Korg has been an innovator in the area of music workstations since their inception, with both traditional instruments like the Trinity and Triton, and unique performance/production systems like the i30 and the iS series. Now Korg blends the benefits of each approach into a single great-sounding system, the Korg PA80 Elite Professional Arranger. With a stunning sound inherited from our award-winning Triton, a large variety of highly-musical Styles made by the best musicians in the world, a multi-tasking operating system and a revolutionary sequencer design, this new keyboard will bring the benefits of Korg’s revolutionary songwriting and music production and performance to a whole new generation of musicians.
Proven sound quality
What better place to start than Triton’s acclaimed HI sound generation and effect processing? So you know it delivers stunning sound quality and features a broad selection of great natural and synthetic sounds to inspire you. We added a new class of ultra-realistic solo instruments which include sampled natural vibrato, including Sax, Trumpet, Harmonica, Violin, Flute, and more. Finally, we added a set of Drawbar sounds for a true simulation of the classic organ sound.
All Programs can be edited on-the-fly, using the Easy Program Edit functions, by changing Attack, Decay, Release, LFO, Filter Cutoff and Resonance parameters. Any change will be stored into a Performance, for fast recall of the new Programs.
The PA-80 includes four powerful Master Effect processors, including all of Triton’s studio-level Master Effects for a total of 90 different effects. You can use them for a Song, or split them in two sections, to assign two of them to the realtime tracks, and the remaining two to the Style tracks. You can even route two different external audio sources into the internal Effect Processors to mix them into your Song or live performance. Since each audio input has a different Gain control, you can connect a microphone and a guitar at the same time, each with its own set of effects.
304 styles created by the world’s top musicians
The PA80 Elite boasts eight accompaniment tracks, two more than on our previous keyboards, and we’ve made it really easy to play styles. Each style can recall its own performance set-up, which means you’re ready to play in an instant. If you prefer to create your own style sounds and settings, these can be freely programmed and stored in the internal memory.
Digital amplification and speaker system with auto loudness
The PA80 Elite features a newly designed 2 x 22 Watt amplification/speaker system which includes an Auto Loudness feature for smooth, deep and powerful sound playback.
SMF playback with lyric display direct from disk
Play back Standard MIDI Files directly from disk, take advantage of the lyrics display and use the VIF/A option to output the lyrics to a TV. Great for those karaoke parties!
660 Program Sounds
The sound generation of the PA80 is based on our acclaimed Triton HI system, making it sound exactly like a professional synthesiser. All the classical sounds, and particularly the solo instruments such as saxophone, trumpet, flute, guitar and piano, have an outstanding quality and realism. And you can process these sounds through any of the four powerful master effect processors.
Multitasking operating system
The PA80’s multitasking capability offers huge advantages compared to ordinary single operation systems. Load one style while another is playing, or load a program while listening to a song. New features include disk management functions, a super-fast Program Easy Edit function, User Scales, Track Detune and more pitchbend flexibility. Plus, as new features become available, you can upgrade the system directly from the Korg website on the internet.
Revolutionary crossfading dual sequencer & Backing Sequencer
The PA80 is the first keyboard to offer two totally independent sequencers that can be run together and mixed via a crossfader. While the sequencers are running, you can try different Performances using the four real-time keyboard tracks; the PA80 has 40 tracks that can all play at the same time. Each sequencer has its own separate set of controls and can read two songs at the same time directly from disk. Plus, you also get a separate Backing Sequencer to quickly record your performance and musical ideas using as little or as much of the accompaniment system as you need.
Compatible with Korg i-Series
Owners of ‘i-Series’ keyboards (i3, iS40, i30, etc.) will be happy to know that the PAseries is compatible with style files from these previous models. This is great news for people who want to enjoy all new exciting sounds and features of the PAseries without losing style data previously used in older models.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES NOT STANDARD ON THE PA80
Using the audio inputs it is possible to connect the Vocal Harmony/Guitar Board. This gives you two additional effects processor chains dedicated to these inputs. Add guitar effects or vocal effects (including vocal harmony) to complete your performance needs.
Flash ROM card slot
Expand the range of sounds on the PA80 with the Flash ROM cards. Simply slot in a card and have access to a world of new sounds.
Video output board*
Adding the Video Board allows lyrics from Standard MIDI Files to be displayed on a standard TV.
2 AUX inputs for connection of microphones, guitars and sampling
For a complete entertainment system, connect a microphone into one of the additional inputs and sing along with your performance through the outstanding speaker system. Control over the volume and the ability to add effects gives you maximum flexibilty for balancing the overall sound to suit your requirements. Sampling mode gives you the capability to record mono or stereo sound samples from the inputs. The samples can be edited and played like any other Program sound.
Any 2.5″ ATA compatible hard disk can be added to the PA80 to give you fast access to a huge amount of sound and style data.
* Optional on PA80. Fitted as standard on PA80 Elite. PA80 Elite’s hard drive comes preloaded with 30 additional styles.