Korg Pa4X 61 Professional Arranger (61-Key)

BH #KOPA4X61 • MFR #PA4X61
Korg Pa4X 61 Professional Arranger (61-Key)
Key Features
  • 61 Semi-Weighted Keys with Aftertouch
  • Over 1,500 Sounds Including GM & XG Sets
  • Up to 400MB of User Sampling Data
  • 7" Capacitive TouchView Display
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The 61-key Pa4X Professional Arranger from Korg relies on Korg's EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine and comes with over 1,500 ready-to-play sounds. This collection offers a vast gathering of classic and contemporary keyboards, band and orchestral instruments, plus electronic and acoustic instruments - from techno to folk. The digital drawbar organ includes key on/off noises, leakage, and Rotary Speaker emulation. In addition, the Pa4X has been equipped with wind instruments, strings, basses, as well as acoustic and electric guitars.
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Korg PA4X61 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Built-in Styles
  • 3Studio Effects
  • 4TC Helicon Voice Processor
  • 5Player/Sequencer
  • 6The SongBook
  • 7Connectivity, Data Storage, and Updates

The 61-key Pa4X Professional Arranger from Korg relies on Korg's EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine and comes with over 1,500 ready-to-play sounds. This collection offers a vast gathering of classic and contemporary keyboards, band and orchestral instruments, plus electronic and acoustic instruments - from techno to folk. The digital drawbar organ includes key on/off noises, leakage, and Rotary Speaker emulation. In addition, the Pa4X has been equipped with wind instruments, strings, basses, as well as acoustic and electric guitars.

The Pa4X 61 features a semi-weighted keybed that provides both velocity and aftertouch sensitivity. The dynamic response is adjustable to accommodate any playing technique. The main panel has been optimized to ensure that all controls are ergonomically positioned. Additionally, it features a 7" touchscreen display that can provide control over important parameters as well as in-depth editing of your sounds. The display can be tilted forward and back to provide suitable angle for optimum viewing.

Built-in Styles

The Pa4X 61 is packed with over 500 styles. In addition to drums, percussion, and bass, each style can provide up to five additional instrument parts that follow your chord changes and voicing, as well as the tempo. Additionally, 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 a sound effect. You can program your own pad riffs and phrases. Each style also features an assortment of intros, variations, breaks, fill-ins, endings, and a count-in. You can also create your own styles or customize the existing ones. The chord sequencer function quickly records and loops your chord progressions on-the-fly in Style Play mode. These chord sequences can now be also saved as style and SongBook entries for easy recall.

Studio Effects

4 insert and 3 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. Over 140 effect types are available, including reverbs, delays, vintage stomp box simulations, amp and cabinet simulators, and more. In addition, each track features an EQ with low, mid, and high controls. A custom track EQ can be memorized in the Song Play mode. The included Waves MaxxAudio suite delivers sound that is louder and clearer, easily adapting the sound to your musical taste or correcting a problematic live scenario.

TC Helicon Voice Processor

Up to 4 realistic harmony voices are available and all can be controlled using the keyboard or MIDI events. Available vocal effects include Double, µMod, Reverb, Delay, Filter, HardTune, Pitch Correction plus Compressor, EQ, Gate, and more. Three dedicated knobs and buttons for controlling the voice processor functions have been added to the top panel and placed within easy reach. The Adaptive Mic setting monitors the input signal and auto-adjusts parameters such as the Adaptive Gate, EQ, Compression, and the De-Esser. Just plug your microphone into the balanced XLR connection (phantom power available) and let the Pa4X do the rest.


Korg's XDS dual player & recorder features a crossfade slider thereby allowing you to load one song as the other plays, then crossfade between them or create a playlist for automatic playback. MIDI files and even MP3 files can be transposed, sped up, or slowed down. There is also a marker function to allow direct jumps to a given position in the song, or to create loops between song sections. The MP3+G format and other popular lyric formats are supported. This feature allows MP3 files to play with lyrics and graphics that can be displayed on the built-in display or on an external monitor or both. The vocal remover quickly eliminates the vocal track from MP3 songs. The 16-track recorder allows sophisticated levels of sequencing and editing, and also provides quick and easy song creation using the backing sequence and style functions. The Pa4X can record your entire performance and then you can play the recorded file again to add a further keyboard track or voice using the sound-on-sound technique. Using the note data saved in a MIDI file, the Pa4X can display traditional musical notation with notes and/or chords, together with lyrics and chord abbreviations. This score viewer can be seen on the internal TouchView screen, or displayed on an external video monitor. Chord names can also be seen in English or Italian.

The SongBook

Particularly helpful for live use, the SongBook is a fully programmable music database. Each entry contains all the settings required to play a particular song. The SongBook can save and access styles, MIDI files, or MP3s and immediately recall settings such as the song title, genre, artist, tempo, volumes, sounds, muted tracks, FX settings, easy-edit parameters, 4 keyboard sets, 4 pads, TC Helicon presets, master transpose, and more. A more refined filter feature allows you to search for entries using a combination of different criteria. The SongBook also includes a renewed set list function, with a convenient panel-button association for fast recall. 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 (third-party software required).

Connectivity, Data Storage, and Updates

In addition to the main left and right outputs, the Pa4X includes two additional assignable outputs. These can be used for isolating a part of the song for additional signal processing or feeding an external mixer. A headphone output is located on the front panel. The microphone input uses an XLR connector. Additionally, the Pa4X features a phantom power. For inputs, the Pa4X provides a pair of balanced 1/4" inputs (line 1) and a stereo 1/8" jack (line 2) for use with smartphones, mobile devices, and more. MIDI In, Out, and Thru connectors are provided. It also comes with a USB for connecting to a computer (device) port. The composite RCA video output delivers the score and lyric display (or simply mirrors the internal display) to an external monitor.

Korg PA4X61 Specs

Keyboard61 keys (C2 to C7); semi-weighted keys with velocity and aftertouch
Compatibilityi-Series Models: Styles
Pa-Series Models: Styles, Performances, Programs/Sounds, Songs, SongBook Entries, Pads
SystemUpgradable OS
Multitasking, load while play feature
Sound GeneratorEDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded)
Filters with Resonance; 3 band EQ for each track
Polyphony128 voices, 128 oscillators
EffectsAccompaniment/Song: 4 insert effects; 3 master effects (148 types)
Keyboard Tracks: 1 insert effect; 2 master effects (148 types)
Final Mastering Effects: Waves Audio Ltd. Maxx Suite (Includes MaxxEQ, MaxxBass, MaxxTreble, MaxxStereo, MaxxVolume)
ProcessorVoice Processor Technology by TC Helicon:
Four-part Harmonizer, Double, µMod, Reverb, Delay, Filter, HardTune, Pitch Correction; plus Compressor, EQ, Gate (Adaptive Mic Setting on the Mic input)
DrumkitsFactory: More than 1,800 factory sounds including a new multilayer Stereo Piano with damper/body resonance, GM/XG sound sets and more than 90 Drumkits including Ambient Drums
User Area: 512 sounds, 128 drumkits
Digital Drawbars: 9 footages, percussion, key on/off, leakage (effect section includes rotary speaker)
Defined Nuance Control (DNC) technology
Natural Ambience Drums sound
Full Sounds/Drumkits editing
SamplingUser PCM RAM Memory: 400 MB
Load KORG, Wav, AIFF and SoundFont formats
Save KORG, Wav and AIFF formats
Full edit, time slice, sampling feature
StylesFactory: More than 500 factory styles, freely reconfigurable sets
User: 1,248 locations, including user, favorite, 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 record with step record, track, and event edit
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 KBD set mode
SequencerChord sequence recorder 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
LibraryKeyboard Set Library:
Memorize keyboard sounds settings
Factory: More than 340 factory keyboard sets, freely reconfigurable
User: 1,056 locations, including user and direct banks
Song PlayPatented XDS Crossfade Dual Sequencer Player with X-Fader Balance control
Supported Formats: MID, KAR, MP3 + lyrics, MP3+G
2 Players with separate select, start/stop, home, rewind and fast forward controls
Lyrics, score, and chord data can be displayed on screen, or on external video monitor
Markers with add, delete, edit and loop functions
Jukebox function
RecorderDouble MP3 player and MP3 recorder
Transpose (+6/-5 semitones)
Tempo change (±30%)
Vocal remover
Records MP3 files including styles, MIDI songs, MP3 songs, keyboard sounds, pads, microphone and effects
SongBookFully programmable music database based on styles, MIDI songs (MID and KAR files), MP3 songs with automatic selection of style play and song play modes
User definable set lists, with entries selectable from the control panel
Filtering and sorting options
PadsFour assignable pads + stop buttons
Pad record function
ControlsMaster volume; fade in/out; keyboard-Acc/song balance volume; ensemble; octave transpose; master transpose; quarter tone and Arabic scale memorized inside keyboard sets; joystick (pitch + modulation); ribbon; mic volume; harmony/double; delay/reverb; mic preset; mic On/Off; harmony On/Off; double On/Off; 8 assignable sliders; slider mode; MP3 volume; 3 assignable switches; tempo +/-; tempo lock; metronome On/Off; dial; Up/+; Down/-; search; shift; chord scan (lower, upper); split; keyboard tracks sound select and On/Off; record
Control InputDamper pedal (support half-pedaling with optional DS-1H pedal)
Assignable pedal/switch
EC5 multiswitch pedal
Mic/Line InputsMic: Combo XLR balanced with Gain control and Phantom Power
Line 1: Left/Right jack (1/4") line input, balanced
Line 2: Stereo mini-jack (1/8") line input, unbalanced
OutputsAudio Output: Left/Right, Out 1, Out 2; (1/4" jack) balanced
1 x Headphone output (1/4" jack)
Video Out (RCA connector)
MIDIIN, OUT, THRU standard MIDI connectors
USB to MIDI using the USB device port
8 user definable MIDI setups
StorageHard Drive: Optional; user installable; HDIK-3 hard disk installation kit required
Micro SD Card: Slot on the rear panel with a plastic cover (Card not included)
USB Flash Drive: 1 x Front; 1 x Rear (drive not included)
Display7.0" (43.2 cm) wide capacitive color TouchView TFT display
ClockInternal system clock
Power Consumption100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
0.5 W in standby mode / 16 W in normal mode / 38 W with PaAS installed
Dimensions38.58 x 14.35 x 4.94" (98.0 x 36.44 x 12.56 cm)
Weight30.6 lb (13.9 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight41.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)43 x 19 x 11"
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