Korg Pa3X professional arranger workstation unveiled [NAMM11] 2


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Korg expands its Pa series of arranger workstations with the flagship Pa3X. There’s a huge range of highlights so here’s the lowdown direct from Korg:

  • Enhanced RX (Real eXperience) sound engine offers improved realism and new 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 our 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 aluminium cabinet
  • TouchView™ TFT display; 76-key model features a motorised tilting display
  • Professional graphic interface with new Search facility for quickly locating musical resources
  • 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 our own Intelligent Re-Charge system – ensures fast startup
  • Improved Style and Performance selection, Over 400 factory Styles; each with 4 variations and 4 Fill In + Break, plus 15 user banks for unlimited storage of your favourite customised 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. New Vintage Effects from the acclaimed SV-1 Stage Vintage Piano
  • New TC-Helicon 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.
  • New 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.
  • New 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.

korg pa3x professional arranger workstation

KORG Pa3X Professional Arranger Workstation Specifications

Keyboard:
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™, MaxxBass™, MaxxTreble™, MaxxStereo™, MaxxVolume™)

New Voice Processor Technology by TC-Helicon® with 7 Effects:
Four-part Harmonizer, Double, µMod, 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

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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 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)

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
2×20 Watt (Middle/High Frequency) + 1×40 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 inch

Weight
5.7 kg / 12.57 lbs


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