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#364521 - 04/06/13 05:38 PM learning curve
baz66 Offline
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OKAY. So it's nearly 6 weeks since I bought this (korg pa3x) monster and I love it. Way above my head but never to old to learn EH!
I've come to multisamples and PCM and I can't figure out how they work or what they do or where they go. Are there any vids or detailed instructions (the manual is hopeless) That anyone can point me to?
Unfortunately, Where I live, I can't get with other korg owners to butt heads on this one. I don't think anyone owns a keyboard or organ around here.
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#364538 - 04/07/13 01:27 AM Re: learning curve [Re: baz66]
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There not free, but these may help Getting To Know Your Korg PA3X

Bill
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#364611 - 04/08/13 12:01 AM Re: learning curve [Re: baz66]
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Hey Baz...google "u tube Korg PA3X video manuals" and you will find a feast of them.
Hope this helps!
Ray
PS The "Keyboard Club"boys are coming to my place on Wed night.
I will let them know of our contact.
See Ya !!! dance
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#364657 - 04/08/13 08:09 PM Re: learning curve [Re: The Saint]
baz66 Offline
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Loc: Australia E coast
abacus. Thank you. It seems related to songbook which I conquered.
Ray. Wish I could be there. Hows Keith and Jim. What KB's are you all playing. Send me some email addresses so I can correspond. I'm really out on my own here.
baz

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#366682 - 05/23/13 10:20 PM Re: learning curve [Re: baz66]
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Bazz66 how are you finding the PAx3? I have one and it's getting me Down. I don't have the time to sit an study the while thing! I'm thinking of selling or trading for the tyros 4.

There is things with the Pax3 that I don't need. I just want to play!

Sorry for the high jack!
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#366771 - 05/26/13 06:26 PM Re: learning curve [Re: MattyB]
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Matty,
I found it is well worth while persevering with the 3x but I obviously have the time to do it.
The tyros would be a good choice if you can't overcome the difficulties with the korg.
I originally had to choose between the korg and an audya 5 and it was the price that swayed me plus problem reports on sites about the audya.
I'm sure the ketron is a good keyboard but it would have to have gold keys to beat the Korg. I also have a yammie 710 which I play when I just want to plat. Maybe you could keep the korg and get a double stand and a cheaper or 2nd hand KB that is easier to work. That way you can take your time learning the korg.
I do like a challenge.
baz

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#366822 - 05/28/13 07:49 AM Re: learning curve [Re: baz66]
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Thanks for your advice Baz!

But I knew I should of gone with my gut....I love the sounds of the tyros 4...always have. But I just couldnt get a Tyros where i'm living at the moment. Thats why i choose the Pax3. Dont get me wrong its still an awesome keyboard...I just dont think its for me. I dont feel comfortable playing it? Does that make sense?
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#366827 - 05/28/13 10:02 AM Re: learning curve [Re: baz66]
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It makes sense to me. I kept a PA3X for about 9 months before deciding it wasn't for me. Nothing at all wrong with the PA3X. It just didn't fit the way I prefer to play. I am back to Technics stuff.

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#366847 - 05/28/13 05:25 PM Re: learning curve [Re: Bob Hendershot]
baz66 Offline
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I do miss my 6000 but the korg is more than better replacement.
I hear what you are both saying. When the curve is all learning and no playing it makes for dull times.
baz

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#367199 - 06/05/13 10:16 PM Re: learning curve [Re: MattyB]
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Hi Matty,
what's the problem? It does take a while to sort things thru, but one only needs to learn as little or as much as one wants.
ie just study the functions you require.

Originally Posted By: MattyB
Bazz66 how are you finding the PAx3? I have one and it's getting me Down. I don't have the time to sit an study the while thing! I'm thinking of selling or trading for the tyros 4.

There is things with the Pax3 that I don't need. I just want to play!

Sorry for the high jack!
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#367310 - 06/08/13 08:56 AM Re: learning curve [Re: rikkisbears]
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Hey Rikki,

I think I just need some inspiration with it. There is a lot of Tyros4 vids out there but no western music with the PAX3...

Im very close to selling the thing. Just need a kick up the butt I guess..

Thanks for your reply though mate....
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#367323 - 06/08/13 01:36 PM Re: learning curve [Re: MattyB]
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OK, HERE'S YOUR KICK IN THE BUT

Matty, I have a Pa800 and there are videos/tutorials available for it. I think, but do not know, that the basics on both keyboards may be the same. The amount of styles available through the different sources should satisfy most players.
I thought of selling my Pa800y 3 or 4 times and I am glad I stayed with it; the results are worth the effort. I have to admit that not all players want to spend the time (learning curve), their interest is more in playing and not going into the depths of a keyboard. We are all a bit different.
John C.

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#367325 - 06/08/13 04:15 PM Re: learning curve [Re: MattyB]
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Registered: 12/22/02
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Loc: NSW,Australia
Hi Matty,
is it lack of styles to suit what you play? or problems with learning the operating system?

Also do you belong to the Korg Forums?
http://www.korgforums.com/forum/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=61&sid=e99cb2e360b527161c1dd6903732f2a7
Maybe not quite as busy as it was when the PA800 first came out, but there's still members who post.

Demo's for korg are few & far between compared to Yamaha.

If you need some styles, let me know. I've converted the odd one across from yamaha, plus I've got styles from some of the prior model korgs.

Certainly wouldn't mind a psr or a tyros, but I wouldn't swap my korg for one. There again to each his own. Yammies are easiert to play straight off the shelf, but a korg you can make your own.
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#367326 - 06/08/13 04:58 PM Re: learning curve [Re: baz66]
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Matty.You inspired me to spend an evening with my Yamaha 710. I still realize what a great little KB it is but I emphasise the little.
I know it's not in the tyros range but the amount of styles and performances from others on the psr site is wonderful.
However, I don't have a KB to listen to others play. I want to do my own thing and I feel that the pa3x allows for this.
I got very frustrated at the start trying to understand the manual but as I progressed, I realised that this learning curve was necessary to fully comprehend the instrument.
I guess what I'm saying is that no matter what KB it is, you will have to learn the operating system. Owners of tyros find them hard to manage too!
baz

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#367335 - 06/09/13 02:41 AM Re: learning curve [Re: baz66]
MattyB Offline
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Registered: 06/16/12
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Loc: Australia/Hong Kong
hahah thanks for your replies everyone...

Yep..I will keep my Pax3...spent quite a lot of time on it today...slowly getting my head around it.

I will post a video later tonight of a cover..

Thanks again...
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#367835 - 06/18/13 01:39 PM Re: learning curve [Re: MattyB]
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Registered: 02/28/11
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I, personally, would stick with the pa3x at least until I saw what the successor to the T4 looks like. Most likely it will have audio drums like the Audya and who knows what other improvements. I'm in the market for a new arranger right now but I won't buy one until I see what the next Yammy TOTL will be like. I prefer 76 keys but will accept 61 if the sound and feature set trumps it. As long as you're happy with the sounds, you can just learn the functions you need right now to enjoy playing. I think the Korg has great ergonomic design and is built very solid and looks good too. Good luck.
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#367858 - 06/18/13 07:03 PM Re: learning curve [Re: rikkisbears]
baz66 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/13
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Loc: Australia E coast
Glad to hear it Matty.
It amazes me how so many different KB's can come together on a site like this and help each other.
And it's better that no one seems to run down any particular brand. I'm easy to please because I'm not that into deeper learning(I only just learned what the difference is in mono and poly. The korg taught me that)I would still like to know more about samples and PCM but that will come. Just enjoy! Music is an international language PS some of the Arabic styles are fab.
baz

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