Front and rear panel
AUDIO INPUT1 [MIC] jack
Connect a mic to this input. Vocoder-type
programs use the audio signal from this mic
as the modulator.
The [MIC] switch specifies whether this jack
or the rear panel [AUDIO INPUT 1] jack will
Selects the audio input source for
AUDIO INPUT 1. Select the XLR set-
ting if you're using the front panel
Select the REAR setting if you're us-
ing the rear panel [AUDIO INPUT 1]
[AUDIO INPUT 1] knob
Adjusts the input level from the front
panel [MIC] jack and the rear panel
[AUDIO INPUT 1]. The LED will light
when there is an input signal, and will
light red if the input is overloaded.
[MASTER VOLUME] knob
Adjusts the output volume from the
OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R) and
OCTAVE [UP] [DOWN] buttons
Shift the pitch assigned to the keyboard
in one-octave steps over a range of ±3
Controls the pitch.
Controls the depth of modulation
[AUDIO INPUT 2] knob
Adjusts the input level from the rear panel [AU-
DIO INPUT 2] jack. The LED will light when
there is an input signal, and will light red if the
input is overloaded.
Adjusts the tempo (speed) of the arpeggio,
LFO, or effect delay. The LED at the right will
blink in synchronization with the tempo.
ARPEGGIATOR [ON/OFF] (DEMO) button
Switches the arpeggiator on/off (the button is lit
You can initiate demo playback by holding down the
[SHIFT] button and pressing this button.
TIMBRE SELECT [TIMBRE1] (TIMBRE1 SOLO), [TIMBRE2] (TIMBRE 2 SOLO) buttons
Select the timbre(s) that you want to play or edit.
You can solo each timbre by holding down the [SHIFT] button and pressing one of
[VOCODER] (AUDIO IN THRU) button
Switches the vocoder on/off (☞p.55).
OFF (dark): Vocoder is off.
ON (lit): Vocoder is on.
EDIT (blinking): Vocoder parameters can be edited.
ARPEGGIATOR [LATCH] (CALIBRATION) button
Specifies how the arpeggiator behaves when you release
You can execute the foot pedal calibration function by hold-
ing down the [SHIFT] button and pressing this button.
AUDIO IN THRU function
If you hold down the [SHIFT] button
and press this button, the signal
from the [AUDIO INPUT 1] (or MIC)
jack and the [AUDIO INPUT 2] jack
will be passed through to the OUT-
PUT [L/MONO] and [R] jacks
PROGRAM SELECT   
     buttons
Select a program number within
the bank selected by the [BANK
SELECT] dial. (The selected but-
ton will light.) You can also use
these buttons to turn the eight
steps of an arpeggio on/off to vary
the arpeggio performance.
In addition, you can hold down the
[SHIFT] button and press one of
these buttons to access the corre-
sponding utility function (☞p.75
[BANK SELECT] dial
Selects the program bank (A–P).
When the R3 is shipped from the
factory, sounds are organized in
these banks by category.