Korg

KO-i3

Korg i3 Music Workstation Keyboard

Product Information

The KORG i3 is a full-featured Workstation featuring 61 full-size, velocity-sensing keys. The keyboard response is adjustable using the three touch-curves; a fourth setting provides a fixed output level. OCTAVE buttons shift the pitch of the keyboard up or down by two octaves, in octave increments. The professional joystick allows real-time articulation of pitch bend, vibrato, and brilliance during performance; an additional two-band EQ (Low and High) provides a final adjustment to the overall tone.

All front panel buttons and controls are conveniently grouped together by function, and the custom backlit LCD delivers valuable visual feedback regarding the instrument’s current settings. A rotary data-wheel encoder can quickly edit the value of the onscreen parameters. The black-out finish, rubberized touch surface, and perforated end panels reflect the distinctive upscale design.

The i3 is endowed with decades of KORG sound design expertise. Inside you’ll find nearly 800 instrument sounds created with critical precision by master programmers and musicians. This includes a complete GM2 sound set, providing flawless General MIDI compatibility. Add to that another 59 custom Drum Kits, and you’re talking some serious sound.

The operation of the i3 distinguishes between the Sound Set, that is the sounds played in real time on the keyboard; and the Style Performance Set, that is the sounds and parts generated by the i3 to augment your performance. Calling up one of the 200 Sound Sets from memory can place up to four sounds on the keyboard at once; three layered across the upper keys, and one split to the lower keys. 

The high-fidelity PCM sound engine provides a generous 64 voices of polyphony. Two stereo effect processors – each with 173 variations – add motion, depth, and expression to each of these real-time sounds. Press the convenient Grand Piano button to instantly recall the prime piano sound of the i3 in any mode, at any time.


Specifications

Keyboard
61 keys
Touch control: Soft (light), medium (standard), hard (heavier), fixed
Sound generator
Stereo PCM sound generator
Maximum polyphony
64 voices
Sounds
790 sounds, 59 drum kits (including a GM-compatible sound set)
Sound sets
200
Style performance
270 styles × 4 set
Effects
Accompaniment part
2 stereo digital multi-effects
Keyboard part
2 stereo digital multi-effects
173 variations
Styles
270 styles
Style control: 2 intros, 4 variations, 2 fills, 1 break, 2 endings, synchro start, tap tempo
Audio player
Supported formats: MP3 (44.1 kHz, 16-bit), WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit)
Sequencer
Record
Supports real-time recording
16 tracks, 999 songs maximum
Data storage capacity: 100,000 notes (999 songs)
Playback
Supports song play (playing the keyboard while playing back a song)
Supported formats
Playback: SMF (Standard MIDI File) format 0 or 1
Recording: Original format (a function is available to convert and output to SMF0)
Demo songs
3 (songs + sound introduction)
Scales
11 types (including user scale)
Connectors
FOOT CONTROLLER jack
6.3 mm phone jack (half-damper not supported)
AUDIO IN jack
3.5 mm stereo mini-phone jack
OUTPUT L/MONO, R jacks
6.3 mm TS phone jack (unbalanced)
Headphones jack
3.5 mm stereo mini-phone jack
USB TO DEVICE port
USB Type A port (for connecting a USB flash drive)
USB TO HOST port
USB Type B port (for connecting to a computer)
MIDI OUT connector
For connecting to MIDI tone generators and other devices
MIDI
Supports MIDI OUT, USB MIDI
Display
Customizable LCD with backlighting
Power supply
Power adapter: AC adapter
Batteries: AA batteries (alkaline or nickel-metal hydride) × 6
(sold separately)
Battery life
Approx. 8 hr. (when using alkaline batteries)
Power consumption
6W
Dimensions (W × D × H)
1,037 × 296 × 80 mm/40.83” × 11.65” × 3.15”
Weight
4 kg/8.82 lbs. (excluding batteries)
Included items
AC adapter
Accessories (sold separately)
PS-1 pedal switch, PS-3 pedal switch, DS-1H damper pedal, EXP-2 foot controller

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