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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 22 reviews )
 15 reviews68 %
 5 reviews23 %
 2 reviews9 %
Audience: Beginners Value For Money : Excellent
mrjason10/31/2012

mrjason's review"let the fun begin"

Korg R3
The Korg R3 is a small and portable synthesizer that has a built in vocoder in it. It has a microphone input a front panel XLR input and a ¼ phone jack. There are also outputs for MIDI in out and thru, plus MONO right and left outputs and ¼ headphone outputs. There is also a place to put your foot switch or pedal. The Korg R3 runs by a CD adapter and only weighs 6 pounds. It is well built and very portable. For this keyboard to be so small, the keys feel very good and have nice response to them.

UTILIZATION

There are 2 oscillators plus a noise generator on the Korg R3. The first oscillator has 8 types of waves including pulse, triangle, sine, formant, noise, and a few others. The second oscillator has 4 types , saw tooth, square, sine and triangle.

SOUNDS

At first I could not decide which was better, the Access Virus Ti or the Korg R3. Too this day I still will say that the Access Virus Ti is better because I like the sounds more, but the Korg R3 is way more portable and has better feeling keys. It is also more user friendly than the Access Virus Ti.

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using the Korg R3 for 2 years and still use it a lot now. I do take this with me to other studios when we go there to record. I don’t even have a case for it I just put it in a extra bag that I have and it still has never broke or been damaged in any way. It is built like a tank and will last you a long time, not to mention give you some really great sounds to use in your music. Mess with the knobs and let the fun begin!
djama03/18/2014

djama's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I love it"

Korg R3
is a VA technical side has already been described.

UTILIZATION

editing is simple. 4 assignable encoders are practical, like the provided editing software which is very good, very clear.
In the end, I'd rather tweak the app directly on the synth. I find well-made menus, logical.

SOUNDS

Sounds like very much, but after it's personal. I is not cheap or thin. I can leave the big as subtle. The vocoder is convenient. The sequencer and arpeggiator are relatively simple but effective, easy to use and so handy.
Besides my other synths it fun.

OVERALL OPINION

it's been a while since I have. At the beginning I was programming fairly or so for emulating vintage sounds pretty basic, it is pretty well I think.
Then recently I started to program more complex and there is a world that offers me a lot of power in a very compact format, the 6 patches are super practical, the effects are effective . In short I really nothing to complain about. I guess it could be more robust (never had a problem even in the toting by repeating), but at this price you can not have everything.
I do not regret this purchase and would definitely recommend.
DEEJAY MY'Z11/14/2013

DEEJAY MY'Z's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A SMALL BOMB VINTAGE ELECTRO"

Korg R3
The Korg R3 Synthesizer is a small format that contains the synthesis engine of Radias more light of course but sending heavy.
To make a quick tour of the main characteristics, it has a keyboard 37 semi-weighted keys, Mono / Stereo XLR outputs, 2 outputs Peal / Switch, MIDI IN / OUT, a mic and line input, USB port and headphone jack. To this we add the vocoder, an arpeggiator and 4 knobs. For more specifications, many forms are available on the site.

R3 to look pretty good right out of the space with her dress drink its red and green LEDs, a mid Alien electro mid vintage, very compact and lightweight and therefore to carry around.

UTILIZATION

The grip is almost imediate, even for a rookie synthesis with very good ergonomics. The manual is available in PDF in French, quite useful for further utlisation arpeggiator and sound editor. Like for us to talk about the editions of sounds is made easy thanks to the 4 knobs, we regret two more for even more settings, slim size requires. You can always rabatre on KORG sound editing software for PC / MAC, again easy.

First closing ... it is easy to access, it is also one of the most fun synth that I had the chance to test and have.

SOUNDS

For general soundscape of R3, there is a lot to say and well. First the quality is bluffing and sounds are deep and striking it brief severe heat transmission and yet I have a lot of personal bikes and test a lot of stuff that gives immediately want to Register and grind.
The sound levels was this mix of Vintage (RHODES, BASS, PIANO ELEC) and electro (PADS, LEADS, MOTIONS, SE ...) really delicious ... and all this combined with the arpeggiator .. . brief even with 128 presets ... there you need where you need ... it's really usable and compos oriented JAZZ, SOUL, RNB, HIPHOP, HOUSE, TECHNO is really a plus and that ages beautifully.
My only disappointment is the abscence of acoustic piano ... I would have liked to hear this synthesis engine that I had a Korg Trinity and M50, I never found the fabulous acoustic pianos Korg compared to Yamaha for example ... but it would have been interesting.

Second closing ... Sounds scour and gives some personality to R3, also made famous by a certain Ryan Leslie! Please!

OVERALL OPINION

In the final R3 is the right way to give color and warmth and a little bit of nitro to your compositions without spending hours and hours with 45 knob to grind. This is great for someone who starts as easy to use, ideal to complement another keyboard or Workstation. I realize that this is a technical feat to have succeeded in giving a little Radias format and compact budget. I sold that to a disappointing Korg M50 récement, I realize that today's manufacturers do not offer this kind of quality product at such a price ... to blame the crisis! In any case it is an excellent value for money and I am convinced that the personality of the R3 concept and surely will return in a few spent decades in the pantheon of vintage synth ... A SMALL BOMB PUT BETWEEN ALL HANDS!
citron6908/08/2013

citron69's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A nice toy not very professional."

Korg R3
Synthesis level.

This is a synth "analog modeling", it is multisynthesis and has a good vocoder. The synthetic possibilities are very friendly. The vocoder sounds good. on the other hand, there are no buttons "freeze" (to maintain a "aaaaaah" without having to shout loudly). As said elsewhere, it is limited polyphony Monophonic (or "bi timbral"). There is no digital output and analog output are not up especially in terms of shield (plastic case ...). So pay attention to its electromagnetic environment (computer stuff).

At the hardware level ... I'm sorry, but it's too "Mattel toy" for my taste.

Ah yes, the gooseneck microphone is unusable when you type on the keyboard it captures all the vibrations. A greenhouse micro head would be more suitable!

UTILIZATION

Usage is fairly simple and editing software supplied are more than correct.

SOUNDS

Not too bad for a Korg digital synth. The sounds are pretty good anti-aliased.

OVERALL OPINION

Sorry to say, it is a good synth in terms of synthesis, but in hardware ... Bontempi was even better.
nicodebxl12/28/2012

nicodebxl's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" perfect"

Korg R3
As said earlier ;)

UTILIZATION

The use is a little hard at first, but thanks to the comprehensive manual is easy to use after all the functions!
Must touch everything to discover the infinite possibilities of the device.

SOUNDS

Sounds are endless!
It is possible to create, etc ... full of sound! It is very aiséde play.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for some of the sudden I have not finished reading the manual ;)

I have a casio synth!

I love the endless possibilities! I do not like the weight ...

Very good quality / price ratio even if I bought occas.
Kazy1503/04/2012

Kazy15's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good first synth"

Korg R3
Well-known features, unnecessary to repeat them. We bitterly regret the keyboard and the plastic coating not sexy which gives it a bit like a game playschool (exaggerating a bit eh).

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use and well thought out. You navigate easily to a sound bank to another, from one setting to another, etc.. I started with this synthesizer here and it's very good to begin with.
The program pc / mac comes with is also very convenient, I am using him more than to program. Its interface is very clear and everything you could need, including the arpeggiator, effects, and the sequencer.
On the arpeggiator, I only regret that we have no more than 8 notes. But it's still usable of course, I do a bit of fuss there ...

SOUNDS

The R3 may be a bit of everything. As has been said, it is able to do bass and leads pêchus well. The keypads can also be very nice. I find however less efficient for tablecloths.
This synth is suitable for a lot of types of music, personally I am in the electro / new wave with a touch of industrial.
Some effects are good bills.
The factory sounds frankly do not shine on the other hand, they do not really pack me anyway even if not everything is disposable. And then you can always serve as the basis for another sound.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 years / 3 and a half years.
I had tried before any synthesizer, it was my first, its price / quality ratio had attracted me.
With experience, I would opt instead for a MS2000, classier-sounding but relatively equivalent.
Note that I had a problem after two years: one audio output not working ...
chguigoz5910/18/2011

chguigoz59's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Korg R3
I will not repeat his well-known feature.
Synth aesthetics rather successful but fairly light plastic.

UTILIZATION

Super simple and very easy to use. The editor of PC is very well made and practical utiliser.Les knob indicates small green LED and the initial setting the parameter value does not change until the button has not returned to its original position, ç ' is really well done!
At connection, I was happy to have a USB port, it avoids to occupy the midi interface connected to the PC and have only one cable.

SOUNDS

There are pros and cons:
The R3 is not really able to properly emulate real analog (as opposed to an Alesis Micron). The filter is only average and sounds very digital and without heat, and this, especially in the acute and growing resonance. But it has personality and he's a very clean. The waveforms are beyond the capabilities of a traditional analog and yield sounds quite unique. The sequencer modulation is very effective and easy to implement, and routed to a training example, we can make a sound that speaks: "Oye ouoaaahhéé oyo" is very funny and creative.
It is really great for tablecloths and sounds quite "ethereal". The effects are particularly successful, I have a weakness for the tape echo that is really good and close to an echo bandes.Le vocoder is very successful.
For me, this is not a "real" VA but there is a very good synth different, and that's what counts.

OVERALL OPINION

I recently purchased and I still have to discover. Every time I turn it on, I'm having with it.
I also have a micron to the different personality of R3 and is complementary because the two machines do not sound at all in the same way.

The value for money is good but I got it secondhand in mint condition.
Compared to the micron, it is still much more expensive for a comparable overall quality.
07/16/2011

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Royal"

Korg R3
Everything has been said.

UTILIZATION

Editing sounds is a real pleasure we get easily out a unique sound and new styles of whatever musiques.Le manual is in French and is very clear we do not get lost.

SOUNDS

There are lots of funky sounds and electro dance, I love the simplicity of réglages.En little time we get to have good resultats.Pour the studio or live on ca is at ease is happiness. I love the sounds of funk bass and techno, I also like the electric piano sounds and the nappes.Et there is nothing I hate.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a few months I lay coupled with EMX1 and I'm glad this purchase and I do not regret it and I know I did i not yet fully exploited but every time I turn I discovers new horizons.Ce I like most is the sound, touch and not to mention his size vocodeur.Et I even buy the aluminum flycase to tell you ... I almost buy the Miniak or juno but fortunately I réfléchi.Très good value for money.
Jeffdigit03/05/2011

Jeffdigit's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Super supplement"

Korg R3
Small, light, provided editing software, USB cable not included, no digital output SPDIF.


UTILIZATION

Super easy to use.
The keyboard is light but pleasant to use.
The keyboard is small but the octave shift keys are there with a change of color to indicate the octave. In fact I realize that I do not play the same on a piano. This keyboard makes it more suitable than a larger keyboard to record movies with the change octave. The number of buttons is perfect for me.
The editing of sound from the synth is possible to troubleshoot the app is still more convenient. It is possible to assign her 5 favorite controllers to 5 pots, which already offers a lot of modulation ability live.
The arpeggiator is very convenient and you can really do swing as you want.
I put "perfect" if the pots were more accurate, but not very bothersome.

SOUNDS

The sounds are pretty amazing compared to size of the synth. It is expected to really do it when you see it.
It is possible to obtain a wide variety of sounds. In addition they can be modeled using the step sequencer, which can delay further the limits of the machine. Rare are the synth in this class to offer this feature.
KORG's website it is possible to recover the banks mikrokorg, the MS2000B MS2000 & some sounds Radias. They are all very good.
This adds to the analog synth I expected. It is the ideal example of a pattern produces sound purer and more realistic. It is also the perfect complement Electribe.
The sounds really are and the enveloping presence. It sounds great I find if I compare to my Motif ES which has filters on top.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had it one month now. He became the perfect complement to my Motif ES and a Electribe MX.
I tried a Gaia, a Venom and R3 and finally I chose the R3.
In terms of price it is positioned properly, although I would have preferred to find opportunity in my region.
lucasrapaport02/10/2011

lucasrapaport's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect!"

Korg R3
Superb synth, very comfortable to the touch, with a microphone included for the vocoder, and works great!
4 buttons to tweak the sounds (which each contain full effect), 128 tones of leads, basses, keyboards ...
Lots of ports: midi in / out, USB, audio in / out, headphone jack adapter and sectoral.
Comes with software to make settings from a computer.
(Details of the features are already known).

UTILIZATION

Very simple when you know a little machine, but the only flaw is that the instructions are quite complicated for beginners.
Otherwise, for editing the sounds, everything is very simple just turn the edit buttons in real time (while you press a key).

SOUNDS

For those who want to sound hip hop / rap (like me) or techno, trance, house, electro ...
THIS MACHINE IS FOR YOU!
That sounds synth heavy!
I love that, after those who do not like when it sounds digital, do not take this synth.
With a very efficient mode arpeggiator!

OVERALL OPINION

Just perfect for my taste.
Sounds heavy, single edition, top vocoder, arpeggiator very useful and can be created by computer ...
Nothing to say (except maybe a little difficulty reading the manual).