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    Korg Sound on Sound

    Korg Sound on Sound

    Korg’s Sound On Sound (SOS) is the company’s latest personal recorder. Unlike other portable recorders, the Sound On Sound has unlimited capacity for recording. It’s also battery-powered, completely self-contained, and features a built-in, high-quality stereo microphone and speaker.

    Korg Sound on Sound

    Tracks, takes, or overdubs are recorded as an individual CD-quality 16-bit, 44.1 kHz WAV file, and saved directly to a microSD or microSDHC card. Accurate BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) timing information is embedded in each track, which ensures that all tracks will automatically line up when imported into a DAW for further editing, mixdown, and final playback. The SOS can record up to 200 songs in the traditional linear manner, or be set to loop a specific section. Memory consumption is roughly 100 recorded minutes per GB.

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    Korg’s Sound On Sound offers 100 effect programs categorized into Guitar and Bass, Microphone, and Master. Nine of those effects provide real-time control using the LCD touchscreen. In addition, the SOS features built-in guitar, bass, and chromatic tuners; 50 internal rhythm patterns (with 4 variations each); the Sound Stretch function that can alter the playback speed without affecting the pitch; an unlimited Undo function; and free software for basic audio editing and CD burning.

    The compact recorder also provides a 1/4-inch balanced instrument input, an 1/8-inch mic input, an 1/8-inch stereo line input, and a stereo headphone output.

    The Korg Sound on Sound will be available this month for around $400. Purchasers can download the free compatible Korg Audio Utility software from


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