Korg are making some pretty good instruments at the moment.
Great quality sounds have never been a problem because of their history with
synths and workstations. Korgs pro arranger keyboards are successful all over
the world. The ryhthms are a cut above the rest with specialists in each genre
of music working together to produces instruments that sound brilliant. The
PA588 looks like it will be a runaway success. Piano playing is very popular
and more players are getting into rhytmns and different sounds Korg are
offering a real alternative to the Yamaha dominated Piano with Rhythm market.
Its affordable with a pedigree of rich sounds we at A&C Hamilton expect it
to go really well
ONCE IN A WHILE A NEW INSTRUMENT COMES ALONG THAT REPRESENTS EXCEPTIONAL
VALUE FOR MONEY. The new Korg PA588 is outstanding, offering expression and
quality of tone not matched by instruments at twice the price. Its portable
and sounds great through its own speakers.
High quality speakers
Two 10 cm speakers are built-in; simply switch on the PA588 and youre ready to
play. The speakers feature a bass reflex system design that powerfully
reproduces the rich piano sounds.
captures multiple Style instruments in a single pass The Korg PA588 contains a
16-track 55,000 note multi-track sequencer. In addition to the conventional way
of recording in which you manually record each part one by one, you can also
use the Backing Sequencer function to record each instrument of a
style-generated accompaniment in real-time, in a single pass. This lets you
create a song very quickly by using your favorite styles. You can also simply
step in the chords and create an entire arrangement without playing a single
note. During playback, the XDS dual sequencer can play one sequence file as you
load another. Using the DJ-style crossfader, you can seamlessly crossfade
between them for non-stop entertainment.
for realistic guitar performance The PA588 provides a Guitar mode that
automatically converts your playing into the voicing harmony and chord data
distinctive of a guitar. When creating a user style, simply select a chord and
specify a capo position, and then use the keyboard to enter the distinctive
playing patterns that are typical of a guitar, such as picking and strumming.
"RX technology" reproduces subtle nuances such as the sound of your
finger sliding on the string as you change chords and the characteristic fret
noises of a guitar, bringing your performances a heightened sense of realism
when you play and record using guitar sounds.
Enjoy new levels of expression and performance
with a phenomenal new velocity-switched stereo piano sound, matched to the
exceptional RH3 keyboard.
New Piano PCM features stereo velocity-switched sample data to reproduce
every expressive performance nuance over the entire dynamic range, with a
generous 60-note polyphony (max.).
All new RH3 keyboard features graded hammer action and provides excellent
playability, including quick, repeated strikes.
Real Weighted Hammer Action 3 keyboard
provides the playing feel of a grand piano Korgs proprietary Real Weighted
Hammer Action 3 (RH3) keyboard was developed from exhaustive research into
grand piano action, and is designed to allow expressively natural performance.
The hammer weight is varied across four stages from low to high registers,
replicating the way in which a grand pianos action is heavier in the low notes
and lighter as you play upward.
Intuitive interface for smooth operation
The PA588 features a large TouchView display that you operate simply by
touching it. If youre a beginner or performing live, you can use "Easy
Mode" for a simplified display with easy visibility and smooth operation.
Regardless of the screen youre in or the sound youre playing, you can always
use the "Play Piano" button to instantly change to the main Piano
sound and start playing.
provide sophisticated backing patterns to accompany your piano playing The
PA588 contains more than 320 fully detailed and complete "styles,"
created by professional artists from around the world. Each style is a complete
musical environment, providing variations, introductions, fills, breaks,
endings and variations. The Style engine follows your timing, chord changes and
voice leading to create a powerful musical performance automatically, with no
pre-programming required. You can choose styles from a wide range such as jazz,
latin, country, pop, rock, techno, and more, and use intros, endings, fill-ins
and variations to add variety to the accompaniment, making your performance a
Main features Korg PA588
- - Serious piano sound and pro-quality arranger features in a stylish body .
- - World-class multilayer stereo acoustic piano accurately sampled from a
Concert Grand (including String Resonance and Damper pedal noise), 880 other
built-in sounds and 56 Drumkits.
- - TouchView display lets you operate the PA588 simply by touching the
screen. Switch from “Expert” to Easy” mode for a simplified
display and larger, easier to select icons.
- - "Play Piano" feature brings you back to the joy of playing
piano at the touch of a button.
- - 88-note Real Weighted Hammer Action 3 (RH3) keyboard provides grand
piano-like playing feel.
- - More than 320 sophisticated "styles" created by top-level
arrangers from around the world.
- - Backing Sequencer captures each Style instrument to a separate track in a
single pass, so its easy to record your piano performance backed by a lavish
- - Crossfade between songs during playback using the XDS double sequencer,
just like a DJ.
- - "Guitar Mode" assigns the pitches of the guitar strings to the
keyboard, allowing you to produce realistic picking and strumming patterns.
- - High quality bass-reflex speakers produce sound with superb presence and
clarity. The PA588 is ready to deliver stunning performances as soon as you
switch it on. -
- A keyboard stand, moutable damper pedal, and a music rack are included.
An entertainment piano with top-quality sounds and a stylish body
The PA588 provides piano sounds that have been lavishly sampled at multiple
velocity levels from one of the worlds best grand pianos, keeping nuance and
definition while adding the ornamentation of the hammer noise and the
sympathetic string resonance of the damper pedal action. Even delicate
pianissimo notes will richly convey the music expression of the performer. The
damper pedal that is so indispensable for serious piano performance also
supports half-pedaling (will be available only in the Grand Piano RX), allowing
you to express all the nuances of your performance.Using the same EDS (Enhanced
Definition Synthesis) found in the Korg M3 Music Workstation, the PA588
delivers more than 880 additional, realistic pro-quality sounds. These sounds
include a wide variety of expressive instruments including sax, strings, bass,
and much more, giving you a vast range of performance possibilities.
Professional sounds, stunning backing patterns, a stylish design, the
combination of these elements allows your performance to express the rich depth
and tonal detail of a grand piano that play with a band — recreating the
true Korg "Real eXperience".
KORG PA588 – DIGITAL PIANO -
AVAILABLE SUMMER 2008
The PA588 - an 88-key, piano action instrument thats packed with enjoyment.
Perform using the rich piano sound, while enjoying the accompaniment of a
professional backup band. Enhance your piano performance with a fully-realized
and musical arrangement. For the musician, composer, performer and entertainer,
the interactive PA588 is the perfect musical partner. Our RX (Real eXperience)
technology delivers a sound unprecedented in a digital piano.
A full range of enjoyable functions
- - STS (Single Touch Settings) function: This switches the sound of each
keyboard track at a single touch. You can save up to four of your favorite
sounds for each style. For example you can use this to easily switch between
sounds for melody A, melody B, and the break etc. for each different song while
you play. The PA588 also lets you store the sound of each keyboard track as a
"performance" in one of 256 internal memories. You can also have a
suitable "style" be selected automatically when you recall a
- - SongBook: MIDI and Style data can be organized by genre, title, and
artist name. For example you can use the Song Book to quickly search for the
desired song data by artist name, and then recall with a single touch the midi
file or style, STS, effects and all settings specified for that song. This is
not only a great convenience during live performance, but also lets you use the
PA588 for composition or arranging as a piano with a powerful musical data base
- - Effects to enrich your sound: The PA588s professional-quality sounds are
further enhanced by a wide selection of effects; everything from delay and
reverb up to exciter, parametric EQ, amp modeling and more.
- - Audio IN/OUT jacks: The audio OUT jacks let you play the PA588s sounds
through external speakers, and the audio IN jacks lets you play sound from a CD
player or other audio source through the PA588s speakers along with the
instruments own sounds.
- - MIDI connectors: MIDI connectors are provided, allowing you to use this
communication standard to transfer performance data between musical instruments
- - USB connector: The USB connector allows single-cable connection to your
computer for backing-up your performance data or for transmitting/receiving
- - Data storage: You can save your data on an SD card or MultiMedia card
- - Headphone jack: The headphone jack allows you to perform without
producing sound from the speakers.
- Keyboard: 88-note Real Weighted Hammer Action 3 (RH3) keyboard.
> - Sound generating system: Stereo multisampling - RX (Real eXperience)
> - Polyphony: 80 voices, 80 oscillators.
> - Effects: 4 master effects, 124 algorithms, final semi-parametric 3-band
> - Sounds-Drum kits: 882 preset sounds (including 256 sounds compatible
with the GM2 sound map) + 56 drum kits (including 9 drum kits compatible with
the GM2 sound map), 128 user sounds + 64 drum kits.
> - Real-Time tracks: 4 keyboard tracks (Upper1/2/3, Lower), 4 pad tracks,
256 realtime performances.
> - Styles: More than 320 preloaded (maximum 512), up to 64 user. Each style
can contain up to 8 tracks, 4 single-touch settings, 4 pad settings and 1 style
> - Song Play: Up to 40 tracks of playback (including Real Time tracks), XDS
crossfade dual sequencer player, lyrics (supported most common formats), marker
handling, jukebox function, SMF direct play (formats 0 and 1).
> - Sequencer: 16 multi-timbre tracks, maximum 55,000 note capacity,
standard MIDI file format (0 or 1), full editing feature, backing sequencer
(quick record) function, step backing sequencer function, step edit
> - Song Book function: store, recall, and search both Styles and standard
MIDI file plus all performance settings.
> - Control inputs: Damper pedal, Assignable Pedal/Footswitch.
> - Outputs: L/MONO, R, Headphones.
> - Inputs: L/MONO, R.
> - MIDI: IN, OUT.
> - USB: 1 Device connection (1.1 Full Speed).
> - Data storage: SD card and MultiMedia card (MMC) support.
> - Display: 320 x 240 pixel, TouchView graphical touch screen
> - Amplifier: 2 x 15 W.
> - Speakers: 10 cm x 2 double-cone speakers in bass reflex system.
> - Power supply - Power consumption: DC12V, 15W
> - Dimensions: 1,437 (W) x 431 (D) x 161 (H) mm, 56.6’’ (W) x
17’’ (D) x 6.3’’ (H) (instrument only; without music
> - Weight: 25kg, 51.5lbs (to be confirmed)
> - Included items: AC cable, music stand, keyboard stand, damper pedal
(supporting half-pedaling), Accessory CD-ROM.
-EXP2: Expression-Volume Pedal
> -XVP10: Professional Expression-Volume Pedal
> -PS-1: Footswitch