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Korg DW-6000 Owner's Manual

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    <?' v^irf.1 PROGRAMMABLE WAVEFORM DIGITAL SYNTHESIZER MANUAL OWNER'S '^"' t;o'^...

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    PROGRAMMABLE WAVEFORM DIGrXAL SYNTHESIZER Thank you and congratulations on your Each choice Oscillators Digital voice. encoded .oscillator wave- Korg DW-6000. To eight optimum digitally obtain perfomi- forms stored chips. ance from l<ilobit advanced this synthesizer, digital Unlike the simple sawtooth...

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    KORG FEATURES OF THE DW-6000 More dynamic 7Programnnable Key assign nnode flexible controi, lets witli modes "ADBSSR" so you 'parameter envelope unison polyphonic gener- digital lect DW-6000 mono- one each can use as a ators per versatile voice, VCF, phonic...

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    "guitar" such as plugs, the cable supplied with this instru- output connections ment, rear input DW-6000. Never other panel insert l<ind these plug jacks. into PREVENTING ELECTRICAL INTERFERENCE DW-6000 a microprocessor based device, extremely...

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    CONTENTS...

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    FRONT PANEL LAYOUT ^'^<^ [r:u:i_r J¥ ^^^^^ ^>i'*...

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    REAR PANEL LAYOUT .•^-^^.o^^ Mixers, arnplifiers, Tape Footswitch MIDI equippea decks, syn- radio- stereo systems. sequencers, cassette recorders, or thesizers, computers. tape recorders. (WEth recording {:j_GND footswitch) type playback functions) Computer...

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    Korg's provide. Creation $oiin£l sounds to store -S^GS encoded waveforms uses eight having digitally create alter DW-6000's program we complex harmonic structures required profes- sound. memory. These waveforms music. based on sional actual sounds samples musical instrument...

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    SETUP BASIC DW-6000, these Before using the fallow steps. POWER power [IIMake sure switch [•Ul is off. (The power switch rear panel, side of left as seen from the rear.) mPlug cord wall socket. into Rear view power Attached cord...

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    Shows program number. switcli selected Numbers About Program so und program number Every gets a programs Writing The DW-6000 can be store memory Sound program total) sound programs different memory. Each these internal number \;0)grams has a from...

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    SELECTING »> Number Program Select PROGRAM When shown DW-6000's power, appear as here the display indicator turn will first will ^rri sound keyboard you hear the play the will volume and what number program Adjust the sounds like. J:V^:T1'i;!.l l:f.1:f:T,'.U;jj;!.l...

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    {using the selecting different ASSIiiNlsectlon NUMBER VALUEs keys) varying their (using choice of three The DW-6000 the user dif- offers DOWN/UP EDIT and/or buttons). slider from keyboard ways assign voices (call- ferent NUMBER € Keys P0LY1 the "standard"...

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    SOUNDS CREATING The DW-6000 Approach Sound Synthesis create sounds on DW-6000, you change same program edit (thereby erasing or "overwriting" the old You do programs. There start with "blank slate". sound). sounds memory, sound already you have a mind, the...

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    SOUNDS CREATING Parameters and Values module This section describes each VCF, (such as parameters Oscillator etc.), Waveform, (such as Octave, results of using values within etc.) different each parameter. OSCl WAVEFORM " I'lliff Ut,tA^;b module Parametei^ determine basic pitoh this tiie (OCTAVE) and timbre (WAVEFORIVI).

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    KiniQP %Jy^Irfltom^ilCM Bi^V" jESdJIV OCTAVE ihteL JNTERVAL Provides white noise mixture frequencies) separate sound source. This adding useful second sound yoyr soorce, designed "breath noise" simulated acoustic instrument This 0SC1 sounds such sounds, together with create thicker, richer creating special effect gunshot sounds, more...

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    SOUNDS CREATING • POLARITY DW-SOOOOs This controHed voEtage (one per which remove filters ioW"pass ft^quencios above filters, remove CUTOFF emphasize voice) portions of the basic selected frequency (while lowing lower fre- waveform liarmonics. This affects the timbre of the quencies pass through).

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    SOUNDS CREATING POLARITY Determines frequency cutoff affected VALUE (Envelope Generator). With normal polarity (VALUE cutoff frequency EG's rises during the Decay Attacl< during most falls with musical struments); (VALUE "Inverted" polarity sounds where special want the opposite effect.

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    VCF EG each programmed sound. determines changes timbre, or brightness, over time. volume changes determines over Time The DW-6000 advanced time. 6-stage utilizes modules "slope" with "break point" rate parameters the conventional addition attack, parameters. Six...

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    SOUNDS CREATING £3 £'; This stands Modulation Generator. !VIG section frequency modutate osciilator to utilizes DW-6000's oscillator pitch (creating vibrato effects) and/or frequ^icy cutoff (creattng filter "wah-wah'' effects). FREQ Determines speed cyclic pitch or tonal variation. VALVE higher the value, faster the speed.

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    SOUNDS CREATING PORTAMENTO isay 0- -31 maximum change module you determine This module you produce lets This a polyphonic note lets produced by pitch joystick, also Ifts "Performance gliding effect various rates, (See Fea- choose whether or not ihe joysttck affect will tures"...

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    Rather they pro- MIDI equipped thus The DW-60Q0 synthesiser, OMNI parameter (see below), MIDI equipped grams. Except controlled other control DW-6000's MIDI parameters retain their last value, rhythm maichines and/or synthesizers, sequencers, when power (See MIDI section even turned MIDI parameters (parameters off.

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    ^.WKIIINU KHUUHAIVI5 IVILIVIUHY ^his sound created to store liave section explains after & Features Functions — NUMBER PROGRAM DISPLAY Keys Used program number specify the WRIT! Switch memory switch enables write opera- Pressing this you can sounding currently pro- tion that store memory.

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    MEMORY PROGRAMS WRITING Sounds Program Repositioning Write IVIemory Procedure same sounds order you always use particular Create a sound described the previous section you can your song stage performance, then simplify manual). this same which sounds order they storing life sound your under...

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    UI1t2» TUNE & Used DW-6000 match tune pitch of other struments. ASSIGN When these notes played the keyboard.. The DW-6000 separately ticulated "voices" "synthesizer ffiB modules." can be Different effects among from Select achieved changing modules. these assigned...

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    PERFORMANCE FEATURES JOYSTICK used joystick bends and pitch cutoff frequency modulation {left movement). right VALUE change be used also wah-wah brato cycifc down move- tensity (up ment). The amount bend of pitch during joystick ieft-right movement depends on number value parameter...

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    PERFORMANCE FEATURES PROG UP (Program Up) Rear panel Connect footswitch (such Korg jack PS-1) to this program num- enable convenient incrementing Every time press the program footswitch, the ber. BANK HOLD number advances one step. then advances bank does within the...

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    INTERRVCE 6.TAPE SAVE sound prc^ DW-6000 equipped with a tape interface that lets LOAD memory from gram you can the data contents cassette tape. Later DW-6000 memory. DW-6000 keeps display track of tape back intemal into assure successful data detect possible...

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    SAVE Press the —This shows DW-6000. bank number (left program digit ,/M^ number) /-^during The DW-6000 DISPLAY sending data data will start output. shown appear as here. will DISPLAY shows SAVE [ZlWhen you can...

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    FROM TAPE Connect DW-6000 panel jack rear Recorder output jack rFROMTAPE" the output jack (earphone, your line out, etc.) HIGH LOW/HIGH Set the...

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    Tape Interface LOAD Procedure DW-6000's procedure used put recorded This data bacl< internal into memory. FROM TAPE Connect DW-6000 panel jack rear Recorder output jack the output jack (earphone, your line out, etc.) LOW/HIGH match Set the switch your tape recorder.

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    TAPE DISABLE. SAVE panel switch reset rear channel only operation. left LOAD ENABLE, DW-6000 VERIFY remains set to can- Otherwise, operations played. done. tape recorder head is dirty, flut- moving not vibrate the tape recorder...

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    MIDI equipped instruments communicate each control other, what regardless company made they DW-6000 MIDI equipped, so can be connected other MIDI equipped synthesizers, sequencers, rhythm machines, and personal computers. Works MIDI MIDI Control System.

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    MIDI MIDI Channels more are using than MIDI synths other MIDI you can them channel num- then assign different units), There 16 possible chan- bers channels). (sort lil<e as channel channel and so nels (designated sending receiving. MIDI Channels DATA DATA cJi5 chIO...

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    MIDI MIDI Kinds Data. many MID! can be used send messages kinds that information be used by contain instructions tine main and/or rhytlim macinines. receiving syntliesizer Tlie MIDi data described below. kinds PROG RAM CHAN CHANNEL MESSAGES A^OICe sound program number used This to select...

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    DW-6000 MIDI Features & Transmission/ Features Functions Reception Received MIDI The DW-6000 can send and receive following tlie MIDI data kinds IrahSFnissidn Note • note on/note data: Program changes • bend • Pitch modulation •...

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    This selects which kinds of received MIDI data DW-6000 send and will receive {respond At value to). (NOTE DATA), DW-6000 sends and receives only "note At value sends and data." receives (All), MIDI data DW-6000 specified MIDI specifications (implementa- tion notes).

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    MIDI MIDI Setups Typical Using another MIDI synthesizer (PoIy-800) to control DW-6000.

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    WRITE parallel modulation, press the panel front button. etc.) MIDI connection device such as the Korg KMT-60 MIDI This resets the circuitry. THRU Box. sure read follow the instructions opera- equipment tion of other be connected.

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    SPECIFICATIONS Keyboard...

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    IMPLEMENTATION MIDI TRANSMITTED DATA CHANNEL MESSAGE STATUS...

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    IMPLEMENTATION MIDI ©WRITE COMPLETED...

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    IMPLEMENTATION MIDI RECOGNIZED DATA RECEIVE I.CHANNEL MESSAGE...

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    MIDI IIVIPLEMENTATION MESSAGE 'SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE REQUEST IDEVICE BYTE PESCRIPTiON EXCLUSIVE KORG FORMAT ©WRITE REQUEST BYTE DESCRIPTION EXCLUSIVE KORG FORMAT DW-6Q00 REQUEST WRITE = 0-63 PROGRAM NUMBER ppppppp ©DATA SAVE REQUEST BYTE DESCRIPTiON EXCLUSIVE KORG FORMAT DW-6000 DATA SAVE REQUEST oil!

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    IMPLEMENTATION MIDI ©DATA LOAD DUMP) (DATA...

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    DUMP REFERENCE DATA DW-6000 PARAMETER OFFSET...

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    DUMP REFERENCE DA1A MAP AND PARAMETER CORRESPONDING iDW-6000 VALUES NAME PARAMETER...

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    DATA SAVE DATA SAVE (DATA DUMP): REQUEST, response to a sends data sound this — being produced. presently The above examples DW-6000 and com- require that be connected puter respective MIDI interface via their shown Jacks as MIDI here. CompulGr...

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    DUMP DA1A REFERENCE DW-6000 save sound programs from 64 sound programs from computer load to the computer. DW-6000. PROGRAM DATA SAVE WRITE CHANGE REQUEST DATA LOAD REQUEST Sending Sending Computer Computer Receiving —1 Receiving lli^l Sending Sending DW-8t)00 DW-6000 Receiving...

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    KORG Distributors List- FRANCE PANAMA Musique Gaffarel Compania Alfaro, S.A. ANDORRA Avinguda VELU\ Meriixell, 12. Av.. Alsace-Lorraine, des Bethunes, Apartado Panama 200, (Prinoipatd'Andorra) 95310 Cergy Salnt-0uen-l"Aum6ne, Phone. 23 0292 Phone: Z0132.?2115 Phone: 037 28 PARAGUAY AUSTRALIA FRENCH POLYNESIA HallSAIC Music...

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    v**"' ELECTRONIC LABORATORY CORPORATION KEIO LABORATORY Shimotakaido l-chome, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ©KEIO ELECTRONIC CtiRP 1935 15-12, ETH PRINTED JrPAN 6005...

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