KORG PA-60 music workstation
The PA60 provides the accompaniment and power of Korg's flagship PA80 in a more affordable instrument with a 2x15-watt built-in 2-speaker system, and no To Host output.
Korg has been an innovator in the area of music workstations since their inception, with both traditional instruments like the Trinity and Triton, and unique performance/production systems like the i30 and the iS series. Now Korg blends the benefits of each approach into a single great-sounding system, the PA-60 Professional Arranger. With a stunning sound inherited from the award-winning Triton, a large variety of highly musical styles made by the best musicians in the world, a multi-tasking operating system and a revolutionary sequencer design, this new keyboard will bring the benefits of Korg's revolutionary songwriting and music production and performance to a whole new generation of musicians.
The Sound Generation is based on Korg's Triton HI (Hyper Integrated Synthesis) System, making the PA-60 to sound exactly like a Professional Synthesiser: a total of 32MB of voices are available.
160 Performance locations are available to store configurations, including Upper 1-2-3 and Lower Tracks sounds, Pads, Transposition, Effects, etc.
2 totally independent sequencers can be run together and mixed via a Crossfader.
Each sequencer has its own separate control set and they can read 2 songs at the same time directly from disk.
All the internal 304 styles can be modified and saved. Each style can recall its own Performance, including the settings for the accompaniment tracks and four settings (STS) for the real-time tracks.
Where traditional workstations provide you an empty palette to start your idea with, the PA-60's Backing Sequencer takes advantage of the accompaniment system.
The onboard 16-Tracks sequencer allows Realtime or Step-by-Step recording. All editing is intuitive and easy to use, while 4 fully programmable Stereo Digital Effects can be used at the same time to create an exciting and professional mixdown.
PA-60 is compatible with "I-Series" (i3, iS40, i30, etc.) models' style files. PA-60 is also compatible with most Pa80 data.
Four Pads can be individually programmed for each Performance and STS. Pads can be assigned to preset sounds or to functions that replicate pedal assignments.
The solid-state disk, which can hold up to 20 MB of compressed data, is the latest in disk technology and gives higher performance than ordinary Flash Rom.
A powerful multitasking operating system allows you to load a new style while one is playing, load a new Program while a Song is playing, and even edit sounds or Global parameters while listening to your song ideas.
Ease-of-use has driven the styling with a logical control panel and linear structuring to give you fast access to the most commonly used functions at the touch of a button.
Featuring a newly designed 2 x 15 watt amplification/speaker system, which includes a fixed equalizer for smooth, deep, and powerful sound playback.
Options like the Video Board allows you to display lyrics from Standard MIDI Files on a standard TV monitor.
2.5 in. Hard Disk
Kit can be added to give you fast access to a huge amount of sound and style data
Technical InfoKeyboard: 61 notes with Velocity
System: OPOS - Objective Portable Operating System: Multitasking System, load while playing feature. Upgradable 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 (Stereo Piano Sound)
Effects: 4 stereo digital Multi-Effect systems (89 effects available)
Programs: More than 660 Programs (including Stereo Piano and GM level 2 Programs). 32 Drum Kits. 128 User Programs + 64 User Drum Kits. Full edit feature for Programs and Drum Kits
Styles: Up to 304 Styles in Solid State Disk. All reconfigurable. 8 accompaniment tracks. 48 user styles. All Style Performances are programmable (included 4 Single Touch Settings for each style). Direct Floppy Disk/Direct Hard Disk (optional) feature. Compatible with old i-series style format. Style Record with Edit functions, Step Edit, Event Edit Styles Controls: 4 Variations, 2 Fills, 2 Intros, 2 Endings, Counter In/Break, Synchro Start/Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Fade In/Out, Bass Inversion, Manual Bass, Tempo Lock, Memory, Accompaniment Volume, Accompaniment Mute, Drum Mapping, Snare & Kick Designation, Single Touch
Performance: 160 real-time Performances + up to 304 Styles Performances (that contains 4 Single Touch Settings each). General Controls: Master Volume, Ensemble, Octave Transpose, Master Transpose, Split Point, Style Change, Tracks Volume, Quarter of tone Pedal Function, Programmable Slider, Joystick. Multi PAD: 4 assignable (both sound or functions) Pads + Stop button. 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: Song Record, Song Edit, Event Edit, Step Edit - Easy Sound Edit - 16 Tracks - SMF format
Backing Sequence: Easy Record - 16 Tracks - SMF format - Step Chord/Acc Edit
Control Inputs: Damper Pedal, Assignable Pedal/Switch
Audio Outputs: Left/Mono, Right
Audio Inputs: Left/Mono, Right (Line Input)
MIDI: In, Out, Thru
Floppy Disk: 3.5 in. 2DD/2HD (MS-DOS compatible)
Hard Disk: Optional Hard Disk (with installation kit)
Display: Backlit custom LCD Main
Amplifier: 2 x 15 Watt
Speakers: 2 Double-Cone Speakers (in Bass Reflex Box)
Power Consumption: XX Watt. (*Provisional number, to be informed later)
Dimensions (W x D x H): 1110 x 388 x 164 mm (43.7 x 15.28 x 6.46 in.), without music rest
Weight: 13.5 kg (29.76 lbs.)
Options: Kit Hard Disk, Video Interface, EXP-2 Foot Controller, XVP-10 Exp/Volume Pedal, PS-1 Footswitch, DS-1H Damper Pedal