Korg Has a Lot for Keyboardists, Guitarists, DJs, and FOH Engineers

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You're in luck if you're a guitarist, synthesizer player, hobbyist keyboardist, professional keyboard player, live-sound engineer, or headphone-using DJ, because Korg has a bevy of new products available for you—and you can see them directly by clicking this link. There are so many products to cover, so let’s get started without any delay.

First in the spotlight are Korg’s SV-2 lines of stage pianos, complete with built-in speakers if you want to practice at home. Coming in stylish black or crème finishes, these keyboards offer 72 piano and vintage keyboard sounds, including electric pianos, clavs, organs, and even tape-based analog string synths. A plethora of acoustic piano emulations are provided, so whether you want a German upright piano sound or a honky-tonk worthy of a Nashville dive, this keyboard has you covered, giving you a graded-action keyboard for a real piano feel. 73 and 88 keys are provided.

Korg SV-2 73-Key Vintage Stage Piano and Korg SV-2S 73-Key Vintage Stage Piano with Speaker System
Korg SV-2 73-Key Vintage Stage Piano and Korg SV-2S 73-Key Vintage Stage Piano with Speaker System

Korg is also offering the EK-50 L 61-Key Arranger Keyboard, with 61 velocity-sensitive keys, 790 sounds, and 59 drum kits. This little keyboard packs a heck of a wallop, and it shines in the classroom or piano library for aspiring young keyboard players. Perhaps you’d like a full keyboard workstation at home in both professional studios and touring setups. If that’s the case, check out the i3 61-Key Music Workstation, which has been loaded with PCM samples for high-quality sounds, as well as appointments that make playing live ever so much fun, such as velocity-sensitive keys with three adjustable touch-response curves, and a four-way joystick for the ultimate in expressive controls.

Korg EK-50 L 61-Key Arranger Keyboard with Built-In Speakers
Korg EK-50 L 61-Key Arranger Keyboard with Built-In Speakers

Home keyboard players will be pleased with the XE-20 Digital Ensemble Piano, because it offers a startingly realistic 88-key natural-touch keyboard and two breathtaking full concert grand pianos. You’ll also find 700 additional sounds and 41 drum kits. With multiple stand options, you can mount this in your parlor or take it with you on the road. Its two 10W speakers offer a vital and realistic sound stage at home.

Korg XE20 Digital Ensemble Piano
Korg XE20 Digital Ensemble Piano

For the discerning synthesist, allow us to present the Korg Wavestate Digital Wave Sequencing Synthesizer. This little synth builds on the success of the original Wavestation while implementing the tech behind the OASYS and KRONOS keyboards to put a whole sonic palette under your fingertips. This 37-note keyboard gives you four layers of vector control, 64 stereo voices, and a comprehensive sequencing engine for complex, advanced sounds. If this one piques your fancy, you really ought to read the full writeup, linked above, because we cannot possibly hope to do it justice in this small paragraph.

Korg Wavestate Digital Wave Sequencing Synthesizer
Korg Wavestate Digital Wave Sequencing Synthesizer

On to the guitar players, the more industrious of whom will surely love the Korg HA-S Nutube Headphone Amplifier DIY Kit. Nutubes now have a proven track record for providing real tube sound in a convenient, tiny form factor; with this solder-free kit, you can make your own headphone amplifier with an authentic tube sound. If that’s too heady for you, then you’ll surely enjoy the wide array of tuners Korg is currently releasing, in a variety of different colors, to satisfy any style-conscious guitar player.

Korg HA-S Nutube Headphone Amplifier DIY Kit
Korg HA-S Nutube Headphone Amplifier DIY Kit

Folks, there is so much more to recount, and we are fast running out of space. Live sound engineers will delight in the MW-1608 and MW-2408 live boards, with their 16- and 24-channel designs respectively, each one providing faders, EQ, compression, and auxiliary routing for most of their channel compliments. DJs will rejoice in the NC-Q1 Smart Noice-Canceling DJ Headphones, because they can use them wirelessly or wired, with active noise cancellation enabled to blot out the crowd if they want to hear their decisions more clearly.

Korg SoundLink MW-2408 Hybrid Analog/Digital Mixer
Korg SoundLink MW-2408 Hybrid Analog/Digital Mixer

Really, there are so many Korg items being announced at NAMM this year, it pays to come check them out online, or visit us at our SuperStore for a more personal walkthrough.

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