It's not nostalgia -- it's sophisticated synthesis! Housed in a beautiful, lightweight wooden frame, the Korg RK-100S keytar keyboard boasts modern engineering with gorgeous retro styling. This versatile, affordable keytar has something to offer every level of keyboardist looking to ditch the stand and take center stage. Don't be tied down with cords and stands -- step into the spotlight with style and power!
Powerful Synthesis and ControlBeginners and synth gurus alike will appreciate Korg's complete revamping to their original RK100. Utilizing the same modeling engine as the MicroKORG XL, this versatile overhaul comes packed with 200 complete program sounds -- combining analog, digital and PCM synthesis. The 8-voice polyphony and onboard arpeggiator live up to the prestigious standard Korg has set for synthetic control. Looking to simply add some flash to your existing setup? Run MIDI through the device to bypass the built-in engine and serve as a fully capable MIDI controller. The RK100S's 37 velocity-sensitive keys have a slim profile, perfect for speedy solo runs without sacrificing full-scale real estate.
Expression at Your FingertipsTwo ribbon controllers provide easy access to manipulate your playing at the touch of a finger. The short ribbon strip on the neck lets your left hand manipulate pitch control, modulation effects like vibrato, and filters on the fly. The long ribbon in front of the keyboard can be used instead of the keys to play a freely specified range of pitches and scales -- or it can be used to dramatically control filters or effects. The octave switching buttons are situated in the perfect place, rounding out an already impressive synth into a fully ergonomic monster. A dual-purpose mic/audio input jack provides access to the powerful onboard vocoder or the monaural input jack to jam along to your favorite songs.
Don't Be Wired DownSix AA batteries provide ample unrestricted playing time, or use the provided AC adapter. USB connectivity provides even easier editing capabilities to your synth presets with the included software editor. Whether you're on stage or in studio, the Korg RK100S is a versatile, keytar-style synthesizer that boasts some serious good looks with the functions professionals demand.
Features:- Keytar controller with 37 velocity-sensitive mini-keys
- 2 ribbon controllers -- short and long
- 200 analog-modeled synth programs and 17 effects
- 1/8" (mic/line) audio input
- TRS (line/headphone) audio output
- Onboard vocoder
- USB MIDI equipped
- Easily edit synth presets with software editor
- Powered by AC adapter (included) or 6 AA batteries
- Lightweight, ergonomic wooden construction
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It grabbed your attention on stage and never let go. A Keyboardist's performance tool that was both smart and sleek. Music may change with the times, but style and performance endure. Introducing the re-imagined KORG RK-100S.
A Keyboard that Sets You Free to Perform
Appearing in 1984, the RK-100 remote keyboard broke the chains of keyboardists, setting them free to perform as they liked. With a stylish body available in four colors, it allowed the keyboard player to challenge the vocalist or guitarist for the main role on stage.
Now, thirty years later, the RK has been resurrected. Although beautiful curved surfaces have been added, the essence of the original and very popular design is unchanged. What had been a somewhat large and heavy body has been made more compact and lightweight thanks to modern components such as a slim keyboard. While the original required an external sound module, the RK-100S contains a built-in analog modeling sound generator.
Features and functions include two ribbon controllers, an arpeggiator, and a vocoder, and there are also "favorite" buttons that allow you to register frequently-used sounds for one-touch selection. The RK-100S is your choice for smarter, more active, and more enjoyable performance.
Wooden body with a beautifully lustrous finish
The attraction of the RK lies in its beautiful body. The carefully made wooden body consciously reflects the design of a guitar, projecting a timeless coolness that creates varying impressions depending on your angle of view, and featuring an elegantly curvaceous design. Each color is painted with a gorgeous glossy finish that will draw all eyes on stage.
Two hundred built-in programs powered by analog modeling
The RK-100S provides a built-in sound engine that was not found on the original RK, meaning that you can perform simply by connecting an audio cable.
Its MMT sound engine provides not only the standard analog synthesizer waveforms such as sawtooth and square, but also additional oscillator algorithms such as formant waveforms, noise, and PCM, which power two hundred programs for a broad range of sounds that will cover any musical genre. These sounds can also be played using the arpeggiator. 37-note slim keyboard that's lightweight and easy to play The keyboard of the RK-100S uses the 37-note slim keyboard also featured on the MS-20 mini. This allows the overall unit to be more compact and lightweight. MS-20 mini-style keys provide the perfect balance between size and playability.
Two ribbon controllers, short and long
RK-100S RD Image Since the RK-100S is designed for active playing styles, it features two ribbon controllers: a short ribbon on the neck that can be manipulated with the left hand, and a long ribbon located in front of the keyboard that gives you a wide range of performance possibilities. The long ribbon controller can be used instead of the keyboard to play a freely specified range of pitches and scales, and can also be used to control the pitch or filter in dramatic ways.
Operates on six AA alkaline batteries
RK-100S BK Image Since the RK-100S will operate on easily obtainable alkaline AA batteries or rechargeable nickel-metal hydride AA batteries, you can enjoy performing anywhere simply by plugging in a set of headphones or by connecting it to your amp with a standard cable. By using an AC adapter, you can play at home for as long as you like without being concerned with battery life, and use the PC editor to create your own sounds.
Mic/audio (dual-purpose) input jack, also usable with the vocoder function
The RK-100S provides a monaural mini-input jack that can also work with mic input. You can use a headset mic to enjoy vocoder performance, or connect your audio player and perform along with your favorite music.
Perform with an external sound module, and use the PC editor for detailed editing
Since the RK-100S is equipped with a MIDI output jack, it can be used to control an external sound module. There's also a USB port for connecting it to your computer, allowing you to control a PC sound module or use the PC editor to edit detailed MIDI settings and parameters of the internal sound engine.
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