Three Reasons Why You Should Try The Korg microKEY


Korg certainly has a diverse team of engineers. Pocket sized synthesizers, the KAOSS pads, and miniature pianos. One product, however, caught my eye – the Korg microKEY. While it seems like a mild mannered keyboard, that is part of the beauty of it. When we were growing up, everyone liked the “bad girl/boy” at one time, and at another time the “good girl/boy.” Sometimes you need something that is hassle and trouble free, even if it doesn’t have the biggest personality or presence. Price As far as compact MIDI controllers go, you really cannot get more bang for your buck at 37 keys. If you were looking for a workstation instead, I highly suggest you check out software synthesizers to use in conjunction with the Korg microKEY. If you can get three new software synthesizers and the Korg microKEY, doesn’t that give you a lot more sonic opportunities than a workstation? → Read More

Korg microSTATION – The Benefits Of Mini Keyboards


The benefits of using mini keyboards for playing or producing music are numerous and it’s well worth the effort to take the time to familiarise yourself with these mini powerhouses. Don’t believe me? Too awkward you say? What was it like playing the piano for the first time? It was awkward, right? It’s the same with Mini keyboards, they take some getting use to, but once you are use to them, you will see the advantages as well. Mini keyboards are typically featured in compact MIDI controllers, where they allow for other pads, knobs, or faders (or a combination thereof). The keys themselves are not designed to be exclusive, in other words, they are not meant to be the primary keyboard. Not that a musician couldn’t use them for such. It is nevertheless important to recognize that they are significant, and can be very useful for traveling, for studio recording, for stage performances, to name just a few. → Read More