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Musikmesse 2017: Korg unveils G1 Air digital piano, Kronos LS keyboard and more

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Laura  Barnes
Musikmesse 2017: Korg unveils G1 Air digital piano, Kronos LS keyboard and more

New piano benches and the return of the crimson SV-1 also announced by the firm.

Korg has unveiled the details about some of its brand new products that will be on show at this year’s Musikmesse.

Fist up, the firm will be showcasing its new G1 and G1 Air Concert Series digital pianos.

The detailed sound and dynamic feel of the G1 provides the pianist with every possible shade of musical expression. It features the sound of three of the world’s finest concert grand pianos, has multiple-layer samples for ultimate realism, and comes with the digital recreation of grand piano string and damper resonance for even more realism.

The G1 also comes with an RH3 keyboard that accurately simulates acoustic piano touch and response, and a newly developed amplification and speaker system.

There’s 3 colour options and Bluetooth audio playback (for the G1 Air only).

Korg will also be showing off its new Kronos LS Music Workstation.

With a newly-designed light touch keyboard for effortless playability, the Kronos LS lets you take a full-sized keyboard anywhere.

All the usual Kronos refinements, plus Korg’s all-new light-touch keyboard, makes it easy to play anything from rapid organ licks to synth phrases to glissandi.

The mechanism of the keyboard itself has been redesigned so that the velocity is easier to control than on existing light-touch keyboards, even when playing complex chords or difficult phrases.

The box-shaped keys share their look with Korg’s premium RH3 action, while providing the faster playing feel of a synth keyboard. Since the keyboard is semi-weighted, it’s also perfect for playing piano and electric piano in any style.

Korg also has two new piano benches, the PC-770 and PC-550.

Both of these new piano benches feature a deluxe height-adjustable seat with the PC-770 model having wider seating surface. Ideal for use when playing a digital piano or keyboard, they feature a classical design with a seating surface secured by recessed buttons.

The four-legged design uses a thicker seating surface than previous units, providing comfortable support even during extended playing sessions. The height can be adjusted continuously by turning the side handle.

Last but not least, Korg has decided to bring back the Metallic Red model of its SV-1 73-key keyboard.

The crimson body of the SV-1 left a strong impact when it went on sale in 2009. It has since gone out of production, but in response to user requests has now reappeared in a new red even better looking than the original.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest Musikmesse 2017 news in our dedicated section.


Tags: korg, keyboards, digital piano, new gear, Musikmesse 2017, G1 Air, kronos ls, piano benches

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