Excellent addition to the PC3
I received my Kore64 much earlier than originally estimated. Many thanks to my sales rep, Nick, who made sure I got it as quickly as possible.
The new sounds can be put into four main categories: synth, guitar, horns, and drums.
SYNTHS: A good collection of lead, bass, and pads. But I have a few excellent VST synths, so the new Kore64 synth sounds won't be replacing those for the most part. However, there are a few more modern sounds that are very expressive and fun to play.
GUITARS: Outstanding!! The Les Paul and Fender sounds are great. But the distorted guitars are just something else! Loud, gritty, lots of feedback, excellent velocity control. They're a real joy to play - especially with a ribbon controller! With these new sounds, the PC3 will be the only instrument I go to for guitar sounds.
HORNS: I don't use horn and brass sounds much, so I only went through these sounds very quickly. But in general, they sound much better than the original PC3 sounds. The trumpet is especially expressive.
DRUMS: Excellent! Another highlight of the ROM. Great new ethnic and world sounds, as well as fantastic acoustic kits. All of them have great velocity control that really brings out the drums' character. I usually use samples for my drum tracks, but I'll be going to these sounds much more from now on.
I was having so much fun with the new sounds (especially the guitars), that I didn't look much at the new setups and songs - but the Metallic setup had me occupied for a couple of hours! Given the excellent quality of the programs, I'm certain that I'll be having fun with those once I get to them. Also, all the new ROM samples will provide a wider pallet for my own sounds.
In general, the sounds are very good and the programming that went into them is excellent. One of the many things I like about the PC3 is that the sounds are so expressive - the Kore64 definitely does not disappoint. Highly recommended!