Playing and editing Programs
The lowest note of the selected chord is transposed to
match the note played on the keyboard. Higher notes
are transposed accordingly. For instance, let's say that:
• The stored chord is F4, Bb4, and Eb5
• You play a D3 on the keyboard (or via MIDI)
In this case, the resulting chord will be D3, G3, and C4.
Just as with the Pads, the stored velocities are scaled by
the velocity of the played note.
In Combi and Sequencer modes, as long as the root
note of the chord is within the Timbre/Track keyboard
zone, the entire chord will be played in that
Timbre/Track–even if some of the notes extend beyond
the Timbre/Track's key zone.
Quick Edits using the Sliders, Knobs and Switches
You can edit any of the Programs shipped with
OASYS, or you can start with an initialized Program to
create sounds from scratch.
You can do many basic edits directly from the front
panel Control Surface knobs, switches, and sliders,
without ever delving deeper into the LCD interface.
For instance, you can use the knobs to change attack
and release times, make sounds brighter or darker,
alter effects depths, modulate KARMA's phrase
generation, and so on.
The knobs, sliders, and switches will do different
things, depending of the Control Surface CONTROL
ASSIGN setting. For editing Programs, the three
important CONTROL ASSIGN settings are
TIMBRE/TRACK, R.TIME KNOBS/KARMA, and
TIMBRE/TRACK lets you adjust
the volume, pan, and send levels
for Oscillators 1 and 2, along with
the Program EQ.
R.TIME KNOBS/KARMA lets you
modulate sounds and effects with
the knobs, and control KARMA
with the sliders and switches.
TONE ADJUST gives you hands‐
on access to more detailed sound
editing, using the sliders, knobs,
Adjusting volume, Pan, EQ, and FX sends
In TIMBRE/TRACK mode, the Control Surface puts
all of the basic mixing controls under your fingertips.
1. Press the TIMBRE/TRACK button under
The button's LED will light up.
2. Optionally, go to the Control Surface tab of the
Chords and MIDI
The Chord SW and Source Pad settings (including
selections via the Pads) are transmitted and received
via SysEx, which can be recorded and played back via
internal or external sequencers.
In Combi and Sequencer modes, there are discrete
SysEx messages per Timbre/Track for both Chord SW
and Source Pad, so that each Timbre/Track can be set
individually if desired. Note that this allows more
flexibility than when using the local keyboard's Chord
SW and Pads.
When the Chord SW or the front‐panel Pads are used
to change the chord state, separate messages are sent
for each affected Timbre or Track, including:
• In Combi mode, each Timbre on the Global
• In Sequencer mode, each Track on the same MIDI
channel as the Keyboard Track
This page mirrors the Control Surface. Often, it will
show you a little more information about the knob
assignments, exact values, and so on.
3. Press the MIXER KNOBS button until
the INDIVIDUAL PAN LED lights
This makes knob 1 control OSC1's pan,
and knob 2 control OSC2's pan.
4. Use sliders 1 and 2 to adjust the volumes of OSC1
and OSC2, respectively.
5. Use knobs 1 and 2 to adjust the pan positions of
OSC1 and OSC2.
6. Press the MIXER KNOBS button until
the CHANNEL STRIP LED lights up.
This makes the knobs control a virtual
channel strip, including pan, EQ, and
7. Use knobs 2‐6 to adjust the Program's 3‐band EQ.
The EQ affects both OSC1 and OSC2. Notice that the
display shows you the gain values in dB, and the Mid
Frequency in Hz. Also note that knob 2, EQ Trim, lets
you compensate for gain changes caused by the EQ.
8. Press SELECT button 1.
This selects OSC1. When the knobs are in CHANNEL
STRIP mode, the selected Oscillator is important.
While EQ always applies to both Oscillators, the Pan
and Effects Send 1/2 knobs affect only the selected
Notice that Pan is available, in different ways, with
both settings of the MIXER KNOBS button.
9. Use knobs 7 and 8 to adjust Effects Sends 1 and 2