A drum kit can be used as one of the four Timbres that make up a Program. The RADIAS contains 32 edit-
able drum kits, and each one may contain up to 16 drum instruments. In addition to playing the drum kit
from the keyboard, one of the step sequencers or the arpeggiator can be assigned to play the drum kit, al-
lowing you to create grooves and rhythmic figures within a Program. Using the Drum Play Mode, a drum
kit may be played from the keyboard, and edited in real time using the front panel knobs and buttons. One
handy addition is the ability to play a drum kit directly from the front panel using the multi-function 16
Handy timbre, drum sound, and effect templates are provided as a convenience. When you want to create a
timbre, drum sound, or effect setting, simply load the template data that is closest to what you have in mind
and then edit it as desired. This is much faster than creating your sounds from scratch. You can also register
your own sounds or effect settings as template data.
RADIAS Sound Editor software
Your RADIAS comes with the Korg RADIAS Sound Editor software. By connecting your RADIAS to a com-
puter via USB, you can use this Editor Librarian program to edit, save, store and recall Program, Timbre, FX,
Global and parameter data quickly and easily.
Program Play mode (PROGRAM)
To enter the Program Play mode, press the [PROGRAM] button. This is the mode in which you select and
play programs (sounds). As you play, you can use the front panel knobs and buttons to modify the sound,
and use the arpeggiator, step sequencer, and modulation sequencer to embellish your performance.
You can also use the vocoder in the Program Play mode. To turn the vocoder on, press the timbre select [VO-
CODER] button (the button will light or blink, and the letter "V" will appear at the end of the Program name.
When the vocoder is on, the functions printed in white with a dark background on the front panel will be
Program Edit mode (PROGRAM EDIT)
To enter the Program Edit mode, press the [EDIT/YES] button while in the Program Play mode (vocoder
off). In this mode you can edit the parameters of a program while viewing them in the display. You can make
detailed changes to the parameter values, and edit parameters lacking a front panel knob or button.
Vocoder Edit mode (VOCODER EDIT)
To enter the Vocoder Edit mode, press the [EDIT/YES] button while you're in the Program Play mode (vo-
coder on). In this mode you can edit the vocoder parameters of a program while viewing them in the display.
In the Vocoder Edit mode, the functions printed in white with a dark background on the front panel will be
Drum Play mode (DRUM)
To enter the Drum Play mode, press the [DRUM] button. In this mode you can select and play drum kits.
You can use each of the sixteen keys to play a different drum instrument, and use the front panel buttons
and knobs to edit the sound parameters in realtime while you play.
Drum Edit mode (DRUM EDIT)
To enter the Drum Edit mode, press the [EDIT/YES] while you're in the Drum Play mode. In this mode you
can assign drum instruments to create a drum kit, and edit the parameters of a drum instrument while view-
ing them in the display.