Korg Pa50SD

Korg Pa50SD
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Number of Keys: 61
Key Weight: Synth
Key Size: Full
Touch Sensitive:


Number of Voices: 660
Polyphony: 62
Sound Generation: PCM
Piano Sounds:
Real World Sounds:
Sounds Editable:

Extra Features



Tablet Connectivity:


Power Supply:


Audio Out:
Audio In:


Sustain Pedal:
Soft Pedal:
Expression Pedal:

Release Info

Year: 2008
RRP: $1149


For years, the PA50 has been the most popular member of the Korg Pa family. Its amazing sound, ease of use, and affordable price point has proved a winning combination. Now, after much demand, the Pa50 has been brought up to date with the Pa50SD. Replacing the old-school floppy drive, the Pa50 instead offers fast and reliable SD data card storage. The use of SD data cards also makes it much more convenient to share and store data on a computer.

As a songwriting station or as a back-up band, you can be sure the Pa50SD’s performance will be truly musical. The Pa50SD combines enhanced sequencing functions, powerful performance features, custom backlit LCD, comprehensive arranging tools and impeccable sound quality.

Excellent Sound and Instant Control

Based on the TRITON synth engine the Pa50SD sound quality is second to none! Included with its 660 editable sound programs is a set of very expressive solo instruments, sampled with a natural vibrato. Four studio-quality effect processors are available and feature 89 different effect types. Four assignable pads, an assignable footswitch, the joystick, sync start, fade in and out, tap tempo, accompaniment reset and other front panel functions are available at your fingertips.

Musical Styles

Each of the 304 editable Styles provides up to eight accompaniment parts – drums, bass, percussion and more – that respond interactively with your playing. Eight parts, four Variations, two Fills, two Intros and two Endings per Style provide all you need to create a natural-sounding performance. In addition to the eight parts that comprise a Style, up to four sounds are available on the keyboard as real-time parts. The Pa50SD can also store 160 user defined Performance settings, each instantly recalling the style, sounds, effects, panning, transposition and other settings assigned to each part.

Extensive Sequencing

In addition to traditional real-time and step-time sequencing, the Pa50SD also features our unique Backing Sequencer, which can capture up to eight tracks of Style accompaniment and up to eight tracks of real time playing in a single pass. The PA50SD is GM and SMF compatible and in performance, nothing beats the revolutionary XDS Dual Sequencer. Lyrics embedded in SMF sequences are shown in the Display.

Rich, Stereo Sound

The Pa50SD features two dual-cone speakers in a reflex cabinet and twin 15 Watt amplifiers.

Keyboard: 61 notes with velocity

System: OPOS – Objective Portable Operating System: Multitasking System, load while playing feature. Upgradeable Operating System. SSD Solid State Disk.

Tone generator: HI synthesis (Hyper Integrated synthesis system) 62 voices, 62 oscillators Filters with resonance.

Waveform Memory: 32 Mbyte PCM ROM (with Stereo Piano Sound).

Effects: 4 stereo digital Multi-Effect systems (90 effect types).

Programs: More than 660 programs (including GM level 2 programs). 32 drum kits. 128 user programs + 64 user drum kits.

Styles: Up to 304 Styles in Solid State Disk (256 preload +48 User). All reconfigurable; 8 accompaniment tracks. All Style Performances are programmable (includes 4 Single Touch Settings for each style).

Styles Controls: 4 Variations 2 Fills 2 Intros 2 Endings Count In/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

General Controls: Master Volume Ensemble Octave Transpose Master Transpose Split Point Style Change Tracks Volume Quarter Tone Function Programmable Slider Joystick Dial

Multi PAD: 4 assignable pads + Stop button.

Performance: 160 real-time Performances + up to 304 Styles Performances

Song Play: XDS* Crossfade Dual Sequencer player – 2 Sequencers with separate Start/Stop, Pause, ‘> FF’ controls. Balance control. Lyrics are displayed on-screen. Jukebox Function. SMF Direct Player (format 0 and 1).

Song /Backing Sequence: Easy record – 16 tracks – SMF format.

Control Inputs: Damper Pedal, Assignable pedal/switch.

MIDI: In, Out, Thru.

Data Storage: SD (Secure Digital) data cards.

Display: Backlit custom LCD.

Options: EXP-2 Foot Controller, XVP-10 Exp/Volume Pedal, PS-1 Footswitch, DS-1H Damper Pedal

Main Amplifier: 2x15 Watt

Speakers: 2 dual cone speakers (in Bass Reflex Box- Auto Loudness control).

Audio Outputs: Left/mono, Right.

Audio Inputs: Left/mono, Right.

Power Consumption: 26 Watts

Dimensions: 41.5” W x 15.47” D x 5.9” H

Weight: 24.8 lbs


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