The Korg Pa5X is the new flagship in the KORG’s Professional Arranger lineup. It has been completely redesigned with a state-of-the-art sound engine and a streamlined color-driven user interface, real-time controllers, songbook, chord recognition system and there’s lots more under the hood.
The Pa5X comes packed with thousands of sounds and hundreds of styles, which are all instantly accessible. An updated front panel from the Pa4X features an assignable Pad Matrix and Mixer section, multicolored LED buttons, and a huge tilt-able touchscreen.
- Premium Quality and Elegant Design
- Modern and Streamlined User Interface
- Stunningly rich sound-engine: EDS-XP
- Real-time controllers
- Advanced Chord Recognition System and Full Library of Chord Sequences
- Smooth Transitions between Sounds, Styles and Songs
- Cutting-edge Dual Crossfading Players
- Creating Styles and Songs
- The SongBook: A Music Library Always With You
- A Complete Sound Library
- Intuitive Mixer Section with Extensive Effects Processing
- Dedicated Microphone and Guitar Inputs with Effects Processing
- MIDI, USB, HDMI, Audio In and Out, Pedal Connectors
- Standard File Formats
- Optional high-quality accessories
Every keybed on the Korg Pa5X offers a genuine feel and complete expressive control for any playing environment. The 88-key version’s weighted action offers a true piano-like feel, whereas the 76- and 61-key models have semi-weighted keys with a lighter feel. For more expressivity, all keybeds have aftertouch control.
At the centre of Pa5X is a large 8” tiltable touch screen that displays a completely redesigned GUI (graphical user interface). This makes all the sounds and features of Pa5X easily accessible to home and studio musicians as well as live performers.
The Pa5X also introduces the EDS-XP (Enhanced Definition Synthesis – Expanded) sound engine, which builds upon the technology used in Pa4X with advanced hardware and a powerful new operating system. There are 24 stereo Oscillators and 160 voices of polyphony covering a wide range of musical instruments and genres.
It also features a fully programmable control section with 9 buttons and 9 sliders. You can assign any function to it, from mixer volume to drawbar settings, from microphone mute to bass inversion to lyrics scroll commands and more.
Pa5x can play two Styles, MIDI files, or MP3 files simultaneously and in any combination, made possible by the dual onboard Players*. These two Players can be mixed with a handy crossfader or can be used to play a song while another one is waiting to start.
There is also a dedicated microphone and a guitar input can be connected simultaneously to the separate audio inputs of Pa5X, along with vocal harmonization technology and guitar effects processing with each of these inputs having dedicated onboard effects.
The Professional Arranger from Korg appears to be their most potent and user-friendly model yet, with a tonne of functions and features We are sure that many artists will be eager to get their hands on these new models when they become available as there is so much more than these new professional arrangers can do these days from years gone by.
More info can be found via the Australian Distributors Website: CMI Music & Audio
The Pa5X range is expected in Australia in August.