Korg PA700 Professional Arranger Keyboard
Korg Personal Arranger PA700
Performance that takes you places
KORG debuts the newest High Performance Arranger in the acclaimed
Pa-Series of Professional Arrangers, the Pa700. The Pa700 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.
Totally new is the addition of KAOSS FX, which give you creative control on your performance. From subtle morphing between Variations and Drum Kit types, fine mixing between accompaniment Sounds, live reshaping of ongoing rhythms, to the most radical note-crunching effects used by countless DJs, tape delay and arpeggios, you can add liquid mixing to any Style or MIDI Song with the aid of easy-to-use computer-assisted composition features. Push the boundaries of your musicality!
With more power than ever before and numerous long-awaited new features, the Pa700 sets a new standard for arranger workstations. A massive leap forward from the legendary and best selling Pa600, KORG has raised the bar of excellence by offering newer, even more realistic sounds and powerful new features, delivered in a slim and professional looking design, at an even more affordable price.
Slim, powerful and easy to use
The Pa700 is a concept that combines a slim profile with a professional visual motif. The 2x25 Watt amplifiers drive the 2 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 capacitive TouchView display hosts a redesigned graphical interface that is easier than ever to read, even under the most demanding lighting environments.
Sound quality at its best
The Pa700 relies on KORGs advanced EDS-X (Enhanced Definition
Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine, and comes complete with over 1,700
ready-to-play sounds. This realistic collection offers a vast gathering
of classic and contemporary keyboards, band and orchestral instruments,
plus electronic and acoustic instrumentsfrom techno to folk. Included
are two new multi-layer stereo grand piano (with damper and body
resonance), plus electric pianos from the acclaimed KORG SV-1 Stage
The digital drawbar organ includes key on/off noises, leakage, and Rotary Speaker emulation. In addition, the Pa700 has been equipped with new wind instruments, strings, basseseven 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 256 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 Pa700 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!
Do it with Style
The Pa700 delivers over 370 Styles, straight out of the box. Each one is
a fully-realized musical environment dedicated to creating a particular
musical style. With so many to choose from, the Pa700 can provide
instant access to a vast and robust range of musical genres. Each Style
features 4 Fill Ins + Break patterns, one for each variation. Using the
new Auto Fill function they can be automatically recalled as you move
between the four variations. The Pa700 has 1,152 locations for you to
save your new Styles and settings.
In addition, each Style can be enhanced by using the four Pads. Each Pad can add a one-time or repeating riff, a percussion part, an accent sound, or even a sound effect.
The latest Styles today!
Thanks to an all new built in Standard MIDI File to Style converter you can quickly and easily have on board styles of the latest songs! Just obtain a new Standard MIDI File, load it into the Pa700 and the inbuilt converter will easily and quickly turn it into a full KORG style while also creating a Chord Sequence from the Songs chords.
KORG is known for studio-quality effects, and the Pa700 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.
Connect a dynamic microphone, and adjust parameters such as the EQ, Compressor, Gate, Reverb and Delay to make the vocals sound smooth and studio-produced. The Vocal Remover will even let you remove the voice from MP3 Songs, so you can sing along with them.
Refine your guitars 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.
The 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.
And because the Pa700 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.
Particularly useful for live use, the SongBook is a fully programmable and easily searchable Music Database.
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 an updated 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).
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
- 61 keys (C2 C7) with velocity
- Upgradable operating system, Multitasking, Load while play
- Sound Generator
EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis eXpanded)
Filters with resonance, 3-band EQ on each Sound
- 128 voices, 128 oscillators
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: 5 FX, 28 Factory, 64 User Presets
Guitar Processor: 3 FX, 45 Factory, 64 User Presets
- Sounds / Drum Kits
Factory: More than 1,700 Factory Sounds including a multilayer Stereo
Piano with damper and body resonance, GM/XG sound sets and 106 Drum Kit
User: 512 Sounds, 256 Drum Kits
Digital Drawbars: 9 footages, percussion, key on/off, leakage, rotary speaker effect
DNC (Defined Nuance Control) Technology, Natural Ambience Drums
Full Sounds/Drum Kits editing
128 MB compressed (equivalent to 256 MB linear data);
Loads KORG, WAV, AIFF and SoundFont formats
Saves KORG, WAV and AIFF formats
Full Edit, Time Slice
Factory: More than 370 Factory Styles, freely reconfigurable sets
User: 1,152 locations, including User and Direct banks
Eight Accompaniment tracks, 4 Keyboard Sets, 4 Pads per Style;
Style Settings (Sounds and Arranger parameters) on each Style
Guitar Mode 2, Parallel and Fixed NTT (Note Transposition Table)
Style/Pad Record with Step Record, Track and Event Edit
Style Creator Bot (MIDI Song to Style Converter)
Style controls: 3 Intros, 4 Variations, 4 Fills, Break, 3 Endings, Synchro Start, Synchro Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Bass Inversion, Auto Fill, Manual Bass, Memory, Accompaniment Mute, Drum Mapping, Snare & Kick Designation, Style to Keyboard Set Mode
- Chord Sequencer
Chord Sequence recorder and player in Style Play mode
Chord Sequences can be saved to Style and SongBook Entries
Edit functions: Delete, Copy from Style/SongBook, Import/Export from/to SMF
- Keyboard Set Library
Memorize Keyboard Sound settings
Factory: More than 290 Factory Keyboard Sets, freely reconfigurable
User: 864 locations, including User and Direct banks
My Setting special Keyboard Set
- KAOSS FX
Automatic MIDI FX generator
More than 65 Factory Presets
- Song Play
Supported formats: MID, KAR, MP3+Lyrics, MP3+G
Select, Start/Stop, Home, Rewind and Fast Forward controls
Lyrics, Score, and Chord data can be displayed on screen, or on an external video monitor
Markers with Add, Delete, Edit and Loop functions
- MP3 Player / Recorder
MP3 Player and Recorder
Transpose (+6/-5 semitones), Tempo change (30%)
Records MP3 files, including Styles, MIDI Songs, MP3 Songs, Keyboard Sounds, Pads, Microphone, Guitar, Effects, and KAOSS Effects
Quick Record (Backing Sequence), Multitrack and Step Record functions
Full-featured sequencer, 16 tracks, Up to 200,000 events, SMF (MID) native format
Fully programmable music database, based on Styles, MIDI Songs (MID and
KAR files), MP3 Songs, with automatic selection of Style Play and Song
User definable Set Lists, with Entries selectable from the control panel
Filtering and sorting options
- Pa-Series models: Styles, Performances, Programs/Sounds, Songs, SongBook Entries, Pads i-Series models: Styles
Four Assignable Pads + Stop buttons
Pad Record function
- General Controls
Master Volume, Fade In/Out, Keyboard-Acc/Song Balance, Ensemble, Octave
Transpose, Master Transpose, Joystick, 2 Assignable Knobs, 3 Assignable
Switches, Tempo +/-, Tempo
Lock; Metronome On/Off, Dial, Search, Shift Split, Record
- Scale Controls
- Virtual Quarter Tone SubScale Keypad, 4 x Scale Presets
- Control Inputs
Damper pedal (supports half-pedaling with the optional DS-1H pedal)
- Audio Inputs
Line (Left/Right): 1/4 jacks, +20dBm, 12k Ohm
Mic/Guitar (Left): 1/4 jack, with Gain control (0 +40dB)
12k ohm (Mic) / 500k ohm (Guitar)
- Audio Outputs
Left/Right, 1/4 jack, +21dBm, 0.003% THD+N@+18dBm
Headphone output (1/4 jack), 16-200 Ohms (50 Ohms suggested)
- Speaker System
Amplification: 2 x 25W
Speakers: 2 x Dual Cone Speakers in Bass Reflex Box
IN, OUT standard MIDI connectors
USB to MIDI using the USB ports
HOST: memory and controllers, DEVICE: personal computers
Eight user definable MIDI Setups
Type A (Host), Type B (Device)
2.0 Hgh-Speed connections (480 Mbit/s). Low-Speed (1.5 Mbit/s) and Full-Speed (12 Mbit/s) devices can only be connected through a High-Speed USB hub.
Internal memory: 960 MB
USB external drives (drive not included)
microSD card (not included); rear panel slot with plastic cover
- 7 Wide capacitive color TouchView TFT display
- Video Out
- HDMI connector
- Internal System Clock
- Power Consumption
- 100-240 Volts, 50/60 Hz, 25 Watt normal / < 0.3 Watt in standby
- Dimensions (W x D x H)
- 1030 x 378.3 x 132 mm/40.55" x 14.89" x 5.2" (without music stand; height with music rest: 355.8 mm / 14)
- 9.9 kg/21.82 lbs
- Included Items
- AC Power Cable, Music Stand, Quick Guide manual