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OS V3 – new upgrades and improvements
Now available for the Pa4x is version 3 of the onboard operating system. The new and improved OS brings with it new enhancements and upgraded performance features. One of the most notable features is the new dark-glimmering graphic interface. OS NEXT improves your workflow by using colour contrast to bring the most relevant settings and components to the foreground. This allows you to navigate between sounds and settings easier than ever.
You can now also import your own samples from disk. The User Sample memory has also been expanded, with three times the capacity of the original. You can now import up to 1.5GB of your own samples, with a further 1.5GB (making 3GB) when using Korg’s custom compression algorithm. Other improvements include improved drawbars, consolidates record dialog, improved quick record and much more.
Exceptional sound generation and articulation
The Pa4X Oriental delivers exception sound quality and definition utilising the integrated EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine from Korg. The EDS-X engine delivers over 1,650 rich and articulate sounds, providing a range of different sounds and styles for any composition. Whether it be band and orchestral instruments to electronic synths, the Pa4X has it all.
The sounds themselves have been recorded using state-of-the-art methods, delivering exceptional accuracy and sound reproduction. As well as the multitude of different sounds, the workstation also includes more than 140 authentic drumkits, allowing you to add a rhythm section to your composition. There is also an additional 400MB of user memory allowing you add your own kits and sounds using KORG, WAV, AIFF and SoundFont™ formats.
The Oriental version of the Korg Pa4x is equipped with all of the functionality and features of the Pa4x while also providing a miniature keyboard on the front panel. This unique keyboard can be used to conveniently access scale presets and create custom quarter tone scales. Additionally, the Korg Pa4x Oriental provides you with a vast range of sounds and styles that are specific to Middle Eastern music genres. Ouds, bouzuks, kanouns, various percussion instruments, and many more sounds are complemented by a range of extra styles that are perfect for both traditional and modern music.
Intuitive design for maximum expressiveness
As well as the vast range of rich and articulate sounds, the Pa4x delivers an intuitive and dynamic interface that provides all the controls and parameters you'll need to craft the sound you desire. The semi-weighted 61-key design is naturally-responsive providing both velocity and aftertouch sensitivity for a natural and articulate sound for a range of playing styles.
The Pa4X features a graphic user interface that has been optimised to ensure all controls and positioned with the user in mind for a streamlined and improved workflow. The bright TouchView display can be tilted forward and back to provide the best angle for viewing, eliminating any light glare and low-lighting problems. The user interface allows you the search what you're looking for with ease at the touch of a button. Additionally, Styles and Keyboard sets can be used and played directly from a USB drive for added versatility.
Onboard, studio-grade effects
The Pa4X Oriental features some of the best effects from Korg's library, delivering over 140 effect types ranging from reverbs to vintage stomp box simulations. Each track within the arranger features its own EQ with low, mid and high controls, which can be controlled and automated in the Song Play mode so your composition sounds the best in any environment. As well as its own effects Korg has incorporated Waves MAXX AUDIO™ suite, delivering exception clarity and power.
One of the most unique effects features is the TC Helicon Voice Processor. This voice processor is perfect for vocal harmonies and vocal effects, with up to 4 harmony voices available, all controlled using the keyboard or MIDI events. Vocal effects from the voice processor include: Reverb, Delay, Filter, Pitch Correction, Compressor and more.
In-depth arranger with recording capabilities
In addition to the vocal effects, the arranger features an XDS Dual/Player and recorder. This function allows you to play two different MP3 or MIDI files simultaneously, allowing you crossfade between tracks or create a playlist for automatic playback. The files can also be transposed, sped up and slowed down for added versatility. Also included is a marker function which allows you to mark a certain position in the file and jump to it or create loops.
The 6-track recorder allows you to sequence and edit tracks, allowing you to record, edit and arrange entire performances or composed pieces with ease. The player/recorder also features a function to remove lyrics from MP3s and display lyrics on the screen, perfect for karaoke purposes.
Versatile connectivity and storage
The Pa4X Oriental features a range of connectivity options including main Left and right output plus two additional assignable outputs. Additionally, the arranger features a headphone output on the front panel plus an XLR microphone input with Phantom Power. For inputs, the workstation provides a pair of balanced 1/4'' inputs and a stereo 1/8'' jack for connecting smartphones or iPods. MIDI in, Out and Thru connectors are also included as well as a USB port and RCA video output. There is also an SD card slot to add further space or importing sounds and files.
Become part of Korg World when purchasing the Pa4x. Since launching in 2017, Korg World aims to provide its customers with in-depth information to ensure you make the most of your equipment. A recent edition includes the introduction of webinars where owners can watch live product knowledge sessions and even interact with the presenters during the show by asking questions. This is something that is constantly evolving, based on the wants and needs of you, their loyal customer. You'll receive a free digital copy of the magazine to read on your tablet or computer. However, if you'd prefer the real thing then this is available for £1.70 (as of July 2020) per issue. For more information please click here.
OSIMO provides you with content exclusive to the United Kingdom for your Pa Instrument. Made by the UK team of Korg, this software provides you with registrations for your equipment that covers a wide range of genres and styles. In order to download your unique installer please click here
- Oriental version add Sounds, Drumkits, Styles, Keyboard Sets and Pads from Turkish, Persian and Arabic acclaimed libraries
- 15 easy access custom preset for Quarter Tone scales + cancel button
- Semi–weighted keys with velocity sensitivity and aftertouch
- Elegant, streamlined aluminium cabinet
- 7-inch capacitive TouchView™ display with tilting system
- Easy-to-use panel layout and intuitive redesigned graphical interface
- New EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine - Improved realism and pristine sound quality
- Massive internal ROM with a renewed PCM database - Plus up to 400 MB of user PCM data
- Over 1,650 sounds (more than 190 Oriental Sound and 60 Oriental DK) including GM and XG sets
- 512 user Sound and 128 user Drumkit locations with full editing features
- Digital Drawbar Organ sound engine
- DNC (Defined Nuance Control) and realtime articulation: - Three assignable switches - Four-way joystick - Ribbon controller
- Complete sample recording and editing features
- Import audio waveforms in the most common formats including Wav, Aiff and SoundFont™
- Over 650 Styles (more than 190 Oriental) with Intros, Endings, Fills, Count-ins, and Breaks - 4 Keyboard Sets and 4 Pads per Style, - 13 Internal user banks and 13 Direct user banks locations for unlimited storage
- Guitar Mode 2 provides more realistic guitar parts
- Chord Sequencer function in Style Play mode records any chord progression on-the-fly - Chord Sequences can be saved in each Style and SongBook entry
- Search function for quickly locating any musical resource
- New standard MidiFile to Style converter feature
- Keyboard Set Library includes a collection of best ready to play sounds - Keyboard Sets can be recalled even from Direct locations
- Multiple Effects processors – 148 effect types: - 4 Insert and 3 Master effects for accompaniment parts, - 1 Insert and 2 Master effects for Keyboard Tracks
- Waves MAXXAUDIO Mastering Suite: - MaxxEQ™, MaxxBass™, MaxxTreble™, MaxxStereo™, MaxxVolume™
- TC Helicon® Vocal Processing: - Four-part Harmonizer, Double, µMod, Reverb, Delay, Filter, HardTune, Pitch Correction plus Compressor, EQ, Gate (Adaptive Mic Setting on the Mic input)
- Double MP3/MIDI file players with recording capability, X-Fader and Vocal Remover - Score, Chords, and Lyric display - Compatible with most common lyrics formats including graphical (+G) for MP3. - Lyrics can be showed in their original languages (except Oriental and Arabic Languages)
- Enhanced compatibility for GM and XG songs
- Fully programmable SongBook database based on Styles, SMF, Karaoke, and MP3 - Instant recall of any song setting - User-definable Set Lists assignable to panel buttons - Filtering and ordering options
- Multi-language extended character set
- Internal hard drive - Pa4X ORIENTAL 76: Standard - Pa4X ORIENTAL 61: Optional
- MicroSD card slot (card not included) allows for mass storage and data protection
- Dimensions: 1,192 x 364.4 x 125.56 mm / 46.93" x 14.35" x 4.94"
- Weight: 18.66 kg
- Product Code: PA4X-OR-61