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ENGLISH | OS Ver. 1.0 |

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  • Page 1: Quick Guide

    Quick Guide MAN0010048 ENGLISH | OS Ver. 1.0 |...

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    Important safety instructions • Read these instructions. • Do not expose batteries to excessive heat, such as direct sunshine, fire or the like. • Keep these instructions. • Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions. • Heed all warnings. •...

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    If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by save important data to the internal hard disk or to an external USB device. Korg will not be responsible for damages caused by data loss.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction Raising or lowering the Upper octave ....42 Selecting and saving Performances ....43 Welcome! .

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    Table of Contents Second-take recording (Overdubbing) ....90 Appendix Saving a Song ......... 91 Replacing the clock backup battery .

  • Page 8: Welcome

    • RX (Real eXperience) Technology, the cutting edge engine ical format (+G) for Standard MIDI Files and MP3 files. that drives every aspect of the Pa900 – from the synthesis to the display and how it all works together. •...

  • Page 9: What's In The Box, About This Manual, Contacts, Making A Safety Copy Of Your Data

    Pa900 by going to the Media > Utility page. Warning: Do not install an OS other than the official OS supplied by Korg for the Pa900. Trying to install an OS created for different models or downloaded from unofficial web sites may cause data loss and permanent damage to the instrument.

  • Page 10: Overview, Front Panel

    The integrated speakers give a faithful reproduction of the sound Joystick Lever of Pa900. They are automatically deactivated when inserting a jack into the PHONES connector. They can be manually deacti- The joystick is on the left side of the vated with the “Speakers On/Off ”...

  • Page 11: Volume Controls, Assignable Knob

    Overview Front Panel Move the joystick forward to trigger Modulation (ACC, Accompaniment), Song and Pad tracks. This is a relative control, whose effective maximum value is determined by the Y– Move the joystick backward, to trigger the func- MASTER VOLUME knob position. tion assigned in Sound mode.

  • Page 12: Mode Selection

    Overview Front Panel Mode Selection Songs, to let you experience the sonic power of the Pa900. To exit from this mode, press any of the MODE buttons. Each of these buttons recalls one of the instrument’s operating modes. When selected, each mode excludes all the others.

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    The Chord Sequence will start on the next measure. Press these buttons again to stop the sequence. The Chord Sequence will remain in memory up until you record a new Chord Sequence, or you turn the Pa900 off. MEMORY Record, Track Select...

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    Players Controls access to a second function. The list of shortcuts is in the Appen- Pa900 is equipped with two players (Player 1 and Player 2), each dix. with its own set of transport controls. The Player 1 group is also used for the Sequencer mode.

  • Page 15: Style Elements

    Overview Front Panel In Sequencer mode, if you set a “Start from” measure other than You can jump to the Style Play > Drum Map page by 1, when pressing the << button the Song rewinds up to that mea- keeping SHIFT pressed and pressing one of the VARIATION sure instead of the first one.

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    You can reset all ‘frozen’ notes and controllers on the SPLIT mode. Pa900 and any instrument connected to its MIDI OUT or the USB You can jump to the Style Play > Keyboard/Ensemble Device port, by using the “Panic” (SHIFT + START/STOP) key page by keeping SHIFT pressed and pressing the ENSEMBLE combination.

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    Overview Front Panel • Make the page menu disappear, without selecting any the TEMPO +/– buttons, or select the Tempo value and change it by using the VALUE dial. item. • Return to the main page of the current operating mode. When you select a different Style or Performance, •...

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    Overview Front Panel mode even when the Split keyboard mode is OCTAVE buttons. Hint: Go to the Tuning page to separately selected). The “Fingered” Chord Recognition transpose each track. Mode is automatically selected. TRANSPOSE No chords detected. After pressing START/STOP, These buttons transpose the whole instrument in steps of one only the Drum and Percussion accompaniment semitone (Master Transpose).

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    This is a USB Type A (Master/Host) connector, USB 2.0 compli- trol. ant (High Speed). Use it to connect to the Pa900 an USB Flash Orange: Slight overload in the signal path. This is fine if it Memory stick, an external CD-ROM drive, an USB hard disk.

  • Page 20: Rear Panel

    AUDIO OUT Section This is a USB Type B (Slave/Device) connector, USB 2.0 (High Speed). Use it to connect the Pa900 to a personal computer, and Use these connectors to send the audio signal transfer data to/from its internal memory (Disk). You can enable (sound) to a mixer, a PA system, a set of pow- USB connection in the “USB”...

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    Power Use these line-level outputs to send the final stereo mix to an This is where you connect Pa900 to the power line. external device. Connect either of them to output the signal in mono. Adjust the output level with the MASTER VOLUME ACV cable connector knob.

  • Page 22: Start Up, Connecting The Ac Power Cord, Turning The Instrument On (or In Standby)

    Song and Pad tracks. don’t need to worry about the local volt- • When in Style Play mode, this knob age, since the Pa900 uses a universal balances between the Keyboard tracks, and the Style and power adapter. Pad tracks.

  • Page 23: Loudspeakers, Audio Outputs, Midi Connections, Damper Pedal, Assignable Pedal, The Music Stand

    The overall volume can be controlled via the MASTER VOLUME knob. MIDI connections You can play the internal sounds of your Pa900 with an external controller, i.e. a master keyboard, a MIDI guitar, a wind control- ler, a MIDI accordion, or a digital piano.

  • Page 24: Glossary Of Terms, Sound, Style, Keyboard Tracks

    “feel” of the Style. all the different parts of the Pa900 work together to create a real- istic musical performance. This will also help you to get the most Fill-in &...

  • Page 25: Performance, Sequencer, Player, The Logo Decoder

    Keyboard tracks with a single button press, allowing for wide variation in sounds during a perfor- On the front panel of your Pa900 you have probably noticed a mance. Four STS (Single Touch Settings) can be saved with each series of logos, and may have even wondered what they stand for.

  • Page 26: Interface Basics, Color Touchview Graphical User Interface

    MENU button. Dialog boxes Similar to selecting windows, dialog boxes overlap the underlay- ing page. Touch one of the button on the display to give Pa900 an answer, and the dialog box will close. Pages Parameters are grouped into separate pages, to be selected by Page menus touching the corresponding tabs on the lower area of the display.

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    Interface basics Color TouchView graphical user interface Pop-up menus Editable names When an arrow appears next to a parameter name, touch it to When the (Text Edit) button appears next to a name, touch open a pop-up menu. Select any of the available options (or any- it to open the Text Edit window and edit the name.

  • Page 28: Operative Modes, Selected, Highlighted Items, Non-available, Grayed-out Parameters, Shortcuts

    As an alternative, touch a knob with your finger and keep it held; then move your fingers up (or The pages of Pa900 are grouped in various operating modes. right) to rotate it clockwise, or move it down (or left) to rotate Each mode is accessed by pressing the corresponding button in the knob counter-clockwise.

  • Page 29: Easy Mode

    Easy Mode Easy Mode If you have never used an arranger before, we suggest you to Touch the “Easy Mode” menu item, to make the checkmark switch to the Easy Mode. Easy Mode allows you to play Styles appear: and Songs with a simple user interface, free from the many advanced parameters that you will want to learn at a later date.

  • Page 30: 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) and to Style name and info. Touch the Style’s name to the left hand (LOW).

  • Page 31: 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) and to Song assigned to Player 1. Touch it to open the the left hand (LOW).

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    Easy Mode The Song Play page in detail...

  • Page 34: Turning The Instrument On, Turning The Instrument On And Viewing The Main Screen

    Standby (On/Off) button Turning the instrument on and viewing the main screen Turn Pa900 on (exit from standby) by pressing the STANDBY button located in the con- trol panel. After you turn the instrument on, a welcome screen is shown for some seconds, then the main display appears.

  • Page 35: Connecting And Calibrating The Damper Pedal, Programming The Damper Pedal

    If you want to play Piano, you will want to connect a Damper pedal to sustain notes while playing. You can connect a Korg PS1, PS3 or DS1H to the DAMPER connector on the back of the instrument. The difference between the PS1/PS3 footswitch, and a dedicated Damper pedal like the DS1H, is that this latter also supports all the nuances of half-pedalling;...

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    Connecting and calibrating the Damper pedal Programming the Damper pedal Touch the Foot Contr. tab to select the “Foot Controllers” page. This is the page where you can program the Assignable Pedal/Footswitch and the Damper ped- als. Touch the “Calibration” button in the Damper section, to make the “Damper & Pedal/ Footswitch Calibration”...

  • Page 37: Playing The Demo, Starting And Stopping The Demo

    Playing the Demo Starting and stopping the Demo Playing the Demo Listen to the built-in Demo Songs to appreciate the power of Pa900. There are several Demo Songs to choose from. Demo buttons Starting and stopping the Demo Here is how to start, choose and stop the Demo Songs.

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    Playing the Demo Starting and stopping the Demo Choose one of the Demo. To stop it, touch the STOP button on the display. Exit from the Demo mode by pressing any one of the MODE buttons.

  • Page 39: 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 in 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 open The currently the Sound Select window by selected Sound first touching the track to Target track for the appears in the page...

  • Page 41: 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 Play the keyboard. Note how the ‘Strings Ens.2 GM’ Sound (assigned to the Upper 3 track) has been muted again. Only tracks Upper 1 and Upper 2 can be heard at this time. Touch the bank icon in the Upper 2 status box, to mute the Upper 2 track again.

  • Page 43: 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.

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    Playing Sounds Playing different Sounds with your left and right hand Return to the full keyboard playing mode by pressing the SPLIT button to turn its LED off. (Full) Upper Play the keyboard. Note how the keyboard once again plays the Upper tracks over the entire length of the keyboard.

  • Page 45: Changing The Split Point

    Playing Sounds Changing the split point Changing the split point If you are not comfortable with the selected split point, you may set the split point to a different key. Touch the Split tab to see the Split Point panel. Touch the keyboard in the display, then play the lowest note of the Upper section on Hint: As an alternative, the keyboard.

  • Page 46: Raising Or Lowering The Upper Octave

    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.

  • Page 47: Selecting And Saving Performances, Selecting A Performance

    Selecting a Performance Selecting and saving Performances Performances are the musical heart of Pa900. Unlike selecting single Sounds, selecting a Perfor- mance will recall several Sounds at the same time, the needed effects and transpositions, plus many more parameters useful for playing in a musical situation (like the Assignable Switches). Performance can be considered a snapshot of the current situation.

  • Page 48: 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, then press the EXIT button to close the window. After pressing the EXIT button, the Performance Select window closes, and the main screen appears again.

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    Selecting and saving Performances Saving your settings to a Performance If you like, you may assign a new name to the Performance. Touch the ‘Backspace’ symbol to delete Use the ‘<–’ and ‘–>’ just a single character, ‘Clear’ to delete buttons or the DIAL to the whole string.

  • Page 50: Selecting And Saving The "my Setting" Performance, Performance

    Selecting and saving the “My Setting” Performance Selecting the startup parameters (the "My Setting" Performance) Selecting and saving the “My Setting” Performance There is a special Performance, where you can save your preferred startup settings for things like Key- board Sounds, Effects, Transposition, Assignable Switches. This Performance is automatically selected when the instrument is turned on (exit from standby).

  • Page 51: Drawbars, Choosing A Drawbars Preset

    Choosing a Drawbars Preset Drawbars A special type of Sounds in the Pa900 is the Drawbars. This Sound emulates the classic tonewheel organs of the past. You can drag the virtual drawbars on the display to adjust their position, and then save these settings to a Performance, that can be considered the equivalent of an organ’s “preset”.

  • Page 52: Editing The Drawbars Preset

    Drawbars Editing the Drawbars Preset Editing the Drawbars Preset You can edit the Drawbars settings memorized in the selected Performance, and save it to the same or a new Performance. While in the main screen, touch the DRAWBARS Sound to open the Sound Select win- dow, then touch the selected DRAWBARS Sound to open the Drawbars Setting page.

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    Drawbars Editing the Drawbars Preset Touch the “Tone/Noise” tab, and try the sound parameters of the second page. Timbre Volume of the noise Leakage from adja- generated when cent tonewheels, mak- ing the sound richer pressing or releasing the keys When you have found some settings that you like, keep one of the ORGAN Perfor- mance buttons pressed to open the Write Performance window, and save your settings to a Performance.

  • Page 54: Selecting And Playing Styles, Selecting And Playing A Style

    Selecting and playing a Style Selecting and playing Styles Pa900 is an arranger, i.e. a musical instrument providing automatic accompaniments, or arrange- ments. Each arrangement style is called, as a consequence, a Style. A Style is made of several Style Elements (Intro, Variation, Fill, Break, 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. After pressing the EXIT button, the Style Select window closes, and the main screen appears again, with the selected Style ready to go. Be sure one of the Chord Scan modes is selected.

  • Page 56: Tempo

    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 alternative to •...

  • Page 57: Intro, Variation, Fill, Break, Ending

    Selecting and playing Styles Intro, Variation, Fill, Break, Ending Intro, Variation, Fill, Break, Ending When playing Styles, you can select various “Style Elements” to cover the various sections of a song. A Style is made of three Intros (or two Intros and a Count-In), up to four basic patterns (Variations), four Fills, a Break, and three Endings.

  • Page 58: Single Touch Settings (sts)

    Selecting and playing Styles Single Touch Settings (STS) When you like to stop playing, press one of the ENDING buttons to stop the Style with an Ending. When the Ending is fin- ished, the Style automati- cally stops. Single Touch Settings (STS) Each Style or SongBook Entry may come with up to four Keyboard track settings, called the STS (short for “Single Touch Settings”).

  • Page 59: The Pads

    Selecting and playing Styles The Pads Then press the various VARIATION buttons, and see how an STS is automatically selected when the corresponding Variation is selected. Press the STS MODE again to turn its LED on (or off). The Pads Each Style or SongBook Entry can assign different sounds or patterns to the four PADS.

  • Page 60: Adjusting The Balance Between The Style And The Keyboard

    Selecting and playing Styles Adjusting the balance between the Style and the keyboard Adjusting the balance between the Style and the keyboard Balancing between the Keyboard and Style tracks may be useful, to gently fade them and adjust their respective volume. •...

  • Page 61: Turning The Style Tracks On/off

    Selecting and playing Styles Turning the Style tracks on/off To separately adjust each Style track, press the TRACK SELECT button to change the track’s view. Hint: As an alternative, you can change each track’s volume, by touching a track’s area to select it, then using the VALUE dial to change the volume.

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    Selecting and playing Styles Turning the Style tracks on/off To mute/unmute each single Style track, first press TRACK SELECT to switch to the Style Tracks view, then repeat the above procedure. Press the TRACK SELECT button again to go back to the Normal view.

  • Page 63: The Ensemble Function

    Selecting and playing Styles Adding harmony notes to your right-hand melody with the ENSEMBLE function Adding harmony notes to your right-hand melody with the ENSEMBLE function Chords played with your left hand may be applied to the right-hand melody. Press the SPLIT button to turn its LED on and split the keyboard. The Ensemble function only works in Split mode.

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    Selecting and playing Styles Adding harmony notes to your right-hand melody with the ENSEMBLE function When the right harmonization type has been selected, press the EXIT button to go back to the main page. While in an Edit page, press EXIT to go back to the Main page of the cur- rent operating mode.

  • Page 65: The Chord Sequencer

    In case you need both hands free for playing a solo while a Style is playing, you can record a Chord Sequence and let Pa900 play the chords for you. Press the START/STOP button to set the Style to play.

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    Press the MEMORY and BASS INV. (PLAY/STOP) buttons together again to stop play- back of the recorded Chord Sequence. The last chord played by the Chord Sequence remains in memory. The Chord Sequence will remain in memory up until you record a new Chord Sequence, or you set Pa900 to standby.

  • Page 67: Song Play, Selecting A Song To Play

    Selecting a Song to play Song Play Pa900 is equipped with two onboard Players that can be run at the same time to mix different Songs. The Players can read Songs in Standard MIDI File (MID), Karaoke™ (KAR) and MP3 format.

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    Song Play Selecting a Song to play Touch the Player 1 area to open the Song Select window. This window is very similar to the one you can see when pressing the MEDIA button on the con- trol panel, and touching the Load tab to see the Load page. This page is, however, “filtered” to only show Song files.

  • Page 69: 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 playback. After pressing the (PLAY/STOP) button, the but- ton’s LED turns on, and the measure counter begins to...

  • Page 70: Changing The Tracks' Volume

    Song Play Changing the tracks’ volume Changing the tracks’ volume While playing back a Standard MIDI File, you may wish to change each track’s volume, to create a mix “on the fly”. Be sure the Volume panel is shown, or touch the Volume tab to show it. As seen for the Styles, you can hold &...

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    Song Play Changing the tracks’ volume Press the TRACK SELECT button once to see tracks 1-8 (Track 1-8 view). Note: Changes to Song tracks will not be saved, and are reset each time you press (Home) button, or you select a different Marker. To save changes, you must edit the Song in Sequencer mode.

  • Page 72: Turning The Song Tracks On/off

    Song Play Turning the Song tracks on/off Touch each track’s channel strip, to see each track’s detail in the Track Info line. • Selected track Assigned Sound. Touch it to Sound bank Program Change open the Sound Select window. Also, you can see which type of Sound is assigned to each track in the Sound area of the •...

  • Page 73: Soloing A Track, The Lead Vocal From An Mp3 File

    Song Play Soloing a track Soloing a track Opposite to the above, you may want to make a single track of a Standard MIDI File play alone. This is called the Solo function. While the Song is playing, keep the SHIFT button pressed and touch the track you want to listen to in Solo mode.

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    Song Play Removing the Melody track from a Standard MIDI File or the Lead Vocal from an MP3 file When done, you can press the ASSIGNABLE SWITCH 1 to unmute the Song’s Melody track and let the original MIDI instrument play the Melody line again, or press the ASSIGNABLE SWITCH 2 to deactivate the Vocal Remover and let the original lead singer’s voice appear again.

  • Page 75: Mixing Two Songs

    Song Play Mixing two Songs Mixing two Songs You can select two Songs at the same time, and mix them by 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.

  • Page 76: 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 types of show.

  • Page 77: 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 78: Sorting Entries, Searching For Entries

    The SongBook Sorting Entries Sorting Entries You can change the order of the Entries shown in the display. You can change the sorting order by touching one of the labels in a list of names. Touch the Name label… …to alphabetically reorder the names in the list.

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    The SongBook Searching for Entries For example, you may want to find all songs containing the word “love” in the title (in any posi- tion in the string). If so, select the ‘Name’ criterion, and enter the word ‘love’ . Capitals are not rel- evant for the search.

  • Page 80: Adding Entries, Editing The 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 SongBook. Assign the Song to Player 1 (only Songs assigned to Player 1 will be saved to the SongBook Entry.

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    The SongBook Editing the Entries While in the Book Edit 1 page, you will be able to see the name of the selected Style or Song, and choose whether to replace them or not. Name of the Style or Song file linked to the Entry. Name of the Entry Song Selection num- ber (ID number for...

  • Page 82: Creating A Custom List

    The SongBook Creating a Custom List After having filled up all the desired fields (be as comprehensive as you can), touch the Write button in the display to open the Write dialog box. Touch the (Text Edit) button to assign a name to the Entry, then touch OK to save the Entry to the SongBook database.

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    The SongBook Creating a Custom List Touch the Book tab to open the Book page and see the full database. Use the various sorting, searching and filtering options (seen above) to find the Entries you are looking for. Touch the Add to List button when the desired Entry has been selected. Use the scroll bar or the VALUE DIAL to see all the Songs in the...

  • Page 84: Selecting And Using A Custom List

    The SongBook Selecting and using a Custom List Selecting and using a Custom List After having created 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 85: Singing With A Microphone, Connecting A Microphone

    Microphone controls Connecting a microphone To sing along with the Pa900, you must first connect a dynamic microphone to the LEFT audio input (the one that goes into the Voice Processor). Press the GLOBAL button, touch the “Audio & Video” button in the display, then touch the Audio In tab to reach the “Audio In”...

  • Page 86: Setting Up Your Voice Tone

    Singing with a microphone Setting up your voice tone Connect a microphone. Turn the MIC switch on, and slightly increase the MIC VOLUME level. Sing into the microphone, and adjust the MIC GAIN until you achieve the correct settings. Adjust the input level by using the MIC GAIN knob next to the LEFT audio input. Sing into the microphone, and watch at the AUDIO IN LED on the control panel –...

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    Singing with a microphone Setting up your voice tone To filter out the “boominess” , use the “Low Cut Freq.” parameter and remove some bass frequencies. Start with the lowest frequency, and then try to up in case it does not solve the problem. In some cases, boominess can be solved by singing a bit farther from the microphone.

  • Page 88: Choosing A Voice Processor Preset

    Singing with a microphone Choosing a Voice Processor Preset Choosing a Voice Processor Preset You can add several effects to your voice, and you can set them up quickly through the Voice Proces- sor Presets. These are memories containing all the settings for the Voice Processor effects. You can customize these memories at will.

  • Page 89: The Styles, Applying Harmony To Your Voice While Playing With A Song

    Applying harmony to your voice while playing with the Styles You can let Pa900 add automatically-generated harmonies to your lead voice, with up to three backing voices. Each VP Preset may contain a different harmonization style (for example, changing the num- ber of voices, or the way notes are reveiced from the keyboard, a Style or a Song).

  • Page 90: Balancing The Voice, Effects And Tracks Level, Soloing Your Voice (talk)

    Singing with a microphone Balancing the voice, effects and tracks level Balancing the voice, effects and tracks level When all effects have been set, you can balance your voice against the effects, the Styles and the Songs. If you like, start a Style or Song. Adjust the microphone’s final volume by using the MIC VOLUME knob.

  • Page 91: Recording A New Song (standard Midi File), Preparing The Style And Sounds

    Recording a new Song (Standard MIDI File) There are several ways to create a Song on the Pa900. 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 92: Accessing The Backing Sequence (quick Record) Mode

    Recording a new Song (Standard MIDI File) Accessing the Backing Sequence (Quick Record) mode Accessing the Backing Sequence (Quick Record) mode Press the SEQUENCER button to switch to the Sequencer mode. After pressing the SEQUENCER button, the main page of the Sequencer mode appears.

  • Page 93: Setting The Record Parameters, Recording

    Recording a new Song (Standard MIDI File) Setting the Record parameters Setting the Record parameters When you enter Backing Sequence Record, the latest selected Style and Sounds are already selected, and all tracks are ready to record. You could simply start recording as if you were playing in realtime with the Styles.

  • Page 94: Second-take Recording (overdubbing)

    Recording a new Song (Standard MIDI File) Second-take recording (Overdubbing) When finished recording your Song, press the (PLAY/STOP) button in the PLAYER 1 section to exit recording, and return to the main page of the Sequencer mode. After pressing the PLAY/STOP button, the main page of the Sequencer mode will appear again.

  • Page 95: Saving A Song

    Recording a new Song (Standard MIDI File) Saving a Song Saving a Song After having recorded a Song that you like, it is a good idea to save it, to avoid losing it when the instrument is turned off (or put in standby). While in the main page of the Sequencer mode, touch the page menu icon to open the page menu.

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    Recording a new Song (Standard MIDI File) Saving a Song Touch the Save button in the display to open the Save Song dialog box. Touch the Text Edit icon to edit the Song’s name. Touch OK in the display to save the Song, or Cancel to stop the Save operation.

  • Page 97: Recording A New Song (mp3 File)

    Recording a new Song (MP3 file) With Pa900, you can record your performance as an MP3 file. Keep in mind what follows: • All you play on the keyboard, the Styles and the Standard MIDI Files performed by the Players will Note: You cannot enter be recorded.

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    Recording a new Song (MP3 file) Start playing and singing your Song. You can record everything you play; in addition, you can record your vocals. In other words, you can record your whole performance. If you like, you can press the EXIT button to exit this dialog box and navigate through the Style Play and Song Play pages, without stopping to record.

  • Page 99: Searching Files And Musical Resources, How To Use The Search Function

    How to use the Search function Searching files and musical resources With Pa900, you can press the SEARCH button to search for files or musical resources. How to use the Search function Depending on the page you are in, you can search for different types of data. For example, while in Media mode you can only search for files, while in Style Play or Song Play mode you can search for several different types of data (Styles, Songs, Lyrics…).

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    Searching files and musical resources How to use the Search function In case you are searching for a file in a disk, touch the “Browse” button to open the Media window. When you see the folder contain- ing the file you are looking for, touch it, then touch the Select button to close the Media win- dow.

  • Page 101: Notes About Searching

    Wildcards During search, the string entered will be search as a whole word or as part of a word. For example, if you entered “love”, Pa900 will find “Love” and “LoveSong”, or any other word containing the string “love”. You can use the wildcards “?” (any single character) and “*” (any sequence of characters) to search exactly that string.

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  • Page 104: Replacing The Clock Backup Battery, Precautions, Installation

    Precautions • Installation of the battery 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 105

    Replacing the clock backup battery Installation Insert the new battery (d) into the empty battery slot, being Replace the cover (b) to the original position. Attach the sure the positive (+) side is facing up. Be very careful not to cover to the back of the instrument by using the fixing let it fall inside the instrument.

  • Page 106: Installing A Microsd Card, Precautions, Installation

    (optional) microSD card inside Pa900. The card can be installed access to the inside of the microSD slot, and keep the cover by the user. Korg is not responsible for any data loss, damage apart. or injury caused by the incorrect installation of this part.

  • Page 107: Accessing The Microsd Card, Removal

    (a). Once the microSD Key is installed, restart your Pa900. You can access the microSD card from any Media page, by using the Device selector and choosing the “SD [KORG SD]” storage device.

  • Page 108: Technical Specifications

    Display Color TouchView™, 7” TFT display Tone Generator KORG EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis) sound generator, 128 Voices, 128 Oscillators, Filters with Resonance, Three band EQ for each track Effects Up to 4 Stereo Digital Multi-Effects block system, 125 Master Effects types + 2 Global Effects Voice Voice Processor Technology by TC Helicon.

  • Page 109: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Implementation Chart MIDI Implementation Chart KORG Pa900 OS Version 1.0 - March 01, 2013 Function Transmitted Recognized Remarks Default 1–16 1–16 Memorized Basic Channel Changed 1–16 1–16 Default Messages Mode Altered **************** 0–127 0–127 Note Number: True Voice **************** 0–127...

  • Page 110

    MIDI Implementation Chart...

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