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Korg MW1 Microstation Music Workstation (USED)

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Korg MW1 Microstation Music Workstation (USED)

Our Notes: The power input on this unit broke and the previous owner hardwired the adapter to the unit (see photo).

Whether it’s used for compact studio control, as an easy songwriting tool, or a powerful addition to a live performance rig, MicroStation is the “Micro Multi-Tool” to suit your needs!

MicroStation offers unprecedented portability, the stunning sound of Korg’s EDS-i synth engine (M3, M50), dual arpeggiators, and phenomenal effects; all the tools you would expect in a keyboard/workstation housed in a smaller - and extremely affordable - package.

Whether performing or composing, the on-board sequencer can be anything from an extra set of hands or a powerful drum machine up to a full-blown MIDI production suite. Loop Recording, Grid Sequencing, Song Templates, and One-Step recording features make it easy for anyone to achieve professional results.

Product Features:

  • Lightweight, compact, and equipped with 61 mini-keys, the microSTATION travels easily and fits effortlessly into any home, stage, or studio workspace.
  • EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated) sound engine delivers high-quality sound in the tradition of KORG's flagship synthesizers.
  • Enjoy 480 outstanding, ready-to-use sounds – including keyboard sounds, synth sounds, drums, leads, basses, etc. Tweak, edit, create and save up to 512 sound Programs.
  • 256 dynamic Combinations place different sounds on different areas of the keyboard, or layer multiple sounds together for exciting performances – right out of the box!
  • Find the right sound fast with eight quickly accessible categories; hundreds of Audition Riffs allow you to preview each sound.
  • A full General MIDI level 2 compatible soundset allows commercial and pre-made MIDI files to be played perfectly and instantly.
  • Designed for comfort and accuracy, our 61-key Natural Touch Mini Keyboard is highly expressive and supports serious playing.
  • Whether performing or composing, the on-board sequencer can be anything from an extra set of hands or a powerful drum machine up to a full-blown MIDI production suite.
  • Loop Recording, Grid Sequencing, Dual Arpeggiators, Template songs, and Auto Song Setup features make it easy for anyone to achieve professional results.
  • SD/SDHC card slot for convenient storage or your custom sounds and songs.
  • Includes both stand-alone and plug-in microSTATION software for detailed sound editing on your computer; plug-in software is VST, AU, and RTAS compatible.

Product Specs:

KEYBOARD  61-key Natural Touch mini-keyboard (velocity sensitive; aftertouch not supported)
SOUND ENGINE EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis - integrated) 
MODES Combination, Program, Sequencer, Global/Media
MAXIMUM POLYPHONY 120 voices max, single mode, 60 voices max, double mode

* The actual maximum polyphony will vary depending on oscillator settings such as stereo samples and velocity crossfading.
PRESET PCM 49 MB (when calculated as 16-bit linear data) , 360 multisamples, 484drum samples (including 24 stereo)
          OSCILLATORS OSC1 (Single), OSC1+2 (Double): Stereo multisamples are supported, 4 velocity zones per oscillator, with switching, crossfades and layers.
          FILTERS Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24 dB), Two multi-mode filters per voice (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject)
          MODULATION For each voice, two envelope generators (Filter & Amp), two LFOs, two key tracking generators (Filter & Amp), and two AMS mixers, In addition, pitch EG, common LFO, and two common key tracking generators
          NUMBER OF TIMBERS 16 Timbres, Up to sixteen timbres, keyboard and velocity split/layer/crossfade, and modifications to the program setting via the Tone Adjust function
          MASTER KEYBOARD It can be used as an external MIDI device.
          DRUM KITS Stereo and mono drumsamples, 4-way velocity switches with crossfades and adjustable crossfade shapes (Linear, Power, Layer).
NUMBERS Combinations: 384 Combinations / 256 Preloaded
Programs: 512 Programs / 480 Preloaded
Combinations: 48 Drum Kits / 25 Preloaded
GM Sound set: 256 GM2 Programs + 9 GM2 Drum Programs
INSERT EFFECTS 5 In-line processing; stereo in - stereo out
MASTER EFFECTS 2 effects sends; stereo in - stereo out
TOTAL EFFECT 1 effect send; stereo in - stereo out
EFFECTS TYPES 134 types (Usable as insert, master, or total effect, however, double-size effects cannot be used as the Total Effect.)
MODULATION Dynamic modulation, tempo sync delay, LFO
EFFECTS CONTROL BUS Stereo side-chaining for limiter, gates, vocoders, etc.
PROGRAM MODE 1 arpeggiator available
COMBINATION AND SEQUENCER MODES 2 arpeggiators available
ARPEGGIO PATTERNS 5 preset; 640 user arpeggio patterns (512 preload)
TRACKS 16 MIDI Tracks & 1 Master Track
SONGS 128 Songs
RESOLUTION 480 ppq (parts per quarter-note)
TEMPO 40.00–300.00 bpm (1/100 bpm resolution)
MEMORY Up to 210,000 MIDI events
GRID SEQUENCE Allows creation of sequence loops for drums etc., with up to 64 grids per note
TEMPLATE SONGS 16 preset/16 user template songs
FORMAT KORG (microSTATION) format, SMF (formats 0 and 1) supported
DEMO SONGS 3 songs
GLOBAL Master tune, Transpose, MIDI settings
MEDIA Load, Save, Utility
REAL-TIME CONTROLS Knobs 1–4 SELECT buttons (Real-time Control, Arpeggiator Control, Tempo Control)
EXTERNAL In External mode, the four knobs, four chord trigger switches can be used as MIDI controllers. 128 setups can be stored. (102 are preloaded. These allow you to control software synthesizers or DAW software.)
DISPLAY 16 character x 2 line LCD (with backlight)
VALUE CONTROLLERS Cursor/value buttons, function 01–16 buttons (0–9, -, ., ENTER, GROUP DOWN, GROUP UP), COMPARE, WRITE
OTHER VOLUME knob, display contrast
OUTPUT L/MONO, R 6.3 mm monaural phone jack (unbalanced)
HEADPHONE OUTPUT 3.5 mm stereo mini-phone jack
CONTROL INPUTS DAMPER/PEDAL/SW jack x 1, half-damper supported
USB 1 USB (TYPE B), MIDI interface
SD-CARD SLOT Capacity recognized: FAT32: 2 Gigabytes (GB). SDHC memory cards are not supported.
POWER AC adapter power supply connector (DC 9V 1700mA), POWER On/Off switch
DIMENSIONS (H x W x D) 778 x 210 x 82 mm / 30.63” x 8.27” x 3.23”
WEIGHT 2.6kg / 5.73lbs