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#383785 - 02/04/14 02:51 PM Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far?
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Inquiring minds want to know first thoughts........confused1

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#383796 - 02/04/14 05:49 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
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Since playing raw piano for the last couple years, 61 keys wasn't gonna cut it any longer. I want to add more piano in my setups. This was the only reason I gave the BK a go.

Good luck Don. Fun trying new stuff. I don't mind being in the "gophers club" smile
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#383808 - 02/04/14 10:36 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
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I've played the PA900 for a few hours now. Sounds good, easy to navigate, since I already know the OS. In fact there are some improvements in the navigation.
I am disappointed that a number of my favorite styles from the PA3x are missing, including Blues Shuffle, which has been on every Korg from many generations. Also Big Band Shuffle, which I cannibalized to make a country shuffle. No real problem since I can find them and load them into User or Factory slots. Every category has a smaller number of styles. Just a little extra work if I decide to keep it.
I'm sure the sounds from the PA3x are better, but I can't hear it.
Vocal Harmonizer works great. It is not as complex as the PA3X, but does everything I need it to do, and access to make and save changes is easier. Headroom also is better on the input.
1/4-inch mic input is a step backward.
No wall wart, but a dedicated power cable. I think it looks like the same one that Tyros used to have, but not sure.
I would have to get a midi foot controller of some kind to address at least three functions. The 900 comes with Volume, Sustain and one Programmable. It does not accept EC5. Wish it did.
I think I actually like the organ drawbars on the touch screen better than the real ones on the 3x. Ones on the BK9 are still better.
I do enjoy the BIG touch screen.
Wish I could take the features I like from the BK9 and combine them with this. That would be a killer. Almost makes me want to keep them both! Almost.
Time to sleep now.
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#383885 - 02/05/14 03:45 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: DonM]
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Don ... you got mail ...
hope it works ... let me know ...
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#383887 - 02/05/14 03:47 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: DonM]
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Originally Posted By: DonM
I've played the PA900 for a few hours now. Sounds good, easy to navigate, since I already know the OS. In fact there are some improvements in the navigation.
I am disappointed that a number of my favorite styles from the PA3x are missing, including Blues Shuffle, which has been on every Korg from many generations. Also Big Band Shuffle, which I cannibalized to make a country shuffle. No real problem since I can find them and load them into User or Factory slots. Every category has a smaller number of styles. Just a little extra work if I decide to keep it.
I'm sure the sounds from the PA3x are better, but I can't hear it.
Vocal Harmonizer works great. It is not as complex as the PA3X, but does everything I need it to do, and access to make and save changes is easier. Headroom also is better on the input.
1/4-inch mic input is a step backward.
No wall wart, but a dedicated power cable. I think it looks like the same one that Tyros used to have, but not sure.
I would have to get a midi foot controller of some kind to address at least three functions. The 900 comes with Volume, Sustain and one Programmable. It does not accept EC5. Wish it did.
I think I actually like the organ drawbars on the touch screen better than the real ones on the 3x. Ones on the BK9 are still better.
I do enjoy the BIG touch screen.
Wish I could take the features I like from the BK9 and combine them with this. That would be a killer. Almost makes me want to keep them both! Almost.
Time to sleep now.


Don thank you for the review...I'll talk to you l8tr. keys

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#383888 - 02/05/14 03:48 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
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It's a shame Roland don't make a BK-9m...

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#383898 - 02/05/14 04:44 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
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Don, please don't say the 900 is as good as the 3x. You are usually right! smile
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#383900 - 02/05/14 05:13 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
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Oh I wouldn't say that, but for my purposes it may be a better fit. Still deciding.
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#383901 - 02/05/14 05:23 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: zuki]
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Originally Posted By: zuki
Don, please don't say the 900 is as good as the 3x. You are usually right! smile


Zuki,..being they are so close...I wondered why you didnt get the Pa900 too vs the Pa3x 76 confused1

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#383903 - 02/05/14 05:34 PM Re: Don mason......KORG PA900 Review so far? [Re: Dnj]
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Oh - I started with the 900 and moved over to the 3X - I wouldn't want to go back to the 900.

The Tyros models spoiled me with the tilt display and i also wanted the internal hard drive and 76 keys.

BUT - if I were a gigging guy, it would have to be the 900 - same keybed, nice and lite, and great sounds too.

Bill G

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