Settings for the entire OASYS (Global mode)
How Global mode is structured
In Global mode you can make overall settings that
apply to the entire OASYS, such as master tune, key
transpose, effect global switch, global MIDI channel,
and system clock.
In addition, you can create user drum kits, wave
sequence, and scales, make settings for the damper
pedal and assignable foot switches/pedals, and specify
category names for programs and combinations.
The edits you perform in Global mode will be
preserved until the power is turned off, but will not
be preserved after the power is turned off unless
you first save your settings. Three types of data are
handled in Global mode: wave sequence settings
(Global P4), user drum kit settings (Global P5), and
all other global settings (Global P0–P3). Each of
these can be written into their respective memory
area. This data can also be saved to various types of
media in Disk mode.
For more information, see "Writing global settings"
on page 173, "Saving to disks, CDs, and USB
media" on page 174.
Note that Compare can't be used in Global mode,
with the exception of Wave Sequence and Drum Kit
P0: Basic Setup
Tuning to another instrument/Transposing
"Master Tune" adjusts the overall pitch. Edit this
setting when you are playing the OASYS with other
instruments, or when playing along with music on CD
or tape. You can adjust the pitch in a range of ±50 cents
(one semitone = 100 cents). If this is at 0, middle A is
tuned to 440 Hz.
Key Transpose shifts the pitch in semitone steps. Edit
this setting when you want to transpose the sound of
the entire OASYS. You can adjust the transposition in a
range of ±1 octave.
Adjusting the way in which velocity or
after touch will affect the volume or tone
You can adjust the way in which changes in velocity or
after touch will affect the volume or tone. This lets you
(for example) make the volume of the notes more
consistent, even when they are played with varying
Each curve has its own character, so you can select the
curve that is appropriate for your own playing
dynamics, playing style, and the effect that you wish to
Velocity Curve selects the velocity curve, and After
Touch Curve selects the aftertouch curve.
Global mode page structure
• Basic settings for the entire OASYS
P0: Basic Setup
• Audio input settings for use outside of
Sampling mode (for Use Global Setting)
• MIDI-related settings for the entire
• MIDI controller settings in External mode
• Controller settings for the pedals etc.
connected to the rear panel
• CC settings for the KARMA controllers,
pads, and VJS
• User registered scale settings. Specify 16
octave scales, and one all-note scale.
• Edit category/sub category names for
programs, combinations and KARMA
• Edit wave sequence
P5: Drum Kit
• Edit drum kits
Note: For details on how to access each mode and page,
please see "Basic operations" on page 38.
Bypassing the effects
Insert effects, master effects, and total effects can be
bypassed globally. This applies to the entire OASYS
regardless of the mode. For example, if you've
connected the OASYS's outputs to an external mixer
and are using an external effect processor to apply
reverb or chorus to the sound, you can turn off the
OASYS's master effects and total effects.
If the Effect Global SW "IFX 1–12 Off," "MFX1&2 Off,"
and "TFX1&2 Off" items are checked, the insert effects,
master effect, will respectively be bypassed.