Korg Pa700 Oriental Arranger Keyboard
Korg is responsible for the most successful and respected arranger keyboards in the world. Used by countless professional musicians in every country around the world, Korg arrangers have thrilled audiences and delighted players everywhere with the magic combination of unbeatable sound quality and features. Korg blends this great history with powerful technology and ideas from musicians around the world to deliver the standard in arrangers. The result is a musical powerhouse that packages technological magic into a cool and user friendly design: Korg Pa700.
Pa700 Oriental contains all the functionality of the standard Pa700 and adds a mini-keyboard on the left side, which can be used to customize quarter tone scales and quickly access scale presets. In addition to the standard content, Pa700 Oriental also contains sounds and styles that are specific to Middle Eastern music genres. Ouds, bouzuks, kanouns, various percussion instruments and many more sounds are joined by dozens of extra styles that are suitable for traditional and modern music.
Slim, powerful and easy to use
Pa700 is a concept that combines a slim profile with a professional visual motif. But while its size might appear compact, its sound is huge thanks to the power of the onboard high-quality custom-designed amplification system. The 2×25 watt amplifiers drive the 2 loudspeakers in a bass-reflex enclosure to generate a rich, full-bodied listening experience. The main panel has been optimized to ensure that all controls are ergonomically positioned and intuitively located to make every performance feel smooth and natural. 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. 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, keyboard sets and SongBook can be read directly from a USB drive without the need to load data in the internal memory.
Sound quality at its best
Pa700 relies on Korg's advanced EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine and comes complete with over 1,700 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 from techno to folk. Included are two new multi-layer stereo grand pianos 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, Pa700 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 of details to be accurately reproduced.
Three assignable switches and the four-way joystick 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 or the added characteristics that give extra authenticity to the pizzicato and arco sounds of a string section.
106 authentic drum kits — including 'ambient drums' — breathe life into any rhythmic passage, and the Drum Family Easy Editing feature offers total control over volume, pitch, EQ and more. Up to 256MB (compressed PCM User memory) is available, so custom sounds can be added easily. The General MIDI (GM) sound bank provides compatibility with GM files. Pa700 can also load/import Korg, WAV, AIFF and SoundFont formats and export in WAV or AIFF. Sounds can be fully edited and can now use up to 24 oscillators for each note.
Do it with style
Pa700 delivers over 370 styles straight out of the box. Each one is a fully-realized musical environment dedicated to creating a particular musical style. With so many to choose from, Pa700 can provide instant access to a vast and robust range of musical genres. Each Style features 4 Fill Ins + Break patterns, one for each variation. Using the auto fill function they can be automatically recalled as you move among the four variations. Korg's international sound team has created many new styles, and many revered and well-known styles have been improved with new sounds and new mixing. Pa700 has 1,152 locations for you to save your styles and settings. Several new sophisticated parameters which ensure professional and realistic guitar tracks are included in Guitar Mode 2, making the guitar tracks of every style rich and authentic.
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. 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 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.
The latest styles — today!
Thanks to an all-new built-in Standard MIDI File to Style converter, you can quickly and easily have styles from the latest songs! Just obtain a new Standard MIDI File, load it into Pa700 and the built-in converter will easily and quickly turn it into a full Korg style while also creating a chord sequence from the song's chords.
Korg is known for studio-quality effects, and Pa700 includes the best of the Korg library. 2 insert and 2 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. 148 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 allow for easily adapting the sound to your musical taste or correcting a problematic live scenario.
Connect a dynamic microphone and adjust parameters such as the EQ, compressor, gate, reverb and delay to make the vocals sound smooth and studio-produced. The Vocal Remover will even let you remove the voice from MP3 songs so you can sing along with them.
Refine your guitar's pure sound
Guitar effects let you add pedal and studio effects to a guitar connected to the dedicated guitar input on the back of the instrument. Korg selected some of the best guitar effects from the Korg collection to add the sound of all-tube amplifiers, realistic distortion, chorus or delay pedals and the highest quality studio reverbs.
The player supports the MP3+G (also known as MP3+Graphics) format for MP3 files in addition to the most popular lyrics formats. This feature allows backing sequences to play with enriched lyrics and graphics, which can be displayed simultaneously on the on-board TFT display and on an external monitor. There is also a marker function, allowing direct jumps to a given position in the song. The Vocal Remover allows vocals to be removed from MP3 files using a center-channel cancellation tool. The 16-track sequencer allows sophisticated levels of sequencing but also provides quick and easy song creation using the Backing Sequence function.
And because Pa700 is very clever, it can record your entire performance! You can run a song, play the keyboard, sing along and everything will be recorded in MP3 format and stored on an external USB device or in the internal memory. A sophisticated score viewer is also available to display the lead track (or any other track) of a song as clear and plain traditional musical notations with notes or chords, together with lyrics and chord abbreviations. Chord names can also be seen both in English and Italian. For those learning music, Korg also added a function to show note names next to each note.
Particularly useful 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 use styles, MIDI files or MP3s and immediately recall settings such as song title, genre, artist, tempo, volumes, sounds, muted tracks, effects settings, easy edit, 4 Keyboard Sets, master transpose and more. The SongBook includes also a 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 computer. It can also be synchronized with iOS and Android tablets to become your handy external digital music sheet reader (third-party software required). Everything you need to play your song back perfectly is in the SongBook, a useful musical feature that is unique to Korg.
MIDI connection can now also be done through the USB host ports in addition to the USB device and the MIDI ports, allowing for easy connection to various MIDI controllers with no need for special adapters.
|Included from Manufacturer||Power Supply|
|Piano Cabinet Style||Portable|
|Number of Keys||61|
|Key Action||Synth with Touch Response|
|Speaker Power||2 x 25 Watts|
|Speaker Size||(2) Dual Cone Speakers in Bass Reflex Box|
|Half-Damper Support||Yes (With Optional Single Pedal)|
|Number of Sounds||1,700+|
|Voices of Polyphony||128|
|Song Recorder||Audio & MIDI|
|Storage Type||USB Flash Drive, Internal|
|Rhythm Patterns||370+ Styles, freely reconfigurable|
|Quarter-Tone Scale Function||Yes|
|Audio Outputs||1/4" L + R
|Audio Inputs||1/4" L + R|
|Product Weight||21.93 lbs|
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