Korg microSAMPLER Sampling Keyboard

Korg microSAMPLER Sampling Keyboard

Korg microSAMPLER Sampling Keyboard

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Product Highlights

  • Velocity Sensing Natural-Touch Mini-Keys
  • Five Distinct Sampling Methods
  • Pattern Sequencer
  • 21 Built-In KAOSS Effects
  • 14-Voice Polyphony
  • Sampling Rates from 6kHz to 48kHz
  • Included Gooseneck Microphone
  • MIDI, USB and Analog Audio Connectivity
  • Can Operate on 6 AAA Batteries
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Korg microSAMPLER overview

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Add multi-mode sampling, re-sampling, and pattern sequencing to your keyboard rig with the Korg microSAMPLER Sampling Keyboard. This "micro" sized keyboard is a full-featured sound design studio, capable of creating production ready loops and phrases.

Swiss Army Sampling
Too many instruments simply offer sampling as an added feature. The microSAMPLER is all about sampling, in every creative form. Five distinct sampling methods allow you to work the way you want, to get the results you need. The microSAMPLER offers traditional One-Shot and Loop sampling, plus a number of creative sampling modes - Loop, Key Gate and Auto-Next
Loop sampling for recording grooves and phrases, drum loops, etc.
One-Shot sampling for grabbing and triggering single events such as drums, etc.
Gate sampling for playing a sound musically across the keyboard
Auto-Next sampling for capturing phrases as multiple samples. For grabbing a groove as separate samples on individual keys, choose the AUTO NEXT mode and use Tap Tempo to match the BPM of the source material. The microSAMPLER will automatically divide the sample equally across multiple keys. Each key can be set to capture anything from a 64th note to a full two measures. This method lets you automatically perform the same type of sampling as KEY GATE
Key Gate sampling is best for grabbing multiple samples from the same source. With Key Gate, you can take multiple samples from the same source or phrase and assign them to different keys as you play them! The individual keys assign the sample and enable recording all at the same time. This intuitive method of sampling, editing, and mapping in a single step is fun, interactive and fast
In addition, there's a re-sampling function that lets you play existing layered samples processed by an effect and played by the pattern sequencer - and capture it all as a new sample. You can even sample while playing, allowing the sampling process itself to become part of your expressive performance
Sample anytime, anywhere - or anything!
The microSAMPLER can run on 6 AAA alkaline batteries (approximately 4 hours of battery life), so you can perform on the go - or capture samples anywhere. Both line input and mic input are provided to allow a broad range of input sources including electronic musical instruments, CD, and voice. A gooseneck microphone is included so you can capture sounds with ease. The convenient caddies (located beside the mic jack) provide a cradle for your portable MP3/audio player when using it as a sample source. Truly, the world is yours to sample anytime and anyplace
Pattern Possibilities
The pattern sequencer uses an overdub operating style that lets you continually layer your performances. You can switch between patterns during playback for seamless performances. Up to sixteen patterns (16,000 notes per pattern, or a maximum 64,000 notes) can be stored in each bank
The KAOSS Effect(s)
Developed for Korg's KAOSS PAD series, the effect engine serves up a great selection of effects - so important when 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. The effects can be applied to any sound while resampling, allowing the effects to be used over and over again for more sonic expression
Made to be Played
The microSAMPLER features our new Natural Touch micro keyboard, offering greatly enhanced playability and expressive power. By adjusting the proportion of the black keys and white keys, we've made chords easier to finger, and the touch has been improved so that rapid phrases can be played more easily - and with less fatigue. The box-shaped keys project a sense of quality, and also allow smoother glides and smears. 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
USB Port
By using the free editor/librarian software for the microSAMPLER, you can manage a gigantic sample library that's all your own. You can back up sample and pattern sequence data to your computer via USB, or load samples and patterns back in just as easily. Importing and exporting of WAV/AIFF data on your computer is also supported
In the Box
Korg microSAMPLER Sampling Keyboard
  • Gooseneck Microphone
  • microSAMPLER Editor Librarian Software
  • AC Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Korg microSAMPLER specs

    Keyboard 37 Natural-Touch mini-keys, velocity sensing
    Polyphony 14 voices
    Sampling Rate 48/24/12/6KHz
    Sampling Times 48KHz: 160 seconds (mono) per bank; x 8 Banks = 21.33 minutes (max.)
    24KHz: 320 seconds (mono) per bank; x 8 Banks = 42.66 minutes (max.)
    12KHz: 640 seconds (mono) per bank; x 8 Banks = 85.33 minutes (max.)
    6KHz: 1280 seconds (mono) per bank; x 8 Banks = 170.66 minutes (max.)
    Effects Structure: 1 Master FX
    Effect Types: 21 (Compressor, Filter, 4-Band EQ, Distortion, Reverb, Delay, L/C/R Delay, Auto-Panning Delay, Modulation Delay, Tape Echo, Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato, Phaser, Tremolo, Ring Modulation, Grain Shifter, Pitch Shifter, Talking Modulator, Looper)
    Sequencer Patterns: 16 Patterns per bank; x 8 Banks
    Note Count: 64,000 notes total; 16,000 per bank
    Resolution: 480ppq (parts per quarter note)
    Inputs/Outputs Input: ¼" Jack (rear); XLR Balanced (top); with Mic/Line switch; Level knob
    Outputs: L/Mono, R; ¼" unbalanced
    Phones: ¼" Stereo Jack
    Display Custom LCD; 37 LEDs above keys
    Dimensions 20.31 x 9.37 x 2.56" (515.87 x 238 x 65.02mm)
    Weight 4.19 lbs (1.9kg)
    System Requirements PC: Microsoft Windows XP (SP3 or later); Windows Vista (SP1 or later); USB port
    MAC: OSX Version 10.4 or later; USB port
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.8 x 14.5 x 4.5"

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