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    ENGLISH OS Ver. 1.00 MAN00010002...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Important safety instructions • Read these instructions. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle, is intended to • Keep these instructions. alert the user to the presence of uninsulated • Heed all warnings. “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclo- •...

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    Be sure to save important data to the (optional) internal revised and checked through. Due to our constant efforts to hard disk or to an external USB device. Korg will not be responsible improve our products, the specifications might differ to those in for damages caused by data loss.

  • Page 4: The Balance Slider

    The BALANCE slider When turning the instrument on, please be assured the BALANCE slider is set to the cen- ter. This sets both Sequencer 1 and Sequencer 2 to their maximum level. This will avoid you start a Song without hearing anything.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction Selecting and saving Performances ... . . 38 Selecting a Performance ....... 38 Easy Mode .

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    Table of Contents STS Name panel ........87 Write Style dialog box .

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    Table of Contents Track Controls: Easy Edit ......155 Edit page structure ........196 Keyboard/Ensemble: Keyboard Control .

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    List of Assignable Switch functions .....288 Connecting Pa800 to a Master keyboard ....242 Scales .

  • Page 10: Easy Mode

    Easy Mode Easy Mode If you have never used an arranger before, we suggest you to At this point, the Easy Mode has been activated, and the ele- switch to the Easy Mode. Easy Mode allows you to play Styles ments in the display appear less cluttered: and Songs with a simple user interface, free from the many advanced parameters that you will want to learn at a later date.

  • Page 11: The Style Play Page In Detail

    Easy Mode The Style Play page in detail The Style Play page in detail Sounds assigned to the right hand (UP1 to UP3) Style name and info. Touch the Style’s name and to the left hand (LOW). Touch the Sound’s to open the Style Select window and choose name to open the Sound Select window and →...

  • Page 12: The Song Play Page In Detail

    Easy Mode The Song Play page in detail The Song Play page in detail Sounds assigned to the right hand (UP1 to UP3) Song assigned to Sequencer 1. Touch it to and to the left hand (LOW). Touch the Sound’s open the Song Select window and choose a name to open the Sound Select window and →...

  • Page 13: The Lyrics Page In Detail

    Easy Mode The Lyrics page in detail The Lyrics page in detail → Master Transpose. page 144 Chord (if included in the Song). Current beat and measure number. Use these tabs to see Lyr- ics of the Song assigned to Sequencer 1, Lyrics are shown in Sequencer 2 or the Style.

  • Page 14: Front Panel

    Warning: At the maximum level, with rich-sounding Songs, Styles pitch, or towards the right (+) to raise it. This is or Sounds, the internal speakers of Pa800 might distort during sig- also called Pitch Bend. nal peaks. Should this happen, lower the Master Volume a little.

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    Front panel LCD CONTRAST CHORD SCANNING KEYBOARD MODE EXIT MENU AUDIO IN LOWER UPPER SPLIT FULL UPPER FULL TEMPO DISPLAY STS2 STS3 STS4 HELP SHIFT LOCK HOLD STYLE CHANGE PERFORMANCE SELECT SOUND SELECT SINGLE TOUCH SETTING DIGITAL BALANCE SEQUENCER 2 MALLET STRINGS &...

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    Standard MIDI File (SMF or KAR) format. This button turns the Lower and Chord Memory functions on Since the Pa800 is equipped with two sequencers, or off. Go to the “Preferences: Style Preferences” edit page (Style you can even play two Songs at the same time,...

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    You can reset all ‘frozen’ notes and controllers on the it with a volume fade-in (the volume goes from zero to the max- Pa800 and any instrument connected to its MIDI OUT or the imum). USB Device port, by using the “Panic” key combination. Just...

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    SEQUENCER 1 TRANSPORT CONTROLS DOWN/- and UP/+ DOWN/- decreases the value or tempo; UP/+ Pa800 is equipped with two sequencers (Sequencer 1 and increases the value or tempo. Sequencer 2), each with its own set of transport controls. The Press both buttons together to reset the Tempo to Sequencer 1 group is also used for the Sequencer mode.

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    Front panel MENU This button opens the edit menu page for the current operating Press this button to turn the microphone input on or off. The mode or edit mode. After opening an edit menu, you can jump LED shows the status of the microphone section. to one of the edit sections by touching the corresponding button The microphone input is turned on.

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    Front panel • Press a single PAD button to trigger a single sound or PERFORMANCE SELECT sequence. Press this button to use the SOUND/PERFORMANCE SELECT • Press more PAD buttons to trigger several sounds or section to select a Performance. sequences.

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    This is a USB Type A (Master/Host) connector, USB 2.0 compli- ant (High Speed). It duplicates the USB connector located in the rear panel. Use it to connect to the Pa800 an USB Flash Memory stick, an external CD-ROM drive, an USB hard disk. To access the connected device, go to the Media edit mode (see “Media...

  • Page 22: Rear Panel

    Pa800 an USB Flash Memory Music stand holes stick, an external CD-ROM drive, an USB hard A music stand comes standard with your Pa800. Insert its legs disk. To access the connected device, go to the into these two dedicated holes.

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    AUDIO IN LED on the control panel (see “AUDIO IN LED” on page 15). VIDEO OUT (optional) If an optional VIF4 video interface is fitted, you can connect the Pa800 to a TV or video monitor. See the instructions included with the video interface for more information.

  • Page 24: Welcome, Live Performing

    RX Technology, the cutting edge engine that drives every • High-quality microphone preamplifiers, with 0 ~ -40dB of aspect of the Pa800 – from the synthesis to the display and gain. The same inputs double as line inputs. how it all works together.

  • Page 25: Useful Links, What's In The Box, About This Manual

    What’s in the box Your preferred Korg dealer not only carries this keyboard, but After you buy your Pa800, please check all the following items also a whole bunch of hardware and software accessories. You are included in the package. If some of them are missing, imme- should ask him for more Sounds, Styles, and other useful music diately contact your Korg dealer.

  • Page 26: Making A Backup Of The Original Data, Loading The Operating System, Loading The Musical Resources

    A backup copy of all original data is supplied with the Accessory CD, and can be found on our website (www.korgpa.com). You can freely download it, in case you want to restore the Pa800 to its original status. In case you customize your Musical Resources (Sounds, Perfor- mances and Styles), we suggest you make frequent backup copies of them, to avoid accidental loss.

  • Page 27: Start Up, Controlling The Volume

    Audio Outputs affected by this slider. So, use the mixer’s or speaker’s level controls to adjust the volume. Audio outputs allows you to connect the Pa800 to an external Note: Begin with a moderate level, then raise amplification system. the MASTER VOLUME up. Don’t keep the volume at an uncomfortable level for too long.

  • Page 28: Audio Inputs

    CD, LINE IN or TAPE/AUX input of a hi-fi system (you You can play the internal sounds of your Pa800 with an external will hear that channel only, unless you can set the amplifier to controller, i.e.

  • Page 29: Glossary Of Terms, Keyboard Tracks

    “feel” of the Style. tions in this section, you will get a better understanding of how all the different parts of the Pa800 work together to create a real- Fill-in istic musical performance. This will also help you to get the most out of the rest of the User’s Manual.

  • Page 30: Performance, The Logo Decoder

    Keyboard tracks will be embellished by additional notes to create a complete chord voicing. The Ensemble knows which On the front panel of your Pa800 you have probably noticed notes to add by looking at the chord that the Style is playing. In three logos, and may have even wondered what they stand for.

  • Page 31: Interface Basics

    Similar to selecting windows, dialog boxes overlap the underlay- Menus and sections ing page. Press one of the button on the display to give Pa800 an answer, and the dialog box will close. Pages are grouped in sections, to be selected by touching the cor- responding buttons in the Edit menu that opens up when you press the MENU button.

  • Page 32: Operative Modes, Selected, Highlighted Items, Non-available, Grayed-out Parameters

    Operative modes Numeric fields Pa800 pages are divided into various operating modes. Each When a numeric value can be edited, press it a second time to mode is accessed by pressing the corresponding button in the open the Numeric Keypad.

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

    Play/Mute status Tabs Playing the demos A variety of demo songs have been included to demonstrate the sonic power of the Pa800. To open the Demo page, press the STYLE PLAY and SONG PLAY buttons at the same time. Follow the instructions in the display. That’s it!

  • Page 35: 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 into 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 Press the Upper 1 track’s area in the display, to open the Sound Select window. Note: You can also Set of banks. [1/10] corresponds open the Sound Select The currently to the top row of Factory Sounds The triangle means window by pressing one...

  • Page 37: 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 Press the bank icon in the Upper 3 status box, to mute the Upper 3 track again. Play the keyboard. Note how the ‘StringEns2’ sound (assigned to the Upper 3 track) has been muted again.

  • Page 39: 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.

  • Page 40: Changing The Split Point

    Playing Sounds Changing the split point Play the keyboard. Note how the keyboard once again plays the Upper tracks for the entire length of the keyboard. Upper Changing the split point If you are not comfortable with the selected split point, you may set the split point to any key. Press the Split tab to see the Split Point panel.

  • Page 41: 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 42: Selecting And Saving Performances, Selecting A Performance

    Selecting a Performance Selecting and saving Performances The Performance is the musical heart of the Pa800. Unlike selecting single Sounds, selecting a Per- formance will recall several Sounds at the same time, the needed effects and transpositions, a suitable Voice Processor preset, plus many more parameters useful for playing in a musical situation.

  • Page 43: 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. The Performance Select win- dow closes, and the main screen appears again (provided the DISPLAY HOLD LED is turned off). Sounds, effects, and other settings, change according to the setting memorized in the selected Performance.

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    Selecting and saving Performances Saving your settings to a Performance Select the ‘Write Performance’ command to open the Write Performance dialog box. After choosing the Write Performance menu item, the Write Performance dia- log box appears. If you like, you may assign a new name to the Performance. Press Symbol to enter special charac- ters.

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    Selecting and saving Performances Saving your settings to a Performance Select a Bank and Performance location in memory, where you would like to save the Performance. To select the target Bank and Performance location, select the Bank and Performance parameters, and use the TEMPO/VALUE section.

  • Page 46: Selecting And Playing Styles

    Saving your settings to a Performance Selecting and playing Styles Pa800 is an arranger, i.e. a musical instrument providing automatic accompaniments, or arrange- ments. Each arrangement style is called, as a consequence, “Style”. A Style is made of several Style Elements (Intro, Variation, Fill, Ending), corresponding to the various sections of a song.

  • Page 47: Selecting And Playing A Style

    Selecting and playing Styles Selecting and playing a Style Selecting and playing a Style Press the Style area in the display. The Style Select window appears. Note: You can open Set of banks. [1/10] corresponds to the top row the Style Select window of Styles on the control panel, [11/20] to the also by pressing one of lower row, [Favorite] to the Favorite Styles.

  • Page 48: Tempo

    Selecting and playing Styles Tempo Press the SYNCHRO-START button to turn its LED on. Note: You could sim- SYNCHRO START STOP ply press START/STOP to start the Style, but the Synchro-Start function allows you to make the Style start in sync with your playing on the key- board.

  • Page 49: Intro, Fill, Variation, Ending

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

  • Page 50: Single Touch Settings (sts), The Pads

    Selecting and playing Styles Single Touch Settings (STS) Single Touch Settings (STS) Each Style or SongBook entry may come with up to four Keyboard track settings, called STS (short for “Single Touch Settings”). STS #1 is automatically selected when choosing a Style, provided the SINGLE TOUCH LED is turned on.

  • Page 51: Adjusting Balance Between The Style And The Keyboard, Adjusting Volume Of Each Single Track

    Selecting and playing Styles Adjusting balance between the Style and the keyboard Adjusting 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. • While the Style is playing, use the BALANCE slider (next to the MASTER VOLUME slider) to balance between the Keyboard and Style volume.

  • Page 52: Turning Style Tracks On/off

    Selecting and playing Styles Turning Style tracks on/off To separately adjust each Style track, press the TRACK SELECT button to change track’s view. TRACK SELECT In Style view, all sepa- rate Style tracks are shown, and can be controlled using the corresponding Assign- able Sliders.

  • Page 53: 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 in the KEYBOARD MODE section to split the key- board.

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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 but- ton to go back to the main page. EXIT While in an edit page, press EXIT to go back to the main page of the current operating mode.

  • Page 55: Song Play, Selecting A Song To Play

    Selecting a Song to play Song Play Pa800 is equipped with two onboard sequencers that can be run at the same time to mix between dif- ferent Songs. Pa800 can read Songs in Standard MIDI File (SMF) and Karaoke™ (KAR) format.

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    Song Play Selecting a Song to play Scroll through the list and select the Song to play. Use the scroll bar to see all Songs in the list. Keep SHIFT pressed The selected Song is highlighted. and touch the Up/Down arrow Press a Song’s name to select it.

  • Page 57: 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 sequencer. Be sure the SEQUENCER BALANCE slider is completely moved to the left (toward Sequencer 1). BALANCE Press the (PLAY/STOP) button in the SEQUENCER 1 section to start playback.

  • Page 58: Changing Tracks Volume

    Song Play Changing tracks volume Changing tracks volume During playback, you may wish to change each track’s volume, to create a mix “on the fly”. In Normal view, you can adjust each Keyboard track’s volume. Touch a track and use the TEMPO/VALUE controls to change its volume Keyboard tracks Press the TRACK SELECT button once to see tracks 1-8 (Track 1-8 view).

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    Song Play Changing tracks volume Press TRACK SELECT again, to return to the Normal view (Keyboard tracks). TRACK SELECT Keyboard tracks Press the (PLAY/STOP) button to start the Song. SEQUENCER 1 SELECT << >> While listening to the Song, switch from Normal view to Track 1-8 and Track 9-16 view, to see which tracks are playing.

  • Page 60: Turning Song Tracks On/off, Soloing A Track

    Song Play Turning Song tracks on/off • Alternatively, you can see which type of Sound is assigned to each track in the Sound area of the Track 1-8 and Track 9-16 views. Octave Transpose Sound Bank icons. Press to open the Sound Select window.

  • Page 61: Mixing Two Songs

    Song Play Mixing two Songs Mixing two Songs You can select two Songs at the same time, and mix between them using the BALANCE slider. Press the Sequencer 1 area to open the Song Select window and select the Song to be played by Sequencer 1. Press Select to confirm. Once a song is assigned to Sequencer 1, press the Sequencer 2 area once to select it, and a second time to open the Song Select window.

  • Page 62: 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 shows.

  • Page 63: 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 64: Sorting Entries

    The SongBook Sorting entries Sorting entries You can change the order entries are shown in the display. Press the page menu icon to open the page menu. Choose whether the list must be seen in ascending or descending order Choose one of the sorting options to change the list view order.

  • Page 65: Searching Entries

    The SongBook Searching entries Searching entries The SongBook database may be really huge. You can, however, look for (say) specific artists or song titles, using the filtering functions. Press the Filter button in the display, to open the Filter dialog box. Available search criteria.

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    The SongBook Searching entries Press OK to close the Filter dialog box and return to the SongBook page. Once the Filter dialog box has been closed by pressing OK, the Filtered check box is automati- cally checked, and the filter is activated. Only entries matching the entered criterion are seen in the Main List.

  • Page 67: Adding 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 or Standard MIDI File to be added to the SongBook. Assign the selected Song to Sequencer 1.

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    The SongBook Adding entries When done with this page, press the tab to go to the Book Edit 2 page. Name of the Style, SMF, or KAR file, memorized with the entry (provided “Write Current Resource” is selected when saving it). Entry’s name Text file linked to the entry.

  • Page 69: Creating A Custom List

    The SongBook Creating a Custom List Press the (Text Edit) button to assign a name to the new entry, then press OK to save the entry to the SongBook database. Entry’s name. A good idea is to assign the entry the same name of the associated Standard MIDI File, or a name suitable for the use of the associated Style.

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    The SongBook Creating a Custom List the entries you are looking for. Press the Add to List button when the desired entry has been selected. Use the scroll bar to see all Songs in the list. Keep SHIFT pressed and touch the Up/Down arrow to scroll to the next/ previous alphabetic...

  • Page 71: Selecting And Using A Custom List, Selecting A Songbook Sts

    The SongBook Selecting and using a Custom List Selecting and using a Custom List After creating one or more Custom Lists, you can select one and use it for your show. Press 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 72: Singing With A Connected Microphone, Connecting A Microphone

    Effect and Harmony switches Connecting a microphone To sing along with the Pa800, you must first connect a suitable microphone to AUDIO INPUT 1 (the one that goes to the Voice Processor). Any dynamic microphone is directly supported. To connect a phantom-powered condenser microphone, you need an external phantom power supply.

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    Singing with a connected microphone Connecting a microphone Go to the main page of the Style Play or Song Play mode, and select the Mic tab. Be sure the Mic input is not muted. Mic panel. To test the microphone level, be sure the Mic Mute, Effects and Talk buttons are unchecked.

  • Page 74: Applying Harmony To Your Voice

    Singing with a connected microphone Applying harmony to your voice If you like, start a Style or Song. Adjust the microphone final volume using the dedicated slider. Adjust the other settings, balancing the Style/Song and microphone with the BALANCE slider and the Microphone slider. The settings for the BALANCE and MIC sliders are not saved in memory, so they stay consistent when selecting different Styles, Performances, Songs or Voice Processor settings.

  • Page 75: Soloing Your Voice (talkback), Soloing Your Voice (talkback), Locking Voice Processor Settings

    Singing with a connected microphone Soloing your voice (TalkBack) Soloing your voice (TalkBack) Sometimes, during a live show, you might like to talk to your audience. Use the TalkBack function to attenuate the music, and let your voice pass through clean and clear. While in the main page of the Style Play or Song Play mode, press the Mic tab to see Voice Processor’s settings.

  • Page 76: Recording A New Song, Entering Backing Sequence (quick Record) Mode

    Recording a new Song There are several ways to create a Song on the Pa800. 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 77: Preparing To Record

    Recording a new Song Preparing to record Select the Backing Sequence (Quick Record) option and press OK to enter the Backing Sequence Record mode. After choosing the Backing Sequence (Quick Record) option, the Backing Sequence Record page appears. Preparing to record When you enter Backing Sequence Record, the most recently used Style is already selected, and all tracks are ready to record.

  • Page 78: Recording

    Recording a new Song Recording Recording Select the Style Element you wish to use before starting to play. Select one of the Intros to start with an introduc- tion. Select any of the Variations before starting to record. INTRO ENDING VARIATION FILL 3/COUNT IN...

  • Page 79: Second-take Recording (overdubbing), Second-take Recording (overdubbing), Saving A Song To Disk

    Recording a new Song Second-take recording (Overdubbing) Second-take recording (Overdubbing) You may wish to re-record, and add one of the two “grouped” tracks, or overwrite a bad recording with a new one. Usually, you will record all chord and Style Element changes during the first take, and record Keyboard tracks and Pads during the second take.

  • Page 80: Save Operation

    Recording a new Song Saving a Song to disk Select the Save song command to open the Save Song window. After you select the Save song command, the Save Song page appears. Select a device and folder where you want to save your Song. Use the scroll bar to see all Songs in If a Song is selected (high- the list.

  • Page 82: Selecting Elements

    Selecting elements Sound Select window Selecting elements Sounds The following windows are shown in the various operating modes, whenever you try to select a Sound, Performance, Style Press one of these buttons in the display to select a Sound. Unless or Song.

  • Page 83: Style Select Window, Pad Select Window

    Selecting elements Style Select window selected. This way, you do not need to press one of the corre- After selecting a Style from this window, and another Style is sponding tabs in the display in order to select a different page. playing, the name of the new Style name begins to flash, mean- ing it is ready to start playing at the beginning of the next mea- Performances...

  • Page 84: Sts Select

    Selecting elements STS Select Song path Lower tabs (pages) Use these tabs to select one of the available pages in the selected This line shows the current device path. bank. Directory This is the list of the selected device’s content. Press one of these buttons in the display to select a Pad.

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    Selecting elements Song Select window Storage device While in the Song Select window, press the SELECT button to open the keypad, and enter the number corresponding to the Use this pop-up menu to select one of the available storage Song to be selected. devices.

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    Selecting elements Song Select window For the correct display and printing of the list on a personal com- puter, use a fixed size (i.e., non-proportional) character in your text editor. Show Song Number Check this option to make the Song’s progressive ID number appear in the list, next to each Song.

  • Page 87: Style Play Operating Mode, Main Page (normal View), Start-up Settings

    Note: Transpose may be automatically changed when selecting a different Performance or Style. It may also be changed when load- ing a Standard MIDI File generated with an instrument of the Korg Pa series. To avoid transposing, the Master Transpose is “locked” by default.

  • Page 88

    Style Play operating mode Main page (Normal view) Sequencer 1/2 area Recognized chord Displays the recognized chord, when you play a chord on the This is where Songs assigned to the two onboard sequencers are keyboard. If no chord abbreviation is shown, no chord recogni- shown.

  • Page 89: Style Tracks View Page

    Style Play operating mode Style Tracks view page Sound name Style Tracks view page Name of the Sound assigned to the corresponding Keyboard track. Press the TRACK SELECT button to switch from the Normal • If the track is already selected (white background), press the view to the Style Tracks view.

  • Page 90: Volume Panel

    Style Play operating mode Volume panel Sound name Volume panel Sound assigned to the selected track. Press anywhere in this area to open the Sound Select window, and select a different Sound. Press the Volume tab to select this panel. This is where you can set the volume of each track, and mute/unmute tracks.

  • Page 91: Sts Name Panel, Mic Panel

    DRUM Drum Style track. Talk On/Off PERC Percussion Style track. Use this switch to soften all music generated by the Pa800, and BASS Bass Style track. speak in the microphone at normal level. This is useful to ACC1…5 Accompaniment Style tracks.

  • Page 92: Sub-scale Panel, Split Panel, Pad Panel

    Press the Sub-Scale tab to select this panel. This panel replicates of your Pa800 (or to press the EXIT button to close the message the “Mixer/Tuning: Sub Scale” edit page (see page 92).

  • Page 93: Edit Menu

    Style Play operating mode Edit menu Parameters area Edit menu Each page contains various parameters. Use the tabs to select one of the available pages. For detailed information on the vari- ous types of parameters, see sections starting from page 89. From any page, press the MENU button to open the Style Play edit menu.

  • Page 94: Mixer/tuning: Fx Send

    Internal FX processors. The effect processors Play status. The track can be heard. included in Pa800 are connected in parallel, so you can decide which percentage of the direct signal can be effected: Mute status. The track cannot be heard.

  • Page 95: Mixer/tuning: Eq Gain

    Style Play operating mode Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Mixer/Tuning: EQ Control In this page you can set the three-band equalization (EQ) for This page lets you reset or bypass track equalization, pro- each individual track. grammed in the previous page. Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch from the Keyboard to Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch from the Keyboard to the Style tracks, and vice-versa.

  • Page 96: Mixer/tuning: Tuning

    STS. Note: Quarter Tone selection can be received by MIDI (i.e., by an external sequencer or controller). Conversely, selection of Quarter Tone settings can be sent by the Pa800 to an external MIDI recorder as System Exclusive data. Scale Selected scale. See “Scales” on page 289 for a list of the available scales.

  • Page 97: Effects: Fx Select

    D effect going back to the input of the C effect. You can assign the “Quarter Tone” function to a footswitch, a Korg EC5 switch, or an Assignable Switch. Mod.Track (Modulating Track) Program a footswitch, one of the EC5 pedals, or an Assign- Source track for modulating MIDI messages.

  • Page 98: Effects: Fx A...d

    MIDI devices. This is very useful to let a Smooth Hall effect assigned. Style track drive an external expander, or play a digital piano with one of Pa800’s Keyboard tracks. In addition, here you can Selected effect set the polyphony mode for each track.

  • Page 99: Track Controls: Drum Volume

    Style Play operating mode Track Controls: Drum Volume trol Change 32 (Bank Select LSB), PC is the Pro- Track Controls: Drum Volume gram Change: In this page you can adjust the volume for each family of Drum and Percussion instrument for the selected track. A list of fami- lies is shown below.

  • Page 100: Track Controls: Easy Edit

    Style Play operating mode Track Controls: Easy Edit Play/Mute icon Parameters Track’s play/mute status. Attack Attack time. This is the time during which the sound goes from zero (at the moment when you Play status. The track can be heard. strike a key) to it’s maximum level.

  • Page 101: Keyboard/ensemble: Keyboard Control

    Style Play operating mode Keyboard/Ensemble: Keyboard Control Keyboard/Ensemble: Keyboard Control Keyboard/Ensemble: Key/Velocity Range This page lets you enable/disable the Damper and Expression This page lets you program a key and dynamic (velocity) range pedals, plus the Joystick, for each of the Keyboard tracks. for each of the Keyboard tracks.

  • Page 102: Keyboard/ensemble: Ensemble

    Style Play operating mode Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble Echo As the Repeat option, but with the repeated notes Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble fading away after the time set with the Feedback parameter (see below). AutoSplit1 If more than a single Upper track is in play, the This page lets you program the Ensemble function.

  • Page 103: Style Controls: Drum/fill

    Style Play operating mode Style Controls: Drum/Fill Var.Inc/Var.Dec Style Controls: Drum/Fill The next higher/lower numbered Variation is selected. When Variation 4 is reached, an Inc command will select Variation 4 again. When In this page you can select various general parameters for the Variation 1 is reached, a Dec command will select Style.

  • Page 104: Pad/switch: Pad

    Style Play operating mode Pad/Switch: Pad Wrap Around The wrap-around point is the highest register limit for the back- Pan for each of the four Pad tracks. ing track. The accompaniment patterns will be transposed -64…-1 Left stereo channel. according to the detected chord. If the chord is too high, the Center.

  • Page 105: Preferences: Style Preferences

    Style Play operating mode Preferences: Style Preferences Velocity Control Preferences: Style Preferences Set this parameter to trigger one of the following functions sim- ply by playing louder with your left hand. When playing with a In this page you can set various general parameters for the Style velocity value higher than the value set by the “Velocity Control play mode.

  • Page 106: Preferences: Global Setup

    Style Play operating mode Preferences: Global Setup Lock icon Performance/Sound Default All parameters in this page may be protected from selecting a Performance banks and Sound banks share the same buttons on different Performance or STS. the control panel. Use this parameter to define whether the PER- FORMANCE SELECT or the SOUND SELECT LED must be on This lock is reset when turning the instrument off, unless you when you turn the instrument on.

  • Page 107: Page Menu

    Style Play operating mode Page menu The Solo function works in a slightly different way, depending Page menu on the selected track: • Keyboard track: The selected Keyboard track is the only track you can hear when playing on the keyboard. All other Keyboard Press the page menu icon to open the menu.

  • Page 108: Write Performance Dialog Box

    Style Play operating mode Write Performance dialog box Write Performance dialog box Write Single Touch Setting dialog box Open this window by selecting the Write Performance item from Open this window by selecting the Write Single Touch Setting the page menu. Here, you can save all track settings, the selected item from the page menu.

  • Page 109: Write Style Performance Dialog Box, The Favorite Banks, Write Global-style Play Setup Dialog Box

    32 Styles; browse them using the PAGE but- tons. The Favorite Styles are contained in ten folders, automatically created by the Pa800 inside the FAVORITE folder in the SSD’s root. Even if different names can be shown in the display, these folders have fixed names:...

  • Page 110: Style Record Mode, The Style Structure

    The term “Style” relates with music sequences automatically Element, it determines which Chord Variation (CV) should be played by the arranger of the Pa800. A Style consists of a pre- played for the scanned chord. Which Chord Variation corre- defined number of Style Elements (E) (Pa800 features thirteen...

  • Page 111: Style Import/export, Entering The Style Record Mode

    “Style Play operating mode” chapter) and save it by selecting the “Write Current Style Performance” from the page As an alternative to creating Styles on the Pa800, you can use menu (see “Write Style Performance dialog box” on page 105).

  • Page 112: Exit By Saving Or Deleting Changes

    Press START/STOP again to stop the play- Note: Some Control Change messages cannot be recorded directly back. by using Pa800 integrated controls. • When you are in the Sounds/Expression, Keyboard All allowed controllers can be assigned to an Assignable Pedal/ Range, Chord Table, Trigger/Tension, Delete All, Copy, Slider/Switch.

  • Page 113: Main Page - Record 1

    Style Record mode Main page - Record 1 Recording parameters area Main page - Record 1 Element (Style Element) This parameter lets you select a Style Element for editing. Each After pressing the RECORD button, and having chosen whether Style Element corresponds to a button on the control panel car- you want to edit an existing Style or create a new one, the main rying the same name.

  • Page 114

    7th. (see warning in “CV Length (Chord Variation Length)” below). Note: To conform to Korg specifications, it is advisable to set the However, if you press START/STOP to begin recording, the real NTT to “No Transpose” on the Intro 1 and Ending 1.

  • Page 115

    When finished, release the Delete button and the note to be Note: To conform to Korg specifications, it is advisable to record deleted, and press START/STOP again to stop the Style. both the “Major” and “minor” Chord Variations for the Intro 1 Note: If the note is at the beginning of the pattern, press the and Ending 1 Style Elements.

  • Page 116: Main Page - Record 2, Main Page - Cue

    Style Record mode Main page - Record 2 Main page - Record 2 Main page - Cue While in the main page, press the “Record 2” tab to see this page. While in the main page, press the “Cue” tab to see this page. This Most parameters in this page are the same as in “Main page - is where you can access to the Cue parameter: Record 1”.

  • Page 117: Style Record Procedure

    Style Record mode Style Record procedure Realtime Record procedure Style Record procedure Select the track to record. Its status icon will turn to ‘Record’ . (For more details, see “Tracks volume/status area” on page 111). There are two different methods for recording a Style: Realtime and Step.

  • Page 118

    Style Record mode Style Record procedure Step Record procedure Chords and second voices in Step Record mode While in the main page of the Style Record mode, select the “Overdub Step Recording” command from the page menu, You are not obliged to insert single notes in a track. There are to enter the Overdub Step Record mode.

  • Page 119

    Style Record mode Edit menu Ex.2: Edit menu From any page (apart for Step Record), press the MENU button to open the Style Record edit menu. This menu gives access to Step Time = Step Time = the various Style Record edit sections. When in the menu, select an edit section, or press EXIT to exit the menu and return to the main page.

  • Page 120: Event Edit: Event Edit

    Style Record mode Event Edit: Event Edit Other pages have a slightly different structure. Event Edit: Event Edit Operating mode Edit section Page menu icon The Event Edit is the page where you can edit each single MIDI event of the selected Chord Variation. You can, for example, replace a note with a different one, or change its playing strength (i.e., velocity value).

  • Page 121: Event Edit Procedure

    Style Record mode Event Edit: Event Edit Go Meas. Position Position of the event, expressed in the form ‘aaa.bb.ccc’: While the sequencer is not running, press this button to open the Go to Measure dialog box: • ‘aaa’ is the measure •...

  • Page 122: Event Edit: Filter

    Style Record mode Event Edit: Filter Scroll though the various events by using the scrollbar. Event Edit: Filter Select an event to be edited by touching it in the display. This is usually a note, that you can edit. This page is where you can select the event types to be shown in the Event Edit page.

  • Page 123: Style Edit: Quantize, Style Edit: Transpose

    Style Record mode Style Edit: Quantize Note: These parameters are available only when a Drum or Percus- Style Edit: Quantize sion track is selected. Execute The quantize function may be used to correct any timing mis- Press this button to execute the operation set in this page. take after recording, or to give the pattern a “groovy”...

  • Page 124: Style Edit: Velocity

    Style Record mode Style Edit: Velocity Value Bottom / Top Note Use these parameters to set the bottom and top of the keyboard Velocity change value (±127). range to be transposed. If you select the same note as the Bottom and Top parameters, you can select a single percussive instru- Start / End Tick ment in a Drum or Percussion track.

  • Page 125: Style Edit: Cut, Style Edit: Delete

    Style Record mode Style Edit: Cut Track status icon Style Edit: Delete Status of tracks. Press this icon to change the status. Play status. The track can be heard. This page is where you can delete MIDI events out of the Style. This function does not remove measures from the pattern.

  • Page 126: Style Edit: Delete All, Style Edit: Copy

    Style Record mode Style Edit: Delete All E / CV (Style Element/Chord Variation) Note: Some CC data are automatically removed during recording. See the table on page 108 for Use these parameters to select the Style Element and Chord Vari- more information on the allowed data.

  • Page 127: Style Element Track Controls: Sound/expression

    Style Record mode Style Element Track Controls: Sound/Expression From… To E/CV (Style Element/Chord Variation) the source will be copied once, then the first 2 measures will be copied to fit the remaining 2 measures. Use these parameters to select the source and target Style Ele- ments or Chord Variations.

  • Page 128: Style Element Track Controls: Keyboard Range, Style Element Chord Table: Chord Table

    Style Record mode Style Element Track Controls: Keyboard Range Expression area Volume area Use these knobs to set the Expression (CC#11) value for the cor- Use these controls to set the volume and status of each track. See responding track. This value can be seen at the beginning of the page 111 for more information.

  • Page 129: Import: Import Groove

    Style Record mode Import: Import Groove Mapping of the Style Play mode (see “Drum Import: Import Groove Mapping (Var.1…Var.4)” on page 99). Perc Percussion track. This type of track cannot be transposed, and is used for Drum Kit made of The Import Groove function allows the loading of MIDI Percussion sounds.

  • Page 130: Import: Import Smf

    Song. The Standard MIDI File to be imported must be pro- Hint: If a note extends beyond the last measure of the Chord Varia- grammed as if it was one of Pa800’s Chord Variations. tion, an additional measure is appended (for example, if a note extends after the end of the fourth measure in a 4-measure pattern, a 5-measure Chord Variation will be generated).

  • Page 131: Export Smf

    Style Record mode Export SMF Export SMF Page menu The Export SMF function allows you to export a Chord Varia- Press the page menu icon to open the page menu. Press a com- tion as a Standard MIDI File (SMF), and edit it on your pre- mand to select it.

  • Page 132: Write Style Dialog Box, Copy Sounds Dialog Box

    Style Record mode Write Style dialog box Copy Chord Table Note: A User or Favorite Style is usually prompted when writing a Style. However, you can overwrite a Factory Style, when the “Fac- Only available while in the Style Element Chord Table page. Select tory Style and Pad Protect”...

  • Page 133: Copy Expression Dialog Box, Copy Chord Table Dialog Box, Overdub Step Recording Window

    Style Record mode Copy Expression dialog box Copy Expression dialog box Copy Chord Table dialog box Open this window by choosing the Copy Expression item from Open this window by choosing the Copy Chord Table item from the page menu. Here you can copy all Expression values assigned the page menu.

  • Page 134

    Style Record mode Overdub Step Recording window Velocity Pos (Position) This is the position of the event (note, rest or chord) to be Set this parameter before entering a note or chord. This will be inserted. the playing strength (i.e., velocity value) of the event to be inserted.

  • Page 135: Pad Record Mode, The Pad Structure, Entering The Pad Record Mode

    Pad Record mode The Pad structure Pad Record mode By entering the Pad Record mode, you can create your own Pads, command from the page menu of the Style Play mode (see or edit an existing Pad. “Write Performance dialog box” on page 104 or “Write Style Performance dialog box”...

  • Page 136

    Pad Record mode Exit by saving or deleting changes Exit by saving or deleting changes Main page - Pad Record When finished editing, you can save your Pad in memory, or The Main page of the Pad Record mode looks like a simplified cancel any change.

  • Page 137

    Pad Record mode Main page - Pad Record Beat The sequence will start at the next beat, in sync for the CMaj chord, when a CMaj7 is recognized on the key- with the arranger’s or sequencer’s tempo. It will board the arranger must transpose some notes to create the start from its very beginning (i.e., tick 1 or mea- missing 7th.

  • Page 138: Pad Record Procedure

    Pad Record mode Pad Record procedure Virtual slider Edit menu The virtual slider in the display shows the track’s volume. To change the volume, touch the slider and use TEMPO/ VALUE controls to change the value. When pressing the MENU button while in Pad Record mode, the Pad Record Edit Menu will appear.

  • Page 139

    Pad Record mode Event Edit: Event Edit Other pages exhibit a slightly different structure. Event Edit: Filter Operating mode Edit section Page menu icon This page is where you can select the event types to be shown in the Event Edit page. Parameters area Tabs...

  • Page 140: Pad Edit: Transpose, Pad Edit: Velocity

    Pad Record mode Pad Edit: Transpose Execute Pad Edit: Velocity Press this button to execute the operation set in this page. In this page you can change the velocity (dynamics) value of notes in the selected track. Pad Edit: Transpose In this page you can transpose the selected track(s).

  • Page 141: Pad Edit: Cut, Pad Edit: Delete

    Pad Record mode Pad Edit: Cut Pad Edit: Cut Pad Edit: Delete This function lets you quickly delete a selected measure (or a This page is where you can delete MIDI events out of the Pad. series of measures) from the selected Chord Variation. All fol- This function does not remove measures from the pattern.

  • Page 142: Pad Edit: Delete All, Pad Edit: Copy From Pad, Pad Edit: Copy From Style

    Pad Record mode Pad Edit: Delete All Bottom / Top Note Note: If you copy too many events on the same “tick”, the “Too many events!” message appears, and the copy operation is aborted. Use these parameters to set the bottom and top of the keyboard range to delete.

  • Page 143: Pad Track Controls: Sound/expression

    Pad Record mode Pad Track Controls: Sound/Expression From Pad Expression Choose this option to select the source Pad to copy the Chord Use this knob to set the Expression (CC#11) value for the Pad Variation from. Press the Select button to open the Pad Select track.

  • Page 144: Pad Chord Table

    Pad Record mode Pad Chord Table From Wrap Around Use this parameter to select one of the MIDI Groove patterns The wrap-around point is the highest register limit for the Pad (“.GRV” files) generated when saving data after a Time Slice track.

  • Page 145: Export: Smf, Write Pad Dialog Box

    Pad Record mode Export: SMF Delete Pad Track Export: SMF Only available in the Main page of the Pad Record mode. Select this command to delete the Pad track. The Export SMF function allows you to export a Chord Varia- Overdub Step Recording tion as a Standard MIDI File (SMF), and edit it on your pre- Only available in the Main page of the Pad Record mode.

  • Page 146: Song Play Operating Mode, Master Volume, Balance, Sequencer Balance, Track Parameters, Midi Clock

    Sequencer mode. Pa800 cannot receive MIDI Clock messages from the MIDI IN. Pa800 transmits to the MIDI OUT and USB port only the MIDI Clock messages generated by Sequencer 1. For MIDI Clock mes- Standard MIDI Files and Sounds sages to be sent, the “Clock Send”...

  • Page 147: Nrpn Sound Parameters, Keyboard, Pad And Sequencer Tracks

    Keyboard, Pad and Sequencer tracks GM-compliant Standard MIDI Files can contain NRPN (#99, The Pa800 is equipped with a double sequencer. Each Song can 98) Control Change messages. These messages are used to mod- play a maximum of 16 tracks, for a total of 32 sequencer tracks.

  • Page 148: Main Page

    Displays the name of the Song assigned to the corresponding different Performance. It may also be changed when loading a sequencer. Standard MIDI File generated with an instrument of the Korg Pa series. • If the sequencer is already selected (white background), press the Song name to open the Song Select window.

  • Page 149

    Song Play operating mode Main page If you select another Song while a Song is in play within the same To select a different STS from the latest selected Style, use the Sequencer, the previous Song stops, and the new Song will be four SINGLE TOUCH SETTING buttons under the display.

  • Page 150: Song Tracks 1-8 And 9-16 Pages

    Song Play operating mode Song Tracks 1-8 and 9-16 pages Panels Selected Track Info area The lower half of the main page contains the various panels, you This line lets you see the Sound assigned to the selected track. can select by pressing the corresponding tabs. See more informa- Not only it is shown on the main page, but also in several edit tion in the relevant sections, starting from page 147.

  • Page 151

    Song Play operating mode Volume panel Track names Volume panel Under the sliders, a label for each track is shown. Use the TRK. SEL button to switch between the various track views. Press the Volume tab to select this panel. This is where you can MIC/IN Audio inputs.

  • Page 152

    Files” below) Lyrics will be shown only if they are compatible with a standard (PLAY/STOP) format that Pa800 can understand. Starts or stops the current Song. When you stop the Song, it is stopped at the current position. Master Transpose...

  • Page 153

    Standard Song Markers contained in a midifile can be read with Press the Save Mk button in the display to save all markers. the Pa800, to quickly jump to a given position in the Song. Addi- tionally, you can set your own marker points on-the-fly.

  • Page 154

    Song Play operating mode STS Name panel TXT File STS Name panel Text Follow Select this panel to see the name of the four available STSs. See When linking a “.TXT” file to a Song, you scroll the text by using “STS Name panel”...

  • Page 155

    Song Play operating mode Edit menu Selected sequencer Edit menu Before entering edit, select one of the two sequencers, by using the Song area of the main page (see “Switching between sequencers during editing” below). From any page, press the MENU button to open the Song Play edit menu.

  • Page 156

    Internal FX processors. Note: Song parameters cannot be saved when saving to a Perfor- mance or STS. The effect processors included in Pa800 are connected in paral- lel, so you can decide which percentage of the direct signal can be effected:...

  • Page 157

    Song Play operating mode Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch from Keyboard to Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Song tracks, and vice-versa. In this page you can set the three-band equalization (EQ) for each individual track. Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch from the Keyboard to the Song tracks, and vice-versa.

  • Page 158: Mixer/tuning: Eq Control

    Song Play operating mode Mixer/Tuning: EQ Control Input Trim Play status. The track can be heard. This knob allows you to limit the level of the signal passing Mute status. The track cannot be heard. through the equalizer. Extreme equalization values can overload the audio circuits and lead to distorsion.

  • Page 159

    Track Controls: Mode Sequencer mode. • A Song created on the Pa800 (in Sequencer mode) can use up to 4 effects (usually 2 reverbs + 2 modulating effects); These parameters let you set the Internal/External, and the Poly/ each track may use the A/B or C/D pair.

  • Page 160

    Song Play operating mode Keyboard/Ensemble: Keyboard Control Select page, just as if it was an ordinary Song (see “Jukebox Keyboard/Ensemble: Keyboard Control panel” on page 147). These parameters let you set parameters for the Keyboard tracks. See “Keyboard/Ensemble: Keyboard Control” on page 97. Parameters Keyboard/Ensemble: Key/Velocity Range These parameters let you select a note and velocity range for the...

  • Page 161: Groove Quantize

    Song Play operating mode Groove Quantize Note Start Save Press this button to save the Jukebox file to disk. The Save Juke- Enables/disables quantization of the Note On event (i.e. begin- box File dialog box appears, allowing you to edit the name and ning of the note).

  • Page 162: Preferences: Track Settings, Preferences: General Control

    Song Play operating mode Preferences: Track Settings The quantize window corresponds to the axis. No No track sends notes to the Harmony module of quantization happens. the Voice processor. Chords can still be received from the MIDI IN. The quantize window extends to the nearest win- dow;...

  • Page 163

    first note. However, any setup data are read and considered. Lyrics Note: When Pa800 is driving an external musical instrument, the Markers fast transfer of MIDI data to the MIDI OUT or USB port may Seq.2...

  • Page 164

    Song Play operating mode Page menu generate a “Dummy.txt” file. A new, unnamed Jukebox file will Page menu generate a “New_name.txt” file. If a file with the same name already exists on the target device, it will be overwritten without waiting for any confirmation.

  • Page 165: Write Global-song Play Setup Dialog Box

    Song Play operating mode Write Global-Song Play Setup dialog box Select the target Performance, Style or STS, then go to the page of the Effects > FX Select page. Choose the “Paste FX” command from the page menu. Easy Mode Easy Mode allows you to use the Style Play and Song Play modes with an easier-to-use user interface.

  • Page 166: Songbook

    SongBook Book SongBook List Header The SongBook is an onboard database that allows you to orga- nize various “musical resources” (Style, Standard MIDI Files, The List Header may change, depending on the type of data KAR files) for easy retrieving. associated with the selected entry.

  • Page 167

    SongBook Book Filter… After you select this command, the “Num” column appears: Press this button to open the Filter dialog box, and select one or more filter criteria, to show a restricted set of entries in the main list. To see the “Key” column again, select the “Show Key (now Song Numbers)”...

  • Page 168: Book Edit

    Style Play or Song Play mode. The Book Edit 1 page with a Style-based entry: At this point, Pa800 must receive on the special Control channel the NRPN Control Change messages #99 (MSB, with value 2) and #98 (LSB, with value 64) in fast succession, as an initializa- tion string.

  • Page 169

    SongBook Book Edit 1 When you press Write, a link to the selected resource(s) is saved Key Info with the entry (provided “Write Current Resource” is selected Original key of the entry. The first field is the key name, the sec- when saving).

  • Page 170: Book Edit

    SongBook Book Edit 2 • Scrolling is also possible by means of the Text Page Down/ To assign a different name to the entry, press the (Text Edit) Up command, that can be assigned to a Footswitch, EC button to open the Text Edit window. Switch or Assignable Switch.

  • Page 171: Custom List, List Edit

    SongBook Custom List Custom List List Edit Use this page to select and use one of the available Custom Lists This page is only available after checking the “Enable List Edit” (contained in the “LISTDB.SBL” file saved in the same folder as command in the page menu (see page 169).

  • Page 172: Lyrics/sts

    Lyrics can be associated to each SongBook entry (either Style or Song-based) as a “.TXT” file. See “Linked .TXT” on page 166 for more information on this issue. As as consequence, there are five ways of seeing Lyrics on the Pa800:...

  • Page 173

    SongBook Page menu Artist/Genre • In case of an entry based on Standard MIDI Files: Select this command to toggle between the Artist and Genre col- Associated Selected entry resource(s) umn on the SongBook list, appearing in the Book and Custom List page.

  • Page 174: Sequencer Operating Mode, Sequencer Play - Main Page, Songs And Voice Processor Presets

    Sounds The native Song format for Pa800 is the Standard MIDI File. area When saving a Song as a SMF, an empty measure is automati- cally inserted to the beginning of the Song. This measure con- Track volume/status area tains various Song initialization parameters.

  • Page 175

    Sequencer operating mode Sequencer Play - Main page Page menu icon Manual In this mode, you can change the Tempo using TEMPO/VALUE section controls. The Song will Press the page menu icon to open the menu. See “Page menu” on be played back using the manually selected page 192 for more information.

  • Page 176: Entering Record Mode

    Sequencer operating mode Entering Record mode Track volume/status area Entering Record mode This area is where you can set the volume of each Song track, and mute/unmute tracks. To enter Record mode, press the RECORD button while you are Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch between Song Tracks in Sequencer mode.

  • Page 177: Record Mode: Multitrack Sequencer Page

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Multitrack Sequencer page Overdub The newly recorded events will be mixed to any Record mode: Multitrack Sequencer existing events. page Overwrite The newly recorded events will replace any exist- ing events. Auto Punch Recording will automatically begin at the “Start” While in Sequencer mode, press the RECORD button and select position, and stop at the “End”...

  • Page 178

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Multitrack Sequencer page Multitrack recording procedure Metronome on, with a two-bar precount before starting recording. Here is the general procedure to follow for the Multitrack Recording. Tempo Press SEQUENCER to enter Sequence mode. Select this parameter, and use the TEMPO/VALUE controls to set the tempo.

  • Page 179: Record Mode: Step Record Page

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Step Record page Note parameter area Record mode: Step Record page Meter Time signature of the current measure. This parameter cannot The Step Record allows you to create a new Song by entering sin- be edited. You can set a Meter change by using the Insert func- gle notes or chords to each track.

  • Page 180

    Chords and second voices Insert a note, rest or chord at the current position. With Pa800, you are not obliged to insert single notes in a track. • To insert a single note, just play it on the keyboard. The There are several ways to insert chords and double voices.

  • Page 181: Record Mode: Backing Sequence (quick Record) Page

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Record) page (1/32)… (1/8) Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Grid resolution, in musical values. For example, Record) page when you select 1/8, all notes are moved to the nearest 1/8 division. When you select 1/4, all notes are moved to the nearest 1/4 division.

  • Page 182

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Record) page Individual track status icons Kbd/Pad track Song track/Channel While you can change the status of all Keyboard tracks at once, Pad 3 by using the Kbd/Pad Backing Sequence track, you can also Pad 4 change the status of each single track.

  • Page 183: Record Mode: Step Backing Sequence Page

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Step Backing Sequence page • By pressing the START/STOP button you can start the Record mode: Step Backing Sequence Style right at the beginning of the Song. Since you can use any Style control, you could start with page the usual combinations (INTRO, ENDING, FILL…...

  • Page 184

    Style Element ter in a 3/4 time). Tick Smallest position value. Both Pa800 internal This is the Style Element (i.e., a Variation, Fill, Intro, or Ending). sequencers feature a resolution of 384 ticks per The length of the selected Style Element is always shown by the quarter.

  • Page 185

    Sequencer operating mode Record mode: Step Backing Sequence page Step Backing Sequence procedure Hint: Save the Song to a storage device, by selection the “Save Song” command from the page menu, to avoid losing it when turn- Here is the general Step Backing Sequencer recording procedure. ing the instrument off.

  • Page 186

    Sequencer operating mode Edit menu Tabs Edit menu Use tabs to select one of the edit pages of the current edit section. From any page, press the MENU button to open the Sequencer edit menu. This menu gives access to the various Sequencer edit sections. Mixer/Tuning: Volume/Pan When in the menu, select an edit section, or press EXIT to exit the menu.

  • Page 187

    This page lets you set the level of the track’s direct (uneffected) Send level signal going to the Internal FX processors. The effect processors included in Pa800 are connected in parallel, so you can decide 0…127 Level of the track (direct) signal sent to the effect which percentage of the direct signal can be effected: processor.

  • Page 188

    Sequencer operating mode Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Mixer/Tuning: EQ Gain Mixer/Tuning: EQ Control In this page you can set the three-band equalization (EQ) for This page lets you reset or bypass track equalization, pro- each individual track. grammed in the previous page. Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch between Song tracks Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch between Song tracks 1-8 and 9-16, and vice-versa.

  • Page 189

    Sub-Scale on each track of the Song, can B to A, D to C be sent by the Pa800 to an external MIDI recorder as System Exclu- sive data. Amount of the B effect going back to the input of the A effect, or of the D effect going back to the input of the C effect.

  • Page 190

    Sequencer operating mode Effects: FX A…D Effects: FX A…D Event Edit: Event Edit These pages contain the editing parameters for the four effect The Event Edit is the page where you can edit each single MIDI processors. Here is an example of the FX A page, with the Reverb event of the selected track.

  • Page 191

    Sequencer operating mode Event Edit: Event Edit • While the sequencer is not running, it works as a Go to Mea- Type First value Second value sure command. Press it to open the Go to Measure dialog box: PAft Note to which the After- Poly Aftertouch value touch is applied And here are the events contained in the Master track.

  • Page 192

    Pa Controls beginning of the Song, the Start will be positioned at 1.01.000, and the End at 5.01.000. Controls exclusive of the Pa800, like the FX and Scale settings. These controls are recorded to the Bottom / Top Note Master Track, and saved as System Exclusive data.

  • Page 193: Song Edit: Transpose, Song Edit: Velocity

    Sequencer operating mode Song Edit: Transpose After setting the various parameters, press Execute to start the Song Edit: Transpose operation. Track Here you can transpose the Song, a track or a part of a track. Use this parameter to select a track. All tracks selected.

  • Page 194: Song Edit: Cut/insert Measures, Song Edit: Delete, Song Edit: Copy

    Sequencer operating mode Song Edit: Cut/Insert Measures Event Song Edit: Cut/Insert Measures Type of MIDI event to delete. All events. Measures will not be removed from In this page you can cut or insert measures from the Song. the Song, and will remain empty. Note All notes in the selected range.

  • Page 195: Song Edit: Move

    Sequencer operating mode Song Edit: Move Mode Song Edit: RX Convert Use this parameter to select the Copy mode. Merge Copied data are merged with the data at the tar- You can use the RX Convert page to convert notes of the midifile get position.

  • Page 196

    Sequencer operating mode Page menu Note: After selecting a MIDI Setup, you can go to the Global mode Page menu and apply any change to each channel setting. To store these changes to a MIDI Setup, while still in Global mode select the Write Global-Midi Setup command from the page menu.

  • Page 197: Write Global-sequencer Setup Dialog Box

    Sequencer operating mode Write Global-Sequencer Setup dialog box Delete Current Track Write Global-Sequencer Setup dialog box Select this command to delete the track currently selected in the Track area (see “Track volume/status area” on page 174). Open this window by selecting the Write Global-Song Setup Solo Track item from the page menu.

  • Page 198: Save Song Window

    Sequencer operating mode Save Song window Storage device Save Song window Use this pop-up menu to select one of the available storage devices where to save the Song. The recorded Song is contained in RAM, and is lost when turn- ing the instrument off.

  • Page 199

    Sequencer operating mode Save Song window Empty measure at the beginning of the Save Song procedure Standard MIDI File If you are in Record mode, stop the sequencer and exit from the Record mode. Then go back to the main page of When saving a Song as an SMF, an empty measure is automati- the Sequencer Play mode (see “Sequencer Play - Main cally inserted to the beginning of the Song.

  • Page 200: Global Edit Mode

    Global edit mode What is it, and how the Global is structured Global edit mode The Global edit environment is the place where you can set glo- Edit menu bal functions, i.e. functions overriding the single Performance, STS or Style. This edit environment overlaps the current operat- ing mode (Style Play, Song Play, Sequencer, Sound Edit).

  • Page 201: General Controls: Basic

    Global edit mode General Controls: Basic Page menu icon Highest pitch. Press this icon to open the page menu (see “Page menu” on Reverb Offset page 210). This is the master offset for all reverbs. Use it to adjust reverb Parameters area tails to the room where you are playing.

  • Page 202: General Controls: Transpose Control, General Controls: Scale

    Global edit mode General Controls: Transpose Control Post-KB/Pre-Scale General Controls: Transpose Control When this option is selected, notes will be trans- posed immediately after they leave the keyboard. The Scale will be applied to the transposed notes. This page is where you can select to which tracks the Master For example, if you altered an E, and then set the Transpose is applied to, and adjust some related parameter.

  • Page 203: General Controls: Lock

    Hint: To save the status of the various parameters as a fixed status sometimes grouped under just a single lock. Locks prevent for the Pa800, save all the parameters to Performance 1 of bank 1 parameter values to be changed when loading data from a stor- (automatically selected when turning on the instrument), and save age device, or selecting a different Performance, Style or STS.

  • Page 204

    Global edit mode General Controls: Lock (See “Split Point” on page 88). CD FX block, C and/or D Send values on the other Keyboard tracks will be automatically set to zero. When locked, selecting a Performance or STS will not change the Pad assignment. For example, assume a chorus effect is assigned to the D effect processor.

  • Page 205: General Controls: Interface

    How to select the Help language you press one of the bank buttons, so you can select a different Since Pa800 must be reset at the end of this procedure, be item if desired. sure to first save all unsaved data.

  • Page 206: Controllers: Pedal/switch, Controllers: Ec, Controllers: Assignable Sliders

    SLIDER MODE button on the control panel, respec- EC5-A…E tively selecting the MIC, A or B mode. The status of the SLIDER MODE button can be saved with the Performance or STS. Each of the switches of a KORG EC5 multiswitch.

  • Page 207: Midi: Midi Setup / General Controls

    You cannot slave another instrument to the Pa800, even when connected to the MIDI OUT or USB Device port. The Pa800 can send the MIDI Clock signal. You can slave another instrument to the Pa800 Tempo, Start/Stop and Play/Stop commands.

  • Page 208: Midi: Midi In Control, Midi: Midi In Channels

    MIDI: MIDI In Channels Data received via MIDI on a muted track can still play on the Pa800. In this page, you can assign Pa800 tracks to any of the MIDI IN channels. Chord 1 Midi Channel Chord 2 Midi Channel Notes entering these channels are sent to the Chord Recognition engine.

  • Page 209: Midi: Midi Out Channels, Midi: Filters

    STS and Style Elements. See tables on page 246 and following for more information on the received data MIDI: MIDI Out Channels In this page, you can assign Pa800 tracks to any of the MIDI OUT channels. Midi In Filters Selected MIDI IN filters.

  • Page 210: Audio Output: Sty/kbd

    Global edit mode Audio Output: Sty/Kbd Audio Output: Sty/Kbd Audio Output: Seq1 This page lets you connect Style, Keyboard and Pad tracks to the This page lets you connect Sequencer 1 tracks to the audio out- audio outputs. puts. These setting are also applied to the Sequencer mode. Tracks Tracks Use these parameters to assign an audio output (OUTPUT sec-...

  • Page 211: Audio Output: Drums, Audio Output: Audio In

    Snare Snare Drum category. In to Direct Inputs 1 and 2 go to the final mix, together with the sounds generated by the Pa800. No Voice Pro- Tom category. cessor effects are applied. Hi-Hat Hi-Hat category. In 1 Cymbals Cymbals category.

  • Page 212: Audio Output: Metro / Speakers

    Global edit mode Audio Output: Metro / Speakers Speakers Voice Processor Out Use this parameter to assign an audio output (AUDIO OUTPUT Speakers On/Off section, on the back of the instrument) to the Voice Processor. Use this checkbox to turn speakers on or off. This option is use- In 1/2 Out ful when the instrument is connected to an external amplifica- tion system, and you don’t need the speakers.

  • Page 213: Video Interface: Video Out

    Video Interface: Video Out Video Interface: Video Out Touch Panel Calibration If your Pa800 is fitted with a Video Interface Board (VIF4), use From time to time (for example, after loading a new operating this page to adjust its parameters.

  • Page 214

    Page menu (see page 201). This way, the next time you will turn the Pa800 on, the preferred Styles, Sounds and Performances will be still assigned to the rele- Press the page menu icon to open the menu. Press a command to vant buttons.

  • Page 215: Write Global - Talk Configuration Dialog Box

    Global edit mode Write Global - Talk Configuration dialog box Write Global - Talk Configuration dialog Write Global - Voice Processor Preset dialog box (Only available when the Talk function is activated.) Open this (Only available when the Talk function is NOT activated.) Open window by selecting the Write Global-Talk Configuration item this window by selecting the Write Global-Voice Processor Preset from the page menu.

  • Page 216: Voice Processor, Accessing The Voice Processor Edit Pages

    Voice Processor Accessing the Voice Processor edit pages Voice Processor The Voice Processor applies effects and three-part harmony to Voice Processor Setup: Setup your voice. Some dedicated controllers on the control panel allows you to quickly access the most often used functions: •...

  • Page 217: Voice Processor Setup: Dynamics / Eq, Voice Processor Setup: Talk

    Voice Processor Voice Processor Setup: Dynamics / EQ Level knob Mid Gain knob This parameter sets the Lead voice level. Mid Band Frequency cut/boost. Range: ±12 dB. Lead voice is turned off. Mid Frequency knob -30dB … 0dB Lead voice level. Mid Band Frequency center frequency.

  • Page 218: Voice Processor Preset: Preset

    Voice Processor Voice Processor Preset: Preset Mode Voice Processor Preset: Preset Auto (AutoTalk) This page allows you to select a Voice Processor Preset, as well as When this parameter is checked, the Talk function automatically turning on or off the various Voice processor modules. engages when the Sequencer or Arranger is stopped.

  • Page 219: Voice Processor Preset: Harmony

    Voice Processor Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Note: For this to work, a value other than zero must be assigned to Effects the “Pitch Bend Range” in the “Voice Processor Setup: Setup” page This checkbox allows the enabling/disabling of the Voice Proces- (see page 212).

  • Page 220: Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Voices

    Voice Processor Voice Processor Preset: Harmony Voices Chord Mode Presets Release In this mode the Voicing parameter specifies the relation of the Sets the envelope release time for harmony voices. Available only harmony note to the input note with respect to the current in Notes and Chord mode.

  • Page 221: Voice Processor Preset: Effects

    Voice Processor Voice Processor Preset: Effects • Select various other input notes and remap as desired. Repeat Voice Processor Preset: Effects the above steps for each harmony voice. You can also copy a map from a voice to other voices. •...

  • Page 222: Harmony And Tuning With The Voice Processor

    Voice Processor Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Processor R (Ratio) Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Sets the ratio between the tempo and the resulting delay. For Processor example, “1:2” means that for each quarter note at the current tempo, the delay plays two notes.

  • Page 223

    Voice Processor Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Processor When one note above is defined as a harmony voice (Up1), the next note from the chord above the input note is output for that harmony voice. The subsequent illustration shows the harmony notes for the C major scale with a voicing selection of a C major chord and a single “one above”.

  • Page 224

    Voice Processor Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Processor Scale (Scalic) mode parameter description under “Custom Voice Mapping” on page 216. Harmonies use key and scale information to create musically correct, diatonic harmonies. Most popular music uses a single It is also tricky to pick out the key in some songs. An example is scale, so you usually only have to input the information at the “Sweet Home Alabama”.

  • Page 225

    Voice Processor Harmony and Tuning with the Voice Processor Diatonic and Chromatic We've described scalic and chordal harmonies as diatonic, and shift harmonies as chromatic; but what do those words mean? Look at a piano keyboard. Between middle “C” and the next “C” there are twelve keys –...

  • Page 226: Media Edit Mode, Storage Devices And Internal Memory

    Media edit mode Storage devices and internal memory Media edit mode About the SSD The Media edit mode is the place where you can manage files. This edit environment overlaps the current operating mode The SSD (Solid State Disk) is a non-volatile memory, whose (Style Play, Song Play, Sequencer, Sound Edit).

  • Page 227: File Types, Media Structure

    The following tables describe all the file and folder types the Each device (and the internal memory) can contain files and Pa800 can manage. Here are the files you can read or write with folders. Data in the Pa800 is slightly more rigidly structured than the Pa800.

  • Page 228

    Media edit mode Main page Scrollbar Main page Use the scrollbar to scroll the list. Touching the arrows will scroll one step at a time, while touching the bar will scroll one page at a time. There is no main page in the Media edit mode. When pressing EXIT, you exit the Media mode, and the underlying operating Pressing the arrows while SHIFT is kept pressed jumps to the mode in the background is recalled.

  • Page 229: Load

    Media edit mode Load To see if a “.SET” folder contains PCM data, open it and look Load for a “PCM” folder. Loading all data of a specified type In this page you can load User data files (Performances, User Sounds, User Styles, the SongBook, User PCM, the Global) from You can load all User data of a specified type with a single opera- an external device to the internal memory (SSD and RAM).

  • Page 230

    Media edit mode Load Loading a single bank Select the target bank, and press OK to load the source bank. You can load a single bank of User data (User Sounds, User Warning: After confirming, all User data contained in the Styles, Performances) with a single operation.

  • Page 231

    Also, keep in Note: Loading a whole “.SET” folder from an i30 file may take mind Voice Harmony is only 3 voices in the Pa800, while it is 4 very long. You are advised to load a single bank or a single voices in the Pa1X.

  • Page 232: Save

    Media edit mode Save To make the Sound assignment to the Style tracks effective, Save be sure the “Original Style Sounds” parameter is not checked (see page 85). Save the Style Performance again. Select the “Write Current In this page, you can save User data from the internal memory to Style Performance”...

  • Page 233

    Media edit mode Save Saving the full memory content Saving all data of a specified type You can save the full memory content with a single operation. In addition to the above, you can save all data of a specified type by selecting the corresponding folder.

  • Page 234

    Media edit mode Save If saving to an external device, connect the device to one of A dialog box appears, asking you to select one of the avail- the USB Host ports. able User (or Favorite Style) locations inside the folder: The full content (“All”) of the internal memory is already shown.

  • Page 235

    Creating a new “.SET” folder Select the desired bank, and press Open to gain access to the single files. Pa800 proprietary data must be saved in special folders with the “.SET” extension. These special folders can be saved inside ordi- nary folders.

  • Page 236: Copy

    Media edit mode Copy During Copy, a dialog box shows the progress of the opera- Copy tion. In this page you can copy files and folders. Folders can be generic or “.SET” folders. In addition, you can copy the content of the generic folder you are in.

  • Page 237: Erase

    In this case, Press Erase to delete the selected item. Pa800 asks you if you want to overwrite it. During erase, a dialog box shows the progress of the opera- When a duplicate file or folder is met, the following dialog box tion.

  • Page 238: Format

    Media edit mode Format Format Utility The Format function lets you initialize a device. Pa800 uses a This page includes a set of backup utilities. MS-DOS-compliant device format: Backup OS Warning: When formatting a device, all data it contains is lost for-...

  • Page 239: Preferences

    Media edit mode Preferences After pressing Backup, a dialog box will appear, asking you Preferences to select a name for the backup file, and whether compres- sion must be turned on or off during the backup. This page includes various protect options, plus the PCM Auto- load option and settings for the hard disk sleep time.

  • Page 240

    SSD-S memory to the RAM memory. Hint: While USB file transfer is enabled, you cannot access other functions on the Pa800. We suggest you use the USB just after turn- When turning the instrument on, external Sam- ing the instrument on, and turn the instrument off and on again...

  • Page 241

    Save operations (and can be created with the New Caveat: Do not modify “.SET” folders, or you will SET button in any Save page). no longer be able to use them on the Pa800. Only use the USB connection for backup purpose, or to modify ordinary folders.

  • Page 242

    Media edit mode Page menu Ordered by Name Object(s) info Select this command to see the size of any selected file or folder. Select this display option to see the list of files and folders in Also, the number of files and directories (folders) it contains are rough alphabetical order, with different file types mixed in the shown.

  • Page 243: Care Of Mass Storage Devices, Bonus Software

    Care of mass storage devices Bonus software The Pa800 can save most of the data contained in memory on With Pa800, three “.SET” folders are supplied with the Accessory the internal hard disk (if fitted), or to external devices (like pen CD, with the whole content of Korg’s “Real Drums”...

  • Page 244: Midi, What Is Midi, What Is Midi Over Usb

    Control Change 00 and 32, to remotely select Pa800 data from a sequencer or a master keyboard. Here is a brief overview of MIDI, as related to the Pa800. If inter- Control Change (CC) – This is a wide array of messages, con- ested, you may find more information on the general use of...

  • Page 245: Standard Midi Files, The Chord 1 And Chord 2 Channels, The General Midi Standard

    SPLIT button LED is lit up, the notes that arrive to the Setup (see “Write Global - Midi Setup dialog box” on page 210). Pa800 over this channel will be divided by the split point into the Upper (above the split point) and Lower (below the split point) parts.

  • Page 246: Connecting Pa800 To A Master Keyboard

    Connect the MIDI OUT connector of the master keyboard Select one of the available “Accordion” MIDI Setups. to one of the MIDI IN connectors of the Pa800 (IN A sug- gested). Note: Settings may change when new Global data is loaded Program the master keyboard to transmit over the Global from disk.

  • Page 247: Connecting The Pa800 To An External Sequencer

    The sequencer will receive the notes played on the Pa800 keyboard and send them to the selected track of the song. The In order to connect the Pa800 to a computer, you need to have a track will transmit the data to the internal sound generation of computer with the MIDI interface.

  • Page 248: Playing Another Instrument With The Pa800

    Select the “Sequencer 1” or “Sequencer 2” MIDI Setup (depend- instrument’s MIDI IN. ing on the Sequencer you are using on the Pa800) to set the Set the other instrument to the same channels you want to channels as follows.

  • Page 250: Factory Data

    Factory data Styles Note: You can remotely select Styles on the Pa800, by sending it Bank Select MSB (CC#0), Bank Select LSB (CC#32) and Program Change messages on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 204). CC32...

  • Page 251

    Factory data Styles CC32 Bank: Ballroom CC32 Bank: Dance CC32 Bank: Rock Easy Listening Club House Pop Rock Slow Band Euro Trance English Rock Big Band Jump Fashion Funk Fire Rock Big Band Fox Dance Fever Hard Rock Big Band 40's Funky Disco Open Rock 1 50's Fox...

  • Page 252

    Factory data Styles CC32 Bank: World 2 CC32 Bank: Latin CC32 Bank: Latin Dance Hawaiian Guitar Bossa Brazilian Samba Flamenco 4/4 Basic Bossa Sambalegre Flamenco 3/4 Cool Bossa Samba Banda 2/4 Meditation Bossa Samba De Sol Mexican Waltz Fast Bossa 1 DiscoSamba Celtic Dream Fast Bossa 2...

  • Page 253

    Factory data Styles CC32 Bank: Unplug(ged) CC32 Bank: Contemp(orary) CC32 Bank: User 1 Unplugged Ballad 1 Funky R&B Unplugged Ballad 2 AM : PM Unplugged Ballad 3 Little Boy Unplugged Slow Island View Desert Shuffle Karma Serenade Smooth Jazz Unplugged Slow &...

  • Page 254: Style Elements

    Factory data Style Elements Style Elements Note: You can remotely select the various Style Elements on the Pa800, by sending it Program Change messages on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 204). Style Element Style Element...

  • Page 255: Sounds (bank Order), Sounds (bank Order)

    Sounds (Bank order) Classic Wurly 1 FM Pad E.P. Tine E.Piano The following table lists all Pa800 Factory Sounds as they appear Studio EP in the Banks accessed by pressing the SOUND buttons on the Suit E.Piano 2 control panel.

  • Page 256

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Dulcimer GM Classic Click Santur Perc.Short Decay Kalimba GM BX3 Rock 1 V. Kalimba 2 BX3 Rock 2 V. Mallet Clock BX3 Rock 3 V. Gamelan BX3 Rock 4V. Bali Gamelan Rock Organ GM Garbage Mall...

  • Page 257

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Tibia Clean Jazz 2 Tibia 16/8/4' Tel. Midddle Tibia & Vox Clean Funk Post Horn Trem. Wet Dist. Guitar Tibia & Kinura Mandolin Tibia Vox Glock Mandolin Key Off Mandolin Trem.

  • Page 258

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Rhythm E.Guitar Ooh Slow Voice Muted Guitar 2 Scat Voices RX E.Gtr Harmonics Orchestra Tutti1 Solo Dist.Guitar Orchestra Tutti2 Dist. Steel Gtr Orch. & Oboe 1 Gtr Harmonic GM Orch.

  • Page 259

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Classic Vox Trpts &Trombs Doolally Trombone Ens. Vocalscape Trombones Heaven Trpts & Brass Airways Fat Brass Yang Chin Dyna Brass 1 Dyna Brass 2 Bank: Trumpet & Trbn. Glen & Friends Trumpet Expr.1 Glen &...

  • Page 260

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Sweet Alto Sax 1 Folk Clarinet Soft Alto Sax Recorder GM Tenor Sax Expr.1 Recorder 2 Jazz Tenor 1 Whistle GM Sweet Soprano 2 Whistle 2 Sweet Soprano 3 Bag Pipes GM Baritone Sax GM Uillean BagPipes...

  • Page 261

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Soundtrack GM Big & Raw Sine Pad Caribbean Itopia Pad Lead Square GM Big Panner Lead Saw GM Dance ReMix Calliope GM Rave Chiff GM Elastick Pad Charang GM Moving Bell Fifths Lead GM Analog Pad 3...

  • Page 262

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 DarkWoody A.Bass SlapFing Bass RX More mid! Bass Picked Bass RX Chorus Fing.Bass SlapPick Bass RX Finger E.Bass3 FunkSlap Bass RX Woofer Pusher B. Bank: Drum & Perc. Slap Bass 5 Timpani GM Dyna Slap Bass Agogo GM...

  • Page 263

    Factory data Sounds (Bank order) Name CC00 CC32 Burst Noise Laughing Punch Heart Beat Footsteps Machine Gun Laser Gun Explosion Ice Rain GM Jaw Harp Hit in India Stadium...

  • Page 264: Sounds (program Change Order), Sounds (program Change Order)

    Bell E. Piano 1 E.Piano Bell E. Piano 2 E.Piano √ E. Piano 2 GM E.Piano The following table lists all Pa800 Factory Sounds in order of √ Detuned EP 2 E.Piano Bank Select-Program Change number. √ EP2 Veloc.sw E.Piano Legend: The table also includes MIDI data used to remotely select √...

  • Page 265

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ Dark Organ 1 V. Organ Reed Organ GM Organ √ Jazz Organ Organ Puff Organ Organ Gospel Organ Organ Small Pipe Organ BX3 Rock 1 V. Organ Flauto Pipes Organ...

  • Page 266

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank Nylon Gtr Pro2 Guitar Clean Jazz 1 Guitar Nylon Gtr RX1 Guitar Clean Jazz 2 Guitar Nylon Gtr RX2 Guitar '54 E. Guitar Guitar Nylon Slide Pro Guitar Clean Guitar 3 Guitar...

  • Page 267

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank Finger E.Bass2 Bass Auto Pilot 1 Synth 2 Finger E.Bass3 Bass Hybrid Bass Bass Stick Bass Bass Dr. Octave Bass Finger Bass 2 Bass Drive Bass Bass Finger Bass 3 Bass...

  • Page 268

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank Concert Str.RX Strings & Vocal Trumpet Pitch Trumpet & Trbn. √ Strings Ens.2 GM Strings & Vocal Dual Trumpets Trumpet & Trbn. Sweeper Strings Strings & Vocal Flugel Horn Trumpet &...

  • Page 269

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ Brass & Sax Brass Baritone Sax GM Film Brass Brass Baritone Growl Brass Slow Brass Breathy Baritone Fanfare Brass Baritone Sax Pro Movie Brass Brass Baritone Sax 2 √...

  • Page 270

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank Square Rez Synth 2 Reso Sweep Synth 2 Port Whine Synth 2 Sky Watcher Synth 1 2VCO Planet Lead Synth 2 Synth Sweeper Synth 2 √ Lead Saw GM Synth 2 Super Sweep...

  • Page 271

    Factory data Sounds (Program Change order) CC00 CC32 Name Bank CC00 CC32 Name Bank √ Synth Ghostly Synth 1 Synth Drum GM Drum & Perc. √ √ Goblins GM Rhythm Box Tom Drum & Perc. √ Motion Raver Synth 2 Electric Drum Drum &...

  • Page 272: Drum Kits

    Factory data Drum Kits Drum Kits The following table lists all Pa800 Factory Drum Kits in order of CC00 CC32 Name Bank Select-Program Change number. 45-47 (remap to 40) Legend: The table also includes MIDI data used to remotely select √...

  • Page 273: Multisamples

    Multisamples Multisamples The following table lists all Pa800 Factory Multisamples. * OrigTune: Original Tune, i.e., samples use the natural tuning of the original instrument, instead of the equal tuning. Beating may occur at the extreme pitch, when the sound is used in conjunction with other sounds.

  • Page 274

    Factory data Multisamples 168 Tenor Sax M1 217 2 Trombones f _L 263 Doo Voice 310 El. Guitar Tel Bridge p 169 Alto Sax Vibrato1 218 2 Trombones f _R 264 Doo VoiceLP 311 El. Guitar Tel Bridge mf 170 Alto Sax Vibrato2 219 Trombone SlurUp 265 Solo Violin Vibrato 312 El.

  • Page 275

    Factory data Multisamples 359 Acoustic Bass3 mp VAR 407 MandolinLP 456 Wave Sweep3 505 Brass Fall 360 Acoustic Bass3 mf 408 Mandolin Tremolo 457 Syn Ghostly 506 Vox Wah Gtr 361 Acoustic Bass3 mf VAR 409 Mandolin Ensemble 458 Ghost 507 Vibe Chord 362 Acoustic Bass3 f 410 Banjo...

  • Page 276

    Factory data Multisamples 554 88 Crash 567 Temple Blocks 580 Cowbell & Claves 593 Stereo Snare1_L 555 Tom 568 Orchestra BD 581 Cabasa 594 Stereo Snare1_R 556 Tom Brush 569 Castanet 582 Shaker 595 Stereo Snare2_L 557 Tom Process 570 Taiko 583 Cabasa &...

  • Page 277: Drum Samples

    Factory data Drum Samples Drum Samples The following table lists all Pa800 Fac- Sample Family Sample Family tory Drum Samples. BD Electribe04 SD Brass2 mf BD Electribe05 SD Brass2 f Sample Family BD Electribe06 SD Roll BD Acoustic1 p BD Electribe07...

  • Page 278

    Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Sample Family Sample Family SD Dance10 Syn. Rim Click Tom Brush3 Mid ff SD Dance11 88 Rim Shot Tom Brush3 Low mf SD Dance12 Sidestick mf Tom Brush3 Low ff SD Dance13 Sidestick f Tom Brush4 SD Dance14 Sidestick Dance...

  • Page 279

    Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Sample Family Sample Family Crash Dance 99 DJ Vinyl Sliced 08 Conga2 Lo Open Crash DDD-1 DJ Vinyl Sliced 09 Conga2 Lo Mt Slap 88 Crash DJ Vinyl Sliced 10 Conga2 Lo Slap Splash 8'edge1 DJ Vinyl Sliced 11 Conga2 Hi Open Splash 8'edge2...

  • Page 280

    Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Sample Family Sample Family Okonkolo Boca Open mp Timbales1 Hi Edge Castanet Single Okonkolo Boca Open mf Timbales1 Hi RimShot mf Castanet Double Okonkolo Boca Open f Timbales1 Hi RimShot f Timpani Okonkolo Boca Open ff Timbales1 Hi RimShot ff Tsuzumi Okonkolo Chacha Open mp...

  • Page 281

    Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Sample Family Sample Family Djembe L ClosedSlap M.E.1 Sagat Close M.E.2 Renk Djembe S Basstone a M.E.1 Surdo L Mute M.E.2 Renkbir Djembe S Basstone b M.E.1 Surdo L Open M.E.2 Renkiki Djembe S Basstone c M.E.1 Tabla Medium M.E.2 Tefacik Djembe Open...

  • Page 282

    Factory data Drum Samples Sample Family Explosion Thunder Wind Stream Bubble Church Bell Telephone Ring Xylophone Spectr Cricket Spectrum Air Vortex Noise White Noise FM Mod Tubular Gamelan Tambura Gtr Cut Noise1 Gtr Cut Noise2 Power Chord Fret Noise Dist. Slide1 Dist.

  • Page 283: Performances

    All Performances are user-editable. Use the following table as a model for your own Perfomance lists. Note: You can remotely select Performances on the Pa800, by sending it Bank Select MSB (CC#0), Bank Select LSB (CC#32) and Program Change messages on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 204).

  • Page 284

    Factory data Performances CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 9 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 10 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 11 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 12 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 13 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 14 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 15 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 16 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 17 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 18 CC#0 CC#32 Bank: 19...

  • Page 285: Pads

    Factory data Pads Pads You can assign the following Hits or Sequences to the four Pads. Older sounds might be still assigned to the Pads when loading musical resources generated with an older operating system (see the following section). # HIT - Drum # HIT - Percussion # HIT - World 1 # Hit - World 2...

  • Page 286

    Factory data Pads 23 Stadium 23 Perc Cowbel+Tamb 24 Perc æ 25 Perc 6/8 # SEQ - Groove # SEQ - Bass # SEQ - Piano # SEQ - Guitar # SEQ - Orchestral # SEQ - Solo Grv Drum 1 Bass Pick Easy Piano Accomp 1 Gtr Steel Strum1...

  • Page 287

    Factory data Pads 20 Synth Dark Pad 20 Primavera 21 Circus 1 22 Circus 2...

  • Page 288: Effects

    Factory data Effects Effects The following table lists all Pa800 Factory Effects. Detailed information on each effect’s parameter are contained in the “Advanced Edit” addendum that you can find in the Accessory CD. FX assignable to FX 39: St. Auto Fade Mod.

  • Page 289: Midi Setup

    Factory data MIDI Setup MIDI Setup Default Master Kbd Sequencer1 Sequencer 2 Accordion 1 Accordion 2 Accordion 3 Ext. Seq S1_Tr 1 Global S1_Tr 1 S2_Tr 1 Global Upp1 Upp1 S1_Tr 1 S1_Tr 2 Control S1_Tr 2 S2_Tr 2 Lower Lower Lower S1_Tr 2...

  • Page 290: Assignable Parameters, List Of Footswitch And Ec5 Functions

    List of Footswitch and EC5 functions Style Change Style number Sound Up Selects the next Sound The following functions can be assigned to a footswitch or Korg Sound Down Selects the previous Sound EC5’s switch pedal. Transpose Down Transpose Up...

  • Page 291: List Of Assignable Pedal And Assignable Slider Functions

    Assignable parameters List of Assignable Pedal and Assignable Slider functions Function Meaning List of Assignable Pedal and Assignable Microphone Talk Turns all Voice Processor effects down, to Slider functions let you address the audience. See “Voice Processor Setup: Talk” on page 213. Mic Lead On/Off Momentary switch controls assigned to The following functions can be assigned to a continuous pedal...

  • Page 292: List Of Assignable Switch Functions

    Assignable parameters List of Assignable Switch functions Function Meaning List of Assignable Switch functions Text Page Up These options let you move to the previ- ous or next page, when reading a text Text Page Down file loaded with a Song (see “Text files The following functions can be assigned to the Assignable loaded with Standard MIDI Files”...

  • Page 293: Scales

    Assignable parameters Scales Scales The following is a list of scales (or tunings) you can select in var- ious operating modes. Equal Equal tuning, the standard scale for modern Western music. It is made of 12 identical semi- tones. Pure Major Major chords in the selected key are perfectly tuned.

  • Page 294: Midi Data, Midi Controllers

    Expression Omni On Fx Ctl 1 CC#12 Mono On Fx Ctl 2 CC#13 Poly On 14-15 Undef. ctl Gen.pc.1 (*) The following NRPN messages are recognized by the Pa800: Gen.pc.2 Slider CC#99 CC#98 CC#06 NRPN (MSB) (LSB) (Data Entry) Gen.pc.4 20-31 Undef.

  • Page 295: Program Change Messages Used As Remote Commands

    MIDI Data Program Change messages used as remote commands Program Change messages used as remote commands The following is a table including all Program Change messages, used as remote Style and Sequencer controls. These messages are to be sent on the Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 204). Function Function Function...

  • Page 296: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Data MIDI Implementation Chart MIDI Implementation Chart KORG Pa800 OS Version 1.0 - Aug. 30, 2006 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 297: Recognized Chords

    Recognized chords The following pages show the most important chords recognized by the Pa800, when the selected Chord Recognition mode is Fingered 2 (see “Chord Recognition Mode” on page 101). Recognized chords may vary with a different Chord Recognition mode.

  • Page 298

    Recognized chords Minor Minor 6th 3-note 2-note 4-note Minor 7th Minor-Major 7th 3-note 4-note 3-note 4-note Diminished Diminished Major 7th 3-note 4-note Minor 7th 5 4-note Augmented Augmented 7th Augmented Major 7th 3-note 4-note 4-note No 3rd No 3rd, no 5th 2-note 1-note = constituent notes of the chord...

  • Page 299: Installing The Korg Usb Midi Driver, Please Note Before Use

    The USB Device port can be used to transfer MIDI data between Windows: Installing the KORG USB-MIDI the Pa800 and a personal computer (this is called the MIDI Over USB function). This is useful when your computer is not fitted Driver with a MIDI interface.

  • Page 300: Mac Os X: Installing Korg Usb-midi Driver

    (e.g., sequencer) among the other MIDI devices: PA800 KEYBOARD: This allows for reception of MIDI messages from the Pa800 (keyboard and controller’s data) to the MIDI application running on the Mac. PA800 SOUND: This allows for transmission of MIDI messages from the MIDI application running on the Mac, to the internal tone generator of the Pa800.

  • Page 301: Shortcuts

    Shortcuts Shortcuts You can keep the SHIFT button pressed, and press another but- Shift + Functions ton on the control panel to directly jump to an edit page. Here is Pad (any) Selects the Pad page (Pad/Assignable Switches the list of “shortcuts”. section) Assignable Switch Selects the Switch page (Pad/Assignable...

  • Page 302: Troubleshooting

    MIDI Clock parameter to MIDI or USB (depending on the port the Pa800 is hooked to the other device through) and make sure that the external device trans- mits MIDI Clock data. Does not respond to MIDI mes- Make sure that all MIDI or USB cables are connected correctly.

  • Page 303

    The USB device is probably defective, due to a short circuit, and cannot be used. While this will dition Detected on USB port: not damage the Pa800, it is advisable to remove the device. please remove the USB media” appears in the display...

  • Page 304: Technical Specifications

    Technical specifications Technical specifications Features KORG Pa800 KEYBOARD Keyboard 61 keys with Velocity and Aftertouch SOUND DATA Tone Generator 120 Voices, 120 Oscillators - EQ for each track - Filters with Resonance Multitimbral-Parts Internal: 40 channels - Midi: 16 channels Factory Sounds 970 (incl.

  • Page 305

    Hard Disk Installation Kit - not including the HD CD - FD Through USB Host - not internal Video Interface New Graphic Video Interface VIF4 - NTSC/PAL board Expression/Volume Pedal Korg EXP-2 - Korg XVP-10 Multi-Switch Pedal Korg EC5 Damper Pedal Korg DS-1H (supporting half-pedaling) Switch Pedal...

  • Page 306: Index

    Index Index MIDI Setup Sequencer Setup Aftertouch Curve Song Play Setup Arabic Scale Style Play Setup Assignable Sliders Talk Configuration Audio Inputs Voice Processor Preset Audio Outputs – Voice Processor Setup Auto Style/Perf/Sound Select Global channel Write Groove Quantize Backup Harmony track (Voice Processor) Balance (Keyboard/Style or Seq) in SongBook entries...

  • Page 307

    Index Midifile Standard MIDI File Mode Song Play mode – Pad Record – SongBook – Sequencer – Sound Song Play – Editing SongBook – Selecting Style Play – Selecting (Auto) Style Record – Split Point Standard MIDI File STS, See Single Touch Setting Style Octave Transpose Ending...

  • Page 308

    Index Lock Writing Voice Processor Setup Editing Writing Volume Balance Balance (Keyboard/Style or Seq) Balance (Sequencer) Individual tracks Sequencer Song Play Style Play Master...

  • Page 310

    Address KORG ITALY Spa Via Cagiata, 85 I-60027 Osimo (An) Italy Web servers www.korgpa.com www.korg.co.jp www.korg.com www.korg.co.uk www.korgcanada.com www.korgfr.net www.korg.de www.korg.it www.letusa.es PART NUMBER: MAN0010002 © KORG Italy 2006. All rights reserved...

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