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Welcome to the Professional Arranger page!

Click here for an up close and personal look at Korg's new flagship arranger, the PA1x Pro. If necessary, hover over the lower right hand corner to enlarge...

Click here to jump to "Irish Acts", an excellent Forum on the new and all Korg keyboards...

Clcik here to jump to Craig Bell's "Awareness Engine" site, another excellent resource for the new Korg products...

The Korg PA60:

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The Korg PA80...

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No website on the Korg i-series would be complete without the inclusion of the Korg PA60 and it's predecesor, the PA80. Although there is no more reference to the "i-series" in their names, they are still the next natural step toward the future of the i-series technology.

Click here to learn the latest on the PA60 and PA80...

Link to the Yahoo Korg PA80 Forum...

Dualing Sequencers...the new cross-fade feature:

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The Korg PA60 and PA80 Professional Arrangers are the most recent in the Korg "i-series" lineup. Style editing became possible with the PA80's OS version 2.0 and newer . The PA60 adds a new 20 MB data storage method called a logical disk drive that replaces the previous flash ROM.

Some of the features of the Korg PA60...

New PA-60 Professional Arranger from Korg
The Sound Generation is based on Korg's Triton HI (Hyper Integrated Synthesis) System, making the PA-60 to sound exactly like a Professional Synthesiser: a total of 32 MB of voices are available.
160 Performance locations are available to store configurations, including Upper 1-2-3 and Lower Tracks sounds, Pads, Transposition, Effects, etc.
Two totally independent sequencers can be run together and mixed via a Crossfader. Each sequencer has its own separate control set and they can read two Songs at the same time directly from disk.
All the internal 304 styles can be modified and saved. Each style can recall its own Performance, including the settings for the accompaniment tracks and four settings (STS) for the real-time tracks.
Where traditional workstations provide you an empty palette to start your idea with, the PA-60's Backing Sequencer take advantage of the accompaniment system.
The onboard 16-Tracks sequencer allows Realtime or Step-by-Step recording. All editing is intuitive and easy to use, while 4 fully programmable Stereo Digital Effects can be used at the same time to create an exciting and professional mixdown.
PA-60 is compatible with "I-series"(i3, iS40, i30, etc.) models' style files. PA-60 is also compatible with most Pa80 data.
Four Pads can be individually programmed for each Performance and STS. Pads can be assigned to preset sounds or to functions that replicate pedal assignments.
The solid-state disk, which can hold up to 20 MB of compressed data, is the latest in disk technology and gives higher performance than ordinary Flash Rom.
A powerful multitasking operating system allows you to load a new style while one is playing,
Load a new Program while a Song is playing, and even edit sounds or Global parameters while listening to your song ideas.
Ease-of-use has driven the styling with a logical control panel and linear structuring to give you fast access to the most commonly used functions at the touch of a button. Featuring a newly designed 2 x 15 Watt amplification/speaker system, which includes a fixed equalizer for smooth, deep, and powerful sound playback.
Options like the Video Board allows you to display lyrics from Standard MIDI Files on a standard TV (PAL or NTSC) monitor. A 2.5" Hard Disk Kit can be added to give you fast access to a huge amount of sound and style data.
Specifications
Keyboard: 61 notes with Velocity.
System: OPOS - Objective Portable Operating System: Multitasking System, load while playing
feature. Upgradable Operating System. SSD Solid State Disk.
Tone generator: HI Synthesis (Hyper Integrated Synthesis System) - 62 Voices, 62 Oscillators
- Filters with resonance.
Waveform Memory: 32 Mbyte PCM ROM (Stereo Piano Sound).
Effects: 4 stereo digital Multi-Effect systems (89 effects available).
Programs: More than 660 Programs (including Stereo Piano and GM level 2 Programs). 32 Drum
Kits. 128 User Programs + 64 User Drum Kits. Full edit feature for Programs and Drum Kits.
Styles: Up to 304 Styles in Solid State Disk. All reconfigurable. 8 accompaniment tracks.
48 user styles. All Style Performances are programmable (included 4 Single Touch Settings
for each style). Direct Floppy Disk/Direct Hard Disk (optional) feature. Compatible with
old i-series style format. Style Record with Edit functions, Step Edit, Event Edit
Styles Controls: 4 Variations, 2 Fills, 2 Intros, 2 Endings, Counter In/Break, Synchro
Start/Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Fade In/Out, Bass Inversion, Manual Bass, Tempo Lock, Memory,
Accompaniment Volume, Accompaniment Mute, Drum Mapping, Snare & Kick Designation, Single Touch.
Performance: 160 real-time Performances + up to 304 Styles Performances (that contains 4
Single Touch Settings each).
General Controls: Master Volume, Ensemble, Octave Transpose, Master Transpose, Split Point,
Style Change, Tracks Volume, Quarter of tone Pedal Function, Programmable Slider, Joystick.
Multi PAD: 4 assignable (both sound or functions) Pads + Stop button.
Song Play XDS* Crossfade Dual Sequencer player - 2 Sequencers with separate Start/Stop, Pause,
'<< Rew' and '>> FF' controls. Balance control. Lyrics are displayed on-screen. Jukebox Function.
SMF Direct Player (format 0 and 1).
Song: Song Record, Song Edit, Event Edit, Step Edit - Easy Sound Edit - 16 Tracks - SMF format.
Backing Sequence: Easy Record - 16 Tracks - SMF format - Step Chord/Acc Edit.
Control Inputs: Damper Pedal, Assignable Pedal/Switch.
Audio Outputs: Left/Mono, Right.
Audio Inputs: Left/Mono, Right (Line Input).
MIDI: In, Out, Thru.
Floppy Disk: 3.5 inch 2DD/2HD (MS-DOS( compatible).
Hard Disk: Optional Hard Disk (With installation kit).
Display: Backlit custom LCD.
Main Amplifier: 2 x 15 Watt.
Speakers: 2 Double-Cone Speakers (in Bass Reflex Box).
Power Consumption: XX Watt. (*Provisional number, To be informed later)
Dimensions: 1110(W)x388(D)x164(H)mm/ 43.7"(W)x15.28"(D)x6.46"(H) without music rest.
Weight: 13.5 kg/29.76 Ibs.
Options: Kit Hard Disk, Video Interface, EXP-2 Foot Controller, XVP-10 Exp/Volume Pedal,
PS-1 Footswitch, DS-1H Damper Pedal.
Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
For more information, visit their web site at www.korg.com.

Some of the features of the Korg PA80 Professional Arranger...

Keyboard 61 notes with Velocity and Aftertouch.
System OPOS Objective Portable Operating System: Multitasking System, load while playing feature. Upgradable Operating System. SSD Solid State Disk.
Tone Generator HI Synthesis (Hyper Integrated Synthesis System) 62 Voices, 62 Oscillators Filters with Resonance.
Memory 32 Mbyte PCM ROM (Stereo Piano Sound).
Effects 4 Stereo Digital Multi-Effect systems - 90 Effects available.
Programs - Drum Kits More than 660 Programs (including Stereo Piano and GM Level 2 Programs) + 32 Drum Kits. 128 User Programs + 64 User Drum KitsDigital Organ Drawbars - Program & Drum Kit Full Edit.
Styles 256 Styles + 48 User Styles in Solid State Disk.
All reconfigurable 8 Accompaniment Tracks. All Style Performances are programmable (included 4 Single Touch Settings for each Style). Direct Disk/Direct Hard Disk feature. Style Record & Edit, Event Edit, Step Edit, Groove Import. Compatible with "i-series" Style Format. Styles Controls: 4 Variations, 2 Fills, 2 Intros, 2 Endings, Counter In/Break, Synchro Start/Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Fade In/Out, Bass Inversion, Manual Bass, Tempo Lock, Memory, Accompaniment Volume, Accompaniment Mute, Drum Mapping, Snare & Kick Designation, Single Touch.
Performance 160 Real-Time Performances + 304 Styles Performances (that contains 4 Single Touch Settings each for a total of 1216 Single Touch Settings).
Song Play XDS* Crossfade Dual Sequencer Player
2 Sequencers with separate Start/Stop, Pause, << Rew and >> FF controls. Balance Control. Lyrics are displayed On-Screen. Jukebox Function. SMF Direct Player (format 0 and 1). Sequencer 1 & Sequencer 2 Setup.
Song Record & Edit functions (Transpose, Cut/Insert, Delete, Quantize, Copy, Velocity, Event Edit, Step Record) - Easy Sound Edit - 4 Effects 16 tracks SMF format.
Backing Sequence Real Time Record - Chord/Acc Step Record & Step Edit - 16 tracks SMF format.
Sampling Record & Edit functions - Time Slice - Extend Slice - Wave Import of KSF (Korg Sample File), WAV and AIF formats - Import of Triton Programs (PCG) - Import & Export of KMP (Korg MultiSample).
Multi Pad 4 Assignable (Sound & Functions) Pads + Stop Button.
General Controls Master Volume, Ensemble, Octave Transpose, Master Transpose, Split Point, Style Change, Tracks Volume, Quarter of Tone Pedal Function, Programmable Slider, Joystick, Dial.
Control Inputs Damper Pedal, Assignable Pedal/Switch, EC-5 (Programmable Multi-Switches).
4 Audio Output Left/Mono, Right, Out 1, Out 2.
2 Audio Input Left/Mono, Right, with separate Gain Controls (Mic, Guitar, Line).
MIDI In, Out, Thru, PC to Host (Pc and Mac compatible).
Floppy Disk 3.5" 2DD/2HD (Ms-Dos compatible).
Hard Disk Optional User-installable 2.5" Hard Disk (ATA-EIDE interface).
Display Backlit Custom LCD.
Main amplifier 2 x 22 Watt, Auto Loudness Control.
Speakers 4 Speakers in Bass-Reflex Box.
Power Consumption 35 Watt.
Dimensions 1110 (W) x 388 (D) x 164 (H) mm without music rest.
Weigth 13.9 kg.
Optional Accessories EC-5: Multi-Switches Controller
EXP-2: Exp/Volume Pedal XVP-10: Exp/Volume Pedal
PS-1: Footswitch DS-1H: Damper Pedal
Options FMC-PCM01 "Real Drums": Flash Card with Audio Grooves FMC-8 Mb: Empty Flash Card for PCM Data VHG-1: Vocal/Guitar Processor Board VIF-1 PAL: Video Interface Board PAL compatible VIF-1 NTSC: Video Interface Board NTSC compatible 2.5" Hard Disk - ATA compatible - User Installable