The New Pa1000
KORG is responsible for the most successful and respected arranger keyboards in the world. Used by countless professional musicians in every country around the world, KORG arrangers have thrilled audiences and delighted players everywhere with the magic combination of unbeatable sound quality and features. KORG Technology blends this great KORG history with powerful new technology and ideas from musicians around the world to deliver a new standard in arrangers. The result is a musical powerhouse that packages technological magic into a cool and user friendly design: the KORG Pa1000.
Feel the keyboard
The 61-key keyboard offers a semi-weighted action, feels just right, features naturally responsive key-on/key-off velocity sensitivity and aftertouch, and is designed for musicians of all levels.
Slim, powerful and easy to use
The Pa1000 has been designed with the concept of combining a slim profile with a professional motif. The 2×33 Watt amplifiers drive the 4 loudspeakers in a bass-reflex enclosure to generate a rich, full-bodied listening experience. The main panel has been optimized to ensure that all controls are ergonomically positioned and intuitively located to make every performance feel smooth and natural. Big, bright, and bold, the new capacitive TouchView display hosts a redesigned graphical interface that is easier than ever to read, even under the most demanding lighting environments.
Sound quality at its best
The Pa1000 relies on KORG’s advanced EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine, and comes complete with over 1,750 ready-to-play sounds. This realistic collection offers a vast gathering of classic and contemporary keyboards, band and orchestral instruments, plus electronic and acoustic instruments—from techno to folk. Included are two new multi-layer stereo grand piano (with damper and body resonance), plus electric pianos from the acclaimed KORG SV-1 Stage Piano.
The digital drawbar organ includes key on/off noises, leakage, and Rotary Speaker emulation. In addition, the Pa1000 has been equipped with new wind instruments, strings, basses—even acoustic and electric guitars. Sounds have been painstakingly captured using state-of-the-art methods that allow the finest of details to be accurately reproduced.
Up to 600 MB (compressed PCM User memory) are available, so custom sounds can be added easily. The General MIDI (GM) sound bank has been improved for better compatibility with GM files. The Pa1000 can also load/import KORG, WAV, AIFF, SoundFont™ formats and export in WAV or AIFF. Sounds can be fully edited, and can now use up to 24 oscillators for each note!
Do it with Style
The Pa1000 delivers over 430 Styles, straight out of the box. Each one is a fully-realized musical environment dedicated to creating a particular musical style. With so many to choose from, the Pa1000 can provide instant access to a vast and robust range of musical genres. Each Style features 4 Fill Ins + Break patterns, one for each variation. Using the new Auto Fill function they can be automatically recalled as you move between the four variations.
The Pa1000 has 1,152 user locations for you to save your new Styles and settings. In addition, each Style can be enhanced by using the four Pads. Each Pad can add a one-time or repeating riff, a percussion part, an accent sound, or even a sound effect.
The latest Styles – today!
Thanks to an all new built in Standard MIDI File to Style converter you can quickly and easily have on board styles of the latest songs! Just obtain a new Standard MIDI File, load it into the Pa1000 and the inbuilt converter will easily and quickly turn it into a full KORG style while also creating a Chord Sequence from the Song’s chords.
The Pa1000 includes the best of the KORG library. 2 Insert and 2 Master effects can be used for the accompaniment tracks, while 1 Insert and 2 Master effects can be used for the real-time keyboard tracks. 148 effect types are available, including reverbs, delays, vintage stomp box simulations, amp and cabinet simulators and more.
TC Helicon® Voice Processor
KORG’s long term cooperation with the world leader in vocal harmonies, TC-Helicon®, continues in the Pa1000. With new features and algorithms, the TC-Helicon Voice Processor ensures your vocals have the highest possible sound quality. Up to 3 realistic voices are available and can be controlled by the keyboard, or by MIDI events. Other 5 effect blocks are available, including EQ, Compressor, Gate, and two FX.
Refine your guitar’s pure sound
Guitar FXs let you add pedal and studio effects to a guitar connected to the dedicated Guitar input on the back of the instrument. We selected some of the best guitar effects from the KORG collection, to add the sound of all-tube amplifiers, realistic distortion, chorus or delay pedals, and the highest quality studio reverbs.
The famous KORG XDS Crossfade Dual Sequencer Player supports the MP3+G (also known as MP3+Graphics) format for MP3 files in addition to the most popular lyrics formats. This new feature allows backing sequences to play with enriched lyrics and graphics which can be displayed simultaneously on the on-board TFT display and on an external monitor. There is also a Marker Function, allowing direct jumps to a given position in the song.
And because the Pa1000 is very clever, it can record your entire performance! You can run a song, play the keyboard, sing along and everything will be recorded in MP3 format and stored on an external USB device or in the internal memory.
Particularly useful for live use, the SongBook is a fully programmable and easily searchable Music Database. Each entry contains all the settings required to play a particular song. The SongBook can use styles, MIDI files or MP3s and immediately recall settings such as song title, genre, artist, tempo, volumes, sounds, muted tracks, FX settings, easy edit, 4 Keyboard Sets, TC-Helicon® presets, master transpose and more. The SongBook includes also a renewed Set List function, with a convenient panel-button association for fast recall, to make life easier during live gigs.
With the SongBook Editor you can easily view, create, and edit your KORG Pa-Series SongBook entries and Set Lists using a Windows based computer. It can also be synchronized with iOS and Android tablets to become your handy external digital music sheet reader (third-party software required). Everything you need to play your song back perfectly is in the SongBook, a useful musical feature that is unique to KORG.
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
61 semi-weighted keys (C2 – C7) with velocity and aftertouch
Upgradable operating system, Multitasking, Load while play
EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis – eXpanded)
Filters with resonance, 3-band EQ on each Sound
128 voices, 128 oscillators
2 insert effects; 2 master effects (148 types)
1 insert effect; 2 master effects (148 types)
Final mastering effects
Limiter, Master EQ
EQ, Compressor, Gate, 3-voice Harmonizer (or Double), 2 x FX. Harmonizer, Double: Technology by TC•Helicon®
More than 30 Factory, 64 User
3 x FX. Presets: 45 Factory, 64 User
Sounds / Drum Kits
More than 1,750 Factory Sounds, including two multilayer Stereo Pianos with damper and body resonance, GM/XG sound sets and 107 Drum Kits
512 Sounds, 256 Drum Kits
9 footages, percussion, key on/off, leakage, rotary speaker effect
DNC (Defined Nuance Control) Technology, Natural Ambience Drums Full Sounds/Drum Kits editing
User PCM Sample memory
300 MB compressed (equivalent to 600 MB linear data)
Loads KORG, WAV, AIFF and SoundFont™ formats
Saves KORG, WAV and AIFF formats
Full Edit, Time Slice, Sampling
More than 430 Factory Styles, freely reconfigurable sets
1,152 locations, including User and Direct banks
Eight Accompaniment tracks, 4 Keyboard Sets, 4 Pads per Style; Style Settings (Sounds and Arranger parameters) on each Style
Guitar Mode 2, Parallel and Fixed NTT (Note Transposition Table)
Style/Pad Record with Step Record, Track and Event Edit
Style Creator Bot (MIDI Song to Style Converter)
3 Intros, 4 Variations, 4 Fills, Break, 3 Endings, Synchro Start, Synchro Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Bass Inversion, Auto Fill, Manual Bass, Memory, Accompaniment Mute, Drum Mapping, Snare & Kick Designation, Style to Keyboard Set Mode
Chord Sequence recorder and player in Style Play mode
Chord Sequences can be saved to Style and SongBook Entries
Delete, Copy from Style/SongBook, Import/Export from/to SMF
Keyboard Set Library
Memorize Keyboard Sound settings
More than 300 Keyboard Sets, freely reconfigurable
864 locations, including User and Direct banks
‘My Setting’ special Keyboard Set
Automatic MIDI FX generator
More than 65 Factory Presets
Patented XDS Crossfade Dual Sequencer Player with X-Fader control
MID, KAR, MP3+Lyrics, MP3+G
Two Players with separate Select, Start/Stop, Home, Rewind and Fast Forward controls
Lyrics, Score, and Chord data can be displayed on screen, or on an externalãvideo monitor
Markers with Add, Delete, Edit and Loop functions
MP3 Player / Recorder
Double MP3 Player and MP3 Recorder
Transpose (+6/-5 semitones), Tempo change (±30%)
Records MP3 files, including Styles, MIDI Songs, MP3 Songs, Keyboard Sounds, Pads, Microphone, Guitar, Effects, KAOSS Effects
Quick Record (Backing Sequence), Multitrack and Step Record functions
Full-featured sequencer, 16 tracks, Up to 200,000 events, SMF (MID) native format
Fully programmable music database, based on Styles, MIDI Songs (MID and KAR files), MP3 Songs, with automatic selection of Style Play and Song Play modes
User definable Set Lists, with Entries selectable from the control panel
Filtering and sorting options
Styles, Performances/Keyboard Sets, Programs/Sounds, Songs, SongBook Entries, Pads
Four Assignable Pads + Stop buttons
Pad Record function
Master Volume, Fade In/Out, Keyboard-Acc/Song Balance, Ensemble, Octave Transpose, Master Transpose, Quarter Tone and Arabic Scale memorized inside Keyboard Sets, Joystick, Audio In Volume, Mic FX Level, Harmony/Double On/Off, Mic/Guitar Preset, Audio In Mute ,2 Assignable Knobs, 3 Assignable Switches, Tempo +/-, Tempo Lock, Metronome On/Off, Dial, Search, Shift, Chord Scan (Lower, Upper), Split, Track Select, Record
Virtual Quarter Tone SubScale Keypad, 4 x Scale Presets
Damper pedal (supports half-pedaling with the optional DS-1H pedal)
1/4” jacks, +20dBm, 12k Ohm
1/4” jack, with Gain control (0 — +40dB)
12k Ohm (Mic) / 500k Ohm (Guitar)
1/4” jack, +21dBm, 0.003% THD+N@+18dBm
1/4” jack, 16-200 Ohms (50 Ohms suggested)
2 x 33 W
2 x 100 mm woofers in bass reflex box, 2 x 25 mm dome tweeters
Standard MIDI connectors
USB to MIDI using the USB ports
Eight user definable MIDI Setups
HOST, for memory and controllers x 2 (front/rear)
DEVICE, for personal computers and tablets x 1 (rear)
2.0 Hgh-Speed connections (480 Mbit/s).
USB external drives (drive not included)
microSD card (not included); rear panel slot with plastic cover
7” Wide capacitive color TouchView™ TFT display – Manual tilt system
Internal System Clock
100–240 Volts, 50/60 Hz, 25 Watt normal / 0.3 Watt in standby
Dimensions (W x D x H)
1030 x 378.3 x 133 mm / 40.55″ x 14.89″ x 5.36″ (without music stand; height with music rest: 355.8 mm / 14”)
10.75 kg / 23.7 lbs
AC Power Cable, Music Stand, Quick Guide manual
EXP-2 Foot Controller, XVP-10 Expression/Volume Pedal
DS-1H Damper Pedal (supports half-pedaling)
PS-1, PS-3 Pedal Switch
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