Korg K61

A keyboard that goes wherever you go, but would you want it to?

We did a double-take when we saw these roll-up keyboards at a trade show: could they possibly work?

Well, now we've tested one and the answer has to be: just about… but not very well. There are three version available and we tested the flagship 61-note version.

Unfortunately, its limitations are exposed the minute you turn it on. We can deal with the poor built-in sounds – it's the massively insensitive keyboard that we can't handle.

Even forming chords properly was difficult. We really wanted the K-61 to be good. However, although it's innovative and portable, it's practically unplayable.

MusicRadar Rating

1.5 / 5 stars
Pros

It's a roll up keyboard.

Cons

Key sensitivity is truly awful. Sound is poor.

Verdict

A nice idea, but the execution is a long way off.

OS Requirements

Apple Mac OS X 10.3 or later Microsoft Windows XP

Power Supply

Mains USB

Description

The sophisticated, stylish, and compact Korg K-series controllers are now joined by a new model containing built-in piano sounds. Announcing the K61P USB-MIDI controller, delivering the high-quality grand piano sounds you expect from Korg.

Weight (kg)

2.9

Ram Required (MB)

256

Height (mm)

69

Number of Keys

61

MIDI in/out

Yes

Length (mm)

982

Bundled Software

M! LE Synth and M1 Music Workstation.

Available Inputs

Footswitch input Input Jack

Depth (mm)

221

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