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Korg Pa800 User Manual: Effects: Fx Select

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Effects: FX Select

How to use the Quarter Tone function with
a footswitch, EC5 switch or Assignable
You can assign the "Quarter Tone" function to a footswitch, a
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" when selecting a differ-
ent Performance or STS, or when pressing the Quarter Tone
pedal again.
Note: While in Style Play mode, you can create a custom scale, to be
assigned to a Performance or STS, simply by selecting and editing a
User scale, and saving any change to a Performance or STS. See
"How to create a custom scale by fine-tuning each note of the User
scale" above.
While in Global mode, you can create a custom scale and save it to
one of the four SC Presets, and recall it by touching one of the SC
Preset buttons in the display. Then, you can start your realtime
scale editing from the selected preset. See "How to use the Quarter
Tone function with the SC Presets" above.
Program a footswitch, one of the EC5 pedals, or an Assign-
able Switch, to be the Quarter Tone switch.
Simply go to the Global mode, and reach the "Controllers:
Pedal/Switch" or "Controllers: EC5" page. There, you will
find the "Pedal/Footswitch" and "EC5-A...E" parameters,
to which you can assign the Quarter Tone function.
While still in Global mode, select the Write Global-Global
Setup command from the page menu, to save these settings
to the Global (see "Write Global - Global Setup dialog box"
on page 231).
Lower some note pitches.
Keep the Quarter Tone pedal pressed. The keyboard will
not play at this time. Press the notes you want to lower a
quarter tone. Release the pedal.
Play with your new scale.
Notes you pressed on step 2 are now lowered of a quarter
Reset the original scale.
Press and release the Quarter Tone pedal again, without
playing any note. All pitches will be reset, and the scale
selected by the Performance, STS will be recalled.
Effects: FX Select
This page allows you to select the A/B (Style and Pads) and C/D
(Keyboard) effects.
FX A...D
Effects assigned to the corresponding effect processors. Usually,
A and C are reverbs, while B and D are modulating effects (cho-
rus, flanger, delay...). For a list of the available effects, see the
"Advanced Edit" addendum in the Accessory CD.
Effects from A to D can be saved to a Performance. Effect A/B
(Style and Pad tracks) can be saved to a Style Performance.
Effects C/D (Keyboard tracks) can be saved to an STS.
FX Amount
Volume of the effect, that is added to the dry (uneffected) signal.
B to A, D to C
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.
Mod.Track (Modulating Track)
Source track for modulating MIDI messages. You can modulate
an effect parameter with a MIDI message generated by an inter-
nal physical controller.


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