IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over. • Read these instructions. • Keep these instructions. • Heed all warnings. • Follow all instructions. • Do not use this apparatus near water. •...
• Do not use or store this product in excessively dusty or smoky locations. Regarding the display This M3’s display is a precision device created using extremely high technology, and careful attention has been paid to its product quality. Although you may...
Thank you for purchasing the Korg M3 Music Workstation/Sampler. To help you get the most out of your new instrument, please read this manual carefully. About this manual The owner’s manuals and how to use EXB-RADIAS for M3 Manual This explains details of the parameters available when...
KARMA settings........63 About the M3’s modes ......20 Drum Track settings .
Compare ........109 Using the M3 as a data filer..... .144 Sampling and editing in Sampling mode .
Using KARMA....163 Available option boards for the M3 ....203 Verifying installation ......203 Overview .
This Quick Start is provided for those who just want to Headphones Powered get started trying out the sounds right away. monitors It explains how to set up the M3, how to select INPUT INPUT programs and control the sound, and how to listen to the demo songs.
“basic” sounds of the M3 You can press the q switch or u switch to select the – programs.
For details on these controllers, please see “Using selection. Controllers” on page 41. 2. At the left side of the M3-M (the M3’s sound module), there is a group of sliders and switches that looks somewhat like a mixer. This is called the “control surface,” and lets you...
For example, this is convenient when you want to play 3. X–Y control is a particularly interesting capability the keyboard while listening to the phrases generated of the M3. by KARMA. This lets you modify the volume balance or sound by 4.
1. Press the MODE GLOBAL switch (the LED will play a wide variety of Drum Track patterns using the light) to enter Global mode. M3’s high-quality drum programs. Playing a Program 2. Access the Global P0: Basic Setup page. or Combination along with Drum Track patterns is a If another page is displayed, press the EXIT switch.
Track Select Category This completes our quick start. Program Select, Of the M3’s wide range of functionality, this operation & Popup guide explains how to use some of the most typical Play/Mute/Rec operations. We highly recommend that you take the Solo time to read it completely.
The ﬁlter section that’s so vital to creative sound- The M3 provides many new functions that help you making lets you simultaneously use two ﬁlters for each turn your ideas into songs quickly and intuitively.
Editor” supports VST, Audio Units, and RTAS formats, timbres/tracks, to control the realtime performance allowing you to use the M3 as if it were a plug-in generated by KARMA, or to modify your sounds via instrument in your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) the Realtime Control or Tone Adjust functions.
This is the KYBD-61/73/88 keyboard assembly. JS–Y Filter LFO (wah) (towards yourself ) Connect it to the M3-M. For details on how to connect this to the M-3M and how to use it, please see “Keyboard assembly Manual.” 3. Ribbon controller You can control the M3-M’s program parameters and...
Introduction to the M3 M3-M Front panel 12 14 15 1. VOLUME MAIN slider The LEDs at the right of this switch indicate whether you’ve selected timbres or tracks 1–8 or 9–16, or This adjusts the volume of the (MAIN OUTPUT) L/ INPUTS.
Front and rear panels Front panel There will be a slight discrepancy between the LINKED LED value and the controller position when you move a This will light if Link to DT of each KARMA module is controller near the minimum or maximum on.
CHORD ASSIGN switch 9. MODE switches Use this switch to assign single notes or chord to the M3 has six different operational modes, each one pads. (See “Assigning notes and chords to pads” on optimized for a speciﬁc set of functions.
Front and rear panels Front panel • The VALUE dial 12. COMPARE • The numeric keypad COMPARE switch VALUE slider Use this switch to compare the sound of the Program or Combination that you are currently editing with the Use this to edit the selected parameter’s value. This saved, un-edited version of the sound.
Program, Combination, and Global modes, as described below. TEMPO knob PAUSE switch This adjusts the tempo for the M3 as a whole, In Sequencer mode, this switch pauses the playback of including: the song. When paused, the switch’s LED will light up.
You can use a USB hard disk or CD-R/RW drive to further down you press the pedal, the more that the save or load M3 data such as PCG or SNG ﬁles, or sound sustains. For details, please see “Half-Damper WAVE ﬁles.
• Send and receive the M3’s 2-in and 6-out channels computer audio systems, signal processors, or other of digital audio. synthesizers. If the EXB-FW is installed in the M3, it will have the Use the MIC setting only when connecting a following speciﬁcations. microphone.
11. TO KYBD connector If the X–Y MODE switch is on, you won’t be able Use the included cable to connect the M3 to the to select parameters in the display. Turn this keyboard assembly. For details, please see “Keyboard switch off when you want to modify the settings.
Introduction to the M3 e: Check box Category button Each time you press a check box, it alternates between When you press this button, a tabbed popup menu the checked (red) and unchecked states. will appear, allowing you to perform the following selections.
Front and rear panels Objects in the display * Text edit button When you press this button, the text edit dialog box appears for changing the names of Programs, Combinations, Songs, etc. For details, please see “Editing names” on page 197. j: Radio buttons Press a radio button to select one value from two or more choices.
Assign Programs to each of the 16 Timbres, each with separate volume, pan, EQ, and keyboard and The M3 has numerous functions that let you play and velocity zones; make settings for effects, X–Y edit programs or combinations, record and play back control, and KARMA.
Global mode lets you make overall settings for the or WAVE formats entire M3, and edit drum kits. For instance, you can: • Export and import sequences to and from SMF • Make settings that affect the entire M3, such as...
1. Selecting modes • In order to use a particular function on the M3, you must first select the appropriate mode. Press one of the front panel mode switches to enter the corresponding mode.
ENTER switch + keyboard (note name or velocity input) You can use the M3’s keyboard to specify the value of a parameter when you need to enter a note name or a velocity value. Hold down the ENTER switch, and play the note that you want to enter;...
• Saving to media (Media– Save) → p.152 The menu command will appear. Note: On the M3, the action of writing to internal 2. Select a menu command by pressing it with your memory is called “Write,” and the action of saving to ﬁnger.
While data is being written, the display will Note: The state of M3 when the power is turned on will indicate “Now writing into internal memory.” depend on the setting of Power On Mode. (See...
Please be aware that careless operation may damage your speaker system or cause malfunctions. You can tilt the M3-M (sound module) upward for use if desired. For the procedure, refer to the included manual. The following illustration is an example of connections.
If the signal is going through one or more insert effects, the output is set at the last IFX in the chain, via the Bus Here’s how to connect the M3 to your analog amp or Select parameter on the P8– Insert FX Setup page.
48 kHz can be input to the They also include preamps with adjustable gain. M3’s L and R channels, and sampled to the hard disk You can use these for: or routed through the internal effects and sent to the OUTPUT jacks.
Connecting a damper pedal This pedal can provide a damper effect as you play. This instrument also supports half-damping. Here’s how to connect an optional Korg DS-1H damper pedal to the DAMPER jack and use it to control the half- damper effect.
MIDI keyboard following three ways. If you’re using the M3 Plug-In Editor or a DAW, you • Connect the M3’s USB B connector to a USB port of can connect your MIDI keyboard via your computer as your computer. shown in the following illustration, instead of using •...
For details, please see “Global mode settings on the M3” on page 32. If you want to apply a plug-in effect to the M3’s audio signals, or to control the M3’s audio signals in your host application together with the audio data from the...
When using the M3 by itself, leave Local Control You can also apply the M3’s effects to audio signals turned on. (If this is off when M3 is used by itself, playing the keyboard will not produce sound.) such as audio tracks of your host application.
USB storage device to the M3’s USB A external MIDI device and the M3. connector, and use it to save or load M3 data such as About MIDI PCG or SNG ﬁles or WAVE ﬁles.
If the total current consumption of the CPU: Pentium 4/ 2.4 GHz or better, Pentium D or connected devices exceeds this limit, the M3 may not Core Duo more is recommended correctly recognize the connected USB devices. If this happens, an error message of “USB Hub Power...
Note: The driver must be installed separately for each Windows XP, you must have Administrator privileges. USB port. If you connect the M3 to a USB port other Consult your system administrator for details. than the one for which you installed the KORG USB- MIDI driver, you’ll need to install the KORG USB-...
[Hardware] tab. driver and M3 Editor. 3. In “Drivers,” click [Driver Signing]. Note: If you intend to use M3 Editor via the USB port, you’ll need to install the KORG USB-MIDI driver on your computer. 4. When you’ve ﬁnished installing the software, exit the installer.
About the M3’s Programs sequencer or from external computer-based sequencers. Programs are the basic sounds of the M3. This section of the manual takes a quick look at playing You can play them by themselves, layer them together Programs, including tours of the front-panel in Combinations, or play a different Program on each controllers and basic editing techniques.
Auditioning the sound To hear the program you selected, play the KYBD-61/ 73/88 or a MIDI-connected keyboard. Alternatively, you can strike the M3-M’s pads to hear the program. Overview: Program Banks With the factory settings, the M3 contains 512 preloaded programs, and 256 programs and 9 drum programs that are GM2 compatible.
If you’ve connected the optional PS-1 pedal, choose (–) been selected when you opened the popup menu. KORG Standard. Now, the foot switch will step through the Programs, one by one.
Select, you can use these to select any Program from all 14 Banks. If you use the included “M3 Plug-In Editor” as a plug- in inside your DAW software, you’ll be able to easily select M3 programs or combinations from a list within your DAW.
You can use the KYBD-61/73/88’s SW1/SW2 switches 4. Release the joystick, and play the keyboard. or a foot switch connected to the M3-M to lock the The modulation will stay the same as it was when SW2 current position so that the effect will continue even was pressed.
Playing and editing Programs Locking the Ribbon Controller The controllers of the M3-M Make sure that the INT-A003: Real Suit E.Piano program is selected. Control Surface sliders, & switches 1. Press the SW2 switch. The control surface consists of eight sliders, eight The LED will light up.
Playing Programs Using Controllers The Solo On/Off status is linked for the OSC MIX and Using the display to control the X–Y mode Mixer Input. 1. Press the X–Y MODE switch. REALTIME CONTROL (RT Control): Use the sliders When you turn on the X–Y MODE switch, the switch to modify the sound or effects.
Playing and editing Programs Playing back an X–Y motion Press CHORD ASSIGN, and then play notes 1. When you press the MOTION switch once again, This method lets you create a chord out of widely- the old events (up to the point where you began spaced notes, even if you can’t play all of the notes re-recording) and the subsequently recorded simultaneously.
Assignable Foot Switch VALUE slider This lets you use a simple footswitch, such as the Korg PS-1, as an assignable controller. The footswitch can When a program number is selected in Prog perform a wide variety of functions, such as: P0: Play page, or when a combination •...
Playing and editing Programs Controller settings for the program The Prog P0: Play– Main page lets you view the following information. SW1, SW2: Indicates the functions controlled by the SW1/SW2 switches of the KYBD-61/73/88. C.S.: Indicates the currently selected control assign setting.
Reset Controls On the M3, you can use the switches and sliders of the front panel control surface to make very effective edits simply from within the Prog P0: Play page.
Playing and editing Programs Alternatively, you can switch between OSC Play/Mute For example: and OSC Solo by holding down the ENTER switch and 1. Select Program INT-A120, “Smooth Operators.” pressing numeric key 1. This is an electric piano sound; let’s see what we can 6.
Easy Program editing Using COMPARE Pretty easy, huh? Note - depending on the parameter, Using Tone Adjust you may sometimes hear glitches in the sound as you move the control. The Tone Adjust function lets you use the Control Surface sliders and switches to edit program Changing parameter assignments parameters.
Playing and editing Programs For details, please see “Writing a Program or Saving your edits Combination” on page 140. Saving edits to GM Programs Once you’ve tweaked the sound to perfection, you’ll You can edit GM Programs, but you must then save want to save your work.
Combination, and Sequencer modes” on page 122. A–INT-E or USER-A–USER-G. For details, please see “Saving your edits” on page 50. Since you can apply the M3’s internal effects to the external audio inputs, a wide range of possibilities are You can also create Programs using RAM available.
Filter Effects Oscillator / Pitch Amplifier P1–1, P2–2, etc. indicate the on-screen pages and tabs used when editing on the M3. Program can play different Multisamples, depending Polyphonic/monophonic playing on how hard you play. Each of these zones has separate settings for Level, The Voice Assign Mode selects whether the Program Start Offset, and so on.
Detailed Editing with Programs Basic oscillator settings 4. Press the Multisample popup for MS1. Assigning a drum kit What is a drum kit? Drum kits are created or edited in Global mode. To Multisample popup button each note of the keyboard, you can assign up to four drum instrument samples, and use layering, This brings up a list of Multisamples, organized by crossfading, or velocity switching to switch between...
Playing and editing Programs Notice how the shape of the waveform becomes more Using LFOs and Envelopes curved, and how –99 emphasizes the lower part of the shape, and +99 emphasizes the upper part. (EGs) 6. Select the Phase parameter, and use the VALUE slider to sweep through its range of values.
AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) refers to any of For instance, let’s say that you’re using an LFO to the assignable modulation sources in M3, including: modulate Resonance, and then you decide that it would be interesting to scale that parameter with an •...
Playing and editing Programs Smoothing Controlling Pitch The Smoothing Mixer Type smooths out the AMS input, creating more gentle transitions between values. You have separate control of the amount of smoothing Pitch bend during the attack (when the signal is increasing) and The JS (+X) and JS(–X) settings specify the amount of decay (when it’s decreasing).
Detailed Editing with Programs Using Filters Portamento Using Filters Portamento makes the pitch change smoothly when you play the next note before releasing the previous The ﬁlters allows you to diminish or emphasize note. speciﬁed frequency areas of the sound. The Time parameter controls how long it take the pitch The tone of the sound will depend signiﬁcantly on to change.
Playing and editing Programs Filter Types and Cutoff Frequency Filter Types This selects the parts of the sound which will be affected by the ﬁlter, as described below. With the Low Pass Serial and Parallel routings, you can independently set the types for Filter A and Filter B.
Usually, some amount of key tracking is necessary in order to make the timbre consistent across the entire range. The M3 keyboard tracking can also be much more complex, since it allows you to create different rates of change over up to four different parts of the keyboard.
Amp2/Driver2 page Pan R127. This will make OSC1 go to the left speaker, and OSC2 go to the right speaker. With a setting of Random, the pan will change randomly each time you play a note on M3, producing an interesting effect.
If you set AMS to Note Number, the pan will change will be applied when you move the KYBD-61/73/88’s according to the keyboard position of each note joystick of M3 toward yourself, or when CC#02 is played. With a setting of LFO1 or 2, the sound will received.
Playing and editing Programs Low Boost is a special low-frequency EQ which Volume Control and CC Control controls the body character of the sound. The speciﬁc The X–Y control does two main things: it can control EQ frequencies affected will change with the Drive the relative volume of the two Oscillators in Program setting.
Drum Track settings For details, please see “Insert effects” on page 155. While you perform using a program, you can use the M3’s rich variety of drum patterns to play high-quality Master Effects drum programs. There are two Master Effects, which are accessed Playing along with Drum Track patterns is often a through Sends 1 and 2.
The Auto Song Setup feature copies the current Program or Combination into a Song, and then puts the M3 in record-ready mode. If inspiration for a phrase or song strikes you while you’re playing, you can use this function to start recording immediately.
Playing and editing Combinations About the M3’s As with Programs, each Combination has ﬁve insert combination effects, two master effects, and one total effect, for Combinations, let you split and layer up to 16 shaping and transforming the sounds of the individual Programs at once.
Select, you can use these to select any Combination from all 14 Banks. If you use the included “M3 Plug-In Editor” as a plug- in inside your DAW software, you’ll be able to easily select M3 programs or combinations from a list within your DAW.
1. If you want to change this setting, see Based on your keyboard playing or on the note data “MIDI-related settings for the entire M3” on page 131. received from MIDI IN, the KARMA function If you want to switch the Program of a timbre via...
You can edit any of the Combinations shipped with • You can transmit MIDI program changes from a M3. You can create your own combinations by editing connected external MIDI device. (See “Selecting a preloaded combination, or by starting from an Combinations from MIDI”...
Easy Combination editing Simple editing using the Sliders and Switches Alternatively, you can hold down the ENTER switch Simple editing using the and press numeric key 1 to switch between Timbre Play/Mute and Timbre Solo. Sliders and Switches 6. While the display shows Timbre Solo, switches 1– 8 will turn Solo on/off for timbres 1–8.
Insert Effects Master Effects AUDIO OUTPUT Individual Outputs INDIVIDUAL 1,2,3,4 Timbre4 Parameters AUX Bus Program FX Control Bus 3Band EQ Timbre16 Parameters Program 3Band EQ P1–1, P2–2, etc. indicate the on-screen pages and tabs used when editing on the M3.
COMPARE switch will recall the saved On M3, you can use a different Program for each of up version of the sound, as it was before you started to sixteen Timbres, and combine two or more of the editing.
Playing and editing Combinations Next, if you set the Bottom Slope of timbre 1 to 12, and Creating Key Splits and Layers set the Top Slope of timbre 2 to 12, the sound will change gradually instead of changing suddenly. Splits and Layers Creating Velocity Switches Let’s create a Combination which combines both splits...
Instead, the ﬁlter just controls whether or not that MIDI message will be transmitted and received. For example, if portamento is on, portamento will be applied to the internal M3 sound even if Enable Portamento SW is unchecked. As another example, let’s say that you’ve selected a bass Program for Timbre 1, and a piano Program for Timbre 2, with the goal of creating a bass/piano split.
Playing and editing Combinations Timbre Parameters: Pitch Altering Programs to ﬁt within a Combination You can make various changes to Programs within the context of a particular Combination, to make them ﬁt better with other Programs, or to create particular sonic effects.
Detailed Editing with Combinations Effects Delay Effects You can set some Timbres so that they don’t sound Effects are covered in their own section of the manuals, immediately at note-on. This can create cool effects, so we won’t go into too much detail here. and more dramatic layers.
Playing and editing Combinations...
RPPR parameters, and 100 user patterns. KARMA function, high-quality effects, and controllers, the M3 is the ideal environment for music production A maximum of 128 such songs can be created on M3. or live performance. MIDI tracks 1–16 each consist of setup parameters...
The cue list allows you to playback multiple songs in realtime recording and record these changes as MIDI succession. The M3 lets you create twenty cue lists. System Exclusive messages. This means that the Each cue list lets you connect up to 99 songs and settings at the start of playback can change as the song specify the number of times that each song will repeat.
Sampling or resampling can be performed in Sequencer mode. For details, please see “Sampling in Program, Combination, and Sequencer modes” on page 122. Since you can apply the M3’s internal effects to the external audio inputs, a wide range of possibilities are available.
Solo functions) switch three times. 2. Use “Song Select” to select the song you want to The M3 provides a Mute function that lets you silence play back. speciﬁed MIDI tracks 1–16 or audio input channels (1, You can press the Song Select popup button and 2, S/P DIF L, R), and a Solo function that lets you hear choose from a list.
Initially, this will move to MIDI sequencer. (Normally you’ll use Combination 001:01.000. mode if you want to use the M3 as a master keyboard.) To change the registered location, use the Set Location So that you can change settings as appropriate for menu command.
Creating songs (Sequencer mode) 2. Access the Seq P0–2: Play/REC– Control Surface Control using the sliders and page. This page displays and reﬂects the control surface data. switches It’s a convenient place to adjust the sound, since you can view the actual parameter assignments and the You can use the control surface to perform a variety of exact data values.
Tip: You can use the ENTER switch instead of the OK button. • Use Status to specify whether each track will play the internal and/or external sound generator. Normally when using the M3 as a 16-timbre sound module, you will select INT or BTH.
Track Select. (The MIDI channel of the external tone generator must be set to match the MIDI Channel of M3 tracks that are set to 8. Make other settings as necessary. EXT, EX2 or BTH.)
In the To Track ﬁeld, select the copy-destination track. onto M3’s sequencer in realtime. In the Measure ﬁeld, specify the starting measure of the copy-destination.
Creating songs (Sequencer mode) 5. When you ﬁnish playing, press the SEQUENCER Note: Instead of pressing the SEQUENCER REC/ START/STOP switch. WRITE switch in steps 5 and 6, you can use a foot switch connected to the ASSIGNABLE SWITCH jack. Recording will end, and the location will return to the point at which you begin recording.
MIDI recording Recording MIDI in real-time 3. In “M (Loop Start Measure), “M (Loop End 6. Press the SEQUENCER START/STOP switch. Measure)” specify the area that you wish to record. With the default settings for Metronome Setup, the For example if you specify M004–M008, recording will metronome will sound for a two-measure pre-count, occur repeatedly (as a loop) from measure 4 to measure and then recording will begin.
Creating songs (Sequencer mode) Input the ﬁrst C3 note as . (dotted eighth note). Step recording Use the popup button at the left to select . You can choose from the range (whole note)– (32nd Step recording is the recording method in which you note).
9. If you’re not satisﬁed with the result, press the Setup. COMPARE switch to return to the state prior to The M3 will automatically switch to Sequencer mode, recording, and then re-record from step 4. and the combination’s settings will be applied to a new When you begin step recording, all data in the song.
1. Make sure that the MIDI OUT of your external sequencer is connected to the MIDI IN of the M3. If it is not connected, turn off the power, make the connection, and then turn the power on.
Global P1: MIDI– MIDI Routing channel of each track. setting Enable Exclusive is checked. Go to Global Set the MIDI channel of each M3 track to match the mode and verify that this is checked. MIDI channel of each external sequencer track. Data of the matching channel will be recorded on each M3 track.
Creating songs (Sequencer mode) • In the P8–1: IFX– Routing1 T01–08 page, route the To view these events, go to the P6: Track Edit– Track MIDI Track 01 Bus Select (IFX/Indiv. Out Assign) Edit page, and select the menu command MIDI Event to IFX1.
MIDI recording Recording patterns Recording patterns Recording and editing patterns You can record patterns in either of two ways; realtime recording or step recording. However, pattern realtime 6. Set the number of measures in the pattern to a recording differs from song realtime recording in that “Length”...
Creating songs (Sequencer mode) Controller Reset value EG attack time (CC#73) 64 (center) Low pass ﬁlter cutoff (CC#74) 64 (center) EG decay time (CC#75) 64 (center) LFO1 speed (CC#76) 64 (center) LFO1 depth (pitch) (CC#77) 64 (center) LFO1 delay (CC#78) 64 (center) Filter EG intensity (CC#79) 64 (center)
Song editing Recording patterns Song editing You can apply a variety of editing operations to a song. measures of musical data to be moved forward. For The available types of editing operation are listed details, please see “Erase Measure” on page 296 of the below.
Creating songs (Sequencer mode) Shift/Erase Note: This command shifts (moves) or erases the speciﬁed note numbers in a speciﬁed MIDI track and range of measures. For details, please see “Shift/Erase Note” on page 301 of the Parameter Guide. Modify Velocity: This command modiﬁes the velocity values of notes in the speciﬁed area so that they will change over time according to a selected curve.
Using RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Record) Creating RPPR data Using RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Record) This section explains how to assign a pattern to a key, and how to record and play an RPPR based performance. Creating RPPR data 1. Create a new song, and choose a drum program for MIDI track 1.
Creating songs (Sequencer mode) RPPR playback Recording an RPPR performance Let’s use the RPPR you created to perform in the P0–1: Play/REC– Program T01–08 page. You can record RPPR performances in real-time. 1. Access the P0–1: Play/REC– Program T01–08 page. If you are using only one track (such as MIDI Track 01), RPPR On set Track Select to the desired track, and un-check...
Using RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Record) Recording an RPPR performance When recording the playback of patterns triggered by RPPR, the timing of the recorded events may be slightly skewed. If this occurs, try setting REC Resolution to a setting other than Hi. 10.When you are ﬁnished performing, press the SEQUENCER START/STOP switch.
Creating songs (Sequencer mode) Sampling in Sequencer mode Sampling is still available in Sequencer mode - which can be very convenient. The main areas of functionality are summarized below. For details, please see “Sampling in Program, Combination, and Sequencer modes” on page 122. •...
Creating and playing a Cue List Creating a cue list Creating and playing a Cue List A cue list allows you to play multiple songs in 3. Set the last step to End. succession. For example you can create a separate song If you set this to Continue to Step01, the cue list will for each portion (introduction, melody A, melody B, play back repeatedly.
Creating songs (Sequencer mode) program specified for the currently playing song match, it may not be possible to convert the will sound. playback state of the cue list into a song. What to do when playing back a cue list and Using a foot switch to switch the Step the songs do not transition smoothly You can use a foot switch to switch the Step.
Saving your song Converting a cue list into a song Saving your song Here we will explain how to save your song on a USB Directory storage device (commercially available) connected to The multisamples (.KMP ﬁles) and samples (.KSF ﬁles) the USB A connector.
429 of the Parameter Guide. Operations for which Compare is M3 Song format available This is the native M3 sequencer format, which is required to ensure that all M3-speciﬁc data is saved In general, MIDI track and pattern event data can not correctly.
BTH, operating M3’s keyboard and controllers will sound and control M3’s own tone generator. When Status is set to EXT, EX2 or BTH, operating M3’s keyboard and controllers will sound and control the external tone generator. (The MIDI channel of the external tone generator must match the MIDI Channel of the track that is set to EXT, EX2 or BTH.)
Creating songs (Sequencer mode)
If you sample/resample to a USB storage device (such as a commercially available hard disk) connected to the • Audio signals from an audio CD can be extracted M3’s USB A connector, the sample will be saved as a (ripped) directly in the digital domain. WAVE ﬁle.
M3’s input jacks (see “Sampling mode” 1 and 2, above). Each level is read, and converted into digital data. The At this time, you can mix the M3’s own performance accuracy at this time is determined by the bit with the audio signals from the external source and resolution.
Top Key Top Key Address. Samples can be used in multisamples and drum kits. The M3 can hold a maximum of 4,000 samples in its internal memory. The M3 can share a single waveform among multiple Index 001 Index 002...
Sampling (Open Sampling System) Sampling and editing in Sampling mode In Sampling mode, you can record samples, and edit Creating multisample indexes sample data that you sampled or loaded from media (including WAVE and AIFF formats). You can also and sampling – P0: Recording assign the edited samples to indexes (zones) to create a multisample.
Sampling and editing in Sampling mode Creating multisample indexes and sampling – P0: Recording Index zone (currently selected Index is reversed) Original Key (currently selected Original Key is displayed in red) Index01 Index01 Index02...Index08 C4 key Keyboard range By holding down the ENTER switch and playing a note, you can select the corresponding index, and the specified key will be the base key and will be shown in blue.
Sampling (Open Sampling System) 5. Set “Mono-L/Mono-R/Stereo” to Mono-L. With Basic sampling procedure this setting, the input from the INPUT 1 jack will be sent to the internal L-channel and sampled in monaural. Sampling your voice from a mic, and 6.
Record few more samples. 1. Press the SAMPLING REC switch. (Example: “Easy,” “To,” “Sample,” “With,” “M3”) The M3 will be in record-ready mode. Listen to the recorded result 2. Speak into the mic, saying the word(s) you want to sample.
Sampling (Open Sampling System) Resample: Manual Other settings are the same as step 8 of “Sampling your voice from a mic, and playing it back as a one-shot Recording Level [dB]: as desired sample” on page 112. Mode: Stereo 8. We’ll make some minor changes to the settings. Important: Whenever using the digital inputs and Set the Input 1 Pan to C64.
Sampling and editing in Sampling mode Basic sampling procedure Check the sampled content 1. Play the keyboard. Press the “OrigKey” key to hear the sound you sampled. Applying an insert effect to a sample and resampling the result The process of applying an insert effect etc. to a sampled sound and then sampling it once again is called “resampling.”...
Sampling (Open Sampling System) • P8: IFX– Routing Loop Edit – P2: Loop Edit Bus Select IFX1 Be aware that if you change the Bus Select setting You can edit the playback address at which the sample from Off to L/R or IFX1–5, the volume level sent will be looped.
Sampling and editing in Sampling mode Loop Edit – P2: Loop Edit Loop On: Start→End→Loop Start→End→ (Loop (zoom-in) or reduced (zoom-out) view of the Start→End is repeated) waveform. Loop Off: Start→End Use Zero If the Use Zero check box is checked, only those addresses where the waveform data crosses the zero level will be found automatically when searching, and can be set.
Sampling (Open Sampling System) Sample (waveform data) editing – P1: Sample Edit Editing the waveform data. In the P1: Sample Edit page you can do the following things. 2. In P2: Loop Edit, use “Grid” to specify the tempo. • You can set the Edit Range Start and Edit Range End while watching the waveform.
Sampling and editing in Sampling mode Multisample editing – P3: Multisample Edit Multisample editing – P3: Multisample Edit Editing a multisample is accomplished with a number of operations i.e. creating indexes for the multisample and assigning a sample to each index, editing operations such as deleting, copying, and inserting indexes, and detailed settings such as sample level and pitch for each index.
Ripping – P5: Audio CD 2. Choose “Convert MS To Program” to open the dialog box. The M3 allows you to “rip” digital audio data from an audio CD inserted in a USB A connected USB CD-R/ RW drive (commercially available).
Save All. Unless you save to media (see page 142), any sample or multisample data you create will be lost when you turn off the power. For details, please see “Media that can be used with the M3” on page 223.
For instance, you can resample a performance that uses the 5. Select the menu command “Auto Sampling M3’s full range of features, including ﬁlters, effects, Setup” to access the dialog box. and KARMA. You can even sample a full, multitimbral...
Here we’ll explain how to sample just an external audio source while you listen to phrases generated by the M3’s KARMA function in Program mode. Sampling can be performed in a similar way in Combination and Sequencer modes as well as in Program mode.
Sampling (Open Sampling System) The sound sent to AUX Bus 1/2 will be sampled. The 16.When you’ve ﬁnished recording, press the sound of the internal sound generator sent to the L/R SAMPLING START/STOP switch to stop bus will not be sampled. recording.
Refer to steps 11–17 of the procedure above. (See In this example, we will sample a phrase generated by page 124) the M3’s KARMA function in Program mode together with the performance of a guitar connected to the 9. Listen to the sound that was sampled.
Sampling (Open Sampling System) Pan: L000 In-Track Sampling Level: 127 AUX Bus: 1/2 In-Track Sampling creates note data at the appropriate The input from AUDIO INPUT 1 will be sent to AUX timing when you sample an external audio source bus.
Sampling in Program, Combination, and Sequencer modes Resampling a song to create a WAVE file For details on how the Compare function works for In- Resampling a song to create a Track Sampling, please see “In-Track Sampling” on page 126. WAVE ﬁle Here we’ll explain the procedure for resampling a song to create a stereo two-channel WAVE ﬁle on a USB...
Note: It will take between several seconds to nearly a minute from the moment you press the SAMPLING REC switch until the M3 enters standby mode (i.e., until the SAMPLING REC switch changes from blinking to lit). This time is required in order to allocate sufﬁcient space on the media.
In Global mode you can make overall settings that For details on how to access each mode and page, apply to the entire M3, such as master tuning, key please see “Basic operations” on page 22. transpose, effect global switch, global MIDI channel, The edits you perform in Global mode will be and system clock.
If you want the M3 to be the master, set System Clock to Internal. If you want the M3 to be a slave, set System Linking KARMA to Programs and Clock to S/P DIF.
Collection, and other setups that let you control the level and pan of a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) program in realtime. Note: See the “M3 External Setups” (PDF) for details on the control change (CC#) settings assigned by the MIDI Basic/Routing preloaded external control templates and the application settings to which they correspond.
Changing programs in Program mode or switching to Pedal and other controller Combination mode etc. will not affect the control set. This means you can select another sound on the M3 settings without changing the way you’re controlling an external MIDI device, or conversely you can change In the Global P2: Controllers–...
Global settings Assigning MIDI CC#s to KARMA, X–Y, and Pad controllers Switch portamento on/off Control the sostenuto effect Turn the soft pedal effect on/off Turn the damper effect on/off Select programs or combinations (up/down) Value Inc/Dec Start/stop the sequencer Punch-in/out on the sequencer Cue list repeat Tap tempo Control of KARMA function...
Settings for the entire M3 (Global mode) 3. Press the MODE SEQ switch to enter Sequencer mode. 4. Access the Seq P3: Track Param– Other T01–08 or T09–16 page. 5. If you want the Track to use the scale saved with its individual Program, check the track’s “Use...
Ram bank, or in an EX * bank. switches or crossfades. • Samples you recorded on the M3 or loaded in If the Oscillator Mode is set to Drums, you’ll be able to Media mode can be selected from the RAM bank.
Settings for the entire M3 (Global mode) Creating a Drum Kit Editing Drum Kits Specifying the key to which you will assign a Before you start editing… drumsample 1. Select the Program that you wish to use while Drum Program selecting editing the Drum Kit.
Adjust Drive, Low Boost, and 3 Band EQ Gain [dB] EX * Drumsample banks are EX-USB-PCM expansion for each drumsample. sets created especially for the M3. Each has its own unique number; for instance, the EX, and the EX-USB- For details, please see “5–2: Sample Parameters” on PCM01 is EX1.
Settings for the entire M3 (Global mode) For example, you might send all snare sounds to IFX1, all kick sounds to IFX2, and the remaining sounds to L/ Tip: In most preloaded drumkits, the drum instruments have the same Bus (IFX/Output) Select settings according to their type, as follows.
You can save the various types of data in the M3 by writing it to internal memory, by saving it to a USB About preloaded data and preset data storage device (commercially available hard disk, “Preloaded data”...
Loading & saving data, and creating CDs MIDI data dump You can transmit the M3’s data to an external MIDI data ﬁler device, and save the data on that external device. The following types of data can be transmitted as a MIDI data dump and saved on an external data ﬁler or...
When you select a program in Prog P0: Play or a appropriate switch. combination in Combi P0: Play, the program or combination data is called into the M3’s edit buffer. Writing while X–Y MODE is on When you then use the various Program or You can’t perform operations in the display while X–Y...
P0–P4: Update Global Setting page 139) P5: Update Drum Kits Song data in the M3’s Sequencer mode, as well as 2. To write the data, press the OK button. If you multisamples and samples cannot be written into decide not to write, press the Cancel button.
After you exchange media in your USB device, press the media into sections. the display to make the M3 detect the media. When the To create a new directory, move to the level at which media has been detected, information about the media you want to create the directory, and execute the will appear on the display.
• If your programs or drum kits use multisamples we recommend that you check all of the boxes. and samples that were created in on M3, we recommend that you use Save All to save the data. When you’ve ﬁnished making settings, press the OK button to close the dialog box.
You can load the preloaded data and demo songs back into the M3’s internal memory. For the procedure, please see “Loading the preloaded data” on page 201. • Preload data: Programs, Combinations, Drum Kits, Global 4.
RAM, and will then load the data in the same conﬁguration as when it was saved. 6. Set “.PCG Contents” to All. Note: When you press the keyboard of the M3, the When you execute the load operation, all data in the selected combination will sound. However, the .PCG ﬁle will be loaded.
ﬁle from the Korg website (http://www.korg.com) to your computer, and loading it into the M3. For details on the procedure, refer to the Korg website and to “Update System Software” on page 400 of the Parameter Guide.
“as is;” you must 7. Specify the ﬁle system. format the media before you can use it with the M3. Use FAT16 to format media of 4 GB or less (such as Note: When creating audio CDs, you don’t need to ﬂash media), and use FAT32 to format larger media...
Media utility File copying, deleting, and formatting (Media– Utility) 5. Press the OK button. If the calendar backup battery runs low, a message of “The clock battery voltage is low.” will appear on the display. If the calendar backup battery runs down completely, the calendar will be initialized, and the date and time will not be recorded correctly.
After you exchange media in your USB device, press The Insert Track dialog box will appear. the display to make the M3 detect the media. When the media has been detected, information about the media will appear on the display.
Creating audio CDs Creating audio CDs Use media select and the Open and Up buttons to Note: Even when the recommended CD-R/RW media access the directory that contains the WAVE ﬁle, and is used, some audio CD players may be unable to play select the WAVE ﬁle that you want to add to the list.
1. Connect the audio output jack (or headphone jack) to mount a device connected via USB A. For details, of your USB CD-R/RW drive to the M3’s AUDIO please see “Scan USB device” on page 439 of the INPUT 1, 2 jacks.
Insert effects Speciﬁc parameters of these effects can also be Insert Effects (IFX 1–5) are stereo-in/stereo-out. If you controlled in real time from the M3’s controllers or via select Dry (unprocessed) for the Wet/Dry parameter, MIDI messages using Dynamic Modulation (Dmod),...
ﬁnal adjustments. All of these settings can be and sample them, or use the M3 as a 4-in (AUDIO made independently for each program. INPUT 1, 2, S/P DIF IN L, R) 6-out effect processor.
Routing effect settings Program Effects settings Routing effect settings The insert effects, master effects, and total effect have 5. AUX Bus sends the oscillator 1 and 2 output to the the same structure in all modes, but the routing AUX buses. settings will determine how the oscillators of a In the P0: Play–...
12.The input levels to the master effects are set by the page. “Send 1, 2” levels (step 3 or 10). If “Send 1, 2” are P (Effect Preset): Selects an effect preset. The M3’s zero, the master effects will not apply. “Send 1” internal memory contains “effect presets” which are corresponds to MFX1, and “Send 2”...
Routing effect settings Using effects in Combinations and Songs The procedure is the same as when selecting an Using effects in Combinations insertion effect (see step 7). Note: You can select a double-size effect only for MFX1. and Songs (See “Double-size effects” on page 156) 15.Press the On/Off button to turn on the master In Combination, and Sequencer modes, you can effect.
Using Effects the Sampling Setup Source Bus to a AUX bus, and Effect settings in Sampling sample the signal that is sent to the AUX bus. Use this if you want to sample only the sound of a speciﬁc mode timbre.
You can apply insert effects, master effects, and the 1. Access the Sampling P8: IFX– Routing page. total effect while sampling, or you can use the M3 as a four-in (AUDIO INPUT 1, 2, S/P DIF L, R) six-out effect processor. You can also use the M3 as a vocoder effect (156:Vocoder) that uses an external mic input to control the internal sounds.
If no audio cables are connected to AUDIO INPUTS 1–2, the input signals are forced to zero, preventing any additional noise. If you want to save the edited settings in the M3, you must write them. Use the Global mode menu command Write Global Setting to do this.
Common FX LFO Dynamic modulation (Dmod) Dynamic modulation (Dmod) lets you use MIDI messages or the M3’s controllers to modulate speciﬁc effect parameters in real-time. For details, please see “Dynamic modulation (Dmod) and Tempo Synchronization” on page 442 of the Parameter Guide.
Using Effects 5. When you turn on the KARMA ON/OFF switch, Common FX LFO KARMA will begin playing. Select any desired KARMA GE. When you rotate the Two Common FX LFOs are available for modulation TEMPO knob, the delay time will change in effects, such as choruses, ﬁlters, phasers, etc.
MIDI control changes and pitch bend data can also be generated in synchronization with the phrase or pattern. As a capability unique to the M3, the KARMA function can generate MIDI exclusive messages to control wave sequencing, which switches between multisamples etc.
Using KARMA The M3 provides a large number of GEs that can be controlling the phrase or pattern. These parameters are used for a variety of instruments, performance called the “GE realtime parameters.” techniques, and musical styles. You can control the phrase or pattern by editing these parameters, or by assigning them to the KARMA GE RTP –...
KARMA sliders and KARMA switches assignments. Dynamic MIDI Each GE is assigned one of the following RTC Models. Dynamic MIDI is a function that uses the M3’s controllers or MIDI control messages to control speciﬁc • DP1 - Drum/Perc functions of the KARMA function.
Using KARMA KARMA CONTROLS module, and you can use the MODULE CONTROL switch and the Scene Matrix function to control this. These are front panel controls used to control the For details, please see “7–1–7a: Module Control Scene KARMA function. The settings of these controls can be Matrix”...
“ =” EXT, generate a phrase or pattern appropriate for the sound and the M3 will be synchronized to an external of the program. MIDI device. In this case, you won’t be able to change the tempo by operating the M3.
Using KARMA Using the KARMA controllers 3. Operate the front panel sliders 1–8 and switches 1– Note: The state of the KARMA controllers is saved The pattern or phrase will change accordingly. when you write the program. You can also turn the switches on/off by pressing them KARMA function on/off: ON/OFF switch in the display.
When the KARMA function is on, the KARMA module KARMA modules together with the sixteen timbre uses a GE to generate phrases or patterns. The M3 programs in a wide variety of ways, for example by provides a wide range of GEs that you can use for a...
Using KARMA Checking note-on/off and key zone Sliders 1–8 and switches 1–8 of the control surface will operate as KARMA sliders and KARMA switches. The screenshot shown below is a realtime display of 3. Use the front panel MODULE CONTROL switch the note data received from the keyboard, pads 1–8, to select the module that you want to control.
Performing with KARMA Performing with the KARMA function in Combination mode timbre being controlled by the KARMA sliders 1–8 and KARMA module MIDI I/O channel settings KARMA switches. This tells you the timbre whose The MIDI input/output channel setting for each phrase is being controlled by the KARMA sliders 1–8 KARMA module and the MIDI channel setting of each and KARMA switches.
Use Tempo to set the tempo of the pattern or phrase generated by the GE. Program mode The M3 provides numerous preset GEs that can be used for a wide range of instruments, playing In Program mode you can use only one KARMA techniques, and musical styles.
KARMA function settings KARMA function settings in Program mode 1. Access the Prog P7–1: KARMA1– GE Setup page. When the KARMA function is on, MIDI control data (See the diagram in step 1 of “Selecting a GE”) received by the KARMA module is sent directly to the tone generator.
Using KARMA Note: If you use the Auto RTC Setup function of “Load GE Options,” the standard KARMA sliders and KARMA switches assignments for the RTC Model of that GE will automatically be made when you select a GE. (See “Selecting a GE” on page 172) 1.
Perf RTP (Perf Real-Time Parameters) Dynamic MIDI setting Here’s how KARMA parameters such as KARMA key Dynamic MIDI lets you use an M3 controller or a MIDI zone and KARMA module parameters (i.e., KARMA control message to control a speciﬁc parameter of the parameters other than GE realtime parameters) can be KARMA function.
Using KARMA Selecting a GE KARMA function settings in Here’s how to select the GE used by each KARMA module. (See “KARMA function settings in Program Combination mode mode” on page 172) 1. Access the Combi P7–1: KARMA1– GE Setup A–D In Combination mode (and Sequencer mode) you can page.
KARMA function settings KARMA function settings in Combination mode 2. Set the MIDI channels for the pads as follows. For this example, set timbre 1 to 01, timbre 2 to 02, and timbre 3 to 03. Since each timbre is set to a separate Pad 1: MIDI channel = 2 ch channel, the KARMA module set to the corresponding Pad 2: MIDI channel = 3 ch...
Using KARMA If “Thru (Timbre Thru)” is on (checked), you’ll be able 6. Make settings in the same way for Module B, C, to play timbres that differ from the global channel and D. when the KARMA function is off. The “ASSIGN”...
KARMA function settings KARMA function settings in Combination mode Perf RTP (Perf Real-Time Parameters) Auto Assign RTC Name (See “Auto Assign RTC Name” on page 118 of the Parameter Guide) In the same way as for a program, KARMA function parameters other than GE realtime parameters (e.g., Specifying the random seeds KARMA module parameters) can also be assigned to...
In the following example, we’ll use the KARMA then puts the M3 in record-ready mode. You can then function to record a drum pattern on track 1. begin recording immediately just by pressing the 1.
KARMA function settings KARMA function settings in Sequencer mode 2. Access the Seq P7–1: KARMA1– GE Setup A page. 4. If you want the KARMA module to be in synchronization with the sequencer during Make MIDI I/O settings for the KARMA modules so recording, check the Quantize Trigger option.
Using KARMA Synchronizing the KARMA function The “Quantize Trigger” parameter The trigger timing of a KARMA module will depend on the setting of its Quantize Trigger parameter. On (checked): The trigger timing of a KARMA module Select the copy-source combination. Turn IFXs, MFXs, will be quantized to a sixteenth-note interval of the TFX, and Multi REC Standby on (checked).
MIDI device. triggered at the timing at which you play the Note: If the M3 is set to MIDI Clock= Auto, it will also keyboard. It will not synchronize to the currently- synchronize to the external MIDI device in the same playing drum track pattern.
Synchronization via MIDI realtime com- mands Enable Start/Stop Out in Prog/Combi You can set up M3 so that starting and stopping KARMA in Program and Combination modes will also control start and stop on external MIDI devices, such as sequencers and drum/groove machines (such as the KORG Electribe series).
“ =” EXT, If lit: The Drum Track pattern will start according to and the M3 will be synchronized to an external the Sync setting. When you turn it off, the pattern will MIDI device. In this case, you won’t be able to stop.
Drum Track function Selecting a Drum Track pattern and Drum 4. Turn the DRUM TRACK ON/OFF switch on. Track program If the DRUM TRACK ON/OFF switch lights, KARMA will be triggered simultaneously with the Drum Track 1. Access the Prog P0: Play– Main page. pattern, and will begin operating (while you hold down a key, or if the KARMA LATCH switch is on).
Performing with the Drum Track function Using the Drum Track function in Combination mode If blinking: The Drum Track pattern will be ready to start. It will start when you play the keyboard or when a MIDI note-on is received. (This will occur if Trigger Mode is Wait KBD.) If the front panel KARMA LINKED and KARMA ON/OFF switches are lit, the KARMA performance will start/stop together with the...
Drum Track function 4. Select a Drum Track pattern. Use “Pattern Bank” to select the preset or user bank, and use “Pattern No.” to select the pattern number. Note: If you select an empty pattern, you won’t be able to turn the DRUM TRACK ON/OFF switch on. 5.
Drum Track function settings Drum Track function settings in Program mode Drum Track function settings Trigger settings for the Drum Track pattern Drum Track function settings Here’s how to specify how the Drum Track pattern will be triggered. in Program mode 1.
Drum Track function These settings specify the range of keys and velocities The Drum Track program does not transmit or receive that will trigger the Drum Track pattern when you play program changes. the keyboard (or receive a note-on). Selecting a Drum Track program Drum Track function settings Here’s how to select the Drum Track program.
If Trigger Mode is set to Wait KBD Trig, operation will each song. Normally you’ll set this to Tch and use the begin when you play the keyboard (or when a note-on M3’s keyboard to control the triggering. is received). Transmit: The drum track will transmit on the MIDI If you turn the DRUM TRACK ON/OFF switch off channel speciﬁed by the Drum Pattern Output setting...
Drum Track function Specifying whether the drum track will oper- Settings in Combination and ate for each KARMA scene Sequencer modes Here’s how to specify whether the drum track will operate for each KARMA scene. Linking the KARMA performance with the 1.
Drum Track function settings Synchronizing the Drum Track function Synchronizing the Drum Track function The Trigger “Sync” parameter The trigger timing of a drum track will depend on the setting of its Trigger Sync parameter. On (checked): The trigger timing will be quantized to the nearest beat relative to the base tempo.
MIDI realtime clock and realtime command messages it receives from the connected MIDI device. Note: If the M3 is set to MIDI Clock= Auto, it will also synchronize to the external MIDI device in the same way if MIDI realtime clock messages are being received from the external device.
Pattern Drum Track Pattern Convert to Drum Track Pattern Sequencer memory Internal memory (saved inside the M3) (Not saved internally; save on external USB media.) 3. Select the user pattern that you want to convert to a Drum Track pattern.
Drum Track function...
Sampling P0…4 menu command: press the Cancel button. the cursor location. of the text. Multisample Rename MS 2. We’ll use “M3 Program01” as an example. Sampling P0…4 menu command: Sample Rename Sample • Press the Clear button. Program category/ Global P4: Program Category •...
Other functions common to all modes Setting the functions of SW1 Setting the functions of and SW2 Realtime Controls Slider 5–8 SW1 and SW2 are the two switches above the joystick When the Control Surface CONTROL ASSIGN is set and ribbon. to REALTIME CONTROL, the four sliders on the right function as Realtime Sliders 5–8 (User 1–4).
Using tap tempo Using tap tempo Resetting controller values You can set the tempo of the KARMA function or The controllers of the control surface can be reset or Drum Track function in Program, Combination, and switched to stored values. Sequencer modes by lightly pressing the TAP TEMPO If you want to reset a controller individually, hold switch several times in succession.
TROL switch + (control surface) 1+2 Sequencer mode, and then enter record-ready • Initializes the M3, and writes data into internal mode. memory. (A message of “Now writing into internal memory”...
If you decide not to execute, press the Cancel button. The original preload data is backed up in the M3 and When you press the OK button, a dialog box will can restore any or all of the Programs, Combinations, ask you for conﬁrmation.
Doing so could cause malfunction. Korg Inc. takes no responsibility for any malfunctions or damage that may occur from improper use or modiﬁcation of this product. Nor will Korg Inc. be responsible for any damages resulting from the loss or destruction of data.
● Calendar battery The calendar battery maintains the time and date that are recorded each time you save data. The M3 uses a CR2032 battery. CR2032 batteries that are compatible with the M3 •...
Appendices 2. Make sure that the EXB-RADIAS is oriented Installing the options and correctly, and use the ﬁve screws to fasten it to the back of cover “A.” replacing the calendar battery Before you proceed, please read the preceding “Safety cautions”...
Preload PCG, you select RADIAS Formant Motion Data and All. (Alternatively, refer to “Restoring the formant motion data to the factory-set state” (see page 18) in “EXB-RADIAS for M3 Owner’s manual.”) Installing the EXB-FW 5. Tighten the two screws you removed in step (2) to...
Be careful not to cut your hand on any metal parts of the sound module or option board. The EXB-M256 can be used only with compatible products manufactured by Korg. It is not compatible with conventional computers. Also, 5. When you’ve ﬁnished the entire procedure, turn...
Installing options Installing the options and replacing the calendar battery Replacing the calendar battery 4. Insert the new battery. With the “+” surface of the calendar battery facing Before you proceed, please read the preceding “Safety upward, insert it diagonally into the battery holder. cautions”...
Audio input and output correctly, for example if the power of the M3 was turned off while a program or other data was being written. If this occurs, use the following procedure to No sound initialize the M3’s internal memory.
Alternatively, connect the S/P DIF OUT jack of or the signal after an insert effect, is sent to the FX your USB CD-R/RW drive to the M3’s S/P DIF IN Control bus and that signal is output directly, with this jack.
Appendices If the EXB-RADIAS oscillator output is sent through an Is the Memory Protect Program checkbox (Global P0) cleared? → p.130 insert effect, and then sent to both the AUX bus and the FX Control bus, the effect settings described above will produce a feedback loop, possibly producing a loud noise.
→ PG p.353 When the Recording Level is set to 0 dB and the sounds played by the M3 are clipping and distorting, If you’re sampling to external USB storage device, did and you are resampling these signals via an internal you select recordable media? bus, the “CLIP !”...
Program Change, Enable Bank Change, Enable Control Change, Enable AfterTouch, and Enable Exclusive each checked? → PG p.383 Does the M3 support the types of messages that are being sent to it? → PG p.639 Incorrect response to program change messages...
→ PG p.434 External USB devices A CD-R/RW that was saved or copied on the M3 using The drive of a connected USB device is not packet writing is not recognized by the TRITON/...
Can’t install the driver Can’t load Is the USB cable connected correctly? Is the WAVE ﬁle in a format that the M3 can load? Is the CD-ROM inserted in your CD drive? → PG p.424, p.653 • Make sure that the CD-ROM is inserted correctly.
Please use the recommended Meaning: Execution of the command ended normally. types of media. (See “Media that can be used with the M3” on page 223) Completed. Please turn the power off, and then Note: If the “Buffer overrun error occurred” error on again message appears.
At this time, the maximum number of M3 • Execute the Create New Song command in the programs resulting from this conversion is limited to...
• Media that was formatted or written by a device selected in a dialog box for choosing another directory other than the M3 may be impossible for the M3 to level or other media. convert into ISO9660 format. To perform the...
• Please input a 48 kHz system clock from your S/P write-protected. DIF Optical format compatible device into the M3’s • Turn off write protect on the other media, and S/P DIF IN jack. Only 48 kHz is supported. After execute the command once again.
Error messages Error and confirmation messages No medium To solve either of these problems: • On the USB storage media, create free space that is Meaning: When executing a command in Media larger than the .EXL file. mode, no media was inserted in the drive. To solve this problem: Not enough memory to load •...
Appendices Not enough song locations available Pattern exists in destination or source track Open pattern? Meaning: When loading a .SNG ﬁle with “Append” speciﬁed, you attempted to load more songs than can Meaning: A pattern has been placed in the track that be loaded.
Meaning: When you executed the Media mode Utility • Make sure that your external device is correctly menu command Copy, the ﬁle management data transmitting a digital signal. The M3 can accept exceeded the size of the management area. sampling frequencies of 48 kHz.
Appendices If you are using more than one USB hub, you may be able to solve the problem by reconnecting a device to a different USB hub. After you’ve reconnected your device(s), execute “Scan USB Device.” W (Wave) WAVE file size over limit Meaning: When using the Media mode Edit WAVE command, you exceeded the maximum sample length of 230,400,000 samples (80 minutes at the 48 kHz...
Media that can be used with the M3 Types of media supported by the M3 Media that can be used with the M3 Types of media supported by Operations that the M3 can the M3 perform on media (as of April 2007)
±0 – +40 °C KYBD-61/73/88 keyboard assembly System KKS (KORG Komponent System) 88 key Real Weighted Hammer Action (RH3) * The key weight of the RH3 keyboard differs in four stages across the pitch range (with low notes being heavier, and high notes being lighter), delivering a playing feel similar to that of a grand piano.
4,000 Samples/1,000 Multisamples (Max. 128 indexes per Multisample.) multisamples Sample directly from audio CDs (CD-DA) Load AIFF, WAVE, AKAI (S1000/S3000), SoundFont 2.0, KORG Format sample data Time Stretch, Time Slice, Crossfade Loop, and other standard editing features. 5 Insert Effects In-line processing;...
Appendices Load, Save, Utility, Make Audio CD, Play Audio CD Data Filer functionality (Save and Load MIDI System Exclusive Data) Media CD-ROM/R/RW (UDF Format read/write), Record & Play audio CDs (CD-DA), ISO9660 Level 1 WAVE ﬁle editing functionality CD-ROM/R/RW can be used if a commercially-available USB drive is connected. Velocity-sensitive drum pads and chord triggers.
M3XP-M + KYBD73 M3XP-M + KYBD88 Bracket (M3XP-M only), AC cable, Owner’s Manuals (M3 Operation Guide) Accessories CD-ROM (M3 M3 XP<Under>ANDED Parameter Guide (PDF), Voice Name List (PDF), KORG MIDI driver, M3 Editor/Plug-In Editor etc.) Options EXB-RADIAS RADIAS Synthesizer Board...
*3: RPN (LSB,MSB)=00,00: Pitch bend range, 01,00: Fine tune, 02,00: Coarse tune *4: Valid if assigned as a MIDI control change in Global P1: External 1, 2 *5: In addition to Korg exclusive messages, Inquiry, GM System On, Master Volume, Master Balance, Master Fine Tune, and Master Coarse Tune are supported.
Index Index Category/Program Select 39 Drum Kit 53, 135 Create 136 Combination 65 Aftertouch 42 Edit 135 Edit 68, 70 Curve 129 Select 53 Effect 157 Vibrato 56 Select 65 Drum Program 51 Wah 59 Common FX LFO 162 Drum Track 185 Alternate Modulation 55 On/Off 185, 187 Common LFO 54...
Low Pass filter 58 Overwrite 85 Index 110 Edit 119 M3 Editor 34 Pad 44 Insert effect 155, 158, 159 M3 Plug-In Editor 34 Assign 44 Assigning sample 111 Intensity 55 M3-M 9 Page Internal memory 139 Mac OS X 36...
Index Program 37, 83 Save 24, 139, 142 Edit 47, 51 Drum Kit 138 USB A connector 33 Effect 155 Multisample, Sample 121 EXB-RADIAS 38 Program 50 USB B connector 30 Select 37, 68, 83 Realtime control 48 USB device Type 51 Song 103 Connection 33...
Please also retain your receipt as proof of purchase otherwise your product may be disqualified from the manufacturer’s or distributor’s warranty. 4015-2 Yanokuchi, Inagi-city, Tokyo 206-0812 Japan © 2007 KORG INC.