The Pa3X, the most realistic, powerful, and easy-to-use arranger workstation ever produced. For years, Korg’s Pa Series has been the most respected, envied, and successful line of interactive arranger workstations on the planet. Once again, Korg has raised the standard of excellence by offering new, richer, and more realistic sounds; creating amazing new features, and offering a fresh – yet elegant – design.
Korg is responsible for the most successful and respected arranger keyboards ever. Used by tens of thousands of music professionals in every country around the world, Korg arrangers have thrilled audiences and delighted players everywhere with the magic combination of unbeatable sound quality and professional features. Korg’s RX (Real eXperience) Technology blends this great Korg history with powerful new technology and ideas from musicians around the world to deliver a new standard in professional arrangers. The result is a musical jewel that packages technological magic into a luxurious design: the Korg Pa3X.
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
*when calculated as 16-bit linear data
Three assignable switches, a four-way joystick, and our unique ribbon strip ensure total control for the many available levels of sound articulation (DNC)
TouchView™ TFT display; 76-key model features a motorized tilting display
Professional graphic interface with new Search facility for quickly locating musical resources
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 favorite customized 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
Adaptive Mic Setting provides a virtual sound engineer to automatically set the best EQ/Compressor/Gate settings for your voice
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.
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For over 20 years, KORG's arranger keyboards have been used by hundreds of thousands of international music professionals. The Pa3X Le honors this rich history with powerful new technology and ideas from musicians around the world. The result is a combination of ultra detailed sound quality and features, with a cool and user-friendly design.
The Pa3X Le has a huge collection of onboard sounds, and provides a generous 192MB of space for either your own samples, or widely available add-ons. With over 410 built-in Styles (and room for 1,200 in total), you can cover almost any musical style imaginable. The Pa3X Le's impressive feature set includes a TC Helicon Vocal Harmonizer, a dual MP3 player & recorder, a powerful Dual Crossfade Sequencer, and much more. Use the video output to display lyrics or score on an external monitor, making it perfect for karaoke or band leading. On stage, the Pa3X Le provides a professional look with a sturdy black aluminium case with wooden side panels.
Slim, powerful and easy to use
The main panel has been optimized to ensure that all controls are ergonomically and intuitively positioned, to facilitate a natural performance. The interface on the large color TouchView display includes newly-detailed icons and objects, and is easier than ever to read. So that musicians of all levels can make great music quickly, there are two interface modes: Easy and Expert.
The Easy mode shows only the most important controls while keeping a clean and straightforward look, useful for beginners or for playing live.
In Expert mode, you have full editing control, and are presented with more options at once. When you do not remember where a file, a song or a style was saved, just use the Search function and let the Pa3X Le find it for you.
Sound quality at its best
Based on KORG's sophisticated sound engine, the Pa3X Le provides over 1,100 outstanding sounds, including a new stereo grand piano (with string and damper resonance) and new electric pianos from the acclaimed KORG SV-1 stage piano. There is also Digital Drawbar organ emulation, which includes leakage and key on/off sounds for a natural performance. Korg's RX (Real eXperience) Technology and the DNC (Defined Nuance Control) allow the player to reproduce subtle nuances and articulations, creating ultra-realistic instrument performances. For example, the joystick and assignable switches can introduce the growl of a passionately-played saxophone, breath elements found in trumpet, clarinet and harmonica, and the added characteristics that give added authenticity to the pizzicato and bowed sounds of a rich string section.
More than 90 authentic drum kits (including Ambient Drums) give life to any rhythmic texture, with a Drum Family Easy Editing feature that gives total control over volume, pitch, EQ, and more. The additional 192MB of user memory means new sounds can be added quickly and easily. The Pa3X Le can load/import Korg, WAV, AIFF, and SoundFont? formats, and can export files in WAV or AIFF formats. You can also create your own sampling session by taking advantage of the complete sample recording and editing features.
Do it with Style
The Pa3X Le comes with over 410 Styles, each one a fully-realized musical environment dedicated to creating a particular musical style. Each Style features 4 Fill Ins + Break patterns, one for each variation. KORG's international sound team has created many new Styles for the Pa3X Le, and many of Korg's revered and well-known Styles have been improved with new sounds and mixing. The Pa3X Le has 1,200 total locations for saving Styles and settings. The Guitar Mode 2 feature has been improved, making the style guitar tracks more authentic than ever. The convenient Chord Sequencer function records your chord progressions on-the-fly in Style Play mode, which is useful not only for practice, but for freeing up a hand while performing live.
KORG is known for studio-quality effects, and the Pa3X Le includes the best of the KORG effects library. Up to 4 Stereo Digital Multi-Effect processors can be used at once. 125 effect types are available, including reverbs, delays, vintage pedal simulations, professional mastering tools, and more. In addition, each track features EQ with Low, Mid and High controls, and a custom track EQ can be memorized in Song Play mode. This will adapt the sound to your personal taste for any MIDI file you play. Need a lighter bass track? Save the right EQ, and the bass will stay light with all the subsequent Songs. A limiter and a final 4 band parametric EQ have been added to the sound output of the Pa3X Le. Everything can be processed by this powerful and musically refined EQ, easily adapting the sound to your musical taste or correcting a problematic live scenario.
TC Helicon? Voice Processor
KORG's long term cooperation with the world leader in vocal harmonies, TC Helicon?, continues in the Pa3X Le. With new features and algorithms, the TC Helicon Voice Processor ensures that your vocals have the highest possible sound quality. Up to 3 realistic voices are available and can be controlled by the keyboard, or by MIDI events. There are 4 other effect blocks available, including Reverb, Delay, EQ and Dynamics. To ensure professional vocal performance, 2 knobs and 3 buttons controlling the most important vocal functions have been added to the top panel within easy reach.
KORG's XDS Dual Sequencer now supports the "MP3+G" (also known as MP3+Graphics) format, in addition to the most popular lyric formats. This feature allows MP3 files to play with lyrics and graphics that can be displayed on both the built-in display and on an external monitor. There is also a Marker Function, allowing direct jumps to a given position in the song. Two different MP3 or MIDI files can be played simultaneously and both MIDI and MP3 files can be transposed, sped up or slowed down. The Vocal Remover allows vocals to be removed from MP3 files using a center-channel cancellation function. The 16-track sequencer allows sophisticated levels of sequencing, and also provides quick and easy song creation using the Backing Sequence function.
The Pa3X Le can record your entire performance: You can play back a song, play the keyboard, and 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 can display clear and plain traditional musical notation with notes or chords, together with lyrics and chord abbreviations. Chord names can also be seen in both English and Italian. For those learning music, we've also added a function to show note names next to each note.
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 use styles, MIDI files or MP3s and immediately recall settings such as song title, genre, artist, tempo, volumes, sounds, muted tracks, FX settings, easy edit, 4 STS*, TC Helicon? presets, master transpose and more. Everything needed to play your song back perfectly is in the SongBook, a useful musical feature that is unique to KORG. With the SongBook Editor you can easily view, create and edit your KORG Pa Series SongBook entries and custom lists using a Windows based computer.
The next chapter in Korg's popular portable arranger series.