Korg PA1000 Professional Arranger Keyboard

Korg PA1000 Professional Arranger Keyboard


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- New: Expansion of the User Sample Memory (60% more)


Korg Pa1000, a new high performance professional arranger with Defined Nuance Control for enhanced realism, KAOSS FX and much more.

Professional Arranger Keyboard

Well known for being one of the top manufacturers of arranger keyboards, KORG have rightfully earned a fantastic reputation for themselves in this arena.

Combining their incredible technology, decades of experience and modern ideas, KORG have produced an inspiringly powerful yet user friendly arranger in the new Korg Pa1000.

Amazing Sound Quality

Utilising KORG’s own advanced EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine, the Pa1000 is fully equipped with over 1750 incredible sounds.

Amazingly realistic, this library has a wide variety of sounds to choose from including classic and modern keyboards, band and orchestral instruments as well as contemporary electronic and acoustic instruments, making it suitable for all types of music from techno to pop and folk.

Highlights include the two new multi-layer stereo grand pianos (featuring damper and body resonance) and electric piano sounds taken from the celebrated KORG SV-1 Stage Piano.

For added realism, the digital drawbar organ includes key on/off noises, leakage and incredibly lifelike Rotary Speaker emulation.

New wind instruments, strings, basses, acoustic and electric guitars have also been added to the Pa1000 with all the sounds being meticulously captured with cutting edge methods to ensuring the highest level of detail is captured for amazingly accurate reproduction.

Adding to that realism, three assignable switches and a four-way joystick make use of KORG’s Defined Nuance Control. This DNC reproduces the subtle articulation and nuances produced by acoustic instruments for a fantastic, organic and realistic sound.

The KORG Pa1000 professional arranger also comes with 107 authentic drum kits, including Ambient Drums, so you can really fill out your rhythm parts with rich and dynamic percussion while Drum Family Easy Editing allows you to control volume, pitch, EQ and other parameters.

Furthermore, you can easily add your own custom sounds using the built-in 600MB compressed PCM user memory.

The Pa1000’s General MIDI sound bank also been improved to allow for better compatibility with General MIDI files.

Also, the Pa1000 can load and import KORG, WAV, AIFF, SoundFont formats and export in WAV and AIFFF. Furthermore, sounds can be fully edited, and have the capability to use up to 24 oscillators for each note.

TC Helicon Voice Processor and Guitar FX

KORG’s celebrated collaboration with vocal harmony leaders, TC-Helicon, continues with their incredibler work on the Pa1000.

New features and algorithms allow the TC-Helicon Voice Processor to give your vocals the highest possible audio quality.

Up to 3 different, realistic voices can be used and all of which are controllable from the keyboard or by MIDI events. 5 effect blocks are also available, including EQ, Compressor, Gate and two FX.

To further ensure professional-grade vocal performance, two knobs and three buttons are available to control all of the most important vocal functions that have been added to the top panel.

If you want to add vocals to your performance, just connect a dynamic microphone, getting that studio-perfect vocal sound using onboard parameters such as EQ, Compressor, Gate, Reverb and Delay.

Integrated Guitar FXs allow you to add pedal and studio effects when you connect your guitar to the Pa1000 via the dedicated input found on the rear of the unit. Taking from the best of KORG’s guitar effects collection, you can enjoy valve amp sounds, realistic distortion, chorus and delay pedals as well as high quality studio reverbs.

Programmable SongBook Feature

Great for live use, there is a built-in, fully programmable and searchable SongBook music database unique to KORG Arrangers. Each entry in the SongBook contains all the settings required to play a specific song.

The SongBook uses styles, MIDI files and MP3s and can immediately recall settings including song title, genre, artist, tempo, volumes, sounds, muted tracks, FX settings, easy edit, 4 keyboard sets, TC Helicon presets, master transpose and more.

Also included in the SongBook is an updated Set List function which features a panel-button association allow for lightning fast recall which is perfect for live gig situations.

Using the SongBook Editor, you can create, edit and view your SongBook entries and setlists from your PC.

You can even connect the Pa1000 to your iOS and Android tablets to use it as a digital sheet music reader using third party apps.

Add Some Style to Your Sound

The Pa1000 arranger comes to you with over 370 Styles built in. Each style is a full musical environment, dedicated to performing specific musical styles.

KORG’s own international sound team have created a wide range of new Styles while many of KORG’s most popular Styles have been improved with new sounds and fresh mixing. In addition, 1152 locations are available for you to save your own custom Styles and settings.

A range of new, in-depth parameters allow you to create professional level, rich and realistic guitar tracks within Guitar Mode 2.

You can also enhance the Styles using the four integrated Pads. Each Pad can be used to add a one-time or repeating riff, a percussion part, account sound or sound effect.

A Chord Sequencer function allows you to record and loop chord progressions with ease while in Style Play mode – great for freeing up your hand during live performances. You can even save your Chord Sequences as Style and SongBook entries for easy recall.

A High Performance Professional Arranger

With incredibly realistic sounds and a range of convenient and powerful features making it great for both recording and live performance, the Pa1000 is a shining example of why KORG are still such a formidable name in the world of Arrangers.

Korg Pa1000 Professional Arranger Key Features:

  • Enhanced EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine offers improved realism and vivid sound
  • Massive internal ROM – plus up to 600 MB of user PCM compressed data – provides a powerful wave memory, delivering the best sound quality possible
  • Three assignable switches, two assignable knobs and a four-way joystick ensure total control for the sound articulations (DNC – Defined Nuance Control)
  • 61 key semi–weighted keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
  • Slim and compact lightweight cabinet
  • Big TouchView™ 7" TFT display with adjustable manual tilt
  • Easy layout and improved graphical interface with a Search function for quickly locating musical resources
  • The 2-way speaker system ensures a powerful and clear sound
  • Over 430 Factory Styles, each with 4 variations and 4 Fill Ins + Break, plus 12 banks in each of the User/Direct banks for unlimited storage of your favorite customized or user created Styles and settings
  • The Direct SongBook will extend your internal database on-the-fly
  • User and Direct banks can be renamed, to allow for a more personalized set of custom Styles, Pads and Keyboard Sets. Custom names appear in the Selection windows, and make finding items much faster
  • The Chord Sequencer function records any chord progression on-the-fly. Sequences can be stored in any Style and SongBook entry
  • Style Creator Bot automatically creates a Style from a MIDI Song, while also creating a Chord Sequence from the Song’s chords

Multiple Effects processors:

  • - 2 Insert and 2 Master effects for the Accompaniment parts,
  • - 1 Insert and 2 Master effects for the Keyboard Sounds
  • - Final Limiter and Parametric EQ
  • TC-Helicon 3-voice Vocal Processor with 5 dedicated effects
  • Double MP3/MIDI file players with recording capability, X-Fader and Vocal Remover
  • Enhanced compatibility with lyrics in graphical format (+G) for MP3
  • Enhanced sound compatibility for GM and GS songs
  • The Detect Chord function scans the MIDI Song’s tracks for chords, then saves them as Chords events to be read in the Lyrics or Score page
  • Fully programmable SongBook database based on Styles, SMF, Karaoke, MP3 with instant recall of any song setting. User-definable Set Lists. Filtering and ordering options. Direct access
  • Multi-language extended character set. Lyrics can be showed in their original languages (except the Oriental and Arabic Languages*)
  • Style and SongBook editing procedures has been made easier and more intuitive
  • KORG, WAV, AIFF and SoundFont™ sample formats import function
  • 512 User Sound locations, 256 User Drum Kit locations
  • MIDI connection can now also be done through the USB HOST ports (in addition to the USB DEVICE and the MIDI ports). This allows for easy connection of controllers like digital pianos (for example, our HAVIAN 30), or the KORG nano and micro series, with no need of special adapters
  • MicroSD card slot (card not included) allows for mass storage and data protection
More Information
Manufacturer Korg
SKU 167927
Shipping Weight (kg) 12.500000
MPN PA1000
Number of Keys 61 keys
Key Action Semi-Weighted


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