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The best Korg keyboards and pianos of the moment

In this list we will analyze the best Korg keyboards, going through the latest Korg keyboards released on the market and the cheap and accessible Korg keyboards for all tastes and budgets.

The brand that brought us the legendary Korg M1 and Korg Triton, today presents a wide range of arrangers and stage pianos with multiple functions for live and excellent quality that has characterized this great Japanese brand.

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Arrangers are special all-in-one keyboards for soloists, one-man-band keyboards, wedding keyboards, churches and all kinds of events.

They are keyboards that come with a large library of sounds and special rhythms to accompany the main musical genres, and it is common for this type of keyboards to have microphone input for keyboard singers.

Korg PA4X

The brand’s most powerful Arranger today, an impressive keyboard/workstation with more than 1,900 ultra-high quality factory sounds, 110 drum kits and over 550 factory rhythms covering a wide range of music genres with a host of controls and a touch screen for easy use of all its features.

In addition to this incredible arranger stands out because it comes with a vocal processor of the brand TC Helicon incorporated, this processor has powerful effects for the voice and a harmonizer. It also features powerful effects from the renowned WAVES brand to enhance its sound and Kaoss FX effect, inspired by the great Kaosscilator, a legendary effects processor from the Korg brand.

This keyboard does not have speakers, but you can purchase a separate amplification system adaptable to the 40W Bass Reflex keyboard.

 

Korg PA1000

A great 5 octave arranger, with very professional functionalities and a touch screen that facilitates the access to all its functionalities. It features 1750 high quality sounds, 107 drum kits and 430 rhythms spanning many musical genres.

It has 2 loudspeakers of 33 W of power with Bass Reflex.it also features the Helicon TC voice effects processor and harmonizer and the Kaoss FX effect, inspired by the great Kaosscilator, a legendary Korg effects processor. You can read our Korg PA 1000 review.

 

Korg PA700

An excellent 5 octave mid/high range arranger, with a large sound bank of 1,700 sounds, 106 drum kits and more than 370 styles from different genres. It also includes the Kaoss effect, inspired by the great Kaosscilator, a legendary Korg effects processor and a wide range of Korg effects available.

It has 2 loudspeakers of 25 W of power with Bass Reflex.there is also a version of this keyboard with oriental sounds and rhythms. You can read our Korg PA700 review or the oriental version the Korg PA700 Oriental.

Korg PA600

The Korg PA600 is the predecessor of the Korg PA700, it includes 950 sounds of all types, with 64 drum kits and 360 rhythms of many different musical genres. It has a good series of Korg brand effects and functionalities for live.

It has 2 loudspeakers of 15 W of power with Bass Reflex. You can read our full Korg PA600 review.

 

Best Korg Digital Pianos with 88 Keys

For pianists, Korg has a wide range of digital pianos with 88 keys that emulate the hammer action of acoustic pianos with high quality sampled classical and electric piano sounds to achieve the most similar sound possible in studios and stages.

You can read our complete guide to digital pianos.

Korg Grandstage

The most complete digital piano of the moment in Korg, equipped with a powerful sound engine, the SGX-2 with 6 high quality acoustic pianos, the EP-1 with 6 vintage electric pianos, the 3 organs with vintage personality: CX-3, VOX, and Compact and the AD-1 and HD-1 sound motors that include a wide range of sounds of all types.

Its controls make it very easy to access all its functionalities for live performance and it has a Reverb, Delay and Equalizer section that give more character to your sound. Being a piano designed for stages, it does not include loudspeakers.

This piano is available in 6 and 7 octaves, both with the same features, differing only in their size and number of keys. Here is the review of the Korg Grandstage 73 and other of the Korg Grandstage 88.

Korg SV2 (formerly Korg SV 1)

An eye-catching retro design makes this digital piano stand out from its competitors, but it is not only its design that is retro, it has a wide range of vintage-type sounds that make this piano the perfect choice for lovers of classic sound.

It comes in 6 and 7 octaves with the same features and the brand has presented this model in different colors over time.

Its controls are quite intuitive and give access to all the functions of this piano instantly.

This piano compiles a series of classic sounds with effects that give a lot of body and character to its sound including Reverb, Delay, Compression, Chorus, Phaser, Rotary Speaker, Equalizer, Limiter, Tremolo, Wah, Boost and an amplification modeling system to add saturation, warmth and color to the sound with tube emulation.

In addition to this this piano includes an editor software that gives access to some features not available on the front panel for more advanced users and also allows to share the sound banks created between users.

This piano doesn’t have speakers either.

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Korg D1

A cheap, quality, portable piano with the basics for live pianists and for practicing at home. It has 30 high quality sounds including acoustic and electric pianos, some organs and strings. Includes 3 effects, Brightness, Reverb and Chorus to complement your sound. It has few controls, but these allow you to access all its functionalities easily.

This piano doesn’t have speakers either. You can check our full Korg D1 review.

Korg LP-380

A digital piano with a rather eye-catching design that is available in 6 different colours on the international market with 30 high quality sounds including acoustic and electric pianos, some organs and strings.

It has 2 loudspeakers of 22W.Includes 3 effects, Brightness, Reverb and Chorus to complement your sound. Its controls section is similar to the D1 controls that allow you to access all its functionalities easily.

You can read our full review of the Korg LP-380.

Korg SP-280

A digital piano in principle very similar to the D1 with the difference that this one if includes speakers, includes the same 30 sounds of the D1 with acoustic and electric pianos, some organs and strings, also has 3 its same effects, Brightness, Reverb and Chorus.

Its controls are very similar to those of the D1 as well. In terms of design, the D1 is more square while the SP-280 has the most rounded corners and is available in Black and White, also to take into account, the SP-280 weighs 3 kilogramsmore than the D1.

You can read our full Korg SP-280 review.

Korg B2

A more basic piano, therefore, more accessible in price, with few controls, and only 8 sounds, but of very high quality (3 acoustic pianos, 2 electric pianos, 1 harpsichord and 2 organs, very special for pianists who want a piano to practice at home but that also has a responsible sound for the live.

As for effects it has Reverb and Chorus. It is available in black and white and with its 11.8 kg, it is the lightest digital piano on this list.

You can read our previous model which is practically the same and there is a comparison with Korg B2: You can read our full review of Korg B1.

Conclusions

Whether in digital pianos or in arrangers, the Korg brand stands out at the moment as one of the manufacturers of keyboard musical instruments with the highest quality models on the market.

There are models for all budgets and levels, with top-of-the-range equipment such as the PA4X that do not have many competitors in the market, as well as mid-range and low-range models for keyboardists on a smaller budget.

If you are interested in buying a keyboard or a digital piano, you can read our complete guide to the cheapest digital pianos and keyboards on the market and you can also read our guide to the best digital pianos and keyboards for the best price.

And if you like the brand you can also see our list of the best Korg synthesizers of the moment.

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Jaime Echagüe

Hi! I'm Jaime Echagüe, a musician and an authentic fan of musical instruments. With this blog I want to give general information about musical instruments in an easy, direct and honest way. I hope you enjoy my website and that you find it very useful.

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