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Korg zero

Postby SkinnyWhiteBoy on Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:46 am

These just look amazing, but man they're pricey too :shock:
Could any of you recommend similar products, only cheaper?
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Re: Korg zero

Postby TrondC on Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:15 am

not so pricey on the second hand market. I got my zero 4 for less than $500, including shipping from USA to Norway. it's a beast for sure, and I haven't even tried most of the more premium features, just the onboard fx and looper. no idea what I'd replace it with
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Re: Korg zero

Postby Earthworm on Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:21 pm

OMG :o Just watched a demo. So Beast. I'll be upgrading my multimix to that at some point. By the way, the multimix series from alesis can be had for 150-300 USD(used and new) and there pretty feature laden.
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Re: Korg zero

Postby TrondC on Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:39 am

I'd say, if you don't need many channels, the zero 4 is quite a package, and it would totally act as a wicked dj-mixer as well. oh, and you can use it as a midi controller, every knob and fader is assignable. I need to read the manual of mine soon :rolling:

my only gripe with the zero is actually it's physical size. the thing is BIG compared to the little grooveboxes on my desk. and heavy too...
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Re: Korg zero

Postby MATTY FORD on Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:32 pm

I have owned a Zero4 previously, using it to its full potential, running Traktor Scratch Pro as well as using two channels for MIDI.

The mixer itself is a great CONCEPT, but Korg dropped the ball pretty hard on it, they released it before its time and then discontinued it just as fast. Leaving ALOT of users under the radar when firmware updates were desperately needed.

The major letdown with the Z4 was the onboard soundcard, which i found was the big win when it came to the mixer. There was times when the connection from the mixer to the computer cause a ear ringing screech. It happened approx 5 times in a year, which is ALOT seeing how i play live approx 3-4 times a month.

Another small problem was the FX slide pot, the factory pot did not have strong solder joints on alot of units, you can read about this in other forums. After a certain amount of use the front pin would decide to break. Easy fix tho, order a new fader, solder it in.

The headphone output is pretty low on the mixer as well, and the rotary pots losen up quickly.

So i decided to sell the beast and i went with the Denon DNX1600, same idea, better build and actual support from the company. Its been approx a year since i made the change and the 1600 has not failed me yet, not once.
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