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No Rescue Needed for Korg SOS

Handheld recorder promises 'unlimited' tracks

Tossing another log onto the handheld record fire, Korg has introduced the Sound On Sound (SOS) handheld digital recorder.

The SOS records to microSD cards, with 16-bit/44.1 kHz BWF file performance. Korg estimates the SOS consumes 1 GB per 100 minutes of record time.

It features 100 DSP effects, 50 rhythm patterns, looping function, high-speed playback and onboard guitar, bass and chromatic tuners. A touchscreen and jog-shuttle dial facilitate operation.

There is an onboard microphone along with a 1/4-inch instrument input, 1/8-inch external mic input and a 1/8-inch stereo input. A headphone output and built-in speaker are also included.

For large operations Korg claims the SOS is able to handle an unlimited number of tracks. Expected price: $400.