Korg SV-2 Stage Vintage Piano With Major New Features For NAMM 2020?

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Nustuffmusic, a shop in the USA, leaked the Korg SV-2, a successor of the SV-1 stage vintage piano with many new user-requested features

We are close to NAMM 2020 and again something leaked from Korg. After the ARP 2600, it is now the SV-2 keyboard. According to the leak, it is a major update that includes many new features that have been requested by many users.

It says it offers more polyphony (80 to 128), includes ten times more PCM memory than the predecessor featuring new piano, EP, organ, synth, strings, and bass sounds. Highlight of the new sound content are the new pianos ranging from German, Italian, Austrian, Japanese, and Upright samples onboard (big user request)


The leak also writes that you can now split and layer via the editor, with selectable split points right on the panel. In total, it will have many user-requested features, split/layer control, better effects, more pianos and more.

It looks like a big upgrade for the SV-1 keyboard that makes it more interesting for the live stage.

New Features (From The Leak)

  • More than 10 times the PCM memory for more of what SV users want: Pianos, EP’s, organs, synth sounds, strings, and basses
  • More pianos: German, Italian, Austrian, Japanese, and Upright samples onboard (big user request)
  • More polyphony – 128, up from 80
  • More parts: SV-2 can now split AND layer via the editor, with selectable split point right on the panel. Another big user request
  • Improved Reverb, layers, splits, and pianos based on popular demand
  • Same great look with TONS more PCM for more of sounds users want from SV
  • We listened: User-requested features include Split and Layer control, better effects, more pianos. We did it all!
  • RH3 graded hammer action to connect the player to the sounds with authentic feel and control; pedal included along with music rest

Adam Holzman Plays The Korg SV-1

In 2018, I had the opportunity to interview Adam Holzmann, the keyboardist of Steven Wilson. He has been using the Korg SV-1 keyboard on stage as a main instrument for several years. In the interview, he revealed to me how he works with the SV-1 electric piano.

We will find out at the NAMM at the latest whether the Korg SV-2 leak is true or not.

Source: Nstuffmusic

More information will follow soon here: Korg

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