A program consists of a large number of parameters; the names and synth parameters of all four timbres, the
program common settings such as program name, vocoder settings etc. If you want to create a program
"from scratch," you'll need to understand what each of these parameters does. An easier way to get started
is to start by choosing one of the factory programs or timbre templates and editing the parameters to under-
stand what they do.
Basic editing procedure
This section explains the basic operations for editing and setting parameters.
You can edit the sound of a program in either the Program Play mode or in the Program Edit mode.
If a drum kit is assigned to a program, you can edit those drum sounds in the Drum Play mode or in the
Drum Edit mode.
Editing in the Program Play mode
In the Program Play mode you can select and play programs, and you can also use the front panel knobs and
buttons to edit the sound of the program as you play, for example by raising the filter cutoff frequency or by
making the attack slightly slower.
Selecting the timbre to edit
If the program consists of more than one timbre, here's how to select the timbre to be edited.
Use the TIMBRE SELECT – buttons to select the
timbre you want to edit.
The button for the selected timbre will blink. A
bol is shown in front of the timbre name in the display.
The front panel knobs and buttons and the timbre
parameters shown in the display will apply to the tim-
bre that is selected.
When you switch programs (or perform a Program
Dump), the lowest-numbered active timbre is selected.
Operate the button or knob for the parameter you want to edit.
Each time you press the button, the function assigned to that button will switch between on and
off; or pressing the button will advance through a list of available values for that parameter. The
button or LEDs will light to indicate the current status.
The parameter for a knob can be adjusted just like an analog control, as shown by the markings
around the knob.
In the case of both knobs and buttons, the ORIGINAL VALUE LED will light when the current set-
ting matches the value stored in the program.
Editing in the Program Edit mode
If you want to edit a parameter that is not assigned to a knob or button, or if you want to view the parameter
values in the display while you edit them, you'll need to enter the Program Edit mode.
Entering the Program Edit mode
From the Program Play mode, press the [EDIT/YES]
This will open up the Program Edit mode.
From the top down, the display shows the page number
and page name, and the parameter names and values.