Submitted November 5, 2004
"Had it for one year now.. still Fantastic !"
this is not another casio toy.
this is based on ANALOG synths of many decades ago,
but uses semi decent dsp digital chips, that,
in the final run , give you very close to
ANALOG synth sounds, and Great
MANUALL Y CONTROLLABLE FLEXIBILITY.
if you carefully see the specs.. this tiny thing
is surprisingly SIMILAR to their far more expensive Korg
MS 2000 analog synth !!
perhaps a far cousin to the famed NIkon F 70 camera,
this is a similar story.. YOU need PATIENCE, and
get a paper notebook and pen, and write down
some of those settings ! it is mainly for
experimentation. you can try things here, that
you only dreamt of.. UNBELIEVABLE FLEXIBILITY.
they call it analog MODELING synth for this reason.
i dont recommend the WRITE FUNCTION.. that erases
the pre programmed sound to replace it with your sound.
so, just write down the settings, and you can pretty
much duplicate it.. within a minute.
you will need PATIENCE,and at least 20-40hrs Practice
till you begin to understand the DEPTH of this machine.
if you are Already into synths, in only a few hrs you
should get the hang of it..
but even if you are
a newbie (with patience),.. you will have so much FUN !!!
output is stereo of course.
KEYS ARE TINY , if you have HUGE hands, GOOD BYE and
if you have tiny hands, you will go ape over this
machine with never-ending adventures !
i actually got a good piano sound, and a helicopter
sound in total of about 40mins of playing around..
by the 3rd session.. ( 4-5 hrs into learning
this machine )
ALSO USE a machine like the 4 TRACK DIGITAL MIXER and RECORDER made by ZOOM with max memory.
thats what i do.. on each NEW track you can add another new
sound from this synth, and finally
balance it all out ( POST operandi )after 4 tracks !
and COMPOSE a SONG
many many many VARIED SOUNDS, that you wont believe
what you just did !
practially make an Orchestra !!!
hours will fly by ! FUN is the keyword here.
JOY oh joy of creation.
if you want similar power, but have little patience, and yearn for presets, and need instant
repeatability, use the OTHER KORG machines, like
the Triton, etc etc.
this machine is made to sit down, have FUN and Experiment with !
of course, one can get pretty serious and stick
in another identical or different KORG machine in
and PROCESS the OUTPUT of one machine, by playing
with the 2nd machine too !!!!
Wave shaping and molding to no end ..
n o LI MITS to imagination !
it has a mic too..( defeatable too ) and you can
sound like Darth Vader.. or just let water drip
into your sink, and reshape that waveform !!
their manual/ book must be kept aside at all times.
too much to read, and you cant mesmerize it all !
ps/ to KORG san.. if you had given them standard
size keyboard, your sales on this item would have
more than doubled... sigh.
Yes , surely !!!
experiment away !
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