Piano is one of the most tender musical instruments ever created – the soothing melodies one could play with it know no bounds, and it’s not a coincidence that you want to become a piano player yourself. We’re here to talk about digital pianos in general – what they are, and what you should know before purchasing one, among other things.
Listen and Believe
The Pa300 is the latest keyboard in the KORG Pa series of internationally acclaimed and bestselling musical arrangers. It’s compact, inexpensive and powerful, with the most up-to-date collection of quality sounds and Styles. Using the built in Styles, you can quickly and easily play along with a backing band or even create your own music. The Pa300 is not only fun to play any time you like, but it’s the ideal way for people of all ages to write and perform music!
The Pa300 is an easy to use and brilliant new Professional Arranger distilling the sonic essence and functionality of the highly acclaimed Korg Pa series into a compact and affordable musical instrument. Like its big brothers - the Pa900 and the Pa600 - the Pa300 uses our RX (Real eXperience) technology to deliver a sound that’s unprecedented in an arranger keyboard. With its compact cabinet design, TFT color TouchView display, large factory PCM memory, various Style database and powerful amplification system, KORG raises the standard of excellence in the entry-level price range.
Sound quality is first-rate
It all begins with the sound. KORG sound quality is universally recognized as superior, and relied on by musicians around the world. First in its class, the Pa300 delivers an even richer, more detailed, sophisticated natural sound than ever before, with musical instruments from almost every genre brimming with depth, nuance, subtlety, accuracy and richness. Over 950 sounds are preloaded, including a renewed GM soundset, and 64 drum kits. There is also an amazing multilayer stereo acoustic piano, accurately sampled from a Concert Grand, which includes string and damper pedal resonance. *Sounds are fully editable and changes can be saved in the User area.
*To use this functionality, you need to install operating system v.1.5.0 or higher.
A full complement of Effects
Of course great sound is about more than the instruments. For many years, KORG has produced outstanding studio quality effects that are simply breathtaking. The Pa300 has 4 Stereo Master Effects processors, with 125 of these effects including standards such as Reverb, Delay and Chorus and some of the universally acclaimed REMS guitar based effects for authentic guitar tones. Each Track features an EQ with Low, Mid and High controls. A custom track EQ can be memorized in the general preferences for the Song Play mode. This will help adapting the sound to personal taste for any MIDI file you play. Need a lighter bass track? Save the right equalization, and the bass will stay light with all the subsequent Songs.
A final 4 band parametric EQ is added to the sound output of the Pa300. Everything can be processed by this powerful and musically refined EQ, easily adapting the sound to your musical taste or correcting a problematic live context.
Styles are professional quality
Matching this high sound quality, the Pa300 delivers a new set of deluxe Styles, programmed by some of the leading arrangers in the world; each one bringing unique musical strengths. The result is hundreds of preloaded Styles that provide unparalleled realism and detail. Covering an expanded range of musical genres, the Pa300 gives you Styles for almost every important occasion.
We add further realism to your performance with four Fills/ Breaks plus 3 Intros and 3 Endings. More flexibility is added by the choice of different transposition tables, and the stunning Guitar Mode 2 adds a totally new perspective to Style Guitar tracks. *If you require a special Style collection, simply record and edit your own Styles on board.
*To use this functionality, you need to install operating system v.1.5.0 or higher.
Composition support functions
Automatic accompaniment with rich, detailed realistic backing patterns (Styles) created by professional programmers from around the world will provide useful ideas for your arrangements. Simply play a chord progression and the Quick Record function will complete the basic backing tracks. The Pa300 is a simple but powerful composition tool for any musician!
Compact, yet powerful
The Pa300 is one of the easiest arrangers to carry around. But while its size might appear diminutive, it’s not the same with regard to the power of the onboard, exceptionally high-quality custom designed amplification system. The 2 x 13 Watt amplifiers drive the 2 loudspeakers in a bass-reflex box to generate a rich, powerful listening experience.
Easy to use
With all the technological power packed inside, it was vital that we also made the Pa300 easy to understand and easy to use. But even more, we wanted the entire user experience with the Pa300 to be an intuitive, musical, fast, fool proof process. The panel layout has been revised and our graphical user interface uses an amazing Graphical Color Touch Screen so you simply think, point and click for easy and intuitive use. There are two interface modes so that a musician of any level can start making great music quickly: Easy and Expert. The Easy mode shows only the most important controls, while keeping a clean and straightforward interface, useful for beginners or playing live. Nothing stands between you and your professional performance. Of course, in Expert mode you have full editing control. Your live performances will work the way you want, and when you do not remember where a file, a Song or a Style was saved, just use the Search function to let Pa300 find it for you.
Play any song and view as traditional music notation
The Pa300 onboard player can read MID, KAR and MP3 files. It can also read lyrics and chords from all these file types. 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 notations with notes or chords, together with lyrics and chord abbreviations. Chord names can also be seen in English and Italian. For those learning music, we also added a function to show note names next to each note.
This exciting feature was developed to make your life easier while playing live. The SongBook is a Musical Database, completely user programmable, containing all the settings needed to play a particular song. You have only to search the title of the song you would like to play, select it and press Play. The SongBook can use Styles, MID or MP3 files and immediately recall settings such as Song Title, Genre, Artist, Tempo, Volumes, Sounds, Muted Tracks, FX settings, Easy Edit, 4 STS*, Master Transpose and more. Everything you need to play back your song perfectly is in the SongBook.
KORG Arrangers are the only keyboards available with so many controls to make playing easier than ever.
(*STS - Single Touch Settings are memories that recall sounds for all the keyboard tracks (Upper 1, 2, 3 & Lower).)
With the SongBook Editor you can easily view, create and edit your KORG Pa-Series SongBook entries and custom lists using a Windows based computer.
Keyboard 61 keys; Velocity sensitivity is supported System Upgradable Operating System; RX (Real eXperience); Multitasking, Load while play feature Tone Generator 128 Voices, 128 Oscillators; Filters with Resonance; Three band EQ for each track Effects Up to 4 Stereo Digital Multi-Effect block systems; 125 Master Effect types; Master 4 band Parametric EQ Factory: More than 950, including Stereo Piano and GM2 sound compatibility; 64 Drum Kits; Full Sound and Drum Kit editing capability User: 256 Sounds; 128 Drum Kits Factory: More than 310 Preload Styles; Full Style editing capability User: Up to 1,040 available Style locations including the Favorite/User banks Structure: Eight Style tracks, 4 Single Touch Settings, 4 Pads, and one Style Performance per Style Style Controls: 3 Intros, 4 Variations, 4 Fills, Break, 3 Endings, Auto fill, Synchro Start/Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Manual Bass, Bass Inversion, Memory, Accompaniment On/Off, Kick & Snare Designation Style Others: Guitar Mode 2, Parallel and Fixed NTT Performance / STS 240 Keyboard Performance locations, My Setting special Performance STS: Memorize Keyboard tracks - Up to 4 x 1040 Styles, up to 4 x SongBook entries Keyboard Tracks Four Keyboard tracks (Upper 1, 2, 3, Lower) Pads 4 Pad tracks + Stop button Full Pad editing capability; Full Pad editing capability Song Play Player with select, Start/Stop, Home, Rewind and Fast Forward controls; Jukebox function – Compatible with SMF (format 0 and 1) and MP3 – Lyrics (compatible with CGD), Score MP3 Player MP3 Player; Transpose (+6/-5 semitones); Tempo change (±30%) Sequencer Quick Record (Backing Sequence); Multitrack and Step Record functions - Full-featured sequencer - 16 tracks - Up to 100,000 events; SMF format SongBook Fully programmable music database, based on Styles, SMF, Karaoke, MP3 with automatic selection of Style Play and Song Play modes – User-definable custom lists - Filtering options Search Style, Song, Performance, SongBook, Sound and Lyrics TXT Compatibility "i-Series" models: Styles; “Pa series” model Style, Performance, Sound, Song, SongBook, Pad General Controls Master Volume, Real Time-Acc/Seq Balance Volume, Ensemble, Upper Tracks Octave Transpose, Master Transpose, Tempo Lock, Quarter Tone Arabic Scale, User Scale memorized inside Performance/STS, Search, Lyrics, Score, Dial, Tempo, Metronome, Split, Joystick Control Inputs: Assignable Pedal/Footswitch (Damper) Outputs: Unbalanced Stereo Jack MIDI USB to MIDI using the USB Device port – 8 user definable MIDI Presets USB USB-MIDI Interface; Type A (TO DEVICE): 1 (Rear); Type B (TO HOST): 1 (Rear); 2.0 Hi Speed connections Mass Storage USB Memory Stick Display Color TouchView™ 5” (480 x 272 dots) TFT display Amplification: 13 W x 2 Speakers; 10 cm x 2 Double Cone Speakers in Bass Reflex Box Power Supply: AC 100-240 V Power Consumption: 18 Watt Dimensions 1,030 x 378.3 x 127 mm / 40.55 x 14.89 x 5.00 inches (without music stand); Weight 8.35 kg / 18.41 lbs Accessories Quick Guide, Music Stand, External Power Supply Adapter and Power Cable, Accessory DVD (Including Video Manual)