Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Keyboard Gear

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Nord ATA Keyboard Case 61
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Nord ATA Keyboard Case 88
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Thursday, January 24, 2008

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Korg MicroKorgBK Synthesizer

Korg MicroKorgBK Synthesizer

Korg MicroKorgBK Synthesizer

The Korg microKORG-BK, is a reverse-key version of the industry's top-selling synthesizer for four years running. Like its sibling, the BK features state-of-the-art analog modeling and multiband vocoding in a compact, portable instrument. With 37 keys and 128 user-rewritable programs, the microKORG-BK is perfect for the performer, producer, computer musician or beginner looking for an affordable synthesizer. The new microKORG-BK delivers the quality sounds and features you expect from Korg with a collector's edition look.

With 37 keys and 128 user-rewritable programs, the Korg MicroKORG Synthesizer/Vocoder is perfect for the musician looking for a serious yet affordable synthesizer. It provides powerful synthesis with the same dual-oscillator DSP synthesis engine found in the MS2000, and offers a wider selection of waveforms than most other modeled synths. It also has an 8-band vocoder with many advanced features, a full range of effects, and a flexible arpeggiator. 2 audio inputs let you process other instruments through it. Also serves as a compact MIDI controller. Comes with its own microphone.

Powerful synthesis
The microKORG boasts the same dual-oscillator DSP synthesis engine found in Korg s critically acclaimed MS2000 and offers a wider selection of waveforms than any other modeled synth. Oscillator 1 features a total of 71 waveforms. These include traditional analog waves like saw, pulse, sine and noise, plus more unique choices like Vox wave and cross wave. Together they provide a cool selection that can be modulated to produce an extensive range of timbres. In addition, 64 exclusive DWGS waveforms from Korg s classic DW-8000 enable the microKORG to reproduce a broad collection of imitative sounds. Sounds like bells, electric pianos, guitars, basses and more that would be difficult reproduce on an analog synthesizer. You can also apply Ring and Sync modulation from Oscillator 2 to create the kind of complex timbres that are the true sign of an advanced synthesizer.

Four filter modes are available, offering -12 dB (2-pole) low pass, high pass and band pass configurations plus an extra steep -24 dB (4-pole) low pass setting. All include resonance. Two classic ADSR envelope generators and two MIDI-syncable LFOs provide the power to shape your sounds. Add a Virtual Patch matrix that lets you create advanced modulation settings routing the Mod Wheel to control filter cutoff or pulse width, using an LFO to control panning or amp level, etc. and you have performance that is unheard of from a synthesizer in this price range!

Classic vocoding
The microKORG includes an 8-band vocoder with many advanced features. You can capture and freeze the formants of your voice, and then play it across the keyboard, or shift the formant frequency to make your voice sound male, female, like a child or just plain wacky! Best of all, the microKORG comes with its own microphone so you can start having fun right away.

A full range of effects
Three types of modulation effects (chorus/flanger, phaser, ensemble), three types of delay effects (stereo, cross, L/R), and a two-band equalizer add the finishing touch to the microKORG. The delays can be synchronized with the arpeggiator or to an external MIDI clock a great feature for live performances or for laying down tracks. All effects can be edited to create your own, unique sounds.

Great sounds and expression
Korg has used all of the microKorg s synthesis power in the creation of 128 great-sounding presets. They cover a wide range of the latest musical styles plus many vintage favorites. Sixteen vocoder Programs are also included. The Pitch Bend wheel, Modulation wheel and five other knobs provide flexible realtime control over filter cutoff, attack, release and other important parameters. The Edit Mode allows you to fully edit the existing sounds, or to create your own new ones.

Flexible arpeggiator
Six types of arpeggio patterns (UP, DOWN, ALT1/2, Random, Trigger) are built in, with control over tempo, gate time, swing, and up to a 4-octave range. You can turn individual steps on or off within a pattern, providing the feel and functionality of a step sequencer.

Audio in
Two external audio input jacks are provided, so you can run other instruments, CDs and more through the microKORG s filter and effects, allowing you to process sounds in truly creative ways.

A compact MIDI controller
The microKORG s compact size is perfect for the musician or DJ looking to add a synth to his or her setup when space is tight. It s also a great choice for use in a computer-based music setup. The five realtime knobs on the front panel can transmit MIDI messages (control changes), so they can be used as controllers for software synthesizers. Use the 37-note velocity-sensitive mini-keyboard for controlling other gear or for recording and editing with your sequencer. And thanks to battery-power, the microKORG is the ultimate portable controller when used with a laptop computer!

Clear control and classic looks
There s no complex menu structure all parameters are located on the panel for easy access to any function. A large dial and LED illuminated buttons provide easy program selection even on a dark stage. With its beige-gold body, wooden side panels and retro-influenced design, the microKORG has a look that s both vintage and funky.

Korg MicroKorgBK Synthesizer Specifications:

* Sound Generation Method: Analog Modeling Synthesis System

Synthesizer Program:
* Multi Timbral: 2 (max, Normal/Dual Mode)
* Voices: 4 voices

Sound Source:
* 2 Oscillator + Noise Generator,
* Multi Mode Filter (-24dB/oct LPF, -12dB/oct LPF/BPF/HPF),
* EG x2,
* LFO x2,
* Virtual Patch x4

Vocoder Program:
* Voices: 4 voices
* Sound Source: 1 Oscillator + Noise Generator, EG x1, LFO x2, 8 Channels vocoder, Level and pan of each channel can be edited, Formant Shift function

Inputs: AUDIO IN 1, and 2
* Level switch: LINE/MIC, [AUDIO IN 1, 2 (LINE)], [AUDIO IN 2 (MIC)]
* Outputs: L/MONO, R and Headphones
* Display: 3 characters x1 line with 8 segment LED
* Power Supply: DC 9 V (AC adapter), or six AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)
* Power Consumption: 6.4 Watt maximum
* Dimensions: 20.63"(W) x 9.13"(D) x 2.76"(H) 524mm(W) x 232mm(D) x 70mm(H)
* Weight: 4.85 lbs., 2.2 kg
* Accessories: AC adapter (DC 9 V, 600 mA), Condenser Microphone

Korg MicroKorgBK Synthesizer Features:

* Limited Edition reverse key version of the best-selling microKORG
* DSP Analog Synthesis Modeling plus 8-band Vocoder — condenser mic and mount included
* Portable design to travel with you — even runs on batteries
* 37 note touch-sensitive keyboard
* 4 voice polyphony
* 128 cutting-edge programs — arranged by musical genre for easy access
* 5 real-time Performance Edit knobs
* Two Oscillators per voice, with over 70 oscillator waveforms
* Multi-mode resonant filters (24dB low pass, 12dB Low/band/high pass)
* Extensive modulation — 2 EG, 2 LFO and 4 virtual modulation patches
* Up to three effects at once modulation, delay and 2-band EQ
* Performance arpeggiator — 6 patterns
* Vocoder includes Formant Hold function to capture your voice and play it across the keyboard
* Process external audio through the filters and effects
* Can serve as a compact MIDI controller

Yamaha P85 Contemporary Digital Piano

Yamaha P85 Contemporary Digital Piano

Yamaha P85 Contemporary Digital Piano

New action and improved sample engine for premium, portable play!

The Yamaha P85 Contemporary Digital Piano features 88 keys with improved graded hammer action and improved multistrike piano sample/recordings for rich sound and play in a lightweight and portable keyboard. The P85 has 64 note polyphony; built-in song recorder and metronome; onboard speaker system; and a headphone jack so you can practice in peace. Sleek contemporary design fits in any room d‚cor.

Yamaha P85 Contemporary Digital Piano Features:

* Improved multistrike piano sample/recordings
* Improved graded hammer action
* 64-note polyphony
* Built-in song recorder and metronome
* Half-damper effect using optional FC3 Pedal or LP5 pedal unit
* Built-in amplifiers and speakers
* Headphone jack
* Black dinish
* Contemporary slim design

Korg X50CF

Korg X50CF 61-Key Synthesizer

Korg X50CF 61-Key Synthesizer

Stylish and stage-ready in cool camo!

The X50CF 61-Key Synthesizer is a limited-edition camouflage version of the X50 and comes packed with the same distinctive and world-renowned TRITON-based sounds as its more understated brother. The X60CF is designed for easy and intuitive operation, and has an ultra-light and compact design that's ideal for the active musician, song-hunter, or rock music enthusiast.

The Korg X60CF is a 61-key synthesizer in an easy-to-move, lightweight, and affordable package. It delivers 512 professional-quality sound programs produced by the HI synthesis system from the acclaimed TRITON series. It has 470 multisamples, 518 drum samples, 16-part multitimbral, dual polyphonic arpeggiators, and 384 combinations constructed of up to eight programs each. The powerful effect section has four separate processors: one for insert effects, two for master effects, and one master EQ processor. Multi Mode allows the X60 to be played from an external sequencer as a sound module. It also has 4-channel audio output, a USB port, and plug-in sound-editing software that allows you to tweak and program the X60 even from within your DAW software.

Korg X50CF 61-Key Synthesizer Specifications:

* Windows system requirements to connect via USB:
* Supported OS:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional/x64* Edition
* Supported Computer: computer with USB port and the ability to run
* supported OS
* *Driver software for Windows XP x64 Edition is beta-version.

Macintosh system requirements to connect via USB:
* Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.2 or later
* Supported Computer: Apple Macintosh with USB port and the ability to
* run supported OS
* Note: USB MIDI has been tested and works under Rosetta and Universal Binary on Intel-based Macs, using the standard Class Compliant driver. In this case, however, Port Names will be shown as generic names like Port 1, Port A etc. instead of the product name.

Windows System Requirement of KORG USB-MIDI Driver:
* Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional/x64 Edition
* Supported Computer: Computers with USB port and the ability to run supported OS
* *Driver software for Windows XP x64 Edition is beta-version.

Mac System Requirement of KORG USB-MIDI Driver:
* Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.3 or later
* Supported Computer: Apple Macintosh with USB port and the ability to run supported OS

Sys. Req. for X50 and X50 Plug-In Editor (Win):
* CPU: Intel Pentium III / 1 GHz or faster
* Memory: 256 MB or larger
* Monitor: 1,024 x 768, 16-bit colors or higher
* Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional Edition Service Pack 1 or later
* Operates as stand-alone or VST/RTAS plug-in.

Sys. Req. for X50 and X50 Plug-In Editor (MAC):
* CPU: Apple G4/400 MHz or faster
* Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
* Operates as stand-alone or VST/AU/RTAS plug-in.
* 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.

Sys. Req. for X50 and X50 Plug-In Editor (Win):
* Memory: 256 MB or larger
* Monitor: 1,024 x 768, 32,000 colors or higher
* Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
* Operates as stand-alone or VST/AU/RTAS plug-in.

*Apple, the Apple logo and Mac are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
* *The "Built for Mac OS X" graphic is trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., used under license.
* *The Audio Units logo and the Audio Units symbol are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
* *Windows XP is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
* *VST is trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
* *RTAS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc., or its subsidiaries or divisions.
* *All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
* *Sound processed with INFINITY.

Korg X50CF 61-Key Synthesizer Features:

* Limited-edition camouflage finish
* Compact, portable 61-key synthesizer
* Packed with over 1,000 great TRITON-based sounds
* Wide assortment of musical tastes and styles
* Ultra-friendly user interface
* Powerful stereo multi-effects
* Fully programmable, dual polyphonic arpeggiators (200 preloaded patterns)
* Assignable realtime control with 2 switches and 4 knobs, plus traditional Pitch Bend and Mod wheels
* 16 part multitimbrality
* USB connection
* FREE stand-alone/Plug-in editor included (VST, AU, RTAS formats supported)




Friday, January 18, 2008

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Korg R3 Synthesizer / Vocoder Keyboard

Korg R3 Synthesizer / Vocoder Keyboard

Korg R3 Synthesizer / Vocoder Keyboard

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Powerhouse analog sounds in a pint-sized digital synth.

MMT (Multiple Modeling Technology) analog synthesis-modeling sound engine delivers 2-timbre/8-voice performance power in an easy-to-use 37-key 'board. 128 programs deliver crucial synth sounds from leads and pads to strings and percussion with 2 oscillators, 3 envelope generators, 2 filters, an amp section, and noise generator available per voice. Includes a modulation sequencer and vocoder for added creativity.

The R3 is a full-fledged synthesizer that provides an easy and affordable way to enjoy sophisticated synthesis and advanced sound creation. In a compact and lightweight body, it packs 37 full-size, velocity-sensing keys, along with two-timbre/eight-voice performance power.

The sound generator section uses the same acclaimed MMT (Multiple Modeling Technology) used by the KORG RADIAS, delivering thick, gutsy, and crisp analog sounds. With quality that will satisfy both professionals and beginners, the R3 is a great choice for adding synth sounds on stage or in music production.

MMT synthesis The versatile range of built-in oscillator algorithms covers everything from familiar analog synthesizer waveforms, to unique digital waveforms and even live audio input. For each voice, the R3 provides two oscillators. Oscillator 1 (OSC1) gives you a choice of seven waveforms including sawtooth, pulse, formant, noise, and DWGS, as well as allowing you to select an external audio source connected to the AUDIO INPUT 1 and 2 jacks. To enhance the basic analog synthesizer waveforms such as the sawtooth, pulse and triangle waves, you can apply cross modulation, pulse-width modulation, unison voice-thickening, or even VPM (Variable Phase Modulation).

Oscillator 2 (OSC2) gives you a choice of four waveforms such as sawtooth and sine, and can also be used as a modulation oscillator to apply sync modulation, ring modulation or a combination of the two for distinctively analog synthesizer sounds. The noise generator (NOISE) produces white noise, and provides a useful way to create breath noise for wind instrument sounds, or to produce evocative sound effects. The sawtooth wave and pulse wave use the same basic low-aliasing design as the AL-1 Analog Synthesizer found in Korg s flagship OASYS synthesizer.

Two filters with selectable routing The R3 features a dual filter structure that can be configured in series, parallel or an individual structure allowing each oscillator to have its own dedicated filter. Filter 1 is a multi-mode resonant design that lets you continuously vary between various low-pass, high-pass and band reject characteristics. Filter 2 has a switchable, multi-mode resonant design that also includes comb filtering, which can be made to feed back in order to boost multiple series of overtones, giving you amazing potential for generating unique tonal changes.

Amp section with a Drive/Waveshaping circuit The Drive circuit lets you create the subtle yet distinctive distortion typical of an analog synthesizer, or generate new overtones by deeply overdriving the sound. The Waveshaping circuit gives you twelve types of transformation including hard clipping, and can be used as a decimator to produce typically digital roughness by converting the sampling frequency. It can even be used as a sub-oscillator, opening up new sound-making possibilities. The Drive/Waveshaping circuit can be placed either before the amp section or immediately before Filter 1 to give you different nuances of sound. With additional parameters - such as the Punch Level setting that emphasizes the attack, giving greater impact to percussive sounds - you have the tools to enjoy radical creativity that s not restricted by concepts of the past.

Multiple EGs and LFOs Each voice provides three ADSR envelope generators (EG) for classic analog synthesis control over pitch, filter and amp characteristics. The classic and intuitive four-stage ADSR design has been enhanced with five different attack and release curves, allowing the EG contours to be crafted with new levels of precision and articulation.

Two LFOs with six waveform choices can be used to apply cyclic modulation to synth parameters. High-speed digital processing ensures that vibrato, wah, and tremolo will produce extremely smooth tonal changes, and each waveform can be extensively modified via the Shape control, greatly expanding the versatility of the LFO section for creating highly complex types of modulation.

Virtual Patches for sophisticated sound-creation The R3 provides six Virtual Patches that simulate the patch cord functions of the PS series and MS series - classic Korg synthesizers of the past. There are twelve modulation source including EG, LFO, velocity, and keyboard tracking (the position at which you play the keyboard) that can be used to apply modulation to fifteen different destination parameters such as pitch, oscillator 1 control, or filter 1 type.

Dramatic tonal changes from the Modulation Sequencer The Modulation Sequencer can apply a time-varying change to a specific parameter, similar to CV control on an analog synthesizer. You specify the value of each of sixteen steps, and then choose how to play back these steps (forward, backward, looping etc.) to vary the sound in unique ways. There s also a Motion Rec function that lets you capture and replay real-time knob movements.

Korg TR-88

Korg TR-88 88-Key Keyboard Workstation

Korg TR-88 88-Key Keyboard Workstation

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Based on Korg's HI synth engine for robust, compelling sound.

The stellar performance of the TR-88 88-key workstation starts with Korg's proven Hyper Integrated sound engine the synthesis system that has made the TRITON a world-wide standard. Add to that a comprehensive 64MB ROM that includes many new sounds as well as Korg classics, and bring it all up-to-date with totally new features including USB MIDI capabilities and reliable, portable SD card data storage. Packaged in a sleek black body housing Korg's classic 16-track sequencer, superb effects engine, it's all topped off with a clear and user-friendly interface.

Proven HI Synthesis
The TR Music Workstation is based upon the acclaimed HI (Hyper Integrated) sound that made the TRITON series the choice of professional musicians the world over. It boasts 64MB of PCM data (twice the size of the original TRITON), and a 48kHz sampling frequency that exceeds CD standards to deliver highly expressive and professional quality sound. This expansive amount of high-quality PCM data is enhanced by multi-mode resonant filters, abundant modulation schemes and sophisticated effects to create Korg's distinctively rich and brilliant sound with the warmth and fatness you expect. The TR-88 is also compatible with many TRITON family sounds and songs.

Abundant 64MB Sample ROM
The new sampled waveforms include stereo-sampled piano (taken from the same sampling session as used on the OASYS), electric piano, nylon-string guitar, acoustic guitar and strings. With multi-level dynamics and natural instrument articulations and vibrato, these waveforms produce expressive and realistic sounds. There's also a full complement of excellent drum sounds and patterns covering a broad range of styles for music production and performance. The TR-88 Music Workstation provides 470 high-quality multisamples and 518 outstanding drum samples, giving you a broad selection to work with.

Modulation Drives Distinctive Sound Creation Modulation is what creates the motion, nuance and articulation that are such an important part of synthesizer artistry. The TR Music Workstation's Alternate Modulation provides a total of 42 types of AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) including EG, LFO, keyboard tracking, and joystick (as well as controllers such as knobs and pedals) to create extremely sophisticated sounds. These can be programmed in, or operated in realtime to give your sounds a high degree of expressive life.

High-quality Effect Section
With development borrowed from Korg's acclaimed D-Series digital recorders and TRITON workstations, the TR offers a broad palette of 89 types of effects to enrich your sound creations. The effect section consists of two Master effects, one stereo Insert effect, and one Master EQ (stereo three-band) together with a sophisticated mixer section that lets you control the routing of these individual components. Many of the effects offer realtime modulation of parameters and tempo-based synchronization, for total integration with your tracks.

Effect settings can be made independently for each Program, Combination, and Song, helping you bring your overall sound to perfect completion. With the optional EXB-SMPL sampling upgrade board installed, you can even sample through the Insert effect for even more sonic possibilities.

A Multitude of Fresh Programs and Combinations
The TR contains a wide range of new high-quality Programs and Combinations created by Korg's renowned international voicing team. The new stereo piano is velocity-switched between two levels, providing realistic response to your playing dynamics. Even more realistic electric pianos, choirs, guitars, strings, woodwinds and drums are also provided. There's also a rich collection of synth and sound-effect programs that are ideal for dance music. In addition to the 512 preloaded Programs, there are 128 GM-compatible programs and nine drum kits*. Unlike many other keyboards, all Program locations are RAM so you can adjust sounds to your liking, or replace them as you wish.

* The sound mapping of the nine drum programs is compatible with GM Level 2.

You can use up to eight Programs simultaneously in a Combination to create extremely rich and complex sounds. Combinations can contain "layers" that play multiple sounds simultaneously; "splits" that assign different sounds to different regions of the keyboard; and "velocity layers" that dramatically change the sound or switch Programs in response to your playing dynamics. Control assignments can give your sound and performance even greater impact.

Up to 512 Programs, 384 Combinations, and 24 drum kits that you create can be stored to internal rewritable memory locations. This data can also be stored or transferred to your computer via an SD card. Best of all, the TR is compatible with many sounds available for the TRITON and Karma keyboard products*, so you can enjoy the many commercial and user-created shareware collections available for the best-selling line of keyboards ever made.

* The TR can load sounds made for the TRITON "Classic", Le and Karma music workstations only Insert effect 1 is loaded, the other four are ignored. Karma settings will also be ignored. Sounds created on the TRITON Studio and Extreme can be loaded, but the accuracy/reproduction will vary when the sounds use multisamples/drumsamples that are not available in the TR.

A Comprehensive Music Production System The TR's 16-track sequencer provides a capacity of 200,000 notes and up to 200 songs, creating a comprehensive music production system offering superb functionality and excellent operability. You can record in realtime or step time, and a host of powerful editing tools are provided.

Setting up for a new song is easy. Choose a template song (16 preset, 16 user) that has sounds and effects already set up; or use the Auto Song Setup feature to instantly set up the Program or Combination you are currently playing into a new record-ready song, complete with all effect and arpeggiator settings. Either way, you can begin recording immediately, before you lose that flash of musical inspiration.

The Cue List allows you to build your arrangement up in sections (up to 99), and then convert them into a single song for consecutive playback or to create new song structures. You can build songs using 150 preset drum patterns and 100 user patterns, as well as take advantage of the Track Loop function to loop specified regions of measures within each track.

Song data can also be saved on an SD card in SMF (Standard MIDI File) format 0 or 1, letting you exchange data with most MIDI sequencers. Share your ideas with other musicians who are computer-users, or move your songs into your computer for further editing, notation, or integration with other applications. Once again, Song data can be loaded from the TRITON and Karma line of music workstations*, for compatibility with tens of thousand of users around the world.

* Only Insert Effect 1 will be loaded, the other four are ignored. Karma settings will also be ignored, as will Tone Adjust settings from the Studio and Extreme.

Korg M3

Korg M3 73-Key Music Workstation Keyboard

Korg M3 73-Key Music Workstation Keyboard

OASYS-inspired power comes to the M series!

Korg redefines the workstation category by distilling the power of their flagship OASYS into the M3! The powerful EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis) sound generator is derived from the OASYS' HD-1 engine design, and it also has advanced second-generation KARMA functionality in addition to a multi-purpose control surface. This M3 music workstation/sampler is a 73-key model that uses a proprietary semi-weighted synth action keyboard developed by Korg for great playing feel and expressive aftertouch response.

Adding innovations such as the new concept of virtualized hardware that allows tighter integration with DAW systems, Drum Tracks which provide a instant groove to play along with, and the Korg Komponent System concept that facilitates more flexible system construction, the M3 music workstation/sampler opens an exciting page in music making.

Enhanced Definition Synthesis—a new horizon of sound-making potential
The M3 features a newly developed EDS sound generating system based on a chip design developed in parallel with the HD-1 engine from the flagship OASYS. It takes full advantage of the M3's 256MB of PCM source material.

Using Korg's advanced voicing technology, the 1,028 multisamples, 1,606 drum samples, dual oscillators, four-level velocity switching/crossfading/layering, and stereo sampling allow for an enormous range of high-quality, detailed, and expressive sounds.

The filter section lets you simultaneously use two resonant filters for each oscillator and can be configured in series or parallel. Four filter types are provided: low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and band-reject.

The amp section features a driver circuit that gives the sound a sense of edge and character, along with low boost to help shake the walls when needed. Integrated 3-band EQ allows tonal sculpting without needing to go to the effects section. Detailed envelope generators, abundant modulation routings, and the all-new AMS Mixers give you advanced processing possibilities for an intense level of sound shaping.

The effect section provides up to five insert effects, two master effects, and one total effect. In addition to great choruses, flangers, phasers, delays and reverbs, the 170 effect types include dynamic processing effects such as compressor and limiter, amp modeling and speaker simulation effects using Korg's proprietary REMS modeling technology, and evocative effects like the Grain Shifter and Talking Modulator.

Funky drummer
The M3 provides a Drum Track function that adds a groove to each sound you play. Combined with KARMA, Drum Tracks make a single program a complete sonic adventure sure to inspire. You can select from over 500 patterns and start them with a dedicated button, from a desired region of the keyboard, or by playing a velocity above a specified threshold. Drum Tracks are driven by MIDI data and stored in a pattern format so you can create your own patterns in sequencer mode by recording them or importing them from SMF data or other user's songs. You can also convert recorded KARMA data as MIDI events for further manipulation or import sampled loops.

Expanded Combination Mode
Combination Mode lets you assign multiple Programs freely as splits and layers across the keyboard, including velocity switching and cross-fading for complex and expressive sounds. The M3 allows for sixteen timbres at the same time, including a Drum Track, up to four KARMA Modules, multiple effects, and much more. Each timbre has dedicated 3-band EQ for getting the perfect mix, and a powerful Tone Adjust setup for detailed in-context sound shaping.

Great sounds
The M3's international voicing team delivers the goods: stunningly realistic imitative sounds, fat synth sounds, imaginative textures, evocative sound effects<##HC mdash ##>it's all here. The M3 comes loaded with 512 Programs and room for a total of 1,664 user sounds (13 banks plus GM). All sound locations are fully editable (except GM banks), so you are always free to tweak a sound if needed. Adding in the EXB-RADIAS option delivers 128 powerful MMT synthesis sounds. There are 32 drum kits provided, and room for a total of 144. As for the 16-part Combinations, 384 come preloaded, with room for a total of 1,792 (14 banks). All sounds (Programs and Combinations) are divided by category and subcategory making it easy to find and organize your sounds.

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Yamaha MO6

Yamaha MO6 61-Key Music Production Synthesizer Workstation with DAW Control

Yamaha MO6 61-Key Music Production Synthesizer Workstation with DAW Control

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MOTIF synth power and DAW software control in an affordable, compact workstation.

The MO6 delivers Yamaha's powerful MOTIF synth engine functions and sounds in a compact, affordable workstation. Plus, it doubles as a powerful computer recording partner, giving you sounds and controls to use with your DAW software. It has 61 weighted, touch-sensitive keys, 64-note polyphony, 256 user presets, 256 performance presets, 5-band master EQ, a backlit graphic LCD, plus USB and S/PDIF outs for digital connectivity.

The Yamaha MO series production synthesizers use pro-level technology from the MOTIF series and feature 175MB of expressive, powerful sounds. They have 512 original, realistic instrument voices, 64 drum kits, 128 GM tones, a GM drum kit, modern and vintage synth models. You also get 18 responsive, realtime filters and over 200 high-quality effects for sound shaping and signal processing. The MO series are attractive units for musicians looking for an affordable workstation for their main production tool or as a performance synth.

The song sequencer includes a pattern mode, phrase building, and a one-key arpeggiator with 1700 sequenced phrases. The MO series also seamlessly integrates into computer music systems via USB, letting you control software functions from the keyboard. Using the Studio Connections system you can make and save MO settings to a song within your DAW software and use recall to restore settings later. The Audio Integration features let you seamlessly assign and access the MO from your sequencer as a plug-in synthesizer.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Behringer K450FX PA and Keyboard Amp

Behringer K450FX PA and Keyboard Amp

Behringer K450FX PA and Keyboard Amp

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The super-compact, self-contained Behringer K450FX is perfect for public address systems, keyboards, voice, or various drum/backing machines. 45W of power are handled confidently by a headroom-rich 10" Bugera speaker, making sure that you can faithfully reproduce a broad repertoire of signals. Behringer includes features usually found in much larger amps: 24-bit digital FX with 100 hot presets; FBQ Feedback Detection System; 5-band EQ section; CD input; headphone output; and full 3-channel operation with separate volume controls and FX sends per each channel plus an additional XLR mic input for connecting dynamic microphones.

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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Musician's Friend Sale

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