Pa4X-OR Oriental Arranger Keyboard
Pa4X Oriental is the ultimate arranger keyboard for western, oriental, Arabic, Persian and Turkish music performance. With thousands of sounds, hundreds of styles, TC Helicon vocal processing, studio quality effects sitting alongside ingenious features in a slim compact design, Pa4X-OR is perfect at home or on the road.
Choose the Musical Partner to Deliver the Perfect Oriental Performance.
The Pa4X ORIENTAL Professional Arranger is more than a keyboard. It’s your backup band; your accompanist; and your musical director. Whatever music you are going to play, from Western to Oriental - Arabic, Persian, Turkish - the Pa4X ORIENTAL delivers.
Ideal for composing, recording, and combo use, the intuitive Pa4X ORIENTAL really comes to life in the hands of the solo keyboard performer and entertainer. And nowhere else is the flawless operation and superior sound of one keyboard instrument more in the spotlight. To that end, every aspect of Korg’s industry-leading Professional Arranger series has been re-examined and improved, resulting in the Pa4X ORIENTAL—an instrument without equal. The all-new EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis – Expanded) sound engine delivers unprecedented realism and highly detailed sounds. Korg’s exclusive DNC (Defined Nuance Control) provides highly-articulate solo instruments. Partnerships with Waves Audio and TC Helicon provide state-of-the-art audio processing and vocal effects. The Oriental version comes with a bonus package including the most effective musical resources available from top-class Middle East libraries.
Send your Korg Pa4X to the NEXT level!
Korg is pleased to announce Pa4X OS NEXT, the new Operating System for the Pa4X Professional Arranger.
Pa4X OS NEXT is a fresh new approach for our award-winning flagship arranger, the Pa4X featuring a renewed, luscious, dark and glimmering display and new technological advances driving powerful features to deliver beautiful contemporary musical materials in our award-winning flagship arranger.
This is more than a simple update, this feels like an all-new Pa series arranger as OS next raises the bar for what a professional arranger can do. This is because we talk a fresh approach to considering how to deliver the most powerful arranger possible to musicians around the world.
As usual, Korg offers this operating system update at no charge for all existing users. Since the beginning of our Pa-Series adventure we have always tried to provide great new features via system updates (while some other companies deliver updates in a different keyboard). A Korg Professional Arranger is designed to keep growing, increasing its value through the years
In addition to increasing performance through free software updates, Korg arranger keyboards preserve their value by reading sound and style data from our older models. When you think it is time to switch to your next arranger, do it together with all your sounds, songs and styles. With Korg Professional Arrangers, technology is at the service of the music! Pa4X OS NEXT will be available early March 2019.
Here’s what's new in this free Pa4X OS NEXT system update.
New Dark-Glimmering GUI (Graphical User Interface)
Korg Professional Arrangers were the first to feature a touch-screen display, making interaction between keyboard and performer much easier and more natural. Since then, musicians worldwide have come to appreciate the power and user friendliness of a touchscreen display. Pa4X OS NEXT takes this to a new level becoming even more attractive and easy to use. There is no need to learn a totally new way of working, instead you can enjoy our advanced GUI.
With Pa4X OS NEXT we continue to offer the same arrangement of the GUI’s elements, letting you find them where you expect, while using colour contrast so the most relevant components come to the foreground, while the static elements sit back unobtrusively. Colour coding is more evident than ever, helping you navigate the power of the Pa4X OS NEXT in a world full of colours.
Direct reading of User Samples from disk
The User Sample memory is now more than three times larger! You can now load 1.5 GB of User Samples, which becomes 3 GB when using our fast compression algorithm.
Easily Copy Keyboard Sets
You can now copy Keyboard Sets between Styles and SongBook Entries to easily shift programming to other songs and styles.
Improved mono solo instruments
The Mono Legato and Portamento Time parameters have been revised to make monophonic solo instruments more realistic when playing legato. By finely adjusting the timing and stretching when connecting notes, the sound will now play smoothly making it more inviting for the performer and audience. There are a few new sounds showcasing this new feature.
Drawbars organs are so important to many musical styles and the Drawbars page has been revised to feel more like the classic organ console. And the Drawbar sound has also been refined to be even better!
Consolidated Record dialog
When pressing Record, you can now choose what you want to record - independently from the current Operating Mode. Record styles, songs, pads, or access the song’s Quick Record or the style's Creator Bot, as well as recording everything to an MP3 file: you can now quickly and easily choose what you want to record.
Improved Quick Record
Quick Record is the fast way to create your own songs with the accompaniment of our styles. This is now more straightforward making it the same as the main page using just a few record indicators in the mix.
It is now very easy to connect small keyboards, mixing surfaces, percussive pads – the full catalogue of our Korg nano series of controllers! Just connect them to the USB HOST port, choose the dedicated MIDI Preset, and you are ready to go with a pad controller, second keyboard or remote control of the sound
While we were there, we also added the ability to select more Song Book entries at once, lock the selected Keyboard Sets, remotely control the Synchro Start/Stop function via MIDI and of course tightened and smoothed out the whole performance system.
Pa4X ORIENTAL Professional Arranger
Pa4X ORIENTAL is a powerful addition to Korg’s internationally acclaimed Pa Series. Providing you with the most up-to-date collection of quality integrated sounds and styles, Pa4X ORIENTAL is an excellent songwriting and performance partner. In addition to all the functionality, sounds and styles of the standard Pa4X, the Pa4X ORIENTAL also contains musical data specific to Middle Eastern music genres. Stringed instruments, winds, various percussion instruments, and many more sounds are included along with dozens of extra Styles that are suitable for traditional and modern music.
Superior Sound; Authentic Articulation
The Pa4X ORIENTAL relies on Korg’s advanced EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine, and comes complete with over 2,000 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. Sounds have been painstakingly captured using state-of-the-art methods that allow the finest of details to be accurately reproduced.
The Pa4X ORIENTAL relies on Korg’s advanced EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded) sound engine, and comes complete with over 1,650 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. Sounds have been painstakingly captured using state-of-the-art methods that allow the finest of details to be accurately reproduced.
More than 150 authentic drum kits—including Ambient Drums—breathe life into any rhythmic passage; the Drum Family Easy Editing feature offers total control over volume, pitch, EQ, and more. An additional 1.5 GB (3.0 GB when compressed) of user memory allows new sounds to be added quickly and easily using Korg, WAV, AIFF, and SoundFont™ formats. Conduct your own sampling session and take advantage of the complete sample recording and editing features found in the Pa4X ORIENTAL.
Streamlined Construction; Intuitive Design; Fantastic Feel
Both the Pa4X ORIENTAL 76 and Pa4X ORIENTAL 61 feature a naturally-responsive and semi-weighted keybed that provides both velocity and aftertouch sensitivity. The dynamic response is adjustable to accommodate any playing technique and any level of musicianship—from the hobbyist to the demanding professional.
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 new capacitive TouchView display hosts a redesigned graphical interface that is easier than ever to read, even under the most demanding lighting environments. The entire screen can be tilted forward and back to provide the perfect angle for optimum viewing—on stage or off! Searching for that song, Style, or file that you were just using? The multi-function Search feature can find what you are looking for—quickly! Styles and Keyboard Sets can be read directly from a USB drive—without the need to load data in the internal memory.
For those seeking an all-in-one solution, experience the optional PaAS Speaker System. This easy-to-use add-on provides spectacular sound for home and rehearsal use—or as a personal performance monitor. The bi-amped PaAS sound system contains five loudspeakers in a sleek cabinet that attaches directly to your Pa4X ORIENTAL. Best of all, installation takes only seconds; no tools are required; no cables are needed, and no power supply is necessary
Do it with Style
Each Style is a fully realized musical environment dedicated to reproducing a specific musical genre, and the Pa4X ORIENTAL is packed with over 700 of them. Play along with these styles which cover song styles from around the world, from the past right up to today. These highly-versatile Styles have been created by KORG’s international sound team to provide an extremely musical experience. New Styles have been added, and many cherished Styles have been brought up to date with new sounds, enhanced effects, and re-balanced mixing. In addition to drums, percussion, and bass, each Style can provide up to five additional instrument parts that follow your chord changes and voicings, as well as the tempo. Guitar Mode 2 makes the Style’s guitar tracks more authentic than ever before possible. 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. You can even program your own Pad riffs and phrases. And of course, each Style features an assortment of Intros, Variations, Breaks, Fill-Ins, Endings—even a count-in. You may also create your own brand-new Styles, or customise the existing ones.
The convenient Chord Sequencer function can quickly record and loop your chord progressions on the fly in Style Play mode; this can be useful not only for practice, but for freeing up your left hand while performing live. These Chord Sequences can now be also saved as Style and SongBook entries for easy recall
The latest Styles – today!
Thanks to an all new built in SMF (Standard MIDI File to Style converter), you can quickly and easily have on board styles of the latest songs! Just obtain a new Standard MIDI File, load it into the Pa4X ORIENTAL and the inbuilt converter will easily and quickly turn it into a full KORG style to play any time you need it. Every musician will love the combination of latest styles and incredible KORG sound!
KORG is known for studio-quality effects, and the Pa4X ORIENTAL includes the best of the KORG library. 4 Insert and 3 Master effects can be used for the accompaniment tracks, while 1 Insert and 2 Master effects can be used for the real-time keyboard tracks. Over 140 effect types are available, including reverbs, delays, vintage stomp box simulations, amp and cabinet simulators and more. In addition, each track features an EQ with Low, Mid and High controls, and a custom track EQ can be memorised in the Song Play mode—allowing your song to sound its best in any environment. The final effects are the result of KORG’s long term cooperation with Waves Audio®, the world reference in studio mastering effects. The included Waves MAXX AUDIO™ suite delivers sound that is louder and clearer, easily adapting the sound to your musical taste or correcting a problematic live scenario.
TC Helicon® Voice Processor
KORG’s long term cooperation with the world leader in vocal harmonies, TC Helicon®, continues in the Pa4X ORIENTAL. The TC Helicon Voice Processor ensures that your vocals have the highest possible sound quality: up to 4 realistic harmony voices are available, and all can be controlled using the keyboard or MIDI events. Available vocal effects include Double, µMod, Reverb, Delay, Filter, HardTune, Pitch Correction plus Compressor, EQ, Gate, etc. Dedicated knobs (3) and buttons (3) for controlling the most important Voice Processor functions have been added to the top panel and placed within easy reach. The Adaptive Mic Setting—another KORG exclusive— monitors the input signal and auto-adjusts parameters such as the Adaptive Gate, EQ, Compression and the De-Esser to make the vocals sound smooth and “studio produced.” Just plug your microphone into the balanced XLR connection (phantom power available) and let the Pa4X ORIENTAL do the rest!
XDS Dual Player/Recorder
KORG’s XDS Dual Player & Recorder features a crossfade slider for providing non-stop entertainment; load one as the other plays, then crossfade between them—or create a playlist for automatic playback. Two different MP3 or MIDI files can be played simultaneously. MIDI files and even MP3 files can be transposed, sped up or slowed down. There is also a Marker Function to allow direct jumps to a given position in the song, or to create loops between song sections. The “MP3+G” (also known as MP3+Graphics) format and other popular lyric formats are supported. This feature allows MP3 files to play with lyrics and graphics that can be displayed on the built-in display or on an external monitor—or both. The Vocal Remover quickly eliminates the vocal track from MP3 songs—ideal for live karaoke! The 16-track recorder allows sophisticated levels of sequencing and editing, and also provides quick and easy song creation using the Backing Sequence and Style functions. The Pa4X ORIENTAL can record your entire performance; you can play back a song, play the keyboard, sing along, and everything will be recorded and saved as an MP3 file. You can then play that MP3 file again to add a further keyboard track or voice using the well known “sound on sound” technique.
Particularly helpful for live use, the SongBook is a fully programmable and easily searchable Music Database. Each entry contains all the settings required to play a particular song. The SongBook can save and access Styles, MIDI files, or MP3s and immediately recall settings such as the song title, genre, artist, tempo, volumes, sounds, muted tracks, FX settings, easy-edit parameters, 4 keyboard sets, 4 pads, TC Helicon® presets, master transpose, and much, much more. Everything needed to play your song back perfectly is in the SongBook. This incredibly useful performance feature is another KORG exclusive. A more refined Filter feature allows you to search for entries using a combination of different criteria, such as all songs containing “love” in the title AND classified as a “ballad”. The SongBook includes also a renewed 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 synchronised with iOS and Android tablets to become your handy external digital music sheet reader (third-party software required).
Connectivity, Data Storage, and Updates
In addition to the Main Left and Right outputs, the Pa4X ORIENTAL includes two additional assignable outputs. This can be ideal for isolating a part for additional signal processing or feeding an external mixer. A headphone output is conveniently located on the front panel. The microphone input uses an XLR connector, and phantom power is available. For inputs, the Pa4X ORIENTAL provides a pair of balanced 1/4" inputs (Line 1) and a stereo 1/8" jack (Line 2) for use with smartphones, mobile devices, etc. MIDI In, Out, and Thru connectors are provided, as well as a USB to computer (Device) port. The composite RCA video output delivers the score and lyric display (or simply mirrors the internal display) to an external monitor.
The Pa4X ORIENTAL 76 includes an internal hard drive (available as an option for the Pa4X ORIENTAL 61) to ensure that all your data is available for quick access when performing live. A convenient micro SD slot (with protective plastic cover) is located on the back panel to add further space for data storage and/or to be used as data protection for localised data sets sold separately by third-parties. Two USB Host ports—one on the front panel, one on the rear—make it simple to play Styles, MIDI files, and MP3 songs directly from a USB flash drive, or to perform any future system updates.
Pa4X Operating System v2.0
Pa4X Operating System v2.0 introduces new exciting features, improves the existing functions, and streamlines the user interface. In addition, new Sounds and Styles are introduced. This new OS version makes the instrument easier to play, and much more versatile.
New Styles, Sounds, and Drum kits
New Styles, including many in the Pop, Ballad and Dance genres. Most existing Styles have been revised and improved. The new Styles are very modern sounding. The Dance Styles are particularly suited to the new KAOSS FX.
New Sounds and Drum Kits, most based on new sampling sessions, including a very expressive Italian Grand Piano, several majestic Church Organs, very realistic Saxophones, Accordions and Bandoneon, and new Synth Leads and Pads. And you now get one more User Drum Kit bank, with 128 additional locations (for a total of 256).
Totally unseen before, the KAOSS FX gives you creative control on your performance. From subtle morphing between Variations and Drum Kit types, fine mixing between accompaniment Sounds, live reshaping of ongoing rhythms, to the most radical note-crunching effects of DJ heritage, to tape delay and arpeggios, you can add ‘liquid mixing’ to any Style or MIDI Song with the aid of easy-to-use computer-assisted composition features. Break the boundaries of preset music!
The KAOSS FX are also available when recording a MIDI or MP3 Song, so that your performance will be preserved.
Style Creator Bot, Chord function , Chords Sequencer
The Style Creator Bot (formerly known as the MIDI Song to Style Converter) now automatically creates a Style from a MIDI Song, while also creating a Chord Sequence from the Song’s chords.
The Detect Chord function scans the MIDI Song’s tracks for chords, then saves them as Chords events to be read in the Lyrics or Score page. This is especially useful to add chord abbreviations to Songs that do not have them, or to realign the chord abbreviations after transposing a Song.
Chord Sequencer playback and recording has been improved. It is now much easier using it, and a small symbol now shows if a sequence is currently available.
Keyboard Sets, Updated User and Direct Banks
The Split Point can now be saved with each Keyboard Set. This means a different Split Point for each of the Keyboard Sets recalled with a Style or SongBook Entry, allowing for a finer adjustment of the instrument’s natural range.
User and Direct banks can now be renamed, to allow for a more personalised set of custom Styles, Pads and Keyboard Sets. Custom names appear in the Selection windows, and make finding items much faster.
MIDI connection can now also be done through the USB HOST ports (in addition to the USB DEVICE and the MIDI ports). This allows for easy connection of controllers like digital pianos (for example, our HAVIAN 30), or the Korg nano and micro series, with no need of special adapters.
The SongBook has been made more intuitive and customisable. Styles or Songs can be replaced from existing SongBook Entries, in order to edit existing Entries, or use them as templates for new Entries.
You can also read songs from an external, Direct SongBook, that will extend your internal database on the fly.
Adjusting the microphone audio input gain is now easier and more accurate, thanks to the detailed Mic Input meter.
Additional preferences make a performance fit better your style, with more options for the Style To Keyboard Set Mode, MIDI IN Note Off Velocity, and the Video Interface Mode (now saved when turning the instrument off).
This update also carries a bunch of minor bug fixes and improvements, making the operations smoother.
- Pa4X ORIENTAL 61: 61 keys (C2 – C7)
Pa4X ORIENTAL 76: 76 keys (E1 – G7)
Semi–weighted keys with Velocity and Aftertouch
- Upgradable Operating System
Multitasking, load while play feature
- Sound Generator
- EDS-X (Enhanced Definition Synthesis-eXpanded)
Filters with Resonance - Three band EQ for each track
- 128 Voices, 128 Oscillators
- 4 Insert Effects; 3 Master Effects (148 Types)
- 1 Insert Effect; 2 Master Effects (148 Types)
Final Mastering Effects:
- Waves Audio Ltd. MAXX Suite:
- Includes MaxxEQ™, MaxxBass™, MaxxTreble™, MaxxStereo™, MaxxVolume™
- Voice Processor Technology by TC Helicon®
- Four-part Harmoniser, Double, µMod, Reverb, Delay, Filter, HardTune, Pitch Correction;
plus Compressor, EQ, Gate (Adaptive Mic Setting on the Mic input)
- Sounds / Drum kits
- More than 2,000 Factory Sounds including two multilayer Stereo Piano with damper/body resonance, GM/XG sound sets and more than 150 Drum kits * including Ambient Drums
- 768 Sounds, 384 Drum kits
- 9 Footages, Percussion, Key On/Off, Leakage (Effect section includes rotary speaker)
Defined Nuance Control (DNC) Technology
Natural Ambience Drums Sound
Full Sounds/Drum kits editing capability
User PCM RAM Memory: 1.5 GB compressed (equivalent to 3 GB linear data)
- Load KORG, Wav, AIFF and SoundFont™ formats
Save KORG, Wav and AIFF formats
Full Edit, Time Slice, Sampling feature
- More than 700 preloaded Styles, freely reconfigurable
1,872 locations including the User banks and Direct function
Eight Style tracks, 4 Keyboard Sets, 4 Pads and one Style Setting per Style
Guitar Mode 2, Parallel and Fixed NTT
Style Record with Step Record, Track and Event Edit functions
Style controls: 3 Intros, 4 Variations, 4 Fills, Break, 3 Endings, Synchro Start, Synchro Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Bass Inversion, Auto Fill, Manual Bass, Memory, Accompaniment Mute, Drum Mapping, Snare & Kick Designation, Style to KBD Set Mode
- Chord Sequencer
- Chord Sequence recorder in Style Play mode
Chord Sequence save in Style and SongBook entries
Edit functions: delete, copy from Style/SongBook, import/export from/to SMF
- Keyboard Set Library
- Memorize keyboard tracks settings
Factory: More than 500 Factory Keyboard Sets, freely recon-figurable
1,584 locations including the User banks and Direct function
“My Setting” special Keyboard Set
- KAOSS FX
- Automatic MIDI FX generator
More than 65 Factory Presets
- Song Play
Patented XDS Crossfade Dual Sequencer Player with X-Fader Balance control
Supported formats: MID, KAR, MP3 + lyrics, MP3+G
2 Players with separate Select, Start/Stop, Home, Rewind and Fast Forward controls
Lyrics, Score, and Chord data can be displayed on screen, or on external video monitor
Markers with Add, Delete, Edit and Loop functions
- MP3 Player / Recorder
- Double MP3 Player and MP3 Recorder
Transpose (+6/-5 semitones)
Tempo change (±30%)
Advanced Vocal Remover
Record MP3 files including Styles, SMF, MP3, Keyboard Tracks, Pads, Microphone, Effects, and KAOSS Effects
- 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 Set Lists with layout button association
Filtering and Ordering options
- "i-Series" models: Styles
“Pa-Series” models: Style, Performance, Program/Sound, Song, SongBook, Pad
- 4 Assignable Pads + Stop Button - Pad Record function
- General Controls
- Master Volume; Fade In/Out; Keyboard-Acc/Song Balance Volume; Ensemble; Octave Transpose; Master Transpose; Quarter Tone and Arabic Scale memorised inside Keyboard Sets; Joystick (pitch + modulation); Ribbon; Mic Volume; Harmony/Double; Delay/Reverb; Mic Preset; Mic On/Off; Harmony On/Off; Double On/Off; 8 Assignable Sliders; Slider Mode; MP3 Volume; 3 Assignable Switches; Tempo +/-; Tempo Lock; Metronome On/Off; Dial; Up/+; Down/-; Search; Shift; Chord Scan (Lower, Upper); Split; Keyboard Tracks Sound Select and On/Off; Record
- Control Inputs
- Damper pedal (support half-pedalling with optional DS-1H pedal)
EC5 multiswitch pedal
- Mic/Line Inputs
- Mic: Combo XLR balanced with Gain control and Phantom Power
Line 1: Left/Right Jack (1/4") Line Input, balanced
Line 2: Stereo Mini-jack (1/8") Line Input, unbalanced
- Audio Output: Left/Right, Out 1, Out 2; (1/4" TRS) balanced
Headphone Output x 1 (Front panel)
Video Out x 1, RCA type
- IN, OUT, THRU standard MIDI connectors
USB to MIDI using the USB Device port
16 user definable MIDI Setups
- Type A (Host) x 2 (Front/Rear)
Type B (Device) x 1 (Rear)
2.0 Hi-Speed connections
- Hard Drive:
- Pa4X ORIENTAL 76 (Standard)
- Pa4X ORIENTAL 61 (optional – Hard Disk Installation Kit required)
Micro SD card: (Card not included)
- Rear panel slot with plastic cover
USB Flash Drive: (Drive not included)
- 1 Front panel port
- 1 Rear panel port
- 7” Wide capacitive colour TouchView™ TFT display
- Internal System Clock
- AC - Power Consumption
- 100-240 Volts, 50/60 Hz
0.5 Watt in standby / 16 Watt normal / 38 Watt with PaAS installed
- Dimensions (W x D x H) without music stand
- Pa4X ORIENTAL-76: 1,192 x 364.4 x 125.56 mm / 46.93" x 14.35" x 4.94" with display fully lowered
Pa4X ORIENTAL-61: 980 x 364.4 x 125.56 mm / 38.58" x 14.35" x 4.94" with display fully lowered
- Pa4X ORIENTAL-76: 16.3 kg / 35.93 lbs
Pa4X ORIENTAL-61: 13.9 kg / 30.64 lbs
- Included Items
- AC Power Cable, Music Stand
- PaAS Amplification System
ST-SV1 Keyboard Stand
HDIK-3 Hard Disk Installation Kit (for 61 keys only)
EC-5 Multiswitch Pedal
EXP-2 Foot Controller
XVP-20 Vol/Exp Pedal
XVP-10 Expression/Volume Pedal
DS-1H Damper Pedal (support half-pedalling)
PS-1 Pedal Switch
PS-3 Pedal Switch
VOX V860 volume pedal
All new products are sold with a 3-year manufacturer warranty when bought direct from Korg UK.
Certified Refurbished products also come with a warranty, for more information find out more about our certified refurbished products.
We offer a 30-day returns period on all products purchased directly from Korg UK. More details can be found in our return policy.