Korg microSAMPLER
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Korg microSAMPLER

microSAMPLER, Sampler from Korg in the micro series.

Maxidingue 03/16/2011

Korg microSAMPLER : Maxidingue's user review

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Connections are all right: 2 Jack outputs, 2 audio Inputs, USB, MIDI
The memory is indeed short, but you learn to make short loops over time and it's not bad.
Interesting effects, not many controls, but it has the basics.

The utility under Mac is EXCELLENT

USE

Short learning curve.
Excellent manual, as usual with KORG.
Easy editing.
The included editor is really handy, drag-and-drop samples, you can do transfers bank per bank or the bulk of the memory.

SOUND

It's not really high-end, but it's all right.
If you are expecting apogee converters for less than 300 euros, you are in the wrong place.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for a little over a month and I think I master about 80% of its functions already.
I've had very similar samplers, the MPC500 and Roland SP505. To be honest, this one is the most practical and user-friendly. I don't do live gigs, but I think it must be great for that. You load your bank at home and you are ready to go on stage.
The same goes for people who make ambiance shows.
It's an EXCELLENT value for money now. I say now because Korg decreased the price of the microsampler after several months and you can find it new for less than 300 euros. For that money it's more than all right.
I don't regret my purchase in any way.