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Korg MS1 MicroSampler Reviews and Product Information
The Korg MS1 microSAMPLER is a cool little synth that allows creativity to come naturally. Includes fourteen-voice polyphony, reverse playback, time stretching and other useful features.

The Korg MS1 MicroSampler Main Features

  • Selectable sample rates of 48 kHz, 24 kHz, 12 kHz, and down to 6 kHz
  • Sampling at rates beyond CD clarity
  • Lo-Fi vintage vibe effect
  • 36 samples per bank
  • Recording time approx 160 seconds for monaural samples at a 48 kHz sampling rate
  • Sixteen patterns of sequence data
  • Eight storage banks in internal memory.
  • Keyboard mode for instant playability of samples.
  • Recessed controls, bright LEDs decent display
  • Easy to use, promotes creativity
  • Sound editing software included, you can also use your own DAW software.

  • Portable Audio Sampling

    Portable Sampling
    The microSAMPLER can run on batteries, so you can capture samples anywhere. Both line input and mic input are provided to allow a range of input sources including electronic musical instruments, CD, and voice. A gooseneck microphone is included and convenient caddies are located beside the mic jack, providing a cradle for your MP3/audio player when using it as a sample source.

    Getting Creative with the Sequencer
    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.

    Korg MS1 MicroSampler Effects Section Review

    Developed for Korg's KAOSS PAD series, the effect engine holds it's own, with twenty-one effects, including not only the usual delay and chorus selections, but also ring modulator and grain shifter, and a Looper effect that's easy to use. The effects can be applied to any sound while resampling, allowing the effects to be used over and over again for more sonic expression.

    "Bigger" Keys on the MicroSampler
    The proportion of the black keys and white keys has been increased, so chords are now easier to finger, and the touch has been improved so that rapid phrases can be played more easily and with less fatigue. The controllers are laid out on the front panel, and 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.

    USB Connectivity

    Using the free editor/librarian software for the microSAMPLER, you can manage a gigantic sample library. You can back up sample and pattern sequence data to your computer via USB, or load samples and patterns back in easily. Importing and exporting of WAV/AIFF data on your computer is also supported.

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