Korg PA588 88-Key Arranger Keyboard
Pro Piano Sound and Pa excitement!
For the no-compromise pianist who wants to add an extra dimension - or two - to their performance, they are proud to introduce the Pa588 arranger keyboard. Sonically identical to the Pa500, the Pa588 adds their 88-note top-of-the-line RH3 graded hammer piano action, an attractive stand, a half damping pedal, and a more robust speaker system, providing a complete instrument package. To complement this superb piano action, they've also equipped the Pa588 home keyboard with the incredible piano sound of their flagship C-720 Concert Digital Piano. A dedicated "Play Piano" button instantly transforms the Korg Pa588 into a world-class digital piano!
Keys to Please
In addition to a satisfying and authentic interactive keyboard, the Korg Pa588 provides a four-way joystick, assignable switch, assignable slider, and an assignable pedal jack. Four pads provide the tools to spice up your performance by changing effect settings, adding or muting parts, slowing the tempo, or even adding "mini-sequenced" solo, arpeggio, or backing riffs. Nothing stands between you and your professional performance!
A Professional Arranger with Real eXperience (RX) Technology
It all begins with sound. The Pa588 arranger keyboard allows unparalleled expression and articulation. For example, a single guitar sound may play a harmonic, a mute note, a soft note, a loud note, a pull-off - all determined by simply how hard you strike the key. They've even included the sound of the pick lifting off the string when you release the key. Overblown and triple-tongued flutes, brass slides and falls - all of the facets that provide an instrument with its own identity are preserved and easily replicated during performance by the natural gestures of varying dynamics as you play. With up to 16 oscillators available per note in a single sound, the breadth and range of realism is truly astounding. Based on the same EDS (Extended Definition Synthesis) that powers the popular M3, the Pa588 accompaniment keyboard offers a sound quality like no other. Over 882 fully editable sounds are preloaded, representing a full range of musical instruments from almost every genre - each exploding with depth, nuance, subtlety, accuracy and richness.
Cause and Effects
Four internal effect processors allow you to add any of 124 different effects to any and all of the Style instruments and/or the parts you play live (realtime tracks). Developed for their Digital Recording Studios and Pro-level workstation instruments, these effects are all studio-quality and offer full parameter editing. A final semi-parametric EQ allows even more custom control.
The Elements of Style
The heart of the Korg Pa588 is the powerful Style engine. A Style is basically a collection of drum grooves, bass lines, and other instrumental parts that can be mixed together, transposed, and used as the building blocks for creating your song. Each of the over 320 Styles is a self-contained song creation environment that includes variations, fill-ins, an introduction and an ending - all themed to a particular musical style and genre. You can chose which parts you want to use, set the mix, select which sound each part will use, edit and re-map drum kits, and assign various effects. Alternatively, you can use each Style as it is, using the settings created by their world-wide team of ace musicians. By constantly analyzing the notes you play on the keyboard for voice leading and chord content, the Pa Style engine is always in tune with your musical performance.
Creating convincing guitar parts from a keyboard has never been easy - until now! When creating a guitar part for your Style, you can chose a chord, capo position, and literally transform the keyboard into the fretted strings of the chord to allow realistic picking patterns, strums, chokes, slides