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Korg Pa800 User Manual: Main Page - Guitar Mode

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Main page - Guitar Mode

Main page - Guitar Mode
While in the main page, and a Guitar track has been selected,
touch the "Guitar Mode" tab to see this page. This is where you
can access Guitar Mode programming:
Note: To access this page, a Guitar track must first be selected (see
"Track Type" on page 153). Otherwise, the Guitar Mode tab will
remain grey (not selectable).
Note: When programming a Guitar track from an external
sequencer, you must be sure the Guitar tracks is associated to the
right channel. Go to the Global > MIDI > MIDI IN Channels page,
and assign the corresponding Style track (usually Acc1 ~ Acc5) to
the same channel of the Guitar track on the external sequencer.
Then, go to the Style Record > Style Track Controls > Type/Ten-
sion/Trigger page, and set the track as a track of type "Gtr" (see
"Track Type" on page 153).
Guitar Mode allows to easily create realistic rhythm guitar parts,
without the artificial, unmusical playing typical of MIDI pro-
gramming of guitar parts. Just record a few notes, and you will
end up with realistic rhythm guitar tracks, where each chord is
played according to its real position on the guitar, and not gener-
ated by simply transposing a written pattern.
Recording overview
Recording a Guitar track is unlike the other tracks, where you
play the exact notes of a melody line. With Guitar tracks you play
the keys corresponding to the strumming modes, or play an
arpeggio by using the keys corresponding to the six strings (and
the special keys corresponding to the root and fifth notes). The
following sections describe the various control keys.
Recording strumming types
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:
Full Down Slow Mute
Full Up Mute
Up Mute 4-Strings
Full Down Mute
Full Down
Full Down
Full Up
Full Down Mute Body
Recording single strings
The second octave of the 61-key keyboard is dedicated to select-
ing a single string (or more than one) for playing arpeggios or
power chords. You can either play a free arpeggio with the six
guitar chords assigned to the C~A keys, or play one of the faster
sampled arpeggios on the higher keys. The root note is always
available on the C# key, while the fifth note is always assigned to
the D# key; with them, you can always play the lowest notes of
an arpeggio. This octave also includes an 'all mute' key (F#):
All Mute
Power Chord
VI String (E)
V String (A)
II String (B)
IV String (D)
III String (G)
Down Mute 4-Strings
Up 4-Strings
Down 4-Strings
Full Up Slow
Full Down/Up
I String (e)
Down/Up 4-Strings


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