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Uses Korg's CMT modeling, reproducing not only the sound but also the character and response
curve of each parameter in a way that is completely faithful to the original model.
VCO: Saw, Pulse, PWM
Sub Oscillator: Off, 1 octave below, 2 octaves below
24dB/octave Low Pass self-resonant filter
Integrated Polysix Chorus, Phase, and Ensemble.
Integrated MIDI-synced arpeggiator, with adjustable Range, Mode, and Latch
Original ADSR EG and MG (updated with MIDI sync).
2 additional multi-stage Envelopes, 2 additional per-voice LFOs, and 4 AMS Mixers.
Combines Variable Phase Modulation (VPM), waveshaping, ring modulation, PCM sample playback,
and subtractive synthesis
Noise generator with saturation and dedicated lowpass filter
Run real-time audio through the VPM Oscillators and filters
Dual multi-mode filters per voice
Parallel and 24dB(4-Pole) configurations
Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and Band Reject modes
Multi Filter mode (Filter A only)
Supports both 79 algorithms and free patching
Three 2-in, 1-out mixers for scaling and merging audio, fully modulatable, with phase inversion
Main 6-input stereo mixer, with modulatable pan and volume, plus phase inversion
10 Envelopes, 4 per-voice LFOs, 9 Key Tracking generators, Per-voice Step Sequencer, 4 standard
AMS Mixers plus 4 simple AMS Mixers
Keyboard and velocity splits, layers, and crossfades of up to 16 Programs and/or external MIDI
Advanced Vector Synthesis
Control Timbre volumes and synthesis & effects parameters via the Vector Joystick and the tempo-
synchronized Vector Envelope.
Stereo and mono drum samples.
4-way velocity switches with crossfades and adjustable crossfade shapes (Linear, Power, Layer).
1,792 Combinations/384 Preload
1,664 Programs/1290 Preload (650 PCM + 640 EXi)
User Drum Kits
152 Drum Kits/40 Preload
General MIDI 2 Programs
256 GM2 Programs
General MIDI 2 Drum
9 GM2 Drum Programs
Open Sampling System (Resampling, In-Track Sampling)
16bit/48kHz: Stereo/Mono Sampling
RAM: Maximum sampling time depends on the amount of RAM memory (see "PCM RAM").
In the case of 500 MB, approximately 93 minutes of monaural or 46 minutes 30 seconds of stereo
sampling is possible.
DISK: Maximum sampling time to the internal hard disk is approximately 80 minutes per sample file,
for either mono or stereo. This will use approximately 440 MB for monaural or 879 MB for stereo.
Number of samples/
4,000 Samples/1,000 Multisamples (Max. 128 indexes per Multisample.)
Sample directly from audio CDs (CD-DA)
Load AKAI S1000/3000, KORG Format, AIFF, and WAVE sample data
Time Stretch, Time Slice, Crossfade Loop, and other standard editing features.
12 Insert Effects
In-line processing; stereo in - stereo out.
2 Master Effects
Two effects sends; stereo in - stereo out.
2 Total Effects
For overall processing on the main outputs, such as compression, limiting, and EQ; stereo in - stereo
3-band Track EQ
High, low, and sweepable mid band. Per Program in Program Mode, per Timbre in Combination
mode (16 total), and per Track in Sequencer mode (32 total).
185 different Effects types
Any Effect type may be used for Insert, Master, or Total Effects.
Real-time control of effects parameters.
Synchronized LFO modulation of multiple effects.
Effects Control Bus
Stereo side-chaining for compressors, gates, vocoders, etc.
Up to 32 per Effect
Phase and modulatable pitch per oscillator
101 Waveshaper tables, plus modulatable Drive and Offset
Use as oscillators, or as Waveshapers or Ring Modulators for other
Korg's ultra-low-aliasing technology, as introduced in the HD-1
4 velocity zones per oscillator
Uses any mono ROM, EXs, or RAM multisamples
PCM can be used as an FM modulator and/or layered with the
Modulatable mix of Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and dry
input, for creating a wide variety of unique filter types and effects