Yet another new product from Korg on the way (shipping in March or April) is the KR-55 Pro, a multi-function rhythm machine equipped with mixer/recorder functionality.
Korg says: ‘Experience the same musical support as if a pro drummer were sitting in on your session. The KR-55 Pro gives you an easy way to enjoy jam sessions with the backing of real drum/percussion sounds. It provides a rich variety of input jacks, mixer functionality, effects, and equalizer, as well as a versatile recorder that can record to an SD card. The intuitive interface means that there’s no need for complex programming. Battery-powered operation allows complete mobility from desktop to street performances, or use in a variety of situations including live events in small spaces’.
In addition to built-in rhythm styles, the KR-55 Pro is equipped with a versatile recorder function that can record a variety of input sources. Users can record their own performances along with the built-in rhythm styles, a favorite song, or karaoke tracks. The recorded data can be exported as a WAV file to an SD card while a player function can play back audio files from an SD card
Battery operated, the KR-55 Pro is expected to sell for circa £259.00 inc VAT.