Today Korg announced several new sound collections for their Pa-Series keyboard arrangers, via their “global Pa-Series Sound & Style Shop.” This online store expands the musical options for players of Korg’s keyboard arranger products with Sounds and Styles* in multiple musical genres, along with additional sounds to please any audience. Some of the sound collections are available as a free download; others are available for purchase.
- Indian Sounds and Styles – This is a collection of 82 Styles and 37 Sounds/Performances that are intended for use in both traditional and modern Indian music, and it is compatible with the Pa600. The Pa900 version contains 94 Styles and 48 Sounds/Performances.
- Persian Sounds and Styles – This collection contains 40 Styles and 54 Sounds for creating Persian music, including 48 new drum and percussion samples (such as agogo, conga, timbales and more), as well as 38 loops and 90 instrument samples.
- Peruvian Sounds and Styles – This free Sound and Style pack is compatible with the Pa600, Pa900 and Pa3X arrangers, and contains traditional Peruvian sounds like the Pan flute, Andean Harp, an assortment of percussive and brass sounds, and more. Styles include Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa and more.
- Mexican/South American Styles – Originally released for the Pa500, this collection of authentic Styles is a free download that maintains compatibility with current Pa-Series products. It includes 32 Styles such as Mariachi, Cumbia, Mambo, Merengue, Bachata, and more.
*Korg describes a Style as an ensemble of playable sounds, rhythms, and effects that conveys a specific genre or piece of music. Styles, by their definition, respond in real time to players’ chord changes, and feature multiple intros, fill-ins, variations and endings for dynamic performances. Korg’s Pa Series arrangers contain hundreds of onboard Styles, with the ability to edit, create and add more Styles.
Pricing and Availability. Indian Sounds and Styles is now available for the Pa600 (US $250) and Pa900 (US $350) arrangers. Persian Sounds and Styles is available for both the Pa600 (US $200) and Pa900 (US $220) arrangers. Peruvian Sounds and Style is free for owners of the Pa600, Pa900 and Pa3X keyboard arrangers, and Mexican/South American Styles is also free for Pa-Series users. For more information, or to download one of the new sound collections, check out the global Pa-Series Sound & Style Shop.