Korg Microstation Micro synth w/Sequencer  

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Small in stature, but big on features!

Designed to satisfy the beginning musician or the accomplished keyboardist, the Korg microSTATION keyboard offers incredible portability and the stunning sound of Korg's EDS-i synth engine. At a size and price usually reserved for performance synthesizers, the compact microSTATION 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.

The portable Korg keyboard's 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 the Audition riffs feature finding just the right sound is a breeze.

With so much power, the microSTATION synth is an ideal first keyboard, plus a welcome addition to any studio or keyboard rig.




FEATURES
Designed for comfort and accuracy, 61-key Natural Touch Mini Keyboard is highly expressive and supports serious playing
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 synthesizers
480 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
Find the right sound fast with eight quickly accessible categories; hundreds of Audition Riffs allow you to preview each sound
Full General MIDI level 2 compatible soundset allows commercial and pre-made MIDI files to be played perfectly and instantly
Whether performing or composing, onboard sequencer can be anything from an extra set of hands, powerful drum machine, on 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 microSTATION software for detailed sound editing on your computer
Plug-in software is VST, AU, and RTAS compatible

Accessories:
AC adapter
Easy start guide
Accessory disc (microSTATION Parameter Guide (PDF)
Owner's Manual (PDF)
Installation Guide (PDF)
External Setups (PDF)
KORG USB-MIDI driver
microSTATION Editor/Plug-In Editor, etc.

Don't be fooled by its size or price. The Korg microSTATION is a heavy hitter. Own it today.

 

Microstation Micro synth w/Sequencer Specifications:

Keyboard: 61 mini-key Natural Touch keyboard; Velocity-sensing

Sounds:
Prog: 512 Prog / 480 Preloaded
Combinations: 384 Combinations / 256 Preloaded
Drum Kits: 48 Drum Kits / 25 Preloaded
GM Sound set: 256 GM2 Prog + 9 GM2 Drum Prog
Modes: Combination, Program, Sequencer, Global/Media

Sound Engine
System: EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated)
Preset PCM: 49MB (when calculated as 16-bit linear data), 360 multisamples, 484drum samples (including 24 stereo)
Maximum Polyphony: 120 Voices max, single mode, 60 voices max, double mode
(The actual maximum polyphony will vary depending on oscillator settings such as stereo samples and velocity crossfading)

Oscillators:
OSC1 (Single), OSC1+2 (Double): Stereo multisamples are supported, 4 velocity zones per oscillator, with switching, crossfades and layers.
Filters: Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24dB), Two multi-mode filters per voice (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject)
Modulation: For each voice, two envelopegenerators (Filter & Amp), two LFOs, two key trackinggenerators (Filter & Amp), and two AMS mixers, In addition, pitch EG, common LFO, and two common key trackinggenerators
Combinations: 16 Timbres, Up to sixteen timbres, keyboard and velocitySPLit/layer/crossfade, and modifications to the program setting via the Tone Adjust function
Drum Kits: Stereo and mono drumsamples, 4-way velocity switches with crossfades and adjustable crossfade shapes (Linear, Power, Layer).

Effects
5 Insert Effects: In-line processing; stereo in-stereo out
2 Master Effects: Two effects sends; stereo in-stereo out
1 Total Effect
Effects types: 134 types (Usable as insert, master, or total effect; however, double-size effects cannot be used as the Total Effect.)
Modulation: Dynamic modulation, tempo sync delay, LFO
Effects Control Bus: Stereo side-chaining for limiter,gates, vocoders, etc.

Dual Polyphonic Arpeggiators
Program mode: One arpeggiator available
Combination and Sequencer modes: Two arpeggiators available
Arpeggio Patterns: 5 preset; 640 user arpeggio patterns (512 preload)

Audition Riff function: 383 audition riffs, transposable

Sequencer
Tracks: 16 MIDI Tracks & 1 Master Track
Songs: 128 Songs
Resolution: 480 ppq (parts per quarter-note)
Tempo: 40.00-300.00 bpm (1/100 bpm resolution)
Memory: Up to 210,000 MIDI events
Grid Sequence: Allows creation of sequence loops for drums etc., with up to 64grids per note
Template songs: 16 preset/16 user template songs
Format: KORG (microSTATION) format, SMF (formats 0 and 1) supported
Demo songs: 3 songs

Global/Media
Global: Master tune, transpose, MIDI settings
Media: Load, Save, Utility

Controllers
Joystick
Realtime Controls: Knobs 1-4 SELECT buttons (REALTIME CONTROL, Arpeggiator Control, Tempo Control), EXTERNAL (In External mode, the four knobs, four chord trigger switches can be used as MIDI controllers. 128 setups can be stored. (102 are preloaded. These allow you to control software synthesizers or DAW software.)
Arpeggiator/Audition: AUDITION button, ARP ON/OFF button, ARP LATCH ON/OFF button

User Interface
Display: 16 character x 2 line LCD (with backlight)
Mode/Category: Buttons=COMBI, PROG SEQ, GLOBAL, MEDIA, CATEGORY SELECT, CATEGORY, Indicator
Value Controllers: Cursor/value buttons, function 01-16 buttons (0-9, -, ., ENTER, GROUP DOWN, GROUP UP), COMPARE, WRITE
Sequencer: Buttons=LOCATE, REC, START/STOP, REW, FF, PAUSE, LOOP, KEY, GRID, SEQ, PLAY/MUTE, Function 01-16
Other: VOLUME knob, display contrast

Audio Outputs:
OUTPUT, L/MONO, R: 6.3mm monaural phone jack (unbalanced)
Headphone output: 3.5mm stereo mini-phone jack

Control Inputs:
DAMPER/PEDAL/SW jack x 1, half-damper supported

MIDI: IN, OUT
USB: 1 USB (TYPE B), MIDI interface
SD-Card slot: Capacity recognized: FAT32: 2 Gigabytes (GB). SDHC memory cards are not supported.
Power: AC adapter Power supply connector (DC 9V 1700mA), POWER On/Off switch
Dimensions (HxWxH): 30.63" x 8.27" x 3.23"
Weight: 5.73lb.
Power Consumption: 6W
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