MELVILLE, NY, September 1, 2011 — Korg offers a new color choice for its SP-250 portable digital piano. The new SP250BK version features an all-black body and speaker grill, accented by a stylish wood grain panel, plus a matching black stand. Like the original SP-250, the Korg SP-250BK provides an expanded range of expression and performance with an outstanding stereo piano sound, which is matched to Korg’s finest RH3 graded action keyboard. Three dynamic touch curves tailor the piano’s response to any player’s touch or style. This piano is ideal for any pianist looking for rich piano sounds and the convenience of a lightweight, portable instrument. The robust sound of a concert grand piano has been carefully and lavishly sampled for this digital stage piano. Differences in playing dynamics and position in the stereo field have been faithfully captured, delivering naturally expressive piano sounds that recreate every detail. The SP-250BK features highly detailed piano PCM with velocity switched stereo samples that are longer than other pianos in its class. Increased length means the piano sound sustains more naturally, so the piano sounds more real throughout the performance, not just at the attack. A total of 30 built-in sounds are provided, including 12 types of acoustic and electric pianos, plus jazz and church organs, mallets, harpsichord/clavinet, choir, strings and guitar. Adjustable reverb and chorus can be programmed for each sound. A damper-style pedal features half-pedaling realism, and attaches to the lower crossbar of the included stand to prevent it from “creeping” during performance. The dedicated easy-assemble stand fits securely into the piano body for a solid feel. The sleek, intuitive control panel features brilliant LED indicators to provide instant visual feedback to the player. The elegant black body features attractive steel and wood-grain accents, and is extremely lightweight. Also included is a sturdy music rack. A built-in speaker system with optimized bass-reflex enclosure delivers a full and resonant sound. The onboard metronome allows control over tempo and meter, with an accent on each downbeat. Dual headphone output jacks enable private practice or student/teacher listening. An audio output enables connection to an external amplifier or sound system. MIDI in and out connectors enable connection to any MIDI-equipped device, for controlling other instruments and recording the SP-250BK, which can even be used as a 16-part multi-timbral sound source. The SP-250BK will be shipping in November 2011 with a U.S. retail price of $1199.00.
Immersive Digital Experiences Alliance (IDEA) to Create Specifications for Next-Gen Immersive Media, Including Light Field Technology
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