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Korg D16XD Easy Start

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EasyStart
Intuitive 320x240 tilt-able TouchView display, plus dedicated Effect and EQ knobs
16 / 24bit recording / playback @ up to 96kHz, with No Audio Compression
40 channel, 12 buss digital mixer (69bit processing)
Up to 16 track simultaneous recording with optional AIB-8 input board
8-XLR inputs w// switchable phantom power, plus 8- ¼ TRS balanced inputs w/26dB pads and
trim – expandable to total 16 inputs with optional AIB-8 board
Eight ANALOG compressors (Before A/D conversion), expandable to 16 with ACB-8 option
16 track recorder plus a dedicated stereo master track – also used for track bouncing - a total of
144 virtual tracks!
4 band fully parametric EQ per channel plus 8 band parametric master EQ
Up to 11 simultaneous effects per song: 8 inserts, 2 masters and a final song effect. Includes
REMS mic, amp and cabinet effects (56bit)
Automation with 100 Scenes per song
6 Locates and 100 Marks, and extensive digital editing of songs and tracks
265 PCM rhythm / metronome patterns
Huge internal 40 GB IDE hard disk
Internal CDRW 24x16 CDRW for ripping, mastering and backup
USB for easy connection to computers – for backup and WAV file transfers
Digital expansion with optional DIB-8 ADAT-compatible board
Getting Started:
Overview of modes and Guided Tour
Creating and Working with a New D16XD Song:
Assigning inputs, using analog compression, EQ, effects, recording with the rhythm patterns, mixing down and mastering, burning audio
CDs and backing up via USB
Important D16XD Owner's Manual references
D16XD Main Features
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    Getting Started: Overview of modes and Guided Tour Creating and Working with a New D16XD Song: Assigning inputs, using analog compression, EQ, effects, recording with the rhythm patterns, mixing down and mastering, burning audio CDs and backing up via USB Important D16XD Owner’s Manual references...

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    Work with one of the demo songs as you tour the mode keys: If the demo song “TAKE ME AWAY” is not already loaded in the D16XD, please restore it from the D16XD Factory Data CD that came with the unit. To restore the data, see the Owner’s Manual page 84, and then come back to this guide to continue….

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    Press the [CH VIEW] key select different channels by pressings the [CH SELECT] keys (yellow) above the faders, or press the “CH” in the upper left corner of the display and use the DIAL to change channels. Press the “Ch Routing” tab. Here you can view the signal flow for the selected channel. [TRACK] &...

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    [EFFECT] Effects & Fully Parametric EQ The D16XD has a multitude of high quality (56bit) effects to choose from. There are three effect sections (Insert, Master and Final). Up to 11 effects can be used simultaneously in a song! There are 128 preset and 128 user insert effect programs. Master and Final effects provide 32 preset and 32 user effect programs.

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    [TEMPO] Tempo, Time signature and Rhythm There are 265 preset metronome / rhythm patterns in the D16XD. These patterns can be used to create a drum track or Tempo Map with pattern, tempo and time signature changes. The Rhythm Patterns /Tempo Maps that you build do not use actual tracks, but can be recorded to tracks if desired.

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    You can also make changes to the compressor preset, and then name and save it to one of 50 user programs by pressing the “Store” button in the display. (See the D16XD Owner’s Manual pages 46-47 and page 115 for more on the analog compressors, and pages 42-45 /page 100 for more on inputting audio) Assign effects and EQ to the input: Press the [EFFECT] key then press the “InsertEFF”...

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    To listen to the CD on the D16XD, press the [CD] key select “CD PLAYER” press “CD Monitor” to turn monitoring on then press the play “ ” button in the display. Now you can remove the CD from the drive and listen to your first D16XD recorded CD on your stereo while sipping your favorite beverage. Enjoy! (See the D16XD Owner’s Manual Pages 78-81 for more on CD burning and the CD modes)

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    HD to place a copy on the hard disk. On a PC perform the “Unplug or eject hardware” command; on a Mac drag the KORG D16XD icon to the trash, and then press “Exit” on the D16XD display to exit USB Slave Mode.

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