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Korg TR music workstation Operation Manual: Using The Arpeggiator While You Play; Using The Arpeggiator In Program Mode; Settings Using Controllers

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Using the arpeggiator while you play

The arpeggiator is a function that automatically gener-
ates arpeggios (broken chords). Most arpeggiators pro-
duce an arpeggio when you play a chord on the
The chord you played on
the keyboard is sounded as
an arpeggio (broken chord)
In addition to this, the TR's arpeggiator is a polyphonic
arpeggiator that is able to produce a variety of chordal
transformations or phrases based on the pitch or tim-
ing of the notes you play on the keyboard. These func-
tions let you use the arpeggiator to play a wide range
of patterns including drum or bass phrases, and guitar
or keyboard backing riffs. It is also effective to use the
arpeggiator as part of the sound-creating process when
creating subtly-moving pads, synth-sounds, or sound
In addition, the TR features a Dual Arpeggiator that
lets you simultaneously use two arpeggio patterns in
Combination mode and Sequencer mode. You can take
advantage of this in many ways, such as applying sep-
arate arpeggio patterns to a drums program and a bass
program, or using keyboard split or velocity to switch
between two arpeggio patterns.
The TR provides five preset arpeggio patterns (the
standard UP, DOWN, ALT1, ALT2, and RANDOM),
and lets you program and store 216 user arpeggio pat-
terns. With the factory settings, these contain a wide
variety of preload user arpeggio patterns (
arpeggio pattern that you create can also be stored as a
user arpeggio pattern (
Using the arpeggiator in Program
1 Press the [PROG] key to enter Program mode, and
select a program. (
As you select various programs, you will notice that
the [ARP ON/OFF] key LED will light for some
programs. (
tor") Play the keyboard of the TR and the arpeggio
will start.
For other programs, you can press the [ARP ON/
OFF] key (the key will light) to turn on the arpeggia-
tor. Arpeggios will begin sounding when you play
the keyboard.
2 As described in the following sections "Settings
using controllers" and "Settings in the LCD
screen," move the controllers or modify the param-
eters to change the way in which the arpeggios are

Settings using controllers

Arpeggiator on/off
Each time you press the [ARP ON/OFF] key, the
arpeggiator will be switched on/off.
When this is on, the key will light, and playing the
keyboard will start the selected arpeggio pattern.
VNL). An
The on/off status is saved when you write the pro-
gram, Combination.
In Combination and Song, depending on the
arpeggiator A, B settings, the arpeggio may not
start when you press the [ARP ON/OFF] key to
turn it on (
p.21 "Selecting and playing a
p.30 "Other settings for the arpeggia-


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