Using the arpeggiator
The arpeggiator is a function that automatically arpeggiates the notes of a chord
you play; i.e., sounds the notes one after the other. The microKORG's arpeggiator
provides six types of arpeggio pattern, and lets you adjust the duration (gate time)
of the notes that are sounded. The microKORG also provides a "step arpeggiator"
that lets you specify the on/off status of each note in the chord for as many as eight
steps, letting you create an even wider range of arpeggio patterns.
When you play the chord shown above on the keyboard,
the notes will be sounded as shown at the right. (TYPE: UP)
Select a program. ( p.8)
You can use the arpeggiator with either a synth program or a vocoder program,
but let's select synth program b.58 for this explanation.
Press the ARPEGGIATOR ON/OFF
Hold down a chord on the keyboard, and the arpeggiator will run.
Modifying the arpeggio
Turn the EDIT SELECT 2 knob to the ARPEG.A or ARPEG.B
Turn the edit control 1 –5 knobs to adjust the arpeggiator parameters, changing
the way that the arpeggiator is sounded.
key to make the key LED light.
For example if you selected ARPEG.A in step 4, the parameters shown in the
lower left diagram (below) will be selected as the knob functions. Turning knob
1 will change the tempo of the arpeggio, and turning knob 3 will change the
duration of the arpeggiated notes. Turning knob 4 will switch the arpeggio
pattern, changing the order in which the notes are sounded ( p.44). (For
details on each parameter, refer to the appropriate page.)
Refer to page 13 for a note regarding cases in which the value does not change.
Using the step arpeggiator to vary the arpeggio
If the EDIT SELECT 2 knob is turned to the ARPEG.A or ARPEG.B
the PROGRAM NUMBER 1 –5 keys will act as arpeggiator step keys, and will be
lit (the "on" state) for the number of valid steps.
When you press a step key to make the key LED blink (the "off" state), the note
of the corresponding step will change to a rest, and the resulting arpeggio will
change (see the diagram below). The Step Arpeggiator function lets you switch
each step of the arpeggio on/off in this way to modify the arpeggio that is
To change the number of valid steps in the arpeggio, set the EDIT SELECT 2
knob to ARPEG.B
and turn knob 4 . ( p.45)
When you press the ARPEGGIATOR ON/OFF
arpeggio will stop playing.
key (the key LED goes dark), the
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