gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

Korg Pa2X Pro

The Korg Pa2X Pro looks truly awe inspiring, borrows some design cues from the flagship Oasys (namely the tilting touch screen goodness which I can only dream of having on my Fantom X8), is packed with features and at £2,349 it has a price tag to match.

The Korg Pa2X Pro is the current in a long evolutionary line of professional arranger keyboards giving Korg a rich history to build upon and produce what can simply only be described as “a beast.” There’s so much to say that I’m only going to whet your appetite here and let Korg do the talking.

The official Korg Pa series website also has a wealth of information, pictures and more for the Pa2X Pro including complete specifications, audio demos and the 1.10 operating system upgrade and musical resources.

Expect a huge onboard hard drive, USB host, extensive backwards and cross-compatibility with other Korg synths, and an optional video interface that lets you display either karaoke-style lyrics or a duplicate of the onboard display and the ability to mix, speed up, slow down and cross fade two mp3, midi or karaoke files.

The Korg Pa2X Pro also has 4 Stereo Master Effects processors with 125 effects to choose from including a vocoder and an on top of that an entirely separate TC Helicon Voice Processor with professional quality effects like Compressor, Gate, Delay and Reverb all designed specifically for vocals. Suffice to say; let the keyboard envy begin! If I could somehow hybridize the Korg Pa2X Pro with my Roland Fantom X8 and toss in a bit of V-Synth to stir things up a machine of unimaginable sonic power would be born.

A little searching reveals the Pa2X Pro for sale at iMuso for the slightly lower price of £2,199.99. and at Digital Village for an even better £2,099.00

Monday, October 8th, 2007, Professional Audio.