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Keyboard

61-key Natural Touch mini-keyboard (velocity sensitive; aftertouch not supported)

System

Sound Engine
EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis - integrated)
Modes
Combination, Program, Sequencer, Global/Media

Sound Engine

Maximum Polyphony
120 voices max, single mode, 60 voices max, double mode
* The actual maximum polyphony will vary depending on oscillator settings such as stereo samples and velocity crossfading.
Preset PCM
49 MB (when calculated as 16-bit linear data) , 360 multisamples, 484drum samples (including 24 stereo)
Programs
Oscillators:
OSC1 (Single), OSC1+2 (Double): Stereo multisamples are supported, 4 velocity zones per oscillator, with switching, crossfades and layers.
Filters:
Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24 dB), Two multi-mode filters per voice (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject)
Modulation:
For each voice, two envelope generators (Filter & Amp), two LFOs, two key tracking generators (Filter & Amp), and two AMS mixers, In addition, pitch EG, common LFO, and two common key tracking generators
Combinations
Number of Timbers:
16 Timbres, Up to sixteen timbres, keyboard and velocity split/layer/crossfade, and modifications to the program setting via the Tone Adjust function
Master Keyboards:
It can be used as an external MIDI device.
Drum Kits:
Stereo and mono drumsamples, 4-way velocity switches with crossfades and adjustable crossfade shapes (Linear, Power, Layer).
Numbers
Combinations:
Programs:
Combinations:
GM Sound set:
384 Combinations / 256 Preloaded,
512 Programs / 480 Preloaded,
48 Drum Kits / 25 Preloaded,
256 GM2 Programs + 9 GM2 Drum Programs

Effects

Insert Effects:
5 In-line processing; stereo in - stereo out
Master Effects:
2 effects sends; stereo in - stereo out
Total Effect
1 effect send; stereo in - stereo out
Effects types:
134 types (Usable as insert, master, or total effect, however, double-size effects cannot be used as the Total Effect.)
Modulation:
Dynamic modulation, tempo sync delay, LFO
Effects Control Bus:
Stereo side-chaining for limiter, gates, vocoders, etc.

Dual Polyphonic Arpeggiators

Program mode:
1 arpeggiator available
Combination and Sequencer modes:
2 arpeggiators available
Arpeggio Patterns:
5 preset; 640 user arpeggio patterns (512 preload)

Sequencer

Tracks:
16 MIDI Tracks & 1 Master Track
Songs:
128 Songs
Resolution:
480 ppq (parts per quarter-note)
Tempo:
40.00–300.00 bpm (1/100 bpm resolution)
Memory:
Up to 210,000 MIDI events
Grid Sequence:
Allows creation of sequence loops for drums etc., with up to 64 grids per note
Template songs:
16 preset/16 user template songs
Format:
KORG (microSTATION) format, SMF (formats 0 and 1) supported
Demo songs:
3 songs

Global/Media

Global:
Master tune, Transpose, MIDI settings
Media
Load, Save, Utility

Controllers

Controllers:
Joystick
Real-titime Controls:
Knobs 1–4 SELECT buttons (Real-time Control, Arpeggiator Control, Tempo Control)
External:
In External mode, the four knobs, four chord trigger switches can be used as MIDI controllers. 128 setups can be stored. (102 are preloaded. These allow you to control software synthesizers or DAW software.)
Arpeggiator/Audition:
AUDITION button, ARP ON/OFF button, ARP LATCH ON/OFF button

User Interface

Display:
16 character x 2 line LCD (with backlight)
Mode/Category:
Buttons=COMBI, PROG SEQ, GLOBAL, MEDIA, CATEGORY SELECT, CATEGORY, Indicator
Value Controllers:
Cursor/value buttons, function 01–16 buttons (0–9, -, ., ENTER, GROUP DOWN, GROUP UP), COMPARE, WRITE
Sequencer:
Buttons=LOCATE, REC, START/STOP, REW, FF, PAUSE, LOOP, KEY, GRID, SEQ, PLAY/MUTE, Function 01–16
Other:
VOLUME knob, display contrast

Audio Outputs

OUTPUT L/MONO, R:
6.3 mm monaural phone jack (unbalanced)
Headphone output:
3.5 mm stereo mini-phone jack
Control Inputs:
DAMPER/PEDAL/SW jack x 1, half-damper supported

Others

MIDI:
IN, OUT
USB:
1 USB (TYPE B), MIDI interface
SD-Card slot:
Capacity recognized: FAT32: 2 Gigabytes (GB). SDHC memory cards are not supported.
Power:
AC adapter power supply connector (DC 9V 1700mA), POWER On/Off switch
Dimensions:
(H x W x D)
778 x 210 x 82 mm / 30.63” x 8.27” x 3.23”
Weight:
2.6kg / 5.73lbs
Power Consumption:
6 W
Accessories:
AC adapter, Easy start guide, Accessory disc (microSTATION Parameter Guide (PDF), Owner’s Manual (PDF), Installation Guide (PDF), External Setups (PDF), KORG USB-MIDI driver, microSTATION Editor/Plug-In Editor etc.
Options:
XVP-10 Expression/Volume Pedal
EXP-2 Foot Controller
DS-1H Damper Pedal
PS-1 Pedal Switch
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* Appearance and specifications of products are subject to change without notice.

System Requirement for microSTATION, microSTATION Plug-In Editor

Windows

Supported Computer:
CPU
Intel Pentium Ⅲ/ 1GHz or later
Pentium D, Core Duo or later recommended
Memory
More than 512 MB (1 GB Recommended)
Monitor
1,024 x 768, more than 16 bit
Other
Microsoft Windows XP/ Vista/ 7 With USB ports support
OS:
Microsoft Windows XP Home/Professional Edition SP3
Windows Vista SP2*
Windows 7*
*64-bit edition requires Stand Alone version.

Mac OS

Supported Computer:
CPU
Apple G4 800MHz or later (Supported Intel Mac)
G5 or Core Duo recommended
Memory
More than 512 MB (1 GB Recommended)
Monitor
1,024 x 768, more than 32,000 colors
Other
Apple Macintosh that satisfies the operating requirements of Mac OS X and is equipped a USB port
OS:
Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

Format Requirements for the microSTATION Plug-In Editor

Windows:
VST, RTAS
Mac OS:
VST, Audio Unit, RTAS
*The microSTATION Plug-In Editor needs to have met the operating requirements of the host application for optimum performance.
*You can't open the microSTATION Editor and microSTATION Plug-In Editor at the same time.
*You can't edit two the microSTATIONs at the same time.