Korg M3 61
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Korg M3 61

M3 61, Workstation from Korg in the M3 series.

soundphase 11/26/2007

Korg M3 61 : soundphase's user review

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I use the M3 (rack only, without extension Radias). I have a XV5080 (Roland) and Motif-Rack (Yamaha).

I use all via Sonar XL. (Cakewalk)

CHARACTERISTICS:
Overall:
it is a "workstation" and not a synthtiseur is - that with a keyboard alone, of course you have a drum track, an automatic accompaniment trs complex of rpart one or more solos on the keyboard.

In dtail
- A little less than 128 voice polyphony. (126 or 120) on 16 "tracks," rpart of 16 midi channels
- Controller for PM: sliders, pads and touch screen (x / y). If you take the keyboard, you have two more switches on / off a joystick and a "ribbon". Sounds are prprogramms to use these controllers.
- It is capable of "sampler" (I have yet to begin on this)
- It possde a squenceur Intgr: Since Sonar, I extend mode "squenceur", which allows me to combine a track "Sonar" a "Prog" or "Combi". It can also copy a "combi" complte (16 tracks) 16 tracks on the way "squenceur" in order to address each channel indpendamment.
- 4x128 "Prog" (same as "patches"), Combis and 3x128 (same as "Performance") pre-programs (new progs / combis Radias appear with the map). The combis possdent a DrumTrack.

Effects:
- A 3-band per track qualiseur
- There are 5 insert effects (a wide choice trs), which can be chaining particulirement complex.
- These are 5 insert effects chainable in a second time in two parallle to global effects (equivalent to chorus / reverb usual, but you can put any effect), which chainent again, to an effect global (like compression, intgralement paramtrable)
- The sounds of drum kits, are associated individually (sound by sound) one of the five insert effects.
- A track can be associated with an insert effect (an effect that chain to the next and so on), or directly to one of two global effects a

KARMA
- Ahll KARMA.
- It allows
- Batteries (fill in Intgr)
- The arpges
- The effects of atmosphere (the little sounds that almost does not notice, but which are essential)
- To grow the basic sounds in the sounds of rptant Manir trs fast (eg marimba, vibraphone)
- There are over 2000 "patterns"-pr program.
- MIDI controllers can control the Karma, PForm patterns, or effects associated with patterns ... Exceptional.

Example:
Combi mode or squenceur is played on a midi channel (with a piano sound, channel 1 for example), and the canal is a chain of Karma, module A with the sounds associated with the channel 2 , and module B to channel 3. On channel 2, we put a battery module Karma, on channel 3, there is a module of Karma arpges violin (like the Berlin Philharmonic). Knowing that same module can possder scnes 4 or 8 (=> 4, or 8 DIFFERENT arpges, 4 or 8 batteries diffrent), accessible from pressing a key on the rack ...
We play a piano chord, and here we are with a philharmonic orchestra (timpani, drum rolls, and violins ...)

Outputs
- Analog L / R + 1 6 (vrifier)
- Numrique: S / P DIF optical only (too bad there is no coaxial)
- FW card option

APRS several months of use and crushing, I turn 10. WHAT STAND!

UTILIZATION

Given the possibility of bte, to master, it is complex. It takes several weeks. One gets done.

The printed manual is a little lightweight, it must look at the PDF "paramtres" which explains step by step, all the options

SOUNDS

- Batteries are exceptional prprogrammes
- Sounds are exceptional good (actually, it is perhaps a little better the cot of Motif XS)
- The effects are exceptionally well doss (distortions are not too heavy, rverbs are excellent, the wah-wah guitar sound real ...)
- The combis are magical, thanks to patterns of Karma (the strums of guitar, harp arpges discrete derrire the violins, arpges house / techno with Bass-Drums of discothque .. .)
- The sound is fine, although quilibrbr trs /> - MIDI controllers change the time, the sounds, but also the patterns of karma. Many dynamic

When I compare the ground-rack (not ES) and the XV-5080, I put roughly 10, even if we can always blame something (bagpipes, some steel guitars), when one truly seeks.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for two weeks of fairly intensive Manir.

I tried the Motif XS at the store (1 hour), but just how "Patch". It's difficult in this case to judge and compare objectively. The reason XS seemed too close to my Motif-Rack, and I did not find any equivalent in Karma on XS.

What I like most at the moment: prprogramms patterns of Karma, the ingnieurs Korg provided an exceptional job. I did not know before Karma.
What I miss: an S / P DIF coaxial.

QualitPrix Report: 9 / 10 (can not put 10, you can always find it too expensive)

I had no Korg before and I do not regret my choice.
APRS several months of use and crushing, I turn 10. WHAT STAND!