KingKORG Owner's manual
Thank you for purchasing the Korg KingKORG Synthesizer. To help you get the most out of your new
instrument, please read this manual carefully.
Using the unit in the following locations can result in a malfunction.
• In direct sunlight
• Locations of extreme temperature or humidity
• Excessively dusty or dirty locations
• Locations of excessive vibration
• Close to magnetic fields
Please connect the designated AC adapter to an AC outlet of the correct
voltage. Do not connect it to an AC outlet of voltage other than that for
which your unit is intended.
Interference with other electrical devices
Radios and televisions placed nearby may experience reception interference.
Operate this unit at a suitable distance from radios and televisions.
To avoid breakage, do not apply excessive force to the switches or controls.
If the exterior becomes dirty, wipe it with a clean, dry cloth. Do not use
liquid cleaners such as benzene or thinner, or cleaning compounds or
Keep this manual
After reading this manual, please keep it for later reference.
Keeping foreign matter out of your equipment
Never set any container with liquid in it near this equipment. If liquid gets
into the equipment, it could cause a breakdown, fire, or electrical shock.
Be careful not to let metal objects get into the equipment. If something does slip
into the equipment, unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet. Then contact
your nearest Korg dealer or the store where the equipment was purchased.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY (for USA)
Responsible Party : KORG USA INC.
Address : 316 SOUTH SERVICE ROAD, MELVILLE, NY
Telephone : 1‐631‐390‐6500
Equipment Type : Synthesizer
Model : KingKORG
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
THE FCC REGULATION WARNING (for USA)
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
If items such as cables are included with this equipment, you must
use those included items.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void the
user's authority to operate this equipment.
Notice regarding disposal (EU only)
When this "crossed‐out wheeled bin" symbol is displayed on
the product, owner's manual, battery, or battery package, it
signifies that when you wish to dispose of this product,
manual, package or battery you must do so in an approved
manner. Do not discard this product, manual, package or
battery along with ordinary household waste. Disposing in
the correct manner will prevent harm to human health and
potential damage to the environment. Since the correct method of
disposal will depend on the applicable laws and regulations in your
locality, please contact your local administrative body for details. If
the battery contains heavy metals in excess of the regulated amount, a
chemical symbol is displayed below the "crossed‐out wheeled bin"
symbol on the battery or battery package.
The contents of memory can be lost due to an unexpected malfunction
caused by incorrect operation or some other reason. Be sure that you have
saved important data on other media. Please be aware that Korg will accept
no responsibility for any damages which may result from loss of data.
About the vacuum tube
The lifespan of a vacuum tube is not uniform. If the vacuum tube should
burn out, please contact a Korg service center.
All adjustments and servicing, including replacement of the vacuum tube,
must be performed by a professional.
About the owner's manual
The documentation for this product consists of the following:
‐ Owner's manual (what you're reading)
‐ Parameter guide (you can download it from the Korg website).
http://www.korg.co.jp/English/Distributors/ or http://www.korg.com/
This provides a simple explanation of the KingKORG's main
functionality. Read this first.
This provides information about all of the KingKORG's parameters.
Read this guide when you want to find out what specific parameters do.
The parameter guide is structured as follows.
‐ Parameter guide
‐ Effect guide
‐ MIDI guide
You can read the parameter guide on your computer.
Abbreviations for the manuals
OM: Owner's Manual
PG: Parameter Guide
The values of various parameters shown in the manual are only examples;
they might not match what you see on the KingKORG's display.
Example of notation on the main display page
GLOBAL "g15: Power Off" page
In Global mode, the page name will be displayed on the top of the main
* All product names and company names are the trademarks or regis‐
tered trademarks of their respective owners.