Korg Microsampler Ms1 Sampling Effects KeyboardKorg Microsampler Ms1 Sampling Effects Keyboard

Discontinued rare sampling and sequencing keyboard by KorgComes in original box with packing, 6 AA batteries and goose-neck XLR mic (w/ new foam guard). Used. Some wear to the box, sampler is in excellent condition.SpecificationsKeyboard: 37 Natural-Touch mini-keys, velocity sensingSampling Specs:- Sampling Rates: 48 kHz, 24 kHz, 12 kHz, 6 kHz- Bank Structure: 36 Samples per Bank (160 Seconds max.)- Available Banks: 9 Total (8 User +1 ROM)- Sampling Time:- – 48 kHz: 160 seconds (mono) per bank; x 8 Banks = 21.33 minutes (max.)- – 24 kHz: 320 seconds (mono) per bank; x 8 Banks = 42.66 minutes (max.)- – 12 kHz: 640 seconds (mono) per bank; x 8 Banks = 85.33 minutes (max.)- – 6 kHz: 1280 seconds (mono) per bank; x 8 Banks = 170.66 minutes (max.)Polyphony:- 16 voicesSampling Modes:- One-Shot; Gate; Loop; Key Gate; Auto-Next- Resample in any modeKeyboard Modes:- Sampling Mode: 36 Sample Playback Keys + 1 Audio Input- Keyboard Mode: Single sample assigned chromatically across the keyboard Effects:- Structure: 1 Master FX- Effect Types: 21 (Compressor, Filter, 4-Band EQ, Distortion, Reverb, Delay, L/C/R Delay, Auto-Panning- Delay, Modulation Delay, Tape Echo, Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato, Phaser, Tremolo, Ring Modulation, Grain- Shifter, Pitch Shifter, Talking Modulator, Looper)Pattern Sequencer:- Patterns: 16 Patterns per bank; x 8 Banks- Note Count: 64,000 notes total; 16,000 per bank- Resolution: 480 ppq (parts per quarter note)Audio Connections:- Input: 1/4-inch Jack (rear); XLR Balanced (top); with Mic/Line switch; Level knob- Outputs: L/Mono, R; 1/4-inch unbalanced- Phones: 1/4-inch Stereo JackOther Connections:- MIDI: In, Out- USB: Type BDisplay:- Custom LCD; 37 LEDs above keysDimensions:- W x D x H: 20.31 x 9.37 x 2.56 in.- Weight: 4.19 lbsmicroSAMPLER Editor Librarian SoftwareOperating Requirements:- PC: Microsoft Windows XP (SP3 or later); Windows Vista (SP1 or later); USB port- MAC: OSX Version 10.4 or later; USB portPower Supply: 9V DC AC Adapter (Not Included) or 6 AA Alkaline batteries (Included) Features- Loop sampling for recording grooves and phrases, drum loops, etc.- One-Shot sampling for grabbing and triggering single events such as drums, etc.- Gate sampling for playing a sound musically across the keyboard- Auto-Next sampling for capturing phrases as multiple samples. For grabbing a groove as separate samples on individual keys, choose the AUTO NEXT mode and use Tap Tempo to match the BPM of the source material. The microSAMPLER will automatically divide the sample equally across multiple keys. Each key can be set to capture anything from a 64th note to a full two measures. This method lets you automatically perform the same type of sampling as KEY GATE.Key Gate sampling is best for grabbing multiple samples from the same source. With Key Gate, you can take multiple samples from the same source or phrase and assign them to different keys as you play them! The individual keys assign the sample and enable recording all at the same time. This intuitive method of sampling, editing, and mapping in a single step is fun, interactive and fast.In addition, there’s a resampling function that lets you play existing layered samples processed by an effect and played by the pattern sequencer – and capture it all as a new sample. You can even sample while playing, allowing the sampling process itself to become part of your expressive performance.Sample Anything; Anytime, AnywhereThe microSAMPLER can run on batteries, so you can perform on the go – or capture samples anywhere. 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 capture sounds with ease. The convenient caddies (located beside the mic jack) provide a cradle for your portable MP3/audio player when using it as a sample source. Truly, the world is yours to sample anytime and anyplace.Pattern PossibilitiesThe 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 notes) can be stored in each bank.The KAOSS Effect(s)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 effects can be applied to any sound while resampling, allowing the effects to be used over and over again for more sonic expression.Made to be PlayedThe microSAMPLER features the Natural Touch micro keyboard, offering greatly enhanced playability and expressive power. By adjusting the proportion of the black keys and white keys, they’ve made chords easier to finger, and the touch has been improved so that rapid phrases can be played more easily – and with less fatigue. The box-shaped keys project a sense of quality, and also allow smoother glides and smears. 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.USB-eautifulBy using the free editor/librarian software for the microSAMPLER, you can manage a gigantic sample library that’s all your own. You can back up sample and pattern sequence data to your computer via USB, or load samples and patterns back in just as easily. Importing and exporting of WAV/AIFF data on your computer is also supported. The possibilities are endless…