MATRIXSYNTH: Rare Vintage KORG MR-16 MIDI RHYTHM SOUND UNIT SN 001006

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Rare Vintage KORG MR-16 MIDI RHYTHM SOUND UNIT SN 001006


via this auction

"Korg released the Korg MR-16 MIDI Rhythm Sound Unit in 1985.

The MR-16 does not have a built in sequencer or pattern generator but was created to be a MIDI Sound Module with greater flexibility available at that particular time.

This is not exactly a drum machine. It doesn't possess a sequencer so you will need to trigger this with external hardware such as a MIDI keyboard, MIDI sequencer, or a computer equipped with a MIDI interface.

The MR-16 has 16 drum sounds and 18 outputs. The Rim and Snare share an output and the Cow Bell and Wood Block share an output. Each output has separate volume and pan control. The unit also has a built in Metronome with 4/4 and 2/4 timing and runs from MIDI clock sent to the MIDI input from a sequencer or other timing device.

The unit is in a desktop format and has a screen printed keyboard on top indicating the MIDI key mapping of the drum sounds. There is a Master volume knob on the front panel and dip switches on back for setting the timing of the metronome.

*This MR-16 is in great condition and has a few minor cosmetic signs of use which includes light scratches.

*It functions properly and includes the original KORG AC power supply.

Architecture

Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM Oscillators
Oscillators: 1
Waveforms: ROM
Osc Modulation: Velocity
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 16
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Polyphonic

Patches
Patches RAM: 1
Patches ROM: 16

Case:
Desktop

Controls:

Knobs

Connections:
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main

Audio Output Count:
18

MIDI Ports:
IN, THRU

Power:
300 mA
AC Wall Supply

Production
Year Released: 1985"

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