Digital Stage Piano Korg Grandstage already on sale, mini-review.
Korg announced that the digital piano Grandstage announced in July has already been released. This product, we recall, is specialized for scenic use, and its main advantage is the availability of seven built-in audio engines. Five of them (SGX-2, EP-1, CX-3, AL-1 and HD-1) come from the top workstations of the Kronos series, while the other two – VOX and Compact – are brand new.
A good stage piano should not only sound great, but also have a simple, intuitive user interface. Korg claims that their new Grandstage, the prototype of which you could see in the winter at the NAMM Show 2017, fully meets both of these requirements.
Korg Grandstage has a total of 500 built-in sounds. Among them are the timbres of five concert grand pianos all over the world, six vintage electric pianos, numerous organ timbres and sounds of instruments such as harpsichord and mellotron. All voices in the novelty are divided into two categories (Keyboards and Ensemble), and for quick access to the selected sounds, sixteen dedicated “Favorite” buttons are provided.
Model Grandstage, as we already wrote earlier, comes in two versions: 88-key (Grandstage 88) and 73-key (Grandstage 73). And in both versions a full-scale RH3 (Real Weighted Hammer Action 3) keyboard is used, obtained from the senior representatives of the Kronos series.
Features of Korg Grandstage
Below are listed all the key (according to the manufacturer) features of Korg Grandstage:
- seven powerful sound engines in one tool
- user interface created with a focus on live performances
- various insert effects plus several reverb and delay types
- “Dynamics” controller, which allows to control the expressiveness of sound in real time
- 16 “Favorite” buttons for quick access to the desired timbre
- smooth, natural transition when switching sounds through SST (Smooth Sound Transitions) technology
- 3-band master EQ;
- easy-to-use functions “Layer” and “Split”;
- “Panel Lock” function, preventing accidental change of sound parameters / settings during performance;
- RH3 hammer keyboard with speed-sensitive keys
- a music stand, a damper pedal DS-1H and an M-SV stand in the kit
- elegant design and high build quality (each instance of the tool is made in Japan).
Other advantages of Korg Grandstage include a simple, intuitive user interface, high-quality built-in effects, elegant design and, of course, high build quality (absolutely every tool is made in a factory in Japan).
Digital Stage Piano Korg Grandstage – price
The 73-key version of the Korg Grandstage can be purchased for $ 2,999.99, and the 88-key version for $ 2499.99. The package of both includes a music stand, damper pedal and a stylish rack with chrome finish.