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Karlmuz 10/10/2009

Korg Pa588 : Karlmuz's user review


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88-key mechanical Real Hammer (RH3).
System OPOS (Objective Portable Operating System) technology and RX (Real eXperience), multitasking operating system that can be updated, stored on an SSD.
Sound Generator EDS (Extended Definition Synthesis) with 80 voices, 80 oscillators, filters with a resonance control and a semi parametric equalizer 3-band per track.
882 sounds, including a stereo piano, GM Level 2 compatible, 56 drum kits editable, 128 presets and 64 user kits.
Over 320 styles stored on SSD, up to 512 sites in total + 64 user styles.
256 performances in memory.
Amplifier: 2 x 15 Watts.
Monochrome touch screen with 240 x 320.
"Guitar Method" for the arrangements.
4 configurations of stamps by style.
4 assignable pads.
2 16-track sequencers, used simultaneously.
Fashion SongBook (Music Library).
A crossfader to switch from one sequence to another.
4 multi-effects for 124 kinds of effects.
4 variations, 3 Fill In, Intro 3 and 3 Ending by style.
1 x SD Card.
1 USB connector type B.
Entry for expression pedal and footswitch.
Output Jack stereo / mono headset.
2 entries Jack.
1 Entry / Exit South.
Dimensions (W x D x H): 1437 x 431 x 161 mm
Weight: 30 kg
Options: Pedal EXP2 and PVX-10 and PS-1 pedal switch.


The manual is very clear and complete.
Easy to use, everything is at hand. The touchscreen is very valuable.
¥ 88 mechanical keys RH3
¥ Touchscreen 320 x 240 monochrome
¥ Technology Sampling RX (Real eXperience)
882 yen sounds with an amazing piano sound stereo
¥ Up to 512 Styles
¥ Amplifier 2 x 15 Watts
¥ Double sequencer display with Karaoke
¥ USB and SD Card
¥ stand and sustain pedal included


I wanted to give my testimony because I find it unfortunate that no one did mention this superb arranger on this site.
I hesitated between PA 500 and PA 588. Finally, I chose the PA 588 for his looks, his appearance "solid" and touch the piano. On these three points, there is no comparison, the 588 is well above. Otherwise it comes with a nice stand and a sustain pedal high quality, which does not spoil anything.

I did that for two days but I am completely smitten. The sounds are beautiful and highly realistic style (note that sounds and styles are the same on the 500). Of course, I did run only 20 percent of its capacity.

The touch keyboard is really the icing on the cake and touch screen provides unmatched ease.
I would also mention the presence of what I call a "visual metronome" which helps to throw peeps if our ear is failing us!

I find the value for money very good.

It's great material that was really in the belly. I was looking primarily an arranger with accompaniments cool and realistic, and I'm ready! The guitars are sublime, you'd play in a band ...

At my level, I do not see any negative points and I think I'll keep it very long ...