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OK KORG Fanboys What KORG products do you own and how do you use them?
My first synths were a Juno-106 and an EX-800. I sold the EX to one of the other board members here. It was pretty cool for it's time, but the paraphonic filter always bugged me, and it seemed impossible to get timbers from it that DIDN'T sound like a square wave. The EX-800 and the SV-1 are the only Korg pieces I've ever owned.
On stage... very soon... none! :thu: I'm working a Muse Receptor into my onstage rig and hope to permanently say 'bye, bye' to any Korg gear onstage. I have a Triton Extreme that's been in the shop since Jan 3rd for a simple vol pot replacement(Korg stated 6-8 weeks for the part... probably closer to 6-8 months). I have a Micro X toy I plan on selling soon... in the past I've owned a DW8000, M1. N5, Triton, Triton LE and fo the last few months I skipped around a bit with an M3 but felt the investment wasn't worth it. I'm just not feeling Korg's product design, features, build quality or available soundsets in their current product offerings to make anything happen in present. So I'm replacing my Extreme on stage with a Receptor. It doesn't mean I'm done with Korg... maybe I'll check out Kronos in a year or two when the price comes down. Maybe I'll pick up a few future pieces for the home studio. But honestly the last 5-6 years has been pretty disappointing for live gear.
As much as I post about the OASYS (which I use for 95% of my current composition), my other hardware is non-Korg:
Access Yamaha Roland Ensoniq E-MU Alesis
From 1984 - 1999, Korg was a non-factor for me. (I was all Yamaha, Roland and E-MU) I perked up when they started putting high pass filters and MOSS options into their workstations. Anyway, I typically use the OASYS (and sometimes Virus TI plugged into it) and either use it to rip wave files to thumb drive, or capture audio to my editing programs (Premiere, Canopus). A lot of videos at my youtube page show it in use.
I have a Micro X and M3 61. I don't think that makes me a fanboy...
I use the M3 as my main controller. I also use the pianos, electric pianos, guitars, basses, and drums quite a bit, otherwise I mostly use software. I only fiddle around with the karma stuff when I want to waste a couple of hours goofing around.
------------------------------- Michael Jupiter-50, MOX6, TI Polar, Moog LP, Korg Micro X, JV-1080 27" iMac, DP 7.24, Omnisphere, Alchemy, many more... http://www.youtube.com/keybdwizrd