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      Current Model

      Korg PA3X-76 Pro Pre-Owned
      This instrument is discontinued


      Korg PA3X 76 Pre-Owned

      The appearance of the Korg PA3x is smart. The buttons are laid out in neat functional rows. The sliders are exactly right, easy to manipulate with a long draw for precise control. The screen stays the same size as previous models although is quicker to react.. The right hand cheek of the keyboard is millimetres in width, the left hand side accommodates the joystick and is just right. There is no space wasted but everything has a button and its laid out very well.

      This is going to be a working keyboard for many musicians so build quality is important. The Korg PA3x is extremely solid, it has a metal case that doesn`t flex and you feel confident that its well up to the job for a gigging musician. Its physical dimensions are really comfortable for carrying and manipulating.

      Comparisons to the Tyros4 are difficult because it feels that the Korg PA3x has been developed for its own sake rather than to compete and I think this is good. Although Korg sell far fewer keyboards than Yamaha in this country, abroad and particularly the Mediterranean it`s a completely different story.

      The voicing of the PA3x is a combination of tried and tested voices with brand new super responsive voices. The strings are world beaters and the Pianos are much improved . It was difficult to judge if the voices were better than Tyros because it was a noisy room the 2 were not side by side.

      The styles have been improved over the PA2X models and because Korg work in such a different way to Yamaha they feel completely different, they have more of a live feel. You`ll find yourself liking Yamaha`s styles or Korg`s styles.

      Ease of use on keyboards is very important, if its easy youll use it if its not you wont. It`s the old video recorder scenario. Yamahas Music finder is massively better than Korg. One touch settings are personal taste. The Korg has a huge array of pre programmed registrations. I could spend all day doing comparisons and I think the simple point is that Korg have listened, caught up, but again they`ve done it their own way.

      The PA3x records in MP3 format or midi format, it has the TC helicon voice processor, it can load and create sample data with plenty of on-board memory, these new features are easy to use and included in the price.

      The feature that did it for me above everything else is so simple and so useful it make`s me want to buy the Korg. Its a looper , it has its own buttons . Its like the ethereal rhythms on the Yamaha, cats eyes in the middle of the road, ground breaking but simple. I play guitar and piano to a medium standard and I love boogie and blues. I can sit for hours playing 12 bar blues on either and here I can practice both.

      Top end keyboards are all brilliant and developments become harder and harder to make. Quality ease of use and new technologies all play their part. So when we get to look at a new product were just a little sceptical of how much better it can be. The Korg PA3x updates it`s predecessor in every way, it gives retailers something to shout about. We can say to all of our customers ` You have to try the New Korg PA3x it`s fantastic`.

      KORG Pa3X 76 Professional Arranger Workstation Specifications

      61-key with velocity and aftertouch
      76 semi-weighted keys with velocity and aftertouch

      OPOS (Objective Portable Operating System)
      RX (Real eXperience)
      DNC (Defined Nuance Control)
      Natural Ambience Drums Sound Technology
      Multitasking, Load while play feature
      Upgradable Operating System
      Self-Refresh Battery for PCM data

      Tone Generator
      KORG EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis) sound generator:
      120 Voices, 120 Oscillators
      Filters with Resonance
      Three band EQ for each track

      Up to 8 Stereo Digital Multi-Effects block system
      140 Effects types plus VOCODER
      Final Mastering Effects by WAVES
      (MaxxEQ, MaxxBass, MaxxTreble, MaxxStereo, MaxxVolume)

      New Voice Processor Technology by TC-Helicon with 7 Effects:
      Four-part Harmonizer, Double, Mod, Reverb, Delay, Filter, HardTune, Pitch Correction plus Compressor, EQ, Gate (Adaptive Mic Setting on the Mic input)

      Sounds / Drumkits
      More than 1100, including Stereo Piano and GM Level 1 & 2 compatible sounds; more than 90 Drum Kits

      User area: 512 Sounds, 128 Drum Kits
      Defined Nuance Control (DNC) Technology

      Real Drum Ambience

      Digital Drawbars: 9 Footages

      Realtime controls: Assignable Sliders
      Full editing of Sounds and Drum Kits

      Sampling: Record, Edit, Time Slice, Compression Tool, Load/Import of Korg, Wav, AIFF and Akai files; Export of Wav and AIFF files

      PCM RAM Memory: 128 MB standard (equivalent to 256 MB linear data), expandable up to 256 MB (equivalent to 512MB linear data) with the optional EXB-M256 memory expansion board

      More than 400 preloaded Styles, freely reconfigurable
      1200 available Style locations including the Favorite banks
      Eight Style tracks, 4 Single Touch Settings, 4 Pads and one Style Performance per Style
      Guitar Track 2 mode, Parallel and Fixed NTT
      Compatible with old "i-Series" and Pa series Style format
      Style Record with Step Record, Track and Event Edit functions
      Style controls: 3 Intros, 4 Variations, 4 Fills, Break, 3 Endings, Synchro Start/Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Fade In/Out, Bass Inversion, Auto Fill, Manual Bass, Tempo Lock, Memory, Accompaniment/Real Time Track Balance Volume, Accompaniment Mute, Drum Mapping, Snare & Kick Designation, Single Touch

      Chord Sequencer
      Realtime Style Chord Sequencer Recorder

      Performance / STS
      512 Realtime Performance locations

      STS: Memorize Realtime tracks and Voice Processor settings, up to 4 x 1200 Styles, up to 4 x SongBook entries

      Realtime tracks
      Four Keyboard tracks (Upper 1, 2, 3, Lower) with dedicated on/off and sound select buttons

      Song Play
      Patented XDS Crossfade Dual Sequencer Player (Supported formats: MID, MID+G, KAR, MP3 + lyrics, MP3+G)
      2 Players with separate Select, Start/Stop, Home, Rewind and Fast Forward controls
      X-Fader Balance control
      Lyrics, Score, and Chord data can be displayed on screen,
      or on external video monitor (with VIF4 option installed)
      Jukebox function

      Mp3 Player / Recorder
      Double Mp3 Player and Mp3 Recorder
      Two Mp3 files can be played simultaneously in Song Play Mode
      Real Time Transpose (+6/-5 semitones)
      Tempo change (30%)
      Advanced Vocal Remover Record MP3 files including Styles, SMF, Real Time Tracks, Pads, Microphone and Effects
      Audio Chord detection for Vocal Harmony

      Quick Record (Backing Sequence)
      Multitrack and Step Record functions - Full-featured sequencer
      16 tracks; Up to 200,000 events
      SMF native format

      Fully programmable music database, based on Styles, SMF, Karaoke, MP3 with automatic selection of Style Play and Song Play modes
      User-definable custom lists
      Filtering and Ordering options


      "i-Series" models: Styles

      Pa series: Style, Performance, Program/Sound, Song, SongBook, Pad

      Multi Pad
      4 Assignable Pads + Stop Button - Pad Record function

      Help System
      Hypertextual, Contextual, Multilingual

      General Controls
      Master Volume, Real Time-Acc/Seq Balance Volume, Ensemble, Octave Transpose, Master Transpose, Style Change, Quarter Tone and Arabic Scale memorized inside Performance/STS - Realtime controllers: Joystick (pitch + modulation), Ribbon Control, 8 Assignable Sliders, MP3 Volume, Mic Volume, Mic Harmony/Double Vol., Mic Reverb/Delay Vol., 3 Assignable Switches, Tempo +/-, Dial, Up/+, Down/- - Search Function

      Control Inputs
      Damper Pedal (support half-pedaling with optional DS-1H pedal), Assignable Pedal/Switch, EC-5 (Programmable Multi-Switches)

      Analog Outputs
      Unbalanced/Balanced Jack Left/Mono, Right/Mono, Out 1, Out 2,
      Headphones (in the front panel)

      Digital Outputs
      S/P DIF (48 kHz - coaxial), mirroring the Main Stereo Outputs

      Line Inputs
      2 Unbalanced/Balanced Jack Left/Mono, Right/Mono

      Microphone Input
      Combo XLR balanced with Gain control (15 to 50 dB) and switchable Phantom Power

      In, Out, Thru; standard Midi connectors
      USB to Midi using the USB Device port
      Individual track assignment
      8 user definable MIDI Setups

      2 USB Host Front/Rear (2.0 Hi Speed) and 1 USB Device Rear (1.1 Full Speed) connections

      Hard Disk / Mass Storage
      Standard 4 GB memory USB
      Optional 2.5" SATA Hard Disk Driver (61-key)
      Standard internal 2.5" SATA Hard Disk Drive (76-key)

      DVD-CD Player / Floppy Disk
      Optional using standard USB DVD/CD/FD Drives connected via USB Host ports

      Pa3X 61: Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels - TFT Color TouchView Graphic Touch Screen;
      Pa3X 76: Motorized Tilt Display - Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels - TFT Color TouchView Graphic Touch Screen

      Internal System Clock

      30 Watt - 50 Watt when connected with Amplification Bar (PaAS)

      Dimensions (W x D x H)
      980 x 366 x 145 mm / 38.58 x 14.41 x 5.71 inch without music stand (61);
      1192 x 366 x 145 mm / 49.93 x 14.41 x 5.71 inch without music stand and with the display fully lowered (76)

      14.7 kg / 32.4 lbs (61); 17.5 kg / 38.58lbs (76)

      Manual, AC Power Cable, Music Stand, CD-ROM

      PaAS Amplification System
      EXB-M256 - 256 MB RAM Expansion Board
      VIF4 - Video Interface Board
      EXP-2 - Expression/Volume Pedal
      XVP-10 - Professional Expression/Volume Pedal
      EC5 - Assignable Multi-Switch Controller
      DS-1H - Damper Pedal
      PS-1 - Switch Pedal
      Hard Disk Kit Installation Kit (61 only)

      * Helicon is a registered trademark of TC-Helicon Vocal Technologies Ltd.
      * MaxxAudio, MaxxEQ, MaxxBass, MaxxTreble, MaxxStereo, MaxxVolume are trademarks of Waves Audio Ltd.
      * Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement.

      Pa AS - Pa Amplification System for Pa3X (76 and 61 keys)

      3 Channel Amplification System

      2x20 Watt (Middle/High Frequency) + 1x40 Watt (Sub Woofer)

      5 Speakers: 2 Middle range (80 mm) + 2 Tweeters + Dual Coil Subwoofer (130 mm).

      Aluminum case with Bass Reflex System

      Extremely Simple Connection. Power and the audio signal from the Pa3X are via a special connector that is automatically attached to the keyboard. No Cable, No Power supply needs to be attached to the Pa3X

      Dimensions (W x D x H)
      992 x 173 x 137 mm / 39.06 x 6.81x 5.39 inch

      5.7 kg / 12.57 lbs

      * Appearance and specifications of these products are subject to change without notice.

      As an owner of the PA3x and also a member of staff I can see that it is easy to underestimate the benefits of the PA3x versus the lower priced models such as the PA3x LE and the PA900 , remember there is always a significant benefit to going for the top of the range or flagship model , sometimes these benefits are not always obvious, its easy to see the physical differences when it comes to physical sliders (76), sturdy metallic case and motorised tilted screen, but more than that the difference is in the sound, and put simply the same sounds with the same names just sound better, yes the lower priced models do sound similar but there is a fundamental difference in quality, in guitar terms you could liken it to a fender Mexican versus a USA fender , its a bigger fuller tone and thats what you pay for at the end of the day - quality !

      Established in 1983 A&C Hamilton Musical Instruments maintains a healthy balance of traditional business values with a keen sense for new business ideas. Getting new customers and keeping existing customers are equally important to us. As the internet has changed all our lives we continue to grow from strength to strength applying the tried and trusted methods of traditional retail sales to this new world of internet sales and store sales. The world is a smaller place but we are all still individuals within it. It is so much more fun selling to some one you can have a chat with, either email phone or in the shop than just sending boxes via couriers. Our company has a solid financial basis to trade and all premises are owned in full by the directors.

      Our Music Shop is on the outskirts of Preston with forecourt parking for 8 cars. Our closest town is Blackpool and nearby is Lytham St Annes. Blackburn and Southport are close by. Lancaster, Morecambe, Wigan, Burnley, Ormskirk, Bolton, Leigh, Accrington are also near me. Manchester Liverpool and Cumbria are around an hour away.

      Our Address is : A&C Hamilton Musical Instruments 946-950 Blackpool Road Lea Preston Lancashire PR2 1XN

      A&C Hamilton is registered in England and Wales 4931075. Registered office: 946-950 Blackpool Road, Lea, Preston, PR2 1XN. A&C Hamilton acts as a credit broker and only offers credit products from Secure Trust Bank PLC trading as V12 Retail Finance. A&C Hamilton Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our registration number is 713396. Credit provided subject to age and status.

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