1. Selecting and playing a program
The microKORG contains 128 programs that you can select and play immediately.
Programs are arranged in Banks. Each bank contains two "Sides", and each side
contains eight programs. To select different programs, use the front panel PRO-
GRAM SELECT knob and PROGRAM NUMBER keys. As an example, here's how
to select program "b.26".
Press the BANK SIDE key to select "b" as the program side.
The BANK SIDE key will light when side B is selected, and will be dark when
side A is selected.
Turn the PROGRAM SELECT knob to the TECHNO/HOUSE
The display will indicate "2" as the program bank.
Press the 6 key to select the program number.
Notice that the SYNTH/VOCODER LED for the SYNTH position is lit.
The program will change at the moment you switch either the Side, Bank, or
Play the keyboard to hear the sound.
You can use the OCTAVE SHIFT UP or DOWN keys to shift the pitch range of
the keyboard. ( p.9)
EDIT SELECT 2
2. Modifying the sound
On the microKORG, you can modify the sound to add expression to your perfor-
mance by turning the edit control knobs 1 –5 , by moving the PITCH or MOD
wheels, or by the way that you play the keyboard.
Try out various ways to modify the selected program.
Using the Performance Edit function to modify the sound
When both the upper and lower SYNTH/VOCODER LEDs are lit, the Performance
Edit function is active. In this state, the edit control knobs 1 –5 are automatically
assigned to control the parameters listed below. Turn these knobs to control the
sound in realtime.
When using Performance Edit, the display shows the program number.
Performance Edit will be cancelled if you turn the EDIT SELECT 1 or EDIT
SELECT 2 knob to select a different section, or if you hold down the SHIFT key
and press the BANK SIDE key. To enable the Performance Edit function, press
the PROGRAM NUMBER key that is lit.
When Performance Edit is active, you can edit the sound in the following ways.
Knob 1: CUTOFF
Adjusts the cutoff frequency of the filter. This will affect the brightness of the
sound. Normally, turning the knob toward the left will darken the sound, and
turning it toward the right will brighten the sound.
PROGRAM NUMBER keys 1–8
Edit control knobs 1–5