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Korg D12 12-Track Digital Recorder

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Uncompressed Recording and Playback for Top-Quality Sound
Uncompressed recording and playback is the reason why Korg's digital recording studios are acclaimed for their superior audio quality. On the D12 Korg's PASE (Pure Audio Sound Engine) provides uncompressed 24-bit, 44.1 kHz high-quality recording that goes well beyond CD-quality, with a wide dynamic range that captures every sonic detail.

12-Track Recorder Section with Virtual Tracks
For each of its 12 tracks the D12 provides 8 virtual tracks, so you can literally use up to 96 tracks (12 x 8 virtual tracks) for each song! These tracks can be used in any way you choose... to try multiple passes at a guitar solo, to capture a variety of vocal performances, etc. Then you can select or even assemble your perfect "take" from these many tracks. By specifying a virtual track as the recording destination when bounce-recording, you can also combine the data of all tracks into 2 tracks without losing any data. You can even create different mixes and select the best one.

Non-Destructive, Sophisticated Editing
Since this recorder is fully digital, operations such as copying, pasting, or erasing phrases are as easy as specifying the IN, OUT, and TO locations. The Undo and Redo functions give you up to 99 levels of undo so it's easy to compare edits and arranging ideas. Plus, you can choose 1, 8, or 99 levels of Undo to make the most efficient use of your hard disk space. You can also set Locate points (four per song) and Mark points (100 per song, with names), which makes accessing song locations for playback or editing fast and simple. The Time Expansion/Compression function makes it possible for phrases of differing tempo to be matched after they have already been recorded, or to make a phrase fit into a specific time. There are even Normalize and Fade commands.

Create CDs Without External Equipment
The D12 features a slim-line CD-R/RW bay that makes it possible to write digital audio directly to a CD. The optional CDRW-1 (sold separately) can be used to backup/restore data, to create audio CDs, even to playback and record directly from an audio CD.

6 GB of Built-in Hard Disk Space
The included 6 gigabyte hard disk yields up to 18 hours* of recording time (at 16-bit recording/playback, 1 track).

* The D12 allows 4-track simultaneous recording/12-track simultaneous playback for 16-bit recording/playback, or 4-track simultaneous recording/6-track simultaneous playback for 24-bit recording/playback.

High-Performance Digital Mixer Section
The D12 features a 16-channel, 4-bus digital mixer with 9 faders, which let you make smooth, precise level adjustments. A variety of audio sources can be connected directly, ranging from mic level to a +16 dBu level. To match the quality of the full-digital processing, all analog inputs use high-performance balanced preamps. The D12 provides 2 XLR jacks with high-quality mic preamps. All phone type inputs are balanced TRS jacks and a dedicated guitar input jack is also provided.

Serious EQ
Each analog input and mixer channel has its own high and low shelving EQ, plus adjustable-frequency mid EQ. Because the D12 has separate EQs for the inputs and the mixer, you can rest assured that the EQ settings for recording remain distinct from those set for playback, avoiding some of the EQ problems that occur on other multi-track recorders and analog mixers.

Mix Automation
Mixer settings such as fader, EQ, pan, and effects can be stored in a scene, and up to 100 scenes can be stored for each song. Scenes can be recalled automatically as the playback time progresses for detailed mixing, or you can manually select them whenever desired as general-purpose setups.

D12 mixer data, such as fade and pan, can be transmitted and received via MIDI. This makes it possible to perform mixer automation from an external sequencer, keyboard, or your computer.

A Highly Versatile Effect Section
The effects section of the D12 consists of multiple effects units: up to 8 insert effects that can be used with either mono or stereo inputs and outputs, 2 types of master effects driven by sends from each channel, and a final effect applied to the master out.

Many of these effects feature Korg's exclusive REMS (Resonance structure and Electronic circuit Modeling System) technology. These effects include numerous replications of classic guitar amps, and amazingly accurate simulations of the characteristics of expensive recording microphones.

Each effect program is created using one of 98 different algorithms, and the D12 delivers a total of 192 preset programs (128 insert, 32 master, 32 final). Effects programs that you create by editing these presets can be stored in the 192 user program areas.

Synchronization and Digital I/O to Support a Variety of Systems
The D12 lets you input numerical tempo values to create a custom Tempo Map, or use Tap Tempo or MIDI Clock to record the tempo. MTC (MIDI Time Code) can also be received for synchronization, and MMC (MIDI Machine Control) can be transmitted to control external MMC devices, letting you synchronize a pair of D12s to create a 24-track system. Using a MIDI patch bay, you can connect 3 or more units.

For increased connectivity, the D12 provides 24-bit optical S/PDIF digital IN/OUT, a SCSI connector, and AUX OUT jacks. The S/PDIF digital input has a built-in sampling rate converter, and can automatically convert and record 48 kHz or 32 kHz sources. Audio from an external digital source such as CD or MD can be recorded digitally, and a song you create can be sent directly to a DAT or MD recorder via digital output for mixdown. The SCSI port can be used to connect various types of fixed and removable media to record, play back, and back up your data.

Feature Packed Extras
Auto chromatic tuner - In addition to tuning a guitar or bass, you can even check the tuning of a playback track.

High-quality rhythms - Along with 96 different metronome sounds, the D12 contains a PCM drum machine with 215 rhythm patterns. You can record along with these rhythms, or even record them onto a track.

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Recorder Section
Tracks:
96 tracks (including virtual tracks),
12 tracks simultaneous playback,
4 tracks simultaneous recording @16 bits,
6 tracks simultaneous playback,
4 tracks simultaneous recording @24 bits

Recording Format: 24-bit/16-bit uncompressed, 44.1kHz

Recording Time: 16-bit recording 19.5 hours maximum/24-bit recording 9.8 hours maximum (one track, when 6 Gbyte hard disk is used)

Maximum Storage Capacity: Internal + External 1,000 Gbytes x 7 drives

Songs: 100 per drive

Locate Points: 4 per song

Mark Points: 100 per song (marks can be named)

Metronome/Rhythm Patterns: 96/215 patterns

Synchronization: MTC transmission/reception, MIDI Clock transmission, MMC transmission/reception, Tempo map (200 points per song), Sync track (1 track per song), Tempo rec

MIDI functionality: Mixer control, effect control, MIDI In/Out

CD-R/RW Functionality: Create audio CD, backup/restore, import WAV file (ISO 9660)

SCSI Functionality: Recording/playback/copy song (playable), create audio CD, backup/restore, import (FAT 16, ISO 9660)/export (FAT 16) WAV file

Track Editing: Copy, insert, erase, delete, swap, reverse, time expansion/compression, fade, normalize, optimize (tracks can be copied between songs)

Song editing: Copy, move, delete, rename, protect

Counter/Locator Format: Min/Sec/mSec, Meas/Beat/Tick, Min/Sec/Frame (30 NDF only)

Mixer Section
Signal Processing: 32-bit 44.1kHz

Structure: 16-channel input, 4 bus, 1 AUX, 1 MASTER

EQ: High (f:10kHz G: 15dB),
MID (f:100Hz - 20kHz G: 15dB),
LOW (f:100Hz G: 15dB)

Scene Memory: 100 per song

Multi-Effect Section
Structure: Insert x 8 (max.), Master send x 2, Final x 1

Signal Processing: 44-bit 44.1kHz

Programs: Insert (128 preset, 128 user), Master (32 preset, 32 user), Final (32 preset, 32 user)

Algorithms: 98 types - Effects: 106 types

General
Display: 240 x 64 pixel, LCD with backlight

Power Supply: AC9V 3A AC/AC power supply

Power Consumption: 19W (AC 9V 2.2A max., D12 alone), 23W (AC 9V 2.6A max, with CDRW-1 installed)

Dimensions (W x D x H): 14.06 x 9.65 x 3.19 in. (357 x 245 x 81 mm), including protrusions

Weight:
Main Unit Only: 4.4 lbs. (2.0 kg)
With CDRW-1 installed: 5.3 lbs. (2.4 kg)

Audio Specifications
Frequency Response: 10Hz - 20kHz 1dB @+4dBu, 10k-ohm load

S/N: 95dB (Typical) @IHF-A

Dynamic Range: 95dB (Typical) @IHF-A

THD+N: 0.02%, 20Hz - 20kHz @+16dBu, 10k-ohm load

A/D Conversion: 20-bit, 64x oversampling

D/A Conversion: 20-bit, 128x oversampling

Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz

Inputs 1 and 2
Connectors: XLR-3-31 type, 1/4" TRS phone jack (balanced)

Input Impedance: 10k-ohm

Nominal Level: -60dBu @TRIM=max., +4dBu @TRIM=min.

Maximum Level: -48dBu @TRIM=max., +16dBu @TRIM=min.

Source Impedance: 600ohm

Inputs 3 and 4
Connectors: 1/4" TRS phone jack (balanced)

Input Impedance: 10k-ohm

Nominal Level: -60dBu @TRIM=max., +4dBu @TRIM=min.

Maximum Level: -48dBu @TRIM=max., +16dBu @TRIM=min.

Source Impedance: 600ohm

Guitar Input
Connector: 1/4" phone jack (unbalanced)

Input Impedance: 1M-ohm

Nominal Level: -60dBu @TRIM=max., +4dBu @TRIM=min.

Maximum Level: -48dBu @TRIM=max., +16dBu @TRIM=min.

Source Impedance: 600ohm

Master Output L/R
Connector: RCA phono jack

Output Impedance: 150ohm

Nominal Level: -10dBu

Maximum Level: +2dBu

Load Impedance: 10k-ohm or greater

Monitor Output L/R
Connector: RCA phono jack

Output Impedance: 150ohm or more

Nominal Level: -10dBu

Maximum Level: +2dBu

Load Impedance: 10k-ohm or more

Aux Output
Connector: 1/4" phone jack (unbalanced)

Output Impedance: 150ohm

Nominal Level: -10dBu

Maximum Level: +2dBu

Load Impedance: 10k-ohm or more

Headphone Output
Connector: 1/4" stereo phone jack

Output Impedance: 100ohm

Maximum Level: 50mW @32ohm

S/PDIF Input/Output
Connector: Optical

Format: 24-bit S/PDIF (IEC60958, EIAJ CP-1201)

SCSI
Connector: D-sub half pitch 50 pin

Format: SCSI-2 compatible

External Pedals
Footswitch: 1/4" phone jack (PS-1 sold separately)

Expression Pedal: 1/4" stereo phone jack (XVP-10 or EXP-2, sold separately)

Accessories
AC/AC power supply

Note: Specifications subject to change without notice.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 631-390-6800
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