The PA-600QT Professional 61-Key Arranger Keyboard with Built-In Speakers from Korg is a compact, professional musical arranger keyboard with built-in amplification that features a wide variety of musical arrangement styles with programmable functionality. It is designed for quick and easy arrangement and execution of live musical performances and more. It is equipped with quarter tone sub scale functionality and comes preloaded with sounds and styles to suit a variety of Middle Eastern music tastes including Persian, Arabic and Turkish.
Designed as an all-in-one performance tool, the PA-600QT is equipped with two internal loudspeakers that are housed in a bass-reflex box and driven by two 15-watt amplifiers. In addition to the standard 61-note keyboard, it also features a mini-keyboard on the left side for use with quarter tone scales. These features, in tandem with its compact design and programmable features, make the keyboard a handy tool for "one-man-band" type performances such as restaurant or coffee house gigs.
The PA-600QT boasts an assortment of over 950 preloaded sounds with 96MB of expansion memory for adding new ones. In addition to the sound bank, there are over 360 on-board genres and musical arrangement styles that accommodate to a wide range of performance occasions. Each style includes intros, endings, variations and breaks that allow you to create arrangements for your performances. Styles can be edited and custom styles can be created as well.
In terms of effects, the arranger includes four stereo master processors with 125 different effects including reverb, delay and chorus. Additionally, each track features EQ with low, mid and high controls.
Other programmable features that aid in arranging and performing your music include the chord sequencer function that allows you to record a chord progression on the fly to free up both hands for a solo passage, and the SongBook database feature for quickly for locating musical pieces and recalling settings such as FX, tempo, master transpose, muted tracks and more.
Quarter Tone Sub Scale
Comes preloaded with sounds and styles to suit a variety of Middle Eastern music tastes including Persian, Arabic and Turkish.
Internal Sound Bank
Over 950 sounds preloaded including a GM sound set and 64 drum kits
2 x 15-watt amplifiers drive two internal 100 mm double cone speakers in bass reflex box
Over 360 Musical Styles
Over 360 factory styles, each including three intros/endings, four variations and four fill in + break sections. There are also ten favorite banks and three user banks for storage of your favorite customized or user created styles
Guitar Mode 2 for realistic sounding guitar tracks
Expandable Sound Library
Additional musical sounds and styles particular to specific regions around the world can be purchased. Up to 96MB of additional content can be added to the sound engine
On Board FX
Four stereo master effect processors with 125 effects. FX includes reverb, delay and chorus as well as some guitar-based effects for authentic guitar tones. Additionally, each track features EQ with low, mid and high controls
If you need both hands to play a solo passage, record your chord sequence and let the Chord Sequencer play it for you
User programmable musical database, containing all the settings needed to play a particular song. The SongBook can use styles, MIDI files, or MP3s, and can immediately recall settings such as Song Title, Genre, Artist, Tempo, Volumes, Sounds, Muted Tracks, FX settings, Easy Edit, Master Transpose and more