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Korg MICRO S Quick Start Manual: Using The Arpeggiator

Synthesizer/vocoder.
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Playing a program
Selecting a program
The microKORG S contain 256 programs.
1.
Press of the BANK SIDE key
to switch the program
side to "A", "b", "C" or "d".
The selected program side is indicated in the display. (As the
factory default, the initialized program in side d is selected.)
2.
Turn the BANK SELECT dial
bank.
The factory sett ing in banks, "TRANCE" to "S.E./HIT" con-
tain synth programs, and the "VOCODER" bank contains
vocoder programs.
3.
Press a PROGRAM NUMBER key between 1 and 8
to select the program number (LED lights up).
The SYNTH/VOCODER LED
on the selected type lights
up.
Note:
The program will change at the moment you switch
either the Side, Bank, or Number.
4.
Play the keyboard
to hear the sound.
Modifying the sound while playing
Octave, pitch and modulation
1.
Press the OCTAVE SHIFT UP or DOWN key
change the pitch range of the keyboard.
2.
Bend the pitch with the PITCH wheel
3.
Add modulation and control the depth using the MOD
wheel
.
Performance Edit
Turn EDIT CONTROLS knobs 1 through 5
sound.
Note:
To enable the Performance Edit function, press the
SHIFT key
or the PROGRAM NUMBER key
lit.
1.
Use knob 1 to adjust the cutoff frequency of the filter,
which varies the brightness of the sound.
2.
Use knob 2 to adjust the resonance and to add emphasis
at the fi lter cutoff frequency.
3.
Use knob 3 to adjust the att ack time of the fi lter EG and
amp EG.
4.
Use knob 4 to adjust the release time (time until the
sound disappears) of the fi lter EG and amp EG.
5.
Use knob 5 to adjust the tempo of the arpeggiator, LFO
and DELAY (when "TEMPO SYNC" is set to "ON").

Using the arpeggiator

to select the program
The arpeggiator function automatically plays all the notes
of a held chord as individual events in a repeating rhythmic
patt ern.
When you play the chord shown above on the keyboard,
the notes will be sounded as shown at the right. (TYPE: UP)
1.
Press the ARPEGGIATOR ON/OFF key
up. Red: the latch is on / Orange: the latch is off ).
2.
Hold down a chord on the keyboard, and the arpeggiator
will run.
to
.
to modify the
that is
Modifying the arpeggio
3.
Turn the EDIT SELECT 2 dial
ARPEG.B position.
4.
Turn EDIT CONTROLS knobs 1 through 5
the arpeggiator parameters, changing the way that the
arpeggiator is sounded.
For example, if you selected "ARPEG.A" in step 3, turning
knob 1 will change the tempo of the arpeggio, and turning
knob 3 will change the duration of the arpeggiated notes.
Turning knob 4 will switch the arpeggio pattern, chang-
ing the order in which the notes are played. If "ARPEG.B"
was selected, turning knob 1 sets the latch, which specifi es
whether the arpeggio will continue playing when you take
your hand off the keyboard.
Tip:
To switch on or off the latch, hold down the ARPEG-
GIATOR ON/OFF key
5.
P r e s s t h e P R O G R A M
NUMBER keys 1 through 8
to turn on or off each of
the maximum eight steps.
(LED lights
Pressing a key and turning
off the LED changes the note
corresponding to the step to a
rest, creating a diff erent perfor-
to the ARPEG.A or
to adjust
.
TYPE: UP
LAST STEP: 8

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