Korg Nautilus 61 Performance Synthesizer Workstation


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Get The Dazzling Sound You Need, In A Streamlined Synth - The Korg Nautilus 61 Performance Synthesizer Workstation


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 all our digital, analog, processing, and hardware technologies and delivering them in a way that helps the musician connect with their instrument. The result is the incredibly powerful, one-of-a-kind NAUTILUS. 

Nine different sound engines offer massive expressive power. The Nautilus features nine dedicated sound engines to realistically reproduce sounds such as pianos, electric pianos, organs and more.

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.

New sounds offered over three broad categories. The approach to the included sound on NAUTILUS, started with Korg setting aside our preconceptions of what sound should be like on a conventional music workstation, and instead focused on pushing the boundaries of sampling and programming to create a brand-new classifications of programs that we divide into three groups:


“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. The NAUTILUS features sounds that were sampled for the first time just for this instrument, including prepared piano sounds created by placing different objects between piano strings and recording samples, or “found percussion” sounds made by turning ordinary items into instruments to be struck. Not only do these novel and mysterious sounds provide an unexpected flavor to your songs, they offer broad possibilities for sound effects used in film and TV music as well.


“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:

We’ve 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


Specifications:
[System, Keyboard]

  • System: KRONOS System Version 3.0
  • Keyboard:
  • 61 key: Natural Touch Semi Weighted, C – C
  • Velocity sensitive is supported, after touch is not supported.
    [Tone Generator]
  • Synthesis Types: 9
  • SGX-2 Premium Piano (Acoustic Piano)
  • EP-1 MDS Electric Piano (Electric Piano)
  • HD-1 High Definition Synthesizer (PCM)
  • AL-1 Analog Synthesizer (Analog Modeling)
  • CX-3 Tonewheel Organ (Tonewheel Organ Modeling)
  • STR-1 Plucked String (Physical Modeling)
  • MOD-7 Waveshaping VPM Synthesizer (VPM Synthesis)
  • MS-20EX Component Modeling Technology (Analog Modeling)
  • PolysixEX Component Modeling Technology (CMT Analog Modeling)
  • Maximum Polyphony*1*2:
  • SGX-2: 100 voices*3
  • EP-1: 104 voices
  • HD-1: 140 voices
  • AL-1: 80 voices
  • CX-3: 200 voices
  • STR-1: 40 voices
  • MOD-7: 52 voices
  • MS-20EX: 40 voices
  • PolysixEX: 180 voices
    *1: In rare cases, when a large number of processor-intensive effects are active simultaneously (for instance, more than 14 O-Verbs), polyphony may be slightly reduced.
    *2: A portion of the multicore processor in KRONOS is devoted to generating voices, and a separate portion is devoted to generating effects. KRONOS dynamically allocates the voice processing power between the engines as necessary. The quoted maximum numbers of voices apply when 100% of the voice processing power is devoted to a single engine.
    *3: 100 dual-stereo notes (equivalent to 400 mono voices)
    Preset PCM:
  • 496 MB / DISK 2.3G (ROM 1,771 Multisamples, 3,955 Drumsamples)
  • Build-in Expansion PCM Libraries:
  • EXs301: German2 D Piano
  • EXs302: Italian F Piano
  • EXs303: Japanese Upright U Piano
  • EXs304: Prepared Piano
  • EXs305: Historical Keyboards
  • EXs306: Vintage Keyboards 2
  • EXs307: Strings & Synths
  • EXs308: Guitar Collection
  • EXs309: Bass Collection
  • EXs310: World Essence
  • EXs311: Background Loops
  • EXs312: SFX & Hits
  • EXs313: Found Percussions
  • EXs314: Expansion Drums
  • PCM RAM Capacity:
  • Approx. 2GB *4
    *4: The memory available for Sampling Mode will change based on the use of Expansion PCM libraries and User Sample Banks. Approx. 760 MB is available when shipped from the factory (When loading the file named “PRELOAD.KSC”).
    Wave Sequences:
  • 598 User memory, 377 Preload
  • Support for stereo multisamples, synchronization of individual notes, and tempo-based settings.
    [SGX-2 Program]
  • Premium Piano: Full key stereo sampling, Chromatically sampled at up to 12 velocity levels, no looping. Damper resonance and mechanical noise are reproduced. Una Corda sample support
    PCM:
  • EXs301 – German2 D Piano: 12 velocity levels, includes Ambience Piano type/samples
  • EXs302 – Italian F Piano: 12 velocity levels, no Una Corda samples
  • EXs303 – Japanese Upright U Piano: 8 velocity levels
  • Exs304 – Prepared Piano: 1-4 velocity levels
  • Piano Type: 128 (With the factory settings, the 64 varieties of EXs6: German D Piano, EXs7: Japanese C Piano, EXs12: SGX-1 Austrian D Piano, EXs17: Berlin D Piano do not produce sound. The options must be downloaded. (Those will be released at a later date.))
  • Oscillator Control: Damper Resonance, Damper Noise, Mechanical Noise, Note Release, Modeled String Resonance, Una Corda
    [EP-1 Program]
  • MDS Electric Piano: Tine and reed-type electric pianos powered by Multi-Dimensional Synthesis (MDS), and vintage effects.
  • Electric Piano Model Types: 7( Tine EP I Early, Tine EP I Late, Tine EP II, Tine EP V, Tine EP DMP, Reed EP200, Reed EP200A)
  • Oscillator Control: Harmonic Sound Level, Attack Noise, Level, Release Noise Level, Attack Brightness, Hammer Width
  • Panel Control: Tine Type - Preamp Volume, Tone (Treble, Bass), Vibrate (On/Off, Intensity, Speed), Amp/Cabinet (On/Off, Drive). Reed Type - Preamp Volume, Tone (Treble, Bass), Vibrate (Intensity, Speed), Amp/Cabinet (On/Off, Drive)
  • Effect Types: 9 (Small Phase, Orange Phase, Black Phase, Vintage Chorus, Black Chorus, EP Chorus, Vintage Flanger, Red Comp, VOX Wah)
    [HD-1 Program]
  • Advanced Vector Synthesis: Control oscillator volumes and synthesis & effects parameters via the Vector Joystick and the tempo-synchronized Vector Envelope.
  • Structure: (Single- only OSC1), (Double- OSC1 and OSC2).
  • Double mode lets you layer two completely separate synth voices, each with their own velocity-switched oscillator, dual filter, EGs, LFOs, etc.
  • Drums: One drum kit, Double Drums: Two drum kits.
    Oscillators: 8 velocity zones per oscillator, with switching, crossfades and layering
  • Each zone can play mono or stereo Multisamples or Wave Sequences
  • Filters: Two multi-mode filters per voices (low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and band-reject), Four-mode filter routings (single, serial, parallel and 24dB mode)
  • EQ: Three bands, with sweep-able mid
  • Driver: Per voice non-linear driver and low boost circuit
  • Modulation: Three envelope generators, two LFOs per voice, common LFO, four key tracking generators, AMS (Alternate Modulation Source), two AMS mixers
  • Quick Layer / Split function
    [EXi Program Common]
  • Advanced Vector Synthesis: Control oscillator volumes and synthesis & effects parameters via the Vector Joystick and the tempo synchronized Vector Envelope.
  • Modulation: Common Step Sequencer, AMS (Alternate Modulation Source), Common LFO, 2 Key Tracking Generators
  • EQ: Three bands, with sweep-able mid
    [AL-1 Program]
  • Oscillators: Ultra-low-aliasing oscillators, OSC1, OSC2, Sub-oscillator and noise generator; ring modulation, FM and Sync
  • Audio Input: External audio can be processed through the ring modulator, filter, driver, amp, and EQ
  • Filters: Two multi-mode filters (low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and band-reject) with four types of filter routings (single, serial, parallel and 24dB mode), Multi Filter mode (only Filter-A; modulatable mix of Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and dry input, for creating a wide variety of unique filter types and effects)
  • Driver: Per-voice non-linear driver and low boost circuit
  • Modulation: Five Envelope generators, four per-voice LFOs, two AMS Mixers; Per-voice Step Sequencer.
  • Quick Layer / Split function
    [CX-3 Program]
  • Tonewheel Organ Modeling:Phase-synchronous tonewheels (clean and vintage modes), percussion, key click, wheel brake
  • EX Mode: Four additional, user-specified drawbars, and expanded percussion.
  • Internal Effects: Rotary speaker, vibrato/chorus, amp modeling with overdrive, 3-band EQ
  • Drawbar Control: Controlled via nine front-panel sliders (via Tone Adjust)
  • Split: Upper, Lower (even in EX mode)
  • Modulation: Two AMS mixers
    [STR-1 Program]
  • Physically Modeled String: Includes physically modeled damping, decay, dispersion, nonlinearity, harmonics, dual pickups, and more. Most string parameters can be controlled in realtime.
  • String Excitation: Three independent excitation sources can be used simultaneously: Pluck, Noise, and PCM. 16 preset “pluck” types, with modulatable width and randomization. Noise generator with saturation and dedicated low pass filter
  • PCM Oscillator: KORG’s ultra-low-aliasing technology, as introduced in the HD-1; 4 velocity zones per oscillator; Uses any mono Multisamples, including ROM, EXs, User Sample Bank, or Sampling Mode. Supports Virtual Memory.
  • Excitation Filter: Dedicated 2-pole multimode filter for shaping the string excitation. Filter can be enabled/disabled separately for each excitation source. Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and Band Reject modes
  • Audio Input and Feedback: Run real-time audio through the string, including feedback through effects. Modeled feedback includes modulate-able instrument-to-amp distance and orientation.
  • Filters: Dual multi-mode filters per voice; Single, Serial, Parallel (with split stereo output), and 24dB (4-pole) configurations. Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and Band Reject modes
  • Multi Filter Mode (Filter A only).
  • Modulatable mix of Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and dry input, for creating a wide variety of unique filter types and effects
  • Modulation: 5 Envelopes, 4 per-voice LFOs, 2 Key Track generators, String Tracking generators, 4 AMS Mixers.
  • [MOD-7 Program]
  • Waveshaping VPM Synthesizer: Combines Variable Phase Modulation (VPM), Waveshaping ring modulation, PCM sample playback, and subtractive synthesis; Able to convert-load SYX files.
  • Oscillators: 6 VPM/Waveshaper/Ring Modulation Oscillators: Phase and modulatable pitch per oscillator. 101 Waveshaper tables plus modulatable Drive and Offset. Use as oscillators, or as Waveshapers or Ring Modulators for other signals.
  • PCM Oscillator: KORG’s ultra-low-aliasing technology, as introduced in the HD-1. 4 velocity zones per oscillator.Uses any mono Multisamples, including ROM, EXs, User Sample Bank, or Sampling Mode. Supports Virtual Memory.
  • Audio input: Run real-time audio through the VPM Oscillators and filters.
  • Filters: Dual multi-mode filters per voice. (Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and Band Reject modes) , Two types of filter looping (Parallel and 24 dB “4-Pole”)
  • Multi Filter mode (Filter A only): Modulatable mix of Low Pass, High Pass, Band Pass, and dry input, for creating a wide variety of unique filter types and effects
  • Patch Panel: Supports both preset algorithm (78 types) selection and free patching.Three 2-in, 1-out mixers for scaling and merging audio, fully modulatable, with phase inversion. Main 6-input stereo mixer, with modulatable pan and volume, plus phase inversion
  • Modulation: 10 Envelopes, 4 per-voice LFOs, 9 Key Tracking generators, Per-voice Step Sequencer, 4 standard AMS Mixers plus 4 simple AMS Mixers.
    [MS-20EX Program]
  • Oscillators: Ultra-low-aliasing oscillators; VCO1, VCO2, Ring Mod, Pink and White Noise Generator
  • Audio Input: Run real-time audio through the synthesis engine and ESP (External Signal Processor)
  • Filters: 12dB/octave High Pass and Low Pass self-resonant filters
  • ESP section: 24dB/octave Low Cut and High Cut filters, available per voice.
  • Patch Panel: Patchable audio and modulation, at audio rates
    Patch Points:
  • Keyboard: Keyboard CV Out, Keyboard Trigger Out, VCO1+VCO2 CV In, VCO2 CV In
  • VCO: VCO1+VCO2 External Frequency Control In, VCO1 Out, VCO2 Out
  • VCF: External Signal In, External HP Filter Cutoff Frequency Control In, External LP Filter Cutoff Frequency Control In, HPF Out, LPF In, LPF Out
  • VCO+VCF: Total External Modulation In
  • VCA: External Initial Gain Control In, VCA In
  • EG: EG1 Envelope Signal Normal Out, EG1 Envelope Signal Reverse Out, EG1+EG2 Trigger In, EG1 Trigger In, EG2 Envelope Signal Reverse Out
  • MG: Triangle Out, Rectangle Out
  • Noise Generator: Pink Noise Out, White Noise Out
  • Sample and Hold: Clock Trigger In, Sample Signal In, S/H Out
  • Modulation VCA: Control Voltage In, Signal In, Signal Out
  • Manual Controller: Control Wheel Out, Momentary Switch
  • ESP: Signal In, AMP Out, BPF In, BPF Out, F-V CV Out, Envelope Out, Trigger Out
  • Others: EXi Audio In, Mixer 1 In, Mixer 1 Out, Mixer 2 In, Mixer 2 Out
  • ESP (External Signal Processor): Use incoming audio as a trigger and/or CV source.
  • Modulation: Original DAR (Delay, Attack, Release) and HADSR (Hold, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release) EGs 1 &2.
    Original MG (with MIDI sync), Sample-and- Hold, MVCA, NAUTILUS: 4 additional multi-stage Envelopes, 4 additional per-voice LFOs, and 4 AMS Mixers.
    [PolysixEX Program]
  • Oscillators: VC - Saw, Pulse, PWM
  • Sub Oscillator: Off, 1 octave below, 2 octaves below
  • Filter: 24dB(4-Pole) Octave Low Pass self-resonant filter
  • Effects: Integrated Polysix Chorus, Phaser, and Ensemble
  • Arpeggiator: Integrated MIDI-synced arpeggiator, with adjustable Range, Mode, and Latch
  • Modulation: Polysix - Original ADSR EG and MG (with MIDI sync). NAUTILUS: 2 additional multi-stage Envelopes, 2 additional per-voice LFOs, and 4 AMS Mixers.
    [Combination]
  • Number of Timbres, Master Keyboard Functionality: 16 Maximum
  • Keyboard and velocity splits, layers, and crossfades of up to 16 Programs and/or external MIDI Devices
  • The tone adjust parameter function lets you modify program settings, and the master keyboard function lets you control external MIDI devices
  • Advanced Vector Synthesis: Control oscillator volumes and synthesis & effects parameters via the Vector Joystick and the tempo-synchronized Vector Envelope.
  • Quick Layer / Split function
    [Drumkit]
  • System: Assignable stereo/mono samples with 8 velocity zones per oscillator (with crossfade functions)
    [Number of Programs/Combinations/Drum kits]
  • 2,560 user memory programs (1,920 [1,280 HD-1+640 EXi] come preloaded)
  • 1,792 user memory combinations (256 come preloaded)
  • 264 user memory drum kits (104 come preloaded)
  • 256 GM Level2 preset programs + 9 GM Level 2 drum preset programs
    [Set List]
  • Number of Set Lists/Slots:
  • 128 set lists, 128 slots per set list
  • Each set list provides a 9-band graphic EQ, and a Tone Adjust function that allows program settings to be adjusted. Transpose setting. Hold Time setting of Smooth Sound Transition (SST) supported for each slot.
    [Sampling]
  • System: Open Sampling System (resampling, In-Track sampling)
  • Bit Depth/Sampling Frequency: RAM: 16-bit/48 kHz stereo/mono sampling
  • DISK: 16 or 24-bit/48 kHz
  • Sampling Time: RAM: Depends on the amount of available PCM RAM
  • DISK: Maximum 80 minutes stereo (879MB: 16bit)
  • Sample Locations:16,000 samples/4,000 multisamples (128 indexes per multisample)
  • Formats: KORG format, AKAI S1000/S3000 data (with advanced Program parameter conversion); SoundFont 2.0, AIFF, and WAVE formats
  • Editing: Time Stretch, Time Slice, Crossfade Loop, and other standard editing features.
    [Effects]
  • Insert Effects: 12
  • Stereo in / stereo out
  • Master Effects: 2
  • Stereo in / stereo out
  • Total Effects: 2
  • Stereo in / stereo out
  • Timbre EQ:
  • One 3-band EQ for each timbre/track
  • Effect Types: 197
  • Modulation: Dynamic Modulation and Common LFO
  • Effects Control Busses: Stereo side-chaining for compressors, gates, vocoders, etc.
  • Effect Presets: Total 783 preset, Maximum 32 per 1 effect (Preset User)
  • [Arpeggiator]
  • Arpeggiator Modules: One module in Program mode, two modules in Combination and Sequencer modes
  • Arpeggio Pattern: 5 presets + ARP A 2,048 slots (1,593 come Preload) + ARP B 128 slots
  • Controllers: On/Off, Latch, Gate, Velocity, Length, Swing, Tempo
  • [Drum Track]
  • Drum Track Patterns: 1,272 preset (common with the preset patterns of the MIDI sequencer)
  • 1,000 user patterns
  • Patterns created in Sequencer mode can be converted to drum track user patterns.
  • Trigger Mode/ Sync / Zone / Swing, Drum SD, Tempo settings can be specified.
    [Sequencer/HDR]
  • Tracks: 16-track MIDI sequencer + 16-track hard disk recorder + 1 master track.
  • Number of Songs: 200 songs
  • Resolution: 1/480
  • Tempo: 40.00 – 300.00 (1/100 BPM resolution)
  • Maximum Memory: 400,000 MIDI events or 300,000 audio events
  • MIDI Tracks: 16 tracks plus the master track, 697 preset / 100 user patterns (per song), 18 preset/16 user template songs,
  • Format: KORG (NAUTILUS, KRONOS, OASYS) format, SMF formats 0 and 1.
  • Audio Tracks: 16-track playback, 4-track simultaneous recording, WAV file format 16bit/24bit.
  • Maximum Single-file Recording Time (mono): 80 minutes
  • Automation: Volume, Pan, EQ, and Send1/2; 10,000 regions (max.), Event Anchors, BPM Adjust
  • RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play and Record): 1 Pattern set per song
  • Auto Song Setup function
  • [General]
  • Disk Mode: Load, save, utility, data filer function (save/load MIDI System Exclusive data), CD-R/RW (UDF format read/write), ISO9660 Level 1.
  • Controllers: Joystick, Switches 1 & 2
  • Arpeggiator Control: On/Off, Latch, Gate, Velocity, Length, Swing, Tempo
  • DRUM TRACK: On/Off, Swing, Drum SD, Tempo
  • Display: TouchView graphical user interface, 7 inch color TFT, WVGA (800 x 480 dots), adjustable brightness
  • Principal Specifications: Frequency Response:
  • 20Hz-22kHz, +/-1.0dB, 10k Ω load
  • THD+N: 20Hz-22kHz, 0.01%, 10k Ω load (typical)
  • S/N: 95dB (typical)
  • Dynamic Range: 95dB (typical)
  • Crosstalk: 95dB, at 1kHz (typical)
    Outputs:
  • L/MONO, R, Individual 1-4:
  • 1/4” TRS Balanced
  • Output Impedance: 350 Ω Stereo; 175 Ω Mono (L/MONO Only),
  • Nominal Level: +4.0 dBu,
  • Maximum Level: +16.0 dBu (when load impedance is 600 Ω or greater)
  • MAIN VOLUME slider controls only AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN) L/MONO and R
  • Headphones: 1/4” stereo phone jack
  • Output impedance: 33 Ω,
  • Maximum Level: 60+60 mW (when load impedance is 33 Ω),
  • MAIN VOLUME knob (link with AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN))
  • USB-B: 24-bit, Sample Rate: 48 kHz, 2 channels
  • (Digital output of the same signals as AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN) L/MONO and R)
    Inputs:
  • Audio Inputs 1 and 2:
  • 1/4” TRS Balanced
  • Input Impedance: 10 kΩ
  • Nominal Level: LINE +4 dBu
  • Maximum Level: LINE +16 dBu
  • Nominal Level: MIC –22 dBu
  • Maximum Level: MIC -10 dBu
  • Source Impedance: 600 Ω
  • USB-B: 24-bit, Sample Rate: 48 kHz, 2 channels
  • Control Inputs: Damper pedal (half damper supported), assignable switch, assignable pedal
  • MIDI: In, Out, Thru
  • USB: USB A (TYPE A) : For connection to external USB devices (QWERTY keyboards, MIDI controllers, ethernet adaptors, and storage). USB B (TYPE B) : MIDI/audio interface, MIDI: 1 (16 channel) input / 1 (16 channel) output, Audio: 2 channel input / 2 channel output
  • *2 USB high-speed ports (supports 480Mbps)
  • Disk Drives: 60 GB SSD (2.5”)
  • Power Supply: AC power supply terminal, Power switch
  • Dimensions: (W x D x H): 1,062 x 386 x 116 mm / 41.81” x 15.20” x 4.57”
  • Weight: 61 key: 13.0 kg / 28.66 lbs.
  • Power Consumption: 40 W
  • Accessories: AC cord, Quick Start Guide

Manufacturer: Korg USA
Model: NAUTILUS61
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I643854-N-0
UPC: 4959112195240