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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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Steninho a hobbyist user from Brazil writes:
Bought it a three months ago and liked it a lot.

Main advantages is that it sounds cool and it is very easy to use with the editing software. You could probably get a used Triton with the price but the software integration and the USB port is extremely convenient.It is a drag to keep on paging those menus.

Not perfect because it is fragile, some of the included application does not work with Vista (keep your XP, Vista is dreadful) and could have some of the Karma features or at least work with the Karma software.

Still you cannot be too peaky because it costs less than 600 USD.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Sep-13-2008 at 19:57
Alan Keye a hobbyist user from Australia writes:
I bought a Micro X 2 weeks ago 2nd hand and it is in pristine condition. In Australia they sell for between $1,150 and $1,500 AUD, but I got mine for $450 AUD, which is great value for such a powerful feature-packed synth/sound module. I am a Roland enthusiast, especially for their piano sounds, as Korg piano sounds to my ear sound like guitars, however I really bought this synth for its massive array of other very usable sounds. Yes, the plastic construction and knobs seems very fragile, and the power supply connection gets pretty warm, but the bright orange travel case is great for protecting it during travel. I need to wear my reading glasses to see the small red and black screen. As far as I am concerned, this one very well thought-out machine that is very usable either in a studio or live on stage. It midis up perfectly to my 15 year old Roland JV1000 that is still in pristine condition. The JV1000 has a good onboard sequencer so that makes up for the Micro X not having its own onboard sequencer. I'd recommend this little synth without hesitation...and that's quite an endorsement, coming from a Roland fan!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Sep-11-2008 at 02:38
betzelel a hobbyist user from united states writes:
i bought my Micro X to replace a triton studio 66 key. it has been while since i had a korg, so i wanted to keep with in the triton series as i KNOW that it is an awesome machine, havein see and played both the triton pro, triton rack, and the triton studio. i was very impressed with the sounds. very amaseing soundbank - i love the cosmic furnice sound. i havent had the chance yet to start building on the sounds as i am getting my mac back into working shape for the synth.

the plastic does seem on the flimsy side but if you are only useing it in a studio environment that is no big deal. the parts that i wish that is did have is the sequencer. the one on the triton studio was realy solid. but aside from that if you are looking for a machine that can go head to head with the full titons this is a big contender. it also comes with some demo ware for software synths that is pretty cool too. the live program i am still trying to figure out. i am hopeing to get garage band to work with it fully (midi wise) awesome synth. you can loose hours of of time playing with it. ;-) and for $600 its a really good deal. i went to guitar center and bought it off line, with 3 years extra warrenty. (just in case) it is a must buy

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-20-2008 at 17:02
eisix a hobbyist user from Germany writes:
In need of a bread and butter rompler I went to the shop to compare Roland Juno D and the Korg Microx. It seems like almost everybody goes for the Juno whereas Microxes are sold rarely. I finally chose the Microx because it sounds different. Full, crisp and radio-ready like pro stuff. Yes you can play with filters, env, lfos but this does not compare to typical VA synths. And what an incredible selection of useful sounds this synth has! The 2 octave keyboard is the only thing which I really dislike about this synth. Octave up, octave down all the time. I wish it had 37 keys just like the R3. I know, there is still the X50... Anyway, it's portable which makes you want to carry it around a lot but it would take battery operation to be truly portable. The 4 control knobs feel cheap but they work and yes - you can assign something to them. Also great: the very powerful "arpeggiators". All in all an OK-synth.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Mar-26-2008 at 09:40
Stavros a part-time user from Greece writes:
I got this great synth for about 2 months now and I 'm feeling that I made a very good investment for 600 euros. Editing is very easy, both with editor or without (had problems with my PC, so I edited manny sounds directly to the synth...) If you want a good sounding synth (not for classic piano sounds, my jv1010 is far better) in afforable price then buy it.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-01-2007 at 04:33
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