Korg M3 - Video Operation Guide (VOG) - Part 1

(10-May-2007) - Length: 10:16

Stephen Kay presents a comprehensive Video Operation Guide to the M3 in multiple sections.

Part 1 covers the following sections:

1. Basic Navigation
2. The Control Surface
3. Reloading the Factory Data

The entire VOG will be approximately one hour and 45 minutes in length, and is being released in sections as the editing is completed. It will also be available as a DVD for those who wish the convenience of navigation and a larger, clearer video picture.


Release announcement thread [here].
Public comment thread [here].


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Korg M3 - Video Operation Guide (VOG) - Part 2

(12-Jul-2007) - Length: 15:45

Stephen Kay presents a comprehensive Video Operation Guide to the M3 in multiple sections.

Part 2 covers the following sections:

4. Program Mode
5. Radias EXB Expansion Option


Released announcement thread [here].
Public comment thread [here].


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Korg M3 - Video Demo Sequence "KARMA-fied!"

(18-Jan-2007) - Length: 9:10

A video companion to the M3 Factory Demo Sequence "KARMA-fied!" created by Stephen Kay. Utilizing real-time performances with 8 different Combis, each section was then augmented and further developed using the internal and external sequencers.

Note: this video is a re-enactment of many of the steps involved in creating the demo, along with shots of KARMA and the M3 in action. It is not intended to represent a live performance.

The musical portions are available as mp3 files below.

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Audio Only (mp3):
time
(48k, 320 kbps)
(44k, 192 kbps)
=== KARMA-fied! === (the full demo)
7:52
1. Confrontation (XY Pad)
1:24
2. CounterPointe
0:45
3. Funk of the Future
0:58
4. Temple of Maya
0:44
5. 4 a good time, call
0:46
6. Ozark Mountain Line
0:48
7. Piano, meet Guitar
1:15
8. FastFinger! (XY Pad)
1:33


Korg M3 - Introduction and KARMA Features

(18-Jan-2007) - Length: 3:58

Stephen Kay presents a brief introduction to the new Korg M3, discussing the second generation KARMA Technology it inherits from the OASYS. Includes real-time performances of three of the new Combis from the Factory Voicing.

The musical portions are available as mp3 files below.

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Audio Only (mp3):
time
(48k, 320 kbps)
(44k, 192 kbps)
Combi: Ham n' Pickle
0:31
Combi: Towards The Sun
1:24
Combi: Vintage Chips
0:38


Additional M3 Audio Demos
time
(48k, 320 kbps)
(44k, 192 kbps)
"The Path Of Truth" by Jordan Rudess
© 2007 by Jordan Rudess. All rights reserved.

4:02
"Two On One" by Frank McComb
© 2006 by Frank McComb, Boobeescott Music-BMI.
All rights reserved.

2:57
"Shine" by Mas Anai
© 2007 by Korg Inc. All rights reserved.
3:09


Other Links:
Karma Lab M3 Forums - the premier M3 Discussion Forum

Karma Lab M3 Page - our main M3 Info Page

Stephen Kay's M3/OASYS/KARMA Videos - our main Media Player Page

M3 Online Virtual GUI - try out the complete interface of the M3 online!

Technical Details:

The mp3s were recorded from the analog L/R outputs of the M3, into a MOTU 896 Interface, 48.000k or 44.100 16 bit, into Digital Performer 5.0 on a Mac running OSX 10.3.9, and exported to MP3 using DP's L.A.M.E Exporter, with the following settings:

Channels: Stereo
Stereo Mode: Normal
Output Sample Rate: 48.000 kHz or 44.100 kHz
Encode Quality: High
Encoding Mode: Constant Bit Rate
Bit rate: 320 kbps or 192 kbps

No additional audio processing was used, other than some minor level-matching gain adjustments.