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Some of you in the UK who have been waiting for the new Korg M3
to be in the shops may have been a tad envious to see in the Sonic State news last week that composer James Asher had picked up an M3, (albeit one that ran off a Japanese domestic 110v power supply), while in Japan and brought it back into the UK.
James was so knocked out with the M3 that he had to have it there and then... he was under the impression that the M3 would not be available over here until August â€“ not so, say Korg who have been in touch to tell us that both the M3
and the smaller R3
will be making an appearance in May, although we don't have an exact date yet. So there we have it - you wonâ€™t have that long to wait after all to get one from a UK dealer and there'll be no hassle with airfares, foreign power supplies and getting it through customs.
Hereâ€™s how Korg describe the new two in their own words:
The new M3 Music Workstation/Sampler represents the third generation of Music Workstations from Korg, the company that invented the concept. It inherits elements from the flagship OASYS, distilled into an affordable music production package with a new tone generator, a wealth of innovations and new sounds.
These innovations include the new concept of â€œvirtualized hardwareâ€� that allows an even closer integration with DAW systems, and the new "Korg Komponent System" concept that facilitates more flexible system construction, the M3 music workstation/sampler opens a new and exciting page in music making, and is the workstation that rightfully deserves to wear the â€œMâ€� that started it all.
New R3 Synthesizer
Also arriving on these shores in a few weeks is the R3, a brand new, compact synthesizer/vocoder that packs the main feature set and sounds of the upscale RADIAS into an affordable and portable performance keyboard. Its Multi Modeling Technology (MMT) synth engine provides a wide diversity of synthesis techniques, and incorporates ultra low-aliasing oscillator performance borrowed from Korgâ€™s flagship OASYS.
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