KORG D 1200
portable digital recording studio designed for guitarists and
also available D1200CD

From your initial idea to final mix burnt onto an audio CD usingthe portable digital recording studio Korg D 1200 designed for guitarists and songwriters.
Also available is the D1200CD, which comes from the factory with the CDRW-1x8 drive already installed.

Front panel
The controls are arranged to follow the recording process from start to finished CD. Even the angle of the backlit 240 x 64 pixel LCD display can be adjusted for comfortable viewing.

The D1200 uses high-performance balanced preamps on all analog inputs. Two XLR inputs provide high-quality mic preamps and are equipped to deliver +48V phantom power. A dedicated guitar input jack is also provided. The S/P DIF digital input automatically converts incoming 48 kHz and 32 kHz data into 44.1 kHz for recording.

Mixer section
The D1200’s 16-channel, 4-bus mixer section provides a separate three-band EQ on each analog input and each playback channel: high and low shelving EQ, and a mid-range peaking EQ with adjustable center frequency. The fader, EQ, pan, and effect settings of the mixer section can be stored in one of 100 scene memories.

The D1200 records and plays back either 16 or 24-bit 44.1 kHz audio data. The D1200 uses no data compression, so the sound you put in is exactly the sound you get back. A maximum of all 12 tracks can be played back simultaneously and up to four tracks can be recorded simultaneously. Each track contains eight virtual tracks, giving you a total of 96 tracks per song.

Effects, including REMS Modeling
The D1200 provides three independent effect systems (44-bit internal processing). Up to eight insert effects can be assigned to individual channels. Two master effects provide polish to your mix, and the final effect can add the EQ, compression/limiting, etc. to the master L/R channels. Combinations using up to five of the 98 available effect algorithms provide 128 insert, 32 master, and 32 final effects. You can edit any of these 192 preset programs and save them to any of the 192 user program memories.
For the guitarist, bassist or singer/songwriter, the D1200 simplifies the initial set-up process. Just turn on the Modeling mode and choose Guitar, Bass, or Mic. The D1200 will automatically route the effects to your input, assign the appropriate modeling effects to the three dedicated knobs, and will arm the first two tracks for recording.

Track editing
D1200 is packed with non-destructive editing tools. It’s easy to move sections of your tracks or song around using the Copy, Insert, Swap and Delete commands. Pro-level functions include Normalize and Time Compression/Expansion.

40 GB hard drive plus USB connector
The D1200 contains a large 40 GB hard drive, which offers 122 hours of recording time (at 16 bit recording, one track). Within the hard drive, 2 GB of space (FAT 16 format) is automatically allocated as a USB drive that can be accessed directly from a computer by simply connecting the two devices with a common USB cable. By saving song data or .WAV files in this area, you can easily backup or restore song data, import or export .WAV files, or load system data. This makes it easy to move your songs into computer-based applications, and to even email song files via the Internet.

Internal CDRW-1x8 Burner
You can easily install an optional CDRW-1x8 drive into the D1200, allowing you to backup and restore your songs and effect data, import/export .WAV data, and create your own audio CDs. Also available is the D1200CD, which comes from the factory with the CDRW-1x8 drive already installed.

More Features
The D1200 can synchronize with a PC or other external sequencers, recorders or rhythm machines that support MIDI clock or MTC. The D1200 includes many other features like an Auto Save function, built-in auto chromatic tuner and a high-quality PCM tone generator that provides 96 different metronome patterns and 215 rhythm patterns.


96 tracks (including virtual tracks), 12 tracks simultaneous playback, 4 track simultaneous recording@16bit, 6 tracks simultaneous playback, 4 track simultaneous recording@24bit

Recording Format:
24 bit/16 bit uncompressed, 44.1kHz

Recording Time:
122 hours maximum (one track, when using 16 bit recording and 40 GB hard drive); 61 hours maximum (one track, when using 24 bit recording and 40 GB hard drive)

Songs:100 Songs per drive
Length of one song:Maximum 12 hours
Counter Display (MSM): “720:000.000”
Locate Points: 4 points per song
Mark Points:100 points per song
Metronome / Rhythm Patterns: 96/215 patterns
MMC function: Transmission/reception

MTC transmission/reception, MIDI Clock transmission, Tempo map (200 points per song), Sync track, Tempo rec

CD-R/RW Functionality:
Create audio CD (Disk At Once/ Track At Once), back up / restore, import / export WAV file (ISO9660)

USB Functionality: back up / restore (FAT 16), import / export WAV file (FAT 16)

Track editing:
Copy, insert, erase, delete, swap, reverse, time expansion/ compression,fade, normalize, optimize

Song editing: Copy, move, delete, rename, protect

Counter/Locator Format: Min/Sec/mSec, Meas/Beat/Tick, Min/Sec/Frame (30 NDF only)

MIDI Functionality:
Mixer control, effect control, MMC transmission/reception, MTCtransmission/reception, MIDI Clock transmission

MIXER Section

Structure: 16 channel input, 4 bus, 1 AUX, 1 MASTER
Signal Processing:32 bit 44.1kHz

Equalizer: HIGH (f:10kHz+_ 15dB), MID (f:0.1~20kHz G:+_ 15dB), LOW (f:100Hz G: +_ 15dB)

Scene Memory: 100 scenes per song , Multi-Effect Section: Structure: Insert x 8 (max.), Master x 2 (max.), Final x 1

Signal Processing:44bit 44.1kHz

Insert (128 preset, 128 user),
Master / Final (32 preset, 32 user)

Algorithms:98 types
Effects: 106 types


Display: 240 x 64 pixel LCD with backlit
Power Supply:AC/DC Power Supply
Power Consumption: 19W (D1200 main unit only), 23W (with CDRW-1 installed)

400(W) x 268(D) x 77(H)mm
15.75"(W) x 10.55"(D) x 3.03"(H) (including protrusions)

2.9kg/ 6.39 lbs. (D1200 only), 3.3 kg/ 7.28Ibs. (with CDRW-1 installed)

Main Formats:
Frequency Response: 10 Hz~20 kHz:+_ 1dB@+4dBu, 10k-ohm load

S/N: 95dB (Standard)@IHF-A

Dynamic Range:98dB (Standard)@IHF-A

THD+N:0.02%(Standard) 20Hz~20kHz@+16dBu, 10k-ohm load

A/D Conversion: 24 bit linear 64x oversampling
D/A Conversion: 24 bit linear 128x oversampling
Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz

Analog / Digital Input / Output Formats:

INPUT 1,2:
Connector: XLR-3-31 type (+48V phantom power, SW), 1/4” TRS phone jack (balanced)
Input Impedance:5k-ohm (XLR-3-31), 22k-ohm (TRS phone jack)
Nominal Level: -60dBu@TRIM=max., +4dBu@TRIM=min.
Maximum Level: -48dBu@TRIM=max., +16dBu@TRIM=min.
Source Impedance: 600 ohm

INPUT 3,4:
Connector: 1/4” TRS phone jack (balanced)
Input Impedance: 22k-ohm (TRS phone jacks)
Nominal Level: -60dBu@TRIM=max., +4dBu@TRIM=min.
Maximum Level: -48dBu@TRIM=max.,+16dBu@TRIM=min.
Source Impedance: 600 ohm

Connector: 1/4” TRS phone jack (unbalanced)
Input Impedance:1M-ohm
Nominal Level: -60dBu@TRIM=max., +4dBu@TRIM=min.
Maximum Level: -48dBu@TRIM=max., +16dBu@TRIM=min.
Source Impedance:600 ohm

Connector: RCA pin jack
Output Impedance:150 ohm
Nominal Level: -10dBu
Maximum Level: +2dBu
Load Impedance: 10k-ohm or greater

Connector: RCA pin jack
Output Impedance: 150 ohm or more
Nominal Level: -10dBu
Maximum Level:+2dBu
Load Impedance: 10k-ohm or greater

Connector:1/4” phone jack (unbalanced)
Output Impedance: 150 ohm
Nominal Level:-10dBu
Maximum Level: +2dBu
Load Impedance: 10k-ohm or greater

Connector: 1/4” stereo phone jack
Output Impedance: 150 ohm
Maximum Level: 50mW@32 ohm

Connector: Optical
Format: 24bit S/P DIF (IEC60958, EIAJ CP-1201)

Connector: Type B
Format: Slave, based on USB 1.1

Operating System:
Windows 2000/Me or later, or Mac OS 9.0.4 or later


Connector: 1/4” phone jack (use an optional PS-1)

Connector: 1/4” stereo phone jack (use optional XVP-10 or EXP-2)

AC/DC power supply

PS-1 Pedal Switch,
XVP-10 Expression/Volume Pedal,
EXP-2 Foot Controller,
CDRW-1 CD-RW Drive

Note: This professional device is intended only for use with works for which you yourself own the copyright, for which you have received permission from the copyright holder to publicly perform, record, broadcast, sell, and duplicate, or in connection with activities which constitute "fair use" under copyright law. If you are not the copyright holder, have not received permission from the copyright holder, or have not engaged in fair use of the works, you may be violating copyright law, and may be liable for damages and penalties. If you are unsure about your rights to a work, please consult a copyright attorney.

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