OVERVIEW Half rack module in a very 90 style, pretty large144 pixels x 44 (with variable color) with fun icons representing different functions and parameters. Nine keys for accessing the functions, as well as a rotary encoder and a handy sound preview button.
NOTE: Soundblaster daughterboard wavetable can be installed inside as expansion.
SYNTHESIS 64 voices polyphony Korg sound is a rompler based on AI2 (12mb ROM at 16 bits) derived from X series and cut-down arranger i2 / i3. Basically it included the full 8mb X5DR wavetable + 4 GS wavetable.
A patch is composed by 2 OSC digital oscillator pcm for a total of 1,177 (1,049 in ROM -+ 128 in RAM), and 512 combinations (384 in ROM - 128 in RAM). Editing is pretty akward for the number of parameters, but icons help for quick glance.
PERFORMANCE The The "multi" mode allows you to assign one of the sounds (program, combi or drum kit) to one of the 32 channels of the device. a combination groups up to eight programs playing at the same time with assignable mapping, midi channel, volume, pitch detune and fx send.
FX Two independent and fully editable DSP digital with reverb, delay, distortion, leslie rotary, chorus, flanger, various combinations of effects (e.g chorus + reverb)- As the korg filter lacks resonance , the DSP offers a 'emphasis/color' exciter as a replacement.
MIDI compatible with standard of General MIDI: both the GS (Roland) and XG (Yamaha) formats which is quite rare.
Year Released: 1997
Polyphony: 64 notes
Multitimbral: 32 parts
Preset Patches: 1049
User Patches: 128
Preset Performances: 384
User Performances: 128
Preset Drum Kits: 31
ROM: 12 MB (528 multisamples, 286 drum samples)
Effects: 2 digital multi-effect systems with 47 effects
Screen: 144 x 40 pixel backlit dot matrix LCD
Outputs: 1/4" stereo pair
Power Consumption: 14 watts
Dimensions: 8.58" x 9.5" x 1.77"
Weight: 4.1 lbs. 1,8 Kg