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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those VST could run with ma' ableton?
How to put them on, if You know?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When (or more likely IF) I'm getting a keyboard, I'll probably go with the Micron. Hard to explain, but it had more of 'it' than the MicroKorg.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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When (or more likely IF) I'm getting a keyboard, I'll probably go with the Micron. Hard to explain, but it had more of 'it' than the MicroKorg.


Microkorg has the seeexy vintage hip-hip looks, but yea.
I think the interface with all he buttons could be easier.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MicroKORG is a great synth for guitarists or people that are just stepping into the world of keys and synths. When it comes to flexibility, pretty much the only thing the MicroKORG has over the Micron is that you do have those controls right there. I've used the Korg for years and I love it.

However, the Micron has that sequencer, soooo... I remember being torn between the two of them way back when I got the Korg, and I sort of still am. They're different, the sounds are different, and their strengths lie in different areas, and they're both excellent.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

soo.. win the lottery and buy them both?

or just a:
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's monophonic. The KORG has a four note polyphony and I'm sure the Electron has an even higher polyphony. That's because they're used for fairly different things, and the sounds they produce would be quite distinct from each other.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an belief,that MicroKORG is really good at reproducing vintage synth sounds.

and the Alesis is more modern etc.. I dont know..havnt played neither of them,just watched too much videos.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, totally didn't expect this one to get bumped after linking to it in the other thread.

izodiak wrote:
I have an belief,that MicroKORG is really good at reproducing vintage synth sounds.

and the Alesis is more modern etc.. I dont know..havnt played neither of them,just watched too much videos.


Definitely not. One of my favorite sounds is the Mellotron flute dealy, and it can be copied quite well on the Micron.

I'm still extremely happy with the Micron and feel like I have barely even begun to dig into all of its features. The whole "depress encoder knob/press key" programming method on the Micron is actually quite nice once you've become acclimated to it.
The whole "lack of controls" issue with the Micron is quickly negated by the fact that all of the controls on the panel are assignable to control any parameter for each preset. To quote myself in an earlier post:

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You can assign the two sliders and three knobs to anything you'd like. Does the microKORG allow for that, or are the controls always bound to a controlling a particular parameter? (I'm not being a dick -- I genuinely don't know.)


I'm still not sure about that one.

There are actually a bunch of other great synths that have popped up in the sub-$500 range since I made this post as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

avj wrote:
Wow, totally didn't expect this one to get bumped after linking to it in the other thread.

izodiak wrote:
I have an belief,that MicroKORG is really good at reproducing vintage synth sounds.

and the Alesis is more modern etc.. I dont know..havnt played neither of them,just watched too much videos.


Definitely not. One of my favorite sounds is the Mellotron flute dealy, and it can be copied quite well on the Micron.

I'm still extremely happy with the Micron and feel like I have barely even begun to dig into all of its features. The whole "depress encoder knob/press key" programming method on the Micron is actually quite nice once you've become acclimated to it.
The whole "lack of controls" issue with the Micron is quickly negated by the fact that all of the controls on the panel are assignable to control any parameter for each preset. To quote myself in an earlier post:

avj wrote:
You can assign the two sliders and three knobs to anything you'd like. Does the microKORG allow for that, or are the controls always bound to a controlling a particular parameter? (I'm not being a dick -- I genuinely don't know.)


I'm still not sure about that one.

There are actually a bunch of other great synths that have popped up in the sub-$500 range since I made this post as well.


On the MicroKORG it is possible to affect almost every aspect of the sound in realtime, but it involves all sorts of turning of knobs and such. It's obviously not as easy as having all of the controls placed right in front of you, so in that respect, I'd say that despite the paltry extra controls on the front of the MicroKORG, it's pretty much on an equal footing with the Micron. And the Korg most definitely can manage modern sounds.

Again, the way I see it is this: Both are excellent keyboards. The Micron is ever-so-slightly more expensive, and I think that extra outlay is justified in spades by the inclusion of a sequencer.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its best to listen to them both & whichever sounds one is initially attracted to, that should be the one to get.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a friend who bought a micron and returned it a few days later. Didn't get the sound he wanted. Now he is back to his casio mt-240.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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its best to listen to them both & whichever sounds one is initially attracted to, that should be the one to get.


Yeah! Fuck some research.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BacchusPaul wrote:
less_cunning wrote:
its best to listen to them both & whichever sounds one is initially attracted to, that should be the one to get.


Yeah! Fuck some research.


LOL. comparative analysis not enough research for ya? either way. sound-wise i think its either/or.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

less_cunning wrote:
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its best to listen to them both & whichever sounds one is initially attracted to, that should be the one to get.


Yeah! Fuck some research.


LOL. comparative analysis not enough research for ya? either way. sound-wise i think its either/or.


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