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    ENGLISH OS Ver. 2.52 MAN0001093...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Important safety instructions • Read these instructions. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle, is intended to • Keep these instructions. alert the user to the presence of uninsulated • Heed all warnings. “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclo- •...

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    Be sure to save important data to floppy disk or hard disk. revised and checked through. Due to our constant efforts to Korg will not be responsible for damages caused by data loss. improve our products, the specifications might differ to those in the manual.

  • Page 4: The Balance Slider

    The BALANCE slider When turning the instrument on, please be assured the BALANCE slider is set to the cen- ter. This sets both Sequencer 1 and Sequencer 2 to their maximum level. This will avoid you start a Song without hearing anything.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction Single Touch Settings (STS) ......43 The Pads .

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Mixer/Tuning: Volume/Pan ......84 Exit by saving or deleting changes ..... .127 Mixer/Tuning: FX Send .

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Playing back Audio CD tracks ......156 Filter: Filter EG ........203 Amp: Amp Level/Pan .

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    The Chord 1 and Chord 2 channels ..... 281 Installation on the Pa1X ......405 The Control channel .

  • Page 10: Front Panel

    Front panel Front panel 9 0 A B 9 0 A B...

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    Front panel...

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    Warning: At the maximum level, with rich-sounding Songs, Styles when turning the instrument on. or Sounds, the internal speakers of Pa1X could distort during signal SONG PLAY Song Play mode, where you can play back, peaks. Should this happen, lower the Master Volume a little.

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    Front panel mat, etc…). This edit environment overlaps any operating matically selected. The Keyboard tracks and mode, that still remains active in the background. Press EXIT to effects will change, along with the Style tracks go back to the underlying operating mode. and effects.

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    PAUSE Pauses the Song at the current position. Press You can reset all ‘frozen’ notes and controllers on the PAUSE or PLAY/STOP to start the Song playing Pa1X and any instrument connected to its MIDI OUT, by using again.

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    Front panel PLAY/STOP Starts or stops the current Song. When you stop • make the page menu disappear, without selecting any the Song, the Song Position goes back to measure item 1 (i.e., the beginning of the Song). • return to the main page of the current operating mode •...

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    Front panel FULL (both LEDs On) On the front panel, Sound banks are identified by the instru- Chords are detected on the full keyboard range. ment names, while Performance banks are identified by num- You must always play three or more notes to let bers (1-10;...

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    Front panel Note: The Master Transpose has no effect on tracks set to Drum mode (and, even if set in a different status, on the Drum and Per- cussion tracks). See “Track Controls: Mode” on page 88, and “Track Controls: Mode” on page 150. Lowers the Master Transpose a semitone.

  • Page 18: Rear Panel

    Rear panel Rear panel 3 4 5 6 3 4 5 6...

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    “Audio Output” section, starting from page 239. DIGITAL OUTPUT LEFT/MONO, RIGHT Use this 48 kHz S/PDIF output to connect the Pa1X to the S/ These are the main stereo outputs. Use them to PDIF input connector of another digital device, like a digital send the final stereo mix to an external device.

  • Page 20: Welcome

    Welcome! Live Performing Welcome! Welcome to the world of Korg Pa1X and Korg Pa1X Pro Profes- • Pa1X Pro only: Included hard disk, with preloaded Real sional Arranger! Pa1X is the most powerful arranger available Drums and Turkish/Arabic World sets.

  • Page 21: What's In The Box

    What’s in the box dentally lost. If you own a standard Pa1X, not fitted with a hard disk right at the factory, we suggest you make a backup copy of all data, After you buy your Pa1X, please check all the following items are including Sounds, Performances and Styles, to a set of floppy...

  • Page 22: Start Up

    Apart for headphones, this is the only way will be preserved. Samples will be preserved, too. to listen to the sound of the Pa1X Pro, since it is not fitted with internal speakers. Stereo. Connect two mono cables to the main (LEFT/MONO, Controlling the Volume (Master&Acc/Seq)

  • Page 23: Audio Inputs

    A music stand comes standard with your Pa1X. Insert its legs into the two dedicated holes on the rear panel. You can play the internal sounds of your Pa1X with an external controller, i.e. a master keyboard, a MIDI guitar, a wind control- ler, a MIDI accordion, or a digital piano.

  • Page 24: Glossary Of Terms

    “feel” of the Style. tions in this section, you will get a better understanding of how all the different parts of the Pa1X work together to create a real- Fill-in istic musical performance. This will also help you to get the most out of the rest of the User’s Manual.

  • Page 25: Performance

    GM equipped product and track is recorded individually one at a time. saved in the GM format will playback correctly on the Pa1X. The LOGO decoder On the front panel of your Pa1X you have probably noticed seven logos, and may have even wondered what they stand for.

  • Page 26: Interface Basics

    Similar to selecting windows, dialog boxes overlap the underlay- interface ing page. Press one of the button on the display to give Pa1X an answer, and the dialog box will close. Pa1X features an easy-to-use graphical user interface, based on Korg’s patented Color TouchView™...

  • Page 27: Operative Modes

    When a numeric value is underlined, press it a second time to open the Numeric Keypad. Pa1X pages are divided into various operating modes. Each mode is accessed by pressing the corresponding button in the MODE section on the control panel.

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    Interface basics Non-available, grayed-out parameters...

  • Page 30: Demos

    Tabs Playing the demos A variety of demo songs have been included to demonstrate the sonic power of the Pa1X. To open the Demo page, press the STYLE PLAY and SONG PLAY buttons at the same time. Follow the instructions in the display. That’s it!

  • Page 31: Playing Sounds

    Playing Sounds Selecting a Sound and playing it on the keyboard Playing Sounds You can play up to three sounds at the same time on the keyboard. You can also split the keyboard into two parts, to play up to three sounds with your right hand (Upper), and one with your left hand (Lower).

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    Playing Sounds Selecting a Sound and playing it on the keyboard Press the Upper 1 track’s area in the display, to open the Sound Select window. Note: You can also The triangle means open the Sound Select you can touch this The currently selected Sound Target track for the window by pressing one...

  • Page 33: Playing Two Or Three Sounds At The Same Time

    Playing Sounds Playing two or three Sounds at the same time Playing two or three Sounds at the same time You can layer all three Upper tracks and play them on the keyboard. Please note how the ‘M’ (Mute) icon appears in the Upper 2 and Upper 3 status boxes.

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    Playing Sounds Playing two or three Sounds at the same time Press the (Play) icon in the Upper 3 status box, to mute the Upper 3 track again. Play the keyboard. Note how the ‘StringEns2’ sound (assigned to the Upper 3 track) has been muted again.

  • Page 35: Playing Different Sounds With Your Left And Your Right Hand

    Playing Sounds Playing different Sounds with your left and your right hand Playing different Sounds with your left and your right hand You can play a single Sound with your left hand, in addition to playing up to three Sounds with your right hand.

  • Page 36: Changing The Split Point

    Playing Sounds Changing the split point Play the keyboard. Note how the keyboard once again plays the Upper tracks for the entire length of the keyboard. Upper Changing the split point If you are not comfortable with the selected split point, you may set the split point to any key. Press the Split tab to see the Split Point panel.

  • Page 37: Raising Or Lowering The Upper Octave

    A special sound in the Pa1X is the “Digital Drawbars”. This sound simulates the classic tonewheel organs of the past. You can use the Assignable Sliders of the Pa1X to adjust each drawbar, and then save these settings to a Performance (see “Saving your settings to a Performance” on page 37).

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    Playing Sounds Digital Drawbars Select the Digi Organ bank, then choose the DigDrawbars Sound. Due to the nature of these Sounds, there is only one Digital Drawbar Organ Sound. Different drawbar settings may be stored with each Performance. So, selecting a different Performance will select different settings for the Digital Drawbar Organ.

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    Playing Sounds Digital Drawbars Press the EXIT button to go back to the main page.

  • Page 40: Selecting And Saving Performances

    Selecting a Performance Selecting and saving Performances The Performance is the musical heart of the Pa1X. Unlike selecting single Sounds, selecting a Perfor- mance will recall several Sounds at the same time, the needed effects and transpositions, a suitable Voice Processor preset, plus many more parameters useful for playing in a musical situation.

  • Page 41: Saving Your Settings To A Performance

    Selecting and saving Performances Saving your settings to a Performance Select one of the Performances in the Performance Select window. The Performance Select win- dow closes, and the main screen appears again (provided the DISPLAY HOLD LED is turned off). Sounds, effects, and other settings, change according to the setting memorized in the selected Performance.

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    Selecting and saving Performances Saving your settings to a Performance Select the ‘Write Performance’ command to open the Write Performance dialog box. After choosing the Write Performance menu item, the Write Performance dia- log box appears. If you like, you may assign a new name to the Performance. Press Symbol to enter special charac- hters.

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    Selecting and saving Performances Saving your settings to a Performance Select a Bank and Performance location in memory, where you would like to save the Performance. To select the target Bank and Performance location, select the Bank and Performance parameters, and use the TEMPO/VALUE section.

  • Page 44: Selecting And Playing Styles

    Selecting and playing a Style Selecting and playing Styles Pa1X is an arranger, i.e. a musical instrument providing automatic accompaniments, or arrangements. Each arrangement style is called, as a consequence, “Style”. A Style is made of several Style Elements (Intro, Variation, Fill, Ending), corresponding to the various sections of a song.

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    Selecting and playing Styles Selecting and playing a Style Select a Style from the Style Select window. The Style Select window closes, and the main screen appears again, with the selected Style ready to go. Be sure one of the Chord Scanning modes is selected. For chord scanning to work, either of both LEDs must be turned on.

  • Page 46: Tempo

    Selecting and playing Styles Tempo Tempo While a Tempo setting is saved with each Style or Performance, you can change it to be whatever you like. You can use either of the following two methods. • While the Tempo parameter is selected, use the TEMPO/VALUE controls to change its value.

  • Page 47: Single Touch Settings (sts)

    Selecting and playing Styles Single Touch Settings (STS) While playing, press one of the FILL buttons to select a Fill. Note: You do not need to select a Fill before selecting a differ- ent Variation, but select- ing a Fill makes the transition “smoother”...

  • Page 48: The Pads

    Selecting and playing Styles The Pads The Pads Each Performance and STS can assign different sounds or patterns to the four PADS. These sounds or patterns can be played along with the Keyboard and Style tracks. Hint: You can see Press one of the four PADS.

  • Page 49: Adjusting Volume Of Each Single Track

    Selecting and playing Styles Adjusting volume of each single track Adjusting volume of each single track You can adjust the volume of each of the Style and Keyboard tracks, for example to soften the bass a little, or to make the keyboard solo louder. Use the Assignable Sliders (be sure the VOLUME LED is turned on) to adjust each Keyboard track’s volume, as well as ‘grouped’...

  • Page 50: Turning Style Tracks On/off

    Selecting and playing Styles Turning Style tracks on/off Turning Style tracks on/off You may easily turn on or off any Style track while you are playing. For example, try muting all accompaniment tracks, while drum and bass continue to play. Note: While in the While the Style is playing, touch anywhere in the ACCOMP track’s chan- Normal view of the Style...

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    Selecting and playing Styles Adding chords to your right-hand melody (ENSEMBLE function) Press the ENSEMBLE button to turn its LED on. Play chords with the left hand and single notes in the right hand. Notice how the right hand is automatically harmonized, according to the chords composed with your left hand.

  • Page 52: Song Play

    Song Play Pa1X is equipped with two onboard sequencers that can be run at the same time to mix between dif- ferent Songs. Songs are read directly from disk, so there is no need to load them to memory before playing them back.

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    Song Play Selecting a Song to play Press the Sequencer 1 area to open the Song Select window (or press the SELECT button of the Sequencer 1 section on the control panel). Hint: As an alterna- tive, you can open the Song Select window by pressing the SELECT but- ton in the SEQUENCER 1...

  • Page 54: Playing Back A Song

    Song Play Playing back a Song Playing back a Song Once a Song has been selected, it may be played back by the sequencer. Be sure the BALANCE slider is completely moved to the left (toward Sequencer 1). Press the (PLAY/STOP) button in the SEQUENCER 1 section to star t playback.

  • Page 55: Changing Tracks Volume

    Song Play Changing tracks volume Changing tracks volume During playback, you may wish to change each track’s volume, to create a mix “on the fly”. In Normal view, use the Assignable Sliders to adjust each Keyboard track’s volume (provided the VOLUME LED is turned on). Keyboard tracks VOLUME LED.

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    Song Play Changing tracks volume Press TRK. SEL. once again to see tracks 9-16 (Track 9-16 view). Hint: As an alterna- tive, you can change each track’s volume, by touching a track’s area to select it, then using the TEMPO/VALUE con- trols to change the vol- ume.

  • Page 57: Turning Song Tracks On/off

    Song Play Turning Song tracks on/off • Touch each track’s channel strip, to see each track’s detail in the Track Info line. Selected track Assigned Sound. Press it to Sound bank Program Change (if activated - open the Sound Select win- see “Show Program Change dow.

  • Page 58: Mixing Two Songs

    Song Play Mixing two Songs Mixing two Songs You can select two Songs at the same time, and mix between them using the BALANCE slider. Press the Sequencer 1 area to open the Song Select window and select the Song to be played by Sequencer 1. Press Select to confirm. Once a song is assigned to Sequencer 1, press the Sequencer 2 area once to select it, and a second time to open the Song Select window.

  • Page 59: Listening To A Cd

    Listening to a CD If your Pa1X is fitted with the (optional) CDRW-1 CD Player, you can listen to songs from any Audio CD. Please note that, while you can assign a single CD track to either sequencers, you can mix it with a midifile assigned to the other sequencer.

  • Page 60: The Songbook

    Selecting the desired entry from the Main List The SongBook One of the most powerful features of the Pa1X is the onboard music database, that allows you to orga- nize your Styles and Songs (in SMF, KAR and – optionally – MP3 format) for easy retrieving. Each entry of this database may include the artist, title, genre, number, key, tempo, and meter of a specified...

  • Page 61: Displaying Artist Or Genre

    The SongBook Displaying Artist or Genre When the entry is visible in the display, select it and press the Select but- ton in the display. After selecting an entry, the corresponding Style, SMF, KAR file, or MP3 (optional) will be recalled, together with the relevant operating mode (Style Play or Song Play).

  • Page 62: Sorting Entries

    The SongBook Sorting entries Sorting entries You can change the order entries are shown in the display. Press the page menu icon to open the page menu. Choose whether the list must be seen in ascending or descending order Choose one of the sorting options to change the list view order.

  • Page 63: Adding Entries

    The SongBook Adding entries Press OK in the display, and close the Text Edit dialog box. The entered text is now the search criteria. Press OK to close the Filter dialog box and return to the SongBook page. Once the Filter dialog box has been closed by pressing OK, the Filtered check box is automati- cally checked, and the filter is activated.

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    The SongBook Adding entries When your entry is ready, press the SONGBOOK button, then the Book Edit 1 tab to see the Book Edit 1 page. Name of the Style, SMF, KAR or MP3 file, memo- rized with the entry (provided “Write Current Entry’s parameters Resource”...

  • Page 65: Creating A Custom List

    The SongBook Creating a Custom List Press the (Text Edit) button to assign a name to the new entry, then press OK to save the entry to the SongBook database. Entry’s name. A good idea may be to assign the entry the same name of the associated Standard MIDI File or MP3 file, or a name suitable for the use of the associated Style.

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    The SongBook Creating a Custom List the entries you are looking for. Press the Add to List button when the desired entry has been selected. Use the scroll bar to see all entries in the list. As an alter- native, select an item and use the DIAL.

  • Page 67: Selecting And Using A Custom List

    The SongBook Selecting and using a Custom List Selecting and using a Custom List After creating one or more Custom Lists, you can select one and use it for your show. Press the Custom List tab to select the Custom List page. Use the List pop-up menu to select one of the available Custom Lists.

  • Page 68: Singing With A Connected Microphone

    Voice.Processor Preset) Connecting a microphone To sing along with the Pa1X, you must first connect a suitable microphone to its MIC input. Any dynamic microphone is directly supported. To connect a phantom-powered condenser microphone, you need an external phantom power supply. You can also connect the microphone though an exter- nal mixer, and connect one of the mixer’s line outputs to the line input IN1 of the Pa1X.

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    Singing with a connected microphone Connecting a microphone Go to the main page of the Style Play or Song Play mode, and select the Mic tab. Uncheck all the “master” switches. Voice Processor “mas- ter” switches. To test the microphone level, uncheck Harm/ Model, Pitch, Thicken, Effects, Talk,...

  • Page 70: Applying Harmony To Your Voice

    Singing with a connected microphone Applying harmony to your voice Press the Volume tab to select the Volume panel. If you like, start a Style or Song. Adjust the microphone final volume using the AUDIO IN Assignable Slider. Adjust the other settings, balancing the Style/Song and microphone with the ACC/SEQ VOLUME slider and the AUDIO IN Assignable Slider.

  • Page 71: Soloing Your Voice (talkback)

    Singing with a connected microphone Soloing your voice (TalkBack) Soloing your voice (TalkBack) Sometimes, during a live show, you might like to talk to your audience. Use the TalkBack function to attenuate the music, and let your voice pass through clean and clear. While in the main page of the Style Play or Song Play mode, press the Mic tab to see Voice Processor’s “master”...

  • Page 72: Recording A New Song

    Recording a new Song There are several ways to create a Song on the Pa1X. The easiest and fastest is to use the Styles to record what you are playing in realtime on the keyboard, while the arranger gives you the accompani- ment tracks.

  • Page 73: Preparing To Record

    Recording a new Song Preparing to record Select the Backing Sequence (Quick Record) option and press OK to enter the Backing Sequence Record mode. After choosing the Backing Sequence (Quick Record) option, the Backing Sequence Record page appears. Preparing to record When you enter Backing Sequence Record, the most recently used Style is already selected, and all tracks are ready to record.

  • Page 74: Recording

    Recording a new Song Recording Recording Select the Style Element you wish to use before starting to play. Select one of the Intros to start with an introduc- tion. Select any of the Variations before starting to record. Start recording, by pressing the START/STOP button. Note: If you do not wish to start the Song with the Style playing,...

  • Page 75: Second-take Recording (overdubbing)

    Recording a new Song Second-take recording (Overdubbing) Second-take recording (Overdubbing) You may wish to re-record, and add one of the two “grouped” tracks, or overwrite a bad recording with a new one. Usually, you will record all chord and Style Element changes during the first take, and record Keyboard tracks and Pads during the second take.

  • Page 76: Save Operation

    Recording a new Song Saving a Song to disk Select the Save song command to open the Save Song window. After you select the Save song command, the Save Song page appears. Select a device and folder where you want to save your Song. If a Song is selected (high- lighted) it will be overwritten.

  • Page 78: Selecting Elements

    Selecting elements Sound Select window Selecting elements The following windows are shown in the various operating Sounds modes, whenever you try to select a Sound, Performance, Style Press one of these buttons in the display to select a Sound. Unless or Song.

  • Page 79: Style Select Window

    Selecting elements Style Select window Previous/Next tabs After selecting a Style from this window, its name begins to flash, meaning it is ready to start playing at the beginning of the next Scroll the lower tabs to the left or the right, when additional tabs measure.

  • Page 80: Song Select Window

    Selecting elements Song Select window • In Style Play and Song Play mode: Directory This is the list of the selected device’s content. File status File size Scrollbar • In SongBook mode: Type of the File or folder Modification Song Select window file or folder name date...

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    Type Floppy disk Song Select page menu Hard disk (optional of the Pa1X) CD (optional) Press the page menu icon to open the menu. Press a command to select it. Press anywhere in the display to close the menu without selecting a command.

  • Page 82: Style Play Operating Mode

    Note: Transpose may be automatically changed when selecting a different Performance or Style. It may also be changed when load- ing a Standard MIDI File generated with an instrument of the Korg Pa series. To avoid transposing, “lock” the Master Transpose parameter in the Global (see “General Controls: Lock”...

  • Page 83

    Style Play operating mode Main page (Normal view) Performance/STS area Recognized chord Displays the recognized chord, when you play a chord on the This is where the latest selected Performance or STS name is keyboard. If no chord abbreviation is shown, no chord recogni- shown.

  • Page 84: Style Tracks View

    Style Play operating mode Style Tracks view page Keyboard tracks area Panels This is where Keyboard tracks are shown. The lower half of the main page contains the various panels, you can select by pressing the corresponding tabs. See more informa- Track’s octave Sound tion in the relevant sections, starting from page 81.

  • Page 85: Volume Panel

    Style Play operating mode Volume panel Selected Track Info area Volume panel This line lets you see the Sound assigned to the selected track. Not only it is shown on the main page, but also in several edit pages. Press the Volume tab to select this panel. This is where you can set the volume of each track, and mute/unmute tracks.

  • Page 86: Sts Name Panel

    STS. Talk Check this switch to soften all music generated by the Pa1X, and speak on the microphone at normal level. This is useful to speak with your audience, while automatically lowering the back- ground music volume.

  • Page 87: Sub-scale Panel

    Touch anywhere on the keyboard diagram. A message will appear, asking you to press the new split point on the keyboard of your Pa1X (or to press the EXIT button to close the message Press the Pad tab to select this panel. This is where you can with no changes).

  • Page 88: Edit Menu

    Style Play operating mode Edit menu Parameters area Edit menu Each page contains various parameters. Use the tabs to select one of the available pages. For detailed information on the vari- ous types of parameters, see sections starting from page 84. From any page, press the MENU button to open the Style Play edit menu.

  • Page 89: Mixer/tuning: Fx Send

    This page lets you set the level of the track’s direct (uneffected) signal going to the Internal FX processors. The effect processors Play/Mute icon included in Pa1X are connected in parallel, so you can decide Track’s play/mute status. which percentage of the direct signal can be effected: Play status.

  • Page 90: Mixer/tuning: Tuning

    STS. Note: Quarter Tone selection can be received by MIDI (i.e., by an external sequencer or controller). Conversely, selection of Quarter Tone settings can be sent by the Pa1X to an external MIDI recorder as System Exclusive data. Scale Selected scale. See “Scales” on page 382 for a list of the available scales.

  • Page 91: Effects: Fx Select

    You can assign the “Quarter Tone” function to a footswitch, a nn:nn Percentage of Wet/Dry signal. Korg EC5 switch, or an Assignable Switch. B to A, D to C Program a footswitch, one of the EC5 pedals, or an Assign- able Switch, to be the Quarter Tone switch.

  • Page 92: Effects: Fx A...d

    MIDI devices. This is very useful to let a Smooth Hall effect assigned. Style track drive an external expander, or play a digital piano with one of Pa1X’s Keyboard tracks. In addition, here you can set Selected effect the polyphony mode for each track.

  • Page 93: Track Controls: Drum Volume

    Style Play operating mode Track Controls: Drum Volume trol Change 32 (Bank Select LSB), PC is the Pro- Track Controls: Drum Volume gram Change: In this page you can adjust the volume for each family of Drum and Percussion instrument for the selected track. A list of fami- lies is shown below.

  • Page 94: Track Controls: Easy Edit

    Style Play operating mode Track Controls: Easy Edit Decay Decay time. Time to go from the final Attack level Play/Mute icon to the beginning of the Sustain. Track’s play/mute status. Release Release time. This is the time during which the sound goes from the sustaining phase, to zero.

  • Page 95: Keyboard/ensemble: Keyboard Control

    Style Play operating mode Keyboard/Ensemble: Keyboard Control Keyboard/Ensemble: Keyboard Control Keyboard/Ensemble: Key/Velocity Range This page lets you enable/disable the Damper and Expression This page lets you program a key and dynamic (velocity) range pedals, plus the Joystick, for each of the Keyboard tracks. for each of the Keyboard tracks.

  • Page 96: Keyboard/ensemble: Ensemble

    Style Play operating mode Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble Echo As the Repeat option, but with the repeated notes Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble fading away after the time set with the Feedback parameter (see below). This page lets you program the Ensemble function. This func- Note Velocity tion harmonizes the right-hand melody (played in realtime) This parameter sets the velocity difference between the right-...

  • Page 97: Style Controls: Drum/fill

    Style Play operating mode Style Controls: Drum/Fill selected. When Variation 4 is reached, an Inc Style Controls: Drum/Fill command will select Variation 4 again. When Variation 1 is reached, a Dec command will select Variation 1 again. In this page you can select various general parameters for the To Var.1…To Var.4 Style.

  • Page 98: Pad/switch: Pad

    Style Play operating mode Pad/Switch: Pad Wrap Around The wrap-around point is the highest register limit for the back- Pan for each of the four Pad tracks. ing track. The accompaniment patterns will be transposed -64…-1 Left stereo channel. according to the detected chord. If the chord is too high, the Center.

  • Page 99: Preferences: Style Preferences

    Style Play operating mode Preferences: Style Preferences Velocity Control Preferences: Style Preferences Set this parameter to trigger one of the following functions sim- ply by playing louder with your left hand. When playing with a In this page you can set various general parameters for the Style velocity value higher than the value set by the “Velocity Control play mode.

  • Page 100: Preferences: Global Setup

    Style Play operating mode Preferences: Global Setup Lock icon Style Change On By Default All parameters in this page may be protected from selecting a This parameter allows you to define the status of the STYLE different Performance or STS. CHANGE button at startup.

  • Page 101: Page Menu

    Style Play operating mode Page menu See “Write Global-Style Play Setup dialog box” on page 99 for Page menu more information. Solo Track Press the page menu icon to open the menu. Press a command to Select the track to be soloed, and check this item. You will hear select it.

  • Page 102: Write Performance Dialog Box

    Style Play operating mode Write Performance dialog box Write Performance dialog box Write Single Touch Setting dialog box Open this window by selecting the Write Performance item from Open this window by selecting the Write Single Touch Setting the page menu. Here, you can save all track settings, the selected item from the page menu.

  • Page 103: Write Style Performance Dialog Box

    You can expand the internal memory User Styles with nine addi- from the page menu. Here, you can save Style track settings to tional banks residing on the hard disk (optional on the Pa1X the Style Performance of the current Style.

  • Page 104: The Direct Fd Bank

    Style Play operating mode The DIRECT FD bank Go to the Save page. The DIRECT FD bank In addition to the internal memory and DIRECT HD Styles, you can have DIRECT FD Styles, directly accessed from the floppy disk. Just insert a disk, with Styles contained in the “DIRECTFD.SET” folder, and press the DIRECT FD Style bank button.

  • Page 105

    Style Play operating mode The DIRECT FD bank While the “All” item is selected, press Open to open it. The internal memory content appears. Select the “Style” folder, and press Save To, to make the tar- get device directory appear. Device pop- up menu Insert the floppy disk in the disk drive.

  • Page 106: Style Record Mode

    Then, depending on the selected Style Element, it determines which Chord Variation (CV) should be played by the arranger of the Pa1X. A Style consists of a pre- played for the scanned chord. Which Chord Variation corre- defined number of Style Elements (E) (Pa1X features twelve dif-...

  • Page 107: Style Import/export

    “Style Play operating mode” chapter) and save it by selecting the “Write Current Style Performance” from the page As an alternative to creating Styles on the Pa1X, you can use menu (see “Write Style Performance dialog box” on page 99).

  • Page 108: Exit By Saving Or Deleting Changes

    INTRO 1-2, FILL 1-2, ENDING 1-2). Press START/STOP Note: Some Control Change messages cannot be recorded directly again to stop the playback. by using Pa1X integrated controls. Note: While in Style mode, the Fingered 3 Chord Scanning All allowed controllers can be assigned to an Assignable Pedal/ mode is automatically selected.

  • Page 109: Main Page - Record 1

    Style Record mode Main page - Record 1 Measure number Main page - Record 1 Current measure you are recording. Recording parameters area After pressing the REC button, and having chosen whether you want to edit an existing Style or create a new one, the main page of the Style Record mode appears, with the tab “Record 1”...

  • Page 110

    7th. However, if you press START/STOP to begin recording, the real Note: To conform to Korg specifications, it is advisable to set the Rec Length value is changed to the new one, even if the display NTT to “No Transpose” on the Intro 1 and Ending 1.

  • Page 111

    B), to avoid the lack of notes, or a bad NTT conver- sion when playing different chords. Note: To conform to Korg specifications, it is advisable to record both the “Major” and “minor” Chord Variations for the Intro 1 and Ending 1 Style Elements.

  • Page 112: Main Page - Record 2

    Style Record mode Main page - Record 2 Main page - Record 2 Style Record procedure While in the main page, press the “Record 2” tab to see this page. There are two different methods for recording a Style: Realtime Most parameters in this page are the same as in “Main page - and Step.

  • Page 113: Realtime Record Procedure

    Style Record mode Style Record procedure Realtime Record procedure Step Record procedure Select the track to record. Its status icon will turn to While in the main page of the Style Record mode, select the ‘Record’ . (For more details, see “Tracks volume/status area” “Overdub Step Recording”...

  • Page 114

    Style Record mode Style Record procedure Chords and second voices in Step Record Ex.2: mode You are not obliged to insert single notes in a track. There are several ways to insert chords and double voices. Lets look at some. Step Time = Step Time = Entering a chord.

  • Page 115

    Style Record mode Edit menu Other pages have a slightly different structure. Edit menu Operating mode Edit section Page menu icon From any page (apart for Step Record), press the MENU button to open the Style Record edit menu. This menu gives access to the various Style Record edit sections.

  • Page 116: Event Edit: Event Edit

    Style Record mode Event Edit: Event Edit Position Event Edit: Event Edit Position of the event, expressed in the form ‘aaa.bb.ccc’: • ‘aaa’ is the measure • ‘bb’ is the beat The Event Edit is the page where you can edit each single MIDI •...

  • Page 117

    Style Record mode Event Edit: Event Edit • While the sequencer is not running, it works as a Go to Mea- Scroll though the various events by using the scrollbar. sure command. Press it to open the Go to Measure dialog box: Select an event to be edited by touching it in the display.

  • Page 118: Event Edit: Filter

    Style Record mode Event Edit: Filter Event Edit: Filter Style Edit: Quantize This page is where you can select the event types to be shown in The quantize function may be used to correct any timing mis- the Event Edit page. take after recording, or to give the pattern a “groovy”...

  • Page 119: Style Edit: Transpose

    Style Record mode Style Edit: Transpose Note: These parameters are available only when a Drum or Percus- Bottom / Top Note sion track is selected. Use these parameters to set the bottom and top of the keyboard range to be transposed. If you select the same note as the Bottom Execute and Top parameters, you can select a single percussive instru- Press this button to execute the operation set in this page.

  • Page 120: Style Edit: Cut

    Style Record mode Style Edit: Cut Value Track status icon Status of tracks. Press this icon to change the status. Velocity change value (±127). Play status. The track can be heard. Start / End Tick Mute status. The track cannot be heard. Use these parameters to set the starting and ending points of the range to be modified.

  • Page 121: Style Edit: Delete

    Style Record mode Style Edit: Delete Note: Some CC data are automatically removed Style Edit: Delete during recording. See the table on page 104 for more information on the allowed data. This page is where you can delete MIDI events out of the Style. Start / End Tick This function does not remove measures from the pattern.

  • Page 122: Style Edit: Copy

    Style Record mode Style Edit: Copy E / CV (Style Element/Chord Variation) From… To E/CV (Style Element/Chord Variation) Use these parameters to select the Style Element and Chord Vari- Use these parameters to select the source and target Style Ele- ation for editing.

  • Page 123: Style Element Track Controls: Sound/expression

    Style Record mode Style Element Track Controls: Sound/Expression Expression area the source will be copied once, then the fist 2 measures will be copied to fit the remaining 2 measures. Use these knobs to set the Expression (CC#11) value for the cor- 1 2 3 4 responding track.

  • Page 124: Style Element Chord Table: Chord Table

    Style Record mode Style Element Chord Table: Chord Table Volume area Mapping of the Style Play mode (see “Drum Mapping (Var.1…Var.4)” on page 93). Use these controls to set the volume and status of each track. See Perc Percussion track. This type of track cannot be page 107 for more information.

  • Page 125: Import: Import Groove

    Song. The Standard MIDI File to be imported must be pro- groove, and freely change its tempo. grammed as if it was one of Pa1X’s Chord Variations. Note: After importing a groove generated by a melody line (not by a percussive groove), the imported groove and samples will not be When importing an SMF, parameters like CV Length, Meter, transposed together with the other Style tracks.

  • Page 126: Export Smf

    Style track to the correct MIDI channel, according to the following table. The Export SMF function allows you to export a Chord Varia- MIDI Channel(s) Pa1X Track tion as a Standard MIDI File (SMF), and edit it on your pre- Bass ferred external sequencer.

  • Page 127

    Style Record mode Page menu Copy Chord Table Page menu Only available while in the Style Element Chord Table page. Select this command to open the Cpy Chord Table dialog box (see “Copy Chord Table dialog box” on page 124). Press the page menu icon to open the page menu.

  • Page 128: Copy Sounds Dialog Box

    Style Record mode Copy Sounds dialog box Select… button Var1…CountIn Press this button to open the Style Select window, and select a Single Style Element where to copy settings to. target location. While in the Style Select window, use the buttons on top of the window to select either the User or the Direct HD banks.

  • Page 129: Overdub Step Recording Window

    Style Record mode Overdub Step Recording window Free Memory Overdub Step Recording window Remaining memory for recording. Duration The Step Record allows you to create a new Style by entering sin- Relative duration of the inserted note. The percentage is always gle notes or chords to each track, by playing them on the key- referred to the step value.

  • Page 130: Pad Record Mode

    Pad Record mode The Pad structure Pad Record mode By entering the Pad Record mode, you can create your own Pads, formance or Write STS command from the page menu of or edit an existing Pad. the Style Play mode (see “Write Performance dialog box” on page 98 or “Write Single Touch Setting dialog box”...

  • Page 131

    Pad Record mode Exit by saving or deleting changes Exit by saving or deleting changes Main page - Pad Record When finished editing, you can save your Pad in memory, or The Main page of the Pad Record mode looks like a simplified cancel any change.

  • Page 132

    Pad Record mode Main page - Pad Record Beat The sequence will start at the next beat, in sync for the CMaj chord, when a CMaj7 is recognized on the key- with the arranger’s or sequencer’s tempo. It will board the arranger must transpose some notes to create the start from its very beginning (i.e., tick 1 or mea- missing 7th.

  • Page 133: Pad Record Procedure

    Pad Record mode Pad Record procedure Virtual slider Edit menu The virtual slider in the display shows the track’s volume. To change the volume, touch the slider and use TEMPO/ VALUE controls to change the value. When pressing the MENU button while in Pad Record mode, the Pad Record Edit Menu will appear.

  • Page 134

    Pad Record mode Event Edit: Event Edit Other pages exhibit a slightly different structure. Pad Edit: Quantize Operating mode Edit section Page menu icon The quantize function may be used to correct any timing mis- take after recording, or to give the pattern a “groovy” feeling. Parameters area Tabs...

  • Page 135: Pad Edit: Velocity

    Pad Record mode Pad Edit: Velocity Value Bottom / Top Note Use these parameters to set the bottom and top of the keyboard Transpose value (±127 semitones). range to be modified. Start / End Tick Advanced Use these parameters to set the starting and ending points of the When this checkbox is checked, the “Intensity”, “Curve”, “Start range to be transposed.

  • Page 136: Pad Edit: Delete

    Pad Record mode Pad Edit: Delete Bottom / Top Note Pad Edit: Delete Use these parameters to set the bottom and top of the keyboard range to delete. This page is where you can delete MIDI events out of the Pad. Note: These parameters are available only when the All or Note This function does not remove measures from the pattern.

  • Page 137: Pad Edit: Copy From Pad

    Pad Record mode Pad Edit: Copy from Pad Note: If you copy too many events on the same “tick”, the “Too From Pad many events!” message appears, and the copy operation is aborted. Choose this option to select the source Pad to copy the Chord Note: When you copy over an existing Chord Variation, Program Variation from.

  • Page 138: Pad Chord Table

    Pad Record mode Pad Chord Table Expression Wrap Around Use this knob to set the Expression (CC#11) value for the Pad The wrap-around point is the highest register limit for the Pad track. This value can be seen at the beginning of the Event Edit track.

  • Page 139: Import: Import Smf

    Pad Record mode Import: Import SMF From Export: SMF Use this parameter to select one of the MIDI Groove patterns (“.GRV” files) generated when saving data after a Time Slice operation. The Export SMF function allows you to export a Chord Varia- tion as a Standard MIDI File (SMF), and edit it on your pre- To CV (Chord Variation) ferred external sequencer.

  • Page 140: Write Pad Dialog Box

    Pad Record mode Write Pad dialog box Delete Pad Track Only available in the Main page of the Pad Record mode. Select this command to delete the Pad track. Overdub Step Recording Only available in the Main page of the Pad Record mode. Select this command to open the Overdub Step recording window (see the Style Record chapter in the User’s Manual for more informa- tion).

  • Page 141: Song Play Operating Mode

    Standard MIDI Files and Sounds “SEQUENCER 1 TRANSPORT CONTROLS” on page 10 for more information). The native Song file format of the Pa1X is the Standard MIDI File (SMF), an universal standard set by all manufacturers. You MIDI Clock can read these files with any musical instrument or computer.

  • Page 142: Nrpn Sound Parameters

    Keyboard, Pad and Sequencer tracks GM-compliant Standard MIDI Files can contain NRPN (#99, The Pa1X is equipped with a double sequencer. Each Song can 98) Control Change messages. These messages are used to mod- play a maximum of 16 tracks, for a total of 32 sequencer tracks.

  • Page 143: Main

    (Seq.1 and Seq.2). Each sequencer has its own different Performance. It may also be changed when loading a parameters. Standard MIDI File generated with an instrument of the Korg Pa series. To avoid transposing, “lock” the Master Transpose parameter in the Global (see “General Controls: Lock”...

  • Page 144

    (file extension: *.MID or *.KAR). The SMF Measure number (*.MID) is the industry standard song format, used by Pa1X as its basic Song format when This parameter appears when a Standard MIDI File (or a Karaoke recording a new Song. A MIDI Karaoke File file) has been selected.

  • Page 145

    Song Play operating mode Main page Style area Keyboard track name Non editable. Name of the corresponding track: Currently selected Style. You can select a Style while playing Songs, to have it ready when switching to Style Play mode. Upper 1 Press the Style name to open the Style Select window.

  • Page 146: Song Tracks 1-8 And 9-16

    Song Play operating mode Song Tracks 1-8 and 9-16 pages Program Change Song Tracks 1-8 and 9-16 pages Program Change number. Shown only when the “Show Program Change number” parameter is turned on. in Global mode (see page 234). Repeatedly press the TRK. SEL. button to cycle between the Nor- mal, Song Tracks 1-8 and Song Tracks 9-16 view.

  • Page 147

    Song Play operating mode Volume panel each Assignable Slider controls the volume of the corresponding Volume panel track. Press the Volume tab to select this panel. This is where you can set the volume of each track, and mute/unmute tracks. Use the TRK.

  • Page 148: Lyrics & Markers Panel

    Song from the list, and press the Select button in the display to Lyrics will be shown only if they are compatible with a standard selected it for playback. format that Pa1X can understand. Select button Song chords Current measure...

  • Page 149

    Standard Song Markers contained in a midifile can be read with From the page menu, choose the “Save Song Marker Seq.1” or the Pa1X, to quickly jump to a given position in the Song. Addi- “Save Song Marker Seq.2” (depending on the sequencer where tionally, you can set your own marker points on-the-fly.

  • Page 150

    Song Play operating mode STS Name panel choose the internal or the external display as the one that must STS Name panel be perfectly lined. Int. Video When pressing the control corresponding to the Text Down command, the first line of the current Select this panel to see the name of the four available STSs.

  • Page 151

    Song Play operating mode Edit menu Parameters area Edit menu Each page contains various parameters. Use the tabs to select one of the pages. For detailed information on the various types of parameters, see sections starting from page 147. From any page, press the MENU button to open the Song Play edit menu.

  • Page 152

    Internal FX processors. Note: Song parameters cannot be saved when saving to a Perfor- mance or STS. The effect processors included in Pa1X are connected in parallel, so you can decide which percentage of the direct signal can be effected:...

  • Page 153

    Song Play operating mode Mixer/Tuning: Tuning Use the TRK. SEL. button to switch from Keyboard to Song Mixer/Tuning: Tuning tracks, and vice-versa. Parameters in this page let you set various tuning settings. See “Mixer/Tuning: Tuning” on page 86 for details. Parameters Note: Song track values edited in this page are not saved, and are only intended for realtime use.

  • Page 154

    Track Controls: Mode Sequencer mode. • A Song created on the Pa1X (in Sequencer mode) can use up to 4 effects (usually 2 reverbs + 2 modulating effects); These parameters let you set the Internal/External, and the Poly/ each track may use the A/B or C/D pair.

  • Page 155: Keyboard/ensemble: Key/velocity Range

    Song Play operating mode Keyboard/Ensemble: Key/Velocity Range If a Jukebox file is already selected into a Sequencer, you will Keyboard/Ensemble: Key/Velocity Range enter this page with that file ready to be edited. Otherwise, you will enter this page with an empty list. To create a new Jukebox file, press Del All to remove all Songs or These parameters let you select a note and velocity range for the the current list.

  • Page 156: Groove Quantize

    Song Play operating mode Groove Quantize division. When you select 1/4, all notes are moved Groove Quantize to the nearest 1/4 division. No quanti- zation You can apply a realtime “groove-quantization” to Sequencer 1. Groove-quantization is a way of changing the music groove dur- ing the playback, moving notes to the nearest axis of a rhythmic “grid”.

  • Page 157: Preferences: Track Settings

    Song Play operating mode Preferences: Track Settings is totally moved away from a generating sequencer, Preferences: Track Settings and may interfere with the Song you are listening Global Chords are sent from the Chord Scanning area of In this page, you can set various general parameters referred to the keyboard.

  • Page 158

    Note: This function does not work on songs created or edited with lets you know where currently selected Songs are located in the the Korg Pa1X, or any other a Pa-Series instrument. This is to pre- disks. vent changing the original user’s sound assignment.

  • Page 159

    Song Play operating mode Page menu • If you select the hard disk, just press OK to confirm. Page menu Note: When saved, the text file will be named after the selected Jukebox file. For example, a Jukebox file named “Dummy.jbx” will generate a “Dummy.txt”...

  • Page 160: Write Global-song Play Setup Dialog Box

    Song Play operating mode Write Global-Song Play Setup dialog box Select the target Performance, Style or STS, then go to the page of the Effects > FX Select page. Choose the “Paste FX” command from the page menu. Write Global-Song Play Setup dialog box Open this dialog box by selecting the Write Global-Song Play Setup item from the page menu.

  • Page 161: Songbook

    SongBook Book SongBook List Header The SongBook is an onboard database that allows you to orga- nize various “musical resources” (Style, Standard MIDI Files, The List Header may change, depending on the type of data KAR files, and – optionally – MP3 files) for easy retrieving. associated with the selected entry.

  • Page 162

    SongBook Book Filter… After you select this command, the “Num” column appears: Press this button to open the Filter dialog box, and select one or more filter criteria, to show a restricted set of entries in the main list. To see the “Key” column again, select the “Show Key (now Song Numbers)”...

  • Page 163: Book Edit

    Style Play or Song Play mode. Hint: Use the Filter in the Book page, to quickly find an entry to be At this point, Pa1X must receive on the special Control channel edited. the NRPN Control Change messages #99 (MSB, with value 2)

  • Page 164

    SongBook Book Edit 1 Key Info Write STS Original key of the entry. The first field is the key name, the sec- When saving a SongBook entry, and this parameter is checked, ond one is the mode (major or minor). you can save a single STS or all four Style’s STSs.

  • Page 165

    SongBook Book Edit 2 • Select Rename/Overwrite to overwrite an existing entry, • When a “.TXT” file is selected, a special vertical scrollbar optionally changing its name. Warning: The older entry will appears in the Lyrics/STS page of the SongBook mode. be deleted! Touch it to scroll through the text during the performance.

  • Page 166: Custom List

    SongBook Custom List Custom List List Edit Use this page to select and use one of the available Custom Lists This page is only available after checking the “Enable List Edit” (i.e., one of the “.SBL” files saved in the same folder as the “.SBD” command in the page menu (see page 164).

  • Page 167: Lyrics/sts

    Song-based) as a “.TXT” file. See “Linked .TXT” on page 161 for more information on this issue. As as consequence, there are four ways of seeing Lyrics on the Pa1X: • In Song Play mode, you can see lyrics contained in a Stan- dard MIDI File as Lyrics events, or in an MP3 with Lyrics file.

  • Page 168: Info

    SongBook Info Info Page menu Use the Info page to see the name of the selected entry, the asso- Press the page menu icon to open the menu. Press a command to ciated resource(s), the total number of Songs in the SongBook, select it.

  • Page 169

    SongBook Page menu Press the (Text Edit) button to open the Text Edit window and assign a name to the text file to be saved to disk. Then, select either the floppy disk or the hard disk to save the file.

  • Page 170: Sequencer Operating Mode

    Sounds area The native Song format for Pa1X is the Standard MIDI File. When saving a Song as a SMF, an empty measure in automati- Track volume/status area cally inserted to the beginning of the Song. This measure con- tains various Song initialization parameters.

  • Page 171

    Sequencer operating mode Sequencer Play - Main page Page menu icon Selected track info area Press the page menu icon to open the menu. See “Page menu” on This line lets you see the Sound assigned to the selected track. page 187 for more information.

  • Page 172

    Sequencer operating mode Sequencer Play - Main page If the VOLUME LED above the SLIDER MODE button is turned Assignable Sliders function on, the Assignable Sliders LEDs show which view is currently Use the SLIDER MODE button to select the function assigned to selected.

  • Page 173: Entering Record Mode

    Sequencer operating mode Entering Record mode Entering Record mode Record mode: Multitrack Sequencer page To enter Record mode, press the REC button while you are in Sequencer mode. The following dialog box will appear: While in Sequencer mode, press the REC button and select the “Multitrack Sequencer”...

  • Page 174

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Multitrack Sequencer page Overwrite The newly recorded events will replace any exist- Tempo ing events. Select this parameter, and use the TEMPO/VALUE controls to Auto Punch Recording will automatically begin at the “Start” set the tempo. position, and stop at the “End”...

  • Page 175: Record Mode: Step Record

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Step Record page Multitrack recording procedure Record mode: Step Record page Here is the general procedure to follow for the Multitrack Recording. The Step Record allows you to create a new Song by entering sin- Press SEQUENCER to enter Sequence mode.

  • Page 176

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Step Record page Note parameter area Back Goes to the previous step, erasing the inserted event. Meter Next M. (Next Measure) Meter of the current measure. This parameter cannot be edited. You can set a Meter change by using the Insert function of the Goes to the next measure, and fills the remaining space with Edit menu, and inserting a new series of measures with a differ- rests.

  • Page 177: Record Mode: Backing Sequence (quick Record)

    Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Record) page Chords and second voices Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick With Pa1X, you are not obliged to insert single notes in a track. Record) page There are several ways to insert chords and double voices. For more information, see “Chords and second voices in Step...

  • Page 178

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Record) page (1/32)… (1/8) Metronome on, with a two-bar precount before starting recording. Grid resolution, in musical values. For example, when you select 1/8, all notes are moved to the Tempo nearest 1/8 division. When you select 1/4, all Metronome tempo.

  • Page 179

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Record) page Track names Play your music. You can even stop the Style by pressing START/STOP. If you stop the Style while recording, start it Under the sliders, a label for each track is shown. Use the TRK. again with the START/STOP button.

  • Page 180: Record Mode: Step Backing Sequence

    Backing Sequence (Quick Record) recording. This is the last selected Style. To insert a Style change at the cur- In this mode, you can only edit Songs created on the Pa1X. rent position, touch the Style name to open the Style Select win-...

  • Page 181

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Step Backing Sequence page Note: If you replace a chord with a different one, please remember Hint: Save the Song to disk, by selection the “Save Song” command that the Lower track (if recorded) will not be automatically from the page menu, to avoid losing it when turning the instrument changed, and may cause a dissonance against the accompaniment.

  • Page 182

    Sequencer operating mode Edit menu Step Backing Sequence procedure Edit menu Here is the general Step Backing Sequencer recording procedure. Hint: Before entering Step Backing Sequence mode to edit an exist- From any page, press the MENU button to open the Sequencer edit ing Song, select the “Save Song”...

  • Page 183: Mixer/tuning: Volume/pan

    Internal FX processors. The effect processors Use the TRK. SEL. button to switch between Song tracks 1-8 and included in Pa1X are connected in parallel, so you can decide 9-16. which percentage of the direct signal can be effected:...

  • Page 184

    Sub-Scale on each track of the Song, can of the D effect going back to the input of the C effect. be sent by the Pa1X to an external MIDI recorder as System Exclu- sive data.

  • Page 185

    Sequencer operating mode Effects: FX A…D Effects: FX A…D Event Edit: Event Edit These pages contain the editing parameters for the four effect The Event Edit is the page where you can edit each single MIDI processors. Here is an example of the FX A page, with the Reverb event of the selected track.

  • Page 186

    Sequencer operating mode Event Edit: Event Edit • While the sequencer is not running, it works as a Go to Mea- Type First value Second value sure command. Press it to open the Go to Measure dialog box: PAft Note to which the After- Poly Aftertouch value touch is applied And here are the events contained in the Master track.

  • Page 187

    Pa1X Controls beginning of the Song, the Start will be positioned at 1.01.000, and the End at 5.01.000. Controls exclusive of the Pa1X, like the FX and Scale settings. These controls are recorded to the Bottom / Top Note Master Track, and saved as System Exclusive data.

  • Page 188: Song Edit: Transpose

    Sequencer operating mode Song Edit: Transpose After setting the various parameters, press Execute to start the Song Edit: Transpose operation. Track Here you can transpose the Song, a track or a part of a track. Use this parameter to select a track. All tracks selected.

  • Page 189: Song Edit: Cut/insert Measures

    Sequencer operating mode Song Edit: Cut/Insert Measures Event Song Edit: Cut/Insert Measures Type of MIDI event to delete. All events. Measures will not be removed from In this page you can cut or insert measures from the Song. the Song, and will remain empty. Note All notes in the selected range.

  • Page 190: Song Edit: Move

    Sequencer operating mode Song Edit: Move Mode Preferences: Global Setup Use this parameter to select the Copy mode. Merge Copied data are merged with the data at the tar- In this page, you can select a MIDI Setup and the Harmony track get position.

  • Page 191

    Sequencer operating mode Page menu Overwrite Step Recording Page menu Only available in Record mode. Select this command to enter Overwrite Step Record mode. This recording mode lets you enter events one at a time, overwriting all existing events. (See Press the page menu icon to open the menu.

  • Page 192: Write Global-sequencer Setup Dialog Box

    Sequencer operating mode Write Global-Sequencer Setup dialog box Write Global-Sequencer Setup dialog box Save Song window Open this window by selecting the Write Global-Song Setup The recorded Song is contained in RAM, and is lost when turn- item from the page menu. Here, you can save MIDI Setups (see ing the instrument off.

  • Page 193

    Song with a non-standard transposition may result in unwanted transposing when loading other Songs that do not contain their Hard disk (optional on the Pa1X with speakers) own transposition data. To transpose a Song it is advisable to use the Transpose function in the Edit section of the Sequencer mode Open (see “Song Edit: Transpose”...

  • Page 194: Sound Operating Mode

    The MIDI channel In Sound mode, Pa1X receives and transmits on the same chan- nel of the Upper 1 track. If the Global channel is assigned, notes can be received also on this channel. See “MIDI: MIDI In Chan-...

  • Page 195: Voice Assign Mode

    Use this parameter to keep the notes sustained even after releas- Note: Some manufacturers could use the 1-128 ing the keys. numbering system; when connecting your Pa1X to Note: Please remember the Hold must be On before playing the an instrument of this kind, increment the PC value note to be held.

  • Page 196: Digital Drawbars

    Sound operating mode Digital Drawbars page Percussion Send Use this knob to adjust the level of the corresponding effect. The percussion adds a percussive sound to the attack segment of the organ sound. Wet/Dry On/Off Use this knob to adjust the mix between the wet (effected) and dry (uneffected) signal for the corresponding effect.

  • Page 197

    Sound operating mode Edit menu Operating mode Edit menu This indicates that the instrument is in Sound mode. Edit section From any page, press the MENU button to open the Sound edit This identifies the current edit section, corresponding to one of menu.

  • Page 198: Basic: Osc Basic

    Mono. It is the same found on the main page of the Sound The Flash-ROM bank. The internal Flash-ROM mode. contains 445 different multisamples (preset mul- tisamples), supplied by Korg as standard. See “Legato” on page 191 for information on this parameter. RAM multisample, read from the RAM. These Priority are user-loaded or created multisamples.

  • Page 199: Basic: Vel/key Zone

    Sound operating mode Basic: Vel/Key Zone Transpose Scaled Velocity Use this parameter to adjust the pitch of the selected oscillator in Use these parameters to scale velocity values received by the semitone steps over a range of ±1 octave. oscillator. By using the “Velocity Zone” function (see above), an oscillator may be limited to a restricted range (say, 10 to 20), that -12…+12 Transposition in semitones.

  • Page 200: Drumkit: Voice Mixer (drum Kits)

    The Flash-ROM bank. The internal Flash-ROM contains 445 different samples (preset samples), Decay supplied by Korg as standard. This parameter is an offset to the selected sample’s EG Decay. RAM sample, read from the RAM. These are user-loaded or created samples.

  • Page 201: Pitch: Pitch Mod

    Sound operating mode Pitch: Pitch Mod Voice Assign Mode Pitch: Pitch Mod Single Trigger Use this parameter to set the sample as a single-triggered one. Here you can make pitch settings for each oscillator. These set- tings specify how keyboard location will affect the pitch of each When the same key (note) is played repeatedly, oscillator, and select the controllers that will affect the oscillator the previous note will be stopped before the new...

  • Page 202

    Sound operating mode Pitch: Pitch Mod Portamento pitch. This can be used to simulate the downward swoops that a guitarist produces using the tremolo arm. Enabled -60…+12 Maximum pitch change in semitones. This parameter turns the portamento effect (smooth change in AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) pitch from one note to the next) on/off, and specifies how it will be applied.

  • Page 203: Pitch: Pitch Eg

    Sound operating mode Pitch: Pitch EG See diagram above. Pitch: Pitch EG Attack Time Specifies the time over which the pitch will change from note-on Here you can make settings for the pitch EG, which creates time- until it reaches the pitch specified as the attack level. variant changes in the pitch of the oscillators.

  • Page 204: Filter: Filter Type

    Sound operating mode Filter: Filter Type At (Attack Level Swing) Filter: Filter Type This parameter specifies the direction of change in “Attack Level” caused by “AMS1/2”. If “Intensity” is a positive (+) value, a setting of + will raise the EG level, and a setting of – will Here you can make settings for the filters that will be used by the decrease it.

  • Page 205: Filter: Filter Mod

    Sound operating mode Filter: Filter Mod Resonance (Resonance A) Filter: Filter Mod The resonance emphasizes the overtone components that lie in the region of the cutoff frequency specified by “Frequency”, pro- ducing a more distinctive sound. Increasing this value will pro- These settings let you apply modulation to the cutoff frequency duce a stronger effect.

  • Page 206

    Sound operating mode Filter: Filter Mod Tracking to A/B AMS (EG Alternate Modulation Source) These parameters specify the note numbers at which keyboard Selects the source that will control the depth and direction of the tracking will begin to apply, and set the “Intensity to A” and effect that the time-varying changes produced by the filter EG “Intensity to B”...

  • Page 207: Filter: Filter Lfo

    Sound operating mode Filter: Filter LFO Intensity to A Filter: Filter LFO Specifies the depth and direction of the effect that “AMS” will have on filter A. Here you can use the filter LFO to apply cyclic modulation to the For example if “AMS”...

  • Page 208

    Sound operating mode Filter: Filter EG Level Modulation Start This parameter specifies the change in cutoff frequency at the Filter 1 EG changes (level) (AMS = Velocity, Intensity = a positive (+) value) time of note-on. Note-on Note-on Note-on Note-off Note-off Note-off -99…+99...

  • Page 209: Amp: Amp Level/pan

    Sound operating mode Amp: Amp Level/Pan Time Modulation and setting this parameter to – will allow AMS to shorten the time. With a setting of 0 there will be no change. Filter 1 EG changes (Time) (AMS = Velocity, Intensity = a positive (+) value) Note-on Note-on Note-on...

  • Page 210: Amp: Amp Mod

    Sound operating mode Amp: Amp Mod Amp Modulation as you play higher), and toward the left as the note numbers decrease (i.e., as you play lower). Negative (–) values of this These parameters specify how the volume of the selected oscilla- parameter will have the opposite effect.

  • Page 211

    Sound operating mode Amp: Amp EG Diagram Slope This parameter specifies the time over which the volume will The diagram on top of the page shows the Amplitude envelope change from when it reaches the break point level until it reaches line.

  • Page 212: Lfo: Lfo1

    Sound operating mode LFO: LFO1 Time Modulation ting this parameter to + will allow AMS1 to lengthen the time, and setting it to – will allow AMS1 to shorten the time. With a These parameters let you use an alternate modulation source to setting of 0 there will be no effect.

  • Page 213: Frequency Modulation

    Sound operating mode LFO: LFO1 Offset Intensity (AMS1 Intensity) This parameter specifies the central value of the LFO waveform. This parameter specifies the depth and direction of the effect For example, with a setting of 0 as shown in the following dia- that “AMS1(F)”...

  • Page 214: Lfo: Lfo2

    Sound operating mode LFO: LFO2 Send to Master LFO: LFO2 This parameters allows you to decide if the direct + effected sig- nal must go to the Master, or just the effected signal. Here you can make settings for the LFO2, which is the second Only the effected signal will be sent to the Audio LFO that can be applied to the selected oscillator.

  • Page 215

    Sound operating mode Page menu parameters. You cannot edit the Sound while you are in Com- Page menu pare mode. While this function is on, the Compare indicator blinks on the page header. Press the page menu icon to open the menu. Press a command to select it.

  • Page 216: Copy Oscillator Dialog Box

    Sound operating mode Copy Oscillator dialog box Copy Oscillator dialog box Copy Drum Kit dialog box Open this window by selecting the Copy Oscillator item from Open this window by selecting the Copy Drum Kit item from the page menu. Here, you can copy all settings between oscilla- the page menu.

  • Page 217: Ams (alternate Modulation Source) List

    Note Number Note number Velocity Velocity Poly AT (Poly After Touch) Polyphonic After Touch (transmitted from the Pa1X only as sequence data) Channel AT (Channel After Touch) After Touch (Channel After Touch) Joystick X Joystick X (horizontal) axis Joystick +Y...

  • Page 218

    Sound operating mode AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) list The sign of the “Ramp Low” setting will deter- mine the direction of its effect. “Ramp High” will have no AMS effect. example of Amp Keyboard Track settings Ramp Low Ramp High = +50 = +50 Note Number...

  • Page 219: Sampling Operating Mode

    When finished sampling your sound, you can either save it, Note: Some demo audio grooves can be found on the Korg Pa1X or (if it is an audio groove) continue editing it with the web site (www.korgpa.com).

  • Page 220

    Sampling operating mode Edit menu the new Sample, and save it to the PCM folder on the hard Edit menu disk. • To create a series of separate percussive samples fro an audio groove, and a MIDI Groove, go to the Time Slice From any page of the Sampling mode, press the MENU button page.

  • Page 221: Sampling: Edit

    (see page 219). Note: Pa1X always samples at the maximum quality (16 bit, Use this parameter to adjust the Loop Start point. When you 48,000Hz). Samples of a different quality may be loaded (8 or 16 adjust this parameter, an audible click may appear, due to a pitch bit, 11,025Hz to 48,000Hz).

  • Page 222: Sampling: Loop Edit

    Sampling operating mode Sampling: Loop Edit When editing audio grooves, the Loop Start should match the For example, you may have sampled an audio groove of an Sample Start point. This parameter usually differs from the Sam- exceeding length. Use the “End” parameter to cut the exceeding ple Start in ordinary sounds (i.e., a guitar, a piano, a voice…).

  • Page 223: Sampling: Sampling Info

    Available Memory RAM Bank 1/2 The Sample RAM memory is divided in two banks of 16 Mega- bytes (MB) each. Pa1X comes with 16MB of RAM already Crossfade Length installed, corresponding to Bank 1. You can install an additional (optional) module of 16MB, corresponding to Bank 2, for a total In “Crossfade Length,”...

  • Page 224: Time Slice

    Style Record mode (see “Import: Import Groove” on page 121). The Time Slice function lets you transform a rhythm audio Warning: All MIDI Grooves will be delete each time the Pa1X is groove in a series of single percussive samples, to be assigned to a turned off.

  • Page 225

    This parameter specifies the tempo (in Beats Per Minute) of the Played further apart, but pitch is unchanged original sample. Pa1X automatically calculates this value based on the Start, End (see page 217), Meter and Measures parame- Note: To vary the groove’s tempo, you must first import the generated MIDI data into the Percussion track (Import func- ters.

  • Page 226: The Time Slice Procedure

    Before extending… page. Added “tail” Pa1X automatically calculates the BPM parameter, based on the given Meter and Measures values. If you know these data, set the Meter, Measures and BPM (Beats Per Minute) parameters. This would make the slicing more accurate.

  • Page 227: The Extend Procedure

    Sampling operating mode The Extend procedure A MIDI Groove with the original pattern will also be The Extend procedure generated. The screen will change, to show slices sepa- rated by vertical lines: Set the By parameter, according to the tempo of the groove you will use.

  • Page 228: Multisample: Key Assign

    Sampling operating mode Multisample: Key Assign MS (MultiSample) Multisample: Key Assign Press this area to open the Choose Multisample window, and select one of the available multisamples in memory. Use this page to see and edit the samples assigned to each Key- board Range/Index in the multisample.

  • Page 229

    11,025 to 48,000Hz. Loaded samples always preserve their original resolution. Normalize Note: If the sample exceeds the maximum size allowed by the Pa1X Select this command to automatically rescale the level of the (524,288 samples, either mono or stereo), it will be truncated.

  • Page 230: Write Sample Dialog Box

    “Load PCM” button in the same page (see page 273). Note: While Pa1X and Triton share most of their internal multi- samples, some of them may differ. While reading a PCG file, Pa1X tries to use exactly the same multisamples as in Triton. If this is not...

  • Page 231: Write Slice Dialog Box

    Sampling operating mode Write Slice dialog box Write Slice dialog box Delete Sample dialog box Open this dialog box by selecting the Write command from the Open this dialog box by selecting the Delete command from the page menu, while in the Time Slice page. In this dialog box you page menu, while you are in any page of the Sample Edit/Sample can save the Sound, sliced Samples and Multisample generated Record section.

  • Page 232: Export Sample Dialog Box

    Multisample section, and all linked samples. The Export operation generates a “.KMP” file (Korg’s proprietary file format for multisamples), and a folder containing a series of “.KSF” files (Korg’s proprietary file format Original Name for samples) inside the same directory.

  • Page 233: Global Edit Mode

    Global edit mode What is it, and how the Global is structured Global edit mode The Global edit environment is the place where you can set glo- Edit menu bal functions, i.e. functions overriding the single Performance, STS or Style. This edit environment overlaps the current operat- ing mode (Style Play, Song Play, Sequencer, Sound Edit).

  • Page 234: General Controls: Basic

    Global edit mode General Controls: Basic Page menu icon Highest pitch. Press this icon to open the page menu (see “Page menu” on Reverb Offset page 257). This is the master offset for all reverbs. Use it to adjust reverb Parameters area tails to the room where you are playing.

  • Page 235: General Controls: Transpose Control

    Global edit mode General Controls: Transpose Control Post-KB/Pre-Scale General Controls: Transpose Control When this option is selected, notes will be trans- posed immediately after they leave the keyboard. The Scale will be applied to the transposed notes. This page is where you can select to which tracks the Master For example, if you altered an E, and then set the Transpose is applied to, and adjust some related parameter.

  • Page 236: General Controls: Lock

    Hint: To save the status of the various parameters as a fixed status sometimes grouped under just a single lock. Locks prevent for the Pa1X, save all the parameters to Performance 1 of bank 1 parameter values to be changed when loading data from disk, or (automatically selected when turning on the instrument), and save selecting a different Performance, Style or STS.

  • Page 237

    Global edit mode General Controls: Lock Split Point When locked, selecting a Performance or STS will Note: If effects associated to the selected Sound are not change the split point. not compatible with effects already assigned to the CD FX block, C and/or D Send values on the other (See “Split Point”...

  • Page 238: General Controls: Interface

    Keyboard and the Style or Song tracks. How to select the Help language Acc/Seq Volume Since Pa1X must be reset at the end of this procedure, be Choose this option to make the ACC/SEQ VOL- sure to first save all unsaved data.

  • Page 239: Controllers: Pedal/switch

    Global edit mode Controllers: Pedal/Switch Performance or Sound is reset to the first one in each bank, when Controllers: Assignable Sliders turning the instrument off and then on again. Hint: You can save your preferred Performances into the first loca- tion of each bank.

  • Page 240: Controllers: Ec5

    The Pa1X cannot send the MIDI Clock signal. You cannot slave another instrument to the Pa1X, even when connected to the MIDI OUT. The Pa1X can send the MIDI Clock signal. You can slave another instrument to the Pa1X Tempo, Start/Stop and Play/Stop commands. Connect the other instrument to the Pa1X MIDI OUT port.

  • Page 241: Midi: Midi In Control

    There are two separate Chord channels. This is very useful when This is very useful when working with an external you must send chords to Pa1X on two different channels (like sequencer, to send notes and various MIDI mes- with some MIDI accordions).

  • Page 242: Midi: Midi In Channels

    MIDI: MIDI In Channels MIDI: MIDI In Channels MIDI: MIDI Out Channels In this page, you can assign Pa1X tracks to any of the MIDI IN In this page, you can assign Pa1X tracks to any of the MIDI OUT channels.

  • Page 243: Midi: Filters

    C and D for the Keyboard and Pad tracks). Use this page to set up to 8 filters for the MIDI data received or You can set the volume using the MASTER VOL- sent by the Pa1X. UME slider. Track L/Mono &...

  • Page 244: Audio Output: Seq2

    Global edit mode Audio Output: Seq2 Drum Category Audio Output: Seq2 Kick Bass Drum category. Snare Snare Drum category. This page lets you connect Sequencer 2 tracks to the audio out- Tom category. puts. Hi-Hat Hi-Hat category. Cymbals Cymbals category. Perc.1 Low-pitched percussion category.

  • Page 245: Audio Output: Metro / S/pdif

    No signal is sent to the S/PDIF output. Speakers Speakers On/Off Not available on the Pa1X Pro. On a Pa1X with integrated speak- ers, use this checkbox to turn speakers on or off. This option is useful when the instrument is connected to an external amplifi- cation system, and you don’t need the speakers.

  • Page 246: Voice Processor Setup: Setup

    Global edit mode Voice Processor Setup: Setup Harmony Settings Max Volume Use this parameter to set the maximum volume of the MP3 These parameters are general settings for the Harmony section Player. voices, that are saved on the Voice Processor Setup. Audio Out Vibrato Mode This (non-editable) parameter shows the fixed output for the...

  • Page 247: Voice Processor Setup: Lead Voice

    Global edit mode Voice Processor Setup: Lead Voice Voice Processor Setup: Lead Voice Voice Processor Setup: Dynamics / EQ This page lets you adjust parameters for the Lead voice (i.e., the In this page you can adjust parameters for the Compressor/Gate singer’s voice).

  • Page 248: Voice Processor Setup: Talk

    Global edit mode Voice Processor Setup: Talk Mid Gain knob FX Lev (FX Level) knob Mid Band Frequency cut/boost. Range: ±12 dB. Use this knob to attenuate the effects level. 0dB corresponds to no attenuation. Mid Frequency knob Master Volume Attenuation knob Mid Band Frequency center frequency.

  • Page 249: Voice Processor Preset: Preset

    Modeling modules. They cannot be used at the same time in the same Preset. Note: The Voice Modeling module is optional, and may not be available in your instrument. Please contact your Korg distributor, or check on our site (www.korgpa.com), for information on this module.

  • Page 250: Voice Processor Preset: Thicken / Pitch

    Global edit mode Voice Processor Preset: Thicken / Pitch Root Voice Processor Preset: Thicken / Pitch Pitch Correction scale root. This page contains parameters for the Thicken and the Pitch Scale Type Correction module (Pitch Correction available as an option – see Pitch Correction scale type: Major, Minor-Natural (natural “Voice Processor: The optional Pitch Correction and Voice Model- minor), Minor-Harmonic (harmonic minor), Minor-Ascend-...

  • Page 251: Voice Processor Preset: Voice Modeling

    Global edit mode Voice Processor Preset: Voice Modeling Spectral Voice Processor Preset: Voice Modeling The Spectral control is a set of equalizer response curves intended to complement the Resonance selections. This equal- ization is different than those controlled via EQ in the Voice Pro- Available as an option –...

  • Page 252: Voice Processor Preset: Harmony

    Global edit mode Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Harmony Inflection The Inflection styles allow the singer to adjust the characteristics Harmony On/Off of ‘scooping’ to the sung note. This is a stylistic effect in singing where a singer sweeps up a variable range of pitch to rest on the This checkbox allows enabling/disabling of the Harmony mod- intended note.

  • Page 253: Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Voices

    Global edit mode Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Voices Smooth Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Voices Sets how much of the input pitch nuance is applied to the output voice. Not applicable to Shift presets. The Voice Processor can add up to four Harmony Voices to the Lead voice.

  • Page 254

    Global edit mode Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Voices The range of values goes from Down 5 to Unison to Up6. Addi- Note Out tional values are Root1 and Root2 which give the root of the rec- Resulting note when applying the custom map. ognized chord as the harmony voice, and Bass1 and Bass2 (bass voicing) which give the lowest note received.

  • Page 255: Voice Processor Preset: Effects

    Global edit mode Voice Processor Preset: Effects Decay Voice Processor Preset: Effects Reverb Decay Time. This page allows to adjust the various effect parameters for the Low Color Voice Processor. Reverb Low Color. Specifies the characteristics of the reverbs low frequencies.

  • Page 256: Voice Processor Preset: Controls

    To buy a licence for this software option, press the red Buy but- ton next to each of the parameter names (pages “Preset”, “Thicken/Pitch Correction” or “Voice Modeling”). The follow- ing dialog box will appear, showing you your Pa1X Purchase Code: Cnt. Ctl A…D Continuous controllers.

  • Page 257: Harmony And Tuning With The Voice Processor

    Global edit mode Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Processor Chord (Chordal) Mode Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Chordal harmonies take your chord information to create intel- Processor ligent, diatonic harmonies based on your voice. To make “Chordal” harmonies, you need to input in real time the chords of the song.

  • Page 258

    Global edit mode Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Processor Scale (Scalic) mode parameter description under “Custom Voice Mapping” on page 250. Harmonies use key and scale information to create musically correct, diatonic harmonies. Most popular music uses a single It is also tricky to pick out the key in some songs.

  • Page 259

    Global edit mode Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Processor Diatonic and Chromatic Just Tuning We've described scalic and chordal harmonies as diatonic, and Why just tuning? Although probably no one has ever told you shift harmonies as chromatic; but what do those words mean? this, your expensive grand piano and the last great keyboard syn- Look at a piano keyboard.

  • Page 260: Video Interface: Video Out

    Video Interface: Video Out Video Interface: Video Out Touch Panel Calibration If your Pa1X is fitted with a Video Interface Board (VIF3), use From time to time (for example, after loading a new operating this page to adjust its parameters.

  • Page 261

    Global edit mode Page menu This way, the next time you will turn the Pa1X on, the preferred Page menu Styles, Sounds and Performances will be still assigned to the rele- vant buttons. Press the page menu icon to open the menu. Press a command to select it.

  • Page 262: Write Global - Talk Configuration Dialog Box

    Global edit mode Write Global - Talk Configuration dialog box Write Global - Talk Configuration dialog Write Global - Voice Processor Preset dialog box Open this window by selecting the Write Global-Talk Configura- Open this window by selecting the Write Global-Voice Processor tion item from the page menu.

  • Page 263: Disk Edit Mode

    (Style Play, Song Play, Sequencer, Sound Edit). The following tables describe all the file and folder types the Pa1X can manage. Here are the files you can read or write on the Storage devices and internal memory Pa1X.

  • Page 264: Disk Structure

    Page structure Each disk (and the internal memory) can contain files and fold- All edit pages share some basic elements. ers. The data in Pa1X is slightly more rigorously structured than Edit mode Page menu in a computer, due to the pre-configured kind of data inside the icon instrument’s memory.

  • Page 265: Navigation Tools

    Disk edit mode Navigation tools Commands Navigation tools Commands may be different depending on the shown page. They are detailed in each relevant section. When in a Disk page, you can use any of the following com- Tabs mands to browse through the files and folders. Use tabs to select one of the edit pages of the current edit section.

  • Page 266: Load

    Disk edit mode Load Loading all data of a specified type Load You can load all User data of a specified type with a single opera- tion. In this page you can load User data files (Performances, User If loading from floppy disk, insert the disk into the disk Sounds, User Styles, the SongBook, User PCM, the Global) from drive.

  • Page 267

    Disk edit mode Load Loading a single bank Select the target bank, and press OK to load the source bank. You can load a single bank of User data (User Sounds, User Warning: After confirming, all User data contained in the Styles, Performances) with a single operation.

  • Page 268

    The existing Style at the same memory location will be deleted and overwritten. You can load Pa80/60 data exactly as if they were Pa1X data. The Empty locations are named <empty>. only difference is that the “SOUND” folder of Pa1X is called “PROGRAM”...

  • Page 269: Save

    Disk edit mode Save Saving the full memory content Save You can save the full memory content with a single operation. If saving to a floppy disk, insert the disk into the disk drive. In this page, you can save User data from the internal memory to The full content (“All”) of the internal memory is already a disk.

  • Page 270

    Disk edit mode Save Saving all data of a specified type If saving to a floppy disk, insert the disk into the disk drive. The full content (“All”) of the internal memory is already In addition to the above, you can save all data of a specified type shown.

  • Page 271

    Disk edit mode Save Press Save to confirm. A dialog box appears, asking you to Select the desired bank, and press Open to gain access to select one of the available User locations inside the folder: the single files. In the dialog box above, the previously selected bank of Styles will be saved to the bank User 01 (corresponding to the USER1 button) inside the selected folder.

  • Page 272: Copy

    Copy Creating a new “.SET” folder Copy Pa1X proprietary data must be saved in special folder with the “.SET” extension. These special folders can be saved inside ordi- nary folders. In this page you can copy files and folders. Folders can be generic or “.SET”...

  • Page 273

    In this case, up menu. Pa1X asks you if you want to overwrite it. When the target device content appears in the display, When a duplicate file or folder is met, the following dialog box select the target folder.

  • Page 274: Erase

    Disk edit mode Erase Erase Format The Erase function lets you erase files and folders from the disks. The Format function lets you initialize a device. With the Erase function you will be able to select the internal Warning: When formatting a device, all data it contains is lost for- memory (SSD device), and erase files from there.

  • Page 275: Utility

    Execute button in the display. When asked, insert a disk and press OK. If a disk is not formatted or empty, Pa1X asks if you want to format it. Press Yes to format the disk. Pa1X first tries a Quick Format, then makes a Full Format if the former is not possible.

  • Page 276: Preferences

    Disk edit mode Preferences www.korgpa.com. On the Pa1X Pro, a backup file has been pro- Preferences vided on the hard disk, under the name “PA1X_100”. Warning: Don’t play the keyboard while restoring data, and stay in the Disk mode. Wait until the “Wait” message disappears.

  • Page 277: Usb/cd

    Hint: While USB communication is enabled, you cannot access Use this parameter to set the number of seconds after which, if other functions on the Pa1X. We suggest you use the USB just after inactive, the hard disk will stop. If Off, the hard disk will never turning the instrument on, and turn the instrument off and on go to sleep.

  • Page 278: Usb/cd: Cd

    If you create the “.ISO” image file on a computer, you must move tion. Be careful to press it only when you are it to the internal hard disk of the Pa1X via the USB connection, totally sure data transfer has been completed.

  • Page 279

    floppy disk or a CD, Del All but you cannot remove them until the Pa1X has finished creat- ing the image file (see “Save IMG” below). Press this button to delete the whole list.

  • Page 280

    This command lets you create a new folder in the root of any disk, or inside any generic folder. You can’t create or open “.SET” With operating system version 2.0, Pa1X can only write a single folders with this command, since these are reserved folders, to be session on a CD.

  • Page 281

    Disk edit mode Page menu character extension of files and “.SET” folders, identifying the Ordered by Name type of file or folder. Select this display option to see the list of files and folders in rough alphabetical order, with different file types mixed in the list.

  • Page 282: Disk Handling

    Disk handling Opening for disk insertion Disk activity The Pa1X can save most of the data contained in memory on the indicator internal hard disk (if fitted), or on a 3,5” DS-DD disk (720KB capacity) or HD (1,44MB capacity), MS-DOS®-formatted. Here Eject but- are some precautions when handling disks.

  • Page 283: Bonus Software

    Disk edit mode Bonus software Bonus software With Pa1X Pro, three “.SET” folders have been saved in the inter- nal hard disk, with the whole content of Korg’s “Real Drums” and “Turkish/Arabic World” collections, formerly available as separate cards for the Pa80/Pa60 series.

  • Page 284: Midi

    This message pair is used to select a Sound Bank. Together with the Program Change message, they are used to select a Sound. Here is a brief overview of MIDI, as related to the Pa1X. If inter- • CC01, or Modulation. This is the equivalent of pressing up ested, you may find more information on the general use of...

  • Page 285: The General Midi Standard

    SPLIT button LED is lit up, the notes that arrive to the modify the parameters as necessary and save them in a MIDI Pa1X over this channel will be divided by the split point into the Setup (see “Write Global - Midi Setup dialog box” on page 257).

  • Page 286: Connecting The Pa1x To A Midi Accordion

    (see page 236). Connect the MIDI OUT connector of the master keyboard to one of the MIDI IN connectors of the Pa1X (IN A sug- Connection and settings gested). Program the master keyboard to transmit over the Global To connect the accordion to the Pa1X follow this procedure: channel of the Pa1X (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels”...

  • Page 287: Connecting The Pa1x To An External Sequencer

    The sequencer will receive the notes played on the Pa1X keyboard and send them to the selected track of the song. The In order to connect the Pa1X to a computer, you need to have a track will transmit the data to the internal sound generation of computer with the MIDI interface.

  • Page 288: Playing Another Instrument With The Pa1x

    Select the “Sequencer 1” or “Sequencer 2” MIDI Setup (depend- instrument’s MIDI IN. ing on the Sequencer you are using on the Pa1X) to set the chan- Set the other instrument to the same channels you want to nels as follows.

  • Page 290: Factory Data

    Factory data Styles Note: You can remotely select Styles on the Pa1X, by sending it Bank Select MSB (CC#0), Bank Select LSB (CC#32) and Program Change messages on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 238). CC#0...

  • Page 291

    Factory data Styles CC#0 CC#32 Bank: Ballroom CC#0 CC#32 Bank: Dance CC#0 CC#32 Bank: Rock Easy Listening Dance Fever Big Band Jump Pop Shuffle Groove It Up English Rock Slow Band Club Latin Open Rock 1 Foxtrot 1 Barry Dance Open Rock 2 Organ Foxtrot Sister &...

  • Page 292

    Factory data Styles CC#0 CC#32 Bank: World 3 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: Latin 1 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: Latin 2 Flamenco Guitar Bossa Salsa 1 Oriental Dance 2 Unplugged Bossa Salsa 2 Oriental Ballad Cool Bossa Mambo 1 Hora Orchestral Bossa Mambo Party Sevillana 1 Meditation Bossa English Tango...

  • Page 293

    Factory data Styles CC#0 CC#32 Bank: Traditional CC#0 CC#32 Bank: User 1-3 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: Direct FD 1-3 Italian Waltz 1 17-19 20-22 German Waltz 1 Walzer Musette Vienna Waltz Viennese Tradit. Polka French March March Italian Waltz 2 Italian Waltz 3 Italian Waltz 4 Valzer Italian Waltz 5...

  • Page 294: Style Elements

    Factory data Style Elements Style Elements Note: You can remotely select the various Style Elements on the Pa1X, by sending it Program Change messages on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 238). Style Element Style Element...

  • Page 295: Sounds

    Bank Sounds DW8000 EP E. Piano Sweeping EP E. Piano White Pad EP E. Piano The following table lists all Pa1X Factory Sounds in order of √ Harpsichord Piano Bank Select-Program Change number. √ Harpsi Octave Piano Legend: The table also includes MIDI data used to remotely select √...

  • Page 296

    Factory data Sounds CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank BX3 Vel. Sw Organ Acc.Voice Change Accordion Killer B Organ Accordion 16 4' Accordion Dirty B Organ Acc.16 8 4' Plus Accordion Classic Click Organ Acc. & Acc. Bass Accordion √...

  • Page 297

    Factory data Sounds CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank Funky Wah Sw. Guitar Finger E.Bass2 Bass Clean Gtr Pro1 Guitar Finger E.Bass3 Bass Single Coil Pro Guitar Stick Bass Bass Clean Gtr Pro2 Guitar Finger Bass 1 Bass Stra.

  • Page 298

    Factory data Sounds CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ Auto Pilot 1 Synth 2 Synth Strings 1 Strings & Vocal √ Hybrid Bass Bass Synth Strings 3 Strings & Vocal Dr. Octave Bass Analog Strings 2 Strings & Vocal Drive Bass Bass Analog Velve...

  • Page 299

    Factory data Sounds CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ Pitch Trombone Trumpet & Trbn. Analog Brass 2 Brass Trombone Expr. 1 Trumpet & Trbn. Brass Pad Brass Trombone Expr. 2 Trumpet & Trbn. Big Panner Synth 1 √...

  • Page 300

    Factory data Sounds CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank Recorder 2 Woodwind OB Lead Synth 2 √ Pan Flute Woodwind A Leadload Synth 2 √ Kawala Woodwind New Age Pad Synth 2 √ Blown Bottle Woodwind Virtual Traveler Synth 1 √...

  • Page 301

    Factory data Sounds CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ Air Clouds Synth 1 Agogo Drum & Perc. √ Reso Down Synth 1 Steel Drums Mallet & Bell Tinklin Pad Synth 1 Warm Steel Mallet & Bell √ Pods In Pad Synth 1 Woodblock...

  • Page 302

    Factory data Sounds CC00 CC32 Name Bank 0-127 … User 2 0-127 … EXB1 Bank 1 0-127 … EXB1 Bank 2 0-127 … EXB2 Bank 1 0-127 … EXB2 Bank 2...

  • Page 303: Drum Kits

    Factory data Drum Kits Drum Kits The following table lists all Pa1X Factory Drum Kits in order of CC00 CC32 Name Bank Select-Program Change number. Brush Kit RX Legend: The table also includes MIDI data used to remotely select 43-47 (remap to 40) √...

  • Page 304: Drum Kit Maps

    Factory data Drum Kit maps Drum Kit maps Legend: In the following Drum Kit tables, the number 120-x-x before each Drum Kit’s name represents the Bank Select MSB (CC00) - Bank Select LSB (CC32) - Program Change (PC) combo. The Sample columns contain each sample’s number and name. Excl is the Exlcusive parameter: when a note is struck, all other notes with the same Exclusive number assigned are stopped.

  • Page 305

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-0: Standard Kit RX1 120-0-1: Standard Kit RX2 120-0-2: Standard Kit RX3 120-0-3: Acoustic Kit Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Samba Whistle Samba Whistle Samba Whistle Samba Whistle Guiro Short Guiro Short Guiro Short Guiro Short Guiro Long...

  • Page 306

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-4: Pop Std.Kit RX 120-0-5 (75~87, 89~115, 118~127): Standard Kit 1 120-0-6: Standard Kit 2 120-0-7: Standard Kit 3 Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Bongo Lo Open Bongo Lo Open Bongo Lo Open Bongo Lo Open Conga Hi Mt Slap Conga Lo Mt Slap...

  • Page 307

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-8: Room Kit 1 120-0-9: HipHop Kit 1 120-0-10: Jungle Kit 120-0-11: Techno Kit 1 Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. DJ Scratch2 DJ Scratch2 DJ Scratch2 DJ Scratch2 Drum Stick Hit Drum Stick Hit Drum Stick Hit Drum Stick Hit...

  • Page 308

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-12: Room Kit 2 120-0-13: HipHop Kit 2 120-0-14: Techno Kit 2 120-0-15: Techno Kit 3 Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. BD Pillow BD Pillow BD Pillow BD Pillow Side Stick Dry Side Stick Dry Side Stick Dry Side Stick Dry...

  • Page 309

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-16 (20~23): Power Kit 1 120-0-17: Power Kit 2 120-0-18: Power Kit RX1 120-0-19: Power Kit RX2 Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. G#-1 BD Dry 1 BD Dry 1 BD Dry 1 BD Dry 1 BD Dance 99 BD Dance 99...

  • Page 310

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-24: Electro Kit 120-0-25: Analog Kit 120-0-26: House Kit 1 120-0-27: House Kit 2 Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. SD Wood 2 pp SD Wood 2 pp SD Wood 2 pp SD Wood 2 pp C#-1 SD Solid2 p...

  • Page 311

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-24: Electro Kit 120-0-25: Analog Kit 120-0-26: House Kit 1 120-0-27: House Kit 2 Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Cabasa Down Cabasa Down HH Old Open2 Cabasa Down Sleigh Bell Sleigh Bell Sleigh Bell Sleigh Bell Marc Tree...

  • Page 312

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-28: House Kit 3 120-0-29: House Kit 4 120-0-30: House Kit RX1 120-0-31: House Kit RX2 Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Samba Whistle Samba Whistle Samba Whistle Samba Whistle Samba Whistle Samba Whistle Samba Whistle Samba Whistle...

  • Page 313

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-32 (36~39): Jazz Kit RX1 120-0-33: Jazz Kit 120-0-34: Jazz Kit RX2 120-0-35: Jazz Kit RX3 Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Bongo Hi Open Bongo Hi Open Bongo Hi Open Bongo Hi Open Bongo Lo Open Bongo Lo Open Bongo Lo Open...

  • Page 314

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-40 (43~47): Brush Kit 1 120-0-41: Brush Kit 2 VS 120-0-42: Brush Kit RX 120-0-48 (49, 52~55): Orchestra Kit Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Crash 1 Crash 1 Crash 17'edge2 (2) Timpani Tom Brush Hi Tom Brush Hi...

  • Page 315

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-50: Bdrum & Sdrum 120-0-51 (116): Arabian Kit 1 120-0-56 (57~63): SFX Kit 120-0-64 (68~71): Percussion Kit Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. BD Tight SD Dry 3 Dist. Slide2 Cowbell BD Dry 2 Alkis Zap2 Woodblock1...

  • Page 316

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-65: Latin Perc Kit 120-0-66: Trinity Perc Kit 120-0-67: i30 Perc Kit 120-0-72: HipHop Kit RX Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. BD Dry 1 BD Dry 1 BD Dry 1 SD Wood 2 pp C#-1 BD Dry 1 BD Dry 1...

  • Page 317

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-65: Latin Perc Kit 120-0-66: Trinity Perc Kit 120-0-67: i30 Perc Kit 120-0-72: HipHop Kit RX Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Tambourin Open Agogo Bell Zap2 Ride Rivet Tambourin Mute2 Agogo Bell SD Orch.

  • Page 318

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-73: Techno Kit RX 120-0-74: Dance Kit RX 120-0-88: Standard Kit 4 120-0-89: Pop Std. Kit 1 Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. BD House 5 BD House 1 BD Dry 3 BD Tight BD Techno 1 BD House 2...

  • Page 319

    Factory data Drum Kit maps 120-0-90: Pop Std. Kit 2 120-0-96: Elektro Kit 1 120-0-97: Elektro Kit 2 120-0-117: Arabian Kit 2 Note Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. Sample Excl. SD Solid 1 f SD Orchestra SD Orchestra Cowbell SD Orch.

  • Page 320: Multisamples

    Factory data Multisamples Multisamples The following table lists all Pa1X Factory Multisamples available in ROM. AcousticPiano_L Pipe Flute_L Bariton Sax mf 123 Flugel Vibrato AcousticPiano_R Pipe Flute_R Bariton Sax f 124 Flugel Horn M1 M1 Piano Pipe Positive Bariton Sax T1 125 Tuba El.GrandPiano...

  • Page 321

    Factory data Multisamples 164 A.Guitar Finger 209 Funky Gtr 1 Stra 254 Thumb Bass 299 An.Strings 1 165 A.Guitar Pick 210 Funky Gtr 2 Stra 255 SlapBassThumb 300 An.Strings 1 REV 166 A.Guitar Harmo. 211 Jazz Guitar1 256 SlapBassThumbLP 301 An.Strings 2 167 Folk Guitar 212 Jazz Guitar2 257 SlapBass Pull...

  • Page 322

    Factory data Multisamples 344 Ramp 370 Zap 2 396 Door Slam 422 88 Tom 345 Ramp MG 371 Stadium 397 Car Engine 423 88 Conga 346 Sine 372 Applause 398 Car Engine LP 424 88 Crash 347 DWGS Syn Sine 1 373 Birds 1 399 Car Stop 425 Tom...

  • Page 323: Drum Samples

    Factory data Drum Samples Drum Samples The following table lists all Pa1X Factory Drum Samples available in ROM. BD Acoustic 1 p BD Klanger SD Dry 1 123 SD Vintage6 BD Acoustic 1 mf SD Wood 1 p SD Dry 2...

  • Page 324

    Factory data Drum Samples 164 HH2 Closed f 209 Ride 20' mf 2 254 Syn. Bongo 2 299 Bongo Hi Slap 165 HH2 Closed ff 210 Ride Brush 255 Syn. Castanet 300 Bongo Hi Stick1 166 HH2 Foot p 211 Ride Rivet 256 Syn.

  • Page 325

    Factory data Drum Samples 344 Shaker 1 382 Cat 420 Dist. Slide 2 458 Tabla Tak 345 Shaker 2 383 Growl 421 E.Gtr Pick 1 459 Tambourine Mute 1 346 Cabasa Up 384 Heart Beat 422 E.Gtr Pick 2 460 Tambourine Mute 2 347 Cabasa Down 385 Punch 423 Gtr Scratch 1...

  • Page 326: Performances

    All Performances are user-editable. Use the following table as a model for your own Perfomance lists. Note: You can remotely select Performances on the Pa1X, by sending it Bank Select MSB (CC#0), Bank Select LSB (CC#32) and Program Change messages on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 238).

  • Page 327

    Factory data Performances CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 9 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 10 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 11 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 12 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 13 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 14 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 15 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 16 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 17 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 18 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 19...

  • Page 328: Pads

    Factory data Pads Pads You can assign the following Hits or Sequences to the four Pads. Older sounds might be still assigned to the Pads when loading musical resources generated with an older operating system (see the following section). # HIT - Drum # HIT - Percussion # HIT - World 1 # Hit - World 2...

  • Page 329

    Factory data Pads 20 Scratch 4 20 Wind 20 Drum Fill 2 20 Perc Tamb+Conga1 21 Scratch 5 21 Drum Break 21 Perc Tamb+Conga2 22 Scratch 6 22 Drum End 22 Perc Guiro+Bongo 23 Stadium 23 Perc Cowbel+Tamb 24 Perc æ 25 Perc 6/8 # SEQ - Groove # SEQ - Bass...

  • Page 330

    Factory data Pads 11 Synth Seq 11 11 Nature - River 12 Synth Portam. 1 12 Nature - Storm 13 Synth Portam. 2 13 Metronome æ 14 Synth Portam. 3 14 PreCount æ 15 Synth Portam. 4 15 Metronome 4/4 16 Synth Filter 1 16 PreCount 4/4 17 Synth Filter 2...

  • Page 331: Previous To 2.0

    Factory data List of sounds assignable to the Pads in OS versions previous to 2.0 List of sounds assignable to the Pads in OS versions previous to 2.0 With OS versions prior to 2.0, you could assign the following sounds to the Pads. When loading older data, these sounds could still be assigned to the Pads.

  • Page 332: Midi Setup

    Factory data MIDI Setup MIDI Setup Default Master Kbd Sequencer1 Sequencer 2 Accordion 1 Accordion 2 Accordion 3 Ext. Seq S1_Tr 1 Global S1_Tr 1 S2_Tr 1 Global Upp1 Upp1 S1_Tr 1 S1_Tr 2 Control S1_Tr 2 S2_Tr 2 Lower Lower Lower S1_Tr 2...

  • Page 333: Effects

    Effects Diagrams Effects Pa1X is equipped with four powerful Effect Processors. You can Modulation source Note send them the internal tracks, or any signal entering the Audio Inputs. Sostenu: #66 Sostenuto Pedal MIDI(CC#80) MIDI(CC#81) Diagrams MIDI(CC#82) MIDI(CC#83) The following instructions show the signal path diagram for Tempo each of the effect types.

  • Page 334: Filter/dynamic

    Effects Filter/Dynamic 002: Compressor Filter/Dynamic This effect compresses the input signal to regulate the level and give a “punchy” effect. It is useful for guitar, piano, and drum Filter and dynamics control effects sounds. This is a stereo compressor. You can link left and right channels, or use each channel separately.

  • Page 335

    Effects Filter/Dynamic c: Attack a: Envelope Select This parameter controls the attack level. When L/R Mix is selected for this parameter, the left and right channels are linked to control the Limiter using the mixed signal. Compressor - Attack Level If L Only (or R Only) is selected, the left and right channels are Attack=80 linked, and the Limiter is controlled via only the left (or right)

  • Page 336

    Effects Filter/Dynamic 004: Multiband Limiter 005: Gate This effect applies the Limiter to the low range, mid range, and This effect mutes the input signal if its level is lower than the high range of the input signal. You can control dynamics for specified level.

  • Page 337

    Effects Filter/Dynamic The Attack and Release parameters set the Gate attack time and Low Cutoff [Hz] 20...1.0kHz release time. Sets the center frequency for Low EQ (shelving type) Gate - Threshold Gain [dB] –18...+18dB Table , “Sets the gain of Low EQ,” on page 330 Output Level Mid1 Cutoff [Hz] 300...10.00kHz...

  • Page 338

    Effects Filter/Dynamic 007: Parametric 4EQ d: Band2 Dynamic Gain Src, d: Amt [dB], f: Gain [dB] (Parametric 4-Band EQ) You can control the gain of Band 2 using the modulation source. Parametric 4EQ - Band2 Dynamic Gain Control This is a stereo 4-band parametric equalizer. You can select peak- -mod +15dB ing type or shelving type for Band 1 and 4.

  • Page 339

    Effects Filter/Dynamic 009: Wah/AutoWah a: Frequency Bottom, a: Frequency Top The sweep width and direction of the wah filter are determined This stereo wah effect allows you to create sounds from vintage by the “Frequency Top” and “Frequency Bottom” settings. wah pedal simulation to auto-wah simulation, and much Sweep Mode=D-mod broader range settings.

  • Page 340

    Effects Filter/Dynamic 010: Random Filter a: LFO Waveform, c: LFO Frequency [Hz], d: LFO Step Freq (Frequency) [Hz] This stereo band pass filter uses a step-shape waveform and ran- When “LFO Waveform” is set to Step-Tri, LFO is a step-shape, tri- dom LFO for modulation.

  • Page 341

    Effects Filter/Dynamic 011: Exciter/Enhancer 012: Sub Oscillator This effect is a combination of the Exciter, which adds a punch This effect adds very low frequencies to the input signal. It is to the sound and the Enhancer, which adds spread and presence. very useful when simulating a roaring drum sound or emphasiz- ing powerful low range.

  • Page 342

    Effects Filter/Dynamic 013: Talking Modulator c: Voice Top, d: Voice Center, e: Voice Bottom These parameters assign vowels to the top, center, and bottom This effect adds an unusual character, like a human voice, to the position of the controller. input signal.

  • Page 343

    Effects Filter/Dynamic 014: Decimator 015: Analog Record This effect creates a rough sound like a cheap sampler by lower- This effect simulates the noise caused by scratches and dust on ing the sampling frequency and data bit length. You can also analog records.

  • Page 344: Pitch/phase Mod

    Effects Pitch/Phase Mod. 017: Harmonic Chorus Pitch/Phase Mod. This effect applies chorus only to higher frequencies. This can be used to apply a chorus effect to a bass sound without making the Pitch/phase modulation effects sound thinner. You can also use this chorus block with feedback as a flanger.

  • Page 345

    Effects Pitch/Phase Mod. 018: Multitap Cho/Delay 019: Ensemble This effect has four chorus blocks with a different LFO phase. This Ensemble effect has three chorus blocks that use LFO to You can create a complex stereo image by setting each block’s create subtle shimmering, and gives three dimensional depth delay time, depth, output level, and pan individually.

  • Page 346

    Effects Pitch/Phase Mod. 020: Flanger b: LFO Shape Changing the LFO waveform shape controls the peak sweep of This effect gives a significant swell and movement of pitch to the flanging effects. sound. It is more effective when applied to a sound with a lot of LFO Shape harmonics.

  • Page 347

    Effects Pitch/Phase Mod. When “Sweep Mode” = D-mod, the modulation source can con- Feedback –100...+100 ☞ trol the flanger directly. Select the modulation source using the Sets the feedback amount Fx:020 “Src” parameter. High Damp [%] 0...100% ☞ Sets the feedback damping amount in the high range Fx:020 The effect is off when a value for the modulation source speci- Wet/Dry...

  • Page 348

    Effects Pitch/Phase Mod. g: Resonance, h: Wet/Dry Wet/Dry –Wet...–1:99, Dry, 1:99...Wet Table , “Sets the balance between the effect and dry sounds,” on page 330 ☞ The peak shape of the positive and negative Feedback value is Fx:010, 023, different. The harmonics will be emphasized when the effect Off...Tempo sound is mixed with the dry sound, if you set a positive value for Table , “Selects the modulation source of the effect balance,”...

  • Page 349

    Effects Pitch/Phase Mod. 026: Biphase Mod. 027: Vibrato (Biphase Modulation) This effect causes the pitch of the input signal to shimmer. Using the AutoFade allows you to increase or decrease the shimmering This stereo chorus effect adds two different LFOs together. You speed.

  • Page 350

    Effects Pitch/Phase Mod. “LFO Frequency Mod”=AUTOFADE, “Amt”=3.0 Wet/Dry –Wet...–1:99, Dry, 1:99...Wet Table , “Sets the balance between the effect and dry sounds,” on page 330 The effect is off when a value for the dynamic modulation ☞ Fx:010, 020, source specified for the “AUTOFADE Src” parameter is smaller Off...Tempo than 64, and the effect is on when the value is 64 or higher.

  • Page 351

    Effects Pitch/Phase Mod. 030: Doppler a: Control Mode, e: Voice1: Resonance, h: Voice2: Resonance This effect simulates the “Doppler effect” of a moving sound This parameter determines the resonance intensity. with a changing pitch, similar to the siren of an passing ambu- When “Control Mode”...

  • Page 352

    Effects Pitch/Phase Mod. The effect is off when a value for the modulation source speci- a: Scratch Source, b: Response fied for the “Src” parameter is smaller than 64, and the effect is The Scratch Source parameter enables you to select the modula- on when the value is 64 or higher.

  • Page 353: Mod./p.shift

    Effects Mod./P.Shift a:LFO Waveform Mod./P.Shift This parameter selects the LFO waveform. Vintage wave simu- lates the characteristics of the tremolo created on a guitar ampli- fier. Combining this effect with the Amp Simulation will make a Other modulation and pitch shift effects realistic, vintage tremolo amplifier sound.

  • Page 354

    Effects Mod./P.Shift d: LFO Frequency [Hz], d: Envelope Amount [Hz], Wet/Dry Dry, 1:99...99:1, Wet e: Depth, e: Envelope Amount Table , “Sets the balance between the effect and dry sounds,” on page 330 These parameters set the modulation via an envelope (input sig- Off...Tempo nal level).

  • Page 355

    Effects Mod./P.Shift 035: Phaser - Tremolo f: Phaser WetDry, i: Wet/Dry The “Phaser Wet/Dry” parameter sets the balance between the This effect has a stereo phaser and tremolo LFOs linked together. phaser output and the dry sound. The “Wet/Dry” parameter sets Swelling phaser modulation and tremolo effects synchronize the balance between the final phaser and tremolo output level with each other, creating a soothing modulation effect.

  • Page 356

    Effects Mod./P.Shift d: Input Level Dmod [%], d: Src Wet/Dry Dry, 1:99...99:1, Wet Table , “Sets the balance between the effect and dry sounds,” on page 330 This parameter sets the dynamic modulation of the input level. Input Level D-mod Off...Tempo Input Level Input Level...

  • Page 357

    Effects Mod./P.Shift b: Pitch Shift [1/2tone], b: Src, b: Amt, c: Fine [cent], c: Amt a: Pitch Shift [cent], e: Depth The amount of pitch shift will use the value of the “Pitch Shift” These parameters set the amount of pitch shift and amount of plus the “Fine”...

  • Page 358: Er/delay

    Effects ER/Delay Wet/Dry Dry, 1:99...99:1, Wet ER/Delay Table , “Sets the balance between the effect and dry sounds,” on page 330 Off...Tempo Table , “Selects the modulation source of the effect balance,” on page 330 Early reflection and delay effects –100...+100 Table , “Sets the modulation amount of the effect bal- ance,”...

  • Page 359

    Effects ER/Delay 042: Auto Reverse When “Envelope Select” is set to D-mod, the input signal will be recorded only when the value of the modulation source selected This effect records the input signal and automatically plays it in by the Src parameter is 64 or higher. When “Envelope Select”...

  • Page 360

    Effects ER/Delay 044: Cross Delay 045: Multitap Delay This is a stereo delay, and can by used as a cross-feedback delay The left and right Multitap Delays have two taps respectively. effect in which the delay sounds cross over between the left and Changing the routing of feedback and tap output allows you to right by changing the feedback routing.

  • Page 361

    Effects ER/Delay 046: Modulation Delay e: LFO Sync, e: Src, f: L LFO Phase [degree], f: R LFO Phase [degree] This stereo delay uses an LFO to sweep the delay time. The pitch The LFO can be reset via a modulation source. also varies.

  • Page 362

    Effects ER/Delay a: Polarity, b: Threshold, b: Offset, c: Attack, d: Release L Delay Time [msec] 0.0...680.0msec Sets the delay time for the left channel The “Offset” parameter specifies the value for the “Control Tar- L Feedback –100...+100 get” parameter (that is set to None), expressed as the ratio rela- Sets the feedback amount for the left channel tive to the parameter value (the “Wet/Dry”...

  • Page 363

    Effects ER/Delay 049: L/C/R BPM Delay a: BPM, b: L Delay Base Note, b: Times, c: C Delay Base Note, The L/C/R delay enables you to match the delay time with the c: Times, d: R Delay Base Note, d: Times song tempo.

  • Page 364: Reverb

    Effects Reverb 051: Sequence Delay Reverb This four-tap delay enables you to select a tempo and rhythm pattern to set up each tap. Reverb effects Wet: Mono In - Stereo Out / Dry: Stereo In -Stereo Out Left These effects simulate the ambience of reverberation in concert Wet / Dry halls.

  • Page 365

    Effects Reverb 057: Reverb Bright Room b: Pre Delay [msec], b: Pre Delay Thru [%] The “Pre Delay” sets the delay time to the reverb input, allowing This room-type reverb emphasizes the early reflections that you to control spaciousness. make the sound brighter. See 056: Reverb Room. Using the “Pre Delay Thru”...

  • Page 366: Mono – Mono Chain

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 059: Par4Eq-Wah Mono – Mono Chain (Parametric 4-Band EQ – Wah/Auto Wah) This effect combines a mono-type four-band parametric equal- Effects that combine two mono effects connected in series izer and a wah. You can change the order of the connection. Wet: Mono In - Mono Out / Dry: Stereo In - Stereo Out 058: P4EQ - Exciter Left...

  • Page 367

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 060: P4EQ - Cho/Flng 061: P4EQ - Phaser This effect combines a mono-type four-band parametric equal- This effect combines a mono-type four-band parametric equal- izer and a chorus/flanger. izer and a phaser. Wet: Mono In - Stereo Out / Dry: Stereo In - Stereo Out Wet: Mono In - Stereo Out / Dry: Stereo In - Stereo Out Left Left...

  • Page 368

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 062: P4EQ - Mt. Delay 063: Comp - Wah (Parametric 4-Band EQ – Multitap Delay) (Compressor – Wah/Auto Wah) This effect combines a mono-type four-band parametric equal- This effect combines a mono-type compressor and a wah. You izer and a multitap delay.

  • Page 369

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 064: Comp - Amp Sim 065: Comp - OD/HiGain (Compressor – Amp Simulation) (Compressor – Overdrive/Hi.Gain) This effect combines a mono-type compressor and an amp sim- This effect combines a mono-type compressor and an overdrive/ ulation.

  • Page 370

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 066: Comp - P4EQ 067: Comp - ChoFlng (Compressor – Parametric 4-Band EQ) (Compressor – Chorus/Flanger) This effect combines a mono-type compressor and a four-band This effect combines a mono-type compressor and a chorus/ parametric equalizer. You can change the order of the effect con- flanger.

  • Page 371

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 068: Comp - Phaser 069: Comp - Mt. Delay (Compressor – Phaser) (Compressor – Multitap Delay) This effect combines a mono-type compressor and a phaser. You This effect combines a mono-type compressor and a multitap can change the order of the effect connection.

  • Page 372

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 070: Limiter - P4EQ 071: Limiter - Cho/Flang (Limiter – Parametric 4-Band EQ) (Limiter – Chorus/Flanger) This effect combines a mono-type limiter and a four-band para- This effect combines a mono-type limiter and a chorus/flanger. metric equalizer.

  • Page 373

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 072: Limiter - Phaser [L] Attack 1...100 ☞ Sets the attack time Fx:003 This effect combines a mono-type limiter and a phaser. You can Release 1...100 ☞ change the order of the effect connection. Sets the release time Fx:003 [L] Gain Adjust [dB] –Inf, –38...+24dB...

  • Page 374

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 075: Exciter - Limiter 076: Exciter - Cho/Flng (Exciter – Limiter) (Exciter – Chorus/Flanger) This effect combines a mono-type exciter and a limiter. You can This effect combines a mono-type limiter and a chorus/flanger. change the order of the effect connection. Wet: Mono In - Stereo Out / Dry: Stereo In - Stereo Out Left Wet: Mono In - Mono Out / Dry: Stereo In - Stereo Out...

  • Page 375

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 077: Exciter - Phaser 078: Exciter - Mt. Delay (Exciter – Phaser) (Exciter – Multitap Delay) This effect combines a mono-type limiter and a phaser. This effect combines a mono-type exciter and a multitap delay. Wet: Mono In - Mono Out / Dry: Stereo In - Stereo Out Wet: Mono In - Stereo Out / Dry: Stereo In - Stereo Out Left...

  • Page 376

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 079: OD/HG - Amp Sim 080: OD/HG - Cho/Flng (Overdrive/Hi.Gain – Amp Simulation) (Overdrive/Hi.Gain – Chorus/Flanger) This effect combines a mono-type overdrive/high-gain distor- This effect combines a mono-type overdrive/high-gain distor- tion and an amp simulation. You can change the order of the tion and a chorus/flanger.

  • Page 377

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 081: OD/HG - Phaser 082: OD/HG - Mt. Delay (Overdrive/Hi.Gain – Phaser) (Overdrive/Hi.Gain – Multitap Delay) This effect combines a mono-type overdrive/high-gain distor- This effect combines a mono-type overdrive/high-gain distor- tion and a phaser. You can change the order of the effect connec- tion and a multitap delay.

  • Page 378

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 083: Wah - Amp Sim 084: Decimator - Amp (Wah/Auto Wah – Amp Simulation) (Decimator – Amp Simulation) This effect combines a mono-type wah and an amp simulation. This effect combines a mono-type decimator and an amp simu- You can change the order of the effect connection.

  • Page 379

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 087: Cho/Flng - Mt.Dly Wet/Dry Dry, 1:99...99:1, Wet Table , “Sets the balance between the effect and dry sounds,” on page 330 (Chorus/Flanger – Multitap Delay) Off...Tempo This effect combines a mono-type chorus/flanger and a multitap Table , “Selects the modulation source of the effect balance,”...

  • Page 380

    Effects Mono – Mono Chain 088: Phaser - Cho/Flng 089: Reverb - Gate (Phaser – Chorus/Flanger) (Reverb – Gate) This effect combines a mono-type phaser and a chorus/flanger. This effect combines a mono-type reverb and a gate. Wet: Mono In - Mono Out / Dry: Stereo In - Stereo Out Wet: Mono In - Stereo Out / Dry: Stereo In - Stereo Out Left Left...

  • Page 381

    Wet for “Wet/Dry”, and adjust the balance using the “Vocoder/ Carrier” parameter. the voice can modulate one of the sounds of the Pa1X. A com- mon use of this effect is to produce the sound of various instru- Note: When you assign the Vocoder effect to the D FX processor, the ments by inputting a voice to the Modulator via a microphone.

  • Page 382: Assignable Parameters

    List of Footswitch and EC5 functions Style Change Style number Sound Up Selects the next Sound The following functions can be assigned to a footswitch or Korg Sound Down Selects the previous Sound EC5’s switch pedal. Transpose Down Transpose Up...

  • Page 383: List Of Assignable Pedal And Assignable Sliders Functions

    Assignable parameters List of Assignable Pedal and Assignable Sliders functions Function Meaning List of Assignable Pedal and Assignable Microphone Talkback Turns all Voice Processor effects down, to Sliders functions let you address the audience. See “Voice Processor Setup: Talk” on page 244. Voice Proc.

  • Page 384: List Of Assignable Switches Functions

    Assignable parameters List of Assignable Switches functions Function Meaning List of Assignable Switches functions Rotary Spkr Fast/Slow Drawbar Perc On/Off The following functions can be assigned to the Assignable Drawbar Noise On/Off Switches. Text Page Up These options let you move to the previ- ous or next page, when reading a text Text Page Down file loaded with a Song (see “Text files...

  • Page 385: Continuous Controls

    Assignable parameters List of functions assignable to Voice Processor’s Continuous Controls List of functions assignable to Voice Processor’s Continuous Controls The following Voice Processor functions can be assigned to a continuous pedal or to the Assignable Slider, by using one of the four cor- responding <Cnt>...

  • Page 386: Scales

    Assignable parameters Scales Scales The following is a list of scales (or tunings) you can select in var- ious operating modes. Equal Equal tuning, the standard scale for modern Western music. It is made of 12 identical semi- tones. Pure Major Major chords in the selected key are perfectly tuned.

  • Page 387: Midi Data

    OmniOff Expression Expression Omni On Fx Ctl 1 Mono On Fx Ctl 2 Poly On 14-15 Undef. ctl Gen.pc.1 (*) The following NRPN messages are recognized by the Pa1X: Gen.pc.2 Slider CC#99 CC#98 CC#06 NRPN (MSB) (LSB) (Data Entry) Gen.pc.4 20-31 Undef.

  • Page 388: Program Change Messages Used As Remote Commands

    MIDI Data Program Change messages used as remote commands Program Change messages used as remote commands The following is a table including all Program Change messages, used as remote Style and Sequencer controls. These messages are to be sent on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 238). Function Function Function...

  • Page 389: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Data MIDI Implementation Chart MIDI Implementation Chart KORG Pa1X OS Version 2.5 - May. 15, 2005 Function Transmitted Recognized Remarks Default 1–16 1–16 Memorized Basic Channel Changed 1–16 1–16 Default Mode Messages Altered **************** 0–127 0–127 Note Number: True Voice **************** 0–127...

  • Page 390: Parameters

    Parameters Control panel and operating mode parameters Parameters Control panel and operating mode parameters The following table shows the parameters you can save to memory when selecting one of the “Write” commands from the Style Play, Song Play, Sequencer, Global and Disk mode page menu, as well as when pressing the “Write” button in the SongBook > Book Edit 1 page.

  • Page 391

    Parameters Control panel and operating mode parameters Global Page Parameter Perf STS Sty Perf STS SB SB Note Sty Stp Sng Stp Seq Stp Glb Stp Mid Stp VP Stp VP Tlk VP Pst Dsk Stp √ √ √ Scale √...

  • Page 392

    Parameters Control panel and operating mode parameters Global Page Parameter Perf STS Sty Perf STS SB SB Note Sty Stp Sng Stp Seq Stp Glb Stp Mid Stp VP Stp VP Tlk VP Pst Dsk Stp √ Midi Setup √ Perf/Sound Default √...

  • Page 393

    Parameters Control panel and operating mode parameters Global Page Parameter Perf STS Sty Perf STS SB SB Note Sty Stp Sng Stp Seq Stp Glb Stp Mid Stp VP Stp VP Tlk VP Pst Dsk Stp √ √ Ensemble √ √...

  • Page 394

    Parameters Control panel and operating mode parameters Global Page Parameter Perf STS Sty Perf STS SB SB Note Sty Stp Sng Stp Seq Stp Glb Stp Mid Stp VP Stp VP Tlk VP Pst Dsk Stp √ Midi In Oct Transp √...

  • Page 395

    Parameters Control panel and operating mode parameters Global Page Parameter Perf STS Sty Perf STS SB SB Note Sty Stp Sng Stp Seq Stp Glb Stp Mid Stp VP Stp VP Tlk VP Pst Dsk Stp √ Resonance / Amount √...

  • Page 396: Style, Pad And Song Parameter

    Parameters Style, Pad and Song parameter Style, Pad and Song parameter The following table shows the parameters you can save into the Style when selecting the “Write Style” command from the Style Record mode page menu; into the Pad when selecting the “Write Pad” command from the Pad Record mode page menu; and into the Song when selecting the “Save Song”...

  • Page 397: Recognized Chords

    Recognized chords The following pages show the most important chords recognized by the Pa1X, when the selected Chord Recognition mode is Fingered 2 (see “Chord Recognition Mode” on page 95). Recognized chords may vary with a different Chord Recognition mode.

  • Page 398

    Recognized chords Minor Minor 6th 3-note 2-note 4-note Minor 7th Minor-Major 7th 3-note 4-note 3-note 4-note Diminished Diminished Major 7th 3-note 4-note Minor 7th 5 4-note Augmented Augmented 7th Augmented Major 7th 3-note 4-note 4-note No 3rd, no 5th No 3rd 2-note 1-note = constituent notes of the chord...

  • Page 399: Installing The Hard Disk (pa1x Only)

    Installing the hard disk (Pa1X only) Installing the hard disk (Pa1X only) You can install a 2.5” ATA hard disk drive into your Pa1X, for mounting brackets and the M3x6 screws should have been quick and easy data storage and retrieval. Please contact your supplied with your Pa1X).

  • Page 400: Formatting The Hard Disk

    Installing the hard disk (Pa1X only) Formatting the hard disk When the installation is finished, reconnect the power cable and turn the instrument on. You must format the hard disk before it can be used. Press DISK to access the Disk edit mode.

  • Page 401: Installing The Korg Cdrw-1 Drive

    Korg dealer for more information on how to obtain this option. Warning: Installation of the CD drive is done at the user’s own risk. Korg will assume no responsibility for any damage or injury resulting from improper installation or use.

  • Page 402

    Pa1X 4) Slide the CD drive (A) into the instrument. Push it all the way in, to make sure that the CD drive mounts to the connector inside the Pa1X (two ‘clicks’ should be felt on your fingers when the connector on the CD drive is correctly inserted).

  • Page 403: Installing Additional Ram

    Installing additional RAM Pa1X comes equipped with 16MB of RAM already installed, which can be used for storing samples and Song editing. You can install an additional 16MB of RAM in the form of a single 72-pin SIMM module (for a list of tested SIMMs, see www.korgpa.com). Please contact your Korg dealer for more information.

  • Page 404

    Installing additional RAM Remove the existing module (B), by gently rotating it forward as shown in the diagram. Insert the new SIMM module (C) into the slot that was origi- nally empty, as shown in the diagram. Line up the lower side of the module with the slot base, then rotate the module up, and delicately push until it is firmly seated in place.

  • Page 405: Installing Rom Expansions

    Installing ROM expansions Installing ROM expansions Pa1X can be fitted with up to two dedicated Sound expansion boards. Please, check on www.korgpa.com, or contact your Korg dealer for more information on the available options. Before you begin, turn the instrument off, and disconnect the power cable.

  • Page 406

    Installing ROM expansions Insert the first ROM expansion module (B) – the only one, if it is the only one you purchased – in the slot farther from you, as shown in the diagram. Line up the lower side of the module with the slot base, then rotate the module up, and delicately push until it is firmly seated in place.

  • Page 407: Installing The Video Interface (vif3)

    SECAM-compliant TV, the image will be shown in black and white. Precautions • Installation of the card is done at the user’s own risk. Korg will assume no responsibility for any damage or injury resulting from its improper installation or use.

  • Page 408: Installation On The Pa1x Pro

    Installing the Video Interface (VIF3) Installation on the Pa1X Pro support (g) for the installation on the Pa1X Pro, neverthe- Installation on the Pa1X Pro less we suggest to save them for any future use. Turn the instrument upside down, and remove the seven screws (d), to open the cover (c) and gain access to the option compartment.

  • Page 409: Installation On The Pa1x

    Note how the IC board (f) is joined to the support (g) by means of the two screws (b). Unscrew the two screws (b) to separate them. You will not need the removed support (g) for the installation on the Pa1X, nevertheless we suggest to...

  • Page 410: Connections And Setup

    Installing the Video Interface (VIF3) Connections and setup Connections and setup Connect the instrument’s video output to the video input of the television set. Depending on the type of television set, you can use a cable of the type “RCA-to-RCA” (if the television set is equipped with a Video Composite input), or “RCA-to-SCART”...

  • Page 411: Installing The Mp3 Board (exbp-mp3)

    (Pa1X/Pa1X Pro) and a 5.5mm hexagon wrench or a pair of pliers (Pa1X Pro) (not supplied). Precautions • Installation of the card is done at the user’s own risk. Korg will assume no responsibility for any damage or injury resulting from its improper installa- tion or use.

  • Page 412: Installation

    Installing the MP3 Board (EXBP-MP3) Installation Installation Pa1X Pro Turn the instrument upside down, and remove the seven screws (a), to open the cover (b) and gain access to the option compartment. Note: Block any possible access to the inside of the instrument during installation to prevent any items from falling inside.

  • Page 413

    Installing the MP3 Board (EXBP-MP3) Installation Pa1X Turn the instrument upside down, and remove the eight screws (a), to open the cover (b) and gain access to the option compartment. Note: Block any possible access to the inside of the instru-...

  • Page 414: Recording An Mp3

    During recording, a big • You can record as an MP3 file everything you play with the Pa1X, including your vocals (in other words, you can record your whole per- red ‘R’ will flash in the display.

  • Page 415: Shortcuts

    Shortcuts Shortcuts You can keep the SHIFT button pressed, and press another but- Shift + Functions ton on the control panel to directly jump to an edit page. Here is Ensemble Selects the Ensemble Type parameter in the the list of “shortcuts”. Ensemble page, (Keyboard/Ensemble section) Pad (any) Selects the Pad page (Pad/Assignable Switches...

  • Page 416: Troubleshooting

    MIDI Clock parameter to MIDI A or MIDI B (depending on the port the Pa1X is hooked to the other device through) and make sure that the external device transmits MIDI Clock data.

  • Page 417

    Is the disk formatted? Is the disk inserted correctly? Is the write protect tab of the disk in the protect position? Cannot load data from a floppy Is the disk inserted correctly? disk Does the disk contain data compatible with the Pa1X?

  • Page 418: Technical Specifications

    61 keys, semi-weighted, with velocity and mono aftertouch. Operating System KORG OPOS (Objective Portable Operating System) and RX (Real eXperience) Technology. Multitasking, Load-While-Play feature. SSD (Solid State Disk)-resident. Upgradable from floppy disk. 320 × 240 pixels, Color TouchView™ graphic touch screen...

  • Page 419

    Technical specifications Model Pa1X Pro Pa1X Options EC5 Multiswitch Controller EXP-2 Expression/Volume Pedal XVP-10 Expression/Volume Pedal PS-1 Footswitch DS-1H Damper Pedal SUG-TC1 Pitch Correction/Voice Modeling Software Upgrade (by TC•Helicon) CDRW-1 CD Player/Writer (user installable) EXBP-MP3 MP3 Player/Recorder Board (user installable) VIF3 NTSC/PAL Video Interface (user installable) 1 ×...

  • Page 420: Index

    Index Index Demo Digital Drawbars Acc/Seq Volume Direct FD Aftertouch Curve Direct HD AIFF file format Disk – Akai™ Backup Amp EG Format AMS(Alternate Modulation Source) Write protection Amp EG Display Hold Filter Cutoff Double Sequencer Filter EG Drum tracks Filter LFO Pitch Pitch EG...

  • Page 421

    Index Volume Harmony track (Voice Processor) in SongBook entries MIDI channel Octave Transpose Note Input Source Auto Octave Midi In Offset Offset, LFO Inputs Operating Modes Intro OS (Operating System) Backup Update Outputs – Jukebox Pads Keyboard Mode Lock Pads KMP file format Song tracks KSF file format...

  • Page 422

    Index Play from disk Sounds Recording – Volume Selecting Transpose Standard MIDI File Auto Octave Song Play mode – Midi In SongBook – Trinity Sound Triton Editing Tune Selecting Tune (Sound parameter) Selecting (Auto) Writing Sound mode – Split Point Upper Volume Link Standard MIDI File STS, See Single Touch Setting...

  • Page 424

    Address KORG ITALY Spa Via Cagiata, 85 I-60027 Osimo (An) Italy Web servers www.korgpa.com www.korg.co.jp www.korg.com www.korg.co.uk www.korgcanada.com www.korgfr.net www.korg.de www.korg.it www.letusa.es PART NUMBER: MAN0001093 © KORG Italy 2005. All rights reserved...

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