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Korg R3 Effect Manual

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    Effect guide...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Overview........1 27. GrainSft (Grain Shifter) S.GrnSft (Stereo Grain Shifter) ....23 28. S.Vibart (Stereo Vibrato)......24 About the effect inputs and outputs 29. W.RotSpk (Rotary Speaker) ............1 RotrySpk (Rotary Speaker) ......25 30. W.TalkMd (Talking Modulation) About the delay time......

  • Page 3: Overview

    Overview Overview About the delay time The effect section of the consists of a two-band EQ TimeRatio and two insert effects per timbre, and one master effect For delay effects, the actual delay time is determined by for the entire program. You can use the EQ and insert ef- multiplying the delay time with the “TimRatio (TimeR- fects to create the sound of each timbre, and use the mas- atio).”...

  • Page 4: Controlling The Effect Parameters

    OLUTION” settings correspond to note values On the R3 you can assign one parameter each from in- sert effects 1 and 2 and the master effect (a total of three The following table shows how LFO or delay effect parameters) to knobs [1–[4] and control these parame-...

  • Page 5: Effect Parameters

    Effect parameters Effect parameters Attack [000.1…500.0ms] [parameter name] only MFX • This parameter will be Sets the attack level. displayed and can be set only when the effect is used by a master effect. Compressor - Attack Level [parameter name] only IFX •...

  • Page 6: S.limit (stereo Limiter)

    Effect guide 2. S.Limit 3. S.Gate (Stereo Limiter) (Stereo Gate) The Limiter regulates the input signal level. It is similar This effect mutes the input signal if its level is lower than to the Compressor, except that the Limiter compresses the specified level.

  • Page 7: S.filter (stereo Filter)

    [LPF24, LPF18, LPF12, HPF12, BPF12] Selects the filter type. If this parameter is assigned for “Fx Knob,” turn- ☞ R3 owner’s manual p.32 “FiltBal1” ing “BPM Sync” On will switch the assignment to Sync Note. In the same way, setting “Mod Src” to Cutoff [000…127]...

  • Page 8: S.wah (stereo Wah)

    Effect guide 5. S.Wah With a setting of 0°, the waveform will start from its be- (Stereo Wah) ginning at note-on. This stereo wah effect allows you to create sounds from With a setting of 180°, the waveform will start from the vintage wah pedal simulation to auto-wah simulation, mid-point of its cycle at note-on.

  • Page 9: S.4bndeq (stereo 4band Eq)

    Effect parameters 6. S.2BndEQ (Stereo 2Band EQ): IFX Envelope Shape Level S.4BndEQ (Stereo 4Band EQ): MFX Envelope This is a stereo EQ for which the type can be selected in- value = 0...+100 dependently. value = 0...–100 When used in an insert effect, this will be a two-band Time stereo EQ.

  • Page 10: Distort (distortion)

    Effect guide 7. Distort B2 Q [00.5…10.0] (Distortion) Sets the bandwidth of Band 2. This parameter will be This is a distortion effect with a three band EQ, giving displayed and can be set if “B1 Type” is Peaking. you a broad range of variations. B2 Gain [–18.0…+18.0dB] Wet: Mono In - Mono Out / Dry: Stereo In - Stereo Out...

  • Page 11: Cabi Sim (cabinet Simulator)

    Effect parameters 8. Cabi Sim 9. Tube Sim : IFX (Cabinet Simulator) (Tube PreAmp Simulator) S.TubSim : MFX This simulates the acoustical character of a guitar amp’s (Stereo Tube PreAmp Simulator) speaker cabinet. This effect simulates a two-stage vacuum tube preamp. You can make individual settings for two vacuum tubes Wet: Mono In - Mono Out / Dry: Stereo In - Stereo Out connected in series.

  • Page 12: S.dcmtr (stereo Decimator)

    Effect guide 10. S.Dcmtr gain levels, tending to cause distortion. Lower settings (Stereo Decimator) of this value will produce linear response. This effect creates a rough sound like a cheap sampler by lowering the sampling frequency and data bit length. Mic/Pre Amp - Saturation You can also simulate noise unique to a sampler (alias- ing).

  • Page 13: 11. Reverb

    Effect parameters 11. Reverb LFO Wave (LFO Waveform) [Saw, Square, Triangle, Sine, S&H] This effect simulates acoustical ambience such as the re- Selects the internal LFO waveform. verberation of a hall. ☞p.5 “LFO Wave (LFO Waveform)” MFX Hall, SmoothHall Wet: Mono In - Stereo Out / Dry: Stereo In - Stereo Out LFO Shape [–63…+63] Left...

  • Page 14: Earlyref (early Reflections)

    Effect guide only MFX 12. EarlyRef Trim (Pre EQ Trim) [000…127] (Early Reflections) Sets the EQ input level. This effect is only the early reflection part of a reverber- ation sound, and adds presence to the sound. You can only MFX LoEQGain (Low EQ Gain) [–15.0…+15.0dB] select one of the four decay curves.

  • Page 15: Lcr Dly (l/c/r Delay)

    Effect parameters 13. LCR Dly Spread [000…127] (L/C/R Delay) Sets the width of the stereo image of the effect sound. This multitap delay outputs three Tap signals to the left, The stereo image is widest with a value of 127, and the center, and right respectively.

  • Page 16: S.delay (stereo Delay)

    Effect guide 14. S.Delay 15. AtPanDly (Stereo Delay) (Auto Panning Delay) This is a stereo delay, and can by used as a cross-feed- This stereo delay effect pans the delay sound left and back delay effect in which the delay sounds cross over right using the LFO.

  • Page 17: S.apndly (stereo Auto Panning Delay)

    Effect parameters 16. S.APnDly Key Sync (LFO Key Sync) [Off, Timbre] (Stereo Auto Panning Delay) Specifies whether the LFO will be reset by note-on. This is a stereo delay that uses an LFO to pan the delay ☞p.5 “Key Sync (LFO KeySync)” sound between left and right.

  • Page 18: Moddelay (modulation Delay)

    Effect guide 17. ModDelay IniPhase (LFO Init Phase) [000…180°] (Modulation Delay) Sets the starting location of the waveform if “KeySync” is This stereo delay uses an LFO to sweep the delay time. Timbre. The pitch also varies. You will obtain a delay sound with ☞p.5 “IniPhase (LFO Init Phase)”...

  • Page 19: S.moddly (stereo Modulation Delay)

    Effect parameters 18. S.ModDly 19. TapeEcho (Stereo Modulation Delay) This is a stereo modulation delay. This effect simulates a tape echo unit. The distortion and tonal change typical of magnetic tape are also repro- Stereo In - Stereo Out duced. Left Dry / Wet Delay...

  • Page 20: S.chorus (stereo Chorus)

    Effect guide 20. S.Chorus 21. Ensemble (Stereo Chorus) This effect adds thickness and warmth to the sound by This effect produces a deep and spacious ensemble modulating the delay time of the input signal. You can sound. add spread to the sound by offsetting the phase of the Wet: Mono In - Stereo Out / Dry: Stereo In - Stereo Out left and right LFOs from each other.

  • Page 21: S.flangr (stereo Flanger/comb Filter)

    Effect parameters 22. S.Flangr LFOShape (LFO Shape) [–63…+63] (Stereo Flanger/Comb Filter) Adjusts the shape of the internal LFO waveform. This effect gives a significant swell and movement of ☞p.5 “LFOShape” pitch to the sound. It is more effective when applied to a sound with a lot of harmonics.

  • Page 22: S.phaser (stereo Phaser)

    Effect guide 23. S.Phaser LFO Spred (LFO Spread) [–180…+180°] (Stereo Phaser) Sets the LFO phase difference between the left and right This effect creates a swell by shifting the phase. It is very channels. effective on electric piano sounds. You can add spread to the sound by offsetting the phase of the left and right HighDamp [000…100%]...

  • Page 23: S.tremol (stereo Tremolo)

    Effect parameters 24. S.Tremol 25. S.RingMd (Stereo Tremolo) (Stereo Ring Modulator) This effect modulates the volume level of the input sig- This effect creates a metallic sound by applying the os- nal. The effect is stereo, and offsetting the LFO of the left cillators to the input signal.

  • Page 24: Pitchsft (pitch Shifter)

    Effect guide 26. PitchSft : IFX SyncNote (LFO SyncNote) [8/1…1/64] (Pitch Shifter) Sets the LFO frequency as a proportion of the tempo set S.PtcShft : MFX (Stereo Pitch Shifter) by the [TEMPO] knob if “BPM Sync” is On. This effect changes the pitch of the input signal. You can ☞p.5 “SyncNote (LFO SyncNote)”...

  • Page 25: Grainsft (grain Shifter)

    Effect parameters 27. GrainSft : IFX between these two. If you do not need to set too much (Grain Shifter) pitch shift amount, set this parameter to Slow. If you S.GrnSft : MFX (Stereo Grain Shifter) wish to change the pitch significantly, use Fast. This effect samples extremely brief fragments of the HighDamp [000…100%]...

  • Page 26: S.vibart (stereo Vibrato)

    Effect guide 28. S.Vibart LFO Sync (LFO BPM Sync) [Off, On] (Stereo Vibrato) Specifies whether the internal LFO cycle will be syn- This effect causes the pitch of the input signal to shim- chronized with the tempo specified by the [TEMPO] mer.

  • Page 27: W.rotspk (rotary Speaker)

    Effect parameters Double Size 29. W.RotSpk : IFX CtrlMode (Sw. Ctrl. Mode) [Toggle, Moment] (Rotary Speaker) If “Spk Ctrl” is set to Switch, this selects the switching RotrySpk : MFX (Rotary Speaker) mode of the modulation source that will switch the This effect simulates a rotary speaker, and obtains a speaker rotation speed between slow and fast.

  • Page 28: W.talkmd (talking Modulation) Talk Mod (talking Modulation)

    Effect guide Double Size 30. W.TalkMd : IFX Spread [000…127] (Talking Modulation) Sets the angle of left and right microphones. Talk Mod : MFX (Talking Modulation) Rotary Speaker - Mic Placement This effect adds an unusual character, like a human Mic Spread voice, to the input signal.

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    Effect parameters Resonanc (Resonance) [000…127] Sets the intensity of resonance for the voice pattern. A larger value will add more character to the sound. Drive [000…127] Sets the degree of distortion. Mod Src (Modulation Source) [Auto, LFO, Ctrl] Selects the modulation source. Mod Int (Modulation Intensity) [–63…+63] Sets the depth of modulation produced by the modula-...

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    WARNING: Use of this product in any country other than that for which it is intended could be dangerous and could invalidate the manufacturer’s or distributor’s warranty. Please also retain your receipt as proof of purchase otherwise your product may be disqualified from the manufacturer’s or distributor’s warranty. 4015-2 Yanokuchi, Inagi-city, Tokyo 206-0812 Japan  2006 KORG INC.

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