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NAMM 2018: Kurzweil SP1 88 Key Stage Piano Lets You "Just Play"

NAMM 2018: Kurzweil SP1 88 Key Stage Piano Lets You
NAMM 2018: Kurzweil SP1 88 Key Stage Piano Lets You "Just Play"

Kurzweil adds the SP1 88 Stage Piano; the perfect keyboard for “students/schools, light gigs, home recording and music lovers of all ages.”

Along with the rest of this year's NAMM 2018 Keyboards and Pianos, Kurzweil has announced the Kurzweil SP1 88 Key Stage Piano; a piano designed to let users "Just Play".

The new SP1 is designed to offer the premium Kurzweil sound and feel at an entry-level price-point; it provides authentic sounds, a real piano feel, and a light weight chassis to make it adaptable for many different uses.

The SP1 has 16 "handpicked presets" which gives users access to pianos, EPs, strings winds, brass, organ, clavinet and synth pads; enough to cover a wide range of performances. The SP1's most prestigious sound is (in Kurzweil's words) "Our critically-acclaimed, stunning German 9' Grand Piano! Expertly sampled and voiced by our industry-leading sound designers."

Built-in effects and a master EQ give some added tone-shaping capabilities, while the fully weighted hammer-action keyboard gives the real feel of a piano that is so important in developing players and in musicians who want the authentic piano experience.

The SP1 has 256-voice polyphony, meaning you'll have no trouble performing all manner of sustained note effects - even chord clusters with your whole arm for some modern classical music potential (or for the true sound of a frustrated choir director!).

The 256-voice polyphony really comes into its own when you access the SP1's split and layer capabilities. 4 voices can be layered for an ensemble performance, while dual mode can enable '4 hand' (teacher plus student) splits.

The SP1 is lightweight at only 12kg, and it has multiple connectivity for aux-in and stereo out; perfect for playing music thought he built in speakers.

Simple controls are provided for transpose, mod wheel/pitch bend, volumes, MIDI controls, and sound selection from directly on the 'board (no need to navigate through complex menus). 5 favourite settings can also be saved and accessed at the push of a button.

The SP1 offers a great combination of a simple-to-use interface with the real 'feel' and authentic sounds of a piano to make it a highly useful keyboard. We envisage this digital piano being very popular with schools, students, home users, rehearsal pianists, and gigging musicians who need a compact and lightweight solution for creating a range of live sounds.

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By Matt Wilkinson

Posted on 29 Jan 2018 12:43 to category : Instruments News

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