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Digital Piano from Korg belonging to the SV-1 series

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  • StefDMXStefDMX

    Korg SV-1 73Published on 10/01/10 at 07:30
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    Like everyone else I hesitate between a north and korg SV1 course, but it is true that the difference in price is significant while the difference of sound, much less ...
    The sounds are dirt very good (sometimes a bit of breath but really not trsgnant) and the interface divine. This last point and make it look really object .... irresistible: you want to play it.

    It really comes back sounds of our hard prfrs (rhodes + phaser the fawn No Quarter Led Zep, a clavinet wahwaht the Higher Ground Stevie Wonder, the Rhodes + tremolo of archive, hammond saturated Purple ...

    I test in 2 configurations:
    - Branch on my mackie console and exit through the monitor speakers yamaha
    - Branch on my me…
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    Like everyone else I hesitate between a north and korg SV1 course, but it is true that the difference in price is significant while the difference of sound, much less ...
    The sounds are dirt very good (sometimes a bit of breath but really not trsgnant) and the interface divine. This last point and make it look really object .... irresistible: you want to play it.

    It really comes back sounds of our hard prfrs (rhodes + phaser the fawn No Quarter Led Zep, a clavinet wahwaht the Higher Ground Stevie Wonder, the Rhodes + tremolo of archive, hammond saturated Purple ...

    I test in 2 configurations:
    - Branch on my mackie console and exit through the monitor speakers yamaha
    - Branch on my mesa boogie lonestar special

    Bon bah is not shit in the mesa boogie it sounds god of fire, set the preset clavinet / zou supersite and we believe it.

    For my little deception simus amp, I did not found my happiness ... but it does not matter I use the drive channel of the Mesa Boogie .... mouahahaha !!!!!

    The quality price ratio is perfect. I will ever be the same choice without any hsitation
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  • rabiserabise

    Korg SV-1 73Published on 02/18/11 at 02:27
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    For how long have you been using it?
    2 weeks

    Did you try many other models before getting this one?
    clavia, rd700nx and gx

    What thing do you like most/least about it?
    the +: sounds piano, rhodes, wurlitzer, vox: a killing. widely seen as good and better than clavia rd
    Ergonomics: everything is at hand no menu.
    infinite possibilities: we just have the sounds of very high quality reproduction and "create" with associations (sound, effect, amp) completely unlikely.
    touch very good, much better than keyboard but not as good as rd700gx / nx

    the -: I do not see too ... Organ sounds may be, though there was a marked improvement on the sound pack 2

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    For how long have you been using it?
    2 weeks

    Did you try many other models before getting this one?
    clavia, rd700nx and gx

    What thing do you like most/least about it?
    the +: sounds piano, rhodes, wurlitzer, vox: a killing. widely seen as good and better than clavia rd
    Ergonomics: everything is at hand no menu.
    infinite possibilities: we just have the sounds of very high quality reproduction and "create" with associations (sound, effect, amp) completely unlikely.
    touch very good, much better than keyboard but not as good as rd700gx / nx

    the -: I do not see too ... Organ sounds may be, though there was a marked improvement on the sound pack 2

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    &%&%&% &% waouhhh !!!!!
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  • nyponypo

    Stack for 40-50 years!

    Korg SV-1 73Published on 12/31/10 at 10:07
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    My first synthesizer in 1979 was a Korg MS10, and then I had Roland, Yamaha, North ... and a Korg NS5R O5R / W
    When I tried this trick, I came across the c. .., sounds exactly what all bathed in my youth: the organ of Pink Floyd and Genesis of the mellotron, pianos Supertramp, Mike Oldfield the Beatles, the organs of Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Angel, The Doors and many others.
    I could not resist, I had to find a place in my studio and I must say that since one month I no longer touch the keyboard nor my other guitars ...
    Using very simple: large buttons visible and bright. It throws on stage and it is handy.

    Wish to vintage sounds (just listen to
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    My first synthesizer in 1979 was a Korg MS10, and then I had Roland, Yamaha, North ... and a Korg NS5R O5R / W
    When I tried this trick, I came across the c. .., sounds exactly what all bathed in my youth: the organ of Pink Floyd and Genesis of the mellotron, pianos Supertramp, Mike Oldfield the Beatles, the organs of Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Angel, The Doors and many others.
    I could not resist, I had to find a place in my studio and I must say that since one month I no longer touch the keyboard nor my other guitars ...
    Using very simple: large buttons visible and bright. It throws on stage and it is handy.

    Wish to vintage sounds (just listen to

    Try "Can utility ..." Foxtrot Genesis on with the sound of mellotron, exactly!
    The string sound is the best I've heard to this day, the dynamic rendering toggles cello solo to full orchestra.
    So far I have not found any sound that is missed or misplaced.

    The keyboard is well made, the return is felt hammers.
    The USB connection allows you to change all the basic settings including some who do not switch on the side (like the presence or the peak of the equalizer medium).
    It is the icing on the cake: you can make your own sounds then customize your SV1's nothing you-all-that-person-one-will-it-on-his-own-you.

    Small flat and I agree with Spiritronic (opinion below: keys are misplaced memory, I tend to touch them with some major chords.
    The 73 notes is a nice red while the 88 notes is ... bordeaux? well, not very nice what.

    In short, this product is perfectly targeted to the nostalgic 70-80's, often 40-50 years, in fact, which may explain the price a bit high (but at that age it's usually over by 20 years!).
    I would even say that the new concept is frankly: 36 sounds stop.
    No menus Drawer with 512 parameters and 3000 submissions.
    Not thousands of samples or wave it is necessary to manufacture, layer by layer (one to spend hours and during that time waits music ...).
    Here is a simple, direct, and it sounds right away.

    CAUTION: This is not a synth, no need to buy if you create new sounds like some regret (especially after 45 min of testing!) Is primarily a PIANO improved.

    Otherwise I recommend it without hesitation and rather than 2 times:
    magic product as Michel Deuchst.

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  • phenastephenaste

    Very very good product.

    Korg SV-1 73Published on 01/01/11 at 12:02
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    After 1 year of use, I am more than satisfied with the KORG SV-1.
    The concept is very catchy and you turn you have fun.

    The quality is excellent and Rhodes Piano. I read a long review on the forums. Many are pro Clavia Nord Electro or with the North Stage.
    Today, I also own a Nord Electro 3 and at Piano and Rhodes, it is dishonest to disparage the KORG SV-1.
    I found that the samples embedded in the SV-1 are richer. Certainly, as I've read before, it sounds more acute, but in fact it is as if the sound was cleaner. With the Nord Electro 3, there seems like a veil, you can always change the sounds of origne, but good. In fact the 2 products are in the same court: 2000 € for about the sam…
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    After 1 year of use, I am more than satisfied with the KORG SV-1.
    The concept is very catchy and you turn you have fun.

    The quality is excellent and Rhodes Piano. I read a long review on the forums. Many are pro Clavia Nord Electro or with the North Stage.
    Today, I also own a Nord Electro 3 and at Piano and Rhodes, it is dishonest to disparage the KORG SV-1.
    I found that the samples embedded in the SV-1 are richer. Certainly, as I've read before, it sounds more acute, but in fact it is as if the sound was cleaner. With the Nord Electro 3, there seems like a veil, you can always change the sounds of origne, but good. In fact the 2 products are in the same court: 2000 € for about the same sounds.

    For the SV-1: the quality of pianos with the sympathetic resonance of the rhodes and touch (in expression).
    For NE3: Organ section with which the KORG is not able to compete. And sounds and samples that can be downloaded.

    I return to the keyboard, touch is very expressive (I had a Fatar VMK-188 +), however the buttons are plastic and there is a slight play, which may bother some who complained of noise and play For my part, even if indeed there is a noise generated by some notes on the keyboard (especially SOL), I'm not really bothered.

    Value for money I'd say it's more honest. The V-Piano Roland rises to nearly 5000 €, while the touch ivory is exceptional (I tried) usually is chosen 3 / 4 piano sounds, and that's enough. With the V-Piano, one can make all pianos as you want but there are only pianos.

    Weaknesses is that it Monophonic (NE3 like this by the way). The use as a master keyboard is very quickly limited.
    There are 6 banks of 6 tones and 8 banks or 44 patches favorites.
    It is therefore not possible to drive an expander GM / GS / XG with 128 tones.
    Also the buttons are not assignable to MIDI controls: a pity.

    For information, the sound generation of keys or click clavinet piano takes on the value associated with the NOTE OFF (80h) if the SV-1 receives 90 hours, he interprets as 80h with 7F as velocity, this results in extreme noise sounds of keys or clicks.

    Finally, to summarize, for use in live performance and direct, it is awesome. You can prepare your sound palette with the supplied software, I installed the updates with the batch of associated sounds, all is not to be taken, but there is always 1 or 2 sounds more interesting.

    Well, I hope this is useful.


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  • Anonymous

    Korg SV-1 73Published on 01/24/11 at 10:41
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    Happy owner since 3 months, and after a week of direct comparison at home and repeated the Northern Piano, I submit that this is only my opinion.

    (Pro jazz pianist, possessing P80 NS88EX, SV1 to use jazz funk)

    Sounds:
    customizable through the editor and the 3 sound pack, I have only rhodes, and wurli clavi + pianos and organs. Rhodes excellent, super grain, Wurli and clavicle are the best I know in sample material. Directly associated with an expression pedal, I have a wah superb, allowing me to get sounds sublime mid-pedal.
    Which is unfortunately not possible on the North Piano. This one to rhodes with excellent attack interesting, but wurli clavinet and are clearly not at the height…
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    Happy owner since 3 months, and after a week of direct comparison at home and repeated the Northern Piano, I submit that this is only my opinion.

    (Pro jazz pianist, possessing P80 NS88EX, SV1 to use jazz funk)

    Sounds:
    customizable through the editor and the 3 sound pack, I have only rhodes, and wurli clavi + pianos and organs. Rhodes excellent, super grain, Wurli and clavicle are the best I know in sample material. Directly associated with an expression pedal, I have a wah superb, allowing me to get sounds sublime mid-pedal.
    Which is unfortunately not possible on the North Piano. This one to rhodes with excellent attack interesting, but wurli clavinet and are clearly not at the height of SV1. Moreover, I find that having fun at least after a while with rhodes Northern, colder, more dishes.
    With SV1, I found all the sounds Chicken, Big Fun, On The Corner, Chameleon, Cantaloupe (version Nobu), Butterfly ... and having fun!! Not the case of the North;
    However, it must pass through the editor to set the correct speed and touch, to avoid reaching the maximum sound too quickly.
    The sounds of piano, I can make it difficult for me, short, synthetic, "pinched" and not worth the Northerners Piano in terms of sampling, but identical in terms of gameplay because of the touch Clavia . This one seems better solo, but as a group, I feel that the 2 are equal.
    Organs Pack 2 are not too bad to repair.

    Touch:
    somewhat elastic, it is more comfortable than its competitor. But if moving again by the editor. I find it very average for pianos (difficulty to repeat a note rapidly) and acoustic organs, but perfect for the electric pianos.

    The effects are excellent, much better than the North Piano, but it must still pass by the editor to save the setting finer notament for amplifiers. I love the wah wah, tremolo, compression, chorus and phaser, and ambience effects (delay room. ..).
    I think I've ever seen as good effect elsewhere.

    Design: with his foot, he could well be in the lounge. I like the interface that does not interfere (near the knobs obviously embarrassing for some). And it changes from red in fashion on stage (I 88).

    The strength: y 'lateral play for the keys ... but no more noise than the North Piano, and do not mind the game I carried out my house 2x a week to rehearse and concert use pro. I see no reason why he released me ... well the contrary view will delight buyers used, especially as some sell out easily. So much the better, it makes a very keyboard accessible.

    So: a great keyboard pro and amateur scene, excellence in matters of vintage sounds, but bof for acoustic pianos and organs. Suited to his touch. Modeling effects mediated by super efficient and simple in expression pedal for wah wah. Design with the foot, I love. Strength, playability All for a price that is more accessible, not elitist.
    After 3 months, it will replace my NS88 that I use only for Rhodes, acoustic piano and Wurli. on the other hand I keep my P80 which is a reference to the acoustic piano (Touching +++++, Sons pianos + + +)

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    &%&%&% Excellent vintage sounds &%!
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  • hello.misterhello.mister

    great product 10/10

    Korg SV-1 73Published on 01/17/11 at 03:55
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    korg this is a super bike
    very faithful emulation of vintage sounds
    super touch
    look timeless
    Brief all lovers of sounds ranging from doors through supertramp, Deep Purple and others it's all good
    Jazz lovers of blues rock go for it
    Part acoustic piano is not left out either
    short, you'll understand for me it's all good
    a purchase without any regret 10/10

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  • Anonymous

    A sound that has grain, but a keyboard has RH3 reliability perfectible!

    Korg SV-1 73Published on 01/16/11 at 14:35
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    I know all of its competitors .. (J had keyboards ..)

    Correct overall finish, looks very nice ...

    A scene from the keyboard value for money rather interresting ... because the equivalent key hammer competitors in c is more expensive (especially a course north end of life at 2600 euros ... it makes quite a difference!)

    Touch, not too light ..
    Everyone has the feeling ... so have to try ..

    In the usage:
    I've used a few scenes not ridiculous at all:
    He assured death, a large dynamic ... a grain of hell .... something dirty and vintage, just the goal.

    I'm working on, I'm used to my ... and it's true that this keyboard clears up something special!

    What is significant is that this …
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    I know all of its competitors .. (J had keyboards ..)

    Correct overall finish, looks very nice ...

    A scene from the keyboard value for money rather interresting ... because the equivalent key hammer competitors in c is more expensive (especially a course north end of life at 2600 euros ... it makes quite a difference!)

    Touch, not too light ..
    Everyone has the feeling ... so have to try ..

    In the usage:
    I've used a few scenes not ridiculous at all:
    He assured death, a large dynamic ... a grain of hell .... something dirty and vintage, just the goal.

    I'm working on, I'm used to my ... and it's true that this keyboard clears up something special!

    What is significant is that this keyboard is very well what it is designed. (Live and warm sound)

    Keyboard feels a situation, s tame ... and after several hours it begins to feel the difference!
    When comparing it to a soft "c ".... Akoustik piano is a bit funny ... (go play live the Akoustik piano with a midi controller ...)

    In short ..
    This keyboard is the love it or hate it, but what I know, it is in that situation he acted in a very "pro" the noise level ...
    It sells for elsewhere like hotcakes ...

    Today, the SV1 is the only alternative to keyboards in clavia North ....
    Except that a northern course is much more expensive, and a Nord Electro 3 didn't Delay, feel heavy or dual stereo output (for cons on the keyboard are superior organs ..)

    Well, the only problem is that I recently got rid of m to use a keyboard: A NORTH PIANO

    So why will you say?

    C is simple, because when we regularly scenes of course we need a keyboard that sounds (and this keyboard sounds great it would be slanderous to say otherwise.) But also and especially a keyboard RELIABLE!

    And unfortunately, I don t have confidence in the mechanics of this keyboard:
    -J had a first SV1 in September, and the unpacking and trying my home I realized that did not respond to key velocity (with a slight pressing we were already full ... . so no middle ground on this key!)

    I have therefore returned to the store or J is an exchange standard, and correctly answering the 2nd ..
    However in the high tessitura of the keyboard there was still ultimately a problem of velocity on some notes (not as radical as the first ... but a strange feeling as if the shades were no different on different notes in terms of set ..)

    Moreover, in considering this keyboard, one perceives that s there is a side play the keys ... and therefore a loud noise!

    To have carried the day I had a moment the sensation that I will have reliability problems with this keyboard RH3, which does not seem very well done!
    So I went north to try a piano ... and finish of the keyboard has nothing to do .... It smells' pro'chez clavia ..

    So c is left, I send him this korg before I loose that and taken a North!

    North which is a piano does not speak much but who is the best technology clavia / north regarding pianos and EPs (like me and my kiff c is the rhodes ...)

    The north sounds differently .. but more balanced overall and very musical (the Korg has more grain, more trash ...) but especially on chords north is much better ... (the korg sounds seems to have curly shorter ..)

    Well ... voila!
    No I have not sought further .... j I need reliable machines regularly as I move on stage right and left, and I have separate me from the Summary SV1 which sounds good but does not present a reliable Enterprise Chania I think ..

    And just search the forums for internationals s see that I'm not the only one to doubt the reliability of SV1 ...

    I think in conclusion that under the appearance of small wicked vintage, SV1 is mostly a keyboard not to move the show ...
    (Which is not the case .... NORTH designed for live musicians pros and reassuring in my opinion the length!)



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  • zigrouzigrou

    Great product

    Korg SV-1 73Published on 01/13/11 at 15:04
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    I have version 88 keys, for use as a pianist.
    In my case I am a very average keyboard player (for now), I was mostly guitar but I'm fully focused on the keyboard. I needed a stimulating instrument, good enough to make me want to move forward, expressive, mostly I wanted a good piano sound and good sound Wurli (I prefer the wurli at Rhodes, which I love even qd). ..

    I could only fall for this thing! I tried it recently with a group of blues style in which I'm pretty comfortable at the keyboard to have fun, that's happiness, Rhodes, wurli, pianos, even a little time organ to time, my colleagues were amazed blues festival!
    I had the good surprise to find a sound of mellotron and electric p…
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    I have version 88 keys, for use as a pianist.
    In my case I am a very average keyboard player (for now), I was mostly guitar but I'm fully focused on the keyboard. I needed a stimulating instrument, good enough to make me want to move forward, expressive, mostly I wanted a good piano sound and good sound Wurli (I prefer the wurli at Rhodes, which I love even qd). ..

    I could only fall for this thing! I tried it recently with a group of blues style in which I'm pretty comfortable at the keyboard to have fun, that's happiness, Rhodes, wurli, pianos, even a little time organ to time, my colleagues were amazed blues festival!
    I had the good surprise to find a sound of mellotron and electric piano sounds that some people find useless but will expand well my recordings.
    I have a friend who has a DR 700, I had a little help to configure it when she bought it at the time I had never said that I would not buy something like a screen, menus, buttons to navigate in, pfff ...
    There, it's plug and play ... The look and more ...

    I would have liked a more convincing Leslie on the B3, she goes too fast for my taste when it operates but hey, I have not bought an organ but a piano, and it's far from ridiculous already like this ... I have not taken the time to see if it is setting with the software ... To really play the organ must be the organ of touch anyway, so it was not a factor in my choice.

    Apart from this detail, I am fulfilled.

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  • moosersmoosers

    Korg SV-1 73Published on 11/18/10 at 13:10
    The Korg SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano is a digital electric piano that features a variety of high quality sounds. It's designed to be a replacement for bulky vintage keyboards, giving you a ton of control and modern features while still maintaining a realistic and high quality sound. The SV-1 comes in either 73 or 88 key versions, with 36 different sounds in total as well as built in effects and amp modeling. As far as connections go, you've got pretty much everything you'd want to work with, including MIDI, 1/4" inputs and outputs, and 1/4" jacks for sustain and other pedals as well. In my opinion, the SV-1 is the most complete digital based electric piano, and definitely the most realisti…
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    The Korg SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano is a digital electric piano that features a variety of high quality sounds. It's designed to be a replacement for bulky vintage keyboards, giving you a ton of control and modern features while still maintaining a realistic and high quality sound. The SV-1 comes in either 73 or 88 key versions, with 36 different sounds in total as well as built in effects and amp modeling. As far as connections go, you've got pretty much everything you'd want to work with, including MIDI, 1/4" inputs and outputs, and 1/4" jacks for sustain and other pedals as well. In my opinion, the SV-1 is the most complete digital based electric piano, and definitely the most realistic sounding. The different types of sounds that the SV-1 has includes electric pianos, organ, acoustic piano, strings, and a number of others. It also has built in effects like chorus, phaser, and rotary, as well as reverb and delay. To give the keyboard an overall warmer sound, it's got a built in 12AX7 tube, which is something that I haven't seen on any other keyboards out there. It also has a really nice feel to it, as the keys feel realistic and not at all cheap. In terms of sound quality, the SV-1 is the real deal as it sounds as close to a real vintage electric piano as I've heard from the digital realm, and there are certainly some other good ones out there. I love the electric piano sounds on here, as it really sounds just like a Fender Rhodes. The organ and other patches follow in the same path as they are quite realistic as well. The price isn't very cheap, but for a complete keyboard like this, it's definitely priced right. If you're looking to get vintage keyboard sounds for live shows and beyond, the Korg SV-1 is the best digital vintage keyboard you can buy...
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