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Korg ER-1mkII Owner's Manual: Song Mode; Selecting A Song; Setting The Playback Tempo; Using The Dial To Set The Tempo

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5. Song mode

A song consists of patterns arranged in the desired order of play-
back.
You can create and save up to sixteen songs in the internal
memory of the ER-1
II. In addition to pattern playback, songs
mk
can also record rhythms and knob movements.
Press the Song mode key to enter Song mode.
Selecting a song
SONG
Use the cursor keys to make the parameter select LEDs indicate
SONG.
Rotate the dial to select one of the sixteen songs S01 to S16.
Setting the playback tempo
TEMPO
• Using the dial to set the tempo
Use the cursor keys to make the parameter select LEDs indicate
TEMPO. Rotate the dial to set the tempo.
• Using the tap tempo key to set
the tempo
While the song is playing, strike the TAP key three times or
more in succession at the desired tempo. The ER-1
culate the interval at which the TAP key was pressed, and will
set the tempo accordingly. The tempo can be set in the same
way even when playback is stopped.
When you use the cursor keys to make the parameter select
LEDs indicate TEMPO, and the tempo you modified will ap-
pear in the display.
If you modify the tempo of a song but then switch to an-
other song without Writing, the first song will return to its
original tempo. If you wish to keep the tempo setting you
modified, you must perform the Write operation (refer to
p.37 "Saving a song").
Playing a song (Song Play)
Press the Play/Pause key to begin playing the song. The song
will begin playing from the pattern of the currently selected
position. When the song ends, playback will automatically stop.
It is not possible to save edited sounds in a song. Please
use Pattern mode to edit sounds.
What is Position?
"Position" refers to the playback or recording order of the pat-
terns within the song, and is the unit by which you edit a song.
Fast-forward or rewind a song
S01...S16
During song playback, you can use the SELECT keys to fast-
forward or rewind. To fast-forward, press the [
To rewind, press the [
20...300
Switching songs
It is not possible to switch songs during playback, but it is pos-
sible to select the song number beforehand. If you select a song
number during playback, the display will blink to indicate the
selected number. When the currently playing song ends, play-
back will stop, and the newly selected number will now be
steadily lit. Press the Play/Pause key to playback the selected
II will cal-
mk
song.
Playing from the beginning of a
position or song (Reset & Play)
While a song is playing, you can hold down the SHIFT key and
press the Play/Pause key to start playback from the beginning
of the pattern specified for the currently-playing position. In
addition, you can press the Play/Pause key while a song is play-
ing to pause the playback, and then hold down the SHIFT key
and press the Play/Pause key to playback from the beginning
of the song.
5.Song mode
] SELECT key.
] SELECT key.
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