Getting Started Guide

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    Getting Started Guide...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Listening to the Demo Songs Selecting and Playing Programs and Combinations KARMA basics: Working with the KARMA Realtime Controls in Program and Combi Modes A Selection of Programs and Combinations to Try Working with more KARMA Functions: Assigning New CHORD TRIGGERS GE’s (Generated Effects)

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    & Great feeling synth action! Up to 7 effects at a time plus EQ! KARMA offers the most versatile effects system of any synth on the market. This means that your Sequences 5 Insert Effects with 102 effects and sounds can have many “custom” effects per sound, 2 Master Effects with 89 effects so each instrument sounds right.

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    Each GE contains over 400 parameters, and up to 16 of memory them are available for every Program or Combination, for editing or assignment to the 10 KARMA Realtime Controls. Ø Create and control your music in a Assign and control GE parameters such as harmony,...

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    Feature Benefit EXB-PCM and EXB-MOSS expansion You can configure the KARMA to be the musical tool boards (all user-installable!) that you need it to be. Optional 6-voice DSP synth engine Add the cutting-edge sound of analog and digital (EXB-MOSS Z1 board)

  • Page 6: Loading The Factory Data

    10. Rotate the DIAL to put a check in the highlighted box, and then press [F8] to load all of the factory data at once. Listening to the Demo Songs 1. Press the [SEQ] key ç Press the [F1] key, then Cursor to highlight the song name field (“000: Planet KARMA”, “001: K Logik” etc.) 2.

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    KARMA controls, any changes you make to these knobs can be sequenced! Working with the KARMA function in Programs and Combinations 1. While in either Program of Combi mode, select a sound, and then press the [F5] key to view the K.RTC tab (KARMA Realtime Controls).

  • Page 8: Ge's (generated Effects)

    4. Repeat the previous step, but assign new chords to CHORD TRIGGERS 2-4. 5. Now play each of the CHORD TRIGGER keys to hear your assigned chords. 6. Press the KARMA ON/OFF key to turn the KARMA function ON (lit), and then play each of the CHORD TRIGGERS again.

  • Page 9: Selecting And Assigning New Ge's By Category

    We recommend ALWAYS turning OFF the KARMA function before selecting new GEs. Since a GE can be sending a lot of controller information to a sound, changing GEs while KARMA is running can result in sounds being left in an edited/modulated state, which means the new GE may not sound right.

  • Page 10: Working With A Karma Combination

    KARMA Play mode tabs: 1. Press [F4] (KARMA) to view the KARMA tab. Here, you can view and assign new GE’s to the four KARMA modules (A-D), as well as setting Run and Solo status for each module. GE Select by Category is also available via the [F8] (UTILITY) popup menu.

  • Page 11: Editing Sounds And Karma Functions In A Combination

    KARMA was OFF. 3. Press [F3] (KeyZ). This page is used to set zone ranges for each of the KARMA modules, like when you want a split keyboard with a GE playing a bass line, while your RH can play an different GE-driven synth sound. Note the keyboard graphic;...

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    13. Cursor to and highlight Module “A In” (left side of display), and then rotate the DIAL to un-check the box. This sets KARMA so that the drum notes will not play as you strike the keys. Try playing in the lower range of the keyboard now, as the KARMA module runs.

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    Tracks 1,3 and 4 to be record-enabled, and the current recording track to be Track 5. Note that Track 5 doesn’t need to be record-enabled since no data is being output to MIDI channel 1, but it is the correct track to send MIDI into the KARMA GE’s. Got it? KARMA Getting Started Guide...

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