NAMM: Korg announces a new OS and editor for Karma
After a year of its release on the market, the Karma workstation has been very successful, and Korg is developing an aggressive upgrade program for the year that has just begun. Version 2 of the Karma operating system will bring many improvements to the workstation's capabilities. Together with the new OS, Korg has concluded an agreement with Stephen Kay, the inventor of Karma, for the release of a special version of the Karma software. Karma MW (which stands for Mac / Windows) will allow the user to access everyone the internal parameters of the synth, to import phrases and grooves from the keyboard (or from any SMF source) for faster creation of new effects, and the import and conversion of Triton Arpeggiator data to the GE format (Karma pattern).
Karma MW will be distributed free of charge to users who have purchased Karma since January 1, 2002. Other users will be able to purchase the software directly from Korg at a special price of $ 75 (instead of $ 150).
Version 2 of the operating system and the Karma MW editor are expected to be available from May 2002.