Korg Pa500 Musikant Styles

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The Korg PA500 Musikant is an electronic music keyboard made exclusively for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is referred to as the entertainer workstation and marketed to German-speaking musicians. Specialising in dance and folk music, the keyboard makes use of local sounds and rhythms. These include waltzes, shuffles, polkas and other styles with an Alpine theme.

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Definition of Styles

The Korg Pa500 Musikant keyboard is referred to as an arranger (a musical instrument that can provide arrangements, or automatic accompaniments). Each arrangement is known as a style. Each style consists of several style elements. In accordance with the normal structure of a song, the style elements include the introduction, variations, fills and the ending. You can modify style elements to have more flexibility in your performance.

Style Data

There are approximately 320 preloaded, or factory styles, and up to 448 storage locations. You can store up to 64 user styles, all of which are rewritable. As for patterns and chord variations, for each style, you can use up to 42 patterns -- including three intros, three fills and three endings. There are eight factory-programmed banks on the upper row of the style selector. There are six factory-programmed banks on the lower row, plus two user-programmable banks.

Style Banks

The style banks on the top row of the style selector are Schlager1, Schlager2, Disco/Fete, Volksmus., Oldies, Standard, Latein, Jazz/BigB. "Schlager" means hit song, or pop song. "Volksmus." is short for Volkstümlich, meaning popular, or people's music. "Latein" means Latin. "BigB." is short for big band. The style banks on the bottom row of the style selector are 8/16 Beat, Akustisch, Cntry/Rock, Film/Welt, Modern, Orgel/Piano, User1 and User2. "Akustisch" means acoustic. "Welt" means world. "Orgel" means organ.

Style Play

When you first switch the instrument on, you are in "style play" mode. The style select section buttons are just to the right of the left speaker. You can see the name of the currently selected style, such as Walzer Ballade, and information about the style in the style play window. If you want to select a different style, touch the name of the style, to access the style select window. When you choose a style, a style performance, with settings for the style tracks, is also selected.

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