MATRIXSYNTH: Korg Symphonic Piano 80S SN 607492

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Korg Symphonic Piano 80S SN 607492

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User manual

"Really beautiful medium colored wood veneer, surprisingly few chips/dents for being over 30 years old. Kept exclusively under a sheet when not in use.

Veneer on the lower left corner has potential for peeling but it's not noticeable unless you're trying to pry it back with vigor.

Every key works, if you look in the inner panel some key slots have chipped corners, but this does not affect stability of the key nor makes them stick while playing.

This piano has several modes and functions:
[On/off switch is on the right hand side of the user controls]
1. Total Volume
2. Tone Selection:
- Piano I [Think Axel F]
- Piano II [Very similar with more defined note sounds]
- Electric Piano [Baby's First Piano for Adults, closest to traditional piano sound]
- Vibraphone [The Piano II equivalent for Electric Piano]
As well as 2 String Tones:
- Clavichord [Synthetic lute, I've quite liked this one]
- Harpsichord [Piano in a robot voice]
3. Chorus
- Slight volume boost
4. Tremolo
- Produces wave effect
- Adjustable frequency by sliding dial
[My partner doesn't think I'm funny, but you can play the intro to Whenever, Wherever by Shakira with this mode perfectly]
5. Key Touch Sense
- For weighted to non-weight keys
- Adjustable sensitivity by sliding dial
6. Key Transpose
- For octave changes
- Adjustable by sliding dial
Accompanying String Functions:
7. Tone Selection:
- Strings I
- Strings II
Both will play your note in addition to a string orchestra, slightly different from each other
- Can be used at the same time for robust sound
8. Attack
- For progressive orchestra sound
9. Sustain
- Like foot pedal, holds note after playing [Will only work when Strings tones are engaged]
10. Volume
- Determines how much of your note will sound like the piano or the orchestra
- Adjustable by sliding dial
- Low will produce piano tone, high will completely cover piano tone and only play the note

-Engaged functions will have a red light lit above them

Upper left corner has 4 input slots:
1. Damper Pedal
Two Lines Out:
- 2. Right
- 3. Left/Mix
4. Stereo Headphones

¹Piano comes with adjustable piano stand and adapter plug for headphone input
- Tell me if you want me to take the stand apart for transport
I've got a decent little folding chair too if you're interested

²Left speaker is dim to inaudible, previous owner left small points in speaker cone. If you're handier than me it could be a simple fix."

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