Sleek, Value-packed Digital Piano From Korg
With the C1 Air Korg takes a classic instrument and redefines it for the 21st century. Sleek, affordable and packed with state of the art features, the C1 is perfect for demanding pianists of all skill levels who are seeking acoustic authenticity in a digital instrument.
Designed in a sleek slimline housing that fits compactly into a home music room or small studio, the C1 is available in a high gloss black, white or brown finish. This digital piano is loaded with features, many of them pioneered by Korg, a leader in audio technology since the 1960s. It has an on board 2-track recording system with full-range speakers and 25W x 2 amplifiers. Playback has never sounded so good. And the C1 Air has extra functionality in this department – for example, right and left hands can be played back separately. And, it can be used with headphones, which means you can practice silently.
Used with your smartphone, the C1 Air has Bluetooth connectivity, a wireless feature that turns it in a streaming device, perfect for practicing and playing along, or listening to your favorite musical compositions.
Lovingly hand built at the Korg workshop in Miyama-cho, in the Kyoto prefecture, Japan, the C1 Air Digital Piano is next level contemporary design, a compact 26 cm (10.24") in depth (without the optional anti-tip mechanism), it boasts stylish details such as a soft close cover.
The aspect that concerns every musician most is playability. Here too the C1 Air shines. The 88-key RH3 keyboard (Real Weighted Hammer Action) ensures realistic touch and response comparable to an acoustic piano. This means the keys will feel heavier in the lower registers, lighter in the higher. It's also possible to adjust the touch control to suit individual sensitivity preferences. Damper resonance and key off simulation have also been carefully considered by KORG engineers.
The principle piano sound comes from two concert grand pianos, one German and one Japanese, that were selected, regulated and tuned by master technicians, and then expertly sampled. The resulting rich, complex sound will appeal to those who have experienced the finest acoustic instruments. Additionally, there are settings for 30 different instruments, including electric piano, electric organ, vibes, acoustic guitar, and strings. Three of the most important studio effects – brilliance, reverb, and chorus – are pre-set for immediate use, but they may also be adjusted and tuned to players' needs.
The C1 Air is equipped with all three pedals found on a concert grand piano. Damper, soft and sostenuto (sustain) pedals can also be tuned to accommodate half pedaling. It's the combination of all these small technical details that will help the player achieve expression at the highest level possible, regardless of skill level.
Special features for all levels
The C1 Air is the perfect piano for budding composers. It comes with 40 built in piano songs and space to record up to 99 of your own.
Its inventory of authentic sounds can be layered on top of each other. For example, strings and concert piano can be heard together to give a sense of orchestration. Or apply a bass sound to the lower register of the keyboard, then play piano with your right hand and bass with your left for jazz composition styles.
It's also an ideal piano for learning and teaching. To help with lessons, the C1 Air includes many helpful special features, such as a partner mode which splits the keyboard into two pianos for student/teacher duets.
All of this attention to detail plus great value and free tech support takes both buyer and user experience to new heights of satisfaction. The C1 Air Digital Piano is an outstanding choice, with all the preferred digital enhancements to make it versatile enough to support the dynamic expression of all players from beginning students to seasoned pros.