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Korg Pa5X-61 61-key Professional Arranger Workstation Keyboard

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61-key Arranger Workstation with Semi-weighted, Aftertouch-enabled Keybed; 2,200+ Factory Sounds; 600+ Styles; Multi-format Recording, XDS Crossfade Dual Player, Onboard Effects, and Comprehensive Connectivity
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Korg’s Pa series workstations have set the standard for professional arranger keyboards. Now, the Pa5X ascends the throne as the flagship of the range, further raising the bar for sound quality, playability, versatility, and sheer power. The top panel of this formidable arranger workstation features an assignable Pad Matrix, a Mixer section, multicolored LED buttons, and a large, tiltable touchscreen that put you in complete command of your music creation process. Powered by Korg’s state-of-the-art EDS-XP (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-Expanded) sound engine, the Pa5X leverages advanced hardware design and a powerful new operating system to deliver levels of sonic perfection that were heretofore not feasible. Available with 61 and 76 semi-weighted keys — or with an 88-note, fully weighted keybed for authentic grand piano playing feel — the Pa5X models are clad in a sleek aluminum chassis with wooden side panels that will stand up to grueling tour schedules while adding an elegant accent to your living room or studio. Plus, all the Pa5X keybeds are equipped with aftertouch for enhanced expression.

    Streamlined, modern user interface

    A large 8-inch tiltable color touchscreen occupies the center of your workstation cockpit. This comprehensive yet easy-to-navigate control center puts you in total command of your Pa5X. Whether you’re at home, in a studio session, or onstage, the screen’s shrewdly designed graphical user interface puts all the sounds and operational functions right at your fingertips. The display is color coded to match the programmable LED buttons on the control panel, facilitating quick selections and tweaking. It’s also bright enough (and of course, dimmable) to be read comfortably in any lighting conditions, and it can be tilted to optimize viewing from any angle, whether you’re seated or standing.

    Never run out of inspiring sounds

    The Pa5X packs a whopping soundset with over 2,200 inspiring factory patches. You can use these production-ready sounds as is, but when you’re in the mood to create something entirely new, fire up Korg’s patented XDS Crossfade Dual Player. It features a unique X-Fader balance control that enables you to blend or crossfade between songs or sounds in any format; for example, Styles to MIDI files, MIDI files to MP3-files, or Styles to Styles. Add to that over 600 onboard factory Styles — all freely programmable and instantly recallable — and you have an incredibly powerful workstation for composing music in any genre. Composers at Music Experience are blown away by the Korg Pa5X. If you’re ready for a high-end arranger workstation to take your music to the next level, we highly recommend you give it a serious audition!.

    Awesome power, refined

    The Pa5X’s masterful design incorporates powerful cutting-edge technology that has been meticulously implemented to allow for the subtlest nuances to be massaged and brought out in your music. It all starts with Korg’s brawny EDS-XP sound engine, a triumph of software engineering that powers thousands of premium-quality sounds covering an expansive range of musical instruments and music genres, while delivering an unparalleled degree of sonic realism and expression. Under the hood are 24 stereo oscillators and 160 voices of polyphony, allowing for the realization of pretty much any patch you can imagine, as well as spot-on playback of even the most complex arrangements. The EDS-XP underpins an advanced system architecture that also allows for exciting new features such as Round-Robin drum and percussion performances, Smooth Sound Transition, Sound-Controller 3 functionality, and more.

    The last word in professional arrangers

    Korg designed the the Pa5X for professional composers — and those who aspire to be. As such, it is equipped with the quality sounds, features, and connectivity that today’s professionals demand. With a bevy of optional premium accessories available separately, it’s also the nucleus of an expandable ecosystem that’s customizable to suit your personal workflow requirements.


    • Over 2,200 factory Sounds
    • 5 multilayer Stereo Acoustic Pianos with Damper/Body Resonance, GM/XG Sound Sets
    • Over 130 Drum Kits, including Ambient Drums and round robin-based Kits
    • User Area: 768 Sounds, 384 Drum Kits
    • Digital Drawbars: 9 Footages, Percussion, Key On/Off, Leakage, Vibrato/Chorus, and Rotary Speaker with Amp Simulator
    • Natural Ambience Drum Sounds, round robin features
    • Defined Nuance Control (DNC) technology
    • Quick, robust sound editing, Drum Family, and full Drum Kit editing


    • Over 600 Factory Styles, freely programmable
    • 8 Style Tracks, 4 Keyboard Sets and 4 Pads per Style; programmable Sounds, Effects, and Style parameters
    • Guitar Mode 2, parallel and fixed NTT (Note Transposition Table)
    • Style Record and Event Edit
    • Style Elements: 3 Intros, 4 Variations, 4 Fills, 1 Break, 3 Endings
    • Style Controls: Play/Stop, Synchro Start, Synchro Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Auto Fill, Memory, Bass Inversion, Manual Bass, Bass & Lower Backing, Drum & Bass, Individual Style Tracks Mute, Style to Keyboard Set


    • Supported formats: MID, KAR, MP3 + Lyrics, MP3+G
    • Lyrics, Score, and Chord data can be displayed on-screen or on external video monitor
    • Markers with Add, Delete, Edit, Loop and AutoScroll functions
    • Jukebox function
    • Fully featured, 16-track Sequencer, Song Edit
    • Programmable SongBook music database based on Styles, MIDI Songs (MID and KAR files), MP3 Songs with Artist and Genre tags; Filtering and sorting options; User-definable Set Lists


    • Multimode filters with resonance, 3-band EQ for each track
    • 160-voice polyphony, 160 Oscillators
    • Keyboard Tracks: 3 Insert Effects; 3 Master Effects
    • Style/Song: 10 Insert Effects; 3 Master Effects
    • Master EQ and Finalizer for Songs and Styles
    • Final Mastering Effects: Waves | MaxxAudio Suite
    • Mic processor technology by Shift Audio
    • Mic setup: Compressor, EQ, Gate
    • 4-part Harmonizer, Doubler, Filter, Modulation, Delay, Reverb, and AutoPitch
    • Guitar Processor rack (4 effect slots) with stompbox and amp simulation

    Connectivity and storage:

    • Microphone and Guitar inputs with dedicated effects for each
    • Mic input: mono with Gain control and phantom power (combo XLR, balanced)
    • Guitar input: mono with Gain control (1/4-inch jack, unbalanced)
    • Line 1 input: Left/Right (1/4-inch jacks, balanced)
    • Line 2 input: Stereo (3.5mm mini-jack, unbalanced)
    • Line Output: Main Left/Right, Separate Outs 1/2/3/4 (1/4-inch jacks, balanced)
    • 1/4-inch Headphone Output
    • MIDI In, Out, Thru, standard MIDI connectors
    • USB to MIDI, via USB Device port
    • 16 user-definable MIDI presets
    • USB Type A (Device, for storage devices and controllers): 1 front, 2 rear
    • USB Type B (Host, for personal computers and tablets): 1 rear
    • Storage: 1GB Internal Drive; Micro SD card (not included): rear-panel slot with cover; USB Flash drive (not included): may be connected to the USB Device ports
    • Damper Pedal jack (supports half-pedaling with optional Korg DS-1H pedal)
    • 2 Assignable Pedal/Footswitch jacks

    Optional accessories:.

    • PaAS Amplification System
    • ST-SV1-BK Keyboard Stand
    • EXP-2 Foot Controller
    • XVP-20 Expression/Volume Pedal
    • DS-1H Damper Pedal (supports half-pedaling)
    • PS-1 Pedal Switch
    • PS-3 Pedal Switch
    • VOX V860 Volume Pedal

    What Korg Says...

    Pa5X is the new flagship in the KORG Professional Arranger lineup, redefining an arranger keyboard. Completely redesigned with a state-of-the-art sound engine and a streamlined color-driven user interface, Pa5X produces a stunningly rich and unique sonic experience that inspires you to create and perform! Pa5X comes packed with thousands of inspiring Sounds and hundreds of fresh Styles, all instantly accessible through an inviting workflow. A completely new front panel featuring an assignable Pad Matrix and Mixer section, multicolored LED buttons, and a huge tilt-able touchscreen puts you in control of your music making experience at all times. Pa5X excels both as a live performance instrument and as a powerful creative tool in the studio, allowing you to find your ideal sound no matter where your music takes you.

    Premium Quality and Elegant Design 

    The Pa5X was designed with elegance and durability in mind, featuring a sturdy aluminum body and genuine wooden side-panels for a luxury appearance. All of the keybeds on Pa5X provide an authentic feel and full control of expression for any playing situation. The 88-key weighted action has a realistic piano-like touch while the 76- and 61-key versions feature lighter touch semi-weighted keys. All the keybeds include aftertouch control for added expressivity.

    Modern and Streamlined User Interface

    At the center of Pa5X is a large 8” tiltable touch screen that displays a completely redesigned GUI (graphical user interface). This makes all the sounds and features of Pa5X easily accessible to home and studio musicians as well as live performers. The colors in the display are carefully matched to the ones used in the LED programmable buttons on the control panel. This color driven interface allows you to easily navigate Pa5X, adding color to your music!

    Powerful EDS-XP Sound Engine for Rich and Inspiring Sounds

    KORG Professional Arrangers have set the industry standard for powerful musical expression, featuring sound engines that inspire musicians to create and perform. Pa5X introduces the EDS-XP (Enhanced Definition Synthesis – Expanded) sound-engine, which builds upon the technology used in Pa4X with advanced hardware and a powerful new operating system, taking sounds on Pa5X to a new level. The 24 stereo Oscillators and 160 voices of polyphony power thousands of high-quality sounds, covering a wide range of musical instruments and genres. The EDS-XP sound engine also introduces new cutting-edge features such as Round-Robin drum and percussion performance, Smooth Sound Transition, Sound-Controller 3 functionality and much more. This provides an unprecedented level of sonic realism and expression that is only available on Pa5X.

    Realtime Controllers

    Pa5X features a fully programmable control section with 9 buttons and 9 sliders. You can assign any function to it, from mixer volume to drawbar settings, from microphone mute to bass inversion, to lyrics scroll commands and more. The assigned function is shown by an auxiliary strip display so that you always know what you have under your fingertips – even if you are on a different page to the main display. Numerous assignable controllers are available for expressive real time playing and Korg's DNC (Defined Nuance Control) which supplies so much of the detail in the sound of musical instruments. Faders, switches, real and virtual matrices of real time controls, the joystick, and the ribbon controller can be assigned to modulate any parameter of the sound. This provides precise control of the most subtle nuances and articulation of the instruments you are playing on the Pa5X.

    Advanced Chord Recognition System and Full Library of Chord Sequences

    Pa5X’s chord recognition system is the most sophisticated around, featuring an Expert mode that is crafted around the playing styles of the best modern jazz pianists. This chord recognition system can be as simple or advanced as desired, even allowing you to trigger chords with a single finger! With automatic harmonization, a chord sequencer, and a sophisticated chord recognition engine, Pa5X gives you the tools to create rich musical arrangements no matter what the genre of music.

    Smooth Transitions between Sounds, Styles and Songs

    Pa5X adds Smooth Sound Transition (SST) technology, allowing for seamless transitions between Sounds, Styles and Songs without any interruption. When you select a different element, the sound, effects and sequences will continue to play, fading away naturally until you are ready for the next sequence or note to begin, making for an uninterrupted and realistic performance.

    Cutting-edge Dual Crossfading Players

    Pa5X can play two Styles, MIDI files, or MP3 files simultaneously and in any combination, made possible by the dual onboard Players*. These two Players can be mixed with a handy crossfader, or can be used to play a song while another one is waiting to start. All the while, Pa5X's sound engine delivers the power, effects processing, and polyphony to make these transitions happen seamlessly. *KORG’s exclusive XDS Crossfade Dual Sequencer/Player Lyrics, Chords, Score and Marker can be clearly shown on the large internal display of Pa5X, or even on an external display when connected via the built-in HDMI port. A wide variety of Lyrics formats are supported, and you can even automatically generate a score from a MIDI Song. Markers allow for quick navigation of a song using the Style-Element buttons, allowing you to easily jump back to a passage you wish to repeat while studying, rehearsing, or performing live.

    Creating Styles and Songs

    You can create your own Styles, and record your own MIDI and MP3 Songs. The included editing features allow for detailed editing of each single recorded event. A sophisticated transposition table adapts the sequences to any chord you may play. You can record a MIDI Song using a full-featured Sequencer. Even easier, just record what you sing and play (including MP3 Songs) as an MP3 file, and listen to it anywhere you like.

    The SongBook: A Music Library Always

    With You Songs and Styles can be saved into the onboard SongBook, whose database-like entries are easy to synchronize with external score readers on a tablet. You can therefore use a digital music book to control your Pa5X. The songs in the music database can be saved into Set Lists, each one dedicated to a show, to a singer or a style of music, for easy handling of all music resources at once during live performances. When choosing a song from the SongBook, you also immediately get the necessary Sounds, the Style, a Song, the effects and even a chord sequence.

    A Complete Sound Library

    The onboard sounds range from ultra-realistic acoustic instruments, to electric vintage keyboards, to synth classics, with the addition of fantasy sounds and special effects for game, media, video and cinema production. We have also included instruments from various ages and world cultures, while also leaving ample room for your own expansions. The curated selection of acoustic and electric pianos, which includes sounds from our celebrated SV-2 Stage Vintage Piano, is particularly suitable for the hammer action 88 key version. We also included specially selected sounds from our flagship synth workstations: Kronos and Nautilus. A new Drawbar Organ section proudly boasts a realistic control surface that can rely on the physical sliders and buttons on the main panel of Pa5X. New effects that are derived from the legendary KORG CX-3 Combo Organ are also included. The new Drum Kits were recorded making use of a new technology, based on round robins to increase realism. No two drum hits are equal, resulting in authentic-sounding drum performances. In addition to the huge amount of included sounds, the onboard sampler will help create new Sounds, Drum Kits and Audio Loops. Record your own sounds or import from standard file formats like AIFF, WAV and SF2. The detailed on-board sample editor allows you to fine tune your samples and even transform an audio loop into a percussive kit.

    Intuitive Mixer Section with Extensive Effects Processing

    Sounds on Pa5X are processed by an elaborate chain of professional studio quality effects, with up to 10 Insert FX, 3 Master FX and 1 Finalizer for each of the two Players. The Keyboard Sets can use up to 3 Insert and 3 Master FX.

    Dedicated Microphone and Guitar Inputs with Effects Processing

    A microphone and a guitar can be connected simultaneously to the separate audio inputs of Pa5X. KORG’s extensive experience in vocal harmonization technology and guitar effects processing is featured, with each of these inputs having dedicated on-board effects. We are proud to have teamed with Shift Audio, a company with 30 years of experience in vocal processing technology. The founders of Shift Audio came from an industry leading company specializing in vocal processing products building on their experience to deliver. The latest generation of vocal processing algorithms optimized to run on the latest technology used in the Pa5X. The result is incredible lifelike four-voice harmonies that give you the feeling of a real singing group surrounded by your own music. You will also enjoy the new Auto Pitch feature in the Pa5X delivering performance and sound found in a lot of modern music. The separate guitar input is completely independent and even has its own gain control. Guitar effects include vintage pedal and amplifier simulators to enhance your guitar sound and performance. There are many predefined guitar-presets of up to 4 insert-effects provided, and it is also easy to create and save user effects presets. These new powerful guitar effects make the live performance of your guitarist much easier, as all the effects and effect-settings are handled by the Pa5X. One vocal and one guitar-preset can be assigned to each SongBook entry which makes for an easy and fast musical performance.

    MIDI, USB, HDMI, Audio In and Out, Pedal Connectors

    Pa5X offers a plethora of audio, control and storage connections. You can use MIDI and USB for controllers or storage devices, HDMI for an external display, the XLR, jack and minijack audio connectors for other keyboards, condenser and dynamic microphones, guitars and bass guitars, smartphones and tablets, or to connect your instrument to powered speakers or PA systems via the balanced outs. Four separate line outs are available to handle sounds separately. Three pedal inputs allow for connecting your preferred damper pedal (with half-pedal support), footswitch, volume and expression pedals. You can use the ones you already own, or choose from our range of optional accessories.

    Standard File Formats

    The use of standard file formats, such as MIDI or MP3 for songs, WAV, AIFF and SF2 for samples, opens up a world of possibilities when exchanging files. The MIDI and USB ports allow Pa5X to connect with any external storage device, personal computer, smartphone, tablet or external controller. The HDMI connector is compatible with many modern monitors and club video circuits, allowing Pa5X to serve as the center of your studio or stage setup!.

    Optional High-Quality Accessories

    The optional modern and stylish ST-SV1-BK stand keeps Pa5X sturdy while performing on stage and thanks to an elegant design, it can also function as a stylish piece of furniture when setup in your home. Pa5X is compatible with the KORG PaAS Amplification System, a speaker system which has been specifically designed to easily connect directly to Pa5X without cables. This allows you to listen with the best audio quality, even at the lowest volume levels for rehearsing at night. Simply put it in place and play!.

    New OS, New Features

    The new operating system 1.2.0 for Pa5X offers some of the most commonly requested features especially Pa4X SongBook import and onboard Style programming and editing. Apart from the onboard Style edit features such as Quantize, Delete, Copy, Transpose OS 1.2.0 also features new Groove-import functionality for Audio-slices. Furthermore, for countries with special locally developed sounds and styles OS 1.2.0 delivers localized data made especially for the Pa5X using a newly developed high-end microSD protection system.


    Pa5X is the most evocative, powerful, and easy to use Professional Arranger ever produced, with much more to explore on this cutting-edge new platform. The unique combination of Pa5X's new sound catalog, operating system, streamlined navigation, and feature set are ready to take your performance to an all-new level. Discover the next generation of arranger keyboard with KORG Pa5X and be inspired!

    Korg Pa5X-61 Arranger Keyboard Features:

    • 61-key (C2–C7) semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch
    • Powerful EDS-XP (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-Expanded) sound engine
    • Streamlined, modern user interface
    • 8-inch wide capacitive color TouchView TFT display, 800 x 600 pixel resolution
    • Color-coded LED real-time controllers
    • 9 assignable sliders, 9 assignable buttons, strip display
    • Instant recall buttons: 4 Preset + 1 User settings
    • Matrix Section: 16 Matrix Pads, 4 Preset buttons
    • General Controls: Master Volume, Octave Transpose, Master Transpose, Dial, Up/+, Down/-, Joystick (Pitch + Modulation), Ribbon, 3 assignable Switches, Search, Shift, Keyboard Sounds On/Off, Split, Ensemble, Rec/Edit, Menu, Exit
    • Scale Controls: On-screen Quarter Tone and Arabic Scale, memorized in the Keyboard Sets; Presets assignable to any button or footswitch
    • Over 400 factory Pads, 4 Assignable Pads + Stop buttons; Pad Record function
    • Advanced chord recognition; full chord-sequence library
    • Over 200 factory Chord Sequences; Chord Sequence Recorder/Player; Chord Sequences may be saved to Style and SongBook entries
    • Smooth transitions between Sounds, Styles, and Songs
    • Patented XDS Crossfade Dual Player with X-Fader balance control
    • XDS crossfades anything: Styles to MIDI files, MIDI files to MP3-files, and Styles to Styles
    • Each player displays lyrics and score
    • Create your own Styles and Songs
    • SongBook, your on-the-go music library
    • Complete sound library
    • Over 500 Factory Keyboard Sets, freely programmable
    • Onboard mixer with insert, master, final, and mastering effects
    • Supports standard file formats
    • User PCM Sample memory: 4GB of data (= 8GB linear compressed)
    • Loads Korg, WAV, AIFF, and SoundFont formats; Saves Korg, WAV, and AIFF formats
    • Full Edit, Time Slice, and Sampling features
    • Double MP3 Player/Recorder (records MP3 files, including Styles, MIDI Songs, MP3 Songs, Keyboard Sounds, Pads, Matrix, Microphone, Guitar, and Effects); Transpose (+6/-5 semitones), Tempo Change (±30%); Vocal Remover
    • Sleek, sturdy aluminum case with wooden side panels
    • Internal system clock
    • Upgradable operating system
    • Included AC Power Cable, Music Stand, and Quick Guide manual

    From production to performance, the Korg Pa5X-61 has what you need!

            Number of Keys 61
            Type of Keys Semi-weighted
            Other Controllers Pitch/Modulation Joystick, Ribbon Controller, 9 x Programmable Buttons/Sliders, 16 x Pads, Transpose
            Polyphony 160 Notes
            Presets Over 2200 Factory Sounds
            Effects Types Guitar FX, Mic FX, Keyboard FX, Style/Song FX, EQ, Mastering
            Memory 4GB PCM Sample Memory
            Storage Micro SD card slot, USB Flash Drive
            Formats KORG, WAV, AIFF, SoundFont
            Sequencer 16
            Audio Recording MP3
            Audio Playback XDS Crossfade Dual Player: MP3+Lyrics, MIDI, KAR, MP3+G
            Audio Inputs 1 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic), 1 x 1/4" (guitar), 2 x 1/4" (line 1), 1 x 1/8" (line 2)
            Audio Outputs 6 x 1/4"
            USB 3 x Type A (host/storage), 1 x Type B (device)
            MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru/USB
            Headphones 1 x 1/4"
            Pedal Inputs 3 x 1/4" (damper, assign 1/2)
            Other I/O 1 x HDMI
            Features Tiltable 8" TouchView Display, Multimode FIlters with Resonance, EDS-XP Sound Engine, Aftertouch
            Power Supply AC Power Cable included
            Height 4.99''
            Width 40.20''
            Depth 14.73''
            Weight 33.29 lbs.
            Manufacturer Part Number PA5X61 4959112236837