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    Owner's Manual...

  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO A RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING —When using electric products, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following: 1) Read all the instructions before using the product. 2) Do not use this product near water-for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, or the like.

  • Page 3: Printing Conventions In This Manual

    “Appendices” explains how to make settings when connecting the CX-3 to a MIDI sequencer or a computer, explains how to perform data dumps, provides lists of the sounds built into the CX-3, and gives the specifications.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    MIDI data dump ... 28 Transmission ... 28 Reception ... 29 Receiving a data dump ... 29 MIDI messages that the CX-3 transmits and receives ... 29 3. Voice name list... 31 Normal mode programs ... 31 EX mode programs ... 31 Demo song names ...

  • Page 5: Introduction

    A conventional keyboard will not sound until you depress the key all the way; however the CX-3 will sound when a key is even slightly depressed. This allows more rapid response, and ensures precise glissandi and trills.

  • Page 6: Controls And Their Functions

    Introduction 2. Controls and their functions PHONES jack 1. [EXPRESSION/OVERDRIVE] knob This simultaneously adjusts the volume and distor- tion. When the volume is decreased, the low range and high range will be slightly emphasized. 2. VIBRATO/CHORUS section [UPPER] key [LOWER] key These keys select the tone generator (Upper tone generator or Lower tone generator) to which vibrato or chorus will be applied.

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    4. [DISPLAY] key Each time you press this key, the contents shown in the display will change. In addition, the display will differ for Normal mode and EX mode. 5. [EDIT] key Press this key to enter Normal Edit mode or EX Edit mode.

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    Introduction 10.ROTARY section Here you can control the rotary speaker effect. For details on each key, refer to “ROTARY section key settings” (p.13). 11.AMP section [MASTER LEVEL] knob This adjusts the volume. After using the [EXPRESSION/OVERDRIVE] knob to adjust the volume and distortion, use this knob to set the final volume.

  • Page 9: Rear Panel

    1. MIDI IN connector Musical data and sound settings etc. can be received at this connector. Use this connector when you wish to play the CX-3’s tone generator from a connected MIDI device. MIDI OUT connector Music data and sound settings etc. can be transmitted from this connector.

  • Page 10: Connections

    1. Power cable connections Connect the included power cable to the AC power inlet of the CX-3, and then plug the other end of the cable into an AC outlet. 2. OUTPUT jack connections Connect powered monitors, keyboard amps, or your audio system to output the sound of the CX-3.

  • Page 11: Basic Operation

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 Basic operation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3...

  • Page 12: About Programs

    Basic operation 2. About programs The CX-3 has 128 preset programs (64 for Normal mode, and 64 for EX mode). In each mode, the programs are organized as banks A–H, with eight programs in each bank. How a program is organized A preset program consists of the following four types of settings.

  • Page 13: Ex Mode

    3. While playing the keyboard, pull out the various bars of the front panel Drawbar 2 section to create the desired sound. If only the 8' (eight foot) drawbar of Drawbar 2 is pulled out, only the pitch of the key you play will be heard.

  • Page 14: Play Using The Drawbar Parameter Settings Of A Program

    In this case, the selection you make for the Lower tone generator in the DRAWBAR SELECT section will not affect the sound you play from the CX-3’s keyboard. 3. Play the keyboard. You will play the sound that is specified by the “UPPER”...

  • Page 15: Dividing The Keyboard Into Left And Right

    2. Press the [SPLIT] key. The key LED will light. The keyboard of the CX-3 will be divided into two areas at the split point specified for each program. The split point will be the highest note in the left- hand keyboard area.

  • Page 16: Ex Mode

    For details on what is assigned to each bar, refer to “3. Playing the CX-3” (p.8) and “3. Voice name list” (p.31). Playing a prog ram The volume of the percussion is set by the EX Edit mode Group 2 “EX Drawbar Type”...

  • Page 17: Key Settings Of The Rotary Section

    5. Listening to the demo songs Here’s how to listen to the demo songs built into the CX- The CX-3 contains 9 demo songs. 1. Press the [GLOBAL] key to enter Global mode. The key LED will light. 2. Press the PROGRAM [8].

  • Page 18: Editing A Program

    Basic operation 6. Editing a program You can edit the sound or name of the selected program. When editing a program, it is a good idea to start by selecting the program that is closest to the sound you want. This section provides several examples of editing that you can do easily.

  • Page 19: Parameters Unique To A Combo Organ

    Writing a program When you select a program, the program data is called into a edit buffer inside the CX-3. Then when you use Normal Edit mode or EX Edit mode to modify the parameter values, the data within the edit buffer will be modified.

  • Page 20: Writing Global Settings

    You can assign a name of up to twelve characters. Writing global settings If you have modified Global mode parameters and want to save these settings in the internal memory of the CX-3, you must Write them. If you turn off the power before writing these settings, they will revert to their previous values.

  • Page 21: Parameters

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 2 3...

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    Parameters EX Mode Drawbar Level This parameter is displayed in EX Edit mode. Drawbar 1 EX Drawbar and EX Percussion of Drawbar 2 Specify the level for the EX Drawbar and EX Percus- sion of Drawbar 1 and Drawbar 2. From the left, the display shows the level of the 16', 5- 1/3', 8', 4', 2-2/3', 2', 1-3/5', 1-1/3', and 1' bars.

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    Group 4 Amp Type [Type 1, Type 2, Pre Amp] Select the type of amp. Type 1: A standard powered amp for organ, produc- ing a mild and fat tone. Type 2: This emphasizes the high range more than Type 1, producing an uncolored tone. Pre Amp: The pre-amp will be used.

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    Parameters Rotor Up Transit (Rotor Up Transition) Adjust the time over which the rotor rotation changes from slow to fast. Rotor Down Transit (Rotor Down Transition) Adjust the time over which the rotor rotation changes from fast to fast. Fast Fast Speed Slow Speed Up Transit...

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    Wheel Brk Ctrl (Controller for Wheel Brake) [Off, Pedal 1/(Pdl 1)*, Pedal 2/(Pdl 2)*] Pedal 1: A pedal switch etc. connected to the rear panel ASSIGNABLE PEDAL/SW 1 jack can be used to turn the Global mode Group 7 “Wheel Brake” param- eter on/off.

  • Page 26: Global Mode

    Play the demo songs. Group 1 Master Tune [–430.0Hz...+450.0Hz] This adjust the overall pitch of the entire CX-3 in 0.2 Hz steps, relative to the reference pitch of A4 (middle of A). Transpose Adjust the pitch in semitone steps over a range of 1 octave.

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    [1...16, Off] from the tone generator section. Use this setting when you wish to use the controllers of the CX-3 to play another tone generator without using the CX-3’s own tone generator. Parameters [1...16, Off]...

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    Parameters Merge Lower Msg (Merge Lower Message) On: MIDI messages of the channel specified by the Global mode Group 2 “MIDI Lower Rx Ch” parameter will be converted to the channel specified by the Global mode Group 2 “MIDI Lower Tx Ch” and transmitted.

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    The left side of the screen shows the CX-3 program number, and the right side shows the MIDI program number. Use the [ ][®] keys to select the CX-3 program number, and use the [–]/[+] keys to select the...

  • Page 30

    These settings will be used if the EX Edit mode Group 2 “EX Drawbar Type” parameter is set to 4. Since notes above F#8 on the CX-3 are “wrapped around” so that they will sound an octave lower, we recommend that you play keys in the bottom octave of the CX-3 when checking these notes.

  • Page 31: Appendices

    Connecting an external MIDI sequencer or computer If you want to play the keyboard of the CX-3 and record your playing on an external MIDI sequencer/computer (connected via a MIDI interface) while using the CX-3’s...

  • Page 32: Midi Data Dump

    Local Control on. (If this is off, playing the CX-3’s keyboard will produce no sound.) Connecting a MIDI keyboard If you wish to use the CX-3 in Normal mode, and use a MIDI keyboard connected to the MIDI IN connector to play the CX-3’s Lower tone generator, you will need to set the following parameters.

  • Page 33: Reception

    RxSysEx Processing... While this is displayed, you must never turn off the power of the CX-3. If you turn off the power, the CX-3 may not function correctly the next time it is turned on again. If this occurs, hold down the Program [2] and [7] keys and turn on the power.

  • Page 34: Pitch Bend

    The system exclusive message format for the CX-3 is [F0, 42, 3n, 5B, ff, ... , F7]. F0: Exclusive status 42: Korg ID 3n: [n=0–F] Global MIDI channel 1–16...

  • Page 35: Voice Name List

    Appendices 3. Voice name list...

  • Page 36: Troubleshooting

    If you select Pre Amp, the rotary speaker cannot be used..(see p.19) The CX-3 does not respond to MIDI data from an external device • Is the MIDI cable connected correctly? Check the connection..(see p.27) •...

  • Page 37: Specifications And Options

    5. Specifications and options Tone generator section Tone generator: Tone wheel organ modeling tone generator Polyphony: Full keyboard polyphony Modes Normal mode, EX mode, Normal Edit mode, EX Edit mode, Global mode Effect section Vibrato/chorus, rotary speaker, overdrive, reverb Number of programs Normal mode: 64 (A-1–H-8) EX mode: 64 (A-1–H-8) Keyboard...

  • Page 38: Midi Implementation Chart

    *3: Received when Global mode MIDI Rx PrgChng parameter is set to "ENA". *4: Received when Global mode MIDI Rx Sys Exc parameter is set to "ENA". *5: In addition to Korg exclusive messages, Inquiry and Master Volume are supported. Mode 1: OMNI ON, POLY...

  • Page 39: Index

    Connections ... 6 Computer ... 27 Expression pedal ... 6 MIDI connections ... 6 MIDI data filer ... 28 MIDI keyboard ... 28 MIDI sequencer ... 27 MIDI tone generator with velocity ... 28 Pedal switch ... 6 Copy Copying a program ... 16 Copying drawbar parameters ...

  • Page 40

    KORG products are manufactured under strict specifications and voltages required by each county. There products are warranted by the KORG distributor only in each country. Any KORG product not sold with a warranty card or carrying a serial number disqualifies the product sold from the manufacture's/distributor's warranty and liability.

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