The Korg Pa700 ORIENTAL Professional Arranger is a velocity-sensitive, 61-key keyboard that is designed for use by both beginners and advanced players for live performance, practice, and karaoke applications. It features a 7" capacitive touchscreen display that provides control over important parameters as well as in-depth editing of your sounds. The Pa700 ORIENTAL incorporates over 1700 factory sounds including wind instruments, basses, guitars, and a multilayer stereo piano with damper and body resonance, as well as GM/XG sound sets, and over 106 drum kits. Playback is provided via the integrated dual 25W amplifiers that power the two built-in dual-cone speakers.
The Pa700 ORIENTAL adds a mini keyboard on the left side, which can be used to customize quarter-tone scales and quickly access scale presets. The ORIENTAL version also contains an expanded sound set with selections that are specific to Middle Eastern music genres, including ouds, bouzuks, kanouns, and various percussion instruments, plus many more sounds.
Two 1/4" microphone inputs allow you to integrate vocals into your performance. Additionally, the left input works as a guitar input and includes three FX processors, 45 factory presets, and 64 user presets. The integrated MP3 player supports the MP3+G format for graphical display of lyrics and images on either the 7" touchscreen or an optional external display via RCA. You can play back MIDI and MP3 files simultaneously while transposing, accelerating, or slowing them down. You can record your performance to the internal 960MB of memory, an optional USB drive, or a microSD card.
The Pa700 ORIENTAL offers a variety of effects to further shape your sounds, including 148 effect types with three insert FX, four master FX, a master limiter, and 4-band parametric EQ. Korg has incorporated vocal processing from TC-Helicon, which provides up to five FX with 28 factory presets and 64 user presets. The Korg Pa700 ORIENTAL ships with a music stand and power adapter.
Slim, Powerful, and Easy to Use
- The Pa700 ORIENTAL is a concept that combines a slim profile with a professional visual motif. The two 25-watt amplifiers drive the two 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 capacitive TouchView display hosts a redesigned graphical interface that is easier than ever to read, even under the most demanding lighting environments
- The Pa700 ORIENTAL relies on KORG’s advanced EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis Xpanded) sound engine, and comes complete with over 1700 ready-to-play sounds. This realistic collection offers a vast gathering of classic and contemporary keyboards, band and orchestral instruments, plus electronic and acoustic instruments—from techno to folk. Included are two new multi-layer stereo grand pianos (with damper and body resonance), plus electric pianos from the KORG SV-1 Stage Piano
- The digital drawbar organ includes key on/off noises, leakage, and the rotary speaker emulation. In addition, the Pa700 ORIENTAL has been equipped with new wind instruments, strings, basses—even acoustic and electric guitars. Sounds have been painstakingly captured using methods that allow the finest of details to be accurately reproduced
- Up to 256MB of memory (compressed PCM user memory) is 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 ORIENTAL can also load/import KORG, WAV, AIFF, and SoundFont formats, and it can export in WAV or AIFF. Sounds can be fully edited, with up to 24 oscillators for each note
- The Pa700 ORIENTAL contains all the functionality of the Pa700, and adds a mini-keyboard on the left side, which can be used to customize quarter tone scales and quickly access scale presets. In addition to the standard content, Pa700 ORIENTAL also contains Sounds and Styles that are specific to Middle Eastern music genres. Ouds, bouzuks, kanouns, various percussion instruments, and many more sounds are joined by dozens of extra Styles that are suitable for traditional and modern music
Over 370 Included Styles
- The Pa700 ORIENTAL 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 ORIENTAL 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 ORIENTAL has 1152 locations in which 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
- Custom Styles: Thanks to an all-new, built-in Standard MIDI File to Style converter, you can quickly and easily have onboard styles of the latest songs. Just obtain a new Standard MIDI File, load it into the Pa700 ORIENTAL, and the built-in converter will easily and quickly turn it into KORG style, while also creating a chord sequence from the song’s chords
- The Pa700 ORIENTAL includes high-quality effects from the Korg library. Two insert and two master effects can be used for the accompaniment tracks, while one insert and two 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
- Guitar FX algorithms let you add pedal and studio effects to a guitar connected to the dedicated guitar input on the back of the instrument
- High-quality guitar effects from the Korg collection have been selected to add the sound of all-tube amplifiers, realistic distortion, chorus or delay pedals, and studio-quality reverbs
Player / Sequencer
- 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.
- The Pa700 ORIENTAL can record your entire performance, allowing you to 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
- 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 also includes 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 sheet-music reader (third-party software required)