The Korg NC-500 Console Piano projects an overall concept of simplicity and beauty. Thoughtful attention has been paid to the overall design of the entire instrument, as well as to the layout and func... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Korg NC-500 Console Piano projects an overall concept of simplicity and beauty. Thoughtful attention has been paid to the overall design of the entire instrument, as well as to the layout and functionality of the front panel.
Clear and Natural Piano Sound
The beautiful piano sounds of the NC-500 is derived from stereo digital recordings taken directly from a concert grand piano. The sound is clear and well defined. From the initial strike of the key to the natural resonance as the sound decays, the piano sounds have been sampled lavishly and carefully to faithfully capture the depth and tone of the original piano instrument. The full dynamic range is preserved, from the delicate crispness of softly played notes, to the rich full character of sustained tones.
Experience Dynamic Piano Sound
The NC-500 has been equipped with a robust sound system capable of reproducing a rich and vibrant sound and uses a pair of 13 cm speakers that are built into the stand with a resonating port to further enrich the low end. Left and right 3.5 cm tweeters are recessed in the top of the instrument, which reproduce the higher range. The low and high ranges of the sound reach the player independently, providing a more dynamic sound.
The Feel of a Grand Piano
The NC-500 uses our top-of-the-line Real Weighted Hammer Action 2 (RH2) keyboard. Just as on a grand piano, the key resistance varies across the length of the keyboard, with heavier action in the low register and lighter action as you play toward the upper register. Key touch control lets you select how your playing touch will be translated into the dynamics of the sound. You can choose from light, normal, and heavy response to match your playing style, the character of the piece you are playing, or the nature of the selected sound.
Pedal Unit Included
All of the pedals of a grand piano ” damper, soft, and sostenuto ” are provided, a necessity for truly expressive piano performances. The three piano-style pedals are housed in an attractive unit that matches the piano's finish and style. Half-pedaling effects are also supported.
Twenty-four Sounds in All, Including Eleven Pianos
The eleven built-in piano sounds range from a beautifully spacious stereo-sampled concert grand to a variety of other pianos suitable for different genres or for ensemble playing. In addition, there are thirteen sounds from other categories, including organ, harpsichord, vibraphone, strings, choir, giving you a total of twenty-four built-in sounds, all instantly available using the front panel switches. Layer mode lets you play two sounds together, as well as adjust the volume balance between them.
Reverb and chorus can be added independently to each sound. Reverb adds the reverberation quality of a performance in a concert hall. The chorus effect adds a spaciousness and motion to the sound quality. Three variations of each effect are available per sound.
Versatile functions for performance or for learning
Two-Part Recorder function: This function lets you record your performance as you play on the instrument. You can record two parts ” each with a separate sound ” and play them back together. You can even play along! Each part can record up to 10,400 notes (20,800 notes max.). You might use this capability to practice the right-hand part while listening to the left-hand part, or vice versa. Or you can record your performance using a piano sound, and then use a different sound to play an accompaniment.
Forty built-in demo songs: Eight of the built-in demo songs are designed to showcase a variety of the sounds. There are an additional 32 classical pieces that spotlight the beautiful piano sounds. The scores for these 32 classical selections are included. On the Korg NC-500, you can play back the right and left hand parts separately for these 32 classical pieces, providing a convenient way to practice.
Audio IN and OUT jacks: The audio OUT jacks let you listen to the instrument's sound through an external amp and speakers. A dedicated switch on the NC-500 allows you to turn off the internal speakers, and listen only through your own external speakers. There is also an audio IN jack (stereo mini jack) that lets you play an external audio device (such as a computer, CD player or MD player) or electronic musical instrument through the built-in speakers.
Illuminated buttons and intuitive knobs: Buttons light up when you press them to select a sound
The volume and tempo use familiar knob-type controls for easy operation
A sliding key cover protects the all-important keyboard
Integrated music stand: When not in use, the music stand can be folded down to fit flush into the top of the NC-500
A matching cushioned bench with storage for your musical scores is available
A USB connector lets you connect the NC-500 to your computer using just a single USB cable (the cable is sold separately).
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) allows you to access and play other MIDI equipped instruments from the NC series piano's keyboard. Likewise, you can also control the NC series piano from an external device that is also MIDI equipped.
The Key Transpose function lets you instantly shift the pitch of the keyboard, allowing you to play a song in a new key without changing your fingering.
There's also a metronome function that's convenient for lessons. In addition to providing just a click, you can also specify a time signature and add an accent note (standard or bell tone) to the first beat, as well as adjust the metronome volume. The tempo knob allows easy adjustment of the tempo.
In addition to equal temperament, you can choose from two types of historical temperament (Kirnberger and Werckmeister) for historically authentic performances.
Two sets of headphones can be connected simultaneously.
Keyboard: 88 key (A0-C8) Real Weighted Hammer Action II keyboards
Touch Control: Light/Normal/Heavy
Tone Generator System: Stereo sampling system
MAX Voices Polyphony: 60 voices
Programs: 24 Sound Programs, Piano (6), E. Piano (6), Clavi (1), Jazz Organ (3), Church Organ (3), Harpsichord (2), Vibraphone (1), Strings (2), Choir (1)
Effects: Reverb (3), Chorus (3)
Demo Songs: 40 songs [8 songs for sound demo, 32 songs for piano (*right-handed and left-handed demo)]
Metronome: Tempo, Time, Accent, Volume
Recorder: 2 parts, 10,400 notes per part, Record, Start/Stop, Pause, Part1, Part2
USB Connector: Windows XP (Home/Professional), or Mac OS X 10.2 or later.
Settings: Key Transpose, Pitch Control, 3 Temperaments, Layer Function
Pedals: Damper+, Soft+ or Sostenuto (+corresponds Half Pedal )
Connectors: Audio output (L/MONO, R),
MIDI Terminals: In, Out
Amplifier: 20W x 2
Speaker: 13 cm x 2, 3.5 cm x 2 (in Unity Stand Bass Reflex System with on/off switch)
Voltage: Local voltage
Dimensions(W x D x H): 56.14" x 17.17" x 32.17", (1,426 x 436 x 817 mm)
Power Consumption: 39 Watts
Weight: 104.28 lbs. (47.3 kg)
Included Accessories: Keycover, AC Power Supply, Pedals unit, Score for internal 32 classical pieces demo, KORG USB-MIDI Driver for Windows XP*
*Sound processed with INFINITY.
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