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Korg i2 Interactive Music Workstation

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    Description
    At Summer NAMM 1993 Korg unveiled the i2 Interactive Music Workstation. Considered its most advanced instruments to date since it's first foray in 1985 with the SAS2-0 The 76 key i2 unit greatly improved arranging/songwriting time and workload.

    The i2 makes a great compositional tool by providing onboard built in styles and patterns for creating melodies and drum sequences using Korg's AI2 synthesis found in many of their synthesizer of the early 1990's.

    The unit also provided two built in sequencers. A 16 track standard MIDI sequencer with an additional 10 track sequencer called a "backing sequencer" which recorded the performance by the player and could be played back with all tweaking recorded.

    The instrument provided 32 voices with all 384 programs user editable which could be saved into 64 ram patches and 2 user drum instruments. An onboard DD floppy drive provided storage

    General MIDI (GM for short) was standard in most synths including the i3 and it could play back SMF files.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM, Sampling, Subtractive, Wave Table
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 2
    Oscillator Notes:
    2 digital ocsillators
    Envelope Notes::
    1 VDA digital envelopes
    Filter Notes:
    2 VDF non resonant filters
    LFO Notes::
    2 LFO's
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 32
    Timbrality: 1
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 64
    Patches ROM: 384
    Storage: Tape, Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    Effects
    2 multi-effect processors
    Sequencer
    2 sequencers- 1 SMF GM compatible 16 track MIDI sequencer
    1 backing sequencer 10 MIDI tracks
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 76 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Faders, Joy Stick, Pedal - Patch Change, Velocity
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 6
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Production
    Year Released: 1993
    Year Discontinued: 1995
    Manuals & Documents
    Pricing
    Retail Street Price: $1,499 - convert
    Used Price: $350 - $700 - convert
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