Welcome to the world of Korg Pa500 Professional Arranger!
Pa500 is the most powerful arranger available today, both for
professional and home entertainment use.
Here are some of the features of your new instrument:
RX Technology, the cutting edge engine that drives every
aspect of the Pa500 – from the synthesis to the display and
how it all works together.
Powerful EDS (Enhanced Deﬁnition Synthesis) Korg sound
generation system, as seen in our best professional synthe-
80 voices of polyphony.
OPOS (Objective Portable Operating System) multitasking
operating system, to let you load data while playing your
Operating System updates, to load new features and
enhancements. Don't let your instrument get old!
Solid State Disk (SSD), for any system update – a smart way
to replace the usual ROM memory.
SD (Secure Digital) and MultiMedia (MMC) memory card
drive, to store your data on the most up-to-date and reli-
General MIDI Level 2 Sound-compatible.
880 Factory Sounds and 56 Factory Drum Kits, plus 128
User Sound and 64 User Drum Kit locations available.
Four multieffect processors for the internal MIDI tracks,
with 124 effects, and a selection of ﬁne guitar effects cre-
ated using Korg's REMS™ (Resonant structure and Elec-
tronic circuit Modeling System) technology, to deliver truly
great sounding effects.
Final semi-parametric Master EQ, to customize your own
256 Performance locations, and about than 1,280 pre-
loaded Single Touch Settings (STS), for fast setting of key-
board sounds and effects.
Approx. 320 preloaded Styles (448 Factory locations + 64
User locations available).
Style Record and Edit, including Guitar Mode.
Pad Record and Edit.
XDS Double Sequencer with Crossfader.
Full-featured 16-track sequencer.
Fully editable music database, for fast song retrieving, sup-
plied by the SongBook.
High-quality input (ADC) and output (DAC) audio con-
TouchView™ Graphical User Interface.
Fully-programmable slider and switch.
15 Watt digital ampliﬁcation.
USB 1.1 Full Speed Device port, to connect a personal
computer to your Pa500. This port can be used for ﬁle
transfer, and for MIDI connection (without the need of a
dedicated MIDI interface for the PC).
Pa500 has been carefully designed to be used live. The "realtime"
word has its full meaning in this instrument. Performances
allow the instant selection of all the tracks on the keyboard and a
suitable Style; STSs allow an instant selection of the keyboard
tracks; Styles are the realtime backing companions for your real-
time playing; Songs can be mixed in realtime; the SongBook is
the quick way to select a song from a sophisticated music data-
If you are the kind of musician that prefers to play, more than
deal with technical matters, you can use the Pa500 in Easy Mode,
and forget all its most powerful features, and let them out of