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The Pa1000 is a 61-key Professional Arranger Workstation with 1,750 sounds, more than 420 Styles, a 7" Touchscreen, 2 x 33W Speaker System and TC-Helicon Vocal Processor. The newest arranger keyboard from KORG, it has plenty of new sounds (featuring Defined Nuance Control for enhanced realism) which keep performances fresh and exciting, as well as an enormous expanded range of styles covering music genres from all over the world. Combine this with powerful performance functionality, an intuitive user interface and rich, sculpted sound and you have an Arranger for the most discerning and demanding player.

The Pa1000's keyboard, with semi-weighted action, naturally responsive key-on/key-off velocity sensitivity and aftertouch, is designed for musicians of all levels. The two 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 7" wide capacitive TouchView display hosts a redesigned graphical interface that is easier than ever to read, even under the most demanding lighting environments.

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 pianos (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!

Studio-Quality Effects

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.

Player/Sequencer

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.

The SongBook

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.

Improved connectivity

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

Specifications

Keyboard: 61 semi-weighted keys (C2 - C7) with velocity and aftertouch

Sound Generator: EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis - eXpanded)
Filters with resonance, 3-band EQ on each Sound

Polyphony: 128 voices, 128 oscillators

Presets: Over 430 factory styles, 1,750 factory sounds (multilayer stereo piano, GM/XG sounds, drum kits)

Effects:
Accompaniment/Song: 2 insert effects; 2 master effects (148 types)
Keyboard Sounds: 1 insert effect; 2 master effects (148 types)
Final mastering effects Limiter, Master EQ
Voice Processor EQ, Compressor, Gate, 3-voice Harmonizer (or Double), 2 x FX. Harmonizer, Double: Technology by TC Helicon
Presets: More than 30 Factory, 64 User
Guitar Processor: 3 x FX. Presets: 45 Factory, 64 User

Sounds / Drum Kits: More than 1,750 Factory Sounds, 107 Drum Kits
User: 512 Sounds, 256 Drum Kits

Styles: Factory: More than 430 Factory Styles, freely reconfigurable sets

KAOSS FX: Automatic MIDI FX generator with more than 65 Factory Presets

Song Play: Patented XDS Crossfade Dual Sequencer Player with X-Fader control
Supported formats: MID, KAR, MP3+Lyrics, MP3+G Two Players with separate Select, Start/Stop, Home, Rewind and Fast Forward controls

MP3 Player / Recorder:
Double MP3 Player and MP3 Recorder w/Transpose, Tempo change and Vocal Remover
Records MP3 files, including Styles, MIDI Songs, MP3 Songs, Keyboard Sounds, Pads, Microphone, Guitar, Effects, KAOSS Effects

Sequencer: 16 tracks, Up to 200,000 events, SMF (MID) native format

Pads: Four Assignable Pads + Stop buttons

Control Inputs: Damper pedal (supports half-pedaling with the optional DS-1H pedal); Assignable pedal/switch

Audio Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (Line), 1 x 1/4" (Line/Mic/Guitar)

Audio Outputs: 1/4" (Left/Right), 1 x 1/4" (Headphone)

Speakers: 2 x 33 W; 2 x 100 mm woofers in bass reflex box, 2 x 25 mm dome tweeters

MIDI IN, OUT: Standard MIDI connectors; USB to MIDI using the USB ports, 8 user definable MIDI Setups

USB:
Type A: HOST, for memory and controllers x 2 (front/rear)
Type B: DEVICE, for personal computers and tablets x 1 (rear)
2.0 Hgh-Speed connections (480 Mbit/s).

Storage:
Internal memory: 960 MB
USB external drives (drive not included)
microSD card (not included); rear panel slot with plastic cover

Display: 7" Wide capacitive colour TouchView TFT display, w/manual tilt system

Video Out: RCA connector

Power Consumption: 100 x 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")

Weight: 10.75 kg / 23.7 lbs

Included Items: AC Power Cable, Music Stand, Quick Guide manual

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This is my First Professional arranger and I'm Loving It. Nice Realistic tones for Indian Kit. You have to purchase separately from Korg for Expansion cards.
Posted by Jay Patel on Oct 31, 2019
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It is an Amazing arranger Keyboard0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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This is my second Korg PA arranger in last 9 years. Loved my PA800 , and Love my PA1000 which I got in June 2018. It has a lot to offer , from sampling to vocal harmonies and onboard MP3 recorder . Great Keyboard.
Posted by Mohammed on Feb 28, 2019
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This is my second Korg arranger from Richmond store in last 9 years. My legendary Pa800 entertained me for a long while and I wanted an upgrade to have more user memory for sampling, The Pa1000 has a lot of extra features which I am learning day by day. The only downside is that Korg does not provide any software with the arranger to manage user data,
Posted by Mohammed on Feb 3, 2019
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