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Korg pa 500 User Manual: Style Play Operating Mode; Start-up Settings; How Styles, Performances And Stss Are Linked Together; Main Page (normal View)

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Style Play operating mode

The Style Play mode is the boot-up operating mode. When in
this mode, you can play with Styles (i.e. automatic accompani-
ments), while playing with one to four tracks (Upper 1-3 and
Lower) on the keyboard. You can select different Sounds and
Effects by selecting Performances and STSs. You can also use the
SongBook to automatically select Styles for a desired music
Style Play mode can also be used in Easy Mode (see page 6).

Start-up settings

Since Performance 1 of Bank 1 (Performance 1-1) is automati-
cally selected when turning the instrument on, you can save to it
your preferred start-up settings.
Select the Sounds, Effects, and other settings you would like to
see automatically selected when turning the instrument on.
Then select the "Write Performance" command from the page
menu. When the Write Performance window appears, save the
settings to Performance 1 of Bank 1. (See "Write Performance
dialog box" on page 102).
Note: If you like some settings to be preserved even when choosing
different Performances, STSs and Styles, turn on the desired "locks"
to avoid changes to the selected parameters (see "General Controls:
Lock" on page 203). Save these locks to the Global (see "Write Glo-
bal - Global Setup dialog box" on page 212).
How Styles, Performances and STSs are
linked together
Styles, Performances and STSs are linked in many ways.
• When the SINGLE TOUCH LED is steadily on or blinking,
selecting a Style also changes Keyboard tracks (STS 1 is automat-
ically selected). Performance settings are overridden.
• When the STYLE CHANGE LED is on, selecting a Performance
also selects a Style (the one whose number is memorized with
the Performance).
• Current track settings can be saved either in a Performance, an
STS, or a Style Performance, depending on the page menu com-
mand you select.
Style Play operating mode

Main page (Normal view)

This is the page you see after you turn the instrument on.
To access this page from another operating mode, press the
STYLE PLAY button.
To return to this page from one of the Style Play edit pages, press
the EXIT button.
Style area
Page header
encer 1/2
STS area
To switch between Normal view (Keyboard tracks, grouped
Style tracks) and Style view (individual Style tracks), use the
TRACK SELECT button. (See "Style Tracks view page" and
"Volume panel" starting from page 83 ).
Page header
This line shows the current operating mode, transposition and
recognized chord.
Operating mode
Master Transpose
(in semitones)
Operating mode name
Name of the current operating mode.
Master transpose
Master transpose value in semitones. This value can be changed
using the TRANSPOSE buttons on the control panel.
Note: Transpose may be automatically changed when selecting a
different Performance or Style. It may also be changed when load-
ing a Standard MIDI File generated with an instrument of the Korg
Pa series.
To avoid transposing, the Master Transpose is "locked" by default.
If you want to lock or unlock it, change the Master Transpose Lock
parameter's status (see "General Controls: Lock" on page 203),
then write the Global to memory (see "Write Global - Global Setup
dialog box" on page 212).
Start-up settings
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