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Great players need great sounds and they don’t get much better than the SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano.

Currently on tour and in the studio with many of the worlds top artists and session players.

Get your hands on one and set your sound on fire.

The National – photo by Mauricio Carey.

Adam Wakeman – photo

It may be an old soul, but it’s a totally new stage.

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Prepare to be Amazed: Kronos ....................................................................


Kronos: Live, Production and Sound Design ...............................................


SV-1BK / SV-1R: New Body. Old Soul.......................................................... 8-9

Wavedrum: Dynamic Percussion Synthesizer & Wavedrum Mini .............


M50: Play to Win.....................................................................................


M3: The Power Station ............................................................................


MP10: Portrait of a Player.............................................................................


Pa3X: Professional Arranger Workstation .....................................................


Pa Series: The Work-less Stations ..........................................................


PS60: Hands-On Performance Fun .........................................................


MMA130: Mobile Monitor Amplifier ...............................................................

20 microSTATION: Do it All, Keeep it Small ........................................................

22 microARRANGER: Band On Demand .............................................................

22 iPad Instruments / Legacy Collection Software ............................................


SP-170S, SP-250BK: Piano Performers...................................................


LP350 Pianos: Lifestyle Pianos .....................................................................

26 microPIANO: Sleek and Small .......................................................................


Kaossilator PRO / Kaossilator 2: Creating KAOSS ...................................

28-29 miniKP2 / KP3: The KAOSS Effect ...........................................................


Kaoss Pad Quad: Creating Order out of KAOSS .......................................

32-33 microSAMPLER: Swiss Army Sampling .........................................................

34 microKORG / microKORG XL .........................................................................

35 nanoSERIES2: Slim-line Studio USB-MIDI Controllers ..................................

36 microKEY: USB Keyboard / padKONTROL: MIDI Studio Controller ..................

37 monotron, monotron DUO, monotron DELAY: Pure Analog Fun ................


Electribes: Moving Music Forward ................................................................

40 monotribe: Analogue Ribbon Station ............................................................


SOS: Unlimited Track Recorder .....................................................................


MR-2, MR-2000S/BK: Capture & Archive .....................................................


Pandora mini: Pocket Powerhouse ................................................................


Pitchclip/AW-2+/AW-2G/AW-2U: Korg Tuners. Number One. By Design.........


Pitchblack & Pitchjack Tuners: Experience the Darkside ..............................


CA-1/CA-40/GA-1/GA-40/HA-40/BA-40: The World’s Favorite Tuners ...........


Wi-Tune Tuners/OT-120/CM-100L: Free Yourself ...........................................


Korg Metronomes: Keep that Beat! ...............................................................


X50: X is for Xhilaration ...............................................................................


R3: Sonic Frontiers .......................................................................................


Jordan Rudess Interview...............................................................................


Aaron Dessner of The National Interview ......................................................



To Be



Kronos is more than a new instrument. It is a Our ever expanding universe of sound includes milestone in synthesis and workstation evolution; one that embodies fresh ideas and breakthrough technologies. Kronos brings together nine unique sound engines working in harmony.

New interactive performance features reflect the way musicians play and create music; the live performer, the production maven, and the serious sound designer. Most importantly, Kronos provides a seemingly inexhaustible supply of breathtaking, spectacular sounds. a growing library of sounds for your Kronos. Two types of Libraries are available from Korg. The

EXs Expansion Sample Series take advantage of

Kronos’ built-in SSD, providing PCM Samples,

Program, and Drumkit data. The KRS Professional

Sound Series were created by pro musicians and programmers who are intimately familiar with each of the Kronos sound engines. These libraries contain skillfully crafted programs, combinations, and drum patterns with infectious grooves, all designed to maximize the power of Kronos. These

Kronos Sound Libraries can be purchased and downloaded at


Kronos unites nine individual synthesis engines in a single instrument, each providing the finest sound creation techniques available. Under the hood, all nine engines share the same hardware, with no separate cards to manage or polyphony barriers between them – providing an integrated experience no PC can match. Get ready for classic sounds from timeless instruments; unique sounds that once startled the world; and new sounds that have only now become possible.

CX-3 Tonewheel Organ

Tonewheel organ sound engine

Kronos precisely models the classic tonewheel organ, perfectly reproducing the vacuum tube amp,

Vibrato/Chorus effects and the “must-have” rotary speaker. The signature fold-back, leakage, and tonewheel noise have been analyzed and recreated.

sgX-1 Premium Piano

Piano sound engine

Virtual Memory Technology (VMT) allows Kronos to play long, natural, un-looped samples, recorded at eight velocity levels for each and every key – directly from the Solid State Disk (SSD) for a piano performance unheard of in a hardware instrument.

EP-1 Mds Electric Piano

Electric piano sound engine

MDS (Multi-Dimensional Synthesis) technology eliminates the transitions between velocityswitched samples and the unnatural behavior of looped samples; includes the amps, cabinets, and vintage effects that gave the original instruments their sound.

Hd-1 High definition synthesizer flagship PCM, sampling and Wave sequencing sound engine

Using Virtual Memory Technology (VMT) to access multiple samples directly from the Solid

State Disk (SSD) allows the HD-1 to provide all of the essential sounds in exquisite detail, from orchestral to classic rock to hip-hop. The HD-1 includes Wave Sequencing and access to Korg’s

Ambient Drums.

aL-1 analog synthesizer

High-fidelity analog modeling sound engine

The premium analog modeling engine first featured on the Korg OASYS recreates the power of true analog synthesis, without the artifacts that can plague lesser instruments. Highlights include morphing waveforms, ring mod, and the flexible MultiFilter.

Ms-20EX Legacy analog

Collection analog modeling sound engine

Using Korg’s CMT (Component Modeling

Technology) the MS-20EX faithfully reproduces the MS-20 while dramatically expanding its patch panel functionality. Delivering the MS-20’s aggressive sound and filter tone, it’s a tweaker’s dream.

PolysixEX Legacy analog

Collection analog modeling sound engine

With its self-oscillating four-pole filter, smooth analog oscillator and sub-oscillator, plus a lush

Chorus/Ensemble effect, the PolysixEX extends the abilities of the original in many creative ways.

The classic arpeggiator built into the original

Polysix is also provided.

MOd-7 Waveshaping VPM synthesizer

VPM/Waveshaping/PCM processing sound engine

MOD-7 combines Variable Phase Modulation

(VPM), wave-shaping, ring modulation, samples, and subtractive synthesis, plus a modular patchpanel system. MOD-7 offers everything from classic FM keyboards to bells and basses and sparkling, epic pads.

sTR-1 Plucked string synthesizer

Physical modeling sound engine

In addition to unique, experimental timbres, the

STR-1 is great for traditional instruments such as guitars, basses, harps, and other sounds whose tone responds in ways that are difficult for a PCM sound engine to replicate.






The single instrument meeting the challenges of

Live, Production, and sound design

LIVE – for the performing keyboard player

Kronos provides the absolute finest in keyboard sounds; accurate and responsive to the player’s technique. The expansive control surface offers joysticks, sliders, knobs, switches, a ribbon controller, assignable pedal inputs, and our improved resolution color TouchView


Our new Smooth Sound Transition technology is designed to maintain any currently held, played, or sustaining notes (with their effects), helping to prevent drop-outs as you switch sounds or change from Program to Combi mode. Also new is the Set List screen, allowing the instant recall of song or set specific Programs, Combinations, or song data with a single touch. You can even leave notes for yourself using the Set List page.

PROdUCTION – satisfying the producer, music director, and musician

For many, the studio is where the work gets done; from laying down tracks, to building up grooves for an on-stage extravaganza, to delivering the soundtrack for today’s media-rich world. For these creative leaders, Korg has equipped the

Kronos with 16-track MIDI tracks plus 16 audio tracks, our Open Sampling System, dazzling hi-fidelity effects, as well as flawless plug-in integration with many popular DAW platforms.

Add to that the ability to use KARMA, the Drum

Track, and the sequencer’s RPPR to greatly speed up and enrich the music creation process.


Programming joy for the enthusiast and sound designer

Kronos has it in its blood to satisfy the programmer, sound designer, and synthesizer enthusiast; the musician who dreams of turning visions of the cosmos into sound, of tweaking parameters to conjure sounds from the ether. Kronos rekindles Korg’s founding dream that is at the core of synthesis: the exhilaration and enjoyment of creating new sounds, sounds never before heard! A variety of exclusive Korg technologies drive the synth engines to provide astounding results – VMT

(Virtual Memory Technology); CMT (Component

Modeling Technology); Physical Modeling, Digital

Synthesis, Wave Sequencing, MDS (Multi-

Dimensional Synthesis); KARMA


and more!







solid Production Platform

16-track MIDI recorder / 16-track audio recorder

The Kronos sequencer offers 16 MIDI tracks plus

16 audio tracks (record up to four audio tracks at once), automated mixing, plus track and song editing. Add in effects, KARMA phrases, Drum

Tracks, or RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) patterns and resample the Kronos itself. It’s a great resource for putting together a dazzling performance or a brilliant production.

The ultimate effects suite

Kronos provides 16 internal effects to add impact to your sonic creations; 12 Insert, 2 Master, and

2 Total. Each effect offers 185 distinct effect types, covering every possible sound-shaping need. A separate three-band EQ is provided for every timbre, sequencer or audio track. Numerous realtime modulation possibilities deliver outstanding versatility.


This revolutionary algorithmic music technology instantly produces sophisticated phrases, drum grooves and full-blown backing tracks based on the notes and chords you play, and the intuitive operations you perform with the knobs, sliders, and switches. Greatly enhanced, this second generation KARMA offers KARMA Wave-

Sequencing, Note Mapping, 8 scenes per layer and other innovations. *KARMA



Algorithmic Real-time Music Architecture) and the KARMA Logo are registered trademarks representing patented technology licensed from

Stephen Kay, Karma Lab LLC,

drum Tracks

Improved from the M3 and M50 Music

Workstations, Drum Tracks can create everything from a simple reference beat to an outline rhythm track up to a full-blown drum track for your music productions. Kronos now includes drum performances from professional artists, able to generate grooves reproducing the distinctive feel of a pro drummer.

Open sampling system

Kronos is able to sample from any mode –

Program, Combination, or Sequencer – and you can even sample the performance of the Kronos itself. Sample tools include truncate, normalize, time stretch, or time slice. Edited samples can also be exported in AIFF or WAVE format. Samples can be loaded in AIFF, WAVE, SoundFont 2.0, and

AKAI S1000/3000 formats via USB memory.

Computer Connectivity

Kronos can send MIDI signals to and from your computer via USB. Using the Kronos Editor software (free download), sounds and settings can be edited directly from your computer. The

Kronos Plug-in Editor (free download) lets you use

Kronos from within many popular DAW systems, as if it were a plug-in instrument.

Kronos can also be used as an audio I/O for your computer, sending and receiving two channels of audio via USB.

Help from our Friends

To make the most of Kronos’ nine sound engines,

Korg called on numerous world-class players who contributed their time, energy, and critical listening to help us zero in on making these sounds respond to the way they play. Our artist signature sounds were tested, judged, and tweaked by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Jordan

Rudess, Russ Ferrante, Lyle Mays, George Duke,

Tom Coster, Frank McComb, John Novello, and several other artists known for their serious love of sound and for their critical, demanding ears.

KRONOs sound Library Lineup

EXs Expansion Sample Series

EXs10 Ricky Lawson’s “West Coast” Drums

Content: Approximately 650 MB of PCM samples,

16 Programs, 4 Drumkits.

EXs11 Legendary Strings

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EXs12 SGX-1 Austrian Piano

Contents: Approximately 6GB of PCM samples,

16 Programs.

KRS Professional Sound Series

KRS-01 “Pro Grooves” by David “Fingers”


Contents: 202 Patterns for 9 Songs.

KRS-02 STR-1/MOD-7 Phase II

Contents: 128 Programs.

KRS-03 Nu Electro

Contents: 128 Programs, 120 Patterns for

3 Songs.

KRS-04 Pro Splits and Layers

Contents: 128 Combinations.

KRS-05 Ensemble Combinations

Contents: 128 Combinations.





User Locations:



Varies by Engine

9 Engines

1510 Programs; 448 Combinations (16-timbre);

77 Drumkits; 256 GM2 Programs; 9 GM2 Drumkits

1664 Programs; 1792 Combinations (16-timbre);

152 Drumkits

12 Insert, 2 Master, 2 Total; 185 Effect Types

Open Sampling System; 512 MB max

Drum Tracks:

697 preset, 100 user per song



16 MIDI tracks; 16 Audio tracks; 200 Songs; 18 Preset/16

User Template; In-Track Sampling; One Touch Record

1, 2 (1/4" unbalanced); S/P DIF optical; USB


L/Mono, Right, 1,2,3,4 (1/4" unbalanced); S/P DIF optical, USB


MIDI: In, Out, Thru; 2 USB Type A; 1 USB Type B (MIDI)

Includes stand-alone / plug-in software editing package





New Body.

Old Soul.

SV-1BK / SV-1R


RH3 Graded Hammer Action (88 or 73)




Valve Reactor:



EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis); RX (Real eXperience)

36 total; 6 Banks x 6 Variations

Equalizer; Pre-FX (x6); Amp Models (x6); Modulation FX (x6); Reverb/Delay (x6)

12AX7 Vacuum Tube (Amp Modeling)

Audio 1/4" (L/Mono, Right); Damper; Footswitch; Footpedal

1/4" (L/Mono, Right); XLR Balanced (Left, Right); Headphone: Stereo 1/4"

Free SV-1 editor / librarian software

SV-1 R

Back In Black

The SV-1BK is outfitted in an elegant black matte finish that creates a distinguished on-stage presence. For the retro enthusiast, the SV-1R Limited Edition features a bold red body and vintage reverse-color keys that call to mind the classic combo organs of the 1960s and ‘70s.

A matching black stand is available as the perfect option for either model.

The SV-1 contains the most in-demand and soulsatisfying keyboard sounds ever collected in a single instrument. Rediscover decades of hit-making vintage electric pianos, funky clavs, classic and cult-fave organs, string machines and, of course, pianos. The SV-1 delivers breathtaking grands, a real-deal upright, plus hall-of-fame electronic contenders. And the SV-1 doesn’t just serve plain vanilla; you’ll find multiple signature variations of the essential classics that venture beyond what other products offer, as well as some rare and unique instruments to inspire your performance.

Crafted using Korg’s RX (Real eXperience) technology, each sound is a detailed and authentic re-creation, accurately capturing the full range of expression and dynamics of the original. The snap of the tine, the release of the hammer, the click of the contacts—every element has been preserved. By isolating these sonic components, the RX engine allows you to create a sonic signature from showroom-shiny to road-ravaged; adding just the right amount to suit your individual taste.

Designed with performance in mind, the SV-1 is a pleasure to play. The RH3 Real Weighted Hammer

Action is the finest keybed Korg offers, with a solid, responsive feel that inspires confidence. Forget menus. Never mind banks and programs. Stop staring at displays. With the SV-1, the entire front panel is always live, using clearly labeled knobs to dial up the sound you are looking for. Saving your eight Favorite settings for quick recall is as easy as saving a station on your car radio. Reliable and portable, the Korg SV-1 re-creates the look, the feel, and visceral pleasure of performing on a vintage instrument.

But for Korg, even that is not enough. The SV-1 also recreates the effect pedals and studio processing that gave these sounds their original luster. The proven, tube-driven (12AX7) Valve Reactor circuit adds warmth and realism to period-accurate amplifier models.

Together, the three-band EQ, Pre-FX, Modulation FX and

Reverb/Delay add yet another dimension of authenticity to your playing.

SV-1 Users:

Soundpack 1 and Soundpack 2 are now available as free downloads from Enjoy new sounds, layered sounds (SP1) and even split programs (SP2)!





Choose Your Wavedrum

Bursting with power and expression, the Wavedrum line now includes Wavedrum, plus the limited edition

Wavedrum Oriental, which offers all of the sounds from the original Wavedrum, plus a full range of algorithms and PCM samples dedicated to Arabic percussion, as well as exciting new Arabic loops.

Combining advanced DSP technology and hundreds of high-quality samples, Wavedrum picks up where trigger-based systems leave off. An acoustic transducer under the head and two on the rim excite the DSP engine with every strike, providing Wavedrum with a natural, musical feel. Combined with hundreds of PCM samples, this technology allows Wavedrum to create unheard of sounds, or accurately represent unique percussion sounds from around the globe. Wavedrum responds instantly to any and all playing styles. From subtlynuanced tapping and stroking to aggressive, rhythmic assaults; its extreme dynamic range challenges the response of an acoustic instrument. The real drumhead and textured-rim playing surfaces provide a responsive, articulate and natural performance experience, whether using sticks, mallets, brushes, or playing using traditional hand percussion techniques.


Dynamic Percussion Synthesizers

Wavedrum begins with a foundation of traditional pop/ rock drum sounds such as snares, kick drums, tom-toms, and more. Wavedrum also opens new vistas of sound, delivering a wealth of percussion sounds from many eras and cultures around the world and throughout time. These include popular instruments such as cajons, congas and tablas; metallic instruments such as cowbells and triangles; along with rare ethnic percussion sounds.

For every sound, Wavedrum adds its own new modes of expression, in addition to faithfully re-creating the original sounds. There are a range of parameters available for editing and tweaking to create new sounds to suit your own music or style of playing. In addition to making changes to pitch, decay time, loudness, and curve (intensity) of the pressure sensor, you can completely alter the sound by, for example, changing the head material parameter from skin to metal, or adding effects such as Reverb and Delay. The Wavedrum also has a Live Mode, which can store up to 12 favorite programs (from the preset or user programs) for instant selection during a performance.

Sure, you can enjoy Wavedrum just by playing the sounds alone, but the dynamic and interactive

Wavedrum adds some special features that provide jamalong abilities for fun or practice. Using the AUX input, you can mix in the signal from any audio source –

CD, MP3 player, or even an additional Wavedrum.

The options are endless.

Legendary Wavedrum technology – now in compact form!

Announcing the energetic and on-the-go Wavedrum

Mini; with built-in speaker, battery-powered portability, and a revolutionary sensor clip that transforms nearly any object into an instrument.

In addition to its dynamic pad surface, the Wavedrum

Mini also includes a newly-developed sensor clip which can be attached to any object, allowing it to be played as a percussion instrument. Using the sensor clip and the pad allows two sounds to be played at once, doubling the Wavedrum Mini’s performance potential.

Choose from 100 great sounds; add in one of the 10 exciting effects; play along to one of the 100 internal rhythm patterns, or record with unlimited overdubs using the built-in Looper. The possibilities are endless.

The Wavedrum Mini is also superbly portable – you can enjoy playing it in any place, at any time. An

AC adapter is included but the Wavedrum Mini can also run on batteries, making it ideal for outdoor use or street performances. The built-in speaker also gives you the casual freedom to play on the spur of the moment, and to share your sound – alone, or in an impromptu jam session. The Wavedrum Mini will appeal to musicians who value a truly original performance, or to any beginner simply looking to enjoy playing a musical instrument.




Loop Phrases:



Wavedrum Wavedrum Oriental

DSP Synthesis (36 Algorithms)

PCM (100 Rim Samples + 100 Head Samples)

DSP Synthesis (45 Algorithms)

PCM (150 Rim Samples + 150 Head Samples)

200 Total (100 User + 100 Preset); 12 Favorites (Live Mode) 300 Total (150 User + 150 Preset); 12 Favorites (Live Mode)

Reverb; Delay

100 Total; Various Genres & Tempos

1/8" Stereo

1/4" (L/Mono, Right); Headphone 1/8" Stereo

Reverb; Delay

140 Total; Various Genres & Tempos

1/8" Stereo

1/4" (L/Mono, Right); Headphone 1/8" Stereo

Wavedrum Mini

Dimensions (W x D x H): 216 x 216 x 67mm/ 8.50 x 8.50 x 2.63 inches

Weight: 1.0kg/2.20 lbs. (batteries included)


AC Adapter, Sensor clip, Strap

*Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement.


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Meat & Potatoes are just the appetizer

Stunning sounds, inspirational effects and intuitive ease-of-use are among the wealth of benefits offered by the M50 Music Workstation. Designed as both a performing instrument and studio solution, the

M50 workstation is the M3 XPanded’s inner child, unleashed as a seriously portable and affordable instrument. The streamlined, modern design is highlighted by an angled control panel that provides easy viewing in any environment, along with comfortable access to our TouchView

interface, available for the first time in a mid-priced instrument.

The M50 shares the same EDS (Enhanced Definition

Synthesis) sound engine and effects as the flagship M3

XPanded, delivering a wealth of outstanding sounds and effects. In creating the M50, much attention was paid to the “must-have” meat and potato sounds that most keyboardists demand. First up is a three-stage velocity-switched stereo concert grand piano, featuring damper resonance samples to create an extraordinarily natural sound. A compelling assortment of responsive and authentic vintage electric pianos and clavs are featured as well. Also included are 1960’s-era flute and string tape-o-tron instruments, as well as the classic

Korg SG-1 Sampling Grand.

But that’s just the beginning. All in all, there are over

600 programs and 384 sixteen-part Combinations created by Korg’s renowned international voicing staff, covering all the acoustic, synthetic and imaginative sounds needed to satisfy the modern musician – with room for plenty more. Simultaneously providing five

Insert Effects, two Master Effects and one Total Effect, the M50 offers unprecedented control. An independent three-band EQ is available for each Program, the

Drum Track, and each of the 16 Combi-timbres and/or sequencer tracks.

groove Options

The Drum Track provides hundreds of natural-sounding grooves. Dual arpeggiators offer nearly 1000 patterns that can generate everything from simple phrases to complex rhythmic gestures. Two patterns can be used at once (Combination/Sequencer modes) to create complete ensemble backing – especially when used with the Drum Track.

The intuitive 16 track MIDI recorder provides all the tools needed to easily shape raw ideas into polished productions; this high resolution sequencer can store upwards of one hundred songs. For the computer musician, Korg’s proprietary M50 Editor/Librarian software is included. In addition to stand-alone operation, the software can also run as a plug-in under any RTAS, VST or Audio Units DAW environment. An

SD card slot provides easy and affordable storage of programs, combination and sequences, as well as sounds, songs and other data.

sound and Vision

The intuitive TouchView interface ensures excellent visibility, making it easy to select sounds and adjust parameters. Other performance controls include an assignable joystick, multiple switches and chord triggers. The M50-61 and M50-73 use a new semiweighted Natural Touch keyboard, while the M50-88 features Korg’s top-of-the-line RH3 Real Weighted

Hammer Action to accurately simulate the graded feel of an acoustic grand piano. For players on the go, the M50-88 is by far the lightest weight 88-key hammer action keyboard Korg has ever made. Price, performance and portability – that’s a winning combination for any musician!


With its small footprint, 61 velocity-sensing keys, and excellent controllers, the microSTATION is an ideal welcome addition to any studio. The EDS-i sound engine (M50 derived) provides plenty of premium quality sounds, seven effects processors, advanced workstation features, and offers instant USB computer connectivity. The free Plug-in Editor software lets you edit sounds and settings from within your favorite host DAW program. The microSTATION is also a great controller for all your Korg Legacy software and other titles!





80 Voice Maximum

EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis)

608 Programs; 384 Combinations; 32 Drumkits;

256 GM2 Programs; 9 GM2 Drumkits

640 Programs; 512 Combinations, 48 Drumkits

User Locations:


Drum Tracks:

5 Insert, 2 Master, 1 Total; 170 Effect Types

1000 user; 671 preset


16 Track; 128 Songs; 20 Cue Lists;

16 Template Songs; One Touch Record


L/Mono, Right, (1/4" unbalanced)


MIDI: In, Out; USB Type B (MIDI)

Includes stand-alone / plug-in software editing package



Power Station

M3 XPanded

Go ahead. Turn it on. Grab a seat. Now hold on tight.

The M3 XPanded Music Workstation/Sampler is one of the most highly integrated and fully implemented music production and performance instruments around.

Most importantly, the M3 XPanded is your collaborator, providing the on-demand musical tools you need to intuitively navigate the short path from inspiration to realization.

Drum Tracks can jumpstart your creative process. M3

XPanded is also an excellent sampler, supporting WAV,



and SoundFont 2.0 formats. Korg’s Open

Sampling System allows sampling in any mode.

all Together Now

Superior sequencing starts with must-have innovations to get you started. Song templates, rhythm patterns,

One-Touch Record, Cue List, and Tone Adjust editing are Korg innovations designed to enhance your composing skills. Using the M3 XPanded’s Piano Roll and Track View screens makes sequence editing easy; many touch-drag operations are included as well.

spectacular sound

Powered by Korg’s EDS (Enhanced Definition

Synthesis), the M3 XPanded delivers unparalleled fidelity for superior sound quality. Speaking of sounds, there are thousands of them available on-call, each one meticulously hand-crafted by our renowned international sound design team. Four expansion soundsets including additional PCM samples are included for free to load into RAM memory to increase your sonic palette. Individual Programs can be stacked, split and layered 16 deep to create a Combi. The

EDS engine also provides eight studio quality effect processors – five Insert, two Master and one Final – all available simultaneously. Preset and programmable

grow with the flow

The M3 XPanded KARMA


functions have been expanded to allowing over 1,000 User locations for

KARMA Generated Effects (GEs) created when using

Karma-Lab’s KARMA M3 software. Speaking of software, the bundled Editor Librarian software runs stand-alone, or appears as a plug-in virtual instrument under any VST, AU, or RTAS host software. Ready to go further? Installing the FireWire option allows the

M3 to share multi-channel audio information with your computer using a single cable. This Virtualized

Hardware approach provides seamless integration, without overtaxing your host processor.

The powerful RADIAS is also available as a user installable option board, adding 24 voices of MMT modeling synthesis.

Mission Control

A great-feeling keyboard with 61 keys, multiple velocity curves, and aftertouch is just the beginning. The

M3 XPanded also provides an intelligently-arranged multi-function control surface. It includes a four-way joystick, assignable switches and pedal jacks, a ribbon controller, eight dynamic trigger pads, and even a color


interface that serves double duty as a

KAOSS-derived X-Y controller. With all this versatility, it’s easy to think of all the performances you can coax out of your M3 XPanded.

M3 XPanded



120 Voice Maximum

EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis)


1216 Programs; 416 Combinations; 32 Drumkits;

256 GM2 Programs; 9 GM2 Drumkits

User Locations:

1664 Programs; 1792 Combinations; 144 Drumkits


5 Insert, 2 Master, 1 Total; 170 Effect Types


Open Sampling System;

64 MB/11.5 min. mono; expandable

Drum Tracks:

1000 user; 671 preset





16 Track; 128 Songs; 20 Cue Lists; 16 Template Songs;

In-Track Sampling; One Touch Record

1,2,3,4 (1/4" unbalanced); S/P DIF optical

L/Mono, Right, 1,2,3,4 (1/4" unbalanced); S/P DIF optical

MIDI: In, Out, Thru; 2 USB Type A; 1 USB Type B (MIDI)

Includes stand-alone / plug-in software editing package



Portrait of a Player

The MP10 Pro is the perfect musical companion for mobile entertainers, solo keyboardists, singers and amateur musicians. This revolutionary all-in-one product brings together MP3 playback, MIDI song play, vocal processing and more in one easy-to-use entertainment center. Perform as the consummate

DJ, host a karaoke night, or even program your own musical interludes as your band takes a break. The integral handle folds under during performance, giving the MP10 Pro just the right angle for live use. A padded bag is included to help you protect your MP10 Pro as you travel from gig to gig.

sophisticated song Playback

At the heart of the MP10 Pro are the dual song players. Sharing a common database, each can quickly call up and play any of the thousands of MP3 audio files or Standard MIDI Files from the massive

120 GB internal hard drive. The MP10 Pro can change the pitch of any MP3 song to match any singer’s vocal range, without affecting the tempo. Likewise, the time stretch feature can alter the tempo without affecting the pitch. Best of all, our advanced vocal remover can strip the lead vocal out of nearly any song as it plays – no preparation required!

Playlist and Requests

The MP10 Pro’s powerful database can easily manage thousands of music files. Numerous Playlists can be created using the MP3 songs and MIDI Files stored on the internal hard drive, and each playlist can be easily edited. Have different playlists on call for weddings, for frat parties, for social gigs and casuals. Playlists can even be imported from an iPod. The MP10 Pro can also take requests! The entire database is searchable using multiple parameters – name, artist, era, tempo, genre etc. – making it simple to find any song on demand.

Korg Quality sounds and Effects

The MP10 Pro’s EDS engine provides a premium sound source for playing a Standard MIDI file (SMF) and can also be played from an external MIDI keyboard – ideal for the keyboard entertainer. The MP10 Pro is also loaded with eleven studio-grade effects processors.

For the emcee and entertainer, the MP10 Pro includes

TC HELICON vocal processing, delivering world class dynamic processing, delay effects, and a multifunction

EQ. The MP10 Pro provides reverb to the microphone inputs, and the Choir effect can add vocal harmonies to any MIDI file. Two balanced XLR microphone inputs offer compatibility with professional microphones.

Made to be Played

The color TouchView

display brings all of the controls up to fingertip level. Surrounding the display are many additional well laid out controls. Most are illuminated and dedicated to single functions, making it simple to perform under any type of lighting. Four performance pads can be assigned to play a percussion instrument, sound effect, etc. Calling up the Mixer section provides control of the Voice Processor, the four performance

Pads, the Master FX, the EQ of each track, data from a MIDI keyboard, and of course, the mixer itself.

The built-in video interface allows this on-screen information to be shown an external video monitor or projector. This video output is especially useful for displaying chord changes, or even full musical scores from any MIDI File. Lyrics can also be displayed from karaoke files and properly prepared SMF songs.






Listen and Believe.

For years, Korg’s Pa Series has been the most respected, envied, and successful line of interactive arranger workstations on the planet. Once again, Korg has raised the standard of excellence by offering new, richer, and more realistic sounds; creating amazing new features, and offering a fresh – yet elegant – design.

The Pa3X is the most realistic, powerful, and easyto-use arranger workstation ever produced. See the entire Korg Pa family and learn more about arranger keyboards on the following pages.

Korg’s RX (Real eXperience) technology allows realistic articulation of acoustic instruments by including samples of neck squeaks, horn falls, string flourishes and other elements. Defined Nuance Control (DNC) allows the three assignable switches, four-way joystick, playing style, assignable pedals, key dynamics, and our unique ribbon strip to deliver total control for the many available levels of sound articulation, providing flawless realism and articulation. These

DNC elements avoid the “static” character of so many sample-based keyboards. Our improved Guitar Mode

2 translates your keyboard playing into breathtakingly realistic guitar parts.

Even the Style engine – the heart of any arranger keyboard – has been upgraded to include four variations, four Fill Ins, Break, three Intros, three

Endings, plus 15 User Banks for unlimited storage of your favorite customized or user-created Styles and settings. The new Chord Sequencer function records any chord progression on-the-fly.

The Pa3X is also an effects powerhouse, beginning with eight stereo effect processors, including effects taken intact from the popular SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano.

Next up, the Pa3X includes professional final mastering tools from “Waves Audio” plug-ins “MaxxAudio” suite.

The TC Helicon Vocal Processor (VoiceLive2 derived) adds professional vocal effects. Another radical innovation is the new Audio Chord Detection function; capable of automatically extracting chord content from an MP3 file to send to the Vocal Processor!

Under the hood, the PA3X houses a number of hi-tech innovations. The self-refreshing PCM Data memory backup – supported by our own Intelligent Re-Charge system – ensures fast startup. The dual MP3 / MIDI file player and recorder has been enhanced with a new

Advanced Vocal Remover, and MP3 files with graphics

(lyrics) are supported. Adaptive mic settings analyze your voice to provide the best EQ/Compressor/Gate settings. An optional high-fidelity speaker/amplification bar has been specifically designed to connect directly to the Pa3X. This PaAS uses Korg’s “Easy Connect” system: no additional support, no cables, no power supply needed to deliver crisp, clean full range sound.




Synth Engine:


MP3 Recorder:

Voice Effects:


61 Key; 76 semi-weighted; Velocity & Aftertouch

Over 1100 total

400+ Styles


Color TouchView (motorized tilt on 76 key)


TC Helicon FX; 4-Part Harmonies






Synth Engine:


MP3 Recorder:

Voice Effects:

Pa800/Pa800 Elite

61 synth action; Velocity sensing

Over 950 total

400+ Styles


Color TouchView


TC Helicon FX; 3-Part Harmonies


61 synth action; Velocity sensing

Over 880 total

320+ Styles


B & W TouchView




61 synth action; Velocity sensing

Over 660 total

256+ Styles


Custom LCD



Korg’s Pa Series have long defined the interactive workstation category and set the standard for excellence. Tens of thousands of musicians worldwide have chosen to make one of Korg’s Pa keyboards their musical partner. The current Pa lineup is powered by the same EDS technology that drives the M3 XPanded and M50 Performance Workstations. Alone or in a combo setting, the Pa Series offer unprecedented expression and sonic excellence. The combination of breath-taking sound quality, professional features and musical versatility – teamed with our powerful Style engine – provides the perfect instrument to satisfy all of your musical ambitions. Korg’s TouchView display is the centerpiece of our intuitive, easy-to-use interface; the display provides contextual help screens in a robust assortment of languages.

Completely self –contained, the Pa800 is equipped with pair of internal speakers in a portable, 61-key package. MP3 and hard drive options allow the Pa800 to be customized for more demanding use; the Pa800

Elite contains these options (80 GB Hard Drive, Dual

MP3 Recorder/Player) pre-installed.

The Pa800 benefits from Korg’s RX (Real eXperience) technology and Defined Nuance Control voice architecture for superior sound and expression.

Pa500 / Pa500 Oriental

Rounding out the Pa line is the cost-effective Pa500. By casting off luxuries such as sampling, a color screen, vocal processing and other extras, the Pa500 is able to retain much of the sound quality, Style engine and sequencing features of the Pa800 at a much more modest price. We’ve also introduced the Pa500

Oriental, featuring new sounds and styles designed specifically for playing Middle Eastern music.

At the heart of all Korg Pa instruments is our powerful

Style engine. A Style is basically a collection of drum grooves, bass lines, and other instrumental parts that can be mixed together, transposed, and used as the building blocks for performing a song.

Each of the customizable Styles is a self-contained song environment that includes variations, fill-ins, an introduction and an ending - all themed to a particular musical style and genre. In addition to 16-track workstation-style sequencing, Step Edit/Entry and

Backing modes are available. Backing mode captures each Style instrument on a separate track and MIDI channel for easy editing. Korg’s XDS dual sequence player allows non-stop musical performances.


The Pa50 has been a Korg top-seller for years.

Based on the proven TRITON engine, the Pa50 provides quality performance for the seriously budget-minded, forgoing the TouchView display in place of a large custom display. The latest version – the Pa50SD – trades in the outmoded floppy drive for more efficient

SD card data storage.

Pa800 / Pa800 Elite

The Pa800 is defined by a number of features that provide a professional edge, starting with a color

TouchView display for immediate control and TC

Helicon vocal harmonies and effects. The enhanced

Score Displays show chord names and symbols, lyrics, as well as standard music notation right on the screen.

A video output option (VIF4) allows this information to be displayed on an external video monitor – excellent for jamming, karaoke, or worship use.




The Korg PS60 is a different kind of instrument. Simple to use, it is ideal for the guitarist, bassist, vocalist, or any musician who wants to add to their stable of sounds. Not thousands of sounds. The right sounds.

Popular, in-demand Korg-quality sounds, all organized by category and easy to find, right from the front panel.

Just pick a sound and play, without ever looking at a screen or accessing a menu.

Hands-on Performance Fun

– piano, electric piano, organ, strings, brass and synth – each with dedicated controls, making it easy to find just the right sound. Still not sure? The Audition feature plays a quick riff appropriate to the selected sound, allowing you to hear the sound in context and to help you zero in on the one you want. Turn on multiple categories and create on-the-fly layered sounds, or hit the Split button for side-by-side sounds!

The 61 semi-weighted, natural-touch keys provide an uncompromising playing feel. Accomplished and wouldbe keyboardists alike will find the keyboard ready for anything from a piano performance to delivering sizzling synthesizer sounds. Produce subtle or drastic pitch and timbral changes by moving the joystick. Two footpedal jacks are provided for use with a damper pedal, footswitch or footpedal, offering hands-free control.

When playing organ sounds, an additional dedicated button can switch between fast/slow speeds of the rotary speaker simulator.

Offering dedicated controls and remarkable ease of use, the PS60 is a refreshing change. The intuitive, realtime controls – even the sounds themselves – were created with the performer in mind, and have been optimized for the unique challenges and immediacy of playing live. Focused on the elemental sounds that make up the body of great keyboard playing, the PS60 delivers

440 spectacular, spot-on sounds – with room for plenty more! The sounds are organized into six categories

Two master effects can be applied to the overall sound: a modulation-style effect offering four effect types; and a reverb/delay effect also with four effect types.

A dedicated three-band EQ adds the final touch to your sound. The Master effects and EQ feature dedicated controls on the front panel for easy access and adjustment. Additional dynamics-type effects and amp modeling effects can be assigned to individual sounds, using one of the five insert effects.

Designed for the gigging – or soon to be gigging – musician, the affordable Korg PS60 delivers premium sounds and professional effects in an easy-to-use package. Lightweight, stylish and portable, the

PS60 travels comfortably from home, to rehearsal, to center stage.

MMA130 Mobile Monitor Amplifier

Power-packed, professional amplifier performance; any time, any place!

Compatible Korg Products

(as of April 2012):

PS60, microSTATION, microKORG XL, microSAMPLER, microPIANO, Kaossiliator Pro,

Wavedrum, Wavedrum ORT and monotribe.

The MMA130 powered monitor amp will bring out your best performances in any situation, indoor or outdoor.

With a truly professional array of inputs and outputs, as well as a four-channel mixer, it’s incredibly versatile.

The MMA130 can operate on batteries, and can also provide power to your musical instrument via a 9V DC output jack. In spite of the MMA130’s portable size, it boasts an astounding power amp that projects an impressive amount of volume. The MMA130’s versatility allows it to excel in any situation. It’s a great choice for street live performances by a keyboardist or mobile DJ, and can also be used as a stage monitor.


Dimensions (W x D x H): 320 x 285 x 485 mm /

12.60 x 11.22 x 19.09 inches (Vertical placement)

Weight: 12.6 kg / 27.77 lbs.

See for full spec.

* Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement.


PS60 Performance Synthesizer


120 Voice Maximum


EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated)


440 Programs; 15 Performances (Splits, layers, etc.)

User Locations:

512 Programs; 20 Performances



5 Insert, 2 Master, EQ; 71 Total Effect Types

L/Mono, Right, (1/4" unbalanced); Headphone: 1/8" Stereo


MIDI: In, Out; USB: Type B (MIDI)

Includes stand-alone / plug-in software editing package


Do it All, Keep it Small

MMA130 iPad

Instruments, from Korg!

Apple’s iPad is the fastest selling electronic device ever created; and with cool instrument apps from Korg, it’s easy to see why.

Our engineers have used this remarkable platform to bring to life new iPad App versions of some of Korg’s most popular products.

Designed to satisfy the beginning musician or the accomplished keyboardist, the power-packed microSTATION features 61 Natural Touch mini-keys.

Eds-i: The sound of KORg’s flagship synthesizers

The microSTATION synthesizer features our new EDS-i (Enhanced

Definition Synthesis – integrated) premium sound engine derived from KORG’s acclaimed M50 series of professional synthesizers, plus seven effects processors. Hundreds of Programs and Combinations are conveniently organized into eight sound categories. The audition switch plays a repeating riff (phrase) appropriate for the currently selected sound, letting you hear the sound in context.

On-Board sequencer transforms your musical ideas into finished songs

The built-in, high-performance 16-track MIDI sequencer can provide anything from an extra set of hands or a powerful drum machine, up to a full-blown MIDI production suite. Many of these newly added features are designed to assist novice sequencer users to complete their musical ideas.

Use the Template Songs, Loop Recording, Visual Grid Sequencing, and Dual

Polyphonic Arpeggiators to switch your creative process into overdrive.



120 Voice Maximum



EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-integrated)

480 Programs; 256 Combinations; 25 Drumkits;

256 GM2 Programs; 9 GM2 Drumkits

512 Programs; 384 Combinations, 48 Drumkits

User Locations:



5 Insert, 2 Master, 1 Total; 134 Effect Types

16 Track; 128 Songs; 16 Template Songs; One Touch Record; Grid-

Sequencing, Loop Recording

L/Mono, Right, (1/4" unbalanced); Headphone: 1/8" Stereo




MIDI: In, Out; USB Type B (MIDI)

SD Card Slot (2 GB Max)

Includes stand-alone / plug-in software editing package


Band On Demand.

Portable and affordable, the Korg microARRANGER is your personal band, ready to play whenever you are.

Teach it the chords, tap out the tempo, grab your axe, and listen as your song comes to life. Whether you’re kicking-back on a folk ballad or taking your rock anthem over the top, the microARRANGER serves up your song with anything from a simple drum groove and bass line to a full-tilt rhythm section. The result is your song, played your way, like you’ve never heard it before. Instantly.














61- Key Natural Touch

HI Synthesis

662 Programs; 32 Drumkits (GM Level 2)

256 + 48 User

4 Stereo multi-effects; 89 types

Dual XDS; Song; Backing (Step, Realtime)

L/Mono, Right, (1/4" unbalanced)

1/8" Stereo

1/8" Stereo

10 cm (x2); 5 Watt amp (x2)

In, Out

SD/SDHC Card Slot



For over a decade, Korg Electribes have been go-to gear for creative musicians from around the world.

Recreating the look and feel of the original, the iElectribe app offers a four-part percussion synthesizer and a four-part PCM synthesizer. The percussion synthesizer features analog synth-style versatility, including exciting cross modulation! The sample-based

PCM parts deliver realistic drum hits, cymbals, and more. Using the Accent function adds emphasis where you need it - vital for creating compelling grooves. The eight Master Effect types can spice up your beats in a variety of indispensable ways. Motion Sequencing records all of your sound enhancing knob-twisting and tweaking so it can be memorized and replayed as part of a pattern. The 64 preset patterns cover a wide variety of dance and electronic music styles including techno, house, electro, trance, drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep, hip-hop, and R&B – with plenty of room to create patterns that are all your own.


Since 1978; The MS-20 has enjoyed unbroken popularity for its thick and solid sound, aggressive analog filters, and inexhaustible potential for creative patching. Using Korg’s proprietary CMT (Component

Modeling Technology) the iMS-20 completely replicates every aspect of the legendary original MS-20. The iMS-20 is a complete music production suite, consisting of a faithful recreation of the legendary Korg MS-20 analog synthesizer with patching capabilities, a 16-step analog sequencer based on Korg’s SQ-10, a six-part drum machine with dedicated pads, a seven-channel mixer with 14 types of effects, plus Korg’s Kaoss Pad technology. Songs you create can be shared online via the SoundCloud network. Plus, now Apple’s iPad

Camera Connection Kit delivers MIDI control over the iMS-20 Version 1.1’s on-screen keys and knobs!


iKaossilator uses the unique X-Y interface made famous by Korg’s entire Kaoss Line, including the original hand-held KAOSSILATOR. Create melodies and phrases simply by stroking, tapping, or sliding your finger across the touch screen; no musical knowledge is required. Move your finger horizontally to control the pitch, and move vertically to control elements of the synthesizer sound. Over 150 built-in sounds encompass a broad range of dance music styles including hip-hop, house, techno, dubstep, new disco, and electro. Select a key, choose from 35 different scales, and even phrases that would be difficult to play on a keyboard can be played with a single finger. The built-in loop sequencer layers up to five musical parts. Fifty loops created by professional musicians are built-in to help you get started quickly. The Mix Play feature makes it easy to enjoy live remixing of loops and parts!

The iMS-20, iKaossliator, and iElectribe can be purchased at Apple’s App

Store inside the iTunes Store. Apple, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Freedom of Choice


Monster analog Power


Poly-Programmable super synth


software Effects suite

Mix ‘n’ Match Your Favorite

Korg Software Synthesizers


The Workstation That started it all


semi-Patchable Mono Master


The Huge Leap forward!

Korg introduced the first software recreations of their most popular synthesizers back in 2004. Now

Korg is making each of the Korg Legacy Collection titles available as a separate download – and at a considerable saving! With access to the original circuit diagrams and all of the original sound programming,

Korg has recreated these coveted classics in a way no other manufacturer can match. Each is designed to run as a stand-alone program; or as a VST, AU or RTAS

Plug-in, making it compatible with nearly any DAW software studio package.


New Korg SP-Series

Digital Pianos


For some, there is nothing like sitting down at the piano, with its eighty-eight keys just waiting for you to begin your musical journey, whether it be exploring new directions or revisiting comfortable classics. Korg shares this passion. Our SP Series pianos feature responsive keyboards and well-crafted piano sounds for a rewarding performance experience. With two headphone outputs, you can share your music with a friend. Student and teacher can share lessons without disturbing – or being disturbed by – other family members. Mounted into a bass-reflex chamber is a complete stereo amplifier and speakers. Your new piano can also be connected to a recorder or stage amplification. Choose the new intimate SP-170S or the brawny SP-250BK; either one is sure to satisfy your piano hunger.


simple & stylish

The simple SP-170 piano achieved popularity thanks to its focus on the pianistic essentials of sound and playing touch. Now, the SP-170S moves the rearmounted power switch and volume knob to the front panel, ensuring easy operation by those who may be using a digital piano for the first time. Two new buttons – Sound and Piano Play – have been added.

Pressing the Sound button lets you access and select one of the ten keyboard sounds; the Piano Play button quickly selects the Piano 1 sound, so great piano sound is always just one button press away!

The SP-170S features a duo of concert grand piano sounds, each lavishly recorded with meticulous care. Numerous velocity layers are used to capture nuances of playing dynamics, allowing the instrument to respond expressively to every delicate touch. In addition, sounds such as electric piano, harpsichord, and organ are also provided, delivering a total of ten premium sounds at your fingertips. Our new Natural

Weighted Hammer Action (NH) keyboard is accurately weighted like a traditional piano, with a heavier touch in the lower ranges and becoming progressively lighter in the higher registers. Three levels of Key Touch

Control allow the keyboard response to be matched to nearly any playing style, preserving all of the subtle expression of the original performance.


The Piano Pleaser

Equipped with Korg’s finest RH3 piano action, the

SP-250BK mimics a grand piano’s feel with a progressively weighted hammer feel as you move up the keyboard. Multi-level stereo sampling ensures accurate and faithful sound reproduction over the piano’s entire dynamic range. But piano is just the beginning. Thirty sounds are provided, conveniently organized in three banks of ten. Layer two sounds for even more sonic variety. A spacious reverb effect and a colorful chorus can add pizzazz, depth, and motion to the sound. The effect settings have been optimized for each individual sound, and the depth can be specified or changed to suit the music, the performance, or even the room.

For practice and reference, a convenient metronome can be set to different tempos and time signatures.

Transpose into different keys at the touch of a button.

Historical temperaments add authentic voicing to

Baroque and Classical performances. Use MIDI cables to connect your new SP-250BK to your computer or other

MIDI devices. A robust sound system is integrated into the SP-250BK, consisting of a complete stereo amplifier and speakers, mounted in a bass-reflex chamber.











88 NK; Natural Weighted Hammer Action

10 Total

Reverb, Chorus


Matching wooden; optional

10 cm x 5 cm oval (x 2); Bass reflex chamber

9 Watts per channel; Stereo


88 RH3; Real Weighted Hammer Action

30 Total

Reverb, Chorus


Collapsible tubular; included

10 cm Dual Cone (x 2); Bass reflex chamber

11 Watts per channel; Stereo



Lifestyle Piano

The LP-350 was created to complement your lifestyle, soft pedal feature life-like half-pedaling. Even the key cover is a true slow-closing fallboard, the same type found on a concert grand.

not clutter it. The slim-line cabinet design fits easily into any environment, and two contemporary finishes are available to complement your home décor.

When open, the key cover transforms into a stand for holding your sheet music. When not in use, the attractive LP-350 is still a welcome addition to your home, featuring a completely smooth top with no exposed hinges.

The piano sounds are rich and luxurious, reproducing the entire dynamic range with clarity. Reverb and

Chorus effects can be added to any sound, providing warmth, ambience, and motion Electric pianos, clavs and harpsichords, church and jazz organs, mallet percussion, guitar, strings, choirs and lush pads round out the sound offerings. Two sounds can even be layered together.

Our RH3 graded hammer action is progressively lighter as you move up the keyboard, just as on a fine concert grand. All three pedals are included; the damper and The LP-350 provides a built-in metronome to keep your timing on the mark. Tuning is adjustable to match another instrument, and you can transpose the LP-350 into any key. Two historical temperaments add authentic voicing to Baroque and Classical performances.

Integrated into the stand is a robust sound system able to deliver a rich, refined sound. For private use, dual headphone outputs allow parent and child, student and teacher, or friends to share the LP-350 together.

And of course the LP-350 is equipped with MIDI jacks, providing a convenient access point for connecting to your home computer or other MIDI devices. The LP-350

– the digital piano designed for your modern lifestyle.





88 RH3 Real Weighted Hammer Action


Reverb, Chorus



Soft; Sustenuto; Damper

10 cm Full range (x 2); Bass reflex chamber.


11 Watts per channel; Stereo

Sleek and Small

Korg’s microPIANO digital piano is charming, conveniently sized, and designed like a grand piano – complete with an opening lid! Small in size, the microPIANO features our expressive 61-key Natural Touch mini-keyboard, carefully designed to provide true playability.

The rich, smooth grand piano sound uses the same stereo samples as Korg’s flagship digital pianos, generating fullbodied tones with depth and character. The compact and lightweight body, together with built-in speakers and the option of battery power, means that your microPIANO can be enjoyed any time, any place; just turn it on and play!

Use the headphone jack to practice in private.

Available in chic black or vivid red.







61 Natural Touch mini-keys

61 total, including 25 short phrase sounds

Damper (optional)

10cm x 5cm (Oval) x2

1 Watt per channel; Stereo






KaOssILaTOR 2 - Pocket KaOss!

KaOssILaTOR PRO - The King of


KAOSSILATOR PRO takes the KAOSS KAOSSILATOR 2 is the palm-size phrase synthesizer

Over ten years ago, Korg captivated the world experience over the top, offering a solid array of that can be played by anyone, at any place, and at with their award-winning KAOSS pad, instantly elevating the thrill of spontaneous music-making.

This revolutionary processor offered a simple but satisfying interface for controlling multiple parameters in realtime, allowing effects and samples to be

“played” as part of a performance. The heart of all

KAOSS products is the X-Y touchpad. With intuitive fingertip control, each axis controls different musical parameters, responding instantly to the performer’s musical will. The KAOSS family quickly grew to include not only effect processors, but DJ mixers, video and audio samplers, and musical instruments as well. This year, we are pleased to introduce one of the newest additions to the line, the KAOSSILATOR 2, offering on-the-go KAOSS for the creative musician. innovative and requested features. It provides 200

Programs, with sounds suitable for nearly every musical genre - and some that haven’t been created yet! The modeling synthesis has been augmented with PCM samples for improved drum and percussion grooves. Eight Favorite programs are instantly accessible during performance. Musical phrases performed on the KAOSSILATOR PRO can be recorded as a loop. Phrases may also be stacked for unlimited possibilities. Four Loop Recorder Banks (each up to four measures long) allow expressive realtime looping, layering, and DJ-Style remixing. External audio signals can also be recorded as part of any loop, and vocoding has been added, opening entire new avenues of audio processing. Musical enhancements allow the X-Y touchpad to cover the full note range or a single octave for nuanced control. Choose from any of 31 musical scales, and play in any key. The Electribe-inspired and ribbon-controlled Gate Arpeggiator delivers inspired and truly musical results.

Best of all, the KAOSSILATOR PRO plays well with others. Loop data can be stored on convenient SD storage cards and transferred via USB to your computer for further use in your favorite DAW. The KAOSSILATOR

PRO also offers full MIDI implementation for extensive control. The illuminated X-Y touchpad provides an exciting visual element, as well as important feedback during performance. The editor/librarian program can be downloaded free of charge from

any time. Ergonomically designed with an OEL display and microSD storage, KAOSSILATOR 2 combines

PCM drums, modeling synthesis and two crossfadeable Loop Recorder banks for spectacular pocket power! The 150 ready-to-play sounds are divided into categories for easy-access, including Synth Leads,

Basses, Acoustic Instruments, Chorded Sounds, SE,

Drum Kits and Rhythm Patterns.

While the KAOSS pad is ideal for “theremin-esque” free-form sounds, simply choosing a key, selecting one of the 35 scales, and limiting the note range can provide a truly professional musical performance.

Add to that the 50 Gate Arpeggiator patterns, and the

KAOSSILATOR 2 provides a solid rhythmic basis for your musical explorations.

The KAOSSILATOR 2’s Dual Loop Recording Banks can overdub your touchpad performances as many times as you like. By adding layer upon layer to a simple phrase, it’s easy for anyone to create amazingly intricate tracks. Using the Touchpad, the internal mic, or an external source, different sounds and phrases can be recorded onto each of the two

Loop Recording banks for dramatic results. These loops can then be cross-faded or muted, or the loop length can be changed in realtime to create dynamic live performances.

Sound Engine:






Modeling + PCM

200 total

RCA stereo pair

Mic (unbalanced ¼"); RCA stereo pair

USB; In, Out


Modeling + PCM

150 total

Stereo mini jack (headphone)

Stereo mini jack (mic)







Bend the rules. Color outside the lines. Touch your music. The Korg KAOSS family provides free-form, outside-the-box musical expression like no other musical product can. Tap, rub, or slide your finger across the X-Y touchpad and seize control of powerful, on-the-fly effect processing that is uniquely KAOSS. A single touch can twist and tweak multiple parameters, and sometimes multiple effects! Break the chains of knob-at-a-time oppression, and enjoy unfettered effect freedom with the Korg KAOSS line.

mini KAOSS PAD 2 groove on the Move

The Mini KAOSS PAD 2 is both a pocket-size effect processor and a portable MP3 player, sharing the same ergonomic design and OEL display as the KAOSSILATOR

2. From classic to cutting edge, 100 diverse, ready-toplay effect programs are packed into the Mini KAOSS

PAD 2, including three new effects that first appeared on the KAOSS PAD QUAD: the powerful Looper,

Vinyl Break, and Ducking Compressor. Three Program

Memories store your favorite programs for instant recall.

BPM and tempo-based effects can be set by hand, or by using tap-tempo or auto BPM detection.


Try a sample

The KP3 combines powerful effect processing and performance sampling with X-Y touchpad technology to deliver one of the most amazing sound creation and processing instruments ever. The advanced Pad Lighting system shows last position held, playback of finger movement, and can even display custom messages.

Designed for performance, the KP3 is packed with a consortium of sound production tools. Create long reverb tails and generate transformer effects with the Mute switch. FX Release softens abrupt program changes for smooth transitions. Pad Hold and Pad

Motion allow hands-free KAOSS operation. Tap-tempo and auto-BPM keep everything tight. Both loop and one-shot sampling are available – ideal for live performance. Re-sampling helps you create massive grooves and phrases. Samples are saved to SD card or to computer via USB. Free editing software is available from

The Mini KAOSS PAD 2 provides an MP3 player that can play audio data from a microSD card. You can save your favorite songs on a card, and apply real time effects to the song as it plays. With both a built-in mic and an external input, the self-contained Mini KAOSS

PAD 2 allows you to perform without requiring any additional equipment or external audio sources. Hold and FX Release features deliver a more complete, musical performance.



128 total


RCA stereo pair



100 Total

Stereo mini jack (headphone)

Mic (unbalanced ¼"); RCA stereo pair Stereo mini jack (mic)

USB; In, Out





Creating Order Out Of

It’s like having your own Kaoss construction kit! Take four effect processors, some cool vinyl tricks, and the amazing

Kaoss touchpad, and you’ve got the Kaoss Pad Quad. With new levels of intuitive, realtime performance control,


the Kaoss Pad Quad leaves other effect units in the dust, inviting you to play it almost like an instrument.

Unimaginable Expression

The Kaoss Pad Quad lets you tap, slide, or move your finger across the brilliantly illuminated X-Y touchpad to control up to four effects simultaneously. Each of the four effect modules – Looper, Modulation, Filter and Delay/Reverb – contains five options (plus a null, or off position), for a total of 1,295 combinations!

Best of all, effects can be quickly chosen right from the front panel. By rhythmically adding successive effects, or switching effects on and off as your song progresses, you can use the Kaoss Pad Quad to add variation and development to the structure of your song. Any audio source can be processed: an MP3 player, a mixing board, an instrument, even vocals via the microphone input.

finger-free freeze

The four Freeze buttons allows each effect module to independently memorize the position of your finger on the touchpad, even after you lift your finger from the pad. This unique arrangement allows you to freeze different effects in different positions, while using the touchpad to control others. Touch the pad again while

Freeze is enabled, and only the non-frozen effects will be controlled. Using the four Freeze buttons in conjunction with the effect select buttons can provide even higher levels of performance freedom.

Unexpected Effects

Sure, you’ll find the popular Delay, Phaser, Flanger, and Reverb, but the Kaoss Pad Quad also offers some startling new effects. The multi-mode Looper includes reverse and slice options for charged-up, riff-mangling power. Vinyl Break effects allow the introduction of

DJ-Style turntable scratch and stop sounds as you perform. Open up new dynamic territory with the

Ducking Compressor. Together, these new capabilities can add new dimensions to your productions, or send the dance floor into a frenzy.

stay in sync!

Korg’s proprietary Auto BPM circuit automatically detects the tempo/BPM (Beats Per Minute) from nearly any audio source, allowing BPM effects to remain in sync with the song. Tap Tempo is also provided; press the TAP button several times at the desired tempo to set the BPM on the fly. You can also use the BPM knob to make fine adjustments.

Kaoss Pad Quad




4 Modules; 1,295 Combinations

RCA stereo pair

Mic (unbalanced ¼"); RCA stereo pair





need. The microSAMPLER offers traditional One-Shot and Loop sampling, plus a number of creative sampling modes – Loop, Key Gate and Auto-Next. Battery power

The microSAMPLER is all about sampling, in every creative form. This full-fledged mini-key instrument offers sixteen-voice polyphony, reverse playback, editing operations such as Normalize and Truncate, and a Time Stretch feature that lets you change the tempo without affecting the pitch. Choose a sample rate that exceeds CD clarity or take it was down to add that Lo-Fi vibe. Five distinct sampling methods allow you to work the way you want, to get the results you allows go-anywhere sampling safaris. Grab samples using the gooseneck microphone (included), or use the aux inputs to sample from any external source. Caddies molded into the front panel provide a cool place to park your MP3 player.

KAOSS-derived effects offer extended sound sculpting.

Pattern sequencing provides the tools for serious beatbuilding and groove creation. The box-front Natural

Touch keyboard is comfortable and velocity-responsive.

With its recessed controls, bright LEDs and informative display, the microSAMPLER is fun to use and easy to operate – for beginners or seasoned pros.











16 Voices

21.33 minutes @ 48 kHz, mono maximum

36 Samples per Bank; 8 User Banks, 1 Preset

21 Types, KAOSS derived

16 Patterns/16,000 notes per Bank; 8 Banks

1/4" L/Mono, Right (rear); XLR Balanced (top)

Headphone 1/8"; 1/4" L/Mono, Right (rear)


Free microSAMPLER editor / librarian software

microsaMPLER Bonus sample Pack!

Korg’s world-class sound team has created banks and banks of inspiring sounds, all ready to load and play in your microSAMPLER today! Enjoy a massive infusion of sound with classic Korg keyboards, vintage synths, and coveted drum machines. Enjoy up-to-theminute grooves and classic beats spanning a world of styles from hip-hop, electronic, rock, and way more. Best of all, they’re free – just visit

For years, the microKORG has been among the world’s topselling synthesizers. Based on the same winning combination of a small footprint, mini-keys, battery-powered portability and huge Korg sound, the microKORG XL is ready to expand your musical vocabulary. The fun factor is huge, too. A gooseneck microphone is included with both models for instant vocoding excitement, right out of the box!

microKORG XL

Neo-Vintage synth Power

The microKORG XL carries a proud pedigree. The

MMT (Multi Modeling Technology) sound engine is descended from the RADIAS/R3 synthesizers, while the dual effects processors come down from the famous

KAOSS line. The microKORG XL offers remarkable playability. The black key/white key proportions have been adjusted for easier chording; the key response has been improved for rapid-fire soloing, and they look wicked cool. With six-pattern arpeggiation, microKORG

XL packs a powerful sonic punch.


The Uncompromising Original

From its “science fair” knobs down to the rosewood end panels, the microKORG lures you in with its vintage charm. But don’t be fooled. The microKORG delivers seriously big sound, combining analog modeling, advanced vocoding, multiple effects and step arpeggiation with an easy-to-use performance interface. Modulation effects, Delay and EQ put the final polish on your sound.

With the selectable-step arpeggiator, individual steps can be turned on or off for diverse rhythmic patterns.

The vocoder provides exciting talking music effects; vocal formants can be captured and played across the keyboard. In performance, the five edit knobs default to cutoff, resonance, etc. for on the fly tweaking.

In Edit mode, they provide direct access to every microKORG parameter.

The microKORG XL’s sound-bending vocoder adds vocal characteristics to any sound, from talking instruments to vintage Sci-Fi robots. Our unique Formant Hold allows you to freeze the vocal input for continuous vocoder effects. Three performance edit knobs offer fast, effective editing. Download the free editing software and manage sounds on your computer via USB!









4 Voice Maximum

37 synth action; with velocity

Analog Modeling

128 Programs; Layering

Delay (3 Types); Modulation (3 Types)

8 Band w/variable level & pan;

Formant Shift; Formant Freeze

Includes free sound editing software

microKORG XL

8 Voice Maximum

37 Natural Touch keys; with velocity

MMT (Multi Modeling Technology)

128 Programs; Split and Layering

2 Master Effects (17 Types)

16 Bands w/variable level & pan;

Formant Shift; Formant Freeze



Enhanced, refined, and redesigned, the nanoSERIES2

USB-powered slim-line controllers are designed to make the most of your valuable studio space, and are small enough to take with you on any musical journey.

Place them in front of your laptop, rest them on your workstation, park them on a recording console – or anywhere else you need versatile control over your

DAW, virtual instrument, or effect and DJ software.

Small in size, all three members of the nanoSERIES2 go HUGE when it comes to functionality, yet their intuitive layouts provide extremely easy operation for any user. Select the one – or two, or three – that are right for you. Download the free KORG KONTROL editor software and tons of software templates at nano



Slim-line Studio USB-MIDI Controllers

nanoKEY2 accurate, responsive, and great-feeling

The nanoKEY2 features an advanced and up-to-date design, delivering superior keyboard response for its class and size. The touch and velocity response have been carefully tuned. The nanoKEY2 provides ample key width and plenty of space between the keys, ensuring that your expressive performance will be conveyed accurately to your software. The Octave Shift buttons – borrowed from Korg’s MIDI controllers – allow the overall pitch to be shifted four levels, either

UP or DOWN, in octave increments. For enhanced performances, the nanoKEY2 also provides Pitch

Bend buttons, a Modulation button, and a Sustain button; one that’s indispensable for piano or electric piano performance. nanoPad2 a truly musical pad controller

The nanoPAD2’s sixteen velocity-sensitive pads provide excellent response to your fingertips, and also realistically convey the playing feel to your sequencer or DAW software, ensuring that your drum parts will be full of life. The Kaoss-inspired

X-Y pad can be used to control multiple synthesizer parameters. In addition, the new Touch Scale and

Gate Arp functions let you intuitively play tempo-based phrases from the X-Y touchpad. Choose from sixteen different scales, then specify the root key and note range to ensure that your performance stays matched to your song. Four scenes offer instant access to dozens different pad assignments.


Complete control for your daW or software synthesizer

The nanoKONTROL2 provides eight channels of the controllers you need to manage your music software. A knob, fader, and three switches are provided for each of the eight channels, respectively assigned to pan, volume, and solo/mute/record – a real convenience when recording automation for multiple channels.

The dedicated transport controls also allow you to assign marks at important points in your song for more efficient recording and song production. Best of all, nanoKONTROL2 also features built-in setups for instant, integrated control of GarageBand/Logic,

Ableton Live, ProTools, and SONAR.





USB Powered Keyboard

The all-new microKEY is the perfect choice for controlling all of your computer music software; in production or in performance. Slim, lightweight, and USB powered, the microKEY offers versatility not often found in such a compact package. The Octave Shift buttons extend the range of the 37-key

Natural Touch mini-keyboard by four octaves in either direction. Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels add tasty expression to your performance. Two USB ports allow you to add a Korg nanoPAD2 or nanoKONTROL2 – or any other USB device – to create your own compact and customized command center. Download the free “KORG KONTROL Editor” and customize the microKEY for your production or performance system. Software bundle included!



37 Natural Touch mini-keys


Pitch Bend & Modulation Wheels

Octave Shift:

± 4 Octaves

USB Hub:

Two Device Ports

padKONTROL MIDI Studio Controller



16 illuminated pads with velocity


X-Y Touchpad; 2 Knobs; Footswitch Input


16 internal scenes; load scene sets via software


USB bus power, optional AC adapter

Includes software package for assigning controllers and saving scenes.

Adding another dimension beyond traditional keyboard control, the padKONTROL is the most expressive and versatile pad controller ever! In addition to accessing drum sounds and samples, the padKONTROL can also control soft synths and effects, trigger loops and video clips, and even act as transport controls for DAW software programs. Combining an X-Y touchpad, sixteen illuminated trigger pads, assignable knobs and a footswitch input, the padKONTROL provides unsurpassed evocative control. The X-Y pad adds real-time control of both flam and roll timing and dynamics. With an optional footswitch, you can use a pedal to play the kick drum parts.

But the real fun of the padKONTROL is in the playing. The pads feel great, and large non-skid feet keep inspire you to play with confidence. Dazzling illumination modes allow the padKONTROL to look good as you play – and even when you don’t! USB bus power allows the padKONTROL to travel with you, wherever your music takes you. Download the free editor and tons of software control templates at


38 monotron





Analog synths were once massive, temperamental monsters; but no more! Small enough to hold in one hand, the amazing monotron Analog Ribbon Synthesizers deliver ginormous sounds. Each monotron offers five simple knobs, a ribbon keyboard, built in-speaker, and go-anywhere battery power. Oozing with 100% pure analog synthesizer goodness, these monotrons deliver a fun factor that is off the charts!


monotron: The Real deal

The monotron’s circuit is radically simple: one voltagecontrolled oscillator (VCO), one voltage-controlled filter

(VCF), and one low frequency oscillator (LFO). As a result, the process of sound creation is intuitive, and instantly understandable. And it’s tons of fun.

The LFO can affect either the oscillator pitch or the filter cutoff. Both the speed and the intensity are individually adjustable, so you can create anything from a gentle vibrato to swooping tone changes of galactic proportions. As you turn the LFO Rate knob – featuring an embedded LED – the speed of the modulation effect and the speed of the blinking LED will change in tandem. The monotron provides the joy of sonic creativity that’s at the heart of analog synthesis.

monotron dUO: X-treme sound

Offering two oscillators, the monotron DUO adds an extra dimension, delivering an even more extreme sound. Tune the oscillators in unison for a rich, thick, analog tone. Tune them in intervals for classic soloing sounds and generating new effects. The X-MOD

(cross modulation) circuit taken from Korg’s classic

Mono/Poly can introduce a mild or razor-sharp edge to the overall sound; everything from a rich vibrato to extreme metallic sounds reminiscent of an FM synth. The monotron DUO’s ribbon controller keyboard features a Scale function to select one of four scales:

Chromatic, Major, Minor, or Off. Choose the Chromatic scale to play precise pitches as on a piano, or choose

Major or Minor to generate musically coherent phrases on the keyboard.

monotron dELaY: Outer space

In addition to its analog oscillator, filter, and LFO, The monotron DELAY also provides a Space Delay that’s indispensable for swooping, cosmic sounds. This fat and warm delay mimics the pitch changes that occur when you vary the delay time on an analog tape echo.

As with the filter, the delay effect can be added to any external sound via the Aux In jack. The LFO offers a choice of waveshapes: Square and Triangle. In addition, a trimpot on the back panel can continuously adjust the waveshape to deliver even more versatility.

The monotron DELAY’s ribbon controller keyboard features a wide, four-octave range. The reversed white keys and body adornments glows under black light illumination, making the monotron DELAY ideal for nearly any club environment!

The famous filter

More than just instruments, these processing powerhouses allow any sound to benefit from analog filtering! The monotrons start with the same highly acclaimed VCF circuit as Korg’s classic MS-10 and original MS-20 semi modular synthesizers, and add extra oomph to the resonance. This provides a great way to connect a Kaossilator, a keyboard, a guitar, a digital audio player or even an un-mixed track to your monotron and enjoy tone-bending filter effects. The

VCF Cutoff knob sets the frequency or tone of the filter; the monotron and monotron DUO’s VCF Peak

(resonance) knob adds emphasis.

Listen anywhere – alone or with friends

The ultimate in compactness, the monotrons includes a built-in miniature speaker. Along with the battery operation, this feature allows you to enjoy your monotron everywhere. There’s also a headphone output that you can use when creating sounds at home, for recording, or for connecting to an amplifier or PA system.

Circuit Bender dream synth

The analog circuitry, straight forward signal path, down and dirty price point, and totally dope sound make the monotron a circuit bender’s dream. In fact, you can even download the complete schematics at our website ( to get your project started.

monotron family

Sound Engine:





Analog synthesis


1/8" Stereo (headphone) with level

1/8" Stereo

AAA (x4)





Other: monotron

Sawtooth; Pitch


Cutoff, Peak

LFO; Rate, Intensity

LFO to Pitch , Filter

monotron DUO

Square Wave; Pitch 1, Pitch 2,

Cutoff, Peak

X-Mod; Intensity

VCO 1, VCO 1 + 2

Scale Select Button

monotron DELAY


Cutoff, Peak

LFO; Rate, Intensity

LFO Shape: ∆, Π

Space Delay; Time, Feedback

LFO Waveshape Trimpot



Extremely powerful, the EMX-1 is based on the MMT

(Multi Modeling Technology) engine that drives our popular RADIAS, R3 and microKORG XL. Mixing in a boatload of PCM samples, the EMX-1 delivers an armada of sound-shaping potential.


EMX-1 / ESX-1


The Korg ELECTRIBES achieved instant popularity by combining interactive, pattern-based programming with unique sound generation. Illuminated step keys, flexible pattern recording options and a wealth of dedicated knobs team up in an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Our unique Motion Sequencing captures and replays your inspired knob tweaks, adding an extra performance dimension, and a full complement of editable effects really bring the sound to life. Tap-tempo and MIDI/Beat sync keep everything moving in-step for non-stop music. Build pattern sets for live performances, or program entire songs, drum grooves and dynamic backing tracks. Our adjustable Valve

Force circuit features a pair of 12AX7 vacuum tubes to add grind, snarl, warmth and edge to your sound. Oh, and wait until you try the powerful ribbon-driven arpeggiator – we’re talkin’ dazzling production dexterity!


Sample based rather than synth based, the

ELECTRIBE•SX (ESX-1) includes a wide variety of samples, plus you can create or import your own.

Samples can be defined as Drum Parts (one shot);

Keyboard Parts (tuned) and Stretch Parts for capturing and manipulating grooves. Sample Slicing lets you chop a sample and mute segments of it in time with the music, further adding to the sonic possibilities.







Audio Outs:

Audio Ins:


MMT (Multi Modeling Technology) + PCM SAMPLING

207 Drum; 76 Synth (Preset)

5 Synth + Accent; 9 Drum + Accent

3 Processors; 16 Types; Chainable

256 Patterns; 24 Motion Sequences

64 Songs

L/Mono, Right; Individual 3, 4


100 Mono, 128 Stereo; 285 Seconds Max.

2 Keyboard; 9 Drum + Accent;

2 Stretch; 1 Slice; 1 Audio In

3 Processors; 16 Types; Chainable

256 Patterns; 24 Motion Sequences

64 Songs

L/Mono, Right; Individual 3, 4


Analogue Ribbon Station


The monotribe analog Ribbon station –


bringing responsive realtime control to analog groove making.


In a world seemingly ruled by digital, Korg created an analog sensation with the palm-sized monotron.

That same analog banner now flies over the amazing monotribe Analog Ribbon Station. Combining the analog synthesizer voice of the monotron with a three-part analog drum machine and Korg’s easy-to-use

Electribe-style programming, the Monotribe is both a fun musical accessory and a serious tone-tweaking instrument. Complete with a built-in speaker and battery power, Monotribe is self-contained, highly portable, and able to deliver your ideas with style and personality.

The analog synth voice features the MS-20 filter

(external audio input) plus a self-tuning circuit for stable pitch. The ribbon keyboard offers normal (KEY), glide (Narrow), and extended (Wide) modes. Intuitive programming makes it easy to create looped beats using the Snare, Kick, and Hi-Hat analog drums. Use the Active Step mode to alter the groove in real time.

Flux Mode allows non-stepped sequencing of the synthesizer voice. Sync jacks work with multiple units, iPhone SyncKontrol, WIST and more!

FREE Update to Version 2.0 at

• 16 Step synth part resolution

• Synth part Volume


• Active Step specified for each part

• Drum Rolls

• Gate Time Hold

• LFO Sample and Hold

• Play multiple monotribes in rotation

• Half Tempo

• Four convenient shortcuts


Sound Engine:





Analog synthesis


1/4" Stereo line, 1/8" Stereo headphone, 1/8" Stereo sync out

1/8" Stereo audio in, 1/8" Stereo sync in,

AAA (x4)


Capture & Archive sOUNd on sOUNd Unlimited Track Recorder


Korg has captured the world’s attention with their

MR Series of DSD recorders. By combining the highest quality recording standards, the finest digital components, generous internal hard drives, and a brilliant interface, the handheld MR-2 High Resolution

Mobile Recorder and the rackmount MR-2000S/BK

Studio Recorder deliver outstanding audio results with effortless ease. The MR-2000S (not available in the US) offers a bright metal panel; the MR-2000S-BK has a sedate black front and a double-size (160 GB) hard drive.

If you incorporate analog processing or consoles in your productions the MRs are the perfect tool for capturing your final mix in all its sonic glory “out of the box”.

Archiving your recordings in this superior format is the digital equivalent of an analog safety master; new masters can be created natively in whatever format you desire, providing a true future-proof archive. Of course, the MR-Series recorders are also fully capable of recording whatever single-bit (WSD, DSDIFF, DSF) or multi-bit (16-bit/24-bit; 44.1 kHz up to 192 kHz) format you desire – including BWF (Broadcast WAV) formats.

Every MR Series recorder includes the latest version of AudioGate; Korg’s exclusive file format conversion software; newly refined conversion algorithms deliver exceptional results. In addition, AudioGate provides useful tools for treating and working with files, plus support for importing new file formats - AAC, Apple

Lossless, FLAC, WMA and even MP3. AudioGate can also burn audio CD’s or the new DSD disc format. The

USB 2.0 connection offers a direct connection to your computer – and the AudioGate software..

MR-2 High Resolution Mobile


In today’s “point and shoot” world, the

MR-2 delivers impeccable fidelity in a handheld unit that is completely self-contained. Offering battery (AA nickel Hydride x2) or USB power, the MR-2 records directly to SD and SDHC cards, making it the ideal on-the-go capture recorder. The built-in stereo mic, high-performance analog limiter, low-cut filter, and bass EQ ensure care-free recording.

MR-2000s/BK Professional studio Recorder

The single rackspace

MR-2000S/BK offers professional metering. The analog inputs feature a selectable -12dB, -14dB -16 dB, -18dB or -20 dB reference level, insuring the proper match with nearly any audio source. You can even sync multiple MR-2000S/BK Studio Recorders, creating a fantastic multi-track live sound recording rig!

Korg MR-Series recorders follow the respected and established SACD (Super Audio Compact Disc) format featuring 1-bit/2.8224 MHz DSD recording. That’s

Megahertz – millions of samples per second!

Our MR-2000S/BK doubles that sampling rate to a staggering 5.6448 MHz. At such accelerated sampling rates, the entire sound stage is faithfully captured, even during the softest passages. DSD recording of this caliber reproduces startling transients, and delivers a spectacularly clean, natural, and breath-taking audio experience.






200 Songs; Unlimited Tracks;

100 minutes per GB (approx.)

100 (Guitar/Bass: 36; Mic: 25; Master: 30; Touch: 9)

50; 30 – 240 BPM



Chromatic; Guitar; Bass

Instrument: Balanced 1/4"; Aux Stereo 1/8";

Mic 1/8" (Low/Med/High level)

Headphone 1/8"

Free Korg Audio Utility CD creation and format conversion software

Analog Ins:

Analog Outs:

Digital I/O:




1/8" Stereo Mic; 1/8" Stereo Line

1/8" Stereo Headphone


High-Speed 2.0 for data sharing

Backlit LCD Display


Balanced XLR; unbalanced RCA

Balanced XLR; unbalanced RCA

S/P DIF Co-axial (Multi-bit operation only)

High-Speed 2.0 for data sharing

Dual 24-stage level/peak LED Meters

Includes AudioGate

File Format Conversion software Includes AudioGate

File Format Conversion software.

MR-2000S is not available in the US.




and all available instantly. Pop in your ear buds and you’re ready to rock, wherever, whenever. Plug Pandora mini into your amp and share your sound with the world. Take Pandora mini into the studio and make each track a masterpiece.

Back in 1995, the first Pandora dramatically changed the concept of the multi-effect unit, placing great sound and unheard of versatility into a compact body.

Constantly evolving, the Pandora Series became a long-selling favorite for guitarists and bassists around the world.

Expertly Modeled Effects

Korg’s proprietary Resonant structure and Electronic circuit Modeling System (REMS) delivers 158 sophisticated effects. The amp models and effects are realistic and varied. The analog character of vacuum tube amplification and the airy feeling of a speaker cabinet are all perfectly replicated. In addition to tried and true standard effects, the Pandora mini also provides unusual effects such as an intelligent pitch shifter for produces musical harmonies, an acoustic simulator, and a guitar synth. Up to seven different effects can be used simultaneously.

Now say hello to Pandora mini. Korg’s REMS technology pours an armada of world-class amp models and fantastic effects into a pocket processor no larger than your MP3 player. It’s like having hundreds of dream rigs to choose from, all tweaked to perfection,

Program Paradise

200 ready-to-play Preset programs offer serious sound covering a broad range of genres and playing styles, so you’re sure to find plenty of favorites. 160 are designed for guitar and 40 are designed for bass.

Pandora mini

Edit any of the sounds, and store up to 200 of them as User programs. You can also assign your favorite programs to the four independent program memory buttons for instant recall. Choose one of the 115 Song presets and instantly summon the signature tone used by legendary guitarists in creating their hits.

Play along

Your new Pandora mini contains 100 rhythm and metronome patterns of diverse types, making it the ideal partner for session practice, song-writing, or rhythm training. Use The AUX input to connect an MP3 player, CD player or other external audio source making it easy to jam along with your favorite band. You can vary the pitch of the audio input by ±1 octave, to easily match the key of the song to the tuning of your guitar.

Plenty of Extras

Operating on a single AA battery, the Pandora mini is a great partner for many situations; practicing in private, rehearsing and recording without an amp, warming-up before a concert, or for practicing on tour. Connect your

Pandora mini to your computer with a single USB cable and use the dedicated sound editor software (available as a free download from the Korg website) to edit sounds and manage programs. The built-in auto tuner comes complete with a mute feature. Pandora mini delivers a total, portable, and pocket-size package for enjoying your guitar or bass.

Korg Tuners

Number One.

By Design.

Korg Clip-On Tuners

Korg’s WT-10 – the world’s first handheld electronic tuner – helped define the electronic tuner category over

35 years ago. Decades on and tens of millions of tuners later, Korg remains the number one tuner brand on the planet. Our innovative designs and proven reliability inspire confidence, offer convenience, and deliver a remarkable value to musicians at any level and of every style. Take our Clip-On Series. Designed for on-the-spot tuning, clip-on tuners need to be fast, accurate, and easy to read. The Korg Pitchclip, AW-2+ Orchestral Tuner, AW-

2G Guitar Tuner, and AW-2U Ukulele Tuner excel on all three counts, instantly providing accurate results.

Korg clip-on tuners offer a unique reversible display.

This allows the tuner to be discreetly placed almost anywhere – including behind the headstock – while maintaining the proper orientation for the performer.

With clip-on tuners, the internal piezo sensor picks up vibrations directly from the instrument, allowing you to tune even when there are other sounds around you.

Korg clip-on tuners respond almost instantly with precision accuracy, making it easy to tune before the note dies away. On the AW Series, you can switch to tuning via the built-in mic; you can even attach the tuner to a mic or music stand. The AW Series tuners feature

LCD meters equipped with three power-saving backlight modes: Off, Soft, and Auto. The Auto mode switches down to the soft mode to conserve battery life if there has been no audio activity or buttons pressed for about

10 seconds. The articulate double ball-joint mount allows for instant placement at any angle. The Pitchclip features a bright, LED meter that can be tilted up to 120° for optimal viewing.


The compact, affordable, and easy-to-use pitchclip provides a bright LED meter that is both articulate and clearly visible. Simple and user-friendly, the pitchclip offers highly accurate tuning plus fast and ultra-responsive results. The stealthy design and reversible display allow the Pitchclip to be used both in front of and behind the headstock. Simply clip it on, flick on the power, and you’re ready to tune. As you play a string, the built-in piezo sensor will quickly sense the instrument’s vibrations and indicate the pitch in the meter. This makes the Pitchclip ideal in noisy environments. The tuner and display portion of the Pitchclip is extremely compact; the battery compartment has been integrated into the clip itself. The meter display uses a sleek design with no protrusions. Convenient and lightweight, the pitchclip can be slipped into your pocket or guitar case without adding bulk or taking up valuable space, so you can take it anywhere. Pitchclip is the choice for every guitar or bass player who desires fast, accurate, and carefree tuning. Korg’s most popular clip-on guitar and bass tuner is now available in black, plus a rainbow of limited edition colors: violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, and pink.


Wide-range chromatic tuning plus a new transpose feature makes the AW-2+ the superior clip-on orchestral tuner. Now, orchestral players can tune transposing instruments in their original keys (BbΠ, EbΠ,

F, or C) without transposing to the concert key. Two clips – one large, one small – ensure a solid fit on any band or orchestral instrument. Pure Major & Minor third indicators are ideal for ensemble players. Using the AW-2+, band and orchestral players can monitor their pitch as they play – an excellent training aid. aW-2g

For the guitarist/bassist – and especially the acoustic player – Korg has created the AW-2G Guitar Clip-On

Tuner. The AW-2G is fast, accurate and discreet. The double-ball joint mount and reversible display allow the meter to be placed over the top of the headstock or behind it, while remaining easy to read in nearly any environment. In addition to black and white, the AW-2G is now available in black, plus a rainbow of limited edition colors: violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, and pink.


First choose your ukulele size, either Standard or

Baritone. Now select the number of strings – 4 string or 6-8 string. With these two settings, The AW-2U

Clip-On Ukulele Tuner is ready to accurately tune all four sizes of ukulele (soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone) with any type of stringing, whether it’s the standard four-string instrument, or a six- or eightstringed ukulele. The clip is designed especially for the ukulele headstock.



Experience the



When it comes to high-visibility, easy-to-read metering, no other pedal tuner even comes close. These rugged Choose from Meter, Full Strobe, Half Strobe and

Mirror display modes to match your tuning style. The compact design is compatible with many pedalboards.

and reliable chromatic tuners feature diecast aluminum bodies, and the illuminated surface design provides optimal viewing in any environment, from shredding on a darkened stage to strumming in the sun. Each is equipped with multiple metering modes so you can choose the one that suits you best. These tuners sound as good as they look; a true bypass keeps your tone intact when the tuner is disengaged. Power can be provided by a single 9 Volt battery. When used with the optional AC adapter, the Pitchblack and Pitchblack+ become a welcome addition to any pedalboard, offering cascade power (9V,

200 mA) to run your other devices.


Highly versatile, the Pitchblack+ supports six-string basses, seven-string guitars, open tunings

(E/A/D/G), DADGAD, and flat tunings up to seven semitones down. Best of all, you can even save up to five custom tuning settings. The dual input allows two instruments to be connected at once, and each one can retain its own calibration, flat settings, tuner mode, etc. In addition to the Meter, Full Strobe,

Half Strobe and Mirror display modes, Pitchblack+ adds two additional dual-meter Focus modes for increased accuracy.

pitchblack poly

State-of-the-art polyphonic tuning comes to the Pitchblack

Series. Fast and convenient, the

Pitchblack Poly checks the tuning status of all six strings at once; the String Seeker feature automatically detects which string is being tuned.

In addition to saving time and effort, polyphonic tuning is ideal for players using a floating tremolo system.

Tune down five semi-tones or capo up seven; or even use Drop D tunings. Pitchblack Poly offers Regular,

Full-Strobe, Half-Strobe, and Split metering.

pitchjack On-The-go Tuning

Pitchjack folding Pocket /

Keychain Tuner

Don’t be caught flat! The folding Pitchjack fits in a pocket, hangs on a keychain, or even attaches to your gig bag’s zipper pull, so you’re never without a reliable tuner. Just unfold the Pitchjack and plug it directly into your 6 or 7-string guitar or 4, 5, or 6-string bass.

Pitchblack also doubles as an LED flashlight; great for onstage adjustments. Available in black [GB1BK], white [GB1WH] and red [GB1RD].

The World’s Favorite


Advanced features, reliability, and accuracy have made Korg tuners the worldwide favorite – and our popular pocket tuners are no exception. Their large LCD display features an easy-to-read analogstyle needle, with additional Sharp and Flat LED indicators. In addition to the built-in microphone, which is ideal for acoustic tuning, a ¼" instrument input is also provided. The Sound Out mode provides an audio reference tone for tuning by ear. All Korg pocket tuners are equipped with a battery-saving auto-off feature. Their convenient size allows these pocket tuners to fit into nearly any instrument case – or your pocket!


The CA-1 is a full featured chromatic tuner in a convenient, ultra-compact body. Ideal for Orchestral and

Brass Band instruments, the CA-1 features indicators for musically pure Major and Minor thirds, as well as a wide (C1 – C8) detection range.

Ca-40 Chromatic Tuner

The CA-40 offers the same features and functions as the CA-1 plus a slightly larger display, and the addition of an output jack for inline tuning. The fold-out stand provides easy viewing.

ga-1 Chromatic Tuner

Accommodating modern seven-string guitars, six-string basses and Quinta Flat (five step) lowered tunings, the ultra-affordable GA-1 packs basic features and convenient tuning functions into a compact body.

ga-40 guitar & Bass Tuner

The GA-40 offers the same features and functions as the GA-1 plus a slightly larger display, and the addition of an output jack for inline tuning. The fold-out stand provides easy viewing.

Ha-40 Hawaiian Instrument


The only choice for the Hawaiian musician, the HA-40 offers two modes (G, C) for Ukulele and five (Am7, C6,

E7, B11, C13) for Steel Guitar. A folding stand is built right in. The HA-40 can be used in-line between the instrument and amplifier.

Ba-40 Bluegrass Tuner

Bluegrass players! Enjoy the ease of a tuner designed for your instrument: Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle,

Resophonic Guitar, Guitar or Bass. A folding stand is built right in. The BA-40 can be used in-line between the instrument and amplifier. Sharp/flat tuning allows accurate tuning without removing the capo.



Free Yourself

Wi-Tune advanced Wireless Chromatic


Long the leader in tuner technology,


This Wi-Tune system includes the Tuner/Display

Korg is once again on the forefront with the Wi-Tune, module, plus two clip-on transmitters that accommodate a wide variety of instruments, from guitar to tuba; from trumpet to viola. the wireless tuner solution. Say goodbye to fumbling around and switching cables live. The Korg Wireless

Tuning System

changes everything, providing an always-on tuning system that won’t get in the way of your playing. Simply attach the clip-on transmitter module to your instrument and turn it on. The Wi-Tune will pick up the signal and show your current tuning in the large, backlit display. The Wi-Tune can also be used as a traditional tuner using the built-in microphone. In addition to tuning visually, the Wi-Tune can generate reference tones for tuning by ear. The Wi-Tune features a folding stand for easy-to-read visibility. Accurate to within ± 1 cent, it offers a wide detection range from

A0 – C8. Be the first to experience the freedom of wireless tuning!


Designed especially for the saxophone and clarinet, this Wi-Tune system includes the Tuner/Display module, plus a special strap-mounted transmitter.

Orchestral Tuning at its finest:

The OT-120

Perfect for any orchestral player, the OT-120 features a huge 8-octave range. Using the OT-120, band & orchestral instruments can be tuned in their original key. The display combines an accurate analog needle,

LED indicators, plus a backlit LCD for extreme easeof-use. A built in microphone and Korg’s sound out mode are ideal for tuning acoustically. Line inputs and line outputs also allow the OT-120 to be used in-line, between the instrument and the amplifier. The unique

Sound Back

mode plays the note closest to the input pitch – great for tuning and intonation training.

Historical tunings and temperaments are available for period players. A soft, protective case is included. The

OT-120 is also compatible with Korg CM100L contact microphone.

CM-100L Contact Microphone

Unlike a traditional microphone, the CM-100L clips directly to your instrument, eliminating interference from other audio sources, allowing accurate tuning in nearly any audio situation. Using the CM-100L allows the tuner to be placed freely for the best visibility.

The right angle plug saves space and improves tuner stability. The CM-100L is compatible with any Korg tuner featuring a ¼" input.

Musicians of every genre turn to Korg’s impressive line of metronomes for faultless accuracy, ease of use and superb features. Adjustable tempo and calibration settings, multiple basic rhythm patterns, LED indicators and manual tap tempo functions are just a few of the dynamic features that place our metronomes far ahead of the pack. For rudiments and rhythm training or simply keeping a beat, Korg is the number one metronome choice.


Metronome with Humidity/

Temperature detector

Available in black or white, this compact metronome can be stored inside any acoustic instrument’s case – brass, woodwinds, reed, stringed, guitars, etc. – where it monitors the temperature and humidity so adverse conditions can be avoided. As a personal metronome, the Humidi-Beat provides loud, soft and mute volume settings plus a new beat-counting display and an LED indicator. Tempos can be set from 30-252 BPM in

Pendulum or Full Steps, or using the Tap Tempo key. Select a beat from 0-9 and choose one of the five rhythm patterns for enhanced rhythm training.

KdM-2 audible/Visual Band & Orchestra


The KDM2 is an excellent metronome, providing both audible and visual tempo cues. The tempo can be set manually or with the Tap Tempo function. An audio tone (C4 – B4) is provided as a tuning reference. The large custom LCD provides excellent visibility. In addition to a straight count, 19 beat patterns are conveniently provided. Three PCM sounds

– Cowbell, Clave, Agogo bell – let you define an easy-to-hear sound based on the musical setting. The cylindrical resonator

(a Korg exclusive) can provide a powerful, well defined tone

– or listen privately through a headphone. The top-mounted

Start/Stop switch houses dual-color LEDs to provide beat and downbeat indicators. Four AAA alkaline batteries provide 120 hours of continuous use at 120 BPM.


Pocket Metronome

Offering pocket-size portability, the MA-30 is the ultimate accessory for any musician trying to improve their timing. The LCD screen provides a traditional pendulum plus beat indicators. The tempo range can be set from 40-208 BPM. The tempo can also be set using the Tap tempo feature. Seven time signatures are available, with five tuplet patterns (duplets, triplets, quadruplets). The Sound Out mode provides

12 chromatic pitches for tuning by ear. Headphone output for privacy.


Clip-on Personal Metronome

Measuring less than two inches along each side, the

Micrometro is the ultimate go-anywhere metronome. Simply clip on the Micrometro and improve your timing as you play or when you practice. Choose from a total of 39 traditional “pendulum” tempo settings ranging from 40 – 208 BPM

(Beats Per Minute). The Micrometro offers seven time signatures with duplet, triplet and quadruplet patters for serious rhythm training. Micrometro is available in red (MCM1RD) and blue (MCM1BL).



Tuner Combo

A great lesson and practice tool, the TM-40 offers both tuner and metronome functions; simultaneously or independently.

Its large LCD analog-style needle display delivers excellent visibility and accuracy. Additional LED indicators show pitch deviation or blink to indicate the tempo, making the TM-40 a highly visual aid. In addition to the display, the built-in speaker provides a solid sound; an earphone jack is provided for privacy. On the metronome side, select from thirteen rhythmic patterns including triplets and quadruplets – both with and without inner beats. The tempo can be set manually from 40 to

208 BPM, or simply tapped in on the front panel. On the chromatic tuner side, a traditional guitar input is available, as well as an internal microphone.

Available in Silver.




X is for XHILaRaTION

Korg has placed their world-famous TRITON sound engine into a sleek, stealthy body to create the portable and affordable X50 Music Synthesizer. From the tightest studio to the smallest stage, the lean and mean X50 provides enormous audio firepower. Packed with hundreds of editable sounds, you can seize the right one instantly using Korg’s time-saving Category Search and Audition Riffs. In addition to spectacular single Programs and astounding eight-part Combis, we’ve added 16-part Multis, transforming the X50 into a multitimbral sound module for your computer-based sequencing. Programmable poly-arpeggiators keep the sound jumping; Pitch Bend and Mod wheels offer extended performance control. Back home, the X50 provides a convenient USB connection to your computer.






61 synth action; with velocity

TRITON (HI Hyper Integrated)

Programs; 384 Combis; 128 Multis

4 (1 Insert; 2 Master; 1 Total)

Includes stand-alone / plug-in software editing package


Featuring 37 full size keys, pitch bend and modulation wheels, a gooseneck mic, plus banks and banks of gutsy, crisp, and air-tearing analog sounds, the R3 is a great go-to synth for both professionals and beginners.

Scribble-strip LCD screens display the current parameters assigned to the performance knobs for flawless editing and easy sound creation.

MMT synthesis

Our Multi Modeling Technology (MMT) synth engine exceeds common analog expectations and rapidly takes off for uncharted territories. The oscillator algorithms cover everything from familiar analog synthesizer waves to unique digital waveforms and even live audio input. The dual multi-mode resonant filters can be configured in series, parallel or individual, allowing each oscillator to have its own dedicated filter. The classic ADSR envelope design has been enhanced with five different attack and release curves; three envelopes are offered per voice. With Korg’s

Waveshaping circuit, Punch and Drive controls lends an aggressive edge to your sound. Two LFOs with six waveform choices can be used to apply cyclic modulation to synth parameters.

fX, EQ, and Vocoding

R3 Programs consist of two timbres. For each timbre you can apply a two-band EQ and two Insert effects.

There’s also a Master effect that lets you apply reverb or delay to the entire program. Delay times can be synchronized with the arpeggiator or a MIDI clock.

The Modulation Sequencer can apply a time-varying change to a specific parameter. The R3 provides one

Mod Sequencer per timbre. Advanced vocoding – microphone included – is an important part of the R3 sound. Format Motion, Formant Shift, and Formant Hold extend new vocoding possibilities.




8 Voice Maximum


37 synth action; with velocity


MMT (Multi Modeling Technology)


128 Programs



2 per Timbre (x2); 1 Master per Program

16 Bands w/variable level & pan

Includes stand-alone / plug-in software editing package


Dream Machine

There are guitar heroes, there are keyboard heroes. Jordan Rudess is the latter and more. When not blazing synth trails with renowned prog-rock band Dream Theater, he could be working on his solo projects, composing for piano, or developing musical apps…Jordan’s always busy digging into something, sonically. His virtuosic writing and performance abilities along with his knack for cutting-edge technology enable him to continuously expand on his already iconic role in the modern keyboard landscape. As a longtime member of the Korg family, Jordan has provided important product feedback throughout the years and

We spoke with Jordan as he was getting ready to

he has helped create some of the sounds heard in Korg products, like the Kronos Music Workstation.

Jordan Rudess Band of Brothers

but perhaps to the audience it could have been cool KORG: You’ve also been having some fun with the

aaron dessner of The National

down various notes in the key of a song and just plays head back out for a European run in support because they got to really see me play the whole night. microPIANO and the nanoSERIES2. What can you say with the draw bars creating different swelling textures

The National is a unique band on many fronts. Formed in 1999 from Ohio roots and based in Brooklyn, the

of Dream Theater’s latest opus, A Dramatic Turn That coupled with the pre-show earthquake made a about those little guys?

throughout a song. You hear this sort of behavior at the

band features two sets of brothers; Aaron and Bryce Dessner, plus Scott and Byran Devendorf. Fronting the

of Events. real evening to remember!

JR: There’s not enough time in my day because you beginning of “Fake Empire,” I think. The CX-3 is all over

band is singer Matt Berninger, with his haunting baritone voice. After a few early releases, the band signed

guys keep coming out with these little gems! I have the High Violet, too.

to the Beggar’s Banquet label in 2004. The National’s 2005 release, Alligator, contained the underground

KORG: It’s great to talk with you, as always. Dream

KORG: Wow…sounds like a rocky night but you pulled microPIANO sitting right next to me turned on for any

Theater has been touring in support of A Dramatic Turn

anthem “Mr. November” and the melancholy gem “All the Wine.” It was the release of Boxer in 2007 that

it off. Any new projects from your solo work or other happenings we should keep an eye/ear out for?

JR: My own solo work at the moment is very much moment of inspiration. What a cool little keyboard… very unique and with quite an impressive piano sound!

The nanoKEY2 stays in my main travel suitcase and

KORG: I understand the microKORG has been getting quite a workout as well?

AD: The microKORG is incredible for sub-bass. That’s

of Events and people are loving it. Did you guys go into writing it with any specific goals or state of mind?

firmly established the band as rock mainstays and helped them grow beyond their their underground mantle.

Jordan Rudess: We knew we wanted to make a focused on some app development that I’m doing with comes with me everywhere I go. I’m not kidding. I the way we use it most of the time. You hear that

Their fifth studio effort, High Violet, was released on KORG: This album was recorded in your own studio; fantastic Dream Theater album. We also knew that all my company Wizdom Music. We are deep into some had a great jam with John Petrucci and Andy McKee most clearly on “Conversation 16” in the B part. You the 4AD label and it debuted at No.3 on the Billboard how was that different than your previous studio eyes were going to be on us with the departure of our very cool stuff for iOS and Android. Korg is doing in one of the hotel rooms on the last tour and it was also hear it at the very beginning of “Little Faith,” that

200 with much critical acclaim. Recorded at the band’s outings, such as Boxer? drummer Mike Portnoy. Although it was a very tough some great things with iOS development and making awesome. The guys were quite impressed with my

AD: The difference was that most of the album was introductory tone. We play the microKORG using bass

Brooklyn studio, the album was mixed with Peter Katis situation to be thrown into, we took our energy and some really killer apps. I’m having a lot of fun killer tiny system! The nano and an iPad was my rig!

pedals live on many songs. at his Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT – where Katis self-recorded at home in a studio we built in my garage turned it to a positive and worked hard to make sure with those as well!

is still revered as one of the founding members of The and then mixed by Peter [Katis] at his studio. So there we delivered the goods. It was a great opportunity to

KORG: Anything else you’d like to mention?

KORG: And you’ve recently added the SV-1 Stage

In addition I wrote this classical piece entitled

Zambonis. Katis had previously worked with the band is a homemade quality to the record; the sound of think about who we are as people and musicians and

JR: For those of you who are unaware, my latest three Vintage as well, right?

“Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra” recently on both Alligator and Boxer. working at home and capturing a lot of first takes and how we wanted our Dream Theater album to sound. It’s creations for iOS are MorphWiz, SampleWiz and Geo experimentation. Our engineering skills are maybe a

AD: We really like it from an aesthetic point of view. been one hell of a year!

and we are focusing in on finding a great orchestra to


We were able to intercept Aaron Dessner as the band

The curved shape of the body is more attractive than perform it with me. continues to tour in support of High Violet, and talk little below professional standards, but I think in the

Dream Theater will spend about five weeks in Europe, case of High Violet, that served us well. The record has a lot of electric keyboard/piano solutions, and its

KORG: Mike Mangini joined the band in place of

KORG: You’ve used Korg workstations throughout about life, music, the band, and their growing battery a sense of humility in the production, even though the compact size makes it easy to travel with.

Portnoy. How was the experience of having a new starting the third week of January. I hope to see many of Korg gear. the years and nowadays, the Kronos is your main of you on the road!

songs are quite epic at times. member for that recording, after years with Mike instrument on stage. Do you have any favorite

KORG: When did the whole music thing really start

KORG: And sound-wise?

Portnoy? features? What do you feel separates it from other

I’ve been involved with Korg for over twenty years;

KORG: Any recent performances or recordings you’ve

AD: The SV-1 is a great solution for us as far as live

JR: Mike Mangini is a consummate professional. He first, purely as an admirer, second as a product for you?

done that stick out in your mind? piano. We use it in a live setting on “Fake Empire” – is not only a fantastic out-of-the-box drummer, but he workstations out there?

specialist (I worked for Korg as an employee), and

Aaron Dessner: I started playing the drums when I which closes most of our sets, “Ada,” and many other

JR: It is the total musical solution for me! I love that finally as a professional musician. It is a relationship was seven years old. My dad had been a jazz drummer

AD: My brother and I performed in Cincinnati, is also a man filled with sparkling energy and humor. keyboard so much. I can get every sound I need out and I found his drum kit in the furnace room one day

Ohio with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver recently. The piano-driven songs. The sounds are high-quality and

Right from the start, we all liked him personally and of it through the many different types of synthesis that I am so proud of. There are incredible people there performance was part of the Music Now festival [that] the action is excellent. We also use the SV-1 for organ were blown away by his musicianship. He has fit right that are so talented and musical and they have upheld and set it up. Several years later my brother and I and synth sounds live.

50 capabilities the instrument has. Everything from incredibly high standards through all the years in all the pawned all our baseball cards for a guitar and bass and my brother created. It was one of the most magical in to our group dynamic in every way!

KORG: Are there any recent experiences from the road that stick out in your mind?

JR: Yeah…The final night of this last tour we were in

Mexico City, Mexico. Big night - 10,000 people, sold out show. About twenty minutes in, I use my hydraulic keyboard stand and hold it down on a big angle so the entire audience can enjoy watching me play. And then it happened…the stand got stuck! I played the rest of the show (one hour and forty minutes) on this very unusual angle and praying that as each section went by, I would be able to manage my performance and keep it together. Embarrassing on one hand,

Sampling to Modeling is part of the system…and that coupled with the very strong effects allow me to have every sound I play speak in a way that is exactly what

I imagine. The other thing worth mentioning is that the

Kronos allows my performance to be absolutely smooth when I switch between all my big (and small) layered and split sounds! I’m a happy keyboardist these days!

KORG: Have any of your works started with an instruments they build!

The Kronos workstation is a powerful instrument that has a great combination of technology and musicality within it. The problem with so many music systems is that they lack one or the other of those two extremely important features. I can depend on my Kronos to give me exactly what I need for my music. I’m a very proud

Korg Kronos user and I hope I can help to spread the started a band with a neighbor. We’ve been playing ever since in one form or another.

KORG: High Violet is out and being received with lots of praise. Did you go into recording with any particular plan in mind for the record?

AD: We wanted to make a record that was different from Boxer. We didn’t want to repeat ourselves, and in general there was a sense of wanting to have more nights I have experienced as a musician. It was very casual and we only had an hour or two of rehearsal time, but there was an amazing alchemy that occurred between everyone, led by Justin.

KORG: The band is accumulating quite a bit of Korg gear. Let’s begin talking gear with the CX-3 (Modeling

Drawbar Organ).

AD: The Korg CX-3 is something that Thomas Bartlett

(aka Doveman) played a lot on Boxer and it has become a staple of our live show. It’s amazing for creating thick organic-sounding organ sounds, and it sounds especially great through pedals. Thomas often tapes

KORG: Aaron, thanks so much for your time. Anything else you’d like to add?

AD: Korg keyboards have enabled us to experiment creatively, and find new sounds and textures on both

Boxer and High Violet. They have been absolutely vital in a recording environment for us, and very durable and effective on tour, too.

Thanks again. Best wishes for the rest of the tour.

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