Make sure each device is turned off before connecting any add
itional equipment. If an operation is inadvertently performed, the
speaker system and other devices may be damaged or malfunc-
Connecting the AC adapter
Connect the included AC adapter to the DC12V jack.
Only use the included AC adapter.
Connecting the amp
Connect the powered monitor speaker or mixer to the SIG-
NAL OUT jack.
When using headphones, insert the headphone plug into
the PHONES jack.
Connecting guitars and microphones to the SIGNAL IN
When using an external signal processor, connect the gui-
tar or microphone to the SIGNAL IN jack.
For details, refer to "Using the External Signal Processor
(ESP)" in the original Owner's Manual.
2. Turning on the device
Turn the VOLUME knob clockwise.
After a click, the STANDBY ON LED lights up and the de-
vice is turned on.
TIP If the auto power off function is disabled, the LED blinks a few
To turn off the device, turn the VOLUME knob counter-
clockwise until it clicks and the LED turns off.
TIP If the AC adapter is disconnected while the MS-20 Kit is turned
on or if the auto power off function has been enabled, the device
may have turned off without the VOLUME knob in the off posi-
tion. Before turning on the MS-20 Kit again, you'll have to turn
the VOLUME knob counterclockwise to turn it off.
Auto power off function
The MS-20 Kit is automatically turned off if none of the fol-
lowing operations are performed for 4 hours.
Sound is produced with the keyboard; Note On via MIDI IN
or USB MIDI; input to TRIG IN
When turning on the MS-20 Kit again, turn the VOLUME knob
counterclockwise to turn it off, and then turn on the device.
TIP The auto power off function is enabled as a factory setting (de-
To disable the auto power off function
While holding down C1, D1 and E1 on the keyboard, turn
on the MS-20 Kit.
After the STANDBY ON LED blinks a few times, it remains
lit, and then the device returns to normal operation.
TIP The setting for the auto power off function is saved, even if the MS-
20 Kit is turned off.
TIP When changing the setting, do not turn off the device before the
STANDBY ON LED lights up. Otherwise, data may be corrupted
or the device may be damaged.
To enable the auto power off function again
While holding down C1, D1 and F1 on the keyboard, turn
on the MS-20 Kit.
The STANDBY ON LED lights up, without blinking, and
then the device returns to normal operation.
3. Producing sounds
Refer to "Normal Setting" (→p. 76 ) and adjust the knobs.
Producing sounds by playing the keyboard
Press a keyboard key to hear the tone.
To adjust the volume, turn the VOLUME knob.
TIP Even if multiple keyboard keys are pressed, only one tone will be
produced. When two or more keys are pressed, the highest tone
played will be produced.
Adjusting the knobs
Turn the CUTOFF FREQUENCY knob of the LOWPASS FIL-
TER counterclockwise to round off the sound. In addition, adjust
the timbre by using the OSCILLATOR 1 knob to change the
waveform to the triangle wave.
Patching to add variations to timbre
Refer to the following illustration and connect the patch cables.
The control wheel and momentary switch can be used. Adjust
the control wheel and momentary switchs, and listen to the vari-
ations in the timbre.
Refer to the original Owner's Manual and the setting chart to
create various sounds.