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    ENGLISH OS Ver. 2.0 MAN00010019...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Important safety instructions • Read these instructions. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle, is intended to • Keep these instructions. alert the user to the presence of uninsulated • Heed all warnings. “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclo- •...

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    Be sure to save important data to the internal hard disk or to revised and checked through. Due to our constant efforts to an external USB device. Korg will not be responsible for damages improve our products, the specifications might differ to those in caused by data loss.

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    Keep your keyboard up-to-date Your instrument can be constantly updated as new versions of the operating system are released by Korg. You can download the operating system from www.korgpa.com. Please, read the instructions supplied with the operating system. The X-FADER slider When turning the instrument on, please be assured the X-FADER slider is set to the center.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction Digital Drawbars ........39 Selecting and saving Performances .

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Main page (Normal view) ......88 Style Element Chord Table: Chord Table ....136 Style Tracks view page .

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    Table of Contents Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain ......173 Preferences: Sequencer Setup ......215 Mixer/Tuning: EQ Control .

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Installation .........331 Installing the Korg USB MIDI Driver ... . 332 Factory data .

  • Page 10: Front Panel

    Front panel Front panel This slider also controls the volume of the microphone con- PHONES nected to the MIC Audio Input, when it is sent to the Voice Pro- Connect a pair of headphones to this output. You can use head- cessor.

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    Front panel the display. The ninth slider (marked MP3 Vol) While in Volume mode, you can use these sliders to controls the volume of the MP3 player. change the volume of several tracks at once. While in Style Play or Sequencer mode, select one of the Upper tracks, or one of the DRAWBARS Each slider controls the corresponding drawbar separate Style or Song tracks in the display;...

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    Front panel This operating mode is automatically selected BASS INVERSION when turning the instrument on. This button turns the Bass Inversion function on or off. SONG PLAY Song Play mode, where you can play back Songs Note: This function can be automatically activated by playing the in Standard MIDI File (SMF or KAR) and MP3 keyboard harder.

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    Front panel Each button (Style bank) contains four pages, each with up to FILL 1-3/BREAK buttons eight Styles. Repeatedly press a bank button to cycle between the These buttons trigger a fill-in. Press them twice (LED blinking) available pages. to let them play in loop, and select any other Style element (Fill, If you keep the SHIFT button pressed, and press one of Intro, Variation…) to exit the loop.

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    Front panel Warning: Do not force the display if it doe not TEMPO LOCK move! Press the button and try again. This button turns the Tempo Lock and Link Mode functions on Note: The last position is recalled when turning the or off.

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    Front panel scroll to the previous or next Song in the Jukebox • exit the Global or Media edit environment, and return list (see “Jukebox Editor” on page 176). to the current page of the current operating mode • exit from the SongBook mode (HOME) Sends the Song Position back to measure 1 (i.e., •...

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    Front panel Note: One of the Chord Scanning options must be selected for the A note about Sound banks and names. Sounds in banks from accompaniment to play. “PIANO” to “SFX” are standard Sounds, the user can’t directly modify. The Lower track plays below the split point, while the Upper 1, Upper 2 and Upper 3 tracks play Sounds in banks “USER1”...

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    Front panel If you keep the SHIFT button pressed, TRANSPOSE and press this buttons, the Voice Processor Setup These buttons transpose the whole instrument in semitone steps > Setup page will appear (see “Voice Processor (Master Transpose). The transposition value is usually shown on Setup: Setup”...

  • Page 18: Rear Panel

    Rear panel Rear panel off. Phantom power is also automatically turned off Music stand holes each time you turn the Pa2X off. A music stand comes standard with your Pa2X. Insert its legs The microphone signal is sent to the Voice Pro- into these two dedicated holes.

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    Footswitch” on page 226. be processed or amplified externally. DAMPER Use this to connect a Damper pedal, like the Korg Note: The MASTER VOLUME slider has no effect PS-1 or DS1H. To change its polarity and cali- on these outputs. Signal is sent dry, with no effects brate it, see “Damper”...

  • Page 20: Welcome, Live Performing, Easy Mode

    Welcome! Live Performing Welcome! Welcome to the world of Korg Pa2X Professional Arranger! Pa2X • Fully editable music database, for fast song retrieving, sup- is the most powerful arranger available today, both for profes- plied by the SongBook. sional and home entertainment use.

  • Page 21: Useful Links, What's In The Box, About This Manual

    E-mail: info@korg.co.uk • A Reference Guide, with each page and parameter Many Korg distributors also have their own web page on the described in detail. internet, where you can find infos and software. Useful web pages in English are the following: •...

  • Page 22: Making A Backup Of The Original Data, Loading The Operating System, Loading The Musical Resources

    “OS Version Number” on page 263). Warning: Do not install an OS other than the official OS supplied by Korg for the Pa2X. Trying to install an OS created for different models may cause data loss and permanent damage to the instru- ment.

  • Page 23: Start Up, Connecting The Ac Power Cord, Turning The Instrument On And Off

    Start up Connecting the AC power cord Start up Keyboard, Style and Song Volume Connecting the AC power cord By default, this slider balances the volume of the Keyboard (RT, Realtime) tracks, against the Style (ACC, Accompaniment), Pad and Song Connect the supplied power cord (SEQ) tracks.

  • Page 24: Headphones, Audio Outputs, Audio Inputs, Midi Connections, Damper Pedal, Demo, The Music Stand

    Connect a Damper (Sustain) pedal to the DAMPER connector put” section in the Global, starting from page 231). on the back panel. Use a Korg PS1 or DS1H footswitch pedal, or a compatible one. With the Korg DS1H, half-pedalling can be Note: When a track is sent to the OUTPUT 1 or 2, it is removed used on some Grand Piano Sounds.

  • Page 25: Glossary Of Terms, Sound, Style, Keyboard Tracks

    Glossary of Terms Sound Glossary of Terms Variation Before you begin, take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the names and terms we will be using to talk about the var- For each Style, there are four Variations. In general, each Varia- ious elements of the Pa2X.

  • Page 26: Performance, Sequencer, Player, The Logo Decoder

    Glossary of Terms Performance Ensemble The LOGO decoder By turning the Ensemble feature on, a single note played on one of the Keyboard tracks will be embellished by additional notes to create a complete chord voicing. The Ensemble knows which On the front panel of your Pa2X you have probably noticed three notes to add by looking at the chord that the Style is playing.

  • Page 27: Interface Basics, The Color Touchviewâ„¢ Graphical User Interface

    EXIT button, the window closes, and the underlying page is shown again. Pa2X features an easy-to-use graphical user interface, based on Korg’s patented Color TouchView™ interface. Here are the basic elements of the user’s interface. Pages Parameters are grouped into separate pages, to be selected by touching the corresponding tabs on the lower part of the display.

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    Interface basics The Color TouchView™ graphical user interface Pop-up menus Lists and scrollbars When an arrow appears next to a parameter name, touch it to Files on storage media, as well as other kinds of data, are shown open a pop-up menu. Select any of the available options (or any- as lists.

  • Page 29: Operative Modes, Selected, Highlighted Items, Non-available, Grayed-out Parameters, Shortcuts

    Interface basics Operative modes Drawbars Selected, highlighted items To change a drawbar’s position, use the physical sliders on the control panel (provided they are in Drawbars mode). Any operation carried on on parameters, data or list entries, is As an alternative, you can change a drawbar position in the dis- executed on highlighted items.

  • Page 30: Easy Mode

    Easy Mode Easy Mode If you have never used an arranger before, we suggest you to At this point, the Easy Mode has been activated, and the ele- switch to the Easy Mode. Easy Mode allows you to play Styles ments in the display appear less cluttered: and Songs with a simple user interface, free from the many advanced parameters that you will want to learn at a later date.

  • Page 31: The Style Play Page In Detail

    Easy Mode The Style Play page in detail The Style Play page in detail To see this page, press the STYLE PLAY button. Sounds assigned to the right hand (UP1 to UP3) Style name and info. Touch the Style’s name and to the left hand (LOW).

  • Page 32: The Song Play Page In Detail

    Easy Mode The Song Play page in detail The Song Play page in detail To see this page, press the SONG PLAY button. Sounds assigned to the right hand (UP1 to UP3) Song assigned to Player 1. Touch it to open and to the left hand (LOW).

  • Page 33: The Lyrics Page In Detail

    Easy Mode The Lyrics page in detail The Lyrics page in detail To see this page, press the LYRICS button. → Master Transpose. page 160 Chord (if included in the Song). Current beat and measure number. Use these tabs to see Lyr- ics of the Song assigned to Player 1, Player 2 or →...

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    Easy Mode The Lyrics page in detail...

  • Page 36: The Demos, Turning The Instrument On, And Viewing The Main Screen, Playing The Demos

    Turning the instrument on and listening to the demos Turning the instrument on, and viewing the main screen Turning the instrument on and listening to the demos First of all, turn the instrument on and familiarize yourself with the main screen. You can also listen to the demos.

  • Page 37: Playing Sounds, Selecting A Sound And Playing It On The Keyboard

    Playing Sounds Selecting a Sound and playing it on the keyboard Playing Sounds You can play up to three sounds at the same time on the keyboard. You can also split the keyboard into two parts, to play up to three sounds with your right hand (Upper), and one with your left hand (Lower).

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    Playing Sounds Selecting a Sound and playing it on the keyboard Touch the Upper 1 track’s area in the display, to open the Sound Select window. Note: You can also Set of banks. [1/10] corresponds open the Sound Select to the top row of Factory Sounds The currently The triangle means window by pressing one...

  • Page 39: Playing Two Or Three Sounds At The Same Time

    Playing Sounds Playing two or three Sounds at the same time Playing two or three Sounds at the same time You can layer all three Upper tracks and play them on the keyboard. Please note how the icon appears in the Upper 2 and Upper 3 status boxes.

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    Playing Sounds Playing two or three Sounds at the same time Touch the bank icon in the Upper 3 status box, to mute the Upper 3 track again. Play the keyboard. Note how the ‘StringEns2’ sound (assigned to the Upper 3 track) has been muted again.

  • Page 41: Playing Different Sounds With Your Left And Right Hand

    Playing Sounds Playing different Sounds with your left and right hand Playing different Sounds with your left and right hand You can play a single Sound with your left hand, in addition to playing up to three Sounds with your right hand.

  • Page 42: Changing The Split Point

    Playing Sounds Changing the split point Play the keyboard. Note how the keyboard once again plays the Upper tracks for the entire length of the keyboard. Upper Changing the split point If you are not comfortable with the selected split point, you may set the split point to any key. Touch the Split tab to see the Split Point panel.

  • Page 43: Raising Or Lowering The Upper Octave, Digital Drawbars

    Playing Sounds Raising or lowering the Upper octave Raising or lowering the Upper octave If all Upper tracks sound too high or too low, you can quickly change which octave they are playing Use the UPPER OCTAVE buttons on the control panel, to transpose all Upper tracks at the same time.

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    Playing Sounds Digital Drawbars Select the Digi Organ bank, then choose the DigDrawbars Sound. Due to the nature of these Sounds, there is only one Digital Drawbar Organ Sound. Different drawbar settings may be stored with each Performance. So, selecting a different Performance will select different settings for the Digital Drawbar Organ.

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    Playing Sounds Digital Drawbars Press the EXIT button to go back to the main page.

  • Page 46: Selecting And Saving Performances, Selecting A Performance

    Selecting and saving Performances Selecting a Performance Selecting and saving Performances The Performance is the musical heart of the Pa2X. Unlike selecting single Sounds, selecting a Perfor- mance will recall several Sounds at the same time, the needed effects and transpositions, a suitable Voice Processor preset, plus many more parameters useful for playing in a musical situation.

  • Page 47: Saving Your Settings To A Performance

    Selecting and saving Performances Saving your settings to a Performance Select one of the Performances in the Performance Select window. The Performance Select win- dow closes, and the main screen appears again (provided the DISPLAY HOLD LED is turned off). Sounds, effects, and other settings, change according to the setting memorized in the selected Performance.

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    Selecting and saving Performances Saving your settings to a Performance Select the ‘Write Performance’ command to open the Write Performance dialog box. After choosing the Write Performance menu item, the Write Performance dia- log box appears. If you like, you may assign a new name to the Performance. Touch Symbol to enter special charac- ters.

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    Selecting and saving Performances Saving your settings to a Performance Select a Bank and Performance location in memory, where you would like to save the Performance. To select the target Bank and Performance location, select the Bank and Performance parameters, and use the TEMPO/VALUE section.

  • Page 50: Selecting And Playing Styles, Selecting And Playing A Style

    Selecting and playing Styles Selecting and playing a Style Selecting and playing Styles Pa2X is an arranger, i.e. a musical instrument providing automatic accompaniments, or arrangements. Each arrangement style is called, as a consequence, “Style”. A Style is made of several Style Elements (Intro, Variation, Fill, Ending), corresponding to the various sections of a song.

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    Selecting and playing Styles Selecting and playing a Style Select a Style from the Style Select window. The Style Select window closes, and the main screen appears again, with the selected Style ready to go. Note: You can leave the Be sure one of the Chord Scanning modes is selected.

  • Page 52: Tempo, Intro, Fill, Variation, Ending

    Selecting and playing Styles Tempo Tempo While a Tempo setting is saved with each Style or Performance, you can change it to be whatever you like. You can use either of the following two methods. Hint: As an alterna- • While the Tempo parameter is selected, use the TEMPO/VALUE controls to tive to using the TEMPO/ change its value.

  • Page 53: Single Touch Settings (sts)

    Selecting and playing Styles Single Touch Settings (STS) Play the keyboard. The Style starts with the selected Intro. When the Intro is completed, the basic pattern (selected Variation) starts to play. While playing, press one of the FILL buttons to select a Fill. Note: You do not need to select a Fill before selecting a differ-...

  • Page 54: The Pads, Adjusting Balance Between The Style And The Keyboard

    Selecting and playing Styles The Pads Play the keyboard. Settings memorized in the selected STS have been selected. Sounds, effects and other settings have been recalled. Hint: You may see the name of the four Try all the other STSs, and see how settings change with each of them. available STSs for the current Style, by touch- ing the STS Name tab.

  • Page 55: Adjusting Volume Of Each Single Track

    Selecting and playing Styles Adjusting volume of each single track Adjusting volume of each single track You can adjust the volume of each of the Style and Keyboard tracks, for example to soften the bass a little, or to make the keyboard solo louder. Use the Assignable Sliders (be sure the VOLUME LED is turned on) to adjust each Keyboard track’s volume, as well as ‘grouped’...

  • Page 56: Turning Style Tracks On/off, The Ensemble Function

    Selecting and playing Styles Turning Style tracks on/off Turning Style tracks on/off You may easily turn on or off any Style track while you are playing. For example, try muting all accompaniment tracks, while drum and bass continue to play. Note: While in the While the Style is playing, touch anywhere in the ACCOMP track’s chan- Normal view of the Style...

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    Selecting and playing Styles Adding harmony notes to your right-hand melody with the ENSEMBLE function Press the ENSEMBLE button to turn its LED on. Play chords with the left hand and single notes in the right hand. Notice how the right hand is automatically harmonized, according to the chords composed with your left hand.

  • Page 58: Song Play, Selecting A Song To Play

    Song Play Selecting a Song to play Song Play Pa2X is equipped with two onboard players that can be run at the same time to mix between different Songs. Pa2X can read Songs in Standard MIDI File (SMF), Karaoke™ (KAR) and MP3 format. It may be of great interest to singers and guitar players to know that if a midifile or MP3 file contains lyrics and chords, they can be seen in the display.

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    Song Play Selecting a Song to play Scroll through the list and select the Song to play. Use the scroll bar to see all Songs in the list. Keep SHIFT pressed The selected Song is highlighted. and touch the Up/Down arrow Touch a Song’s name to select it.

  • Page 60: Playing Back A Song

    Song Play Playing back a Song Playing back a Song Once a Song has been selected, it may be played back by the player. Be sure the X-Fader is completely moved to the left (toward Player 1). Press the (PLAY/STOP) button in the PLAYER 1 section to start play- back.

  • Page 61: Changing Tracks Volume

    Song Play Changing tracks volume Changing tracks volume During playback, you may wish to change each track’s volume, to create a mix “on the fly”. Hint: As an alterna- In Normal view, you can adjust each Keyboard track’s volume. Touch a tive to using the TEMPO/ track and use the TEMPO/VALUE controls to change its volume VALUE controls, hold the...

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    Song Play Changing tracks volume Press TRACK SELECT again, to return to the Normal view (Keyboard tracks). Keyboard tracks Press the (PLAY/STOP) button to start the Song. While listening to the Song, switch from Normal view to Track 1-8 and Track 9-16 view, to see which tracks are playing.

  • Page 63: Turning Song Tracks On/off, Soloing A Track

    Song Play Turning Song tracks on/off • Alternatively, you can see which type of Sound is assigned to each track in the Sound area of the Track 1-8 and Track 9-16 views. Octave Transpose Sound Bank icons. Touch to open the Sound Select window.

  • Page 64: Mixing Two Songs

    Song Play Mixing two Songs Mixing two Songs You can select two Songs at the same time, and mix between them using the X-FADER slider. Touch the Player 1 area to open the Song Select window and select the Song to be played by Player 1. Touch Select to confirm. Once a song is assigned to Player 1, touch the Player 2 area once to select it, and a second time to open the Song Select window.

  • Page 65: The Songbook, Selecting The Desired Entry From The Main List

    Styles. You can add your own entries to the SongBook, as well as edit the existing ones. Korg has already sup- plied some hundred entries as standard. Furthermore, the SongBook allows you to create various cus- tom lists, that may suit your different shows.

  • Page 66: Displaying Artist Or Genre

    The SongBook Displaying Artist or Genre Browse through the entries. Icons in the Type column will help you identify the type of the entry. The Genre column is shown by default, but you can switch to the Artist column (see “Displaying Artist or Genre” below).

  • Page 67: Sorting Entries

    The SongBook Sorting entries Sorting entries You can change the order entries are shown in the display. Touch the page menu icon to open the page menu. Choose whether the list must be seen in ascending or descending order Choose one of the sorting options to change the list view order.

  • Page 68: Searching Entries

    The SongBook Searching entries Searching entries The SongBook database may be really huge. You can, however, look for (say) specific artists or song titles, using the filtering functions. Touch the Filter button in the display, to open the Filter dialog box. Available search criteria.

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    The SongBook Searching entries Touch OK to close the Filter dialog box and return to the SongBook page. Once the Filter dialog box has been closed by touching OK, the Filtered check box is automati- cally checked, and the filter is activated. Only entries matching the entered criterion are seen in the Main List.

  • Page 70: Adding Entries

    The SongBook Adding entries Adding entries You can add your own entries to the SongBook database. Go to the Style Play or Song Play mode, depending on the type of entry you want to add to the SongBook database. Select the Style, Standard MIDI File or MP3 file to be added to the Song- Book.

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    The SongBook Adding entries When done with this page, touch the tab to go to the Book Edit 2 page. Name of the Style, SMF, KAR or MP3 file, memo- rized with the entry (provided “Write Current Resource” is selected when saving it). Entry’s name Text file linked to the entry.

  • Page 72: Creating A Custom List

    The SongBook Creating a Custom List Creating a Custom List You can create several Custom Lists in the SongBook, to make a set of entries suitable for your various shows. Before starting a new Custom List, be sure you have added all needed entries to the SongBook main database (see “Adding entries”...

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    The SongBook Creating a Custom List When finished adding entries to the Custom List, touch the List Edit tab to go to the List Edit page, and use the various commands to edit the list. List name Scrollbar Select an entry on the list to edit Touch Write to save the current Custom List.

  • Page 74: Selecting And Using A Custom List, Selecting A Songbook Sts

    The SongBook Selecting and using a Custom List Selecting and using a Custom List After creating one or more Custom Lists, you can select one and use it for your show. Touch the Custom List tab to select the Custom List page. Use the List pop-up menu to select one of the available Custom Lists.

  • Page 75: Singing With A Connected Microphone, Connecting A Microphone

    Singing with a connected microphone Connecting a microphone Singing with a connected microphone Pa2X is fitted with a powerful digital voice processor, based on technologies developed by TC Helicon, including effects and three-part harmonization. Microphone input volume control Microphone input Microphone, Harmony and Effect switches Connecting a microphone To sing along with the Pa2X, you must first connect a suitable microphone to the MIC input (the one...

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    Singing with a connected microphone Connecting a microphone In case you are using a condenser microphone connected to the XLR MIC input, press the GLOBAL button, choose the Audio Setup section, then go to the Audio In page to see the microphone settings, and turn the phan- tom power on.

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    Singing with a connected microphone Connecting a microphone Sing into the microphone, and adjust the input gain and the Microphone volume, until you achieve the correct settings. Note: You have a cor- rect microphone volume Adjust the input level by using the GAIN knob next to setting when the MIC IN the MIC input.

  • Page 78: Applying Harmony To Your Voice

    Singing with a connected microphone Applying harmony to your voice Adjust the other settings, balancing the Style/Song and microphone with the BALANCE slider and the MIC/IN slider. The settings for the BALANCE and MIC/IN sliders are not saved in memory, so they stay consis- tent when selecting different Styles, Performances, Songs or Voice Processor settings.

  • Page 79: Soloing Your Voice (talkback), Locking Voice Processor Settings

    Singing with a connected microphone Soloing your voice (TalkBack) Soloing your voice (TalkBack) Sometimes, during a live show, you might like to talk to your audience. Use the TalkBack function to attenuate the music, and let your voice pass through clean and clear. While in the main page of the Style Play or Song Play mode, touch the Mic tab to see Voice Processor’s settings.

  • Page 80: Recording A New Song, Entering Backing Sequence (quick Record) Mode

    Recording a new Song Entering Backing Sequence (Quick Record) mode Recording a new Song There are several ways to create a Song on the Pa2X. The easiest and fastest is to use the Styles to record what you are playing in realtime on the keyboard, while the arranger gives you the accompani- ment tracks.

  • Page 81: Preparing To Record

    Recording a new Song Preparing to record Select the Backing Sequence (Quick Record) option and touch OK to enter the Backing Sequence Record mode. After choosing the Backing Sequence (Quick Record) option, the Backing Sequence Record page appears. Preparing to record When you enter Backing Sequence Record, the most recently used Style is already selected, and all tracks are ready to record.

  • Page 82: Recording

    Recording a new Song Recording Recording Select the Style Element you wish to use before starting to play. Select one of the Intros to start with an introduc- tion. Select any of the Variations before starting to record. Start recording, by pressing the START/STOP button. Note: If you do not wish to start the Song with the Style playing,...

  • Page 83: Second-take Recording (overdubbing), Saving A Song To Disk

    Recording a new Song Second-take recording (Overdubbing) Second-take recording (Overdubbing) You may wish to re-record, and add one of the two “grouped” tracks, or overwrite a bad recording with a new one. Usually, you will record all chord and Style Element changes during the first take, and record Keyboard tracks and Pads during the second take.

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    Recording a new Song Saving a Song to disk Select the Save song command to open the Save Song window. After you select the Save song command, the Save Song page appears. Select a device and folder where you want to save your Song. Use the scroll bar to see all Songs in If a Song is selected (high- the list.

  • Page 86: Selecting Elements, Sound Select Window, Performance Select Window

    Selecting elements Sound Select window Selecting elements The following windows are shown in the various operating Sounds modes, whenever you try to select a Sound, Performance, Style Touch one of these buttons in the display to select a Sound. or Song. Unless the DISPLAY HOLD LED is turned on, the window auto- matically closes short after you select a Sound.

  • Page 87: Style Select Window, Pad Select Window

    Selecting elements Style Select window selected. This way, you do not need to touch one of the corre- After selecting a Style from this window, and another Style is sponding tabs in the display in order to select a different page. playing, the name of the new Style name begins to flash, mean- ing it is ready to start playing at the beginning of the next mea- Performances...

  • Page 88: Sts Select, Song Select Window

    Selecting elements STS Select Bank sets Song Select window Selected set of banks, corresponding to different types of Pads. Hit are single-note, pre-programmed factory Pads. Sequence are sequence-based, pre-programmed factory Pads. User can be This page appears when you touch one of the Song areas in the either single-note or sequence-based Pads, and can be user- display, or one of the SELECT buttons in one of the PLAYER sec- recorded or modified.

  • Page 89

    Selecting elements Song Select window A list can contain several different types of files or folders. Sync P. (Synchronized Path) Touch this button to see the Song assigned to the selected Player. Type icon File/folder type This is useful to quickly return to it, after you have browsed through long directories and “dug”...

  • Page 90

    Selecting elements Song Select window Song Select page menu Show Song Number Check this option to make the Song’s progressive ID number Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. Touch a command appear in the list, next to each Song. to select it.

  • Page 91: Style Play Operating Mode, Start-up Settings, How Styles, Performances And Stss Are Linked Together

    Style Play operating mode Start-up settings Style Play operating mode The Style Play mode is the boot-up operating mode. When in Master Volume and Balance 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.

  • Page 92: Main Page (normal View)

    SHIFT button pressed and use the DIAL to change the different Performance or Style. It may also be changed when load- tempo. Also, you can touch the Tempo field and drag it with ing a Standard MIDI File generated with an instrument of the Korg your finger. Pa series.

  • Page 93

    Style Play operating mode Main page (Normal view) Player 1/2 area Keyboard tracks area This is where Songs assigned to the two onboard players are This is where Keyboard tracks are shown. shown. Sound name Track name Sound Song name bank’s icon Song name Name of Songs assigned to Player 1 (P1) and Player 2 (P2).

  • Page 94: Style Tracks View

    Style Play operating mode Style Tracks view page Panels You can assign different Sounds to each Style track, and save them in a Performance or Style The lower half of the main page contains the various panels, you Performance. The selected Sounds are the same can select by touching the corresponding tabs.

  • Page 95: Volume Panel

    Style Play operating mode Volume panel Style tracks). The Assignable Sliders LEDs show which view is Volume panel currently selected: Volume LED Touch the Volume tab to select this panel. This is where you can set the volume of each track, and mute/unmute tracks. Note: The volume of Keyboard tracks may be saved to a Perfor- mance or STS, while the Style tracks volume may be memorized to the Style Performance.

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    Style Play operating mode Volume panel Saving the track’s status Grouped Style tracks • The status of Keyboard tracks can be saved to a Performance or These special sliders of the Normal view control several Style STS, and can be changed when choosing a different Performance tracks at the same time.

  • Page 97: Lyrics Panel, Sts Name Panel

    Style Play operating mode Lyrics panel Options side tab Lyrics panel Options for the Lyrics page are the same as in Song Play mode. The Options pane preferences are saved into the Song Play Setup, not in the Style Setup. See “Write Global-Song Play Lyrics can be associated to a Styles as a “.TXT”...

  • Page 98: Mic Panel, Sub-scale Panel

    Style Play operating mode Mic panel VP lock icon Mic panel This lock avoids changing the Voice Processor Preset when selecting a different Performance, STS or SongBook entry. This is useful if you want to use the same Preset while selecting differ- Touch the Mic tab to select this panel.

  • Page 99: Pad Panel, Split Panel

    Style Play operating mode Pad panel Pad panel Split panel Touch the Pad tab to select this panel. This is where you can Touch the Split tab to select this panel. This is where you can set assign a different Hit or Sequence Pad to each of the four pads, the split point and Chord Recognition mode.

  • Page 100: Edit Menu, Edit Page Structure, Mixer/tuning: Volume/pan

    Style Play operating mode Edit menu Parameters area Edit menu Each page contains various parameters. Use the tabs to select one of the available pages. For detailed information on the vari- ous types of parameters, see sections starting from page 96. From any page, press the MENU button to open the Style Play edit menu.

  • Page 101: Mixer/tuning: Fx Send

    Style Play operating mode Mixer/Tuning: FX Send Mixer/Tuning: FX Send Use this checkbox to turn the dry (direct) track signal on or off. Note: If the track is sent to a separate output, no FX is sent to any This page lets you set the level of the track’s direct (uneffected) output.

  • Page 102: Mixer/tuning: Eq Gain, Mixer/tuning: Eq Control

    Style Play operating mode Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Mixer/Tuning: EQ Control In this page you can set the three-band equalization (EQ) for This page lets you reset or bypass track equalization, pro- each individual track. grammed in the previous page. Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch from the Keyboard to Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch from the Keyboard to the Style tracks, and vice-versa.

  • Page 103: Mixer/tuning: Tuning, Mixer/tuning: Sub Scale

    Style Play operating mode Mixer/Tuning: Tuning Mixer/Tuning: Tuning Mixer/Tuning: Sub Scale This page is where you can set the octave transpose and fine tun- This page lets you program an alternative scale for the tracks ing for each track. Plus, you can program the Pitch Bend range selected with the “Scale Mode”...

  • Page 104

    Style Play operating mode Mixer/Tuning: Sub Scale How to use the Quarter Tone function with In the display, touch one of the four SC Preset buttons to recall the corresponding preset, and touch any note you want to lower the SC Presets a quarter tone down, making a big dot appear on the detuned note in the diagram.

  • Page 105: Effects: Fx Select

    You can assign the “Quarter Tone” function to a footswitch, a (Keyboard) effects. Korg EC5 switch, or an Assignable Switch, to program a custom scale in realtime, for example to allow for those sudden scale change typical of Arabic music. These changes are not saved any- where, so the scale is easily “wiped-out”...

  • Page 106: Effects: Fx A...d, Track Controls: Mode

    Style Play operating mode Effects: FX A…D Effects: FX A…D Track Controls: Mode These pages contain the editing parameters for the four effect This page lets you connect each track to the internal sound gen- processors. Here is an example of the FX A page, with the Reverb erator and to external MIDI devices.

  • Page 107: Track Controls: Drum Volume

    Style Play operating mode Track Controls: Drum Volume trol Change 32 (Bank Select LSB), PC is the Pro- Track Controls: Drum Volume gram Change: In this page you can adjust the volume for each family of Drum and Percussion instrument for the selected track. A list of fami- lies is shown below.

  • Page 108: Track Controls: Easy Edit

    Style Play operating mode Track Controls: Easy Edit Reset All Tracks Easy Sound Edit Touch this button to reset all changes to percussive instrument Use these knobs to adjust the offset value. volumes in all tracks. -64…0…+63 Offset value. ‘0’ means no change to the original value memorized in the Sound, while any other value Play/Mute icon means a decrease or increase to the original value.

  • Page 109: Keyboard/ensemble: Keyboard Control, Keyboard/ensemble: Key/velocity Range

    Style Play operating mode Keyboard/Ensemble: Keyboard Control Keyboard/Ensemble: Keyboard Control Keyboard/Ensemble: Key/Velocity Range This page lets you enable/disable the Damper and Expression This page lets you program a key and dynamic (velocity) range pedals, plus the Joystick, for each of the Keyboard tracks. for each of the Keyboard tracks.

  • Page 110: Keyboard/ensemble: Ensemble

    Style Play operating mode Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble played, only the last two are trilled. You can set Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble the trill speed by using the Tempo parameter (see below). Repeat The played note is repeated in sync with the This page lets you program the Ensemble function. This func- Tempo parameter (see below).

  • Page 111: Style Controls: Drum/fill

    Style Play operating mode Style Controls: Drum/Fill Var.Inc/Var.Dec Style Controls: Drum/Fill The next higher/lower numbered Variation is selected. When Variation 4 is reached, an Inc command will select Variation 4 again. When In this page you can select various general parameters for the Variation 1 is reached, a Dec command will select Style.

  • Page 112: Pad/switch: Pad, Pad/switch: Assignable Switch

    Style Play operating mode Pad/Switch: Pad Wrap Around The wrap-around point is the highest register limit for the back- Pan for each of the four Pad tracks. ing track. The accompaniment patterns will be transposed -64…-1 Left stereo channel. according to the detected chord. If the chord is too high, the Center.

  • Page 113: Preferences: Style Preferences

    Style Play operating mode Preferences: Style Preferences This lock is reset when turning the instrument off, unless you Expert This mode is an extension of the Fingered 2, add- write Global settings to memory (see “Write Global - Global ing rootless and slashed chord recognition, often Setup dialog box”...

  • Page 114: Preferences: Style Play Setup

    Style Play operating mode Preferences: Style Play Setup when raising the hand from the keyboard, and Hint: To restore the original MIDI Setups, load the original Fac- the Lower track is not sustained. tory data again (available in the supplied Accessory CD, or down- loadable from www.korgpa.com).

  • Page 115: Page Menu

    Style Play operating mode Page menu The Solo function works in a slightly different way, depending Page menu on the selected track: • Keyboard track: The selected Keyboard track is the only track you can hear when playing on the keyboard. All other Keyboard Touch the page menu icon to open the menu.

  • Page 116: Write Performance Dialog Box, Write Single Touch Setting Dialog Box

    Style Play operating mode Write Performance dialog box Write Performance dialog box Write Single Touch Setting dialog box Open this window by selecting the Write Performance item from Open this window by selecting the Write Single Touch Setting the page menu. Here, you can save all track settings, the selected item from the page menu.

  • Page 117: Write Style Performance Dialog Box, Write Global-style Play Setup Dialog Box, The Favorite Banks

    Style Play operating mode Write Style Performance dialog box Write Style Performance dialog box The Favorite banks Open this window by selecting the Write Style Performance item You can create a custom set of Styles, made of up to ten Favorite from the page menu.

  • Page 118: Style Record Mode, The Style Structure

    Style Record mode The Style structure Style Record mode By entering the Style Record mode, you can create your own Each Style Element is made up of smaller units, called Chord Styles, or edit an existing Style. Variations (CV), but not all of them have the same number of CVs.

  • Page 119: Style Import/export, Entering The Style Record Mode

    Style Record mode Style Import/Export Just to summarize, when you play a chord on the chord recogni- • While in Style Play mode, you can assign a single Sound to tion area, the arranger determines which Style Element is used, the Style Performance (together with the other track then determines which Chord Variation should be used for the parameters), that remains the same for all Style Elements.

  • Page 120: Exit By Saving Or Deleting Changes, Listening To The Style While In Edit Mode

    Style Record mode Exit by saving or deleting changes Note: After a record or edit operation, the memory is automati- List of recorded events cally reorganized. Therefore, when you press START/STOP there is a delay before you can actually listen to the Style. This delay is higher with a Style containing more MIDI events.

  • Page 121: Main Page - Record 1

    Style Record mode Main page - Record 1 Recording parameters area Main page - Record 1 Element (Style Element) This parameter lets you select a Style Element for editing. Each After pressing the RECORD button, and having chosen whether Style Element corresponds to a button on the control panel car- you want to edit an existing Style or create a new one, the main rying the same name.

  • Page 122

    Metronome on, with a two-bar precount before Note: To conform to Korg specifications, it is advisable to record starting recording. both the “Major” and “minor” Chord Variations for the Intro 1 and Ending 1 Style Elements.

  • Page 123

    Fixed/No Transpose Note: To conform to Korg specifications, it is advisable to set the The programmed notes can only be transposed NTT to “No Transpose” on the Intro 1 and Ending 1. by the Master Transpose. They are never trans-...

  • Page 124: Main Page - Record 2/cue

    Style Record mode Main page - Record 2/Cue Delete Note button Main page - Record 2/Cue Use this command to delete a single note or a single percussive instrument from a track. For example, to delete a snare, keep the D2 note (corresponding to the snare) pressed.

  • Page 125: Main Page - Guitar Mode

    Style Record mode Main page - Guitar Mode Cue area Main page - Guitar Mode Cue mode for [Style element] This parameter lets you decide how the current Style Element While in the main page, and a Guitar track has been selected, will enter after it has been selected.

  • Page 126

    Style Record mode Main page - Guitar Mode Recording strumming types Recording RX Noises The octave from C2 to B2 is devoted to selecting a strumming Further on, the upper octaves are used to trigger RX Noises: type. By pressing these keys, you play fast strumming samples: Full Down Slow Mute Full Up Mute Up Mute 4-Strings...

  • Page 127: Style Record Procedure

    Style Record mode Style Record procedure Guitar mode parameters Style Record procedure Here is a detailed description of the parameters of the Guitar Mode page. There are two different methods for recording a Style: Realtime Key/Chord and Step. This parameter pair allows you to define the track’s original key •...

  • Page 128

    Style Record mode Style Record procedure Realtime Record procedure Step Record procedure Select the track to record. Its status icon will turn to While in the main page of the Style Record mode, select the ‘Record’ . (For more details, see “Tracks volume/status area” “Overdub Step Recording”...

  • Page 129

    Style Record mode Style Record procedure When back to the main page of the Style Record mode, you Ex.2: may turn all tracks to the play status, then press START/ STOP to listen to the Style. Press START/STOP again to stop the playback.

  • Page 130: Edit Page Structure, Edit Menu

    Style Record mode Edit menu Other pages have a slightly different structure. Edit menu Operating mode Edit section Page menu icon From any page (apart for Step Record), press the MENU button to open the Style Record edit menu. This menu gives access to the various Style Record edit sections.

  • Page 131: Event Edit: Event Edit

    Style Record mode Event Edit: Event Edit Position Event Edit: Event Edit Position of the event, expressed in the form ‘aaa.bb.ccc’: • ‘aaa’ is the measure • ‘bb’ is the beat The Event Edit is the page where you can edit each single MIDI •...

  • Page 132

    Style Record mode Event Edit: Event Edit Go Meas. Scroll though the various events by using the scrollbar. While the Style is not running, touch this button to open the Go Select an event to be edited by touching it in the display. to Measure dialog box: This is usually a note, that you can edit.

  • Page 133: Event Edit: Filter, Style Edit: Quantize

    Style Record mode Event Edit: Filter Event Edit: Filter Style Edit: Quantize This page is where you can select the event types to be shown in The quantize function may be used to correct any timing mis- the Event Edit page. take after recording, or to give the pattern a “groovy”...

  • Page 134: Style Edit: Transpose, Style Edit: Velocity

    Style Record mode Style Edit: Transpose Note: These parameters are available only when a Drum or Percus- Bottom / Top Note sion track is selected. Use these parameters to set the bottom and top of the keyboard range to be transposed. If you select the same note as the Bottom Execute and Top parameters, you can select a single percussive instru- Touch this button to execute the operation set in this page.

  • Page 135: Style Edit: Cut

    Style Record mode Style Edit: Cut Value Track status icon Status of tracks. Touch this icon to change the status. Velocity change value (±127). Play status. The track can be heard. Start / End Tick Use these parameters to set the starting and ending points of the Mute status.

  • Page 136: Style Edit: Delete, Style Edit: Delete All

    Style Record mode Style Edit: Delete Note: Some CC data are automatically removed Style Edit: Delete during recording. See the table on page 116 for more information on the allowed data. This page is where you can delete MIDI events out of the Style. Start / End Tick This function does not remove measures from the pattern.

  • Page 137: Style Edit: Copy From Style

    Style Record mode Style Edit: Copy from Style E / CV (Style Element/Chord Variation) From… To E/CV (Style Element/Chord Variation) Use these parameters to select the Style Element and Chord Vari- Use these parameters to select the source and target Style Ele- ation for editing.

  • Page 138: Style Edit: Copy From Pad

    Style Record mode Style Edit: Copy from Pad the source will be copied once, then the first 2 measures Note: If you copy too many events on the same “tick”, the “Too will be copied to fit the remaining 2 measures. many events!”...

  • Page 139: Style Element Track Controls: Sound/expression

    Style Record mode Style Element Track Controls: Sound/Expression Expression Style Element Track Controls: Sound/ Use these knobs to set the Expression (CC#11) value for the cor- Expression responding track. This value can be seen at the beginning of the Event Edit list (see “Event Edit: Event Edit” on page 127). Different Expression values can be defined for each Style Ele- In this page you can assign a different Sound to each track of the ment.

  • Page 140: Style Element Track Controls: Keyboard Range, Style Element Track Controls: Noise/guitar

    Style Record mode Style Element Track Controls: Keyboard Range Style Element Track Controls: Keyboard Style Element Track Controls: Noise/ Range Guitar The Keyboard Range automatically transposes any pattern note The Noise/Guitar page is where you can set the RX Noise level that would otherwise play too high or too low in pitch, com- and the ‘human feel’...

  • Page 141: Style Track Controls: Type/trigger/tension, Import: Import Groove

    Style Record mode Style Track Controls: Type/Trigger/Tension Tension Style Track Controls: Type/Trigger/Tension Tension adds notes (a 9th, 11th and/or 13th) that have actually been played to the accompaniment, even if they haven't been written in the Style pattern. This parameter specifies whether or In this page you can set the Mode, Retrigger mode for the Style not the Tension included in the recognized chord will be added tracks, and activate/deactivate the Tension for the Accompani-...

  • Page 142: Import: Import Smf

    Style Record mode Import: Import SMF • Meter (time signature) Change is not allowed, therefore not Import: Import SMF recognized. • The Chord Variation length is the same as the imported SMF. You can change length by changing the value of the CV Length The Import SMF function allows you to import MIDI data from parameter, on the main page of the Style Record mode.

  • Page 143

    Style Tracks and MIDI Channels must be lined as in the previous table, as per Korg’s standard Style format definition. Warning: It is mandatory not to use capital letters in Marker Note: Tracks/MIDI Channels other than the above mentioned are names.

  • Page 144: Export Smf

    Style Record mode Export SMF Exporting a Style as an SMF separated by Export SMF Markers As an alternative to exporting single Chord Variations to indi- The Export SMF function allows you to export a Chord Varia- vidual Standard MIDI Files, you can export a whole Style as an tion as a Standard MIDI File (SMF), and edit it on your pre- SMF separated by Markers, i.e., a single SMF containing all the ferred external sequencer.

  • Page 145: Write Style Dialog Box, Page Menu

    Style Record mode Page menu See “Copy Key Range dialog box” on page 143 for more infor- Page menu mation. Copy Chord Table Touch the page menu icon to open the page menu. Touch a com- Only available while in the Style Element Chord Table page. Select mand to select it.

  • Page 146: Copy Key/chord Dialog Box, Copy Sounds Dialog Box, Copy Expression Dialog Box

    Style Record mode Copy Key/Chord dialog box Style Copy Sounds dialog box Target Style location in the selected bank. Use TEMPO/VALUE controls to select a different location. Open this window by choosing the Copy Sounds item from the Note: A User or Favorite Style is usually prompted when writing a page menu.

  • Page 147: Copy Key Range Dialog Box, Copy Chord Table Dialog Box, Overdub Step Recording Window

    Style Record mode Copy Key Range dialog box Copy Key Range dialog box Overdub Step Recording window Open this window by choosing the Copy Keyboard Range item The Step Record allows you to create a new Style by entering sin- from the page menu.

  • Page 148

    Style Record mode Overdub Step Recording window Free Memory Remaining memory for recording. Touch this button to tie the note to be inserted to the previous note. Duration Back Relative duration of the inserted note. The percentage is always referred to the step value. Goes to the previous step, erasing the inserted event.

  • Page 149: Pad Record Mode, The Pad Structure, Entering The Pad Record Mode

    Pad Record mode The Pad structure Pad Record mode Pattern data vs. track data By entering the Pad Record mode, you can create your own Pads, or edit an existing Pad. While the Pad Record mode is where you can create or edit music patterns for the Pad, track parameters (like Volume, Pan, FX settings…) have to be edited in Style Play mode.

  • Page 150: Listening To The Pad While In Record/edit Mode, Exit By Saving Or Deleting Changes

    Pad Record mode Exit by saving or deleting changes Exit by saving or deleting changes Main page - Record 1 When finished editing, you can save your Pad in memory, or The Main - Record page of the Pad Record mode looks like a cancel any change.

  • Page 151

    Pad Record mode Main page - Record 1 Pad Track info area Beat The sequence will start at the next beat, in sync with the arranger’s or player’s tempo. It will start This line lets you see the Sound assigned to the selected track. from its very beginning (i.e., tick 1 or measure 1).

  • Page 152

    Fixed/No Transpose Note: To conform to Korg specifications, it is advisable to set the The programmed notes can only be transposed NTT to “No Transpose” on the Intro 1 and Ending 1. by the Master Transpose. They are never trans- posed when chords are changed.

  • Page 153

    Pad Record mode Main page - Guitar Mode Recording strumming types Main page - Guitar Mode The octave from C2 to B2 is devoted to selecting a strumming type. By pressing these keys, you play fast strumming samples: While in the main page, and a Guitar track has been selected, touch the “Guitar Mode”...

  • Page 154: Pad Record Procedure

    Pad Record mode Pad Record procedure Recording RX Noises Guitar mode parameters Further on, the upper octaves of the 61-key keyboard are used to Here is a detailed description of the parameters of the Guitar trigger RX Noises: Mode page. Key/Chord This parameter pair allows you to define the track’s original key and chord type.

  • Page 155

    Pad Record mode Edit menu Other pages exhibit a slightly different structure. Edit menu Operating mode Edit section Page menu icon When pressing the MENU button while in Pad Record mode, the Pad Record Edit Menu will appear. Parameters area Tabs Operating mode This indicates that the instrument is in Pad Record mode.

  • Page 156: Pad Edit: Quantize, Event Edit: Filter, Pad Edit: Transpose

    Pad Record mode Event Edit: Filter Event Edit: Filter Pad Edit: Transpose This page is where you can select the event types to be shown in In this page you can transpose the selected track(s). the Event Edit page. Note: After transposing, please don’t forget to readjust the “Key/ Chord”...

  • Page 157: Pad Edit: Velocity, Pad Edit: Cut

    Pad Record mode Pad Edit: Velocity Pad Edit: Velocity Pad Edit: Cut In this page you can change the velocity (dynamics) value of This function lets you quickly delete a selected measure (or a notes in the selected track. series of measures) from the selected Chord Variation. All fol- lowing events are moved back, to replace the cut measure(s).

  • Page 158: Pad Edit: Delete, Pad Edit: Delete All, Pad Edit: Copy From Style

    Pad Record mode Pad Edit: Delete Bottom / Top Note Pad Edit: Delete Use these parameters to set the bottom and top of the keyboard range to delete. This page is where you can delete MIDI events out of the Pad. Note: These parameters are available only when the All or Note This function does not remove measures from the pattern.

  • Page 159: Pad Edit: Copy From Pad, Pad Track Controls: Sound/expression

    Pad Record mode Pad Edit: Copy from Pad Note: If you copy too many events on the same “tick”, the “Too From Pad many events!” message appears, and the copy operation is aborted. Choose this option to select the source Pad to copy the Chord Note: When you copy over an existing Chord Variation, Program Variation from.

  • Page 160: Pad Chord Table

    Pad Record mode Pad Chord Table Expression RX Noise Use this knob to set the Expression (CC#11) value for the Pad Use these controls to adjust the volume of RX Noises in the cor- track. This value can be seen at the beginning of the Event Edit responding tracks.

  • Page 161: Import: Import Groove, Import: Import Smf, Export: Smf

    Pad Record mode Import: Import Groove Initialize Import: Import Groove Check this parameter if you want all Pad settings (i.e., Key/ Chord, Chord Table, Sound…) are reset when loading the SMF. The Import Groove function allows the loading of MIDI Hint: It is a good idea to check this parameter when importing the Grooves (“.GRV”...

  • Page 162: Write Pad Dialog Box, Page Menu

    Pad Record mode Page menu Page menu Write Pad dialog box Touch the page menu icon to open the page menu. Touch a com- Open this window by selecting the Write Pad item from the page mand to select it. Touch anywhere in the display to close the menu.

  • Page 163: Song Play Operating Mode, Transport Controls, Midi Clock, Tempo Lock And Link Mode

    ‘GM’ suffix in their name), you can be confident you can play the same Song on virtually any other musical instrument or computer. If you used Korg native sounds, you may not find the same sounds on instruments from other manu-...

  • Page 164: Keyboard, Pad And Player Tracks, Main

    (Just Fifth Up) shown in the display, but the MP3 will actually play 5 semitones lower (Just Fourth Down). Note: Transpose may be automatically changed when selecting a different Performance. It may also be changed when loading a Standard MIDI File generated with an instrument of the Korg Pa series.

  • Page 165

    Song Play operating mode Main page To avoid transposing, “lock” the Master Transpose parameter in the Standard MIDI File, often abbreviated as SMF Global (see “General Controls: Lock” on page 222), then write the (file extension: *.MID or *.KAR). The SMF Global to memory (see “Write Global - Global Setup dialog box”...

  • Page 166

    ±30% of the original tempo). This may seem trivial, but it is Sound name to open the Sound Select window. really rocket-science instead, and is made possible by Korg • If the track is not selected (dark background), first select it, sophisticate time-stretching algorithms.

  • Page 167: Song Tracks 1-8 And 9-16

    Song Play operating mode Song Tracks 1-8 and 9-16 pages Panels Selected Track Info area The lower half of the main page contains the various panels, you This line lets you see the Sound assigned to the selected track. can select by touching the corresponding tabs. See more infor- Not only it is shown on the main page, but also in several edit mation in the relevant sections, starting from page 164.

  • Page 168

    Song Play operating mode Volume panel The Normal view shows Mic/In controls and Keyboard tracks: Volume panel Touch the Volume tab to select this panel. This is where you can set the volume of each track, and mute/unmute tracks. Note: The volume of Keyboard tracks may be saved to a Perfor- mance or STS, while the Song tracks volume may be memorized to the Standard MIDI File.

  • Page 169: Jukebox Panel

    Song Play operating mode Jukebox panel Slider Mode button status Jukebox panel The function assigned to the Assignable Sliders depends on the status of the SLIDER MODE button. Note that this may change When a Jukebox (JBX) file is assigned to Player 1, you can use when selecting a different Performance or STS.

  • Page 170: Lyrics / Score Panel

    Song Play operating mode Lyrics / Score panel While the Song is playing, Lyrics contained in a Standard MIDI (HOME) Returns to measure 1 of the current Song. File or MP3 file flow in the display. Chord abbreviations (if any) (PLAY/STOP) will appear above the lyrics, in time with the music (depending on the “Show chords”...

  • Page 171

    Song Play operating mode Lyrics / Score panel Text files loaded with Standard MIDI Files Markers side tabs and MP3 files Standard Song Markers contained in a midifile can be read with the Pa2X, to quickly jump to a given position in the Song. Addi- When a “.TXT”...

  • Page 172

    Song Play operating mode Lyrics / Score panel Score side tabs While in Edit Marker window, you can edit the name and position of the marker being edited. These tabs give access to the Score View pages. You can access Save the markers (as described below).

  • Page 173

    Song Play operating mode Lyrics / Score panel Staff Selected track The selected track is shown as traditional music notation. Touch here to open a pop-up menu where to chose the track to Depending on the content of the track, either notes or chords are be shown from.

  • Page 174: Sts Name Panel, Mic Panel, Sub-scale Panel, Pad Panel, Split Panel

    Song Play operating mode STS Name panel page of text is shown on top of the internal video. STS Name panel The external video might not be perfectly lined. Choose this option if you are reading verses from the internal display. Select this panel to see the name of the four available STSs.

  • Page 175: Switching Between Players During Editing, Edit Menu, Edit Page Structure, Mixer/tuning: Volume/pan

    Song Play operating mode Edit menu Selected player Edit menu Before entering edit, select one of the two players, by using the Song area of the main page (see “Switching between players dur- ing editing” below). From any page, press the MENU button to open the Song Play edit menu.

  • Page 176

    Song Play operating mode Mixer/Tuning: FX Send Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch from the Keyboard to When checked, the direct, dry signal is sent to the the Song tracks, and vice versa. output, mixed with the FXs. Track Out L/R FX Processor When unchecked, the direct, dry signal is...

  • Page 177

    Song Play operating mode Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Depending on the status of the “Ply.2 FX Mode” parameter, Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Player 2 might use the C/D effect pair (see page 179). Furthermore, in Sequencer mode you can create Songs using all four effects (see “Effects: FX Select”...

  • Page 178: Mixer/tuning: Eq Control, Mixer/tuning: Tuning, Effects: Fx Select

    Song Play operating mode Mixer/Tuning: EQ Control Reset All Tracks button Low Gain Touch this button to reset (i.e., “flatten”) equalization for all This parameter lets you adjust the low frequencies equalization tracks (both Realtime and Song tracks). on each individual track. This is a shelving curve filter. Values are shown in decibels (dB).

  • Page 179

    Song Play operating mode Effects: FX A…D Note: When you stop the Song, or select a different Song, the Effects: FX A…D default effects are selected again. You can, however, stop the Song, change the effects, then start the Song again with the new effects. Edit the Song in Sequencer mode to permanently change the effects.

  • Page 180: Track Controls: Mode, Track Controls: Drum Volume, Track Controls: Easy Edit, Keyboard/ensemble: Keyboard Control

    Song Play operating mode Track Controls: Mode Track Controls: Mode Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble These parameters let you set the Internal/External, and the Poly/ See “Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble” on page 106. Mono status of Song tracks. See “Track Controls: Mode” on Parameters page 102. Parameters Pad/Switch: Pad Note: These parameters can be saved to the Global-Song Play...

  • Page 181: Groove Quantize

    Song Play operating mode Groove Quantize Groove Quantize Adds a Song at the end of the current list. You can add up to 127 Songs in a list. When this button is pressed, a standard file selec- tor opens up in the display. You can apply a realtime “groove-quantization”...

  • Page 182: Preferences: Track Settings

    Song Play operating mode Preferences: Track Settings division. When you select 1/4, all notes are moved Preferences: Track Settings to the nearest 1/4 division. No quanti- zation In this page, you can set various general parameters referred to Song tracks. Accuracy Accuracy percentage of quantize.

  • Page 183: Preferences: General Control

    Song Play operating mode Preferences: General Control Note: When both players are in play, the Voice Pro- Performance recalls FX CD cessor only receives notes from Player 1 when the X- This parameter selects the effects mode for the Performance. Fader slider is fully on the left, and only from Player 2 when the X-Fader slider is fully on the right.

  • Page 184

    Song Play operating mode Page menu You can turn the Link Mode on by pressing the TEMPO LOCK Page menu button and turning its LED on (by default, Beat mode is selected the first time). This also turns the Tempo Lock function on. Hint: You can always start both players simultaneously, by keeping Touch the page menu icon to open the menu.

  • Page 185: Write Global-song Play Setup Dialog Box

    Song Play operating mode Write Global-Song Play Setup dialog box Note: When saved, the text file will be named after the selected To copy all four effects: Jukebox file. For example, a Jukebox file named “Dummy.jbx” will Select the source Performance, Style or STS, then go to the generate a “Dummy.txt”...

  • Page 186: Recording Mp3 Files

    Recording MP3 files Recording MP3 files With Pa2X, you can record your performance as an MP3 file. When done, touch the Rec button in the display to start record- Keep in mind what follows: ing. The Rec button changes to Stop, and can be touched again to stop recording.

  • Page 187

    Recording MP3 files Recording • You can record as an MP3 file everything you play with the Pa2X, including your vocals (in other words, you can record your whole performance). However, you cannot record other MP3 files. Devices • It is not advisable to fill the target device too much during record- ing.

  • Page 188: Songbook, Book

    SongBook Book SongBook List Header The SongBook is an onboard database that allows you to orga- nize various “musical resources” (Style, Standard MIDI Files, The List Header may change, depending on the type of data KAR files, and MP3 files) for easy retrieving. associated with the selected entry.

  • Page 189

    SongBook Book Filter… To see the numbers while in the Book page, select the “Show Song Numbers (now Key)” command from the page menu: Touch this button to open the Filter dialog box, and select one or more filter criteria, to show a restricted set of entries in the main list.

  • Page 190

    SongBook Book Assigning a MIDI Setup to the Style Play and Song Play After the initialization string has been sent, you must send the modes selection string, made of two Control Change messages: CC#06 (Data Entry MSB) for the thousands and hundreds, and CC#38 Since SongBook entries dynamically recall the Style Play or the (Data Entry LSB) for the tens and units.

  • Page 191: Book Edit

    SongBook Book Edit 1 Key Info Book Edit 1 Original key of the entry. The first field is the key name, the sec- ond one is the mode (major or minor). The Book Edit 1 page is where you to add or modify SongBook Tempo entries.

  • Page 192

    SongBook Book Edit 2 when saving). The resource(s) will be recalled when you selected To assign a different name to the entry, touch the (Text the entry it is associated to. Edit) button to open the Text Edit window. Write STS Select an option to add the new entry to the SongBook: When saving a SongBook entry, and this parameter is checked, •...

  • Page 193: Custom List

    SongBook Custom List • Scrolling is also possible by means of the Text Page Down/ Custom List Up command, that can be assigned to a Footswitch, EC Switch or Assignable Switch. This section of the Book Edit 2 page contains two buttons: Use this page to select and use one of the available Custom Lists (contained in the “LISTDB.SBL”...

  • Page 194: List Edit, Lyrics/sts

    SongBook List Edit Del List List Edit Touch this button to delete the current list. Write This page is only available after checking the “Enable List Edit” Touch this button to save changes to the selected Custom List. command in the page menu (see page 192). Use this page to edit the available Custom Lists.

  • Page 195: Info

    SongBook Info When no lyrics data is contained in the Song, or linked to a Info SongBook entry, and no “.TXT” file has been linked to the cur- rent entry, you can see lyrics contained in a “.TXT” file loaded after selecting an entry (see “On-the-fly TXT loading”...

  • Page 196

    SongBook Page menu Enable List Edit Page menu Select this command, and make the checkmark appear, to make the List Edit page available. Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. Touch a command Export as text file to select it. Touch anywhere in the display to close the menu Only available when a SongBook list or Custom list is selected.

  • Page 197: Sequencer Operating Mode, Transport Controls, The Songs And The Standard Midi File Format

    Note: Transpose may be automatically changed when loading a the Voice Processor (see “Harmony Track” on page 215). Standard MIDI File generated with an instrument of the Korg Pa series. The Master Transpose Lock parameter in the Global (see •...

  • Page 198

    Sequencer operating mode Sequencer Play - Main page Page menu icon Tempo (Tempo mode) Use this menu to select the Tempo change mode. Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. See “Page menu” on page 216 for more information. Manual In this mode, you can change the Tempo using TEMPO/VALUE section controls.

  • Page 199

    Sequencer operating mode Sequencer Play - Main page Track volume/status area The Song Tracks 1-8 view shows Song tracks 1-8: This area is where you can set the volume of each Song track, and mute/unmute tracks. Sliders and volume of the tracks You can change the volume of each track by using the first eight Assignable Sliders in the control panel.

  • Page 200: Entering Record Mode, Record Mode: Multitrack Sequencer

    Sequencer operating mode Entering Record mode Entering Record mode Record mode: Multitrack Sequencer page To enter Record mode, press the RECORD button while you are in Sequencer mode. The following dialog box will appear: While in Sequencer mode, press the RECORD button and select the “Multitrack Sequencer”...

  • Page 201

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Multitrack Sequencer page Overdub The newly recorded events will be mixed to any Metronome on, with a two-bar precount before existing events. starting recording. Overwrite The newly recorded events will replace any exist- Tempo ing events. Select this parameter, and use the TEMPO/VALUE controls to Auto Punch Recording will automatically begin at the “Start”...

  • Page 202: Record Mode: Step Record

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Step Record page Multitrack recording procedure Record mode: Step Record page Here is the general procedure to follow for the Multitrack Recording. The Step Record allows you to create a new Song by entering sin- Press SEQUENCER to enter Sequence mode.

  • Page 203

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Step Record page Note parameter area Back Goes to the previous step, erasing the inserted event. Meter Next M. (Next Measure) Meter (time signature) of the current measure. This parameter cannot be edited. You can set a Meter change by using the Insert Goes to the next measure, and fills the remaining space with function of the Edit menu, and inserting a new series of mea- rests.

  • Page 204: Record Mode: Backing Sequence (quick Record)

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Record) page From the main page of the Multitrack Recording mode, Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick either select the “Exit from Record” command from the page menu, or press the RECORD button to exit the Record) page Record mode.

  • Page 205

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Record) page Resolution Kbd/Pad: This Backing Sequence track includes the four Key- board tracks and the four Pads. After finishing recording, they Use this parameter to set the quantization during recording. will be saved as Song tracks 1-8, as in the following table: Quantization is a way of correcting timing errors;...

  • Page 206

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Record) page Track volume/status area Select the status of the Backing Sequence grouped tracks, using the Kbd/Pad and Ch/Acc parameters. (Kbd/Pad stays This area is where you can set the volume of each single Key- for Keyboard and Pads;...

  • Page 207: Record Mode: Step Backing Sequence

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Step Backing Sequence page The locator value is shown in the “measure.beat.tick” format. Record mode: Step Backing Sequence Measure Measure or bar number. page Beat Divider in the Time Signature ratio (e.g., a quar- ter in a 3/4 time). Tick Smallest position value.

  • Page 208

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Step Backing Sequence page Done button Note: If you replace a chord with a different one, please remember that the Lower track (if recorded) will not be automatically changed, and may cause a dissonance against the accompaniment. Done Touch this button to exit the Step Backing Sequence mode.

  • Page 209

    Sequencer operating mode Edit menu Step Backing Sequence procedure Edit menu Here is the general Step Backing Sequencer recording procedure. Hint: Before entering Step Backing Sequence mode to edit an exist- From any page, press the MENU button to open the Sequencer edit ing Song, select the “Save Song”...

  • Page 210: Mixer/tuning: Volume/pan, Mixer/tuning: Fx Send

    Sequencer operating mode Mixer/Tuning: Volume/Pan Tabs C 00 Center. Use tabs to select one of the edit pages of the current edit section. R+1…R+63 Right stereo channel. Volume Track’s volume. Mixer/Tuning: Volume/Pan 0…127 MIDI value of the track’s volume. This page lets you set the volume and pan for each Song track. Play/Mute icon Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch between Song tracks Track’s play/mute status.

  • Page 211

    Sequencer operating mode Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain FX Groups Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Use this pop-up menu to select one of the two FX groups (AB or CD). In this page you can set the three-band equalization (EQ) for Send level each individual track. 0…127 Level of the track (direct) signal sent to the effect Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch between Song tracks...

  • Page 212: Mixer/tuning: Sub Scale, Mixer/tuning: Eq Control, Mixer/tuning: Tuning

    Sequencer operating mode Mixer/Tuning: EQ Control Play/Mute icon Mixer/Tuning: EQ Control Track’s play/mute status. Play status. The track can be heard. This page lets you reset or bypass track equalization, pro- grammed in the previous page. Mute status. The track cannot be heard. Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch between Song tracks 1-8 and 9-16, and vice-versa.

  • Page 213

    Sequencer operating mode Effects: FX Select Effects: FX Select Effects: FX A…D This page allows you to select effects to be assigned to the four These pages contain the editing parameters for the four effect Internal FX processors (A-D). processors. Here is an example of the FX A page, with the Reverb Smooth Hall effect assigned.

  • Page 214

    Sequencer operating mode Event Edit: Event Edit And here are the events contained in the Master track. Event Edit: Event Edit Type First value Second value Tempo Tempo change – The Event Edit is the page where you can edit each single MIDI event of the selected track.

  • Page 215

    Sequencer operating mode Event Edit: Filter Go/Catch In the case of a Note event, select the Length parameter, and use the TEMPO/VALUE controls (or touch the param- This is a dual-function command. eter again to open the numeric keypad) to change the •...

  • Page 216: Song Edit: Quantize, Song Edit: Transpose, Song Edit: Velocity

    Sequencer operating mode Song Edit: Quantize Song Edit: Quantize Song Edit: Transpose The quantize function corrects any rhythm error after recording. Here you can transpose the Song, a track or a part of a track. After setting the various parameters, touch Execute to start the After setting the various parameters, touch Execute to start the operation.

  • Page 217: Song Edit: Cut/insert Measures, Song Edit: Delete

    Sequencer operating mode Song Edit: Cut/Insert Measures After setting the various parameters, touch Execute to start the Song Edit: Cut/Insert Measures operation. Track In this page you can cut or insert measures from the Song. Use this parameter to select a track. All tracks selected.

  • Page 218: Song Edit: Copy, Song Edit: Move

    Sequencer operating mode Song Edit: Copy Event Mode Type of MIDI event to delete. Use this parameter to select the Copy mode. All events. Measures will not be removed from Merge Copied data are merged with the data at the tar- the Song, and will remain empty.

  • Page 219: Song Edit: Rx Convert, Preferences: Sequencer Setup

    Sequencer operating mode Song Edit: RX Convert Song Edit: RX Convert Preferences: Sequencer Setup You can use the RX Convert page to convert notes of the midifile In this page, you can select a MIDI Setup and the Harmony track into RX Noises, and vice-versa.

  • Page 220

    Sequencer operating mode Page menu Delete Song Page menu Select this command to delete the Song and create a new, blank Song. Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. Touch a command Delete Current Track to select it. Touch anywhere in the display to close the menu Select this command to delete the track currently selected in the without selecting a command.

  • Page 221: Write Global-sequencer Setup Dialog Box, Song Select Window, Save Song Window

    Sequencer operating mode Write Global-Sequencer Setup dialog box Song path Write Global-Sequencer Setup dialog box This line shows the path of the location where you are saving the Song. Open this window by selecting the Write Global-Song Setup Directory item from the page menu. Here, you can save MIDI Setups (see This is the list of the selected device’s content.

  • Page 222

    Sequencer operating mode Save Song window Master Transpose saved with the Song Save Touch this button to open the Save Song dialog box, and save the When saving a Song, the Master Transpose value is saved with Song to the current directory. the Song.

  • Page 223: Global Edit Mode, What Is It, And How The Global Is Structured, Main, Edit Menu

    Global edit mode What is it, and how the Global is structured Global edit mode The Global edit environment is the place where you can set glo- Edit menu bal functions. This edit environment overlaps the current oper- ating mode (Style Play, Song Play, Sequencer, Sound Edit). From any page of the Global mode, press the MENU button to open the Global edit menu.

  • Page 224: General Controls: Basic

    Global edit mode General Controls: Basic Page menu icon Standard pitch (A4=440Hz). Touch this icon to open the page menu (see “Page menu” on Highest pitch. page 236). Reverb Offset Parameters area This is the master offset for all reverbs. Use it to adjust reverb Each page contains various parameters.

  • Page 225: General Controls: Transpose Control

    Global edit mode General Controls: Transpose Control Position General Controls: Transpose Control Scale and Transpose position The Scale and Transpose Position allows you to define the rela- This page is where you can select to which tracks the Master tion between the Scale and the Master Transpose. Transpose is applied to, and adjust some related parameter.

  • Page 226: General Controls: Scale, General Controls: Lock

    Global edit mode General Controls: Scale General Controls: Scale General Controls: Lock This page lets you select the main (or basic) scale of the instrument. This page, split in four panes that can be selected by means of the corresponding side tabs, contains all the available locks, sometimes grouped under just a single lock.

  • Page 227

    Global edit mode General Controls: Lock Hint: In order to avoid having the Master Trans- When locked, selecting a Style or SongBook entry pose setting change when selecting a new Perfor- will not change the Pad assignment. mance or STS, use the general Master Transpose (See “Pad/Switch: Pad”...

  • Page 228: General Controls: Interface

    Global edit mode General Controls: Interface • If the Upper 1 FX Lock is turned on, when Style Element When locked, selecting a different Style does not assigning a new Sound to the Upper 1 track, Per- cause selecting the Style Element memorized in formance/STS parameters are left untouched;...

  • Page 229: Program Change

    Global edit mode General Controls: Interface Track Activity You will be asked if you want to save the Global, and select the new language. Touch Yes to confirm. The Global will be automatically saved, and the language selected. Show Track Activity A message will advice you to reboot the Pa2X.

  • Page 230: General Controls: Date & Time, Controllers: Pedal/switch

    Global edit mode General Controls: Date & Time General Controls: Date & Time Controllers: Pedal/Switch The Pa2X includes a battery-backed system calendar and clock. This page lets you select a function to the Assignable Pedal/Foot- This allows for automatically adding a time-stamp to the files, switch, and select the polarity for the Damper and Assignable when they are created or edited.

  • Page 231: Controllers: Assignable Sliders, Controllers: Ec5

    This page lets you program each of the five switches of the (optional) KORG EC5 multiswitch pedalboard. See “List of Footswitch and EC5 functions” on page 320 for a list of the assignable functions. EC5-A…E Each of the switches of a KORG EC5 multiswitch pedalboard.

  • Page 232: Midi: Midi Setup / General Controls

    Ext. USB As the above, but referred to the USB Device port. See “Installing the Korg USB MIDI Driver” on Hint: To restore the original MIDI Setups, load the original Fac- page 332 for information on how to configure your tory data again (available in the supplied Accessory CD, or down- computer for MIDI Over USB communication.

  • Page 233: Midi: Midi In Control

    Global edit mode MIDI: MIDI In Control Upper Octave Transp (Transpose) MIDI: MIDI In Control Octave transposition of data received on the MIDI IN or USB Device port for the Upper tracks. For example, if you select the This page lets you program general parameters for the MIDI IN +1 value, a received C4 will play a C5 on the Pa2X.

  • Page 234: Midi: Midi In Channels, Midi: Midi Out Channels

    Global edit mode MIDI: MIDI In Channels MIDI: MIDI In Channels MIDI: MIDI Out Channels In this page, you can assign Pa2X tracks to any of the MIDI In this page, you can assign Pa2X tracks to any of the MIDI channels received on the MIDI IN and USB Device ports.

  • Page 235: Midi: Filters, Audio Setup: Style/kbd

    Global edit mode MIDI: Filters MIDI: Filters Audio Setup: Style/Kbd Use this page to set up to 8 filters for the MIDI data received or This page lets you connect Style, Keyboard and Pad tracks to the sent by the Pa2X on the MIDI and USB Device ports. audio outputs.

  • Page 236: Audio Setup: Player 1, Audio Setup: Player 2, Audio Setup: Drums

    Global edit mode Audio Setup: Player 1 Out 2 The selected track is connected to the sub-out 2. Audio Setup: Drums It is mixed to mono. It is not sent to the Internal FX processors. The MASTER VOLUME slider has no effect on it.

  • Page 237: Audio Setup: Audio In

    Global edit mode Audio Setup: Audio In +48V Phantom Power Audio Setup: Audio In After having connected a condenser microphone, use this switch to turn the +48V phantom power on. Phantom power is sup- plied to the balanced XLR jack only, and not to the 1/4” Mic This page lets you route the Audio Inputs and the Voice Proces- jack.

  • Page 238: Audio Setup: Metro / Mp3 / Spdif, Audio Setup: Master Eq

    Global edit mode Audio Setup: Metro / MP3 / SPDIF Note: This parameter is automatically set to Off each time you turn Audio Setup: Metro / MP3 / SPDIF the instrument off. All tracks set to be sent to the Left+Right audio outputs (see starting from page 231) are sent to This page lets you define various parameters for the Metronome, the S/PDIF output.

  • Page 239: Voice Processor Setup And Preset Sections, Video Interface: Video Out

    Global edit mode Voice Processor Setup and Preset sections Mid (Middle) Gain Video Interface: Video Out This parameter lets you adjust the semi-parametric middle fre- quencies master equalization. This is a bell curve filter, centered around the frequency set with the Freq knob. Values are shown If your Pa2X is fitted with an (optional) VIF4 Video Interface in decibels (dB).

  • Page 240: Touch Panel Calibration, Page Menu

    Global edit mode Touch Panel Calibration Touch Panel Calibration Page menu From time to time (for example, after loading a new operating Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. Touch a command system), calibrating your Color TouchView™ display may be to select it.

  • Page 241: Write Global - Global Setup Dialog Box, Write Global - Midi Setup Dialog Box

    Global edit mode Write Global - Global Setup dialog box Write Global-Auto Select Setup Midi Setup Choose this command to save the preferred Styles, Sounds and One of the 8 available MIDI Setup locations, where to save cur- Performances assigned to the control panel STYLE and PER- rent MIDI settings.

  • Page 242: Write Global - Voice Processor Preset Dialog Box, Write Quarter Tone Sc Preset Dialog Box

    Global edit mode Write Global - Voice Processor Preset dialog box Write Global - Voice Processor Preset Write Quarter Tone SC Preset dialog box dialog box Open this dialog box by selecting the Write Quarter Tone SC Preset item from the page menu. Here, you can save the current (Only available when the Talk function is NOT activated.) Open scale settings in one of the four available SC Presets.

  • Page 243: Voice Processor, Accessing The Voice Processor Edit, Voice Processor Setup: Setup

    Voice Processor Accessing the Voice Processor edit pages Voice Processor The Voice Processor applies effects and three-part harmony to Voice Processor Setup: Setup your voice. Some dedicated controllers on the control panel allows you to quickly access the most often used functions: •...

  • Page 244: Voice Processor Setup: Dynamics / Eq, Voice Processor Setup: Talk

    Voice Processor Voice Processor Setup: Dynamics / EQ Pitch Bend Range Only available in Notes mode. Sets the range (in semitones) that The Voice Processor has an extremely flexible 3-band EQ with MIDI pitch bend information will alter the pitch of the harmo- frequency and gain-adjustable high and low shelving bands, as nies in Notes mode.

  • Page 245: Voice Processor Preset: Preset

    Voice Processor Voice Processor Preset: Preset Talk Voice Processor Preset: Preset Talk On/Off This page allows you to select a Voice Processor Preset, as well as On/off switch for the Talk function. This is the same switch you turning on or off the various Voice processor modules. can find in the Mic panel of the Style Play and Song Play modes.

  • Page 246: Voice Processor Preset: Harmony

    Voice Processor Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Master On/Off Available parameters are: Scalic (Scalic presets), Chord (Chordal presets), Shift, and Notes (Shift and Notes presets). See “Har- These are “switches” for the various Voice Processor sections. mony and Tuning with the Voice Processor” on page 246 for a full description of each harmony mode.

  • Page 247: Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Voices

    Voice Processor Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Voices Individual Voice Basic Lower Notes are received from the Lower area of the keyboard. Upper Notes are received from the Upper area of the Voice On/Off keyboard. This checkbox allows enabling/disabling of the selected Har- Full Keyb.

  • Page 248

    Voice Processor Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Voices Pan/Level Note In Incoming note. Level knob C … B Original note. Sets the output level of the selected voice. Please note that there is also a master harmony voice level found in the “Harmony” Note Out page.

  • Page 249: Voice Processor Preset: Effects

    Voice Processor Voice Processor Preset: Effects Feedback Voice Processor Preset: Effects Delay feedback amount. This page allows to adjust the various effect parameters for the Src (Source) Voice Processor. Use this parameter to set the source of the tempo for the delay. MIDI Tempo is received from MIDI.

  • Page 250: Harmony And Tuning With The Voice Processor

    Voice Processor Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Processor Chord (Chordal) Mode Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Chordal harmonies take your chord information to create intel- Processor ligent, diatonic harmonies based on your voice. To make “Chordal” harmonies, you need to input in real time the chords of the song.

  • Page 251

    Voice Processor Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Processor Scale (Scalic) mode parameter description under “Custom Voice Mapping” on page 244. Harmonies use key and scale information to create musically correct, diatonic harmonies. Most popular music uses a single It is also tricky to pick out the key in some songs. An example is scale, so you usually only have to input the information at the “Sweet Home Alabama”.

  • Page 252

    Voice Processor Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Processor Diatonic and Chromatic Shifting, which uses the chromatic, 12 semitone scale, changes the input pitch by a fixed number of semitones: We've described scalic and chordal harmonies as diatonic, and shift harmonies as chromatic; but what do those words mean? Look at a piano keyboard.

  • Page 253: Media Edit Mode, Storage Devices And Internal Memory, Supported Device

    Media edit mode Storage devices and internal memory Media edit mode About the SSD The Media edit mode is the place where you can manage files. This edit environment overlaps the current operating mode The SSD (Solid State Disk) is a non-volatile memory, whose (Style Play, Song Play, Sequencer, Sound Edit).

  • Page 254: Searching Files

    Media edit mode Searching files In addition to files, folders are searched. If you open a folder, the Searching files file selector shows its content, where you can then select one of the files it contains. The Search function allows for searching a file in the various media.

  • Page 255: File Types, Media Structure

    Operating System and Musical Resource files. MYDIR.SET Global GLOBAL Voice Processor Presets SETUP.GBL STYLE Performance VPPRESET.VOC BANK01.STY Sound (Korg Pa-Series) 1-1 8/16 Beat 1 PERFORM Multisample … 1-32 8/16 Beat 32 Sample BANK01.PRF BANK….STY 1-1 Grand Piano AIFF audio files …...

  • Page 256: Main, Page Structure, Navigation Tools

    Media edit mode Main page Scrollbar Main page Use the scrollbar to scroll the list. Touching the arrows will scroll one step at a time, while touching the bar will scroll one page at a time. There is no main page in the Media edit mode. When pressing EXIT, you exit the Media mode, and the underlying operating Touching the arrows while SHIFT is kept pressed jumps to the mode in the background is recalled.

  • Page 257: Load

    Media edit mode Load See also “PCM Autoload” and “Load PCM button” on page Load page 264. Warning: When loading a “.SET” folder containing PCM data, all existing PCM data in memory are deleted. Save In this page you can load User data files (Performances, User them before loading the folder, by selecting the “PCM”...

  • Page 258

    Media edit mode Load Loading a single bank Select the target bank, and touch OK to load the source bank. You can load a single bank of User data (User Sounds, User Warning: After confirming, all User data contained in the Styles, Performances) with a single operation.

  • Page 259

    Media edit mode Load Loading Pa1X data Select the bank file you are looking for, and touch Open to open it. A list of User (or Favorite Style) items appears. You can load Pa1X data exactly as if they were Pa2X data. Minor differences might exist between effect parameters.

  • Page 260: Save

    Media edit mode Save • To load a single Style, touch Open in the display to open Save the “.STY” folder. Since a conversion will be started at this point, please wait some seconds for the operation to be completed. In this page, you can save User data from the internal memory to Select the Style to load, then touch Load.

  • Page 261

    Media edit mode Save Saving the full memory content Saving all data of a specified type You can save the full memory content with a single operation. In addition to the above, you can save all data of a specified type by selecting the corresponding folder.

  • Page 262

    Media edit mode Save Saving a single bank A dialog box appears, asking you to select one of the avail- able User (or Favorite Style) locations inside the folder: You can save a single User bank with a single operation. A bank corresponds to a button on the control panel of the instrument (i.e.

  • Page 263

    Media edit mode Save Creating a new “.SET” folder Select the desired bank file, and touch Open to gain access to the single items. Pa2X proprietary data must be saved in special folders with the “.SET” extension. These special folders can be saved inside ordi- nary folders.

  • Page 264: Copy

    Media edit mode Copy During Copy, a dialog box shows the progress of the opera- Copy tion. In this page you can copy files and folders. Folders can be generic or “.SET” folders. In addition, you can copy the content of the generic folder you are in.

  • Page 265: Erase

    Media edit mode Erase To select more files or folders consecutively: Erase Touch the Mode button to choose the option for the SHIFT button. The Erase function lets you erase files and folders from the Select the first file or folder to be selected. devices.

  • Page 266: Format, Utility

    Media edit mode Format Format Utility The Format function lets you initialize a device. Pa2X uses a PC This page includes a set of backup and restore utilities. compliant device format: Backup OS Warning: When formatting a device, all data it contains is lost for- This command allows you to make a backup of the Operating ever! System on a target device.

  • Page 267

    Media edit mode Utility After touching Backup, a dialog box will appear, asking you Note: You will not be able to load data from this file using the nor- to select a name for the backup file, and whether compres- mal Media >...

  • Page 268: Preferences

    Media edit mode Preferences Factory Sound Protect Preferences When On, this parameter prevents writing edited Sounds from the Edit Sound mode. When Off, you can freely save edited Sounds either in the Factory or User Sound area. This page includes various protect options, plus the PCM Auto- load option.

  • Page 269

    Media edit mode The MEDIA LED will start blinking, while the personal computer reads the internal SSD-U memory and the internal hard disk of the Pa2X. When finished (this may take some minutes, Use this page to enable or disable the USB Device port for file depending on the hard disk size), the icons of the transfer.

  • Page 270

    Media edit mode Page menu Object(s) info Page menu Select this command to see the size of any selected file or folder. Also, the number of files and directories (folders) it contains are shown. Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. Touch a command to select it.

  • Page 271: Care Of Mass Storage Devices

    Media edit mode Care of mass storage devices Ordered by Name Parameters saved in the Media Preferences area of the Global are marked with the symbol through the user’s manual. Select this display option to see the list of files and folders in rough alphabetical order, with different file types mixed in the list.

  • Page 272: Merging Pcm Samples From Various Sources, Bonus Software

    With Pa2X, three “.SET” folders are supplied with the Accessory CD, with the whole content of Korg’s “Real Drums” and “Turk- When you load a .SET folder, all PCM samples in memory are ish/Arabic World” collections, originally available as separate deleted.

  • Page 273: Midi, What Is Midi, What Is Midi Over Usb

    MIDI features, we suggest you to install Together with the Note On message, a Velocity value is always the “KORG USB MIDI Driver”, a special software that you can sent. This value tells the instrument how loud the note must find in the CD that comes with your Pa2X.

  • Page 274: Standard Midi Files, The General Midi Standard, The Global Channel

    MIDI Standard MIDI Files These notes will be combined with the ones of the special Chord Standard MIDI Files 1 and Chord 2 channels. Midifiles, or Standard MIDI Files (a.k.a. SMF), are a practical The Chord 1 and Chord 2 channels way of exchanging songs between different instruments and computers.

  • Page 275: Connecting Pa2x To A Master Keyboard, Connecting The Pa2x To A Midi Accordion

    MIDI Connecting Pa2X to a Master keyboard Select the “Master Keyboard” MIDI Setup. Connecting Pa2X to a Master keyboard Note: Settings may change when new Global data is loaded from disk. To protect settings from loading, use the Global Protect function (see “Global Protect” on page 264). You can control the Pa2X with a master keyboard or any other MIDI keyboard.

  • Page 276: Connecting The Pa2x To An External Sequencer

    In case you will connect the computer and the Pa2X via the the USB port of the computer, to the USB port of the USB port, install the Korg USB MIDI Driver, as explained Pa2X). in “Installing the Korg USB MIDI Driver” on page 332.

  • Page 277: Playing Another Instrument With The Pa2x

    MIDI Playing another instrument with the Pa2X The Player Playing another instrument with the Any Player’s track can drive a channel on an external instrument. Pa2X To set each track’s MIDI output channel, see “MIDI: MIDI Out Channels” on page 230. To hear only the expander’s sounds, you can lower the MASTER You can use the Pa2X as the master controller for your MIDI VOLUME control on the Pa2X, or set the Song tracks to the...

  • Page 278

    MIDI Playing another instrument with the Pa2X...

  • Page 280: Factory Data, Styles

    Factory data Styles Factory data Styles Note: You can remotely select Styles on the Pa2X, by sending it Bank Select MSB (CC#0), Bank Select LSB (CC#32) and Program Change messages on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 230). CC32 Bank: 8/16 Beat CC32...

  • Page 281

    Factory data Styles CC32 Bank: Ballroom CC32 Bank: Dance CC32 Bank: Rock Easy Listening Club House Pop Rock Slow Band Euro Trance English Rock Big Band Jump Fashion Funk Fire Rock Big Band Fox Dance Fever Hard Rock Big Band 40's Funky Disco Open Rock 1 50's Fox...

  • Page 282

    Factory data Styles CC32 Bank: World 2 CC32 Bank: Latin CC32 Bank: Latin Dance Hawaiian Guitar Bossa Brazilian Samba Flamenco 4/4 Basic Bossa Sambalegre Flamenco 3/4 Cool Bossa Samba Banda 2/4 Meditation Bossa Samba De Sol Mexican Waltz Fast Bossa 1 DiscoSamba Celtic Dream Fast Bossa 2...

  • Page 283

    Factory data Styles CC32 Bank: Unplug(ged) CC32 Bank: Contemp(orary) CC32 Bank: User 1 Unplugged Ballad 1 Funky R&B 8 Beat Standard Unplugged Ballad 2 AM : PM 16 Beat Standard Unplugged Ballad 3 Little Boy Rock Cha Cha Unplugged Slow Island View Cha Cha Desert Shuffle...

  • Page 284: Style Elements, Style And Player Controls, Single Touch Settings (sts)

    Factory data Style Elements Style Elements Note: You can remotely select the various Style Elements on the Pa2X, by sending it Program Change messages on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 230). Style Element Style Element Style Element Style Element Style Element...

  • Page 285: Sounds (bank Order)

    Clav Wah RX Marimba Key Off Chorus Piano Monkey Skuls Piano Layers Xylophone GM Piano & Vibes Balaphon Harpsi Wide Celesta GM Harpsi Korg Glockenspiel GM Pulse Clav Music Box GM Clav Snap Sistro Sticky Clav Orgel Grand RX DEMO Digi Bell Bank: E.

  • Page 286

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Tinkle Bell GM Perc. Organ 3 Carillon Perc. Organ 4 V. Dulcimer GM Perc. Organ 5 V. Santur Classic Click Kalimba GM Perc.Short Decay Kalimba 2 BX3 Rock 1 V. Mallet Clock BX3 Rock 2 V.

  • Page 287

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Theatre Organ 2 Guitar Strings Theatre Organ 3 Steel & Body Theatre Organ 4 Pop Steel Slide Tibia Finger Key Off Tibia 16/8/4' Clean Jazz 2 Tibia & Vox Tel.

  • Page 288

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 L&R E.Guitar 1 Violin Expr. 2 L&R E.Guitar 2 Viola Expr. R&R Guitar Ensemble & Solo Funky Cut Gtr Movie Strings 2 Rhythm E.Guitar Analog Strings 2 Muted Guitar 2 i3 Strings E.Gtr Harmonics Oh-Ah Voices...

  • Page 289

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Grand Choir Bright Trombone Slow Choir Trombone 3 Voice Oohs GM Trumpet GM Ooh Choir Trumpet 2 Ooh Voices BeBop Cornet Choir Light Flugel Horn Synth Voice GM Trumpet Shake Y+ Synth Voices 2 Mono Trumpet Cyber Choir...

  • Page 290

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Synth Brass 3 Clarinet Pro 1 Synth Brass 4 Oboe GM Synth Brass 5 Whistle RX1 Synth Brass 6 Pan Flute GM Analog Brass 1 Analog Brass 2 Jazz Flute Expr. Electrik Brass Flute Dyn.

  • Page 291

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Symphonic Ens. Wild Arp Future Pad Express. Lead Air Clouds HipHop Lead Tinklin Pad Analog Lead Pods In Pad Seq Lead Vintage Sweep Old & Analog You Decide Phat Saw Lead Korgmatose Glide Lead Reoccuring Astra...

  • Page 292

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Port Whine Bass4 Da Phunk 2VCO Planet Lead Syn Bass Warm VCF Modulation Syn Bass Reso Dark R&B Bass1 Bank: Bass Attack Bass Acous. Bass Pro1 Rubber Bass Jazz Bass Dr.

  • Page 293

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Dance Kit RX Bank: SFX Analog Kit Goblins GM Jungle Kit Echo Drops GM Electro Kit Star Theme GM Standard Kit 1 Gtr FretNoise GM Bdrum&Sdrum Kit Breath Noise GM Room Kit 1 Seashore GM Room Kit 2...

  • Page 294: Sounds (program Change Order)

    √ √ Harpsi Wide Piano Bright PianoWide Piano √ Harpsi KeyOff RX Piano √ Piano Pad 1 Piano Harpsi Korg Piano Piano Pad 2 Piano Harpsi 16' RX Piano Piano & Pad Piano √ Clav GM Piano Bright Piano RX Piano √...

  • Page 295

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ Drawbar Org. 2 Organ Positive Organ Organ Organ Low 1 V. Organ Pipe Tutti 2 Organ Dark Organ 2 V. Organ Pipe Tutti 3 Organ BX3 Full V.

  • Page 296

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank Guitar Strings Guitar Proces.E.Guitar Guitar Nylon Gtr Pro1 Guitar Single Coil Guitar Brazilian Guitar Guitar New Stra.Guitar Guitar Nylon Vel. Harm. Guitar Guitarish Guitar Nylon Gtr Pro2 Guitar L&R E.Guitar 1 Guitar...

  • Page 297

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank Dist. Guitar RX1 Guitar Slap Bass 3 Bass √ Dist. Guitar RX2 Guitar Slap Bass 2 GM Bass Dist. Clean Gtr Guitar Thumb Bass Bass Dist. Steel Gtr Guitar Dyna Bass Bass...

  • Page 298

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ Strings Ens.1 GM Strings & Vocal Scat Voices DNC Strings & Vocal √ √ Strings & Brass Strings & Vocal Voice Oohs GM Strings & Vocal √...

  • Page 299

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank Oberkr. Tuba Trumpet & Trbn. Big Panner Synth 1 Tuba Gold Trumpet & Trbn. Synth Brass 6 Brass √ Dynabone Trumpet & Trbn. Soprano Sax GM Ob.Tuba &...

  • Page 300

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ Flute Switch Woodwind Voice Lead GM Strings & Vocal Flute Dyn. 5th Woodwind Ether Voices Strings & Vocal Flute Frullato Woodwind Cyber Choir Strings & Vocal √...

  • Page 301

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ Bowed Glass GM Synth 2 Oud 1 Guitar √ √ Metallic Pad GM Synth 2 Shamisen GM Guitar √ Cosmic Synth 2 Koto GM Guitar √...

  • Page 302

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ √ Door Creak Punch √ √ Door Heart Beat √ √ Scratch Footsteps √ Wind Chime Stadium √ √ Helicopter GM Gun Shot GM √ √...

  • Page 303: Dnc Sounds

    Factory data DNC Sounds DNC Sounds The following table illustrates the DNC Sounds. Note: When a Performance contains Sounds making use of Sound Controllers 1 & 2 (SC1, SC2), these controllers are assigned to the Assignable Switches. Sound name CC00 CC32 EP+Damper1 DNC •...

  • Page 304

    Factory data DNC Sounds Sound name CC00 CC32 Trumpet DNC • • • • Filter (Trump/Trbn – P6) Legato playing allows for a smoother transition between notes. You can also hear the typical Key On and Key Off noises. Use the Sound Controllers 1 and 2 to respectively hear the Trumpet’s Doit and Fall DNC effects. Push the joystick forward to play a bending.

  • Page 305: Drum Kits

    Factory data Drum Kits Drum Kits The following table lists all Pa2X Factory Drum Kits in order of CC00 CC32 Name Bank Select-Program Change number. 45-47 (remap to 40) Legend: The table also includes MIDI data used to remotely select √...

  • Page 306: Multisamples

    Factory data Multisamples Multisamples The following table lists all Pa2X Factory Multisamples. * OrigTune: Original Tune, i.e., samples use the natural tuning of the original instrument, instead of the equal tuning. Beating may occur at the extreme pitch, when the sound is used in conjunction with other sounds. GrandPiano_L Gospel Organ Slow_L E.Organ Full...

  • Page 307

    Factory data Multisamples 168 Tenor Sax M1 217 2 Trombones f _L 263 Doo Voice 310 El. Guitar Tel Bridge p 169 Alto Sax Vibrato1 218 2 Trombones f _R 264 Doo VoiceLP 311 El. Guitar Tel Bridge mf 170 Alto Sax Vibrato2 219 Trombone SlurUp 265 Solo Violin Vibrato 312 El.

  • Page 308

    Factory data Multisamples 359 Acoustic Bass3 mp VAR 407 MandolinLP 456 Wave Sweep3 505 Brass Fall 360 Acoustic Bass3 mf 408 Mandolin Tremolo 457 Syn Ghostly 506 Vox Wah Gtr 361 Acoustic Bass3 mf VAR 409 Mandolin Ensemble 458 Ghost 507 Vibe Chord 362 Acoustic Bass3 f 410 Banjo...

  • Page 309

    Factory data Multisamples 554 88 Crash 567 Temple Blocks 580 Cowbell & Claves 593 Stereo Snare1_L 555 Tom 568 Orchestra BD 581 Cabasa 594 Stereo Snare1_R 556 Tom Brush 569 Castanet 582 Shaker 595 Stereo Snare2_L 557 Tom Process 570 Taiko 583 Cabasa &...

  • Page 310: Drum Samples

    Factory data Drum Samples Drum Samples The following table lists all Pa2X Factory Sample Family Sample Family Drum Samples. BD Electribe04 SD Brass2 mf BD Electribe05 SD Brass2 f Sample Family BD Electribe06 SD Roll BD Acoustic1 p BD Electribe07 SD Ghost Roll BD Acoustic1 mf BD Electribe08...

  • Page 311

    Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Sample Family Sample Family SD Dance10 Syn. Rim Click Tom Brush3 Mid ff SD Dance11 88 Rim Shot Tom Brush3 Low mf SD Dance12 Sidestick mf Tom Brush3 Low ff SD Dance13 Sidestick f Tom Brush4 SD Dance14 Sidestick Dance...

  • Page 312

    Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Sample Family Sample Family Crash Dance 99 DJ Vinyl Sliced 08 Conga2 Lo Open Crash DDD-1 DJ Vinyl Sliced 09 Conga2 Lo Mt Slap 88 Crash DJ Vinyl Sliced 10 Conga2 Lo Slap Splash 8'edge1 DJ Vinyl Sliced 11 Conga2 Hi Open Splash 8'edge2...

  • Page 313

    Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Sample Family Sample Family Okonkolo Boca Open mp Timbales1 Hi Edge Castanet Single Okonkolo Boca Open mf Timbales1 Hi RimShot mf Castanet Double Okonkolo Boca Open f Timbales1 Hi RimShot f Timpani Okonkolo Boca Open ff Timbales1 Hi RimShot ff Tsuzumi Okonkolo Chacha Open mp...

  • Page 314

    Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Sample Family Sample Family Djembe L ClosedSlap M.E.1 Sagat Close M.E.2 Renk Djembe S Basstone a M.E.1 Surdo L Mute M.E.2 Renkbir Djembe S Basstone b M.E.1 Surdo L Open M.E.2 Renkiki Djembe S Basstone c M.E.1 Tabla Medium M.E.2 Tefacik Djembe Open...

  • Page 315

    Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Explosion Thunder Wind Stream Bubble Church Bell Telephone Ring Xylophone Spectr Cricket Spectrum Air Vortex Noise White Noise FM Mod Tubular Gamelan Tambura Gtr Cut Noise1 Gtr Cut Noise2 Power Chord Fret Noise Dist. Slide1 Dist.

  • Page 316: Performances

    Factory data Performances Performances All Performances are user-editable. Use the following table as a model for your own Perfomance lists. Note: You can remotely select Performances on the Pa2X, by sending it Bank Select MSB (CC#0), Bank Select LSB (CC#32) and Program Change messages on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels”...

  • Page 317

    Factory data Performances CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 9 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 10 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 11 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 12 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 13 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 14 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 15 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 16 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 17 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 18 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 19...

  • Page 318: Pads

    Factory data Pads Pads You can assign the following Hits or Sequences to the four Pads. Older sounds might be still assigned to the Pads when loading musical resources generated with an older operating system (see the following section). HIT - Drum HIT - Percussion HIT - World 1 Hit - World 2...

  • Page 319

    Factory data Pads HIT - Synth&Pad HIT - Voice HIT - Blocks HIT - Misc&SFX 1 HIT - Misc&SFX 2 Cosmic Aah ! Blk Funk 1 A Applause Bubble VCF Modulation Hit it ! Blk Funk 1 B Bird 1 Car Crash Planet Lead Laughing...

  • Page 320

    Factory data Pads SEQ - Guitar SEQ - Orchestral SEQ - Solo SEQ - Synth&Pad SEQ - Misc&SFX Gtr Steel Strum1 Timpani Roll 1 Solo Marimba Synth Seq 1 Military 1 Gtr Steel Strum2 Timpani Roll 2 Solo Kalimba 1 Synth Seq 2 Military 2 Gtr Steel Strum3...

  • Page 321: Effects

    Factory data Effects Effects The following table lists all Pa2X Factory Effects. Detailed information on each effect’s parameter are contained in the “Advanced Edit” addendum that you can find in the Accessory CD. FX assignable to FX processors A to D 39: St.

  • Page 322

    Factory data Effects FX assignable to FX processors B and D 79: P4EQ - Cho/Flng only 80: P4EQ - Phaser 81: P4EQ - Mt. Delay 109: St.Mltband Limiter 82: Comp - Wah 110: PianoBody/Damper 83: Comp - Amp Sim 111: OD/HyperGain Wah 84: Comp - OD/HiGain 112: GuitarAmp + P4EQ 85: Comp - P4EQ...

  • Page 323: Midi Setup

    Factory data MIDI Setup MIDI Setup Default Master Kbd Player1 Player 2 Accordion 1 Accordion 2 Accordion 3 Ext. Seq P1_Tr 1 Global P1_Tr 1 P2_Tr 1 Global Upp1 Upp1 P1_Tr 1 P1_Tr 2 Control P1_Tr 2 P2_Tr 2 Lower Lower Lower P1_Tr 2...

  • Page 324: Assignable Parameters, List Of Footswitch And Ec5 Functions

    List of Footswitch and EC5 functions Style Change Style number Sound Up Selects the next Sound The following functions can be assigned to a footswitch or Korg Sound Down Selects the previous Sound EC5’s switch pedal. Transpose Down Transpose Up...

  • Page 325: List Of Assignable Pedal And Assignable Sliders Functions

    Assignable parameters List of Assignable Pedal and Assignable Sliders functions Function Meaning List of Assignable Pedal and Assignable Glide When the pedal is pressed, affected Sliders functions notes on Upper tracks are bent down, according to settings for the Pitch Bend on the same tracks.

  • Page 326: List Of Assignable Slider (mic) Functions, List Of Assignable Switch Functions

    Assignable parameters List of Assignable Slider (Mic) functions List of Assignable Slider (Mic) functions List of Assignable Switch functions The following functions can be assigned to the Assignable Slid- The following functions can be assigned to the Assignable ers. (in Mic mode) Switches.

  • Page 327: Scales

    Assignable parameters Scales Function Meaning Scales Drawbar Noise On/Off Text Page Down These options let you move to the previ- The following is a list of scales (or tunings) you can select in var- ous or next page, when reading a text Text Page Up file loaded with a Song (see “Text files ious operating modes.

  • Page 328: Midi Data, Midi Controllers

    MIDI Data MIDI Controllers MIDI Data CC Name Pa2X Function MIDI Controllers Fx A/C A/C (reverb) send level Fx 2 ctl The following is a table including all Control Change messages, Fx B/D B/D (modul.) send level and their effect on various Pa2X functions. Note that not all con- Fx 4 ctl trollers are available in all operative modes.

  • Page 329: Program Change Messages Used As Remote Commands, Remote Commands

    MIDI Data Program Change messages used as remote commands Program Change messages used as remote commands The following is a table including all Program Change messages, used as remote Style and Player controls. These messages are to be sent on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 230). Function Function Function...

  • Page 330: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Data MIDI Implementation Chart MIDI Implementation Chart KORG Pa2X OS Version 2.0 - Nov. 04, 2008 Function Transmitted Recognized Remarks Default 1–16 1–16 Memorized Basic Channel Changed 1–16 1–16 Default Mode Messages Altered **************** 0–127 0–127 Note Number: True Voice **************** 0–127...

  • Page 331: Recognized Chords

    Recognized chords Recognized chords The following pages show the most important chords recognized by the Pa2X, when the selected Chord Recognition mode is Fingered 2 (see “Chord Recognition Mode” on page 109). Recognized chords may vary with a different Chord Recognition mode. Note: Fingered 2 is selected while in Split keyboard mode;...

  • Page 332

    Recognized chords Minor Minor 6th 3-note 2-note 4-note Minor 7th Minor-Major 7th 3-note 4-note 3-note 4-note Diminished Diminished 7th Diminished Major 7th 3-note 4-note 4-note Minor 7th 5 4-note Augmented Augmented 7th Augmented Major 7th 3-note 4-note 4-note No 3rd No 3rd, no 5th 2-note 1-note...

  • Page 333: Installing The Video Interface (vif4), Ntsc, Pal, Secam, Precautions, Installation

    (i) by removing the screw (g) and the clip (h). Be very care- ful not to let the power cable (i) fall inside the insturment. • Installation of the card is done at the user’s own risk. Korg will assume no responsibility for any damage or injury resulting from its improper installation or use.

  • Page 334: Connections And Setup

    Installing the Video Interface (VIF4) Connections and setup Replace the cover (e) to the original position, being very Connections and setup careful to make the protruding side of the circuit board (a) slide in before any other side. Connect the instrument’s video output to the video input of the television set.

  • Page 335: Installing Additional Sampling Ram (exb-m256), Precautions, Installation

    Precautions • Installation of the card is done at the user’s own risk. Korg will assume no responsibility for any damage or injury resulting from its improper installation or use.

  • Page 336: Installing The Korg Usb Midi Driver, Connecting The Pa2x To A Personal Computer

    “KORG USB-MIDI Pa2X to the computer via an USB cable. Driver system requirements” below. Select the following command from the task bar to open the installation instructions: Start > all programs > KORG > KORG USB-MIDI Driver KORG USB-MIDI Driver system Tools >...

  • Page 337: Mac Os X: Installing Korg Usb-midi Driver

    Driver Insert the included CD into your CD-ROM drive. Please double click on the “KORG USB-MIDI Driver.pkg” in the “KORG USB-MIDI Driver” folder inside the CD- ROM, to run the installer. Install it according to the instructions appearing on-screen. Driver’s ports After installation, the following ports will be shown in you MIDI application (e.g., sequencer) among the other MIDI devices:...

  • Page 338: Shortcuts

    Shortcuts Shortcuts You can keep the SHIFT button pressed, and press another but- Shift + Functions ton on the control panel to directly jump to an edit page. Here is Ensemble Selects the Ensemble Type parameter in the the list of “shortcuts”. Ensemble page, (Keyboard/Ensemble section) Pad (any) Selects the Pad page (Pad/Assignable Switches...

  • Page 339: Troubleshooting

    (3) and is not damaged, (4) there are no problems with the mains. Is the power switch turned ON? If the power still does not turn on, contact your dealer or the nearest KORG Service Center. No sound Check the connections to your amp or mixer.

  • Page 340

    Troubleshooting Problem Solution Page Media related problems Cannot format a device Is the USB cable correctly connected? Is the USB device correctly powered? Is the device inserted correctly? Is the write protect tab of the disk in the protect position? Cannot save data to a device Is the device formatted? Is the device inserted correctly?

  • Page 341: Technical Specifications

    PCM RAM memory 128 MB standard (256 MB with the Korg EXB-M256 expansion board) Sampling Record, Edit, Time Slice, Load/Import, Export - PCM RAM Memory: 128MB standard, 256MB optional with the Korg EXB-M256 expansion board Effects 4 Stereo Master, TC Helicon for Vocal FX, 3-Band Semi-Parametric Final Master EQ...

  • Page 342

    Through USB Host Sampling RAM 256 MB Sampling Memory Board EXB-M256 Video Interface Graphic Video Interface VIF4 - NTSC/PAL board Expression/Volume Pedal Korg EXP-2 - Korg XVP-10 Multi-Switch Pedal Korg EC5 Damper Pedal Korg DS-1H (supporting half-pedaling) Switch Pedal Korg PS-1...

  • Page 343: Index

    Index Index Song Play Setup Style Play Setup Aftertouch Curve Talk Configuration Arabic Scale Voice Processor Preset Assignable Sliders Voice Processor Setup Audio Inputs Global channel Audio Outputs –?? Groove Quantize Auto Style/Perf/Sound Select Write Harmony track (Voice Processor) in SongBook entries Backup MIDI channel Balance (Keyboard/Style or Ply)

  • Page 344

    Index Sequencer – Song Play mode – Song Play – SongBook – SongBook – Sound Style Play – Editing Style Record – Selecting Selecting (Auto) Split (Keyboard Mode) Lock Split Point Octave Transpose Standard MIDI File Auto Octave STS, See Single Touch Setting Midi In Style Operating Modes...

  • Page 345

    Index Voice Processor Preset Editing Lock Writing Voice Processor Setup Editing Writing Volume Balance Balance (Keyboard/Style or Ply) Balance (Player) Individual tracks Sequencer Song Play Style Play Master...

  • Page 348

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  • kamal Nov 16, 2017 01:48:
    i have korg pa2xpro the song play stopped working , maybe its damaged?