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KO-NAUTILUS88

Korg Nautilus 88 Music Workstation 88-Key

Product Information

The most dazzling and expansive collection of sounds ever put into a Korg synthesizer

NAUTILUS pushes the boundaries of what a performance synth and workstation is capable of. With the power of nine engines to drive a new approach to sounds, plentiful sampling, audio recording, effects, and processing power, there is simply no other synth that delivers more to explore sonically, with the workflow to get you there faster than ever. Korg spent years refining all our digital, analog, processing, and hardware technologies and delivering them in a way that helps the musician connect with their instrument. The result is the incredibly powerful, one-of-a-kind NAUTILUS.

To start, the enhanced SGX-2 piano sound generator offers delicate expressiveness to capture all the nuances of the acoustic piano, and NAUTILUS features the most piano libraries ever put into one product; with 12-step velocity-switched sound, string resonance and more. The EP-1 electric piano sound generator realistically reproduces seven different famous electric piano sounds. The CX-3 engine – the heart of our sought-after CX-3 reissue -covers the distinct sound of classic tonewheel organs. Add to that MOD-7 VPM/FM synthesis, the PolysixEX and MS-20EX for analog modeling, and the STR-1 for physical modeling, and you have essentially an engine for any type of sound you’re looking to get. Used together in Program or Combination mode, these distinctive engines create completely new timbres.



Specifications

System
NAUTILUS System Version 1.0
Keyboard
88 key: RH3 (Real Weighted Hammer Action 3), A - C
73 key: Natural Touch Semi Weighted, C - C
61 key: Natural Touch Semi Weighted, C – C
Velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported.

Tone Generator

Synthesis Types
9
SGX-2: Premium Piano (Acoustic Piano)
EP-1: MDS Electric Piano (Electric Piano)
HD-1: High Definition Synthesizer (PCM)
AL-1: Analog Synthesizer (Analog Modeling)
CX-3: Tonewheel Organ (Tonewheel Organ Modeling)
STR-1: Plucked String (Physical Modeling)
MOD-7: Waveshaping VPM Synthesizer (VPM Synthesis)
MS-20EX: Component Modeling Technology (Analog Modeling)
PolysixEX: Component Modeling Technology (CMT Analog Modeling)
Maximum Polyphony*1*2
SGX-2: 100 voices*3
EP-1: 104 voices
HD-1: 140 voices
AL-1: 80 voices
CX-3: 200 voices
STR-1: 40 voices
MOD-7: 52 voices
MS-20EX: 40 voices
PolysixEX: 180 voices

1: In rare cases, when a large number of processor-intensive effects are active simultaneously (for instance, more than 14 O-Verbs), polyphony may be slightly reduced.
*2: A portion of the multicore processor in NAUTILUS is devoted to generating voices, and a separate portion is devoted to generating effects. NAUTILUS dynamically allocates the voice processing power between the engines as necessary. The quoted maximum numbers of voices apply when 100% of the voice processing power is devoted to a single engine.
*3: 100 dual-stereo notes (equivalent to 400 mono voices)
Preset PCM
RAM 496 MB / DISK 2.3G (ROM 1,771 Multisamples, 3,955 Drumsamples)
Build-in Expansion PCM Libraries
EXs301: German2 D Piano
EXs302: Italian F Piano
EXs303: Japanese Upright U Piano
EXs304: Prepared Piano
EXs305: Historical Keyboards
EXs306: Vintage Keyboards 2
EXs307: Strings & Synths
EXs308: Guitar Collection
EXs309: Bass Collection
EXs310: World Essence
EXs311: Background Loops
EXs312: SFX & Hits
EXs313: Found Percussions
EXs314: Expansion Drums
PCM RAM Capacity
Approx. 2GB *4

*4: The memory available for Sampling Mode will change based on the use of Expansion PCM libraries and User Sample Banks. Approx. 760 MB is available when shipped from the factory (When loading the file named “PRELOAD.KSC”).
Wave Sequences
598 User memory, 377 Preload
Support for stereo multisamples, synchronization of individual notes, and tempo-based settings.