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Korg PS60 Performance Synthesizer

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Product Highlights
  • 61-Keys
  • Instant Pianos, Synths, Brass & Strings
  • 440 Total Sounds
  • Designed for Gigging Musicians
  • Intuitive Control Section
  • Create Up to 20 Splits and Layers

The Korg PS60 Performance Synthesizer is designed for the working musician. Whether it be large-scale touring, local gigs, or band rehearsals, the affordable PS60 delivers the intuitive control, sound quality and portability to suite the most demanding musicians.

There are 440 total sounds generated by Korg's EDS-i sound engine, and some of the more popular "go-to" sounds such as Pianos, Electric Pianos, Strings, Organs, Brass and Synth sounds are pre-loaded and easily accessible. The lightweight 61-key velocity sensitive keyboard features an intuitive control set, keeping controls within reach during busy performances. Free editing software allows the PS60 to run as a plug-in with your host DAW (AU, VST or RTAS).

Instant access to six essential sound categories - Piano, E-Piano, Organ, Strings, Brass, and Synth
440 impeccably voiced, ready-to-play, sounds created by Korg's renowned programmers
Korg's latest EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis - integrated) sound technology
Create and save up to 20 split and layered "Performances"- on the fly!
Intuitive front panel layout with dedicated hardware controllers for frequently-used functions
Nine dedicated knobs provide live control of the master modulation, reverb/delay, and EQ effects
Free editing software allows the PS60 to run as a plug-in with your host DAW (AU, VST or RTAS)
Great-feeling, responsive, semi-weighted 61-key Natural Touch keyboard
Keyboard 61-key natural touch keyboard; Velocity sensing
Polyphony 120 voices (120 oscillators) max, single mode;
60 voices (60 oscillators) max, double mode
* The actual maximum polyphony will vary depending on oscillator settings such as stereo multisamples and velocity crossfading.
Synthesis Method EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis - integrated)
Presets User Performances: 20 performances; 15 Preload
User Programs: 512 Programs; 440 Preload
Controllers Joystick: Joystick, LOCK button (Joystick lock function)
Rotary speaker simulator: ORGAN SLOW/FAST button
Performances: BANK, 1-5, STORE buttons
Performance controls: Timbre selector (Timbre ON button x 6, variation buttons x 12), EASY SETUP (6 knobs, EASY SETUP buttons (Volume, Pan, MOD send, REV/DLY send), SPLIT SETTING (SUB OFF/RECALL, LOWER, UPPER buttons), MODULATION (MODULATION button, RATE, DEPTH, FEEDBACK knobs), REVERB/DELAY (REVERB/DELAY button, RATE, DEPTH, FEEDBACK knobs), EQ (BASS, MID, TREBLE knobs)
Outputs OUTPUT, L/MONO, R: 6.3 mm monaural phone jack (unbalanced), Output impedance= 1.1kOhm stereo; 550Ohm mono (L/Mono only), Maximum level= +10.0 dBu (Standard), Load impedance 10kOhm or greater
Headphones: 3.5 mm stereo mini-phone jack, Output impedance= 33Ohm, Maximum level= 35 + 35 mW @33Ohm load
Inputs DAMPER/PEDAL/SW jack x 1(half-damper supported); PEDAL/SW jack x 1
Ports MIDI: IN, Out
Display Display: 16 character x 2 line LCD (with backlight)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 36.41 x 11.45 x 3.54" (91.79 x 29.08 x 8.99cm)
Weight 10.14 lbs (4.59kg)
Korg PS60 Performance Synthesizer
  • AC Adapter
  • Easy Start Guide
  • Accessory Disc (PS60 Parameter Guide (PDF)
  • Owner's Manual (PDF)
  • PS60 USB-MIDI Setup Guide (PDF)
  • KORG USB-MIDI Driver
  • PS60 Editor/Plug-In Editor etc.
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    KorgPS60 Performance Synthesizer
     
    3.0

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    3.0

    Useful mid-level live board

    By vicenzajay

    from Oak Harbor, WA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Cheap feeling
    • Poor keyboard action

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Korg PS60 Performance Synthesizer:

    Make no mistake, the PS-60 is not a high end live synthesizer. It does have some superb sounds and excellent live performance flexibility tools, however - so if live performance in places where things might get damaged is your "gig", then this board is worth some serious consideration as it is quite light, easily transportable, and does some very nice things on the fly.Pros: one-button octave switching, easy transposition via quick button push, incredibly easy split control of the board. Excellent mix controls for the basic voices of the synth.Cons: For a [$] board, the action really needed to be designed better. It's bluntly very bad and cheap-feeling, and if you're a piano player it will (believe me) annoy you mightily. If you approach the board as a live synthesizer for use in layering cool sounds into your band, then you've got a winner here. Another con - very flimsy jacks and a 1/8" headphone jack. Live gear needs, as a must, robust connections and standardized inputs. Should have been designed with reinforced input/output jacks and a standard 1/4" headphone jack. Onboard "extra" effects are "okay" - but not enough volume is available for the delay module. You have to crank it all the way to have the delay heard against the patch.Overall: Decent board with some very nice sounds and great split/octave/transposition control. Needs much better action for the keys for serious players, and the jacks, etc. could use some reinforcement. It is very light and easy to carry.

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