The Korg Pa2X Pro 76 Key Arranger Keyboard is the ultimate Arranger keyboard for the professional musician!!
Pa2X Pro History
Korg is responsible for the most successful and respected Arranger keyboards in music. 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.
RX Technology is what makes the magic work. First used in the Pa1X Arranger series, RX Technology is the guiding philosophy behind the Pa2X Pro. RX – Real eXperience - guided all our design and sound decisions. When the Pa2X Pro performs, we want the audience and performers to Listen - and Believe.
Following on from the industry standard Pa80 and industry leading Pa1X, the next generation of Arranger from Korg – the Pa2X Pro - required we understand the needs of the modern musical professional whilst respecting the technology chosen by so many musicians worldwide. After countless interviews from musicians in dozens of countries, we knew what we needed to do to develop the complete professional Arranger keyboard – the new Pa2X Pro!
Easy to use
With all the technological power packed inside, it was vital that we also made the Pa2X Pro easy to understand - and easy to use. But even more, we wanted the whole way you use the Pa2X Pro to be an intuitive, musical, fast, foolproof experience. Our graphical user interface uses an amazing Graphical Colour Touch Screen so you simply think, point and click for easy and intuitive use – RX Technology at work for you! The screen of the Pa2X Pro is a motorized tilting display and with the capability to select the right viewing angle, and one of the 7 different background colors in the Graphical User Interface, you can be sure the display can be read in all lighting and performing conditions, a truly professional feature.
Of course, having power, feeling and ease of use mean nothing without great sound and the stunning high quality sound performance of the Pa2X Pro will impress any audience. The Pa2X Pro delivers sound that makes it seem like you have the coolest band available on stage – all working under your control.
Korg sound quality is universally recognized as superior, and relied on by musicians everywhere. For the Pa2X Pro, we redesigned what was already one of the most powerful synth sound engines available to give you an even richer, more detailed, sophisticated natural sound than ever before with musical instruments from almost every genre exploding with depth, nuance, subtlety, accuracy and richness. We even used several sounds from OASYS (the most powerful synthesizer ever made) helping the Pa2X Pro set a new standard for arranger keyboards. The sound memory of the Pa2X Pro has been largely increased to achieve the best sound quality possible boasting all new multi level samples of the instruments you know and love. Many of these also include also various levels of articulation so the polyphony has been also expanded to 120 notes to cover even busy passages.
There are more than 950 ROM sounds, including a new amazing multilayer stereo Acoustic Piano accurately sampled from a Concert Grand (and including String and Damper Pedal resonance!), plus 63 drum kits. In addition, the RAM area contains up to 256 user sounds and 64 drum kits and of course, there is full on board sound editing.
But great sound is more than instruments. For many years, Korg has produced outstanding studio quality effects that are simply breathtaking. The Pa2X Pro has 4 Stereo Master Effects processors with 125 of these effects from the standards such as Reverb, Delay and Chorus through to specialised effects such as a fantastic Vocoder and some of the universally acclaimed REMS guitar based effects for authentic guitar tones. The TC Helicon vocal effects are separate and completely independently controlled.
Each Track features EQ with Low, Mid and High controls. A custom track EQ can be memorized in the general preferences for the Song Play mode. This will help adapting the sound to personal taste for any MIDIfile you play. Need a lighter Bass track? Save the right equalization, and the Bass will stay light with all the subsequent Songs.
A final semi-parametric EQ, with Low, Mid (with adjustable frequency) and High controls, is added to the sound output of the Pa2X Pro. Everything can be processed by this powerful and musically refined EQ, easily adapting the sound to your musical taste or correcting a problematic live context.
Korg introduced the world’s first Arranger keyboard with two separate MIDIfile players and Cross-Fader in the legendary Pa80 and our Pa2X Pro showcases these double sequencer features working at an all new power level. In addition, the Pa2X Pro supports the main musical formats such as Standard Midi File, Karaoke files, General MIDI Level 1 & 2 and of course is able to display lyrics and chords in most popular karaoke formats. Further improving on Korg's XDS Double Sequencer concept, two MP3 files can play at the same time, as in a double DJ turntable or CD player. MP3 files start immediately, and can be freely transposed, accelerated or slowed down as if they were MIDIfiles. No need for external players or controllers - they are all included and working in a highly-integrated environment!
The standard MP3 board allow also for recording your entire performance (including Vocals and Pa2X Pro sounds) in MP3 format: Pa2X Pro a complete recording studio in your hands.
There is also a practical Marker function to allow you to jump directly to a given position in the song: you can fix the markers using the internal sequencer (or using a computer based one – the marker format is standard) and then remix your favourite songs during a live performance for added spontaneity.
And if you have been one of the many longstanding Korg Arranger users you will be happy to know that even though the Pa2X Pro is all new, it is also compatible with the Korg “i-series” style format and with any “musical” Pa50, Pa60, Pa80, Pa1X file. This means your Pa50, Pa60, Pa80 and Pa1X sound programs work in the Pa2X Pro as well so you can keep your favourite Sounds, Styles, Songs, and Performances while benefiting from a cutting edge keyboard. Of course, the Pa2X Pro is fully compatible with Pa800 data.
Play the Pa2X Pro so you too will "Listen - and Believe"!