Reviews and Problems with Korg 37-key Mmt Analog Modeling Synthesizer/Vocoder - Korg R3
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This synth really packs a punch!
BENJAMIN MILER, amazon.com
5 March 2011
Summary: Some criticized the Korg R3 for the vocoder, but I didn't buy it just for the vocoder, any more than I bought the MicroKorg for the same reason. What I bought the R3 for is how much punch this synth has for such a small synth. It's a bit bigger than the MicroKorg, but still very lightweight and easy to carry around. Let me tell you that if you love electronica and techno you are bound to enjoy the R3. This thing is meant for that kind of music.
Summary: This is a professional keyboard, so if you want some great sounds at an affordable price, this could be perfect for you. Very transportable; incredible sounds; knobs that allow for adjusting sounds; multi-effects processor; vocoder. I could go on and on. This keyboard comes in very handy, and I've used it for rock, contemporary, R&B, worship, etc. You'll be impressed by the sound of this keyboard. It's small, but packs a huge punch.
Summary: The Korg R3 is great if you have a creative mind and patience. If your looking for a plug and play synth with unique presets, then not so much. Thing is you are able to create your own sounds, which I have done and had huge success with. The previous reviews knock the vocoder. If your buying this for the vocoder your most likely making lame music. I've used or rather misused the vocoder and have had some really strong successes.
Summary: I'm a big fan of Korg products. The Kaoss Pad 3, the ESX-1 and the EMX-1 are some of the best things I have ever purchased. This purchase, however, was a mistake. I decided to buy it after being blown away by an in-store demonstration of the microkorg xl. I decided to buy this, as opposed to that model, because I had read some really great things about it online. Boy, was I disappointed. The vocoder isn't particularly good for a start.
Summary: This is an amazing product from Korg. I learned about it on [@] podcast of great musical gadgets and this is by far the coolest. No matter the skill level of the musician this R3 is amazing and Korg did it again... created something every musician or would-be musician must have!
Pros: Comfortable Design, Great Features, Reliable Performance, Tons of fun
Summary: The fact that I can use this keyboard as a controller and a portable keyboard with awesome sounding programs made it a no-brainer purchase. The only disadvantage is that you have to use the audio outs to record the actual sounds to an audio track and the midi events will have to be captured on a separate track.
Pros: Comfortable Design, Great Features, Powerful, Reliable Performance
Not a perfect vocoder or board, but still very worthy
Scott Woods, amazon.com
16 February 2009
Summary: This is a strong board, if not a perfect vocoder or a perfect board. It tries to be good at both, and it is, but it's not the best at both. The weakness lies in the vocoder. If you're looking for what's on the radio now, you'll struggle to recreate it. It can be done (kind of), but you'd better be ready to fiddle. This isn't as out-of-the-box ready as gear/programs designed solely for that purpose.