The Korg RADIAS Synthesizer Vocoder brings together a sound module based on Korg's cutting-edge, analog-modeling MMT engine and a 49-note, velocity-sensitive keyboard. It also has pitch and mod wheels... Read More
The Korg RADIAS Synthesizer Vocoder brings together a sound module based on Korg's cutting-edge, analog-modeling MMT engine and a 49-note, velocity-sensitive keyboard. It also has pitch and mod wheels and a full complement of knobs and buttons. The unique design lets you move the control module to accommodate a laptop or other audio gear.
This 24-voice Korg synth offers a variety of synthesis algorithms together with multiple effects, modulation sequencing, and comb filter and wave shaping features, as well as formant-motion vocoding. RADIAS' innovative design can be custom configured to suit you. The control module can be used independently or teamed with the unique dedicated keyboard as a seamlessly integrated instrument. RADIAS includes customizable synthesis templates to be used as starting points, with template data for 128 synth timbres, 128 insert effects, and 128 master effects.
The heart of RADIAS beats with Korg's cutting-edge MMT (Multi Modeling Technology) synth engine, which borrows much of its modeling techniques from Korg's flagship OASYS. It eliminates aliasing noise in even the highest frequencies and delivers clean, pure waveforms. Korg synthesizer provides two oscillators for each timbre that deliver modeled analog waveforms, formant waveforms, noise, ring modulation, sync, and classic and modern PCM waveforms. The analog modeled waveforms allow a variety of oscillator modulation algorithms to be used to create complex sounds, even from a single oscillator. The dual-filter structure allows two filters to be used individually, side by side, or in series for maximum versatility. Three Envelope Generators (EG) are used to apply time-varying changes to the pitch, filter cutoff, and amp level, as well as many other parameters. The bundled RADIAS Sound Editor/Librarian software makes it easy to edit, manage, and archive settings on your computer through the USB port. The Korg RADIAS synth has two LFOs, variable Drive mode, a flexible wave shaping circuit, three modulation sequencers, six virtual analog synth patch cords, envelope follower, 16-band vocoder, 30 effect algorithms, six types of arpeggiator patterns, dual linkable 32-step sequencers, 256 programs, 32 drum kits, and 16 formant motion sets.
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The Korg Radias is an amazingly easy Analog Modeled Synthesizer to program especially if you understand synthesizer basics. The design of the software is excellent in just how easy it is to navigate to any of the many features this synth has. I have several synths and this is by far the easiest synth to learn, master, and program. It has many great features like Vocoder, Modulators, Arpeggiator, with great sounding Oscillators and Filters. One complaint is the PCM waves in this synth are weak and too few but most like me will probably be using this synth for the standard analog type waves it produces such as saw, square, triangle, and sine. The Unison feature yeilds incredibly fat analog sounds. It only has 24 note Polyphony but that's still very high for an analog modeling synth and if you need more just buy another Radias and stack them. I plan on buying 2 more cuz I really like this synth. I own the Rackmount version because the Radias Keyboard is too small and doesn't have aftertouch.
This is a vitrual analog synth. It is nice that korg is getting into this. I bought a microkorg which is a simpler version of this model. This is a little overpriced, but the sounds are ok. They are samples of true analog synths, but if you want a really good analog synth, buy a Clavia Nord or Dave Smith Instruments. If you save up enough, you could even get an Alesis Andromeda. Take it from me, I love Analog synths, the best Analog synths are those from the past like a Moog
I have the Korg MS2000. I love that freaking synth. It doesn't have everything I might want, but it sounds great and has a billion parameters. When I saw this several months after I got the MS2000, I was amazed that they actually put everything that I wanted to have on my MS2000 into the Radius. I wanted drums, it has drums. I wanted more parameters, it has more parameters. I wanted a sequencer, it has one. This synthesizer will destroy you if you aren't careful. It has everything you will ever want unless one day they create a biotic midi interface. (you control the music with your mind...) Yes if you have the cash, buy this, and make sure you can set aside 5 hours of free time per day.
This is a beast. I got it for christmas and have already spent 100+ hours exploring the endless possiblilites of this awesome keyboard. Before i purchased it, i was looking at a few other keyboards- The Alesis Ion, Roland SH-201, and others. I am glad i spent the extra money to get the Korg because it blows all of the others away. This great little synth packs a huge punch and adds tons of sound to my band. The arpegiator is a nice feature as well as the step sequencer. Though this is not true analog, i swear i really couldn't tell the difference. It's not all tinny and cold sounding like the other cheaper synths on the market. If you have the extra money, this is a instrument well worth it!
This is handsdown the biggest showstopper out there. Korg comes throuh again delivering a very fun to use sound beast. Go try one today and I assure you that if you spend 5 minutes tweaking it you will come out with a very exiting sound. I almost forgot to mention it looks way cooler than anything else on the market, making it an automatic showstopper.
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