Korg KARMA

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KARMA
Korg KARMA.jpg
Korg KARMA
Manufacturer Korg
Dates 2001[1] [2]
Price £1,599 GBP
Technical specifications
Polyphony 62 (single mode) or 31 (double mode) [3]
Timbrality 8 parts (Combi mode), 16 parts (Sequencer mode)
Oscillator 62
LFO 1 (triangle, saw, square, random)
Synthesis type Hyper Integrated (HI)
Filter Resonant 24dB oct Low-pass, 12dB/oct lowpass and High-pass
Aftertouch expression yes
Velocity expression yes
Storage memory 32 MB ROM
Effects 5 insert, 2 master, EQ
Input/output
Keyboard 61 keys[4]
Left-hand control Joystick, 4 Control Knobs, 2 Switches
External control MIDI

The Korg KARMA music workstation was released in 2001 as a specialised member of the Korg Triton family. KARMA stands for Kay's Algorithmic Real-time Music Architecture.[5] [6]The unit features up to 62 note polyphony[7] and is 16-part multitimbral. Its sound engine is based on the Korg Triton workstation[8], although it has a lot less features.[9]

Construction[edit]

The center section is made of brushed aluminum, and the side cheeks are constructed from plastic.[10]

Sequencer[edit]

The unit also features a 16-track sequencer with a maximum storage of 200,000 events and 200 songs[11]

Drum kits[edit]

  • 413 drum sounds[12]
  • 55 drum kits[13]
  • 16 User drum kits

Notable users[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moogulator, Mic Irmer,. "Korg Karma Digital Synthesizer algorithmic arranger sequencer". www.sequencer.de. Retrieved 2018-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Korg KARMA | Sound Programming". soundprogramming.net. Retrieved 2018-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Korg KARMA". Sound On Sound. May 2001. Archived from the original on 6 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Review: Korg Karma music workstation". www.dansdata.com. Retrieved 2018-08-30. 
  5. ^ "The History Of Korg: Part 3". www.soundonsound.com. Retrieved 2018-08-30. 
  6. ^ "Review: Korg Karma music workstation". www.dansdata.com. Retrieved 2018-08-30. 
  7. ^ "Korg KARMA | Vintage Synth Explorer". www.vintagesynth.com. Retrieved 2018-08-30. 
  8. ^ "Korg KARMA | Sound Programming". soundprogramming.net. Retrieved 2018-08-30. 
  9. ^ "Review: Korg Karma music workstation". www.dansdata.com. Retrieved 2018-08-30. 
  10. ^ "KORG KARMA". EMusician. Retrieved 2018-08-30. 
  11. ^ "Korg KARMA | Vintage Synth Explorer". www.vintagesynth.com. Retrieved 2018-08-30. 
  12. ^ "Korg Karma (2001) | Aerozone JMJ". aerozonejmj.fr (in French). Retrieved 2018-08-30. 
  13. ^ "Korg KARMA | Sound Programming". soundprogramming.net. Retrieved 2018-08-30. 
  14. ^ "Korg Karma (2001) | Aerozone JMJ". aerozonejmj.fr (in French). Retrieved 2018-08-30. 

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