Korg Pa500 Local Professional Arranger



  • Year of Release: 2008
  • Keyboard: 61 keys with Velocity
  • System: OPOS (Objective Portable Operating System) and RX (Real eXperience) Technology – Multitasking, Load while play feature – Upgradable Operative System - SSD Solid State Disk
  • Tone Generator: KORG EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis) sound generator: 80 Voices, 80 Oscillators - Filters with Resonance - Three band EQ for each track
  • Effects: 4 Stereo Digital Multi-Effect systems - 124 Effects types - Final semi-parametric three band EQ
  • Sounds-Drum Kits: User area: 128 Sounds, 64 Drum Kits - Realtime control: Assignable Slider, Switch - Full editing of Sounds and Drum Kits
  • Styles: Up to 448 available Style locations- 64 User Styles - Eight Style tracks, 4 Single Touch Settings and one Style Performance per Style - Guitar Track, Parallel and Fixed NTT - Compatible with old "i-Series" and Pa series Style format - Style Record with Step Record, Track and Event Edit functions - Style controls: 4 Variations, 3 Fills, 3 Intros, 3 Endings, Synchro Start/Stop, Tap Tempo/Reset, Fade In/Out, Bass Inversion, Manual Bass, Tempo Lock, Memory, Accompaniment/Real Time Track Balance Volume, Accompaniment Mute, Drum Mapping, Snare & Kick Designation, Single Touch
  • Performance/STS: 256 Realtime Performance locations - STS: Memorize Realtime tracks settings, up to 4 x 512 Styles, up to 4 x SongBook entries - All programmable
  • Realtime Tracks: Four Keyboard tracks (Upper 1, 2, 3, Lower) - 4 Pad tracks
  • Song Play: Patented XDS Crossfade Dual Sequencer player - 2 Sequencers with separate Select, Start/Stop, Home, Rewind and Fast Forward controls - Balance control - Lyrics data can be displayed on-screen - Markers - Jukebox function - Compatible with SMF (formats 0 and 1)
  • Sequencer: Quick Record (Backing Sequence), Multitrack and Step Record functions - Full-featured sequencer - 16 tracks - Up to 110,000 events - SMF native format
  • SongBook: Fully programmable music database, based on Styles, SMF, Karaoke, with automatic selection of Style Play and Song Play modes - User-definable custom lists - Filtering options
  • Compatibility: "i-Series" models: Styles - Pa series: Style, Performance, Program/Sound, Song, SongBook, Pad
  • Multi Pad: 4 Assignable Pads + Stop Button. Pad Record function
  • Help System: Hypertextual, Contextual, Multilingual
  • Quarter Tone Sub Scale: Miniature keyboard + four preset buttons in the front panel available in Oriental and Turkiye versions only
  • General Controls: Master Volume, Real Time-Acc/Seq Balance Volume, Ensemble, Octave Transpose, Master Transpose, Style Change, - User Scale memorized inside Performance/STS - Realtime controllers: Joystick (pitch + modulation), Assignable Slider, Assignable Switch, Dial, Up/+, Down/-, Keyboard Split
  • Control Inputs: Damper Pedal, Assignable Pedal/Footswitch
  • Analog Output: Unbalanced Jack Left/Mono, Right, Headphones
  • Analog Input: 2 Unbalanced Line In Jacks
  • MIDI: In, Out standard Midi connectors- USB to Midi using the USB Device port - Individual track assignment - 8 user definable MIDI Setups
  • USB: 1 USB Device connection (1.1 Full Speed)
  • Card Slot: SD (Secure Digital) Card and MultiMedia Card (MMC) Memory Devices
  • Display: 320 x 240 pixels, Monochrome TouchView Graphic Touch Screen
  • Amplification: 2 x 15 W - Fixed EQ
  • Speakers: 2 Double Cone Speakers in Bass Reflex Box
  • Power Supply: DC 12V external power supply (supplied)
  • Consumption: 15 Watt
  • Colors: Oriental: Blue - Musikant: Dark Grey - Turkiye: Blue - China: Blue
  • Dimensions: 1074 / 42,2" (W) x 404 / 15,9" (D) x 183 / 7,5" (H) mm / inch without music rest
  • Weight: 9.9 kg / 21.8 lbs
  • Accessories: Manual, AC adapter, Music Stand, CD-Rom

Operating System - All Models

Version 1.19 Pa500_os_v119.zip

The Operating System is in common for all Localized versions.

: Do not try to load this Operative System in instruments other than Pa500!


Musical Resources

Pa500 Oriental
Version 1.19 Pa500_res_oriental_v119.zip
Pa500 Musikant
Version 2.00 Pa500_res_musikant_v200.zip
Pa500 Turkiye
Version 1.19 Pa500_res_turkiye_v119.zip
Pa500 China
Version 1.19 Pa500_res_china_v119.zip

Note: Do not try to load these Musical Resources in different localizations of Pa500!


Factory Reset - All Models

Version 1.19   Pa500_factory_reset_v119.zip

Note: This procedure will reset ANY localized Pa500 to its original factory status. How to proceed is explained in the included documentation.

Note: Do not try to load these files in instruments other than Pa500!


SongBook Editor - Computer Software - All Models

Version 1.4.1

SBEdit_v141.zip - Windows XP-Vista-7® compatible


USB to Midi - Computer Driver - All Models


KORG_USB-MIDI_Driver_Win_v.1.1.4.zip - Win XP-Vista-7-8 ®


KORG_USB-MIDI_Driver_Mac_v.1.2.0.zip - Mac Os X ®


Pa500 Oriental

User's Manual Pa500-ORT User Manual v119 (English).pdf
Pa500-ORT Addendum v119 (English).pdf
Pa500-ORT Factory Data v119 (English) .pdf

Pa500 Musikant

User's Manual
Pa500-MK User Manual v119 (German).pdf

Pa500 Turkiye

User's Manual
Pa500-TR User Manual v119 (Turkish).pdf

Pa500 China

User's Manual
Pa500-CN User Manual v119 (Chinese).pdf