Style Record mode
Import: Import SMF
Importing an SMF separated by Markers
into a Style
As an alternative to importing single Chord Variations, you can
import a whole Style as an SMF separated by Markers, i.e., a sin-
gle SMF containing all the Chord Variations (Variation 1, Varia-
tion 2, etc.) each one separated by a Marker (the same events
used in Song Play mode).
While in this page, touch the Select button, and choose the
Standard Midi File to be imported.
Keep the SHIFT button pressed.
Without releasing the SHIFT button, touch the Execute
button in the display.
Release the SHIFT button.
When creating a new Style, we suggest to check the "Initialize"
checkbox. Do not check it if the SMF you are loading was previ-
ously exported from a Style to be edited; in this case, it is very
important to keep all the previous settings.
Style Tracks and MIDI Channels must be lined as in the previous
table, as per Korg's standard Style format deﬁnition.
Note: Tracks/MIDI Channels other than the above mentioned are
ignored during the import procedure.
For a list of MIDI events supported during the import opera-
tions, please see "List of recorded events" on page 113. If any, the
following events are stripped off and automatically transferred
to the Style Element header during the import procedure:
Time signature (this event is mandatory)
Control Change bundle #00-32 (Bank Select MSB/LSB)
Control Change #11 (Expression)
Control Change 00, Control Change 32 and Program Change
messages must be placed at the very beginning of each Chord
Variation (tick 0).
Whenever they are not saved in the SMF, Program Change, Con-
trol Change 00, 11 and 32, can be still programmed in Style
Record mode, by using the edit features available.
Warning: Pa800 can only handle SMF format 0 (Zero). If you are
in trouble importing your ﬁle, maybe your sequencer (or DAW) is
exporting using a different format. Please refer to the software's
The naming structure for the Markers inside the SMF is
"EnCVn", whose single components are shown in the following
Style Element ('v' = variation, 'i' = intro, 'f' = ﬁll,
'e' = ending)
Style Element number ('1'~'4' for variations, '1'~'2'
for all other style elements)
Chord Variation ('cv' = chord variation – no other
Chord Variation number [1~6 for Variations, 1~2 for
Warning: It is mandatory not to use capital letters in Marker
names. Some examples of valid names:
'i1cv2' = Intro1 – Chord Variation 2
'v4cv3' = Variation 4 – Chord Variation 3
Examples of non accepted names:
'V1cv2', 'v1CV2', 'intro i1cv2', 'v1cv1 chorus'
The order of the Chord Variations inside the SMF is not relevant.
They can be freely placed inside the SMF.
At the end of this page you can ﬁnd a screenshot of a test ﬁle cre-
ated in Steinberg Cubase, just as an example of how a SMF sepa-
rated by Markers can look like. Considering analogies between
actual workstations, it will not look much different in other
applications like Logic, Digital Performer, Pro Tools or Sonar.