Korg Forums Forum Index Korg Forums
A forum for Korg product users and musicians around the world.
Moderated Independently.
Owned by Irish Acts Recording Studio & hosted by KORG USA
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Some frustrations with a good old friend.

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korg Forums Forum Index -> Korg microSampler
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Darkside



Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 29
Location: Estonia

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:57 am    Post subject: Some frustrations with a good old friend. Reply with quote

Hi all Microsampler users.
I don't usually like simple complaining without any reason, but now there's really one. As many fellow Korgers know, I have been rocking this little toy looking machine for years and still do. While it's interface is not the most blind friendly in the world, it's still actually quite easy to use once knowing some tips and tricks like shortcuts. But here is the thing: while working with the machine in studio/producing context is no problem, using it live is another matter. There are mainly two big busters there: 1. no pattern chaining mode meens that we have to use this somewhat baby-like thing to change those patterns while it's all the way too easy to jump over or not jump at all when being on a heavy shaking stage as it was the case last week, and 2. even worse is this whole bank change stuff: it takes time to switch between the banks giving longer pauses in between tracks and doing it with this smoothly moving dial with a strangely designed head on it while trying to hit "or miss" the right one because of not seeing the dam screen and just trying to guess the positioning location. At the same time I have to talk to the crowd about the next track and multitasking is not my best friend.
At the same, if this machine breaks, I have no idea what to replace it with, as there doesn't seem to be anything like it on the market, so kind of love and hate situation in here.
Sorry for the rant, as I actually don't injoy that kind of action, but this time really had to get it out there. Of course I obviously use the machine for doing a bit more, than it's supposed to be used for, but actually it is in no way clear what Korg intended it to be exactly especially in terms of sequencing/making full tracks. On one hand it's quite capable of just that with some considerations and on the other really not, so a strange kind of a hybrid.
So yeah, I hope somebody will get my point and may-be has something to add to it, I'm all ears for just that!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
eowyn
Junior Member


Joined: 04 Mar 2011
Posts: 56

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Darkside, yeah some of the limitations are quite frustrating. I'm saving for a digitakt at the moment. maybe next year I have the money. Only downside for me are the few availabe effects. maybe one can route the sound out to a kaoss pad and then back in for resampling, I don't know. Guess I have to investigate further.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
eowyn
Junior Member


Joined: 04 Mar 2011
Posts: 56

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, on another note: has anyone tried to mod the microsampler yet? for example installing a stepped encoder for the edit knob? is that possible?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
robotunes
Junior Member


Joined: 23 Jul 2009
Posts: 69

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the Circuit to sequence microSampler's Sampler section while I play the Keyboard section live. It allows for spontaneous remixing of patterns.

I never had a problem turning the microSampler's dial to choose one of 16 patterns, but being limited to 16 patterns that I could only mute/unmute loop/unloop on the fly got a little stale.

So it's not the cheapest answer in the world, but adding an external polyphonic sequencer will make you fall in love with the little toy all over again.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
robotunes
Junior Member


Joined: 23 Jul 2009
Posts: 69

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the Circuit to sequence microSampler's Sampler section while I play the Keyboard section live. It allows for spontaneous remixing of patterns.

I never had a problem turning the microSampler's dial to choose one of 16 patterns, but being limited to 16 patterns that I could only mute/unmute loop/unloop on the fly got a little stale.

So it's not the cheapest answer in the world, but adding an external polyphonic sequencer will make you fall in love with the little toy all over again.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
eowyn
Junior Member


Joined: 04 Mar 2011
Posts: 56

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting, I haven't thought of that. Thanks, I'll try that out soon! Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
robotunes
Junior Member


Joined: 23 Jul 2009
Posts: 69

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember that Circuit is a polyphonic sequencer, so you can trigger 6 microSampler loops simultaneously. Get creative with microSampler's Sample Start parameter, making it start on a different beat other than 1.

Lots of tricks to explore in the microSampler. It's a fun, secret weapon for people who prefer using creativity over buying more gear.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korg Forums Forum Index -> Korg microSampler All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group