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Korg NAUTILUS 61-Key Workstation Synthesizer

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  • SKU: NAUTILUS61
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Product highlights

  • 61-note keybed with light touch
  • Nine different sound engines offer massive expressive power
  • New sounds offered over three broad categories
  • DYNAMICS knob makes delicate expression possible
  • Make intuitive changes to sounds with the Realtime knobs
  • Convenient arpeggiator and drum track functions
  • Color TouchView display
  • 16-track MIDI sequencer and audio recorder
  • 16 onboard effect processors
  • USB/MIDI host ports accommodate MIDI control surfaces

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Korg NAUTILUS 61-Key Workstation Synthesizer

This Korg NAUTILUS Workstation Synthesizer is a 61-key model featuring a light-touch synth keyboard from C to C. This key action lets you play organ parts with plenty of glissandos, as well as synth solos that take advantage of the keyboard’s wide range. The Korg NAUTILUS features a completely new design with impressive curves that rise from the bottom of the unit to the sides, making it a distinctive instrument onstage as well, brimming with personality.

Dazzling and Expansive Collection of Sounds

NAUTILUS pushes the boundaries of what a performance synth and workstation is capable of. With the power of nine engines to drive a new approach to sounds, plentiful sampling, audio recording, effects, and processing power, there is simply no other synth that delivers more to explore sonically, with the workflow to get you there faster than ever. Korg spent years refining its digital, analog, processing, and hardware technologies and delivering them in a way that helps the musician connect with their instrument. The dedicated sound engines realistically reproduce sounds such as pianos, electric pianos, organs and more.

Features and Functions

To start, the enhanced SGX-2 piano sound generator offers delicate expressiveness to capture all the nuances of the acoustic piano, and NAUTILUS features the most piano libraries ever put into one product; with 12-step velocity-switched sound, string resonance and more. The EP-1 electric piano sound generator realistically reproduces seven different famous electric piano sounds. The CX-3 engine – the heart of our sought-after CX-3 reissue -covers the distinct sound of classic tonewheel organs. Add to that MOD-7 VPM/FM synthesis, the PolysixEX and MS-20EX for analog modeling, and the STR-1 for physical modeling, and you have essentially an engine for any type of sound you’re looking to get. Used together in Program or Combination mode, these distinctive engines create completely new timbres.

Unique Sounds

The NAUTILUS brings you distinctive sounds including phrase loops, prepared pianos, found percussion and more. Many seldom heard-of musical instruments found in different regions around the world can be difficult to play, but distinctive phrases played on these instruments are featured on the NAUTILUS. Use these phrases as-is in your songs—let your imagination be your guide.

Current Sounds

The NAUTILUS also offers the freshest sounds that blend in well with today's music scene, including synths, drum kits, special effects and more. For synths, be sure to check out the EDM, electro and chiptune sounds for starters. Also, the NAUTILUS features more than 50 kinds of drum kits—sounds that most strongly reflect the changes in music over time. The special effect sounds offer useful material like drums added to dance music to create beats—sounds that you can put to use right away.

Standard Sounds

Korg has brought together all of the most important sounds a workstation needs including piano, electric piano, guitar, bass guitar and more, covering all genres. For the newly sampled piano sound, we’ve also recorded the lovely sonic ambience of the studio, and you can mix the piano and ambience sound as you like with the new ambience sound. A new electric piano model with a characteristic thick sound has been added, which works great for funky playing styles. We’ve also added many phrases that let you play back actual performances of guitar and bass parts that keyboardists will find useful.

DYNAMICS Knob Makes Delicate Expression

With the DYNAMICS knob, you can instantly control the changes in volume and tone in response to how hard you play the keyboard (velocity); and you can customize this knob in real time to match the keyboard playing feel required for each style and song. Even when playing the same sound, you can turn this knob to get the feeling of playing a completely different sound.

Convenient Arpeggiator and Drum Track Functions

Four scenes of arpeggio patterns and drum track sets are made available that perfectly match each PROG and COMBI preset sound. These are useful for switching between scenes while they’re played, for use when improvising during performance, or for expanding your vision when composing music starting from a sound.

Color TouchView Display

The nerve center of the NAUTILUS is KORG’s enormous eight-inch (800 x 480 pixel) WVGA color TouchView display. In addition to simply selecting a sound or choosing a parameter with the touch of a finger, the enhanced Touch-Drag ability allows more detailed control of parameter values. Interactive instruments and panel graphics provide the ability to do everything from adjusting the lid of a grand piano to connecting patch cable on a semi-modular synthesizer.

16-Track MIDI Sequencer / 16-Track Audio Recorder

NAUTILUS features a sequencer/recording section that offers both 16 MIDI tracks plus 16 audio tracks; a great resource for putting together a dazzling performance or a brilliant production. MIDI sequencing makes it easy to capture ideas, inspiration, and pro-quality phrases using the Drum Track, or RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) functions. The 16-track audio recorder simultaneously captures up to four tracks of 16-bit/24-bit uncompressed data at a sampling rate of 48 kHz.

Free Bundle of Music Software

The NAUTILUS comes with a diverse variety of music software from Izotope including Ozone Elements which lets you not only create songs but also master them using AI, Skoove which will help you improve your keyboard playing skills, Reason Lite DAW software, as well as software synths from KORG and other brands.

Specifications

Physical
Weight 13.0kg / 28.66lb
Display 7" TFT
Power
Power Consumption 40 W
MIDI and Recording
Standard MIDI File (SMF) Forma Not Available
Supported MIDI Standards Not Available
Audio Recording Formats WAV, 44.1 kHz / 16-Bit
Auto-Accompaniment
Types (Keyboards) Not Available
Number of Style Presets Not Available
Practice Features Not Available
Sounds and Songs
Number of Sound Presets Not Available
Performance Functions Not Available

Questions

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Returns

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You will receive a full refund when you return an item in its original manufacturer’s packaging, undamaged and unmarked. If the item you are returning is priced at less than $35, you will be charged a 15% restocking fee. Please note you will not be refunded any shipping charges. 
You have 30 days to make a return. During the holiday season, from November 1 to December 31, we extend the return window to 60 days. 
If your order has been noticeably damaged in transit, we strongly recommend that you refuse delivery and notify us immediately. Claims for missing items or items damaged in transit must be made within 48 hours of delivery. If there is carrier damage, please contact [email protected] with your order number and a description of the damage. 
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We do not currently offer exchanges. Please return the item you purchased within 30 days and order what you’d like instead. 
If you ordered a kit, you must return all components and accessories to receive a full refund. 
If you ordered a product that included a free item, you must include the free item with your return. If not, your return will not be accepted and you will not receive a full refund. 
We currently only offer camera repairs at our Brooklyn store. The item must be dropped off and collected in person as we do not accept shipped items for repair. For more information, please call our Brooklyn store on 1.718.431.7900. 
Most items can be returned within 30 days for a full refund. Click here to read our full return policy. 

Shipping and Returns

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Flexible, Easy Returns

If you're not happy with your purchase for any reason, our flexible 30-day free return policy makes it easy to get a full refund. Click here to view our return policy.

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