Korg Education Solutions

The Educational Division of Korg USA specializes in turn-key learning systems for education integrating electronic music instruments, audio components, video production tools, computers and software. Korg’s Educational Division has a fully trained staff of music technology experts that provide advice, planning, and guidance to ensure your school has the solution that best fits your needs. With Korg you get more than a company that sells technology. You get a long-term support specialist that will work with you as an educational partner.

Korg delivers the ultimate sonic collection with a full line of keyboard Instruments, sound modules, music keyboards and music workstations for every application and for every classroom.

The Korg Kross offers features found on much pricier synths; a tremendous palate of sounds, super-fast sound selection, a large, informative LCD screen and powerful multi-track MIDI recording capabilities - all at an extremely attractive price point. Kross also delivers unparalleled portability thanks to its ability to run on 6xAA batteries and its lightweight design.

With hundreds of inspiring sounds, splits and layers, a color touch screen, and a full 16-track sequencer, Krome is the perfect mid-priced workstation for any lab.

Korg's flagship KronosX represents the next chapter in music workstations. With a total of nine sound engines, thousands of breathtaking sounds, a huge color touch screen, extensive top-panel control, sampling, multi-track audio and MIDI recording, and built-in USB audio, KronosX will open up possibilities for students for years to come.

Korg digital pianos are renowned the world over for their superb, authentic sounds, accurate and satisfying touch, and clean, modern esthetics . Korg pianos are a perfect solution for teachers offering piano pedagogy as part of their music program.

The SP-280 provides a playing feel that's incredibly close to that of an acoustic piano by switching between four piano samples according to the dynamics of your performance. SP-280 also features our best piano feel thanks to our RH3 (Real Hammer) action, which provides four independent weight zones across the keyboard.

The SP-170 Digital Piano solidly delivers the essential elements of a piano: rich, vibrant sounds and an authentic grand piano feel at an affordable price. The SP-170 has two headphone jacks that allows for private practice with the student and teacher.

The LP-380 provides brilliant piano sound in a low-profile, slim design. The flat-top cabinet looks stylish even when the key cover is closed. The high-output amplifier and speakers accurately reproduce a realistic piano sound, while Korg’s flagship RH3 keybed enables expressive performances. The LP-380 includes all three pedals normally found on a concert grand piano, including support for realistic half-pedaling on both the damper and soft pedals.

From keyboards that use patch cords for creating sound to full workstations that have nine sound engines, Korg offers the perfect solution for the professor that wants to teach all forms of synthesis.

The classic Korg MS20 has been reborn in hardware as the MS-20 Mini. The body has been shrunk down to 86% of it’s original size, yet retains its thick, robust sound and its powerful iconic analog filter. With its 35 realtime knobs and flexible patching system, the MS-20 Mini is the perfect instrument for the professor that wishes to teach synthesis in their classroom.

Kronos X
Korg's flagship KronosX represents the next chapter in music workstations. With a total of nine sound engines, thousands of breathtaking sounds, a huge color touch screen, extensive top-panel control, sampling, multi-track audio and MIDI recording, and built-in USB audio, KronosX will open up possibilities for students for years to come.

Korg created the first handheld electronic tuner over 35 years ago. Today, Korg’s continued innovation and technological leadership has crafted a line of accurate, reliable and easy-to-use tuners and metronomes, equipped with features demanded by teachers and professors.

The Accurate and Functional Orchestral and Band Tuner! Tune string and wind instruments in a flash with the OT-120, a band and orchestral tuner that combines the accuracy of needle-type meters with superior functionality, wide tuning range and a sleek vertical design.

The Korg KDM-2 is an easy-to-use, electric metronome that visually marks the tempo with remarkable accuracy, and delivers a powerful sound like never before. A perfect practice tool for students that play acoustic instruments.

Students playing acoustic instruments such as guitar, can now monitor their pitch as they play! The AW-2G simply clips on to their instrument, where the backlit display can be positioned for easy viewing. The piezo sensor ensures accurate tuning, even in a noisy classroom environment.

Now, Band & Orchestra players can quickly tune their transposing instruments in their original key. The Korg AW 2+ offers convenient clip-on tuning for players of transposing instruments. Providing an articulate mounting system, an adjustable display angle, a built-in backlight for visibility, a great fit on nearly any instrument, the AW 2+ delivers highly accurate, stress-free tuning in any situation. The AW 2+ clip-on orchestral tuner is the ultimate tuner for the band or orchestral musician.

The Wi-Tune allows you to tune any instrument in any situation, unobtrusively, accurately, and easily. Our Wi-Tune systems are ideal for instruments such as sax, clarinet, flute, horn, or tuba; instruments where using a traditional tuner could be problematic. Wi-Tune eliminates these obstacles, allowing new avenues for practicing.

With a wide range that covers A0 (27.50 Hz) - C8 (4186.01 Hz), you can tune a variety of instruments with the Korg CA-40, including wind, string, and keyboard instruments. The pitch and range are detected quickly and accurately. You can use the built-in high-sensitivity microphone to detect the pitch of an acoustic instrument without the need for any other equipment.

The Korg TM series allows you to use the tuner and metronome simultaneously. Since this single unit is all you need for both pitch and rhythm training, it has become a favorite lesson tool for brass bands as well as many other types of musicians.

The CM-200 is a contact microphone that can be attached to the bell of a brass instrument, the bridge of a violin, or even to a guitar or ukulele. The microphone uses a piezo element to directly capture the vibrations and send them to your tuner.

The original Korg Wavedrum amazed the music world back in 1994 thanks to its innovative design, unsurpassed response, and incredibly accurate sounds. The new line of Wavedrum products offer young percussionists the ability to instantly make music while having a blast doing it!

Wavedrum Mini
Korg has created the energetic Wavedrum Mini; with built-in speaker, battery-powered portability, and a revolutionary sensor clip that transforms nearly any object into an instrument. Great for the teacher that want to introduce percussion into their classroom.

Wavedrum Global
In addition to conventional drum sounds such as snares and toms, popular percussion instruments such as cajon, djembe, conga, and tabla, as well as metallic percussion such as cowbell and triangle, the Wavedrum Global Edition also provides exotic ethnic instruments and percussion sounds from all over the world, both ancient and modern. The Wavedrum allows students to instantly experience all of these, enabling them to easily play percussion instruments that normally take years to master.

Recent studies show up to a 40% higher retention rate in the classroom when students can clearly hear what is being taught. Korg amplifiers are the perfect solution to creating a great learning environment. Whether in use as a portable PA system for classroom presentations or as a loudspeaker system for school musical performances, the Korg MMA130 is a lightweight and compact solution for any classroom situation.

The MMA130 mobile monitor amplifier is ideal in a classroom setting for the teacher that is looking for great sound in a small package. It has an assortment of inputs and outputs as well as a four-channel mixer. Even better, it can power many of Korg's 9-volt instruments directly; and with optional batter power, your monitor - and Korg instrument - can go wherever you need it to!

Ultra-compact USB-MIDI controllers are ideal for the teacher who wants a music technology lab but has limited space and resources. These controllers will fit perfectly in front of the laptop computer or desktop keyboard in your school's computer lab, instantly transforming the lab into a music technology lab with impressive control.

Taktile 25/49
Taktile features a stylish design that projects a sense of professionalism, functionality and style, together with the same great-feeling semi-weighted keyboard that's used on synthesizers and music workstations such as the KingKORG and KROME. It's loaded with functions that make it fun to play and use, such as a touch pad inherited from the Kaossilator that lets you play melodies using just a single finger, trigger pads that let you generate chords in the key and scale of your choice and an arpeggiator that includes rhythm patterns.

Triton Taktile 25/49
TRITON taktile delivers the functionality that you expect from a MIDI controller. It provides all of the basic controllers such as sliders and switches, and makes setup easy so you can start producing music right away. Convenience is not the only attraction of TRITON taktile; it's a MIDI controller that's full of features that will stimulate your creativity.

MicroKEY 25
With 25 mini keys plus a joystick and arpeggiator buttons, microKey25 is slim, lightweight, USB powered, and ready to be part of any computer or music technology lab.

MicroKEY 37
With 37 mini keys plus Pitch and Mod wheels, microKey37 is slim, lightweight, USB powered, and the perfect choice for controlling computer music software in a music technology lab.

MicroKEY 61
Fitting 61 micro keys in the space of 49 traditional sized keys, microKey61 is slim, lightweight, USB powered, and the perfect choice for controlling computer music software in the music classroom.

The nanoKEY2 provides a superior keyboard response for its class and size. The Octave Shift buttons allow the overall pitch to be shifted up or down up to four octaves. For enhanced performances, the nanoKEY2 also provides Pitch Bend (+ or -) buttons and a Modulation button. Perfect for schools with limited desk space.

Sixteen velocity-sensitive pads provide excellent response, delivering drum parts that are full of life. The X-Y pad can control multiple synthesizer parameters. A great, compact controller for teachers and students to use for creating drum parts and triggering sounds.

The nanoKONTROL2 provides eight channels of control, plus a dedicated transport control section. A knob, fader, and three switches are provided for each of the eight channels, respectively assigned to pan, volume, and solo/mute/record. For the professor who wants maximum control with limited space.

In thousands of music learning systems across the country, group instruction has proven to be an exceptionally practical and productive method for teaching music. The Korg Group Education Controller 3 (GEC3), is the heart of the group music learning system. Based on our extensive work with teachers over the last 10 years, the Korg GEC3 has evolved into a stereo, fully-digital, flexible and cost-effective audio routing system. Its performance is unmatched by any other available group learning system.

Suitable for any teaching level and any combination of electronic instruments, (MIDI keyboards, guitars, sound modules, computer soundcards, etc.) the GEC3 allows teachers to interact with as many as 16 different student stations and up to 32 students, since each student station can accommodate two students!

Multiple Modes Mean Flexibility
There are three main modes of GEC3 operation. Each of these can be selected from buttons to the right of the touch screen interface. They include:

Lecture Mode: This mode is used to present material in a lecture format. All students hear the teacher’s microphone and instrument as well as their own instruments.

Practice Mode: This mode is used if the students are working independently. Each student hears only his or her own instrument. The teacher has the option of “eavesdropping” on the student and initiating 2 way communication with the student.

Group Mode: This mode is used when students are working together in groups(two or more student workstations in any conceivable order). Each student in a group can hear his or her own instrument as well as the instruments/microphone of the other members of their group.

The big brother to our original GEC3, the GEC3EXP allows for twice as many workstations. Now you can build a system with up to 32 separate workstations that accommodate up to 64 students!
  • 32 RJ45 female connectors
  • GEC3EXP specialized software to accommodate additional workstations and students.
Multiple Modes Mean Flexibility
There are three main modes of GEC3 operation. Each of these can be selected from buttons to the right of the touch screen interface. They include:

The Korg Group Education Controller has the ability to connect a variety of audio options giving you the opportunity to create any kind of lab to fit the needs of your students. This fully-digital, flexible audio routing system allows for lab configurations such as:
  • Piano Labs
  • Guitar Labs
  • Technology Labs
  • Language Labs
  • Drum and Percussion Labs
  • Synthesis Labs
  • Computer Labs
  • And the list goes on...
The Korg Group Learning System comes complete with proprietary headphones that allow for two-way communication for maximum teacher/student interaction. These quality headsets are perfect for a classroom and come with a limited lifetime warranty.

KOSS SB40S Headphones

Proprietary connection to the Korg Student Interface
Full range of sound brings music to life
Soft leatherette ear cushions envelop ears for long-lasting comfort and maximum isolation without excess pressure
Adjustable headband fits most head sizes
Even more coverage under the Korg/Koss Limited Lifetime Warranty

Each station included in a Korg Group Learning System will be equipped with a rock solid student interface box allowing each student to be a part of the group. The student interface box is built to last through many years of multiple classes in your lab.

Student Interface

Three stereo inputs – two stereo RCA and one 1/8" ring – tip – sleeve
One microphone out – 1/8" mono to relay student microphones to computer input for digital recording or Computer Aided Instruction voice input
Digital volume control (increment/decrement buttons)
Split Option on/off switch
Two Switchcraft TA4F (mini XLR) stereo headphone/microphone outputs (one for each student)
Digital AD/DA converters – 16 bit/48 KHz
4.56"L x 4"W x 1.45"H
Call Button for student to communicate with teacher from workstation

Korg’s microLAB is a true plug and play lab that can integrate music technology into a music program anywhere. microLAB technology can leverage any existing computer lab and transform it into a piano lab in minutes. Each Korg microLAB includes the Korg microKEY (either 37-key or 25-key), Koss headphone and choice of curricula to accommodate up to 30 stations and one Instructor.

Korg microLAB Networked
Perfect for labs that are capable of downloading software to computers or using a server, the Networked microLAB utilizes the awardwinning Music Ace curriculum. Music Ace accelerates learning music fundamentals and develops and reinforces essential aspects of learning music through fun lessons, games and other motivational features – all with the help of the Korg microKEY37 for real-time keyboard experience. Your license will accommodate up to 30 stations and up to 250 students per station. Networked or stand-alone options are available; both come complete with academic tools for educators to track students’ progress.

Korg microLAB Networked Plus
Take the Networked microLAB software and double it – two times the lessons plus more flexibility with your teaching schedule, the Networked Plus microLAB includes Music Ace Maestro curriculum with an expanded 48 lessons. Networked Plus is a great option for schools or districts that have more advanced classes and would like to offer multiple levels of music technology. Your license will accommodate up to 30 stations and up to 250 students per station. Networked or stand-alone options are available; both come complete with academic tools for educators to track students’ progress.

Korg microLAB Online
This online platform is perfect for schools and districts that prefer learning software tools to be internet based versus downloaded to a computer or server. Each bundle accommodates up to 400 students and both the instructor and students may access the Music Learning Community website at school or at home for an entire year. Students will enjoy hundreds of learning games, all carefully planned to put them on the path of learning for all facets of music theory, ear training, and rhythmic skills in an exciting, challenging environment. Educators will also have access to a highly-developed assessment back-end tool that will make assessing students’ progress a snap!

Korg microLAB iPad
Specifically designed for schools and districts that have existing iPad labs, the microLAB iPad leverages the iPad to integrate music technology into the classroom. Each lab comes complete with the Korg microKEY25, an Apple Camera Connection Kit and Koss UR10 Headphones to accommodate up to 30 stations. Now students can utilize all the amazing music learning apps like GarageBand available on the iPad alongside the USB powered Korg microKEY25 to create music in any classroom!