I have a KORG PA 50 SD for 2 weeks and what a difference with the YAMAHA keyboards! Development possibilities are endless. (Accompaniment, sounds, styles, etc.).
Quality sounds and accompaniments is undeniably good for a keyboard from 2004.
While the grip is tricky and the manual seems complicated, but once you get used to the logic of Korg functions are very powerful.
Double track sequencer allows mixes, which is appreciable. Almost complete connectivity: it lacks the USB.
The manual is clear though seems complicated. On this point Yamaha is more user friendly. But ultimately I think the Korg PA 50 SD is a true professional arranger keyboard.
To summarize, the KORG PA 50 SD ought to be used to its full potential if only for the possibility of creating sounds and styles (accompaniments). For the novice Korg PA 50 SD may seem confusing but it will prove a safe bet quickly and will last through the ages.
What I like most about this model: the sound quality of the piano and organ and SD drive (SD card 2GB widely enough).
What I like least: lack of USB connectivity, loading MIDI files or styles not very interactive.
I would recommend this keyboard to intermediate players who want the power and scalability. Novices rather turn to Yamaha PSR keyboards such similar price more limited but easier to use and easier to understand until moving to PA 50 SD.
The price / quality ratio is very good.
Finally KORG community is a large community, like that of Yamaha, which may help.
This is an arranger with 5 octaves.
It has a very wide section of well-done effects, only downside, the distortion is not adjustable.
It has a MIDI and Jack connectors and also pedal jacks (damper, sustain, etc ...)
Over 500 sounds and styles are available and they really have their own sound and are fun!
Important also, double sequencer that can record two tracks and to mix with the cursor "balance".
At first it is a bit dismayed by the beast when you have not used the Korg keyboards, but once returned to his logic, it's a real gas plant complex but very effective!
The sound editing is well done and quite simple once you know how to use the keyboard.
I use it for 2 months now, and nothing in the world I do not change my.
Much more complex than the PSR or other from Yamaha DGX, but much more effective and fun once you know the master.
I love the fact that you can create your own styles and also the sounds that are more than good!
For cons, I regret the "bidouillabilité" certain effects which does not exist for certain effects. (Distortion, for example.)
In addition, the price (used) € 350 for the keyboard in new condition allowed me to buy a master keyboard in addition.
The Korg PA 50 SD has all the necessary connections and amplification of high power / quality. Many styles and original performances that can be edited and saved in modified areas most personal users on the SD card which increases the possibility of sounds and support staff. All this and immediately accessible directly from your SD card with very short access time.
The arranger functions are perfect and scalable (and free resources on the internet free) on his "groove" and sounds great.
the two sequencers are more for playing midi files and karaoke functions but I did not yet ventured into this field. The icing on the cake is the creation part available on this keyboard is more than just an arranger keyboard.
The grip of the basic functions is simple with a specific guide to getting started. access to external resources (style performance etc. ..) on SD card is fast and does not pose difficulties. The manual in the set has thick French fairly detailed. I had some difficulties to set up a few points, I save my settings but this is partly due to my lack of experience arranger keyboards in the first place we must understand what a performance style manual then gives many details to manage a whole bunch of parameters like the easiest choice of a sharp instrument ... more
I use this keyboard for 1 month now I have everything under control I save specific settings on SD card that I call on demand. I start the keyboard there are a few months and this is my second keyboard. I started on a Yamaha PSR E 423 is a good keyboard to start soon though limited (I kept it four months) I went through many forums before you buy and study the technical characteristics of several products given a budget less than 800 euros (PSR Yamaha and Korg) and I'm going to try these models in key areas in Bordeaux (receiving advice and perfect). So I was literally captivated by the sound and musicality of the Korg PA 50. I did not hesitate between a PSR 650 or 710 and the Korg PA 50 above that in addition to me really it is proposed to hang a very competitive price so I was even possible to buy more good headphones closed.
I am very happy with my choice and I think I'm not about to go around ... and get bored.