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    6,121,532, and 6,121,533. Other patents pending. * KARMA™, the KARMA Logo, Generated Effect™ (GE), Melodic Repeat™, Direct Index™, Manual Advance™, and SmartScan™ are trademarks of Stephen Kay, Karma Lab LLC, This manual copyright © 2000-2001 by KORG Inc. and Stephen Kay. All rights reserved.

  • Page 3: About This Manual

    Thank you for purchasing the Korg KARMA music workstation. To ensure trouble-free enjoyment, please read this manual carefully and use the instrument as directed. About this manual Conventions in this manual Abbreviations for the manuals BG, PG, GE, VNL References to the manuals included with this instru- The owner’s manuals and how to use...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Front panel ......5 KARMA Realtime Controls ....25 Rear panel.

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    Basic combination editing ....52 KARMA function settings ....80 Timbre 1–8 program, pan and volume.

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    CONTROLS [1]–[4] ..... . 103 Assigning MIDI control changes to the KARMA Realtime Controls knobs and keys ..104 Adjusting the contrast (brightness) sof the LCD screen .

  • Page 7: Introduction

    This allows you to freely apply to the sound or the phrase/pattern generated by modulation to parameters that affect the pitch, KARMA by using a rich array of controllers such as filter, amp, EG, LFO, and effects etc. joystick, [SW1], [SW2], REALTIME CONTROLS [1]–[4] •...

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    floppy disk. You can play along on the keyboard as you listen to the SMF playback. You can also perform with the KARMA function synchronized to the SMF playback tempo. • Formats 0 and 1 are supported.

  • Page 9: Overview Of The Modes

    • Here you can use the 16-track sequencer to record effects, and KARMA function etc. and playback songs. • A song can use up to four KARMA modules. Select a multisample (the following multisamples • You can make effect settings for your song.

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    • You can use a maximum of 20 cue lists, 200 songs, and 100 preset patterns. One song can use as many as 100 patterns. • KARMA Music Workstation can be used as a 16- track multitimbral tone generator. • You can perform using the RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) function, and make settings for it.

  • Page 11: Front And Rear Panel

    Front and rear panel Front panel 1. EXB-PCM slot cover (EXB-PCM option) 3. [SW1] key, [SW2] key Open this cover to install separately sold EXB- These keys are on/off switches for the functions to PCM series option boards. which they were assigned in Program, Combina- Two slots are provided.

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    When you press a key, the LED will light, and you will enter that mode. ( p.14). 8. KARMA REALTIME CONTROLS [COMBI] key These allow you to control the KARMA function as Combination mode will be selected. you play. ( p.27). [PROG] key [ON/OFF] key Program mode will be selected.

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    Sequencer mode ( p.15). You can also move to a desired page by holding When you operate the KARMA Realtime Controls down the [MENU] key and using numeric keys knobs [1]–[8] or switches [1]/[2] in Program, Com- [0]–[7] to enter a two-digit page number.

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    CURSOR keys [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ] 16.SEQUENCER Use these keys to select different parameters on [PAUSE] key screen. In addition, you can hold down the [MENU] key In Sequencer mode, this key pauses the song or and use cursor keys [ ], [ ] to switch pages on cue list playback.

  • Page 15: Rear Panel

    1. [POWER] switch ASSIGNABLE PEDAL jack This switch turns the power on/off ( p.17). A separately sold Korg EXP-2 or XVP-10 expres- sion pedal can be connected here ( p.13). 2. AC power supply connector (~AC9V) Its function can be assigned in Global mode, allow- ing you to use the pedal to control the volume, etc.

  • Page 16: Objects And Functions In The Lcd Screen

    Current page d: Edit cell e: Check box In Combination, Sequencer, or Song Play modes, these are used to select the KARMA module that you wish to edit. In Song Play mode or Disk mode, these select the current directory.

  • Page 17: Scroll Bar

    * Page menu the execution or operation screen. In some cases, a dialog box will appear. Follow the directions In Combination, Program, Sequencer, Song Play, or shown in the dialog box. Global modes, pressing the [MENU] key will dis- To execute, select (press the [F8] key).

  • Page 18: Connections

    Connections If you playback this instrument through your ste- Connecting audio equipment etc. reo audio system, be aware that high volumes may damage your speakers. Be careful not to raise the volume excessively. Connections must be made with the power turned off.

  • Page 19: Connecting Pedals Etc

    Use MIDI cables to connect the MIDI connectors tions, and to start/stop the sequencer etc. of this instrument with the MIDI connectors of Connect a separately sold Korg foot switch such as the your external device. PS-1 to the rear panel ASSIGNABLE SWITCH jack.

  • Page 20: Basic Operation

    In order to use a particular function on the selected page, and that page will appear. KARMA, you must first select the appropriate As an example here, press the [F3] key three times to mode. Press one of the front panel mode keys select “KeyZ,”...

  • Page 21: Selecting Parameters

    Use the [./HOLD] key to enter a decimal point. In the 1.1: Play page of Program and Combination modes, the [./HOLD] key will perform the Category Hold or 10’s Hold function. ( PG p.2) The [ENTER] key is also used when setting the KARMA Realtime Controls knobs and switches. ( PG p.6)

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    The Compare function is not available Global modes. When operating the KARMA Realtime Controls knobs [1]–[8] and switches [1]/[2] in Program, Combination, Sequencer, and Song Play modes, pressing the [COM- PARE] key will revert to the settings that were written.

  • Page 23: Quick Start

    1. Turning the power on (GLOBAL 1.1: System, Preference page). If “Power On Mode” is Reset (factory setting), this 1 Press KARMA Music Workstation’S [POWER] instrument will automatically selects the Combination switch to turn on the power. mode 1.1: Play.

  • Page 24: Listening To A Demo Song

    Listening to a demo song Contents of the disks Loading the demo song data in This instrument comes with one floppy disk (KMFD- Disk mode 00P). PRELOAD.PCG 1 Insert the included “KMFD-00P” floppy disk into • Preloaded data (programs, combinations, drum the disk drive.

  • Page 25: Selecting And Playing A Demonstration Song In Sequencer Mode

    Selecting and playing a demon- Playing a cue list stration song in Sequencer mode Here’s how to playback the demonstration cue list. By using a cue list, you can repeatedly play multiple songs 1 Press the [SEQ] key (the LED will light). that you specify in the cue list, or play songs consecu- You will enter Sequencer mode.

  • Page 26: Selecting And Playing A Program

    PCM ROM multisamples, If it is not selected, use the cursor keys [ ], [ ], [ ], effects, and the KARMA function. [ ] to highlight the program name in “Program C, D With the factory settings, these banks do not Select.”...

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    Using a connected switch to select programs A separately sold on/off-type switch (such as the sepa- rately sold Korg PS-1) can be connected to the rear Program Category panel ASSIGNABLE SWITCH connector, and assigned a program select function.

  • Page 28: Selecting And Playing A Combination

    An separately sold on/off type foot switch such as the bank B, press the BANK [B] key. (The upper left of Korg PS-1 can be connected to the ASSIGNABLE the LCD screen will indicate Bank B.) SWITCH jack, and used to select combinations.

  • Page 29: Using Controllers To Modify The Sound

    Using controllers to modify the sound This instrument provides a variety of controllers that on/off status of the [SW1] and [SW2] keys is can be used to control the tone, pitch, volume, effects, saved. and arpeggiator etc. in realtime while you play. For details on making these settings, refer to p.103 “Setting the function of [SW1] and [SW2]”.

  • Page 30: Realtime Control [1], [2], [3], [4]

    4 To release the locked condition, press the [SW1] you can modify the brightness of the sound. key once again. Level REALTIME CONTROL [1], [2], [3], [4] Cutoff These knobs can be used to control the filter cutoff fre- frequency quency and resonance, the amp and filter EG, volume, portamento time, pan, pitch LFO, or the send levels to Knob [3]: EG-INTENSITY...

  • Page 31: [value] Slider

    DS-1H is connected, it will function as a half-damper pedal. The half-damper function cannot be controlled by other pedals. Assignable Foot Switch A separately sold on/off switch such as the Korg PS-1 Functions assigned to the Functions assigned [SW1] and [SW2] keys to Knob1—4...

  • Page 32: Performing With The Karma Function

    Program mode the tempo you specify. The setting of the knob will be saved when you In Program mode you can use one KARMA module to write the program. play a phrase or pattern appropriate for the program sound.

  • Page 33: Operating The Karma Realtime

    Turning the KARMA function on/off: [ON/ OFF] key Each time you press the [ON/OFF] key, the KARMA 2 Press the CHORD TRIGGER [ASSIGN] key. function will turn on/off. When on, the key LED will The [ASSIGN] key LED will light.

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    This is convenient when you wish to restore a knob or Names appropriate for the functions of the KARMA switch to its original position after adjusting it. Realtime Controls knobs and switches are already specified for the preloaded programs.

  • Page 35: Selecting A Ge (generated Effect)

    “Select by Category,” VNL) ( p.26) “Init. K.RTC (Init. KARMA Realtime Controls)” It is not possible to set the tempo of each KARMA This setting specifies whether the settings of the module separately. KARMA Realtime Controls knobs and switches will be initialized when you select a GE.

  • Page 36: Operating The Karma Realtime Controls

    KARMA module. Settings for KARMA module operation The key zone settings of the four KARMA modules are dis- (“Run” and “Solo” settings) played as a solid line. In Combination mode, up to four KARMA modules can operate simultaneously.

  • Page 37: Karma Module Midi I/o Channel Settings

    KARMA module MIDI I/O channel set- tings The MIDI input/output channel settings for each KARMA module and the MIDI channel setting for each timbre will determine the routing by which the KARMA modules will play the timbres. When the MIDI output channel of a KARMA module...

  • Page 38: Playing With The Rppr

    Playing with the RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) function This instrument’s Sequencer mode provides an RPPR Shutdown Keys: (Realtime Pattern Play/Recording) function. Using the RPPR function, each note of the keyboard When you play a key in the range of C–1 – C2, the cur- can be assigned to a preset pattern or user pattern and rently-playing pattern will stop.

  • Page 39: Simple Program Editing

    KARMA This Performance Edit function cannot be used on settings etc.

  • Page 40: Simple Combination Editing

    (“OK”) key. The Select Program by Category dialog box will appear. If the KARMA [ON/OFF] key is on, turn it off. This combination layers (simultaneously sounds) the programs of timbre 1 and timbre 2. Timbre 1 sounds B001: Attack Piano, a piano with a crisp attack.

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    Adjusting the stereo location of the sound Listening to the program sound of just one timbre 5 Select the Mixer page. Press the [F8] (“UTILITY”) key to access the utility Press the [F3] (“Mix”) key. Here you can adjust the menu, and press the [F7] key to choose “Solo pan and volume for timbres 1–8.

  • Page 43: Basic Functions

    Song settings such as the song name and tempo, • Internal memory programs, combinations, user track settings ( p.59), KARMA function settings, drum kits, and global settings and effect settings can be saved (Write) to internal • Songs, cue lists, patterns memory.

  • Page 44: Writing To Internal Memory

    The screen shown is for Program mode Writing to internal memory Memory protect 2 In “Category,” specify the category of the program/ To prevent programs, combinations, songs and user combination. drum kits from being overwritten accidentally, the this instrument provides a Memory Protect setting that pro- If the category you specify here is for a program, hibits writing to memory.

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    The function buttons will have the following functions. Assigning a name (Rename) Clear: Erase all text. Del (Delete): Delete the character at the cursor loca- You can modify the name of an edited program, combi- tion. nation, song, drum kit. Ins (Insert): Insert a space at the cursor location.

  • Page 46: Writing Global Settings And User Drum Kits

    Memory in Global mode Writing global settings and user drum When the power is turned on, the Global mode data is kits called from internal memory into the Global mode memory area. Then when you modify the parameters The settings you edit in Global mode can be written in Global mode, the data in the memory area will be into internal memory.

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    3 Press the [F2] (“Save”) key to access the Save page. 1) Make sure that you have a sufficient number of floppy disks, and press the [F8] (“OK”) key. Sav- 4 If the media contains directories, select the direc- ing will begin. tory in which you wish to save the data.

  • Page 48: Midi Data Dump

    The programs (A-F), combinations (A–F), drum kits and global settings of internal memory, and sequencer songs, cue lists, can be transmitted as MIDI exclusive data and saved on a connected MIDI data filer, com- puter, or another KARMA. ( PG p.139)

  • Page 49: Restoring The Factory Settings

    Restoring the factory settings Loading the preload data The factory setting data is referred to as the “preload data”, and you can restore the factory settings for this instrument’s programs, combinations, and global set- tings by loading this preload data. This will rewrite any data that had been written before loading.

  • Page 50: Program Mode

    In 1.1: Play you can select and play programs. You can With the factory settings, this instrument’s program also edit the sound in simple ways, and make KARMA bunks A, B, and E contain preloaded programs. You function settings. ( p.26, p.33) can modify these programs, or create your own origi- In 2.1: Ed–Basic–7.3: Ed–MasterFX, you can edit the...

  • Page 51: Oscillator Settings

    finishing touches. When KARMAfunction set- using the program. If this is set to Mono, only one note tings (6.1 – 6.4: Ed-KARMA) and controller settings will sound even if you play a chord. Normally you will (2.2: Ed-Ctrl) are added to this, the final result is called set this to Poly, but it is effective to use Mono when a “program.”...

  • Page 52: Controller Settings

    Notes played on a connected MIDI keyboard at a make filter and amp settings, and specify routing to velocity less than the value you specify will sound the effects and to the individual audio outputs. the Low multisample; velocities at or above this •...

  • Page 53: Filter Settings

    EG (Pitch EG) page Pitch The “JS (–X)” and “JS(+X)” settings specify the amount Here you can make settings for the pitch EG. of pitch change (in semitones) that will occur when When you wish to create sound effects etc., set the MIDI pitch bend messages are received or when the pitch EG to make major changes in pitch over time.

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    Basic page Mod.1, Mod.2 page Controllers and the filter EG can be used to modulate Filter Type, Filter A, Filter B the filter cutoff frequency that was specified in the Selects the type of filter, and specify the “Frequency” Basic page. By using a controller to vary the tone or by (cutoff frequency) and “Resonance”...

  • Page 55: Amplifier Settings

    EG page you will set this to C064. If “Mode (Oscillator Mode)” is Double and you wish to create a sense of stereo, set Indicates settings for the filter EG, which controls time- the 5.1: Ed-Amp1 and 5.2: Ed-Amp2 parameter “Pan” variant changes in tone ( PG p.18).

  • Page 56: Lfo Settings

    KARMA function settings sample, you can produce a sound with a character 6.1: Ed–KARMA. unlike a typical organ. Piano Here you can make KARMA function settings ( p.77). BUS settings 7.1: Ed–BUS Organ You can specify the oscillator routing (the signal sent to the insert effects, master effects, and independent out- puts) ( p.98).

  • Page 57: More About Alternate Modulation

    More about Alternate Modulation Alternate Modulation is a type of modulation that can be used to control various aspects of the sound. AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) refers to any of the numerous sources that can control alternate modu- lation, and includes controllers that you operate physi- cally such as the joystick and realtime controllers, incoming MIDI data, as well as modulators such as the EG or LFO.

  • Page 58: Combination Mode

    Program grams (bank A, B and E) and KARMA function and mode. In addition, you can make KARMA function set- effects. You can edit these combinations, or create your tings (in 6.1–6.4: Ed-KARMA.) and controller settings...

  • Page 59: Timbre 1-8 Program, Pan And Volume

    Layer, split, and velocity switch The Compare function Within a combination, you can use keyboard location When you press the [COMPARE] key (LED lit), the and velocity to change the program that sounds. The combination that had been written before you begin programs assigned to each timbre can sound in three editing will be recalled.

  • Page 60: Controller Settings

    This is so that different programs for each timbre ting of the program. Moving this to left or right will will play when the KARMA function is on. Set the move the sound to left or right while preserving the MIDI “Input Channel”...

  • Page 61: Turn Karma On/off, And Specify Note Delay And Scale

    This setting controls whether the timbre will sound INT for all the timbres that you wish to use, and when KARMA is turned on/off by the KARMA [ON/ set “MIDI Channel” to either Gch or to match the OFF] key. ( p.51) global MIDI channel (a “G”...

  • Page 62: Velocity Switch Settings

    Select a strings program for timbre 2. 2 In the MIDI page of 3.1: Ed-Param1, set “Status” to Indicates settings for the KARMA function ( p.83). INT for all the timbres that you wish to use, and set “MIDI Channel” to either Gch or to match the global MIDI channel (a “G”...

  • Page 63: Sequencer Mode

    • Sequencer data such as a song or cue list that you cue list can also be converted into a single song. create can be saved in this instrument’s native • The KARMA function can be used for playback or format, or transmitted as a MIDI data dump. recording.

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    In general, track and pattern event data can not be returned to its original state. Pattern U00 ... U99 Controller Setup : 2.2 RPPR Setup : 5.1 KARMA: 6.1 6.4 (Module A, B, C, D) Track 1 Musical data Setup parameters Track 2...

  • Page 65: The Structure Of Sequencer Mode

    A song consists of tracks 1–16, a master track, song • Preset patterns: Patterns suitable for drum tracks parameters such as the song name, effect, KARMA are preset in internal memory, and can be selected module and RPPR parameters, and 100 user patterns.

  • Page 66: Cue List

    Press [PAUSE] once again, and playback will Cue List resume. • Pressing the [ REW], [FF ] keys will rewind A cue list allows you to playback multiple songs in or fast-forward. succession. This instrument allows you to create 20 cue These can be used during playback or when paused.

  • Page 67: Other Playback

    This is the method you will use when using the RPPR function and KARMA function to record multiple tracks of musical data at once, or when you playback existing sequence data on an external sequencer and record it onto this instrument’s...

  • Page 68: Realtime Recording On A Track

    • Overdub Realtime recording on a track With this method, the newly recorded musical data is added to the existing data. When you perform overdub recording on a previ- Preparations for recording ously-recorded track, the newly recorded data will be added to the previously-recorded data. Before you begin recording, you need to make track It is best to select this method when you wish to add settings.

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    6 Press the [REC/WRITE] key. 5 When you finish playing, press the [START/STOP] key. This instrument will enter record-standby mode. The “PLAY/MUTE/REC” of the track(s) you speci- Recording will end, and the location will return to fied in step 4 will change from PLAY to REC. the point at which you begin recording.

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    Auto punch-in 5 Press the [REC/WRITE] key, and then press the [START/STOP] key. 1 Make the necessary settings in “Preparations for Playback will begin. When you reach the starting recording.” location you specified in step 3, recording will 2 In the SEQ 1.1: Play/REC Preferences page REC begin.

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    Clock”) to External, so that this instrument will can be recorded simultaneously using multi recording. synchronize to the MIDI clock of the external For the procedure, refer to “KARMA function settings sequencer ( PG p.137). for Sequencer mode” ( p.85) 2 Make settings as described in “Preparations for When simultaneously recording multiple tracks recording”...

  • Page 72

    “Loop Start Meas” to 001, and “Loop End Meas” to tion” ( PG p.72). 008. If you wish to use the KARMA function settings of 5 Next we will record synth brass riffs on track 3. a copied combination and record the KARMA Select a synth brass program for track 3.

  • Page 73: Realtime Recording To A Pattern

    LFO1 depth (pitch) (CC#77) 64 (center) LFO1 delay (CC#78) 64 (center) If the KARMA function has been set to operate on the track that is selected by “Track Select,” the play- Filter EG intensity (CC#79) 64 (center) back of the KARMA function will be recorded in the...

  • Page 74: Step Recording On A Track Or Pattern

    Step recording on a track or pattern Creating and playing a Cue List To step record on a track, use the SEQ 5.2: Track Edit, A cue list allows you to play multiple songs in succes- Track Edit, page utility menu command “Step Record- sion.

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    started or when switching from song to song. Although it will not be possible to change effect types within the cue list, you can use dynamic modulation or MIDI control changes such as Effect Control to control the effects within the cue list, for example applying reverb more deeply on certain songs, or raising the LFO speed for a specific song.

  • Page 76: Rppr (realtime Pattern Play/recording) Function

    program specified for the currently playing song RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/ will sound. Recording) function Tempo Mode Track For details on the RPPR function, refer to “Playing Select with the RPPR function” ( p.32). Here we will give an Last step example of how to make RPPR settings, and how to playback and record.

  • Page 77: Rppr Playback

    “Pattern Select”: P00: Pop&Balad 1/Std “Track”: T01: Drums If the song is stopped, the pattern will synchronize to the timing of the KARMA function. ( p.89) Now let’s suppose that we want to make the following settings. • If you are playing the pattern in synchronization “KEY”: D2...

  • Page 78: Realtime Recording An Rppr Performance

    slightly earlier than the timing of the beat or You will record all tracks played by RPPR and the measure. Even if you play the note slightly later keyboard performance track selected by “Track than the beat or measure (but no later than a 32nd Select.”...

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    6 Press the [START/STOP] key. Recording will end, and the location will return to the point at which recording began.

  • Page 80: Song Play Mode

    (the controlling device) regardless of the MIDI Clock As shown in the diagram below, Song Play mode con- setting (GLOBAL 2.1: MIDI, MIDI page “MIDI Clock”). sists of tracks 1–16, effects and KARMA module. Mute/Solo function About SMF The S.PLAY 1.1: Play, Program page “PLAY/MUTE”...

  • Page 81: Playing Smf Data

    KARMA Then verify that the SMF you wish to play (filename During “minus-one” play, you can use the KARMA for extension .MID) appears in the LCD screen, and your keyboard performance ( p.87).

  • Page 82: Jukebox Function

    If you perform the following operations while cre- Jukebox function ating a jukebox list, the jukebox list will be lost. • Change the directory • Remove the floppy disk Playback using the Jukebox function Saving/loading a Jukebox list This instrument provides a Jukebox function that can be used to playback SMF data.

  • Page 83: About The Karma Function

    KARMA generates phrases and patterns in real-time, back functions. generating not just notes but MIDI control data as well. The KARMA function is the heart of the Karma Music The KARMA architecture allows the various algo- Workstation. rithms to be re-configured and varied in realtime, as Whether you are playing programs or combinations, you play them.

  • Page 84: The Structure Of The Karma Function

    “Input Channel” and generated by the KARMA module. “Output Channel” (6.1-2a) specified for each mod- They can be set for each KARMA module to select the ule. GE and specify MIDI input and output channels, key GE (Generated Effect) zones, MIDI filter, triggering, and other functions not...

  • Page 85

    KARMA module. (“RT to control specific aspects of the KARMA function. Parm” specifies the parameter that will be controlled.) By using this you can control the KARMA module in [SCENE] key realtime in various ways, such as using the joystick to The settings of knobs [1]–[8] and switches [1]/[2] are...

  • Page 86: Karma Function Settings

    KARMA function in each mode. For details on using the KARMA function to perform, refer to “Performing 3 In “GE Select,” select the GE that the KARMA with the KARMA function” ( p.26). module will use. Use “Tempo” to specify the tempo of the GE phrase or pattern.

  • Page 87

    KARMA module. transmission. In the settings shown in the example above, notes between C-1 and B3 will be input to the KARMA KARMA module parameters module. When you play B3 or lower keys, the In the PROG 6.2: Ed-KARMA MDl Parm1 and Parm2 KARMA function will produce a phrase or pattern.

  • Page 88

    Any: Triggering will occur each time you play the key- board, and the phrase or pattern will start playing from As an example, here’s how you can use a KARMA the beginning. Realtime Controls knob to control the KARMA AKR: Triggering will occur only when you play the module parameter “Transpose.”...

  • Page 89: Karma Function Settings In Combination Mode

    Linking KARMA settings to a program state. Normally you will leave this On when select- If you want the KARMA settings written in a program ing a GE. ( p.80 “KARMA function settings in Pro- to also be selected when you select that program, turn gram mode”, PG p.47 COMBI 1.1–4c)

  • Page 90

    We will make settings so that timbre 1 is played by a such as the keyboard range that will send input notes bass phrase from KARMA module [A], and timbre 2 by to that module, and the MIDI filter settings. These a piano phrase from KARMA module [B].

  • Page 91: Karma Function Settings In Sequencer Mode

    [MLTI]. board playing in realtime (multi-track recording). This tells you the timbre of the phrase that the KARMA Realtime Controls knobs and switches are controlling. Data from the internal sequencer will not be input to the KARMA modules.

  • Page 92

    3 Access the SEQ 6.1: KARMA Setup page. Select a 9 You can also synchronize the KARMA modules to GE for KARMA module [A], and set the parame- the start timing of the sequencer. ters. • Pressing the [START/STOP] key while KARMA is operating will synchronize the KARMA function to the sequencer.

  • Page 93: Karma Function Settings In Song Play Mode

    5 Set Track Select to the track of the same MIDI In Song Play mode you can use four KARMA modules channel as the global MIDI channel. (modules [A], [B], [C], and [D]). In the same way as for...

  • Page 94: Synchronizing The Karma Function

    The tempo of the SMF and KARMA function can- performance in Sequencer mode not be set independently. If you wish to play or record a KARMA module in syn- 6 If you wish to synchronize the KARMA module to chronization with the timing of a currently-playing the SMF that is playing, set “Quantize Trig”...

  • Page 95: Synchronizing With Song Start/stop

    The KARMA function will be reset, and will start from the beginning of the phrase or pattern. • If the SMF is playing and the KARMA function is operating, and you change the location by (for example) pressing the [LOCATE] key, the KARMA function will be reset, and will start from the beginning of the phrase or pattern.

  • Page 96: Global Mode

    Global mode In Global mode you can make settings that affect entire Multisample programs and drum kit programs this instrument, such as user scales, category names, drum kits ( PG p.133). There are two types of programs: those whose oscilla- tor uses a multisample, and those whose oscillator This chapter will describe the procedure for editing a uses a drum kit.

  • Page 97

    Set “Octave” to +0 [8']. With a setting other than +0 By setting “Drumsample Bank” to ROM you can [8'], the relation between the keys and the sounds select ROM drum samples, or to EXB* to select will be incorrect. drum samples from a separately sold EXB-PCM series option.

  • Page 98

    own insert effect or AUDIO OUTPUT (INDIVID- UAL) jack 1–2. For example you might set snare-type sounds to IFX1 and kick sounds to IFX2, so that these sounds would be sent to insert effects 1 and 2 respectively. If you wish to send only specific drumsamples to AUDIO OUTPUT (INDIVIDUAL) jacks 1, 2, select 1,2 or 1/2.

  • Page 99: Disk Mode

    Disk mode How Disk mode is organized Loading data In Disk mode you can use floppy disks to save or load various types of data. You can also make settings Types of data that can be loaded related to saving and loading functionality. The data that can be loaded from floppy disk is shown in the diagram at the bottom of the previous page.

  • Page 100

    file that you load. For details on each file, These .PCG and .SNG files do not contain settings refer to PG p.149. for the KARMA function. When they are loaded, all parameters related to the KARMA function will be reset to the default values.

  • Page 101: Saving Data

    Saving data Cautions when handling floppy disks For the procedure of saving data to a floppy disk, refer to “Saving on floppy disks” ( p.40). When handling floppy disks, please observe the fol- lowing points. Data loss may occur if a floppy disk is handled improperly.

  • Page 102: Head Cleaning

    Inserting a floppy disk With the label of the floppy disk facing upward, insert it into the disk drive. Press the disk inward until it clicks into place. Malfunctions will occur if you use excessive force to insert the disk. Disks must be inserted gently, and straight in.

  • Page 103: Effects Settings

    Effects settings The effect section of this instrument provides five Effects in each mode insert effects, two master effects, one master EQ (ste- reo 3-band EQ), and a mixer that controls the routing of these components. In Program mode, insert effects can be used as part of You can choose from 102 types of full-digital effects for the sound-creating process, in the same way that the each insert effect, and from 89 types for each master...

  • Page 104: Effect Settings For A Program

    Insert effects Effect settings for a program 4 Select the PROG 7.2: Ed-InsertFX, Setup page. Routing 1 Select the PROG 7.1: Ed-BUS, BUS page. 5 For “Insert Effect 1”–“Insert Effect 5,” select the effect type for each insert effect. The “Select by Category” utility lets you select effects from six categories.

  • Page 105: Effect Settings For Combination, Song, And Song Play

    Master effects Effect settings for Combination, The input levels to the master effects are set by the “Send Level 1, 2” (step 3 or 8). If “Send Level 1, 2” Song, and Song Play are zero, the master effects will not apply. “Send Level 1”...

  • Page 106: About Dynamic Modulation (dmod)

    A Turn the [TEMPO] knob. delay-type effects to the tempo of the KARMA function When you (move the joystick away from yourself or an external sequencer. and) rotate the knob, the delay time will change.

  • Page 107: Other Functions

    Here we will show how to make settings that allow an assignable switch to change programs or combinations. Normally, effects are turned on/off within each pro- 1 Connect a Korg PS-1 pedal switch (separately sold gram, combination, or song, or in Sampling mode or option) to the ASSIGNABLE SWITCH jack.

  • Page 108: Adjusting The Way In Which Velocity Or After Touch Will Affect The Volume Or Tone

    6 Set “Foot SW Polarity” to the polarity of the pedal Creating original scales you connected. If you connected a Korg PS-1 pedal switch, select (-) You can create your own original scales. You can create KORG Standard. The pedal will not function cor- sixteen different User Octave Scales in which the pitch rectly if you do not select the correct polarity.

  • Page 109: Setting The Function Of [sw1] And [sw2]

    Setting the function of [SW1] and Setting the B-mode functions of [SW2] REALTIME CONTROLS [1]–[4] You can specify the function of the [SW1] and [SW2] You can specify the B-mode functions of REALTIME keys ( PG p.230). CONTROLS knobs [1]–[4]. The functions of the [SW1] and [SW2] keys are set inde- The B-mode functions are set independently for each pendently for each program, combination, and song.

  • Page 110: Assigning Midi Control Changes To The Karma Realtime Controls Knobs And Keys

    MIDI OUT connector. You can also control a KARMA Realtime Controls knob MIDI exclusive data transmitted from an external or switch by transmitting the corresponding control...

  • Page 111: Appendices

    Appendices Troubleshooting If you experience problems, refer to the relevant item • In GLOBAL 6.1: Controller, make sure that and take the appropriate measures. “Damper Polarity” or “Foot SW Polarity” is set correctly. Power does not turn on ................ PG p.145 •...

  • Page 112

    (with its write protect hole covered) into the disk drive, and format it once again. • Is the [ON/OFF] key on (lit)? • If the KARMA module does not start playing in Can’s save/load data to/from a floppy disk Combination, Sequencer, or Song Play mode, has •...

  • Page 113: Specifications And Options

    Audio outputs 1/4" AUDIO OUTPUT (MAIN) L/MONO, R: KARMA functions 1/4" AUDIO OUTPUT (INDIVIDUAL) 1, 2 Program mode: one KARMA module can be used Output impedance 1.1 [kΩ] Combination, Sequencer, Song Play modes: four (L/MONO is 550 [Ω] for mono)

  • Page 114: Options

    Control inputs Options DAMPER (half-damper supported), ASSIGNABLE SWITCH/PEDAL Expansion boards Other EXB-MOSS DSP Synthesizer Board MIDI IN, OUT, THRU EXB-PCM PCM Expansion Board 3.5 inch floppy disk drive EXB-PCM01: Pianos/Classic Keyboards AC power inlet, switch EXB-PCM02: Studio Essentials Support for options EXB-PCM03: Future Loop Construction EXB-PCM series PCM expansion board (16 Mbyte EXB-PCM04: Dance Extreme...

  • Page 115: Midi Implementation Chart

    *2: Valid when assigned to MIDI control changes in Global 6.1. The number here will depend on the “Default Setting” assignment. *3: RPN (LSB,MSB)=00,00: Pitch bend range, 01,00: Fine tune, 02,00: Coarse tune *4: In addition to Korg exclusive messages, Inquiry, GM System On, Master Volume, Master Balance, Master Fine Tune, and Master Coarse Tune are supported.

  • Page 116: Index

    Amplifier EG ......49 Combination EG-INTENSITY......24 ....3, 22, 29, 34, 52, 78, 83 EG-RELEASE ......24 Compare function Filter EG ........48 KARMA function ....1, 26, 77 Combination ......53 Pitch EG ........47 Combination ......83 Program ........45 Eject button........5 Perform Sequencer ........

  • Page 117

    23, 33, 55 RPPR ......1, 2, 32, 59, 65, KARMA module......78 on/off 70, 71, 72, 88, 106 KARMA module parameters KARMA function... 26, 27, 29, 80 RTParm (RealTime Parameters) .........29, 78, 81 power......... 17 ........78, 82, 84 KARMA REALTIME CONTROLS original scales ......

  • Page 118

    Velocity ........53, 102 velocity crossfading ...... 56 velocity curve....... 102 velocity drumsample switching ........91 velocity multisample switching ........45 Velocity SW L→H ......46 Velocity switch ......53, 56 Velocity Zone ......... 56 vibrato effect ........47 volume ..... 6, 17, 23, 33, 35, 45, 47, 49, 53, 54 wah effect ........

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