Using the [PITCH] and [MOD] wheels
Normally this wheel is used for bending the pitch.
Pushing the wheel up will bend the pitch up (sharp);
pulling the wheel down will bend the pitch down
(flat). When the wheel is in the center position, no
pitch bend effect is produced. When released, the
wheel will return to the center position.
This wheel allows you to manually control the modulation depth. As you
push the wheel up, the modulation depth will increase. As you pull the
wheel down, the modulation depth will decrease. At the lowest setting,
no modulation is applied from this wheel.
The [PITCH] and [MOD] wheels can be used as virtual patch
sources, they can produce a variety of effects other than described
Octave Shift settings and note numbers
Middle C on a
piano is C4 (MIDI
note number 60)
Octave Shift not used
Using the OCTAVE SHIFT UP and DOWN buttons
You can use these buttons to shift the range of the keyboard, in one-
octave units over a range of +/-3 octaves.
Using the keyboard
Keyboard tracking uses the position of the note on the keyboard to affect
the sound. Normally, this is used to brighten the sound as you play
upward, or to create differences in volume between high and low notes.
The dynamic strength with which you play the keyboard can affect the
Normally, your dynamics will affect the tone and volume.
Since velocity and keyboard tracking can be used as a virtual patch
source, you can use them to produce a variety of effects other than
those described above. (☞p.45)
The R3's keyboard does not generate aftertouch data.
Keyboard range Key LED
UP lit red
UP lit orange
Press UP key
UP lit green
DOWN lit green
DOWN lit orange
DOWN lit red