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#384368 - 02/11/14 12:14 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: PraiseTheLord]
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Graham, I read that I think,on the Korg Forum.

Don M. What do you think of my PA 600/900 quandry?

God Bless,
Don
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#384376 - 02/11/14 01:16 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
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I forgot the question! smile Are you trying to decide between them?
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#384409 - 02/11/14 07:23 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
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Gents...thought i would add my 2 cents in regarding the quandry between the pa600 and 900...i have both...currently i use the 600 for gigs and have been using the 900 for my home studio...both are keepers...the feel of the keyboard on the 900 is better - having after touch does make a difference along with the 70 dnc sounds...if you were going to choose just one i would recommend the 900 for sure...stevec

stevec...mox8, pa900, pa600, psr 910, microarranger, casio wk7500

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#384411 - 02/11/14 08:13 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: DonM]
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Yes Don,

I just ran my new Digitech which fits nicely on my keyboards through its paces. it kind of works along the same lines as TC's Harmony M which I found to be extremely unreliable. I have two harmony voices to accompany my lead vocal and they are set up by pressing a button to go to High, Higher Low, Lower, Double etc. I can also do gender shifting. I am able to store five settings and it reads my keyboard chords perfectly. So I really don't need the 900 for my harmony needs unless it has some great settings that you wouldn't be without.

If the 900 can record mp3's directly to a USB drive that would be a feature well worth having that is lacking on the 600.
Many of the styles I used for my original songs when I had a Pa 800 rented for a month are on the 600 and that is a plus. I'm definitely trying to choose between them and mostly wondering if the 900 would be worth the extra $1000. I would have to start saving to acquire the extra thousand.

God Bless,
Don
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#384417 - 02/11/14 09:52 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
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O.K. Yes, you can record MP3 directly to USB, sort of. You actually record the song and it prompts you to save it. You can save it to internal or to USB as you choose.
The vocal harmonizer works quite well, and although I liked the Harmony M and had no trouble with it (after update to new OS), the one in the Pa900 is better.
It's nothing earth-shattering, just a good solid harmonizer, easy to access and adjust. It's easy to customize. You can adjust just about any parameter you can think of including e.q. pan, choice of voices, gender, etc. WAY better than Yamaha's for sure.
There seems to be a lot more headroom to play with the mic input on the PA3X has.
I have not played or even seen a PA600 so can't help much there.
If Uncle Dave likes the harmonizer it must be pretty good!
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#384419 - 02/11/14 09:58 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
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One other thought . . .
I loaded all my custom Songbook entries from the PA3X into PA900. Too bad they all called up the wrong styles, because the styles weren't in the same exact positions as on the 3x. And some of the styles weren't there at all.
I've spent the last four or five hours "fixing" them, as we say in the South.
It also couldn't find my text files because I updated my library, cleaned up, reorganized it, etc. So I had to resave all that too. About 100 of them.
While I was at it, I changed the Genre name of all my custom songbook entries to "Mine". Now, when I Filter by Genre, they all pop up in alphabetical order. That keeps me from having to sort them "by hand" in a custom list. I can still build custom lists easily enough without having to spend all that time moving the names around!!
You could just as easily use the same method by the Artist field.
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#384433 - 02/12/14 05:01 AM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: DonM]
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Don, fixing all that would have been so much faster if they had made Songbook Editor compatible! 6 months after launch and still no sign of it ....
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