Korg has announced the K61P ($450) USB-MIDI studio controller keyboard, which combines controller functions with 24 sounds from grand, acoustic, and electric pianos to harpsichords, jazz and church organs, clavinet, vibraphone, choir, and strings.
Its many features include stretch-tuning for the pianos, Werckmeister temperament for the organs, and Kirnberger temperament for the harpsichords; Chorus and Reverb effects; four Velocity curves; Key Transpose and Octave Shift; modulation and pitch wheels to facilitate real-time control and expressive playing; stereo outputs; and Korg'sClickPoint controller that can function as an X/Y joystick (with Hold function) or as a single-button mouse for computer control. The K61P can be powered via USB or an optional AC adapter.
Like other K-series models, the K61P comes bundled with Korg's M1 LE software synthesizer. It also comes with Mac and Windows editor software and demo versions of the Korg Legacy Collection, Ableton Live 5, Lounge Lizard EP-3, Applied Acoustic Systems String Studio VS-1 and Ultra Analog VA-1, and Propellerhead Reason 3.0.
As a bonus, K-series users can upgrade at a special price to the Korg Legacy Collection-Digital Edition, which is comprised of an enhanced version of the M1 software synthesizer, the Wavestation v. 1.6 software synthesizer, and the MDE-X v. 1.2 multieffect plug-in.