Combining great looks and incredible sounds, the SV-1 has been captivating audiences since 2009. Now, the acclaimed Korg SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano has been given an elegant matte black stage finish. Stage. Vintage. Piano. The name pretty much says it all.Let's begin with Piano. The SV-1 Black contains not just one, but multiple piano sounds, including a Japanese Grand Piano, a German Grand Piano, an authentic upright, and more. Then there is the Vintage. The SV-1 Black Stage Vintage Piano offers the most rewarding compendium of electro-mechanical, transistorized, tape-driven, analog, and early digital keyboards ever available in a single instrument. Crafted using Korg's RX (Real eXperience) Technology; each sound is a detailed and authentic re-creation, accurately capturing the full range of expression and dynamics of the original. But for Korg, even that is not enough. The SV-1 Black also provides access to the effect pedals, amplifiers, speaker cabinets and studio techniques that gave these sounds their original lustre. Together, they provide fingertip access to the sounds that defined generations of popular keyboard playing. Designed with performance in mind, the SV-1 Black is a pleasure to play. Once you try it, you'll understand what all the excitement is about. The RH3 Real Weighted Hammer Action is the finest keybed Korg offers, with a solid, responsive feel that inspires confidence. Forget menus. Never mind banks and programs. Stop staring at displays. With the SV-1 Black, the entire front panel is always live, using clearly labeled knobs to dial up just the sound you are looking for. Saving your eight Favorite settings for quick recall is as easy as saving a station on your car radio. Best of all, the Korg SV-1 Black provides an economical, reliable, portable, and maintenance-free alternative to collecting and maintaining a stable of vintage instruments. The cabinet styling (and optional Black stand) clearly defines the SV-1 Black as an instrument that was made to be played; providing a retro-chic appearance that reflects the pulse and heart of the original instruments. The 36 sounds in the SV-1 Black span from electric pianos, acoustic pianos, organs, strings and synth. Each category of instrument starts with the essential classics and then moves beyond what other products offer, going into some rare and unique instruments that were the part of the soundtrack of their eras. The acoustic pianos include three-way stereo versions of both German and Japanese grand piano giants, a more intimate upright piano, a much-needed mono piano for small gigs, a late '70s-mid 80's Japanese electro-acoustic variation, plus some blended sounds. Each of the core instruments has been accurately sampled including tine, key-off, damper and hammer noises at different velocities. Korg even sampled piano cabinet resonances to enhance the accuracy of our pianos. This attention to detail, called the RX Experience, is what makes playing the SV-1 Black a joy. It comes to life under your hands, with a three-dimensional sound evoking the electro-mechanical legends, reborn. Additional features include six stages of signal processing (all bypass-able), an intuitive and simple interface, hammer action keyboard, retro styling, and SV-1 Editor/Librarian software that provides cool graphic-based programming.