The compact and powerful Korg "micro" series is now joined
by an incredibly fun-to-use performance sampler.
Announcing the Korg microSAMPLER, a keyboard sampler that
lets you enjoy easy-to-use full-featured sampling, a loop
sequencer, and internal effects – all with an intuitive
interface that's designed for realtime performance. Our
unique sampling method allows you to record, edit and map
as you sample – directly from the keyboard.
The compact and powerful Korg "micro" series is now joined by an incredibly fun-to-use performance sampler. Announcing the Korg microSAMPLER, a keyboard sampler that lets you enjoy easy-to-use full-featured sampling, a loop sequencer, and internal effects – all with an intuitive interface that's designed for realtime performance. Our
unique sampling method allows you to record, edit and map as you sample – directly from the keyboard.
A Keyboard Sampler That Was Made To Be Played
Sample anytime, anywhere, anything
The microSAMPLER is designed for performance. In addition to triggering samples as on a conventional pad-type sampler, you can also play the samples at different pitches in a musical fashion, and even resample the result. The controllers you need for an exciting performance are laid out on the panel for intuitive operation. The status of the samples assigned to each key (and the item being edited) is indicated by the lit state of the LEDs running along the top of the keyboard, ensuring excellent visibility even on stage.
Both line input and mic input are provided to allow a broad range of input sources including electronic musical instruments, CD, and voice. A gooseneck microphone is included so you can sample on the go. To make it easy to sample from your portable audio player, a convenient caddy is located beside the mic jack. The microSAMPLER can run on batteries, so you can perform on the go – or capture samples anywhere. In addition, there's a resampling function that lets you play existing layered samples processed by an effect and played by the loop sequencer – and capture it all as a new sample. Since you can even sample while playing, the sampling process itself can become part of your expressive performance.
Five Sampling Methods To Suit Every Need
When sampling, you can select ONE SHOT, GATE, or LOOP methods; this greatly enhances the realtime character of your performance. In addition, you can use two completely new sampling methods "KEY GATE" and "AUTO NEXT" to sample more efficiently and creatively than ever.
ONE SHOT sampling for single hits
GATE sampling for keyboard performance
LOOP sampling for recording grooves and phrases
KEY GATE sampling is best for grabbing multiple samples from the same source
AUTO NEXT sampling for automatically capturing phrases as multiple samples
A Full-Fledged Sampling System
Expand your creative potential
The microSAMPLER hosts a solid complement of top-end sampling features such as sixteen-voice polyphony, reverse playback, editing operations such as Normalize and Truncate, and a Time Stretch feature that lets you change the tempo without affecting the pitch. Selectable sample rates of 48 kHz, 24 kHz, 12 kHz down to 6 kHz let you sample at rates beyond CD clarity or add in that Lo-Fi vintage vibe. And yet the microSAMPLER is also designed to be easy to operate. Each bank contains 36 samples (a maximum of approximately 160 seconds of recording time for monaural samples at a 48 kHz sampling rate) and sixteen patterns of sequence data; the microSAMPLER lets you store eight such banks in internal memory.
Pattern sequencer with cool performance possibilities
The pattern sequencer uses an overdub operating style that lets you continually layer your performances. You can switch between patterns during playback for seamless performances. Up to sixteen patterns (16,000 notes per pattern or a maximum 64,000) can be stored in each bank.
Twenty-one effect algorithms produce powerful sonic transformations
Developed for Korg's KAOSS PAD series, the effect engine serves up a great selection of effects – so important when editing samples. The twenty-one effects include not only traditional delay and chorus, but also ring modulator and grain shifter, and even a Looper that's derived from the Loop Recording feature of the KAOSSILATOR Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer.
The new "natural touch mini keyboard," compact yet easy to play
The microSAMPLER features our new the natural touch mini keyboard, offering greatly enhanced playability and expressive power. By adjusting the proportion of the black keys and white keys, we've made chords easier to finger, and the touch has been improved so that rapid phrases can be played more easily. The box-shaped keys project a sense of quality, and also allow smoother glissandi.
USB port and Editor/Librarian software and for computer-based data management
By using editor/librarian software for the microSAMPLER, you can manage a gigantic sample library that's all your own. You can back up sample data to your computer via USB, load samples into the microSAMPLER, and back up the sequence data. Importing and exporting of WAV/AIFF data on your computer is also supported.
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