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.

  • 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

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

    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)

    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).

    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

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

    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)
    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

    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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