Korg Pa500 61-Key Professional Arranger Keyboard


  • Expand your musical vocabulary with new Middle Eastern sounds and rhythms
  • New styles are ready to accompany your melodies and arrangements
  • Compose music for stage or studio on the 16-track sequencer
  • Create new grooves with authentic percussion instruments
  • Add authenticity with quarter tone tunings
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Product Description

Looking for exotic sounds and styles for your next session or gig? The Korg Pa500 Oriental arranger keyboard is sure to fill your needs. Created to fill the demand of Middle Eastern musicians, the Pa500 Oriental is loaded with authentic sounds, percussion, and styles from those regions. You’ll find that this 61-key arranger, with 16-track sequencer, is perfect for composing and live performance. Take your music creation in new directions with inspiring and exotic sounds and beats.
Add authenticity with quarter tone tuning

One of the hottest features on the Korg Pa500 Oriental is the Quarter Tone Sub Scale keyboard. This innovative one-octave mini-keyboard lets you select quarter-tone flattening on the fly! You can access four of the most common quarter-tone tunings from the front panel. Add authentic tunings to your songs with the Korg Pa500 Oriental!

Custom-designed Middle Eastern sounds and styles

Korg used some of the best Middle Eastern programmers and musicians to design new sounds and styles for the Pa500 Oriental arranger. Take your music to new heights with exotic sounds and killer percussion samples. Over 100 authentic sounds were added the the Pa500 Oriental. New instruments include kanon, nay, ud, mejwez, yargohol, and more. You can create awesome beats and grooves with over 800 new percussion samples. Dozens of new styles are included with the Pa500 Oriental. You’ll find styles such as wahda, baladi, samai 10/8, saidi, and katakofti ready to use in song creation. Each style has six different intros and six endings; each playing in a different Arabic scale. Additional styles come from the regional music of Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, and Khaligi.

Powerful arranger for studio and performance

The Korg Pa500 Oriental is a powerful arranger keyboard that is respected throughout the world. With 61 velocity-sensitive keys and an internal stereo sound system it’s perfect for musicians on the go. Create and arrange songs on the built-in 16-track sequencer, then export them via USB or on an SD memory card. Korg’s Pa500 Oriental provides professional sounds, styles, and features for musicians of any ability.

Add authentic Middle Eastern sounds and styles to your rig with the Korg Pa500 Oriental arranger!


Keyboard 61 Keys with Velocity and Aftertouch
Polyphony 80
Multitimbral Not specified by the manufacturer
Synthesis Method EDS (Extended Definition Synthesis) 80 Voices, 80 Oscillators - Filters with Resonance - Three band EQ for each track
Presets 880 sounds 56 drumsets
User Memory 128 user sounds 64 user drum kits 320 styles 256 performance locations
Effects 128 effects with 3 band paramwtric EQ on each track
Sequencer Quick Record (Backing Sequence), Multitrack and Step Record functions - Full-featured sequencer - 16 tracks - Up to 200,000 events - SMF native format
Controllers Master Volume, Real Time-Acc/Seq Balance Volume, Ensemble, Octave Transpose, Master Transpose, Style Change, Split, Quarter Tone Arabic Scale , User Scale memorized inside Performance/STS - Realtime controllers: Joystick (pitch + modulation), 1 Assignable Slider, 1 Assignable Switch, Dial, Up/+, Down/-
Expansion Slots SD (Secure Digital) Card and MultiMedia Card (MMC) Memory Devices
Sample RAM None
Outputs Unbalanced Jack Left/Mono, Right
Inputs 2 Unbalanced Line In Jacks
Headphone Output Yes
Internal Storage 880 Sounds, including a Stereo Piano and GM Level 2 compatible Sounds, 56 Drum Kits - User area: 128 Sounds, 64 Drum Kits - Realtime control: Assignable Slider, Switch - Full editing of Sounds and Drum Kits
External Storage via SD/MMC or USB
Display 320 x 240 pixels, Monochrome TouchView Graphic Touch Screen
Dimensions (WxDxH) 42.2 x 15.9 x 7.5" (1074 x 404 x 183mm)
Specialties More than 320 preloaded Styles, SSD-resident, freely reconfigurable - Up to 448 available Style locations- 64 User Styles - Eight Style tracks, 4 Single Touch Settings and one Style Performance per Style - Guitar Track, 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: 4 Variations, 3 Fills, 3 Intros, 3 Endings, Synchro Start/Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Fade In/Out, Bass Inversion, Manual Bass, Tempo Lock, Memory, Accompaniment/Real Time Track Balance Volume, Accompaniment Mute, Drum Mapping, Snare & Kick Designation, Single Touch

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