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Korg TR music workstation Operation Manual: Sampling Mode; Features Of Exb-smpl

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The separately sold EXB-SMPL option can be installed
in the TR to add high-performance mono/stereo sam-
pling functionality.

Features of EXB-SMPL

• 48 kHz 16 bit linear mono/stereo sampling.
• The EXB-SMPL includes a 16 Mbyte 72 pin SIMM
sample data (waveform data) memory module.
When this memory is installed in the TR, you can
sample for approximately 2 minutes 54 seconds in
monaural, or approximately 1 minute 27 seconds in
stereo. By installing 72 pin SIMM modules, you can
expand the memory to a maximum of 64 Mbytes,
which will allow you to record up to four 2 minute
54 second samples in mono (or four 1 minute 27
second samples in stereo), for a maximum total of
approximately 11 minutes 39 seconds of sampling
time (approximately 5 minutes 49 seconds in
stereo). (For details on expansion, refer to PG
• A maximum of 1,000 multisamples and 4,000
samples can be created.
• In Media mode you can load multisample/sample
data from an SD card or SCSI media.
• Korg format or Akai (S1000/3000 samples, mapped
multisamples only) format sample data, and AIFF
or WAVE format sample data can be loaded. (Once
data has been loaded into the TR, it will all be
treated as Korg format sample data.)
Sample data created on the TR can be exported (out-
put) as an AIFF or WAVE format sample file.
• The external audio source that you are sampling
can be processed by the one insertion effect to
apply effects such as a compressor or EQ. The LFO
frequency or delay time of the effect can be
specified as a BPM value, which is highly effective
when sampling phrase loops etc.
• Both auto sampling and manual sampling can be
performed. With auto sampling, recording will
begin automatically when the input level exceeds a
specified threshold. In either method of sampling,
you can make pre-trigger settings.
• The audio input supports both mic and line level
• Data you sampled can be played immediately from the
keyboard of the TR or by pressing the [AUDITION]
key. It is also easy to convert sampled data into a
program, and use it as material for the TR's HI
synthesis system. Multisamples/samples that have
been converted into a program can be used in a
combination or song.
• The waveform can be viewed in the LCD screen,
and edited by a variety of waveform editing
commands that include rate convert (down-
sampling) and reverse playback.
The following commands are also provided.

Sampling mode

Time Slice
This automatically detects the attack portions of a
kick or snare etc. in a rhythm loop sample (a looped
pattern of drums etc.), and divides it into separate
rhythm instrument sounds. A pattern correspond-
ing to the divided samples is created automatically,
so that you can immediately use the Sequencer
mode RPPR function to play the pattern and adjust
the tempo without changing the pitch. You can also
do things such as adjusting the pitch of only the
snare, replacing it with a different sample, or chang-
ing the playback timing on the sequencer, in this
way creating a new rhythm loop based on the
rhythm loop you started with. (Stereo samples are
Time Stretch
This lets you modify the tempo without changing
the pitch of a sample. You can select either Sustain-
ing (suitable for sustain-type instruments such as
strings or vocals), or Slice (suitable for rhythm
loops on decay-type instruments such drums). Ste-
reo samples are supported.
Crossfade Loop
An important looping tool that helps smooth out
irregularities in long loops which contain complex
material. By executing Crossfade Loop, you can
eliminate this problem and create natural-sounding
Link (with Crossfade)
This allows you to join two samples into a single
sample. You can also crossfade the overlapping por-
tion of the samples at this time, so that the volume
changes gradually, producing a natural-sounding
• The BPM Adjust function (playback pitch adjust)
lets you adjust the playback pitch of each index so
that the loop frequency matches the desired BPM
• Start, loop start, and end addresses can be specified
in units of a single sample. Loop tune, reverse
playback, and loop lock functions are also
• The Use Zero function automatically searches for
zero-cross points, making it easy to find the
beginning or end of the waveform, or locations that
will not produce noise when the sample is played
• The grid function displays a BPM-based grid on
the waveform display, helping you to create loops
or make waveform edits that match the desired
• Each multisample allows you to create up to 128
indices. Each index consists of a sample
assignment, a key zone, an original key, a playback
pitch, and settings such as level.
• The "Keyboard & Index" display lets you edit a
multisample while viewing the assignments and
zones of each sample.


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