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    Korg Pa3X Arranger Workstation Keyboard
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    Korg Pa3X Arranger Workstation Keyboard Product Description

    The Korg Pa Series has a flagship: the Pa3X, the most realistic, powerful, and easy-to-use arranger workstation ever produced. For years, Korg's Pa Series has been the most respected, envied, and successful line of interactive arranger workstations on the planet. Once again, Korg has raised the standard of excellence by offering richer, and more realistic sounds; creating amazing features, and offering a fresh - yet elegant - design. Meet the Pa3X. Listen and believe.

    Pa3X Korg is responsible for the most successful and respected arranger keyboards ever. Used by tens of thousands of music professionals in every country around the world, Korg arrangers have thrilled audiences and delighted players everywhere with the magic combination of unbeatable sound quality and professional features. Korg's RX (Real eXperience) Technology blends this great Korg history with powerful technology and ideas from musicians around the world to deliver a standard in professional arrangers. The result is a musical jewel that packages technological magic into a luxurious design: the Korg Pa3X.

    Two to Choose From

    First is the compact and lightweight 61-key model. Also available is the 76-key version, offering a semi-weighted action and a motorized tilting display. Both keyboards feel great, and both models feature naturally responsive key-on / key-off velocity sensitivity and aftertouch crafted with the most demanding keyboardist in mind.

    First Appearances

    The elegant aluminum cabinet and inspiring user interface was conceived to make a strong visual statement by a renowned team of talented industrial designers from Europe. The main panel has been redesigned and optimized to ensure that sliders and knobs are ergonomically and intuitively well positioned to enhance any performance.

    The graphical user interface is now even easier to read and has been renewed with more detailed icons and objects thanks to the TFT graphical color touch screen. The screen has been enriched with side tabs for quick access to the most important functions. The Search feature quickly locates anything needed during live performance. The 76-key model of the Pa3X also features a motorized tilting display.

    PaAS quick-connect monitor An optional super high-fidelity speaker/amplification bar has been specifically designed to connect directly to the keyboard. Useful for both home use and on-stage monitoring, the PaAS uses Korg's "Easy Connect" system: no additional support, no cables, no power supply needed to deliver crisp, clean full range sound.

    Sound Quality At Its Best

    Based on Korg's sophisticated EDS (Extended Definition Synthesis) Engine, the Pa3X provides truly outstanding sounds. The RX (Real eXperience) Technology and the DNC (Defined Nuance Control) system refine an already powerful sound engine, allowing the performer to accurately and expressively introduce the most subtle nuances and sound articulation. Assignable switches and a ribbon strip have been added to the joystick control; the result is deeper control and even richer expression.

    Many demanding professional sampling sessions with some of the finest musicians in the music industry have resulted in more detailed natural sounds than ever before. More than 1,100 sounds, including a stereo grand piano (with string resonance and damper realism) and electric pianos from the acclaimed KORG SV-1 stage piano; wind instruments, basses and stunning guitars; plus digital drawbars with leakage and key on/off noises provide the perfect sound foundation for any harmonic and melodic need.

    More than 100 drumkits, including Real Ambience Drumkits, give life to any rhythmic texture and sound truly authentic due to the Drums Family Easy Editing, which gives total control over volume, pitch, EQ, ambience, and more.

    The vast 256 MB memory (PCM User memory) can be expanded to a massive 512 MB (when calculated as 16-bit linear data), with the optional EXB-M256 memory expansion board, so custom sounds can easily be added. Another first is the Self-Refresh Memory Backup battery for all factory and user PCM data, making start-up of the Pa3X much, much faster. An intelligent re-charging system ensures the battery is always charged.

    The internal Sampler is now equipped with a Sound Compression tool (no loss, 1:2 ratio). The Pa3X can also Load/Import Korg, WAV, AIFF, and Akai samples and export in WAV or AIFF. Sounds can be fully edited, and can now use up to 24 oscillators for each note.

    The General MIDI (GM) sound bank has been improved for better compatibility with GM files.

    Korg's Finest Effects

    The use of premium effects can not only add polish and class to your overall sound; they can also make your music tracks sound more interesting. Korg is famous for its outstanding studio quality effects, and the Pa3X includes the best of the Korg effects library. Up to 8 Stereo Digital Multi Effect processors can be used at once. Over 140 effect types are available, running from the standard reverbs and delays through to the more unusual effects such as vocoding, as well as the vintage effects from the acclaimed SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano

    Waves Audio suite Some effects are suitable for single instruments while others add the final coloring, space and texture to the overall piece. For the latter, the Pa3X includes effects from an industry leader: Waves Audio. The Pa3X includes the powerful MaxxAudio(tm) suite, which has been described as "the next generation of audio processing tools". These onboard effects, which include MaxxBass(tm), MaxxVolume(tm), MaxxEQ(tm), MaxxTreble(tm) and MaxxStereo(tm), provide unparalleled performance, delivering sound that is louder, clearer, fuller, and more polished.

    TC-Helicon(r) Voice Processor Korg's long term cooperation with the world leader in vocal harmonies, TC-Helicon, continues in the Pa3X with the Voice Processor, recognized as the state of the art in vocal and harmony processing. With features and algorithms, including even better pitch correction, the TC-Helicon Voice Processor ensures your vocals have the highest possible sound quality. Up to 4 realistic voices plus 2 doubled harmonies are available and can be controlled by the keyboard, MIDI and even MP3 input. Thanks to the Audio Chord Detection function, chords can be automatically extracted from an audio file and sent to the Vocal Processor. Other 5 effect blocks are available, including Reverb, Delay, uMod and special FX such as Megaphone and Hardtune.

    Adaptive Mic Setting is a special feature that puts RX technology to work immediately after connecting the microphone to the XLR/Combo balanced input. This amazing feature monitors the input signal and auto adjusts parameters such as the Adaptive Gate, EQ, Compression and the De-Esser to make the vocals sound smooth and "studio produced." Adaptive Mic Setting is unique to Korg in the world of Arrangers.

    To ensure professional vocal performance, 3 knobs and 3 buttons controlling the most important vocal functions have been added to the top panel within easy reach.

    Do it with Style

    The Pa3X delivers over 400 Styles, straight out of the box. Each one is a fully-realized musical environment dedicated to creating a particular musical style. With so many to choose from the Pa3X can provide instant access to a vast and robust range of musical genres. Each Style features 4 Fill In + Break patterns, one for each variation. Using the Auto Fill function they can be automatically recalled as you move between the four variations. Their international sound team had created many Styles; and many of their revered and well-known Styles have been improved with sounds and effects. The Pa3X holds 1,200 locations for you to save your Styles and your own settings.

    Several sophisticated parameters which ensure professional and realistic guitar tracks have been added with Guitar Mode 2, making the guitar tracks of every Style rich and authentic.

    A function called Chord Sequencer records your chord progressions on-the-fly allowing the user to immediately play along with their own chord sequence.

    Player/Sequencer

    The famous Korg XDS Crossfade Dual Sequencer Player now supports, in addition to the main music formats, the "+G" format for both MP3 and MIDI files which can be played together. This feature allows backing sequences to play with enriched lyrics and graphics which can be displayed simultaneously on the onboard TFT display and on an external monitor (with the VIF4 option installed). There is also a Marker Function, allowing direct jumps to a given position in the song. A sophisticated Score Viewer is also available.

    Two different MP3 or MIDI files can be played simultaneously and both MIDI and MP3 files can be transposed, accelerated or slowed down. Powerful technology drives the all Advanced Vocal Remover, allowing vocals to be removed from MP3 files with unparalleled accuracy. More advanced than a simple center-channel cancellation tool, the Advanced Vocal Remover keeps the original stereo image of the song while removing just the main vocals.

    The enhanced 16 track sequencer allows the most sophisticated levels of sequencing, but also provides quick and easy song creation using the Backing Sequence function. And because the Pa3X is very clever, it can record your entire performance. You can run a song, play the keyboard, sing along and everything will be recorded in MP3 format and stored on an external USB device or in the internal Hard Disk (76 version only; optional for the 61 key version).

    The SongBook

    Particularly useful for live use, the SongBook is a fully programmable and easily searchable Music Database. Each entry contains all the settings required to play a particular song. A single entry can recall a Style, a MIDI file or an MP3, along with all the other performance parameters needed for perfect song playback.

    There is more, much more, but to know more, you need to explore the Pa3X in depth. The Pa3X is the most evocative, powerful, easy-to-use complete Arranger ever produced.

    Listen and believe.

    Features

    - Enhanced RX (Real eXperience) sound engine offers improved realism and vivid sound, including pianos borrowed from the acclaimed Korg SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano, plus Ambience Drums
    - Massive internal ROM - plus up to 256 MB of user PCM data (equivalent to 512 MB*) -provides an extraordinarily powerful wave memory, delivering the best sound quality possible
    - Three assignable switches, a four-way joystick, and the unique ribbon strip ensure total control for the many available levels of sound articulation (DNC)
    - Choose either 61 keys or 76 semi-weighted keys; both with velocity and aftertouch
    - Elegantly designed and reliable aluminum cabinet
    - TouchView(tm) TFT display; 76-key model features a motorized tilting display
    - Professional graphic interface with Search facility for quickly locating musical resources
    - PaAS High-fidelity, optional amplification/speaker bar with Korg's own Easy Connect system (no support, cables, or additional power supply needed)
    - Self-refreshing PCM Data memory backup - supported by their own Intelligent Re-Charge system - ensures fast startup
    - Improved Style and Performance selection, Over 400 factory Styles; each with 4 variations and 4 Fill Ins + Break, plus 15 user banks for unlimited storage of your favorite customized or user created Styles and settings
    - Enhanced Guitar Mode 2 for even more realistic guitar parts
    - Chord Sequencer function records any chord progression on-the-fly
    - Up to 8 stereo effects at once, including flexible Master and Insert routing for Styles and songs. Vintage Effects from the acclaimed SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano TC-Helicon (r) Vocal Processor (VoiceLive2 derived) with dedicated professional effects
    - Adaptive Mic Setting provides a virtual sound engineer to automatically set the best EQ/Compressor/Gate settings for your voice
    - Professional Final Mastering tools from "Waves Audio" plugins "MaxxAudio" suite.
    - Double MP3/MIDI files player and recorder with Advanced Vocal Remover.
    - Enhanced compatibility with Lyrics in graphical format (+G) for MIDI files and MP3 files.
    - Audio Chord Detection function that automatically extracts chords to send to the Vocal Processor from MP3 files.
    - Enhanced sound compatibility for GM songs.
    - Multi-language extended character set. Lyrics can be showed in their original languages (except the Oriental and the Arabic Languages**).
    - *when calculated as 16-bit linear data ** check for the available languages

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    Korg Pa3X Arranger Workstation Keyboard Technical Description

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

    System:
    - 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

    Effects:
    - Up to 8 Stereo Digital Multi-Effects block system
    - 140 Effects types plus VOCODER
    - Final Mastering Effects by WAVES
    - (MaxxEQ(tm), MaxxBass(tm), MaxxTreble(tm), MaxxStereo(tm), MaxxVolume(tm))
    - Voice Processor Technology by TC-Helicon(r) with 7 Effects:
    - Four-part Harmonizer, Double, uMod, 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

    Styles:
    - 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)

    Markers

    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

    Sequencer
    Quick Record (Backing Sequence)

    Multitrack and Step Record functions - Full-featured sequencer

    16 tracks; Up to 200,000 events

    SMF native format

    SongBook
    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

    Compatibility
    "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

    MIDI
    In, Out, Thru; standard Midi connectors

    USB to Midi using the USB Device port

    Individual track assignment

    8 user definable MIDI Setups

    USB
    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

    Display
    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

    Clock
    Internal System Clock

    Consumption
    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" without music stand (61);

    1192 x 366 x 145 mm / 49.93 x 14.41 x 5.71" without music stand and with the display fully lowered (76)

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

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

    Options
    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)

    System

    3 Channel Amplification System

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

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

    Cabinet
    Aluminum case with Bass Reflex System

    Connectivity: 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"

    Weight:
    - Pa3X 76 keys: 17.5 kg / 38.58 lbs
    - Pa3X 61 keys: 14.7 kg / 32.4 lbs

    * Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement.

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    Shipping Weights and Dimensions
    61-Key
    Shipping Weight: 45 lbs
    Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 20 x 11 in
    76-Key
    Shipping Weight: 53 lbs
    Shipping Dimensions: 52 x 20 x 11 in

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