Korg has made very good home-oriented digital pianos, and still has a robust line of portable arranger workstations in the Pa series, but in recent memory they have not gone after the home piano-meets-arranger space that has pretty much been owned by the Yamaha Clavinova series. Until now. Meet the Havian 30, which incorporates many of the features of the Pa series and is priced aggressively at $2,100 list and $1,499 MAP (minimum advertised price). This is on our short list for a full review. Meanwhile, below is the official video and press release.
Melville, NY– April 8, 2015- - Korg’s new Havian30 is the ultimate solution for musicians seeking a stylish and powerful digital piano complete with advanced arranger functionality. As a digital piano, Havian30’s RX (Real Experience) sound engine is loaded with over 950 highly-expressive sounds. In addition, 420 dynamic Styles are on board; offering players a world of fully-orchestrated musical performances to play along with. Each Style features multiple intros, variations and endings to provide infinite performance possibilities.
The Havian30 delivers classic grand, upright and electric piano sounds, plus a collection of additional musical instrument sounds and the high-grade European hammer action provides the response and feel of playing a grand piano. The finely tuned authentic acoustic piano sound will satisfy most demanding players, while the accompaniment sounds and performances are inherited from the world-renowned KORG Pa-Series keyboards.
“Havian30 is the result of Korg’s vast expertise in both digital pianos and professional arrangers. It offers the players the best of both worlds in one stylish, powerful, and easy-to-use instrument,” stated James Sajeva, Brand Manager for Korg products. “With its eye-catching, class-leading 5” color touch screen, veneer accents and a matching wooden stand, the Havian30 is ready to serve as the musical centerpiece for any living space.”