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Korg Ix-300

Interactive music workstation (1997)


"Arranger workstation with synthesizer section, compatible with previous "i" series N264 / 364 "

Overview and synthesis

KEYBOARD Keyboard 61 keys with aftertouch and velocity, Aftertouch, Multi, Layer, Split modes.  In the center a tiny display 16x2 backlit, on the left part a single joystick for both modulation and pitch bending and an internal disk drive.

TERMINAL CONNECTORS Midi, stereo out, damper pedal + 1 assignable, headphones, special 6-dins for multi pedal EC-5 from korg.

SOUND  generation based on PCM technology with 14 mb of ROM with 32 voices polyphony.
A patch can be composed by either:
- single mode 1 PCM per voice -> 32 voices polyphony 
- double mode 2 PCM per voice -> 16 voices polyphony
There are  320 basic  patch slots + 64 user locations, including  128 GM sounds (banks A and B) and 192 others from the factory (banks C, D and E) + a dedicated 4 MB stereo piano in bank D -which was great at the time

KORG iX300

Filter, EG and LFO

ARRANGER  104 styles stored in ROM, 4 styles stores in RAM, up to  40,000 events note sequencer.
It is possible to read GM midi files from internal disk drive with both DH and DD format.

EFFECTS 2 stereo digital multi-effect systems, 47 effects: reverb, delay, overdrive, EQ, chorus, rotary speaker,

Korg Ix-300 Technical Data

  • Year of Release: 1997
  • System: AI2 Synthesis
  • Tone Generator: 32 voices, 32 oscillators (single mode) 16 voices, 32 oscillators (double mode)
  • Keyboard: Velocity and aftertouch sensitive, 61 notes
  • Waveform Memory: 14 megabyte PCM ROM
  • Effects: 2 stereo digital multi-effect systems, 47 effects
  • Modes: Arrangement Play, Backing Sequence, Program, Song Play, Song Edit, Global/Disk
  • Programs: 128 GM programs + 1 GM drum program stored in ROM, 192 (bank C, D, E) programs + 25 drum programs stored in ROM, 64 user programs + 2 user drum programs stored in RAM
  • Styles: 104 styles stored in ROM, 4 styles stores in RAM
  • Arrangement: 128 stored in ROM, 64 stored in RAM
  • Backing Sequences: 10 stored in RAM, 40,000 events
  • Songs: Direct to disk, 16 tracks, 16 timbres
  • Controls: Joystick
  • Control Inputs: Damper pedal, Assignable pedal/switch, EC5, Computer interface (to Host Pc)
  • Outputs: Left/Mono, Right, Headphones
  • MIDI: In, Out, Thru
  • Floppy Disk Drive: 3.5 inch 2DD/2HD
  • Display: Backlit 20 characters x 2 lines LCD display
  • Power Supply: AC voltage
  • Power Consumption: 12 W
  • Standard Accessories: AC cord, preload program disk IXD-00P IXD-01P, music stand
  • Dimension (B x T x H): 1.076 x 338 x 106 mm
  • WEIGHT: 10,8 kg 
  • Optional accessories: EC5 External Controller, DS-1 Damper Pedal, PS-1/PS-2 Pedal Switch, EXP-2 Expression Pedal, XVP-10 EXP/VOL Pedal, KVP-002 Volume Pedal

korg ix300
korg ix300

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