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Korg Pa800 User Manual: Pad Track Controls: Sound/expression

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Pad Track Controls: Sound/Expression

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-
ous other parameters, like the Keyboard Range, Track Type,
Trigger Mode, Tension and Wrap Around.
Sound assigned to the Pad track.
Pad Type
Use this parameter to decide if the Pad will play once or if it will
Note: While in Pad Record mode, the pattern is always played back
in loop, even if this parameter is set to "One Shot".
One Shot
When you press one of the PAD buttons, the cor-
responding Pad is only played once. This is useful
for playing Hits or Sequences that must only play
When you press one of the PAD buttons, the cor-
responding Pad plays up to the end, then contin-
ues playing from the start. Press STOP in the PAD
section to stop it playing. This is useful for play-
ing cyclic sequences.
Use this knob to set the Expression (CC#11) value for the Pad
track. This value can be seen at the beginning of the Event Edit
The Expression is useful to balance the Pad with the other Pads.
For example, if you want the Pad you are recording to be mel-
lower than the average, just lower the Expression value.
Use this slider to set the Volume (CC#07) value for the Pad track.
This value is not saved with the Pad, and is only used to test the
Pad's volume during editing or recording.
Keyboard Range
The Keyboard Range automatically transposes any pattern note
that would otherwise play too high or too low in pitch, com-
pared to the original acoustic instrument, when transposed by
the arranger. This will result in a more natural sound for the Pad
Note: The Keyboard Range is ignored while recording. The Pad
track can play on the full range of the keyboard.
Pad Track Controls: Sound/Expression
Trigger Mode
(Not available if Track Type = Drum). This setting lets you define
how Bass and Acc-type tracks are retriggered when the chord is
Each time you play a new chord, current notes
will be stopped. The track will remain silent until
a new note will be encountered in the pattern.
(Retrigger) The sound will be stopped, and new
notes matching the recognized chord will be
played back.
(Repitch) New notes matching the recognized
chord will be played back, by repitching notes
already playing. There will be no break in the sound.
This is very useful on Guitar and Bass tracks.
Track Type
Use this parameter to set the type of the Pad track.
Drum track. This type of track is not transposed
by the arranger, and is used for Drum Kits, or for
tracks that you don't want to be transposed when
playing a different chord.
Bass track. This type of track always plays the
root when changing chord.
Accompaniment track. This type of track can be
used freely, for melodic or harmonic accompani-
ment patterns.
Tension adds notes (a 9th, 11th and/or 13th) that have actually
been played, even if they haven't been written in the Pad pattern.
This parameter specifies whether or not the Tension included in
the recognized chord will be added to an Acc-type track.
The Tension will be added.
No Tension will be added.
RX Noise
Use these controls to adjust the volume of RX Noises in the cor-
responding tracks. This control applies to all types of tracks
(provided the Sound includes RX Noises).
Humanize GTR
Use these controls to apply a random value to the position,
velocity and length of notes of Guitar tracks (see "Track Type"
on page 153). This control has no effect on other types of track.
Wrap Around
The wrap-around point is the highest register limit for the Pad
track. The Pad pattern will be transposed according to the
detected chord. If the chord is too high, the Pad track might play
in a register that is too high, and therefore unnatural. If, how-
ever, it reaches the wrap-around point, it will be automatically
transposed an octave lower.
The wrap-around point can be individually set in semitone steps up
to a maximum of 12 semitones, relative to the chord root set in the
main page of the Pad Record mode (see "Key/Chord" on page 144).
Maximum transposition (in semitones) of the track,
referred to the original key of the Pad pattern.
Pad Record mode


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