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Average rating: 3.6 out of 5
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Garret Thomson a part-timer user from Canada writes:
Good sounds, good indep 2 bus effects system, and a variety in terms of the types of sounds. The phaser effect is a nice touch. I used it for years doing my General MIDI composition, and there wasn't much else out there that gave me this kind of bang for the buck when I was using it. If you plan on doing pop/jazz type stuff in a mostly General MIDI environment, you could do alot worse than picking one of these up at a nice cheap price. (Maybe 200-300$?)

Grab a software editor tho - programming from the panel is pretty brutal (though the presets are quite nice and there are many more out on the net.)

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jul-13-1999 at 15:13
Sean D. Green a part-timer user from USA writes:
I've been using the KORG 05R/W for a few years now. To date, it still is a superbly versatile instrument for the work that I am doing. I utilize it mostly to create MIDI files for my web page "The Midi Extreme" that can be found at: http://www.flash.net/~questps/midi.htm All the sounds on this page have been optimized for users of the Korg 05R/W and similar items.

There may be bigger and better fish in the sea, but the cost of this unit makes it a great competitor.

Thanks!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Feb-11-1999 at 13:05
Calle Nordqvist a part time user from Sweden writes:
This could have been a great machine if Korg had included a better GM section. The RAM sounds great and the effect unit is outstanding. A great plus for the X5 compability too!

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:42
Eric Lymon a hobbyist user from Holland writes:
Very nice sounding synthesizer.

Also the (mellotron) choir is sounding very realistic and in combination

with the built in multi-effects it`s great to play around with the

built-in waves/samples.

I have no regret I have ever bought this (cheap) module !

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:42
David Christianson a part time user from USA writes:
Pretty good collection of basic sounds, but documentation is written in Martian.

Answers to questions can be found in the manual in the same sense that a needle

can be found in a haystack underwater at midnight.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:42
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