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#331123 - 09/01/11 10:30 AM New Korg MicroArranger Keyboard
squeak_D Offline
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http://korg.com/microarranger

Awwww it's so cute and little. I just want to throw it over my shoulder and burp it ;-)


Edited by squeak_D (09/01/11 10:33 AM)
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#331125 - 09/01/11 10:37 AM Re: New Korg MicroArranger Keyboard [Re: squeak_D]
jamman Offline
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PA 50 SD in a box for less than 10 lbs. Very smart. This is your arranger module (with keys) guys!!!

I hope is 499 $. I know it's not gonna happen.

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#331128 - 09/01/11 10:46 AM Re: New Korg MicroArranger Keyboard [Re: jamman]
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This will certainly make one hell of an arranger module. I'm guessing the price to be at $599 as even in the micro world, I'm sure arrangers will still cost a little more.


Edited by squeak_D (09/01/11 10:47 AM)
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#331132 - 09/01/11 11:47 AM Re: New Korg MicroArranger Keyboard [Re: squeak_D]
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sounds pretty good

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#331134 - 09/01/11 01:39 PM Re: New Korg MicroArranger Keyboard [Re: leezone]
Tony Hughes Offline
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Leezone,

Bet the bass works.
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#331136 - 09/01/11 02:26 PM Re: New Korg MicroArranger Keyboard [Re: squeak_D]
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Now, if it's compatible with all the PA series styles? then, KORG has a big winner! but, I didn't read anything like this anywhere, anyone know?
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#331138 - 09/01/11 05:03 PM Re: New Korg MicroArranger Keyboard [Re: vangelis]
jamman Offline
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Originally Posted By: vangelis
Now, if it's compatible with all the PA series styles? then, KORG has a big winner! but, I didn't read anything like this anywhere, anyone know?



Not PA 500/800. Only PA 80 family (80/60/50).



Reasonable price with quality sounds and functions = many users = growth in 3rd party support

PA50ís drums are still better than psr s 910.


Yamaha should do something like that ( PSRs710 Ė mini, then weíll have a good competition)



You Ďll have the following pros.


1.10 lbs pro arranger KB with speakers and aux input (buy your 199$ TC harmonizer and hook it up)
2. Actual midi ports and L/R out, sustain and assignable ins
3. Plays SMFs or Modified SMFs with internal sounds directly from SD with no load time
4. Good synth engine/sounds and tons of editing (will load Triton programs)/Actual sequencer with true edit
5. Can rewrite all factory styles (4 variations each more than 300) and user area (can load 48 I believe), but you have SD drive Ėso no major issues
6. No sticking USB drives
7. arranger module with 5 octave keys (I know the size) with 4 WAY JOY STICK ( try that with PSR s 650) ( did I mention speakers and 10 lbs only?) meaning you can create , edit songs anywhere without a computer or space issues.



Cons will be

1. 2 fills and some issues with fills (same old PA 80 BOARD)
2. Muti-pads wonít play loops (no OS update canít do it either)
3. Styles somewhat busy and over orchestrated compared to mid Yammies ( PSR S series)
4. Small keys ( I would still take the keys than no keys at all)


So, use it with your portable E piano with no wheel/joy stick (no problem, it has one).So P 95 owners or anyone who complain about Korg piano sound and bring their EP and bring this.

Pros outweighs cons because there are none in the market with this sounds and features. This is PA 80 board (which was sold for more than 1500 $ in early 2000s). We donít have any KB with PSR2000/1500s (release around the same time)features (4 variations/midi out/2 wheels/new style load/SAME quality sounds and style edit),no PSR s550/650 canít do all and are not as portable.


What we need is converting YAMMY styles to KORG format /or developing new 3rd party styles (which I believe will happen when it start to sell like hot cakes).





VERY GOOD JOB KORG! WHO EVER MADE THE DESICION TO DO MICRO ARRANGER, I APPALUADE YOU! VERY WISE.

NOW PLEASE CREATE A DATA BASE OF CONVERTED YAMMY STYLES WITH NO MEGA VOICE ISSUES (SOMETHING BETTER THAN THE ONES ON IRISH ACTS)/ CREATE A BETTER SOFTWARE THAN EMC AND OR CREATE NEW STYLES FOR LOW END PA SERIES. ( Iím sure users will start to do it).
REMEMBER ďSIMPLEĒ IS THE KEY. LESS IS MORE. WE NEED MORE GOOD 8 BEATS AND 16s. NOT TOO MUCH POKAs OR HIPHOPs.


I know Iím asking a lot. But, hey! This will be a major hit.



Edited by jamman (09/01/11 05:09 PM)

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#331139 - 09/01/11 05:33 PM Re: New Korg MicroArranger Keyboard [Re: squeak_D]
George Kaye Offline
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MAP price will be $599.00 and it will be shipping in December 2011.
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#331154 - 09/02/11 07:40 AM Re: New Korg MicroArranger Keyboard [Re: George Kaye]
DAN.2000 Offline
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I want one !

Lightweight , compact , 61 keys , speakers , good sounds , styles included, nice price, MIDI IN/OUT , GM2 support

A good toy for me smile

Adding the laptop + vArranger + Ketron SD2 on my luggage will give me : KORG SOUNDS AND STYLES + YAMAHA STYLES + KETRON SOUNDS AND STYLES (+ master keyboard + speakers) on a so small package !

Creating sound presets layers with SD2 + MICROARRANGER will be cool smile

The USB MIDI is missing....

The MP3 support is missing
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#331160 - 09/02/11 09:26 AM Re: New Korg MicroArranger Keyboard [Re: squeak_D]
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I'm very interested too!
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