Korg has recently released Version 1.6, the latest in a series of free operating system upgrades for the Pa1X Pro and Pa1X Arranger keyboards
New features include software support for the user-installable EXB-MP3 board, which allows players to record their entire performance -- including vocals -- as an MP3 file. Files recorded in this way can be played back via the internal sequencer during a later performance.
Also supported is an optional upgrade to the on-board TC-Helicon vocal processor. This option (SUGTC1) adds the pitch correction and vocal modeling features. It can be purchased by visiting www.korgpa.com, and a trial version is included in the newest OS version.
Version 1.6 also offers more resources -- two new snares, four new drum kits and four new Styles.
Additional highlights include:
Version 1.6 and the new Pa1X and Pa1X Pro resources are currently available, and can be downloaded for free at www.korgpa.com.