Korg SV173 73-key Stage Vintage Piano Black
Korg SV-1contains the hippest, most in-demand and soul-satisfying keyboard sounds ever collected in a single instrument. Decades of electro-mechanical, transistorized, tape-driven, analog, and digital legends are joined by a collection of rich acoustic pianos, all reproduced with stunning realism. But the SV-1 is about much more than excellent sound; the SV-1 re-creates the look, the feel, and visceral pleasure of performing on a vintage instrument.
Crafted using Korg's RX (Real eXperience) Technology; each sound is a detailed and authentic re-creation, accurately capturing the full range of expression and dynamics of the original. The snap of the tine, the release of the hammer, the click of the contacts-every element has been preserved. By isolating these sonic components, the RX engine allows you to create a sonic signature from showroom-shiny to road-ravaged; adding just the right amount to suit your individual taste.
But for Korg, even that is not enough. The SV-1 also recreates the effect pedals and studio processing that gave these sounds their original luster. The proven, tube-driven (12AX7) Valve Reactor circuit adds warmth and realism to period-accurate amplifier models. Together, the three-band EQ, Pre-FX, Modulation FX and Reverb/Delay add yet another dimension of authenticity to your playing.
Designed with performance in mind, the SV-1 is a pleasure to play. Once you try it, you'll understand what all the excitement is about. The RH3 Real Weighted Hammer Action is the finest keybed Korg offers, with a solid, responsive feel that inspires confidence. Forget menus. Never mind banks and programs. Stop staring at displays. With the SV-1, the entire front panel is always live, using clearly labeled knobs to dial up just the sound you are looking for. Saving your eight Favorite settings for quick recall is as easy as saving a station on your car radio.
Best of all, the Korg SV-1 provides an economical, reliable, portable, and maintenance-free alternative to collecting and maintaining a stable of vintage instruments. The cabinet styling (and optional chrome stand) clearly defines the SV-1 as an instrument that was made to be played; providing a retro-chic appearance that reflects the pulse and heart of the original instruments.
Each category of instrument starts with the essential classics and then moves beyond what other products offer, going into some rare and unique instruments that were the part of the soundtrack of their eras. So the electric pianos start with several seven-way, velocity switched "tine" versions, continue through the classic "reed" based model and then into a vintage analog "electra" instrument (all from American manufacturers), as well as two different Japanese mid-80's digital classics.
The acoustic pianos include three-way stereo versions of both German and Japanese grand piano giants, a more intimate upright piano, a much-needed mono piano for small gigs, a late 70s-mid 80's Japanese electro-acoustic variation, Korg's signature and rocking SG-1D, plus some blended sounds. Organs include three variations of the classic tonewheel model, plus the most famous British and Italian combo organs, along with the first known offering of a signature American tube-driven console organ.
Clavs include four variations of the tonal settings plus a related keyboard from the same manufacturer that used a plucked-reed mechanism for a unique and intimate sound. Add in real, tape-based, and analog strings; choir; and a couple of fat analog synth sounds and you have an incredibly versatile palette of sounds to perform with. Each of the core keyboards has been accurately sampled including tine, key-off, damper and hammer noises at different velocities. Tonewheel organs include the much-needed leakage and adjustable key-click. We even sampled piano cabinet resonances to enhance the accuracy of our acoustic pianos. By isolating these sonic components, the RX engine allows you to create a sonic signature from showroom-shiny to road-ravaged; adding just the right amount to suit your individual taste. This attention to detail, called the RX Experience, is what makes playing the SV-1 a joy. It comes to life under your hands, with a three-dimensional sound evoking the electro-mechanical legends, reborn.
Period-accurate Amps and Effects
EQUALIZER (bass, middle and treble)
PRE FX (Compression, Boost, U-Vibe, Chorus/Vibrato, Tremolo, Wah)
AMP MODEL (Amp Modeling, cabinet simulation and noise reduction)
MODULATION FX (Chorus 1&2, Phaser 1&2, Flanger and Rotary)
REVERB/DELAY (Room, Plate, Hall, Spring, Tape Echo and Stereo Delay)
Zero Learning Curve
Touch and Tune
Accessorize Your Winning Look
Connect with Others
In addition, the Editor/Librarian software allows each of the 36 sounds and the eight Favorites to be programmed and saved individually. This points the way to users sharing and swapping their favorite settings, and for Korg to supply more sounds in the future. The SV-1 Editor/Librarian runs on Mac or PC, and is included free with every SV-1. MIDI Local can be set on or off from the front panel, allowing the SV-1 to function effectively as a controller keyboard in any software set-up.
Keyboard: SV-1-73 Black 73 keys
Touch selection: Eight curve
Tuning: Transpose, Fine tuning, Tuning curves
Sound generation: EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis)
Polyphony: 80 notes (max)
Favorites: 8 favorite switches for quick control panel registration
Equalizer: Bass, Mid, Treble
Pre FX: Compressor, Boost, U-Vibe, Vibrato, Tremolo, VOX Wah
Amp Models: Amp 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / Organ Amp + Cabinet Models, Valve Reactor Technology – 12AX7 tube
Modulation FX: Chorus1, Chorus2, Phaser1, Phaser2, Flanger, Rotary
Reverb/Delay: Room, Plate, Hall, Spring, Tape Echo, Stereo Delay
Effect Controllers: Equalizer On/Off – 3 encoders: Bass, Mid, Treble
Pre FX 2 switches: On/Off, Auto/Pedal switch for Wah
3 encoders: Type select, Speed, Intensity
Amp Models On/Off – 2 encoders: Type select, Drive
Modulation FX 2 switches: On/Off, Rotary Slow/Fast
Reverb/Delay 2 switches: On/Off, Tap Tempo
2 encoders: Type select, Depth
Other Controls: 4 switches
Panel Switches: Transpose, Local Off, Touch, Function, Demo = Transpose + Local Off
Volume: Master Volume Knob
Connections: Audio output, Audio input, Headphones, MIDI, Computer, Damper
MIDI: In / Out
Headphones: 1 (on the front panel)
Audio outputs: L, R (2 x XLR, Balanced); L/Mono, R (2 x 1/4" Jack, Unbalanced)
Inputs: L/Mono, R
Computer: USB Type B connector (doubles the MIDI interface), USB 1.1 Supported
Damper pedal: Korg DS-2H, supplied
Pedal 1: Footswitch (like Korg PS-1)
Pedal 2: Volume/expression (like Korg XVP-10 or EXP-2) or footswitch (like Korg PS-1)
Demo: 36 x incorporated demos
Power supply: Internal switching adapter, AC100~240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption: 15 Watt
Dimensions (WxDxH): 45.0 x 13.66 x 6.1 inch (1143 × 347 × 157 mm)
Weight: 38.5 lbs. (17.5 kg)
Included accessories: Power cable, User Guide, Accessory Disk, music stand, damper pedal (Korg DS-2H)
Bonus software: SV-1 Editor (Windows / Mac)
Optional accessories: CB-SV1 Carrying Case, ST-SV1-BK Keyboard stand, XVP-10 volume/expression pedal, XP-2volume/expression pedal, PS-1 footswitch pedal
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