i have a MS, it is kinda like a jack in the box....turn the handle....sampling on it is usefull...pain in the arse tryin to record power chords......and press the record button....found this on the korg forums....a lil dated, bot not too old...
Subject: RE: Korg Microsampler as a looping tool
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:59:38 +0100
Yes. I have an MS too. ANd I do not touch it ever. Actually, having the octatrack and the Kaoss Pad I was quite sure about selling it.
The reason why I am not selling it yet is that at first I would have liked at least to try it out :) ANd that I have a midi keyboard of 49 keys, and I think that sometimes I may need a little one, and this has got no transpose but, well, may work.
I like the mode where you can slice, I mean, record something in many different keys in sequence, so that you have the first 2 seconds in the first key, the other 2 seconds on the second key etc.
The Octatrack does it too, but I still am not sure how it works there...
I will try something in the future now that I will have time :)
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:44:12 +0100
> Subject: Re: Korg Microsampler as a looping tool
> Sergio Girardi <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Mmm, a bit complicated. The loops must have all the same length, right? THe same of the first one.
> Hi Sergio,
> That's what he's using in this case, yes.
> The pedal is just to "arm" recording', then you have to press the key
> on which to record. As he doesn't want to do it by hand, he has
> prepared a 2 bars pattern as a "container" of "empty" slots
> (note-on/note-off). Each slots is indeed 2 bars long (or almost so as
> the note-off is a bit before the note-on when the pattern restarts).
> He could have choosen some note as 1/4, 1/8, or whatever and any
> pattern he likes. It's a bit like using an MPC, preparing the sequence
> (midi) then only adding the sound later.
> The sequence is just needed to trigger the recording and then trigger
> the newly recorded sample. The MS has several sampling modes and he's
> using "sampling triggered by a note for a given amount of time
> > Or well, surely not more, or it happens what happened with the last loop to him.WHat if while preparing the slots you press the key less time than the first loop's length?
> With this technique the loop will be shorter but still retriggered
> every 2 bars by its note-on event so still in sync.
> You can do stutter effects if you like or do "replace" like in
> EDP/LPx, then change the pattern for other effects. The difference is
> that you can do this on 36 "tracks".
> So, there is no way to just press play and start recording and press
> again to stop recording and start playing, deciding on your own the
> length of each loop?
> you can not do REC/PLAY, no. Its REC/STOP/PLAY but there are other
> modes (gate mode) where you can decide the length of course. It's a
> nice way to do quick multisampling. Just connect an external module
> via midi and record it's output. ARM sampling, play a "scale" on the
> MS keyboard; it will trigger the sound module and sample at the same
> time while the key is down.
> I haven't touch my MS for a while, but this video gave me the envy to
> start again.