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#235525 - 06/06/08 08:28 PM I tried the Korg pa-800 and...............
mc Offline
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Before opinions flare up, these are just my own.
.........I wouldn't purchase one. The board has a nice look, key feel is fine, nice styles and voices, but besides a few new styles. I found it to be very close to the PA80 so far as styles and sounds. I did notice the guitars are a big improvement and some other sounds, but good amount of styles are repeated not only from pa80 but even older boards. I owned a PA80 at one time and I like it, but the PA800 wouldn't have made me jump and pick one up over the PA80. Not being negative about the board because it is a nice keyboard, for my personal tastes I would have pass...... Thanks,
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#235526 - 06/06/08 08:50 PM Re: I tried the Korg pa-800 and...............
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Mc ....
The Pa800 is a super "feature packed" arranger...BUT Its not for everyone....The lack of styles is what turned me off as well even though I loved mostly everything else for live performance I still had to let it go..Yamaha offers so much more in the way of styles & sounds, but it too lacks features I need but Its a balancing workaround act only you can decide on. At least you gave it a shot. Hang in there more units will be out soon for sure

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#235527 - 06/06/08 09:09 PM Re: I tried the Korg pa-800 and...............
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I agree with each his/her own. I'm glad there are few PA800 enthusiasts, because it makes my act even more special. This is the best board on the planet people! Use your imagination and dig into the fabulous styles/sounds/pads/harmonizer/breaks/fills/songbook. Use every one of them and see how creative and fantastic you will sound...enough said. There is NO comparison between this and the S900 - it makes the latter sound like a Dollar Days toy.
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#235528 - 06/06/08 09:23 PM Re: I tried the Korg pa-800 and...............
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Wow Zuki.......those are bold statments.
Im glad your enjoying your Korg this time around.

Good Luck

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#235529 - 06/06/08 10:30 PM Re: I tried the Korg pa-800 and...............
zuki Offline
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Yes, a bit bold. I'm playing tons of jobs and my enthusiasm is running high for the 800. I apologize about my 900 statement. It's a great board too.
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#235530 - 06/06/08 11:20 PM Re: I tried the Korg pa-800 and...............
Diki Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
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Got anything online, Zuki, where we can here you using this great keyboard with all it's creativity and great sound?

I'd sure like to hear what you do with it (honestly )...

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#235531 - 06/07/08 03:28 AM Re: I tried the Korg pa-800 and...............
rikkisbears Offline
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Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4470
Loc: NSW,Australia
Hi,
may not only be the sounds as far as the guitars go, ( if you're refferring to guitars in the styles tracks?? that is.) . They've actually improved some of the styles with the new guitar mode function. So far they've only upgraded 20 or 30 of the styles with the new guitar mode tracks.
It's rather an interesting style creation function.

best wishes
Rikki
[QUOTE]Originally posted by mc:
[B]I did notice the guitars are a big improvement and some other sounds,
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#235532 - 06/07/08 04:54 AM Re: I tried the Korg pa-800 and...............
Stephenm52 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 4447
Loc: USA
Quote:
Originally posted by zuki:
I agree with each his/her own. I'm glad there are few PA800 enthusiasts, because it makes my act even more special. This is the best board on the planet people! Use your imagination and dig into the fabulous styles/sounds/pads/harmonizer/breaks/fills/songbook. Use every one of them and see how creative and fantastic you will sound...enough said.


Without trying to sound like a broken record I'm very happy with the Pa800's big brother the Pa2xPro. For my needs it does the job. Yup, it doesn't have the upteen different 3rd party styles available for Yammie I miss that for sure and with some tunes I have taken a different approach on how they are played. The board has given my cocktail hour type gigs a more contemporary sound with the Korg styles. The Songbook feature is the what I think to be the single best feature. I like the ability to easily create play lists vs the series of gig disks I use to create or borrow from others with my Tyros2. I find the playlist feature easy to use. Oh, did I mention 76 keys That's not to say that I'll never own another Yamaha or Roland arranger. I try to keep an open approach to what I use. What works this year may not work next year. I still own a Clavinova CVP 307 and wouldn't part with it, it's a great instrument and anytime I have doubts I made the wrong choice with the PA2xpro all I need do is sit at the Clav and I can reassure myself the Korg was the right choice this year..............



[This message has been edited by Stephenm52 (edited 06-07-2008).]

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#235533 - 06/07/08 05:35 AM Re: I tried the Korg pa-800 and...............
ianmcnll Offline
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Registered: 07/27/05
Posts: 10589
Loc: Cape Breton Island, Canada
Quote:
Originally posted by zuki:
...there are few PA800 enthusiasts...


Ahhhh well Zuki, that seems to sum up the PA-800's popularity quite neatly.

It's that good, nobody wants to buy one.

Still, I'm glad to hear you found the right instrument for your needs....good for you!

I hope for Korg's sake, your enthusiasm is catching.

Ian
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#235534 - 06/07/08 06:03 AM Re: I tried the Korg pa-800 and...............
Dnj Online   content
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 39039
Loc: NJ
Quote:
Originally posted by Diki:
Got anything online, Zuki, where we can here you using this great keyboard with all it's creativity and great sound?

I'd sure like to hear what you do with it (honestly )...


Oh Boy here we go again

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