Thank you for purchasing the Korg TR music workstation .
To ensure trouble-free enjoyment, please read this manual carefully and use the instrument
About this manual
The owner's manuals and how to use
The TR come with the following owner's manuals.
• Operation Guide
• Parameter Guide
• Voice Name List (
included in the CD-ROM)
First read this manual carefully to gain a basic under-
standing of the instrument and to learn basic opera-
"Introduction" explains the function of each part, how
to make connections, basic operation, and gives an
overview of each mode.
"Quick Start" explains basic topics (selecting sounds,
convenient functions for performance). If you wish to
begin playing immediately, read this section ﬁrst.
"Basic Functions" contains mode-by-mode explana-
tions of what you need to know to edit sounds, record
on the sequencer, and record samples (If the separately
sold EXB-SMPL option is installed). This section also
explains how to use the arpeggiator, effects.
"Appendices" contains information on troubleshoot-
ing, speciﬁcations, and various other information.
The Parameter Guide contains explanations and other
information regarding the operations of the parame-
ters and settings on the TR. The explanations are orga-
nized by mode, and page. Explanations and other
information on the effects and their parameters are also
provided for each effect.
Refer to this guide when an unfamiliar parameter
appears in the display, or when you need to know
more about a particular function.
Voice Name List
This lists the multisamples and drumsamples that are
built into the TR, and the factory preset combinations,
programs, drum kits, and user arpeggio patterns.
Refer to these lists when you wish to know more about
the preloaded sounds.
Conventions in this manual
References to the TR
The TR is available in 88-key, 76-key and 61-key mod-
els, but all three models are referred to without distinc-
tion in this manual as "the TR." Illustrations of the
front and rear panels in this manual show the 61-key
model, but the illustrations apply equally to the 76-key
and 88-key models.
Abbreviations for the manuals OG, PG, VNL
References to the manuals included with the TR are
abbreviated as follows in this document.
OG: Operation Guide
PG: Parameter Guide
VNL: Voice Name List (
included in the CD-ROM)
Switches and knobs [ ]
References to the switches, dials, and knobs on the
panel are enclosed in square brackets [ ].
Parameters in the LCD display screen " "
Parameters displayed in the LCD screen are enclosed
in double quotation marks " ".
Parameter values are printed in boldface type.
Content that is of particular importance is also printed
in boldface type.
Procedure steps 1 2 3 ...
Steps in a procedure are listed as 1 2 3 ...
These symbols indicate a reference page number in the
Operation Guide or in the Parameter Guide.
These symbols respectively indicate cautions, advice,
and MIDI-related explanations.
Example screen displays
The values of the parameters shown in the example
screens of this manual are only for explanatory pur-
poses, and may not necessary match the values that
appear in the LCD screen of your instrument.
CC# is an abbreviation for Control Change Number.
In explanations of MIDI messages, numbers in square
brackets [ ] always indicate hexadecimal numbers.