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Jan 18, 2007

"Elite" Version Of Korg PA1XPRO Arranger Now Available


Korg announces the Pa1XPro Elite, an updated version of its Pa1XPro Professional arranger keyboard. Priced like its predecessor but offering enhanced features, the new Elite version delivers two of the most popular options pre-installed, the CDRW1x8 CD drive and the EXB-MP3, an MP3 encoder that allows users to capture their output (playing and singing) and save it as an MP3 file…

Jan 18, 2007

Korg Reveals M3 Music Workstation/Sampler

Korg M3

The new M3 Music Workstation/Sampler represents the third generation of Music Workstations from Korg, the company that invented the concept. It inherits elements from the flagship OASYS, distilled into an affordable music production package with a new tone generator, a wealth of innovations and new sounds.

This new chip-based synthesis system, EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis) shares much of the OASYS’ HD-1 lineage including low-aliasing oscillators, a powerful new filter topology, detailed envelope generators, plus a Drive parameter and AMS Mixers. All second-generation KARMA functions from the OASYS are included…

Dec 4, 2006

Korg Debuts PA800 Arranger Keyboard

Korg PA800

Korg announces the Pa800, a new Arranger keyboard based on an entirely new engine offering sophisticated sound and effects engines, TC-Helicon based vocal effects, real-time performance features and stereo two-way speaker system in a sleek, professional package.

The Pa800 features 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch plus Korg’s RX (Real eXperience) Technology for a natural sound. Its intuitive layout offers easy access to up to 960 detailed and authentic music Styles created by musicians worldwide. An additional 416 user Style locations are available. Each Style offers a drum part, percussion part, bass part, and up to five additional musical parts…

Nov 20, 2006

Bootsy Collins Steps Into A New Sonic Dimension With Korg AX3000B

Korg AX3000B

Bassist Bootsy Collins has cultivated his tone working with major players such as James Brown, Parliament Funkadelic (with whom Bootsy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Deee-Lite, Talking Heads and Fatboy Slim…

Nov 13, 2006

Korg Debuts Flagship C-720 Digital Concert Piano

Korg C-720

Korg presents the C-720, the latest addition to its new line of Digital Concert Pianos. It provides a rich piano sound, an authentic feeling 88-note graded hammer action keyboard and a host of new features, along with a sophisticated, modern cabinet highlighted by a real wood finish, for the ultimate piano experience.

Korg’s proprietary Piano eXperience™ technology provides a heightened level of realism and feel. It employs the latest stereo-sampling techniques to convey the natural imaging and nuances of a concert grand piano…

Oct 23, 2006

Korg Introduces K61P Usb-midi Studio Controller

Korg K61P

Korg announces the newest member of its K-series USB-MIDI Studio Controller keyboards, the K61P. It combines powerful controller functions with 24 onboard keyboard sounds, bridging computer music and stand-alone performance needs.

The sophisticated onboard sound engine includes a high-quality stereo piano that has been carefully sampled to capture all the richness and detail of a grand piano’s character. Five additional acoustic pianos are also included, as well as five electric pianos, two harpsichords, three jazz organs, three church organs, clavinet, vibraphone, choir and two string sounds…

Aug 8, 2006

Korg Introduces Os V1.2 Operating System For Oasys

Korg V1

Korg has announced Operating System Version 1.2 for the OASYS Open Architecture Synthesis Studio. In addition to new features and enhancements, it also offers a demo version of the LAC-1 Legacy Analog Collection containing the latest OASYS Expansion Instruments (EXi).

New OASYS v1.2 features include:

An easy-to-use chord feature that allows the user to store a chord then transpose it by playing single notes on the keyboard. The chord mode has been integrated with the Drum/Chord Pads, allowing eight such chords to be stored.

Polyphonic Unison and Unison Stereo Spread — Unison can now be enabled in Poly mode as well as in Mono…

May 4, 2006

Switchfoot's Jerome Fontamillas Chooses Korg

Korg TR

Alt-rock favorites Switchfoot have toured practically nonstop for over 10 years, playing to an ever-growing fan base. Most recently, they’ve been out supporting their gold album Nothing Is Sound, the follow-up to 2003’s major success, The Beautiful Letdown.

Jerome Fontamillas, keyboardist and self-styled ‘tweaker’ for Switchfoot, showcases a few pieces of essential road gear on tour: the new Korg TR Music Workstation, along with his KP2 KAOSS Pad and microKORG. Fontamillas comments, “There are a couple of things Korg does that no other keyboard companies do…

Feb 3, 2006

Korg Completes Jae Deal's Sonic Equation

Korg microKONTROL

Jae Deal has produced and performed with some of today’s hottest pop, R&B and hip-hop artists, including Mario, Snoop Dogg, Dru Hill, Faith Evans and Marques Houston, along with legends such as Elton John and Andraé Crouch. A skillful bass guitar and keyboard player, Deal easily transitioned from recording with major gospel artists like Vicki Winans and Tonéx to Top 40 stars Christina Aguilera and Omarion as well as appearing on the P. Diddy World Tour.

Deal’s creative process covers a wide range of styles, and Korg gear keeps up with all his paces…

Jan 19, 2006

Korg's SP-250 Delivers Realistic Piano Sound And Feel In A Portable Package

Korg SP-250

Korg brings a heightened level of realism and feel to its line of portable digital pianos with the new SP-250. It provides an expanded range of expression and performance with an outstanding new stereo piano sound, which is matched to the company’s newest RH3 keyboard action.

The SP-250 features all-new piano PCM with velocity switched stereo samples that are longer than other pianos in its class. Increased length means the piano sound sustains more naturally, so the piano sounds more real throughout the performance, not just at the attack…