Well the advantages so far that I have found :
- The disk drive makes a BIG difference. I have had synths and having a disk
drive is a MUST!
- The disk format is standard IBM 720K - which means you can save patches on disk and then
upload them easily on the net by simply sending the files
as aposed to the old days of getting a sysex program to capture the bulk
- The X3 actually reads in standard .mid files - which means you can take all
the mid files from your ibm and instantly port them to the x3 - using it's
- The X3 seems very well suited for house/trance. Check out it's drums and
the effects built in. I have even managed to make 'wah' pedal sounds with
the effects processor. :)
- The unit is hightly tweekable in the sounds field - and if you really want
to you can mondo patch up to 8 seperate patches together in the combo stage.
(a bit overkill I think but what the hey.)
- You get a virtual ton of patches to start with. Even if they dont give you
the 6 disks of patches that was given as a promo - 5 of the disks are on the net and I have the 6th disk (which is a librarian
for the mac for x3)
plus there are other patches on the net to grab. Making you start off with litterly 1000+ patches. :) You will also pick up several cool songs to show you what the x3 can do.
(like t:42 for your case.)
Disavantages ? Havent found any yet. :)
No major bugs in the unit and
there is only one rom level right now (korg hasent needed to make a
rom upgrade which is always a good sign.)