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#335078 - 01/01/12 02:02 PM My KORG Micro Arranger Demo Pt 1
Dnj Offline
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Hi...With a little time off Today I thought I would put together a short 5 min demo of a few different styles and sounds using the KORG Micro Arranger KB...each song demo recorded one take live.
This will give you an idea of what this little gem sounds like right out of the box no edits ....enjoy..

PS.. I thought of Thelmo when I was playing song #3 "Bolero" style & would like to dedicate it to him.. wink

http://tinyurl.com/74x2r3d


Edited by Dnj (01/01/12 02:33 PM)

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#335079 - 01/01/12 02:17 PM Re: My KORG Micro Arranger Demo Pt 1 [Re: Dnj]
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That little rig sounds very impressive...it does sound quite a bit like the old PA-50, but the styles are definitely improved.

It's a little weak in the guitar sounds (the trumpet is very good), but overall, a formidable sound from such a cheap arranger.

It's a pity about the small keys, although one can get used to them eventually (making going back to a standard size a bit of a problem) so if I was to use one, I'd probably midi it to a Yamaha P-95, or even an NP-31.

Nice playing as well, Donny...it's nice to hear someone using styles, which is my preferred method of using an arranger.

Best of luck with your new toy.

Ian

PS...what did you use for recording...it sounds great?
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#335080 - 01/01/12 02:27 PM Re: My KORG Micro Arranger Demo Pt 1 [Re: ianmcnll]
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For recording into my computer via an EDIROl USB Audio Interface UA-1ex ...& using a very affordable program Fran Carango turned me on to Acoustica MIXCRAFT 5 which really does a nice job & is so easy to use.

http://www.acoustica.com/mixcraft/

http://www.roland.com/products/en/UA-1EX/

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#335081 - 01/01/12 02:40 PM Re: My KORG Micro Arranger Demo Pt 1 [Re: Dnj]
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Scott Yee tells me he has a microArranger on the way...I'm hoping he also puts up some demos to further showcase what this cheap little rig will do.

Ian
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#335082 - 01/01/12 02:50 PM Re: My KORG Micro Arranger Demo Pt 1 [Re: Dnj]
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Sounds great DNJ! Glad to see you back and thanks for posting your music.

How do the keys feel? Is a hard adjustment playing those small keys?
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#335083 - 01/01/12 02:57 PM Re: My KORG Micro Arranger Demo Pt 1 [Re: montunoman]
Dnj Offline
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Originally Posted By: montunoman
Sounds great DNJ! Glad to see you back and thanks for posting your music.

How do the keys feel? Is a hard adjustment playing those small keys?


Thanx Montunoman......honestly the keys aren't a big deal as although they are smaller the width is nice and very playable without causing any difficulty playing for me personally...
I just adapt to whatever unit I'm using be it an Arranger, Synth, Piano, Organ, etc,.....I go back & forth between the S910 and the Micro without a problem. The key tension is comfortable also with these box keys.
And the weight is "Heavenly" :-)

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#335084 - 01/01/12 03:17 PM Re: My KORG Micro Arranger Demo Pt 1 [Re: Dnj]
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Have you tried it with a SMF Iam interested how thje GM set sounds esp drums and bass com paired to others like S910 . please advise thanks Ron
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#335085 - 01/01/12 03:35 PM Re: My KORG Micro Arranger Demo Pt 1 [Re: Dnj]
ianmcnll Offline
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Montunoman, there are other Korg instruments that use the same keyboard, at varying lengths...your local music store might possibly have one of these in stock for you to try.

The microKORG XL SYNTHESIZER/VOCODER, the microSTATION, the microKEY USB POWERED KEYBOARD should give you a rough idea of how you will get along with the smaller keys.

I have rather large hands and these sized keys took a bit of adjustment for me, but they were manageable. The dynamics, especially on piano voices, aren't the best for more subtle expression while playing.

Ian
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#335086 - 01/01/12 03:39 PM Re: My KORG Micro Arranger Demo Pt 1 [Re: Dnj]
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Great Demo Donny

thank you.
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#335089 - 01/01/12 04:46 PM Re: My KORG Micro Arranger Demo Pt 1 [Re: musicforyourday]
Dnj Offline
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Originally Posted By: musicforyourday
Have you tried it with a SMF Iam interested how thje GM set sounds esp drums and bass com paired to others like S910 . please advise thanks Ron


So far I have only played a few SMF songs thru the micro to test out the DUAL player & they sounded pretty good, editing tracks is easy enough also, just select the player you want to load 1 or 2, enter the 3 digit song number & push play.....I never liked SMF played thru my S910 or any Yamaha for that matter...my Ketron Sd1+, Midjay & Roland G70 Units, were always my favorite in that department.


@Rikki thank you


Edited by Dnj (01/01/12 04:48 PM)

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