Korgs New Keytar Can Sound Like This

Decent sound engine in a strap on form   04-Feb-14

If you didnt already know it, this NAMM 2014 was pretty Keytar heavy - when I say heavy, I mean I can think of two that were released - the Alesis wireless keytar and the new Korg RK-100S.

The Korg has an on board sound engine based on the MicroKorg XL  - which is a fairly decent synth engine. We caught up with Rich Formidoni who can give you the full skinny. There's also a full news item with tech details etc.

But Korg have posted this set of demos which gives you an idea of what you can do with the keytar. You'll have to imagine the shapes that the person was throwing while creating this. probly best that way.

Price $699 available Summer 2014




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Marc JX8P    Said...

I also love the design - not unimportant for a keytar! I think Korg may be onto (another) winner here.

04-Feb-14 12:15 PM

Jay    Said...

Sounds like a Casio on crack

04-Feb-14 01:01 PM

fx1mark    Said...

I was initially excited about this keytar, but it only has a ribbon on the neck, how could you emulate a mod and pitch wheel. I think that is a major design flaw. the second ribbon is cool, but no replacement for a neck controller.

05-Feb-14 01:13 AM

SiD acidpunx    Said...

on th namm video they said… the sound engine is like korg xl….so ms2000 in another box?? :)

05-Feb-14 07:34 AM

LagrangeAudio    Said...

You know what, I honestly prefer keytars without sound engines frankly. It's taken as read that we will predominantly use these as controllers with our own sound sources of choice so why do we need it. That way it keeps lighter and cheaper as well.

07-Feb-14 12:53 AM

The Guvnor    Said...

Korg, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make a leftie keytar. You will corner the market and I may grow a mullet if you do.

22-Feb-14 01:19 PM

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