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Want a grand piano, just don't have room? Korg microPIANO


Sven Golly

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I can see where there might be a need for such a small instrument/toy in the Asian market. In many cities, families are packed into very small apartments. Not every country has the benefit of a lot of space.

 

I'd say it didn't sound all that bad, considering the size and price. At least they didn't neglect to have stereo panning on the Rhodes sound. :/

 

 

 

 

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I call that a FAIL.

 

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And what's with that 'grand piano' lid ?! It looks like a cartoon cat tongue.

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We are obviously not the market for this thing. I wouldn't pay $300+ for one but I'd love to find it under the tree Xmas morning. :)
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I can see where there might be a need for such a small instrument/toy in the Asian market. In many cities, families are packed into very small apartments. Not every country has the benefit of a lot of space.

 

I'd say it didn't sound all that bad, considering the size and price. At least they didn't neglect to have stereo panning on the Rhodes sound. :/

 

Yeah, I agree. I doubt they would even try to bring that ish out in this country. But in Japan they love their freaky gadgets, and life is a very different scene indeed.

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Yeah, I agree. I doubt they would even try to bring that ish out in this country. But in Japan they love their freaky gadgets, and life is a very different scene indeed.

 

Hitting the North American market in September/October 2011. :snax:

 

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This has inspired me to get a microSTATION and put it in an upright piano shell.

 

Would be fun to see if the microSTATION might fit into the shell of a Magnus Chord Organ :crazy:

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Literal jawdrop. I read the comments before watching the video. I didn't quite realise the extent of the micro. My goodness.

 

We are obviously not the market for this thing. I wouldn't pay $300+ for one but I'd love to find it under the tree Xmas morning. :)

 

I'd put it more into stocking stuffer territory.

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OK, the Micropiano may be a bit of a stretch (or lack thereof :D ) but I don't think Korg is "off their nut" at all. In fact I give Korg credit for coming up with some very unique products in the Micro series.

 

I just purchased a Microstation and love it. To have a full workstation that can easily be carried into a hotel room, or to sit beside or on your computer desk taking up very little room is cool. I had a fill-in gig last night that only required piano but took the Microstation along for fun. The string ensemble and brass sounds as well as some synth pads and leads that I came across sounded absolutely great. Far better than what is available in my digital piano (which is kind of crazy considering the price and size difference between the two). And the mini keys were surprisingly easy to play with a great deal of control over the wide dynamic range.

 

Is Korg trying to create a micro-mini world? I don't think so; they do have some very nice full size keyboards as well. Are the guys at Korg nuts? I think in contrast to the minuscule size of the Micro series products, Korg is demonstrating that they have much larger nuts than the other guys by offering products off the beaten path.

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The smallness of it doesn't turn me off so much as the fact that it sounds atrocious. I played a shitty $70 keyboard at Radio Shack once that had better sounds than that thing.

 

Unless you heard it in person through external amplification, it would be a little hard to judge, don't you think? ;) Or maybe you just mean the choice of most of the sounds demoed weren't to your liking, at which point I agree.

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