MATRIXSYNTH: Korg Microkorg Chop Racked

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Korg Microkorg Chop Racked


via this auction

Check out the pitch and mod wheels underneath.

"Alright, what you're looking at is a one of a kind Microkorg chop that manages to fit the entirety of the thing between within/in front of a standard 19" studio racking with a tiny amount of PCB shave.

Mod and pitch wheel have been mounted on the bottom because without them, the unit hardmaps these controls to the first two knobs! Fun piece of trivia, I know.

I'm not going to claim it's pretty, but it's functional.

ISSUES:

Volume knob has cracklies across the range. Nothing too crazy but it does crackle. No idea where the original knob went.

EG release knob only goes to about 100 of 128 values. Cleaning might revive it, who knows. If you're using this as a rack mount to be controlled remotely this isn't going to bother you.

Also: something is fiddly with INPUT 1 on the rear. Can't remember if it's the knob or jack, but I was stuck using that second in.

GOOD: all the buttons work, screen operates fine...midi works as it should.

AGAIN. IT'S NOT PRETTY. BUT IT WORKS."

1 comment:

  1. Had he put a wheel at each end it could roll around like a toy truck.

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