KORG iPOLYSIX Owner's Manual

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    Owner’s manual...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Controller ................25 Table of Contents SEQ 1, SEQ 2 (Sequencer 1, 2) ........29 DRUMS .............31 About the KORG iPolysix ......... 4 Sub-bar ................31 Main Features ..............4 STEPS ...................32 Introduction ............5 EDIT MODE SYNTH DRUM PART 1–6 (Sound edit) 34 Getting ready to play ............

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  • Page 4: About The Korg Ipolysix, Main Features

    “iPolysix”*is*an*analog*polyphonic*synthesizer*that’s*been* About the KORG iPolysix carefully*designed*to*take*full*advantage*of*the*7.9-inch* display*of*the*new*iPad*mini*as*well*as*the*iPad.*Bringing* together*a*sequencer,*drum*machine,*and*even*a*mixer,*it* Thank*you*for*purchasing*the*KORG*iPolysix*Polyphonic* transforms*your*iPad*or*iPad*mini*into*the*ultimate*analog* synthesizer.*To*take*full*advantage*of*this*product*and*to* synth* studio.* Pack* an* amazing* set* of* early-’80s* analog* ensure* trouble-free* operation,* please* read* this* owner’s* equipment*into*your*iPad,*and*time-travel*back*to*the*dawn* manual*carefully*and*use*the*product*as*directed.* of*polyphonic*synthesizers Main Features •*The* world-wide* best-selling* Polysix* polyphonic* synthesizer,*fully*replicated*on*your*iPad •*Use*the*newly*developed*“Polyseq”*polyphonic*step*...

  • Page 5: Introduction, Getting Ready To Play, Basic Knowledge

    Introduction Polysix synthesizer Introduction Getting ready to play Tap the iPolysix icon on the iPad’s home screen; the app will start up. Make sure that the iPad’s volume is raised, and not muted. When the app has started up, tap the on-screen keyboard;...

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    Polyphonic step sequencer or*more*mellow. Controlling the volume The* VCA* (Voltage* Controlled* Amplifier)* and* EG* (Envelope*Generator)*let*you*specify*how*the*volume* will*change*over*time,*from*the*beginning*of*the*note* to*when*it*decays*to*silence.*Lengthening*the*ATTACK* TIME*will*make*the*note*begin*slowly,*and*lengthening* the*RELEASE*TIME*will*make*the*note*end*slowly. Creating time-varying change In*addition*to*using*the*EG*(Envelope*Generator)*to* vary*the*volume*over*time,*you*can*also*use*it*to*apply* time-varying*change*to*the*pitch*or*tone.*For*example,* you*could*make*the*pitch*fall*when*the*note*begins,*or* make*the*tone*brighten*gradually.*In*a*similar*way,*you* can*use*the*MG*(Modulation*Generator)*to*apply*cyclical* change*to*the*pitch,*tone,*or*volume. Specifying the note timing The*step*switches*determine*the*timing*of*the*notes,*and* the*GATE*slider*determines*the*duration*of*the*notes.*Steps* where*the*GATE*is*set*at*25%*or*higher*will*be*sounded. Specifying the notes that sound The* step* switches* and* the* OCTAVE* ZONE* buttons* specify*the*notes*that*will*sound.*The*13*step*switches*...

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    Introduction Drum machine Patterns The*KORG*iPolysix*uses*short*phrases*called*“patterns”*as*its* smallest*playback*unit.*Each*pattern*lets*you*simultaneously* use*the*following*components*(synthesizer,*drum*machine,* etc.). •*Synthesizer:*2*unit •*Sequencer:*2*unit •*Drum*machine:*1*unit*(6*parts) You*can*also*modify*a*pattern*in*realtime*as*it*plays,*or*switch* between*multiple*patterns*in*realtime*during*playback. Songs The*patterns*you*create*are*managed*as*a*“song.”*Whether* you*create*and*play*just*a*single*pattern,*or*use*multiple* patterns*to*create*a*song,*all*of*your*data*is*saved*as*a*song. The*following*illustration*shows*how*a*song*is*structured. Specifying the note timing Each*part*will*sound*if*its*step*switch*is*turned*on. Song You* can* use* EDIT* MODE* SEQ* “DRUM* PART* 1”* –* “DRUM*PART*6*”*to*create*detailed*settings*for*the* Pattern (32 patterns) SYNTH (1–2) note*length*and*pitch*of*each*step.

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    Basic operation Data saved for each song •*Song:*1 Knobs •*Patterns:*32 You*can*choose*one*of*the*following*two*operating*modes.* •*Drum*sounds:*for*the*6*parts Select*this*choice*in*the*Settings. •*Mixer*/*Master*Effect*settings Use*your*finger*to*move*the*knob*up/down. •*Tempo*/*Swing*settings* Move*your*finger*as*though*turning*the* Drums* settings,* Mixer,* EFFECT,* Tempo/Swing* knob. settings*are*shared*by*a*song. You*can*also*make*fine*adjustments*to*a*parameter*by* Data saved for each pattern flicking*it*(quickly*brushing*your*finger*over*it). •*Synth*sequence*data Flick up:* Increases*the*parameter*by*a*small*amount. •*Drums*sequence*data Flick down:*Decreases*the*parameter*by*a*small*amount.

  • Page 9: Quick Reference, Playing The Synth

    KAOSS PAD (KEYBOARD) button located to the upper left of the keyboard or the Kaoss pads. For the Kaoss pads, tap the right pad to perform. The KORG iPolysix provides various sounds. When you want to play a different sound, tap the sound name...

  • Page 10: Playing The Drums, Saving Your Sounds

    Playing the drums The drum machine uses the Polysix’s sounds. You can edit the sound in the same way as for the synthesizer. Tap*the*drum*pads*to*play*the*sounds*of*the*drum*machine. If*you*want*to*switch*sounds,*tap*the*sound*name*on* In the navigation bar at the top of the screen, tap the*right*of*the*sub-bar*to*access*the*sound*list.*Select* “DRUMS.”...

  • Page 11: Creating A Song

    Quick reference Creating a song Creating a drum pattern Here’s*how*you*can*use*the*six-part*drum*machine*to*add*a* In the navigation bar, tap the “ ” icon. drum*pattern*to*the*pattern*that*you*selected. In the list that appears, tap “New” to create a new song. In the navigation bar, tap “DRUMS.” Tap “OK.” In the navigation bar, tap the sub-bar switch, and then A*new*song*will*be*loaded.

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    Creating a synth sequence Using the mixer to adjust the volume Here’s* how* to* create* a* synth* sequence* for* the* selected* Here’s*how*you*can*use*the*mixer*to*adjust*the*volume*of* pattern. each*channel*while*you’re*creating*a*pattern. In the navigation bar, tap “SYNTH.” In the navigation bar, tap “MIXER.” In the navigation bar, tap the sub-bar switch; in the Adjust the volume and pan of each channel, and the sub-bar that appears, choose “SEQ 1.”...

  • Page 13: Saving Your Song

    Quick reference Saving your song Creating a song from patterns Here’s*how*to*save*the*song*and*patterns*that*you*created. In the navigation bar, set the play mode to “SONG.” In the navigation bar, tap “ ” icon to access the Tap the navigation bar display to show the pattern file menu.

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    Navigation bar This*bar*is*shown*at*the*top*of*the*screen.*Use*it*to*switch*between*the*synth,*drum,*and*mixer*screens,*to*play*or*stop*the*song* or*pattern,*and*to*save*or*load*sounds. SYNTH DRUMS MIXER Export Display PLAY/STOP PLAY MODE HELP Settings Imformation Files Sharing Sub bar switch SYNTH File Shows*the*synth*screen. Shows*a*menu*where*you*can*load*or*save*files. DRUMS Export Shows*the*drum*screen. Here*are*various*functions*that*let*you*upload*songs*or* patterns*to*“Polyshare”*()“Sharing”). MIXER Sharing Shows*the*mixer*screen. Here*is*where*you*can*access*“Polyshare.”*You*can*publish,* Sub-bar switch share,*and*remix*your*songs*with*other*iPolysix*users*around* Shows*the*sub-bar*in*the*synth*screen*or*drum*screen. the*world.

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    Navigation bar Display Help Shows*the*current*song*name,*song*position,*and*pattern* Shows*the*manual*and*links*to*the*FAQ. number. Information If*the*play*mode*is*set*to*SONG,*this*will*indicate*the*song’s* Shows*information*such*as*the*software*version*of*the*app. playback*position*and*the*number*of*the*pattern**that’s*being* played.*If*the*play*mode*is*set*to*PATTERN,*this*shows*the* number*of*the*selected*pattern. PLAY/STOP Starts/stops*the*sequencer,*song,*or*pattern. Records*a*sequence*or*drum*pattern. You*can*also*record*movements*of*the*knobs*and*controllers* for*the*synthesizer,*drum*machine,*and*mixer. Play mode Switches*between*playing*songs*and*playing*patterns. Settings Set*the*“Knob*Mode”*to*specify*how*you*want*the*knobs* to*function. Move*your*finger*up*or*down*on*the*knob. Move*a*single*finger*as*if*you*were*turning* the*knob.

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    SYNTH Sub-bar The*sub-bar*will*appear*when*you*tap*the*sub-bar*switch*in*the*navigation*bar. SYN 1 Save button Shows*the*synthesizer*1*screen. Saves*the*edited*program. )Refer*to*“Saving*your*sounds.” SEQ 1 Shows*the*sequencer*1*screen. Sound list Sequencer*1*is*the*sequencer*for*synth*1. This*shows*the*saved*sounds.* SYN 2 Shows*the*synthesizere*2*screen. SEQ 2 Shows*the*sequencer*2*screen. Sequencer*2*is*the*sequencer*for*synth*2. Sound Shows*the*sound*name.*Tap*this*to*see*the*sound*list. )*Refer*to*“Sound*list.”...

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    SYNTH SYN 1, SYN 2 (Synthesizer 1, 2) The*synthesizer*screen*will*appear*when*you*select*SYN*1*or*SYN*2*in*the*sub-bar.*In*these*screens*you*can*control*all*of*the* synth-related*parameters.

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    CUTOFF [0.00...10.00] OCTAVE [32' , 16' , 8' , 4' , 2'] Adjusts*the*cutoff*frequency*of*the*filter. Switches*the*octave. RESONANCE [0.00...10.00] WAVEFORM Boosts*the*region*near*the*cutoff*frequency.*When*this*knob* (TRI), (SAW), PW, PWM, (NOISE)] is*at*or*near*the*maximum*setting,*the*filter*will*self-oscillate. Selects*the*oscillator*waveform. EG INTENSITY [-5.00...+5.00] PW/PWM [0.00...10.00] Specifies*the*depth*and*direction*to*which*the*EG*will*affect* Adjusts*the*pulse*width*of*the*waveform*when*PW*or*PWM* the*cutoff*frequency. is*selected*as*the*“WAVEFORM.” KBD TRACK [0.0...150.0] PWM SPEED [0.00...10.00]...

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    SYNTH OUTPUT KEY SYNC [ON, OFF] If*this*setting*is*ON,*the*phase*of*the*MG*(Modulation* VOLUME [0.00...10.00] Generator)*will*be*reset*at*each*note-on. Adjusts*the*Polysix’s*output*level. TEMPO SYNC [ON, OFF] If*this*is*on,*the*modulation*generator*will*synchronize*to* the*tempo*of*the*sequencer. FREQUENCY [ 0.00...10.00, 8/1...1/64] If*“TEMPO*SYNC”*is*off,*this*specifies*the*frequency*of*the* modulation*generator. If* “TEMPO* SYNC”* is* on,* this* specifies* the* rate* of* the* modulation*generator.* DELAY [0.00...10.00] Adjusts*the*time*from*note-on*until*the*MG*is*applied. LEVEL [0.00...10.00] Adjusts*the*depth*of*the*effect*that’s*produced*by*the*MG.

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    ATTACK [0.00...10.00] MODE [EG, Adjusts* the* time* from* note-on* until* the* attack* level* is* Select*the*envelope*source*that*will*produce*time-variant* reached. change*in*the*volume. DECAY [0.00...10.00] ATTENUATOR [-10dB...+10dB] Adjusts*the*amount*of*time*it*will*take*for*the*level*to*change* Adjusts*the*volume*of*the*program. from*the*attack*level*to*the*sustain*level. SUSTAIN [0.00...10.00] Adjusts*the*sustain*level. RELEASE [0.00...10.00] Adjusts*the*time*that*it*will*take*for*the*level*to*fall*from*the* sustain*level*to*zero*following*note-off.

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    SYNTH ARPEGGIATOR LATCH [ON, OFF] Specifies*whether*the*arpeggiator*will*continue*playing*even* after*note-off*occurs. KEY ASSIGN MODE ON/OFF [ON, OFF] Switches*the*arpeggiator*on/off. KEY SYNC [ON, OFF] If*this*setting*is*ON,*the*arpeggiator*will*be*reset*at*each* note-on. HOLD [ON, OFF] TEMPO SYNC [ON, OFF] If*this*is*ON,*notes*will*be*held*following*note-on. If*this*is*on,*the*arpeggiator*will*synchronize*to*the*tempo* of*the*sequencer. Note:*If*the*arpeggiator*is*on,*this*setting*will*be*ignored. SPEED [8/1...1/64, 0.00...10.00] CHORD [ON, OFF] If* “TEMPO* SYNC”* is* on,* this* specifies* the* rate* of* the* If*this*is*ON,*the*chord*that*you’re*playing*will*be*memorized* arpeggiator.* so*that*you*can*play*that*chord*in*parallel*from*a*single*...

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    EFFECTS VOICES [01...06] Specifies*the*number*of*unison*voices*used*when*“UNISON”* is*turned*on. Specifies*the*maximum*polyphony*when*“POLY”*is*turned*on. UNISON DETUNE [0.00...10.00] EDIT1 EDIT2 Specifies* the* detuning* (pitch* difference)* between* simultaneously-sounded*voices*when*you*use*“UNISON* ON/OFF VOICES”*to*play*multiple*voices*in*unison.*This*parameter* does*nothing*if*“UNISON*VOICES”*is*set*to*1*(a*single* When*this*switch*is*on,*the*effect*will*be*applied.*If*this*is* voice). off,*the*effect*will*not*be*applied. UNISON SPREAD [0.00...10.00] TYPE Spreads*the*voices*between*the*left*and*right*channels*when* Selects*the*effect*type.*You*can*choose*from*28*types*of* you*use*“UNISON”*to*play*multiple*voices*in*unison.*If*the* effects. “UNISON*VOICES”*setting*is*odd-numbered,*only*one*voice* EDIT 1 will*be*located*in*the*center. The*parameter*that’s*controlled*by*this*knob*will*depend* on*the*effect*type.

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    SYNTH PITCH Automation The*values*of*the*switches*and*knobs*can*be*stored*for*each* step*of*a*pattern.*This*lets*you*automatically*control*those* parameters*while*the*pattern*plays. Here’s*an*example*of*recording*and*editing*the*movement* of*a*knob. Recording knob movements BEND RANGE [0.00...12.00 (0...1oct)] In the synth screen, tap the REC button and then the Specifies*the*amount*of*pitch*change*that*will*occur*when* PLAY button to start recording. you*use*the*pitch*bend*wheel.*This*setting*specifies*the*pitch* Use the desired knob. change*that*will*occur*when*the*pitch*bend*wheel*is*rotated* * You*can*also*use*several*knobs*to*record*them. all*the*way*in*the*positive*(+)*direction.

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    Keyboard, wheel Pitch-bend wheel Modulation wheel Controller switch Keyboard Controller switch You*can*perform*by*tapping*or*gliding*over*the*keyboard. Shows*the*controller*(keyboard*or*Kaoss*pad). * This* screen* shows* a* 37-note* keyboard.* For* performance,*use*the*“Keyboard”*that*appears*when* you*tap*the*controller*switch*located*to*the*lower*left. Pitch bend wheel Controls*the*pitch*of*the*synthesizer. Modulation wheel Allows*you*to*vary*the*depth*of*pitch*modulation*while* you*perform.

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    SYNTH Controller When*you*tap*the*controller*switch,*the*controller*(keyboard*or*Kaoss*pads)*will*appear. Keyboard This*is*a*keyboard*for*performance.*You*can*play*notes*by*tapping*or*sliding*on*the*keyboard.*You*can*also*change*the* keyboard’s*width*or*the*range*that*is*shown. KAOSS PAD (KEYBOARD) KEYBOARD POSITION KEYBOARD WIDTH Modulation wheel Keyboard Pitch-bend wheel KAOSS PAD (KEYBOARD) KEYBOARD WIDTH Switches*between*the*Kaoss*pads*and*the*keyboard. Specifies*the*width*of*the*keys. THICK:* Somewhat*thicker*than*NORMAL. KEYBOARD POSITION Use*the*slider*or*octave*buttons*to*specify*the*keyboard*note* NORMAL:* The*normal*width. range*that*you*want*to*use. THIN:* Somewhat*thinner*than*NORMAL.

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    This*setting*will*not*affect*the*37-note*keyboard*in* the*SYNTH*screen. Pitch bend wheel Controls*the*pitch*of*the*synthesizer. Modulation wheel Allows*you*to*vary*the*depth*of*pitch*modulation*while* you*perform.

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    SYNTH Kaoss Pad By*sliding*your*fingers*over*these*pads,*you*can*control*the*parameters*that*are*assigned*to*the*X*(horizontal)*and*Y*(vertical)* axes*of*each*pad.*You*can*use*this*to*play*sounds*or*to*modify*parameter*values.*For*example,*sliding*a*finger*horizontally*on*the* right*Kaoss*pad*will*change*the*pitch,*while*sliding*a*finger*vertically*will*change*the*duration*of*the*notes*while*you*perform. KAOSS PAD (KEYBOARD) SCALE ASSIGN X, Y MODE VOICES KAOSS PAD L KAOSS PAD R KAOSS PAD (KEYBOARD) KAOSS PAD L Switches*between*the*Kaoss*pads*and*the*keyboard. This*pad*controls*the*parameters*that*you’ve*assigned*to* the*X-axis*and*Y-axis.*Use*“MODE”*to*select*the*parameters* ASSIGN X, Y that*will*be*controlled. Select*the*parameters*that*will*be*controlled*by*the*left*pad* KAOSS PAD R if*ASSIGN*is*chosen*as*the*“MODE.” The*X-axis*controls*the*note.*When*you*slide*your*finger*in* MODE the*direction*of*the*X-axis,*the*pitch*will*change*according* Selects*the*parameters*that*will*be*controlled*using*the*left*...

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    SCALE Bali*Pelog Bali*IslandPelog Specifies*the*key*and*scale*of*the*notes*that*are*produced* Japanese Japanese*Miyakobushi Ryukyu Ryukyu*Scale when*you*use*the*right*pad. Chinese Chinese*Scale Bass*Line Bass*Line Display Scale name Wholetone Wholetone*scale Chromatic Chromatic minor*3rd Minor*3rd*Interval Ionian Ionian Major*3rd Major*3rd*Interval Dorian Dorian 4th*Interval Phrygian Phrygian 5th*Interval* Lydian Lydian Mixolydian Mixolydian Octave* Octave*Interval...

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    SYNTH SEQ 1, SEQ 2 (Sequencer 1, 2) Here*you*can*use*a*step*sequencer*with*up*to*64*steps*to*control*the*Polysix. Sub bar KEY ZONE Step Switches GATE OCTAVE ZONE UTILITY STEP LENGTH SEQUENCE MODE STEP ZONE...

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    Sub-bar UTILITY )See*“Sub-bar.” Clear:* Clears*the*pattern. Copy:* Copies*and*pastes*the*pattern*to*or*from* Step switches the*range*of*steps*that*is*specified*in*STEP* These*are*on/off*switches*for*the*notes.*Each*step*(1–16)*has* ZONE. 13*switches,*corresponding*to*one*octave.*If*a*switch*is*on,* that*note*will*sound*at*the*corresponding*step*when*the* Move: * Moves*the*notes. sequencer*runs. STEP ZONE Use*the*OCTAVE*UP/DOWN*buttons*to*switch*octaves,*and* Specifies*the*range*of*steps*shown*on*the*screen.*If*the* specify*the*desired*notes*at*each*step. pattern*is*longer*than*16*steps,*you*can*turn*SCROLL*on*so* that*the*displayed*range*will*scroll*during*playback. KEY ZONE Shows*the*note*name.*Drag*this*up*or*down*to*change*the* SEQUENCER MODE pitch*display*range*in*units*of*a*semitone. Specifies*how*sequencer*playback*will*move*through*the* steps. GATE Controls*the*duration*of*the*notes*sounded*at*each*step. FORWARD:* Move*from*left*to*right. OCTAVE ZONE BACKWARD:* Move*from*right*to*left.

  • Page 31: Drums, Sub-bar

    DRUMS DRUMS Sub-bar The*sub-bar*will*appear*when*you*tap*the*sub-bar*switch*in*the*navigation*bar. sounds*by*controlling*parameters*such*as* STEPS pitch*and*duration*for*each*step.*You*can*also* Shows*the*main*screen*of*the*drum*machine. enter*pitched*parts*other*than*drum*sounds. EDIT MODE )*Refer*to**“EDIT*MODE*SEQ*DRUM*PART*1–6*(Sequence* Here*you*can*specify*whether*you*want*to*edit*the*drum* edit).” sound*or*the*drum*sequence.*The*corresponding*edit*screen* will*appear*when*you*select*the*desired*part*for*editing*in* DRUM PART the*“DRUM*PART.” Here*you*can*select*the*part*for*the*drum*sound*or*drum* sequence*you*want*to*edit. SYN:* This*shows*screens*where*you*can*edit*the* drum*sound*of*each*part. Sound Refer*to*“EDIT*MODE*SYNTH*DRUM*PART*1–6* The*sound*list*will*appear*when*you*tap*this*while*the*drum* (Sound*edit)” sounds*edit*screens*are*shown. SEQ:* This*shows*screens*where*you*can*edit*the* Save button drum*sequence*of*each*part.*In*addition*to* Saves*the*edited*program. specifying*the*on/off*timing*of*the*notes*in* the*main*screen,*you*can*also*create*diverse* )*Refer*to**“Saving*your*sounds.”...

  • Page 32: Steps

    STEPS This*shows*the*main*screen*of*the*drum*machine.*In*this*screen*you*can*specify*the*parts*that*will*be*sounded*by*the*drum* machine*during*each*step. Sub bar Step Switches Drums part Drum Pads STEP ZONE UTILITY...

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    DRUMS Sub-bar )*See*“Sub-bar.” Drum parts These*show*the*names*of*the*sounds*used*by*each*drum*part. Step switches These*are*note*on/off*switches.*Each*step*(1–16)*has*a*switch* for*each*part.*If*a*switch*is*on,*the*corresponding*part*will* sound*when*the*sequence*plays*that*step. Drum pads You*can*tap*these*pads*to*play*the*drum*machine. STEP ZONE These*specify*the*range*of*steps*shown*in*the*screen.*If*there* are*more*than*16*steps,*you*can*turn*SCROLL*on*so*that*the* displayed*range*will*scroll*during*playback. UTILITY Clear:* Clears*the*drum*pattern. Copy:* Copies*and*pastes*the*pattern*to*or*from* the*range*of*steps*that*is*specified*in*STEP* ZONE. Move:* Moves*the*notes*on*the*drum*part*1–6.

  • Page 34: Edit Mode Synth Drum Part 1–6 (sound Edit)

    EDIT MODE SYNTH DRUM PART 1–6 (Sound edit) This*is*the*screen*for*editing*the*drum*sound.*Except*for*the*fact*that*there*are*two*effects*instead*of*the*arpeggiator,*this*is* the*same*edit*screen*as*for*the*synth.*Basic*functionality*and*usage*are*essentially*the*same.*The*C4*note*will*be*sampled*as* the*drum*sound. )*See*“SYN*1,*SYN*2*(Synthesizer*1,*2).” * There*are*no*ARPEGGIATOR*section*parameters*when*editing*a*drum*sound.

  • Page 35: Edit Mode Seq Drum Part 1–6 (sequence Edit) 3

    DRUMS EDIT MODE SEQ DRUM PART 1–6 (Sequence edit) This*is*the*screen*for*editing*the*drum*sequence.*It*shows*the*same*edit*screen*as*for*the*synth.*Basic*functionality*and*usage*are* essentially*the*same.*However,*the*GATE*setting*adds*the*option*of*1SHOT*(the*note*will*sound*at*the*length*of*the*sample*itself). In*addition*to*turning*the*note*timing*on/off,*you*can*also*create*diverse*sounds*by*controlling*parameters*such*as*the*pitch* and*duration*of*each*step.*You*can*also*enter*pitched*parts*other*than*drum*sounds. )*See**“SEQ*1,*SEQ*2*(Sequencer*1,*2).”...

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    MIXER In*this*screen*you*can*adjust*parameters*such*as*the*volume*and*pan*(stereo*position)*of*each*channel. VOLUME UNIT METER GAIN MASTER EFFECT EFFECT MIX SOLO SOLO/MUTE OFF MUTE LEVEL...

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    MIXER LEVEL VOLUME UNIT METER Adjusts*the*volume*of*the*corresponding*channel.*MASTER* Indicates*the*volume*of*the*master*output. adjusts*the*overall*volume. Automation MUTE The*values*of*the*mixer’s*switches,*knobs,*and*faders*can*be* Silences*the*corresponding*channel. stored*for*each*step*of*pattern.*This*lets*you*automatically* control* those* parameters* while* the* pattern* plays.* The* SOLO method*of*recording*and*editing*automation*is*the*same*as* * Allows*only*the*sound*of*the*corresponding*channel*to*be* the*one*that’s*used*for*synth*automation. heard. )*Refer*to*“Automation” Adjusts*the*stereo*position*of*the*corresponding*channel. EFFECT MIX Specifies* the* amount* of* sound* that's* sent* from* the* corresponding*channel*to*the*master*effect.

  • Page 38: Effect, Effect Types

    EFFECT of*transparency*by*combining*this*with*Polysix*Chorus*in* different*ways. KORG*iPolysix*provides*the*following*effects. 1: SPREAD* Adjusts*the*left/right*spaciousness. •*Dedicated*synthesizer*effect:*1*unit 2: SPEED* Adjusts*the*speed*at*which*the*pitch*is* •*Dedicated*drum*sound*effect:*2*units modulated. •*Master*effect*built*into*the*mixer:*1*unit Polysix Ensemble By*taking*advantage*of*these*effects,*you*can*give*your* This*effect*reproduces*the*ensemble*effect*that*was*built* sound*a*wide*range*of*variety.*You*can*choose*from*a*total* into*the*Polysix.*It*adds*a*deep*sense*of*chorus*by*mixing* of*28*types*of*effect,*including*delay*and*reverb. multiple*copies*of*pitch-modulated*sound. 1: DEPTH* Adjusts*the*depth*of*the*effect. Effect types 2: SPREAD* Adjusts*the*left/right*spaciousness. Polysix Chorus This*effect*reproduces*the*chorus*effect*that*was*built*into* Chorus/Flanger the*Polysix.*It*adds*modulation,*spaciousness,*and*a*sense* Chorus/Flanger*adds*spaciousness*and*a*sense*of*vibrato*by* of*vibrato*to*the*sound*by*mixing*the*original*sound*with*a* mixing*the*original*sound*with*a*pitch-modulated*sound.

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    EFFECT Phaser Slicer This*effect*adds*modulation*to*the*sound*by*mixing*the* This*effect*cyclically*gates*(cuts)*the*input*signal. original*sound*with*sound*whose*phase*is*being*cyclically* 1: FREQ* Adjusts*the*rate*of*gating. modulated. 2: HOLD TIME* Adjusts*the*duration*of*time*that*the* 1: SPEED* Adjusts*the*speed*of*modulation. sound*is*being*output. 2: DEPTH* Adjusts*the*depth*of*the*effect. Ring Mod Auto Pan This*modulates*the*sound*to*add*a*metallic*resonance*or* This*effect*modulates*the*left/right*volume*of*the*input* give*it*a*sound-effect-like*character. signal.*Increasing*the*Depth*will*produce*greater*left/right* 1: FREQ* Specifies* the* frequency* at* which* spread. modulation*will*be*applied.*Turning*the* 1: FREQ* Adjusts*the*rate*at*which*the*left/right* knob*clockwise*will*raise*the*frequency.

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    Short Delay Gate Reverb This*effect*delays*the*sound.*This*is*a*cross*feedback*delay* This*effect*uses*the*input*signal*to*gate*the*reverb*output.*It* with*a*short*delay*time.*It*is*not*synchronized*to*the*tempo. is*effective*when*applied*to*sounds*such*as*a*snare*drum. 1: TIME* Specifies*the*delay*time. 1: TIME* Adjusts*the*gate's*release*time.*Higher*values* allow*the*gate*to*remain*open,*so*that*the* 2: DEPTH* Adjusts*the*delay*depth*and*the*amount* reverberation*will*continue*to*be*heard. of*feedback. 2: LEVEL* Adjusts*the*level*of*reverberation. BPM Delay Compressor This*effect*delays*the*sound.*This*is*a*cross*feedback*delay* that*is*synchronized*to*the*tempo. This*effect*compresses*the*input*signal*from*an*individual* instrument*sound*such*as*a*drum,*making*it*more*consistent* 1: TIME* Specifies*the*tempo-synchronized*delay*in* and*punchy.*It*is*also*an*effective*way*to*emphasize*the* units*of*a*note*value. sense*of*attack. 2: DEPTH*...

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    EFFECT 1: SENS* Adjusts*the*sensitivity*of*the*compressor.* 1: TUBE GAIN* Adjusts*the*amount*of*distortion*and* Raising* this* value* will* boost* low-level* fatness. sounds. Decimator 2: ATTACK* Adjusts*the*speed*of*the*attack*after*which* This*lowers*the*sample*rate*and*bit*depth*to*intentionally* the* compressor* will* begin* to* operate.* simulate*the*rough*sound*of*an*inexpensive*sampler. Raising*this*value*will*produce*a*slower* 1: FREQ* Adjusts*the*tonal*character.*Increasing*this* attack*envelope. value*will*lower*the*sample*rate,*making* Drive the*sound*more*"lo-fi." This*effect*drives*the*input*signal,*boosting*it*to*create* 2: BALANCE* Adjusts*the*balance*of*the*effect*sound*and* natural*distortion.

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    2: GAIN* Adjusts*the*gain.*When*the*knob*is*in*the* 2: RESONANCE* Boosts* the* region* near* the* cutoff* center,*the*response*is*flat.*At*the*maximum* frequency,* adding* a* distinctive* and*minimum*positions,*the*level*will*be* character*to*the*sound. boosted*or*cut*by*+/-15*dB. Comb Filter A*comb*filter*contains*alternating*regions*that*pass*or*cut*the* This*is*a*filter*that*allows*only*the*low-frequency*sound*to* sound,*giving*a*distinctive*character*to*the*sound. pass,*making*the*sound*darker*and*more*mellow. 1: FREQ* Adjusts*the*spacing*of*the*"teeth*of*the* 1: CUTOFF* Adjusts*the*cutoff*frequency. comb."*Higher*settings*produce*a*finer- toothed*comb;*a*larger*number*of*regions* 2: RESONANCE* Boosts* the* region* near* the* cutoff* will*be*cut.*This*is*adjusted*so*that*the*...

  • Page 43: Pattern/song, Pattern

    PATTERN/SONG Pattern select PATTERN/SONG Here*is*where*you*can*select*the*pattern*that*you*want*to* play*or*edit. The*selected*pattern*is*shown*in*orange. In*this*screen*you*can*select*the*pattern*that*you*want*to*play*or* edit,*and*create*a*song*by*placing*patterns*in*the*desired*order.* PATTERN ZONE You*can*also*switch*patterns*in*real*time*while*you*perform. Choose*the*patterns*that*are*shown*in*the*pattern*select*area. This*screen*will*appear*when*you*tap*the*display*on*the* navigation*bar. 1-16:* Patterns*1–16*are*shown. 17-32:* Patterns*17–32*are*shown. PATTERN Here*is*where*you*can*select*the*pattern*that*you*want*to* TEMPO play*or*edit.*You*can*also*switch*patterns*in*real*time*while* This*is*where*you*can*specify*the*playback*tempo*of*the* you*perform. pattern.*You*can*use*either*tap*tempo*or*the*tempo*knob* This*will*appear*if*you*tap*the*display*when*play*mode*is* to*set*the*tempo. set*to*PATTERN. * The*tempo*settings*of*the*song*and*the*pattern*are* Pattern select linked. SWING This*adjusts*the*swing. * The*swing*settings*of*the*song*and*the*pattern*are* linked. UTILITY SWING PATTERN TEMPO PATTERN ZONE...

  • Page 44: Song

    SONG PATTERN CHANGE This*specifies*how*pattern*changes*will*occur. Here*you*can*create*a*song*by*placing*patterns*in*the*desired* LOCK:* If*this*is*on,*the*pattern*that’s*currently* order.*A*song*can*contain*up*to*100*patterns.*This*screen* playing*will*finish*playing*to*its*end,*and* will*appear*if*you*tap*the*display*when*the*play*mode*is* then*the*newly-selected*pattern*will*play.* set*to*SONG. If*this*is*off,*the*pattern*will*change*the* instant*you*select*the*new*pattern. Song location UTILITY These*are*utility*functions*that*let*you*clear,*copy*or*swap* patterns. Pattern CLEAR:* Clears*the*contents*of*the*pattern.*Tap* number CLEAR*(the*pattern*select*area*will*blink),* and*then*select*the*pattern*that*you*want* Pattern to*clear. assign grid COPY:* Copies*a*pattern.*Tap*COPY*(the*pattern* select*area*will*blink),*then*select*the*copy- Loop region source*pattern,*and*finally*select*the*copy- destination*pattern. SWAP:* Exchanges*two*patterns.*Tap*SWAP*(the*...

  • Page 45: Loop Playback

    PATTERN/SONG Song location * The*swing*settings*of*the*song*and*the*pattern*are* linked. This*is*the*location**number*within*the*song.*The*range*of* location*that*will*play*is*shown*in*orange. LOOP Pattern number This*switch*plays*the*specified*region*of*steps*as*a*loop. This*is*the*pattern*number. Assigning patterns to a song Pattern assign grid As*an*example,*here’s*how*to*assign*patterns*to*locations* This*is*where*you*can*assign*a*pattern*to*each*step. 1*through*8. PATTERN ZONE Assign a pattern to each location 1 through 8. At each Here*is*where*you*can*select*the*range*of*patterns*shown*in* of the locations 1 through 8, tap the grid location that the*vertical*column.

  • Page 46: Export

    Render Export Depending*on*the*screen*that’s*currently*selected,*this*will* write*the*song*or*pattern*as*an*audio*file. This*will*create*a*wave*format*16-bit*44.1*kHz*stereo*audio* This*lets*you*upload*songs*or*patterns*to*“Polyshare”*() file. “Sharing”)*or*export*them*to*an*audio*file. AudioCopy Upload & Share Depending*on*the*screen*that’s*currently*selected,*this*will* This*lets*you*convert*song*data*to*an*audio*file*and*upload*it* write*the*song*or*pattern*as*an*audio*file*and*copy*it*to*the* to*“Polyshare.”*The*song*data*can*also*be*uploaded*together* Clipboard. with*the*audio*file. Select the song that you want to upload. WIST WIST*(Wireless*Sync-Start*Technology)*is*a*Korg*technology* Tap the export icon “ ”; then in the menu that that*wirelessly*connects*two*iPad/iPhone*apps*so*that*they* appears, choose “Upload&Share.”...

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    In the left sidebar of iTunes, select iPad. In the tabs above, select “Apps.” Scroll down, and from the apps under file sharing, choose “iPolysix.” The exported audio files are shown in “iPolysix documents” at the right. Drag*and*drop*to*copy*a*file*to*your*Mac/PC.*To*delete*a* file,*select*it*and*then*press*the*delete*key*of*the*keyboard. Don’t*delete*any*folder*or*file*other*than*an*audio* file.*On*PC,*a*folder*named*“.ipolysix.d”*will*be*...

  • Page 48: Sharing

    Sharing Here*you*can*access*“Polyshare.”*Based*on*the*“SoundCloud”*music*sharing*service,*Polyshare*is*a*song*sharing*stage*where* iPolysix*users*can*share*their*songs.*You*can*publish,*share,*and*remix*your*songs*with*iPolysix*users*around*the*world. REMIX Stream Shows*the*songs*that*users*have*uploaded. Of*the*uploaded*songs,*shows*songs*that*can*be*remixed. All Users:* Shows*all*songs*uploaded*by*users. Activity Shows*activity*within*“Polyshare.” Followers:* Shows* songs* by* users* whom* you* are* following. Charts Tracks:* Shows*the*songs*that*you’ve*uploaded. Top:* Shows* the* currently* popular* songs* in* Likes:* Shows*the*songs*that*you’ve*liked. descending*order. Followings:* Shows*the*users*who*you*are*following. Featured:* Shows*the*featured*songs.

  • Page 49: Specifications

    Specifications •*6*part*/*64*steps*drum*machine •*Polysix*sampling*sound*engine* •*50*Drum*sounds System: •*Also*usable*as*a*pitched*part*by*controlling*the*note •*Polysix*polyphonic*synthesizer*x*2 •*Analog*polyphonic*sequencer*x*2* Mixer: •*Sampling*drum*machine*x*1 •*8*channel*mixer*with*VU*meters,*developed*the*KMX-8* •*Analog*mixer*x*1 model. •*28*types*of*built-in*master*effects Synthesizer: •*Analog*modeling*synthesizer Song, Pattern: •*Electronic*circuit*modeling*technology*CMT*(Component* •*32*patterns*per*1*song,*Max:*100*measures Modeling*Technology) •*Tempo*(20*–*300*BPM),*tap*tempo*function •*Max*voice*polyphony:*6*voice*per*1*unit •*Swing*function* •*Expanded*functionality*that’s*unique*to*iPolysix,*such*as* VCF*HPF*and*VCO*EG*Intensity Effect Type: •*50*Synthesizer*sounds •*28* types,* including* the* chorus/phase/ensemble* that* •*28*types*of*built-in*internal*effects typifies*the*Polysix Sequencer: •*64*step*analog*polyphonic*sequencer •*6*types*of*sequence*modes...

  • Page 50: System Requirements

    Controllers: •*Performance*keyboard*that*lets*you*change*the*number* of*keys •*Dual*Kaoss*Pads*that*support*chordal*performance •*35*types*of*scale*and*parameter*control*support Others: •** U se*the*Polyshare*music*sharing*stage*to*publish,*share,* and*remix*songs*online •** A udio*export*(WAV.*File*format) •** W IST*(Wireless*Sync-Start*Technology)*support •** A udio*Copy*support •*Support*for*performing*with*a*USB-MIDI*keyboard*(via* the*Apple*iPad*Camera*Connection*Kit) System requirements; •*iPad*mini*or*iPad*series*(iPad*2*or*later*is*recommended) •*iOS*5.1*or*later * * This*app*is*specifically*for*iPad.*It*will*not*work*on*iPhone/ iPod*touch.

  • Page 51: Support And Service

    Information to provide when contacting us In* order* for* us* to* help* you,* we’ll* need* the* following* information*since*product*support*cannot*be*provided* without*it •*Your*name •*The*name*and*version*of*the*product*(How*to*check*the* version) •*The*name*of*the*device*that*you’re*using •*The*version*of*the*operating*system •*Your*question*(provide*as*much*detail*as*possible)* Before you contact us •*Before*you*contact*us,*check*whether*this*manual*or* Online*FAQ*has*an*answer*for*your*question. •*Please*be*aware*that*we*cannot*answer*questions*about* products* that* are* not* made* by* Korg,* such* as* basic* operation*of*your*hardware*device,*or*general*questions* about*creating*songs*or*sounds.

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