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Frequently Asked Questions


Onboard MIDI Event Edit
Q: Will there be functionality to allow modification of MIDI events without using an external DAW?
A: Yes. For users who would like to do this directly within Pa5X instead of on an external DAW, we are working on common on-board editing functions including copy, paste, delete, quantize and more. We are targeting the second quarter of 2023 (May – June).


USB Key and microSD-Protected Data
Q: Will it be possible to load encrypted data coming from older PaX models into Pa5X?
A: Only data that is made specifically for the Pa5X will be loadable into the Pa5X. Since the Pa5X runs on a completely new system, a new system for encrypted data will be required and this new system cannot support Pa4X encryption. This functionality is expected to arrive sometime in the second quarter of 2023 (May – June).


Compatibility with Previous PaX Models
Q: Is it possible to load SET files from other PaX models into Pa5X?
A: Currently, the Pa5X can read and convert data originating from Pa4X only. We are targeting to improve this sometime in 2023.

Q: When will songbook data from Pa4X be compatible with Pa5X?
A: We are targeting second quarter of 2023 (May – June).


Vocal processor preset compatibility
Q: Are the vocal processor presets from Pa4X compatible with Pa5X?
A: Since the Pa5X contains a completely new vocal processor from Shift-Audio (the Pa4X vocal processing was handled by TC) the presets are not compatible. However, the effect modules inside the Shift-Audio vocal processor are similar, so you can rebuild the presets easily.


Copy Keyboard Set
Q: Will the Pa5X have a feature like Copy KBD Set for SongBook entries and Styles?
A: Yes. The Pa5X will have new features to handle copying and even swapping of Keyboard Sets and SongBook entries. We are targeting this to be available late.


Style Creator Bot
Q: Will a Style Creator Bot be available in future updates?
A: Yes. A tool similar to the Style Creator Bot will be implemented. Since the Pa5X is a completely new product, the instrument offers a lot of possibilities for tweaking Style-data in new ways to be explored in the future OS updates. We are targeting late 2023 or the beginning of 2024.


Quick Recording
Q: Will recording tools such as Quick Record be present in upcoming OS releases?
A: Yes. We are working on a new design of the Quick Record engine as part of a future OS release that will take full advantage of the powerful new Pa5X engine. We are targeting late 2023 or the beginning of 2024.


KAOSS Pad
Q: With the KAOSS on-screen FX feature currently found on other Pa Series models make its way to Pa5X?
A: Yes. We are targeting this to be available late 2023 or the beginning of 2024.


Hardware Options
Q: Will there be a replacement for the EC5 foot switch?
A: The EC5 footswitch has been negatively affected by the component shortages affecting so many industries around the world. We have to redesign it using alternative components but still delivering the same controls. Unfortunately, the production date is still uncertain.

Q: When will PaAS be available? 
A: The PaAs has been negatively affected by the component shortages affecting so many industries around the world. We have to redesign it using alternative components but still delivering the same high-quality sound. We are targeting availability in late 2023.


PLEASE NOTE: all details and dates are subject to change without notice.