Summary: Besides DJing I do music production (commercial ala "Guetta" and "Swedish House Mafia"), now with Reason 6! Honestly, I did not really "need" it a sampler, but for this price point I just wanted to give it a try to "play around"... and it turned out to be - EASY I hate reading manuals, but 1) this device is very easy structured 2) it has a very thin yet descriptive manual 3) there are plenty of Youtube videos for getting up to speed... - POWERFUL 1.
Summary: This is my first hardware sampler and so I am still learning the ropes. Right now I just cut up samples on my laptop and load them on this thing via the software. I just wanted something to trigger samples live - this works perfect for that. I was hoping there would be a usable workstation element to it as well, but it falls short there (at least for how I put together tracks). For what I paid for this unit, though, I have no complaints.
Summary: This sampler is the music tool I have been waiting for. finally a keyboard style sampler that you can bring anywhere and capture anything, no matter what style music you are into its a great tool for composing exactly what you want, I havent used it in a live situation yet, but it has been a great tool in my studio. Can't beat the price either.
Summary: Here's an early review, because nothing else is here yet - My opinion may change over time, using it in shows, but I have a good feeling about it! I'm a big fan and constant user of KORG's Electribe series, Kaoss Pads, and DS 10 Nintendo cart, So was very interested to discover this new machine - The surprise is that some of the controls are fairly different than any of those! So be prepared to learn new techniques.
Excerpt: It's pretty weird of Korg to create such a device in these times when everything is done with a computer. In the end, this is what anyone may be wondering with this Microsampler ─ the umpteenth version of the very lucrative Micro series of the Japanese brand.
Excerpt: This is a piece of hardware i am glad to add to my studio setup. There are many reviews out there that don't explain this instrument with much detail or knowledge, i was scared to purchase this. After i did purchase it and played around with it i will never regret getting this. To me it feels like a instrument that will be a legendary one. The reason i think this is so great is it really is like a swiss army knife of samplers.
Excerpt: ok ok UTILIZATION SOUNDS OVERALL OPINION ok I find the concept interesting, we regret the internal memory a bit short, besides that here is a very small sample pleasant to use, very simple and intuitive enough to call or put an idea into a flat time at all, nice portability with batteries that last about 3hrs 30 in heavy use, a nice face and a lightness hallucinatory effects are good quality.
Summary: ..As noted by the above reviewer: "Beware though that - as the pitch changes - so does the length of the sample, unless you edit it elsewhere and then sample to each key individually. If you are wanting to sample something like a lead patch from a synth across the keys it is advisable to sample each note individually or at least every few semitones.