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Korg announces MicroStation Keyboard

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Korg has announced a new compact musical keyboard called the MicroStation. It’s a micro multi-tool keyboard with a small price and a considerable feature set. It has hundreds of sounds, numerous effects, dual arpeggiators and 16 tracks of MIDI recording power. This mini keyboard with 61 keys is perfect for beginners, guitar players looking for drum tracks, and many more.

Korg is really aiming the MicroStation at beginners as the ideal first keyboard. The MicroStation has easily accessible loop recording and visual grid sequencing to get your feet wet with any type of music production. The keys have even been adjusted so that chords are more comfortable to play, despite their smaller than normal size. There are several hundred sounds to work with—including a variety of drum kits, keyboards, synths, leads, basses, etc.—all with audition riffs so you don’t even really need to know how to play the keyboard to hear what a particular voice should sound like. And if you do know what you’re doing, there’s plenty to be tweaked.

On the top of the keyboard, you’ll find the MicroStation’s knobs and controllers. There are four assignable real-time control knobs for sound editing or performing with the arpeggiator. These four knobs can also be used to control an external MIDI device, and there’s a joystick for even more expressive control. You can connect the MicroStation for use on your computer via the USB cable and save your programs and sounds with the SD/SDHC card slot.

The Korg MicroStation comes bundled with MicroStation Editor and MicroStation Plug-In Editor software. It’s available now for $399.

Product [Korg MicroStation]

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