Korg has released "Latin & Latin Dance," the latest expansion option for the Professional Arranger series keyboards. This new collection is available as an expansion board (PaX-EXB02) for the Korg Pa1X and Pa1XPro (v.2.0 or higher), and as an expansion card (RMC-PCM03) for the Pa80 (v.3.06 or higher).
"Groove Sampling" captures live performers playing real instruments for authentic Latin performances. Korg's time-slice technology allows the tempo to be varied in a 30 BPM range without a noticeable loss of quality according to the company. These groove samples provide the basis for 32 new Latin Styles -- including up-to-date Cuban, New York, Spanish and Euro beats. Also included are 18 "Master Drum Kits" featuring an array of Latin Percussion instruments spread across the keyboard. Seven new Latin instrument sounds have been added as well.
The new expansion board and card are currently available, with U.S. MSRPs as follows: