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4 september 2017: Korg New Releases: Grandstage, PA-700, PA-1000, Kross 2, C1 Air

Posted by CMI Music & Audio on 4 September 2017
4 september 2017: Korg New Releases: Grandstage, PA-700, PA-1000, Kross 2, C1 Air

CMI Music Technology are proud to be distributing KORG's latest products Australia wide. 

Korg Grandstage

A Stage Piano Masterpiece

KORG's acclaimed flagship piano sound engine and meticulously selected keyboard sounds. Looks that pay respect to acoustic pianos, yet also convey the ingenuity and individuality of electronic instruments. And a panel layout that is carefully designed to draw out the player's personality and expression. Firmly grounded in both newness and in the piano tradition, it's the birth of a masterpiece for a new generation. KORG's Grandstage delivers the ultimate playing experience to make your on-stage performance captivating.

  • Seven sound engines: the SGX-2 with its six acclaimed acoustic pianos, plus the EP-1, CX-3, VOX, Compact, AL-1, and HD-1.
  • A user interface designed for playability on stage.
  • Reverb and delay that are easy to control.
  • Dynamics knob lets you instantly control the sound's crispness and expressivity.
  • Favorite buttons let you instantly recall the sound you want.
  • Smooth sound transition creates a natural-feeling change when you switch sounds.
  • Three-band equalizer lets you shape your sound.
  • Layer/split capability lets you easily combine sounds.
  • Panel lock prevents unintended operation.
  • RH3 keyboard responds to even the subtlest nuances of your playing.
  • Design that combines both elegance and individuality.
  • Music rest, pedal, and keyboard stand are included.
  • Made in Japan Premium Japanese Quality.

 

Korg C1 Air DIGITAL PIANO

Superb sound and outstanding design that will enhance any room.
KORG sets a new standard for the Digital Piano.

The C1 is a truly exceptional digital piano. With KORG's unique history of musical instrument design and audio technology, the C1 offers levels of playability and versatility that will exceed the expectations of the most demanding pianist. From the very first note, the depth and clarity of sound that the C1 delivers from its compact, slim-line cabinet will astound both player and audience alike.  The precisely-engineered keyboard provides a feel and response that has been designed to help the student develop a sound playing technique while responding fully to the demands of the more advanced player.  First and foremost, the KORG C1 is a superb piano, both as an exciting alternative to an acoustic instrument or in locations where a traditional instrument could not be used. It never needs tuning and can be used with headphones to avoid disturbing others.  Furthermore, a variety of additional features will inspire new levels of creativity in players of all abilities and enhance their enjoyment of music, including 30 superbly realistic instrument sounds, Bluetooth audio streaming and on-board recording.  Designed and manufactured in Japan, the KORG C1 redefines the digital piano.

Specifications

  • Color Variations: Black (C1-BK), White (C1-WH), Brown (C1-BR, wood finish)
  • Keyboard: 88 key (A0C8), RH3 (Real Weighted Hammer Action 3)
  • Keyboard Touch Curve Selection: Five types Pitch: Transpose, Master tuning Temperament:
  • Three types Sound Generation: Stereo PCM Maximum Polyphony: 120 voices (max)
  • Sounds: 30 sounds (10 x 3 banks)  Effects: Brilliance, Reverb and Chorus (3 levels each)
  • Recorder: 2 parts, Maximum 14,000 notes (approx. 100k bytes)
  • Demo Songs: 50 (Sound demo songs: 10, Piano songs: 40) Metronome:
  • Tempo, beat, sounds, level
  • Pedals: Damper, Soft, Sostenuto
  • Connections: LINE OUT, MIDI (IN, OUT), Headphones x 2, Pedal, Speakers, DC 24V
  • Controls: Power, VOLUME, PIANO SONG, TRANSPOSE, FUNCTION, TOUCH, BRILLIANCE, REVERB, CHORUS, BANK, SOUNDS X 10, DISPLAY, +, -, METRONOME, PLAY/PAUSE, STOP, REC, PART1, PART2 Wireless Method (C1 Air only): Bluetooth (A2DP Sink) Speakers: 10 cm (3.94") x 2
  • Output Power: 25 W x 2
  • Power Supply: DC 24 V Power Consumption: 18 W
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1,346 mm x 347 mm x 770 mm
  • Weight: 35 kg (including stand)
  • Included Items: AC adapter, Power cord, Stand with speaker and 3 pedal unit

 

 

Pa700/Pa700 Oriental Professional Arrangers

KORG debuts the newest High Performance Arranger in the acclaimed Pa-Series of Professional Arrangers, the Pa700. The Pa700 has plenty of new sounds (featuring Defined Nuance Control for enhanced realism) which keep performances fresh and exciting, as well as an enormous expanded range of styles covering music genres from all over the world. Combine this with powerful performance functionality, an intuitive user interface, and rich, sculpted sound, and you have an Arranger for the most discerning and demanding player.
The Pa700 sound engine uses four times the PCM memory of the best-selling Pa600 and extends the amount of User PCM memory to 256 MB using compression. The number of user Style locations has also expanded to a maximum of 1,152 which will cover almost every style imaginable. The improved built-in speaker system produces a strong, full-bodied sound and the video output is standardized, so your audience can sing along to the onscreen lyrics.
Totally new is the addition of KAOSS FX, which give you creative control on your performance. From subtle morphing between Variations and  Drum Kit types, fine mixing between accompaniment Sounds, live reshaping of ongoing rhythms, to the most radical note-crunching effects used by countless DJs, tape delay and arpeggios, you can add liquid mixing to any Style or MIDI Song with the aid of easy-to-use computer-assisted composition features. Push the boundaries of your musicality! With more power than ever before and numerous long-awaited new features,  the Pa700 sets  a  new standard  for  arranger  workstations.

Pa700 Highlights

  • Two models: Standard and Oriental versions. Oriental version is preloaded with musical resources from Middle East countries
  • Enhanced EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine offers improved realism and vivid sound
  • Massive internal ROM plus up to 256 MB of user PCM compressed data provides a powerful wave memory, delivering the best sound quality possible
  • Three assignable switches, two assignable knobs and a four-way joystick ensure total control for the sound articulations (DNC Defined Nuance Control)
  • 61 key keyboard with velocity -Slim and compact lightweight cabinet
  • Big TouchView 7" TFT display -Easy layout and improved graphical interface with a new Search function for quickly locating musical resources
  • Dual-cone speaker system ensures a powerful and clear sound
  • Over 370 Factory Styles, each with 4 variations and 4 Fill Ins + Break, plus 12 banks in each of the User/Direct banks for unlimited storage of your favorite customized or user-created Styles and settings
  • The Direct SongBook will extend your internal database on-the-fly
  • User and Direct banks can now be renamed, to allow for a more personalized set of custom Styles, Pads and Keyboard Sets. Custom names appear in the Selection windows, and make finding items much faster
  • The Chord Sequencer function records any chord progression on-the-fly. Sequences can be stored in any Style and SongBook entry
  • The Style Creator Bot automatically creates a Style from a MIDI Song, while also creating a Chord Sequence from the Songs chords
  • Multiple Effects processors:-2 Insert and 2 Master effects for the Accompaniment parts,
  • 1 Insert and 2 Master effects for the Keyboard Sounds-Final Limiter and Parametric EQ-Vocal Processor with 5 dedicated effects
  • Enhanced compatibility with lyrics in graphical format (+G) for MP3 -Enhanced sound compatibility for GM and GS songs
  • The Detect Chord function scans the MIDI Songs tracks for chords, then saves them as Chords events to be read in the Lyrics or Score page
  • Fully programmable SongBook database based on Styles, SMF, Karaoke, MP3 with instant recall of any song setting. User-definable Set Lists. Filtering and ordering options. Direct access
  • Multi-language extended character set. Lyrics can be shown in their original languages (except the Oriental and Arabic Languages*)
  • Style and SongBook editing procedures has been made easier and more intuitive
  • KORG, WAV, AIFF and SoundFont sample formats import function -512 User Sound locations, 256 User Drum Kit locations
  • MIDI connection can now also be done through the USB HOST port (in addition to the USB DEVICE and the MIDI ports). This allows for easy connection of controllers like digital pianos (for example, our HAVIAN 30), or the KORG nano and micro series, with no need of special adapters
  • MicroSD card slot (card not included) allows for mass storage and data protection

Pa-1000 Professional Arranger

The Pa1000 sound engine uses four times the PCM memory of the best-selling Pa900 and extends the amount of User PCM memory to 600MB using compression. The number of User Style locations has also expanded to a maximum of 1,152 which will cover almost every style imaginable. The improved built-in speaker system produces a strong, full-bodied sound that's enhanced by standard features such as the TC Helicon Vocal Harmonizer, a Dual MP3 player & recorder, and the Dual Crossfade Sequencer. Video output is standardized, so your audience can sing along to the onscreen lyrics. The Pa1000 packs all this in a highquality case with aluminium inserts in the side-panels of an elegant chassis to provide a prestigious look on any stage!

Totally new is the addition of KAOSS FX, which give you creative control on your performance. From subtle morphing between Variations and Drum Kit types, fine mixing between accompaniment Sounds, live reshaping of ongoing rhythms, to the most radical note-crunching effects used by countless DJs, tape delay and arpeggios, you can add 'liquid mixing' to any Style or MIDI Song with the aid of easy-to-use computer-assisted composition features. Push the boundaries of your musicality!

Pa1000 Highlights

  • Enhanced EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine offers improved realism and vivid sound
  • Massive internal ROM plus up to 600 MB of user PCM compressed data provides a powerful wave memory, delivering the best sound quality possible
  • Three assignable switches, two assignable knobs and a four-way joystick ensure total control for the sound articulations (DNC Defined Nuance Control)
  • 61 key semiweighted keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
  • Slim and compact lightweight cabinet
  • Big TouchView 7" TFT display with adjustable manual tilt
  • Easy layout and improved graphical interface with a Search function for quickly locating musical resources
  • The 2-way speaker system ensures a powerful and clear sound
  • Over 430 Factory Styles, each with 4 variations and 4 Fill Ins + Break, plus 12 banks in each of the User/Direct banks for unlimited storage of your favorite customized or user created Styles and settings
  • The Direct SongBook will extend your internal database on-the-fly
  • User and Direct banks can be renamed, to allow for a more personalized set of custom Styles, Pads and Keyboard Sets. Custom names appear in the Selection windows, and make finding items much faster
  • The Chord Sequencer function records any chord progression on-the-fly. Sequences can be stored in any Style and SongBook entry
  • Style Creator Bot automatically creates a Style from a MIDI Song, while also creating a Chord Sequence from the Song's chords
  • Multiple Effects processors:
  • 2 Insert and 2 Master effects for the Accompaniment parts,
  • 1 Insert and 2 Master effects for the Keyboard Sounds
  • Final Limiter and Parametric EQ
  • TC-Helicon 3-voice Vocal Processor with 5 dedicated effects
  • Double MP3/MIDI file players with recording capability, X-Fader and Vocal Remover
  • Enhanced compatibility with lyrics in graphical format (+G) for MP3
  • Enhanced sound compatibility for GM and GS songs
  • The Detect Chord function scans the MIDI Song's tracks for chords, then saves them as Chords events to be read in the Lyrics or Score page
  • Fully programmable SongBook database based on Styles, SMF, Karaoke, MP3 with instant recall of any song setting. User-definable Set Lists. Filtering and ordering options. Direct access
  • Multi-language extended character set. Lyrics can be showed in their original languages (except the Oriental and Arabic Languages*)
  • Style and SongBook editing procedures has been made easier and more intuitive
  • KORG, WAV, AIFF and SoundFont sample formats import function
  • 512 User Sound locations, 256 User Drum Kit locations
  • MIDI connection can now also be done through the USB HOST ports (in addition to the USB DEVICE and the MIDI ports). This allows for easy connection of controllers like digital pianos (for example, our HAVIAN 30), or the KORG nano and micro series, with no need of special adapters
  • MicroSD card slot (card not included) allows for mass storage and data protection

Korg Kross 2 Workstation/Synthesiser

KROSS 2, the long-awaited successor of the KROSS, is a compact, portable workstation with a huge range of sounds. While maintaining its identity as ultra-lightweight, compact, and capable of running on batteries, this new model dramatically enhances KROSS's sounds and functionality. In addition to a total of more than a thousand preset sounds, expansion PCM memory has been newly added. Also new is a pad sampler that allows full-fledged sampling, and USB audio/MIDI interface functionality. The color scheme is even more stylish, and the user interface allows intuitive operation even by beginners.

Effortlessly select the sound that you want to play, shape it to match your imagination, sample a sound, create phrases and rhythms, record your vocal or guitar, bring KROSS 2 on stage, and perform. Whatever you artistic vision, you can make it happen. KROSS 2 is a versatile synthesizer platform made with creative freedom in mind.

  •  A rich selection of more than 1,000 powered-up presets
  • 128MB of expansion PCM memory is built-in, and option libraries are supported
  • The rich expressive power of the EDS-i sound engine, and a rich selection of effects with 134 types
  • Superb sampling functionality and 16 sampler pads
  • A panel layout that lets you access functions without confusion
  • Realtime control section for quick parameter editing
  • Favorite function lets you register and instantly recall up to 128 frequently-used sounds
  • Quick layer/split can be specified by a single button
  • Ultra-lightweight compact body; the 61-key model weighs only 3.8 kg, the lightest in its class
  • Long operating life, with six AA batteries allowing up to seven hours of use
  • A color lineup with a peerless finish that exceeds its class
  • Audio player/recorder that can be easily triggered by the pads
  • Sequencer, drum track, and arpeggiator to support your song production
  • A rich array of input jacks for singer-instrumentalists or vocoder performance without requiring additional equipment
  • Also functions as a USB audio interface

Author: CMI Music & Audio
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