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Korg microstation

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Description
The microSTATION features our EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis – integrated) premium sound engine, derived from the EDS system found on KORG's acclaimed M3 XPanded and M50 professional synthesizers.

Korg's world-class programming is second to none. From the moment you turn it on; the microSTATION is ready to deliver hundreds of ready-to-play, pro-quality sounds. In addition to the 480 Programs and 25 Drum kits, the 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 organized 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 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.

The 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 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.

The built-in, high-performance 16-track MIDI sequencer 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 your music productions. Many of these newly added features are designed to assist novice sequencer users to complete their musical ideas. Template songs are a great way to begin. 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.

This function repeatedly records a specified range of measures. 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.

This is a unique method of entering notes in which the front panel function buttons and corresponding LEDs (01 – 16) 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.

The arpeggiators 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 microSTATION lets two arpeggio patterns run simultaneously. You can apply separate arpeggio patterns to a different programs, or use split or velocity to switch between arpeggio patterns, providing powerful performance possibilities.

The 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.

The bundled "microSTATION Editor" and "microSTATION Plug-In Editor" software lets you use your computer to edit the microSTATION's Programs, Combinations, Drum kits, and Arpeggio patterns. The "microSTATION Editor" is a stand-alone program, while the "microSTATION Plug-In Editor" allows the microSTATION to be used as a VST, AU or RTAS plug-in instrument inside a DAW or other host application on your computer.







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Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM
Oscillators
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: ROM
Osc Modulation: After Touch, Continuous Controller, Envelope, Knob, LFO, Pedal, Sequencer, Velocity
Envelopes
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters
Filters: 2
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, Band Reject, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Sequencer, Velocity
LFO
LFO: 2
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 120
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches
Patches RAM: 512
Patches ROM: 480
Multipatches RAM: 384
Multipatches ROM: 256
Storage: Internal, SD Card, USB
Editing: MIDI, USB
Arpeggiator
Dual Polyphonic Arpeggiators
Effects
5 Insert Effects, 2 Master Effects:

Sequencer
16 MIDI Tracks & 1 Master Track,128 Songs


Case
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 61 keys, Mini-Keys, Plastic
Controls: Aftertouch, Buttons, Joy Stick, Knobs, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Sequencer, Velocity
Display Type: LCD, Backlit
Dimensions (WxDxH): 30.63 x 8.27 x 3.23
Weight: 2.6kg
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, 1/8" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 3
MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, USB
General MIDI: GM2 - General MIDI 2
Power: DC 9V 1700mA
Production
Year Released: 2010
Year Discontinued: 2014
Used By
Jon Johnson
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MSRP List Price: $699 - convert
Retail Street Price: $599 - convert
Used Price: $180-$330 - convert
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