Korg has introduced the SP-500 Digital Piano. Housed in a stylish wood and brushed metal cabinet, the SP-500 uses Korg's TouchView display to provide fingertip access to numerous piano and accompaniment features. It combines the great sound and feel of an acoustic piano with really musical and easy to enjoy accompaniment features. Its good looks fit in anywhere, and its full complement of features makes the SP-500 Digital Piano perfect for home, school, church, etc.
Korg's Piano Sounds: The Choice of Professional Musicians
Korg instruments are praised by professional musicians around the world for their superior sound. The new SP-500 Digital Piano continues that tradition with it rich sampled pianos - including a stunning stereo grand piano. And with a generous 64 notes of polyphony, the SP-500 ensures that notes will not be interrupted, even when you perform with full use of the damper pedal.
The SP-500 is loaded with 396 sound programs, all taken from Korg's professional synthesizers. In addition to 19 different piano sounds, the SP-500 boasts a selection of electric piano, organ, flute/sax, brass, strings, guitar, drum, and synthesizer sounds. There are also 8 special Melody Voice programs featuring natural-sounding vibrato that realistically captures each instrument's expressivity. Any 2 sounds can be layered together or split between the SP-500's high and low ranges.
The SP-500 Features True Grand Piano Touch
The SP-500 Digital Piano features Korg's newest Real Weighted Hammer Action II keyboard that responds to your playing in the same way a grand piano does. It provides a heavier touch in the low register and a lighter touch in the high register. The SP-500's Key Touch Control function can be adjusted in 6 stages, letting you select the sensitivity you prefer.
Automatic Accompaniment Brings Your Music to Life
The SP-500's professionally produced accompaniment styles make it easy for you to create great sounding ensemble performances. Its Pianist Rhythm Styles provide accompaniments featuring piano-type left-hand passages that enable even novice players to sound like accomplished pianists. A wide range of Rhythm Styles covering rock, pop, jazz and more enable the SP-500 to deliver the full-sounding performance of a complete pro backup band. The SP-500 comes loaded with 128 Rhythm Styles, 26 Pianist Rhythm Styles, and room for 64 User Styles you can create and save to memory.
Touchview Puts the Power of the SP-500 at Your Fingertips
The new SP-500 Digital Piano boasts Korg's advanced TouchView Graphical User Interface, a feature found on the company's flagship music workstations. The touch-panel LCD lets you select or modify sounds and accompaniment styles by simply touching words or images displayed on the screen. Operation is easy, and the functions are literally at your fingertips.
The SP-500 also provides a Help function to ensure that even first-time users can quickly master its operation. Just press the Help button at any time and an explanation of each function appears in the large TouchView display.
Digital Effects Add Drama and Sparkle to Your Music
The SP-500 delivers a full complement of 37 different effects. These include reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, exciter, distortion, overdrive, phaser, rotary speaker auto-pan, and tremolo. The SP-500 Digital Piano's high-quality effects share the same heritage as the effects in Korg's professional and stage instruments.
2 Easy-To-Use Recording Modes
When you play, you can save your performance to the SP-500's internal memory as one of up to 100 songs. No floppy disk is required. This provides a convenient way to play back your performances or listen to lessons. You can record your realtime piano performances or use the accompaniment system to capture a complete ensemble production. You can even use step-recording to enter your chords one at a time. Since the SP-500 is GM compatible it can be hooked up to a computer or other MIDI-equipped devices to play back song files, take interactive music lessons, and many other fun and educational musical activities.
The SP-500 Provides Style and Versatility
The SP-500 Digital Piano's clean, stylish design and silver finish will make it at home in any dÚcor. The piano's compact size will also allow the SP-500 to fit in many places that a traditional piano or larger digital piano couldn't.
The SP-500 is loaded with features that enhance its value and versatility, features like a damper pedal, dual headphone outputs, Audio IN and OUT, MIDI IN and OUT, Key transpose, a built-in metronome, and 10 tuning temperaments.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Keyboard: 88 key (A0-C8), Real Weighted Hammer Action II keyboard
Touch Control: 6 velocity curve types
Tone Generator System: Stereo sampling system
Polyphony: 64 voices maximum
Programs: ROM 204 +128(GM), RAM64/Drum
Programs: ROM 13+1(GM), RAM 2/Sound Programs, Piano (19), E. Piano/Organ (33), Flute/Sax (47), Brass/Choir (45), Strings (45), Guitar (37), Bass (26), Synth/SE (59), Percussion (46), includes 8 Melody Voices.
Accompaniment: Rhythm Styles = ROM 128, Pianist Rhythm Styles = ROM 26, User 64
Effects: Reverb (13), Others (24)
1 song, 40,000 notes, 8-track (Control, Chord, KBD+5-track),
Maximum 100 songs memory can be stored.
Song Control (Song, Pause, Rew, FF, Play/Stop, Record)
Total max. 128,000 notes when 12 songs are recorded
Total max. 72,000 notes when 100 songs are recorded
Help Support: Help supports 2 languages-English/Japanese
24 songs for piano programs (right-handed and left-handed is possible to separate),
9 songs for other sound programs,
1 song for Pianist Rhythm Style,
8 songs for other Rhythm Styles,
6 Song demos
Metronome: On/Off, Tempo, Beat, Volume, Tap Tempo Control
Display: TouchView Graphical User Interface, 240 x 64 full-dot display
Temperament (Scale): 10 types + 4 user scales
Additional Features: Key Transpose, Pitch Control, Layer Function, Split Function
Pedals: Damper, Soft or Assignable
Connectors: Audio outputs (L/MONO, R), Audio inputs (stereo mini jacks), Headphones, Damper, Assignable switch
MIDI: In, Out
Power Consumption: 14 Watt, Local voltage
Dimensions (W x D x H): 50.59 x 12.60 x 4.88 in.
Weight: 42.77 lbs.
Accessories (Included): AC/AC Power Supply, Damper Pedal, Music Stand
DS-1H Damper Pedal
This can be connected to the Damper jack to obtain half-damper effects, or connected to the Assignable Switch jack and used as a Soft pedal.
PS-1 Pedal Switch
This can be connected to the Assignable Switch jack, and used to control the Sostenuto Pedal effect, to start/stop the automatic accompaniment function, to produce a fill-in, or to switch the effect on/off.
Note: Specifications subject to change without notice.
If you have additional warranty questions,
please call the manufacturer at 631-390-6800