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Operating System Version 2.5 for the Pa1X and Pa1X Pro, Korg's flagship arranger keyboards, has been released. As usual, the new OS is a free download from Korg Italy's web site, and can be easily installed by the user...

Operating System Version 2.5 for the Pa1X and Pa1X Pro, Korg's flagship arranger keyboards, has been released. As usual, the new OS is a free download from Korg Italy's web site, and can be easily installed by the user.

Here is a list of the major new features that you can find in the new OS:

  • Song Markers, for a quick jump to a given position in the Song
  • "Expert" chord recognition mode, adding Rootless chords to the basic set
  • Style/RT Track Balance (Style Play mode) and Song/RTTrack Balance (in Song Play mode) controlled via theAcc/Seq Volume slider
  • Fast Play, for a quicker Song start by beginning playback from the first note
  • Lower Lock, to keep the Lower track unchanged when choosing a different Style, Performance or STS
  • Style Track Volume Lock, to keep the volume of the Style tracks unchanged when choosing a different Styleor Performance
  • Keyboard Mode and Chord Scanning Lock, to keep the keyboard mode and chord scanning unchanged when choosing a different Style, Performance or STS
  • Volume Link function, to proportionally change the volume of all Upper, Style o Song tracks at once
  • Factory Sounds overwriting, to create custom Sound banks
  • Auto Select settings saved into the Global
  • Multiple file selection in the Disk (Erase and Copy) pages
  • Play All Midifiles/MP3 files in a folder, to quickly createa Jukebox list (Song Play mode)
  • Copy FX between Styles, Performances, STSs and Songs
  • STS/Variation Link controlled by the Single Touch button
  • All four STSs of the current Style copied to a Song Book entry in a single pass
  • Harmony Track memorized with each SongBook entry
  • The volume of all four Pads can be assigned to the sliders or pedals

And you'll also find:

  • File overwrite procedure enhanced (Disk mode)
  • In SongBook and Disk mode, touching a label selects a different list order
  • Start/Stop, Play/Stop Seq 1, and Play/Stop Seq 2 commands simulated by Control Change messages received on the Midi In Control channel
  • In the Event Edit pages (Style Record, Pad Record and Sequencer modes), events can be scrolled by means of the Shift + Dial combination
  • Select button turns green when pressed in the Drum Volume and Easy Edit pages (Style Play and Song Play modes)
  • Lyrics loaded as ".Txt" files can be scrolled with the Dial
  • Aftertouch On/Off
  • Lock page splitted in more panes

Version 2.5 of the OS can be downloaded now from www.korgpa.com

By our press release coordinator Monday June 27, 2005