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Korg CR-4 Owner's Manual

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    Owner’s Manual...

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    Be careful not to let metal objects get into the equipment. If something does slip into the equipment, unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet. Then contact your nearest Korg dealer or the store where the equipment was purchased. THE FCC REGULATION WARNING (for U.S.A.)

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Finding your way around the CR-4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6 Setting up the CR-4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Easy operation The CR-4 has been designed to be as easy as possible to operate. If you can use a stereo cas- sette deck, you can use the CR-4 to make your own recordings.

  • Page 5: About Multitrack Recording

    (their “pan” position) and make a stereo recording on a separate “master” cas- sette, MD or CD recorder. Note that if you try play back the CR-4 tapes in an ordinary stereo cassette deck (or the other way round), on an ordinary ste-...

  • Page 6: Finding Your Way Around The Cr-4

    Use this “road map” as a quick guide to find important features of your CR-4. Connect the AC power adapter here, and turn the CR-4 on and off with this switch Speakers: turn these on and off with the rear panel switch.

  • Page 7: Setting Up The Cr-4

    Making sure that the AC adapter is the correct voltage for your region, connect the plug of the power cord to the power inlet of the CR-4, and the plug of the adapter to an AC outlet. Switch on any rhythm machines, synthesizers or other input devices connected to the CR-4.

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    Lift the cassette lid (use your fingers— there’s no eject button). Mark the tape with your project (song) name and the date, and add “CR-4” so that you know in the future that it’s a multi- track tape. Insert the tape, fully rewound to the start (with the full spool on the left side).

  • Page 9: Making Your First Recording

    Connect the mono output of the rhythm machine to the [TR 2] input. Adjust the level, etc. of the the rhythm machine and play it. Adjust the CR-4’s track 2 [TRIM] control so that the red indi- cator lights very briefly on only the very loudest parts.

  • Page 10: Recording A Bass

    Making your first recording When you reach the end of the rhythm track, stop the rhythm machine, press the [PAUSE] button, and then press the [STOP] button. Rewind the tape to the zero posi- tion (where you started the recording). Turn down track 2’s [TRIM] control and disconnect the rhythm machine .

  • Page 11: Recording A Guitar

    Recording a guitar This is almost the same as recording the bass. Use track 3 for the guitar part. Unplug the bass from input 1, and connect the guitar to input 3. Adjust the [TRIM] as you did for the bass (and don’t forget to turn down the [TRIM] on track You will probably want to choose another Ampworks amp/speaker combination and...

  • Page 12: Mixdown

    When you’re mixing down, make sure that the master meter’s [+6] indicator is only lighting in the louder passages. If it is continuously lit, you will overload the amplifier of the CR-4 and cause distortion. If you’re recording to a digital recorder (such as a CD or MD recorder), remember that digital distortion is extremely unpleasant—you...

  • Page 13: More Advanced Techniques

    Expanding the number of tracks The CR-4 is restricted to four tracks on a cas- sette, but you can record more than four tracks in a song if you use a mixdown stereo recorder.

  • Page 14: Ampworks Effects

    What is REMS ( (Resonant structure and Electronic cir- cuit Modeling System) is KORG’s proprietary sound modeling technology which precisely reproduces the complex character and nature of both acoustic and electric instruments as well as electronic circuits in real world environ- ments.

  • Page 15: Effects

    Effects In addition, there are eleven digital effects you can apply to your playing and vocals. These are listed here: COMP Produces consistent levels and sustain Auto wah, applying a wah effect that responds to picking. When the [EFF.DEPTH] control is in the left half, this effect produces a down sweep, and when in the right half, produces an up sweep.

  • Page 16: Further Uses For The Cr-4

    [7] or [8] position. Adjust the overall level with the other unit’s volume control. You can use the CR-4 to do solo gigs in this way, if you’ve recorded your backing on two tracks of a CR-4 cassette. Play back...

  • Page 17: Specifications

    Cassette recorder Track format 4 tracks, 4 channels Head configuration 1 x 4-track record/replay head (Permalloy) 1 x 4-track erase head (ferrite) Motor type 1 x DC motor (capstan and reel motor) Tape speed 1 7/8 in./sec (4.76 cm/ sec) Wow and flutter 0.25% Fast wind time...

  • Page 18: Block Diagram

    Block Diagram...

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    D00802300A IMPORTANT NOTICE TO CONSUMERS This product has been manufactured according to strict specifications and voltage requirements that are applicable in the country in which it is intended that this product should be used. If you have purchased this product via the internet, through mail order, and/or via a telephone sale, you must verify that this product is intended to be used in the country in which you reside.

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