By Andrew Liszewski
It won’t guarantee you instant electronic music superstardom, but the new microSAMPLER sampling keyboard from Korg might put you on the right path to becoming the next Daft Punk or Chemical Brothers some day. It’s specifically designed for live performances allowing you to create samples from a line or mic input, its own built-in gooseneck mic or even an iPod thanks to a handy dock. It comes with five different sampling methods including one shot, gate, loop as well as key gate and auto next, and the samples can be assigned to each key on the keyboard while a string of red LEDs shows you the sample status of each one. Available now for around $500.