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    Owner’s Manual...

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    • Be careful not to let metal objects get into the equipment. If some- thing does slip into the equipment, unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet. Then contact your nearest Korg dealer or the store where the equipment was purchased.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Additional features ...6 Printing conventions in this manual...7 Display screens in this manual...7 About your data ...7 COPYRIGHT WARNING ...7 Features of the D4 and their function ...8 1. Top panel...8 2. Rear panel ...11 3. Side panels ...12 4. Display screen...13 Connections ...15...

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    Using the [PAN] knobs to select/edit parameters...26 Canceling an edit (Undo/Redo) ...26 3. Tuning ...26 Tuning your guitar...26 Tuning your acoustic guitar ...27 Step 2. Creating/selecting a song ...28 1. Creating a new song ...28 2. Selecting a different song ...28 To select the previous-numbered song ...28 To select the next-numbered song ...28 To select a song directly by name or number ...28...

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    5. Loading/saving an effect user file...40 The file loaded at power-on...40 To save an effect user file ...41 To load an effect user file ...41 Initializing the effect user area ...41 Step 8. Rhythm & tempo settings ...42 1. Playing rhythm and metronome patterns...42 Selecting and playing a rhythm pattern ...42 Recording while listening to a rhythm pattern ...43 Changing the tempo of the rhythm ...43...

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    V-Track...61 RHYTHM...61 P.1 Rhythm Pattern ...61 P.2 Tempo...61 P.3 Beat ...61 P.4 RhythmLv: Rhythm volume ...61 LOCATE ...62 SONG SEL: Song select...62 P.1 Song Select: select a song ...62 SONG EDIT ...63 P.1 NameSong: edit the song name...63 P.2 CopySong: copy a song ...63 P.3 DelSong: Delete a song ...63 NEW SONG: Creating a new song ...64 P.1 SongGrade: specify the song grade ...64...

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    CABI/EQ ...74 1. CABINET ...74 2. BASS CABINET ...75 3. EQ ...76 4. MIC SIMULATOR ...77 MODULATION ...77 1. MODULATION ...77 AMBIENCE...79 1. DELAY ...79 2. AMBIENCE ...79 NR/GATE ...80 1. NR ...80 2. GATE ...80 Effect Program List ...81 Preset ...81 User ...81 Effect Chain List...82...

  • Page 8: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing the KORG D4 Digital Recorder. In order to take full advantage of the D4 and enjoy trouble- free operation, please read this manual carefully. After you have read this manual, please keep it for future reference.

  • Page 9: Printing Conventions In This Manual

    Printing conventions in this manual [ ]: Keys, and knobs on the panel of the D4 are enclosed in [square brackets]. “ ”: Parameters that appear in the display are enclosed in double quotation marks. Steps 1 2 3 ...: Steps in a procedure are indicated as 1 2 3 ...

  • Page 10: Features Of The D4 And Their Function

    You can register your eleven favorite effects to this knob, and select them simply by turning the knob. When the D4 is shipped from the factory, the eleven effects printed on the panel are the effects assigned to this knob. To assign your own favorites, refer to “Step...

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    6. FX WRITE [KNOB] key Press this key to register a favorite effect to the [PRE/ FAVE] knob. 7. FX WRITE [PROG] key After you’ve edited an effect, press this key to save your custom settings. 8. FX [GUITAR/MIC] key Press this key to apply an insert effect to the input as it’s being recorded.

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    bus. During playback, the sound is output from the [MASTER OUT] jacks at the volume specified by this fader. If you’ve selected “BOUNCE,” “MASTERING,” or “MP2” as the “REC MODE,” this fader adjusts the overall recording level of the tracks selected by “REC SELECT.”...

  • Page 13: Rear Panel

    Pressing this key will arm the D4 for recording (record- ready mode). The key will blink. In order to enter record-ready mode, you need to press the [PAN] knob(s) for the track(s) you wish to record - the selected track’s LED will light.

  • Page 14: Side Panels

    You can connect a pedal switch (sold separately: PS-1) to this jack for perform punch-in/out recording. 7. [USB] connector Use a USB cable to connect the D4 to your computer. (→p.53) 8. [DC 9V] connector Connect the included AC adapter to this connector.

  • Page 15: Display Screen

    4. Display screen 1. Page parameter display/Location counter display This area displays the current time location and parameter information. 2. Page guide display This area shows in which direction you can move (using the [CURSOR] keys) to access additional pages. 3.

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    13. Record mode icon These icons indicate the current recording mode. Set the [MODE] knob to “REC MODE” and use the [VALUE] dial to select the appropriate recording mode. INPUT: The input signal will be recorded. This is the normal recording mode. BOUNCE: In the BOUNCE recording mode, up to three tracks of playback and one external input can be bounced (mixed) down to one track;...

  • Page 17: Connections

    Connections The diagram below shows basic connections for the D4. Adapt these instructions as appropriate for your equip- ment, and make the necessary connections. The power must be turned off while you make connections. 1. Input Set the [INPUT 1] and [INPUT 2] switches appropriately for the input device you’ve connected.

  • Page 18: Inserting Or Removing A Card

    Inserting or removing a card In order to record on the D4, you will need a Compact- Flash card (which we’ll refer to simply as a “card” in this manual). 1. Inserting a card Insert the card with the label facing upward. Firmly push the card all the way into the card slot.

  • Page 19: Switching The Power On/standby

    AC power outlet. Never use any AC adapter other than the included one. 2. Turning the power on Here’s the correct way to turn on the power of the D4 and any other connected devices. 1 Lower the [MASTER] fader to 0.

  • Page 20: Switching The Power Off

    3. Switching the power off Make sure that operations such as song playback or recording are completed, and turn off the power by reversing the “Turning the power on” procedure from the previous page. Before you power-off, you must press the [STOP] key to save the song to the card.

  • Page 21: Listening To The Demo Songs

    1 Connect headphones or a monitor amp to the D4. (→p.15) 2 Turn on the power of the D4. (→p.17) 3 Set the [TRACK] fader of the D4 to 7, and the [MAS- TER] fader to 0. 4 Select the song that you want to play back.

  • Page 22: Quick Start

    (→p.55) If you format the CompactFlash card that was included with the D4, you will lose all the demo data (demo song and effect data) that it contained. Connect your guitar Connect a shielded cable (mono phone plug) to your guitar.

  • Page 23: Create A New Song

    Press the CURSOR [ ] key. An empty song named “NEW SONG” has now been created. Press the [EXIT] key The D4 will be in Play mode. 4. Assign the input Press the TRACK ASSIGN [1] key The key will light.

  • Page 24: Select An Effect

    CLIP. Use the [MASTER] fader and [PHONE] knob to adjust the monitor volume. Arm the D4 for recording Press the [REC] key to put the D4 into record-ready mode. The [REC] key will blink. Record! When you are ready to perform, press the [PLAY] key.

  • Page 25: Playback

    Quick start 7. Playback Press the [REW] key The time location will return to the beginning of the song. Disarm the recording track If the [REC SELECT] LED of the track you specified as the recording track in “4. Record” is still lit, press the [PAN] knob corresponding to that track again, and the LED will go dark.

  • Page 26: Operation

    [MODE] knob. Play mode This is the default mode that the D4 will enter when you first turn the power on. Here you can play back and record a song. The display shows a counter.

  • Page 27: Selecting And Editing Parameters

    Tuner Press the TRACK ASSIGN [1] key and [2] key simulta- neously to access the Tuner sub-mode. Next, use the TRACK ASSIGN [1] key or [2] key to select the input ([INPUT 1] or [INPUT 2]) signal that you want to send to the tuner.

  • Page 28: Using The [pan] Knobs To Select/edit Parameters

    Undo is maintained until the next time you record or per- form a track editing operation. 3. Tuning The D4 has a built-in tuner function. This lets you tune an instrument that is connected to the [INPUT 1] or [INPUT 2] jack, or tune an instrument using the internal mic.

  • Page 29: Tuning Your Acoustic Guitar

    5 Exit Tuner mode. Press the [EXIT] key to exit Tuner mode. Tuning your acoustic guitar Here’s how you can use the D4’s internal mic to tune your acoustic guitar. 1 Select the internal mic. Set the [INPUT 2] switch to (MIC) INT.

  • Page 30: Step 2. Creating/selecting A Song

    Step 2. Creating/selecting a song 1. Creating a new song Before you can begin recording, you must create a new blank song. 1 Set the [MODE] knob to “NEW SONG.” 2 Select the song grade. The display will indicate “SngGrade.” Use the [VALUE] dial to select the song grade (record- ing quality) that’s appropriate for the desired record- ing quality and/or time.

  • Page 31: Changing The Name Of A Song

    Here’s how to record on two tracks simultaneously. 1 Connect the input device. Lower the D4’s [MASTER] fader, set the [INPUT 1] and [INPUT 2] switches both to LINE, and connect your keyboard etc. to the [INPUT 1] and [INPUT 2] jacks.

  • Page 32: Additional Recording

    2. Additional recording Using virtual tracks to record The D4 is a four-track recorder, but each track has 8 virtual tracks (A–H). You can record on any of the virtual tracks. 1 Select the virtual track on which you will record.

  • Page 33: Punch-in/out - Re-recording A Portion Of A Track

    want to listen to previously-recorded backing tracks while you record a lead guitar performance. 1 Select the track that you want to record. When you press the TRACK ASSIGN [1] or [2] key, the key you pressed will light. Press one of the [PAN] knobs to select the recording track.

  • Page 34: Auto Punch-in/out - Re-recording A Pre- Specified Region Of The Track

    “0” if you want to begin recording immediately, or to about “2” if you need some playback time to get ready. 4 Press the [REC] key to put the D4 in record-ready mode. 5 Begin Auto-Punch In / Out recording.

  • Page 35: Combining Multiple Tracks

    final stereo mix. Bounce recording can mix previously recorded tracks together with an external input source as the D4 records. Combining tracks 1–4 onto two tracks — Mastering 1 Select “Mastering” as the “REC MODE” mode.

  • Page 36: Step 4. Playback

    Step 4. Playback This section explains basic various playback features available on the D4. 1. Playback 1 Select the song that you want to play back, and set the time location. To select a song, set the [MODE] knob to “SONG SEL”, and then use the [VALUE] dial to display the...

  • Page 37: Step 5. Viewing And Changing The Time Location

    Step 5. Viewing and changing the time location This section explains how to use the counter display, how to use locate points, and how to select a different time location within a song. 1. Changing the format of the counter display The counter display format shown in Play mode can be switched according to your needs.

  • Page 38: Moving To The In Or Out Points You Registered

    You can perform steps 2–3 even during playback. If you want to save the registered locate points as part of the song data, press the [STOP] key to save the song. If you turn off the power without saving the song, the locate points you registered will not be preserved.

  • Page 39: Step 7. Using Effects

    Step 7. Using effects The effects section of the D4 provides 93 types of effects. It contains 100 preset effect programs and 100 user effect programs that combine these effects in various ways. The preset memories contain effect programs created by pro- fessional musicians and studio engineers.

  • Page 40: Using The Master Effect

    Using the master effect One master effect processor is built into the D4, and can be applied to the tracks during playback, during “Master- ing” or during “Bounce” recording. Use the “Send” (send level) of each track to adjust the depth of the effect being applied to that track.

  • Page 41: Editing An Effect

    To work with a specific chain, you must begin by selecting an effect program that uses the desired chain. (→p.81) For example if you want to edit your own program based on [CHAIN A], choose the “GUITAR/MIC” effect type, and select the preset program “ALICE”. If you want to edit your own program based on [CHAIN 1], choose the “MASTER”...

  • Page 42: Using The Favorite Knob

    Using the Favorite knob to select an effect When the D4 is shipped from the factory, the eleven effects printed on the panel are registered to the Favorite knob. 1 Turn the knob to select an effect.

  • Page 43: To Save An Effect User File

    The settings of the Favorite knob will return to their factory- set state. This will overwrite the D4’s internal user area, so if you want to save the current contents of the user area, you’ll need to perform the procedure described in “To save an effect user file”...

  • Page 44: Step 8. Rhythm & Tempo Settings

    1. Playing rhythm and metronome patterns The D4 contains 87 various rhythm patterns, ranging from simple metronome patterns to more complex drums phrases designed for a particular style of music (→p.91).

  • Page 45: Recording While Listening To A Rhythm Pattern

    To change the tempo, select the rhythm pattern, and then edit “TEMPO” to set the tempo, as described in “3. Adjust the tempo” in the previous section. Step 9. Song editing The D4 provides the following editing operations for managing songs: Renaming a song. Copying a song.

  • Page 46: Delete Song - Deleting A Song

    4 Select the copy destination song number (“Dest- Song”). Turn the [VALUE] dial to select song “2,” and press the CURSOR [ ] key. 5 Execute the Copy operation. The display will ask “Copy OK?” When you press the CURSOR [ ] key, the copy operation will be exe- cuted.

  • Page 47: Step 10. Track Editing

    Step 10. Track editing The D4 provides the following track editing operations: Copy Track: copies a portion a track (or the entire track) Insert: inserts blank space into a track Erase: erases the data from a specific area of a track Delete: removes a specific area of a track...

  • Page 48: Insert Track "instrack" - Inserting A Blank Space

    Beginning (time zero) of the song LOC 1 (IN) “In” location you specified in 1 “Out” location you specified in 1 LOC 2 (OUT) Last recorded time location of the song To use the time location you specified in Step 1, select “LOC 1 (IN).”...

  • Page 49: Erase Track "erstrack" - Erasing A Track

    example, select “1.” Then press the CURSOR [ 5 Set the “In Time” and “Out Time.” Use the [VALUE] dial to specify each locate point. After you’ve specified the locate points, press the CURSOR [ ] key. (Refer to “Copying a track”) You can press the [PLAY] key to hear approximately two sec- onds of playback starting at the selected time location.

  • Page 50: Delete Track "deltrack" - Deleting A Track

    Delete Track “DelTrack” — deleting a track This operation deletes (removes) the specified region (In– Out) of a recorded track. When data is deleted, the data fol- lowing the deleted region (i.e., the data following the Out location) will be moved toward the beginning of the song. Here’s how to delete the In–Out region of track 1.

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    1 Store the In and Out time locations in the [IN (LOC1)] key and [OUT (LOC2)] key. The “To” time will be set later in this procedure. 2 Select “TRK EDIT” mode. Set the [MODE] knob to “TRK EDIT.” 3 Select the Expansion/Compression operation. Use the [VALUE] dial to select “ExpTrack,”...

  • Page 52: Copy Virtual Track "cpyv-trk" - Copying To A Virtual Track

    You can press the [UNDO] key to return to the state prior to executing this operation. (→p.26) The amount of time required to complete this operation (the “Finish!” display) is determined by the length of the speci- fied region (In–Out). Copy Virtual Track “CpyV-Trk”...

  • Page 53: Step 11. Mixdown

    Adjust the level and pan etc. of each track, and play back to check the song. 2 Connect your external recording device. Connect the [MASTER OUT] jack of the D4 to your ] key. tape recorder or MD recorder, etc.

  • Page 54: Creating A Stereo Mp2 File

    MP2 song file that can be played on your computer. An MP2 song that you have created this way can be played back on the D4, but there are several limitations on how it can be edited.

  • Page 55: Making Usb Connections To Your Computer

    Before using a CompactFlash card, the card must be format- ted by the D4 itself. Cards formatted on a computer or digital camera etc. will not be recognized by the D4. 1. Making USB connections to your computer The D4 has a [USB] connector for direct connection to your computer, making it quick and easy to back up your important song data.

  • Page 56: Saving Song Files Via Card

    Load a file Save a file Save a file Card 1 Turn off the power of the D4, and remove the card. (→p.16) 2 Insert the card as described in the manual of your card reader. 3 Back up the data onto your computer.

  • Page 57: Card Management

    The presence or absence of this file will not affect the operation of the D4. If this file does not exist, the first song will be used. 5. Card Recovery result (CDRECVRY.LOG) and Format result (FORMAT.LOG)

  • Page 58: Mode Parameters

    Mode parameters This section explains the parameters that appear in the dis- play for each mode you select using the Mode knob. REC MODE Select the recording mode Here you can select the recording mode. The mixer settings will change according to the mode you select, allowing you to execute the desired type of recording.

  • Page 59: System

    SYSTEM P.1 MixerSys: Mixer settings 1. AutoIn ... [Off, On] If this setting is on, the input source for the track(s) that are record-enabled by “REC SELECT” will be automati- cally switched according to the state of the recorder. When using punch recording, we suggest you turn this setting “On.”...

  • Page 60: Trk Edit: Track Editing Operations

    TRK EDIT: Track editing operations Use these operations to edit the tracks you’ve recorded. These editing operations will affect the virtual track (A– H) you’ve selected in “V-TRK” mode for each track 1–4. The region of time to be edited can be specified when you exe- cute each editing operation;...

  • Page 61: Erstrack: Erase Data From A Track

    3. OutTime... Specify the ending time in the edit source track. 4. Ins OK? ... [Yes, No] Select “Yes” and press the CURSOR [ the operation. P.3 ErsTrack: Erase data from a track This operation erases the track data in the In–Out region of the edit destination track (“EraseTo”).

  • Page 62: Cpyv-trk: Copy A Virtual Track

    4. InTime ... Specify the starting time in the edit source track. 5. OutTime... Specify the ending time in the edit source track. 6. ToTime ... Specify the starting time in the edit destination track. For the procedure, refer to “1. Track editing: Copying a track” in “Step 10.

  • Page 63: V-track

    V-Track Here you can select the virtual track for each track. Each track has eight virtual tracks: “A”–“H.” Select one of these virtual tracks for recording/playback on each track. Track editing operations other than “CpyVTrk,” “DelVTrk” will affect the virtual track you select here. Other virtual tracks will not be affected by your editing operations.

  • Page 64: Locate

    LOCATE Here you can change the format of the counter display, and use the counter to change the current time location. 1. Counter ... In “LOCATE” mode, turning the [VALUE] dial will change the counter display format. When you press the CURSOR [ ] key, the counter display will blink, and you can use the [VALUE] dial to move the time location.

  • Page 65: Song Edit

    SONG EDIT Here you can edit and rename songs. These editing operations cannot be Undone after execution. P.1 NameSong: edit the song name Here you can edit the name of the currently selected song. Refer to “3. Changing the name of a song” in “Step 2. Cre- ating or selecting a song”...

  • Page 66: New Song: Creating A New Song

    NEW SONG: Creating a new song Here you can create a new song. P.1 SongGrade: specify the song grade 1. SongGrade ... [Hiq, Std, Eco] Select the song grade (recording quality) for the song you want to create. Hiq (High Quality): best audio quality Std (Standard): standard audio quality Eco (Economy): longest recording time CARD...

  • Page 67: Cdfxload: Loading An Effect User File

    Select the format type. Std: Standard formatting. Full: Complete formatting. If you’re using the card with the D4 for the first time, select “Full” to perform a complete format. Mode parameters Choose this mode when you want to connect the D4 to your computer.

  • Page 68: Effect Parameters

    Effect parameters Effect types Use the four effect type keys ([GUITAR/MIC], [INSERT/ GTR+VO)], [MASTER], and [FINAL]) to select an effect type. (This selection determines the location in the signal path where the effect will be inserted.) Each effect program is based on one of the eleven different “chains”...

  • Page 69: Fx: Effects

    [CHAIN 5] This chain is suitable for an acoustic instru- mentalist/vocalist. Trk 1 / 3 Guitar COMP/AC SIM Trk 2 / 4 Vocal MIC SIM [CHAIN 6] This chain is suitable for an instrumentalist/ vocalist. Trk 1 / 3 Guitar CABI Vocal LIMITER...

  • Page 70: Amp: Amplifier

    P.3 AMP: amplifier Press the CURSOR [ ] key to make “AMP” blink, or press [PAN] knob 2 to select this module. 1. EffctSel ...[off, E.01...***] Selects the type of amp simulator. 1a. GAIN... [1...10] Use the [PAN 1] knob to edit. 1b.

  • Page 71: Fxretbal: Effect Return Balance Setting

    P.10 FxRetBal: effect return balance setting Press the CURSOR [ ] key to select this parameter. 1. FxRetBal ... [L30...cnt...R30] If you’ve selected MASTER as the effect type, this parame- ter adjusts the stereo balance of the return from the effect to the master bus.

  • Page 72: Pan: Pan

    PAN: pan You can use the D4’s knobs to adjust the pan and sends, edit the effects, and adjust amp settings as easily as when using an analog mixer or effect processor. The function of the knobs is switched automatically according to the mode you select.

  • Page 73: Effect Modules

    Effect modules This section defines the effect parameters available for each effect module. The effect modules that can be selected will depend on the chain. (→p.82) DYNA 1. LIMITER LIMITER This limits the peaks of the input signal to the specified level. 1.

  • Page 74: Amp

    1. AMP SIMULATOR/DRIVE BTQ CL (BOUTIQUE CL) The clean channel of a 100W high-quality hand-made amp. (Recommended CAB: UK H30) 1. GAIN ... [1...10]: Adjusts the amount of distortion. 2. TREBLE ... [1...10]: Adjusts the high-range level. 3. MIDDLE ... [1...10]: Adjusts the mid-range level. 4.

  • Page 75: Bass Amp Simulator

    2. BASS AMP SIMULATOR B VALVE A vacuum tube amp with the ULTRA LO switch turned on. (Recommended CAB: CLS8X10) 1. MID FC ... [1...5]: Adjusts the mid-range frequency. 2. TREBLE ... [1...10]: Adjusts the high-range level. 3. MIDDLE ... [1...10]: Adjusts the mid-range level. 4.

  • Page 76: Synth

    4. SYNTH SYNTH This models a chromatic guitar synth. 1. OSC TYPE ... [1...16]: Selects the oscillator type. 1: Sawtooth wave 2 octaves down 2: Sawtooth wave 1 octave down 3: Sine wave 1 octave down 4: Sawtooth wave 5: Sine wave 6: Sawtooth wave 1 octave up 7: Sine wave...

  • Page 77: Bass Cabinet

    open backed cab using four 10" 8 Ohm speakers, wired in parallel for a total of 2 Ohms impedance. Although origi- nally intended for bass guitar, this speaker rocks for many different styles. VOX AC15 This is a 1x12" open backed combo using the famed VOX Blue Alnico speaker, manufactured by Celestion in Ipswich, England.

  • Page 78

    B MD4X10 (Modern 4X10) This models a modern cabinet containing four 10 inch speakers. B MT4X10 (Metal 4X10) This models a cabinet containing four 10 inch aluminum- coned speakers. B CL8X10 (Classic 8X10) This models a classic cabinet containing eight 10 inch speakers. B UK4X12 This models a UK-manufactured cabinet containing four 12 inch speakers.

  • Page 79: Mic Simulator

    When using the built-in condenser mic of the D4, you can simulate the mic that is most appropriate for the source being recorded.

  • Page 80

    FLANGER ST FLNGE (STEREO FLANGER) These effects give the sound modulation and a sense of pitch movement. 1. TIME... [1...10]: Adjusts the delay time, controlling the frequency range at which the effect will apply. Adjusting this toward 0 will cause the modulation to occur at a higher pitch.

  • Page 81: Ambience

    OCTAVE This effect generates a sound one octave below the input, which can be mixed into the original sound to give it more “bottom end.” This may not operate correctly if you play multiple strings simultaneously, or if you play low notes. 1.

  • Page 82: Nr/gate

    PP DELAY (STEREO PING PONG DELAY) This is a stereo delay in which the sound bounces between left and right. 1. TIME ... [0...1.75s]: Adjusts the delay time. 2. FEEDBACK...[0...10]: Adjusts the feedback (delay repeats). 3. TONE ... [0...10]: Adjusts the tone of the delayed sound. 4.

  • Page 83: Effect Program List

    Effect Program List Preset Prog name Chain No. For Prog name Chain No. For 00 BTQ CLN #A E.Guitar 25 EC WAH #C E.Guitar 01 BLK2X12 #A E.Guitar 26 DLY SOLO 02 TWD4X10 #A E.Guitar 27 B SLAP #C Bass Guitar 03 AC30TB #A E.Guitar 28 B FING...

  • Page 84: Effect Chain List

    Effect Chain List For each chain, the following effects can be selected. CHAIN A AMP - CABI - NR - MOD [AMP] [CABI/EQ] [MOD] CABINET E.01 BTQ CL BLK 2X10 CHORUS E.02 BLK 2X12 BLK 2X12 FLANGER E.03 TWD 1X12 TWD 1X12 MODDELAY E.04 TWD 4X10...

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  • Page 86: Appendices

    Appendices Troubleshooting No sound Is the power of the D4 and/or connected devices turned on? (→p.17) Is the amp or headphone connection correct? Can’t hear the playback The [MASTER] fader or [PHONE LEVEL] knob may have been set to “0.”...

  • Page 87: Effect Does Not Apply

    Can’t record two tracks simultaneously The “EFFECT ASSIGN” (effect insert location) may have been set to “GUITAR/MIC.” → If this is set to “GUITAR/MIC,” only one track can be recorded simultaneously. Input sound or recorded sound contains noise or distortion Is the [INPUT LEVEL] knob raised to an appropriate level? →...

  • Page 88: Rhythm

    → Turn off the power, re-insert the card, and then turn the power on once again. Display indicates “CdRecvry” Did you turn off the power of the D4 while the card was being accessed? (→p.55) → It is possible that the data in the card has been dam- aged.

  • Page 89: Usb

    → Re-connect the cable. Is the D4 in USB mode? (→p.53) Depending on the computer hardware you are using, your computer may be unable to recognize the D4 via a USB con- nection. Your computer does not release the D4 The procedure will depend on the operating system of your computer.

  • Page 90: Error Messages

    CrdRetry The card cannot be detected correctly, or is in a state in which access is not possible. → Insert a card. If a card is already inserted, turn off the power, re-insert the card, and then turn the power on once again.

  • Page 91

    200%). → Re-set the time settings to appropriate values. UndoOver The Undo memory area of the D4 is full. → Execute “CdRecvry” (→p.55). If an error message still appears, use “DelV-Trk” (→p.50) to delete unneeded tracks. If the message still appears, delete unneeded songs.

  • Page 92

    → This will appear after the “CardFull” warning has appeared. If you select “Yes,” you will be unable to Undo, but the recording you just made will be saved. If you select “No,” the recording will be discarded and not saved to the card. Wr?>STOP In Effect mode, writing is not possible since the recorder is running.

  • Page 93: Rhythm Pattern List

    Rhythm pattern list Metro01 Metro01 Metro01 Metro01 Metro02 Metro02 Metro02 Metro02 3/4_1 3/4_2 Metro01 8beat09 16beat09 Rock08 Metro02 8beat10 16beat10 Rock09 8beat01 16beat01 16beat11 Metal 8beat02 16beat02 Rock01 R&R 8beat03 16beat03 Rock02 Funk01 8beat04 16beat04 Rock03 Funk02 8beat05 16beat05 Rock04 Funk03 8beat06 16beat06...

  • Page 94: Specifications

    Specifications <Recorder section> 4 tracks × 8 virtual tracks Number of tracks: 4 tracks simultaneous playback/2 tracks simultaneous playback Recording format: 16 bit MPEG1 Layer 2 compression 32 kHz Recording time: Hi Quality = approx. 44 minutes/1 when using 64 MB track Standard = approx.

  • Page 95: Included Items

    LINE Input impedance: 22 kΩ Rated level –30dBu (INPUT LEVEL=Max) +4dBu (INPUT LEVEL=Min) Maximum level –18dBu (INPUT LEVEL=Max) +16dBu (INPUT LEVEL=Min) Source impedance: 600Ω Input impedance: 10 kΩ: 6.3 mm phone jack (unbal- anced) 10 kΩ: XLR-3-31 type (balanced) When using phone jack (unbalanced) Rated level –52dBu (INPUT LEVEL=Max) –16dBu (INPUT LEVEL=Min)

  • Page 96: Index

    Index AC adapter ... 17 Auto Punch-In/Out ... 32 Back up... 53 Beat ... 42 Bounce... 33 Card ... 16, 54, 55 Card Recovery ... 55 Chain ... 38 CompactFlash ... 16 Computer... 52 Connection ... 15 Counter display ... 35 Demo song...

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    Playback... 34 Double-speed playback... 34 Half-speed playback ... 34 Power ... 17 Preset ... 37 Punch-In/Out Manual punch-in... 31 Recording... 29 Recording method... 29 Recording track... 29 Redo... 26 Removable Disk... 53 Rhythm ... 42 Volume of the rhythm ... 42 Rhythm pattern...

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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  2005 KORG INC.

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