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Korg R3 Owner's Manual: Midi-related Settings

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Connecting an external MIDI sequencer or computer etc.
If you want to record your performance on the R3's keyboard into your external
MIDI sequencer/computer (via a MIDI interface), or use the R3 as a combination of
controller keyboard and MIDI sound module, or use the Editor/Librarian software
included with the R3, then you'll need to connect the R3's MIDI OUT and MIDI IN
connectors to the MIDI IN and MIDI OUT connectors respectively of your external
MIDI sequencer or computer.
Some USB-MIDI interface devices may not be able to transmit/receive the R3's
MIDI exclusive messages.
MIDI interface
Connecting the
to your computer via USB
As an alternate way of connecting the R3 to your computer in the situations de-
scribed above, you can use a USB cable if your computer has a USB connector. Since
a USB connection sends the data faster than when using MIDI cables and a MIDI
interface, we recommend a USB connection if you're going to be using the PC editor
For details on the included software, refer to the owner's manual for the soft-
ware provided on the CD-ROM.
If either the MIDI connection or the USB connection does not work, you should
also check the "Routing" setting (☞ p.68) in the 42. MIDI page.
Using the R3 with other MIDI devices (MIDI)

MIDI-related settings

MIDI channel setting
In order to exchange data with a connected external MIDI device, you must set the
R3's MIDI channel to match the MIDI channel of the external MIDI device.
Set the MIDI channel of the R3.
Select the [PAGE] dial to the 42. MIDI page, and use knob [1] ("MIDI CH") to
set the MIDI channel. (☞p.68)
Set the MIDI channel of the connected external MIDI device.
For information on setting the MIDI channel of the external MIDI device,
refer to the owner's manual of that device.
MIDI channel setting – use the
You can specify separate MIDI channels for each of the two timbres, and use the R3
as a multi-timbral sound module that can be driven from your external MIDI se-
quencer or controller.
Set the R3 to multi-timbral operation.
Use the [PAGE] dial to select the 1. Voice page, and use knob [1] ("Mode") to
select Multi.
Set the MIDI channel for timbre 2.
When you use knob [1] to select Multi, knob [2] will change to "T2MIDIch."
Use knob [2] to set the MIDI channel of timbre 2.
Go to the 42. MIDI page and use knob [1] (MIDI Ch) to set the MIDI channel of
timbre 1.
Set the appropriate MIDI channels on the external MIDI device.
as a multi-timbral sound module


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