Korg's popular PA50 professional arranger brought up to date with SD data card storage.
For years, the Korg PA50 has been the most popular member of the Korg Pa family. Its amazing sound, ease of use, and affordable price point has proved a winning combination. Now, after much demand, the Pa50 has been brought up to date with the Pa50SD. Replacing the old-school floppy drive, the Pa50 instead offers fast and reliable SD data card storage. The use of SD data cards also makes it much more convenient to share and store data on a computer.
As a songwriting station or as a back-up band, you can be sure the Pa50SD’s performance will be truly musical. The Pa50SD combines enhanced sequencing functions, powerful performance features, custom backlit LCD, comprehensive arranging tools and impeccable sound quality.
Excellent Sound and Instant Control
Based on the TRITON synth engine the Pa50SD sound quality is second to none! Included with its 660 editable sound programs is a set of very expressive solo instruments, sampled with a natural vibrato. Four studio-quality effect processors are available and feature 89 different effect types. Four assignable pads, an assignable footswitch, the joystick, sync start, fade in and out, tap tempo, accompaniment reset and other front panel functions are available at your fingertips.
Each of the 304 editable Styles provides up to eight accompaniment parts – drums, bass, percussion and more – that respond interactively with your playing. Eight parts, four Variations, two Fills, two Intros and two Endings per Style provide all you need to create a natural-sounding performance. In addition to the eight parts that comprise a Style, up to four sounds are available on the keyboard as real-time parts. The Pa50SD can also store 160 user defined Performance settings, each instantly recalling the style, sounds, effects, panning, transposition and other settings assigned to each part.
In addition to traditional real-time and step-time sequencing, the Pa50SD also features our unique Backing Sequencer, which can capture up to eight tracks of Style accompaniment and up to eight tracks of real time playing in a single pass. The PA50SD is GM and SMF compatible and in performance, nothing beats the revolutionary XDS Dual Sequencer. Lyrics embedded in SMF sequences are shown in the Display.
Rich, Stereo Sound
The Pa50SD features two dual-cone speakers in a reflex cabinet and twin 15 Watt amplifiers.
Compose and Perform on the Pa50SD
No matter what kind of piece you're working on, the Pa50SD has a sound for that. Its Triton-based HI synthesis sound engine with 62 voices and 62 oscillators supplies a slew of sounds, while its 32 MB PCM ROM features a comprehensive selection of acoustic and electronic sounds. Stereo piano and Melody Voice sounds recorded with a sampled natural vibrato recreate solo wind and stringed instruments. If you want your sax, trumpet, harmonica, violin, and flute parts to sound like they're being played by a human, not a bot, you'll like the Pa50SD's Melody Voice sounds.
Over 300 different kinds of Styles (256 factory and 48 user) plus 100 drum kits are there to get you started. Just select your desired Style, choose your sounds and instruments, and start playing some chords -- the keyboard will do the rest.
When constructing a song, take advantage of the Pa50SD's advanced accompaniment system and chord recognition system, which take the work out of arranging a piece, delivering musical styles and chords appropriate to the music at hand. You can work inside the box or out -- work with the four variations, two fills, two intros, and two endings that the Pa50SD provides, or take those standard song elements, customize them, and make them your own.
Professional 61-key arranger keyboard
HI synthesis (Hyper Integrated synthesis system) sound engine delivers awesome tones via 62 voices and 62 oscillators
4 Stereo digital multi-effect systems provide a total of 89 effect types
Over 660 programs, including GM level 2 programs and 128 user programs, to get you started making music
32 Drum kits and 64 user drum kits
Up to 304 Styles in Solid State Disk (256 preloaded styles and 48 user styles), all fully editable and programmable
8 Accompaniment tracks
XDS Dual Sequencer with two 16-track sequencers, each with its own transport controls
Large backlit custom LCD for viewing settings, lyrics, and more in any playing environment
Built-in amplification system with 2 x 15-Watt stereo amplifier and 2 dual cone speakers
Control Inputs: Damper Pedal, Assignable pedal/switch
SD Card compatible
Includes power supply and music stand
PA50SD 61-Key Professional Arranger with 2-Way Speakers and SD Card Specifications:
Keyboard: 61 notes with velocity
System: OPOS – Objective Portable Operating System: Multitasking System, load while playing feature. Upgradeable Operating System. SSD Solid State Disk.
Tone generator: HI synthesis (Hyper Integrated synthesis system) 62 voices, 62 oscillators Filters with resonance.
Waveform Memory: 32 Mbyte PCM ROM (with Stereo Piano Sound).
Effects: 4 stereo digital Multi-Effect systems (90 effect types).
Programs: More than 660 programs (including GM level 2 programs). 32 drum kits. 128 user programs + 64 user drum kits.
Styles: Up to 304 Styles in Solid State Disk (256 preload +48 User). All reconfigurable; 8 accompaniment tracks. All Style Performances are programmable (includes 4 Single Touch Settings for each style).
General Controls: Master Volume Ensemble Octave Transpose Master Transpose Split Point Style Change Tracks Volume Quarter Tone Function Programmable Slider Joystick Dial
Multi PAD: 4 assignable pads + Stop button.
Performance: 160 real-time Performances + up to 304 Styles Performances
Song Play: XDS* Crossfade Dual Sequencer player – 2 Sequencers with separate Start/Stop, Pause, ‘<< Rew’ and ‘>> FF’ controls. Balance control. Lyrics are displayed on-screen. Jukebox Function. SMF Direct Player (format 0 and 1).
Song /Backing Sequence: Easy record – 16 tracks – SMF format.
Control Inputs: Damper Pedal, Assignable pedal/switch.