Korg Pa5X-88 88 Note Arranger Workstation

Korg Pa5X-88 88 Note Arranger Workstation


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Korg Pa5X-88 88 Note Arranger Workstation

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Taking professional arranger keyboard performance to new heights, the Korg Pa5X-88 is the essential 88 Note Arranger Workstation that's the flagship model for the popular Pa series, providing a colossal selection of 2000 sounds courtesy of the new sound engine.

Boasting hundreds of meticulously designed backing tracks for a superior performance that's essential for professionals in both the studio and the stage, the Korg Pa5X firmly secures its place as the ultimate industry-level arranger.

Key Features:

  • More than 2,200 incredible sounds with the new EDS-XP sound engine
  • More than 600 realistic and versatile backing styles utilising new
  • technology-based on round-robin sampling
  • Luxurious brushed aluminium and wood design with a choice of three keyboard lengths
  • Expandable with onboard sampling, deep editing capabilities, and a new flexible file system
  • Dual players with exclusive XDS crossfade control allow the playback of any two styles, MP3s, or MIDI songs together
  • Versatile real-time controls
  • Songbook and set lists for simple setting organisation and recall
  • Powerful effects and extensive inputs/outputs

With a sound engine that simply needs to be heard to be believed, the Pa5X-88 comes with the brand new EDS-XP sound engine, which includes 24 stereo oscillators and 160-note polyphony, delivering divinely intricate instrument sound quality that highlights every finer nuance in their playing.

Inspired by the Kronos, Nautilus and SV2 range, the Korg Pa5x comes with colossal sound libraries that span a vast range of genres and instruments, whether it's piano, orchestral or synth tones, this premium arranger has you covered. Not only that but the new drawbar organ section provides hyper-realistic performance when combined with the exceptional effects found on the Pa5X.

Jam-packed with more than 600 backing styles with each one including three introductions, four variations, a break and three endings, the Korg Pa5X enables players to perform genres varying from contemporary pop, to jazz, and even movie soundtracks. Including enhanced drum and percussion sounds that use innovative technology, no two drum beats are the same for elite performance at all times.

Courtesy of the two players and exclusive XDS crossfade controls, the Korg Pa5X enables players to perform two styles, MIDI files or MP3 files simultaneously and in any combination. These can be either mixed or can be used to play a song whilst another is waiting to start.

Extended Warranty: You can also extend your warranty to five years by registering your Pa5X on https://korg.co.uk/pa5x.

Korg Pa5X-88 88 Note Arranger Workstation Specifications:


  • Pa5X 61: 61 keys (C2 – C7) Semi-weighted keys with Aftertouch
  • Pa5X 76: 76 keys (E1 – G7) Semi-weighted keys with Aftertouch
  • Pa5X 88: 88 keys (A0 – C8) Hammer action with Aftertouch
  • Case: Aluminum case with wooden side panels
  • Operating System: Upgradable Operating System

Sound Generator: 

  • EDS-XP (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-Expanded)
  • Multimode filters with resonance, 3-band EQ for each track

Polyphony: 160 Voices, 160 Oscillators


  • Keyboard Tracks: 3 Insert Effect; 3 Master Effects
  • Style/Song: 10 Insert Effects; 3 Master Effects
  • Master EQ and Finalizer for Songs and Styles
  • Final Mastering Effects: Waves | MaxxAudio Suite

Mic Processor Technology by Shift Audio:

  • Mic Setup: Compressor, EQ, Gate
  • Four-part Harmonizer, Doubler, Filter, Modulation, Delay, Reverb, AutoPitch
  • Guitar Processor: Guitar rack (4 effect-slots) with stompbox and amp simulation

Sounds / Drum Kits:

  • Factory: More than 2,200 Factory Sounds
  • Five multilayer Stereo Acoustic Pianos with Damper/Body Resonance, GM/XG Sound Sets, more than 130 Drum Kits including Ambient Drums and Round Robin-based Drum Kits
  • User Area: 768 Sounds, 384 Drum Kits
  • Digital Drawbars: 9 Footages, Percussion, Key On/Off, Leakage, Vibrato/Chorus, Rotary Speaker with Amp Simulator
  • Natural Ambience Drum Sounds, Round Robin features
  • Defined Nuance Control (DNC) Technology
  • Quick and Full Sound Editing, Drum Family and Full Drum Kit Editing


  • User PCM Sample memory: 4 GB of data, equivalent to 8 GB linear when compressed
  • Loads KORG, WAV, AIFF and SoundFont formats
  • Saves KORG, WAV and AIFF formats
  • Full Edit, Time Slice, Sampling features

Keyboard Sets:

  • Factory: More than 500 Factory Keyboard Sets, freely programmable
  • Combines four Keyboard Sounds, plus Effects and settings
  • Library accessible from front-panel buttons
  • "My Setting" special Keyboard Set


  • Patented XDS Crossfade Dual Player with X-Fader Balance control
  • Crossfading between Songs and/or Styles


  • Factory: More than 600 Factory Styles, freely programmable
  • Eight Style Tracks, 4 Keyboard Sets and 4 Pads per Style; Programmable Sounds, Effects and Style parameters
  • Guitar Mode 2, Parallel and Fixed NTT (Note Transposition Table)
  • Style Record and Event Edit
  • Style Elements: 3 Intros, 4 Variations, 4 Fills, 1 Break, 3 Endings
  • Style Controls: Play/Stop, Synchro Start, Synchro Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Auto Fill, Memory, Bass Inversion, Manual Bass, Bass & Lower Backing, Drum & Bass, Individual Style Tracks Mute, Style to Keyboard Set

Chord Sequencer:

  • Factory: More than 200 Chord Sequences
  • Chord Sequence Recorder/Player
  • Chord Sequences can be saved to Style and SongBook Entries


  • Patented XDS Crossfade Dual Player with X-Fader Balance control
  • Supported formats: MID, KAR, MP3 + Lyrics, MP3+G
  • Lyrics, Score, and Chord data can be displayed on the screen or external video monitor
  • Markers with Add, Delete, Edit, Loop and AutoScroll functions
  • Jukebox function
  • Full-featured, 16-track Sequencer, Song Edit

MP3 Player / Recorder:

  • Double MP3 Player and MP3 Recorder
  • Records MP3 files, including Styles, MIDI Songs, MP3 Songs, Keyboard Sounds, Pads, Matrix, Microphone, Guitar, Effects
  • Transpose (+6/-5 semitones), Tempo Change (±30%)
  • Vocal Remover


  • Fully programmable music database based on Styles, MIDI Songs (MID and KAR files), MP3 Songs with Artist and Genre tags
  • Filtering and sorting options
  • User-definable Set Lists


  • Legacy Pa-Series models: Styles, Keyboard Sets (Performances), Sounds (Programs), Songs, Pads


  • Factory: More than 400 Pads
  • Four Assignable Pads + Stop Buttons
  • Pad Record function
  • Control Section: 9 Assignable Sliders, 9 Assignable Buttons, Strip Display; 4 Preset + 1 User settings
  • Matrix Section: 16 Matrix Pads, 4 Preset buttons
  • Style/Song Controls: Play/Stop, Go To Start, Style Select, Song Select, Xfader, Tempo +/-, Tempo Lock, Tap Tempo/Reset, Synchro Start, Synchro Stop, Fade In/Out, Chord Scan (Lower, Upper), Chord Sequence, Memory, AutoFill
  • General Controls: Master Volume, Octave Transpose, Master Transpose, Dial, Up/+, Down/-, Joystick (Pitch + Modulation), Ribbon, 3 Assignable Switches, Search, Shift, Keyboard Sounds On/Off, Split, Ensemble, Rec/Edit, Menu, Exit
  • Scale Controls: On-screen Quarter Tone and Arabic Scale, memorized in the Keyboard Sets; Presets assignable to any button or footswitch
  • Control Inputs: Damper Pedal; supports half-pedalling with the optional KORG DS-1H pedal 2 Assignable Pedal/Footswitch

Audio Inputs:

  • Mic: Mono with Gain control and Phantom Power (Combo XLR, balanced)
  • Guitar: Mono with Gain control (1/4" jack, unbalanced)
  • Line 1: Left/Right (1/4" jacks, balanced)
  • Line 2: Stereo (1/8" mini-jack, unbalanced)

Audio Outputs:

  • Line: Main Left/Right, Separate Outs 1/2/3/4 (1/4" jacks, balanced)
  • Headphones (1/4" jack)
  • Video Output: HDMI connector


  • IN, OUT, THRU standard MIDI connectors
  • USB to MIDI, through the USB Device port
  • 16 User-definable MIDI Presets
  • USB Type-A (Host 3.0, for storage devices and controllers): 1 front, 2 rear
  • Type B (Device 2.0, for personal computers and tablets): 1 rear


  • Internal Drive: 1 GB
  • Micro SD Card (not included): Rear-panel slot with plastic cover
  • USB Flash Drive (not included): Can be connected to the USB Host ports
  • Display: 8" Wide capacitive color TouchView TFT display, 800 x 600 resolution
  • Clock: Internal System Clock

Power Consumption:

  • 100-240 Volts, 50/60 Hz
  • < 0.2 Watt in standby / 20 Watt normal / 45 Watt with PaAS installed
  • Dimensions (W x D x H) (without music stand, display fully lowered):
  • Pa5X-88: 1,262.0 x 396.4 x 146.0 mm / 49.68" x 15.60" x 5.74"
  • Pa5X-76: 1,233.1 x 374.3 x 126.8 mm / 48.54" x 14.73" x 4.99"
  • Pa5X-61: 1,021.1 x 374.3 x 126.8 mm / 40.20" x 14.73" x 4.99"
  • PaAS (optional): 980 x 180 x 140 mm / 38.58" x 7.08" x 5.51"


  • Pa5X-88: 20.1 kg / 44.31 lbs
  • Pa5X-76: 17.4 kg / 38.36 lbs
  • Pa5X-61: 15.1 kg / 33.29 lbs
  • PaAS (optional): 5.70 kg / 12.56 lbs
  • Accessories: AC Power Cable, Music Stand, Quick Guide manual


  • PaaS Amplification System
  • ST-SV1-BK Keyboard Stand
  • EXP-2 Foot Controller
  • XVP-20 Expression/Volume Pedal
  • DS-1H Damper Pedal (supports half-pedalling)
  • PS-1 Pedal Switch
  • PS-3 Pedal Switch
  • VOX V860 Volume Pedal
More Information
Manufacturer Korg
SKU 327845
Shipping Weight (kg) 20.000000
Effects Yes
Power Supply Yes
Warranty 5 Years
Number of Keys 88 keys
Key Action Semi-Weighted
Series Pa5X Series


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