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    Inspiring New Sounds, Refreshing New Workflow, Entirely New Arranger

    The Korg Pa5X is the new flagship in the KORG Professional Arranger lineup, redefining an arranger keyboard. It replaces the immensely popular Korg PA4X. 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!. The Korg PA5x is the first top of the range keyboard to offer an 88 note fully weighted version

    Pa5X comes packed with thousands of inspiring Sounds and loads of fresh Styles, all instantly accessible through the large, detailed screen . 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.The Korg 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.

    Main Features

    • Premium Quality and Elegant Design

    • Modern and Streamlined User Interface

    • Stunningly rich sound-engine: EDS-XP

    • Real-time controllers

    • Advanced Chord Recognition System and Full Library of Chord Sequences

    • Smooth Transitions between Sounds, Styles and Songs

    • Cutting-edge Dual Crossfading Players /p>

    • Creating Styles and Songs

    • The SongBook: A Music Library Always With You

    • A Complete Sound Library

    • Intuitive Mixer Section with Extensive Effects Processing

    • Dedicated Microphone and Guitar Inputs with Effects Processing

    • MIDI, USB, HDMI, Audio In and Out, Pedal Connectors

    • Standard File Formats

    • Optional high-quality accessories

    In keeping with Korg top of the range Keyboards The Pa5X has Premium Quality and Elegantly Designed cabinet


    The Korg 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 Pa5X - Modern and Streamlined User Interface


    At the center of Pa5X is a large 8"tiltable touch screen that displays a completely redesigned layout. This makes all the sounds and features of Pa5X easily accessible to home and studio musicians as well as live performers. The colors in the display are carefully matched to the ones used in the LED programmable buttons on the control panel. This color driven interface allows you to easily navigate Pa5X, adding color to your music!

    The Korg Pa5X Powerful EDS-XP Sound Engine for Rich and Inspiring Sounds - You really have to try the Pa5X to appreciate how good it sounds and feels

    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. The Korg Pa5X sounds amazing with incredible expression through the keys

    Realtime Controllers on the Korg Pa5X


    Pa5X features a fully programmable control section with 9 buttons and 9 sliders. You can assign any function to it, from mixer volume to drawbar settings, from microphone mute to bass inversion, to lyrics scroll commands and more. The assigned function is shown by an auxiliary strip display so that you always know what you have under your fingertips - even if you are on a different page to the main display.

    Numerous assignable controllers are available for expressive real time playing and Korg's DNC (Defined Nuance Control) which supplies so much of the detail in the sound of musical instruments. Faders, switches, real and virtual matrices of real time controls, the joystick, and the ribbon controller can be assigned to modulate any parameter of the sound. This provides precise control of the most subtle nuances and articulation of the instruments you are playing on the Pa5x.

    The Korg Pa5X has Advanced Chord Recognition System and Full Library of Chord Sequences


    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.

    The Korg Pa5x has Smooth Transitions between Sounds, Styles and Songs - It feels more natural when changing sounds


    The Korg Pa5X adds Smooth Sound Transition (SST) technology, allowing for seamless transitions between Sounds, Styles and Songs without any interruption. When you select a different element, the sound, effects and sequences will continue to play, fading away naturally until you are ready for the next sequence or note to begin, making for an uninterrupted and realistic performance.

    Another new feature is the Cutting-edge Dual Crossfading Players


    Pa5x can play two Styles, MIDI files, or MP3 files simultaneously and in any combination, made possible by the dual onboard Players*. These two Players can be mixed with a handy crossfader, or can be used to play a song while another one is waiting to start. All the while, Pa5X's sound engine delivers the power, effects processing, and polyphony to make these transitions happen seamlessly.

    *KORG's exclusive XDS Crossfade Dual Sequencer/Player

    Lyrics, Chords, Score and Marker can be clearly shown on the large internal display of Pa5X, or even on an external display when connected via the built-in HDMI port. A wide variety of Lyrics formats are supported, and you can even automatically generate a score from a MIDI Song. Markers allow for quick navigation of a song using the Style-Element buttons, allowing you to easily jump back to a passage you wish to repeat while studying, rehearsing, or performing live.

    You can create new styles and songs with the Korg Pa5X


    You can create your own Styles, and record your own MIDI and MP3 Songs. The included editing features allow for detailed editing of each single recorded event. A sophisticated transposition table adapts the sequences to any chord you may play.

    You can record a MIDI Song using a full-featured Sequencer. Even easier, just record what you sing and play (including MP3 Songs) as an MP3 file, and listen to it anywhere you like.

    The SongBook: A Music Library Always With You


    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.

    A Complete Sound Library - Awesome sounds from Korg


    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.

    The curated selection of acoustic and electric pianos, which includes sounds from Korg's celebrated SV-2 Stage Vintage Piano, is particularly suitable for the hammer action 88 key version. Korg have also included specially selected sounds from their flagship synth workstations: Kronos and Nautilus.

    The Pa5X has a new Drawbar Organ section which proudly boasts 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 Pa5X Drawbar organs sound immense

    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. The Korg Pa5X drum patterns sound fabulous and totally natural.

    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.

    Intuitive Mixer Section with Extensive Effects Processing


    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 AudioŽ,the world reference in studio mastering effects. This is something that we noticed as soon as we plugged into monitor speakers, Everything is full fat and rich in tone.

    Dedicated Microphone and Guitar Inputs with Effects Processing


    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. Guitar player would also benefit from the Korg Pa5x's ability to show chords and easily pre-program chord patterns. As I sit and write this I can hear a Fender Strat through the Pa5X and the effects are stunning.

    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 Korg Pa5X.

    One vocal and one guitar-preset can be assigned to each SongBook entry which makes for an easy and fast musical performance.

    MIDI, USB, HDMI, Audio In and Out, Pedal Connectors


    The Korg Pa5X offers a plethora of audio, control and storage connections. You can use MIDI and USB for controllers or storage devices, HDMI for an external display, the XLR, jack and minijack audio connectors for other keyboards, condenser and dynamic microphones, guitars and bass guitars, smartphones and tablets, or to connect your instrument to powered speakers or PA systems via the balanced outs. Four separate line outs are available to handle sounds separately.

    Three pedal inputs allow for connecting your preferred damper pedal (with half-pedal support), footswitch, volume and expression pedals. You can use the ones you already own, or choose from our range of optional accessories.

    Korg Pa5XStandard File Formats


    The use of standard file formats, such as MIDI or MP3 for songs, WAV, AIFF and SF2 for samples, opens up a world of possibilities when exchanging files. The MIDI and USB ports allow Pa5X to connect with any external storage device, personal computer, smartphone, tablet or external controller. The HDMI connector is compatible with many modern monitors and club video circuits, allowing Pa5X to serve as the center of your studio or stage setup!

    Optional High-Quality Accessories

    The optional modern and stylish ST-SV1-BK stand keeps Pa5X sturdy while performing on stage and thanks to an elegant design, it can also function as a stylish piece of furniture when setup in your home.

    Pa5X is compatible with the KORG PaAS Amplification System, a speaker system which has been specifically designed to easily connect directly to Pa5X without cables. This allows you to listen with the best audio quality, even at the lowest volume levels for rehearsing at night. Simply put it in place and play!

    Korg Pa5X Specifications

    Keyboard

    Pa5X 61: 61 keys (C2 - C7) Semi-weighted keys with Aftertouch

    Pa5X 76: 76 keys (E1 - G7) Semi-weighted keys with Aftertouch

    Pa5X 88: 88 keys (A0 - C8) Hammer action with Aftertouch

    Case

    Aluminum case with wooden side panels

    Operating System

    Upgradable Operating System

    Sound Generator

    EDS-XP (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-Expanded)

    Multimode filters with resonance, 3-band EQ for each track

    Polyphony

    160 Voices, 160 Oscillators

    Effects

    Keyboard Tracks:3 Insert Effect; 3 Master Effects

    Style/Song:10 Insert Effects; 3 Master Effects

    Master EQ and Finalizer for Songs and Styles

    Final Mastering Effects:Waves | MaxxAudio Suite

    Mic Processor Technology by Shift Audio

    Mic Setup: Compressor, EQ, Gate

    Four-part Harmonizer, Doubler, Filter, Modulation, Delay, Reverb, AutoPitch

    Guitar Processor

    Guitar rack (4 effect-slots) with stompbox and amp simulation

    Sounds / Drum Kits

    Factory: More than 2,200 Factory Sounds

    Five multilayer Stereo Acoustic Pianos with Damper/Body Resonance, GM/XG Sound Sets, more than 130 Drum Kits including Ambient Drums and Round Robin-based Drum Kits

    User Area: 768 Sounds, 384 Drum Kits

    Digital Drawbars: 9 Footages, Percussion, Key On/Off, Leakage, Vibrato/Chorus, Rotary Speaker with Amp Simulator

    Natural Ambience Drum Sounds, Round Robin features

    Defined Nuance Control (DNC) Technology

    Quick and Full Sound Editing, Drum Family and Full Drum Kit Editing

    Sampling

    User PCM Sample memory: 4 GB of data, equivalent to 8 GB linear when compressed

    Loads KORG, WAV, AIFF and SoundFont formats

    Saves KORG, WAV and AIFF formats

    Full Edit, Time Slice, Sampling features

    Keyboard Sets

    Factory: More than 500 Factory Keyboard Sets, freely programmable

    Combines four Keyboard Sounds, plus Effects and settings

    Library accessible from front-panel buttons

    "My Setting" special Keyboard Set

    Players

    Patented XDS Crossfade Dual Player with X-Fader Balance control

    Crossfading between Songs and/or Styles

    Styles

    Factory: More than 600 Factory Styles, freely programmable

    Eight Style Tracks, 4 Keyboard Sets and 4 Pads per Style; Programmable Sounds, Effects and Style parameters

    Guitar Mode 2, Parallel and Fixed NTT (Note Transposition Table)

    Style Record and Event Edit

    Style Elements: 3 Intros, 4 Variations, 4 Fills, 1 Break, 3 Endings

    Style Controls: Play/Stop, Synchro Start, Synchro Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Auto Fill, Memory, Bass Inversion, Manual Bass, Bass & Lower Backing, Drum & Bass, Individual Style Tracks Mute, Style to Keyboard Set Set

    Chord Sequencer

    Factory: More than 200 Chord Sequences

    Chord Sequence Recorder/Player

    Chord Sequences can be saved to Style and SongBook Entries

    Songs

    Patented XDS Crossfade Dual Player with X-Fader Balance control

    Supported formats: MID, KAR, MP3 + Lyrics, MP3+G

    Lyrics, Score, and Chord data can be displayed on screen, or on external video monitor

    Markers with Add, Delete, Edit, Loop and AutoScroll functions

    Jukebox function

    Full-featured, 16-track Sequencer, Song Edit

    MP3 Player / Recorder

    Double MP3 Player and MP3 Recorder

    Records MP3 files, including Styles, MIDI Songs, MP3 Songs, Keyboard Sounds, Pads, Matrix, Microphone, Guitar, Effects

    Transpose (+6/-5 semitones), Tempo Change (30%)

    Vocal Remover

    SongBook

    Fully programmable music database based on Styles, MIDI Songs (MID and KAR files), MP3 Songs with Artist and Genre tags

    Filtering and sorting options

    User definable Set Lists

    Pads

    Factory: More than 400 Pads

    Four Assignable Pads + Stop Buttons

    Pad Record function

    Control Section

    9 Assignable Sliders, 9 Assignable Buttons, Strip Display; 4 Preset + 1 User settings

    Matrix Section

    16 Matrix Pads, 4 Preset buttons

    Style/Song Controls

    Play/Stop, Go To Start, Style Select, Song Select, Xfader, Tempo +/-, Tempo Lock, Tap Tempo/Reset, Synchro Start, Synchro Stop, Fade In/Out, Chord Scan (Lower, Upper), Chord Sequence, Memory, AutoFill

    General Controls

    Master Volume, Octave Transpose, Master Transpose, Dial, Up/+, Down/-, Joystick (Pitch + Modulation), Ribbon, 3 Assignable Switches, Search, Shift, Keyboard Sounds On/Off, Split, Ensemble, Rec/Edit, Menu, Exit

    Scale Controls

    On-screen Quarter Tone and Arabic Scale, memorized in the Keyboard Sets; Presets assignable to any button or footswitch

    Control Inputs

    Damper Pedal; supports half-pedaling with the optional KORG DS-1H pedal

    2 Assignable Pedal/Footswitch

    Audio Inputs

    Mic: Mono with Gain control and Phantom Power (Combo XLR, balanced)

    Guitar: Mono with Gain control (1/4" jack, unbalanced)

    Line 1: Left/Right (1/4" jacks, balanced)

    Line 2: Stereo (1/8" mini-jack, unbalanced)

    Audio Outputs

    Line: Main Left/Right, Separate Outs 1/2/3/4 (1/4" jacks, balanced)

    Headphones (1/4" jack)

    Video Output

    HDMI connector

    MIDI

    IN, OUT, THRU standard MIDI connectors

    USB to MIDI, through the USB Device port

    16 User-definable MIDI Presets

    USB

    Type A (Host 3.0, for storage devices and controllers): 1 front, 2 rear

    Type B (Device 2.0, for personal computers and tablets): 1 rear

    Storage

    Internal Drive: 1 GB

    Micro SD Card (not included): Rear-panel slot with plastic cover

    USB Flash Drive (not included): Can be connected to the USB Host ports

    Display

    8" Wide capacitive color TouchView TFT display, 800 x 600 resolution

    Clock

    Internal System Clock

    Power Consumption

    100-240 Volts, 50/60 Hz

    < 0.2 Watt in standby / 20 Watt normal / 45 Watt with PaAS installed

    Dimensions (W x D x H) (without music stand, display fully lowered)

    Pa5X-88: 1,262.0 x 396.4 x 146.0 mm / 49.68" x 15.60" x 5.74"

    Pa5X-76: 1,233.1 x 374.3 x 126.8 mm / 48.54" x 14.73" x 4.99"

    Pa5X-61: 1,021.1 x 374.3 x 126.8 mm / 40.20" x 14.73" x 4.99"

    PaAS (optional): 980 x 180 x 140 mm / 38.58" x 7.08" x 5.51"

    Weight

    Pa5X-88: 20.1 kg / 44.31 lbs

    Pa5X-76: 17.4 kg / 38.36 lbs

    Pa5X-61: 15.1 kg / 33.29 lbs

    PaAS (optional): 5.70 kg / 12.56 lbs

    Accessories

    AC Power Cable, Music Stand, Quick Guide manual

    Options

    PaAS Amplification System

    ST-SV1-BK Keyboard Stand

    EXP-2 Foot Controller

    XVP-20 Expression/Volume Pedal

    DS-1H Damper Pedal (supports half-pedaling)

    PS-1 Pedal Switch

    PS-3 Pedal Switch

    VOX V860 Volume Pedal

    * Appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

    ** All product, company,and standard names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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