Synchronization with MIDI realtime
In Sequence mode, Song Start, Continue, and Stop
messages that the OASYS receives will control song
playback and recording just as when you operate the
front panel START/STOP switch. The KARMA
function also will be controlled in the same way as
when you operate the front panel START/STOP switch.
(See "Synchronization with song start/stop")
When the OASYS receives a Song Position Pointer
message, it will change the location of the song just as
when you change the song location by operating the
OASYS, and the KARMA function will be controlled in
the same way as when you change the location on the
In Program and Combination modes, Song Start,
Continue, and Stop messages that the OASYS receives
will control the KARMA function.
• While the KARMA function is running, Song Start,
Continue, and Song Position Pointer messages
received by the OASYS will reset the KARMA
function, causing the generated phrases or patterns
to start from the beginning.
• If a Song Stop message is received, the KARMA
function will stop.
Connect the OASYS' MIDI OUT to the MIDI IN of your
external MIDI device.
Set MIDI Clock (Global 1–1a) to Internal. The
connected external MIDI device will synchronize to the
MIDI realtime clock and realtime commands it
Note: The same applies if MIDI Clock=Auto and MIDI
realtime clock messages are being transmitted. For
more information, see "MIDI Clock (MIDI Clock
Source)" on page 710 of the Parameter Guide.
Synchronization via MIDI clock
The connected external MIDI device will synchronize
to the MIDI clock of the OASYS.
Synchronization via MIDI realtime
Enable Start/Stop Out in Prog/Combi
You can set up OASYS so that starting and stopping
KARMA in Program and Combi modes will also
control start and stop on external MIDI devices, such
as sequencers and drum/groove machines (such as the
KORG Electribe series).
To do so:
1. Go to the Global MIDI page.
2. Under MIDI Routing Setup, turn on "Enable
Start/Stop Out in Prog/Combi."
• In Program and Combination modes, playing a
note‐on from the keyboard or pads to trigger the
GE selected for a KARMA module will also cause
the MIDI system realtime message "Start" to be
sent at the trigger timing.
• After the Start message has been sent, turning off
KARMA ON/OFF will send the MIDI system
realtime "Stop" command.