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Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
  #31
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I think it sounds good but to my ears it sounds too much like the Radias. I love the Radias thought and was hoping for something different sounding.
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Originally Posted by jondis ➡️
well keep in mind we have only heard base presets, with out any of the charm of the tube or boost (except for the qwik bass patch , split second) To me it sounds like a Korg synth which is a good character to have in a track, but i feel like the tube is going to bring that normal flavor to a new level. I just wish there was inputs besides just the mic because the Fx sounds sik, esp that tape delay. This is one aspect of the radias which is awesome to me, i have my slim phatty in one input and my mopho x4 in the other input jack together is just a nice rig. Looking forward to seeing more footage on the king seems like it will be a good studio tool too i'm considering trading it up for my radias.

heres a lil demo vid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fligLTMTfSQ

He said 1299 I dout that is $12,99 So it means $1299
Direct conversion to UK £ is £823

DAMN I thought Korg would have tried to kill it with this King Korg and release it at a price impossible to resist. $1299 may stop the King from flying off the shelves.

at $1299 is Mopho x4 kbd price (real analogue) or Virus Ti VA no kbd and of course much more expensive than Virtual Inst like DIVA...

What do you guys think about the price. I know we need to hear more about its SOUND but that is true of most new synth for the next few weeks I guess
Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
  #33
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I played it for a while today, the word that comes to mind is 'lukewarm'.
Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
  #34
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One more video.



Looks the same as Behringer's "tube" ))

Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
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Talk about an unfortunate time to launch a VA.
Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
  #36
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That demo sucks, we can agree on that. I wanna hear a better demo before I make up my mind about it.
Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
  #37
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Démo King KORG synthétiseur analogique (La Boite Noire) - YouTube

A french spoken video, eventually some demo sound
Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
  #38
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Some online UK retailer has the King Korg preorder price at £950.

DSI Tetra (no kbd) 4 Voice Analog Polyphonic = £640

Clavia Nord LEad 2X Virual Analogue 20 voices. 4 part multitimbral 49kbd = £879

DSI Mopho 4 KDB = £980

DSI Prophet 8 PE Edition Module (no kbd) = £1124

Moog SubPhatty £800

SubPhatty £799 + MS20 £499 = £1298

If the KingKorg sounds fantastic/Unique to the point that it can justify itself like the Nord Lead or the Access Virus VA-Intruments did... then the King Korg price may make sense on the market.

If it sounds too generic it will probably either drop in price so it makes more sense or be forgotten

Hopefully it sounds fantastic and unique so we simply have more options to choose from
Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
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From the demos I've heard, that price seems way too high. Will wait and see I guess.
Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
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I like some of the sounds on the Sounds Demo on Korg site, but they may be what one can already program on Virtual Synth plug ins...

I think I am not their target market indeed they are advertising it as a gigging synth as well... which may make more sense as it gives you possibly a good VA/Keys/Piano/Organ hardware board.
Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
  #41
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Listen to the sounds at the end of this video with the tube activated - it's sounding a lot better than I thought :

[NAMM] Korg KingKORG - YouTube
Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
  #42
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WNAMM13: 'King Korg Video - YouTube

sonicstate vid. "has a real analog tube" LOL
Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [email protected] ➡️
Listen to the sounds at the end of this video with the tube activated - it's sounding a lot better than I thought :

[NAMM] Korg KingKORG - YouTube
Nice.
A bit pricey me thinx.
I hope it comes with that kool checker Korg shirt the dude is wearing :-)
Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
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Is it just me or does it actually sound quite decent? Must admit, I'm pleasantly surprised.
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  #45
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yeah i think so too, esp. the filters. what a shame that they didnt incorporate 1/4" inputs, even their microline has one 1/4" in addition to the XLR. Also wishing they made a 49 key version, the 5 octave keybed is also contributing to the final price
Old 25th January 2013 | Show parent
  #46
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Does it sound good? Yes. Does it have big knobs? Yes. Is it big & shiny? Yes. Does it have a ridiculous cheeky name? Yes.

Houston, we have something cool to look forward too. Over.
Old 26th January 2013 | Show parent
  #47
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The name is completely stupid. So this is a VA. Does it have analog filters or anything other than CV /gate outs? What is so King about this? Anybody else wondering?
Old 26th January 2013 | Show parent
  #48
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Originally Posted by TinderArts ➡️
Clearly they're comparing it to a MicroKORG
Old 26th January 2013 | Show parent
  #49
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"And it particularly shines on stage, not only with its great sound, but also literally with a gorgeous champagne gold finish, befitting its royal name – KingKORG."

Whoever wrote that was sipping way too much champagne. Most kings I know like their displays more regal than 1" x .5"
Old 26th January 2013 | Show parent
  #50
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NAMM 2013: Korg KingKORG synthesizer - YouTube

NAMM video FutureMusicMag... same Korg presenter but a bit more presentation of sounds and tube on a not-bass sound. I like the sound of this thing, immediacy, and no mouse to click...

For me still too early to know if it is worth that money $1299 when compared to a bunch of plug-ins but it sounds versatile and possibly good audio quality
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