IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS • Read these instructions. • Keep these instructions. • Heed all warnings. • Follow all instructions. • Do not use this apparatus near water. • Mains powered apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
Incorrect operation or malfunction may cause the contents of memory to be lost, so we recommend that you save impor- tant data on a CD or other media. Please be aware that Korg will accept no responsibility for any damages which may re- sult from loss of data.
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Cautions when using the CD-R/RW drive ... iv Printing conventions in this manual ... iv Introduction ... 1 Included items...1 Before using the D3200 for the first time ... 1 Power on/off ...1 Setting the calendar ...2 Connection example...3 Main features ... 4 Parts and their function ...
Moving to the beginning/end of the song ... 38 Moving to the beginning of the song ... 38 Moving to the end of the song ... 38 Using the Locate keys to move... 38 Assigning locations to the Locate keys ... 38 Moving to a location registered to a Locate key ...
Exporting multiple audio files ...88 3. Drive and data compatibility with the Digital Recording Studio series ... 88 Using D32XD and D16XD data ...88 Using D3200 data on a different model...88 Using data from a different model on the D3200 ...88...
Macintosh users (Mac OS9.0.4 or later)... 93 MIDI...94 1. MIDI connections ...94 MIDI channel settings... 94 2. MIDI messages used by the D3200 ...94 About the MIDI implementation chart ... 94 3. Using MIDI...94 Controlling the D3200 from a MIDI sequencer...
4-3. Master EFF1...115 4-4. Master EFF2...116 4-5. Final EFF ...116 5. SEND... 116 6. EQ... 116 7. PAN ... 116 8. SONG ... 117 9. SYSTEM/MIDI ... 119 9-1. Control ...119 9-2. Disk Utility ...120 9-3. Edit PC File...122 9-4. Backup ...123 9-5.
More about drives and files...171 Drives...171 CD-R/RW drive ... 171 PC (USB) drive... 171 Audio CDs and files...172 Audio CDs... 172 Playing an audio CD... 172 Creating an audio CD... 172 Files... 172 Writing... 172 Loading... 173 Specifications ...174 Main sections ... 174 Principal specifications...
CD-R/RW drive. When turning the power on and off, follow the procedures shown below. Before you turn on the power, make sure that the power cable is firmly plugged into the D3200 and into an AC outlet.
Perform the shutdown process when you have finished all activities such as playback or recording. If you will not be using the D3200 for an extended period of time, turn off the main power switch on the back of the D3200.
Keyboard Cautions when making digital connections If any of the synchronization settings of the D3200 do not match those of the connected device, noise may occur. Turn down the faders or minimize the volume of your monitor speakers before you change settings.
♦ XLR input jacks with +48V phantom power, analog inputs, dedicated guitar input jack, and digital connectors To maximize the beneﬁt of the D3200’s full-digital processing, all of the analog inputs use high-per- formance balanced preamps. The eight +48V phantom-powered XLR input jacks contain high-performance mic preamps. Each of the phantom power supplies can be switched on/off individually, so you are free to mix con- denser mics and dynamic mics.
The USB connector makes it easy to exchange data with your computer. You can connect the D3200 to your computer and partition a 2, 4, or 8 GB area of the D3200’s hard drive as a PC drive for shar- ing data.
Parts and their function Top panel 1 INPUT 1, INPUT 2...INPUT 12 jacks Connect mic or line sources (such as keyboards) to these input jacks. Both XLR jacks and balanced 1/4" TRS phone jacks are provided. You may also connect unbalanced phone plugs to the 1/4" jacks. You can use either XLR connectors or TRS phone connectors for INPUT 1 through 8.
SOLO function. You can select the solo source in MIXER, SOLO/MONITOR, “Solo” tab page. These jacks are primarily used to connect the D3200 to an external recording device. These jacks provide an analog version of the audio being sent to the S/P DIF OUT jack.
13 1–16 key, 17–32 key Use these keys to select whether the channel faders, channel keys, and LCD screen will be used to operate channels 1–16 or channels 17–32. The key you select will light. 14 REC/PLAY key Turn this key on (lit) and use the channel keys to switch each channel of the track recorder between record and playback status.
24 METER key This key accesses a screen that shows the audio lev- els of the song, the presence or absence of audio events, and a list of virtual tracks. You can also switch this to a “FaderView” that lets you change the position at which the level meters are inserted, or check the fader or pan positions.
Never subject the D3200 to vibration or impact while this HDD/CD indicator is lit. 41 ON key, standby indicator Pressing this key will turn the D3200 power on/off. When the standby indicator is lit, pressing the ON key will turn the D3200 on.
This turns the main power on/off. When the Main power switch is turned on, the D3200 will be in the standby mode. In the standby mode, pressing the ON key will turn the D3200 on. While the D3200 is operating, hold the ON key to access the Power Off dialog box and select Yes to shutdown the D3200 and return to the standby mode.
USB peripheral devices such as external hard disks and CD-R/RW drives cannot be connected to the D3200. About the CD-R/RW drive The D3200’s front panel contains a CD-R/RW drive that you can use to backup and restore data, im- port and export WAV audio files, and to play or write audio CDs.
Items and functions in the LCD screen Use the ClickPoint to move the pointer (p) to a button or icon displayed in the LCD screen. Then press the center of the ClickPoint to select that button or icon. In many operations, you can use the pointer (p) to select the item or parameter to be edited or saved, such as the page, parameter value, or song name.
When you’ve ﬁnished selecting a parameter or editing a value, press the front panel YES key or NO key to close the dialog box and return to the previous tab page. You can also close the dialog box by clicking the Yes (or OK) button or No (or Cancel) button in the LCD screen.
Basic operation 1. Selecting the page mode If you want to edit a setting or function while watching it in the LCD screen, you’ll need to press a key to access the page mode that contains that function. The MIXER key and CD key will display a page jump menu in the LCD screen;...
Send and equalizer When you’re in a tab page where you can edit parameters, or if you’ve pressed the SEND key or EQ key to access the tab page, you can use the Knob Matrix to edit the parameters or values. Editing effects When the effect parameter knobs are shown in the LCD screen, or if you’ve pressed the EFFECT key to access the tab page, you can use the Knob Matrix...
Examples of operation You can use the sixteen control knobs of the Knob Matrix in the following tab pag- es. In pages where there are seventeen or more knob icons, you can hold down the JUMP key and use the cursor keys to switch between groups of sixteen knobs for editing.
D3200 on, and how to listen to the demo songs. Step 2: Quick recording This step will cover how to connect a guitar, keyboard, or mic to the D3200, how to record your performance on to a track, and how to play back the recording and listen to the results.
3. Listen to the demo song When it ships from the factory, the D3200 contains pre-recorded demo songs. This section explains how to listen to one of the demo songs. (1) Press the SONG key. (2) Make sure that the demo song is shown in the upper part of the screen.
Step 2: Quick recording 1. Create a new song In order to begin recording, you must first create a new song. (1) Press the SONG key to access the SONG page. (2) Click the New button. The New Song dialog box will appear. In the “Select New Song Type”...
TRS balanced phone jacks. Additionally, some microphones require phantom power from the mixer. Each of the D3200’s XLR inputs are equipped with switchable phantom power supplies. Be sure and choose the right connection for your micro- phone.
Assign the inputs to channels Each of the inputs needs to be assigned to a channel. First, let’s assign the guitar input to channel 1. (1) Call up the input assignment page. Press the MIXER key, and then click the page jump menu CH INPUT/SubMixer button to access the “Ch Assign”...
If you want to record without any further processing, proceed to “5. Recording.” If you want to use each inputs’s 4-band parametric EQ and/or apply the D3200’s internal effects as you record, read the following sections: “Applying EQ to the input sound” and “Applying effects to the input sound.”...
EQ as described in step (3). The D3200 allows you to “pair” adjacent pairs of channels (odd, even). If you pair the two keyboard channels, the EQ settings you make for one channel will also be applied to the other channel as well, so you do not need to EQ each channel separately.
(2) Select the recording status. On the D3200, the recording signal of each channel can be sent from either Before (PRE) the fader, or after the fader (PST). Press the SEND key, and in the “RecSend” tab page, make sure that the channel you’re recording is set to PRE.
(1) Set the D3200 to record-ready. Press the REC key (the key will blink). (2) Press the PLAY key. The D3200 will begin recording, both the REC and PLAY keys will light. (3) Begin playing your instrument. (4) When you have ﬁnished playing, press the STOP key to stop recording (the keys will go dark).
(→p.37 “2. Location”). Start recording (1) Set the D3200 to record-ready. Press the REC key (the key will blink). (2) Press the PLAY key. recording will begin (REC and PLAY keys will light).
EQ and the final effect to enhance the overall tone and dynamic character of your song to create a finished mas- ter; this process is called “mastering.” On the D3200, you can perform mixing and mastering at the same time. 1. Applying effects and EQ to individual channels...
Using the channel/track sends to apply effects (Master Effects) The D3200 contains two master effects that can be used to apply spatial effects such as reverb. You can control how much signal from each channel is being sent to each of the master effects.
Adjusting the Master Effect 1 Send amount for each track (1) Press the SEND key to access the “EFF1Send” tab page. (2) Set the master effect 1 sends to pre-fader. You can choose to send either the pre-fader signal (PRE) or the post-fader sig- nal (PST) to master effect 1.
2. Applying Final (or mastering) effects and EQ to the entire song Set the meters to display the post fader levels. Press the METER key. Click the popup button to open the “Meter/Track Type” dialog box. Using the radio buttons, set the Meter Position to “Post Fader,” and set Select View to “Track View.”...
Applying EQ to the master bus (Master EQ) (1) Press the EQ key to access the “MasterEQ” tab page. (2) Link the channels to share settings. For this example, click the Link button to turn it on (highlighted). When the Link button is on, adjusting either side (left or right channel) will make the same settings for both channels (→p.46).
3. Recording the master track To create an audio CD, you need to create a stereo master track. There are eight virtual master tracks (per song). This way, you can create various mixes of your song, and compare them before choosing your favorite. (1) Specify a virtual track.
For details, refer to the Operation section, “CD” (→p.79). Saving your song On the D3200, the song data that you have recorded or edited and the parameters that you have set are automatically saved during the power-off operation when you return the D3200 to the standby mode. These settings are also saved when you select a different song.
Song, Locate Each song drive on the D3200’s internal hard disk can store up to one hundred songs. How the hard disk, drives, and songs are related Hard disk Song drive: A Drive: A Drive: B Drive: C Drive: D PC Drive 1.
1-2. Renaming a song When a new song is created, it is automatically assigned a song number. We recommend that you change the song name to indicate its content. Song names can be up to 16 characters in length. (1) Press the SONG key and select the song page. (2) If you want to rename the song that’s displayed in the song page, simply continue to the next step.
(4) The SelectSong dialog box will display the song list for the selected drive. Click (highlight) the song you want to select, and click the OK button (or press the panel YES key) to conﬁrm your choice. If there are ﬁve or more songs, use the scroll bar/buttons to see them all.
2-2. Moving to a different location Using the counter to move (1) Select a page in which the counter is shown at the top of the display, such as the song page, Meter page, CH VIEW, or “Ch View” tab page. (2) Click the location counter unit that you want to change (it will be enclosed by a frame).
Moving to the location assigned to a mark (1) Press the MARK key to display the “EditMark” tab page. (2) In the mark list, click (highlight) the desired mark. If necessary, use the scroll bar/buttons to scroll through the list. (3) Click the Recall button to recall the mark.
2-3. Finding a precise location (SCRUB) By looking at the waveform data in the display, you can find a precise location. This allows you to register a locate point or a mark at the exact point where a sound begins. You can view the waveform as described here in the Scrub screen, and in the Wave screen used for track editing (→p.128).
3. Song editing Songs you record can be copied, rearranged, or deleted. You can also protect a song to keep it from being accidentally de- leted. You cannot use Undo to undo a song editing operation. 3-1. Song editing procedure To perform a song editing operation, first select the song that you want to edit, and then press the SONG key and select the song page.
We recommend that you use this command to save the data periodically after recording or editing for an extended peri- od, or if you are using the D3200 in an environment where the power supply is unreliable. • To save the song, hold down the SONG key and press the ENTER key located in the edit controller section of the panel.
MONITOR jacks. Using the tuner The D3200 contains a built-in tuner function. You can use this to tune an instrument connected to INPUT 1 or the GUITAR IN jack. You can choose to view either a needle-type or a digital-type tuner screen.
1-2. Digital input The D3200 lets you input and record digital sources from the S/P DIF inputs. You can input a digital source only if its sampling frequency matches the sampling frequency of the currently selected song. If you input a 24-bit signal into a 16-bit song, the sound you mon- itor will be 24-bit, but it will be converted to 16-bit data when it is recorded.
Ideally, an audio source you want to record should be input at the highest possible volume that does not cause clipping. To record at the ideal maximum level on the D3200, make ad- justments according to the signal flow described below.
If the level meter indicates clipping, click the ATT knob icon and adjust it so that clipping does not occur. Applying EQ to the playback (1) Press the REC/PLAY key, and press the channel key of the channel where you want the EQ applied, setting that channel to Play mode (key lit green).
You can select how the PAN will operate when channels are paired. (1) Access the MIXER, PAIR/GROUP , “Ch Pair” tab page. (2) In Select Pair Ch, select the channels that you want to pair. Click one of the “1 2”–“31 32” buttons to change the symbol to “...
You can also turn “Drums” on by setting the SESSION DRUMS, “DrmsMixer” tab page parameter Assign to Monitor. (3) Adjust the monitor volume. The monitor volume is adjusted by the MONITOR LEVEL knob for the MONITOR L/R jacks, and by the PHONES LEVEL knob and MONITOR LEVEL for the PHONES jacks.
A program saved in a 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz song can be recalled into either a 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz song. When the D3200 is shipped from the factory, mixer setup pro- grams 1 through 20 are stored as “NoData.” Recalling one of these programs will set the mixer to the same settings as when it is initialized (i.e., when you create a New Song).
4. Storing/recalling a scene You can register frequently-used mixer settings at a desired location and store them as a “scene” for later recall. After recalling a scene, you can store it again as a new scene, or edit some of the mixer settings and store (overwrite) it back into the same scene memory.
• If automation (→p.52) is turned on, when the scene changes during playback or recording MIDI input If the D3200 receives a scene change (program change) mes- sage when automation (→p.103, 105) is turned off, it will switch to the scene of the corresponding number.
5. Automation Automation is a function that automatically modifies mixer settings as the song location changes during playback. There are two types of automation; scene automation and event automation. When automation is on, you can use the SCENE “Mixer View” tab page to view fade-in and fade-out operations and scene changes in which fader values change.
(5) If you selected “Fader,” you have the option of also recording Master fader operations. If desired, click the Master Fader button to make it indi- cate “ ”. (6) Click the Mode button to access the Event Rec mode dialog box.
Effects The D3200 provides up to eight insert effects that you can in- sert into mixer channels, up to two master effects that can process the sends from each channel, and one final effect to process the master bus. Guitar...
The D3200 provides two master effects (MstEFF1 and MstEFF2), and these can be used simultaneously. However if you use a size-4 effect, the available processing power of both master effects will be used, so only master effect 1 will be available.
4. Editing the effects You can edit the effect programs used by the insert effects, master effects, and final effect quickly and easily using the Knob Matrix. Editing the effect parameters For an insert effect (1) Access the EFFECT, “InsertEFF” tab page. (2) Select the insert effect (InsEFF1–8) that you want to edit.
(1) Connect your external effect processor. Connect one of the D3200’s AUX jacks to the INPUT jack of your external effect processor, and connect the OUT- PUT jacks of the effect processor to the D3200’s INPUT 3 jack and INPUT 4 jack.
Session Drums™ The D3200 is equipped with Korg’s Session Drums. By using Session Drums in conjunction with the Knob Matrix, you can easily create a realistic drum track for your song, without te- dious programming. This drum track can be used as refer- ence as you record, or as part of your completed song.
Recording Session Drums to a channel track You can record the drum pattern or drum map playback to a pair of tracks (stereo) on the D3200. Recording drum patterns to tracks 1 and 2 (1) Make preparatory settings for recording.
SOURCE cell to “R” ( (3) Record. Refer to “1-1. Basic recording” (→p.64). Press the REC key to put the D3200 in record-ready mode, and then press the PLAY key to start recording. Recording directly to the master track The playback of a drum pattern or pattern map can be mixed in with the playback of your recorded tracks during mix- down to create a complete master track.
If this option is unchecked, you will revert to the drum kit and sounds that are specified for each drum pattern. 5. Pattern maps You can use Session Drums to create a pattern map in real time. When you do this, pattern map events will be automat- ically created each time you switch patterns.
Check the pattern map in the “PatternMap” tab page. PatternC 6. Tempo Event:003 The tempo of a D3200 song is controlled by the tempo track. PatternC By creating a pattern map, you can either have the entire Event:003 song play back at one tempo, or enter tempo changes throughout the song to create variations in the tempo.
MIDI Clock data from an external MIDI sequencer can be re- corded as tempo data on the tempo track. You can use this when you want to synchronize a D3200 song with song data created on a MIDI sequencer in which the tempo changes continuously.
Recorder The D3200 has 32 channel tracks for each song. For each channel track, there are eight virtual tracks; A through H. There is also a two-channel master track that is used for re- cording the final stereo mix of your song.
AUX/REC), “Rec Send” tab page. (8) Move to the location where you want to start record- ing. (→p.38) (9) Put the D3200 in record-ready condition. Press the REC key (REC and PLAY keys will blink). (10)Start recording. Press the PLAY key (REC and PLAY keys will light).
(5) Press the REC key to put the D3200 in record-ready condition. Trigger/RecStart The REC key and PLAY key will blink. Trigger/Punch In The REC key will blink. (6) Begin recording. Trigger/RecStart When the input signal exceeds the threshold level, recording and playback will start automatically (REC and PLAY keys will light).
• When you press the REC key, you will move to a point before the speciﬁed IN (recording start) location, as set by the pre-roll time, and the D3200 will be in record- ready condition (REC key blinking). • When you press the PLAY key, playback will begin (PLAY key will light).
• Press the STOP key to stop. 2. Playback This section explains the basic methods of playback used in the D3200. 2-1. Normal playback (1) Select the track(s) that you want to play back. Press the CH ON mode key (lit).
When using Album CD Project, playback will stop if you move to a different screen. (2) Connect your external recorder. Connect your external recorder to the D3200’s MASTER L/R jacks or S/P DIF OUT jack. (3) Record the output on your external recording device.
(2) Select “CopyTrk.” In the TRACK, “EditTrk” tab page, click the Edit Trk Type cell. In the Edit Trk Type dialog box, click “Copy Trk” and click the OK button (or press the panel YES key). (3) Select the copy mode. Click the Mode button.
(10)Select the copy mode. Click the Mode button. In the Copy Mode dialog box, select the desired mode and click the OK button (or press the panel YES key). OverWrite: The track data existing at the copy-destina- tion will be overwritten. Insert: The copied data will be inserted;...
Erase a track (EraseTrk) This command erases track data from the specified region (IN–OUT) of a track. The region will become blank. Unlike the “Delete Track” command described on the follow- ing page, this Erase Track command will not cause the data following the OUT point to move.
Exchange tracks (SwapTrk) This command exchanges (swaps) recorded track data be- tween the specified region (IN–OUT) and the corresponding region of another track. • You can swap the data of one or more tracks simultane- ously. Swapping the IN–OUT regions of track 1 and track 2. Before you execute this operation, check the virtual track of the Source and Destination tracks that you want to swap.
(6) Execute the editing operation. Click the Exec. button. Then in the ReverseTrk dialog box, click the Yes button (or press the panel YES key) to execute the operation. When the operation is ﬁnished, the display will indicate “Completed.” Click the OK button (or press the panel YES key).
(5) Specify the number of time that you want to copy the data. In the Times cell, specify the number of copies as “3”. (6) Select the expansion/compression mode. Click the Mode button to display the ExpCmp Mode dialog box, select the desired mode, and click the OK button (or press the panel YES key).
Exchange two entire tracks (SwapWholeTrk) This command exchanges an entire track of recorded data (from the beginning to the end) with another track. • You can exchange one or more tracks in a single operation. This can be used in ways such as the following. •...
Creating a fade-out Fading-out the IN–OUT region of track 1 (1) Specify the region that you want to fade-out. Set the following locations to specify the region where the fade-out will occur (→p.69). • Set the IN point to specify the beginning of the region where the fade-out will occur.
Eliminating noise (NoiseReduction) On the desired track, specify a region (IN–OUT) containing only noise which the D3200 will use to analyze and “learn” the noise component. This noise component will then be eliminated from the data in the other region you specify (TO–...
Erase a silent region (EraseSilence) Erasing regions of silent audio data from the IN–OUT re- gion of track 1, converting them to usable space on the hard drive (1) Specify the region of silence you want to erase. Set the locations as follows (→p.69). •...
You can abort creation of the image file by clicking the Cancel button. • When the image ﬁle has been created, the D3200 will begin writing it to disc. • When writing is completed, the display will indicate “Completed.”...
You can abort creation of the image file by clicking the Cancel button (or press the panel NO key). • When the image ﬁle has been created, the D3200 will begin writing it to disc. You cannot abort this writing operation.
In addition to playing back an audio CD in its CD-R/RW Mark Mark Mark Mark drive, the D3200 can “rip” digital audio data directly from an audio CD. Ripping (importing) digital audio data from track 3 of an audio CD into the clipboard Fourth song (1) Insert the audio CD into the CD-R/RW drive.
“More about drives and files” (→p.171). If you want to save data on your computer, first store the data in the PC drive of the D3200’s hard disk, and then save that data on your computer. The following table shows the data you can save.
• Click the Yes button (or press the panel YES key) to begin the backup. • The D3200 will begin creating an image ﬁle. You can click the Cancel button (or press the panel NO key) to abort creation of the image file.
If you are restoring a backup that spanned more than one disc, the D3200 will ask you for the next disc when it has ﬁnished reading one disc. Insert the next disc and click the Yes button (or press the panel YES key).
If you want to import an audio file from your computer, connect a USB cable, copy the audio file to the PC drive of the D3200, and then perform the procedure described below (→p.93). If the sampling frequency and bit depth of the audio file differs from that of the import-destination song, the data will be convert- ed automatically.
A file exported to the PC drive can then be saved on your compu- ter. To do so, first save the file on the PC drive of the D3200’s hard disk, and then save that file onto your computer.
96 kHz 24-bit songs cannot be restored. Using D3200 data on a different model (1) On the D3200, export the data to a WAV format audio ﬁle. “2-2. Exporting an audio ﬁle” (→p.87) (2) On the other device, import the WAV format audio ﬁle.
Drive The D3200’s hard disk can be divided into one, two or four song drives used to record and play back songs, and a PC drive used to exchange data with a personal computer. The D3200 also has a built-in CD-R/RW drive that lets you write backup data or the audio data for a completed song to a CD, or load audio files or backup data from a CD.
If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the formatting process, it is possible that the D3200 will no longer operate cor- rectly. If this occurs, please contact your Korg distributor. (1) Access the SYSTEM/MIDI, “DiskUtility” tab page, and click the Format button to display the Format dia- log box.
D3200. For the update procedure, refer to “Upgrading the system” (→p.96). 6. Creating a system recovery The D3200’s system is stored on the hard disk. At start-up, the system is loaded into the system area, and then begins running. If the hard disk should fail, it is possible in the worst case that the system will become incapable of starting up.
“Undo/Redo” tab page (→p.141), or put the D3200 in stand- by mode (shut down). After restarting, all undo data will be deleted, recovering free space on the drive. Be aware that restarting the D3200 will delete the undo data of all the songs. Sharing event data If you use the Copy Track operation to copy track data to an- other track (e.g., virtual track) or another song, this audio...
D3200’s PC drive may be formatted only by the D3200 itself (→p.90). Windows users (Windows Me/2000 or later) In order to use the D3200 with Windows 98, you must install a device driver. For details on obtaining and installing the device driver, refer to the Korg website (http://www.ko- rg.com).
* A detailed explanation of the D3200’s MIDI functionality can be found in the separate MIDI implementation. Consult your local Korg distributor for more information on MIDI Implementation.
Synchronizing two D3200 units Here’s how you can make two D3200 units play back in sync. One D3200 will be the MTC master, and the other will be the MTC slave. (1) Use a MIDI cable to connect your equipment.
Insert the media containing the system file into the CD-R/ RW drive. Upgrading via USB Use a USB cable to connect the D3200 to your computer, and copy the system files to the D3200 folder of the PC drive. 2. Upgrading the system (1) Access the SYSTEM/MIDI, “DiskUtility”...
ClickPoint calibration If the pointer does not move in the LCD screen as you expect, or if the wrong button or cell is selected when you click the pointer position in the LCD screen, you can recalibrate the ClickPoint so the LCD screen and the pointer are aligned. (1) In SYSTEM/MIDI, “Control”...
This indicates the drum pattern that is currently being used. 3. Date/Time Here you can specify the date and time for the D3200’s internal clock. Songs are managed according to the date and time you specify here. The Calendar dialog box will appear when you click this button.
Rename Editing a name When the Rename button is displayed in a parameter setting tab page (such as Song, Track, Effect, Scene), you can click the button to edit the corresponding name. Alternatively, you can choose an appropriate name from the name library and then edit it.
1c. Select View [TrackView, FaderView, AllMeterView] Changes the content of the meter display. TrackView: Shows the level meters, existence of audio events, and a list of virtual tracks FaderView: Shows the level meters, and fader/pan/ channel-on status of each track AllMeterView: Level meters for all channels, inputs 1–...
(→p.44) After completing a song on the D3200, you can synchronize a sequencer to the D3200 and use sub inputs to mix the se- quenced sounds with the track playback of the D3200. These inputs are sent to the master bus.
2b. PAIR/GROUP 2b-1. Channel Pair Here you can specify pairing for adjacent mixer channels. For paired channels, the following parameters will operate in tandem and will have the same values for each channel. Fader, Pan, CH ON, PlayEQ, RecEQ, RecSend, Eff 1/2 Send, Aux 1/2 Send, ATT, REC/PLAY, Group 1.
2c. FADER/PAN/AUTOMATION 2c-1. Fader Pan 1. Channel pan This shows the pan setting for each channel. The value is shown below the icon. Use the 1–16 key or 17–32 key to switch between channel groups, and use the Knob Matrix to set the pan for each group of sixteen channels.
5. Mode When you click this button, the Event Rec Mode dialog box will appear, allowing you to select the automation recording method. Click the OK button (or press the panel YES key) to apply your selection, or click the Can- cel button (or press the panel NO key) to cancel it.
4b. Parameter/Parameter value [MIDI value]/Location Click the parameter or location (highlight) that you want to edit, and use the value dial (or +/– keys) to edit it. The only way to edit a scene is to change its location. The values will not be updated until you click the OK button (or press the panel YES key) to conﬁrm your edits.
For each scene, you can ﬁlter speciﬁc mixer settings (parameters) so that they will not be recalled when that scene is played back. Select the mixer parameters that will be disabled. For the Fader, CH ON, Pan, EQ, EFF 1/2 sends and Aux 1/2 sends, you must also select which channels will have these parameters disabled.
2d. EQ/ATT/PHASE Here you can adjust the equalizer, attenuator, EQ library, and phase settings for each channel, and adjust the master EQ settings. 2d-1. EQ/ATT For each channel you can edit the settings of the four-band equalizer and the attenuator. The equalizer is normally a peaking type, however the LOW EQ and HIGH EQ bands can be set to a shelving (Shlv) type.
Normally you will leave this at “N.” R (ReversePhase): The phase of this channel will be inverted. On the D3200, pin 2 is hot and pin 3 is cold (→p.6). Set this to “R” if the connected audio device uses the opposite pin wir- ing.
2e. SEND (EFF/AUX/REC) 2e-1. Effect 1 Send You can adjust the send levels from each mixer channel to master effect 1. If you select the pre-fader setting (PRE), the signal will be sent to the master effect from immediately before the fader, regardless of the fader level.
Use these buttons to turn the Solo function on (high- lighted) or off for each channel. When one of these but- tons is on, the D3200 will automatically switch to Solo mode, and the each channel key of that channel will blink.
The list shows the program numbers and program names. When the D3200 is shipped from the factory, mixer setup pro- grams 1 through 20 are stored as “NoData.” Recalling one of these programs will set the mixer to the same settings as when it is initialized (i.e., when you create a New Song).
2. Recall This button loads (recalls) a mixer setup program. In the mixer setup list, click the program that you want to recall. Click this button to open the Recall dialog box, verify the program that you are recalling, and click the Yes button (or press the panel YES key).
This lists the effect programs used by the insert 1–8, master, and final effects, and shows their status. The D3200 lets you simultaneously use up to eight insert ef- fects, two master effects, and one final effect. The number of simultaneously usable effects will differ depending on the size of the effect programs, and on how they are assigned.
The maximum size that can be used simultaneously is 16. Techniques for assigning effects On the D3200, effects assigned to the upper rows of effect cells will be given higher priority for being turned on. This means that depending on how programs are assigned, you...
This stores the effect program with its edited parameters and name. In the D3200 there are 128 user effect programs that can be used by all songs, on any song drive; and 32 song effect programs that are speciﬁc to each individual song.
2. Trim knob With a setting of 100, the level will be the same as the input level. If distortion is caused by an excessively high input level when you apply the effect, use this parameter to lower the input level. 3.
8. SONG Here you can select or edit a song. The screen shows informa- tion about the currently selected song. The screen shows the song name, drive name, song number, song time, sampling frequency, bit depth, and protect set- ting. 1.
5a. Move-destination song number cell This shows the drive that contains the selected song, and lets you select the song number. If you’re moving a song within the same song drive, the selectable numbers will be the number of existing songs.
[Match, Jump] operation section. 9. Date/Time Here you can specify the date and time for the D3200’s internal clock. Songs are managed according to the date and time you specify here. The Calendar dialog box will appear when you click this button.
Error” is displayed, check the “Clock Source” setting or the connections from your other equipment. If you select “S/P DIF” as Clock Source, the D3200 will stop operating if the clock is interrupted or the clock frequency changes during recording or playback. If the D3200 stops op- erating correctly due to a clock problem during recording, you will have to format the song drive.
one song for which Protect is turned on. If you want to override the Protect setting of the song, click the Force button (highlighted) and then click the Yes button (or press the panel YES key) to continue execution. If you decide not to execute, click the No button (or press the panel NO key).
Since this data is in a proprietary Korg format, it cannot be played back or edited as audio data on any device other than the D3200, such as a computer. In order to play this data, you must Restore it into the D3200.
9-4. Backup This operation saves back-up data to CD-R, CD-RW, or the PC drive. For details regarding limitations on files, refer to “More about drives and files” (→p.171). 1. Backup [1Song, All Data, User Data] Select the type of data that you want to back up. 1Song From the selected drive, back up the data for one song, and the user data.
1Song or All Songs. If there is insufficient capacity, the op- eration will not be executed. 9-6. MIDI/MMC On the D3200 you can use MIDI to do the following things. • Control effects (→p.57) • MTC Synchronizing with a sequencer or other MIDI device (→p.95)
Device ID, and make the appropriate setting in “MMC Mode.” If this is set to 127, the D3200 can transmit and receive MMC commands to and from units of any device ID setting.
10. TRACK 10-1. Virtual Track 1–32 Here you can select a virtual track for each channel track. 1. Virtual track selection Select a track “1”–“32,” and specify a virtual track for each track. Each track has eight virtual tracks; “A”–“H.” Recording or playback operations will be performed using the vir- tual track you select here.
The screen display of area “A” will change depending on the edit type you select here. 2. ZOOM buttons Use these buttons to expand or shrink the area displayed in the track view window. 3. Track view window Audio events in the track are displayed as bold lines. The vertical line is the current location.
A4-1. WAVE A4-2. WAVE You can click these buttons to view the waveform of the track audio. This allows you to set the editing locations (IN, OUT, TO, END) more accurately. Click the A4-1 button if you want to edit IN and OUT, or click the A4-2 button if you want to edit TO and END.
InsertTrk This operation inserts a blank in the IN–OUT range of the in- sert destination track (Destination). When this is executed (Exec.), any track data that followed the inserted blank will be shifted toward the end of the song. Blank A1.
SwapTrk This operation exchanges (swaps) the track data of the IN– OUT range of the swap source track (Source) with the track data in the IN–OUT range of the swap destination track (Destination). When this is executed (Exec.), the data in the IN–OUT ranges of the “Source”...
OptimizeTrk This operation re-creates the audio events in the IN–OUT re- gion to prevent “Disk too busy.” errors from occurring. If there are no gaps between one audio event and the next, or if the gap is small, the data will be combined into a single event.
CopyWholeTrk This operation copies the track data from the beginning to the end of the copy source track (Source; the currently select- ed virtual track) to the specified virtual track of the copy des- tination track (Destination). When this is executed (Exec.), the copy destination track will be overwritten.
FadeTrk This operation fades-in or fades-out the track data in the IN– OUT range of the fade-in destination track (Destination). When this operation is executed, the audio data in the IN– OUT range will be smoothly faded to the level of the OUT time location.
NoiseReduction On the desired track, specify a region (IN–OUT) containing only noise which the D3200 will use to analyze and “learn” the noise component. This noise component will then be eliminated from the data in the other region you specify (TO–...
(→p.128 Edit Type: “CopyTrk,” Wave dialog box) 10-4. Import File An audio file from the D3200’s PC drive or CD drive can be pasted into the beginning (location 0) of a track (→p.86). By using the clipboard you can paste the audio file at a loca- tion other than the beginning of a track.
16-bit song, you can minimize the quantization noise that may occur when the bit depth is converted. 10-5. Export File Audio track data copied to the D3200’s clipboard can be ex- ported as an audio file to the PC drive or CD-R/RW drive (→p.87).
D16/1600: A disc containing Korg D16/D1600/ D1600mkII backup data Other: A disc containing data other than audio or backup data. UDF: A UDF format disc created by the Korg Triton or similar device Disc capacity usage If the disc content is Audio...
11a. Album CD Album CD Project lets you create an audio CD using Disc At Once. The data will be written to the CD-R/RW as 16-bit/ 44.1 kHz data in audio CD format. The disc is written using the Disc At Once method, including fi- nalization.
Insert another CD and click the OK button (or press the panel YES key). If you do write another disc at this time, the D3200 will not need to create the image ﬁle again, so the process will take less time.
Nothing is displayed. 5. Finalize This button ﬁnalizes the disc. In order for a CD-R/RW disc created by the D3200 to be played in an audio CD player, you must execute this Finalize operation. A disc can be ﬁnalized only once.
The D3200 preserves up to sixteen levels of recording and ed- iting history, and lets you use the Undo function to revert to prior states. For this reason, old data that no longer exists in the tracks may still remain on the disk without being erased.
14. SESSION DRUMS Here you can specify the song tempo and drum pattern (met- ronome) settings, make settings for the drum track, and cre- ate a pattern map. When the counter shows the “MBT” (measure, beat, 1/96th note tick) indication (→p.98), it will move according to the tempo you specify.
Changes you make to the drum kit will affect only the currently selected drum pattern. Although you can change the variation after modifying the kit, switching the group or section will cause your drum kit edits to be discarded; they will revert to the previous settings. If you want to keep the changes you make to a drum kit, check the Hold check box in the DRUM KIT dialog box.
2. Parameters You can use the drum track fader and key to turn the drum track on/off and adjust the volume. Use the Knob Matrix to adjust the send levels and EQ set- tings. You can also click an icon in the screen and use the value dial (or +/–...
This button displays the record-ready dialog box. If you are recording MIDI clock messages, recording will begin when the D3200 receives MIDI clock messages from your external MIDI sequencer. If you are recording tap tempo, press the PLAY key or the foot switch.
2. Mark list Here you can select the mark number that you want to recall, edit, rename, or delete. The mark name, location, and the Album CD Track Marks are displayed beside the mark number. Mark numbers are reassigned automati- cally in order of their location.
19. LOC 1/IN, … LOC 4/END These keys are used to store locations within the song. LOC 1/IN…LOC 4/END are used in the following ways. • Locate points (→p.37) You can move to a registered location by pressing the corresponding key. •...
Recording will not start if the volume of the input signal does not reach the threshold level (specified by Threshold). In this case, press the STOP key to cancel record-ready mode, and change the “Threshold” setting. Trigger/RecStart: Press the REC key (REC and PLAY keys blinking) to enter record-ready mode.
Arms the record mode. Recording is possible only if at least one track is set to REC. When you press this key, the D3200 will enter record-ready mode (key blinking), and recording will begin when you then press the PLAY key (key lit).
Effect parameters Algorithm list STEREO TYPE Category No. Name Reverb&Delay 1 Reverb Hall 2 Smooth Hall 3 Reverb Wet Plate 4 Reverb Dry Plate 5 Reverb Room 6 Bright Room 7 Early Reﬂection 8 L/C/R Delay 9 Stereo/Cross Delay 10 St.MultiTapDelay 11 St.Modulation Dly 12 St.Dynamic Delay 13 Auto Panning Delay...
45 Master CD 26 MultiBandLimiter 46 Remaster L.A 26 MultiBandLimiter 47 Remaster Pop 26 MultiBandLimiter 48 Remaster Dance 26 MultiBandLimiter 49 Two Mix 60’s 26 MultiBandLimiter 50 Two Mix 70’s 26 MultiBandLimiter 51 Two Mix 80’s 26 MultiBandLimiter 52 Two Mix Girl Pop 26 MultiBandLimiter 53 Two Mix Dance 26 MultiBandLimiter...
About the effect algorithms The effect algorithms can be broadly divided into mono and stereo types. For an insert effect, you can select a program that uses either type of algorithm. For a master effect and final effect, you cannot select pro- grams that use a mono algorithm.
EQ Trim Sets the equalizer trim level LEQ Gain (Pre LEQ Gain) Sets the gain of Low EQ HEQ Gain (Pre HEQ Gain) Sets the gain of High EQ P.DlyThru (Pre Delay Thru) Sets the mix ratio of non-delay sound Rev Level (Reverb Level) Sets the reverberation level ER Level...
LoDamp (Low Damp) Sets the damping amount in the low range HiDamp (High Damp) Sets the damping amount in the high range In Level (Input Level) : Type The left/right panning of the delay can be modiﬁed by chang- ing the connections of the left and right delay. Be aware that dif- ferent sounds must be input to the left and right channels in order for this parameter to be effective.
Category: Modulation&Pitch Modulation/Pitch-type effects 14: Stereo Chorus This effect adds thickness and warmth to the sound by mod- ulating the delay time of the input signal. You can control the spaciousness of the sound by offsetting the phase of the left and right LFOs from each other.
Release Sets the release time for level control L-R Phase (LFO L-R Phase) Sets the LFO phase difference between the left and right Waveform (LFO Waveform) LFO Shape Determines how much the LFO waveform is changed 18: Stereo Tremolo This effect modulates the volume level of the input signal. The effect is stereo, and offsetting the LFO of the left and right phases from each other produces a tremolo effect be- tween left and right.
22: Stereo Limiter This effect applies the Limiter to the low range, mid range, and high range of the input signal. You can control dynamics for each range to adjust the sound pressure of the low range, mid range, and high range in a different way from the EQ. Threshold Sets the level at which compression begins to apply Attack...
26: Multiband Limiter This is a stereo multi-band limiter. It is ideal for mastering. Hi.Thresh (High Band Threshold) Adjusts the level at which compression begins for the high- Hi.Attack (High Band Attack) Adjusts the attack time for the high-frequency range Hi.Release (High Band Release) Adjusts the release time for the high-frequency range Hi.OutGain (High Band Output Gain)
L-R Phase (LFO L-R Phase) Sets the LFO phase difference between the left and right L Delay (L Delay Time) Sets the left delay time R Delay (R Delay Time) Sets the right delay time HiDamp (High Damp) 53Hz...20.0kHz, THRU Sets the damping amount in the high range L Fdback (L Feedback) Sets the feedback amount for the left channel...
34: Mono ER Type Sharp, Loose, Modulated, Reverse Selects the decay curve for the early reflection ER Time Sets the time length of early reflection Predly (Pre Delay) Sets the time taken from the original sound to the first early Dry:Wet Sets the balance between the effect and dry sounds LoDamp (Low Damp)
Reso HiCut (Resonance High Cut) 53Hz...20.0kHz, THRU Sets the resonance damping amount in the high range Type Selects the type of phaser Waveform (LFO Waveform) Selects LFO Waveform 40: Mono Tremolo *Speed (LFO Speed) *Depth Sets the depth of LFO modulation Waveform (LFO Waveform) Triangle, Sine, Square, Saw up, Saw down Selects LFO Waveform...
Dry:Wet Sets the balance between the effect and dry sounds Waveform (LFO Waveform) LFO Speed LFO Step Env.Resp (Envelope Response) Selects the response speed of envelope control Env.Sens (Envelope Sensitivity) Sets the sensitivity of envelope control 47: Mono Wah Control (Control Source) Wah.Type Y-CRY, RM-A, RM-B, J-CRY, VOX, M-VOX Env.Resp (Envelope Response)
51: Mic Simulator This effect simulates a wide variety of microphones. You can also adjust the preamp. MicType (Microphone Type) Vntg.Dy, Multi.Cn, Prcs.Cn, Whale, Vo.Cn, Vo.Tube, BDr.Dy Selects the type of mic MicPosition (Microphone Position) Selects the position of the mic PreAmp G (Pre Amp Gain) Sets the gain of the tube preamp TubeSat (Tube Saturation)
→ If the screen is difficult to read, adjust the contrast (→p.8). No sound Is the power of the D3200 or a connected device turned off? (→p.1) Is the MASTER fader, MONITOR LEVEL knob, or PHONES LEVEL knobs set to low?
Can’t record Are the D3200’s channel fader(s) lowered? Is the recording-destination track’s REC/PLAY key set to REC? Is the CH ON key turned on? (→p.8) Is there enough space on the drive? → Set the counter display to “FreeTime,” and check the available recording time.
→ Check the settings in the SYSTEM/MIDI, “MIDI/ MMC” tab page. (→p.124) The D3200 does not synchronize as a slave → If the D3200 is set as an MTC slave, it may take several seconds for synchronization to occur. → Do the Frame Rate settings match? (→p.125) →...
Recognition may also fail on some models of Macintosh for specific versions of the operating system. In this case, leave the D3200 in USB mode, and disconnect and then reconnect the USB cable so that the D3200 will be recognized.
Directory Path is too long. Access is not possible because the directory path is too long. → The D3200 cannot access a path that is longer than 64 characters. Do not create a directory path longer than 64 characters. Disc is not CD-RW.
S/P DIF Error occurred. An error has occurred in the S/P DIF digital connection. → Make sure that the external device is correctly connected to the D3200. → Make sure that the optical digital cable is not faulty. Tempo too fast.
An identically-named file already exists. → Change the file name. This format is not supported. The inserted disc is in a format that the D3200 is unable to read. This is a blank CD. You have inserted a blank disc.
This folder is used for updating the system. The above folders and setting files are created when you format the PC (USB) drive on the D3200. Do not format the PC (USB) drive from your computer. For details on operations between your computer and the PC (USB) drive, refer to USB (→p.93).
• Silence between songs 2 seconds • Minimum track duration 4 seconds Files Writing You can write the following files from the D3200 to the inter- nal drive. • Backup ﬁles (data speciﬁc to the D3200) • WAV ﬁles (16-bit/44.1 kHz, 16-bit/48 kHz, 24-bit/44.1 kHz, 24-bit/48 kHz;...
24bit, 48kHz/24bit, 96kHz/24bit; monaural and stereo are supported) • PC ﬁles Backup ﬁles You can load these files into the D3200 by performing the Re- store operation. If the restore-destination song drive has insufficient space, an error message will appear. (→p.168 “Various messages”)
Speciﬁcations Operating temperature: +5 – +35 °C (do not allow condensation) ■ Main sections <Recorder section> Number of tracks: 272 tracks (including virtual tracks) Simultaneous playback 32 tracks, simultaneous recording 16 tracks* @ 48 kHz/44.1 kHz, 16-bit * 12 analog inputs + 2 digital inputs (S/P DIF) + 2 Session Drums™...
USB Mass Storage Class Supported OS: Window Me, Windows 2000 or later Mac OS 9.0.4 or later * If using the D3200 with Windows 98, please refer to the Korg website or contact your Korg distributor. <MIDI IN/OUT> DIN 5-pin × 2 Connectors: <FOOT SW>...
Various lists Drum Pattern List The 1 Standard 1–8 etc variations consist of Variation 1–10, Fill In, and Ending. Group Name Session Name 0 Metronome 1 Metro 4 2 Hihat 4 3 Metro 8 4 Hihat 8 5 Metro 16 6 Hihat 16 1 Standard 1 1 8beat 1...
EQ Library List Name Name Bass Drum1 Syn.Bass1 Bass Drum2 Syn.Bass2 Snare Drum1 Piano1 Snare Drum2 Piano2 Tom-Tom E.G.Clean Cymbal E.G.Crunch1 High Hat E.G.Crunch2 Percussion E.G.Dist1 E.Bass1 E.G.Dist2 E.Bass2 A.G.Strum1 Name Library List Data Name Library: You can choose these names when renaming EQ Library, Mixer Setup, Drive, Effect, Scene, Mark, Song, or Track. File Name Library: You can choose these names when renaming PcFile, BackupFile, or WavFile.
Shortcut keys While holding down the STOP key REW key Move to the beginning of the song FF key Move to the end of the song Move to the location at which recording LOC 1 key last began LOC 2 key Move to the location at which recording last ended Increment/decrement the song number...
Digital input/output Inputting or outputting audio data in digital form. The D3200 comes with S/P DIF input/output as standard. Disc At Once A method by which the data to be recorded is converted into a complete disc image and then written to CD-R/RW in a single operation.
The device being controlled is called the “slave.” Master effect On the D3200, refers to two effects that are applied to sig- nals sent from the effect sends of each track. The output of each master effect is sent to the master bus.
MIDI Clock A MIDI message used to synchronize the tempo between electronic musical instruments. Each beat is divided into 24 clock messages. Mix down Also called “track-down.” The process of adjusting and combining multiple tracks into a fewer number of tracks, usually to a two-track stereo mix.
A function that lets you hear only the sound of a selected channel during mixdown, etc. Song A unit of performance data. On the D3200, a song con- tains sixteen tracks of performance data, stereo master track data, mixer data, and effect settings.
Virtual track Each channel track and the master track of the D3200 actually consists of eight separate areas called “virtual tracks” that can each hold a separate performance. For each track, you can select one of its virtual tracks for playback and recording.
Index Album CD 69, 80, 138 Analog input Attenuator 45, 107 Audio Input Output Audio CD Audio file Export Import Auditioning the pattern map AUTO PUNCH Auto punch recording 66, 148 AUTOMATION Automation 52, 103 Aux1 Send Aux2 Send Backup 83, 123 Backup files 172, 173...
Effect Routing 23, 45, 107 EQ Library 46, 107 EQ Library List EQ/ATT/PHASE Equalizer 107, 116 Channel 23, 45 Input sound 23, 45 Master 32, 46 Playback 28, 46 Erase CD-RW 137, 139 Undo data Erase Punch Noise 78, 134 Erase Silence 79, 135 Erase Track...
Move Counter FF, REW keys Locate key Mark Point Song 94, 125 Multi Effect Mute Name Mark Scene Song Song drive Track Name Library Name Library List NoiseReduction 78, 134 Normalize Track 77, 133 NormalizeTrk 77, 133 Optimize OptimizeTrk 74, 131 Overdubbing Page mode Page name display...
Tab page Automation Aux1Send Aux2Send Backup CD Utility Ch Assign Ch Pair Ch Routing Ch View ChOnGroup Control CueLevel DiskUtility DrmsMixer EditScene EditTrk EFF1Send EFF2Send EFFRouting EQ Library EQ/ATT EventList Export Fader Pan FaderGroup FinalEFF Import InsertEFF MasterEQ MasterTrk MIDI/MMC Mixer View MixerSetup Monitor...
*5: Transmitted when “MMC Transmit”or “MTC Master” is selected in [SYSTEM/MIDI] “MIDI/MMC”. Mode 1 : OMNI ON, POLY Mode 3 : OMNI OFF, POLY Consult your local Korg distributor for more information on MIDI IMPLEMENTATION. MIDI Implementation Chart Recognized Transmitted –...
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