Thank you for purchasing the Korg MS2000/MS2000R analog modeling synthesizer. To ensure
trouble-free enjoyment, please read this manual carefully and use the product correctly.
About this manual
How this manual is organized
The MS2000/MS2000R owner's manual is organized as fol-
First read the Basic Guide to learn essential points of opera-
tion and basic procedures.
"Introduction" explains the features of the MS2000/
MS2000R, and how its modes and programs are organized.
"Front and rear panel" explains the knobs and keys of the
front panel, and the input/output jacks and switches of the
"Connections" explains how to connect the MS2000/
MS2000R to external audio devices, external MIDI devices,
computers, pedals, and pedal switches.
"Playing" explains basics for playing the MS2000/MS2000R
(listening to the demos, selecting sounds, using the arpeggia-
"Editing" explains the basic procedures for editing sound
parameters and global parameters, and describes how the
main parameters are edited.
This section explains the operation of all MS2000/MS2000R
parameters and discusses points of which you should be
aware for various settings. The explanations are organized
by page for each mode.
Refer to this section when an unfamiliar parameter appears,
or when you would like to learn more about the functions.
This section provides explanations of MIDI-related topics
such as the MIDI messages that the MS2000/MS2000R can
use (control changes etc.), as well as a Voice Name List and
Printing conventions in this manual
Knobs and keys [ ]
Knobs and keys on the panel of the MS2000/MS2000R are
enclosed in square brackets [ ].
Parameters shown in the LCD screen " "
Parameters that appear in the LCD screen are enclosed in
double quotation marks " ".
Parameter values are printed in bold type.
The names of parts of the MS2000/MS2000R and operating
procedures are also printed in bold type.
, 1 , 2 , 3 . . .
Steps in a procedure are printed as
This indicates a page to which you can refer.
These symbols respectively indicate points of caution and
words of advice.
The values of parameters appearing in the display screens
printed in this manual are only explanatory examples. They
will not necessarily match the values shown in the LCD
screen of your instrument.
CC# is used as an abbreviation for Control Change Number.
In MIDI-related explanations, numbers enclosed in square
brackets [ ] are in hexadecimal notation.
or 1 , 2 , 3 . . .