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Korg Releases Pro Media Player

Korg has begun shipping its new MP-10 Pro Professional Media Player.

Korg has begun shipping its new MP-10 Pro Professional Media Player. According to the company, the all-in-one product brings together a reliable and easy-to-navigate performance interface with hands-on control over the most essential forms of media required by the modern performer.

Korg MP-10 Pro

Korg MP-10 Pro

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 120GB 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, company officials said. Playlists can be easily imported, or even created on the fly.

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 entertainer's style or to suit different singers' abilities (which makes the MP-10 Pro well suited for karaoke installations).

The MP-10 Pro features Korg's color TouchView display for ease of use. 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 touchscreen display on an external monitor. A headphone-based cue system is also provided.

The MP-10 Pro is now available with a U.S. MSRP of $2,700.


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