The new Korg Pa1X and Korg Pa1X Pro are the most complete tools for the musical professional ever conceived. Intuitive, powerful, interactive with the most stunning sound you will hear from an Arranger keyboard.
Korg’s history in Acc (Arranger) keyboards started with legendary i3, a landmark in musical instruments, and then developed through many generations of successful arrangers until the most popular professional Arranger keyboard ever – the Korg Pa80. But we are musicians ourselves and knew we could do even better, so we aimed for the most powerful and easy to use musical arranger we could imagine. For this we used RX Technology. It underlies every sound, every function and every feature of the Korg Pa1X. The result is a masterpiece. So please: Listen and Believe.
RX Technology helped in Korg’s search for the best vocal sound and processing possible. Korg know that an audience wants to hear a great voice to go with great music. Looking for the best, Korg forged links with another world class audio technology company, T.C. Electronics, to combine our audio vision with their successful vocal technologies already used in the musical and sound recording worlds.
The Korg Pa1X includes as standard the world acclaimed TC-Helicon Voice Processor featuring EQ and professional quality effects (reverb, chorus, etc.), designed and shaped specifically for vocals. These effects, combined with a dedicated high quality mic preamp, ensure your vocals have the highest quality sound possible.
The TC-Helicon Voice Processor also features voice doubling and 4 voice harmonizer. Simply connect your microphone and start to play: along with the fantastic Korg sounds you have also the world’s most respected and recognised processing for your voice – the TC-Helicon Voice Processor.
For more power and specific applications, you can add Pitch Correction and Voice Modeling upgrade options to the TC-Helicon Voice Processor. More details of these upgrade options can be found at www.korgpa.com
Easy to use
With all the technological power packed inside, it was vital that we also made the Korg Pa1X easy to understand and easy to use. But even more, Korg wanted the whole way you use the Korg Pa1X to be an intuitive, musical, fast, foolproof experience.
The new graphical user interface uses an amazing new Graphical Colour Touch Screen to help you work in a faster, easier, logical and intuitive way. The most respected professional synthesisers in the world – the Korg Trinity and Triton – pioneered the use of TouchScreen technology. Naturally, Korg based our new user interface on the feedback from some of the most successful musicians in the world and provide an advanced Graphical Colour Touch Screen.
All the power of the new Pa1X can be controlled with just one finger. Think, Point, Touch – RX Technology at work.
The controls are laid out sensibly; there is no need to search for what you need.
Switches and sliders are assignable so your live performances work the way you want them to. For one song, the sliders can be organ drawbars, for another volume controls for each part of a backing style. Nothing stands between you and your professional performance.
Trying to make something work? Check out the Contextual Help System that is standard on board! More RX Technology at your service.
Keyboard: 61 synth-action keys with Velocity and Aftertouch
System: KORG RX (Real eXperience) Technology and OPOS (Objective Portable Operating System) – Multitasking, Load-While-Play feature. SSD (Solid State Disk)-resident Upgradable Operating System.
Sound Data: Tone Generator: Advanced HI Synthesis – 62 Voices,
62 Oscillators – Filters with Resonance
Multitimbral Parts: Internal: 40 channels
Midi: 16 channels
ROM Sounds: 828 (incl. Stereo Piano and GM2 sounds) + 48 Drum Kits
RAM Sounds: 256 Sounds – 64 Drum Kits
Digital Drawbars: 8 Footages – Realtime control using the 8 Assignable Sliders
Sound Edit: On-board full editing for Sounds and Drum Kits
Sampling: Record, Edit, Time Slice (compatible with Korg, Wav, Aiff and AKAI)
RAM Memory: 16 MB Standard – up to 32 MB with Optional 16MB SIMM modules
ROM Expansion: 2 slots available – up to 32 MB
Effects: 4 Stereo Master (89 effects plus Vocoder)
Voice Processor: Voice Technology by TC Helicon: Four part harmonizer, reverb, Delay, Compressor, EQ. (Options: Pitch Correction and Voice Modeling.)
Real Time Tracks: 4 Keyboard tracks (Upper 1/2/3, Lower) – 4 Pads
Performances: 320 Realtime Performance Locations
STS (Single Touch Settings):: Memorize Realtime tracks and Voice Processor settings, 4 per Style/ or SongBook entry
Style Data: Flash ROM Styles: Up to 608 locations –
Preloaded Styles: 450;
User Styles: 96 (user area, but all styles are re-writable)
Style Tracks: 8 plus 1 Performance per style
Style Record: Step Record, Track & Event Edit functions
Direct from Disk: 96 Styles Direct Disk and 288 Styles Direct Hard Disk
Compatibility: i-series and Pa80/60 series styles
STS: 4 (Real time tracks + Acc. tracks) all programmable per style
Style Grooves: Using the internal PCM RAM memory
Style Controls: 4 Variations, 2 Fills, 2 Intros, 2 Endings, Intro 3/Count In, Fill 3/Break, Synchro Start/Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Fade In/Out, Bass Inversion, Manual Bass, Tempo Lock, Memory, Accompaniment Volume, Accompaniment Mute, Drum Mapping, Snare & Kick Designation, Single Touch
Song Play: Patented XDS Crossfade Dual Sequencer player;
2 Sequencers with separate Select, Start/Stop, Pause,
<< (Rewind) and >> (Fast Forward) controls – Balance control
Lyrics data: Can be displayed on-screen, or on an external video monitor (requires optional VIF3 interface board)
Jukebox function: SMF Direct Player (formats 0 and 1) – Reads Audio CDs and MP3 files (both with option installed)
Sequencer: XDS Dual sequencer; separate controls for each Sequencer + Balance Slider
Tracks: 16 + 16
Sequencer Edit: Record & Edit functions
Backing Sequence: Quick record, Multi-track Record – Step Record
Lyrics/Chords: On-Screen (compatible with most popular formats)
Event Memory: approximately 200,000
MP3 Player: Single MP3 Player/Recorder (optional with
EXBP – MP3 board)
CD Audio Player: KORG CDRW-1 drive (optional – rewritable starting
from O.S.. 2.0)
SongBook: Fully Programmable musical database based on Styles, SMF, Karaoke and Mp3 files (with optional player), with automatic selection of Style Play and Song Play modes, user definable custom lists and filtering options
Arabic Scale: Programmable
Help: Hypertextual, contextual help system – Multilingual starting from O.S. 1.5
Multi Pad: 4 Assignable Pads + Stop button
Internal SSD: 16 MB for O.S and all Resources
Floppy Disk: 3.5 2DD/2HD – Ms-Dos compatible
User Interface: Display: 320 x 240 Graphical Color Touch Screen Display
Data storage: 2DD-2HD Floppy Disk Drive (MS-DOS compatible);
2.5″ ATA Hard Disk Drive; Optional CD-RW
General controls: Master Volume, Ensemble, Octave Transpose, Master Transpose, Split Point, Style Change, Tracks Volume, Quarter Tone and Arabic Scale memorized inside Performance/STS
Realtime controllers: Joystick (pitch + modulation), Assignable Sliders, Assignable Switches, Pads, Dial
MIDI: IN1 – OUT1 – IN2 – OUT2
(OUT 1/2 programmable as Thru)
USB: Connector: Type B – Format: Slave (ver. USB 1.1)
Analog Outputs: 4 Analog (Left/Right/Out1/Out2) ¼” unbalanced
Digital Output: S/PDIF coaxial (mirroring Main Stereo Outputs)
Analog Inputs: 2 Line In, 1 Mic Balanced input (w/separate gain control)
Headphone: 1 (Front ¼” stereo jack)
Pedals: 1 Damper; 1 Assignable Footswitch/Pedal; EC 5 connector
Power Supply: Universal 100 ~ 240V AC power supply, 35W power consumption
Dimensions: 1123mm (W) x 428mm (D) x 189mm (H)
44.21” (W) x 16.85” (D) x 7.44” (H)
Weight: 48.5 lbs / 22 kg
Accessories: User’s Manual, AC Power Cable, Music Stand, CDRW installation kit
Hard Disk: optional
CDRW-1: rewritable CD (CD burning supported from O.S. 2.0)
EXBP-MP3: Mp3 encoder/decoder (supported from O.S. 1.5)
SUG-TC1: TC Helicon Pitch Correction and Voice Modeling (supported from O.S.1.5)
PaX-EXB01: Concert Grand Piano Expansion Board
VIF 3: Video Interface Board (PAL or NTSC formats)
EXP-2: Expression/Volume Pedal
XVP-10: Professional Expression/Volume Pedal
EC5: Assignable Multi-Switch Controller
DS-1H: Damper Pedal
PS-1: Switch Pedal
Sound System: Amplification: Bi-amp 2 x 35 W (Woofer) + 2 x 12 W (Tweeter);Loudness; Fixed Eq
Speakers: 4 Speakers (13 cm Woofer + Dome Tweeter) 2 way;
Bass Reflex Box enclosure
Specifications subject to change without notice