Korg has made available a demo version of its acclaimed Legacy Collection of virtual instruments and effects plug-ins. It allows musicians to experience/audition much of Legacy Collection’s sound and functionality in their own personal environment, before purchasing.
The demo version has been posted to korg.com, for quick and easy access. Both Mac OSX and Windows XP demo versions are available. “We’re responding to the clear wishes of customers in the marketplace, who like to try before they buy,” states Korg USA Product Manager Jerry Kovarsky. “It can be hard to really judge the higher sound quality of our synths in a store environment. At home, the user can bring up the demo version in their DAW/software of choice and try it in context with their other gear.”
The demo version can be downloaded for free from www.korg.com/legacy.
Korg has also released a new Macintosh version of the Legacy Collection. Version 1.1.1 fixes AU handling in Logic 7, and the use of the Legacy Collection synths in stand-alone mode with Digidesign’s CoreAudio driver 6.5.x. This latest update builds upon a steady issuance of enhancements from Korg, driven by user requests and cutting-edge developments. Another recent upgrade, Version 1.1 incorporated new WAVESTATION features, including the ability to edit multiple steps of a wavesequence at the same time when desired, as well as a “Snap” function for setting the duration of steps in a wavesequence to a note value (1/4, 1/8, 1/16, etc.), as determined by MIDI clock. For the MS-20/MS-20FX, the list of available external modulation Patch Point parameters has been expanded with Version 1.1 for increased creative sound design and control. These updates can be downloaded for free by registered users at www.korguser.net.