Korg today announced the latest addition to their line of high performance Arranger Keyboards. The Pa900 provides a new palate of sounds, as well as a broad range of musical styles which cover genres from around the world.
New to the Pa900 model is expanded PCM memory, user PCM, and style locations. A “robust” color TouchView screen, plus Korg’s DNC (Defined Nuance Control) system, for expressively recreating instrument articulation, round out the offerings.
The Pa900 sound engine uses double the PCM memory of the best-selling Pa600, and extends the amount of User PCM to 192MB. The number of user style locations has also expanded, and the new features are complemented by an intuitive user interface and an array of features such as a TC Helicon Vocal Harmonizer, an MP3 player & recorder, a Dual Sequencer with crossfader, and video output to display song lyrics.
Additional features include:
- Enhanced RX (Real eXperience) sound engine for improved realism and expressiveness
- An improved built-in speaker system delivers it all with clear, rich sound.
- Three assignable switches and a four-way joystick for total control of the sound articulation levels (DNC – Defined Nuance Control)
- 61-key, semi-weighted keyboard action, with velocity and aftertouch
- Large TouchView 7″ TFT display
- Easy layout and intuitive graphical interface with new search function
- 2-way speaker system for powerful, clear sound
- Enhanced Guitar Mode 2 for “even more realistic” guitar parts
- Chord Sequencer function, to record any chord progression on-the-fly
- 4 Stereo Master Effects (125 FX Types) + 2 Global Effects (Limiter, EQ)
- Enhanced compatibility with lyrics in graphical format (+G) for MP3
- Fully-programmable SongBook database, based on styles, SMF, Karaoke and MP3, with instant recall of song settings, plus user-definable lists and filtering and ordering options.
- Multi-language extended character set (lyrics can be shown in most original languages).
Pricing and Availability
The Korg Pa900 will be available in September 2013 with a U.S. Street price of $1899. Additional product information is available at the Korg website.