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KORG have launched a device, which is apparently meant to be a serious competitor to the famous SPD-SX from Roland, in the form of the KORG MPS-10 sampler pad.

Basic product specification:

  • Manufacturer: Korg
  • Model: MPS-10
  • Device type: Sampler pad
  • No of playable surfaces: 10 (6 velocity-sensitive pads + 4 smaller CC pads)
  • Polyphony: 48 voices
  • Drum kits: 200 (including user kits)
  • Instruments: 2,358
  • Samples: 3,000
  • Effects: 77
  • Internal memory: 32 GB
  • LCD display
  • Power supply: AC adapter (DC 9 V), included
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 424 mm × 264 mm × 75 mm / 16.69″ × 10.39″ × 2.95″
  • Weight: 2.3 kg / 5.07 lb
  • Headphones: Yes (6.3 mm TRS phone jack)
  • Audio outputs: MAIN OUT L (MONO), MAIN OUT R, SUB OUT 1, SUB OUT 2 (6.3 mm TRS phone jacks)
  • Audio inputs: LINE IN L/R, MIC IN (6.3 mm TRS phone jacks)
  • Trigger input: CH A/B, C/D (6.3 mm stereo phone jacks)
  • Foot pedals 1, 2 (6.3 mm TRS phone jacks)
  • Expression pedal (6.3 mm TRS phone jack)
  • USB-A (Type-A) USB standard ver. 2.0, Hi-Speed compliant (480 Mbps)
  • USB-B (Type-B) USB standard ver. 2.0, Hi-Speed compliant (480 Mbps)

The KORG MPS-10 was developed by the design team behind WaveDrum and Pearl e/MERGE.

The manufacturer advertises the device in the following fashion:

In pursuit of a combination of durability and performance, a high-quality rubber material was perfected through multiple prototypes and supervision by the most demanding professional players. We have strived to achieve the right balance of hardness, sensitivity, and dynamics. The pad layout is designed to ensure the proper setup and striking positions when integrated into a drum kit, resulting in comfortable playing and superior strike detection. And while maintaining the standard pad size, it accommodates 10 pads within a compact housing. Although it boasts a stylish appearance, it is built to resist the adversities of the road and has successfully passed extensive and rigorous testing, making it a professional-grade equipment with no compromises in toughness.

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