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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 con- tact your nearest Korg dealer or the store where the equipment was pur- chased.

  • Page 3: Conventions In This Manual

    * All specifications are subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. Conventions in this manual Encoders and keys [ ] Encoders and keys on the KONTROL49’s panel are enclosed in square brackets [ ]. Parameters “ ” Parameters are enclosed in double quotation marks “ ”.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Making connections and turning the power on ... 6 MIDI & AC adapter connection ... 6 USB connection ... 6 Operation ...8 About the KONTROL49’s modes ... 8 1. Play mode ... 8 2. Setting mode ... 8 3. Message mode ... 8 4.

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    BankSel (Bank Select message) ... 43 Free Mesg (Free message) ... 43 [15] USB-MIDI PORT (USB-MIDI Port setting)... 44 About the KONTROL49 and the driver ports ... 45 MIDI IN devices ... 46 MIDI OUT devices ... 46 About the KONTROL49’s MIDI connectors ... 46 When not connected via USB ...

  • Page 6: Contents Of The Package

    The KONTROL49 (main unit) AC adaptor This supplies power to the KONTROL49. Use the AC adaptor if you will be connecting a MIDI sound module etc. to the KONTROL49 via MIDI. ( p.6 “Making connections and turning the power on”) USB cable Use this to connect the KONTROL49 to your computer.

  • Page 7: Introduction

    Introduction Main features The KONTROL49 is a MIDI controller that provides all the controllers you need for computer-based music production and performance. Equipped with a velocity-sensing four-octave keyboard, eight encoders, eight sliders, vector joystick, two switches, pitch and mod wheels plus...

  • Page 8: Parts And What They Do

    Introduction–Parts and what they do Parts and what they do Front panel Vector joystick You can assign separate control change messages to the up/down and left/right (X and Y) axes. Switch 1, Switch 2 You can use these switches in either the one-parameter (Inc/Dec type) or two- parameter (SW ×...

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    [MESSAGE] key When you hold down this key and press a trigger pad to which a message is assigned, the assigned MIDI message will be transmitted. [SETTING] key To enter Setting mode, hold down this key and press the trigger pad for the desired page.

  • Page 10: About The Trigger Pad Functions

    Introduction–Parts and what they do About the trigger pad functions The trigger pads are one of the most useful parts of the KONTROL49. They’re used for many different important functions, as described below. Transmit MIDI messages In Play mode, the MIDI message assigned in Setting mode will be transmitted each time you press a pad.

  • Page 11: Rear Panel

    MIDI connectors” ( p.46). SWITCH jack You can connect a damper pedal or pedal switch (such as the Korg DS-1H or PS-1 - both sold separately)to this jack. You can assign the foot switch to control damper, sostenuto, soft pedal, portamento, or another control change.

  • Page 12: Making Connections And Turning The Power On

    Expression pedal Pedal switch MIDI sound module Set the KONTROL49’s power switch to the DC position to turn on the power. Turn on the power of the connected equipment. When you are ready to turn off the power, set the KONTROL49’s power switch to STANDBY.

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    Set the KONTROL49’s power switch to USB to turn on the power. When using a USB connection, the power is supplied from the connected computer (this is referred to as “bus power”). The same applies if you are using a self-powered USB hub.

  • Page 14: Operation

    Global parameters include settings such as the type of connected pedal, the LCD backlight, and pad illumination. The scene parameters can be stored in the KONTROL49’s internal memory in Scene mode. The stored settings are called a “scene.” Global parameters will be saved automatically in internal memory when you press the [ENTER] key to return from Setting mode to Play mode.

  • Page 15: Quick Start

    Quick Start Turning on the power Connect the KONTROL49 to your computer, and turn on the power. ( p.6 “Making connections and turning the power on”) You will automatically enter Play mode. The main display shows the name of the currently selected scene.

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    Operation–Quick Start Step 3. Release the [SETTING] key. The OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [√] key will light red, and the [®] key will light green. Red indicates that there are no further pages in that direction, and green indicates that further pages exist in that direction. Step 4.

  • Page 17: Saving A Scene

    Step 12. Press the OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [®] key. The name edit page will appear. Step 13. There are three ways to input a name; you can use the main encoder, the pads, or the encoders or sliders. You can input a name of up to eight characters. For details, see “Inputting a name”...

  • Page 18: Managing Scene Sets On Your Computer

    [EXIT] key. Managing scene sets on your computer Using the included Editor Librarian software, the twelve scenes stored in the KONTROL49 can be saved on your computer as a set for editing and data management. Data transfer to and from the...

  • Page 19: Play Mode

    In Play mode, you can use the KONTROL49 to control connected MIDI equipment or soft synthesizers and DAW software on your computer. When you power-on the KONTROL49 it will always start up in Play mode. The main display will show the current scene name. Normally, it will start up with the scene that was last selected when you turned off the power.

  • Page 20: Trigger Pads

    Operation–Play mode If you hold down the [EXIT] key while operating a controller, the sub- display indication will not switch to the name of the assigned setting; the controller value will continue to be displayed. This lets you edit a setting accurately while watching its actual value.

  • Page 21: Vector Joystick

    3. Vector joystick When you move the vector joystick, it will transmit the assigned MIDI message. You can assign MIDI messages to the up/down (Y) and left/right (X) directions. For the up/down/left/right directions, the assigned MIDI message will be transmitted with a value in the range of 0–127. Display When you operate the vector joystick, the main display will show the message that is transmitted.

  • Page 22: Switches 1 And 2

    Operation–Play mode Pitch Bend & Mod Wheel controller settings • Assign a MIDI message to the Pitch Bend controller. For details, see “Setting mode–[5] Pitch Bend (Pitch Bend assignment)” ( p.26). • Assign a MIDI message to the Mod Wheel controller. For details, see “Setting mode–[6] MOD (MOD Wheel assignment)”...

  • Page 23: Main Encoder

    If a connected device or application is synchronized to MIDI Clock messages from the KONTROL49, you can use the main encoder to control the tempo. The tempo range is Clock Off and 020–300. If you set the encoder to Clock Off, MIDI Clock will not be transmitted.

  • Page 24: Keyboard

    Operation–Play mode 8. Keyboard When you play notes on the keyboard, note messages are transmitted on the keyboard’s MIDI channel ( p.38). Octave setting You can use the OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [√]/[®] keys to shift the pitch of the keyboard in steps of an octave. If you want to return to the ±0 (normal) setting, press the [√] and [®] keys simultaneously.

  • Page 25: Setting Mode

    If you hold down the [EXIT] key and press the [SETTING] key, the main display will show “MenuPad?” and the KONTROL49 will wait for you to press one of the pads to select a page. Scene parameter settings Pad [1] through pad [15] access pages for setting Scene parameters.

  • Page 26: Encoder (encoder Assignment)

    Operation–Setting mode [1] ENCODER (Encoder assignment) The Encoder assignment page lets you assign MIDI messages to the rotary encoders, specify the MIDI channel on which the messages will be transmitted, etc. You can assign a control change (CC#), RPN, or NRPN message to each encoder.

  • Page 27: Assigning Nrpn Or Rpn

    Press the OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [®] key to proceed to “MIDI Channel” (specify the MIDI channel). (Green) (Green) Use the main encoder or the pads to select the MIDI channel on which the MIDI message will be transmitted. The range is 1–16 (ch). ( p.4 “About the trigger pad functions–Input numerical values”) Press the OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [®] to proceed to “Name,”...

  • Page 28: Inputting A Name

    Operation–Setting mode Use the main encoder or the pads to input the “LSB” value. The range is 0–127. Press the OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [®] key to proceed to “MIDI Channel” (specify the MIDI channel). (Green) (Green) Use the main encoder or the pads to select the MIDI channel on which the assigned MIDI message will be transmitted.

  • Page 29: Quick-assign For Control Changes

    Using the trigger pads to input text An alphanumeric character, symbol, or blank is assigned to each pad. Insert (insert a blank at the cursor location), Delete (delete the character at the cursor location and tighten up the subsequent characters), and Clear (erase the character at the cursor location) functions are also provided.

  • Page 30: Slider (slider Assignment)

    Operation–Setting mode [2] SLIDER (Slider assignment) In the Slider assignment page, you can assign MIDI messages to sliders and specify the MIDI channel on which the messages will be transmitted, etc. You can assign a control change (CC#), RPN, or NRPN message to each slider.

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    Use the main encoder to select the type of MIDI message. NoAssign No MIDI message will be assigned to the selected pad. If you select NoAssign, the setting will be updated when you press the [ENTER] key (blinking). ( Step 14) Note# (Note message) Assigns a note message to the selected pad.

  • Page 32: Pad 9-16 (pad 9-16 Assignment)

    Operation–Setting mode Constant The fixed velocity value you specify will be transmitted when you strike the pad. If you set “Velocity Type” to Constant, press the OCTAVE SHIFT/ CURSOR [®] key to move to “Constant” (the velocity value setting), and use the main encoder to specify the desired velocity value in a range of 1–127.

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    UP-DOWN Assign a single MIDI message to the full range of movement (up and down). UP/DOWN Assign separate MIDI messages to the upward and downward ranges of movement. ( p.28 “Assigning separate MIDI messages to the up/ down ranges”) Press the OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [®] key to proceed to “Message Select”...

  • Page 34: Assigning Separate Midi Messages To The Up/down Ranges

    Operation–Setting mode Assigning separate MIDI messages to the up/down ranges Here’s how to assign separate MIDI messages to the up and down ranges of the Pitch Bend controller. You can assign aftertouch, velocity, or a control change (CC#). Hold down the [SETTING] key and press pad [5] to enter Pitch Bend assignment, and choose UP/DOWN as the “Assignment Select”...

  • Page 35: Assigning Aftertouch

    Press the OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [√] key to return to “UP/DOWN Select,” and make settings for the other range of Pitch Bend controller movement. ( Steps 3–7) Press the [ENTER] key. The setting will be updated, and you will return to Play mode. If you want to keep the changes you’ve made, save them in Scene mode.

  • Page 36: Assigning A Control Change

    Operation–Setting mode KBD (Keyboard) The controller will specify the keyboard velocity. In Play mode, the main display will indicate “KyVel---” when you operate the Pitch Bend (or Mod Wheel) controller. PAD (Pad) The controller will specify the pad velocity. In this case, the velocity values being controlled by the Pitch Bend (or Mod Wheel) controller are for the note messages transmitted on the MIDI channel specified for the pads.

  • Page 37: Vector-x (vector-x Assignment)

    Use the main encoder to select the MIDI message you want to assign. NoAssign No MIDI message will be assigned to the Mod Wheel controller. If you select NoAssign, press the [ENTER] key to apply the setting. ( Step 5) A.Touch (AfterTouch) Assign keyboard aftertouch.

  • Page 38: Vector-y (vector-y Assignment)

    Operation–Setting mode Use the main encoder or the pads to select the MIDI channel on which the assigned MIDI message will be transmitted. The range is 1–16 (ch). ( p.4 “About the trigger pad functions–Input numerical values”) Press the [ENTER] key. The setting will be updated, and you will return to Play mode.

  • Page 39: Using The Switches In Two-parameter Mode

    CtrlChg# (Control Change) A control change message will be assigned to the switch. ProgChg (Program Change) Program change messages will be assigned to switches 1/2. If you choose ProgChg, press the OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [®] key to proceed to “MIDI Channel” (MIDI channel setting). ( Step 6) Press the OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [®] key to move to “Control Change Select”...

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    Operation–Setting mode Use the main encoder to select the switch you want to assign. "SW1" "SW2" Use the main encoder to select the MIDI message you want to assign. NoAssign No MIDI message will be assigned to the switch. If you choose NoAssign, press the [ENTER] key (blinking) to apply the setting.

  • Page 41: Pedal (pedal Assignment)

    [10] PEDAL (Pedal assignment) Here you can assign a MIDI message to a foot controller or expression pedal connected to the rear panel PEDAL jack, and specify the MIDI transmission channel. You can assign master volume, foot pedal, portamento time, volume, pan, expression, or control change (CC#) messages to the pedal.

  • Page 42: Assigning A Control Change

    Operation–Setting mode Press the [ENTER] key. The setting will be updated, and you will return to Play mode. If you want to keep the changes you’ve made, save them in Scene mode. If you turn off the power or select a different scene without saving, your changes will be discarded.

  • Page 43: Assigning A Control Change

    Sostenut (Sostenuto) Sostenuto (CC#66) messages will be assigned to the foot switch. Pressing the foot switch transmits a value of 127, and releasing it transmits a value of 0. In Play mode, the main display will indicate “Sostn--” when you operate the foot switch.

  • Page 44: Keyboard (keyboard Setting)

    Operation–Setting mode Press the OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [®] key to move to “Pedal Type” (select the type of pedal operation). (Green) (Green) Use the main encoder to select the type of pedal operation. Momt (Momentary) The assigned MIDI message will be transmitted with a value of 127 when you press the pedal, and with a value of 0 when you release the pedal.

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    Press the OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [®] key to move to “Velocity Type” (velocity type setting). (Green) (Green) Use the main encoder to select the velocity curve. If you select a curve, the setting will be saved when you press the [ENTER] key (blinking). ( Step 8) V-Curve1 –...

  • Page 46: Main Enc (main Encoder Assignment)

    Operation–Setting mode [13] MAIN ENC (Main Encoder assignment) Here you can assign a function to the main encoder. Tempo change, program change, or program change with bank select can be assigned to the main encoder. Hold down the [SETTING] key and press pad [13]. Now you can make Main Encoder settings, and the [SETTING] key and pad [13] will light.

  • Page 47: Message (message Setting)

    Press the OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [®] key to move to “MSB/LSB Select” (select the MSB and LSB). You can specify that either bank select MSB or LSB will vary when you hold down the [SETTING] key and turn the main encoder. The other byte (LSB or MSB) will have a fixed value.

  • Page 48: Ctrlchg (control Change Message)

    Operation–Setting mode CtrlChg (Control Change message) Use the main encoder or the pads to select the control change you want to transmit. The range is 0–127. ( p.4 “About the trigger pad functions–Input numerical values”) The selected parameter or the edited value will blink in the display. Press the OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [®] key to move to “Data”...

  • Page 49: Banksel (bank Select Message)

    If you want to keep the changes you’ve made, save them in Scene mode. If you turn off the power or select a different scene without saving, your changes will be discarded. For details, see “Scene mode–[16] WRITE” ( p.55). BankSel (Bank Select message) Use the main encoder or the pads to input the “MSB”...

  • Page 50: Usb-midi Port (usb-midi Port Setting)

    [15] USB-MIDI PORT (USB-MIDI Port setting) The USB-MIDI Port setting page lets you specify the USB-MIDI transmission port that each controller will use when the KONTROL49 is connected to a computer via USB. You can specify the transmission port separately for each controller.

  • Page 51: About The Kontrol49 And The Driver Ports

    B (USB Port B) The MIDI messages assigned to the controller will be transmitted to the computer application via port B. (See “About the KONTROL49 and the driver ports” below) Press the OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR [√] key to return to “Controller Select,”...

  • Page 52: Midi In Devices

    MIDI IN Port MIDI messages received by the KONTROL49’s MIDI IN connector are sent to the computer via this port. If you are using the KONTROL49 as a USB-MIDI interface, select this port in your MIDI software to receive input from external MIDI gear, such as other synthesizers, external sequencers, and so on.

  • Page 53: Pedal Polarity Setting

    +: Choose this if the connected pedal uses “+” (↑) polarity. –: Choose this if the connected pedal uses “–” (↓) polarity. Use the “–” setting if you’ve connected a Korg damper pedal (the optional DS-1H) or a Korg pedal switch (the optional PS-1). You should also use this setting if no pedal is connected to the PEDAL jack.

  • Page 54: Lcd Backlight Setting

    Operation–Setting mode LCD Backlight setting When you choose the LCD Backlight setting, the main display will indicate “LCD Backlight setting” (select the display to set). Use the main encoder to select the display for which you want to make backlight settings. Encd (Encoder) Specify the backlight color of the sub-displays when they are showing the encoders.

  • Page 55: Message Mode

    Alternatively, you can hold down the [EXIT] key and press the [MESSAGE] key; the main display will indicate “MesgPad?”, and the KONTROL49 will wait for you to select a message. From this state you can press a pad to transmit a message.

  • Page 56: Snap (snapshot Message)

    Operation–Message mode [2] SNAP (Snapshot message) This transmits the current values of the encoders and sliders (Snapshot function). This is useful when you want to transmit the MIDI messages assigned to the encoders and sliders so that they can be recorded at the beginning of a song on your sequencer, or used as initial settings for your DAW etc.

  • Page 57: Start (start Message)

    Pad [8] will briefly go dark, and the main display will indicate the tempo (to the first decimal place) of the timing clock messages the KONTROL49 is transmitting. Release the [MESSAGE] key to return to Play mode. If you hold down the [EXIT] key and press the [MESSAGE] key to select the Mode Lock state, you can set the tempo simply by pressing pad [8] without having to hold down the [MESSAGE] key.

  • Page 58: Scene Mode

    Alternatively, you can hold down the [EXIT] key and press the [SCENE] key; the main display will indicate “ScenePad?” and the KONTROL49 will wait for you to select a page (Mode Lock). Now you can press a pad to select a page.

  • Page 59: Midi Channel

    Never turn off the power while settings are being saved. Doing so may destroy internal data. [14] DUMP In the Dump page you can transfer data between the KONTROL49 and Editor Librarian software running on your computer. You can transfer both scene parameters and global data.

  • Page 60: Preload

    Operation–Scene mode If you are using the Editor Librarian software, the KONTROL49 will move to the Dump page automatically. [15] PRELOAD Here you can re-load any of the factory-preset scenes into the KONTROL49’s internal memory. You can load any of the twelve preset scenes into any scene number.

  • Page 61: Write

    [16] WRITE Here you can save the current controller assignments as a scene. You can save twelve different scenes in the KONTROL49’s internal memory. Hold down the [SCENE] key and press pad [16]. You will enter the WRITE page, and the [SCENE] key will light. The main display will show the current scene number, and the corresponding pad will blink.

  • Page 62: Appendices

    Appendices–Available MIDI messages Appendices Available MIDI messages The KONTROL49 lets you transmit the following MIDI messages. Channel messages Message Note-on Note-off Polyphonic Key Pressure Control Change/Mode Message Program Change Channel Aftertouch Pitch Bend Change *n: MIDI channel (0–F) System Realtime messages...

  • Page 63: Channel Mode Messages

    CC# (Hex) Function 083 (53) General Purpose Controller 8 084 (54) Portamento Control 085 (55) undefined 090 (5A) 091 (5B) Effect Depth (Reverb Send Level) 092 (5C) Effect Depth (Tremolo Depth) 093 (5D) Effect Depth (Chorus Send Level) 094 (5E) Effect Depth (Celeste Depth) 095 (5F) Effect Depth (Phase Depth)

  • Page 64: Preset Scene Name

    F7: End of exclusive Switching scenes When the KONTROL49 receives a message of [F0, 42, 4n, 6E, 02, 1F, 14, ss, F7] (ss=00: Scene number 1 – 0B: Scene number 12), it will switch to the specified scene. When the scene is switched, the KONTROL49 will transmit...

  • Page 65: Operation In Native Mode

    Power does not turn on • Is the power switch in the correct position? ( p.6) • Could the KONTROL49 be connected to your computer via a USB hub? If the display indicates “LowPower,” please use the AC adapter or a self- powered hub.

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    Appendices–Troubleshooting Connected external device or software does not synchronize • Could the KONTROL49’s MIDI Clock tempo be set to “Clock Off”? • Check the MIDI Clock settings of the connected device or software. Keyboard or pads do not transmit velocity •...

  • Page 67: Main Specifications

    Weight • 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.) Included items • AC adapter • USB cable • CD-ROM (containing KONTROL49 Editor Librarian software, scene templates, drivers) • Trigger pad name sheet and labels • Owner’s manual • Installation Guide • MIDI Implementation chart •...

  • Page 68: Index

    Index AC adapter... 5, 6, 59 Adjust the tempo... 17 Aftertouch ... 2, 27, 28, 29, 31, 60 All Note Off ... 49 All Note Off message ... 50 All Sound Off... 49 Available characters ... 22 Bank Select ... 40, 41 Bank Select message ...

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    MOD Wheel assignment ...30 Modulation wheel ...1, 2, 15, 60 Momentary ...14, 25, 38 Moving the cursor ...22 MSB ...43 Native Korg mode...58 Note message ...2, 25 Note No..57 NRPN ...1, 3, 20, 21, 23, 57 Octave setting ...18 OCTAVE SHIFT/CURSOR keys ...3, 19, 52...

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    Reset All Controller ... 49 RPN... 1, 3, 20, 21, 23, 57 Save ... 55 [SCENE] key ... 3, 52 Scene MIDI Channel... 53 Scene mode ... 8, 52 Scene set ... 12 Select Scene ... 52 [SETTING] key ... 3 Setting mode...

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    Please also retain your receipt as proof of purchase otherwise your product may be disqualified from the manufacturer’s or distributor’s warranty. 4015-2 Yanokuchi, Inagi-city, Tokyo 206-0812 Japan 1610 GH Printed in Japan      2004 KORG INC.

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