Re: GAS is good at 20% off!
Cold? Oh, I'm not from here. Trust me, I know what cold is.
Where at in Florida are you visiting?
As for my review, the keyboard I've fiddled with alittle bit. I like the instruments that it has. I'm happy with the way most of them sound except for the strings. I think they're probably the hardest to recreate and still sound real. They sound ok, but you can tell that they aren't real. The modulation is a loop. It would be nice if there was a random variance in the modulation so it might sound better. Other than that, they'll do the trick. I'm probably going to be picking up a violin, viola and cello eventually anyways.
The wind instruments sound pretty good. Again with the strings, if you stay on a note for too long you can kinda tell that it's not a real instrument because of the modulation loop.
All in all, it's a great keyboard to add a special touch to your recording for only $200.
As for the 32 track recorder, I'm not liking it so far. Sucks to say that after spending over a grand on it. I guess I'm just so used to the ease and quickness of my 8 track onboard my Digitech GNX4. There are so many hoops you have to jump thru just to get ready to record on this Korg.
I was able to record on it though. Just did a junk track to see if I could actually get to record. I tried out the onboard drummer too. I'm not impressed with it at all. The loops sound so fake, although I do like the humanizing tweaks you can make to it. I like my GNX4 drummer much better. However, I only use it to keep time while I'm recording. I build my own drums in FLStudio.
I wasn't able to get it to do a pre-roll before it starts recording. You know, that way you have time to hit the record button and grab your guitar before it actually starts recording. Apparently you have to build a drum session in this thing and since I want that pre-roll click off I'll have to do that first and then put the drum loops in after that. ....more hoops to jump thru.
Apparently the gods didn't grace this unit with a quantitizer either. Some don't like that feature, but I like it. It's on my GNX4. I figured it would be standard equipment, but I guess it's a "high end feature".
It's got alot of other bells and whistles on it, like effects, which I've got no interest in. I bought it mainly for the 32 tracks. This unit is really a stand alone studio where you can master an entire album without using anything else.
It's definitely not an intuitive design and on the verge of not being user friendly. You really have to read the manual to make sure you check off all those hoops you have to do - settings in screen and tabs that are layered into other screens. But you can record at an extreme high fidelity bit/sampling rate. Now that I like alot.
I'm sure it'll grow on me in time.