Korg PS60 (No Longer Available)
61-key Synth with 120-voice Polyphony
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Affordable, Easy-to-use Synth That's Perfect for BeginnersThe Korg PS60 is an awesome pick for anyone just starting out with keyboards and synths. This baby is loaded with 61 keys, premium Korg sounds, and an onslaught of effects — and it's underpinned with a really easy-to-use interface. The six centrally located knobs instantly put you in touch with the six essential sound categories: Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Strings, Brass, and Synth. And there are more than 440 preset sounds inside, so you can launch into famous tones without any tweaking. But if tweaking's your thing, you'll want to use the nine knobs on the right of the PS60 to control effects, which include modulation, delay, reverb, and EQ. All-in-all, the bright display and the backlit design make this synth the perfect choice for the stage. And since you can use the editor software as a plug-in, the PS60 is great in the studio too!
Korg PS60 61-key Synthesizer Features at a Glance:
A beginner synth with pro features — the Korg PS60!
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Awesome keyboard for gigging!
by Todd Shapiro from Jacksonville, Fl(Background: 20+ year pro musician. Genre: Hip Hop, Blues. Gear: Roland Fantom's, Yamaha Motifs, Roland RD700, etc. My shows range from touring style venues, corp events, bars, to accustic style de... read more [+]ck gigs.)
February 20, 2011
Music Background: Background: 20 year player who also us Roland Fantom's, Yamaha Motifs, Roland RD700, etc. Professional musician.
Is this keyboard perfect? No, but, it is so much better than anything else for a practical live keyboard that I had to give it a 5. A live keyboard needs to be flexible and allow you to dial up sounds on the fly, create splits, layers, tweak volumes, etc. This keyboard is setup up perfectly for this. It is also lightweight so you can pull it out on a lot of smaller shows (as well as your large shows). The sounds on this keyboard are rediculous! On a lightweight platic keyboard under a grand I expected the sounds to be lacking... wrong. I do a lot of bass under my left hand and the bass sounds are fat and clear. Everything from accustice bass to synth bass... and everything in between. What I really like is that so many of the sounds are usable live... and that's in every catagory. Remember, this is not a digital piano so don't expect each 'program' or 'voice' for piano to sound perfect right out of the gate like a big time digital piano. This is a synth. So, layer your piano with a little bit of synth pad and strings, tweak the eq to your liking and you've got one heck of a piano sound. Most other sounds such as electric piano, organ, synths, basses, strings, brass just kill right out of the box.
All the global settings are accessible right on the panel with easy to use knobs. The 'smart' knob for adjusting 'program' (voice) octave, modulation, volume, etc. is brilliant. The eq and effects are also right there.
The 2 things I would have liked to seen on this keyboard:
-Separate Guitar/Bass catagory- so I could use separate inserts for synth when I'm using a split bass - which is what this keyboard is all about. I think that was a big miss.
-Transpose- Let me have a single transpose on off button like the Roland RD series so I can play chords in the proper key and toggle to a transposed key for solos.
Direct bank access buttons for banks A-D instead of the 1 multi-push button.
Customer Support: The manual is nice and short. There were a couple of times I called Korg customer support and get a friendly, knowledgeable tech on the phone within 5 minutes... amazing. It's been great so far.
Even with these things I'd like to have, this keyboard has quickly become my favorite keyboard for playing live as well as goofing around in my living room. If they made a weighted key version I would buy it the second it came out (hint, hint). close [-]
A Real Gem!
by John T from Atlanta, GAJust got this so we will see in another few weeks of gigging. But...Its a real little gem. Small, lightweight and packs a lot of sounds. I can finally mix layers on the fly !! Ok it won't hold very ma... read more [+]ny preset performances but how many do you really need anyway? The key bed feels a bit light but the keys at least are nearly full sized. Oh you won't need a degree to figure it out either. It truly is a performance keyboard made for scooting around with and bringing many sounds with it. Not too much in the way of synths and this category seems to hold all the extras like guitars and such. The string category holds voices as well. Really stoked at what this thing will do when I put it through some real live work. I will let you know then.. but-the pianos alone beat my Roland Juno Stage all ready. This is the 3rd Korg I've owned. I've played Yamaha stage pianos and 2 different Rolands and Korg beats them all. close [-]
September 26, 2012
Music Background: Weekend gigging musician.
Great little keyboard!
by Pete from Racine,WI USABeing over 50 years old, I am tired of carrying around heavy equipment! But at 10 pounds, this is the stuff! I was especially impressed by the grand and electric piano sounds.The organs are not fantas... read more [+]tic, but useable.The keyboard is a little spongy,but wow-great pianos-has that nice full chorus sound in the higher registers that is absent from most digital pianos.Now if they came in a 76 key version this would be a real definate must have.Controls are wonderful-but could use more pre-sets. close [-]
January 8, 2012
Music Background: Pro keyboardist
I love this synth so far
by Alex from Tucson, AZI recently bought this synth to replace my awful, problem ridden Alesis Micron. This thing is pretty fantastic.
February 7, 2011
Music Background: Musician
-The sounds are very legitimate for the most part, espe... read more [+]cially the acoustic and electric piano sounds. The electric pianos are the strength of this unit. Lots of realistic chimey, bell-like electric piano settings.
-The setup of the unit. This is how a keyboard should be setup, no confusing controls, everything is right where it should be. Adjusting settings and performances on the fly is insanely easy. The most straight forward keyboard I've ever used.
-A little weak on the synth sounds, especially bass and arpeggios. (Which is fine, because I'm running it through a MuRF-105 for the arpeggios and a distortion pedal to fatten up the bass sounds)
I gave it a 4.5 cause it was ALMOST perfect for what I needed. But I still love it. close [-]
versatile but not quite the sound I had hoped.
by rand waddingham from Andrews Texasversatile and just what I needed for a top keyboard. Cannot quite get the piano voicings to duplicate the sound quality of my M50, which I was hoping for. Very user friendly.
January 9, 2012
Music Background: hobbyist, play in praise bands.
Hector, Kissimmee, FL
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