KingKORG Owner's manual
Editing two timbres
In each program, you can use two timbres: TIMBRE A and TIMBRE B.
TIP: You can't select TIMBRE B if the PROGRAM "p03: Common"
page Voice Mode parameter is set to "Single." If "Layer" or
"Split" is selected, the TIMBRE A/B select buttons will light to
indicate the timbre that you're editing.
TIP: The voice mode parameter in the PROGRAM "p03: Common"
page is common to the entire program.
Using two timbres (Layer)
When using two timbres, you have a choice of two modes that
determine how the timbres will work. In this example, we'll set the
PROGRAM "p03: Common" page Voice Mode parameter to "Layer."
When you set this parameter to "Layer," the two timbres will be
heard simultaneously when you play the keyboard.
Use the PAGE +/- buttons to access the PROGRAM "p03
Turn the value dial to set the voice mode to "Layer."
The TIMBRE A select button and the master effect timbre LEDs
will light up.
Selecting a timbre to edit
When editing a program that uses two timbres, you'll need to select
a timbre to edit.
Use the TIMBRE A/B select buttons to select the timbre that you
want to edit. The timbre select button you selected will light up,
allowing you to edit that timbre.
Editing the filter and EG
On the KingKORG you can use the front panel knobs and buttons to
control the filter and EG in real time.
You can choose one of three ways in which the knobs will work
when you turn them. (PG: "5. GLOBAL parameters")
This adjusts the cutoff frequency of the filter. The brightness of
the sound will change. Turning the knob toward the left will
darken the sound; turning it toward the right will brighten the
This adjusts the amount of resonance for the filter. Resonance
adds a distinctive tonal character.
EG (Envelope Generator)
Attack (ATTACK1, ATTACK2)
This adjusts the attack time of EG1 (filter EG) and EG2 (amp
EG). The attack specifies the time from note‐on (the moment you
press the key) until the attack level is reached. It changes the
way in which the EG1 and EG2 will start. Turning the knob
toward the left will shorten the attack time; turning it toward the
right will lengthen the attack time.
Decay (DECAY1, DECAY2)
This adjusts the decay time of EG1 (filter EG) and EG2 (amp EG). The
decay specifies the time from when the attack level is reached until the
sustain level is reached. Turning the knob toward the left will shorten
the decay time; turning it toward the right will lengthen the decay time.
Sustain (SUSTAIN1, SUSTAIN2)
This adjusts the sustain level of EG1 (filter EG) and EG2 (amp
EG). The sustain specifies the level that is reached after the decay
time has elapsed and is sustained as long as you hold down the
key. Turning the knob toward the left will lower the sustain level;
turning it toward the right will raise the sustain level.
Release (RELEASE1, RELEASE2)
This adjusts the release time of EG1 (filter EG) and EG2 (amp
EG). The release specifies the time from note‐off (the moment
you release the key) until the sound has decayed to silence. It
will vary the release time of EG1 and EG2. Turning the knob
toward the left will shorten the release time; turning it toward
the right will lengthen the release time.
1: Attack Time
2: Decay Time
Adjusting effect settings
The KingKORG provides master effects that let you apply a variety
of effects to the sound, such as distorting it, modulating it, or adding
reverberation. The master effects are applied to the overall sound of
the two timbres.
The master effects consist of three sections (PRE FX, MOD FX, REV/
DELAY), and you can choose one type of effect for each section.
For example you might choose "EP.AMP" for the PRE FX section,
"TREMOLO" for the MOD FX section, and "HALL" for the REV/
DELAY section. For each section, you can also specify the timbre(s)
where that effect will apply.
Press an FX type select dial to select the timbre(s) where that
effect will apply.
The selected timbre LED(s) will light up. If both timbre LEDs A
and B are unlit, that effect will not be applied.
The timbre LED B will not light if the program's voice
mode is "Single."
Select an effect.
The LED of the selected effect will light.
3: Sustain Level
4: Release Time