Korg i3 Music Workstation Features 16-Track Sequencer, Audio MIDI Export

Ahead of the 2020 NAMM Show, Korg has introduced the i3 Music Workstation, a full-featured workstation that can run on battery power.

The i3 features 61 full-size, velocity-sensing keys. The keyboard response is adjustable using the three touch-curves; a fourth setting provides a fixed output level.

The i3 features nearly 800 instrument sounds. 200 Sound Sets can place up to four sounds on the keyboard at once; three layered across the upper keys, and one split to the lower keys.

The PCM sound engine provides 64 voices of polyphony. Two stereo effect processors – each with 173 variations – add motion, depth, and expression to each of these real-time sounds.

The i3 sequencer can function as a track-by-track linear 16-track recorder in the Normal mode. Using the Backing Sequencer mode, the i3 can capture all Style Performance Set parts and all Sound Set parts in a single pass, placing each part on a separate track. In this way, an individual track may still be edited or replaced as you would in a normal sequence. Once recorded, your finished project can be exported as a MIDI data file.

In addition, an entire performance generated and played on the i3 can be captured and recorded as audio data, and exported as an audio .WAV (44.1 kHz) file. The onboard sequencer can even play audio files saved in the .WAV (44.1 kHz) or MP3 format.

See the Korg site for details.

7 thoughts on “Korg i3 Music Workstation Features 16-Track Sequencer, Audio MIDI Export

  1. No shade to whatever this can do, but as a big fan and user of the ORIGINAL i3 from the 90s, im somewhat sad they have supplanted the name. My 90’s heart will have to get over it. Maybe an i4 or, lets see whats the next letter up? J3….nope, thats rolandy. k3?

  2. one of the worst demos ever. the only purpose I see in this kind of music is to torture people “Give us the name of the agent!” – “okok, I will do anything. Just stop it!” :p

    1. I like Korg products, but you nailed it on the “quality” (or lack thereof) of this initial demo. This may be a very usable and affordable synth for many musicians, but the demo sure makes it look and sound like they’re tailoring this to the teenage consumer market.

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