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ENGLISH | OS Ver. 1.5

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    User Manual ENGLISH | OS Ver. 1.5...

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    • Install this product near the wall socket and keep the power plug easily acces- sible. Equipment Type: Music Arranger / Model: Pa300 • Do not install this equipment in a confined space such as a box for the convey- This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.

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    Be sure to save important data to the internal memory or between the specifications and the contents of the instruction to an external USB device. Korg will not be responsible for dam- manual – all specifications being subject to change without prior ages caused by data loss.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction Tempo ..........47 Intro, Variation, Fill, Break, Ending .

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    Table of Contents Mixer/Tuning: Volume/Pan ......95 Edit page structure ........135 Mixer/Tuning: FX Send .

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    Style/Pad Edit: Delete ....... . . 214 Connecting Pa300 to a personal computer ....260 Style/Pad Edit: Delete All .

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    Double Size ......... . 345 Installing the Korg USB MIDI Driver ....362 Connecting Pa300 to a personal computer .

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    Fully editable SongBook music database, for fast song • RX (Real eXperience) Technology, the cutting edge engine retrieving. that drives every aspect of the Pa300 – from the synthesis to the display and how it all works together. Other Features •...

  • Page 11: What's In The Box, Making A Safety Copy Of Your Data, About This Manual

    Warning: Do not install an OS other than the official OS supplied as service information. You should ask them for any help should by Korg for the Pa300. Trying to install an OS created for different you eventually need. models or downloaded from unofficial web sites may cause data loss and permanent damage to the instrument.

  • Page 12: Overview, Front Panel

    Pa300. They are automatically deactivated when inserting a jack into the PHONES/AUDIO OUT connector. Music stand holes Joystick lever A music stand comes standard with your Pa300. Insert its legs into these two dedicated holes. The joystick is on the left side of the front panel.

  • Page 13: Volume Controls, Mode Selection

    Overview Front Panel Volume controls Mode selection Use these knobs to control the Each of these buttons recalls one of the instrument’s operating master volume, and to bal- modes. When selected, each mode excludes all the others. ance between the Keyboard and the Style or the Song.

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    Demo mode. This mode lets you listen to some Demo Depending on the setting of the “Memory Mode” Songs, to let you experience the sonic power of the Pa300. To parameter (in the Global > Mode Preferences >...

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    Overview Front Panel Pads For each type of Styles there are several banks, that can be selected by touching the side tabs. Each Style bank contains vari- Here you can play (and stop) the Pads, i.e. single sounds or loop- ous pages, each with up to eight Styles, that can be selected by ing sequences.

  • Page 16: Style Elements, Style Controls

    You can reset all ‘frozen’ notes and controllers on the After pressing one of these buttons, start the Style, and it will Pa300 and any instrument connected to its MIDI OUT or the USB begin with the selected intro. The INTRO LED will automati- Device port, by using the “Panic”...

  • Page 17: Player Controls

    Player Controls Use the TRACK SELECT, SEARCH and SHIFT buttons to choose special functions. Pa300 is equipped with a Standard MIDI File and MP3 Player. Its controls can be used in Song Play and Sequencer mode. << and >> TRACK SELECT Rewind and Fast Forward commands.

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    Overview Front Panel Lyrics, Score TEMPO +/– buttons TEMPO– decreases the speed of the Style or Song. TEMPO+ Use this button to access the Lyrics and Score pages. increases it. LYRICS/SCORE Press both buttons together to reset the Tempo to the value memorized in the Style or Standard MIDI File.

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    Overview Front Panel Transpose Section range. You must always play three or more notes to let the arranger recognize a chord. Use these buttons to transpose the Sounds of By keeping this button pressed for about one second, the the single tracks, or the instrument as a whole. Split Point window appears.

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    To completely disconnect the instrument from the power, unplug the power plug from the power socket on the wall. Note: To avoid wasting power, Pa300 will by default automatically enter standby mode after two hours of non-active use (playing, pressing buttons or using the touch-screen).

  • Page 21: Rear Panel

    This is a USB Type B (Slave/Device) connector, USB 2.0 (High Adjust the output level with the MASTER VOLUME knob. Speed). Use it to connect the Pa300 to a personal computer, and transfer data to/from its internal memory (Disk). You can enable DC IN 15V power adapter connector USB connection in the “USB”...

  • Page 22: Glossary Of Terms, Keyboard Tracks

    “feel” of the Style. all the different parts of the Pa300 work together to create a real- istic musical performance. This will also help you to get the most Fill-in &...

  • Page 23: Performance And Sts, 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 Pa300 you have probably noticed a notes to add by looking at the chord that you are playing. In series of logos, and may have even wondered what they stand for.

  • Page 24: Interface Basics, Color Touchview Graphical User Interface

    MENU button. Dialog boxes Similar to selecting windows, dialog boxes overlap the underlay- ing page. Touch one of the button on the display to give Pa300 an answer, and the dialog box will close. Pages Parameters are grouped into separate pages, to be selected by Page menus touching the corresponding tabs on the lower area of the display.

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

  • Page 26: Operative Modes, Selected, Highlighted Items, Non-available, Grayed-out Parameters

    As an alternative, touch a knob with your finger and keep it held; then move your fingers up (or The pages of Pa300 are grouped in various operating modes. right) to rotate it clockwise, or move it down (or left) to rotate Each mode is accessed by pressing the corresponding button in the knob counter-clockwise.

  • Page 27: Easy Mode

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

  • Page 28: The Style Play Page In Detail

    Easy Mode The Style Play page in detail The Style Play page in detail To see this page, press the STYLE PLAY button. Sounds assigned to the right hand (UP1 to UP3) and to Style name and info. Touch the Style’s name to the left hand (LOW).

  • Page 29: The Song Play Page In Detail

    Easy Mode The Song Play page in detail The Song Play page in detail To see this page, press the SONG PLAY button. Sounds assigned to the right hand (UP1 to UP3) and to Song assigned to the Player. Touch it to open the the left hand (LOW).

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    Easy Mode The Song Play page in detail...

  • Page 32: Turning The Instrument On, Turning The Instrument On And Viewing The Main Screen

    Power button Turning the instrument on and viewing the main screen Turn Pa300 on (exit from standby) by pressing the POWER button located in the control panel. After you turn the instrument on, a welcome screen is shown for some seconds, then the main display appears.

  • Page 33: Connecting And Calibrating The Damper Pedal, Programming The Damper Pedal

    Connecting and calibrating the Damper pedal If you want to play Piano, you will want to connect a Damper pedal to sustain notes while playing. You can connect a Korg PS1, PS3 or DS1H to the PEDAL/DAMPER connector on the back of the instrument.

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    Connecting and calibrating the Damper pedal Programming the Damper pedal Touch the Foot Contr. tab to select the “Foot Controllers” page. This is the page where you can program the PEDAL/DAMPER connector, by assigning it one of the available functions. Be sure the Damper function is assigned to the “Function”...

  • Page 35: Playing The Demo, Starting And Stopping The Demo

    Playing the Demo Starting and stopping the Demo Playing the Demo Listen to the built-in Demo Songs to appreciate the power of Pa300. There are several Demo Songs to choose from. Demo buttons Starting and stopping the Demo Here is how to start, choose and stop the Demo Songs.

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

  • Page 37: Playing Sounds, Selecting A Sound And Playing It On The Keyboard

    Playing Sounds Selecting a Sound and playing it on the keyboard Playing Sounds You can play up to three sounds at the same time on the keyboard. You can also split the keyboard in two parts, to play up to three sounds with your right hand (Upper) and one with your left hand (Lower).

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    Playing Sounds Selecting a Sound and playing it on the keyboard Touch the Upper 1 track’s area in the display to open the Sound Select window. Note: You can also open The currently the Sound Select window by selected Sound first touching the track to Target track for the appears in the page...

  • Page 39: Playing Two Or Three Sounds At The Same Time

    Playing Sounds Playing two or three Sounds at the same time Playing two or three Sounds at the same time You can layer all three Upper tracks and play them on the keyboard. Please note how the icon appears in the Upper 2 and Upper 3 status boxes.

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

  • Page 41: Playing Different Sounds With Your Left And Right Hand

    Playing Sounds Playing different Sounds with your left and right hand Playing different Sounds with your left and right hand You can play a single Sound with your left hand, in addition to playing up to three Sounds with your right hand.

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

  • Page 43: Changing The Split Point

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

  • Page 44: 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 45: Selecting And Saving Performances, Selecting A Performance

    Selecting a Performance Selecting and saving Performances Performances are the musical heart of Pa300. Unlike selecting single Sounds, selecting a Perfor- mance will immediately assign several Sounds to the Keyboard tracks, the needed effects and trans- positions, plus many more setting parameters. Performance can be considered a snapshot of the current configuration of Sounds.

  • Page 46: Saving Your Settings To A Performance

    Selecting and saving Performances Saving your settings to a Performance Select one of the Performances in the Performance Select window, then press the EXIT button to close the window. After pressing the EXIT button, the Performance Select window closes, and the main screen appears again.

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

  • Page 48: Performance

    Selecting and saving the “My Setting” Performance Selecting the startup parameters (the “My Setting” Performance) Selecting and saving the “My Setting” Performance There is a special Performance, where you can save your preferred settings for things like Keyboard Sounds, Effects, Transposition. It also memorizes a preferred Style (that is only recalled when turning the instrument on).

  • Page 49: Selecting And Playing Styles, Selecting And Playing A Style

    Selecting and playing a Style Selecting and playing Styles Pa300 is an arranger, i.e. a musical instrument providing automatic accompaniments, or arrange- ments. Each arrangement style is called, as a consequence, a Style. A Style is made of several Style Elements (Intro, Variation, Fill, Break, Ending), corresponding to the various sections of a song.

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    Selecting and playing Styles Selecting and playing a Style Select a Style from the Style Select window. After pressing the EXIT button, the Style Select window closes, and the main screen appears again, with the selected Style ready to go. Be sure the ACCOMP.

  • Page 51: Tempo

    Selecting and playing Styles Tempo Tempo While a Tempo setting is saved with each Style or Performance, you can change it to be whatever you like. You can use either of the following two methods. Hint: As an alternative to •...

  • Page 52: Intro, Variation, Fill, Break, Ending

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

  • Page 53: Single Touch Settings (sts), Single Touch Settings (sts)

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

  • Page 54: The Pads, Adjusting The Balance Between The Style And The Keyboard

    Selecting and playing Styles The Pads The Pads Each Style or SongBook Entry can assign different sounds or patterns to the four PADS. These sounds or patterns can be played along with the Keyboard and Style tracks. If you want to see which sounds or patterns are associated to the four Pads for the cur- rent Style, touch the Pad tab to see the Pad panel.

  • Page 55: Adjusting The Volume Of The Separate Tracks

    Selecting and playing Styles Adjusting the volume of the separate tracks Adjusting the volume of the separate tracks You can adjust the volume of each of the Style and Keyboard tracks, for example to soften the bass a little, or to make the keyboard solo louder. Touch the Volume tab to see the Volume panel.

  • Page 56: Turning The Style Tracks On/off

    Selecting and playing Styles Turning the Style tracks on/off Turning the Style tracks on/off You may easily turn on or off any Style track while you are playing. For example, try muting all accompaniment tracks, while drums and bass continue to play. Note: While in the Nor- Be sure the Volume panel is shown, or touch the Volume tab to show it.

  • Page 57: The Ensemble Function

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

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

  • Page 59: Song Play, Selecting A Song To Play

    Song Play Pa300 is equipped with an onboard Player that can read Songs in Standard MIDI File (MID), Kara- oke™ (KAR) and MP3 format. It may be of great interest to singers and guitar players to know that if a Standard MIDI File or an MP3 file contains lyrics and chords, they can be seen in the display.

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

  • Page 61: Playing Back A Song

    Song Play Playing back a Song Playing back a Song Once a Song has been selected, it may be played back by the Player. Press the (START/STOP) button in the PLAYER section to start playback. After pressing the (START/STOP) button, the but- ton’s LED turns on, and the measure counter begins to show the current measure number.

  • Page 62: Changing The Tracks' Volume

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

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

  • Page 64: Turning The Song Tracks On/off

    Song Play Turning the Song tracks on/off • Touch each track’s channel strip, to see each track’s detail in the Track Info line. Selected track Assigned Sound. Touch it to Sound bank Program Change open the Sound Select window. • Also, you can see which type of Sound is assigned to each track in the Sound area of the Track 1-8 and Track 9-16 views.

  • Page 65: Soloing A Track

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

  • Page 66: The Songbook, Selecting The Desired Entry From The Main List

    Selecting the desired Entry from the Main List The SongBook One of the most powerful features of Pa300 is the onboard music database, that allows you to organize your Styles and Songs for easy retrieving. Each Entry of this database may include the artist, title, genre, number, key, tempo, and meter (time signature) of a specified song.

  • Page 67: 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 68: Sorting Entries, Searching For Entries

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

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    The SongBook Searching for Entries Touch the (Text Edit) button next to the search criteria (even more than one) you want to enter. For example, you may want to find all songs containing the word “love” in the title (in any posi- tion in the string).

  • Page 70: 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, Standard MIDI File or MP3 file to be added to the SongBook. Edit the Keyboard and Style tracks the way you prefer, by selecting different Sounds and Effects, or editing any other relevant parameter.

  • Page 71: Editing The Entries

    The SongBook Editing the Entries Editing the Entries You can edit any SongBook Entry and customize it according to your taste. When done, you can over- write the current Entry or save it as a new Entry. Press the SONGBOOK button to access the SongBook pages. Touch the Book Edit 1 tab to see the Book Edit 1 page and see the linked Musical Resources.

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    The SongBook Editing the Entries When done with this page, touch the Book Edit 3 tab to go to the Book Edit 3 page, where you can and set the Synchro and Memory parameters, and link a text file to the Entry.

  • Page 73: Creating A Custom List

    The SongBook Creating a Custom List Creating a Custom List You can create several Custom Lists in the SongBook, to make a set of Entries suitable for your vari- ous shows. Before starting a new Custom List, be sure you have added all needed Entries to the Song- Book main database (see “Adding Entries”...

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    The SongBook Creating a Custom List When finished adding Entries to the Custom List, touch the List Edit tab to go to the List Edit page, and use the various commands to edit the list. List name Scrollbar Select an Entry to be edited from the list Use the vertical arrows to move the selected...

  • Page 75: Selecting And Using A Custom List

    The SongBook Selecting and using a Custom List Selecting and using a Custom List After having created one or more Custom Lists, you can select one and use it for your show. Touch the Custom List tab to select the Custom List page. Use the List pop-up menu to select one of the available Custom Lists.

  • Page 76: Recording A New Song (standard Midi File), Preparing The Style And Sounds

    Recording a new Song (Standard MIDI File) There are several ways to create a Song on the Pa300. The easiest and fastest is to use the Styles to record what you are playing the keyboard, while the arranger gives you the accompaniment tracks.

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    Recording a new Song (Standard MIDI File) Accessing the Backing Sequence (Quick Record) mode Press the RECORD button to open the Song Record Mode Select dialog box. Press the RECORD button, to open the Song Record Mode Select dialog box Select the Backing Sequence (Quick Record) option and touch OK to enter the Backing Sequence Record mode.

  • Page 78: Setting The Record Parameters

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

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    Recording a new Song (Standard MIDI File) Recording When finished recording your Song, press the (START/STOP) button to exit recording, and return to the main page of the Sequencer mode. After pressing the START/STOP button, the main page of the Sequencer mode will appear again. While in the main page of the Sequencer mode, press the (START/STOP) button in the PLAYER section to listen to the recorded Song.

  • Page 80: Second-take Recording (overdubbing), Second-take Recording (overdubbing), Saving A Song

    Recording a new Song (Standard MIDI File) Second-take recording (Overdubbing) Second-take recording (Overdubbing) You may want to record an additional “grouped” track, or replace a previously-recorded track. A good idea may be to record all chords and Style Element changes during the first take, then record Key- board tracks and Pads during the second take.

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    Recording a new Song (Standard MIDI File) Saving a Song Select the Save Song command to open the Save Song window. This window is very similar to the one you can see when pressing the MEDIA button on the con- trol panel, and touch the Save tab to see the Save page.

  • Page 82: Searching Files And Musical Resources, How To Use The Search Function

    How to use the Search function Searching files and musical resources With Pa300, you can press the SEARCH button to search for files or musical resources. How to use the Search function Depending on the page you are in, you can search for different types of data. For example, while in Media mode you can only search for files, while in Style Play or Song Play mode you can search for several different types of data (Styles, Songs, Lyrics…).

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

  • Page 84: Notes About Searching

    Wildcards During search, the string entered will be search as a whole word or as part of a word. For example, if you entered “love”, Pa300 will find “Love” and “LoveSong”, or any other word containing the string “love”. You can use the wildcards “?” (any single character) and “*” (any sequence of characters) to search exactly that string.

  • Page 86: Selecting Elements, Style Select Window

    Selecting elements Style Select window Selecting elements Style Select page menu The following windows are shown in the various operating modes, whenever you try to select a Sound, Performance, Style Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. Touch a command or Song.

  • Page 87: Sound Select Window

    Selecting elements Sound Select window Rename Favorite Sound sets Choose this command to edit the name of the Favorite Style Selected set of Sounds. Factory Sounds are the Sounds supplied banks. as standard. Legacy Sounds are Sounds compatible with older Pa-Series models.

  • Page 88: Performance Select Window

    Selecting elements Performance Select window Select the Sound to be edited. Edited Sounds can only be Performance Select window saved to User Sound locations. Choose the Edit Sound command to access editing. To open the Performance Select window, touch the Performance area whereas it appears in the display, or one of the PERFOR- MANCE buttons on the control panel.

  • Page 89: Pad Select Window, Sts Select

    Selecting elements Pad Select window Performance Select page menu Pad Select page menu Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. Touch a command Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. Touch a command to select it. Touch anywhere in the display to close the menu to select it.

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    Selecting elements Song Select window Directory Storage device This is the list of the selected device content. Use this menu to select one of the available storage devices. File status Device Type DISK Internal memory Optional device connected to the USB Host port The actual name (label) of the device appears within square brackets ([]).

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    Selecting elements Song Select window While in the Song Select window, press the SONG button in the Show Song Number SELECTION section to open the keypad, and enter the number Check this option to make the Song’s progressive ID number corresponding to the Song to be selected.

  • Page 92: Style Play, Styles And Pads, Master Volume And Balance, Start-up Settings

    Style Play Start-up settings Style Play The Style Play mode is the boot-up operating mode. When in Styles and Pads this mode, you can play along with the Styles (i.e. automatic accompaniments), using up to four tracks (Upper 1-3 and Lower) to play on the keyboard.

  • Page 93: Main Page

    Note: Transpose may automatically change when selecting a differ- ent Performance or Style. It may also change when loading a Stan- Current Tempo dard MIDI File generated with an instrument of the Korg Pa- Metronome Tempo (from 30 to 250). Use the TEMPO buttons to Series.

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    Style Play Main page You can prevent Tempo from changing by turning the TEMPO • If the track is already selected (white background), touch the LOCK LED on. Sound name to open the Sound Select window. Note: Since Style Elements may contain Tempo Change data, •...

  • Page 95: Sts Name Panel

    Style Play STS Name panel STS Name panel Volume panel Touch the STS Name tab to select this panel. Single Touch Set- Touch the Volume tab to select this panel. This is where you can tings (STS) are memory locations intended for quickly choosing set the volume of each track, and mute/unmute them.

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    Style Play Volume panel Track names Style Tracks view Under the sliders, a label for each track is shown. Use Press the TRACK SELECT button to switch from the Normal the TRACK SELECT button to switch between the view to the Style Tracks view. In this view, individual Style tracks Normal (grouped Style tracks, Keyboard tracks) and are shown in the lower half of the display, while the upper half of the Style Tracks view (separate Style tracks).

  • Page 97: Pad Panel

    Style Play Pad panel Track name Pad panel Name of the selected track. Sound name Touch the Pad tab to select this panel. This is where you can Sound assigned to the selected track. Touch anywhere in this assign a different Hit or Sequence Pad to each of the four pads, area to open the Sound Select window, and select a different and see at a glance how pads are programmed.

  • Page 98: Split Panel

    Keyboard diagram Touch anywhere on the keyboard diagram. A message will appear, asking you to press the new split point on the keyboard of your Pa300 (or to press the EXIT button to close the message with no changes). Global There is a global split point, and a “local”...

  • Page 99: Edit Menu

    Style Play Edit menu Page menu icon Edit menu Touch this icon to open the page menu (see “Page menu” on page 108). From any page, press the MENU button to open the Style Play Parameters area edit menu. This menu gives access to the various Style Play edit Each page contains various parameters.

  • Page 100: Mixer/tuning: Fx Send

    Use this checkbox to turn the dry (direct) track signal on or off from the outputs. Pa300 includes two groups of effects (FX A and FX B). While in When checked, the direct signal coming from the Style Play mode, the A group is reserved to the Style and Pad track is sent to the output, mixed with the Master tracks, the B group to the Keyboard tracks.

  • Page 101: Mixer/tuning: Eq Gain

    Style Play 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 the track’s 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 102: Mixer/tuning: Tuning

    Note: Quarter Tone selection can be received via USB as MIDI- data (i.e., from an external sequencer or controller). Conversely, Play/Mute icon selection of Quarter Tone settings can be sent by the Pa300 to an Track’s play/mute status. external MIDI recorder as System Exclusive data.

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    Style Play Mixer/Tuning: Sub Scale Quarter Tone After having selected the User scale, touch a note in the key- board diagram, and use VALUE DIAL to adjust the selected note Press the Quarter Tone button in the display to make the key- tuning in cents.

  • Page 104: Effects: A/b Fx Configuration

    FX Groups (FX A, FX B) Program the footswitch to be the Quarter Tone switch. Pa300 includes two groups of effects (FX A and FX B). There are Simply go to the Global mode, and reach the “Controllers: two master FXs for group. In Style Play mode, the A group is Foot Controllers”...

  • Page 105: Effects: Master 1, 2

    Here is an example of the FX A page, with the Reverb erator and to external devices. This is very useful to play, for Wet Plate effect assigned. example, a software synthesizer with one of Pa300’s Keyboard or Style tracks. In addition, here you can set the polyphony mode FX group Selected effect for each track.

  • Page 106: Track Controls: Drum Edit

    Style Play Track Controls: Drum Edit Change bundle shown above, separating the three Track Controls: Drum Edit parts with a dot (.). Both The track plays both the internal sounds and an external instrument connected to the USB Device In this page you can adjust the volume and edit the main param- port.

  • Page 107: Track Controls: Easy Edit

    Style Play Track Controls: Easy Edit Drum Edit parameters While listening to the Style, select the Snare family, then select the Volume parameter, and use the VALUE DIAL to Use these parameters to adjust the offset value. turn the volume completely off. You’ll notice how all snares stops sounding.

  • Page 108: Keyboard/ensemble: Key/velocity Range

    Style Play Keyboard/Ensemble: Key/Velocity Range Select Keyboard/Ensemble: Key/Velocity Range Use these buttons to select the track to edit. The button corre- sponding to the selected track turns green. This page lets you program a key and dynamic (velocity) range Reset Track for each of the Keyboard tracks.

  • Page 109: Keyboard/ensemble: Ensemble

    Style Play Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble Trill When two notes are played on the keyboard, this Keyboard/Ensemble: Ensemble option trills them. If three or more notes are played, only the last two are trilled. You can set the trill speed by using the Tempo parameter (see This page lets you program the Ensemble function.

  • Page 110: Keyboard/ensemble: Keyboard Control

    Style Play Keyboard/Ensemble: Keyboard Control Keyboard/Ensemble: Keyboard Control Pads: Pad This page lets you enable/disable the Damper and Expression This page lets you select a different hit sound or sequence for pedals, plus the Joystick, for each of the Upper Keyboard tracks. each of the four PAD buttons.

  • Page 111: Style Controls: Drum Map

    Style Play Style Controls: Drum Map Style Controls: Drum Map Style Controls: Keyboard Range On/Off / Wrap Around In this page you can select various general parameters for the Style. In this page you can program the Wrap Around point, and turn on/off the Keyboard Range included in each Style tracks.

  • Page 112: Page Menu

    Style Play Page menu Copy/Paste FX Page menu You can copy a single effect (Master 1, Master 2), or both effects of an FX group (A or B). You can copy them between different elements (for example, between Styles and Performances, or Touch the page menu icon to open the menu.

  • Page 113: Write Performance Dialog Box, Write Current Style Settings Dialog Box

    Style Play Write Performance dialog box Name Write Performance dialog box Name of the STS to be saved. Touch the (Text Edit) button next to the name to open the Text Edit window. Open this window by keeping one of the PERFORMANCE but- tons pressed for about one second, or by choosing the Write Per- Current Style formance item from the page menu.

  • Page 114: The Favorite Banks

    Factory Styles. The Favorite Styles are contained in eight files, automatically created by the Pa300 inside the Style folder in the SYS area of the internal storage memory. Even if different bank names can appear in the display, these files have fixed names:...

  • Page 115

    Standard MIDI Files and Sounds MIDI Clock The native Song file format of Pa300 is the Standard MIDI File (SMF), an universal standard set by all manufacturers. Filename In Song Play mode the MIDI Clock is always generated by the extension is .MID, but Pa300 can also read files with the .KAR...

  • Page 116: Keyboard, Pad And Player Tracks, Main Page (normal View)

    Keyboard, Pad and Player tracks Main page (Normal view) Pa300 is equipped with a Player that can play up to a maximum Press the SONG PLAY button to access this page from another of 16 Song tracks. In addition, you can play the keyboard with operating mode.

  • Page 117

    (*.MID) is the industry standard song format, ±30% of the original tempo. When Tempo is changed, MP3 files used by Pa300 as its basic Song format when are smoothly accelerated or slowed down (inside a range of recording a new Song. A MIDI Karaoke File ±30% of the original tempo).

  • Page 118

    Song Play Main page (Normal view) Touch the Style name to open the Style Select window. As an Keyboard track octave transpose alternative, use the STYLE button in the SELECTION section of Non editable. Octave transpose of the corresponding track. To the control panel.

  • Page 119

    Song Play STS Name panel This allows for leaving the track status unchanged even when STS Name panel playing a different Standard MIDI File. You can leave, for exam- ple, the bass track in mute, and let your bassist play it live for the whole show.

  • Page 120: Sub-scale Panel, Jukebox Panel

    Song Play Sub-Scale panel Song list Sub-Scale panel Use this list to browse through the Songs in the Jukebox list. Use the scrollbar to scroll the list. Select this panel to select a secondary scale for the Keyboard Selected Song tracks.

  • Page 121

    > Mode Preferences > Song & Sequencer page (see “Save Trk & FX” on page 154). Pa300 is equipped with two groups of effect processors (A and B). In Song Play mode, these groups can be used to process Key- board, Pad and MIDI tracks.

  • Page 122

    Global > Mode Preferences > Song & Sequencer page (see “Save Parameters Trk & FX” on page 154). This will help adapting the Pa300’s sound The parameters shown in this page are the same already seen for to personal taste for any Standard MIDI File (excluding those the Style Play mode.

  • Page 123

    Song Play Effects: A/B FX Configuration Effects: A/B FX Configuration Effects: Master 1, 2 This page allows you to select the effects for the A (Song) and B These pages contain the editing parameters for the effect proces- (Keyboard) FX groups. You can use the “FX A” and “FX B” side sors.

  • Page 124

    Song Play Track Controls: Easy Edit Track Controls: Easy Edit Jukebox Editor These parameters let you “fine-tune” edit parameters for Sounds The Jukebox function lets you play a list of Songs (127 max), at assigned to the tracks. the touch of a button. You can play a Jukebox file by assigning it to the Player, after having selected it in the Song Select page, just Easy Sound Edit parameters as if it was an ordinary Song (see “Jukebox panel”...

  • Page 125

    Song Play Page menu Save Page menu Touch this button to save the Jukebox file. The Save Jukebox File dialog box appears, allowing you to edit the name and save your file. Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. Touch a command to select it.

  • Page 126

    Song Play Page menu Uncheck this item to exit the Solo function. Copy/Paste FX The Solo functions works in a slightly different way, depending Use this command to copy a single effect, or both effects of an on the selected track: FX group (A or B).

  • Page 127: Sequencer, Sequencer Play - Main Page, Standard Midi Files And Mp

    Page menu icon The Songs and the Standard MIDI File format Song area Page header The native Song format for Pa300 is the Standard MIDI File (“.MID” file). When saving a Song as a SMF, a setup measure is automatically Selected inserted at the beginning of the Song.

  • Page 128

    Sequencer Sequencer Play - Main page Song area Selected track info area This is where the Song name is shown, together with its tempo This line lets you see the Sound assigned to the selected track. and meter (time signature) parameters, and the current measure. Not only it is shown on the main page, but also in several edit pages.

  • Page 129: Entering Record Mode

    Sequencer 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 Volume and virtual sliders in Sequencer mode.

  • Page 130: Record Mode: Multitrack Sequencer Page

    Sequencer Record mode: Multitrack Sequencer page Overdub The newly recorded events will be mixed to any Record mode: Multitrack Sequencer page existing events. Overwrite The newly recorded events will replace any exist- ing events. While in Sequencer mode, press the RECORD button and select the “Multitrack Sequencer”...

  • Page 131

    Sequencer Record mode: Multitrack Sequencer page Multitrack recording procedure Tempo (Tempo mode) This parameter sets the way tempo events are read or recorded. Here is the general procedure to follow for the Multitrack Recording. Manual Manual reading. The latest manual Tempo setting (made using the TEMPO buttons) is considered Press the SEQUENCER button to enter Sequence mode.

  • Page 132: Record Mode: Step Record Page

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

  • Page 133

    Sequencer Record mode: Step Record page If you touch Cancel, exit is canceled, and you can continue editing. If you choose No, changes are not saved, and the Touch this button to tie the note to be inserted to the previous Step Record window is closed.

  • Page 134: Record Mode: Backing Sequence (quick Record) Page

    Sequencer Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Record) page Ex.2: Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Record) page Backing Sequence (Quick Record) mode allows you to quickly Step Time = Step Time = Step Time = record your live performance with the backing of the Styles. To make things easier, just two grouped tracks are provided: Kbd/ Pad (Keyboard and Pads) to record keyboard and pads, and Ch/ Press G...

  • Page 135

    Sequencer Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Record) page Resolution Kbd/Pad: This Backing Sequence track includes the four Key- board tracks and the four Pads. After finishing recording, they Use this parameter to set the quantization during recording. will be saved as Song tracks 1-8, as in the following table: Quantization is a way of correcting timing errors;...

  • Page 136

    Sequencer Record mode: Backing Sequence (Quick Record) page Individual track status icons Select the status of the Backing Sequence tracks, by using the Kbd/Pad and Ch/Acc parameters. (Kbd/Pad stays for While you can use the Kbd/Pad Backing Sequence track to Keyboard and Pads;...

  • Page 137: Record Mode: Step Backing Sequence Page

    Sequencer Record mode: Step Backing Sequence page The locator value is shown in the “measure.beat.tick” format. Record mode: Step Backing Sequence page Measure Measure or bar number. Beat Divider in the Time Signature ratio (e.g., a quar- The Step Backing Sequence mode allows you to enter single ter in a 3/4 time).

  • Page 138

    Sequencer Record mode: Step Backing Sequence page Done button “Off ” means that the accompaniment will not play at the selected position – only Keyboard and Pad tracks will play. Done Hint: Insert a Style Element Off event exactly where the automatic accompaniment must stop (at the end of the Song).

  • Page 139

    Sequencer Edit menu Step Backing Sequence procedure Edit menu Here is the general Step Backing Sequence recording procedure. Hint: Before entering Step Backing Sequence mode to edit an exist- From any page, press the MENU button to open the Sequencer edit ing Song, select the “Save Song”...

  • Page 140: Mixer/tuning: Volume/pan

    Use this pop-up menu to select one of the two FX groups (A or Parameters Pa300 includes two groups of effects (FX A and FX B). While in All parameters in this page are the same found in the same page Song Play mode, the A group is reserved to the Song and Pad of the Song Play mode (see “Mixer/Tuning: EQ Control”...

  • Page 141

    Pa300 to an external MIDI recorder as System Exclusive data. Pa300 includes two groups of effects (FX A and FX B). While in Song Play mode, the A group is reserved to the Song and Pad Parameters tracks, the B group to the Keyboard tracks.

  • Page 142

    Sequencer Effects: Master 1, 2 Effects: Master 1, 2 Event Edit: Event Edit These pages contain the editing parameters for the effect proces- The Event Edit is the page where you can edit each single MIDI sors. Here is an example of the FX A page, with the Reverb Hall event of the selected track.

  • Page 143: Event Edit Procedure

    Sequencer Event Edit: Event Edit And here are the events contained in the Master track. Go/Catch This is a dual-function command. Type First value Second value • While the sequencer is not running, it works as a Go to Mea- Tempo Tempo change –...

  • Page 144: Event Edit: Filter, Song Edit: Quantize

    In the case of a Note event, select the Length parameter, Pa Controls Controls exclusive to Pa300, like the Scale set- and use the VALUE DIAL (or touch the parameter again to tings. These controls are recorded to the Master open the numeric keypad) to change the event’s length.

  • Page 145: Song Edit: Transpose, Song Edit: Velocity

    Sequencer Song Edit: Transpose Bottom / Top Note Song Edit: Velocity Use these parameters to set the bottom and top note of the key- board range to quantize. If you select the same note as the Bot- tom and Top parameters, you can select a single percussive Here you can change the Velocity value for the notes.

  • Page 146: Song Edit: Cut/insert Measures, Song Edit: Delete

    Sequencer Song Edit: Cut/Insert Measures Curve Song Edit: Delete (Only available in Advanced mode). Use this parameter to select one of the six curves, and to specify how the velocity will change over time. This page is where you can delete MIDI events from the Song. Start Value = 0%, End Value = 100% Curve 1 Curve 2...

  • Page 147: Song Edit: Copy, Song Edit: Rx Convert

    Sequencer Song Edit: Copy Top parameters, you can select a single note, or a single percus- Song Edit: Move sive instrument in a Drum track. Note: These parameters are available only when the All or Note options are selected. Here you can shift a track forward or backward by just a few ticks or whole measures.

  • Page 148

    Sequencer Page menu Add RX Noises to Guitar track Page menu Use this parameter to automatically analyze the Standard MIDI File, and add RX Noises to Guitar tracks. This command scans a single track or the whole Standard MIDI File, looking for guitar Touch the page menu icon to open the menu.

  • Page 149: Song Select Window, Save Song Window

    Sequencer Song Select window Delete Song Press EXIT to cancel saving and go back to the main page of the Sequencer operating mode. Select this command to delete the Song and create a new, blank Song. Directory Delete Current Track Select this command to delete the track currently selected in the Track area (see “Track volume/status area”...

  • Page 150

    Sequencer Save Song window Master Transpose saved with the Song Locate Touch this button to see the Song assigned to the Sequencer. When saving a Song, the Master Transpose value is saved with This is useful to quickly locate it, after you have browsed the Song.

  • Page 151: Global, Overview On The Global Mode

    Global Overview on the Global mode Global The Global mode is where you can set global functions. This When in a page, press EXIT to go back to current operating mode overlaps the current operating mode (Style Play, Song mode in the background (Style Play, Song Play, Sequencer). Play, Sequencer).

  • Page 152: General Controls: Basic

    Metronome. The “Change” word will start flashing. Touch it. 1/1…16/16 Selected Meter. A message will ask you to reboot the Pa300. Touch OK to close the message window. Global Reverb Set Pa300 to standby, then turn it on again. Reverb Offset Background Color This is the master offset for all reverbs.

  • Page 153: General Controls: Lock

    When this parameter is checked, the latest selected Performance Entry. Also, this lock prevents a Standard MIDI selected in a bank is immediately selected when pressing the File generated with an instrument of the Korg Pa- PERFORMANCE button corresponding to the bank. Series to change the Master Transpose.

  • Page 154

    Global General Controls: Lock turning the SPLIT button on (Split keyboard When locked, selecting a Style or SongBook mode) the Upper tracks Octave Transpose will be Entry will not change the Pad assignment. automatically set to “-1”. (See “Pads: Pad” on page 106). Lower When this lock is closed, the Lower track remains Control pane...

  • Page 155

    Style Element When this lock is closed, the selected Style Ele- Since Pa300 does not include an internal clock, the date is not ment (Variation, Intro…) will not change when automatically updated. If it’s important for your files to be choosing a different Style.

  • Page 156: Mode Preferences: Style

    Mode Preferences: Style Auto Power Off Mode Preferences: Style Pa300 can automatically enter standby after two hours of being unused, to save power and help preserving the environment. In this page you can set various general parameters for the Style Play mode.

  • Page 157: Mode Preferences: Song & Sequencer

    Global Mode Preferences: Song & Sequencer If you play just one note, a unison will be played. No Bass Sound is added when the Style is not If you play a fifth, a “root+5th” chord will be running. The Lower track can be heard only if it played.

  • Page 158: Mode Preferences: Media

    Size Media Protect When checked, the Size column is shown in the File Selector when using Media operations. When on, this parameter protects the internal “KORG [KORG DISK]” disk unit from writing. Date Global Protect When checked, the Date column is shown in the File Selector when using Media operations.

  • Page 159: Controllers: Hand Controllers

    (usually back pressed). Touch the “Push” button in the display to confirm the min- imum value. The following (optional) Korg pedals are compatible with Pa300: Check if the pedal or footswitch is working properly, and assign it a function.

  • Page 160: Tuning: Basic, Tuning: Transpose Control

    Global Tuning: Basic In Realtime When you press either the TRANSPOSE [ ] or Tuning: Basic [ ] buttons, the new transpose setting will occur when the next note is played for both the Style and Keyboard tracks individually. This is the general tuning of the instrument. The next key or chord you press will sound with the new transpose setting applied.

  • Page 161: Tuning: Scale

    Global Tuning: Scale Standard MIDI File and chord transpose User Quarter Tone SubScale When changing the Master Transpose, chord abbreviations con- This section is where you can program the Quarter Tone scale, tained in a Standard MIDI File are transposed and correctly and save up to four Quarter Tone Scale (SC) Presets.

  • Page 162: Midi: General Controls

    USB Device port. The Start/Stop command, as well as the metro- nome tempo, cannot be selected from the control panel of the Pa300. Use the external device to set the tempo and start or stop the sequencer or MIDI Preset arranger.

  • Page 163: Midi: Midi In Controls, Midi: Midi In Channels

    MIDI: MIDI In Channels This page lets you program parameters for the USB Device port. In this page, you can assign Pa300 tracks to any of the MIDI All these parameters can be saved into a MIDI Preset. channels received on the USB Device port. All these parameters can be saved into a MIDI Preset.

  • Page 164: Midi: Midi Out Channels, Midi: Filters

    MIDI: MIDI Out Channels MIDI: Filters In this page, you can assign Pa300 tracks to any of the MIDI Use this page to set up to 8 filters for the MIDI data received or channels sent to the USB Device port. All these parameters can sent by the Pa300 on the USB Device port.

  • Page 165: Audio & Eq: Mp3 / Output, Audio & Eq: Master Eq

    Global Audio & EQ: MP3 / Output All these parameters can be saved into a Master EQ Preset. Audio & EQ: MP3 / Output This page lets you define various parameters for the MP3 player. EQ Preset Use this pop-up menu to choose one of the available EQ Presets, and automatically reconfigure the EQ parameters.

  • Page 166: Touch Panel Calibration

    Global Touch Panel Calibration Gain Touch Panel Calibration Gain of the corresponding band. Use it to make the frequencies stronger or weaker. From time to time (for example, after loading a new operating Band Value system), calibrating your Color TouchView™ display may be nec- essary to make pointing more precise.

  • Page 167

    Global Page menu Page menu Write Quarter Tone SC Preset dialog box Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. Touch a command Open this dialog box by selecting the Write Quarter Tone SC to select it. Touch anywhere in the display to close the menu Preset item from the page menu.

  • Page 168: Write Master Eq Preset Dialog Box

    Global Write Master EQ Preset dialog box Write Master EQ Preset dialog box Open this dialog box by selecting the Write Master EQ Preset item from the page menu. Here, you can save current settings for the Master EQ edit section (see starting from page 161). Name Name of the Master EQ Preset to be saved.

  • Page 169: Media

    Supported device overlaps the current operating mode (Style Play, Song Play, Sequencer). Pa300 supports external devices, like hard disks or USB memory sticks, formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 with long file names. NTSF Storage devices and internal memory (Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8), HFS (Mac OS 9) and HFS+ (Mac OS X) formats are not supported.

  • Page 170: File Types

    Extension File type Operating System and Musical Resource files The following tables describe all the file and folder types the Pa300 can manage. Here are the files you can read or write with Karaoke file the Pa300. CD+Graphics file Korg Triton Programs...

  • Page 171: Media Structure

    Media structure Each device (and the internal memory) can contain files and folders. Data in the Pa300 is slightly more rigidly structured than in a com- puter, due to the pre-configured type of data inside the instrument’s memory. The diagram below shows the global structure of a Pa300 device.

  • Page 172

    Media 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 mode. When pressing EXIT, you exit the Media mode, and the underlying operating mode in Touching the arrows while SHIFT is kept pressed jumps to the the background is recalled.

  • Page 173: Load

    Media Load Loading all the User data Load You can load all the User data with a single operation. If loading from an external device, connect the device to In this page you can load User data files (Performances, User the USB Host port.

  • Page 174

    Media Load Loading a single bank Select the target bank, and touch OK to load the source bank. You can load a single bank of data (Sounds, Styles, Perfor- Warning: After confirming, all User data contained in mem- mances) with a single operation. Each bank corresponds to each ory are deleted.

  • Page 175

    FAVORITE Style banks in memory. Once the target bank is selected, touch Load to load the bank. The “Are you You can load Pa3X data exactly as if they were Pa300 data, apart sure?” message will appear. Touch OK to confirm, or Can- for the Global data.

  • Page 176: Save

    Save Creating a new “.SET” folder Save Pa300 proprietary data must be saved in special folders with the “.SET” extension. These special folders can be saved inside ordi- nary folders. In this page, you can save User data from the internal memory to a mass storage device (like an hard disk or an USB memory When saving, you can save onto existing “.SET”...

  • Page 177

    Media Save Saving the full memory content Warning: After confirming, all data of the selected type in the target folder is deleted. You can save the full memory content with a single operation. Depending on the status of the “Factory Style and Pad Protect” Saving all data of a specified type parameter, you may or may not see the Factory Style and Pad banks (see “Factory Style and Pad Protect”...

  • Page 178

    Media Save Saving a single bank A dialog box appears, asking you to select one of the avail- able User (or Favorite/User Style) locations inside the You can save a single User bank with a single operation. Each folder: bank corresponds to each of the side tabs in the various Select windows (Style Select, Performance Select…).

  • Page 179: Copy

    You can copy inside the same device, or from a device to a different one (both devices must be connected to the Pa300 during the copy operation). To preserve data structure integrity, during Copy operations you can’t open “.SET”...

  • Page 180

    In this case, select the target folder. Touch Open to open a folder, or Pa300 asks you if you want to overwrite it. Close to close it. When a duplicate file or folder is met, the following dialog box Once the target is selected, touch Copy.

  • Page 181: Delete

    Warning: It is not possible to change the label (name) of the inter- nal disk when Pa300 is connected to a PC through the USB port. If Multiple file selection you try to do it, the original name is restored by Pa300.

  • Page 182: Utility

    Media Utility After touching Backup, a dialog box will appear, asking you Utility to assign a name to the backup file. This page includes a set of backup and restore utilities. The Backup command should be used for archiving purpose only, since you will not be able to load individual data from a backup file.

  • Page 183

    OS Version Number Warning: It is not possible to change the label (name) of the inter- nal disk when Pa300 is connected to a PC through the USB port. If This line shows the installed Operating System version. From you try to do it, the original name is restored by Pa300.

  • Page 184

    Caveat: Do not modify the structure of the “.SET” folders, or Create New Folder you will no longer be able to use them on the Pa300. Only use the USB connection for data exchange purpose, or to modify This command lets you create a new generic folder. You can’t ordinary folders.

  • Page 185: Care Of Mass Storage Devices

    Also, the number of files and directories (folders) it contains are shown. The Pa300 can save most of the data contained in memory to the internal memory, or to external devices (like hard drives or USB memory sticks) connected to the USB Host port. Here are some precautions when handling these devices.

  • Page 186: Songbook

    Hint: Use the SongBook Editor software (freely available from our the order in which entries are shown. For example, by touching web site, www.korg.com) to edit your SongBook on a PC. the “Name” label, the list is alphabetically re-ordered according Warning: If you load a SongBook file from a storage device, the to the entry names.

  • Page 187

    SongBook Book Numeric selection of entries Filter… Touch this button to open the Filter dialog box, and select one or When in SongBook mode, you can select a SongBook Entry by more filter criteria, to show a restricted set of entries in the main means of an unique number.

  • Page 188

    Style Play or Song Play mode. When a SongBook Entry is selected, a set of corresponding At this point, Pa300 must receive on the special Control channel MIDI messages can be sent through the special “Control” chan- the NRPN Control Change messages #99 (MSB, with value 2) nel.

  • Page 189: 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” Custom Lists are lists made of entries extracted from the full command in the page menu (see page 190).

  • Page 190: Book Edit

    SongBook Book Edit 1 Commands Book Edit 1 Move Use these buttons to move the selected song entry up or down in The Book Edit 1 page is where you link a “musical resource” the list. (Style or Song) to the SongBook Entry, and choose to save STSs to the Entry.

  • Page 191

    SongBook Book Edit 1 Entry will no longer point to the right data. Be careful not to delete When you touch Write and choose the Rename/ or move a Style or a file associated with a SongBook Entry from Overwrite option, only the new STS is overwrit- the original location.

  • Page 192

    SongBook Book Edit 2 Meter Info Book Edit 2 Basic meter (time signature) of the Style, or starting meter of the Standard MIDI File associated with the entry. This may change, if a Meter Change event is included with the associated resource. The Book Edit 2 page is where you enter information on the Genre, Artist, Key, etc.

  • Page 193: Info

    SongBook Info Synchro Start / Synchro Stop / Memory Info The status of these functions can be memorized in a SongBook Entry. Use the Info page to see the name of the selected entry, the asso- Note: If the SongBook Entry is based on a Song, Synchro Start and ciated resource(s), the total number of Songs in the SongBook, Synchro Stop are greyed out and cannot be modified, since they the number of filtered entries, the number of available Custom...

  • Page 194

    SongBook Page menu Touch the (Text Edit) button to open the Text Edit window Page menu and assign a name to the text file to be saved to a storage device. Then, select either the internal storage memory to save the file. Touch the page menu icon to open the menu.

  • Page 195: Lyrics, Score, Lyrics Page

    Song Play mode. The Lyrics page in detail Lyrics will be shown only if they are compatible with a standard format that Pa300 can understand. Lyrics page Song name Master Transpose...

  • Page 196

    Lyrics, Score Lyrics page Text files loaded with Standard MIDI Files and Master Transpose MP3 files Master transpose value in semitones. This value can be changed using the TRANSPOSE buttons on the control panel. When a “.TXT” file with the same name exists in the same direc- tory as a Standard MIDI File or MP3 file, it will be loaded with Current beat the “.MID”...

  • Page 197: Score Page

    Depending on the content of the track, either notes or chords are sing it. shown. Pa300 takes care for you of ‘cleaning-up’ the score, so that Hint: The “Melody Mute” function, that can be assigned to the it is always easy to read.

  • Page 198: Style/pad Record, Recording Styles And Pads

    Table. Each Style Element contains a Chord Variation Table, whose prototype is the following: The term “Style” relates with music sequences automatically played by the arranger of the Pa300. A Style consists of a pre- defined number of Style Elements (E) (Pa300 features fifteen Chord...

  • Page 199

    Style/Pad Record Recording Styles and Pads accompaniment sequences (string, guitar, piano or other accom- • Gtr (Guitar) tracks: When a chord is recognized, the paniment instruments). arranger triggers single notes, strumming and arpeggios on a “virtual guitar”, keeping care of the way notes are played Just to summarize, when you play a chord on the chord recogni- on the guitar keyboard.

  • Page 200: Style/pad Import/export, Exit By Saving Or Deleting Changes, Entering The Style/pad Record Mode

    Note: While in Record mode, the footswitch is disabled. On the contrary, volume/expression-type pedals can be used. As an alternative to creating Styles on Pa300, you can import a Standard MIDI Files (SMF) from your computer to a Pa300’s Style. See “Import: Import SMF” on page 221 and “Export SMF”...

  • Page 201: List Of Recorded Events, Main Page - Record

    Page header Page menu icon Note: Some Control Change messages cannot be recorded directly by using the integrated controls of Pa300. All allowed controllers can be assigned to an Assignable Pedal/ Slider/Switch. MIDI Control Change messaged inserted by using a software on an external computer are imported when using the Import func- tion (“Import: Import SMF”...

  • Page 202

    Style/Pad Record Main page - Record 1 Page menu icon notes are moved to the nearest 1/8 division. A ‘3’ after the quantization value means triplet. Touch this icon to open the page menu. See “Page menu” on No quantiza- page 225.

  • Page 203

    NTT processing (see above). DIAL. Note: To conform to Korg specifications, it is advisable to record Note: When recording Tempo, old data is always replaced by the both the “Major” and “minor” Chord Variations for the Intro 1 and new data.

  • Page 204

    Fixed/No Transpose Note: To conform to Korg specifications, it is advisable to set the The programmed notes can only be transposed NTT to “No Transpose” on the Intro 1 and Ending 1. by the Master Transpose. They are never trans-...

  • Page 205: Main Page - Record 2/cue

    Style/Pad Record Main page - Record 2/Cue Delete Note button Main page - Record 2/Cue Use this command to delete a single note or a single percussive instrument from a track. For example, to delete a snare, keep the D2 note (corresponding to the snare) pressed. (Style only) While in the main page, touch the “Record 2/Cue”...

  • Page 206: Main Page - Guitar Mode

    Style/Pad Record Main page - Guitar Mode Cue area Main page - Guitar Mode Cue mode for [Style element] This parameter lets you decide how the current Style Element While in the main page, and a Guitar track has been selected, will enter after it has been selected.

  • Page 207

    Style/Pad Record Main page - Guitar Mode Recording strumming types This octave also includes an ‘all mute’ key (F#): The octave from C1 to B1 is devoted to selecting a strumming 76-keys 61-keys type. By pressing these keys, you play fast strumming samples: 76-keys 61-keys All Mute...

  • Page 208

    Style/Pad Record Main page - Guitar Mode You can record the pattern by playing it in the range shown by Vel. Range from Str. to Str. Position the diagram. 4 Strings Treble 76-keys 4 Strings Treble 61-keys 4 Strings Treble 3 Strings Bass 3 Strings Bass 3 Strings Bass...

  • Page 209

    Style/Pad Record Main page - Guitar Mode Guitar mode parameters Vel. Range from Str. to Str. Position Here is a detailed description of the parameters of the Guitar 2 Strings Treble Mode page. 2 Strings Treble 2 Strings Treble Key/Chord 2 Strings Treble This parameter pair allows you to define the track’s original key and chord type.

  • Page 210: Style/pad Record Procedure

    Style/Pad Record Style/Pad Record procedure Realtime Record procedure Style/Pad Record procedure Select the track to record. Its status icon will turn to ‘Record’ . (For more details, see “Tracks volume/status area” on page 201). There are two different methods for recording a Style/Pad: Real- time and Step.

  • Page 211

    To change the step value, use the “Step Time values” area in the display. With Pa300, you are not limited to inserting single notes in a track. There are several ways to also insert chords and double Insert a note, rest or chord at the current position.

  • Page 212

    Style/Pad Record Edit menu Edit menu Edit page structure From any page (apart for Step Record), press the MENU button Most edit pages share some basic elements. to open the Style Record or Pad edit menu. This menu gives Chord Selected Style Page Selected...

  • Page 213: Event Edit: Event Edit

    Style/Pad Record Event Edit: Event Edit Parameters area Event Edit: Event Edit 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 209. The Event Edit is the page where you can edit each single MIDI event of the selected Chord Variation.

  • Page 214

    Style/Pad Record Event Edit: Event Edit Touch the event to be selected. Selected events are highlighted Go Meas. and can be heard. While the Style is not running, touch this button to open the Go to Measure dialog box: Position Position of the event, expressed in the form ‘aaa.bb.ccc’: •...

  • Page 215

    Style/Pad Record 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 216: Style/pad Edit: Quantize, Style/pad Edit: Transpose

    Style/Pad Record Style/Pad Edit: Quantize Top parameters, you can select a single percussive instrument in Style/Pad Edit: Quantize a Drum or Percussion track. Note: These parameters are available only when a Drum or Per- cussion track is selected. The quantize function may be used to correct any timing mis- take after recording, or to give the pattern a “groovy”...

  • Page 217: Style/pad Edit: Velocity

    Style/Pad Record Style/Pad Edit: Velocity If a Chord Variation is four measures long, and you want to E / CV (Style Element/Chord Variation) select it all, the Start will be positioned at 1.01.000, and the End Use these parameters to select the Style Element (Style only) and at 5.01.000.

  • Page 218: Style/pad Edit: Cut, Style/pad Edit: Delete

    Style/Pad Record Style/Pad Edit: Cut Track status icon Style/Pad Edit: Delete Status of tracks. Touch 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/ Pad.

  • Page 219: Style/pad Edit: Delete All

    Style/Pad Record Style/Pad Edit: Delete All Start / End Tick All Style Elements, i.e. the whole Style. When E/ Track=All and CV=All, the whole Style is deleted, Use these parameters to set the starting and ending points of the and all parameters are set to the default status. range to delete.

  • Page 220: Style/pad Edit: Copy From Pad

    Style/Pad Record Style/Pad Edit: Copy from Pad All Style Elements, i.e. the whole Style. You can’t Style/Pad Edit: Copy from Pad change the target, that is automatically set to All. Var1…End2 Single Style Element. Here you can copy a Chord Variation from a Pad. Furthermore, V1-CV1…E2-CV2 you can copy a whole Pad.

  • Page 221: Style Element Track Controls: Sound/expression

    Style/Pad Record Style Element Track Controls: Sound/Expression Expression Style Element Track Controls: Sound/ Use these knobs to set the Expression (CC#11) value for the cor- responding track. This value can be seen at the beginning of the Expression Event Edit list (see “Event Edit: Event Edit” on page 209). Different Expression values can be defined for each Style Ele- In this page you can assign a different Sound to each track of the ment.

  • Page 222: Style Element Track Controls: Keyboard Range, Style Element Track Controls: Noise/guitar

    Style/Pad Record Style Element Track Controls: Keyboard Range Style Element Track Controls: Keyboard Style Element Track Controls: Noise/Guitar Range The Noise/Guitar page is where you can set the RX Noise level and the ‘human feel’ of Guitar tracks. The Keyboard Range automatically transposes any pattern note that would otherwise play too high or too low in pitch, com- pared to the original acoustic instrument, when transposed by the arranger.

  • Page 223: Pad Track Controls: Sound/expression

    Style/Pad Record Pad Track Controls: Sound/Expression (Retrigger) The sound will be stopped, and new Pad Track Controls: Sound/Expression notes matching the recognized chord will be played back. (Repitch) New notes matching the recognized In this page you can assign a Sound to the Pad track, adjust its chord will be played back, by repitching notes Volume (CC#07) and Expression (CC#11) values, and set vari- already playing.

  • Page 224: Style Element/pad Chord Table: Chord Table, Style Track Controls: Type/trigger/tension

    Style/Pad Record Style Element/Pad Chord Table: Chord Table 1…12 Maximum transposition (in semitones) of the Track Type track, referred to the original key of the Pad pat- Use this parameter to set the type of the corresponding track. tern. Drum Drum track.

  • Page 225: Import: Import Groove, Import: Import Smf

    Tempo. generic Song. The Standard MIDI File to be imported must be pro- grammed as if it was one of Pa300’s Chord Variations. Note: After importing a groove generated by a melody line (not by a percussive groove), the imported groove and samples will not be When importing an SMF, parameters like CV Length, Meter, transposed together with the other Style tracks.

  • Page 226

    Accompaniment 5 Style Tracks and MIDI Channels must be lined as in the previous table, as per Korg’s standard Style format definition. When programming a Chord Variation on the external Note: Tracks/MIDI Channels other than the above mentioned are sequencer, please assign the Pad track to the MIDI channel #10.

  • Page 227

    At the end of this page you can find a screenshot of a test file cre- Warning: Pa300 can only handle SMF format 0 (Zero). If you are ated in Steinberg Cubase, just as an example of how a SMF sepa- in trouble importing your file, maybe your sequencer (or DAW) is rated by Markers can look like.

  • Page 228: Export Smf

    Style/Pad Record Export SMF Exporting a Style as an SMF separated by Export SMF Markers As an alternative to exporting single Chord Variations to indi- The Export SMF function allows you to export a Chord Varia- vidual Standard MIDI Files, you can export a whole Style as an tion as a Standard MIDI File (SMF), and edit it on your preferred SMF separated by Markers, i.e., a single SMF containing all the external sequencer.

  • Page 229

    Style/Pad Record Page menu Copy Expression Page menu (Only available in some edit pages). While the Style Element Track Control edit section is selected, use this command to open the Copy Expression dialog box and copy all Expression values Touch the page menu icon to open the page menu. Touch a com- assigned to the current Style Element tracks to a different Style mand to select it.

  • Page 230: Write Style/pad Dialog Box, Copy Key/chord Dialog Box, Copy Sounds Dialog Box

    Style/Pad Record Write Style/Pad dialog box Write Style/Pad dialog box Copy Key/Chord dialog box Open this window by choosing the Write Style or Write Pad item (Style only) Open this window by choosing the Copy Key/Chord from the page menu. Here you can save the recorded or edited item from the page menu.

  • Page 231: Copy Expression Dialog Box, Copy Chord Table Dialog Box, Copy Key Range Dialog Box

    Style/Pad Record Copy Expression dialog box Copy Expression dialog box Copy Chord Table dialog box (Style only) Open this window by choosing the Copy Expression (Style only) Open this window by choosing the Copy Chord item from the page menu. Here you can copy all Expression val- Table item from the page menu.

  • Page 232: Overdub Step Recording Window

    Style/Pad Record Overdub Step Recording window Free Memory Overdub Step Recording window Remaining memory for recording. Duration The Step Record allows you to create a new Style/Pad by entering Relative duration of the inserted note. The percentage is always single notes or chords to each track, by playing them on the key- referred to the step value.

  • Page 233: Sound Edit, The Midi Channel, How To Select Oscillators, Sounds, Drum Kits

    The MIDI channel In Sound mode, Pa300 receives and transmits on the same chan- nel of the Upper 1 track. If the Global channel is assigned, notes can also be received on this channel. See “MIDI: MIDI In Chan-...

  • Page 234: Voice Assign Mode

    Legato is on. When multiple note-on’s occur, the Note: Some manufacturers could use the 1-128 first note-on will retrigger the sound, and the sec- numbering system; when connecting your Pa300 to ond and subsequent note-on’s will not retrigger. an instrument of this kind, increment the PC value by 1 unit.

  • Page 235

    Sound Edit Edit menu Edit menu Edit page structure From any page, press the MENU button to open the Sound edit All edit pages share some basic elements. menu. This menu gives access to the various Sound edit sections. Page menu icon Operating mode Edit section...

  • Page 236

    Sound Edit Basic: Sound Basic Oscillator Count Legato This parameter is only available when the selected mode is Oscillators Count Mono. It is the same found on the main page of the Sound mode. Use this box to specify the number of oscillators (up to 24) the See “Legato”...

  • Page 237: Basic: Osc Basic

    560 different mul- tisamples (preset multisamples), supplied by AMS / Offset Intensity by AMS Korg as standard. (Only available when the AMS option is selected in the “Offset” “Local” multisample bank. This bank only parameter.) Alternate Modulation Source for the Offset. See appears in some models.

  • Page 238

    Sound Edit Basic: OSC Basic Mode Cycle 2 As the above, for use with a different (and paral- lel) group of Oscillators. Having two Cycle Trig- This is the trigger that allows the selected Oscillator to play. ger Modes allows for cycling stereo multisamples. Normal The Oscillator always plays when a key is pressed Random...

  • Page 239: Basic: Vel/key Zone, Basic: Damper Mode

    Sound Edit Basic: Vel/Key Zone OSC Off when Sound Controllers are On Basic: Damper Mode This ‘mirrors’ the way Sound Controllers work. With this param- eter checked, the current Oscillator will not play when one of the Sound Controllers (Sound Controller 1, Sound Controller 2, Here you can program how the Damper pedal works, the Reso- Sound Controller Y+, Sound Controller Y-) is activated.

  • Page 240: Basic: Damper Trigger

    Sound Edit Basic: Damper Trigger Repedaling This mode acts as the Normal mode, but also Basic: Damper Trigger enables the Damper pedal effect when the pedal is pressed after the note has been released (Note Off). In this case, the Damper effect starts from Here you can set the notes triggered by pressing and releasing the current Release level, and decays slowly.

  • Page 241: Basic: Eq, Drumkit: Sample Setup (drum Kits)

    Sound Edit Basic: EQ Basic: EQ DrumKit: Sample Setup (Drum Kits) In this page, you can set the semi-parametric three-band equal- This page appears when you edit a Drum Kit. Here you can izer for the selected oscillator. select a different percussive sample for each key and layer. Drum Kits use only one oscillator.

  • Page 242

    When the “Intensity” parameter has a negative value, the selec- multisamples (preset multisamples), supplied by tion will happen in reverse (higher-numbered Offsets will be Korg as standard. selected before the lowest-numbered ones). “Local” multisample bank. This bank only Level appears in some models.

  • Page 243: Drumkit: Eq (drum Kits), Drumkit: Eq (drum Kits), Drumkit: Voice Mixer (drum Kits

    Sound Edit DrumKit: EQ (Drum Kits) DrumKit: EQ (Drum Kits) DrumKit: Voice Mixer (Drum Kits) This page appears when you edit a Drum Kit. In this page, you This page appears when you edit a Drum Kit. Here you can set can set the semi-parametric three-band equalizer for the various parameters for the different percussive sample assigned selected key, layer and Drum sample.

  • Page 244: Pitch: Pitch Mod

    Sound Edit Pitch: Pitch Mod The sound will continue playing up to the end of Pitch: Pitch Mod the sample. The Note Off message is ignored. Mixer Here you can make pitch settings for each oscillator. These set- tings specify how keyboard location will affect the pitch of each oscillator, and select the controllers that will affect the oscillator pitch and specify the depth of control.

  • Page 245

    Sound Edit Pitch: Pitch Mod Lowest Pitch Bend only -12.00…+12.00 On this oscillator, Pitch Bend is only activated on Parameter value. the lowest note currently playing on the key- Pitch EG AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) board. This parameter selects the source that will modulate the pitch Ribbon to Pitch EG of the selected oscillator.

  • Page 246: Pitch: Pitch Eg

    Sound Edit Pitch: Pitch EG JS+Y Pitch: Pitch EG Intensity of the corresponding LFO when the joystick is pushed forward. Here you can make settings for the pitch EG, which creates time- -12…0…+12 Parameter value. Negative values invert the LFO variant changes in the pitch of the oscillators.

  • Page 247

    Sound Edit Pitch: Pitch EG Attack Time At (Attack Level Swing) Specifies the time over which the pitch will change from note-on This parameter specifies the direction of change in “Attack until it reaches the pitch specified as the attack level. Level”...

  • Page 248: Filter: Filter Type

    Sound Edit Filter: Filter Type Resonance (Resonance A) Filter: Filter Type The resonance emphasizes the overtone components that lie in the region of the cutoff frequency specified by “Frequency”, pro- ducing a more distinctive sound. Increasing this value will pro- Here you can make settings for the filters that will be used by the duce a stronger effect.

  • Page 249: Filter: Filter Mod

    Sound Edit Filter: Filter Mod Tracking to A/B Filter: Filter Mod These parameters specify the note numbers at which keyboard tracking will begin to apply, and set the “Intensity to A” and “Intensity to B” parameters to specify the depth and direction of These settings let you apply modulation to the cutoff frequency the change applied to filters A and B.

  • Page 250: Filter: Filter Lfo

    Sound Edit Filter: Filter LFO AMS (EG Alternate Modulation Source) Filter: Filter LFO Selects the source that will control the depth and direction of the effect that the time-varying changes produced by the filter EG will have on the cutoff frequency of filters A and B. See “AMS Here you can use the filter LFO to apply cyclic modulation to the (Alternate Modulation Source) list”...

  • Page 251: Filter: Filter Eg

    Sound Edit Filter: Filter EG Intensity to A Start Specifies the depth and direction of the effect that “AMS” will This parameter specifies the change in cutoff frequency at the have on filter A. time of note-on. For example if “AMS” is Joystick Y+, higher settings of this -99…+99 Level value.

  • Page 252

    Sound Edit Filter: Filter EG Level Modulation Time Modulation Filter 1 EG changes (level) (AMS = Velocity, Intensity = a positive (+) value) Filter 1 EG changes (Time) (AMS = Velocity, Intensity = a positive (+) value) Note-on Note-on Note-on Note-on Note-on Note-on...

  • Page 253: Amp: Amp Level/pan, Amp: Amp Mod

    Sound Edit Amp: Amp Level/Pan and setting this parameter to – will allow AMS to shorten the as you play higher), and toward the left as the note numbers time. With a setting of 0 there will be no change. decrease (i.e., as you play lower).

  • Page 254: Amp: Amp Eg

    Sound Edit Amp: Amp EG Amp Modulation Diagram These parameters specify how the volume of the selected oscilla- The diagram on top of the page shows the Amplitude envelope tor will be affected by velocity. line. Velocity Intensity Level With positive (+) values, the volume will increase as you play These parameters are the level of the envelope segment.

  • Page 255

    Sound Edit Amp: Amp EG Time Modulation Slope This parameter specifies the time over which the volume will These parameters let you use an alternate modulation source to change from when it reaches the break point level until it reaches modify the amp EG times that were specified in “Time”...

  • Page 256: Lfo: Lfo1, Lfo: Lfo

    Sound Edit LFO: LFO1 Sl (Slope Time Swing) Frequency This parameter specifies the direction of the effect that “AMS1” Set the LFO frequency. A setting of 99 is the fastest. will have on “Slope”. With positive (+) values of “Intensity”, set- 00…99 Frequency rate.

  • Page 257: Lfo: Lfo2

    Sound Edit LFO: LFO2 AMS1 (Alternate Modulation Source1) LFO: LFO2 Selects the source that will adjust the frequency of the selected oscillator LFO1 (see “AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) list” on page 256). LFO1 can be modulated by LFO2. Here you can make settings for the LFO2, which is the second LFO that can be applied to the selected oscillator.

  • Page 258: Effects: Master 1 / Reverb, Effects: Master 2 / Chorus

    Sound Edit Effects: Master 1 / Reverb Effects: Master 1 / Reverb Page menu In this page you can edit the effect assigned to the Master FX 1 Touch the page menu icon to open the menu. Touch a command effect processor (usually Reverb).

  • Page 259: Write Sound Dialog Box, Copy Oscillator Dialog Box, Copy Drum Kit Dialog Box

    Sound Edit Write Sound dialog box While this function is on, the Compare indicator blinks on the Copy Oscillator dialog box page header. Exit from Edit Open this window by selecting the Copy Oscillator item from Choose this command to exit from Sound editing. the page menu.

  • Page 260: Ams (alternate Modulation Source) List

    Sound Edit AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) list AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) list Do not use Alternate Modulation Pitch EG Pitch EG Filter EG Filter EG within the same oscillator Amp EG Amp EG within the same oscillator LFO1 LFO1 within the same oscillator LFO2 LFO2 within the same oscillator Flt KTrk +/+ (Filter Keyboard Track +/+)

  • Page 261

    Sound Edit AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) list “Ramp Low” will have no AMS effect. The sign of JS +Y & AT/2 (Joy Stick +Y & After Touch/2) the “Ramp High” setting will determine the direc- The effect will be controlled by the joystick +Y (vertically tion of its effect.

  • Page 262: Midi, What Is Midi, Midi And Personal Computers

    CC00, or Bank Select MSB, and CC32, or Bank Select LSB. This message pair is used to select a Sound Bank. Together Here is a brief overview of MIDI, as related to the Pa300. If inter- with the Program Change message, they are used to select a ested, you may find more information on the general use of Sound.

  • Page 263: Standard Midi Files, The Global Channel, The Control Channel, The General Midi Standard

    Therefore, if the SPLIT button’s LED in Sequencer mode. It can save a Song in SMF format 0 from is lit up, notes arriving to Pa300 over this channel will be divided Sequencer mode.

  • Page 264: Connecting Pa300 To A Personal Computer

    Connecting Pa300 to a personal computer When Pa300 is connected to an external sequencer, we recom- mend you to set the Pa300 in Local Off mode (see “Local Con- trol On” on page 158) to avoid that the notes are simultaneously...

  • Page 266: Factory Data

    Factory data Styles Factory data Styles The following table lists all Pa300 Factory Styles. The table also Name CC00 CC32 includes MIDI data used to remotely select the Styles over the Blues Ballad Control channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 159).

  • Page 267

    Factory data Styles Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 House Unplugged Latin Club House Unplugged Swing Euro Trance 3/4 Acoustic Bld Fashion Funk Bank: Country Dance Fever Easy Country Barry Dance Country Blues Sister & Girl Country Strum Philly Disco Country QuikStep Miami Disco Country Beat 1...

  • Page 268

    Factory data Styles Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Cool Latin Jazz Bank: Movie & Show Latin Big Band Orchestral Movie Meditation Bossa Broadway Organ Bossa Show Time Orch. Bossa 1 Ritz Swing Orch. Bossa 2 Hollywood 1 Fast Bossa Hollywood 2 Cool Bossa Tap Dance...

  • Page 269

    Factory data Styles Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Mexican Waltz Bank: Contemporary Norteno Funky R&B Kebradita AM : PM Bolero Ranchero Contemporary Bld Mariachi Polka Island View Mariachi Valz Fast Smooth Jazz Mariachi Cumbia Slow Smooth Jazz Alpen Schlager Slow &...

  • Page 270: Sounds

    CC32 Sounds Pro Dyno EP Pro Stage EP The following table lists all Pa300 Factory Sounds as they appear Bell E. Piano 1 in the Sound Select window. The table also includes MIDI data Bell E. Piano 2 used to remotely select the Sounds over the Control channel (see Factory: Mallet &...

  • Page 271

    Factory data Sounds Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Steirisch.Akk.1 Steel Gtr RX Steirisch.Akk.2 Jazz Gtr RX Steirisch.Akk.3 Soft Jazz Guitar Steirisch.Akk.4 Single Coil Pro Accordion Bass Nylon Guitar RX Acc.Voice Change Natural Nylon RealFolk Gtr RX Factory: Organ Real 12 Strings Jimmy Organ Nylon Gtr Pro1 Perc.

  • Page 272

    Factory data Sounds Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Processed E.Gtr Pizz. Section L&R E.Guitar 1 Spiccato Strings R&R Guitar Symphonic Bows Power Chords Analog Strings 1 Mute Monster Synth Strings 1 Disto Mute Scat V.& Bass1 Vox Wah Chick RX Scat V.&...

  • Page 273

    Factory data Sounds Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Alp Trumpet Soft Alto Sax Trumpet Alto Sax Pro Trumpet Shake Y+ Tenor SaxNoise1 Trumpet Pitch Tenor Sax Noise2 Tuba Gold Baritone Sax Pro Oberkr. Tuba Baritone Sax Tenor Sax Expr.1 Factory: Brass Tenor Sax Expr.2 Big Band Brass 1...

  • Page 274

    Factory data Sounds Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Symphonic Ens. Mega Synth Future Pad Dark Element Air Clouds Metallic Rez Tinklin Pad Synth Pianoid Pods In Pad Arp Angeles Vintage Sweep Big & Raw Money Pad Caribbean Tsunami Wave OB Lead Ravelian Pad Port Whine...

  • Page 275

    90's Piano SlapPick Bass RX 2000's Piano FunkSlap Bass RX Chorus Piano Factory: Drum & SFX Honky-Tonk Standard Kit RX1 Harpsi 16' RX Standard Kit RX2 Harpsi Korg Standard Kit RX3 Clav Snap Standard Kit RX4 Sticky Clav Ambient Kit RX...

  • Page 276

    Factory data Sounds Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Legacy: E. Piano Legacy: Guitar Vintage EP Nylon Bossa Stereo Dig. EP Nylon Vel. Harm. FM Stack EP Spanish Guitar Hybrid EP Nylon Guitar Phantom Tine Brazilian Guitar Soft Wurly Steel Folk Gtr Hard Wurly Guitar Strings Velo Wurly...

  • Page 277

    Factory data Sounds Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Dream Voice Astral Dream Classic Vox Reso Down Doolally Crimson 5ths Freedom Pad Legacy: Trumpet & Trbn. Noble Pad Mono Trumpet Mellow Pad Warm Flugel Lonely Spin Pitch Trombone Synth Ghostly Soft Trombone Farluce Trombone...

  • Page 278

    Factory data Sounds Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Woofer Pusher Bright PianoWide Dark R&B Bass1 E.Grand Piano GM Dyna Bass E. Grand Wide Ticktacing Bass Honky-Tonk GM Fretless Bass 3 Honky Wide Stick Bass E. Piano 1 GM Dark R&B Bass2 Detuned EP 1 Auto Pilot 2 EP 1 Veloc.

  • Page 279

    Factory data Sounds Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Timpani GM GM: Guitar GM: Ensemble Nylon Guitar GM Ukulele Strings Ens.1 GM Nylon Key Off Strings & Brass Nylon Guitar 2 60's Strings Steel Guitar GM Strings Ens.2 GM 12 Strings Gtr Synth Strings1GM Mandoln Synth Strings 3...

  • Page 280

    Factory data Sounds Name CC00 CC32 Name CC00 CC32 Pan Flute GM Bag Pipes GM Blown Bottle GM Fiddle GM Shakuhachi GM Shanai GM Whistle GM GM: Percussive Ocarina GM Tinkle Bell GM GM: Syn Lead / Syn Pad Agogo GM Lead Square GM Steel Drums GM Lead Square 2...

  • Page 281

    Factory data Sounds Name CC00 CC32 Punch Heart Beat Footsteps Gun Shot GM Machine Gun Laser Gun Explosion GM: Drum Standard Kit GM Room Kit GM Power Kit GM Electro Kit GM Analog Kit GM Jazz Kit GM Brush Kit GM Orchestra Kit GM SFX Kit GM Standard Kit1 XG...

  • Page 282: Drum Kits

    Factory data Drum Kits Drum Kits The following table lists all Pa300 Factory Drum Kits in order of CC00 CC32 Name Sound Bank Bank Select-Program Change number. The table also includes Orchestra Kit Legacy: Drum & SFX MIDI data used to remotely select the Drum Kits.

  • Page 283: 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 284

    Factory data Pads HIT - Synth&Pad HIT - Voice HIT - Blocks HIT - Misc&SFX 1 HIT - Misc&SFX 2 Cosmic Aah ! Blk Funk 1 A Applause Bubble VCF Modulation Hit it ! Blk Funk 1 B Bird 1 Car Crash Planet Lead Laughing...

  • Page 285

    Factory data Pads SEQ - Guitar SEQ - Orchestral SEQ - Solo SEQ - Synth&Pad SEQ - Misc&SFX Gtr Steel Strum1 Timpani Roll 1 Solo Marimba Synth Seq 1 Military 1 Gtr Steel Strum2 Timpani Roll 2 Solo Kalimba 1 Synth Seq 2 Military 2 Gtr Steel Strum3...

  • Page 286: Effects, Effect List

    Effects Effect list Effects Effect list This list shows all the Factory Effects. Detailed information on each effect’s parameter are contained in the following pages. For FX Master 1/2 Stereo Phaser Reverb Dry Plate For FX Master 2 only St. Random Phaser Reverb Room No Effect 110 St.Mltband Limiter...

  • Page 287: Dynamic Modulation Sources

    Effects Dynamic Modulation sources Modulation source Note Dynamic Modulation sources Sostenu: #66 Sostenuto Pedal MIDI(CC#67) When the symbol is encoutered, a Dynamic Modulation can be applied to the corresponding parameter. Dynamic Modu- MIDI(CC#80) lation allows for realtime control of the effect. The following MIDI(CC#81) table shows the available modulation sources.

  • Page 288: Dynamics (dynamic), Dynamics (dynamic)

    Effects Dynamics (Dynamic) Compressor - Sensitivity Level Dynamics (Dynamic) Sensitivity=100 Sensitivity=40 0: No Effect Select this option when you do not use any effects. Time c: Attack 1: Stereo Compressor This parameter controls the attack level. This effect compresses the input signal to regulate the level and Compressor - Attack give a “punchy”...

  • Page 289

    Effects Dynamics (Dynamic) a: Envelope Select f: Side PEQ Insert g: Side PEQ Cutoff [Hz] When L/R Mix is selected for this parameter, the left and right g: Q channels are linked to control the Limiter using the mixed sig- g: Gain [dB] nal.

  • Page 290

    Effects Dynamics (Dynamic) 4: St.MasteringLimtr c: Threshold d: Attack (Stereo Mastering Limiter) d: Release This is a stereo limiter that is optimized for mastering songs. “Threshold” specifies the level at which gating occurs when “Envelope Select” is set to L/R Mix, L Only, or R Only. Stereo In - Stereo Out Left “Attack”...

  • Page 291: Eq And Filters (eq/filter), Eq And Filters (eq/filter)

    Effects EQ and Filters (EQ/Filter) b: Band1 Type EQ and Filters (EQ/Filter) c: Band4 Type Selects a filter type for Band 1 and 4. Parametric 4EQ - Band1, Band4 Type 6: St.Parametric4EQ +Gain (Stereo Parametric 4-Band EQ) Band4 Type=Shelving High Band4 Type=Peaking This is a stereo 4-band parametric equalizer.

  • Page 292

    Effects EQ and Filters (EQ/Filter) b: Emphasis Freq Dry, 1:99...99:1, Balance between the wet and dry Wet/Dry signal This parameter sets the frequency to be emphasized. Higher val- Table , “Dynamic Modulation Off...Tempo sources, ” on page 283 ues will emphasize lower frequencies. –100...+100 Amount of modulation source c: Enhancer Delay L [msec]...

  • Page 293

    Effects EQ and Filters (EQ/Filter) 10: St. Wah/Auto Wah a: Frequency Bottom a: Frequency Top (Stereo Wah/Auto Wah) The sweep width and direction of the wah filter are determined This stereo wah effect allows you to create sounds from vintage by the “Frequency Top”...

  • Page 294

    Effects EQ and Filters (EQ/Filter) 11: St. Vintage Wah a: Mode b: Frequency Bottom (Stereo Vintage/Custom Wah) b: Frequency Top This effect simulates the tonal character of a vintage wah pedal. c: Resonance Bottom You can customize the tone and range settings. c: Resonance Top If Mode=Preset, this simulates a vintage wah pedal.

  • Page 295

    Effects EQ and Filters (EQ/Filter) 13: St. MultiModeFilter a: LFO Phase [degree] (Stereo Multi Mode Filter) Offsetting the left and right phases alters how modulation is applied to the left and right channels, creating a swelling affect. This is a multi-mode filter with four types; low pass, high pass, band pass, and band reject.

  • Page 296

    Effects EQ and Filters (EQ/Filter) 14: St. Sub Oscillator 15: Talking Modulator (Stereo Sub Oscillator) This effect adds an unusual character, like a human voice, to the input signal. Modulating the tone via dynamic modulation, you This effect adds very low frequencies to the input signal. It is can create an interesting effect that sounds as if the guitar or syn- very useful when simulating a roaring drum sound or emphasiz- thesizer is talking.

  • Page 297

    Effects EQ and Filters (EQ/Filter) 16: Stereo Decimator c: Voice Top d: Voice Center This effect creates a rough sound like a cheap sampler by lower- e: Voice Bottom ing the sampling frequency and data bit length. You can also These parameters assign vowels to the top, center, and bottom simulate noise unique to a sampler (aliasing).

  • Page 298: Overdrive, Amp Models, And Mic Models (od Amp Mic)

    Effects Overdrive, Amp models, and Mic models (OD Amp Mic) 17: St. Analog Record Overdrive, Amp models, and Mic models (Stereo Analog Record) (OD Amp Mic) This effect simulates the noise caused by scratches and dust on analog records. It also reproduces some of the modulation caused by a warped turntable.

  • Page 299

    Effects Overdrive, Amp models, and Mic models (OD Amp Mic) 19: St. Guitar Cabinet a: Wah (Stereo Guitar Cabinet) The Wah parameter switches the wah effect on/off. This simulates the acoustical character of a guitar amp’s speaker a: Sw cabinet. This parameter sets how the wah effect is switched on and off via the modulation source.

  • Page 300

    Effects Overdrive, Amp models, and Mic models (OD Amp Mic) 20: St. Bass Cabinet 21: Bass Amp Model (Stereo Bass Cabinet) This simulates a bass amp. This simulates the acoustical character of a bass amp’s speaker cabinet. FX Amt = 100: Mono In - Mono Out / FX Amt = 0: Stereo In - Stereo Out Left FX Amt Stereo In - Stereo Out...

  • Page 301

    Effects Overdrive, Amp models, and Mic models (OD Amp Mic) 22: Bass Amp+Cabinet 23: Tube PreAmp Model (Bass Amp Model+Cabinet) (Tube PreAmp Modeling) This simulates a bass amp and speaker cabinet. This effect simulates a two-stage vacuum tube preamp. You can make individual settings for two vacuum tubes connected in series.

  • Page 302

    Effects Overdrive, Amp models, and Mic models (OD Amp Mic) 24: St. Tube PreAmp b, f: Saturation [%] (Stereo Tube PreAmp Modeling) With higher settings of this value, the waveform will change at high gain levels, tending to cause distortion. Lower settings of This is a stereo vacuum tube preamp simulator (See “Tube Pre- this value will produce linear response.

  • Page 303: Chorus, Flanger, And Phaser (cho/fln Phaser)

    Effects Chorus, Flanger, and Phaser (Cho/Fln Phaser) 27: Black Chorus/Flanger Chorus, Flanger, and Phaser (Cho/Fln This models a Danish-made stereo chorus + pitch modulator & Phaser) flanger. Although this effect was originally intended for guitar, it was also used by numerous keyboard players. Used with electric piano, it produces a distinctive tone.

  • Page 304

    Effects Chorus, Flanger, and Phaser (Cho/Fln Phaser) 28: St.HarmonicChorus 29: St. Biphase Mod. (Stereo Harmonic Chorus) (Stereo Biphase Modulation) This effect applies chorus only to higher frequencies. This can be This stereo chorus effect adds two different LFOs together. You used to apply a chorus effect to a bass sound without making the can set the Frequency and Depth parameters for each LFO indi- sound thinner.

  • Page 305

    Effects Chorus, Flanger, and Phaser (Cho/Fln Phaser) 30: Multitap Cho/Delay 31: Ensemble (Multitap Chorus/Delay) This Ensemble effect has three chorus blocks that use LFO to create subtle shimmering, and gives three dimensional depth This effect has four chorus blocks with a different LFO phase. and spread to the sound, because the signal is output from the You can create a complex stereo image by setting each block’s left, right, and center.

  • Page 306

    Chorus, Flanger, and Phaser (Cho/Fln Phaser) 32: Polysix Ensemble 33: Stereo Flanger This models the ensemble effect built into the classic Korg This effect gives a significant swell and movement of pitch to the PolySix programmable polyphonic synthesizer. sound. It is more effective when applied to a sound with a lot of harmonics.

  • Page 307

    Effects Chorus, Flanger, and Phaser (Cho/Fln Phaser) 34: St. Random Flanger 35: St. Env. Flanger (Stereo Random Flanger) (Stereo Envelope Flanger) The stereo effect uses a step-shape waveform and random LFO This Flanger uses an envelope generator for modulation. You for modulation, creating a unique flanging effect.

  • Page 308

    Effects Chorus, Flanger, and Phaser (Cho/Fln Phaser) 36: Stereo Phaser 37: St. Random Phaser (Stereo Random Phaser) This effect creates a swell by shifting the phase. It is very effective on electric piano sounds. You can add spread to the sound by This is a stereo phaser.

  • Page 309: Modulation And Pitch Shift (mod./p.shift), Modulation And Pitch Shift (mod./p.shift)

    Effects Modulation and Pitch Shift (Mod./P.Shift) 38: St. Env. Phaser Modulation and Pitch Shift (Mod./P.Shift) (Stereo Envelope Phaser) This stereo phaser uses an envelope generator for modulation. You will obtain the same pattern of phasing each time you play. 39: Stereo Vibrato You can also control the Phaser directly using the modulation source.

  • Page 310

    Effects Modulation and Pitch Shift (Mod./P.Shift) 40: St. Auto Fade Mod. a: AUTOFADE Src b: Fade-In Delay [msec] (Stereo Auto Fade Modulatiom) b: Fade-In Rate This stereo chorus/flanger effect enables you to control the LFO d: LFO Frequency Mod speed and effect balance using auto fade, and you can spread the When “LFO Frequency Mod”...

  • Page 311

    Effects Modulation and Pitch Shift (Mod./P.Shift) 41: 2Voice Resonator a: Control Mode f: Voice 1: Resonance This effect resonates the input signal at a specified pitch. You can h: Voice 2: Resonance set the pitch, output level, and pan settings for two resonators This parameter determines the resonance intensity.

  • Page 312

    Effects Modulation and Pitch Shift (Mod./P.Shift) 42: Doppler The effect is off when a value for the modulation source specified for the “Src” parameter is smaller than 64, and the effect is on when the This effect simulates the “Doppler effect” of a moving sound value is 64 or higher.

  • Page 313

    Effects Modulation and Pitch Shift (Mod./P.Shift) 44: Grain Shifter a: Scratch Source b: Response This effect cuts extremely short samples (“grains”) from the The Scratch Source parameter enables you to select the modula- input signal waveform and plays them repeatedly, giving a tion source that controls simulation.

  • Page 314

    Effects Modulation and Pitch Shift (Mod./P.Shift) 45: Stereo Tremolo 46: St. Env. Tremolo (Stereo Envelope Tremolo) This effect modulates the volume level of the input signal. The effect is stereo, and offsetting the LFO of the left and right phases This effect uses the input signal level to modulate a stereo trem- from each other produces a tremolo effect between left and olo (LFO volume modulation).

  • Page 315

    Effects Modulation and Pitch Shift (Mod./P.Shift) 47: Stereo Auto Pan Stereo Auto Pan - LFO Phase LFO Phase = 0 degrees LFO Phase = 90 degrees LFO Phase = 180 degrees This is a stereo-in, stereo-out auto-panner. The Phase and Shape L-In L-In L-In...

  • Page 316

    Effects Modulation and Pitch Shift (Mod./P.Shift) Dry, 1:99...99:1, Balance between the wet and dry When this is on, the LFO speed is set Wet/Dry signal MIDI Sync Off, On by BPM, Base Note, and Times, instead of Frequency Table , “Dynamic Modulation Off...Tempo sources, ”...

  • Page 317

    Effects Modulation and Pitch Shift (Mod./P.Shift) 50: Detune 51: Pitch Shifter Using this effect, you can obtain a detune effect that offsets the This effect changes the pitch of the input signal. You can select pitch of the effect sound slightly from the pitch of the input sig- from three types: Fast (quick response), Medium, and Slow (pre- nal.

  • Page 318

    Effects Modulation and Pitch Shift (Mod./P.Shift) 53: Pitch Shift Mod. value for the Feedback parameter, the pitch will be raised (or lowered) more and more each time feedback is repeated. (Pitch Shift Modulation) If Feedback Position is set to Post, the feedback signal will not This effect modulates the detuned pitch shift amount using an pass through the pitch shifter again.

  • Page 319

    Effects Modulation and Pitch Shift (Mod./P.Shift) 54: Organ Vib/Chorus 55: Rotary Speaker (Organ Vibrato/Chorus) This effect simulates a rotary speaker, and obtains a more realis- tic sound by simulating the rotor in the low range and the horn This effect simulates the chorus and vibrato circuitry of a vintage in the high range separately.

  • Page 320: Delay

    Effects Delay b: Speed Switch Delay This parameter controls how the rotation speed (slow and fast) is switched via the modulation source. When Mode = Toggle, the speed will switch between slow and 56: L/C/R Delay fast each time you press the pedal or move the joystick. Via MIDI, the speed will switch each time the modulation amount This multitap delay outputs three Tap signals to the left, right, exceeds 64.

  • Page 321

    Effects Delay 57: Stereo/CrossDelay 58: St. Multitap Delay (Stereo Multitap Delay) This is a stereo delay, and can by used as a cross-feedback delay effect in which the delay sounds cross over between the left and The left and right Multitap Delays have two taps respectively. right by changing the feedback routing.

  • Page 322

    Effects Delay 59: St. Mod Delay d: LFO Sync d: Src (Stereo Modulation Delay) g: L LFO Phase [deg] This stereo delay uses an LFO to sweep the delay time. The pitch h: R LFO Phase [deg] also varies, creating a delay sound which swells and shimmers. If “LFO Sync”...

  • Page 323

    Effects Delay 61: St. AutoPanningDly a: Control Target (Stereo Auto Panning Delay) This parameter selects no level control, delay output control (effect balance), or feedback amount control. This stereo delay effect pans the delay sound left and right using the LFO. a: Polarity b: Threshold Stereo In - Stereo Out...

  • Page 324

    Effects Delay 62: Tape Echo d: FB Amt e: FB Amt This effect simulates a tape echo unit with three playback heads. f: FB Amt The distortion and tonal change typical of magnetic tape are also g: Feedback reproduced. The feedback output from Tap 1, 2, and 3 is mixed according to the “FB Amt, ”...

  • Page 325

    Effects Delay 64: Sequence BPM Dly Mode/Reverse Time (Sequence BPM Delay) Reverse Reverse Envelope Select = Input This four-tap delay enables you to select a tempo and rhythm Input pattern to set up each tap. Time FX Amt = 100: Mono In - Stereo Out / FX Amt = 0: Stereo In -Stereo Out Mode = Single Left FX Amt...

  • Page 326

    Effects Delay 65: L/C/R BPM Delay 66: Stereo BPM Delay The L/C/R delay enables you to match the delay time with the This stereo delay enables you to set the delay time to match the song tempo. You can also synchronize the delay time with the song tempo.

  • Page 327

    Effects Delay 67: St.BPM Mtap Delay 68: St.BPM Mod. Delay (Stereo BPM Multi tap Delay) (Stereo BPM Modulation Delay) This four-tap delay enables you to select a tempo and rhythm This is a stereo modulation delay that lets you synchronize the pattern to set up each tap.

  • Page 328

    Effects Delay 69: St.BPMAutoPanDly -Wet, - Balance between the wet and dry Wet/Dry 1:99...Dry...99:1 signal (Stereo BPM Auto Panning Delay) , Wet Table , “Dynamic Modulation Off...Tempo This stereo auto panning delay enables you to set the delay time sources, ” on page 283 –100...+100 Amount of modulation source to match the song tempo.

  • Page 329

    Effects Delay 70: Tape Echo BPM a: Tap1 Dmod Src b: Tap1 Delay Note This is a tape echo that lets you synchronize the delay time to the b: Times tempo of the song. c: Tap1 Dmod Note c: Times FX Amt = 100: Mono In - Stereo Out / FX Amt = 0: Stereo In - Stereo Out Left If “Tap1 Dmod Src”...

  • Page 330: Reverb And Early Reflections (reverb Er), Reverb And Early Reflections (reverb Er)

    Effects Reverb and Early Reflections (Reverb ER) b: Pre Delay [msec] Reverb and Early Reflections (Reverb ER) b: Pre Delay Thru [%] The “Pre Delay” sets the delay time to the reverb input, allowing you to control spaciousness. 71: Reverb Hall Using the “Pre Delay Thru”...

  • Page 331

    Effects Reverb and Early Reflections (Reverb ER) 76: Reverb BrightRoom 77: Early Reflections This room-type reverb emphasizes the early reflections that This effect is only the early reflection part of a reverberation make the sound brighter. sound, and adds presence to the sound. You can select one of the four decay curves.

  • Page 332: Mono-mono Serial (mono-mono), Mono-mono Serial (mono-mono)

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 79: P4EQ - Wah Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) (Parametric 4-Band EQ - Wah/Auto Wah) This effect combines a mono four-band parametric equalizer 78: P4EQ - Exciter and a wah. You can change the order of the connection. (Parametric 4-Band EQ - Exciter) FX Amt = 100: Mono In - Mono Out / FX Amt = 0: Stereo In - Stereo Out This effect combines a mono four-band parametric equalizer...

  • Page 333

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 80: P4EQ - Cho/Flng 81: P4EQ - Phaser (Parametric 4-Band EQ - Chorus/Flanger) (Parametric 4-Band EQ - Phaser) This effect combines a mono four-band parametric equalizer This effect combines a mono four-band parametric equalizer and a chorus/flanger. and a phaser.

  • Page 334: Multitap Delay

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 82: P4EQ - Mt. Delay 83: Comp - Wah (Parametric 4-Band EQ - (Compressor - Wah/Auto Wah) Multitap Delay) This effect combines a mono compressor and a wah. You can change the order of the connection. This effect combines a mono four-band parametric equalizer and a multitap delay.

  • Page 335

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 84: Comp - Amp Sim 85: Comp - OD/HiGain (Compressor - Amp Simulation) (Compressor - Overdrive/Hi.Gain) This effect combines a mono compressor and an amp simula- This effect combines a mono compressor and an overdrive/high- tion. You can change the order of the effects. gain distortion.

  • Page 336

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 86: Comp - P4EQ 87: Comp - Cho/Flng (Compressor - Parametric 4-Band EQ) (Compressor - Chorus/Flanger) This effect combines a mono compressor and a four-band para- This effect combines a mono compressor and a chorus/flanger. metric equalizer. You can change the order of the effects. You can change the order of the effects.

  • Page 337

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 88: Comp - Phaser 89: Comp - Mt. Delay (Compressor - Phaser) (Compressor - Multitap Delay) This effect combines a mono compressor and a phaser. You can This effect combines a mono compressor and a multitap delay. change the order of the effects.

  • Page 338

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 90: Limiter - P4EQ a: [L]Ratio a: Threshold [dB] (Limiter - Parametric 4-Band EQ) c: [L]Gain Adjust [dB] This effect combines a mono limiter and a four-band parametric This parameter sets the signal compression “[L]Ratio”. Compres- equalizer.

  • Page 339

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 91: Limiter - Cho/Flng 92: Limiter - Phaser (Limiter - Chorus/Flanger) This effect combines a mono limiter and a phaser. You can change the order of the effects. This effect combines a mono limiter and a chorus/flanger. You can change the order of the effects.

  • Page 340

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 93: Limiter - Mt.Delay 94: Exciter - Comp (Limiter - Multitap Delay) (Exciter -Compressor) This effect combines a mono limiter and a multitap delay. You This effect combines a mono exciter and a compressor. You can can change the order of the effects.

  • Page 341

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 95: Exciter - Limiter 96: Exciter - Cho/Flng (Exciter - Chorus/Flanger) This effect combines a mono exciter and a limiter. You can change the order of the effects. This effect combines a mono limiter and a chorus/flanger. FX Amt = 100: Mono In - Mono Out / FX Amt = 0: Stereo In - Stereo Out FX Amt = 100: Mono In - Stereo Out / FX Amt = 0: Stereo In - Stereo Out Left...

  • Page 342

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 97: Exciter - Phaser 98: Exciter - Mt.Delay (Exciter - Multitap Delay) This effect combines a mono limiter and a phaser. This effect combines a mono exciter and a multitap delay. FX Amt = 100: Mono In - Stereo Out / FX Amt = 0: Stereo In - Stereo Out Left FX Amt FX Amt = 100: Mono In - Mono Out / FX Amt = 0: Stereo In - Stereo Out...

  • Page 343: Amp Simulation

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 99: OD/HG - Amp Sim 100: OD/HG - Cho/Flng (Overdrive/Hi.Gain - (Overdrive/Hi.Gain - Chorus/Flanger) Amp Simulation) This effect combines a mono overdrive/high-gain distortion and a chorus/flanger. You can change the order of the effects. This effect combines a mono overdrive/high-gain distortion and an amp simulation.

  • Page 344

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 101: OD/HG - Phaser 102: OD/HG - Mt.Delay (Overdrive/Hi.Gain - Phaser) (Overdrive/Hi.Gain - Multitap Delay) This effect combines a mono overdrive/high-gain distortion and This effect combines a mono overdrive/high-gain distortion and a phaser. You can change the order of the effects. a multitap delay.

  • Page 345

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 103: Wah - Amp Sim 104: Decimator - Amp (Wah - Amp Simulation) (Decimator - Amp Simulation) This effect combines a mono wah and an amp simulation. You This effect combines a mono decimator and an amp simulation. can change the order of the effects.

  • Page 346

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 105: Decimator - Comp 106: AmpSim - Tremolo (Decimator - Compressor) (Amp Simulation- Tremolo) This effect combines a mono decimator and a compressor. You This effect combines a mono amp simulation and a tremolo. can change the order of the effects. FX Amt = 100: Mono In - Mono Out / FX Amt = 0: Stereo In - Stereo Out Left FX Amt...

  • Page 347

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 107: Cho/Flng - Mt.Dly 108: Phaser - Cho/Flng (Chorus/Flanger - Multitap Delay) (Phaser - Chorus/Flanger) This effect combines a mono chorus/flanger and a multitap This effect combines a mono phaser and a chorus/flanger. delay. FX Amt = 100: Mono In - Stereo Out / FX Amt = 0: Stereo In - Stereo Out Left FX Amt FX Amt = 100: Mono In - Mono Out / FX Amt = 0: Stereo In - Stereo Out...

  • Page 348

    Effects Mono-Mono Serial (Mono-Mono) 109: Reverb - Gate f: [G]Envelope Select f: Src This effect combines a mono reverb and a gate. g: [G]Input Reverb Mix g: Threshold FX Amt = 100: Mono In - Mono Out / FX Amt = 0: Stereo In - Stereo Out The “[G]Envelope Select”...

  • Page 349: Double Size

    Effects Double Size 111: PianoBody/Damper Double Size (PianoBody/Damper Simulation) This effect simulates the resonance of the piano sound board Double-size effects can only be assigned to the FX2 processors caused by the string vibration, and also simulates the resonance (either in the A or B FX group). of other strings that are not being played when you press the damper pedal.

  • Page 350

    Effects Double Size 112: OD/HyperGain Wah 113: GuitarAmp + P4EQ (Overdrive/Hyper Gain Wah) (Guitar Amp Model + Parametric 4-Band EQ) This distortion effect has two modes: overdrive and hyper-gain that produces a strong distortion. A higher high-gain setting is This combines a guitar amp simulation (which even faithfully required for this effect relative to a normal-size effect.

  • Page 351

    Effects Double Size 114: BassTubeAmp+Cab. a: Amp Type d: Presence (Bass Tube Amp Model + Cabinet) If the Amp Type is VOX AC15...VOX AC30TB, this sets the This simulates a bass amp (with gain and drive) and speaker cab- attenuation of the high-frequency range. For other types, this inet.

  • Page 352

    Effects Double Size 115: St. Mic + PreAmp Tap6 (300) Sets the Tap1 (LFO phase=300 0...2000 [msec] degrees) delay time (Stereo Mic Modeling + PreAmp) Depth 0...30 Sets the Tap6 chorus depth Always On, This is a stereo mic and preamp simulator (See “Mic Model+Pre- Selects on, off, or modulation source Always Off, Status...

  • Page 353: Stereo Pitch Shifter

    Effects Double Size 117: St. Pitch Shifter 118: St. PitchShift BPM (Stereo Pitch Shifter) (Stereo Pitch Shifter BPM) This is a stereo pitch shifter. The pitch shift amount for the left This stereo pitch shifter enables you to set the delay time to and right channels can be reversed from each other.

  • Page 354

    Effects Double Size 119: Rotary SpeakerOD a: Sw (Rotary Speaker Overdrive) This parameter determines how to switch on/off the overdrive via a modulation source. This is a stereo rotary speaker effect. It has an internal speaker When “Sw” = Toggle, overdrive is turned on/off each time the simulator that simulates overdrive (recreating the amp distor- pedal or joystick is operated.

  • Page 355

    Effects Double Size 121: St/Cross Long Delay 122: Hold Delay (Stereo/Cross Long Delay) This effect records the input signal and plays it back repeatedly. You can control the start of recording and reset via a modulation This is a stereo delay, and can by used as a cross-feedback delay source.

  • Page 356

    Effects Double Size 123: LCR BPM Long Dly “Times. ” Even in this case, the delay time cannot exceed 10,800 msec. The L/C/R delay enables you to match the delay time with the “Hold” procedure (when Loop Time = Auto) song tempo.

  • Page 357

    Effects Double Size 124: St. BPM Long Dly 125: Early Reflections (Stereo BPM Long Delay) This early reflection effect has more precise early reflections with twice the maximum length of a normal-size effect (See The stereo delay enables you to match the delay time with the “Early Reflections”...

  • Page 358: Assignable Parameters

    Assignable parameters List of Pedal/Footswitch functions Assignable parameters Function Meaning List of Pedal/Footswitch functions Transpose Down Transpose Up Same functions of the control panel buttons The following functions can be assigned to an Assignable Foot- with the same name Upper Octave Up switch or Pedal.

  • Page 359: Scales

    Assignable parameters Scales Function Meaning Scales SongBook Next Moves to the next SongBook entry in the selected Custom List. The following is a list of scales (or tunings) you can select in var- Pad 1 ious operating modes. Pad 2 Same functions of the control panel buttons Pad 3 Equal...

  • Page 360: Recognized Chords

    Recognized chords Recognized chords The following pages show the most important chords recognized by the Pa300, when the selected Chord Recognition mode is Fingered (see “Chord Recognition” on page 152 of the User’s Manual). Major Major 6th 3-note 2-note 4-note...

  • Page 361

    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 7th Diminished Major 7th 3-note 4-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...

  • Page 362: Midi Data

    The following is a table including all Control Change messages, Fx 3 depth A/B Master FX 2 (modul.) send level and their effect on various Pa300 functions. Note that not all Fx 4 ctl controllers are available in all operative modes.

  • Page 363

    MIDI Data MIDI Controllers (*) The following NRPN messages are recognized by Pa300 in Style Play and Song Play mode only: CC#99 CC#98 CC#06 NRPN (MSB) (LSB) (Data Entry) SongBook Entry 0…99...

  • Page 364: Style Element Controls

    Note: The above Program Change numbers are given according to the 0-127 numbering system. Style and Player controls Note: You can remotely send various commands to the Style and Player of the Pa300, by sending it Program Change messages on the Con- trol channel (see “MIDI: MIDI In Channels” on page 159).

  • Page 365: Midi Presets

    MIDI Data MIDI Presets MIDI Presets Default Master Kbd Player Extern. Seq Ply Tr 1 Global Ply Tr 1 Ply Tr 1 Ply Tr 2 Control Ply Tr 2 Ply Tr 2 Ply Tr 3 Ply Tr 3 Ply Tr 3 Ply Tr 4 Ply Tr 4 Ply Tr 4...

  • Page 366: Installing The Korg Usb Midi Driver

    When installation is completed, connect the DEVICE USB port of your Pa300 to one of the USB ports of your Win- dows PC by using a standard USB cable. The Auto Installer will immediately start.

  • Page 367: Mac Os X: Installing The Korg Usb-midi Driver

    Double-click on “KORG USB-MIDI Driver.pkg” to run the installer. Follow the instructions appearing on screen. When installation is completed, eject the virtual drive, and connect the DEVICE USB port of your Pa300 to one of the USB ports of your Mac by using a standard USB cable.

  • Page 368: Shortcuts

    Shortcuts Shortcuts Shift functions Long keypress You can keep the SHIFT button pressed, and press another but- You can keep a button pressed for about one second to directly ton on the control panel to directly jump to an edit page or dia- jump to an edit page or dialog box.

  • Page 369: Troubleshooting

    Make sure that the USB cable is connected correctly. Make sure that the external device is transmitting through MIDI channels enabled to receive in the Pa300. Make sure that the MIDI IN Filters of the Pa300 do not prevent the reception of messages.

  • Page 370: Technical Specifications

    Technical specifications Technical specifications KORG Pa300 Features KORG Pa300 Features Keyboard 61 keys with Velocity Connections Control Input: Assignable Pedal/Footswitch (Damper) Display 5” 480 x 272 TFT Graphical Color TouchView Headphone/Audio Out: Unbalanced Stereo Jack Sounds Factory: More than 950 (including Stereo Piano and...

  • Page 371: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Implementation Chart MIDI Implementation Chart KORG Pa300 OS Version 1.5 - March 01, 2014 Function Transmitted Recognized Remarks Default 1–16 1–16 Memorized Basic Channel Changed 1–16 1–16 Default Mode Messages Altered **************** 0–127 0–127 Note Number: True Voice **************** 0–127...

  • Page 372

    MIDI Implementation Chart...

  • Page 373: Index

    Index Index Favorite Styles Filter Amp EG Cutoff Frequency AMS(Alternate Modulation Source) Filter Type Amp EG Filter Cutoff Filter Cutoff Filter EG Filter EG Filter LFO Filter LFO Footswitch Format Pitch Pitch EG Resonance Arabic Scale General MIDI Attack Level Global –...

  • Page 374

    Index Song Play – Song Play mode – SongBook – SongBook – Sound – Sound Style Play – Editing Style Record – Selecting Writing Sound mode – Split (Keyboard Mode) Lock Octave Transpose Split Point Auto Octave Standard MIDI File Midi In Style Offset...

  • Page 375

    Index Style Play Master...

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    Index...

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