Korg Intros SV-2 Stage Piano At 2020 NAMM Show

Ahead of the 2020 NAMM Show, Korg has introduced the SV-2 stage piano.

The Korg SV-2 ‘Stage Vintage’ keyboard is an updated version of their 10-year-old Stage Vintage keyboard design. Available with either 88 keys or 73 keys, the SV-2 offers more sounds, more memory, more polyphony, more presets and more control.

The Korg SV-2 offers over ten times the sample data available in previous SV models, providing ample memory for many all-new piano and keyboard sounds.

The SV-2 features 72 sounds, and provides 64 memory locations to store edited Favorites for instant access during performance. Using the SV-2 Editor software, users can create their own split and layered programs and save them to one of the Favorites locations. A single favorite can access up to three timbres at once – A piano/bass split with a layer of strings, for example.

The instrument covers a wide range of sounds, including electro-mechanical, transistorized, tape-driven, analog, and digital keyboard instruments, including electric pianos, acoustic grands, Clavs, organs, string synths, pads and more.

The Korg SV-2 is also designed to be immediate and easy to use, with no LCD screen and no menus to dive through.

Audio Demos:

See the Korg site for details.

8 thoughts on “Korg Intros SV-2 Stage Piano At 2020 NAMM Show

  1. Of course it sounds nice. Funny, though, that I had to dig to find out about the 12AX7A vacuum tube. It gets a close-up in the video, but the more-of-the-same digital gets top billing, and the analog electronics get a barely a mention.

    1. It sounds good, though. And it’s the best dressed of stage pianos, beating Nords by a bit. Kinda simplistic. The bass in the pianos is unrealistically smooth (to meet expectations). If I had this kind of money, I’d get a Nord, but Nords are complex, and so they’re very different, actually. I don’t think many people who visit Synthtopia would want one, but it makes sense to make it. Expect to see this in decorator magazines.

  2. Because even Korg knows that valves, at such low voltages, are almost useless. They add nothing to the sound. If it were at least a Nutube, then it’d be an interesting feature: but even those behave nothing like valves in guitar amps.

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