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Korg Pa600QT Arranger Workstation Keyboard, 61-Key, New

Get all the functionality of Korg's Pa600 arranger synth, plus sounds and styles tailored to Middle Eastern music and customizable quarter-tone scales. Rate and review this product
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Rock the stage or the studio in any style you play with the Korg Pa600QT, a 61-key arranger workstation keyboard packed with fantastic sounds, effects, styles, and drums to complement any composition. Programmed by highly regarded arrangers, the Pa600QT can serve as your personal songwriting assistant, helping you use the keyboard's built-in sounds, articulations, and musical tools to create professional arrangements.

QT Means Quarter-Tone

Korg's Pa600QT even offers customizable quarter-tone scales plus the option to purchase additional styles and sounds specific to certain regions around the world, so that no matter what you compose, your music sounds authentic and appropriate.

Combine a collection of dazzling sounds with live-performance features, a large easy-to-view display, an enormous style database, and a built-in amplification system, and you get an all-inclusive songwriting workstation.

Sublime Sounds

The Pa600QT arranger keyboard gets its stellar sound quality and finely tuned control from RX (Real eXperience) and DNC (Defined Nuance Control) technology, and many of its detailed instruments, effects, and drums come directly from the Korg OASYS synthesizer. According to Korg, this compact arranger provides an explosion of sound, with more than 950 preloaded sounds, including a revamped GM sound set, 64 drum kits, and a multilayer stereo acoustic piano with string and damper pedal resonance that was sampled from a concert grand. You can edit each and every sound, and easily save your changes in the User area.

When it's time to work with something exotic or worldly, you can venture outside of the factory sounds by purchasing up to 96 MB worth of additional musical sounds, Styles, and instruments particular to specific regions around the world. Whether you're looking for a Chinese violin or a tuna-can mbira, Korg should have an instrument to meet your needs.

Do All Your Songwriting and Composing on the Pa600QT

In addition to its collection of killer sounds, the Pa600QT boasts hundreds of preloaded Styles programmed by leading arrangers, which cover an expanded range of musical genres. If you still need more or if you want to use something more original, you can record and edit your own styles right on the keyboard.

Further helping you to construct complete songs, the arranger keyboard offers flexible performance settings, including four fills, break, three intros, and three endings, as well as the capability to choose different transpositions to suit the range of your instruments. When in Guitar Mode 2, you can play the keyboard like a guitar and get realistic strumming and picking sounds for your guitar tracks. Lastly, a convenient Chord Sequencer can record your chord progression and play it for you while you solo over it with both hands.

Master Effects and EQ to Refine Your Sound

The Pa600QT's onboard effects allow you to put the finishing touches on your music. You get four stereo Master Effect processors, with 125 effects including reverb, delay, chorus, and other standard essentials, as well as cool REMS guitar-based effects for achieving authentic guitar tones.

On each track, you have EQ with Low, Mid, and High band controls, and the Pa600QT can memorize a custom track EQ so you always have it at the ready for a certain MIDI file or song in your set. Add to that a limiter and final 4-band parametric EQ, and you get well-rounded sound output for any kind of track. With so many available EQ controls, you can tailor your sounds to sound lighter, punchier, or whatever your music or venue calls for.

Easy Color Touch Screen and Interface for No-Sweat Performances

Whether you're working in a dimly lit studio or on a crowded stage throbbing with lights and other distractions, you'll find the Pa600QT's large color TouchView Display screen easy to view and use. Two interface modes, Easy and Expert, allow you to work with either the most essential necessary controls -- great for beginning players or for anyone performing live under pressure -- or all the controls, with access to all editing functions and parameters. Assignable switches help you remember what's controlling what, and a handy search feature helps you find songs, files, or styles when you really can't remember where they've been saved.

The Pa600QT can also read MIDI, KAR, and MP3 files; pull lyrics and chords from most of those files; and add markers to MIDI files. If you want to view traditional scores, the keyboard can do that for you, too. The Score Viewer displays the lead track with proper notation, so you can read notes, chords, and all symbols and abbreviations as you would on paper sheet music. But unlike paper, the keyboard's Score Viewer can display chord names in different languages (English and Italian) and show note names next to each note.

Tap in to Popular Songs Via Korg's SongBook

Can't get a certain song out of your head? Transfer that song from your brain to your fingers with the arranger keyboard's onboard SongBook, a user-programmable musical databased loaded with all the settings needed to play a particular song. Search and select a song title and the SongBook will immediately reference styles, MIDI files, or MP3s to recall settings such as song title, genre, artist, tempo, volumes, sounds, muted tracks, effect settings, Easy Edit, master transpose, and more. If you perform live on a regular basis and you get requests for songs that you don't necessarily know off the top of your head, the SongBook feature will definitely be helpful to have on hand.

Portable -- Take the Pa600QT from Home to Stage and Back

The Pa600QT is both powerful and portable, with everything onboard to get your performance going. Its 2 x 15-Watt amplifiers drive two loudspeakers in a bass-reflex box, so that you get a superior listening experience without having to bring a PA system to your next gig. Play anywhere with the compact Pa600QT!

Features:

- Enhanced RX (Real eXperience) and DNC (Defined Nuance Control) sound engine offers realistic, vivid sound
- Massive internal Factory PCM provides powerful wave memory for high-quality sounds
- Two assignable switches and a 4-way joystick for total control of sound articulation (DNC) levels
- Pa600QT model has Quarter Tone button
- Sleek, compact cabinet with built-in amplification system
- Large, bright, backlit TouchView color TFT display for easy viewing in any setting
- Intuitive layout and GUI with new Search function for easy access to any musical resource or file
- Resource selection feature with copy/paste, rename, and delete
- Over 360 factory Styles, each including 3 Intros/Endings, 4 variations, and 4 Fill In + Break, plus 10 Favorite and 3 User banks for storage of your favorite Styles
- Enhanced Guitar Mode 2 for even more realistic guitar parts, plus synchronized pads
- Chord Sequencer function can record any chord progression
- Improved General MIDI set for Standard MIDI Files
- Compatible with popular lyric formats, including graphical (+G), plus Text Viewer, Marker, and Score
- MP3 player with Transpose and Tempo Change
- 4 Stereo Master Effects (125 FX algorithms)
- Fully programmable SongBook database based on Styles, SMF, karaoke, and MP3, with instant recall of any song setting and user-definable custom lists
- Localized Pa600 and Pa600QT data (sold separately) provides Sounds and Styles relevant to specific countries and regions
- Power supply included

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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 22 x 11 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 631-390-6800

Product Description

The Korg Pa600QT is an affordable, compact, and powerful addition to Korg's internationally acclaimed PA series. The Korg Pa600QT features Quarter Tone button variations. Providing you with the most up-to-date collection of quality sound and styles combined, the PA600 is a perfect songwriting and performance partner.

The Pa600QT is a brilliant Professional Arranger that distills the sonic essence and functionality of the Pa series into a compact and affordable instrument. Like its big brothers - the Pa800 and the Pa3X - the Pa600 uses the RX (Real eXperience) and DNC (Defined Nuance Control) technology to deliver sound quality that's unprecedented in an arranger keyboard. With its compact cabinet, large TFT color TouchView display, enormous factory and user PCM memory, huge style database and excellent amplification system, Korg has raised the standard of excellence in the entry-level price range.

Sounds Derived from the Korg OASYS

It all begins with the sound. The Pa600 gives you a rich, detailed, sophisticated, natural sound with musical instruments from almost every genre, exploding with depth, nuance, subtlety, and accuracy. The DNC (Defined Nuance Control) system adds finely tuned control, and provides various levels of articulation. There are also several sounds distilled from the OASYS (one of the most powerful synthesizers ever made), helping the Pa600 set a standard for arranger keyboards. Over 950 sounds are preloaded, including a refreshed GM sound set, and 64 Drum Kits. There is also an amazing multilayer stereo acoustic piano that was accurately sampled from a concert grand, and includes string and damper pedal resonance. Sounds are fully editable, and changes can be saved in the User area.

One very exciting feature added to the Pa600 is the option of purchasing musical sounds and styles particular to specific regions around the world. Up to 96MB of additional PCM allows many instruments to be accurately added to the Pa600 sound engine and used with styles that were developed to represent many of the popular musical styles of certain countries. Full details on the available options will be made available at Korg.com as they are released.

Four Stereo Master Effects, Track EQ, and More

Great sound is more than just the quality of the sample data. For many years, Korg has produced outstanding, studio-quality effects that are simply breathtaking. The Pa600 has four stereo Master Effect processors, with 125 effects including standards such as reverb, delay, and chorus, as well as some of the universally acclaimed REMS guitar-based effects for authentic guitar tones.

Each track features EQ with Low, Mid and High controls. A custom track EQ can be memorized in the general preferences for Song Play mode. This will help sculpt the sounds to your personal taste for any MIDI file you play. Need a lighter bass track? Save the desired equalization, and the bass will stay light with all the subsequent Songs.

A limiter and final 4-band parametric EQ have been added to the sound output of the Pa600. Its total sound can be enhanced by these powerful and musically refined processors, easily adapting to your musical taste, or compensating for a problematic live environment.

Flexible, Realistic Styles To Back You Up

The Pa600 delivers an updated set of deluxe styles, programmed by some of the leading arrangers in the world, each of whom worked according to their musical strengths. The result is hundreds of preloaded Styles that provide unparalleled realism and detail. Covering an expanded range of musical genres, the Pa600 provides styles for almost every occasion. If you require a special Style collection, simply record and edit your own styles on board.

Korg adds further realism to your performance with four Fills, Break, three Intros and three Endings. More flexibility is added by the choice of different transposition tables to suit any instrument characteristic, and the stunning Guitar Mode 2 adds perspective to how realistic Guitar tracks can sound. If you need both hands to play a solo passage, record your chord sequence and let the Pa600's Chord Sequencer play it for you.

The Pa600 is one of the easiest arrangers to carry around. While its size might appear compact, the power of the onboard, exceptionally high-quality custom designed amplification system is anything but small. The 2 x 15-watt amplifiers drive two loudspeakers in a bass-reflex box to generate a powerful listening experience.

Color Touch Screen: Easy To Use

With all the technological power that's packed inside, it was vital that Korg also made the Pa600 easy to understand and use. Your experience using the Pa600 should be intuitive, musical, fast and foolproof. The panel layout has been simplified, and the graphical user interface utilizes an amazing, graphical, color TouchView(TM) Display, so you simply think, point and click for easy and intuitive use.

So that musicians of all levels can make great music quickly, there are two interface modes: Easy and Expert. Easy mode shows only the most important controls while keeping a clean and straightforward interface, useful for beginners or playing live. While in Expert mode, you have full editing control. Nothing stands between you and your professional performance.

Switches are assignable so your live performances work the way you want, and when you don't remember where a file, song or style was saved, just use the Search feature and let the Pa600 find it for you.

The player on board the Pa600 can read MIDI, KAR and MP3 files. It can also read lyrics and chords from most of these files, and add markers on-the-fly to MIDI files. Traditional score viewing is also available for those who prefer to read music.

The Score Viewer displays the lead track (or any other track) as clear and plain traditional musical notation with notes or chords, together with lyrics and chord abbreviations. Chord names can also be seen in different languages (English and Italian). For music learners, they've also added a function to show note names next to each note.

SongBook

This exciting feature was developed to make your life easier while playing live. The SongBook is a musical database that's completely user programmable, containing all the settings needed to play a particular song. You only have to search for the title of the song you would like to play, select it and hit "Play". SongBook can reference styles, MIDI files, or MP3s, and can immediately recall settings such as song title, genre, artist, tempo, volumes, sounds, muted tracks, effect settings, Easy Edit, STS*, master transpose, and more. Everything that you need to play your song perfectly is in the SongBook; a useful musical feature that is unique to Korg.

(*STS - Single Touch Settings is a memory that recalls sounds for all the real time tracks (Upper 1, 2, 3 & Lower).)

Features:

- Enhanced RX (Real eXperience) and DNC (Defined Nuance Control) sound engine offers improved realism and vivid sound.
- Massive internal Factory PCM provides an extraordinarily powerful wave memory, delivering amazingly high quality sounds.
- Two assignable switches and a four-way joystick ensure total control for the many available levels of sound articulation (DNC).
- Pa600QT model has Quarter Tone button.
elegantly designed and compact cabinet, including a pristine amplification system.
- Large, bright, backlit TouchView(TM) color TFT display (800x480).
- Easy layout and intuitive graphical interface with Search function for easy retrieval of any musical resource or file.
- Resource selection feature with copy/paste, rename and delete.
- Over 360 factory Styles, each including three Intros/Endings, four variations and four Fill In + Break, plus ten Favorite and three User banks for storage of your favorite customized or user created Styles.
- Enhanced Guitar Mode 2 for even more realistic guitar parts, plus synchronized pads.
- Chord Sequencer function that can record any chord progression on-the-fly.
- Improved General Midi set for Standard Midi Files, compatibility with popular lyric formats including graphical (+G), plus Text Viewer, Marker and Score.
- MP3 player with Transpose and Tempo Change.
- Four Stereo Master Effects (125 FX algorithms).
- Fully programmable SongBook database based on Styles, SMF, karaoke, and MP3, with instant recall of any song setting and user-definable custom lists.
- Localized Pa600 and Pa600QT data (sold separately) provides Sounds and Styles relevant to specific countries and regions.

NOTE: Power supply included.
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