPanded and M50 professional synthesisers.
Korg microSTATION – Oscillators
The oscillator section of the Korg microSTATION provides access to 49 MB* of high-quality PCM sources (sampled at 48 kHz) delivering a rich variety or sounds.
*(calculated as 16-bit linear data).
Korg microSTATION – Filters
Indispensible to sound creation is the filter section, offering two high-quality filters for each oscillator. The four filter types – low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and band-reject – can be freely combined.
Korg microSTATION – Modulation
Expansive modulation is also vital. The Korg microSTATION inherits the EG (Envelope Generator), LFO, key tracking generator, AMS (Alternate Modulation System), and AMS mixer from the EDS sound engine, allowing full-fledged synthesis possibilities.
Korg microSTATION – Effects
The effect section adds the final touch to the sound, allowing you to use up to five Insert effects, two Master effects, and one Total effect. In addition to delay and reverb, you can choose from modulation effects such as chorus, phaser, and flanger, dynamics effects such as compressor and limiter, and amp modeling powered by Korg's proprietary 'REMS' technology. The Effect Dynamic Modulation function (Dmod) lets you control effects in a wide variety of ways during performance.
Korg microSTATION – 61-key Natural Touch Mini-Keyboard delivers expressive playability
The Korg microSTATION's Natural Touch Mini-Keyboard has been acclaimed for its ease of playing. The proportion of the black keys and white keys has been adjusted so that chords are comfortable to play, and the feel is designed to allow rapid phrases to be performed with ease. The waterfall-style keys of the Korg MicroSTATION make glissandos easy to play, and also impart a sense of quality. The use of a mini-keyboard complete with 61 keys allows serious performance of piano and other styles that require – or benefit – from two-handed playing.
Korg microSTATION – On-Board Sequencer transforms Korg's musical ideas into finished songs
The Korg microSTATION features a built-in, high-performance 16-track MIDI sequencer, which provides a versatile array of capabilities such as template songs, loop recording, a grid sequence function, arpeggiator, and auto song setup to provide a powerful boost to Korg's music productions. Many of these newly added features are designed to assist novice sequencer users to complete their musical ideas.
Korg microSTATION – Template songs
Template songs are a great way to begin, and the Korg microSTATION offers lots! Each template song loads up the appropriate instruments and pre-routed effects to match a specific musical style. The arpeggiator settings deliver ready-to-use bass and drum tracks. Of course, any track can be changed, edited or rewritten.
Korg microSTATION – Loop recording
This function repeatedly records a specified range of measures on the Korg microSTATION. For example, you can loop a four-measure section and create a drum pattern by recording each of the drums and bass notes individually. Basic editing functions such as copying, erasing, and deleting measures are also provided. This method is similar to recording on a multi-track recorder.
Korg microSTATION – Visual Grid Sequencing
This is a unique method of entering notes in which the front panel function buttons and corresponding LEDs (01 – 16) of the Korg microSTATION can be used to create rhythm patterns as on drum box or step sequencer. Rhythm instruments such as the bass drum, snare, hi-hat, and bass will sound at the timings indicated by the illuminated LEDs.
Korg microSTATION – Dual polyphonic arpeggiators
The arpeggiators onboard the Korg microSTATION provide five preset patterns and 640 user patterns, of which 512 are preloaded. In addition to standard arpeggiator patterns, Korg's polyphonic arpeggiators can produce a variety of chord progressions or phrases based on the notes being played on the keyboard. This advanced arpeggiation system can be used to create drum patterns, bass phrases, guitar riffs and keyboard backing runs. In Combination or Sequencer modes, the Korg microSTATION lets two arpeggio patterns run simultaneously. You can apply separate arpeggio patterns to different programs, or use split or velocity to switch between arpeggio patterns, providing powerful performance possibilities.
Korg microSTATION – Auto song setup
Using this convenient function of the Korg microSTATION, a Program or Combination (with its arpeggiator settings) can easily be recorded to multiple tracks, creating the basic tracks of your song.
Korg microSTATION – Easy operation: Massive control
The Korg microSTATION's knobs and controllers are located for easy use. Frequently used parameters can be assigned to the four realtime control knobs for convenient sound editing or for performing with the arpeggiator. With the External switch on, these four knobs can be used to control an external MIDI device. A joystick is provided for even more expressive potential.
Korg microSTATION – Convenient, reliable SD/SDHC storage
The Korg microSTATION provides an SD card slot, allowing you to save your Programs, Combinations, and song data directly onto an SD/SDHC card.
Korg microSTATION – Stand-Alone and Plug-In Editing software
The bundled 'Korg microSTATION Editor' and 'Korg microSTATION Plug-In Editor' software lets you use your computer to edit the Korg microSTATION's Programs, Combinations, Drum kits, and Arpeggio patterns. The 'Korg microSTATION Editor' is a stand-alone program, while the 'Korg microSTATION Plug-In Editor' allows the Korg microSTATION to be used as a VST, AU or RTAS plug-in instrument inside a DAW or other host application on your computer.
These editors allow more detailed sound editing than is possible from the Korg microSTATION itself. You can also save sounds that you've created on the Korg microSTATION.
Korg microSTATION – Features Summary
• Lightweight, compact, and equipped with 61 mini-keys, the Korg microSTATION travels easily and fits effortlessly into any home, stage, or studio workspace.
• EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated) sound engine delivers high-quality sound in the tradition of Korg's flagship synthesisers.
• Enjoy 480 outstanding, ready-to-use sounds – including keyboard sounds, synth sounds, drums, leads, basses, etc. Tweak, edit, create and save up to 512 sound Programs.
• 256 dynamic Combinations place different sounds on different areas of the keyboard, or layer multiple sounds together for exciting performances – right out of the box!
• Find the right sound fast with eight quickly accessible categories, hundreds of Audition Riffs allow you to preview each sound.
• A full General MIDI level 2 compatible soundset allows commercial and pre-made MIDI files to be played perfectly and instantly.
• Designed for comfort and accuracy, Korg's 61-key Natural Touch Mini Keyboard is highly expressive and supports serious playing.
• Whether performing or composing, the on-board sequencer can be anything from an extra set of hands or a powerful drum machine up to a full-blown MIDI production suite.
• Loop Recording, Grid Sequencing, Dual Arpeggiators, Template songs, and Auto Song Setup features make it easy for anyone to achieve professional results.
• SD/SDHC card slot for convenient storage or your custom sounds and songs.
• USB Type-B connector offers a direct MIDI connection to your computer.
• Includes both stand-alone and plug-in Korg microSTATION software for detailed sound editing on your computer, plug-in software is VST, AU, and RTAS compatible.
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