To reset a single control, hold down RESET
CONTROLS and then move a Control Surface slider or
knob, press one of the control surface buttons, or move
the Vector Joystick.
To reset an entire page of the Control Surface all at
once, including all sliders, knobs, and switches, hold
down RESET CONTROLS and then touch any of the
Control Assign buttons, such as TIMBRE/TRACK or
You can also reset all of the sliders and switches in the
KARMA Module by holding RESET CONTROLS and
then pressing the KARMA MODULE CONTROL
button. Similarly, to reset a single KARMA Scene, hold
RESET CONTROLS and press any of the SCENE
Finally, you can also use this to clear all solos, by
holding RESET CONTROLS and then pressing the
For more information, see "RESET CONTROLS" on
page 19 of the Parameter Guide.
Use this button to compare the sound of the Program
or Combination that you are currently editing with the
saved, un‐edited version of the sound. You can also use
this button to make "before and after" comparisons
when recording or editing in Sequencer mode.
This button is reserved for future use.
11. BANK SELECT buttons
Use these buttons to change banks when selecting
Programs or Combinations. The LEDs in the buttons
light up to show the current bank.
In Program mode, these buttons select the Program
bank. They are active only on the Play pages.
In Combination mode, these buttons have two
• When you're selecting Combinations, they choose
the Combination bank.
• When you're assigning a Program to a timbre
within the Combi, they select the Program bank.
In Sequencer mode, when a track's Program name is
selected, these buttons change the Program bank.
General MIDI banks
Selecting General MIDI Program banks is a little
different from selecting other banks. Each time you
press the INT‐G button, the bank will step to the next
GM(2) bank or GM drum bank in the following order:
G, g(1), g(2)–g(8), g(9), g(d), G, g(1), etc.
Front and rear panels
What's in each bank?
For details on the contents of the Program banks, see
"Program Bank Contents" on page 2. For details on the
Combi banks, see "Combination Bank Contents" on
12. TouchView display
The OASYS features our exclusive TouchView graphic
interface, based on a touch‐panel LCD screen.
By touching items on the LCD screen, you can select
pages, tabs, and parameters, and set parameter values
via on‐screen menus and buttons.
13. Headphone jack
This stereo 1/4" headphone jack carries the same signal
as the Main L/R outputs.
The headphone volume is controlled by the VOLUME
14. CD-R/RW drive
The built‐in CD‐R/RW drive lets you save and load
sound and sample data, back up your sequences and
audio recordings, and burn your final mixes as audio
This drive is a precision device. When using it–
especially when burning CDs–the keyboard must be
in a horizontal position, and not be subject to
vibration. Specifically, don't try to burn a CD and
play on the keyboard at the same time.
15. Drum/Chord Pads
These velocity‐sensitive pads can trigger single notes
or chords of up to eight notes each. You can use them
for playing or programming drums, for triggering
chords (especially useful in conjunction with
KARMA), or for selecting chords to play from the
keyboard in Chord mode. For information about
Chord mode, see "Using Chord mode" on page 54.
Assigning notes to the pads is fast and easy.; see
"CHORD ASSIGN button" on page 22 for details.
The notes and/or chords assigned to the pads are
stored with each Program, Combi, and Song. There are
also Global settings for use when the Control Surface is
set to EXTERNAL, for easy control of external sound
modules or plug‐ins.
PAD MODE button
The PAD MODE button switches the pads between
being velocity sensitive (so that the loudness varies
depending on how hard you hit the pad) and playing a
single, fixed velocity for each note (handy if you want
the same results every time, regardless of how hard