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Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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Ole One Eye a hobbyist user from USA writes:
This board can't be beat, especially for the price. The sound quality is superb. Granted that it doesn't have the dozens of knobs that a typical analog or analog modeling synth may have, but for the kind of sound this thing produces, it's worth the sacrifice. The biggest highlight on top of the sounds is the setup mode. It's four part multitimbral so it is very friendly with software/hardware sequencers. The electronic drums and loops are sweet. I've used a couple to create some cool tracks so far, coupled with my Roland Fantom-s88, the possibilities are virtually endless. The user interface is very user friendly, although a little larger display screen would have been nice, but it's still readable and easy to understand. I haven't even touched the manual and have navigated through the board's features with very little effort. The filters on this thing are dreamy. Anything from the classic Tom Sawyer sweep to the wicked sound from Frankenstein, as well as classic pads, leads and just flat out warped noises, this thing has it all. And man can this thing put out the bass! It has some preset sub bass sounds on here and this thing can vibrate the floor without a subwoofer! The effects on this board are very good. Unlike the Ion, the Micron has Alesis' classic reverb effect, which can add that little extra spark and depth to the sounds, not to mention a chorus effect and delay. With the sound quality, features, and durability of this board, it is worth every penny of $400 brand new. Check one out when you get the chance, you won't be disappointed!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jun-12-2005 at 12:54
Dave a part-time user from NYC writes:
WOW what an amazing little beast. How they managed to cram all those features into that little red case is crazy. It sounds amazing and the set ups, patterns and beats help make song ideas flow. Ok so the vocoder isn't great, but you can't have it all for this price.

Don't even think about the microkorg, it is a total joke compared to the micron. Trust me I have some classic analogs that don't leave the house... this guy can sound like them all. Buy one, you will not be disappointed!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Apr-19-2005 at 00:39
Mark from L.A writes:
I like this keyboard..I now have both the Microkorg and Micron... I was able to program the Microkorg in one day thanks to the user friendly manual... The Microns manual sux arse, it's been a week having this synth and I'm half way on the manual...

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Thursday-Apr-07-2005 at 12:43
wjk a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I sold my MicroKorg for the Micron and have never looked back, except for the vocoder, and a few sounds unique to the MK. The Micron's playability, sound palette, patterns, setup and beats are phenomenal for the price (any price). The vocoder on the Micron is not in the class of any I've used, but that's my only real complaint. For some, the knobs are very touchy, and take care of the Main input knob (it serves several functions at once). Overall this machine is beautifully thought out. It's an instant classic.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-14-2005 at 08:45
Token Keyboard Player a part-time user writes:
i've had this thing for a few weeks now. theres no better feeling than going to a show, carrying under your arm a gray and red breadbox. no one has seen anything like it, so, lugging their kurzweils and rolands around, they made fun of it. big dogs making fun of a puppy.

this is a very, very loud puppy. coupled with a 300 watt sumo amp from alesis, this thing stole the show. the backup board i used, a Roland Em-20 (i know, i know. a Micron and an Em-20?), was completely outclassed. dust fell from the ceiling. my little breadbox pwned.

my only recommendation is get another board to go along with it. it only has 3 octaves which can be a little restricting, but when used in conjunction with a bigger system, its simply amazing.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Dec-08-2004 at 09:47
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