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Korg Pa5x Professional Arranger is the new flagship in the KORG Professional Arranger lineup, redefining an arranger keyboard. Completely redesigned with a state-of-the-art sound engine and a streamlined color-driven user interface, Pa5X produces a stunningly rich and unique sonic experience that inspires you to create and perform!
Pa5X comes packed with thousands of inspiring Sounds and hundreds of fresh Styles, all instantly accessible through an inviting workflow. A completely new front panel featuring an assignable Pad Matrix and Mixer section, multicolored LED buttons, and a huge tilt-able touchscreen puts you in control of your music making experience at all times. Pa5X excels both as a live performance instrument and as a powerful creative tool in the studio, allowing you to find your ideal sound no matter where your music takes you.
The Pa5X was designed with elegance and durability in mind, featuring a sturdy aluminum body and genuine wooden side-panels for a luxury appearance. All of the keybeds on Pa5X provide an authentic feel and full control of expression for any playing situation. The 88-key weighted action has a realistic piano-like touch while the 76- and 61-key versions feature lighter touch semi-weighted keys. All the keybeds include aftertouch control for added expressivity.
KORG Professional Arrangers have set the industry standard for powerful musical expression, featuring sound engines that inspire musicians to create and perform. Pa5X introduces the EDS-XP (Enhanced Definition Synthesis – Expanded) sound-engine, which builds upon the technology used in Pa4X with advanced hardware and a powerful new operating system, taking sounds on Pa5X to a new level. The 24 stereo Oscillators and 160 voices of polyphony power thousands of high-quality sounds, covering a wide range of musical instruments and genres. The EDS-XP sound engine also introduces new cutting-edge features such as Round-Robin drum and percussion performance, Smooth Sound Transition, Sound-Controller 3 functionality and much more. This provides an unprecedented level of sonic realism and expression that is only available on Pa5X.
Pa5X’s chord recognition system is the most sophisticated around, featuring an Expert mode that is crafted around the playing styles of the best modern jazz pianists. This chord recognition system can be as simple or advanced as desired, even allowing you to trigger chords with a single finger! With automatic harmonization, a chord sequencer, and a sophisticated chord recognition engine, Pa5X gives you the tools to create rich musical arrangements no matter what the genre of music.
Songs and Styles can be saved into the onboard SongBook, whose database-like entries are easy to synchronize with external score readers on a tablet. You can therefore use a digital music book to control your Pa5X. The songs in the music database can be saved into Set Lists, each one dedicated to a show, to a singer or a style of music, for easy handling of all music resources at once during live performances. When choosing a song from the SongBook, you also immediately get the necessary Sounds, the Style, a Song, the effects and even a chord sequence.
The onboard sounds range from ultra-realistic acoustic instruments, to electric vintage keyboards, to synth classics, with the addition of fantasy sounds and special effects for game, media, video and cinema production. KORG have also included instruments from various ages and world cultures, while also leaving ample room for your own expansions. KORG also included specially selected sounds from KORG's flagship synth workstations: Kronos and Nautilus. A new Drawbar Organ section proudly boasts a realistic control surface that can rely on the physical sliders and buttons on the main panel of Pa5X. New effects that are derived from the legendary KORG CX-3 Combo Organ are also included.
The new Drum Kits were recorded making use of a new technology, based on round robins to increase realism. No two drum hits are equal, resulting in authentic-sounding drum performances.
In addition to the huge amount of included sounds, the onboard sampler will help create new Sounds, Drum Kits and Audio Loops. Record your own sounds or import from standard file formats like AIFF, WAV and SF2. The detailed on-board sample editor allows you to fine tune your samples and even transform an audio loop into a percussive kit.
Sounds on Pa5X are processed by an elaborate chain of professional studio quality effects, with up to 10 Insert FX, 3 Master FX and 1 Finalizer for each of the two Players. The Keyboard Sets can use up to 3 Insert and 3 Master FX. Final mastering effects are applied as the last step on the audio outputs of Pa5X, resulting in a polished sound which is blended and produced. This is a result of KORG’s long term cooperation with Waves Audio®, the world reference in studio mastering effects.
A microphone and a guitar can be connected simultaneously to the separate audio inputs of Pa5X. KORG’s extensive experience in vocal harmonization technology and guitar effects processing is featured, with each of these inputs having dedicated on-board effects. KORG are proud to have teamed with Shift Audio, a company with 30 years of experience in vocal processing technology. The founders of Shift Audio came from an industry leading company specializing in vocal processing products building on their experience to deliver. The latest generation of vocal processing algorithms optimized to run on the latest technology used in the Pa5X. The result is incredible lifelike four-voice harmonies that give you the feeling of a real singing group surrounded by your own music. You will also enjoy the new Auto Pitch feature in the Pa5X delivering performance and sound found in a lot of modern music.
The separate guitar input is completely independent and even has its own gain control. Guitar effects include vintage pedal and amplifier simulators to enhance your guitar sound and performance. There are many predefined guitar-presets of up to 4 insert-effects provided, and it is also easy to create and save user effects presets. These new powerful guitar effects make the live performance of your guitarist much easier, as all the effects and effect-settings are handled by the Pa5X.
One vocal and one guitar-preset can be assigned to each SongBook entry which makes for an easy and fast musical performance.
|Package Contents||Korg Pa5X 61, AC power cable, music stand, and manual|
|Unit Weight||33.3 lb|
|Input Connectors||1/4-inch TRS, XLR Combo|
|Output Connectors||1/4-inch TRS|
|MIDI Connections||In, Out, Thru|
|Analog or Digital||Digital|
|Number of Keys||61|
|Polyphony||160 Voices with 24 Stereo Oscillators|
|Sound Engine||Arranger Workstation Keyboard|
|Power Consumption||100-240 Volts, 50/60 Hz|
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