What second keyboard for my TYROS ? [2] – The Korg Pa3x Pro

Voici le deuxième article de notre mini-série : « Quel deuxième clavier pour mon Tyros ? ». Nous présentons l’arrangeur pro le Korg Pa3x Pro


Le Korg Pa3x est le modèle arrangeur haut de gamme chez Korg.
Suite à notre petit sondage, c’est un choix cité à de nombreuses reprises. Regardons de plus près le raisons de ce choix.

  • Un deuxième clavier qui existe en 61 ou 76 touches
  • Etendre les possibilités de SONS et de STYLES par rapport au Yamaha Tyros 5
  • Partie échantillonage complète
  • Fonctions séquenceurs et fonctions d’édition plus complètes
  • Avoir un Tyros et un Korg Pa3x, c’est avoir le meilleur des deux mondes

Il est vrai que les deux ont de très bons sons et styles.

Sur le  Tyros, l’ensemble des sons et styles semble sonner très très bien pratiquement avec les réglages de base, le Korg pa3x demanderaient un peu plus de réglages sur les sons et surtout en mode song midifiles.
Avoir le Korg pa3x avec le Tyros permet de profiter des banques de styles et de voix de chaque marque.

Voir plus bas , quelques démos du Korg Pa3x.


Korg PA3X is the flagship arranger model from Korg.
Following our mini survey, this is  a choice mentioned many times. Let’s look more closely at the reasons for this choice.
  • A second keyboard  in 61 or 76 keys
  • Extend the possibilities of sounds and styles compared to Yamaha Tyros 5
  • More complete sampling functions
  • Most comprehensive sequencing and editing functions
  • A Tyros and a Korg PA3X :  the best of both worlds
It is true that both have very good sounds and styles.On Tyros, all sounds and styles seem to sound very well with virtually the basic settings, the Korg PA3X needs a few more adjustments to the sound and especially in song midi files mode.
Korg  PA3X with Tyros : you can enjoy banks of styles and voices of each brand.See below some demos Korg PA3X.

 Pa3X Specifications Chart

61-semi-weighted keys with velocity and aftertouch

76 semi-weighted keys with velocity and aftertouch

OPOS (Objective Portable Operating System)

RX (Real eXperience)

DNC (Defined Nuance Control)

Natural Ambience Drums Sound Technology

Multitasking, Load while play feature

Upgradable Operating System

Self-Refresh Battery for PCM data

Tone Generator
KORG EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis) sound generator:

120 Voices, 120 Oscillators

Filters with Resonance

Three band EQ for each track

Up to 8 Stereo Digital Multi-Effects block system

140 Effects types including VOCODER

Final Mastering Effects by WAVES

(MaxxEQ™, MaxxBass™, MaxxTreble™, MaxxStereo™, MaxxVolume™)

New Voice Processor Technology by TC-Helicon® with 7 Effects:

Four-part Harmonizer, Double, µMod, Reverb, Delay, Filter, HardTune, Pitch Correction plus Compressor, EQ, Gate (Adaptive Mic Setting on the Mic input)

Sounds / Drumkits
More than 1100, including Stereo Piano and GM Level 1 & 2 compatible sounds; more than 90 Drum Kits

User area: 512 Sounds, 128 Drum Kits

Defined Nuance Control (DNC) Technology

Real Drum Ambience

Digital Drawbars: 9 Footages

Realtime controls: Assignable Sliders

Full editing of Sounds and Drum Kits

Sampling: Record, Edit, Time Slice, Compression Tool, Load/Import of Korg, Wav, AIFF and Akai files; Export of Wav and AIFF files

PCM RAM Memory: 128 MB standard (equivalent to 256 MB linear data), expandable up to 256 MB (equivalent to 512MB linear data) with the optional EXB-M256 memory expansion board

More than 400 preloaded Styles, freely reconfigurable

1200 available Style locations including the Favorite banks

Eight Style tracks, 4 Single Touch Settings, 4 Pads and one Style Performance per Style Guitar Track 2 mode, Parallel and Fixed NTT

Compatible with old « i-Series » and Pa series Style format

Style Record with Step Record, Track and Event Edit functions

Style controls: 3 Intros, 4 Variations, 4 Fills, Break, 3 Endings, Synchro Start/Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Fade In/Out, Bass Inversion, Auto Fill, Manual Bass, Tempo Lock, Memory, Accompaniment/Real Time Track Balance Volume, Accompaniment Mute, Drum Mapping, Snare & Kick Designation, Single Touch

Chord Sequencer
Realtime Style Chord Sequencer Recorder

Performance / STS
512 Realtime Performance locations

STS: Memorize Realtime tracks and Voice Processor settings, up to 4 x 1200 Styles, up to 4 x SongBook entries

Realtime tracks
Four Keyboard tracks (Upper 1, 2, 3, Lower) with dedicated on/off and sound select buttons

Song Play
Patented XDS Crossfade Dual Sequencer Player (Supported formats: MID, MID+G, KAR, MP3 + lyrics, MP3+G)

2 Players with separate Select, Start/Stop, Home, Rewind and Fast Forward controls X-Fader Balance control

Lyrics, Score, and Chord data can be displayed on screen, or on external video monitor (with VIF4 option installed)


Jukebox function

Mp3 Player / Recorder
Double Mp3 Player and Mp3 Recorder

Two Mp3 files can be played simultaneously in Song Play Mode

Real Time Transpose (+6/-5 semitones)

Tempo change (±30%)

Advanced Vocal Remover Record MP3 files including Styles, SMF, Real Time Tracks, Pads, Microphone and Effects

Audio Chord detection for Vocal Harmony

Quick Record (Backing Sequence)

Multitrack and Step Record functions – Full-featured sequencer

16 tracks; Up to 200,000 events

SMF native format

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 and Ordering options

« i-Series » models: Styles

Pa series: Style, Performance, Program/Sound, Song, SongBook, Pad

Multi Pad
4 Assignable Pads + Stop Button – Pad Record function

Help System
Hypertextual, Contextual, Multilingual

General Controls
Master Volume, Real Time-Acc/Seq Balance Volume, Ensemble, Octave Transpose, Master Transpose, Style Change, Quarter Tone and Arabic Scale memorized inside Performance/STS – Realtime controllers: Joystick (pitch + modulation), Ribbon Control, 8 Assignable Sliders, MP3 Volume, Mic Volume, Mic Harmony/Double Vol., Mic Reverb/Delay Vol., 3 Assignable Switches, Tempo +/-, Dial, Up/+, Down/- – Search Function

Control Inputs
Damper Pedal (support half-pedaling with optional DS-1H pedal), Assignable Pedal/Switch, EC-5 (Programmable Multi-Switches)

Analog Outputs
Unbalanced/Balanced Jack Left/Mono, Right/Mono, Out 1, Out 2, Headphones (in the front panel)

Digital Outputs
S/P DIF (48 kHz – coaxial), mirroring the Main Stereo Outputs

Line Inputs
2 Unbalanced/Balanced Jack Left/Mono, Right/Mono

Microphone Input
Combo XLR balanced with Gain control (15 to 50 dB) and switchable Phantom Power

In, Out, Thru; standard Midi connectors

USB to Midi using the USB Device port

Individual track assignment

8 user definable MIDI Setups

2 USB Host Front/Rear (2.0 Hi Speed) and 1 USB Device Rear (1.1 Full Speed) connections

Hard Disk / Mass Storage
Standard 4 GB memory USB

Optional 2.5″ SATA Hard Disk Driver (61-key)

Standard internal 2.5″ SATA Hard Disk Drive (76-key)

DVD-CD Player / Floppy Disk
Optional using standard USB DVD/CD/FD Drives connected via USB Host ports

Pa3X 61: Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels – TFT Color TouchView Graphic Touch Screen;

Pa3X 76: Motorized Tilt Display – Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels – TFT Color TouchView Graphic Touch Screen

Internal System Clock

35 Watt – 50 Watt when connected with Amplification Bar (PaAS)

Dimensions (W x D x H)
980 x 366 x 145 mm / 38.58 x 14.41 x 5.71 inch without music stand (61);

1192 x 366 x 145 mm / 46.93 x 14.41 x 5.71 inch without music stand and with the display fully lowered (76)

14.7 kg / 32.4 lbs (61); 17.5 kg / 38.58lbs (76)

AC Power Cable, Music Stand, Accessory Disk
PaAS Amplification System

EXB-M256 – 256 MB RAM Expansion Board

VIF4 – Video Interface Board

EXP-2 – Expression/Volume Pedal

XVP-10 – Professional Expression/Volume Pedal

EC5 – Assignable Multi-Switch Controller

DS-1H – Damper Pedal

PS-1 – Switch Pedal

HDIK-2 Hard Disk Kit Installation Kit (61 only)

* Helicon is a registered trademark of TC-Helicon Vocal Technologies Ltd.
* MaxxAudio, MaxxEQ, MaxxBass, MaxxTreble, MaxxStereo, MaxxVolume are trademarks of Waves Audio Ltd.
* Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement.

Pa AS – Pa Amplification System for Pa3X (76 and 61 keys)


      3 Channel Amplification System


      2×20 Watt (Middle/High Frequency) + 1×40 Watt (Sub Woofer)


      5 Speakers: 2 Middle range (80 mm) + 2 Tweeters + Dual Coil Subwoofer (130 mm).


      Aluminum case with Bass Reflex System


      Extremely Simple Connection. Power and the audio signal from the Pa3X are via a special connector that is automatically attached to the keyboard. No Cable, No Power supply needs to be attached to the Pa3X

Dimensions (W x D x H)

      992 x 173 x 137 mm / 39.06 x 6.81x 5.39 inch


      5.7 kg / 12.57 lbs



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