This awesome workstation keyboard for both studio and stage features 9 powerful built in synth engines.
The possibilities for creativity are endless with this machine with its hands-on controls such faders, knobs and ribbon controller, etc. For a touring musician, it’s a dream keyboard, because it allows you to manage several setlists and patches on the fly. One of our favourite features is the seamless transition technology introduced by KORG, which allows a smooth transition between the patches without cutting off its original effects. Depending upon the synthesis engine you choose, you can get up to a staggering 200 voices of polyphony, which is quite impressive for a keyboard workstation. Powerful keyboard functionality such as velocity splits, layers, crossfades up to 16 programmes and can executed easily.
Overall it’s a beast under the hood and you would definitely want to check this keyboard out.
- The HD1 libraries sound awesome
- This keyboard has the best sounding pianos as well as orchestral patches
- The “EP 1” Electric piano engine is powerful together with its inbuilt amp simulator. You also have the possibility to connect the expression pedal to trigger the ‘wah-wah’ effect
- The seamless transition between patches is truly awesome for a Keyboard workstation (compared to its competitors)
- It takes time to boot up
- There is a learning curve, if you not familiar with KORG’s interface
- For the 88 Key versions; test the keys before buying. It was known to have cutoff issues with the keybed.
Who should buy this product?
- You have the cash and it won’t break the bank.
- You see this as a long-term investment — either as a studio owner or a live performer.
- You’re a professional music producer who just loves the conventionality of a keyboard with endless possibility of integrating with the software world for inspiration.
Who should not buy this product?
- You don’t have the means to afford this.
- If you’re looking solely for a keyboard workstation with minimal quality sound for stage, don’t buy this product. There are cheaper alternatives.
- If you’re looking solely for a proper synthesiser with knobs to play with and expect a Nord or Virus, this probably isn’t the product for you.
A must-have product for all music producers in the studio as well as for stage usage.