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    Be careful not to let metal objects get into the equipment. If something does slip into the equipment, unplug the AC/ DC power supply from the wall outlet. Then contact your nearest Korg dealer or the store where the equipment was purchased. THE FCC REGULATION WARNING (for U.S.A.)

  • Page 3: Hard Disk

    If you are unsure about your rights to a work, please consult a copyright attorney. KORG TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INFRINGEMENT COMMITTED THROUGH USE OF KORG PRODUCTS.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    2. Formatting the hard disk ...75 3. Erasing a CD-RW disc ...76 4. Drive capacity...76 USB ... 77 1. Saving data to your computer...77 MIDI... 79 1. MIDI connections ...79 2. MIDI messages used by the D1200...79 3. Using MIDI ...79...

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    Upgrading the system ...81 1. Downloading the system file ... 81 2. Upgrading the system... 81 Reference ... 83 (COUNTER) ...84 Counter: Counter display... 84 MODELING...84 Category: Select an effect category ... 84 Modeling 1... 84 Modeling 2... 85 INSERT EFFECT ...85 InsAss: Specify the insert location and type of the insert effects...

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    1. Cautions for handling... 149 2. Installing the CDRW-1... 149 3. Inserting a disc... 150 4. Removing a disc ... 150 5. Using the CDRW-1... 151 D1200 specifications... 152 Effect Program List... 154 Rhythm Pattern List (215patterns)... 156 Index ... 157 Block diagram... 159...

  • Page 7: Introduction

    Thank you for purchasing the Korg D1200 Digital Recording Studio. To take full advantage of the D1200’s functions and enjoy trouble-free use, please read this manual carefully and use the product as directed. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.

  • Page 8: Conventions In This Manual

    The display contrast is also adjustable. Auto Save function automatically preserves your data at power-off The D1200 features an Auto Save function that automat- ically saves your recorded or edited songs and phrases to the hard disk whenever you switch songs or turn off the power.

  • Page 9: Parts And Their Function

    Parts and their function Top panel 1 [INPUT 1], [INPUT 2] jacks Use these jacks to input mic/line signals (such as from a keyboard). You can use either XLR jacks or TRS phone jacks, and both sets of jacks are balanced. Unbalanced phone plugs can also be connected.

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    7 [TRACK STATUS] keys These keys are used to switch each track between play/ record or mute states. The status of the track will alter- nate each time you press the key. PLAY (LED lit green): The track can be played. REC (LED lit red): The track can be recorded.

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    This indicator will light when the hard disk is being accessed during recording, playback, or editing, or if an installed CD-R/RW drive is operating. Never subject the D1200 to vibration or shock while this HDD/CD access indicator is lit. 21 Display...

  • Page 12: Front Panel

    This key is also used to edit the marks you have regis- tered, for example by renaming or deleting them. ( p.33, 119) When you create an audio CD using the Disc At Once method, these markers are used to separate the tracks. ( p.66) 38 [SCENE] key Use this key to register settings such as [CHANNEL]...

  • Page 13: Rear Panel

    D1200. ( p.79) 6 [MIDI IN] connector This connector receives MIDI data. Use it when you want to control the D1200 from a connected external MIDI device. ( p.79) 7 [MONITOR OUT L/R] jacks Connect your external monitor system to these jacks.

  • Page 14: Objects In The Display And Their Function

    On the other hand, references en- closed in square brackets such as [...] key, [...] knob, [...] dial, or [...] fader refer to controls or items on the front panel or rear panel of the D1200. a: Current c: Popup...

  • Page 15: Basic Operation

    Basic operation 1. Selecting a mode The various function of the D1200 are organized under dif- ferent modes. To access a specific feature, select the mode that contains the desired function by pressing its key. For details on the functions within each mode, refer to “Ref- erence”...

  • Page 16: Preparations

    If you are recording from a mic, place the mic sufficient- ly far from the D1200 so that it does not pick up noise. Connections for digital recording • Digital output jack of a DAT or MD with an optical...

  • Page 17: Turning The Power On/off

    Turn off the power when you are finished all operations [MIDI IN] such as song playback and recording. Use the following pro- cedure to turn off the power of the D1200 and of each con- nected device. Never disconnect the AC/DC power supply until the power has been turned completely off.

  • Page 18: Display

    3 Turn off the power of devices such as a monitor system or MD recorder to which the audio from the D1200 is being sent. 4 Press and hold the D1200’s [POWER] key until the power-off confirmation dialog box appears.

  • Page 19: Quick Start Tutorial

    Quick Start Tutorial This Quick Start Tutorial is designed to familiarize you with many of the features of the D1200, as well as with the many recording procedures that can be performed using the D1200. While the Operation and Reference sections of this manual will explain every feature and control in great de- tail, this step-by-step tutorial will allow you to “learn by doing”...

  • Page 20: Creating A New Song

    3. Creating a new song In order to begin recording, you must first create a new blank song. 1 Press the [SONG] key to access the “SelSong” tab page. 2 Use the [CURSOR] keys to select the “New” button, and press the [ENTER] key.

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    Select the “ ” button and press the [ENTER] key to open the dialog box. Select the “PreFaderLev” radio button, press the [ENTER] key, and then press the [YES/OK] key. 3 As you play your guitar, watch the Ch1 and Ch2 meters and adjust the INPUT 1 [TRIM] knob.

  • Page 22: Setting Up A Rhythm

    5. Setting up a rhythm Here’s how to make rhythm settings so that you can listen to a rhythm pattern while you record. 1 Press the [RHYTHM] key. In the [RHYTHM] “Setup” tab page, turn the “Rhythm” button “On” (highlighted). The [RHYTHM] key will light.

  • Page 23: Play Back

    3 When you are ready to perform, press the [PLAY] key. The [REC] and [PLAY] LEDs will light. When recording starts, begin performing. You will hear the rhythm pattern you selected. Go ahead and play along. 4 When you have finished playing, press the [STOP] key. Recording will stop, and the [REC] and [PLAY] LEDs will go dark.

  • Page 24: Step 2: Overdubbing

    Step 2: Overdubbing 1. Assigning inputs to the mixer In this section, you’ll connect your keyboard to the [INPUT 3] and [IN- PUT 4] jacks, assign the signals to mixer channels 9 and 10, and record the signal on tracks 9 and 10. 1 Set the INPUT 3 and INPUT 4 [TRIM] knobs to the minimum posi- tion (+4 dB), lower the [MASTER] fader, and connect your keyboard to the [INPUT 3] and [INPUT 4] jacks.

  • Page 25: Applying An Insert Effect To The Keyboard

    2. Applying an insert effect to the keyboard. 1 Access the [INSERT EFFECT] “InsAss” tab page. 2 Select the “Assign:” “ ”button and press the [ENTER] key to open the dialog box. Select “Input(In)” and press the [YES/OK] key. 3 Select the “SelectEffType:” “ ”button and press the [ENTER] key. Select the “2in2outx2”...

  • Page 26: Overdubbing Additional Parts

    4 In the [BOUNCE] “RecMode” tab page, make sure that “Select Rec Mode” is set to “Input.” 5 For this example, we will start recording from the beginning of the song (“001.01.000” or “000:00.000”). If you are not at the begining, hold down the [STOP] key and tap the [REW] key to return to the begining of the song.

  • Page 27: Step 3. Mixing

    In order to play track “3a” which you recorded first, press the [TRACK] key, access the “Vtr1–6” tab page, select “3b,” and turn the [VALUE] dial to change it to “3a.” Compare the two takes you recorded in virtual tracks “a” and “b.” When you have decided which take is the best, leave that virtual track selected.

  • Page 28: Adding Eq (equalization) To Each Track

    5 Specify the channel where you want to insert the effect. Select the “InsertTo:” button, and press the [ENTER] key to open the dialog box. For each effect, turn the [VALUE] dial at “SelectCh” to select the input (output) channel. For this example, set effect 1 to channel“3.” When you have made the setting, press the [YES/OK] key.

  • Page 29: Applying Master Effects To All Tracks

    3. Applying master effects to several tracks Here we will select several tracks, and apply master effects to them. The D1200 contains two master effects. By combining two different ef- fects you can simulate complex spatial environments that could not be produced by a single effect alone.

  • Page 30: Step 4. Mastering

    Step 4. Mastering In this step, we create a final two-track mix and write it to CD-R to create an original CD. You will need the separately sold CDRW-1 in order to create a 1. Applying the final effect Here we will adjust the pan and volume for each track, and apply a final effect to the entire song.

  • Page 31: Writing To Cd

    “Current.” In order to create an audio CD, the D1200’s internal hard disk must have as much free space as is occupied by the song (the two-channel total) you are creating. For example in order to create an audio CD of a five-minute song, you...

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    CDRW-1 tray will open. Press the [YES/OK] key. 7 Play back the disc on an audio CD player to verify that it plays cor- rectly. You and your Korg D1200 have now created an original CD of your own performance! While the disc is being writ- ten, you can select the “Abort”...

  • Page 33: Operation

    1-2. Editing the name of a song Songs on the D1200 are designated by name. Song names can be up to 16 characters in length. The D1200 contains 100 lo- cations for songs, numbered 001–100. Songs are assigned to these numbered locations in the order they are created. Both the song names and the order number can be freely edited.

  • Page 34: Using The Counter Display

    To select a song in a non-adjacent location 1 Press the [SONG] key to access the “SelSong” tab page. 2 Move the cursor to “SongNumber,” and turn the [VALUE] dial to select a song number. To select a song from the song list 1 Press the [SONG] key to access the “SelSong”...

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    Using the Locate keys You can register a specific location in one of the Locate keys, and then jump instantly to that location. You can register four locate points in each song using the [IN/LOC1], [OUT/LOC2], [TO/LOC3], and [END/LOC4] keys. In addition to recalling the registered locate points, these keys are also used to specify the auto-punch re- cording times (IN/OUT) and the region for track edit-...

  • Page 36: Editing A Song

    Naming a mark • Select the “Rename” button and press the [ENTER] key to open the “RenameMark” dialog box. For details on the renaming procedure, refer to “1-2. Edit- ing the name of a song” ( p.31) • When you have finished inputting the name, press the [YES/OK] key.

  • Page 37: Mixer

    “Exec.” button and press the [ENTER] key. 1. Inputting audio to the mixer The D1200 has four channels of analog input and one (two- channel) digital input. Audio from devices connected to these input jacks can be assigned to the mixer channels, mon- itored and recorded.

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    In order to detect the pitch accurately, the effects will automatically be turned off while this page is displayed. 1-2. Digital input The D1200 lets you input and record a digital signal using the S/P DIF input. The S/P DIF input contains a sampling rate converter. If the connected input source has a sampling rate of 48 kHz or 32 kHz, it will automatically be converted to 44.1 kHz.

  • Page 39: Adjusting The Mixer

    2. Adjusting the mixer In the mixer section you can create the overall “mix” by ad- justing the volume, tone, and panning of the inputs that are assigned to each mixer channel, or to the recorded sounds that are being played back. For details on adjusting the effects, refer to “Effects”...

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    “On.” Press the [YES/OK] key to apply the set- ting. 2-5. Monitor settings In order to monitor the sound of the D1200, you must con- nect monitor speakers to the [MONITOR OUT L/R] jacks, or connect headphones to the [PHONES] jack for monitoring.

  • Page 41: Registering And Recalling A Scene

    2-7. Solo settings If a “Solo” button is “On,” only that signal will be sent to the monitor bus. Use this when you want to hear just one of sev- eral audio sources, or to check the send signal. The solo sig- nal will be output from the [MONITOR OUT L/R] jacks and the [PHONES] jack.

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    3-3. Recalling a scene At any time, you can manually recall the mixer settings reg- istered in a scene, regardless of the time at which the scene was registered. To recall the mixer settings registered in a scene 1 Access the [SCENE] “ReadDel” tab page, and turn “Sce- neRead”...

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    If you want the D1200 to transmit MIDI messages, set the [SYSTEM/USB] “MIDI” tab page “ProgChange” parameter “Trans” to “On.” If you want the D1200 to receive MIDI messages, set the [SYSTEM/USB] “MIDI” tab page “ProgChange” parameter “Recv” to “On.”...

  • Page 44: Effects

    Effects Overview of the effects On the D1200 you can use up to eight insert effects that can be applied to individul analog inputs or mixer channels, two master effects that can be applied in varying amounts to the send from each channel, and a final effect that can be applied to the master LR as the last stage.

  • Page 45: Using The Master Effects

    For details on using master effects, refer to the Quick Start Tutorial. ( p.27) 3. Using the final effect The D1200 provides one stereo-in/out final effect. It is ap- plied to the master LR signal. The final effect is used mainly for dynamic processing (such as compression) to regulate the overall level.

  • Page 46: Controlling An Effect From An External Device

    6 Edit the settings of each effect. • Select the “(EffectIcon)” button of the effect you want to edit, and press the [ENTER] key. • Select a parameter, and use the [VALUE] dial to edit the value. For details on each parameter, refer to the “Effect Parameter List”...

  • Page 47: Using An External Effect

    [INPUT 3] and [INPUT 4] jacks to return it to the master LR bus 1 Connect the D1200’s [AUX OUT] jack to the INPUT jack of the external effect, and connect the OUTPUT jacks of the external effect to the D1200’s [INPUT 3] jack and [INPUT 4] jack.

  • Page 48: Applying A Modeling Effect To Your Bass

    (clipping). 2. Applying a modeling effect to your bass The D1200 provides various modeling effects for use with a bass, including dynamics-type effects as well as modulation and ambience-type effects such as chorus and delay. These effects can also be applied to clean (undistorted) guitar sounds.

  • Page 49: Operation In Modeling Mode

    If you want to edit the effect in greater detail and save it 1 Edit the effect in Modeling mode ( p.45). 2 Access the [INSERT] “InsEff1” tab page. The [MODELING] key will go dark. The display will show the insert effect program that you had been editing as a modeling effect.

  • Page 50: Rhythm

    Rhythm The D1200 contains numerous rhythm patterns in a variety of time signatures ( p.156: “Rhythm Pattern List”). When you have a sudden idea for a song, you can record a performance immediately by using these rhythm patterns as a guide track.

  • Page 51: Setting The Tempo Of A Song

    4. Setting the tempo of a song By selecting one of the three options for “TempoSource”you can either play an entire song at the same tempo, change the tempo during the song, or synchronize it with an external MIDI device. •...

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    Move to the beginning of the song, and press the [PLAY] key to play back the song. The rhythm pattern and tempo will change according to the tempo maps that you created. You can also check the tempo maps in the [SONG] “SelSong”...

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    Here’s how MIDI Clock data from an external MIDI sequencer can be recorded as tempo data on the tempo track. You can use this when you want to synchronize a D1200 song with song data created on a MIDI sequencer in which the tempo changes continuously.

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    “Receiving- MIDIClock.” 6 When the MIDI sequencer has finished playing, stop the MIDI sequencer. When recording is completed on the D1200, the display will indicate “Complete.” Press the [YES/OK] key. 7 Select the Tempo Track as the tempo source.

  • Page 55: The Recorder

    Listen to the playback to verify that your performance was recorded correctly. 1-2. Switching the virtual track for recording The D1200 has twelve tracks, and each of these provides eight virtual tracks, labeled a-h. For example when you record a solo part, you can record two or more “takes,”...

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    PS-1 foot switch (sold separately). This lets you punch-in/out while you perform, or when the D1200 is located at a distance. 1 Connect a foot switch to the [FOOT SWITCH] jack. 2 Access the [SYSTEM/USB] “Control” tab page.

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    “On.” This turns on the auto punch-in/out recording. The [AUTO PUNCH] key will light. 2 Set the [IN/LOC1] point (punch-in) to specify the loca- tion where you want to begin recording, and set the [OUT/LOC2] point (punch-out) to specify the location where you want to stop recording.

  • Page 58: Playback

    • Repeat this procedure to find the best take. If you are satisfied with the selected take, press the [YES/OK] key to return to the previous screen. If you want to select the most recent recording, select the “Redo” button and press the [ENTER] key to return to the “Level00”...

  • Page 59: Track Editing

    3. Track editing You can use track editing commands to copy a track, insert blank space, erase a track, delete a track, reverse a track, op- timize a track, exchange tracks, expand/compress a track, copy an entire track, exchange two entire tracks, create a fade-in/fade-out, or normalize the level.

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    Use “DestTrack” to select track “2.” B Specify the number of times that the data will be copied. Set “Times” to “1.” If you selected two or more tracks for “SourceTrack,” you must specify the same number of tracks for “Dest- Track.”...

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    When the operation has been completed, the display will indicate “Completed.” Press the [YES/OK] key. 5 Check the results of the operation. Press the [IN/LOC1] key, and play back from the IN location to verify that the operation did what you expected.

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    Erasing silent audio events Here’s how to erase silent audio events from the IN– OUT region of track 1, turning them into blank space. 1 Register the IN and OUT locations. Set the IN point slightly ahead of the silent events you want to erase, and set the OUT point to a location slightly after these events.

  • Page 63

    Expand/compress a track: “Exp/CompTrack” This command expands or compresses the specified region (IN–OUT) of recorded track data to fit the specified region (TO–END) of the specified track. • The expanded or compressed data can be created in a different track, while preserving the original data. •...

  • Page 64

    3 Select the copy-source track number. Set “SourceTrack” to track “1.” 4 Select the copy-destination track number. Set “DestTrack” to track “1.” If you selected two or more tracks for “SourceTrack,” you must specify the same number of tracks for “Dest- Track.”...

  • Page 65

    Select the “Mode” button and press the [ENTER] key to open the dialog box. For this example, select curve “A” and press the [YES/ OK] key to return to the [TRACK] “EditTrk” tab page. 5 Select the “Exec.” button and press the [ENTER] key. When the display asks “AreYouSure?,”...

  • Page 66: Mastering

    EQ, fader, and effects for each recorded audio track to combine the tracks into a two-track stereo mix, and record the mix on the D1200, or onto an external two-channel re- corder (e.g., DAT recorder, MD recorder, cassette tape re- corder) as a finished song.

  • Page 67: Creating An Original Cd

    2-1. Creating an audio CD Using the optional CDRW-1 (sold separately) installed in the D1200, you can create an audio CD of a song that you record- ed on the D1200. For details on installing the CDRW-1, refer to p.149.

  • Page 68

    Make sure that “CD-R/RW Information” indicates “BlankDisc” or “CD track number.” 8 Execute writing. • Select the “WriteToCD” button and press the [ENTER] key. • Select the writing speed. For this example, select “8X” to select 8X speed writing. In order to use “8X” writing, the disc must both support 8X writing.

  • Page 69: Recording To A Master Tape

    Connect your MD or DAT etc. to the [S/P DIF OUT] jack or the [MASTER OUT] jacks. 3 Record on the external device. • Play back the D1200 song, and adjust the level on your external recorder. • Start recording on your external recorder, and play back the D1200 song.

  • Page 70: Data

    The data saving operations explained in this section are used when you have created important data on the D1200 that you want to save on a CD-R/RW or your computer, or when you want to delete data from the hard disk to obtain more free space.

  • Page 71

    • When the backup is complete, the display will indi- cate “Completed.” Press the [YES/OK] key. After data is backed up to CD-R/RW, the automatic compare function will compare the disc to ensure that a faulty backup CD is not created. If you press the “Cancel”...

  • Page 72: Backing Up And Restoring Effect User Data

    Select the song, and press the [YES/OK] key. When restoring from the USB drive Select the song to be restored from the file list. It is not possible to restore all songs at once. Select the song, and press the [YES/OK] key. 5 If you are restoring a single song, select the restore-des- tination song.

  • Page 73: Reading And Writing Wav Files

    You can use Undo to return to the prior state. Exporting (writing) a WAV file: Audio track data copied to the D1200’s clipboard can be exported (written) as a WAV- format to a CD-R/RW disc or the USB drive. 3-1. Importing (reading) a WAV file You can import WAV files of the following formats.

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    Importing a WAV file into the beginning of a track Here’s how to import a monaural WAV file named “D1200_MN.WAV from a CD, and paste it into the beginning of track 1. 1 Insert the CD-R/RW disc containing the WAV file into the CD-R/RW drive.

  • Page 75

    When exporting to a CD-R/RW disc, you can export ad- ditional files to the same disc at a later time. Exported WAV file data can be read by the D1200 or by a computer even if the disc has not been finalized.

  • Page 76: Drive And Data Compatibility Between Models Of The Digital Recording Studio Series

    D16 or D1600 data. However in the case of song data or effect user data, the drive list will indicate “D12[B].” In order to use D1200 data on the D16, you must update the D16 system to version 2 or later.

  • Page 77: Drive

    Drive The hard disk of the D1200 is divided into a “song drive” that is used for recording and playing songs, and a “USB drive” that is used to exchange data with a computer. Of the total capacity of the hard disk, the size of the USB drive is fixed at 2 GB, and the remainder is the capacity of the song drive.

  • Page 78: Erasing A Cd-rw Disc

    CD-RW discs can also be erased in the [CD] “CDR/RW” tab page. 4. Drive capacity This section explains how you can make the best use of the D1200’s song drive capacity. For explanatory purposes, we will assume that you have recorded a song with the follow- ing structure. Intro...

  • Page 79: Usb

    The hard disk may be formatted only by the D1200 itself. In order to use the D1200 with Windows 98, you must install a device driver. For details on obtaining and installing the device driver, refer to the Korg website (

  • Page 80

    “USB drive.” Macintosh users (Mac OS9.0.4 or later) 1 Use a USB cable to connect the D1200 to your computer. Connect the USB cable from your computer to the D1200’s [USB] connector. Make sure that the connector is oriented correctly, and press it all the way in.

  • Page 81: Midi

    Here’s how you can make two D1200 units play back in synchronization. One D1200 will be the master, and the other will be the slave. 1 Set the master D1200 so that it will transmit MMC and MTC. In the [SYSTEM/USB] “Sync” tab page, set “Select MIDI SyncMode”...

  • Page 82

    For this example, set “MMC DevID” to “10.” 2 Set the slave D1200 so that it will receive MMC and MTC. In the [SYSTEM/USB] “Sync” tab page, set “Select MIDI SyncMode” to “MTC Slave.” In the [SYSTEM/USB] “MMC” tab page, set “Select MMC Mode” to “Receive.”...

  • Page 83: Upgrading The System

    Insert the media containing the system file into the CDRW-1. Upgrading via USB Use a USB cable to connect the D1200 to your computer, and copy the system file to the root folder (the same location as the KORG folder) of the USB drive.

  • Page 85: Reference

    This section contains a detailed explanation of each screen that appears in the display when you press a key. (COUNTER)...84 Counter: Counter display... 84 MODELING...84 Category: Select an effect category ... 84 Modeling 1... 84 Modeling 2... 85 INSERT EFFECT ...85 InsAss: Specify the insert location and type of the insert effects...

  • Page 86: (counter)

    (COUNTER) Counter: Counter display The counter in the upper right of each page indicates the cur- rent location in the song. 1. Select TimeDisp Type ... Select the “ ” button to open the “Select TimeDisp Type” dialog box. Select the type of counter to be shown in the display, and press the [YES/OK] key.

  • Page 87: Modeling 2

    You can apply insert effects to analog input sources as you record them, or to the playback of a tracks. On the D1200 you can use up to eight insert effects simulta- neously. Insert effects cannot be used if “DigiIn” has been turned “On”...

  • Page 88: Inseff1: Select And Edit Insert Effect 1

    3. InsertTo... Selects the location at which the insert effect will be inserted. Press the “ ” button to open the dialog box, and make settings. Press the [YES/OK] key to execute the settings. If you press the [NO/CANCEL] key, the settings will be cancelled.

  • Page 89: Inseff2: Select And Edit Insert Effect 2

    6. Store... Stores the edited effect program in one of the user areas “U001”–“U128.” The D1200 provides 128 user areas in which you can store insert effects. In the “StoreEffect” dialog box, specify the “user area number,” and use the “Exec.” button or the [YES/OK] key to store the program.

  • Page 90: Inseff4: Select And Edit Insert Effect 4

    InsEff4: Select and edit insert effect 4 Here you can make selections and settings for insert effect 4. This will be displayed only if you set “SelectEffType” to “1in1outx4” or “1in1outx8” in the “InsAss” tab page ( p.85). Refer to “InsEff1: Select and edit insert effect 1” ( p.86). InsEff5–8: Select and edit insert effects 5–8 Here you can make selections and settings for insert effects...

  • Page 91: Eq9-12: Adjust The Eq For Mixer Channels 9-12

    By adjusting the send levels of each channel, you can send its signal to one or both master effects and use them to add overall depth and balance. The D1200 has two master effects, and both can be used simultaneously.

  • Page 92: Msteff2: Select And Edit Master Effect 2

    6. Bypass ... ( p.87: Insert effect “Bypass”) 7. Rename ... Edits the name of the effect program. Select the effect program whose name you want to edit, press the “Rename” button to open the dialog box, and edit the name. You can input a name of up to sixteen characters.

  • Page 93: Final Effect

    FINAL EFFECT The final effect is applied to the master LR bus to improve the overall balance of the song. The D1200 lets you use one stereo final effect. FinalEff: Select and edit the final effect The final effect is applied to the entire sound of the master output, and is used mainly to improve the overall balance of the completed song.

  • Page 94: Bounce

    BOUNCE RecMode: Select the recording mode 1. Select RecMode... [Input, Bounce] Selects the recording mode. Input: Normal recording. The input (analog, digital, internal rhythm pattern, CD-R/RW drive) will be recorded. The channel faders will adjust the recording level of each track. Bounce: Bounce-recording.

  • Page 95: Prepare: Prepare To Create An Audio Cd

    If you install the separately sold CDRW-1 option in the D1200, you will be able to create audio CDs. ( p.65) The audio data from the first to the last of the two specified tracks of the currently selected song will be written to a CD- R/RW.

  • Page 96

    RW: The disc is a CD-RW DA: The disc is an audio CD This corresponds to the following cases. • A finalized CD-R created on the D1200 or other device • A finalized CD-RW created on the D1200 or other device •...

  • Page 97: Tuner

    TUNER Here you can use the built-in tuner to tune an instrument connected to the [INPUT 1/GUITAR IN] jack. You cannot select this page while recording or playing. Nor can you record while in this page. So that the pitch can be detected accurately, effects will automatically be turned off while this page is displayed.

  • Page 98: Tmpmap: Tempo Map Editing

    the current time location as specified by the tempo maps you created in the “TmpMap” tab page. 4. SelRhythm ... [(Rhythm Pattern List)] Specifies the rhythm pattern if “TempoSource” is set to “Manual.” If “TempoSource” is set to “TempoMap” or “Tem- poTrack,”...

  • Page 99: Tmptrk: Create A Tempo Track

    Record tap tempo If you do not know the tempo of the audio that is recorded on the D1200, you can record tap tempo data so that you will be able to manage and edit the audio data in units of measures.

  • Page 100: Input/output/solo

    ( p.67) Sub input can be used when you want to synchronize an external sequencer with a completed song on the D1200, and mix the instrumental sounds played by the sequencer with the playback tracks of the D1200.

  • Page 101: Ineq1-4: Adjust The Eq For Inputs 1-4

    InEq1–4: Adjust the EQ for inputs 1– Here you can apply EQ (equalization) to the analog inputs from the [INPUT 1/GUITAR IN]–[INPUT 4] jacks. Use this when you want to record the sound with EQ applied. The EQ is a three-band type, with shelving-type high and low bands, and a peaking-type mid band with adjustable center frequency.

  • Page 102: Monitor: Parameters And Settings

    Monitor: Parameters and settings Here you can select the audio signals that will be output from the monitor output ([MONITOR OUT L/R] jacks) and headphone output ([PHONES] jack). 1. MasterLR ... Sends the master LR bus to the monitor output. Nor- mally you will select this.

  • Page 103: System/usb

    If the effect program you are using does not have a con- trol function, the effect will not be controlled. ( p.127–) MIDI: MIDI settings On the D1200 you can use MIDI to do the following things. • Control effects ( p.44, 87) •...

  • Page 104: Sync: Synchronization Settings

    Device ID, and make the appropriate setting in “Select MMC Mode.” If you set the device ID to “127,” the D1200 will receive MMC messages of any ID number, and will transmit MMC messages using ID 127, to which all devices will respond.

  • Page 105

    U: USB DOS: USB drive of the hard disk. 3a. Format Type ... (B, D16[B], Audio) Indicates the format type of the CD-R/RW disc. [B] (Backup Type): D1200 or D12 backup CD D16 [B]: D16 or D1600 backup CD Audio: Audio CD 4.

  • Page 106

    ual effect, this file will be named “backup-source effect name .DFI (for an insert effect), .DFM (for a master effect), .DFF( for a final effect)”. When backing up to CD-R/RW, you must use a blank disc. 5. Rename ... If you set “Drive” to “U:USB-DOS,” you can change the name of the backup-destination file.

  • Page 107: Diskutil: Disk Drive Management

    USB drive. If you want to exit this screen while your computer is connected to the D1200 by a USB cable, you must per- form an operation on your computer to “dismount” or “disconnect” the USB drive before you actually discon- nect the USB cable.

  • Page 108

    In a studio or similar location, vibration due to ultra- low frequencies may cause “DiskBusy” to occur. If this is the cause of the error message, you can solve the problem by moving the D1200 to a different lo- cation, rather than executing the Check Drive oper- ation.

  • Page 109

    Press the [YES/OK] key to begin the format operation. “LoadSystem/C,” “LoadSystem/U,”: Update the D1200’s system program This operation loads the operating system from the CDRW-1 or USB drive, and rewrites the operating system program of the D1200. For details, refer to “Upgrading the system” ( p.81). Reference...

  • Page 110: Track

    TRACK Vtr1–6: Select virtual tracks 1–6 1. Select VirtualTrack...[1a...1h, ..., 6a...6h] Selects the virtual track for each track “1”–“6.” Each track has eight virtual tracks, “a”–“h.” The virtual track you select here will be used for recording and playback. Selected track Recorded track(s) 2.

  • Page 111

    the clipboard. You can use “Clip#” to copy data from a track of a different song. If you copy between songs of different bit rates, the data will be handled as 16-bit data at the copy-destination. For a 24-bit song, you will be able to select tracks 1–6. 3.

  • Page 112

    4. Wave ... Displays the waveform of the track audio. Here you can set the editing locations (IN, OUT) more precisely. ( p.108) EditType: “DeleteTrack” Deletes the track data in the IN–OUT region of the delete- destination track. When you execute this operation, the data of the IN–OUT region will disappear, and the track data that follows the de- leted region will move forward.

  • Page 113

    EditType: “OptimizeTrack” Optimizes the track data in the IN–OUT region of the opti- mize-destination track. 2. DestTrack ... [1...12, 1–2...11–12, 1–4...9–12, 1–6, 7–12, 1–12] Selects the track that will be optimized. For a 24-bit song, you will be able to select tracks 1–6. 3.

  • Page 114

    6. Wave ... Displays the waveform of the track audio. Here you can set the editing locations (IN, OUT, TO, END) more pre- cisely. ( p.108) 7. Mode ... Selects the way in which expansion/compression will be processed. Press the “Mode” button to open the following dialog box.

  • Page 115: Import: Import Wav Files

    Import: Import WAV files A WAV file that was saved on a CD-ROM/R/RW or on the USB drive can be pasted into a track of the D1200. You can also use the clipboard to paste the WAV file at a location oth- er than the beginning of the song.

  • Page 116: Export: Export A Wav File

    The audio track data you copied to the clipboard can be saved as a WAV file on a CD-R/RW disc or the USB drive. The D1200 can export WAV files in the following formats. Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz Bit depth: 16-bit, 24-bit...

  • Page 117

    Press the [YES/OK] key to apply the specified date and time, or press the [NO/CANCEL] key to discard the changes you made. The D1200 does not support the “time differential with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)” setting. Depending on your computer or operating system, the creation date and time of the WAV file may not be displayed correct- 5.

  • Page 118: Song

    SONG SelSong: Select a song 1. SongNumber ... [001...100] Selects the song. The display shows the song number and song name. A “ ” symbol is displayed if you have selected a 24-bit song, and a “ ” symbol is displayed if the song is pro- tected.

  • Page 119

    Each type of song editing command is explained sepa- rately, below. EditType: “CopySong” Copies the selected song to the song number you specify. 2. SourceSong ... (001...100) Indicates the copy-source song number. If you want to change this, select a different song in the [SONG] “SelSong”...

  • Page 120: Prgplay: Program Playback Of Songs

    PrgPlay: Program playback of songs By arranging songs in the program play list, you can auto- matically play them in any order. For details on the settings and procedure, refer to p.56. 1. Select TimeDisp Type ... [Abs-Song, Abs-Total] Selects the counter display type. Abs–Song: Display the elapsed time for one song.

  • Page 121: Mark

    TO/LOC3 The time location that you register for the [TO/LOC3] key is used for the following purposes. • Locate point 3 • The following times for track editing operations Starting time of the copy-destination for “Copy Track” Starting time of the reverse-copy destination for “Reverse Track”...

  • Page 122: Scene

    SCENE Mixer settings can be registered as a Scene in a specific loca- tion, and recalled automatically as playback progresses. You can also register frequently-used settings as a scene, and re- call them for use whenever necessary. Up to 100 scenes can be registered in a song. The following mixer parameters can be registered in a scene.

  • Page 123: Mixview: Viewing Pan And Fader Scene Data

    Undo is not available for this Delete operation. 7a. SelectAll...[On, Off] All scenes will be selected for deletion. On: All scenes will be selected for deletion. The scene number will be indicated as “***”. Off: The single scene number selected in “SceneNumber”...

  • Page 124: Auto Punch

    AUTO PUNCH AtPunch: Settings for auto punch-in/ out recording Auto punch-in/out recording is a function that automatical- ly starts recording (punch-in) and stops recording (punch- out) at the locations you specify ahead of time. If “AutoPunch” is “On” when you record, punch-in/out re- cording will be performed.

  • Page 125: Loop

    LOOP Loop: Settings for loop playback and recording You can repeatedly play or record over the region specified by the [IN/LOC1] and [OUT/LOC2] times. 1. Loop ...[On, Off] Turns loop playback on/off. On: When you play back, the IN– OUT region will be played back repeatedly. If this is “On,”...

  • Page 126: Scrub

    of the sound that precedes the actual start of recording will also be recorded. This is not valid at the beginning of the song. Also, if you use trigger recording to continue recording after the end of a previously-recorded track, a PreTrigTime set- ting other than “000 ms”...

  • Page 127: Meter/track View

    METER/TRACK VIEW Here you can view the pre-fader level meters and post-fader level meters. You can also use the track view display to check whether each track contains audio events. From the top, each level meter segment indicates CLIP, –3, –6, –9, –12, –18, –24, –33, –42, –52, and –66 dB.

  • Page 128: Undo

    This will consume disk space, and may cause the available recording time to appear short- er. In such cases you can recover this disc capacity by turning off the power of the D1200 to delete the Undo history.

  • Page 129: Effect Parameter List

    Effect Parameter List Example Algorithm number: Category number: Algorithm name 1: RV1: Reverb Hall Parameter name shown on screen... Range of parameter Explanation (parameter name) *Time (Reverb Time [sec]) ... 01...10.0s Sets the reverberation time * Parameters marked by an “*” in front of the screen parameter name can be controlled by an external device such as an expression pedal.

  • Page 130

    Fdback (Feedback (C Delay)) ... –100...+100 Sets the feedback amountof TapC HiDamp (High Damp [%]) ... 0...100 Sets the damping amount in the high LoDamp (Low Damp [%])... 0...100 Sets the damping amount in the low Spread (Spread) ... 0...50 Sets the width of the stereo image of the Mix (Wet/Dry)...Dry, 1:99...99:1, Wet Sets the balance between the effect and : High Damp [%], : Low Damp [%] These parameters set the damping amount of high range and low...

  • Page 131

    The “Attack” and “Release” parameters specify attack time and release time of delay level control. 13: DL6: St.Auto Panning Delay (Stereo Auto Panning Delay) This stereo delay effect pans the delay sound left and right using the LFO. LTime (L Delay Time [msec]) ...0...680ms Sets the delay time for the left channel LFback (L Feedback)...–100...+100 Sets the feedback amount for the left channel RTime (R Delay Time [msec]) ...0...680ms Sets the delay time for the right channel...

  • Page 132

    18: MO5: St.Tremolo (Stereo Tremolo) This effect modulates the volume level of the input signal. The effect is stereo, and offsetting the LFO of the left and right phases from each other produces a tremolo effect between left and right. LFO (LFO Waveform)...TRI, SIN, Vintage, Up, Down Shape (LFO Shape)...

  • Page 133

    With “indivi”, the left and right channels control the Limiter indi- vidually. : Ratio, : Threshold [dB], : Gain Adjust [dB] This parameter sets the signal compression “Ratio”. Compression is applied only when the signal level exceeds the “Threshold” value. In the case of the limiter, applying compression will lower the over- all level, so you should use “Gain Adjust”...

  • Page 134

    : Resolution, : Output Level If you set a smaller value for the “Resolution” parameter, the sound may be distorted. The volume level may also be changed. Use “Out- put Level” to adjust the level. 27: DY7: St.Parametric 4band EQ (Stereo Parametric 4band EQ) This is a stereo 4-band parametric equalizer.

  • Page 135: Insert (2in2outx2), Final

    Insert (2in2outx2), Final These algorithms can be selected for an insert effect if “2in2outx2” is selected for “Select Eff Type”. They can also be selected for a final effect. Large size LS1 – LS7 Category: Large size effects 32: LS1: St.Graphic 7band EQ (Stereo Graphic 7band EQ) This is a stereo 7-band graphic equalizer.

  • Page 136: Insert (1in2outx2)

    Time (ER Time [msec]) ... 10...1600ms Sets the time length of early reflection PreDly (Pre Delay [msec]) ... 0...200ms Sets the time taken from the original EQTrim (EQ Trim)... 0...100 Sets the input level of EQ applied to the LEQG (Pre LEQ Gain [dB])... –15.0...+15.0 Sets the gain of Low EQ HEQG (Pre HEQ Gain [dB])...

  • Page 137

    Category: Pre-amp simulator 48: PA1: Pre Amp Simulator [Drive, NR2, Tone, Cabinet] EB1 – EB3 Category: Bass multi 49: EB1: Bass Multi1 [CompT, Exctr, P4EQ, Cho/Fl, S.DLY] 50: EB2: Bass Multi2 [Dist, NR, Filter, Delay] 51: EB3: Bass Multi3 [Comp, P4EQ, Gate] Category: Mic multi 52: MS1: Mic Multi [CabRes, MicSim, Comp]...

  • Page 138

    P4EQ (Parametric 4band EQ) Fc1 (Band1 Cutoff [Hz]) ... 20...1.0kHz Sets the center frequency of Band 1 Q1 (Q)... 0.5...10.0 Sets the bandwidth of Band 1 G1 (Gain [dB])...–18...+18dB Sets the gain of Band 1 Fc2 (Band2 Cutoff [Hz]) ... 50...5.0kHz Sets the center frequency of Band 2 Q2 (Q)...

  • Page 139

    Mix (Wet/Dry) ...–Wet...–1:99, Dry, 1:99...Wet Sets the balance between the effect and dry sounds :Output Mode When this is set to “Invert,” the phase will be inverted for the right channel of the chorus/flanger to create a simulated stereo effect, producing a more spacious feeling.

  • Page 140: Insert (1in1outx4)

    Insert (1in1outx4) These algorithms can be selected for an insert effect when “1in1outx4” is selected as “Select Eff Type.” Different effects can be used simultaneously on four channels/ tracks. Effects MM1–MM33 connect two mono effects in series. Example Algorithm number: Category number: Algorithm name [Names of effects in the chain] 55: MM1: P4EQ –...

  • Page 141

    Effects within multi-effect programs MM1–MM33, and their parameters Here are explanations of the parameters of each effect in the multi-effect chains listed above. P4EQ (Parametric 4band EQ) Fc1 (Band1 Cutoff [Hz])... 20Hz...1.0kHz Sets the center frequency of Band 1 Q1 (Q) ...0.5...10.0 Sets the bandwidth of Band 1 G1 (Gain [dB]) ...

  • Page 142: Insert (1in1outx8)

    Phaser LFO (LFO Waveform)... TRI, SIN Selects LFO Waveform *Speed (LFO Frequency [Hz]) ...0.02...20.0Hz Sets the LFO speed Manual (Manual) ... 0...100 Sets the frequency to which the effect is *Depth (Depth)... 0...100 Sets the depth of LFO modulation Reso (Resonance)... –100...+100 Sets the resonance amount Mix (Wet/Dry)...–Wet...–1:99, Dry, 1:99...Wet Trml...

  • Page 143: Effect Control

    98: MN11: Expander This effect makes the sound tighter and improves the dynamic range and S/N ratio by compressing signals that are below a specified level. Thrshl (Threshold) ...0...127 Sets the level at which the effect begins to apply Attack (Attack) ...1...100 Specifies the length of the attack Relse (Release)...1...100 Specifies the length of the release Ratio (Ratio) ...1.0:1...inf:1 Specifies the compression ratio Respo (Response) ...1...100 Specifies the speed at which change will...

  • Page 145: Appendix

    Is the power of the D1200 turned off? ( p.15) Is the contrast adjusted correctly? ( p.16) No sound Is the power of the D1200 or a connected device turned off? ( p.15) Have the [MASTER] fader or [PHONES] knob been low-...

  • Page 146: Channel Fader Or Eq Does Not Work

    The Input EQ cannot be applied to the digital input or rhythm. Input EQ can be used only on the analog input. Can’t record The D1200’s [CHANNEL] fader may be lowered. (When the [BOUNCE] “RecMode” tab page “SelectRec- Mode” setting is at “Input.”) The D1200’s [MASTER] fader may be lowered.

  • Page 147: Rhythm

    EFFECT), or have you selected an effect program that does not include a control function? If you are using MIDI to control the effect, are the D1200 and the transmitting MIDI device set to the same MIDI channel? ( p.79, 101) Can’t select insert effect “1in2out x2”...

  • Page 148: Cd-r/rw

    In the [SYSTEM/USB] “MIDI” tab page, check the “Glo- balCh.” ( p.79, 101) The D1200 does not synchronize as a slave If the D1200 is set as an MTC slave, it may take several seconds for synchronization to occur. Can’t control another device via MMC In the [SYSTEM/USB] “MMC”...

  • Page 149: Messages

    “DiskBusy” to occur. If this is the cause of the error message, you can solve the problem by moving the D1200 to a different location, rather than executing the Check Drive operation. If “DiskBusy” appears during playback, select “Cur- Song”...

  • Page 150

    Path Length Overflow Access was not possible because the folder level is too deep. The D1200 cannot access a path that exceeds 64 characters. Do not create a folder level that exceeds 64 characters. SameFileNameExists! When exporting a WAV file or backing up to the USB drive, an identically-named WAV file exists on the ex- port-destination drive.

  • Page 151: About The Cdrw-1

    Push the CDRW-1 into the D1200’s drive bay until the front panel of the CDRW-1 is aligned with the side panel of the D1200. Make sure that the drive is oriented in the correct direction when you insert it into the D1200.

  • Page 152: Inserting A Disc

    Press equally on both sides. 4 Check the installation. Turn on the power of the D1200, and verify that the CDRW-1 is detected in the startup LCD screen. If the CDRW-1 was detected If the CDRW-1 was not detected If the D1200 does not detect the D1200, try pressing strongly once again on the areas indicated by the arrows in step 3, or re-install the CDRW-1.

  • Page 153: Using The Cdrw-1

    0 Play back the song, and verify that it was recorded cor- rectly. The beginning of recording on the D1200 is not synchro- nized with the beginning of playback of the CD in the CDRW-1. This means that the above method cannot be used to record the very beginning of the audio CD.

  • Page 154: D1200 Specifications

    268 mm (D) 15.75" (W) 10.55" (D) (including protrusions) Weight: 2.9 kg/6.39 lbs (D1200 only) 3.3 kg/7.28 lbs (with CDRW-1 installed) ■ Principal specifications Frequency response:10 Hz – 20 kHz ±1 dB @ +4 dBu, 10 k load S/N: 95 dB (typical) @ IHF-A...

  • Page 155

    Format: Slave, USB 1.1 compliant Supported OS: Window Me, Windows 2000 or later/Mac OS 9.0.4 or later * If using the D1200 with Windows 98, please refer to the Korg website or contact your Korg distributor. <MIDI IN/OUT> Connectors: DIN 5-pin <FOOT SW>...

  • Page 156: Effect Program List

    INSERT EFFECT Preset128 User128 ProgNo Categ ProgramName Algorithm EFF1 Reverb 7 I001 RV1 ReverbHall Reverb Hall HALL I002 RV2 SmoothHall Smooth Hall SmtHall I003 RV3 WetPlate Reverb Wet Plate WPlate I004 RV4 DryPlate Reverb Dry Plate DPlate I005 RV5 ReverbRoom Reverb Room ROOM I006 RV6...

  • Page 157

    MASTER EFFECT Preset32 User32 ProgNo Categ ProgramName Algorithm EFF 1 Reverb 15 M001 RV1 ReverbHall Reverb Hall HALL M002 RV2 SmoothHall Smooth Hall SmtHall M003 RV3 WetPlate Reverb Wet Plate WPlate M004 RV4 DryPlate Reverb Dry Plate DPlate M005 RV5 ReverbRoom Reverb Room ROOM M006 RV6 BrightRoom...

  • Page 158: Rhythm Pattern List (215patterns)

    For Beat settings other than 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8, only (Blank), Metro, and HiHat can be selected. For Beat settings of 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8, the following rhythm patterns can be selected in addition to (Blank), Metro, and HiHat. [I], [F], and [E] indicate Intro, Fill, and Ending patterns. The Length and Tempo values in this list are the number of measures in each rhythm, and the recommended tempo.

  • Page 159: Index

    Index Numerics 16Bit/12Track...31, 115 24Bit/6Track...31, 115 Adjusting the volume ...37 Analog ...98 Analog input ...35 Audio CD Create an audio CD ...93 Playing back ...151 Recording...151 [AUTO PUNCH] key ...55, 122 Auto punch-in/out recording ...122 AutoIn ...100 [AUX OUT] jack...45 AUX send...43, 89 Backing up Effect user data...70...

  • Page 160

    Pair... 8, 38, 86, 98 PAN ... 37 Phantom power ... 7 [Phantom power] switch ... 11 Phase ... 100 Play From... 124 [PLAY] key ... 8 Play To ... 124 Post-fader level meters ... 125 Pre-fader level meters ... 125 Program change...

  • Page 161: Block Diagram

    Appendix Block diagram...

  • Page 162: Midi Implementation Chart

    [RHYTHM] “TmpTrk,” and tempo is being recorded. *5: Received to control effects when selected in [SYSTEM/USB] “Control.” Mode 1: OMNI ON, POLY Mode 3: OMNI OFF, POLY Consult your local Korg distributor for more information on MIDI IMPLEMENTATION. MIDI Implementation Chart Transmitted Recognized *6: Transmitted/received for mixer control when ControlChange is *7: Transmitted/received if ProgChange is enabled in [SYSTEM/USB] “MIDI.”...

  • Page 163

    Please also retain your receipt as proof of purchase otherwise your product may be disqualified from the manufacturer’s or distributor’s warranty. KORG INC. 15 - 12, Shimotakaido 1 - chome, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan. 2002 KORG INC. 1409 CTH Printed in Japan...

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