Korg Nautilus 88 Note Music Workstation

Product #96024 | SKU KOR-NAUTILUS-88 | Korg
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  • 88-Key, RH3 (Weighted Hammer Action)
  • 9 Sound Engines + Updated SGX2 & HD1
  • TouchView Interface and Control Panel
  • Sampling and HD Audio Recording
  • Dynamic Polyphony Allocation


The Korg Nautilus is a professional music workstation with a vast palette of sounds, integrated editing, detailed 7" TouchView display with gesture support, 16-track sequencer, 16-track audio recorder, and extensive sampling capabilities. The Nautilus includes both the Essential and Future sound sets for a total of 2200 programs and combinations. The instrument features nine sound engines, each dedicated to authentically reproducing its instrument type, including detailed pianos, vintage keyboard sounds, tone-wheel organs, ethnic instruments, plucked instruments, analog synthesisers, and more.

The sound architecture offers a two-part split along with a single drum track in a single program, which when combined with the 16-part combination mode, makes for a massive sound and sequencing power house. The Dynamic Polyphony Allocation and Smooth Sound Transition provides uninterrupted playing and sound switching.

The sampling engine allows you to record your own samples from external sources including sampling through effects or loading samples from the media mode. Once your samples are recorded or imported, edit start and stop points, set loop points, truncate, time-slice, and more. Create and edit multi-samples, which consist of one or more samples spread out across the keyboard and quickly convert them into programs. Create massive sounds using the generous internal RAM with up to 6 hours of sample time, and save your work into user sample banks and virtual memory.

The Nautilus is equipped with over 197 different effects types and can use up to 16 simultaneous effects and 32 simultaneous EQs for massive production power. You'll have plenty of hands-on control thanks to the streamlined TouchView interface and control panel with customisable mode buttons. The Nautilus delivers professional sound quality and capabilities in an affordable, streamlined performance synthesiser.


System Nautilus System Version 1.0
Keyboard 88-Key, RH3 (Weighted Hammer Action)
Synthesis Method HD-1 High Definition Synthesiser (PCM) HD-1
AL-1 Analogue Synthesiser (Analogue Modelling) EXi (Expansion Instruments)
CX-3 Tonewheel Organ (Tonewheel Organ Modelling)
STR-1 Plucked String (Physical Modelling)
MS-20EX Component Modelling Technology (Analogue Modelling)
PolysixEX Component Modelling Technology (Analogue Modelling)
MOD-7 Waveshaping VPM Synthesiser (VPM Synthesis)
SGX-2 Premium Piano (Acoustic Piano)
EP-1 MDS Electric Piano (Electric Piano)
Polyphony HD-1: 140 Voices
AL-1: 80 Voices
CX-3: 200 Voices
STR-1: 40 Voices
MS-20EX: 40 Voices
PolysixEX: 180 Voices
MOD-7: 52 Voices
SGX-2: 100 Voices
EP-1: 104 Voices
Preset PCM Memory Preset PCM 314 MB (ROM 1505 Multi-Samples, 1388 Drum-Samples)

Built-In Expansion PCM Libraries
EXs1 ROM Expansion
EXs4 Vintage Keyboards
EXs5 ROM Expansion 2
EXs8 Rock Ambience Drums
EXs9 Jazz Ambience Drums
EXs18 Korg EXs Collections
EXs21 Italian Piano
German Mono Grand
Upright Piano
C3 (Prepared)

PCM RAM Capacity: About 2 GB
Wave Sequences Preload: 187 Wave Sequences
User Memory 598 Wave Sequences
Support for Stereo Multi-Samples, Synchronisation of Individual Notes, and Tempo-Based Settings
Combination Number of Timbres: 16 Maximum
Master Keyboard Functionality: Keyboard and Velocity Splits, Layers, and Crossfades up to 16 Programmes and/or External MIDI Devices
Advanced Vector Synthesis: Control Oscillator Volumes and Synthesis and Effects Parameters via Tempo-Synchronised Vector Envelope
Quick Layer/Split Function
Drum Kits Assignable Stereo/Mono Samples with 8 Velocity Zones per Oscillator (with Crossfade Functions)
Programmes/Drum Kits User Memory Programmes: 2560 (1792 or More Preloaded [896 or More HD-1 + 896 or more EXi])
User Memory Combinations: 1792 (480 or More Preloaded)
User Memory Drum Kits: 264 (78 or More Preloaded) 256 GM Level 2 Preset Programmes + 9 GM Level 2 Drum Preset Programmes
Set List Number of Set Lists/Slots: 128 Set Lists, 128 Slots per Set List
Each Set List Provides a 9-Band Graphic AEQ, and a Tone Adjust Function that Allows Programme Settings to Be Adjusted
Hold Time Setting for Smooth Sound Transition (SST) Supported for Each Slot
Sampling System: Open Sampling System (resampling, In-Track sampling)
RAM: 16-Bit / 48 kHz Stereo/Mono Sampling
Drive: 16 or 24-Bit / 48 kHz
Sampling Time
RAM: Depends on the Amount of Available PCM RAM
Drive: Maximum of 80 Minutes Stereo (879 MB: 16-Bit)
Samples: 16,000 Samples/4000 Multi-Samples (128 Indexes per Multi-Sample) Formats: Korg Format, AKAI S1000/S3000 Data (with Advanced Programme 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/Track AEQ: One 3-Band AEQ for Each Timbre/Track
Effect Types: 197 Different Effects Types (Any Effect Type May be Used for Insert, Master, or Total Effects)
Modulation: Dynamic Modulation and Common LFO
Effects Control Busses: Stereo Side-Chaining for Compressors, Gates, Vocoders, Etc
Effect Presets: 783, Maximum 32 per 1 Effect (Preset User)

Arpeggiator Arpeggiator: One module in Programme Mode, Two Modules in Combination and Sequencer Modes
Arpeggio Pattern: 2048 Presets, 1536 Users (96 Come Preload)
Controllers: On/Off, Latch
Drum Track Preset Patterns: 718 Preset (Common with the Preset Patterns of the MIDI Sequencer)
User Patterns: 1000 Patterns (Patterns Created in SEQUENCER Mode Can be Converted to Drum Track User Patterns
Controllers: Drum On/Off
Trigger Mode/Sync/Zone Settings can Be Specified
Sequencer Step SequenceUser Patterns: 4 Patterns (Drum Track Cannot be Used Simultaneously)
Sequencer/HDR Tracks: 16-Track MIDI Sequencer + 16-Track Hard Disk Recorder + Master TrackNumber of Songs: 200 Songs
Resolution 480 Ticks per 1/4-Note
Tempo: 40.00 to 300.00 (1/100 BPM Resolution)
Maximum Memory: 400,000 MIDI Events (with MIDI Data Only) or 300,000 Audio Events (with Audio Data Only)
MIDI Tracks:16 Tracks Plus the Master Track 718 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 16-Bit / 24-Bit Automation: Volume, Pan, AEQ, and Send 1/2 10,000 Regions (Maximum), Event Anchors, BPM Adjust Other Functions: RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play and Record): 1 Pattern Set per Song
Media 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 ARP
Controller Section: Switches:On/Off, Latch
Drum Controller Section: Switches: On/Off
Display TouchView Graphical User Interface, 7.0" / 177.8 mm TFT, WVGA (800 x 480 Dots), Adjustable Brightness
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 22 kHz ±1.0 dB, 10 Kilohms Load
THD+N 0.01% (20 Hz to 22 kHz ±1.0 dB, 10 Kilohms Load)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 95 dB Typical
Dynamic Range 95 dB Typical
Crosstalk 95 dB, at 1 kHz (Typical)
Audio Outputs Analogue:
Audio Outputs (Main) L/Mono, R
Audio Outputs (Individual) 1-4
1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS Balanced
Output Impedance: 350 Ohms Stereo; 175 Ohms Mono (L/Mono Only)
Nominal Level: +4.0 dBu
Maximum Level: +16.0 dBu
Load Impedance: 600 Ohms or Greater
Master Volume Slider Controls Only Audio Outputs (Main) L/MONO and R

1/4" / 6.35 mm Stereo Phone Jack
Output Impedance: 33 Ohms
Maximum Level: 60+60 mW at 33 Ohms
Master Volume Slider (Link with Audio Outputs Main)

USB Type-B
Format: 24-Bit
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
2 Channels (Digital Output of the Same Signals as Audio Outputs (Main - L/Mono and R)
Audio Inputs Analogue:
Audio Inputs 1,2:
1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS Balanced
Input Impedance: 10 Kilohms
Nominal Level: Line +4 dBu (Analogue Input Gain = Min), -36 dBu (Analogue Input Gain = Max)
Nominal Level: Mic -22 dBu (Analogue Input Gain = Min), -55 dBu (Analogue Input Gain = Max)
Maximum Level: Line +16 dBu (Analogue Input Gain = Min), -24 dBu (Analogue Input Gain = Max)
Maximum Level: Mic -10 dBu (Analogue Input Gain = Min), -43 dBu (Analogue Input Gain = Max)
Source Impedance: 600 Ohms

USB Type-B
Format: 24-Bit
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
2 Channels
Control Inputs Damper (Half Damper Supported)
Assignable Switch
Assignable Pedal
MIDI In, Out, Thru: 3 x 5-Pin DIN
USB USB Type-A: For Connection to QWERTY Keyboards, MIDI Controllers, Ethernet Adapters, and Storage Devices
USB Type-B
MIDI/Audio Interface
MIDI: 1 x (16 Channels) Input / 1 x (16 Channel) Output
Audio: 2 x Channel input / 2 x Channel Output

2 x USB 2.0 High-Speed Ports (Supports 480 Mbps)
Drive 60 GB SSD
Power Power Supply: AC Power Supply Terminal
Power Consumption: 40 W
Dimensions 143.6 x 38.6 x 11.6 cm
Weight 23.1 kg

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  • Korg Nautilus 88 Music Workstation
  • Power Cord


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  • Product: Korg Nautilus 88 Note Music Workstation
  • Manufacturer: Korg
  • Model: KOR-NAUTILUS-88
  • RM Product #: 96024

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