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Korg Pa900 61-Key Pro Arranger Keyboard  

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Korg's new high-performance aranger in the acclaimed PA-Series, the Pa900, features Defined Nuance Control technology for extra realism. The Pa900 of...Read More

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OVERVIEW

A musical jewel that packages technological magic into a cool and user-friendly design.

Korg's new high-performance aranger in the acclaimed PA-Series, the Pa900, features Defined Nuance Control technology for extra realism. The Pa900 offers you a new palate of sounds to impress any audience, as well as an enormous range of styles covering music genres from around the world. Combine this with powerful functionality, an intuitive user interface, and rich, powerful sound, and you have an arranger that can handle the most demanding performerances.

The Pa900's sound engine uses double the PCM memory of Korg's bestselling Pa600, extending the amount to 192MB. The number of user style locations has also expanded to 1,200, which will cover almost every style imaginable, and the improved built-in speaker system delivers it all with clear, rich sound. Standard features such as the TC-Helicon Vocal Harmonizer, an MP3 player & recorder, Dual Crossfade Sequencer and video output for lyric display make this a versatile performance machine. The Pa900 packs all this in a high-quality instrument featuring aluminium side panels and a silver body which gives it a prestigious look no matter what stage you're on.

FEATURES Keyboard
  • 61 keys semi–weighted
  • Velocity sensitive and after touch are supported
System
  • Upgradable Operating System
  • RX (Real eXperience)
  • DNC (Defined Nuance Control)
  • Multitasking, Load while play feature
Tone Generator
  • KORG EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis) sound generator:
  • 128 Voices, 128 Oscillators
  • Filters with Resonance
  • 3-band EQ for each track
Effects
  • Up to 4 Stereo Digital Multi-Effect block systems
  • 125 Master Effect types + 2 Global Effects
Voice Processor Technology by TC Helicon with 4 Effects:
  • 3-part Harmonizer, Reverb, Delay, plus Compressor, and EQ
Sounds / Drum Kits
  • More than 1100, including Stereo Piano and GM/GS improved sound compatibility; more than 70 Drum Kits
User area:
  • 512 Sounds, 128 Drum Kits
  • Defined Nuance Control (DNC) Technology
Digital Drawbars:
  • 9 Footages
Full Sounds/Drumkits editing capability
  • User PCM RAM Memory: 192 MB
  • Full Sampling Editing
Compatibility
  • : Load/Import of Korg, Wav, AIFF and SoundFont™; Export of Wav and AIFF; Edit, Time Slice, Compression Tool.
Styles
  • More than 400 preloaded Styles, freely reconfigurable
  • 1200 available Style locations including the Favorite banks
  • 8 Style tracks, 4 Single Touch Settings, 4 Pads and 1 Style Setting per Style
  • Guitar Track 2 mode, Parallel and Fixed NTT
  • Style Record with Step Record, Track and Event Edit functions
  • Style controls: 3 Intros, 4 Variations, 4 Fills, Break, 3 Endings, Synchro Start/Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Bass Inversion, Auto Fill, Manual Bass, Memory, Accompaniment Mute, Drum Mapping, Snare & Kick Designation, STS Mode
Chord Sequencer
  • Realtime Style Chord Sequencer Recorder
Performance / STS
  • 320 Realtime Performance locations
STS:
  • Memorize Realtime tracks settings, up to 4 x 1200 Styles, up to 4 x SongBook entries,“My Setting” function
Song Play
  • Patented XDS Crossfade Dual Sequencer Player (Supported formats: MID, KAR, MP3 + lyrics, MP3+G)
  • 2 Players with separate Select, Start/Stop, Home, Rewind and Fast Forward controls
  • X-Fader Balance control
  • Lyrics, Score, and Chord data can be displayed on screen, or on external video monitor
  • Markers
  • Jukebox function
MP3 Player / Recorder
  • Double MP3 Player and MP3 Recorder
  • Realtime Transpose (+6/-5 semitones)
  • Tempo change (±30%)
  • Vocal Remover
  • Record MP3 files including Styles, SMF, Real Time Tracks, Pads, Microphone and Effects
Sequencer
  • Quick Record (Backing Sequence)
  • Multitrack and Step Record functions - Full-featured sequencer
  • 16 tracks; Up to 200,000 events
  • SMF native format
Songbook
  • Fully programmable music database, based on Styles, SMF, Karaoke, MP3 with automatic selection of Style Play and Song Play modes
  • User-definable custom lists
  • Filtering and Ordering options
Compatibility
  • "i-Series" models: Styles
  • Pa series: Style, Performance, Program/Sound, Song, SongBook, Pad
Multi Pad
  • 4 Assignable Pads + Stop Button - Pad Record function
General Controls
  • Master Volume; Fade In/Out; Keyboard-Acc/Song Balance Volume; Ensemble; Octave Transpose; Master Transpose; Style Change; Quarter Tone and Arabic Scale memorized inside Performance/STS; Real-time controllers: Joystick (pitch + modulation); Mic Volume; FX Volume; Mic On/Off; Mic Preset; Harmony On/Off; 3 Assignable Switches; Tempo +/-; Tempo Lock; Dial; Search Function; Shift; Chord Scan; Split; Metronome On/Off; Sound Select
Control Inputs
  • Damper pedal (support half-pedaling with optional DS-1H pedal)
  • Assignable pedal/switch
Mic/Line Input:
  • Left/Mono-Mic, Unbalanced
  • With “Gain control and Right/Mono”
Outputs
  • Audio Output: Left/Mono, Right/Mono, Unbalanced
  • Headphone Output: 1 (in the front panel)
  • Video Out: 1 RCA type
Mic/Line Inputs
  • 2 Unbalanced Jack; Left/Mono-Mic, with gain control and Right/Mono
MIDI
  • In, Out; standard MIDI connectors
  • USB-to-MIDI using the USB Device port
  • 8 user-definable MIDI Setups
USB
  • USB-MIDI Interface
  • Type A: 1 (Front)
  • Type B: 1 (Rear)
  • 2.0 Hi-Speed connections
  • Mass Storage/Disk
  • Micro SD, back panel slot
Display
  • Color TouchView 7” TFT display
Clock
  • Internal System Clock
Accessories
  • Manual, AC Power Cable, Music Stand, DVD-ROM
  • Sustain pedal sold separately

With the Pa900 you can make a lot of arrangements, like getting yourself some professional gigs. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Pa900 61-Key Pro Arranger Keyboard

  • Power Consumption
  • 20 watt; 100-240v 50/60Hz
  • Dimensions (WxDxH)
  • 1,030mm x 378.3mm x 138.8mm / 40.55" x 14.89" x 5.46" (without music stand);
  • Weight
  • 10,76kg / 23.72lb.
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KorgPa900 61-Key Pro Arranger Keyboard
 
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Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Responsive / good action (4)
  • Portable (3)
  • Touch sensitive keys (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment (4)

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    5.0

    Incredible unit, a bargain for the price

    By Amadeus

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Portable
    • Programmable
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Live
    • MIDI
    • Recording

    Comments about Korg Pa900 61-Key Pro Arranger Keyboard:

    After many years using a reliable Korg X2 with an i5M module, I started looking for options. In a way I wanted to replace the heavy X2 and the non-expandable i5 with a well balanced instrument. My options included Tyros 4 on the high end (I didn't look at the Pa3X, because for some reason I had already ruled out the Pa2X, I guess due to some not-so-stellar reviews, and some sound comparison), as well as lower end Yamaha arrangers. So I spent about 3 months reviewing everything, reading. It wasn't long before the PA900 came up as being a direct competitor of the PSR950. I read as much as I could about both, and checked out dozens of videos.

    I finally decided to take the plunge on the PA900. I did test a PA600 at a music store, but the salesman kept bugging me to lower the volume. Guess what, I didn't buy there, because that annoyed me.
    Order and shipping was simple as expected.

    After I received the PA900 I went immediately to check the goods. Some of the sounds aren't particularly good, I would say they are average at best. But then some of the other sounds were exquisite. The DNC sounds provide good realism, and while some people complain about the keybed, I found it to be good. Compared with my old X2, this one feels a bit less "pro" if we could call it that way, but the keys are responsive, much more than those of the X2. I guess a decade and a half of technology advances are noticeable.

    The styles on the PA900 are a mix of amazing, good, and a few lame. But that's expected considering that a lot goes on the person's taste. I was very impressed with some of the styles that have very complex and well done arrangements. I did read part of the manuals, and there's definitely a learning curve, as not all controls are intuitive (for example, recording requires key combinations that are not marked on the keyboard).

    After a couple of days later I started getting into more advance stuff, including adding sounds, using the songbook, etc.

    Something that I found quite useful, and yet wasn't addressed as such, are the pads.

    On other keyboards I've used, pads contain sounds, usually samples and whatnot. PA900 pads contain tracks, single tracks, which can be looped. To assign a sound to a pad you must first add the sound to the keyboard, and then enter a track performance on the pad to trigger the sound (so on that end, it does what other keyboards can do). But here's the icing of the cake:
    Using pads you can add additional layers of instruments (because they are tracks) which respond to the harmony of the scanned chord. Yes. If you record a piano arpeggio, it will change according to changes on your chords. You can start and stop pads individually. I found that to be quite useful to give more live feel to performances.

    As to adding sounds, there are some free sounds available on the forums that are exceptional (I just added a set of pianos that are much better than the korg originals). Just be careful and read the instructions because it is very easy to overwrite stuff.

    The keyboard has internal memory, but also has an SD card slot (I added 32GB) plus the USB on the front (another 32), no excuse not to backup everything on a regular basis.

    It can record its sound directly to mp3, which is great to make quick demos and they do sound quite good.

    So from recording a performance, saving it on the usb directly, and then email it to a buddy to get an opinion takes no time, and because I use an android, I skip the PC part and go directly usb-to-phone.

    The helicon sounds really good, but it takes some skill to set it up correctly as it requires certain audio level to trigger. But it sounds good nonetheless.

    Considering the quality of the sound, the fact that the PA is highly programmable both in sounds and styles, and compared to other units on the market, there is no question that this was an excellent purchase.

    Another extremely interesting fact, styles aren't limited to 2 measures. This means that styles can have a great deal of dynamism on the arrangement, that span several measures giving it a true sense of realism.

    It is simple enough for novices that just want a high quality keyboard to play around, yet powerful enough to make professional productions and live performances.

    The speakers sound as expected, good sound, deep bass, crisp, but volume is limited. I recorded an mp3 and played on my car stereo and it blew my mind. So don't judge the keyboard by the sound of its speakers.

    It is a well balanced, extremely practical keyboard with endless possibilities.

    I wonder if Korg is going to keep it around long, because this pretty much does everything the flagship does, at a fraction of the cost.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A keyboard to cover all the bases

    By Jay Tracy

    from North Central Oregon

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

    • Poor Instructions

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Chamber Music
    • Concerts
    • Travel

    Comments about Korg Pa900 61-Key Pro Arranger Keyboard:

    I listened to the Style and sound compairsons on Youtube between the Yamaha 950 and this Korg and to my ear this Korg had the cleaner and more realistic instrument sounds and now that I have had a chance to play it I am really happy with my purchase...The only Cons I would have is that there are so many features that the instructions
    are vague on everything but the basic operations...
    I had a couple of days before I received my keyboard so I downloaded the owners manual and read it through a couple of times so whan I received it I was able to set down and play it and get it set up right away. A really AWESOME sounding back-up band for one man or fill for
    show bands or back-up for Worship groups at Church...its a winner

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Keyboard

    By pianogal

    from USA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • MIDI
      • Travel

      Comments about Korg Pa900 61-Key Pro Arranger Keyboard:

      Korg you did good with this one. I have played and owned many different keyboards, but this has been the most enjoyable. The sounds are so realistic that you feel as if you are playing that instrument. It does so much but is very user friendly. I like the fact that it can be updated...this is a big plus . The built in harmonizer and mic feature are great for home recordings. You also have vocal adjustments for a more professional vocal recording. There are so many features built into this keyboard, that I am still finding and learning to use them. I was amazed when I heard the drawbar organs and with the great sounding built in speakers you will not be dissappointed. I have it hooked up so you can use built in or external. Very happy with the Korg PA 900.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great machine

      By Rick

      from Merced, ca.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Complicated But Worth It
      • Pre-programmed music
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action

      Cons

      • Incomplete Manuals

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Live Worship

      Comments about Korg Pa900 61-Key Pro Arranger Keyboard:

      Went from korg i5s to pa900 for live worship. What a machine. We now experience a higher level, and as other musicians show up, I can mute tracks , or add others. Rock solid performer week after week, month after month, year after year.
      I tried the Yamaha, Casio, and Roland, and am well pleased.
      Good job, korg.....

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