The KORG Pa5X has uniquely -and only in the Pa5X- two completely independent players that can play styles, midifiles and MP3 files - no matter in which combination! So it is also possible to mix two styles or even play them synchronously. "Smooth Sound Transition" ensures that no notes or effects are cut off during crossfading or switching.
Acoustic and electric pianos come from the KORG SV2 stage piano, synthesizer sounds come from e.g. NAUTILUS, wavestate, ARP2600. A special Round-Robin function provides ultra-authentic and lively drum sounds.
The keyboard has a high-quality finish with an elegant look, wooden side panels nestle against a sturdy aluminum case. Real-time control of many parameters is very easy with an additional strip display and associated buttons and faders, as the display always actively shows the value of the parameter in question. Loading processes are a thing of the past, all files and styles are available at the touch of a finger, no matter on which connected medium they are stored. An open memory structure allows almost infinitely large user folders, in which as much fits as the (up to 1TB large) SD memory card (optional) allows. This makes it very easy to combine data from different users.
A completely new control element in the KORG arranger keyboard is the pad matrix. Using 16 pads, rhythmic or melodic phrases can be added, as well as noise-sounds or one-shot samples. With appropriate pad matrix preselection, the pads can also be used for a solo performance. Another performance highlight is the lightning-fast muting or soloing of style or midifile tracks.
A powerful mixer with built-in finalizer levels all styles and files to the same volume level. A large chord sequence library invites you to jam, the 8 inch, tiltable and lockable touch display in tablet quality shows all chords, lyrics and also (midifile) notes in high resolution.
The microphone connection (combo jack) is joined by a separate guitar input with its own gain, and up to four guitar effects can be stored as presets and recalled per track in the freely programmable songbook. A four-voice harmonizer is also on board, as well as an autopitch function for contemporary vocal performance.
Compared to the Pa5X (international), the Pa5X MUSIKANT is the localized version for the German-speaking market and BeNeLux. It contains even more styles and sounds that have been programmed and produced especially for the local culture. Acapella- and party-choirs, accordion and new orchestra sounds and much more. Furthermore, the handling is additionally simplified by labels in German language on the surface and in many menus.
The PaAS speaker system and a matching stand are optionally available.