Melville, NY – July 7th, 2017 – With an extensive legacy of Digital Stage Pianos spanning more than 20 years and including the SG1D, SG Pro X, SV-1, and many more, Korg now announces the all-new Grandstage. It pushes the envelope with five legendary grand pianos and a new upright alongside hundreds of must-have sounds, Korg’s finest RH3 graded keyboard action, and a straightforward interface. Proudly designed and manufactured in Japan, Grandstage is a premium instrument, delivering an expressive, powerful, and complete experience for the performer and audience.
As with Korg’s powerful Kronos, Grandstage utilizes multiple sound engines, each focused on delivering the highest-quality instruments. In addition to dedicated piano, electric piano, synth engines and more, Grandstage offers three organ engines: CX-3, the all-new Compact, and VOX engines — each faithfully recreating every nuance of the instruments that inspired them. A total of seven onboard engines provide the most detailed and expressive sounds available.
Grandstage’s unique interface puts everything at the user’s fingertips without the need for menus. It also uniquely features a dedicated OLED screen, sound selection and volume knobs per part - one on the left and one on the right side of the panel – for instant, intuitive splitting and layering.
“Grandstage leads with unparalleled sound quality, and delivers it all in a layout that is as beautiful as it is optimized for fast performance,” said Korg USA Director of Technology Brands, James Sajeva. “I simply can’t wait for performers everywhere to experience it,” Sajeva concludes.
Grandstage ships this summer with an eye-catching limited A-frame keyboard stand, a DS1H damper pedal, and a music stand in 88- and 73-note configurations for $2,499 and $2,299 respectively. It will debut at Summer NAMM ’17 at the Korg USA booth #953.
Foot Controllers: DAMPER (half-pedaling supported), SWITCH, PEDAL
MIDI: IN, OUT
USB A (TYPE A) x1: For connecting USB storage media
USB B (TYPE B) x1: USB-MIDI Interface
Power Supply: AC Power Supply terminal, Power button
Dimensions (W x D x H):
88-key: 1131 mm x 359 mm x 140 mm / 51.64" x 14.13" x 5.51" (excluding music stand)
73-key: 1099 mm x 359 mm x 140 mm / 43.27" x 14.13" x 5.51" (excluding music stand)
88-key: 20.0 kg / 44.09 lbs (excluding music stand)
73-key: 17.0 kg / 37.48 lbs (excluding music stand)
Power Consumption: 30 W
Included Items: AC cord, Music stand, Damper pedal (DS-1H), Keyboard stand (Standard-M-SV)
Accessories Expression/Volume Pedal:
Foot Controller: EXP-2
Pedal Switch: PS-3 PS-1