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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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Glen Hyskell a part-time user from USA writes:
Had the new CX-3 (Vintage 2000 not 1979) for 4 days now. Regarding the overly senstive key contact during percussive passages, they have since serial number 601 up, fixed the problem of over-actuation, and mine is in the 1400's. The output is stereo L&R (I was expecting mono). One problem, in the first two amp modes, Type 1 and Type 2, the sound is directed through the onboard leslie simulator, and the tone is colored somewhat and surrounded by noise, like the sound of an outdoor mike with wind rushing by it. This was almost a dealbreaker for me until I discovered the third amp type: preamp only. Here, the tone is PURE Hammond, absolutely no noise, and so I decided to go the external leslie route, and this is going to be a KILLER combination. Also, in reading old reviews, I saw complaints that in preamp only mode, the reverb was defeated. Tonight I discovered it is as of this serial # at least, NOT defeated, a real plus for when I get that leslie or Motion Sound. Now that I am over the dissappointment of the noisy onboard sim, I can't say enough about how good this organ sounds. I used to own an M-3 Hammond, and I feel like I have it back and more! Always wanted a B-3, now I've got one, this organ kicks butt!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Mar-09-2001 at 22:43
ken wain a professional user from arizona u.s.a writes:
love the machine....but...why no panning between midi channels? i.e. left hand bass to one channel and right hand to another in the stereo field..i admire the korg mission to duplicate the b3 but why duplicate its monophonic weakness? the tonewheel and drawbar concept creates such thick,and dense harmonics that to play both bass and solo monophonically thru a single channel thru a couple of pro class 15s creates distortion at a relatively low volume...stereo panning would also make editing on a harddisk recorder a lot more effective...upon purchasing this instrument i was amazed with the sound and appalled by this shortcoming....any upgrades possible re this??? best regards from a b3 pro with a bad back

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Jan-29-2001 at 15:45
Dave Osoff a professional user from Boston, MA writes:
I love my new CX-3. The action is great, the sound is warm and rich and full. Blows away the XK-2. It could use a few more controller functions. I wasn't crazy about the quick triggering of the notes when you just barely push the key down though; it made it awkward to layer midied sounds with the organ sounds, because of different key response times. Also the keys tend to bounce a bit when I'm playing very percussively and create a second unintended contact noise. But someone showed me how to easily disable that via a midi cable and turning the local off and the upper TX to another channel. That made all the difference to me. If Korg isn't aware that this can be done, take notice. I know other players who didn't like the key reponse, but loved it once the quick note triggering was disabled. You'll sell more of these keyboards if you let people know about this. May I also suggest a future software update that would allow the user to do that with a push of a button. Anyways, great keyboard!! If anybody wants to chat about it, drop me a line.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Dec-30-2000 at 14:25
Brian Krause a part-time user from Canada writes:
The new Korg CX-3 can be summed up in two words - truly amazing. I've never heard such a warm, rich and REALISTIC Hammond B3 in a box! Now if they'd only build a new BX-3 (hint hint)......

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-23-2000 at 22:05
George Klaus from Canada writes:
For all of you CX3 and Hammond fans check out the new Korg CX at Looks great and sounds great.Check out the layout, looks very familiar. Heard it at Summer NAMM Nashville.A very good follow up to the original 20 yrs. later. GK

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Aug-29-2000 at 01:04
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