Korg announces that their go-anywhere piano is now available 08/04/11
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Korg is now shipping the microPIANO. Here's their press release on the subject...
Compact, convenient, and highly portable, the microPIANO is Korg's "go-anywhere" piano solution. Featuring 61 keys, the microPIANO borrows many design elements from a grand piano, including an adjustable lid. The Korg microPIANO is available in Black, White and Red.
The microPIANO borrows its piano sound (and stereo piano samples) from Korg's flagship digital pianos. In total, there are 61 vibrant and authentic sounds available. Keyboard sounds go beyond the traditional pianos to include electric pianos, harpsichords, accordion, celeste, organs, clavs, toy pianos and more. In addition, there are also flutes, strings, harps, bells and mallet percussion sounds – marimbas, vibes, steel drums, even kalimbas and music boxes.
Of these 61 sounds, 25 are "Short Phrase Sounds" that can automatically generate phrases simply by holding down a key. For example, piano sounds that provide a left-hand accompaniment in the lower range, allowing the melody line to be played with the right hand; organ sounds complete with phrases from famous pipe organ compositions; and more.
The "Natural Touch" keyboard provides 61 mini-keys proportioned to provide both the skilled player and the novice with a comfortable playing experience. The touch-sensitive keys are shaped in the traditional grand piano style, with square fronts and overhanging lip.
The compact and lightweight body, together with built-in speakers and the option of battery power, enable the microPIANO to be enjoyed any time, any place. The headphone jack allows for private practice. Using the internal speakers, the microPIANO can come along to parties to entertain friends. Connected to an external amplifier, the microPIANO can perform at a live performance. Pricing and Availability:
The microPIANO (Red, Black or White) is now available with a U.S. MSRP of $500.00.