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Korg M3 73-Key Workstation Keyboard Xpanded

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Korg M3 73

is an advanced music workstation and sampler designed for professional applications. The outstanding sound quality, intuitive control interface, DAW integration ability, and a plethora of other features make this Korg M3 73 unit a pro musician's dream.

Korg's experience of producing music workstation began with the ubiquitous M1, and the M3 is a logical outcome of twenty years of research and development. Korg M3-73 draws on several high-end technologies, namely the KARMA and OASYS systems, and Korg M3-73 includes comprehensive control, luscious sounds, a full featured sampler and touch screen technology.


Xpanded version available NOW!
The Korg M3 has been "Internally Xpanded". New sounds include electric pianos and classic keyboards, tape-emulating flutes and strings, and Brass & Woodwinds and Concert Grand expansion cards. DAW-style sequencing features include piano roll editing and a track view screen. KARMA v 2.2 M3 XPanded also adds an additional 149 new and realistic drum grooves. Throw in 700 effects presets and enhanced TouchView screen capabilities and the M3 Xpanded is a monster workstation!

73-key workstation/sampling keyboard
Featuring the "EDS" sound generating system, derived from Korg's OASYS system and the advanced second-generation KARMA
The second generation KARMA functionality is fully implemented and allows the user to perform natural instrument gestures like intricate finger-picking, strumming and harp glissandos, to complex cascades of notes, dance-riffs, gated and chopping effects and "improvising" drum grooves
The hardware can be "virtualized" in the form of a VST, RTAS or Audio Units plug-in, for tight integration with a larger computer system

Korg M3 73 includes 1,028 multi-samples, 1,606 drum samples, dual oscillators, four-level velocity switching/crossfading/layering, and stereo sampling
A drum kit can be created from ROM or RAM samples, mono or stereo, with up to four-way velocity switching and cross-fading for incredible realism

The filter section of Korg M3 73 allows for the use of two resonant filters for each oscillator, simultaneously. Four filter types are provided - low-, high-, band-pass and band-reject
Effect section of Korg M3 73 provides up to five insert effects, two master effects, and one total effect
170 effect types include dynamic processing, amp modeling and speaker simulation, choruses, flangers, phasers, delays and reverbs

A color LCD of Korg M3 73 not only provides a touch-view GUI, but also operates as an X-Y pad
Eight, dynamic and velocity-sensitive pads provide a great way to play drum sounds, or up to eight-note chords, either live or as triggers for the KARMA function
Eight slider/switch control surface can be used as a mixer, a set of sound controls, an editing interface, a real-time KARMA performance interface, or to control external software and hardware synthesizers and effects

Open Sampling System allows the user to sample and re-sample in any mode to produce new remixed combinations of sounds and effects, or to capture full performances "In-Track" within the sequencer
Tools include time slice, time stretch, crossfade looping, rate change and normalize
64MB is stock sampling memory (can be increased to 320MB by adding the optional EXB-M256 memory expansion board)
Samples in Korg native format. AIFF, WAV, Soundfont V2.0 and AKAI S-1000/3000 (with advanced Program parameter conversion) formats can be used, and internal samples can be exported as WAV or AIFF
Sampling can also be done to attached media, so USB memory sticks and hard drives can be used to extend memory size

High-resolution sequencer delivers 16-tracks that can hold up to 128 songs and 210,000 notes
Timing resolution of 480 PPQ captures every nuance and detail of a performance
Cue List function allows for creating songs in sections, or to play back completed songs as a medley


Tone Generator

256 Mbyte, 1,028 Multisamples, 1,606 Drum Samples Sampling:
16-bit, linear, 48 kHz mono/stereo sampling, resampling available (Open Sampling System)
64 Mbyte memory standard (expandable up to 320 Mbyte with EXB-M256 option)
1,000 Multisamples, 4,000 Samples, 128 indexes per sample
supports Korg format, AIFF, WAV, AKAI S1000/S3000 (advanced Program conversion), SoundFont 2.0 reading

120 voices, 120 oscillators in Single Mode / 60 voices, 120 oscillators in Double Mode

5 Insert Effects (stereo in/out), 2 Master Effects (stereo in/out), 1 Total Effect (stereo in/out) are available simultaneously
2 effect control busses, 2 effect common LFOs
170 types (can be used for Insert/Master/Total)

Programs: 1,664 user locations, 640 preloaded (512 EDS+128 RADIAS) (with EXB-RADIAS option installed)
Combinations: 1,792 user locations, 384 preloaded
Drumkits: 144 user locations, 32 preloaded
GM: 256 GM2 programs, 9 GM2 drum kits

16-track MIDI sequencer with 480 ppq resolution
Approx. 150 preset patterns, 100 user patterns (per Song)
128 Songs, 20 Cue Lists, 210,000 notes (max)
Standard MIDI File (SMF) format 0 and 1 available
RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording)

a set of patterns available per Song, 150 preset patterns (same presets as in sequencer)

one KARMA module available in Program Mode, four KARMA modules available in Combination and Sequencer Mode
Over 2,000 preset GEs (Generated Effect)
8 scenes, 8 sliders, 8 switches
KARMA Wave Sequence, Freeze Randomize, Time Signature Control, Auto RTC (Realtime Control) Setup

X-Y Control (Display)
8 Pads

320 x 240 dot color TouchView GUI
Control Inputs

Damper Pedal (half damper pedaling supported), Assignable Switch, Assignable Pedal
Audio Outputs

L/MONO, R, INDIVIDUAL-1, 2, 3, 4, S/P DIF (optical 24-bit, 48 kHz), Headphones
Audio Input

1, 2 (level switch (MIC/LINE), level knob), S/P DIF (optical 24-bit, 48 kHz)


2 USB type A connectors(for storage devices), USB type B connector (for MIDI interface, USB 2.0 supported), 2 FireWire ports (when EXB-FW (separately sold option) installed), TO KYBD (for connection to keyboard assembly unit)

AC cord, CD-ROM (M3 Editor stand alone and plug-in versions) Keyboard Assembly Unit

61-key, 73-key (Korg's new keyboard, semi-weighted), 88-key weighted action (RH3: Real Weighted Hammer Action 3 keyboard)

Joystick, Ribbon Controller, [SW1], [SW2]

TO MODULE (for connection to M3-M tone generator module), TO MODULE (second) (available on 73-key and 88-key)
System Requirements for computer use

Windows: Microsoft Windows XP Home/Professional Edition Service Pack 2 or later, computer supports Windows XP with USB port (Intel USB Host Controller recommended)
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, Apple Macintosh with USB ports supports Mac OS X 10.3.9 (PowerPC/Intel-based supported)
System Requirements for M3 Editor

Windows: Windows XP Home/ Professional Edition Service Pack 2 or later, Intel Pentium III/1 GHz or faster, 512 Mbyte or larger memory (1 Gbyte or larger recommended)
Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, G4/800 MHz or faster (Intel-based Mac supported, G5 and/or Core Duo recommended), 512 Mbyte or larger memory (1 Gbyte or larger recommended)
Plug-in version: Supported Formats: VST, RTAS, Audio Units (Mac only)

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