I acquired this keyboard because I needed to take a progress in my career as a keyboard player and compositor... Before playing the N364, I had an old Roland E-16 (not even a synthetizer). I bought it in a famous street in Capital Federal, Argentina, where all the marks and models are shown: Talcahuano. I really get crazy when I get there and it's a pleasure to look around the uncountable number of shops. I paid U$S1500 in year 2000, now it's U$S1000...
When I first played I realized that it was very easy to use, in fact, it has 47 buttons, two "sliders" to increase/decrease the values and a very visible LCD display. This synthetizer has an unique touch as well as aftertouch. N364 finished my search: I needed a 16 cannel Sequencer, a piano, an intelligent synthetizer, a general midi keyboard, a big number of sounds, and an absolutely facility to move it anywhere.
At the left of the synth lies an incredible joystick. You can use it to control effects moving the joystick down, up, left or right as well as blending the notes...
This unit counts with 47 different effects and a very useful RPPR mode that you can use to make solo performances without being worried about the riffs... This RPPR is an utility in which you asign sequenced patterns to different pitches and with one touch you obtain a looped riff.
The 3 1/2 disquette deck is a big weapon to manipulate midis and sounds between your computer and the synth. And midi in/out/thru are hard guns too!
The setup menues are very accesible from the button keyboard.
When you know exactly what it can do, you will probably make original, amazing sounds!!
First of all, the Trinity model make N364 lose because it was also made in 1995 and if you were about to buy a keyboard you would probably wait 2 months to buy the Trinity. Another thing was that the prices were similar and you would earn U$S 500 and buy it... The company could have think more about that!!
If I had to remake the N364 I would add a value wheel and would take off the value slider which is very imprecisious!!
In spite of getting incredible sounds, it's very difficult to make one from the first step, choosing the "multisound" (internal sounds): the initials in the LCD display are not always clear and sometimes you will increase or decrease a value and get no change. You will always have to read the manual before making a sound...
If you had to make a live performance it would be very difficult to remember where a sounds was... and putting the sounds one after one will make a trouble of internal sounds and you may repeat some of the suonds twice or many times...
Well, i said that it was easy to carry and it is not a big or heavy synthetizer... I have to say that it is an incredible strong Korg (I made it fall one time)
N364 have the same weight at both sides... and it is a very confiable unit!!
If I had to chose again I would probably buy a Korg N364 as my first synthetizer, because it is easy to use, has a good touch and an accesible price!!
It's been ending for 7 years I have this little machine!!
For technical doc will see the Korg website was easy info!
I use it for my leisure!
When connate well KORG synths are easily apprhende N364 (which looks strangely at X3! )
The sound is classic edition!
And the manual is quite big, it has all the details you want but there is no need to read the beginners, it is easy to use a synth
The sounds are everything right!!
Even when it lacks a bit of warmth in the sounds of pianos, they are dj trs well, but hey you still looking for the sound of a real piano! The touch is trs good too!
The effects are nice!
It's been 7 years so I use it!
The report is qualitprix is correct (the era I'd pay 9000Frs) as it is when even a keyboard pro!
I recommend anyone who wants to invest in the world of synth!
With exprience, so I would do the same choice now but hey there is the Trinity and especially the Triton that are really powerful trs!
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hommestudiste's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Technical specifications: see doc
It's a workstation, the interest is to the one used (without computer).
Thousands of sounds, a good MIDI sequencer, interesting effects, a mode pattern IDAL to live.
Input / output Midi between pedals etc ...
Use a little complex at first, but it just quickly ...
I love the pattern mode that allows me to play with prprogrammes loops for the drums and bass for example.
The manual is trs complete silence.
The touch is very well for organ and electric piano (Rhodes, Wurlitzer) by IDAL not against the acoustic piano (no ballast.
The pitch and modulation joystick, and very practical.
However, I AIM a larger screen for ease of shipping mode sequencer.
It feels a little the weight of years ...
But it is all perfectly fine (much better than most of Casio and Yamaha arranger).
The interest is mainly the diversity and mode allows user to combine the sounds and lead sounds interresting to see mind-blowing!
I use it for 7 years, I am fully satisfied.
I love the pattern mode that allows me to assign each key pattern dclencher noon to live.
The sequencer is not very practical for ca nothing like a computer ...
The sounds are numerous and trs Varis (about 1000), the combi mode allows CRER its own sons.Deplus is little to add to it a midi sound module or virtual instrument control computer.
In short, these one synth used independently or as part of a studio.
I refer this choice without hsiter and I am a hard spare.