Korg microSAMPLER (No Longer Available)
37-key Sampler with Microphone, Multiple Sampling Rates, Resampling, Pattern Sequencer, Effects, and Editor/ Librarian Software
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Powerful Sampling and Effects in a Compact, Fun Keyboard!The easy-to-use Korg microSAMPLER keyboard is fun to play and feature packed! Use the line inputs or the included microphone to put sounds into the microSAMPLER, then use its expressive-feeling 37-key keyboard to trigger samples or play them musically. This amazing little sampler includes 21 outstanding onboard effects, a pattern sequencer, time-stretch capability, and selectable sample rates (go from pristine to lo-fi instantly). You also get editor/librarian software, so you can manage your sample library and back up files via USB. Make sampling fun, easy, and creative, with the microSAMPLER!
Korg microSAMPLER Sampling Keyboard at a Glance:
The microSAMPLER is designed for performance — and it's a ton of fun to play! In addition to triggering samples as on a conventional pad-type sampler, you can also play the samples at different pitches in a musical fashion, and even resample the result. The controllers you need for an exciting performance are laid out on the panel for intuitive operation. The status of the samples assigned to each key (and the item being edited) is indicated by the lit state of the LEDs running along the top of the keyboard, ensuring excellent visibility even on stage.
The microSAMPLER features Korg's natural touch mini keyboard, so your get greatly enhanced playability and expressiveness. The touch has been improved so that rapid phrases can be played more easily. The box-shaped keys project a sense of quality, and also allow smoother glissandi.
Sample the way you want
Both line input and mic input are provided to allow a broad range of input sources including electronic musical instruments, CD, and voice. The microSAMPLER even includes a gooseneck microphone, so you can sample on the go! The microSAMPLER can run on batteries, so you can perform on the go - or capture samples anywhere. In addition, there's a resampling function that lets you play existing layered samples processed by an effect and played by the loop sequencer — and capture it all as a new sample.
When sampling, you can select One Shot, Gate, or Loop methods; this greatly enhances the realtime character of your performance. In addition, you can use two completely new sampling methods "Key Gate" and "Auto Next" to sample more efficiently and creatively than ever.
The sampling features you need
The microSAMPLER gives you a full complement of top-end sampling features, including 14-voice polyphony, reverse playback, editing operations such as Normalize and Truncate, and a Time Stretch feature that lets you change the tempo without affecting the pitch. Selectable sample rates of 48kHz, 24kHz, 12kHz down to 6kHz let you sample at rates beyond CD clarity or add in that Lo-Fi vintage vibe...yet the microSAMPLER is also incredibly easy to operate! Each bank contains 36 samples and sixteen patterns of sequence data; the microSAMPLER lets you store eight such banks in internal memory.
Pattern sequencer lets you perform with the microSAMPLER
The pattern sequencer uses an overdub operating style that lets you continually layer your performances. Switch between patterns during playback for seamless performances. Up to sixteen patterns (16,000 notes per pattern or a maximum 64,000) can be stored in each bank.
Developed for Korg's KAOSS PAD series, the effect engine serves up a great selection of effects (very important when you're editing samples). The 21 effects include not only traditional delay and chorus, but also ring modulator and grain shifter, and even a Looper that's derived from the Loop Recording feature of the KAOSSILATOR Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer.
USB port and editor/librarian software
By using editor/librarian software for the microSAMPLER, you can manage a gigantic sample library that's all your own. You can back up sample data to your computer via USB, load samples into the microSAMPLER, and back up the sequence data. Importing and exporting of WAV/AIFF data on your computer is also supported.
Korg microSAMPLER Sampling Keyboard Features:
The Korg microSAMPLER makes it easy to create, manipulate, and play astounding samples!
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judge for yourself
by mrL from NYLike all keys and gear hands on auditioning is best of course.
August 10, 2010
Music Background: home
The drawback is unless you bring a friend who already owns one and is can operate its features you are at the mercy of sales staff... read more [+] who never have even read the manual and can do no more than demo presets.
Thanks to youtube now you can watch and hear someone who has mastered this deep powerfull baby show what you can do .
Go subscribe to 3sleeves's youtube channell ..he has posted a nice set of vids playing great music and better still a whole bunch of tutorials ..Korg thelmselves on their channel also have a bunch of tutorial vids that explain all....then decide..btw 3sleeves shows how easily you can via midi plug the MS into your favorite daw/pc running your favorite vst instruments..to play them from the ms keys and simultaneously live sample them into the ms sample banks to save and play anytime from the ms itself..a killer feature. close [-]
by Rick fromI fully enjoy this little instrument, noise maker!! Sampling is very easy with the included microphone or plugging an external sound device into the input jack. I've mostly just been messing around wi... read more [+]th all the features and perimeter settings to see what I can come up with. I've ran my Microstation and Monotron through it with wonderful results as well. Definitely a huge step up from the old Casio sampler from the 80's I used to own. I'm still going over the features and still learning my way around it. Definitely recommend it!! close [-]
August 8, 2012
Good little sampler keyboard
by Cucchiaro from Athens, GASounds wonderful...does its job well...wish it was a bit easier navigating around it's functions...not so intuitive.
September 24, 2012
Music Background: Hornist/Surrealist
Otherwise it has served our band like a champ!:)
by Bob Lepre from New York CityWorks great.
April 25, 2012
Music Background: Musician Sound Designer
Had to use it right out of the box on a gig.
Easy Learning curve
by Behnam Khoshkhoo from kenmore wait is good ,i do not know it yet ,i am working on it
August 3, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist
Patty, El Sobrante, CA
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