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Korg EASYSTART CX-3 Easy Start

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EasyStart
Tone Wheel Organ modeling system that perfectly
reproduces a tone wheel organ's sound-producing
mechanism
Modeled parameters include leakage, key click (on and
off), vintage and clean tone wheel simulations,
adjustable overtones, proper foldback characteristics
Two sets of nine drawbars easily assignable to upper or
lower sound
Classic percussion settings with proper polyphonically-
triggered-yet monophonic performance
3 types of preamp/amp simulation with natural dynamic
overdrive
Detailed rotary speaker simulation
Classic Vibrato/Chorus settings
128 Programs (64 regular/64 EX mode) with many
signature artist settings
Making connections
Playing the demo songs
Selecting Programs, "Signature" Presets
CX-3 Preamp types, A word on Expression/Overdrive
Understanding the Drawbar Select switches
Understanding the Rotary switches
Editing the Drawbar settings of a Program
Splitting the keyboard, Changing Split Point, Changing the Octave
Writing a Program
Restoring Factory Preload data
Using another keyboard as the 'Lower Manual'
Overview of Edit Mode Groups
Brief Explanation of Extended Drawbar Mode
CX-3 Modeled Combo Organ Main Features
EasyStart CONTENTS
Innovative EX mode for additional harmonics and
percussion harmonics (allows both sets of drawbars to
be linked)
Fully polyphonic (for upper/lower, or dual manual
performance)
Use a 2
MIDI keyboard for full-range access to lower
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manual settings
MIDI controller capabilities, including 2
transmission for each zone including velocity transmission.
Every knob/switch/drawbar sends MIDI controller
messages for accurate sequencing possibilities
Large 16-character LCD display
3 controller pedal inputs, MIDI In/Out/Thru
Natural wood case for a timeless appearance
Weighs only 38 lbs.
CX-3 Version 2 information on last page of this guide!
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    EasyStart CX-3 Modeled Combo Organ Main Features • Tone Wheel Organ modeling system that perfectly reproduces a tone wheel organ’s sound-producing mechanism • Modeled parameters include leakage, key click (on and off), vintage and clean tone wheel simulations, adjustable overtones, proper foldback characteristics •...

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    Making connections Connect the CX-3’s L and R outputs to a stereo monitoring system, or plug in headphones to the headphone jack, located on the left front edge. Connect the included OXP-1 expression pedal (or any compatible expression/CV pedal) to the appropriate jack on the rear panel.

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    The CX-3 features two types of preamp sounds… Type 1 models the classic tonewheel organ through a rotary speaker. Type 2 models the classic British Rock sound of a tonewheel organ run through both a rotary speaker and a tube guitar amplifier. For a couple examples of the Type 2 sound, try Presets A7 – DS Balls!, B7 –...

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    The Rotary Stop function can be assigned to a second PS-2 footswitch on a per-Program basis, for hands-free Rotary control! Editing the Drawbar settings of a Program: “ Press the [EDIT] key, then press key #2. The Display reads “UPPER” and shows a graph of the programmed drawbar levels.

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    Using another keyboard as the ‘Lower Manual’ …Taking advantage of the two independent tone generators: Using a short MIDI cable, connect the MIDI Out of any MIDI keyboard/controller to the MIDI In of the CX-3 and set its MIDI channel to Ch. 2. The parameter for the MIDI Channel of the CX-3’s Lower tone generator defaults to Ch 2, but it can be set to any channel: Press GLOBAL, then press key #4, and CURSOR [>] four times until the display reads “MIDI Lower Rx ch:”.

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