Friday, July 04, 2008

Korg's Pa588 Features Graded Hammer Action

Korg's Pa588 Features Graded Hammer Action
Korg's Pa588 interactive workstation features the RH3 graded hammer action. Additionally, a new "Play Piano" switch transforms the Pa588 into a traditional digital piano instantly.

The Pa588 combines the piano sound and feel of Korg's flagship C-720 concert piano with the interactive composition and performance features of its Pa500. Using the same Enhanced Definition Synthesis (EDS) sound engine that powers the Korg M3 workstation, Korg's RX (Real eXperience) Technology provides realism and articulation for an expressive, natural sound. It delivers 80-note polyphony along with 880 pre-loaded sounds (plus 128 user locations) and 56 preset drum sounds (64 user-programmable kits) and includes a GM2 soundset. In addition, four simultaneous effects (124 types) can be used.

For beginners or live performance, the easy mode uses enhanced graphics to display common performance controls, while expert mode offers full editing control. One-touch, on-screen help is available in seven languages. The Korg Pa588 will be available early August 2008 with pricing TBA.

MMR Update July 3, 2008