Korg microX

Korg microX
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Number of Keys: 25
Key Weight: Synth
Key Size: Full
Touch Sensitive:


Number of Voices: 640
Polyphony: 62
Sound Generation: KORG
Piano Sounds:
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Sounds Editable:

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Tablet Connectivity:


Power Supply:


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Sustain Pedal:
Soft Pedal:
Expression Pedal:

Release Info

Year: 2010
RRP: Unknown


Meet the microX! A compact and portable music synthesizer that delivers plenty of sonic power, advanced control and up-to-date integration with computer-based music systems! It will always be true that the most important thing for a music creator is to have great sounds that are inspiring and help realize your ideas. The Korg microX music synthesizer is packed with a full complement of wonderful sounds generated by the acclaimed HI synthesis system featured on the world-famous TRITON series. Designed to fit into today's computer-based home and on-the-go studio, the microX mobile synthesizer is the perfect complement for any musical genre, production style or performance scene. High-quality sounds delivered by the HI synthesis system used on the world-famous TRITON series. 640 programs based on a new 64MB ROM, covering a wide range of styles. Combination mode allows up to eight programs to be freely combined to create complex sounds. 384 preloaded combinations are provided. Up to four high-quality effects can be used simultaneously, with effect types that cover a broad range from sound-field simulation to creative transformations. Four-channel audio output allows for sophisticated sound-creating and mixing techniques such as using external effect processors and surround applications. Multi Sets provide easy setup and instant recall of 16-part multi-timbral groupings for use with your external DAW software. Powerful dual polyphonic arpeggiators provide a wide range of possibilities, ranging from realistic phrases to distinctive flourishes. External control setups can be used to control your DAW software, soft synths and other devices. USB connector allows direct MIDI connection to your computer. Editor and Editor Plug-in software are included for seamless editing of microX sounds from within your DAW software. Packed with hundreds of great sounds The Korg microX's sound generator is the same HI synthesis system used by the TRITON series. In addition to Korg music synth classics, many new PCM waveforms created specifically for the microX have been provided, with a special emphasis on cutting edge synth and dance sounds, as well as unique ethnic timbres. Effects are an important part of your sound, and the microX lets you use up to four of them simultaneously; one insert effect, two master effects, and one master EQ. You can choose from 89 different types of effects, with realtime modulation and tempo-based control of many of them. Taking full advantage of this rich array of synthesis power, there are 640 Programs created by Korg's renowned team of sound designers, covering all musical styles including dance, electronica as well as some more traditional needs. In addition, you can combine up to eight of these programs into a Combination to create even richer and more complex tones, with 384 Combinations preloaded. A Music synth with easy operation No matter how many sounds an instrument may boast, it can't claim to be "easy" unless you can quickly find the sound you need. The Korg microX's sound search functionality is based on the category select function acclaimed on Korg's music workstation series, with a dedicated Category button to access this handy aid. The microX is further enhanced with direct access to the most popular categories such as synth, keyboard, bass, and drums from front panel buttons, making selecting the desired category even more intuitive. This music synth also an Audition button that automatically plays an appropriate demo phrase for each sound you select, making it easy to get a quick idea of how to use that sound effectively. The microX also has an innovative ClickPoint cursor for fast navigation and a large dial for value changes, making operation a simple and intuitively obvious process of "select and set". Superb control capabilities Don't let its small size fool you - not only is the microX music synthesizer a great sounding small synth that fits well into desktop studios and "on-the-go" music making, it also makes a perfect expander sound module thanks to the voicing care that covers the full range possible from larger keyboards and controllers. In addition, the microX plays another role as a superb controller. The 25-note velocity-sensitive keyboard is ideal when space is at a premium, and the joystick can control multiple parameters simultaneously in all four directions. Besides being used to tweak and modulate the internal sounds, effects and arp parameters, the four knobs on the panel can be used via the External Control function to control up to twelve parameters on your computer DAW software, soft synths or a hardware sound/effects module. Sixty-four external control templates are provided for popular software synthesizers and DAW programs, so you can start using this function right away. Editor software for easily editing the microX 's sounds from your computer is also provided. You can use the editor as a stand-alone program, or as a plug-in within your DAW software, providing seamless linkage of all microX operations with your DAW. Dual polyphonic arpeggiators make music creation more fun than ever before! The microX's dual polyphonic arpeggiators provide a great shortcut to even more creative musical enjoyment. In addition to five basic arpeggio patterns, the microX music synthesizer provides 251 different phrases, covering everything from simple patterns to complex polyphonic phrases and drum grooves. You can also create your own original patterns and store them in any of the internal memory locations. Individual outputs for professional setups In addition to the usual two-channel output, the microX provides two individual outputs that you can use to output specific parts independently. This is convenient when you want to send separate signals to external recording devices, or if you want to try out different playback setups for new acoustic adventures. Small is good! The microX music synthesizer packs a broad range of sounds and functionality into a compact package. It will easily fit into your production environment, and gives you plenty of freedom in setting up your performance system. For convenient transportation and storage, the microX comes standard with a plastic carrying case. TONE GENERATOR: HI (Hyper Integrated) sound engine 48 kHz sampling frequency 64 MB PCM ROM 642 multisamples + 929 drumsamples KEYBOARD: 25-key, velocity sensitive POLYPHONY: 62 voices, 62 oscillators (in single mode) 31 voices, 62 oscillators (in double mode) EFFECT SECTION: Stereo digital multi-effect system – all can be used simultaneously 2 Master Effects (mono in, stereo out) 1 Insert Effect (stereo in/out) Master EQ (3-band stereo) NUMBER OF EFFECT TYPES: 89 (available for Insert effect and Master effects) PROGRAMS, COMBINATIONS, MULTI-SETS, DRUMKITS: 640 user Programs (640 preloaded) 384 user Combinations (384 preloaded) 128 user Multi-sets (16 preloaded) 40 user Dumkits (30 preloaded) GM sound map compatible - 128 programs + 9 GM2 drum kits (ROM) DUAL POLYPHONIC ARPEGGIATOR: Two arpeggiators, useable simultaneously in Combination and Multi Modes, one arpeggiator can be used in Program Mode 5 presets, 251 user arpeggio patterns (251 preloaded) CONTROLLERS: Joystick octave up/down switch REALTIME CONTROL knobs 1~4 Audition key Category key EXTERNAL CONTROL: 64 sets (12 controls can be assigned in a set) DISPLAY: 240 x 64 dots LCD with backlight, graphical user interface OUTPUTS: MAIN-L/MONO, R INDIVIDUAL-1, 2 Headphones CONTROL INPUTS: Damper (half-pedaling supported) Assignable switch/pedal MIDI: In, Out USB: Type B (transmits MIDI only) POWER SUPPLY: DC 12 V CURRENT CONSUMPTION: 10 W DIMENSIONS: 23.86” (W) x 8.90” (D) x 3.15” (H) 606 (W) x 226 (D) x 80 (H) mm WEIGHT: 5.29 lbs. / 2.4 kg INCLUDED ITEMS: AC adapter, USB cable, CD-ROM (microX Editor, microX Plug-In Editor, KORG USB-MIDI Driver) WINDOWS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS TO CONNECT VIA USB: SUPPORTED OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional/x64 Edition/Vista Please use the latest Korg USB/MIDI driver. 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, Intel/Mac SUPPORTED COMPUTER: Macintosh with USB port and the ability to run supported OS. *Please use the latest Korg USB/MIDI driver. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS OF KORG USB-MIDI DRIVER (WIN): SUPPORTED OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional/x64 Edition/Vista SUPPORTED COMPUTER: Computers with USB port and ability to run supported OS *Driver software for Windows XP x64 Edition is beta-version. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS OF KORG USB-MIDI DRIVER (MAC): SUPPORTED OS: Mac OS X 10.3 or later, Intel/Mac SUPPORTED COMPUTER: Apple Macintosh with USB port and ability to run supported OS SYS. REQ. FOR MICROX EDITOR/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 Operates as stand-alone or VST/RTAS plug-in. SUPPORTED OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional Edition Service Pack 1 or later. The Plugin Editor is not Vista compliant yet. After a Vista compliant version of the host application is released, we will perform an operational check. SYS. REQ. FOR MICROX EDITOR/PLUG-IN EDITOR (MAC): CPU: Apple G4/400 MHz or faster MEMORY: 256 MB or larger OPTIONS: XVP-10 EXP/VOL Pedal EXP-2 Foot Controller DS-1H Damper Pedal


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