61-Key Portable Performance Synthesizer w/Plug-In Editor
The unbeatable Performance synthesizer! Designed for the gigging - or soon to be gigging - musician, the affordable Korg PS60 delivers premium sounds and professional effects in an easy-to-use package.
New dedicated controls keep all the needs of the performer close at hand. Korg's latest EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis - integrated) sound technology delivers 440 in-demand sounds.
A refreshing change, the PS60 offers dedicated controls, an ample backlit display, and remarkable ease of use to meet the needs of the on-stage musician. Focused on the elemental sounds that make up the body of great keyboard playing, the PS60 delivers 440 spectacular, spot-on sounds - with room for plenty more! In addition to Korg's EDS-i sound engine (Enhanced Definition Synthesis - integrated), the PS60 provides five insert effects, two master effects, and EQ to bring your sounds to life. Multiple categories allow sounds to be easily split, layered and mixed across the keyboard, creating up to 20 Performance settings.
- Instant access to 6 essential sound categories - Piano, E-Piano, Organ, Strings, Brass, and Synth
- Split, stack and mix categories to create and save up to 20 "Performances"- on the fly!
- Simple front panel layout uses dedicated controls for sound selection, master effects and more.
- Free editing software allows the PS60 to run as a plug-in with your host DAW (AU, VST or RTAS)
- Light and portable, with a great-feeling, responsive, semi-weighted 61-key Natural Touch keyboard
61-key natural touch keyboard;
Performance, Performance Edit, Program Edit, Global
EDS-i (Enhanced Definition Synthesis - integrated)
120 voices (120 oscillators) max, single mode;
60 voices (60 oscillators) max, double mode
* The actual maximum polyphony will vary depending on oscillator settings such as stereo multisamples and velocity crossfading.
49 MB (when calculated as 16-bit linear data),
136 multisamples (including 7 stereo)
User Performances: 20 performances; 15 Preload
User Programs: 512 Programs; 440 Preload
OSC = OSC1 (Single), OSC1+2 (Double): Stereo multisamples are supported; 4 velocity zones per oscillator, with switching, crossfades, and layers.
Filters = Four types of filter routing (single, serial, parallel, 24 dB), Two multi-mode filters per voice (low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject
Modulation = For each voice, two envelope generators (Filter & Amp);
Two LFOs, two key, tracking generators (Filter & Amp);
Two AMS mixers, In addition, pitch EG, common LFO, and two common key tracking generators
6 main timbres, 6 sub timbres; layer, split, and modifications to the program settings via the Tone parameters
Master Keyboard functionality:
Allows control of external MIDI devices
Insert Effects: Five processors, stereo input/output, 63 effect types
Master Effects: Two processors, stereo input/output, 4 effect types per processor Effects types
EQ: One processor, stereo input/output (3 bands)
Effects types: Total of 71 types
(select from 63 types for insert effects, 4 types for master effect 1, and four types for master effect 2)
Modulation: Dynamic modulation, tempo sync delay, LFO
Audition Riff function:
383 audition riffs
Joystick: Joystick, LOCK button (Joystick lock function)
Rotary speaker simulator: ORGAN SLOW/FAST button
Performances: BANK, 1–5, STORE buttons
Performance controls: Timbre selector (Timber ON button x 6, variation buttons x 12), EASY SETUP (6 knobs, EASY SETUP buttons (Volume, Pan, MOD send, REV/DLY send), SPLIT SETTING (SUB OFF/RECALL, LOWER, UPPER buttons), MODULATION (MODULATION button, RATE, DEPTH, FEEDBACK knobs), REVERB/DELAY (REVERB/DELAY button, RATE, DEPTH, FEEDBACK knobs), EQ (BASS, MID, TREBLE knobs)
Display: 16 character x 2 line LCD (with backlight)
Mode: PERFORMANCE EDIT, PROGRAM EDIT, GLOBAL buttons
Value Controllers: Value knob, cursor/value UP/DOWN buttons, EXIT button
Other: OCTAVE DOWN, UP buttons, TRANSPOSE -, + buttons, VOLUME knob, display contrast
OUTPUT, L/MONO, R: 6.3 mm monaural phone jack (unbalanced), Output impedance= 1.1kOhm stereo; 550Ohm mono (L/Mono only), Maximum level= +10.0 dBu (Standard), Load impedance 10kOhm or greater
Headphones: 3.5 mm stereo mini-phone jack, Output impedance= 33Ohm, Maximum level= 35 + 35 mW @33Ohm load
DAMPER/PEDAL/SW jack x 1(half-damper supported); PEDAL/SW jack x 1
1 USB (TYPE B), USB-MIDI interface
AC adapter power supply connector (DC 9V 1700mA), POWER switch
Dimensions (W x D x H):
36.41" x 11.45" x 3.54"
AC adapter, Easy start guide, Accessory disc (PS60 Parameter Guide (PDF), Owner’s Manual (PDF), PS60 USB-MIDI Setup Guide (PDF), KORG USB-MIDI driver, PS60 Editor/Plug-In Editor etc.)
XVP-10 Expression/Volume Pedal
EXP-2 Foot Controller
DS-1H Damper Pedal
PS-1 Pedal Switch
KORG USB-MIDI driver Operating requirements
USB port required (a USB host controller made by Intel is recommended)
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Professional / x64 Edition Service Pack 3 or later
Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or later(including 64-bit edition)
Microsoft Windows 7 (including 64-bit edition)
USB port required
Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
PS60 Editor and PS60 Plug-In Editor Operating requirements
A computer that meets the operating requirements of Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, and is equipped with a USB port
Intel Pentium III / 1 GHz or better, Pentium D or Core
Duo or better is recommended
512 MB or more (1 GB or more is recommended)
1,024 x 768 pixels, 16-bit color or better
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional
Service Pack 3 or later
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or later
However, only the standalone version will work on 64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2.
Apple G4 800 MHz or better (Intel Mac is supported), G5 or Core Duo or better is recommended
512 MB or more (1 GB or more is recommended)
1,024 x 768 pixels, 32,000 colors or better
An Apple Macintosh computer that satisfies the operating requirements of Mac OS X and has a USB port
Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or later
* Formats supported by PS60 Plug-In Editor:
Windows: VST, RTAS
Macintosh: VST, Audio Unit, RTAS
* PS60 Plug-In Editor must also satisfy the operating requirements of the host application.
Note: It is not possible to start up multiple instances of PS60 Editor or PS60 Plug-In Editor within an operating system. This means that it is not possible to use these editors to edit two or more PS60 units simultaneously.
*Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.