Korg SV-1 88 Stage Vintage Piano (88-Key)
Korg SV-1 88 Stage Vintage Piano (88-Key)-australia-price-AUD $2,525

Korg SV-1 88 Stage Vintage Piano (88-Key)


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The Korg SV-1 88 Stage Vintage Piano (88-Key) includes free shipping throughout Australia at the best price of AUD $2,525 (Total delivered AU price shown at checkout). Serviced regions include Sydney , Melbourne , Brisbane , Perth , Adelaide , Gold Coast , Canberra and Newcastle.
AUD $2,525
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When it comes to a gigging keyboard, do you reach for the trusty pianos, organs, Rhodes and Wurli patches every time? Would you prefer to have 88 keys to play with, than 800 sounds you'll never use? Would you rather look at a cool vacuum tube than a nerdy LCD screen? If you answered "yes, yes, and yes," then you'll probably be a big fan of the Korg SV-1 digital piano. The SV-1 feels more like a musical instrument than a computer, and it's here to deliver a grand total of 36 killer pianos, electric pianos, clavs, and organs, along with a selection of vintage amp models, reverbs, and other effects, all with a supremely playable, fully-weighted RH3 keybed.



Vintage Look and Feel "SV" stands for "Stage Vintage," and the Korg SV-1's vintage-instrument vibe is apparent before you even hear it. The curved case is clearly built to stand up to the rigors of live performance (and turn a few heads in the process). Flip the substantial power toggle and watch as amber lights blink to life on the beveled control panel. Turn chunky, clicking knobs to select and tweak your sound, or punch eight fat buttons to access your favorites. The controls are a breeze to operate, with nearly every function accessible via a dedicated knob -- ideal for live performance. The keyboard itself utilizes Korg's fully-weighted RH3 graded hammer-action keybed (just like the one found on the Korg M-50), and you can adjust its sensitivity to one of eight curves by clicking the dedicated Touch button. Touch-sensitivity is memorized when you save a favorite sound. There's an included damper pedal, and a full three pedal inputs mean you can also hook up sostenuto and soft pedals of a real piano. It's clear that Korg has taken every care to approximate the real deal in the SV-1.

Vintage Instrument Sounds The SV-1 may not be a time machine, but it's the next best thing for a keyboardist looking to transport their audience back to the classic sounds of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. You'll find loads of Rhodes and Wurlitzers, plenty more electric/electro-mechanical pianos, detailed acoustic pianos (including an impressive upright), indispensable pop piano/pad layers, Hohner Clavinets, and Hammond, Lowrey and Farfisa organs. Click the dial over to "Other" to find tasty novelties like Mellotron-esque violins, a 70s disco "Solina String Ensemble" homage, the obligatory synth choir, and even a couple of iconic 80s pop polysynths. On the acoustic pianos and electro-mechanical instruments, Korg's RX (Real eXperience) Technology sound generator goes beyond multisampling to include subtle imperfections that accompany the notes: the thunk of a damper pedal, clicking keys, snapping tines. You can adjust these RX effects independently, depending on just how "vintage" you want your instrument to sound. Easily switch between a pristine $60,000 concert grand to a trashed-out, ill-behaved suitcase piano that you picked up at a yard sale.

Vintage Effects and Amps Vintage electric piano sounds go hand-in-hand with period-accurate effects and amps. But typical amp simulations don't include a power amp circuit -- and the sound of a real tube amplifier depends on the varying impedance created by a power amp driving a speaker. So Korg built the SV-1's Valve Reactor as an actual low-wattage power amp circuit, complete with the real 12AX7 vacuum tube built into the front panel. Sonically, this translates into the unmistakable warmth and growl of a tube amp through your choice of speaker cabinets. Like the effect chain in a classic instrument amplifier, the SV-1 has a three-band equalizer section; stompbox "pre" effects simulator with compressor, booster, univibe, vibrato, tremolo, and Vox wah; and post-amp modulation section with chorus, phaser, flanger, and rotary speaker effects. There are also six types of reverb and delay, plus two limiters to keep your levels under control. And you can bypass any or all of these stages, to shape your tone to your liking.

Dig In Deep with Free Editor Software There's more to the SV-1 than meets the eye. Connect your SV-1's USB port to your Mac or PC to back up and edit all your sounds and effects with Korg's SV-1 Editor/Librarian software. Graphic-based and painless to use, this free software extends the SV-1 experience to your computer to make digging into sounds and effects fun and rewarding. Access parameters beyond what you'll find on the SV-1's front panel to develop your own signature sounds. If you need more than 8 spots to save your favorite sounds, you can now override any of the 36 presets with sounds of your creation, or load new sound banks that Korg releases through their website.

Korg SV-1 88 Stage Vintage Piano Features - 88-key weighted RH3 hammer-action keyboard with 8 velocity-sensitivity curves
- 80-voice polyphony
- 36 on-board presets in 6 banks
- 8 assignable Favorites buttons
- Bypassable effects include EQ, pre FX, amp model, modulation, reverb/delay, and limiter
- Valve Reactor circuit with real 12AX7 tube
- Standard MIDI In/Out plus USB MIDI
- A full 3 pedal inputs; Damper pedal included
- 1/4" unbalanced and XLR balanced stereo audio outputs
- 1/4" headphone out
- Eight tuning schemes and fine tuning adjustment
- Transpose button +/- 12 half steps
- Free SV-1 Editor/Librarian software gives full access to sounds and effects parameters

Think about it: how many sounds do you really want to drag with you on a gig? If acoustic and electric pianos are where it's at for your live rig, treat yourself to the Korg SV-1 and simplify your setup while upgrading your sound.

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