Korg microKONTROL MIDI Studio Controller  

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MIDI Studio Controller

With a compact and sophisticated-looking design, it includes a three-octave keyboard (37 note mini keyboard), eight encoders, eight sliders, and sixteen trigger pads that you can use to control your favorite soft synths, DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), or other musical tools such as external MIDI sound modules. It is the perfect choice for making music on the go thanks to its compact design, and it will fit into the tightest performance space.A compact MIDI keyboard controller
The microKONTROL's velocity-sensitive 37-note mini keyboard provides Octave Shift and Transpose functions that allow it to cover the full range of C-1 through G9. Eight different velocity curves are provided - you can select the response that works best for your playing. Eight encoders and sliders, sixteen pads, a joystick with switch, and support for pedals give you a total of 35 different controllers, making this the ultimate controller for direct and intuitive operation.Eight encoders and sliders, with associated LCDs
The eight encoders and sliders can be assigned to transmit any MIDI control change (including NRPN and RPN messages) to control volume, panning, or anything else. Operating a controller will transmit the MIDI message assigned to it. Each encoder and slider also has an LCD (sub display) that indicates the parameter and the transmitted value, with the backlight color changing between orange and green to distinguish between the encoder and slider. Since you won't have to watch your computer screen while you operate the controllers, your fingers will be linked to your music in a more physical way. The LCD can display either decimal or hexadecimal values.Sixteen trigger pads that also
The microKONTROL provides sixteen trigger pads that can be assigned with an unprecedented degree of freedom. The pads can be used to trigger notes with full velocity transmission, or assigned to transmit MIDI control changes to operate the transport of your recording software or act as any type of switch.Assignable joystick with switch
In addition to assigning pitch bend to the X-axis and modulation to the Y-axis of the joystick, you can freely assign different MIDI messages to all four directions (up/down/left/right) and the switch in order to control your connected device or computer application.Easily make control assignments
Making control assignments is extremely easy - just hold down a mode key. Press the "SETTING" mode key, press a pad to select the desired type of controller, and use the controller and the "CURSOR" buttons to specify the parameters.Twelve preset scenes support
Settings that assign the controllers to various control functions for computer-based software synthesizers or DAW programs can be saved as one of twelve scenes in internal user memory. You can use the trigger pads to switch scenes instantly. Internal memory also contains twelve preset scenes that support popular DAW and sequencer software.MIDI IN/OUT ports, and support for bus power
The microKONTROL provides MIDI IN/OUT ports, and can also be used as a USB-MIDI interface. You can use MIDI clock data to control the tempo, or transmit MIDI messages directly. The microKONTROL can also be powered via its USB connection, making the AC power supply adaptor or even batteries unnecessary when connected to a computer via USB.Driver/librarian software and templates
The included CD-ROM contains dedicated drivers, librarian software that lets you manage your original scenes on a computer, and numerous templates (scene programs) for use with popular DAW and sequencer software. More templates will be released ensuring that the most popular applications will be supported by the microKONTROL. The librarian software makes it easy to transfer the twelve scene memories between internal memory and your computer. You can store and manage scenes you create to precisely suit your own setup.Supported operating systems: Mac OS X, Windows XP
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  • 3-octave, velocity-sensitive keyboard (37 note)
  • 8 encoders
  • 8 sliders
  • 16 trigger pads
  • Driver/librarian software and templates for popular software are included
  • Supports Mac OS X, Windows XP
  • FREE dance music production software bundle: Live 4 Korg Edition, SampleTank 2 Korg Edition with SampleTank 2 Free, UVI Korg Edition, Reason Adapted 3.0 for Korg, MDE-X

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microKONTROL MIDI Studio Controller Specifications:

Live Lite 4 Korg Edition system requirements: [Macintosh] Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later, G3 or faster, 256 MB RAM (Note:
  • This software has been tested on Intel-based Macs, and while not Universal Binary compliant, runs fine under Rosetta.); [Windows] Windows XP, 600 MHz CPU or faster, 256 MB RAM, Windows-compatible soundcard
SampleTank 2 Korg Edition system requirements: [Macintosh] Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later, G4/667MHz or later (G4/1.25GHz recommend), 512MB RAM (1GB recommend), 1024 x 768 screen thousands of color (Note:
  • This software has been tested on Intel-based Macs, and while not Universal Binary compliant, runs fine under Rosetta.); [Windows] Windows XP, Pentium III or Athlon/733MHz or later (Pentium 4 or Athlon/2.4GHz recommend), 512MB RAM (1GB RAM recommended), 1024 x 768 screen thousands of color
UVI Korg Edition system requirements: VST 2.0, AU, RTAS, MAS, or Dxi compatible host application program will be needed to use as plug-in. Depends on system requirements of host application program. 1GB free hard disk space required. [Macintosh] Mac OS X 10.2 or later, G4 or G5 processor, 512MB RAM, (Note:
  • This software has been tested on Intel-based Macs, and while not Universal Binary compliant, runs fine under Rosetta.); [Windows] Windows 2000/XP (or later), 800 MHz or faster, 512MB RAM
  • Reason Adapted for KORG system requirements: [Macintosh] Mac OS X 10.2 or later, G3, G4 or G5 processor (sufficiently fast to run Mac OS X 10.2), 256MB RAM, 300MB free hard disk space, DVD-ROM drive; [Windows] Windows 2000/XP (or later), Intel Pentium 3 or better, 300MHz or faster, 256MB RAM, 300MB free hard disk space, DVD-ROM drive, 256 color monitor (or better), 800x600 or larger, 16-bit audio card (preferably ASIO or DirectX driver based)
MDE-X system requirements: [Macintosh] Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later, G4/400MHz or faster, 256MB RAM (512MB or larger recommend), 1,024 x 768 screen, 32,000 colors or higher (Note:
  • This software does not currently run on Intel-based Macs, either under Rosetta or as Universal Binary. When this changes we will make a public announcement.); [Windows] Windows XP Home Edition/Professional SP1, Pentium 4/1.3GHz, Pentium M(Centrino)/900MHz, Celeron/1.7GHz, Celeron-M/1.2GHz, AthlonXP/1600+ or faster, 256MB RAM (512MB or larger recommend), 1024 x 768 screen, 16-bit colors or higher
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valla ne desem


from diyarbakir

valla ne desem bilemiorug, korg mu korgmaz mi bilemeorum, ustundeki pembe dugmeler ne dir bana birisi aciklasin

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Ultimate controller, small keys


from Atlanta/Georgia

I've had this keyboard for about 3 months and I find it easy to use with both soft synths and sound modules, incredibly flexible and very portable. Adding a sustain pedal and the padded case gives you everything you need. The pads are ideal for drum kits and base lines. I've used M-Audio controllers at all levels and this beats them all in terms of sound control and construction. Just be prepared for the small keys, as they allow my regular size hand to span an octave and a half.

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