New SP-200 Digital Piano from Korg
January 18, 2002
Korg has released the SP-200 Digital Piano, a "slab" style stage piano that is an answer for any pianist ---- from student to
professional ---- looking for rich piano sounds in a convenient and portable package. The SP-200 comes equipped with an
authentic-feeling 88-note hammer-action keyboard that faithfully reproduces the touch of an acoustic piano. Complementing this
piano action are four full stereo and mono grand piano sounds. Three carefully tuned velocity-response curves are available so players
can tailor the action of the SP-200 to their own playing styles.
The SP-200 features 30 sounds in total, including a number of Vintage 60's Electric Pianos, an Electric Grand, plus Harpsichord,
Clavinet, Wah Clav, Vibraphone, Marimba, Acoustic Guitar, Jazz and Church Organs, Strings, and Choirs. All of the sounds can be played
individually or in two-timbre layers. Reverb and chorus effects add spaciousness and depth to these sounds, recreating everything from
a subtle chorus to a concert hall. Effects settings have been optimized for each individual sound, and the performer can choose from
three levels of effect -- Light, Normal, or Deep.
The Headphone output and built-in Metronome with adjustable tempo and time-signature are ideal for student use. For pro players, the
SP-200 provides mono and stereo outputs, and for those interested in period tunings----the addition of Kirnberger and Werckmeister
Temperaments. The SP-200 also offers a Transposition Function and up to 60-note polyphony.
A sustain pedal is included with the SP-200, and the optional DS-1H pedal provides a Half-Pedal Sustain function that will meet the
needs of even the most demanding pianists. The Korg SP-200 is available immediately, with a suggested retail price of $999.