Korg ships MP-10 Pro media player
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-09-03)
Korg is now shipping the MP-10 Pro
Professional Media Player the perfect musical companion for mobile
entertainers, solo keyboardists and singers. This revolutionary,
all-in-one product brings together a reliable and easy-to-navigate
performance interface with total hands-on control over the most
essential forms of media required by the modern performer.
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 for 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. Using
the Find function, the MP-10 Pro will carefully search the entire
database for the users favorite song. Once found, the song can be
immediately sent to either of the two players. An ASCII keyboard can
also be used to call up songs by name quickly.
* .mid, .mid+G, .kar, .xf, .mp3 + lyrics, .mp3+G
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 M3 Music Workstation and can
also be played from an external MIDI controller or instrument. 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 MC, 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 or MIDI
files to be customized to suit the entertainers style or to suit
different singers abilities, which makes the MP-10 Pro a perfect tool
for karaoke performances.
The MP-10 Pro features Korgs huge color TouchView display, offering
extreme ease of use. A comprehensive set of connections provides the
MP-10 Pro with maximum versatility. In addition to the PC keyboard,
MIDI and USB connections, there are two XLR microphone inputs and two
USB host connections to accommodate external media. The composite
video output allows users to provide karaoke lyric display, or to
mimic the touch screen display on an external monitor. A
headphone-based cue system is provided as well.
The MP-10 Pro is now available with a U.S. MSRP of $2700.
From a press release.