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   Summary of Contents for Korg KARMA 2

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    About this manual ... 2 Conventions in this manual ... 2 Introduction... 3 Main features of version 2.0 ... 3 KARMA function ... 3 Sequencer mode ... 4 Global mode ... 4 Disk mode ... 4 Installing the system ... 4 Installing the software into the KARMA Music Workstation ...

  • Page 3: About This Manual

    SmartScan™, Freeze Randomize™, Random Capture™ and Random FF/REW™ are trademarks of Stephen Kay, Karma Lab LLC, www.karma-lab.com. This manual copyright © 1994-2002 by KORG Inc. and Stephen Kay. All rights reserved. * Screen shots from the KARMA software that appear throughout this guide are ©...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    * Produced by Karma Lab (http://www.karma-lab.com). Macintosh and Windows versions are available. English version only. For details on obtaining this software and user support, please contact the Korg distributor for your country. 2. Freeze Randomize You can now freeze (capture for playback) the infinitely- varying phrases generated by KARMA’s Randomize...

  • Page 5: Sequencer Mode

    Sequencer mode 1. “Tone Adjust” parameters The “Tone Adjust” parameters let you make temporary adjustments to the sound of the Programs used by each track as an edit that is only used for the current song. For example, you can make the bass less bright or speed up the attack of the strings without returning to Program mode and editing the programs.

  • Page 6: Installing The Software Into The Karma Music Workstation

    For details on how to obtain the “System Boot Disk for KARMA Music Workstation” and “GE Disk for KARMA Music Workstation” disks, please contact your nearest Korg distributor. Updating the system data You will need to obtain the set of three MS-DOS format 2HD floppy disks “System Boot Disk for KARMA Music...

  • Page 7: Karma Function

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5...

  • Page 8: K.rtc (karma Realtime Controls)

    K.RTC (KARMA RealTime Controls) System version 2.0 adds a value display function to the K.RTC (KARMA Realtime Controls) page of each mode. K.RTC (KARMA Realtime Controls) appears in the following pages. Program mode PROG 1.1-4 Combination mode COMBI 1.1-5 Sequencer mode SEQ 1.1-7 Song Play mode S.PLAY 1.1-7...

  • Page 9

    The display in Combination mode 6.2–3a 6.2–3a: Freeze Randomize In modes where you can use more than one KARMA module (Combination, Sequencer, and Song Play modes), use the [ ] keys to select the KARMA module for which you want to set the Freeze Randomize parameters.

  • Page 10: Random Capture

    (2) “Start Seed”: any value, “Freeze Loop Length”: Off Each time triggering occurs, the same phrase will be gener- ated. Different “Start Seed” values cause different phrases to be generated. The phrase will change randomly each time it repeats, but the same phrase will always be generated each time you retrigger with a given “Start Seed”...

  • Page 11: Random Ff/rew

    If the “Start Seed” parameter (6.2-3a ☞p.8) of the KARMA module for which you execute random capture is assigned as an RT Parameter (☞p.11), a message of “Can’t execute random capture” will be displayed, and random capture will not be executed. (Press the [F8] (“OK”) key to close the message.) If you set the “Module:”...

  • Page 12: Rt Parameter (realtime Parameter)

    “Seed” is the source data from which the randomiza- tions are created. The “Seed” of the phrase being looped is automatically set internally within the KARMA module as the “Start Seed.” The “Start Seed” is used each time the GE is triggered. This means that each time you trigger the GE, a specific “Seed”...

  • Page 13: Autoname W/gechg

    AutoName w/GEchg System version 2.0 adds “AutoName w/GEchg” to the utility menu commands in the Play KARMA and KARMA Setup pages of each mode. “AutoName w/GEchg” (“AutoName GEchg” in Sequencer mode) will appear in the utility menu of the following pages.

  • Page 14: Ge Parameter

    This GE Type can also be used to simulate the Korg Triton Arpeggiator, along with “Gate Type” = Vel CP, explained below.

  • Page 15

    simulate the Triton Arpeggiator setting “Arpeggio Type”: As Played (Fill). 2: R-restart at other end of Phase If note generation would extend beyond either end of the playback portion of the Phase, those notes are replaced by notes within the playback portion, as if the riff restarted at the other end.

  • Page 16: Rhythm Group

    Step Transp. Template Allows one of 18 different templates for the 16 steps of a Phase Pattern to be chosen and applied to the current Phase Pattern. These 18 templates correspond to various settings of the Triton Arpeggiator “Octave” and “Octave Motion” param- eters, and can be used to simulate Triton Arpeggio perfor- mances.

  • Page 17: Ccs Group

    the “gate-time” of each note in the pattern simultaneously, similar to the previous option. For example, if the Duration Pattern is generating 16th - 8th at a tempo of 120 BPM, the notes would have the durations of 125 ms, 250 ms, etc. If the “Duration Value”...

  • Page 18: Drum Group

    Pitches-Weighting Curve 0: Exponential 2: Exp-S 1: Logarithmic 3: Log-S Chooses a weighting curve shape for the top part of the CC Pattern Grid (Pitches). ☞ GE p.14 Rhythm Group: “Pools-WeightingCurve” GE p.50 Appendices: “Random Weighting Curves” This is valid only if the GE settings make the Phase 2 CC pattern specify Pitch Offset values.

  • Page 19: Sequencer Mode

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5...

  • Page 20

    A EG A (Amp EG Attack Time) A EG D (Amp EG Decay Time) A EG S (Amp EG Sustain Level) A EG R (Amp EG Release Time) These adjust only the amp parameter as in “F.A EG A,” “F.A EG D,” “F.A EG S,“ or “F.A EG R” respectively. LFO1 Sp (LFO1 Speed) [-199…+00…+199] Adjusts the LFO1 speed of program OSC 1/2.

  • Page 21: Copy From Comb (copy From Combination)

    Copy From Comb (Copy from Combination) As described below, system version 2.0 enhances the utility menu command “Copy From Comb” (☞PG p.72) found in the SEQ 1.1-1 page. Also, a “Multi REC Standby” check box has been added to the “Copy From Comb” dialog box. Enhancements Only the timbres used by the combination will be copied.

  • Page 22: Quantize - Swing Parameter

    Quantize - Swing Parameter System version 2.0 adds a “Swing” parameter to the dialog box for the “Quantize” utility menu command (☞PG p.101) of the SEQ 5.2-1: Track Edit page. Quantize Swing [-300%…+300%] Adds a sense of swing to the rhythm. For example, this can be used to add a slight shuffle feel to a “square”...

  • Page 23: Global Mode

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5...

  • Page 24: Dump User Ge

    Stop: If “Start“ has been previously transmitted, the MIDI system realtime message “Stop” will be transmitted at the moment you turn off the [KARMA ON/OFF] key. “MIDI Clock”: Internal MIDI OUT MIDI IN “S/S Out P/C”: On KARMA Music Workstation ☞...

  • Page 25: Disk Mode

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5...

  • Page 26: 1.1-2: Save

    1.1–2: Save Utility menu “Save PCG & SEQ” and “Save User GE” have been added to the utility menu commands. (☞PG p.153) Changes and additions to the Save function The following functionality has been changed or added. Save All In addition to saving .PCG files and .SNG files, you can now save User GE data as a .KGE file.

  • Page 27: Parameters That Can Be Loaded/saved To Disk In Version 2.0, But Not In Version 1.0

    Parameters that can be loaded/saved to disk in version 2.0, but not in version 1.0 1. Program, Combination, Sequencer, Song Play parameters • Each mode 6.1-1 (1.1-1): “KARMA Time Signature” • Each mode 6.2-3: “Start Seed” • Each mode 6.2-3: “Freeze Loop Length” •...

  • Page 28: Other Functions

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5...

  • Page 29: Midi

    0x75. * If you would like to obtain the MIDI Implementation, which includes a complete listing of the MIDI exclusive format, please contact the Korg distributor for your country. About SMF Data Dump Request reception, SMF Data...

  • Page 30

    Please also retain your receipt as proof of purchase otherwise your product may be disqualified from the manufacturer's or distributor's warranty. KORG INC. 15-12, Shimotakaido 1-chome, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan  2002 KORG INC. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CONSUMERS 1403 EH Printed in Japan...

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Karma music workstation, Karma 2.0

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