Sunday, January 23, 2011
Sampling Synthesis is so much fun and the essence of freedom within sound design....my line up of sampling devices includes the Boss RC-20XL Loop Station pedal, Roland MC-909 Synth/Sampling & midi workstation & the Roland CDX-1 DiscLab Digital Multi-track/Sampling Workstation......
And now a new addition, the Korg Micro-Sampler !!!! a 3 octave keyboard/Digital Sampler created unlike any other sampling device on the market today or yesteryear.
I am not going to reiterate all the details that are on the korg website, i am just going to say that within minutes i had sampled some drum sounds and a guitar feedback drone sound and was triggering each looped sound with the keyboard.....instead of having a matrix of rubber pads, this device has the keyboard, and samples and/or Loops can be assigned to individual keys for triggering.
Since my Roland CDX-1 disc lab's sampler section is basically the Roland Sp-808 sampler with 8 rubber velocity sensitive trigger pads, i found this Korg unit to be
something completely different.
It is also designed for performance situations, which is ideal for me, since i record my improvisational performance of prepared sample material....sequencing the loops and sounds on the fly.
For now, i will hide from the winter cold and get to know where the korg micro sampler fits into my bedroom studio, and may post an update in the future.