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Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction Selecting and saving Performances ... . . 40 Selecting a Performance ....... 40 Easy Mode .
Table of Contents Style Tracks view page ....... . . 88 Style Track Controls: Type/Trigger/Tension .
Table of Contents Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain ......171 Write Global-Sequencer Setup dialog box ....212 Mixer/Tuning: EQ Control .
Precautions .........324 Connecting Pa800 to a Master keyboard ....265 Installation .
Easy Mode Easy Mode If you have never used an arranger before, we suggest you to At this point, the Easy Mode has been activated, and the ele- switch to the Easy Mode. Easy Mode allows you to play Styles ments in the display appear less cluttered: and Songs with a simple user interface, free from the many advanced parameters that you will want to learn at a later date.
Easy Mode The Style Play page in detail The Style Play page in detail Sounds assigned to the right hand (UP1 to UP3) Style name and info. Touch the Style’s name and to the left hand (LOW). Touch the Sound’s to open the Style Select window and choose name to open the Sound Select window and →...
Easy Mode The Song Play page in detail The Song Play page in detail Sounds assigned to the right hand (UP1 to UP3) Song assigned to Sequencer 1. Touch it to and to the left hand (LOW). Touch the Sound’s open the Song Select window and choose a name to open the Sound Select window and →...
Easy Mode The Lyrics page in detail The Lyrics page in detail → Master Transpose. page 159 Chord (if included in the Song). Current beat and measure number. Use these tabs to see Lyrics of the Song assigned to Sequencer 1, Sequencer 2 →...
Warning: At the maximum level, with rich-sounding Songs, Styles pitch, or towards the right (+) to raise it. This is or Sounds, the internal speakers of Pa800 might distort during sig- also called Pitch Bend. nal peaks. Should this happen, lower the Master Volume a little.
Front panel LCD CONTRAST CHORD SCANNING KEYBOARD MODE EXIT MENU LOWER UPPER SPLIT AUDIO IN FULL UPPER FULL TEMPO DISPLAY STS2 STS3 STS4 HELP SHIFT LOCK HOLD STYLE CHANGE PERFORMANCE SELECT SOUND SELECT SINGLE TOUCH SETTING BALANCE SEQUENCER 2 MALLET DIGITAL STRINGS &...
Demo Songs, to let you under- form will always be detected as the root note of stand the sonic power of the Pa800. To exit from the chord. Thus, you can specify to the arranger this mode, press any of the MODE buttons.
INTRO 1-3/COUNT IN buttons You can reset all ‘frozen’ notes and controllers on the Pa800 and any instrument connected to its MIDI OUT or the USB These buttons turn the corresponding Intro on. After pressing Device port, by using the “Panic” key combination. Just press one of these buttons, start the Style, and it will begin with the SHIFT + START/STOP to stop all notes and reset all controllers.
Start Off, Stop Off SEQUENCER 1 TRANSPORT CONTROLS All Synchro functions are turned off. Pa800 is equipped with two sequencers (Sequencer 1 and SONGBOOK Sequencer 2), each with its own set of transport controls. The Press this button to recall the SongBook mode. While in this Sequencer 1 group is also used for the Sequencer mode.
Front panel When you select a different Style or Performance, SEQUENCER 2 TRANSPORT CONTROLS or select a different Song, the memorized tempo Transport controls for Sequencer 2. See instructions for is automatically selected. Sequencer 1 above. The Link Mode is also turned off for the Song TEMPO/VALUE section Play mode, so each Sequencer plays with its own Tempo.
Front panel FULL (both LEDs On) A note about Sound banks and names. Sounds in banks from Chords are detected on the full keyboard range. “PIANO” to “SFX” are standard Sounds, the user can’t directly You must always play three or more notes to let modify.
(High Speed). It duplicates the USB connector located in the rear panel. Use it to connect to the Pa800 an USB Flash Memory stick, an external CD-ROM drive, an USB hard disk. To access the connected device, go to the Media edit mode (see “Media...
This is a USB Type A (Master/Host) connector, Music stand holes USB 2.0 compliant (High Speed). It duplicates A music stand comes standard with your Pa800. Insert its legs the USB connector located in the front panel. Use into these two dedicated holes.
Set the output level with the MASTER If an optional VIF4 video interface is ﬁtted, you can connect the VOLUME slider. Pa800 to a TV or video monitor. See “Installing the Video Inter- 1, 2 These are the sub outputs. Use them to create a face (VIF4)”...
RX Technology, the cutting edge engine that drives every • Sophisticated Voice Processor, with effects and a 3-voice aspect of the Pa800 – from the synthesis to the display and harmonizer, featuring voice technologies by TC-Helicon™. how it all works together.
What’s in the box Your preferred Korg dealer not only carries this keyboard, but After you buy your Pa800, please check all the following items also a whole bunch of hardware and software accessories. You are included in the package. If some of them are missing, imme- should ask him for more Sounds, Styles, and other useful music diately contact your Korg dealer.
CD, and can be found on our website (www.korgpa.com). You is already supplied with the Accessory CD, or can be downloaded can freely download it, in case you want to restore the Pa800 to from www.korgpa.com. You may also have created a backup its original status.
You don’t need ances between the Keyboard tracks, and the to worry about the local voltage, Style and Pad tracks. since the Pa800 uses a universal • When in Song Play mode, this slider bal- power adapter.
Mono. Connect a mono cable to either the LEFT or RIGHT OUTPUT alone. Connect the other end of the cable to a mono You can play the internal sounds of your Pa800 with an external channel of your mixer, a powered monitor, or a single channel of controller, i.e.
“feel” of the Style. tions in this section, you will get a better understanding of how all the different parts of the Pa800 work together to create a real- Fill-in istic musical performance. This will also help you to get the most out of the rest of the User’s Manual.
Keyboard tracks will be embellished by additional notes to create a complete chord voicing. The Ensemble knows which On the front panel of your Pa800 you have probably noticed notes to add by looking at the chord that the Style is playing. In three logos, and may have even wondered what they stand for.
Similar to selecting windows, dialog boxes overlap the underlay- Menus and sections ing page. Touch one of the buttons in the display to give Pa800 an answer, and the dialog box will close. Pages are grouped in sections, to be selected by touching the cor- responding buttons in the Edit menu that opens up when you press the MENU button.
Interface basics The Color TouchView™ graphical user interface Checkboxes Lists and scrollbars This kind of parameters are on/off switches. Touch them to Files on storage media, as well as other kinds of data, are shown change their status. as lists. Use the scrollbar to scroll the list content. Numeric ﬁelds Scrollbar When a numeric value can be edited, tap it a second time to...
Various icons help identifying the type of a ﬁle, a Song, a folder. Operative modes Shortcuts Pa800 pages are divided into various operating modes. Each Some commands or pages can be recalled by keeping the SHIFT mode is accessed by pressing the corresponding button in the button pressed, and touching other buttons or elements in the MODE section on the control panel.
Interface basics Shortcuts...
Tabs Playing the demos A variety of demo songs have been included to demonstrate the sonic power of the Pa800. To open the Demo page, press the STYLE PLAY and SONG PLAY buttons at the same time.
Playing Sounds Selecting a Sound and playing it on the keyboard Playing Sounds You can play up to three sounds at the same time on the keyboard. You can also split the keyboard into two parts, to play up to three sounds with your right hand (Upper), and one with your left hand (Lower).
Playing Sounds Selecting a Sound and playing it on the keyboard Touch the Upper 1 track’s area in the display, to open the Sound Select window. Note: You can also Set of banks. [1/10] corresponds open the Sound Select to the top row of Factory Sounds The currently The triangle means window by pressing one...
Playing Sounds Playing two or three Sounds at the same time Playing two or three Sounds at the same time You can layer all three Upper tracks and play them on the keyboard. Please note how the icon appears in the Upper 2 and Upper 3 status boxes.
Playing Sounds Playing two or three Sounds at the same time Touch the bank icon in the Upper 3 status box, to mute the Upper 3 track again. Play the keyboard. Note how the ‘StringEns2’ sound (assigned to the Upper 3 track) has been muted again.
Playing Sounds Playing different Sounds with your left and right hand Playing different Sounds with your left and right hand You can play a single Sound with your left hand, in addition to playing up to three Sounds with your right hand.
Playing Sounds Changing the split point Play the keyboard. Note how the keyboard once again plays the Upper tracks for the entire length of the keyboard. Upper Changing the split point If you are not comfortable with the selected split point, you may set the split point to any key. Touch the Split tab to see the Split Point panel.
Playing Sounds Raising or lowering the Upper octave Raising or lowering the Upper octave If all Upper tracks sound too high or too low, you can quickly change which octave they are playing Use the UPPER OCTAVE buttons on the control panel, to transpose all Upper tracks at the same time.
Selecting a Performance Selecting and saving Performances The Performance is the musical heart of the Pa800. Unlike selecting single Sounds, selecting a Per- formance will recall several Sounds at the same time, the needed effects and transpositions, a suitable Voice Processor preset, plus many more parameters useful for playing in a musical situation.
Selecting and saving Performances Saving your settings to a Performance Select one of the Performances in the Performance Select window. The Performance Select win- dow closes, and the main screen appears again (provided the DISPLAY HOLD LED is turned off). Sounds, effects, and other settings, change according to the setting memorized in the selected Performance.
Selecting and saving Performances Saving your settings to a Performance Select the ‘Write Performance’ command to open the Write Performance dialog box. After choosing the Write Performance menu item, the Write Performance dia- log box appears. If you like, you may assign a new name to the Performance. Touch Symbol to enter special charac- ters.
Selecting and saving Performances Saving your settings to a Performance Select a Bank and Performance location in memory, where you would like to save the Performance. To select the target Bank and Performance location, select the Bank and Performance parameters, and use the TEMPO/VALUE section.
Saving your settings to a Performance Selecting and playing Styles Pa800 is an arranger, i.e. a musical instrument providing automatic accompaniments, or arrange- ments. Each arrangement style is called, as a consequence, “Style”. A Style is made of several Style Elements (Intro, Variation, Fill, Ending), corresponding to the various sections of a song.
Selecting and playing Styles Selecting and playing a Style Selecting and playing a Style Touch the Style area in the display. The Style Select window appears. Note: You can open Set of banks. [1/10] corresponds to the top row the Style Select window of Styles on the control panel, [11/20] to the also by pressing one of lower row, [Favorite] to the Favorite Styles.
Selecting and playing Styles Tempo Press the SYNCHRO-START button to turn its LED on. Note: You could sim- SYNCHRO START STOP ply press START/STOP to start the Style, but the Synchro-Start function allows you to make the Style start in sync with your playing on the key- board.
Selecting and playing Styles Intro, Fill, Variation, Ending Intro, Fill, Variation, Ending When playing Styles, you can select various “Style Elements” to make your playing richer. A Style is made of up to four basic patterns (Variations), three Intros (or two Intros and a Count-In), three Fills (or two Fills and a Break), and three Endings.
Selecting and playing Styles Single Touch Settings (STS) Single Touch Settings (STS) Each Style or SongBook entry may come with up to four Keyboard track settings, called STS (short for “Single Touch Settings”). STS #1 is automatically selected when choosing a Style, provided the SINGLE TOUCH LED is turned on.
Selecting and playing Styles Adjusting balance between the Style and the keyboard Adjusting balance between the Style and the keyboard Balancing between the Keyboard and Style tracks may be useful, to gently fade them and adjust their respective volume. • While the Style is playing, use the BALANCE slider (next to the MASTER VOLUME slider) to balance between the Keyboard and Style volume.
Selecting and playing Styles Turning Style tracks on/off To separately adjust each Style track, press the TRACK SELECT button to change track’s view. TRACK SELECT In Style view, all sepa- rate Style tracks are shown, and can be controlled by touch- ing them, and then using the Dial.
Selecting and playing Styles Adding harmony notes to your right-hand melody with the ENSEMBLE function Adding harmony notes to your right-hand melody with the ENSEMBLE function Chords played with your left hand may be applied to the right-hand melody. Press the SPLIT button in the KEYBOARD MODE section to split the key- board.
Selecting and playing Styles Adding harmony notes to your right-hand melody with the ENSEMBLE function When the right harmonization type has been selected, press the EXIT but- ton to go back to the main page. EXIT While in an edit page, press EXIT to go back to the main page of the current operating mode.
Selecting a Song to play Song Play Pa800 is equipped with two onboard sequencers that can be run at the same time to mix between dif- ferent Songs. Pa800 can read Songs in Standard MIDI File (SMF), Karaoke™ (KAR) and MP3 format.
Song Play Selecting a Song to play Touch the Sequencer 1 area to open the Song Select window. Hint: As an alterna- tive, you can open the Song Select window by pressing the SELECT but- ton in the SEQUENCER 1 section on the control panel.
Song Play Playing back a Song Playing back a Song Once a Song has been selected, it may be played back by the sequencer. Be sure the SEQUENCER BALANCE slider is completely moved to the left (toward Sequencer 1). BALANCE Press the (PLAY/STOP) button in the SEQUENCER 1 section to start playback.
Song Play Changing tracks volume Changing tracks volume During playback, you may wish to change each track’s volume, to create a mix “on the ﬂy”. Hint: As an alterna- In Normal view, you can adjust each Keyboard track’s volume. Touch a tive to using the TEMPO/ track and use the TEMPO/VALUE controls to change its volume VALUE controls, hold the...
Song Play Changing tracks volume Press TRACK SELECT again, to return to the Normal view (Keyboard tracks). TRACK SELECT Keyboard tracks Press the (PLAY/STOP) button to start the Song. SEQUENCER 1 SELECT << >> While listening to the Song, switch from Normal view to Track 1-8 and Track 9-16 view, to see which tracks are playing.
Song Play Turning Song tracks on/off • Alternatively, you can see which type of Sound is assigned to each track in the Sound area of the Track 1-8 and Track 9-16 views. Octave Transpose Sound Bank icons. Touch to open the Sound Select window.
Song Play Mixing two Songs Mixing two Songs You can select two Songs at the same time, and mix between them using the BALANCE slider. Touch the Sequencer 1 area to open the Song Select window and select the Song to be played by Sequencer 1. Touch Select to conﬁrm. Once a song is assigned to Sequencer 1, touch the Sequencer 2 area once to select it, and a second time to open the Song Select window.
Styles. You can add your own entries to the SongBook, as well as edit the existing ones. Korg has already sup- plied some hundred entries as standard. Furthermore, the SongBook allows you to create various cus- tom lists, that may suit your different shows.
The SongBook Displaying Artist or Genre Browse through the entries. Icons in the Type column will help you identify the type of the entry. The Genre column is shown by default, but you can switch to the Artist column (see “Displaying Artist or Genre” below).
The SongBook Sorting entries Sorting entries You can change the order entries are shown in the display. Touch the page menu icon to open the page menu. Choose whether the list must be seen in ascending or descending order Choose one of the sorting options to change the list view order.
The SongBook Searching entries Searching entries The SongBook database may be really huge. You can, however, look for (say) speciﬁc artists or song titles, using the ﬁltering functions. Touch the Filter button in the display, to open the Filter dialog box. Available search criteria.
The SongBook Searching entries Touch OK to close the Filter dialog box and return to the SongBook page. Once the Filter dialog box has been closed by touching OK, the Filtered check box is automati- cally checked, and the ﬁlter is activated. Only entries matching the entered criterion are seen in the Main List.
The SongBook Adding entries Adding entries You can add your own entries to the SongBook database. Go to the Style Play or Song Play mode, depending on the type of entry you want to add to the SongBook database. Select the Style, Standard MIDI File or MP3 ﬁle (optional) to be added to the SongBook.
The SongBook Adding entries When done with this page, touch the tab to go to the Book Edit 2 page. Name of the Style, SMF, KAR or MP3 ﬁle, memo- rized with the entry (provided “Write Current Resource” is selected when saving it). Entry’s name Text ﬁle linked to the entry.
The SongBook Creating a Custom List Touch the (Text Edit) button to assign a name to the new entry, then touch OK to save the entry to the SongBook database. Entry’s name. A good idea is to assign the entry the same name of the associated Standard MIDI File of MP3 ﬁle, or a name suit- able for the use of the associated Style.
The SongBook Creating a Custom List the entries you are looking for. Touch the Add to List button when the desired entry has been selected. Use the scroll bar to see all Songs in the list. Keep SHIFT pressed and touch the Up/Down arrow to scroll to the next/ previous alphabetic...
The SongBook Selecting and using a Custom List Selecting and using a Custom List After creating one or more Custom Lists, you can select one and use it for your show. Touch the Custom List tab to select the Custom List page. Use the List pop-up menu to select one of the available Custom Lists.
Effect and Harmony switches Connecting a microphone To sing along with the Pa800, you must ﬁrst connect a suitable microphone to AUDIO INPUT 1 (the one that goes to the Voice Processor). Any dynamic microphone is directly supported. To connect a phantom-powered condenser microphone, you need an external phantom power supply.
Singing with a connected microphone Connecting a microphone Go to the main page of the Style Play or Song Play mode, and select the Mic tab. Be sure the Mic input is not muted. Mic panel. To test the microphone level, be sure the Mic Mute, Effects and Talk buttons are unchecked.
Singing with a connected microphone Applying harmony to your voice If you like, start a Style or Song. Adjust the microphone ﬁnal volume using the dedicated slider. Adjust the other settings, balancing the Style/Song and microphone with the BALANCE slider and the Microphone slider. The settings for the BALANCE and MIC sliders are not saved in memory, so they stay consistent when selecting different Styles, Performances, Songs or Voice Processor settings.
Singing with a connected microphone Soloing your voice (TalkBack) Soloing your voice (TalkBack) Sometimes, during a live show, you might like to talk to your audience. Use the TalkBack function to attenuate the music, and let your voice pass through clean and clear. While in the main page of the Style Play or Song Play mode, touch the Mic tab to see Voice Processor’s settings.
Recording a new Song There are several ways to create a Song on the Pa800. The easiest and fastest is to use the Styles to record what you are playing in realtime on the keyboard, while the arranger gives you the accompani- ment tracks.
Recording a new Song Preparing to record Select the Backing Sequence (Quick Record) option and touch OK to enter the Backing Sequence Record mode. After choosing the Backing Sequence (Quick Record) option, the Backing Sequence Record page appears. Preparing to record When you enter Backing Sequence Record, the most recently used Style is already selected, and all tracks are ready to record.
Recording a new Song Recording Recording Select the Style Element you wish to use before starting to play. Select one of the Intros to start with an introduc- tion. Select any of the Variations before starting to record. INTRO ENDING VARIATION FILL 3/COUNT IN...
Recording a new Song Second-take recording (Overdubbing) Second-take recording (Overdubbing) You may wish to re-record, and add one of the two “grouped” tracks, or overwrite a bad recording with a new one. Usually, you will record all chord and Style Element changes during the ﬁrst take, and record Keyboard tracks and Pads during the second take.
Recording a new Song Saving a Song to disk Select the Save song command to open the Save Song window. After you select the Save song command, the Save Song page appears. Select a device and folder where you want to save your Song. Use the scroll bar to see all Songs in If a Song is selected (high- the list.
Selecting elements Sound Select window Selecting elements The following windows are shown in the various operating Sounds modes, whenever you try to select a Sound, Performance, Style Touch one of these buttons in the display to select a Sound. or Song. Unless the DISPLAY HOLD LED is turned on, the window auto- matically closes short after you select a Sound.
Selecting elements Style Select window selected. This way, you do not need to touch one of the corre- After selecting a Style from this window, and another Style is sponding tabs in the display in order to select a different page. playing, the name of the new Style name begins to ﬂash, mean- ing it is ready to start playing at the beginning of the next mea- Performances...
Selecting elements STS Select Lower tabs (pages) Directory Use these tabs to select one of the available pages in the selected This is the list of the selected device’s content. bank. File status File size Scrollbar Touch one of these buttons in the display to select a Pad. Unless the DISPLAY HOLD LED is turned on, the window automati- cally closes short after you select a Pad.
Selecting elements Song Select window Selecting a Song by its ID number Storage device Use this pop-up menu to select one of the available storage Each Song in a folder on a device (up to 9,999) has a progressive devices. ID number assigned.
Selecting elements Song Select window Note: The text ﬁle will contain a list of “*.mid”, “*.kar”, “.mp3” and Create New Folder “*.jbx” ﬁles only. Folders and different kinds of ﬁles will not be This command lets you create a new generic folder in the root of included.
Style Play operating mode Start-up settings Style Play operating mode The Style Play mode is the boot-up operating mode. When in Master Volume and Balance this mode, you can play with Styles (i.e. automatic accompani- ments), while playing with one to four tracks (Upper 1-3 and Lower) on the keyboard, and up to four Pad tracks.
Note: Transpose may be automatically changed when selecting a different Performance or Style. It may also be changed when load- Beat number of the current measure, that is currently playing. ing a Standard MIDI File generated with an instrument of the Korg Pa series. Current tempo To avoid transposing, the Master Transpose is “locked”...
Sound name to open the Sound Select window. that may be generated on any personal computer, or on the Pa800 itself. • If the track is not selected (dark background), ﬁrst select it, then touch the Sound name to open the Sound Select window.
Style Play operating mode Style Tracks view page Panels Selected Track Info area The lower half of the main page contains the various panels, you This line lets you see the Sound assigned to the selected track. It can select by touching the corresponding tabs. See more infor- appears both in the main page, and in several edit pages.
Style Play operating mode Volume panel Virtual slider (track volume) Volume panel Virtual sliders are a graphical display of each track’s volume. Touch the track’s area to select a track, and use TEMPO/VALUE Touch the Volume tab to select this panel. This is where you can controls to change the value (or touch and drag it in the display).
Style Play operating mode Lyrics panel Options side tab Lyrics panel Options for the Lyrics page are the same as in Song Play mode. The Options pane preferences are saved into the Song Play Setup, not in the Style Setup. See “Write Global-Song Play Lyrics can be associated to a Styles as a “.TXT”...
Talk On/Off acoustic environment of the room. Use this switch to soften all music generated by the Pa800, and This is the same as the EQ controls found in the Voice Processor speak in the microphone at normal level. This is useful to Setup >...
With the “Quarter Tone” box checked Touch anywhere on the keyboard diagram. A message will appear, asking you to press the new split point on the keyboard of your Pa800 (or to press the EXIT button to close the message Pad panel with no changes).
Style Play operating mode Edit menu Parameters area Edit menu Each page contains various parameters. Use the tabs to select one of the available pages. For detailed information on the vari- ous types of parameters, see sections starting from page 93. From any page, press the MENU button to open the Style Play edit menu.
Internal FX processors. The effect processors Setup: Sty/Kbd” on page 227. included in Pa800 are connected in parallel, so you can decide When checked, the direct, dry signal is sent to the which percentage of the direct signal can be effected.
Style Play operating mode Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Mixer/Tuning: EQ Control In this page you can set the three-band equalization (EQ) for This page lets you reset or bypass track equalization, pro- each individual track. grammed in the previous page. Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch from the Keyboard to Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch from the Keyboard to the Style tracks, and vice-versa.
Conversely, selection of Quarter 1…12 Maximum up/down pitch bend range (in semi- Tone settings can be sent by the Pa800 to an external MIDI tones). 12 = ±1 octave. recorder as System Exclusive data. No pitch bend allowed.
Style Play operating mode Mixer/Tuning: Sub Scale How to use the Quarter Tone function with In the display, touch one of the four SC Preset buttons to recall the corresponding preset, and touch any note you want to lower the SC Presets a quarter tone down, making a big dot appear on the detuned note in the diagram.
You can assign the “Quarter Tone” function to a footswitch, a (Keyboard) effects. Korg EC5 switch, or an Assignable Switch, to program a custom scale in realtime, for example to allow for those sudden scale change typical of Arabic music. These changes are not saved any- where, so the scale is easily “wiped-out”...
MIDI devices. This is very useful to let a Smooth Hall effect assigned. Style track drive an external expander, or play a digital piano with one of Pa800’s Keyboard tracks. In addition, here you can Selected effect set the polyphony mode for each track.
Style Play operating mode Track Controls: Drum Volume trol Change 32 (Bank Select LSB), PC is the Pro- Track Controls: Drum Volume gram Change: In this page you can adjust the volume for each family of Drum and Percussion instrument for the selected track. A list of fami- lies is shown below.
Style Play operating mode Track Controls: Easy Edit Play/Mute icon Parameters Track’s play/mute status. Attack Attack time. This is the time during which the sound goes from zero (at the moment when you Play status. The track can be heard. strike a key) to it’s maximum level.
Style Play operating mode Keyboard/Ensemble: Keyboard Control Keyboard/Ensemble: Keyboard Control Keyboard/Ensemble: Key/Velocity Range This page lets you enable/disable the Damper and Expression This page lets you program a key and dynamic (velocity) range pedals, plus the Joystick, for each of the Keyboard tracks. for each of the Keyboard tracks.
Style Play operating mode Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble Repeat The played note is repeated in sync with the Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble Tempo parameter (see below). When playing a chord, only the last note is repeated. Echo As the Repeat option, but with the repeated notes This page lets you program the Ensemble function.
Style Play operating mode Style Controls: Drum/Fill Var.Inc/Var.Dec Style Controls: Drum/Fill The next higher/lower numbered Variation is selected. When Variation 4 is reached, an Inc command will select Variation 4 again. When In this page you can select various general parameters for the Variation 1 is reached, a Dec command will select Style.
Style Play operating mode Pad/Switch: Pad Wrap Around The wrap-around point is the highest register limit for the back- Pan for each of the four Pad tracks. ing track. The accompaniment patterns will be transposed -64…-1 Left stereo channel. according to the detected chord. If the chord is too high, the Center.
Style Play operating mode Preferences: Style Preferences Velocity Control Preferences: Style Preferences Set this parameter to trigger one of the following functions sim- ply by playing louder with your left hand. When playing with a In this page you can set various general parameters for the Style velocity value higher than the value set by the “Velocity Control play mode.
Style Play operating mode Preferences: Style Play Setup Lock icon Performance/Sound Default All parameters in this page may be protected from selecting a Performance banks and Sound banks share the same buttons on different Performance or STS. the control panel. Use this parameter to deﬁne whether the PER- FORMANCE SELECT or the SOUND SELECT LED must be on This lock is reset when turning the instrument off, unless you when you turn the instrument on.
Style Play operating mode Page menu The Solo function works in a slightly different way, depending Page menu on the selected track: • Keyboard track: The selected Keyboard track is the only track you can hear when playing on the keyboard. All other Keyboard Touch the page menu icon to open the menu.
Style Play operating mode Write Performance dialog box Write Performance dialog box Write Single Touch Setting dialog box Open this window by selecting the Write Performance item from Open this window by selecting the Write Single Touch Setting the page menu. Here, you can save all track settings, the selected item from the page menu.
32 Styles; browse them using the PAGE but- tons. The Favorite Styles are contained in ten folders, automatically created by the Pa800 inside the FAVORITE folder in the SSD’s root. Even if different names can be shown in the display, these folders have ﬁxed names:...
Then, depending on the selected Style Element, it determines which Chord Variation (CV) should be played by the arranger of the Pa800. A Style consists of a pre- played for the scanned chord. Which Chord Variation corre- deﬁned number of Style Elements (E) (Pa800 features thirteen...
As an alternative to creating Styles on the Pa500, you can import recognized, the programmed chord notes are transposed to a Standard MIDI Files (SMF) from your computer to a Pa800’s a suitable scale, according to the Note Transposition Style. See “Import: Import SMF” on page 135 and “Export Tables (NTT) The NTT allows you to record just some SMF”...
Note: Some Control Change messages cannot be recorded directly by using Pa800 integrated controls. To select a Chord Variation, go to the Main page of the Record/ Edit mode (see “Element (Style Element)” and “Chord Var All allowed controllers can be assigned to an Assignable Pedal/ (Chord Variation)”...
Style Record mode Main page - Record 1 Recording parameters area Main page - Record 1 Element (Style Element) This parameter lets you select a Style Element for editing. Each After pressing the RECORD button, and having chosen whether Style Element corresponds to a button on the control panel car- you want to edit an existing Style or create a new one, the main rying the same name.
Metronome on, with a two-bar precount before Note: To conform to Korg speciﬁcations, it is advisable to record starting recording. both the “Major” and “minor” Chord Variations for the Intro 1 and Ending 1 Style Elements.
Fixed/No Transpose Note: To conform to Korg speciﬁcations, it is advisable to set the The programmed notes can only be transposed NTT to “No Transpose” on the Intro 1 and Ending 1. by the Master Transpose. They are never trans-...
Style Record mode Main page - Record 2/Cue Delete Note button Main page - Record 2/Cue Use this command to delete a single note or a single percussive instrument from a track. For example, to delete a snare, keep the D2 note (corresponding to the snare) pressed.
Style Record mode Main page - Guitar Mode Cue area Main page - Guitar Mode Cue mode for [Style element] This parameter lets you decide how the current Style Element While in the main page, and a Guitar track has been selected, will enter after it has been selected.
Style Record mode Main page - Guitar Mode Recording strumming types Recording RX Noises The lowest octave of the 61-key keyboard is dedicated to select- Further on, the upper three octaves of the 61-key keyboard are ing a strumming type. By pressing these keys, you play fast used to trigger RX Noises: strumming samples: Full Down Slow Mute...
Style Record mode Style Record procedure Guitar mode parameters Style Record procedure Here is a detailed description of the parameters of the Guitar Mode page. There are two different methods for recording a Style: Realtime Key/Chord and Step. This parameter pair allows you to deﬁne the track’s original key •...
Style Record mode Style Record procedure Realtime Record procedure Step Record procedure Select the track to record. Its status icon will turn to While in the main page of the Style Record mode, select the ‘Record’ . (For more details, see “Tracks volume/status area” “Overdub Step Recording”...
Style Record mode Style Record procedure When back to the main page of the Style Record mode, you Ex.2: may turn all tracks to the play status, then press START/ STOP to listen to the Style. Press START/STOP again to stop the playback.
Style Record mode Edit menu Other pages have a slightly different structure. Edit menu Operating mode Edit section Page menu icon From any page (apart for Step Record), press the MENU button to open the Style Record edit menu. This menu gives access to the various Style Record edit sections.
Style Record mode Event Edit: Event Edit Event list Event Edit: Event Edit Use the Event list to see all events contained in the selected track in the selected Style Element. The Event Edit is the page where you can edit each single MIDI Use the scrollbar to browse through the events.
Style Record mode Event Edit: Event Edit Other elements The list of events contained in the selected track (inside the Chord Variation selected on step 2) will appear in the dis- play. Some events on the beginning of the Chord Varia- Track pop-up menu tions, as well as the “EndOfTrk”...
Style Record mode Event Edit: Filter Event Edit: Filter Style Edit: Quantize This page is where you can select the event types to be shown in The quantize function may be used to correct any timing mis- the Event Edit page. take after recording, or to give the pattern a “groovy”...
Style Record mode Style Edit: Transpose Note: These parameters are available only when a Drum or Percus- Bottom / Top Note sion track is selected. Use these parameters to set the bottom and top of the keyboard range to be transposed. If you select the same note as the Bottom Execute and Top parameters, you can select a single percussive instru- Touch this button to execute the operation set in this page.
Style Record mode Style Edit: Cut Value Track status icon Status of tracks. Touch this icon to change the status. Velocity change value (±127). Play status. The track can be heard. Start / End Tick Use these parameters to set the starting and ending points of the Mute status.
Style Record mode Style Edit: Delete Note: Some CC data are automatically removed Style Edit: Delete during recording. See the table on page 113 for more information on the allowed data. This page is where you can delete MIDI events out of the Style. Start / End Tick This function does not remove measures from the pattern.
Style Record mode Style Edit: Copy from Style E / CV (Style Element/Chord Variation) From… To E/CV (Style Element/Chord Variation) Use these parameters to select the Style Element and Chord Vari- Use these parameters to select the source and target Style Ele- ation for editing.
Style Record mode Style Edit: Copy from Pad the source will be copied once, then the ﬁrst 2 measures Drum-Acc5 Single track of the selected Style, Style Element or will be copied to ﬁt the remaining 2 measures. Chord Variation. 1 2 3 4 Execute Touch this button to execute the operation set in this page.
Style Record mode Style Element Track Controls: Keyboard Range This monitor should help you keeping track of them, and let you Style Element Track Controls: Keyboard access Event Edit only on the tracks containing the messages. Press the START/STOP button to start playback, and look at the Range indicators.
Style Record mode Style Element Track Controls: Noise/Guitar Style Element Track Controls: Noise/ Style Element Chord Table: Chord Table Guitar This is the page where you can assign a Chord Variation to each of the most important recognized chord. When a chord is recog- The Noise/Guitar page is where you can set the RX Noise level nized, the assigned Chord Variation will be automatically and the ‘human feel’...
Style Record mode Import: Import Groove Track Type Import: Import Groove Use this parameter to set the type of the corresponding track. Drum Drum track. This type of track is not transposed The Import Groove function allows the loading of MIDI by the arranger, and is used for Drum Kits made Grooves (“.GRV”...
Song. The Standard MIDI File to be imported must be pro- CV Length value to reset the Chord Variation length. The exceeding grammed as if it was one of Pa800’s Chord Variations. note will be cut, to ﬁt the new pattern length.
Record mode, by using the edit features available. As an alternative to importing single Chord Variations, you can Warning: Pa800 can only handle SMF format 0 (Zero). If you are import a whole Style as an SMF separated by Markers, i.e., a sin- in trouble importing your ﬁle, maybe your sequencer (or DAW) is...
Style Record mode Export SMF Exporting a Style as an SMF separated by Export SMF Markers As an alternative to exporting single Chord Variations to indi- The Export SMF function allows you to export a Chord Varia- vidual Standard MIDI Files, you can export a whole Style as an tion as a Standard MIDI File (SMF), and edit it on your pre- SMF separated by Markers, i.e., a single SMF containing all the ferred external sequencer.
Style Record mode Page menu See “Copy Key Range dialog box” on page 140 for more infor- Page menu mation. Copy Chord Table Touch the page menu icon to open the page menu. Touch a com- Only available while in the Style Element Chord Table page. Select mand to select it.
Style Record mode Copy Key/Chord dialog box Style Copy Sounds dialog box Target Style location in the selected bank. Use TEMPO/VALUE controls to select a different location. Open this window by choosing the Copy Sounds item from the Note: A User or Favorite Style is usually prompted when writing a page menu.
Style Record mode Copy Key Range dialog box Copy Key Range dialog box Overdub Step Recording window Open this window by choosing the Copy Keyboard Range item The Step Record allows you to create a new Style by entering sin- from the page menu.
Style Record mode Overdub Step Recording window Free Memory Rest Remaining memory for recording. Touch this button to insert a rest. Duration Relative duration of the inserted note. The percentage is always Touch this button to tie the note to be inserted to the previous referred to the step value.
Pad Record mode The Pad structure Pad Record mode Pattern data vs. track data By entering the Pad Record mode, you can create your own Pads, or edit an existing Pad. While the Pad Record mode is where you can create or edit music patterns for the Pad, track parameters (like Volume, Pan, FX settings…) have to be edited in Style Play mode.
Pad Record mode Exit by saving or deleting changes Exit by saving or deleting changes Main page - Record 1 When ﬁnished editing, you can save your Pad in memory, or The Main - Record page of the Pad Record mode looks like a cancel any change.
Pad Record mode Main page - Record 1 Pad Track info area Beat The sequence will start at the next beat, in sync with the arranger’s or sequencer’s tempo. It will This line lets you see the Sound assigned to the selected track. start from its very beginning (i.e., tick 1 or mea- sure 1).
Fixed/No Transpose Note: To conform to Korg speciﬁcations, it is advisable to set the The programmed notes can only be transposed NTT to “No Transpose” on the Intro 1 and Ending 1. by the Master Transpose. They are never trans- posed when chords are changed.
Pad Record mode Main page - Guitar Mode Recording strumming types Main page - Guitar Mode The lowest octave of the 61-key keyboard is dedicated to select- ing a strumming type. By pressing these keys, you play fast strumming samples: While in the main page, and a Guitar track has been selected, touch the “Guitar Mode”...
Pad Record mode Pad Record procedure Recording RX Noises Playing back the pattern Further on, the upper three octaves of the 61-key keyboard are When in Stye Play mode, the recorded Guitar pattern is trans- used to trigger RX Noises: posed according to the chord recognized on the keyboard.
Pad Record mode Edit menu Other pages exhibit a slightly different structure. Edit menu Operating mode Edit section Page menu icon When pressing the MENU button while in Pad Record mode, the Pad Record Edit Menu will appear. Parameters area Tabs Operating mode This indicates that the instrument is in Pad Record mode.
Pad Record mode Event Edit: Filter Event Edit: Filter Pad Edit: Transpose This page is where you can select the event types to be shown in In this page you can transpose the selected track(s). the Event Edit page. Note: After transposing, please don’t forget to readjust the “Key/ Chord”...
Pad Record mode Pad Edit: Velocity Pad Edit: Velocity Pad Edit: Cut In this page you can change the velocity (dynamics) value of This function lets you quickly delete a selected measure (or a notes in the selected track. series of measures) from the selected Chord Variation. All fol- lowing events are moved back, to replace the cut measure(s).
Pad Record mode Pad Edit: Delete CC00/32…CC127 Pad Edit: Delete Single Control Change events. Double Control Change numbers (like 00/32) are MSB/LSB bun- dles. This page is where you can delete MIDI events out of the Pad. Note: Some CC data are automatically removed This function does not remove measures from the pattern.
Pad Record mode Pad Edit: Copy from Style Pad Edit: Copy from Style Pad Edit: Copy from Pad Here you can copy a track from a Style, and transform it into a Here you can copy a Chord Variation from a different Pad. Fur- Pad pattern.
Pad Record mode Pad Track Controls: Sound/Expression Trigger Mode Pad Track Controls: Sound/Expression (Not available if Track Type = Drum). This setting lets you deﬁne how Bass and Acc-type tracks are retriggered when the chord is changed. In this page you can assign a Sound to the Pad track, adjust its Volume (CC#07) and Expression (CC#11) values, and set vari- Each time you play a new chord, current notes ous other parameters, like the Keyboard Range, Track Type,...
Pad Record mode Pad Chord Table Pad Chord Table Import: Import Groove This is the page where you can assign a Chord Variation to each The Import Groove function allows the loading of MIDI of the most important recognized chord. When a chord is recog- Grooves (“.GRV”...
Pad Record mode Export: SMF Initialize Page menu Check this parameter if you want all Pad settings (i.e., Key/ Chord, Chord Table, Sound…) are reset when loading the SMF. Touch the page menu icon to open the page menu. Touch a com- Hint: It is a good idea to check this parameter when importing the mand to select it.
Pad Record mode Write Pad dialog box Write Pad dialog box Open this window by selecting the Write Pad item from the page menu. Here you can save the recorded or edited Pad to memory. Parameters saved in the Pad are marked with the symbol through the user’s manual.
Pa800 cannot receive MIDI Clock messages from the MIDI IN. saved to a midiﬁle, and are only intended for realtime control. To Pa800 transmits to the MIDI OUT and USB port only the MIDI permanently save changes to the various Song parameters, edit Clock messages generated by Sequencer 1.
Keyboard, Pad and Sequencer tracks Then, manually reassign the non-matching Sounds, replacing them with similar Sounds on the Pa800. Finally, save the SMF again, and you will be able to play it in Song Play mode with the The Pa800 is equipped with a double sequencer. Each Song can correct Sounds.
Note: Transpose may be automatically changed when selecting a different Performance. It may also be changed when loading a Song type icon Standard MIDI File generated with an instrument of the Korg Pa series. Songs of different types can be assigned to the sequencers. This...
(*.MID) is the industry standard song format, Hint: While in the main page, you can have the Tempo parameter used by Pa800 as its basic Song format when of Sequencer 2 “on focus”, while Sequencer 1 is selected. In this situ- recording a new Song.
Song Play operating mode Song Tracks 1-8 and 9-16 pages Keyboard tracks area Panels This is where Keyboard tracks are shown. The lower half of the main page contains the various panels, you can select by touching the corresponding tabs. See more infor- Sound mation in the relevant sections, starting from page 162.
Song Play operating mode Volume panel Selected Track Info area Volume panel This line lets you see the Sound assigned to the selected track. Not only it is shown on the main page, but also in several edit pages. Touch the Volume tab to select this panel. This is where you can set the volume of each track, and mute/unmute tracks.
Song Play operating mode Jukebox panel Track names Song list Under the sliders, a label for each track is shown. Use the TRK. Use this list to browse through the Songs in the Jukebox list. Use SEL button to switch between the various track views. the scrollbar to scroll the list.
Lyrics events contained in the Standard MIDI File or MP3 ﬁle. Lyrics will be shown only if they are compatible with a standard Current measure number. format that Pa800 can understand. Selected sequencer (SEQ 1/SEQ 2) Master Transpose Use these side tabs to select a sequencer whose Song to show.
Standard Song Markers contained in a midiﬁle can be read with How to delete a marker: the Pa800, to quickly jump to a given position in the Song. Addi- Touch the marker to be deleted in the display. tionally, you can set your own marker points on-the-ﬂy.
Depending on the content of the track, either notes or chords are them from the Lyrics / Score pane of the Song Play mode. shown. Pa800 takes care for you of ‘cleaning-up’ the score, so that it is always easy to read.
Song Play operating mode STS Name panel Selected track Internal Video Touch here to open a pop-up menu where to chose the track to When pressing the control corresponding to the be shown from. Text Down command, the ﬁrst line of the current page of text is shown on top of the internal video.
Song Play operating mode Edit menu Operating mode Edit menu This indicates that the instrument is in Song Play mode. Selected sequencer From any page, press the MENU button to open the Song Play Before entering edit, select one of the two sequencers, by using edit menu.
Song Play operating mode Mixer/Tuning: Volume/Pan Upper Volume Link Mixer/Tuning: Volume/Pan This parameter allows you to deﬁne if changing the volume for one of the Upper tracks, proportionally changes also the volume for the other Upper tracks. This page lets you set the volume and pan for each of the Key- board or Song tracks.
Internal FX processors. Note: Song parameters cannot be saved when saving to a Perfor- mance or STS. The effect processors included in Pa800 are connected in paral- lel, so you can decide which percentage of the direct signal can be effected: In case you want to send all of a track’s signal to the effect (as...
Hint: Track EQ can be memorized in the general preferences for the Song Play mode (they are named Song Play–Global Setup). This will help adapting the Pa800's sound to personal taste for any MIDIﬁle you will ever play. Need a lighter Bass track? Save the right equalization, and the Bass will stay light with all the subse- quent Songs.
Song track. Effects in Song Play mode Pa800 is equipped with four effect processors, or DSPs (Digital Signal Processors), to process MIDI tracks. In Song Play mode you can have two or four effects at the same time, depending on the midiﬁle you are reading.
Song Play operating mode Effects: FX A…D • A Song created on the Pa800 (in Sequencer mode) can use Track Controls: Mode up to 4 effects (usually 2 reverbs + 2 modulating effects); each track may use the A/B or C/D pair.
Song Play operating mode Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble Move Up/Down Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble Use these button to move the selected item up or down in the list. See “Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble” on page 103. Parameters Adds a Song at the end of the current list. You can add up to 127 Songs in a list.
Song Play operating mode Groove Quantize division. When you select 1/4, all notes are moved Groove Quantize to the nearest 1/4 division. No quanti- zation You can apply a realtime “groove-quantization” to Sequencer 1. Groove-quantization is a way of changing the music groove dur- ing the playback, moving notes to the nearest axis of a rhythmic “grid”.
Song Play operating mode Preferences: Track Settings Seq.1+2 T rack 1…16 Preferences: Track Settings Notes are sent by a track with the same name from both Sequencer 1 and Sequencer 2. In this page, you can set various general parameters referred to Note: When both sequencers are in play, the Voice Song tracks.
Markers ﬁrst note. However, any setup data are read and considered. Seq.2 Note: When Pa800 is driving an external musical instrument, the fast transfer of MIDI data to the MIDI OUT or USB port may Link Mode cause a delay to the Song’s start. Therefore, we suggest to turn this function off when Pa800 is hooked to other instruments.
Song Play operating mode Page menu Select an option, and touch OK to conﬁrm. Page menu Note: When saved, the text ﬁle will be named after the selected Jukebox ﬁle. For example, a Jukebox ﬁle named “Dummy.jbx” will generate a “Dummy.txt” ﬁle. A new, unnamed Jukebox ﬁle will Touch the page menu icon to open the menu.
Song Play operating mode Write Global-Song Play Setup dialog box To copy all four effects: Write Global-Song Play Setup dialog box Select the source Performance, Style or STS, then go to the Effects > FX Select page, to copy all four effects. Open this dialog box by selecting the Write Global-Song Play Choose the “Copy FX”...
SongBook Book SongBook List Header The SongBook is an onboard database that allows you to orga- nize various “musical resources” (Style, Standard MIDI Files, The List Header may change, depending on the type of data KAR ﬁles, and – optionally – MP3 ﬁles) for easy retrieving. associated with the selected entry.
SongBook Book Filter… After you select this command, the “Num” column appears: Touch this button to open the Filter dialog box, and select one or more ﬁlter criteria, to show a restricted set of entries in the main list. To see the “Key” column again, select the “Show Key (now Song Numbers)”...
Style Play or Song Play mode. The Book Edit 1 page with a Style-based entry: At this point, Pa800 must receive on the special Control channel the NRPN Control Change messages #99 (MSB, with value 2) and #98 (LSB, with value 64) in fast succession, as an initializa- tion string.
SongBook Book Edit 1 You can select a different resource, by just using the STYLE Key Info SELECT section, or the SEQ1–SELECT button on the control Original key of the entry. The ﬁrst ﬁeld is the key name, the sec- panel, to select a different Style, Standard MIDI File or MP3 ﬁle.
SongBook Book Edit 2 Note: The maximum number of entries in a SongBook ﬁle is 3,000 Linked .TXT entries. You can select a text (.TXT) ﬁle, and link it to the Style or Song associated with the current SongBook entry. When you select this entry, the text ﬁle is automatically loaded.
SongBook Custom List Custom List List Edit Use this page to select and use one of the available Custom Lists This page is only available after checking the “Enable List Edit” (contained in the “LISTDB.SBL” ﬁle saved in the same folder as command in the page menu (see page 187).
SongBook Lyrics/STS Write rent entry, you can see lyrics contained in a “.TXT” ﬁle loaded after selecting an entry (see “On-the-ﬂy TXT loading” below). Touch this button to save changes to the selected Custom List. When a “.TXT” ﬁle is associated to the current entry, a vertical scrollbar appears, allowing you to scroll to the previous or former text page during the performance.
SongBook Info Info Page menu Use the Info page to see the name of the selected entry, the asso- Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. Touch a command ciated resource(s), the total number of Songs in the SongBook, to select it.
SongBook Page menu • Selected from the Custom List page: Touch the (Text Edit) button to open the Text Edit window and assign a name to the text ﬁle to be saved to a storage device. Then, select either the internal SSD-U memory or the hard disk to save the ﬁle.
Sounds The native Song format for Pa800 is the Standard MIDI File. area When saving a Song as a SMF, an empty measure is automati- cally inserted to the beginning of the Song. This measure con- Track volume/status area tains various Song initialization parameters.
Sequencer operating mode Sequencer Play - Main page Page menu icon Tempo (Tempo mode) Use this menu to select the Tempo change mode. Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. See “Page menu” on page 211 for more information. Manual In this mode, you can change the Tempo using TEMPO/VALUE section controls.
Sequencer operating mode Entering Record mode Track volume/status area Entering Record mode This area is where you can set the volume of each Song track, and mute/unmute tracks. To enter Record mode, press the RECORD button while you are Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch between Song Tracks in Sequencer mode.
Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Multitrack Sequencer page Overdub The newly recorded events will be mixed to any Record mode: Multitrack Sequencer page existing events. Overwrite The newly recorded events will replace any exist- ing events. While in Sequencer mode, press the RECORD button and select the “Multitrack Sequencer”...
Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Multitrack Sequencer page Multitrack recording procedure Metronome on, with a two-bar precount before starting recording. Here is the general procedure to follow for the Multitrack Recording. Tempo Press SEQUENCER to enter Sequence mode. Select this parameter, and use the TEMPO/VALUE controls to set the tempo.
Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Step Record page Note parameter area Record mode: Step Record page Meter Time signature of the current measure. This parameter cannot The Step Record allows you to create a new Song by entering sin- be edited. You can set a Meter change by using the Insert func- gle notes or chords to each track.
Velocity and Duration parameters. See “Veloc- ity” and “Duration” on page 194. With Pa800, you are not obliged to insert single notes in a track. There are several ways to insert chords and double voices. For • To insert a rest, just touch the Rest button in the display.
Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Record) page Resolution Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Use this parameter to set the quantization during recording. Record) page Quantization is a way of correcting timing errors; notes played too soon or too late are moved to the nearest axis of a rhythmic “grid”, set with this parameter, thus playing perfectly in time.
Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Record) page Track volume/status area Kbd/Pad: This Backing Sequence track includes the four Key- board tracks and the four Pads. After ﬁnishing recording, they This area is where you can set the volume of each single Key- will be saved as Song tracks 1-8, as in the following table: board track, and mute/unmute tracks.
Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Step Backing Sequence page Start recording by pressing the left (PLAY/STOP) Record mode: Step Backing Sequence button or the START/STOP button. page • By pressing the left (PLAY/STOP) button (or the START/STOP button), you can record a keyboard intro with no Style playing.
3/4 time). Style Element Tick Smallest position value. Both Pa800 internal This is the Style Element (i.e., a Variation, Fill, Intro, or Ending). sequencers feature a resolution of 384 ticks per The length of the selected Style Element is always shown by the quarter.
Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Step Backing Sequence page Step Backing Sequence procedure Hint: Save the Song to a storage device, by selection the “Save Song” command from the page menu, to avoid losing it when turn- Here is the general Step Backing Sequencer recording procedure. ing the instrument off.
Sequencer operating mode Edit menu Parameters area Edit menu Each page contains various parameters. Use the tabs to select one of the pages. For detailed information on the various types of parameters, see sections starting from page 201. From any page, press the MENU button to open the Sequencer edit menu.
Center. signal going to the Internal FX processors. The effect processors R+1…R+63 Right stereo channel. included in Pa800 are connected in parallel, so you can decide which percentage of the direct signal can be effected. Volume In case you want to send all of a track’s signal to the effect (as Track’s volume.
Sequencer operating mode Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Mixer/Tuning: EQ Control In this page you can set the three-band equalization (EQ) for This page lets you reset or bypass track equalization, pro- each individual track. grammed in the previous page. Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch between Song tracks Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch between Song tracks 1-8 and 9-16, and vice-versa.
Sub-Scale on each track of the Song, can B to A, D to C be sent by the Pa800 to an external MIDI recorder as System Exclu- sive data. Amount of the B effect going back to the input of the A effect, or of the D effect going back to the input of the C effect.
Sequencer operating mode Effects: FX A…D Effects: FX A…D Event Edit: Event Edit These pages contain the editing parameters for the four effect The Event Edit is the page where you can edit each single MIDI processors. Here is an example of the FX A page, with the Reverb event of the selected track.
Sequencer operating mode Event Edit: Event Edit And here are the events contained in the Master track. Go/Catch This is a dual-function command. Type First value Second value • While the sequencer is not running, it works as a Go to Mea- Tempo Tempo change –...
Drum track. Pa Controls Note: These parameters are available only when a Drum track is Controls exclusive of the Pa800, like the FX and selected. Scale settings. These controls are recorded to the Master Track, and saved as System Exclusive data.
Sequencer operating mode Song Edit: Transpose After setting the various parameters, touch Execute to start the Song Edit: Transpose operation. Track Here you can transpose the Song, a track or a part of a track. Use this parameter to select a track. All tracks selected.
Sequencer operating mode Song Edit: Cut/Insert Measures Event Song Edit: Cut/Insert Measures Type of MIDI event to delete. All events. Measures will not be removed from In this page you can cut or insert measures from the Song. the Song, and will remain empty. Note All notes in the selected range.
Sequencer operating mode Song Edit: Move Mode Song Edit: RX Convert Use this parameter to select the Copy mode. Merge Copied data are merged with the data at the tar- You can use the RX Convert page to convert notes of the midiﬁle get position.
Sequencer operating mode Preferences: Sequencer Setup Preferences: Sequencer Setup Page menu In this page, you can select a MIDI Setup and the Harmony track Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. Touch a command for the Sequencer mode. to select it.
Sequencer operating mode Write Global-Sequencer Setup dialog box Delete Current Track Write Global-Sequencer Setup dialog box Select this command to delete the track currently selected in the Track area (see “Track volume/status area” on page 193). Open this window by selecting the Write Global-Song Setup Solo Track item from the page menu.
Sequencer operating mode Save Song window Storage device Save Song window Use this pop-up menu to select one of the available storage devices where to save the Song. The recorded Song is contained in RAM, and is lost when turn- Device Type ing the instrument off.
Sequencer operating mode Save Song window Empty measure at the beginning of the Save Song procedure Standard MIDI File If you are in Record mode, stop the sequencer and exit from the Record mode. Then go back to the main page of When saving a Song as an SMF, an empty measure is automati- the Sequencer Play mode (see “Sequencer Play - Main cally inserted to the beginning of the Song.
Global edit mode What is it, and how the Global is structured Global edit mode The Global edit environment is the place where you can set glo- Edit menu bal functions, i.e. functions overriding the single Performance, STS or Style. This edit environment overlaps the current operat- ing mode (Style Play, Song Play, Sequencer, Sound Edit).
Global edit mode General Controls: Basic Page menu icon Standard pitch (A4=440Hz). Touch this icon to open the page menu (see “Page menu” on Highest pitch. page 231). Reverb Offset Parameters area This is the master offset for all reverbs. Use it to adjust reverb Each page contains various parameters.
Global edit mode General Controls: Transpose Control Position General Controls: Transpose Control Scale and Transpose position The Scale and Transpose Position allows you to deﬁne the rela- This page is where you can select to which tracks the Master tion between the Scale and the Master Transpose. Transpose is applied to, and adjust some related parameter.
Hint: To save the status of the various parameters as a ﬁxed status save the current settings (see “Write Quarter Tone SC Preset” on for the Pa800, save all the parameters to Performance 1 of bank 1 page 231). (automatically selected when turning on the instrument), and save these locks to the Global.
Global edit mode General Controls: Lock Hint: In order to avoid having the Master Trans- When locked, selecting a Performance or STS will pose setting change when selecting a new Perfor- not change the Pad assignment. mance or STS, use the general Master Transpose (See “Pad/Switch: Pad”...
Manual Bass When locked, selecting a Performance or STS will not change the Manual Bass status. Since Pa800 must be reset at the end of this procedure, be sure to ﬁrst save all unsaved data. (See “MANUAL BASS” on page 12).
Touch Yes to conﬁrm. The Global will be automatically saved, and the language selected. Show Track Activity A message will advice you to reboot the Pa800. Touch OK Use this parameter to turn on/off the Track Activity display. to close the message window.
Global edit mode Controllers: Pedal/Switch You are now asked to set the pedal to the minimum value. Controllers: Pedal/Switch Release the footswitch, or press the pedal to the minimum position (usually back pressed). Touch the “Push” button in the display to conﬁrm the min- This page lets you select a function to the Assignable Pedal/Foot- imum value.
EC5-A…E MIDI Setup. Each of them lets you assign the best values to vari- Each of the switches of a KORG EC5 multiswitch. ous MIDI parameters, to allow an easier connection with a par- ticular MIDI controller. See “MIDI” on page 263 for more information on using MIDI Setups.
There are two separate Chord channels. This is very useful when you turn the instrument on. you must send chords to Pa800 on two different channels (like When you play the keyboard, MIDI data is sent to with some MIDI accordions).
Harmony section of the Voice Processor. Notes received out of this range are not recognized. MIDI: MIDI In Channels In this page, you can assign Pa800 tracks to any of the MIDI IN channels. Channels You can assign to each channel one of the following tracks: No track assigned.
Use this channel to send notes recognized by the Chord Recognition engine to the MIDI OUT. This is useful, for example, to control an external Harmonizer from the Pa800, using the Lower track to play chords, even if the track is muted. MIDI: Filters Use this page to set up to 8 ﬁlters for the MIDI data received or...
Global edit mode Audio Setup: Seq1 Audio Setup: Seq1 Audio Setup: Drums This page lets you connect Sequencer 1 tracks to the audio out- This page lets you route Drum Kit Sounds to the audio outputs. puts. These setting are also applied to the Sequencer mode. See “Audio Setup: Sty/Kbd”...
In to Direct Inputs 1 and 2 go to the ﬁnal mix, together with Style+Song The metronome is always activated when playing the sounds generated by the Pa800. No Voice Pro- a Style or Song. cessor effects are applied. Volume In 1 Use this parameter to set the volume of the metronome.
Global edit mode Audio Setup: Master EQ Speakers Audio Setup: Master EQ Speakers On/Off In this page you can access the semi-parametric Master EQ. This Use this checkbox to turn speakers on or off. This option is use- EQ is placed at the end of the audio path, just before the audio ful when the instrument is connected to an external ampliﬁca- outputs.
Video Interface: Video Out Video Interface: Video Out Touch Panel Calibration If your Pa800 is ﬁtted with a Video Interface Board (VIF4), use From time to time (for example, after loading a new operating this page to adjust its parameters.
Touch anywhere in the display to close the menu without selecting a command. This way, the next time you will turn the Pa800 on, the preferred Styles, Sounds and Performances will be still assigned to the rele- vant buttons.
Global edit mode Write Global - Talk Configuration dialog box Midi Setup Save and use as default One of the 8 available MIDI Setup locations, where to save cur- Check this option when saving a VP Setup, you would like to be rent MIDI settings.
Voice Processor Accessing the Voice Processor edit pages Voice Processor The Voice Processor applies effects and three-part harmony to Voice Processor Setup: Setup your voice. Some dedicated controllers on the control panel allows you to quickly access the most often used functions: •...
Voice Processor Voice Processor Setup: Dynamics / EQ Pitch Bend Range Only available in Notes mode. Sets the range (in semitones) that The Voice Processor has an extremely ﬂexible 3-band EQ with MIDI pitch bend information will alter the pitch of the harmo- frequency and gain-adjustable high and low shelving bands, as nies in Notes mode.
Voice Processor Voice Processor Preset: Preset Talk Voice Processor Preset: Preset Talk On/Off This page allows you to select a Voice Processor Preset, as well as On/off switch for the Talk function. This is the same switch you turning on or off the various Voice processor modules. can ﬁnd in the Mic panel of the Style Play and Song Play modes.
Voice Processor Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Master On/Off Available parameters are: Scalic (Scalic presets), Chord (Chordal presets), Shift, and Notes (Shift and Notes presets). See “Har- These are “switches” for the various Voice Processor sections. mony and Tuning with the Voice Processor” on page 240 for a full description of each harmony mode.
Voice Processor Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Voices Individual Voice Basic Lower Notes are received from the Lower area of the keyboard. Upper Notes are received from the Upper area of the Voice On/Off keyboard. This checkbox allows enabling/disabling of the selected Har- Full Keyb.
Voice Processor Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Voices Pan/Level Note In Incoming note. Level knob C … B Original note. Sets the output level of the selected voice. Please note that there is also a master harmony voice level found in the “Harmony” Note Out page.
Voice Processor Voice Processor Preset: Effects Feedback Voice Processor Preset: Effects Delay feedback amount. This page allows to adjust the various effect parameters for the Src (Source) Voice Processor. Use this parameter to set the source of the tempo for the delay. MIDI Tempo is received from MIDI.
Voice Processor Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Processor Chord (Chordal) Mode Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Chordal harmonies take your chord information to create intel- Processor ligent, diatonic harmonies based on your voice. To make “Chordal” harmonies, you need to input in real time the chords of the song.
Voice Processor Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Processor Scale (Scalic) mode parameter description under “Custom Voice Mapping” on page 238. Harmonies use key and scale information to create musically correct, diatonic harmonies. Most popular music uses a single It is also tricky to pick out the key in some songs. An example is scale, so you usually only have to input the information at the “Sweet Home Alabama”.
Voice Processor Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Processor Diatonic and Chromatic Shifting, which uses the chromatic, 12 semitone scale, changes the input pitch by a ﬁxed number of semitones: We've described scalic and chordal harmonies as diatonic, and shift harmonies as chromatic; but what do those words mean? Look at a piano keyboard.
A device can be selected by using the Device pop-up menu, shown in the lower left corner of most Media pages: The following table shows the types of storage devices that can Device pop- be used with the Pa800. up menu Internal External (USB Host)
Media edit mode Searching files In addition to ﬁles, folders are searched. If you open a folder, the Searching ﬁles ﬁle selector shows its content, where you can then select one of the ﬁles it contains. The Search function allows for searching a ﬁle in the various media.
The following tables describe all the ﬁle and folder types the Each device (and the internal memory) can contain ﬁles and Pa800 can manage. Here are the ﬁles you can read or write with folders. Data in the Pa800 is slightly more rigidly structured than the Pa800.
Media edit mode Main page Scrollbar Main page Use the scrollbar to scroll the list. Touching the arrows will scroll one step at a time, while touching the bar will scroll one page at a time. There is no main page in the Media edit mode. When pressing EXIT, you exit the Media mode, and the underlying operating Touching the arrows while SHIFT is kept pressed jumps to the mode in the background is recalled.
Media edit mode Load Warning: When loading a “.SET” folder containing PCM Load data, all existing PCM data in memory are deleted. Save them before loading the folder, by selecting the “PCM” option during a Save All operation (see “Saving the full memory con- In this page you can load User data ﬁles (Performances, User tent”...
Media edit mode Load Loading a single bank Select the target bank, and touch OK to load the source bank. You can load a single bank of User data (User Sounds, User Warning: After conﬁrming, all User data contained in the Styles, Performances) with a single operation.
Also, keep in Note: Loading a whole “.SET” folder from an i30 ﬁle may take mind Voice Harmony is only 3 voices in the Pa800, while it is 4 very long. You are advised to load a single bank or a single voices in the Pa1X.
Media edit mode Save loaded in Pa800 (changing the Sound, Volume, Pan, Save Tempo, Drum Mapping, Wrap Around…). To make the Sound assignment to the Style tracks effective, be sure the “Original Style Sounds” parameter is not In this page, you can save User data from the internal memory to checked (see page 88).
Media edit mode Save Saving the full memory content Saving all data of a speciﬁed type You can save the full memory content with a single operation. In addition to the above, you can save all data of a speciﬁed type by selecting the corresponding folder.
Media edit mode Save Saving a single bank A dialog box appears, asking you to select one of the avail- able User (or Favorite Style) locations inside the folder: You can save a single User bank with a single operation. A bank corresponds to a button on the control panel of the instrument (i.e.
Creating a new “.SET” folder Select the desired bank, and touch Open to gain access to the single ﬁles. Pa800 proprietary data must be saved in special folders with the “.SET” extension. These special folders can be saved inside ordi- nary folders.
You can copy inside the same device, or from a device to a different one (both devices must be connected to the Pa800 during the copy operation). To preserve data structure integrity, during Copy operations you Copying a single ﬁle or folder...
In this case, Touch Erase to delete the selected item. Pa800 asks you if you want to overwrite it. During erase, a dialog box shows the progress of the opera- When a duplicate ﬁle or folder is met, the following dialog box tion.
Media edit mode Format Format Utility The Format function lets you initialize a device. Pa800 uses a This page includes a set of backup utilities. MS-DOS-compliant device format: Backup OS Warning: When formatting a device, all data it contains is lost for-...
Media edit mode Preferences After touching Backup, a dialog box will appear, asking you Preferences to select a name for the backup ﬁle, and whether compres- sion must be turned on or off during the backup. This page includes various protect options, plus the PCM Auto- load option.
Sounds. between the Pa800 and a personal computer (for example, for making a quick backup of Pa800 data on your computer, or If Samples have not been automatically loaded when turning the moving midiﬁles to your Pa800).
Save operations (and can be created with the New Caveat: Do not modify “.SET” folders, or you will SET button in any Save page). no longer be able to use them on the Pa800. Only use the USB connection for backup purpose, or to modify ordinary folders.
Media edit mode Page menu Object(s) info Ordered by Name Select this command to see the size of any selected ﬁle or folder. Select this display option to see the list of ﬁles and folders in Also, the number of ﬁles and directories (folders) it contains are rough alphabetical order, with different ﬁle types mixed in the shown.
Care of mass storage devices Merging PCM samples from various sources The Pa800 can save most of the data contained in memory on When you load a .SET folder, all PCM samples in memory are the internal hard disk (if ﬁtted), or to external devices (like pen deleted.
Media edit mode Bonus software Bonus software With Pa800, three “.SET” folders are supplied with the Accessory CD, with the whole content of Korg’s “Real Drums” and “Turk- ish/Arabic World” collections, originally available as separate cards for the Pa80/Pa60 series.
Program Change (PC) – When you select a Sound, a Program Change message is generated on the channel. Use this message, Here is a brief overview of MIDI, as related to the Pa800. If inter- together with Control Change 00 and 32, to remotely select ested, you may ﬁnd more information on the general use of...
SPLIT button LED is lit up, the notes that arrive to the appropriate MIDI Setup for the connection to be made, you can Pa800 over this channel will be divided by the split point into the modify the parameters as necessary and save them in a MIDI Upper (above the split point) and Lower (below the split point) Setup (see “Write Global - Midi Setup dialog box”...
To protect settings from loading, use the Global Protect function (see “Global Protect” on page 257). You can control the Pa800 with a master keyboard or any other MIDI keyboard. You only need to connect the MIDI OUT con-...
MIDI IN connector of the Pa800 (or go from the USB port of the computer, to the USB port of the In order to connect the Pa800 to a computer, you need to have a Pa800). computer with the MIDI interface.
Select the “Sequencer 1” or “Sequencer 2” MIDI Setup (depend- Set the other instrument to the same channels you want to ing on the Sequencer you are using on the Pa800) to set the play from Pa800. For example, if you wish to play the channels as follows.
MIDI Playing another instrument with the Pa800...
Factory data Styles Note: You can remotely select Styles on the Pa800, by sending it Bank Select MSB (CC#0), Bank Select LSB (CC#32) and Program Change messages on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 225). CC32...
Factory data Styles CC32 Bank: Ballroom CC32 Bank: Dance CC32 Bank: Rock Easy Listening Club House Pop Rock Slow Band Euro Trance English Rock Big Band Jump Fashion Funk Fire Rock Big Band Fox Dance Fever Hard Rock Big Band 40's Funky Disco Open Rock 1 50's Fox...
Factory data Styles CC32 Bank: World 2 CC32 Bank: Latin CC32 Bank: Latin Dance Hawaiian Guitar Bossa Brazilian Samba Flamenco 4/4 Basic Bossa Sambalegre Flamenco 3/4 Cool Bossa Samba Banda 2/4 Meditation Bossa Samba De Sol Mexican Waltz Fast Bossa 1 DiscoSamba Celtic Dream Fast Bossa 2...
Factory data Styles CC32 Bank: Unplug(ged) CC32 Bank: Contemp(orary) CC32 Bank: User 1 Unplugged Ballad 1 Funky R&B 8 Beat Standard Unplugged Ballad 2 AM : PM 16 Beat Standard Unplugged Ballad 3 Little Boy Rock Cha Cha Unplugged Slow Island View Cha Cha Desert Shufﬂe...
Factory data Style Elements Style Elements Note: You can remotely select the various Style Elements on the Pa800, by sending it Program Change messages on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 225). Style Element Style Element...
Sounds (Bank order) Classic Wurly 1 FM Pad E.P. Tine E.Piano The following table lists all Pa800 Factory Sounds as they appear Studio EP in the Banks accessed by pressing the SOUND buttons on the Suit E.Piano 2 control panel.
Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Tinkle Bell GM Perc. Organ 3 Carillon Perc. Organ 4 V. Dulcimer GM Perc. Organ 5 V. Santur Classic Click Kalimba GM Perc.Short Decay Kalimba 2 BX3 Rock 1 V. Mallet Clock BX3 Rock 2 V.
Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Theatre Organ 2 Guitar Strings Theatre Organ 3 Steel & Body Theatre Organ 4 Pop Steel Slide Tibia Finger Key Off Tibia 16/8/4' Clean Jazz 2 Tibia & Vox Tel.
Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 L&R E.Guitar 1 Violin Expr. 2 L&R E.Guitar 2 Viola Expr. R&R Guitar Ensemble & Solo Funky Cut Gtr Movie Strings 2 Rhythm E.Guitar Analog Strings 2 Muted Guitar 2 i3 Strings E.Gtr Harmonics Oh-Ah Voices...
Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Grand Choir Bright Trombone Slow Choir Trombone 3 Voice Oohs GM Trumpet GM Ooh Choir Trumpet 2 Ooh Voices BeBop Cornet Choir Light Flugel Horn Synth Voice GM Trumpet Shake Y+ Synth Voices 2 Mono Trumpet Cyber Choir...
Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Synth Brass 3 Clarinet Pro 1 Synth Brass 4 Oboe GM Synth Brass 5 Whistle RX1 Synth Brass 6 Pan Flute GM Analog Brass 1 Analog Brass 2 Jazz Flute Expr. Electrik Brass Flute Dyn.
Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Symphonic Ens. Wild Arp Future Pad Express. Lead Air Clouds HipHop Lead Tinklin Pad Analog Lead Pods In Pad Seq Lead Vintage Sweep Old & Analog You Decide Phat Saw Lead Korgmatose Glide Lead Reoccuring Astra...
Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Port Whine Bass4 Da Phunk 2VCO Planet Lead Syn Bass Warm VCF Modulation Syn Bass Reso Dark R&B Bass1 Bank: Bass Attack Bass Acous. Bass Pro1 Rubber Bass Jazz Bass Dr.
Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Dance Kit RX Bank: SFX Analog Kit Goblins GM Jungle Kit Echo Drops GM Electro Kit Star Theme GM Standard Kit 1 Gtr FretNoise GM Bdrum&Sdrum Kit Breath Noise GM Room Kit 1 Seashore GM Room Kit 2...
Sounds (Program Change order) Bell E. Piano 1 E.Piano Bell E. Piano 2 E.Piano EP+Damper1 DNC E.Piano The following table lists all Pa800 Factory Sounds in order of EP+Damper2 DNC E.Piano Bank Select-Program Change number. √ E. Piano 2 GM E.Piano Legend: The table also includes MIDI data used to remotely select √...
Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ Drawbar Org. 2 Organ Positive Organ Organ Organ Low 1 V. Organ Pipe Tutti 2 Organ Dark Organ 2 V. Organ Pipe Tutti 3 Organ BX3 Full V.
Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank Guitar Strings Guitar Proces.E.Guitar Guitar Nylon Gtr Pro1 Guitar Single Coil Guitar Brazilian Guitar Guitar New Stra.Guitar Guitar Nylon Vel. Harm. Guitar Guitarish Guitar Nylon Gtr Pro2 Guitar L&R E.Guitar 1 Guitar...
Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank Dist. Guitar RX1 Guitar Slap Bass 3 Bass √ Dist. Guitar RX2 Guitar Slap Bass 2 GM Bass Dist. Clean Gtr Guitar Thumb Bass Bass Dist. Steel Gtr Guitar Dyna Bass Bass...
Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ Strings Ens.1 GM Strings & Vocal Scat Voices DNC Strings & Vocal √ √ Strings & Brass Strings & Vocal Voice Oohs GM Strings & Vocal √...
Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank Oberkr. Tuba Trumpet & Trbn. Big Panner Synth 1 Tuba Gold Trumpet & Trbn. Synth Brass 6 Brass √ Dynabone Trumpet & Trbn. Soprano Sax GM Ob.Tuba &...
Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ Flute Switch Woodwind Voice Lead GM Strings & Vocal Flute Dyn. 5th Woodwind Ether Voices Strings & Vocal Flute Frullato Woodwind Cyber Choir Strings & Vocal √...
Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ Bowed Glass GM Synth 2 Oud 1 Guitar √ √ Metallic Pad GM Synth 2 Shamisen GM Guitar √ Cosmic Synth 2 Koto GM Guitar √...
Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ √ Door Creak Punch √ √ Door Heart Beat √ √ Scratch Footsteps √ Wind Chime Stadium √ √ Helicopter GM Gun Shot GM √ √...
Factory data DNC Sounds DNC Sounds The following table illustrates the DNC Sounds. Note: When a Performance contains Sounds making use of Sound Controllers 1 & 2 (SC1, SC2), these controllers are assigned to the Assignable Switches. Sound name CC00 CC32 EP+Damper1 DNC •...
Factory data DNC Sounds Sound name CC00 CC32 Trumpet DNC • • • • Filter (Trump/Trbn – P6) Legato playing allows for a smoother transition between notes. You can also hear the typical Key On and Key Off noises. Use the Sound Controllers 1 and 2 to respectively hear the Trumpet’s Doit and Fall DNC effects. Push the joystick forward to play a bending.
Factory data Drum Kits Drum Kits The following table lists all Pa800 Factory Drum Kits in order of CC00 CC32 Name Bank Select-Program Change number. 45-47 (remap to 40) Legend: The table also includes MIDI data used to remotely select √...
Multisamples Multisamples The following table lists all Pa800 Factory Multisamples. * OrigTune: Original Tune, i.e., samples use the natural tuning of the original instrument, instead of the equal tuning. Beating may occur at the extreme pitch, when the sound is used in conjunction with other sounds.
Factory data Multisamples 126 FM Bell 175 Soprano Sax Vibrato 224 Pop Trumpet f 127 Flute 176 Soprano Sax Straight 225 Trumpet Expr. 128 Flute Frull 177 Sax Family Vibrato 226 Trumpet Slow mp 129 Voice Flute 178 French Musette 227 Trumpet Slow f 130 Jazz Flute 179 Musette1...
Factory data Multisamples 273 Strings Quartet Vibrato1 322 El. Guitar Le Mute p 371 E.Bass3 mf 274 Strings Quartet Vibrato2 323 El. Guitar Le Mute mf 372 E.Bass3 f Slap 275 Pizzicato 324 El. Guitar Le Ghost1 373 E.Bass4 Pick 276 StereoStrings Ensemble_L 325 El.
Factory data Multisamples 420 M.E. Baglama1 469 Gamelan XEQ 518 Bubble 421 M.E. Baglama2 470 Saw1 519 Dog 422 M.E. Zurna 471 Saw2 520 Gallop 423 M.E. Clarinet Tek 472 Saw3 521 Laughing 424 M.E. Clarinet 473 Pulse 02% 522 Telephone Ring 425 M.E.
Factory data Multisamples 567 Temple Blocks 580 Cowbell & Claves 593 Stereo Snare1_L 568 Orchestra BD 581 Cabasa 594 Stereo Snare1_R 569 Castanet 582 Shaker 595 Stereo Snare2_L 570 Taiko 583 Cabasa & Shaker 596 Stereo Snare2_R 571 Djembe Open 584 Dumbek - Djambe - Udu 597 Large1_L 572 Djembe Mute...
Factory data Drum Samples Drum Samples The following table lists all Pa800 Fac- Sample Family Sample Family tory Drum Samples. BD Electribe04 SD Brass2 mf BD Electribe05 SD Brass2 f Sample Family BD Electribe06 SD Roll BD Acoustic1 p BD Electribe07...
Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Sample Family Sample Family SD Dance10 Syn. Rim Click Tom Brush3 Mid ff SD Dance11 88 Rim Shot Tom Brush3 Low mf SD Dance12 Sidestick mf Tom Brush3 Low ff SD Dance13 Sidestick f Tom Brush4 SD Dance14 Sidestick Dance...
Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Sample Family Sample Family Crash Dance 99 DJ Vinyl Sliced 08 Conga2 Lo Open Crash DDD-1 DJ Vinyl Sliced 09 Conga2 Lo Mt Slap 88 Crash DJ Vinyl Sliced 10 Conga2 Lo Slap Splash 8'edge1 DJ Vinyl Sliced 11 Conga2 Hi Open Splash 8'edge2...
Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Sample Family Sample Family Okonkolo Boca Open mp Timbales1 Hi Edge Castanet Single Okonkolo Boca Open mf Timbales1 Hi RimShot mf Castanet Double Okonkolo Boca Open f Timbales1 Hi RimShot f Timpani Okonkolo Boca Open ff Timbales1 Hi RimShot ff Tsuzumi Okonkolo Chacha Open mp...
Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Sample Family Sample Family Djembe L ClosedSlap M.E.1 Sagat Close M.E.2 Renk Djembe S Basstone a M.E.1 Surdo L Mute M.E.2 Renkbir Djembe S Basstone b M.E.1 Surdo L Open M.E.2 Renkiki Djembe S Basstone c M.E.1 Tabla Medium M.E.2 Tefacik Djembe Open...
Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Explosion Thunder Wind Stream Bubble Church Bell Telephone Ring Xylophone Spectr Cricket Spectrum Air Vortex Noise White Noise FM Mod Tubular Gamelan Tambura Gtr Cut Noise1 Gtr Cut Noise2 Power Chord Fret Noise Dist. Slide1 Dist.
All Performances are user-editable. Use the following table as a model for your own Perfomance lists. Note: You can remotely select Performances on the Pa800, by sending it Bank Select MSB (CC#0), Bank Select LSB (CC#32) and Program Change messages on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 225).
Factory data Performances CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 9 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 10 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 11 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 12 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 13 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 14 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 15 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 16 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 17 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 18 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 19...
Factory data Pads Pads You can assign the following Hits or Sequences to the four Pads. Older sounds might be still assigned to the Pads when loading musical resources generated with an older operating system (see the following section). # HIT - Drum # HIT - Percussion # HIT - World 1 # Hit - World 2...
Factory data Pads # HIT - Voice # HIT - Blocks # HIT - Misc&SFX 1 # HIT - Misc&SFX 2 # SEQ - Drum # SEQ - Percussion Aah ! Blk Funk 1 A Applause Bubble Drum DrumBasSolo Perc FingerSnap Hit it ! Blk Funk 1 B Bird 1...
Factory data Pads # SEQ - Synth&Pad # SEQ - Misc&SFX Synth Seq 1 Military 1 Synth Seq 2 Military 2 Synth Seq 3 Military 3 Synth Seq 4 Military 4 Synth Seq 5 Horror 1 Synth Seq 6 Horror 2 Synth Seq 7 Horror 3 Synth Seq 8...
Factory data Effects Effects The following table lists all Pa800 Factory Effects. Detailed information on each effect’s parameter are contained in the “Advanced Edit” addendum that you can ﬁnd in the Accessory CD. FX assignable to FX processors A to D 39: St.
Factory data Effects FX assignable to FX processors B and D 79: P4EQ - Cho/Flng only 80: P4EQ - Phaser 81: P4EQ - Mt. Delay 109: St.Mltband Limiter 82: Comp - Wah 110: PianoBody/Damper 83: Comp - Amp Sim 111: OD/HyperGain Wah 84: Comp - OD/HiGain 112: GuitarAmp + P4EQ 85: Comp - P4EQ...
Factory data MIDI Setup MIDI Setup Default Master Kbd Sequencer1 Sequencer 2 Accordion 1 Accordion 2 Accordion 3 Ext. Seq S1_Tr 1 Global S1_Tr 1 S2_Tr 1 Global Upp1 Upp1 S1_Tr 1 S1_Tr 2 Control S1_Tr 2 S2_Tr 2 Lower Lower Lower S1_Tr 2...
List of Footswitch and EC5 functions Style Change Style number Sound Up Selects the next Sound The following functions can be assigned to a footswitch or Korg Sound Down Selects the previous Sound EC5’s switch pedal. Transpose Down Transpose Up...
Assignable parameters List of Assignable Pedal and Assignable Slider (A/B) functions Function Meaning List of Assignable Pedal and Assignable Glide When the pedal is pressed, affected Slider (A/B) functions notes on Upper tracks are bent down, according to settings for the Pitch Bend on the same tracks.
Assignable parameters List of Assignable Slider (Mic) functions List of Assignable Slider (Mic) functions List of Assignable Switch functions The following functions can be assigned to the Assignable Slid- The following functions can be assigned to the Assignable ers. (in Mic mode) Switches.
Assignable parameters Scales Function Meaning Scales Drawbar Noise On/Off Text Page Up These options let you move to the previ- The following is a list of scales (or tunings) you can select in var- ous or next page, when reading a text Text Page Down ﬁle loaded with a Song (see “Text ﬁles ious operating modes.
Expression Omni On Fx Ctl 1 CC#12 Mono On Fx Ctl 2 CC#13 Poly On 14-15 Undef. ctl Gen.pc.1 (*) The following NRPN messages are recognized by the Pa800: Gen.pc.2 Slider CC#99 CC#98 CC#06 NRPN (MSB) (LSB) (Data Entry) Gen.pc.4 20-31 Undef.
MIDI Data Program Change messages used as remote commands Program Change messages used as remote commands The following is a table including all Program Change messages, used as remote Style and Sequencer controls. These messages are to be sent on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 225). Function Function Function...
MIDI Data MIDI Implementation Chart MIDI Implementation Chart KORG Pa800 OS Version 2.0 - Nov. 04, 2008 Function Transmitted Recognized Remarks Default 1–16 1–16 Memorized Basic Channel Changed 1–16 1–16 Default Mode Messages Altered **************** 0–127 0–127 Note Number: True Voice **************** 0–127...
Recognized chords The following pages show the most important chords recognized by the Pa800, when the selected Chord Recognition mode is Fingered 2 (see “Chord Recognition Mode” on page 106). Recognized chords may vary with a different Chord Recognition mode.
Recognized chords Minor Minor 6th 3-note 2-note 4-note Minor 7th Minor-Major 7th 3-note 4-note 3-note 4-note Diminished Diminished Major 7th 3-note 4-note Minor 7th 5 4-note Augmented Augmented 7th Augmented Major 7th 3-note 4-note 4-note No 3rd, no 5th No 3rd 2-note 1-note = constituent notes of the chord...
Korg is not responsible for any damage or injury caused by incorrect installation. Precautions • Installation of the card is done at the user’s own risk. Korg will assume no responsibility for any damage or injury resulting from its improper installation or use.
It is advisable to turn Master EQ off Attach the MP3 card (e) to the instrument using the two while recording, if the MP3 ﬁle has to be played back on the Pa800. previously removed screws (a).
ﬁle length, and the remaining space on disk. Maximum recording time depends on the available space in the selected • You can record as an MP3 ﬁle everything you play with the Pa800, device. including your vocals (in other words, you can record your whole performance).
PAL standard. However, in this latter case, the image will be shown in black and white. Precautions • Installation of the card is done at the user’s own risk. Korg will assume no responsibility for any damage or injury resulting from its improper installation or use.
Installing the Video Interface (VIF4) Connections and setup Connections and setup Connect the instrument’s video output to the video input Select the “Write Global-Global Setup” command from the of the television set. Depending on the type of television page menu to save the settings in memory. The Write Glo- set, you can use a cable of the type “RCA-to-RCA”...
The USB Device port can be used to transfer MIDI data between Windows: Installing the KORG USB-MIDI the Pa800 and a personal computer (this is called the MIDI Over USB function). This is useful when your computer is not ﬁtted Driver with a MIDI interface.
(e.g., sequencer) among the other MIDI devices: PA800 KEYBOARD: This allows for reception of MIDI messages from the Pa800 (keyboard and controller’s data) to the MIDI application running on the Mac. PA800 SOUND: This allows for transmission of MIDI messages from the MIDI application running on the Mac, to the internal tone generator of the Pa800.
Shortcuts Shortcuts You can keep the SHIFT button pressed, and press another but- Shift + Functions ton on the control panel to directly jump to an edit page. Here is Ensemble Selects the Ensemble Type parameter in the the list of “shortcuts”. Ensemble page, (Keyboard/Ensemble section) Pad (any) Selects the Pad page (Pad/Assignable Switches...
MIDI Clock parameter to MIDI or USB (depending on the port the Pa800 is hooked to the other device through) and make sure that the external device trans- mits MIDI Clock data. Does not respond to MIDI mes- Make sure that all MIDI or USB cables are connected correctly.
The USB device is probably defective, due to a short circuit, and cannot be used. While this will dition Detected on USB port: not damage the Pa800, it is advisable to remove the device. please remove the USB media” appears in the display...
Technical specifications Technical speciﬁcations Features KORG Pa800 KEYBOARD Keyboard 61 keys with Velocity and Aftertouch SOUND DATA Tone Generator 120 Voices, 120 Oscillators - EQ for each track - Filters with Resonance Multitimbral-Parts Internal: 40 channels - Midi: 16 channels Factory Sounds 1,007 (incl.
CD - FD Through USB Host - not internal Video Interface Graphic Video Interface VIF4 - NTSC/PAL board Dual MP3 encoder/decoder EXBP-Dual MP3 Expression/Volume Pedal Korg EXP-2 - Korg XVP-10 Multi-Switch Pedal Korg EC5 Damper Pedal Korg DS-1H (supporting half-pedaling) Switch Pedal...
Index Index Song Play Setup Style Play Setup Aftertouch Curve Talk Configuration Arabic Scale Voice Processor Preset Assignable Sliders Voice Processor Setup Audio Inputs Global channel Audio Outputs – Groove Quantize Auto Style/Perf/Sound Select Write Harmony track (Voice Processor) in SongBook entries Backup MIDI channel Balance (Keyboard/Style or Seq)
Index Sequencer – Standard MIDI File Song Play – Song Play mode – SongBook – SongBook – Style Play – Sound Style Record – Editing Selecting Installation Selecting (Auto) Recording Split Point Standard MIDI File STS, See Single Touch Setting Style Octave Transpose Ending...
Index Lock Writing Voice Processor Setup Editing Writing Volume Balance Balance (Keyboard/Style or Seq) Balance (Sequencer) Individual tracks Sequencer Song Play Style Play Master...
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