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Korg Pa800 User Manual: Start Up; Connecting The Ac Power Cord; Turning The Instrument On And Off; Controlling The Volume

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Start up

Connecting the AC power cord

Connect the supplied power cord
to the dedicated socket on the rear
of the instrument. Then, plug it
into a wall socket. You don't need
to worry about the local voltage,
since the Pa800 uses a universal
power adapter.

Turning the instrument on and off

Press the POWER switch on the rear panel to turn the
instrument on. The display will light up, showing the boot
Note: When turning the instrument on, RAM PCM Samples
used by some User Sounds may be automatically loaded,
depending on the status of the "PCM Autoload" parameter
(see page 258). This may take some time for loading.
Press again the POWER switch on the rear panel to turn the
instrument off.
Warning: When turning the instrument off, all data con-
tained in RAM (Song recorded or edited in Sequencer mode,
Samples in edit and not yet saved) will be lost. MIDI Grooves
generated by the Time Slice function will be lost, too.
On the contrary, data contained in the SSD memory (Factory
data, User Sounds, Performances, Styles and Multisamples)
will be preserved. Saved Samples will be preserved, too.

Controlling the Volume

Master Volume
Use the MASTER VOLUME slider to control
the overall volume of the instrument. This
slider controls the volume of the sound going
to the internal speakers, the main (LEFT &
The 1 & 2 OUTPUT connectors are not
affected by this slider. So, use the mixer's or
speaker's level controls to adjust the volume.
Note: Begin with a moderate level, then raise
the MASTER VOLUME up. Don't keep the vol-
ume at an uncomfortable level for too long.
Connecting the AC power cord
Keyboard, Style and Song Volume
By default, this slider balances the volume of the
Keyboard (RT, Realtime) tracks, against the Style
(ACC, Accompaniment), Pad and Song (SEQ)
When in Style Play mode, this slider bal-
ances between the Keyboard tracks, and the
Style and Pad tracks.
When in Song Play mode, this slider bal-
ance between the Keyboard tracks, and
both Sequencer and Pad tracks.
As an alternative, the slider can be used to con-
trol the Style/Song Volume without affecting the Keyboard
tracks (see "Balance Slider" on page 221 for information on set-
ting the slider's behavior).
This is a relative control, whose effective maximum level is
determined by the MASTER VOLUME slider position.
When moved, a magnified version of the virtual slider appears in
the display, for more accurate positioning.
Note: This slider only works in Style Play and Song Play mode; it
does not work in Sequencer mode.

The Sequencer's BALANCE slider

The Sequencer's BALANCE slider sets the relative volume of the
two onboard sequencers (Sequencer 1 and Sequencer 2).
Move it fully left to set Sequencer 1 to the maximum level
and Sequencer 2 to zero.
Move it fully right to set Sequencer 1 to zero and Sequencer
2 to the maximum level.
Move it to the center to set both Sequencer at the same
Note: When turning the instrument on, move this slider to the cen-
ter, to avoid starting a Song at the minimum level.
Note: When moving this slider fully to the right or the left, the
shown Lyrics, Chords, Markers and Score, as well as the Harmony
Track, may change.


Connect a pair of headphones to the HEADPHONES output,
under the left part of the keyboard (just under the joystick). You
can use headphones with an impedance of 16-200Ω (50Ω sug-
gested). Use a headphone splitter to connect more than one pair
of headphones.
Start up


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