1 (Concert Piano):
2 (Jazz Piano):
Danny Boy/Irish Folk Song
3 (Ballad Piano):
Etude Op.2 No.1/A.Scriabin
4 (E. Piano1):
Jam Session/N. Nishi
5 (E. Piano2):
7 (P. Organ):
Toccata in D Minor/J.S.Bach
8 (E. Organ):
If you perceive any unexpected behavior from your Korg B1/
B1SP Digital Piano, please see if this guide addresses your con-
cern. If not, or if the problem persists, contact your nearest Korg
The Instrument turns off
The B1/B1SP is equipped with an automatic off feature; if the key-
board has not been touched for over 30 minutes, the instrument
will turn itself off. To use the B1/B1SP, press the power button
again to turn it on.
The Sound is interrupted
The instrument sounds in the B1/B1SP are created by recording
individual samples made from the actual instruments, process-
ing them, and combining them to achieve the desired sound.
Depending on the detail and complexity of the sound, one, two,
or even three samples may be combined to create each note. The
number of samples used will affect the overall polyphony of the
B1/B1SP. For example, the E. Piano 1 sound only uses one sample
per note played, so the overall polyphony is 120. Most sounds use
two samples perf note played, so the available polyphony is 60
notes. With complex and detailed sounds like Concert Piano and
Ballad Piano, more samples are required to create an authentic
sound, and the polyphony will top out at 40 notes. Even with only
10 fingers to play notes, the notes being held using the damper
pedal will also consume polyphony. In extreme cases, this could
result in the sound appearing to be interrupted as a sustained
note drops out, etc.
The pitch or tone of the piano sounds incorrect in some key regions
The B1/B1SP's piano sounds replicate the sound of an actual piano
as faithfully as possible. This means that in some regions of the
keyboard, you may sense that the overtones seem stronger, or that
the tone or pitch seems wrong. This reflects the acoustic nature of
the original instrument being sampled, and is not a malfunction.
NH Keyboard: 88 note (A0–C8)
120 notes /60 notes/40 notes
PHONES (Headphone/Line Out), PEDAL
9 W × 2
Oval (10 cm x 5 cm) x 2
DC 12 V
Weight (excluding music stand)
11.8 kg / 26.01 lbs.
21 kg / 46.30 lbs.
Dimensions (W x D x H)
(including projections, but excluding music stand)
1312 × 336 × 117 mm / 51.65 × 13.23 × 4.61"
1312 × 336 × 750 mm / 51.65 × 13.23 × 29.53"
AC adapter (
), Music stand, Damper pedal
AC adapter (
), Music stand, Damper pedal,
Stand (for use with B1SP only) with pedal unit
B1 options (sold separately)
Stand STB1, Pedal unit *PU-2
* PU-2 is connects to the PEDAL connector together with the sup-
plied damper pedal
• Specifications and appearance are subject to change without
notice for improvement.
While holding down the METRONOME button, Press the
POWER button to turn the B1/B1SP on and to enter the Partner
mode. For details, download the "B1 Partner Mode Instruc-
tions" from the following website:
Thank you for purchasing the Korg B1/B1SP Digital Piano.
Using the unit in the following locations can result in a malfunc-
• In direct sunlight
• Locations of extreme temperature or humidity
• Excessively dusty or dirty locations
• Locations of excessive vibration
• Close to magnetic fields
Please connect the designated AC adapter to an AC outlet of the
correct voltage. Do not connect it to an AC outlet of voltage other
than that for which your unit is intended.
Interference with other electrical devices
Radios and televisions placed nearby may experience reception
interference. Operate this unit at a suitable distance from radios
To avoid breakage, do not apply excessive force to the switches or
If the exterior becomes dirty, wipe it with a clean, dry cloth. Do
not use liquid cleaners such as benzene or thinner, or cleaning
compounds or flammable polishes.
Keep this manual
After reading this manual, please keep it for later reference.
Keeping foreign matter out of your equipment
Never set any container with liquid in it near this equipment. If
liquid gets into the equipment, it could cause a breakdown, fire,
or electrical shock.
Be careful not to let metal objects get into the equipment. If
something does slip into the equipment, unplug the AC adapter
from the wall outlet. Then contact your nearest Korg dealer or
the store where the equipment was purchased.
* All product names and company names are the trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.
THE FCC REGULATION WARNING (for USA)
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equip-
ment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or televi-
sion reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
If items such as cables are included with this equipment, you must use
those included items.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void the
user's authority to operate this equipment.
Notice regarding disposal (EU only)
When this "crossed-out wheeled bin" symbol is displayed
on the product, owner's manual, battery, or battery package,
it signifies that when you wish to dispose of this product,
manual, package or battery you must do so in an approved
manner. Do not discard this product, manual, package or
battery along with ordinary household waste. Disposing in
the correct manner will prevent harm to human health and
potential damage to the environment. Since the correct
method of disposal will depend on the applicable laws and regula-
tions in your locality, please contact your local administrative body
for details. If the battery contains heavy metals in excess of the reg-
ulated amount, a chemical symbol is displayed below the "crossed-
out wheeled bin" symbol on the battery or battery package.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CONSUMERS
This product has been manufactured according to strict specifica-
tions and voltage requirements that are applicable in the country in
which it is intended that this product should be used. If you have
purchased this product via the internet, through mail order, and/or
via a telephone sale, you must verify that this product is intended
to be used in the country in which you reside.
WARNING: Use of this product in any country other than that for
which it is intended could be dangerous and could invalidate the
manufacturer's or distributor's warranty.
Please also retain your receipt as proof of purchase otherwise your
product may be disqualified from the manufacturer's or distribu-