KORG introduces the MP-10 for the mobile entertainer

August 26, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The MP-10 Pro is the perfect musical companion for mobile entertainers, solo keyboardists, singers and amateur musicians. This revolutionary all-in-one product brings together MP3 playback, MIDI song play, vocal processing and more in one easy-to-use entertainment center. From performing as the consummate DJ, hosting a karaoke night, or even programming your own musical interludes as your band takes a break, the MP-10 Pro is ready to provide professional results with over-the-top extras, wherever and whenever you are.

As a media player, the MP-10 Pro features two independent media song players; each is able to play both MP3 and MIDI files directly from the massive 120 GB internal hard drive. The motorized 60 mm crossfader allows creative DJ-style mixing. Songs can be saved into multiple playlists, and the database can be sorted using any criteria. Playlists can be easily imported, or even created “on the fly.” The Browser gives an immediate view of everything available in the selected genre. Using the Find function, the MP-10 Pro will carefully search the entire database for the user’s favorite song. Once found, the song can be immediately sent to either of the two players.

As a MIDI instrument, the MP-10 Pro can play MIDI files from the song players. The internal sound engine uses the same EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis) found in the Korg Pa500 arranger keyboard and can also be played from an external MIDI device. The front panel offers four assignable performance pads for triggering sound effects and musical phrases. Numerous on-board effects are available for the internal players and MIDI engine. For the entertainer, singer or master of ceremonies, the MP-10 Pro is equipped with a TC Helicon vocal processor offering compression, EQ and delay. A pitch shifter for changing keys, a time stretch function for changing the tempo and an advanced vocal remover allow MP3 files to be customized to suit the entertainer’s style.

If you missed out on the latest version of the MAC SID player

September 25, 2008 · Posted in Electronic Music · Comment 

You might have missed out on the new user interface which I have come to enjoy

SIDPLAY is a Commodore 64 music player. It emulates the sound chip and other internals of the Commodore 64 home computer to play back music that was originally written on it. The sound chip of the C64 is called the “Sound Interface Device” or SID, and therefore this music is known as SID music. The SID chip is basically a three voice synthesizer on a chip. The unusual combination of digital and analogue circuitry is the reason for its distinctive sound.

SIDPLAY strives to offer the best possible SID music experience on any platform. It has been designed with the High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC) in mind. This collection is the biggest and most complete collection of SID music on the Internet. It can be obtained for free from http://hvsc.c64.org/.

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