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Korg MICRO S Quick Start Manual: Editing The Sound; Saving A Program

Synthesizer/vocoder.
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mance (see the diagram).
6.
When you press the ARPEGGIATOR ON/OFF key
key LED goes dark), the arpeggio will stop playing.
Playing the vocoder
In the most popular use of a vocoder, you can speak or sing
into a mic and play chords on the keyboard, to create the
impression that an instrument is speaking or singing. Al-
ternatively, you can create a variety of interesting eff ects by
inputt ing audio signals other than a human voice (such as
rhythm sounds).
Note:
Connect the included mic (refer to "Connecting the
included mic", previously described).
1.
Select a vocoder program.
Turn the BANK SELECT dial
to select "VOCODER".
Note:
Check that the VOCODER side of the SYNTH/VO-
CODER LED
is lit.
2.
Vocalize into the mic, and turn the VOLUME 1 knob
toward MAX without allowing the AUDIO IN 1 LED to
light red.
3.
While vocalizing into the mic, play the keyboard.
To hear diff erent vocoder eff ects, try vocalizing in diff erent
ways and changing the chord that you play.
Note:
If you cannot hear the eff ect, try adjusting the AMP
"LEVEL" (knob 1) or MIXER "OSC 1 LEVEL" (knob 1) (→re-
fer to pages 34 and 37 of the microKORG S Owner's Manu-
al).
4.
While vocalizing into the mic and using the keyboard to
play vocoder sounds, you can "freeze" the current tone
of the vocoder by pressing the FORMANT HOLD key
.
This allows you to continue to play the current vocoder
sound, even when you are not vocalizing. This tone will be
remembered when you Write the vocoder program to mem-
ory.
Several of the VOCODER bank programs will sound even if
you simply play the keyboard. These programs were writt en
with FORMANT HOLD turned on.
5.
Use the Performance Edit function to modify the sound.
As with the synth programs, the vocoder programs can also
(the
be used to modify the sound.
For details, refer to the microKORG S Owner's Manual (PDF).

Editing the sound

Tweaking the program parameters and adding various ef-
fects allow you to create a broad range of exciting sounds.
By changing the character of the sound or editing the level
of each band, the vocoder programs allow you to create
unique and original sounds.
For details on editing, refer to the microKORG S Owner's
Manual (PDF).
1.
Turn the EDIT SELECT 1 or EDIT SELECT 2 dial
select the section that includes the parameter you want to
edit.
2.
Turn EDIT CONTROLS knobs 1 through 5
assigned parameters.
The functions for each knob appear in the list
parameters for synth programs on the left side and the pa-
rameters for vocoder programs on the right.
Tip:
If you want to make precise adjustments to a value,
hold down the SHIFT key
UP or DOWN key
.
3.
Save the program.
If you select a different program or the microKORG S is
turned off before your edited program has been saved, all
changes that you made will be lost.
Saving a program
Changes you make to a program can be saved and recalled.
1.
Press the WRITE key
The currently selected program number will blink in the
display.
2.
Select the program number where you want to save the
current program sett ings.
to
to edit the
with the
and press the OCTAVE SHIFT
.
Use the PROGRAM SELECT BANK SIDE key
BANK SELECT dial
, and the PROGRAM NUMBER
keys
to select the program number where you want to
save the current program sett ings. The display will indicate
the save-destination number.
If you decide to cancel without saving, press the lit SHIFT
key
.
Note:
Since an initialized program is in side d as the facto-
ry default, we recommend selecting side d as the location for
saving your edited programs.
3.
Press the WRITE key
once again to save the data (ex-
ecute the Write operation).
The display will indicate "
" and the data will be writ-
ten. Then the microKORG S will return to the normal oper-
ating state.
Favorites function
Up to eight of your favorite programs can be assigned to the
PROGRAM NUMBER keys
and each can be recalled
instantly during a live performance.
Assigning a favorite program
1.
Select the program number to be assigned the favorite
program.
Use the PROGRAM SELECT BANK SIDE key
BANK SELECT dial
as well as the PROGRAM NUM-
BER keys
to select the program number where you want
to assign the favorite program. The selected program num-
ber is indicated in the display.
2.
Hold down the PROGRAM NUMBER key
The program is assigned to the PROGRAM NUMBER key
.
Note:
The favorite program assigned to the program num-
ber is saved, even when the microKORG S is turned off .
Selecting a favorite program
1.
Hold down the BANK SIDE key
mode.
, the
and
.
to enter Favorites

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