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KORG FREE SAMPLEpack for the microSAMPLER

September 17, 2012 Leave a comment

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KORG microSAMPLER

The microSAMPLER hosts a solid complement of top-end sampling features to expand your creative potential.

PC/MAC:Soundware:microSAMPLER_Bonus_Sample_Pack_4.zip

microSAMPLER: Bonus Sample Pack Fourth Edition is the most exciting pack yet! It all starts with a full bank of samples from the product that put Korg on the map: the DONCA MATIC electromechanical rhythm box. Painstakingly sampled from Korg Inc’s own recently restored DONCA MATIC, this bank features individual tones, patterns and even samplings of the mechanical noises the DONCA MATIC produced, for complete authenticity. Add to this three insanely fresh banks from the magic workers at SAMPLE MAGIC (Deep Tech-House, Nu-Rave and Organic House), and Bonus Pack four becomes a must-have. As always, it’s free of charge and completely license free!

Korg has prepared yet another compilation of bonus sounds for your microSAMPLER, downloadable for free from the microSAMPLER support page .

First, we invite you to experience a bit of Korg history with our exclusive Doncamatic samples! The Doncamatic is the first product ever produced by Korg; an electro-mechanical rhythm box made nearly 50 years ago. Korg engineers restored the original Doncamatic at our Korg Product Museum in Tokyo to its original condition to create these samples! The Doncamatic was used most recently on the single “DONCAMATIC,” released by the internationally famous group Gorillaz. Enjoy One-Shot sounds, Loops, and Patterns of this important classic.

Next up is three banks created by our friends at SampleMagic, and compiled by Sharooz Raoofi. Each of their Deep Tech-House, Nu-Rave, and Organic House selections includes a great set of patterns tempo-synced to the pattern sequencer for instant use. More details are available with the free download. Click on Support and explore all of the free downloadable sample for your microSAMPLER

The latest addition to the Korg “micro” series serves up sampling with a powerful performance punch! The microSAMPLER delivers multi-mode sampling, resampling, Pattern Sequencing and over-the-top effects – and all under a fun-to-use intuitive interface. More than just a sampler, the microSAMPLER is a complete sound design studio for creating up-to-the minute loops and phrases.

Giant Sampling / microSIZE
The microSAMPLER hosts a solid complement of top-end sampling features to expand your creative potential. This full-fledged instrument offers fourteen-voice polyphony, reverse playback, editing operations such as Normalize and Truncate, and a Time Stretch feature that lets you change the tempo without affecting the pitch. Selectable sample rates of 48 kHz, 24 kHz, 12 kHz, and down to 6 kHz let you sample at rates beyond CD clarity or add in that Lo-Fi vintage vibe. Each bank contains 36 samples (a maximum of approximately 160 seconds of recording time for monaural samples at a 48 kHz sampling rate) and sixteen patterns of sequence data; the microSAMPLER lets you store eight such banks in internal memory. The Keyboard mode takes a single sample and assigns it chromatically across the keys for instant playability. With its recessed controls, bright LEDs and informative display, the microSAMPLER is fun to use and easy to operate – for beginners or seasoned pros.

Swiss Army Sampling
Too many instruments simply offer sampling as an added feature. The microSAMPLER is all about sampling, in every creative form. Five distinct sampling methods allow you to work the way you want, to get the results you need. The microSAMPLER offers traditional One-Shot and Loop sampling, plus a number of creative sampling modes – Loop, Key Gate and Auto-Next. When it comes to sampling, the microSAMPLER has it all.

  • Loop sampling for recording grooves and phrases, drum loops, etc.
  • One-Shot sampling for grabbing and triggering single events such as drums, etc.
  • Gate sampling for playing a sound musically across the keyboard
  • Auto-Next sampling for capturing phrases as multiple samples. For grabbing a groove as separate samples on individual keys, choose the AUTO NEXT mode and use Tap Tempo to match the BPM of the source material. The microSAMPLER will automatically divide the sample equally across multiple keys. Each key can be set to capture anything from a 64th note to a full two measures. This method lets you automatically perform the same type of sampling as KEY GATE.
  • Key Gate sampling is best for grabbing multiple samples from the same source. With Key Gate, you can take multiple samples from the same source or phrase and assign them to different keys as you play them! The individual keys assign the sample and enable recording all at the same time. This intuitive method of sampling, editing, and mapping in a single step is fun, interactive and fast.

In addition, there’s a resampling function that lets you play existing layered samples processed by an effect and played by the pattern sequencer – and capture it all as a new sample. You can even sample while playing, allowing the sampling process itself to become part of your expressive performance.

Sample anytime, anywhere – or anything!
The microSAMPLER can run on batteries, so you can perform on the go – or capture samples anywhere. Both line input and mic input are provided to allow a broad range of input sources including electronic musical instruments, CD, and voice. A gooseneck microphone is included so you can capture sounds with ease. The convenient caddies (located beside the mic jack) provide a cradle for your portable MP3/audio player when using it as a sample source. Truly, the world is yours to sample anytime and anyplace.

Pattern Possibilities
The pattern sequencer uses an overdub operating style that lets you continually layer your performances. You can switch between patterns during playback for seamless performances. Up to sixteen patterns (16,000 notes per pattern, or a maximum 64,000 notes) can be stored in each bank.

The KAOSS Effect(s)
Developed for Korg’s KAOSS PAD series, the effect engine serves up a great selection of effects – so important when editing samples. The twenty-one effects include not only traditional delay and chorus, but also ring modulator and grain shifter, and even a Looper that’s derived from the Loop Recording feature of the KAOSSILATOR Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer. The effects can be applied to any sound while resampling, allowing the effects to be used over and over again for more sonic expression.

Made to be Played
The microSAMPLER features our new Natural Touch micro keyboard, offering greatly enhanced playability and expressive power. By adjusting the proportion of the black keys and white keys, we’ve made chords easier to finger, and the touch has been improved so that rapid phrases can be played more easily – and with less fatigue. The box-shaped keys project a sense of quality, and also allow smoother glides and smears. The controllers you need for an exciting performance are laid out on the panel for intuitive operation. The status of the samples assigned to each key (and the item being edited) is indicated by the lit state of the LEDs running along the top of the keyboard, ensuring excellent visibility even on stage.

USB-eautiful
By using the free editor/librarian software for the microSAMPLER, you can manage a gigantic sample library that’s all your own. You can back up sample and pattern sequence data to your computer via USB, or load samples and patterns back in just as easily. . Importing and exporting of WAV/AIFF data on your computer is also supported. The possibilities are endless…

New Sample Banks for microSAMPLERTHIRD PARTY SUPPORT:
Download four FREE new sample banks for the microSAMPLER, courtesy of Producer’s Edge Magazine. These banks contain a total of 136 sounds, including drums, bass, leads, sound effects, and more.
www.producersedgemagazine.com/microsampler.aspAND…and don’t forget all the other microSAMPLER goodies on the PE Mag blog!!!!!!

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KORG microSAMPLER as a sound design tool + FREE SOUNDS

May 12, 2010 1 comment
KORG microSAMPLER as a sound design tool
By Drew Spence
 Mastery of one’s own music production is a lifelong journey filled with growth and experimentation. We expand our understanding of the creative process as we acquire new skills, perfect techniques and build the toolset that makes this all possible. There comes a point where we want more control over the finer points of our music. Our concern grows beyond pattern, pitch and performance to include the subtleties of shaping sounds. As so, we become Sound Designers who care about how our music sounds, as well as the sound of our music.   

As we look at the KORG m.i.c.r.o.SAMPLES Vol. I Drum Package, we’ll explore some of the ideas and steps involved in its creation. If you ask any group of producers where to get drum sounds, you’ll get the usual answers of this company or that company or this person’s site. Eventually someone goes back to the source and says SAMPLE. Whether it’s sampling vinyl or your own drum set, the sampler remains one of the strongest tools for sound design and the microSAMPLER is a very solid, fast, and affordable option. 

KORG microSAMPLER, M3 and KAOSS Pad

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Chopping Breaks
My old system involved recording the vinyl loop into my computer and using a second program to chop the samples into pieces and a third program to hold the samples for triggering back inside the first program. The microSAMPLER simplifies this by offering Key Gate mode sampling, which allows me to chop my loop at the initial capture point and split the individual elements along the keyboard. This leads to a consistent tone across all of the drum kit elements.

 

 

Layering Sounds
It’s no secret that layering sounds adds thickness or tonal variety, but the microSAMPLER’s key-based approach gives me greater flexibility than a groovebox or drum pad styled user interface. By having up to 36 elements at my finger tips, I can mix and match (and simultaneously trigger) a greater portion of my sound library. I used the MS-1 to combine several elements to make one composite hit, then re-sampled that and made the heaviest drum sounds. 

 Field Recorder
When I saw the microphone on the microSAMPLER, I actually thought to myself: “Field Recorder.” The battery operation and small size makes it a perfect companion for capturing the rhythmic sounds and the interesting textures that are all around us. I’ve always been quick to slide a sound effect – or an audio bit with an interesting tone or a sharp attack – in behind a snare to give it weight or a more distinctive character. 

KORG microSAMPLER - knobbbbbs 

Internal Effects
Lastly are the effects. I usually reach for plug-ins and effects when I feel that something is wrong or needs help. When the effect engine is part of the tool itself, it becomes part of the creative process. I didn’t need to fully explore the KAOSS styled effects of the microSAMPLER since this package IS for microSAMPLER owners, but I have been using the various internal effects for other packages.  

The sampler remains a powerful tool for sound design and the microSAMPLER makes many of the key tasks quick and easy to accomplish. If you do not have sampling an as option in your production or you need a faster more intuitive sampling experience then the microSAMPLER is an option you should consider.  

Head over to ProducersEdgeMagazine.com to download the free content, and have fun! 

Drew Spence is the Editor in Chief of Producer’s Edge; a digital magazine about the techniques, talent, and tools behind music production. www.ProducersEdgeMagazine.com
This article is also linked on the KORG website here: http://www.korg.com/ClassDetail.aspx?ID=146 

 

Creative Applications for the KORG microSAMPLER

Creative Applications for the KORG microSAMPLER
-Words by Griffin Avid

Usually when I think of getting another piece for my studio, I ask myself what role it will play and what will it add to my sound. I think about it will affect my productivity and what problems it might solve. It’s no different than a coach who’s considering adding another player to his team. Chemistry leads to a proper mix and a faster workflow. The microSAMPLER is very fast on its feet with just about every possible editing choice a key press away. Once you engage the Shift Key you are now accessing 36 different menu options by pressing the key below it. Add to that the beloved KORG system of using LEDs as visual indicators to let you know where you are and what is currently active and you have a very fast machine for sample manipulation. But it’s 2010.

Right now I’m caught between a rock and a hard place. I want to add the sampling dimension back into my music, but sampling is often eliminated as a creative option for many of the commercial opportunities I’ve come across. Although the microSAMPLER is very comfortable with looped material and live manipulation, I’ve been considering the creative applications that will broaden my palette with samples and remove many concerns surrounding sample clearance.

Bang for the Bank
My first thought is to move beyond loops and use the microSAMPLER as a ROMpler. That is to load the 8 banks of 36 sounds with one-shot material that I can play up and down the keyboard. You probably have a very nice collection of leads and single bass tones, but it’s a little tedious to trawl through folders and floppies. I’ve been using the Soft Editor to create my own user bank of Bass notes and switching from Sample to Keyboard mode. This turns the microSAMPLER into a Bad-ass-Bass-Machine.

Working Perks
Percs are another issue. If you’ve been using a 61 note keyboard and chosen any of the drum kits, you’ve noticed the plethora of bells, chips, whistles and well, stuff you never really would use on a track. Those extra sounds are supposed to add ear candy to your rhythm track and provide a small measure of variation besides doubling up the snare or adding a few shakers. You can build your own library of percussive bits or begin to listen for interesting bits of sound to use as percs. For mid-tempo music, a well placed perc can relieve the gap between drum hits and freshen up a drum pattern that feels a little too sparse. For up-tempo tracks, a perc makes a satisfyingly surprising substitute for a drum part.

VOX Box
Vox and vocal snippets are always appreciated, but you can never bring yourself to use them since everyone that owns your module has those same “Get up” and “Oh Baby!” samples. It’s time to put the sampler to use and capture lots of little pieces to make your own voice samples. You can go as micro as word for word and string together your own original phrases. With Kaoss style effects on board, it won’t take long to go vox crazy and add new elements to your productions.

He’s the Rapper
The microSAMPLER ships with a generous offering of beat-box samples. I know. It’s the right idea, but not the right material. Imagine pulling in parts of the rappers verse and scrambling them with the numerous sampling systems. Gating his verse and playing it back stuttered one bar behind his flow- pitch-shifting beyond Chopped and Screwed or Autotune by being a little creative with your timing, play direction and effects. Enough said.

Catch and Release
ReSampling for sampling’s sake. I was never a big fan of reSampling patterns in my song to make new variations or to build up layers of recordings. It always felt too permanent and rigid. Although the microSAMPLER has this ability too, there are a few creative ways this old technique can be used to freshen up a track. Experiment with sampling the Entire Track, adding effects, mangling it, pitch it around and drop it back seamlessly into the overall composition. I’ve been doing this as a straight sample of my DAW and layering it under the main track as a bridge. It also makes for a great intro and outro when the FX is left very wet.

Win if you can, Lose if you must, but always Loop.
Even with copyright free loops (like a Big Fish Audio construction kit) you can change the sample start and end points and use many of the onboard effects to sculpt something completely different than what you started with. A chord can be chopped and pitch-shifted down into an evolving tone. A horn stab can be washed in delay and turned into a pad or rising texture. Okay so I guess loops are back on the menu�in a way.

microSAMPLER Summarized
When I first got my hands on the microSAMPLER, I used it as a portable beat machine and pieced together compositions made from loops and little snippets of samples. Eventually it became my Drum and Bass machine as I started building banks of Drum hits and one-shot bass samples. Using the Soft Editor, I created banks that were Electronic, Break Beat or Acoustic in tone. The microSAMPLER was never pitches a s workstation or even a workhorse, but I find its role in my studio ever expanding as my list of creative uses grows. I’m not sure what sounds will be loaded into my microSAMPLER next, but I’m sure whatever they are or wherever they came from, they will be adding new dimensions into my production. Happy sampling.

You can find more heavy sounds at the home of Griffin Avid at http://www.StudioAVX.com and don’t’ forget to read the Griffin Avid’s Corner in every issue of Producer’s Edge Digital Magazine.


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New Products from StudioAVX.com

December 10, 2010 Leave a comment

We’ve been busy in the sound lab cooking up some of the hottest sounds for your productions. What are you waiting for? Dig in!

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microSAMPLES Volume III: Super Kicks + More Sound Designer, Samplist and Sound Collector, Griffin Avid stuffs the KORG microSAMPLER with four full banks of drum hits that slant toward the kickier side of Electro + Urban Combat. It’s an electric dance of heavy sonics from deep within the Fallout Shelter Library. $19.95

microSAMPLES Volume IV: Metal of Honor Sound Designer and Samplist Griffin Avid digs into the Fallout Shelter production palette to bring you new sounds for your next masterpiece.
This package includes 3 Soundbanks of Killer Drum kits plus a total of 50 loops of drums with music, riffs and Synths to create more open musical elements. (BPMs included) First you build your track using the drum kits and then load the loops to chop flip or lay on top to really finish the combination. $19.95

STAR WARPS Dark Forces: We’ve peeled back the lid on the silver can to bring you Over 200 patterns of beats for your Kaossilating Pleasure. Give in to the Darth side and load these force powers into your chest plate. Still have more doubts than Officer Motti? Read on.

These loops are presented in standard wave format (16bit 44100); perfect for any DAW or sequencer, drum machine or groovebox. Use the Kaossilator series soft editor to import these files into an empty Loop Recorder Bank and jam away. BPMs are listed in the loop name ONLY as a reference to the original tempo. $19.95

Glitter Globe: This package contains 65 Loops of Electronic Dance Music in Wave (16bit, 4100 KHz) and REX 2 format.
Tempos are mostly 120, 127 and 130 bpms. These are not drum kits or an entire song broken into instrumental parts. These are full drum track loops with some loops having supportive bass elements meant to be the foundation of your live performance or next big record. $9.95

Visit http://www.StudioAVX.com to check out these exciting titles!

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MicroSAMPLEs Volume IV: Metal of Honor

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment
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MicroSAMPLEs Volume IV: Metal of HonorSound Designer and Samplist Griffin Avid digs into the Fallout Shelter production palette to bring you new sounds for your next masterpiece.

This package includes 3 Soundbanks of Killer Drum kits plus a total of 50 loops of drums with music, riffs and Synths to create more open musical elements. (BPMs included) First you build your track using the drum kits and then load the loops to chop flip or lay on top to really finish the combination.

These are presented in both microSAMPLER soundbank format and WAVE format (16-bit 44100 Hz). Approximately 36 sounds per bank. Package contains ~105 Elements.* Additional sounds can be found in the wave folder.
microSAMPLER users can simply start the Soft Editor and Transmit the Sample Data to update the microSAMPLER banks.

Users of all other samplers and software can access the sounds directly in native wave format.
Thank you for your support

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microSAMPLES Vol III: Super Kicks + More

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment
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MicroSAMPLEs Volume III: Super Kicks + MoreSound Designer, Samplist and Sound Collector, Griffin Avid stuffs the KORG microSAMPLER with four full banks of drum hits that slant toward the kickier side of Electro + Urban Combat. It’s an electric dance of heavy sonics from deep within the Fallout Shelter Library.

These are presented in both microSAMPLER soundbank format and WAVE format (16-bit 44100 Hz). Approximately 36 sounds per bank. Package contains ~145 Elements.* Additional sounds can be found in the wave folder. microSAMPLER users can simply start the Soft Editor and Transmit the Sample Data to update the microSAMPLER banks.

Users of all other samplers and software can access the sounds directly in native wave format. Thank you for your support.

Visit www.StudioAVX.com for more information about this package

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Producer’s Edge (FREE SOUNDS) Summer Boom Box Blast

Producer’s Edge (FREE SOUNDS) Summer Boom Box Blast

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Beats BBQ and Backend Music

We hope you’re enjoying summer break and taking the time to throw fat slabs of beats and breaks on the grill. Turn ‘em over and baste in some arped out melodies, followed by a cold and icy change up.

We expect things to cool off this evening, but we still have some hot news for the block party.

Red Hot Right Now

Big Fish Audio C.R.U.N.K. C.R.U.N.K. Southern Storm is a new jam-packed release which includes 24 Construction Kits providing 3.4 GB of full-range Crunk & Dirty-South action. 3.4 GB $99.95

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Big Fish Audio Urban Inspiration: Urban inspiration is a inspiring collection of the finest hiphop melodies with not a beat in sight.
Urban Inspiration contains only the hottest vibes to add that West or East Coast flavor to your mix. This collection is perfect for those times when you’ve laid down the phattest beats but dont know what to lace on top. Packed with head knockin basses, dre’like stabs, crunked up synths and so much more, Urban Inspiration adds that missing flavor to your joint!

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KORG microSAMPLER: Sampling returns with microSAMPLER. Capture, create, chop and control your samples with this compact solution for playback production.

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KORG monotron: An analogue synth that fits in the palm of your hand? Ultra-affordable and cute-as-hell! Check this baby out!

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Roland Gaia SH 01 Synthesizer: A nice VA synth made for tweaking and twisting.

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Native Instruments Maschine: Still the king of combining drum machine and DAW connectivity. Mr invisible gets wreck in a live demonstration of Maschines hands-on responsiveness.

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Vintage R

This is a classical masterpiece of the Roland electrical instruments that changed the world! It’s a 21st Century loop library full of the sounds from TB-303, TR-808, and TR-909. TB-303, known for its use of tricky effects and extreme style, has a basic sound that is easy to process.

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Boom Boxx

Heavy drum hits by Griffin Avid stored in Spectralis 2 format
and standard WAVE format (44100, 16 bit) for all other kit hosts.
91 Elements total mostly kicks and snares. If you can’t bang them with this; then you need to find something else to do. Really.

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STUDIOAVX: microSAMPLEs Volume II

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MicroSAMPLEs Volume II:  Griffin Avid slams in 4 banks of Drum Kits and 2 additional banks of percs. The percs on offer are not cowbells and shakers. These are custom FX and interesting sounds meant to add spice to your tracks. These are presented in both microSAMPLER sound bank format and WAVE format (16-bit 44100 Hz). Approximately 30 sounds per bank. Package contains ~180 Elements. You can use the free Soft Editor to load these Sound Banks into your microSAMPLER.  http://www.StudioAVX.com

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StudioAVX: KORG microSAMPLEs Volume I

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m.i.c.r.o. SAMPLEs

MicroSAMPLEs Volume I: The Griffin Avid creates 4 powerful sound banks for the KORG microSAMPLER. These construction kits contain drums mixed with a bass, lead, music and FX elements. These sounds are here in both microSAMPLER sound bank format and standard WAVE (16bit, 44100). Feed your Sampler.

This offering is 4 banks of sounds/samples for the microSAMPLER. There are one or two sample slots left open for your own sampling or loading of samples. I kept the bank arrangement very similar so you can experiment with loading different sound banks with each pattern you create. That should yield some interesting results. Once you get to the sustained melodic elements, you should switch to keyboard mode to play the elements at different pitches. Some drum kits are ‘boosted’ (squashed by the Griffin FX) and it’s normal for them to be louder than the standard drum sounds. You can use the free Soft Editor to load these Sound Banks into your microSAMPLER.

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