Saturday, January 20, 2007

NAMM 2007: Korg R3

The microKorg has been an extremely popular synth for a lot of livePA artists. For NAMM, Korg has announced the microKorg's successor with the R3, which features full sized keys this time around as well as much cleaner interface.

Here is a little info from Korg's website

2 oscillators + noise generator
Oscillator 1
Wave: 8 types (Sawtooth, Pulse, Triangle, Sine, Formant, Noise, DWGS, Audio In), Modulation: Waveform, Cross, Unison, VPM
Oscillator 2
4 types (Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, Sine), Modulation: Ring, Sync, Ring+Sync
12 types: Drive, Decimator, HardClip, OctSaw, MultiTri, MultiSin, SubOSCSaw, SubOSCSqu, SubOSCTri, SubOSCSin, Pickup, LevelBoost
Multimode Resonant Filters
Filter 1: -24 dB/oct LPF ~ -12 dB/oct LPF ~ -12 dB/oct BPF ~ -12 dB/oct HPF ~ Thru, Filter 2: LPF, HPF, BPF, COMB
EG x 3, LFO x 2
16 channel vocoder, adjustable level and pan for each channel, Formant Shift function, Formant Motion function, Formant Hold function
Timbre: 2 band EQ, Insert effect (per timbre), Program: Master effect
Six types: UP, DOWN, ALT1/2, Random, Trigger, Individual step on/off function
128 programs (16 banks x 8 programs), 16 formant motion data sets (7.5 second x 16)

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