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Korg pa 500 User Manual: Audio Inputs; Midi Connections; Damper Pedal; Demo

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Mono. Connect a mono cable to the L/MONO OUTPUT alone.
Connect the other end of the cable to a mono channel of your
mixer, a powered monitor, or a single channel of your CD, LINE
IN or TAPE/AUX input of a hi-fi system (you will hear that
channel only, unless you can set the amplifier to Mono mode).

Audio Inputs

Connect any other musical instrument to the INPUT connectors
on the back of the instrument. To connect a microphone, use an
external preamp or mixer.
Use the connected device's volume control to adjust the input
level. Be careful not to make it distort (or "clip"). Here is how to
set the volume of the connected device:
if the sound heard on the Pa500's outputs is too low, you
should increase the output level of the connected device.
if it sounds fine, it's ok.
if it distorts, you should lower the level a little, until the
sounds is fine again.

MIDI connections

You can play the internal sounds of your Pa500 with an external
controller, i.e. a master keyboard, a MIDI guitar, a wind control-
ler, a MIDI accordion, or a digital piano.
You can also control other MIDI devices with the Pa500, or con-
nect it to a computer for use with an external sequencer.
As an alternative to the MIDI connectors, you can use the USB
port for direct connection to a personal computer.
See the "MIDI" chapter on page 230 for more information on
MIDI connections.

Damper Pedal

Connect a Damper (Sustain) pedal to the DAMPER connector
on the back panel. Use a Korg PS1 or DS1H footswitch pedal, or
a compatible one. To switch the Damper polarity, see "Damper
Polarity" on page 207

Demo

Listen to the built-in Demo Songs to appreciate the power of the
Pa500. There are several Demo Songs to choose from.
1.
Press the STYLE PLAY and SONG PLAY buttons together.
Their LEDs start blinking.
At this point, if you don't press any other button, all the Demo
Songs will be played back.
2.
Select one of the available options, to listen to a specified
Demo Song.
3.
Stop the Demo by pressing the STOP button on the display,
or by exiting the Demo mode by pressing any MODE but-
ton.

The music stand

A music stand comes standard with your Pa500. Insert its legs
into the two dedicated holes on the rear panel.
Start up
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Audio Inputs

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