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Korg PS60 Easy Start Manual

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    Easy Start Guide...

  • Page 2: Precautions

    Interference with other electrical devices media. Please be aware that Korg will accept no responsi- Radios and televisions placed nearby may experience bility for any damages which may result from loss of data.

  • Page 3: Main Features Of The Ps60

    • The PS60’s lightweight and compact design allows you to easily transport it between stage, practice studio or home. Editor and plug-in editor • By using the included “PS60 Editor” or “PS60 Plug-In Editor” software, you can edit the finer details of the sounds in the same way as professional synthesizers.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Connecting the AC adaptor Data handling ................. 2 Conventions in this manual ..........2 Make sure that the PS60’s power switch is in the STANDBY position. Main features of the PS60......3 Connect the included AC adapter’s DC plug to the PS60’s rear panel DC 9V jack.

  • Page 5: Connecting Speakers Or Headphones

    Connecting speakers or headphones The PS60 does not contain speakers. In order to hear the sounds, you’ll need to connect audio equipment such as powered monitor speakers, a stereo set or use headphones. Connecting powered monitor speakers or a mixer The PS60’s audio output is designed to produce a higher sig-...

  • Page 6: About The Ps60's Panel

    You can save a total of 20 performances (4 banks x 5 performances in each bank). SPLIT SETTING Here you can make “split” settings that divide the PS60’s keyboard into lower and upper Volume adjustment regions. This knob adjusts the volume that’s output from the L/MONO and R OUTPUT jacks, and from the headphone jack.

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    The PS60’s controls are organized into three sections; sounds, performance, and other settings. Timbre selector MODULATION Here you can adjust the modulation effect which adds Here you can select the timbre(s) that you want to rich spaciousness or movement to the sound. Choose play.

  • Page 8: Selecting A Timbre (sound)

    Selecting a timbre (sound) Using one timbre (Single) Press the ON button of the timbre (A.PIANO–SYNTH) that you want to play. (The button will light.) Use the variation  buttons to select a program. Effect and equalizer settings will also be changed as appropriate for the sound you select. Other ways to select When the program (name) is shown in the lower line of the display, you can also use the VALUE knob to make a selection.

  • Page 9: Layering Multiple Sounds (layer)

    The insert effect specified by each program will be loaded each time you switch variations. Use the convenient Audition function when selecting sounds Each of the PS60’s programs has an associated riff (phrase) that’s appropriate for the sound. You can make When you switch programs by pressing a timbre’s...

  • Page 10: Splitting The Keyboard And Assigning Sounds (split)

    Splitting the keyboard and assigning sounds (Split) You can divide the PS60’s keyboard into two regions, and assign different sounds to each region. This is called “split” settings. The region at the left-hand side of the keyboard is called “Lower” and the region at the right-hand side is called “Upper.”...

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    Changing the sound for Split settings Press the LOWER or UPPER button to select the region whose sound you want to change. When you press the LOWER or UPPER button, the ON buttons will light to indicate the on/off status of each timbre for the region you selected.

  • Page 12: Using Controllers

    Using controllers In addition to its keyboard, the PS60 lets you control the sound using various controllers such as the joystick and button, or an optional damper pedal, foot switch or foot pedal. Keyboard and keyboard settings Example: How velocity affects the volume...

  • Page 13: Switching The Rotary Speaker Simulator Between Slow/fast

    Damper pedal and foot switch/pedal If you connect an optional damper pedal, foot switch, or foot pedal to the PS60, you can use your foot to con- trol the PS60’s sounds or functions ( OM p. 10, 51, 52).

  • Page 14: Using The Performance Controls To Adjust The Sound

    Using the performance controls to adjust the sound In addition to the sections described earlier, where you select sounds and make split settings, the PS60 pro- vides various other “performance controls.” These consist of the “easy setup” section where you can adjust the volume, octave and effect send for each timbre, the modulation and reverb/delay “master effects”...

  • Page 15: Master Effect And Equalizer (eq)

    Master effect and equalizer (EQ) By applying effects to the sound you can add depth, movement, or reverberation. The equalizer applies an overall adjustment to the final sound by adjusting the tonal character of the low, mid and high frequency ranges.

  • Page 16: Storing A Performance

    (Q), as well as editing the gain (OM p.29, 38). Tip: The PS60’s EQ provides an EQ offset function that lets you adjust the tonal character of the overall audio output as appropriate for the acoustical charac- ter of a live concert venue or for the response of your speaker system (...

  • Page 17: Recalling A Performance

    Recalling a performance Here’s how to recall a performance so that you can play it. If you’ve stored your sounds in the order in which you’ll play them during your live set, you’ll be able to conveniently recall them at a touch. Press the BANK button to choose the desired performance bank.

  • Page 18: Detailed Sound Editing And Settings (edit)

    PROGRAM EDIT: This lets you edit the sound of the timbre’s program. You can select the insert effect, and edit settings such as oscillator, filter, EG and LFO. GLOBAL: This lets you edit the overall pitch of the PS60, the keyboard touch sensitivity (velocity curve) and the pedal assignments.

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    Note: While the PS60 remains powered-on, it will Filt EG Int (Filter EQ Intensity): This adjusts the depth of remember the last-selected edit page. Depending on the envelope (EG) that applies time-varying change to the the previously-performed operation, use the  but- filter.

  • Page 20: Specifications (condensed)

    925 × 291 × 90 (mm) / 36.41"× 11.45" × 3.54" Weight: 4.6 kg / 10.14 lbs Power Consumption: 6 W Accessories: AC adapter, Easy start guide, Accessory disc (PS60 Editor/Plug- In Editor, KORG USB-MIDI driver, PS60 Owner’s Manual (PDF), PS60 Parameter Guide (PDF), PS60 USB-MIDI Setup Guide (PDF) etc.)

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    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 © 2010 KORG INC.

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