Key Zone settings
Layers and splits
The region of keys in which a timbre will sound is called the "key zone." By specifying the key zone for each
timbre you can create a program in which different sounds are heard from different zones of the keyboard.
By making key zone settings for each timbre, you can create layered or split sounds.
A setup in which two or more timbres sound together when you play the keyboard is called a "layer."
A setup in which different timbres are played from different areas of the keyboard is called a "split."
The upper and lower limit for the key zone for each timbre is specified by the P03–3: TIMBRE – ZONE tab
page "Top" and "Bottom."
For example the following illustration shows a program in which timbres 1–3 are layered (multiple pro-
grams sounded by a key) and split (different programs sounded by different keyboard areas). Timbre 2 and
timbre 3 are layered, and timbre 1 and timbres 2 and 3 are split between B3 and C4.
The following example shows how to create a program of this type.
Selecting the sounds for timbres 1–3
In this example, we'll select an initialized (blank) program, and use the template function to specify a bass
program for timbre 1, an electric piano program for timbre 2, and a strings program for timbre 3.
In the Program Play mode, select an initialized pro-
The program named "Init Program" in bank P is an ini-
Enter the Program Edit mode, and in the P03–1: TIM-
BRE – TMBR tab page, turn the "ON" setting On for
Two or more timbres are played
Different timbres are played
from different areas of the key-