Korg Pa4X ORIENTAL 61 Arranger Workstation Keyboard
Korg Pa4X Oriental Professional Arranger is more than a keyboard: it's your backup band, your accompanist and your musical director. Whatever music you're going to play – from Western to Oriental, Arabic, Persian, Turkish – Pa4X Oriental delivers.
Ideal for composing, recording, and combo use, the intuitive Pa4X Oriental really comes to life in the hands of the solo keyboard performer and entertainer, and nowhere else is the flawless operation and superior sound of one keyboard instrument more in the spotlight. To that end, every aspect of Korg's industry-leading Professional Arranger series has been re-examined and improved, resulting in Pa4X Oriental, an instrument without equal. The all-new EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis – Expanded) sound engine delivers unprecedented realism and highly detailed sounds. Korg's exclusive DNC (Defined Nuance Control) provides highly articulate solo instruments. Partnerships with Waves Audio and TC Helicon provide state-of-the-art audio processing and vocal effects. The Oriental version comes with a bonus package including the most effective musical resources available from top-class Middle East libraries.
- Oriental version add Sounds, Drumkits, Styles, Keyboard Sets and Pads from acclaimed Turkish, Persian and Arabic libraries
- 15 easy access custom presets for Quarter Tone scales
- Semi-weighted keys with velocity sensitivity and aftertouch
- Huge 7" capacitive TouchView display with tilting system
- Easy-to-use panel layout and intuitive graphical interface
- EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine
- Massive internal ROM plus up to 1.5 GB of user PCM data
- Over 1,900 sounds (more than 190 Oriental Sound and 60 Oriental DK) including GM and XG sets
- 512 user Sound and 128 user Drumkit locations with full editing features
- Complete sample recording and editing features
- Import audio waveforms in the most common formats including WAV, AIFF and SoundFont
- Over 650 Styles (more than 190 Oriental) with Intros, Endings, Fills, Count-ins and Breaks
- Search function for quickly locating any musical resource
- Keyboard Set Library includes a collection of the best ready-to-play sounds
- Multiple effects processors with 148 effect types
- Waves MAXXAUDIO Mastering Suite: MaxxEQ, MaxxBass, MaxxTreble, MaxxStereo, MaxxVolume
- TC Helicon Vocal Processor: Four-Part Harmonizer, Double, µMod, Reverb, Delay, Filter, HardTune, Pitch Correction plus Compressor, EQ, Gate
- Double MP3/MIDI file players with recording capability, X-Fader and Vocal Remover
- Enhanced compatibility for GM and XG songs
- Fully programmable SongBook database based on Styles, SMF, Karaoke and MP3
- Easy MIDI connection of external controllers through USB HOST ports
- MicroSD card slot (SD cards sold separately) allows for mass storage and data protection
- Optional PaAS speaker bar (sold separately) connects without wires or power supply
- Option to install 2.5" SATA hard disk drive (sold separately) using Korg HDIK-3 installation kit (also sold separately)
Sound quality at its best
Pa4X Oriental relies on Korg's advanced EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine, and comes complete with over 1,500 ready-to-play sounds. This realistic collection offers a vast gathering of classic and contemporary keyboards, band and orchestral instruments, plus electronic and acoustic instruments, taking you from techno to folk. Included is a new multi-layer stereo grand piano with damper and body resonance, plus electric pianos from the acclaimed Korg SV-1 Stage Piano. The digital drawbar organ includes key on/off noises, leakage and rotary speaker emulation. In addition, Pa4X Oriental has been equipped with new wind instruments, strings, basses – even acoustic and electric guitars. Sounds have been painstakingly captured using state-of-the-art methods that allow the finest details to be accurately reproduced.
Defined Nuance Control
Three assignable switches, the four-way joystick and a ribbon strip allow Korg's unique DNC (Defined Nuance Control) to reproduce the subtle nuances and articulations of acoustic instruments, creating ultra-realistic performances rich in expression – all in real time and on demand. Bring any solo or melody to life with the growl of a passionately-played saxophone, the changing embouchure of a trumpet, the breath elements found in a clarinet or harmonica and the added characteristics that give extra authenticity to the pizzicato and arco sounds of a string section. More than 90 authentic drumkits – including Ambient Drums – breathe life into any rhythmic passage; the Drum Family Easy Editing feature offers total control over volume, pitch, EQ and more. An additional 400MB of user memory allows new sounds to be added quickly and easily using Korg, WAV, AIFF and SoundFont formats. Conduct your own sampling session and take advantage of the complete sample recording and editing features found in Pa4X Oriental.
Big, bright and bold, the capacitive TouchView display hosts a graphical interface that is easier than ever to read, even under the most demanding lighting environments. The entire screen can be tilted forward and back to provide the perfect angle for optimum viewing, on stage or off. Searching for that song, Style or file that you were just using? The multi-function search feature can find what you are looking for quickly. Styles and Keyboard Sets can be read directly from a USB drive without the need to load data in the internal memory.
PaAS Speaker System
For those seeking an all-in-one solution, experience the optional PaAS Speaker System (sold separately). This easy-to-use add-on provides spectacular sound for home and rehearsal use or as a personal performance monitor. The bi-amped PaAS sound system contains five loudspeakers in a sleek cabinet that attaches directly to Pa4X Oriental. Best of all, installation takes only seconds: no tools are required, no cables are needed and no power supply is necessary.
Do it with Style
Each Style is a fully realized musical environment dedicated to reproducing a specific musical genre, and Pa4X Oriental is packed with over 650 of them. Play along with these styles that cover song styles from around the world, from the past right up to today. These highly-versatile Styles have been created by Korg's international sound team to provide an extremely musical experience. New Styles have been added and many cherished Styles have been brought up to date with new sounds, enhanced effects and re-balanced mixing. In addition to drums, percussion and bass, each Style can provide up to five additional instrument parts that follow your chord changes and voicings, as well as the tempo. Guitar Mode 2 makes the Style's guitar tracks more authentic than ever before possible. In addition, each Style can be enhanced by using the four Pads. Each Pad can add a one-time or repeating riff, a percussion part, an accent sound or even a sound effect. You can even program your own Pad riffs and phrases. And of course, each Style features an assortment of Intros, Variations, Breaks, Fill-Ins, Endings – even a count-in. You may also create your own brand-new Styles or customize the existing ones. The convenient Chord Sequencer function can quickly record and loop your chord progressions on the fly in Style Play mode; this can be useful not only for practice, but also for freeing up your left hand while performing live. These Chord Sequences can now be also saved as Style and SongBook entries for easy recall.
Korg is known for studio-quality effects, and Pa4X Oriental includes the best of the Korg library. 4 Insert and 3 Master effects can be used for the accompaniment tracks, while 1 Insert and 2 Master effects can be used for the real-time keyboard tracks. Over 140 effect types are available, including reverbs, delays, vintage stomp box simulations, amp and cabinet simulators and more. In addition, each track features an EQ with low, mid and high controls, and a custom track EQ can be memorized in the Song Play mode, allowing your song to sound its best in any environment. The final effects are the result of Korg's longterm cooperation with Waves Audio, the world reference in studio mastering effects. The included Waves MAXX AUDIO suite delivers sound that is louder and clearer, easily adapting the sound to your musical taste or correcting a problematic live scenario.
TC Helicon Voice Processor
Korg's long term cooperation with TC Helicon, the world leader in vocal harmonies, continues in Pa4X Oriental. The TC Helicon Voice Processor ensures that your vocals have the highest possible sound quality: up to 4 realistic harmony voices are available, and all can be controlled using the keyboard or MIDI events. Available vocal effects include Double, µMod, Reverb, Delay, Filter, HardTune, Pitch Correction plus Compressor, EQ, Gate, etc. 3 dedicated knobs and 3 buttons for controlling the most important Voice Processor functions have been added to the top panel and placed within easy reach. The Adaptive Mic setting, another Korg exclusive, monitors the input signal and auto-adjusts parameters such as the Adaptive Gate, EQ, Compression and the De-Esser to make vocals sound smooth and 'studio produced.' Just plug your microphone into the balanced XLR connection (phantom power available) and let Pa4X Oriental do the rest!
Korg's XDS Dual Player & Recorder features a crossfade slider for providing non-stop entertainment; load one as the other plays then crossfade between them, or create a playlist for automatic playback. Two different MP3 or MIDI files can be played simultaneously. MIDI files and even MP3 files can be transposed, sped up or slowed down. There is also a Marker function to allow direct jumps to a given position in the song or to create loops between song sections. The MP3+G format (also known as MP3+Graphics) and other popular lyric formats are supported. This feature allows MP3 files to play with lyrics and graphics that can be displayed on the built-in display or on an external monitor – or both. The Vocal Remover quickly eliminates the vocal track from MP3 songs, ideal for live karaoke! The 16-track recorder allows sophisticated levels of sequencing and editing, and also provides quick and easy song creation using the Backing Sequence and Style functions. Pa4X Oriental can record your entire performance: you can play back a song, play the keyboard, sing along, and everything will be recorded and saved as an MP3 file. You can then play that MP3 file again to add a further keyboard track or voice using the well-known 'sound on sound' technique. Using the note data saved in a MIDI file, Pa4X Oriental can display traditional musical notation with notes and/or chords, together with lyrics and chord abbreviations. This sophisticated Score Viewer can be seen on the internal TouchView screen or displayed on an external video monitor. Chord names can also be seen in English or Italian.
Particularly helpful 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. The SongBook can save and access Styles, MIDI files or MP3s and immediately recall settings such as the song title, genre, artist, tempo, volumes, sounds, muted tracks, FX settings, easy-edit parameters, 4 keyboard sets, 4 pads, TC Helicon presets, master transpose and much, much more. Everything needed to play your song back perfectly is in the SongBook. This incredibly useful performance feature is another Korg exclusive. The Filter feature allows you to search for entries using a combination of different criteria, such as all songs containing 'love' in the title and classified as a 'ballad.' The SongBook includes also a renewed Set List function, with a convenient panel-button association for fast recall to make life easier during live gigs. With the SongBook Editor you can easily view, create and edit your Korg Pa-Series SongBook entries and Set Lists using a Windows-based computer. It can also be synchronized with iOS and Android tablets to become your handy external digital music sheet reader (third-party software required, sold separately).
Connectivity, data storage and updates
In addition to the main left and right outputs, Pa4X Oriental includes two additional assignable outputs. This can be ideal for isolating a part for additional signal processing or feeding an external mixer. A headphone output is conveniently located on the front panel. The microphone input uses an XLR connector and phantom power is available. For inputs, Pa4X Oriental provides a pair of balanced 1/4" inputs (Line 1) and a stereo 1/8" jack (Line 2) for use with smartphones, mobile devices, etc. MIDI in, out and thru connectors are provided, as well as a USB to computer (device) port. The composite RCA video output delivers the score and lyric display (or simply mirrors the internal display) to an external monitor.
You may add an internal 2.5" SATA hard drive (sold separately) to Pa4X Oriental 61 using Korg's optional HDIK-3 installation kit (also sold separately) to ensure that all your data is available for quick access when performing live.
Korg's Kaoss FX gives you creative control over your performance. From subtle morphing between Variations and Drum Kit types, fine mixing between accompaniment Sounds, live reshaping of ongoing rhythms, to the most radical note-crunching effects of DJ heritage, to tape delay and arpeggios, you can add 'liquid mixing' to any Style or MIDI Song with the aid of easy-to-use computer-assisted composition features. Break the boundaries of preset music! KAOSS FX are also available when recording a MIDI or MP3 Song, so that your performance will be preserved.
Style Creator Bot, Chord function, Chords Sequencer
The Style Creator Bot automatically creates a Style from a MIDI Song, while also creating a Chord Sequence from the Song's chords. The Detect Chord function scans the MIDI Song's tracks for chords, then saves them as Chords events to be read in the Lyrics or Score page. This is especially useful to add chord abbreviations to Songs that do not have them or to realign the chord abbreviations after transposing a Song. Chord Sequencer playback and recording has been improved, with a small symbol showing whether a sequence is currently available.
Keyboard Sets, Updated User and Direct Banks
The Split Point can now be saved with each Keyboard Set. This means a different Split Point for each of the Keyboard Sets recalled with a Style or SongBook Entry, allowing for a finer adjustment of the instrument's natural range. User and Direct banks can now be renamed to allow for a more personalized set of custom Styles, Pads and Keyboard Sets. Custom names appear in the Selection windows and make finding items much faster.
MIDI connections can be made through the USB HOST ports (in addition to the USB DEVICE and MIDI ports). This allows for easy connection of controllers like digital pianos or the Korg Nano and Micro series (sold separately) with no need for special adapters.
|Included from Manufacturer||Music Rest
|Piano Cabinet Style||Portable|
|Number of Keys||61|
|Key Action||Semi-weighted with velocity and aftertouch|
|Number of Sounds||Over 1,650|
|Voices of Polyphony||128|
|Song Recorder||Audio & MIDI|
|Storage Type||microSD Card, USB Flash Drive|
|Quarter-Tone Scale Function||Yes|
|Audio Outputs||Audio Outputs: Left/Right, Out 1, Out 2 1/4" balanced
Headphone Output: 1/4" stereo
Video Out: RCA connector
|Audio Inputs||L/R 1/4" Line
XLR Combo Jack w/ Gain Control
1/8" Stereo Input
|Product Weight||32.4 lbs|
|Unique Features||Oriental version adds Sounds, Drumkits, Styles, Keyboard Sets and Pads from Turkish, Persian and Arabic acclaimed libraries
Optional internal hard disc available
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