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Korg SV-1 73 (Black)Item ID: SV1-73BK
73-key Stage Vintage Piano with 36 Instrument Sounds, Amp and Effects, 80-note Polyphony, and 8 Instant-access Presets - Black
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The Gigging Keyboardist's Dream Machine!The Korg SV-1 73 is the gigging piano you've been wanting. Inside, you've got the most in-demand keyboard sounds ever found on a single instrument - we're talking decades of essential analog and digital legends, plus all the modern mainstays. The SV-1 73 also has Korg's finest weighted keyboard, so you can play with expression. To fine tune your sound, just steer your tone using the hands-on knobs on the front panel. Amp models, effects, and a hot vintage look take this Korg SV-1 73 over the top.
Korg SV-1 73 73-key Stage Vintage Piano at a Glance:
Tap into 36 of the most in-demand instrument sounds
You know the 36 sounds in the SV-1 73 by heart; each one is an old friend. Rediscover hit-making vintage electric pianos, funky clavs, classic and cult-fave organs, string machines and, of course, pianos. The SV-1 73 serves up breathtaking grands, a real-deal upright, plus hall-of-fame electronic contenders. On top of the standard sounds you love, you'll find multiple, signature variations of many classic instruments, all designed to inspire your performance.
Shine up your sound with effects and studio processing
Enhance your sound with a whole collection of period-correct amps and effects. You've got a 3-band EQ on the front panel to get things going, then you can take charge of pre-treating your sound with Compression, Boost, U-Vibe, Chorus/Vibrato, Tremolo, and Wah. From there, put your tone through any of the SV-1's wealth of amp heads and speaker cabinets - you won't believe how tube-like you can get your tones, thanks to Korg's exclusive Valve Reactor circuitry. Super-famous Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, and Rotary stompboxes add nuance and motion to any SV-1 73 sound, then all the essential reverbs and delays - include classic tape echo - let you really cook up your vibe. Last but not least, you've got an optional limiter at the 6th step of the signal chain, ensuring your level remains balanced across all sounds.
Get your hands on your tone with front-panel knobs
The Korg SV-1 73's user interface has performance in mind! Every essential control is quickly accessible on the front panel, with no confusing menus or multiple button presses. Rotary knobs include illuminated LEDs showing the position of the knob, and you can press them to restore the original setting. For really quick changes, the SV-1 73 has eight car-radio style buttons to instantly call up your eight Favorite sounds and settings. Storing a Favorite is equally as easy. Simply adjust the controls to your preferred settings, then press and hold one of the Favorites buttons; when the button flashes, press it again. Your custom setting is now stored in your Korg SV-1 73.
Editor/Librarian software lets you program, save, and load settings
More tech-savvy players out there that would love nothing more than to dig in a little deeper - and the SV-1 lets you. The SV-1 Editor/Librarian software provides cool graphic-based programming, including access to many effects parameters not available on the SV-1 73's panel. In addition, the Editor/Librarian software allows each of the 36 sounds and the eight Favorites to be programmed and saved individually. This makes it easy for you to share and swap your 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 73.
Korg SV-1 73 73-key Stage Vintage Piano Features:
Korg's SV-1 stage vintage piano: it's all about great sound and feel!
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Christopher , Savannah, GA
Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
The holy grail for the gigging keyboardist
by Steven C. from Stony Point, NY USAThe retro design, the build quality, the perfect samples, the instant-access presets, the hammer-action keys, the tube amp modeling and effects...I could go on and on. having played non-weighted, sem... read more [+]i-weighted and full-weighted keys from Korg, Yamaha, Roland, Nord and others, this one just nails it on every level. If you're looking for a workstation or a studio synth, or a bazillion sounds, this is not your baby. No sequencer, no arpeggiator, no drums, etc. But if you want want vintage pianos, e. pianos, organs and clavs in a neat little package for on-stage performance, look no further! Added bonus...nothing else even remotely looks like this thing...rounded corners, analog dials, a glowing vacuum tube and a fat metal toggle switch for the power button...instant time travel to the 70's! close [-]
December 20, 2012
Music Background: Gigging keyboardist in blues/classic rock band, pianist in Christian worship band,
Great gig keyboard
by thomas from ChicagoI had a Korg 88 key that seemed to get a bit longer and heavier everytime I loaded it up. I remembered seeing the SV-1 in the Sweetwater showroom and was impressed by the simplicity of the settings. ... read more [+]The 73 keyboard is the right size, weight and reproduces all the vintage piano and organ sounds that I was looking for. In fact although Korg emphasizes simplicity this board does a whole lot more than anticipated. close [-]
December 18, 2012
Music Background: lifelong student
Best Digital Stage Piano I've ever heard. Very Authentic.
by Jordan Clark from United StatesI heard this keyboard for the first time tonight. I mixed a band that played a brand new one and I was blown away with how authentic it sounded. I own a Rhodes Mark II, and this Korg sounded exactly... read more [+] like the real deal (maybe even a little better because of the onboard compression/effects). For the price, it seems like a better deal than a Nord, and in my opinion sounds even a little better than the Nord samples I've heard. I am considering buying one myself after hearing it tonight! Great job Korg! close [-]
August 1, 2012
Music Background: Recording and Live Sound Engineer, musician
by Robby Cyr from United StatesWhen I first sat down at this, something about the tube glowing off to the side clued me in that this was going to be an amazing keyboard. I was right. first, the sounds in this keyboard are amazing, ... read more [+]like nothing i've ever heard before, the stage piano sounds better than most grand pianos i've played. The weight of the keys was amazing they float so well, so smooth and the price point for what this unit offers is mind blowing. i would probably pay double just for what it offers, just amazing. close [-]
May 4, 2012
Music Background: Engineer, Pianist
Korg SV-1 73 (Black)
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