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    AC adapter from the wall outlet. Please also retain your receipt as proof of purchase other- Then contact your nearest Korg dealer or the store wise your product may be disqualified from the manufac- where the equipment was purchased.

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    DATA HANDLING Data stored in memory may occasionally be lost due to incorrect user action. Be sure to save your important data to a memory card. KORG will not be responsible for damages caused by data loss. LCD DISPLAY Some pages of the manuals show LCD screens along with an explanation of operation and functionality.

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    THE BALANCE SLIDER When turning the instrument on, please be assured the BALANCE slider is set to the cen- ter. This sets both Sequencer 1 (SEQ1) and Sequencer 2 (SEQ2) to their maximum level. This will avoid you start a Song without hearing anything.

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    HOW TO… Keyboard Song Play mode …select a Sound Program …play a Song (Standard MIDI File) …select a Performance …see the Lyrics …play a Sound Program across the …see the Song tracks whole keyboard, as with a piano …start both Sequencers at the same time 18, 80 …split the keyboard in two …add sounds to the right hand...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Start up ........10 Connecting Liverpool to a Master keyboard ..36 Connecting the AC power adapter .

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    Style Record mode ......52 Page 8 - Track: Internal/External ....79 The Style’s structure .

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    Program operating mode ....106 Navigation tools ......133 Main page .

  • Page 9: Introduction


  • Page 10: Welcome

    1. WELCOME! USEFUL LINKS Thank you for purchasing the Korg Professional Arranger Liverpool. Your preferred KORG dealer also carries a wide range This instrument is an ideal keyboard for song produc- of Korg hardware and software accessories. Please ask tion it lets you select a desired musical style and gen- —...

  • Page 11: About This Manual

    ABOUT THIS MANUAL LOADING THE OPERATING SYSTEM This manual is divided in three sections: Your Liverpool can be constantly updated as new ver- sions of the operating system are released by KORG. • A Basic Guide, containing an overview of the...

  • Page 12: Start Up

    This slider Warning: Use only the supplied adapter, or an adapter controls the volume of the suggested by Korg. Other adapters may look similar, sound going to the internal but they may damage your instrument! speakers, the L/MONO & RIGHT OUTPUTS, and the TURNING THE INSTRUMENT ON AND OFF HEADPHONES connector.

  • Page 13: Audio Outputs

    Be careful not to make it distort (or “clip”). Here is how to set the volume of the connected device: • if the sound heard on Liverpool’s outputs is too low, you should increase the output level of the connected device. •...

  • Page 14: Front Panel

    8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Power switch ( ) SONG PLAY This button enters Song Play mode. Here This turns the Liverpool's power on or off. you can play back 16-track Standard MIDI MASTER VOLUME Files (SMF), ".MID," or ".KAR" files from...

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    Front panel SD CARD This button doubles as a PREVIOUS EVENT func- This button recalls the Card edit environment, where tion for the Backing Sequence and Song modes (see you can execute various operations on files and cards chapters 12 and 13). (Load, Save, Format, etc…).

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    You can reset all ‘frozen’ notes and controllers 18 FILL 1–2 (NOTE LENGTH) buttons on the Liverpool and any instrument connected to its These two buttons trigger a fill-in. Press them twice (LED MIDI OUT, by using the “Panic” key combination. Just...

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    Front panel START+STOP LEDs ON See the relevant chapter devoted to each operating mode or edit environment, to see their “maps” in detail. When both LEDs are lit-up, raising your hand from the keyboard momentarily will 29 PAGE -/+ stop the Style from playing. If you play a After pressing MENU to open a menu, use these but- chord again, the Style starts again.

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    Front panel 34 TEMPO/VALUE section VOLUME While you are in the main pages of any operating mode, select a track and use The DIAL and the DOWN/- and UP/+ buttons can be these buttons to change the track’s vol- used to control the Tempo, assign a different value to ume.

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    Front panel 44 PROGRAM/PERFORMANCE section 39 CHORD SCANNING section In Style Play and Backing Sequence mode, use these buttons to define the way chords are recognized by the Use these buttons to open the Program Select or Perfor- arranger. mance Select window, and select a Program or a Perfor- mance.

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    Front panel 49 SEQUENCER TRANSPORT CONTROLS - SEQ1 Note: The Master Transpose has no effect on tracks set to and SEQ2 Drum mode (and, even if set in a different status, on the Drum and Percussion tracks). See “Page 14 - Track: Mode” The instrument is equipped with two sequencers on page 46, and “Page 7 - Track: Mode”...

  • Page 21: Display And User Interface

    Display and User Interface Display controls 4. DISPLAY AND USER INTERFACE The display shows the current status of the Liverpool command appearing along the last line using the F-1– and its performance and editing parameters. You can F-4 buttons. You can vary many of the parameter’s val-...

  • Page 22: Interface Structure

    Display and User Interface Interface structure Song Play 4 Realtime tracks, 2 x 16 Song Tracks, When opening an edit environment or a selecting page, 4 Pads. the current operating mode is still working in the back- ground. Backing Sequence 4 Realtime tracks, 8 Style tracks, 4 Pads.

  • Page 23: Message Windows

    Display and User Interface Message windows SYMBOLS AND ICONS Edit environment. (See diagram at the bottom of this page). When you press GLOBAL or SD CARD, an edit Many icons and symbols, on the custom display, show environment overlaps the current operating mode. the status of a parameter or the display content.

  • Page 24: Rear Panel

    SD card, and observe Use this to connect a continuous or footswitch pedal, the instructions regarding care and han- like the KORG EXP2 or XVP10. To program it, see “P/S dling. (Pedal/Switch)” on page 127. Note: Take care to insert the SD card in the correct direction...

  • Page 25: Basic Guide


  • Page 26: Basic Operations

    Basic operations Playing on the keyboard 6. BASIC OPERATIONS PLAYING ON THE KEYBOARD SELECTING, MUTING/UNMUTING AND SOLOING A TRACK Just play on the keyboard. You will hear the Realtime tracks playing. There are four Realtime tracks: Upper Selecting. Use the VOLUME/VALUE (A–H) buttons to 1–3 and Lower.

  • Page 27: Selecting A Performance

    Basic operations Selecting a Performance SELECTING A PERFORMANCE The Performance Select window appears. There are 8 Performances for each bank. A Performance is a set of Programs and settings for the Last selected Performance Keyboard and Style tracks, that makes selecting com- plex combinations live fast and easy.

  • Page 28: Selecting A Style

    Basic operations Selecting a Style Use the leftmost PROGRAM/PERFORMANCE The Style Select window appears. button to select a row of Program banks (upper, lower). Select the PROGRAM/PERFORMANCE bank con- taining the Program you are looking for (Program banks are identified by instrument names). Each bank has one or two pages, each page con- taining up to eight Styles.

  • Page 29: Tutorial

    The Style Select window appears. Play your chords and your melody. The selected Style Go on playing. As you may notice, the Liverpool fea- tures a very sophisticate chord recognition engine. Rec- ognized chords are shown in the display. Make a break—or should we say “a fill”? During your playing, you are free to call a one-bar break.

  • Page 30: Playing In Realtime (without Using Automatic Accompaniment)

    OK, you could say: “Oh, that’s easy, I know how to do (Without using Automatic Accompaniment) it, I can just press that big red START/STOP button As soon as you turn your Liverpool on, it is in Style again”. Play mode, and you can play it in realtime. Please fol- Yes, you are perfectly right.

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    Tutorial Playing in Realtime (Without using Automatic Accompaniment) Select Performance 1-1 (“Grand Piano”) again. Mute/unmute various tracks. As above: press Performance bank 1, and use the A Press both H VOLUME/VALUE buttons. You will mute VOLUME/VALUE buttons to select Performance 1-1. the Lower track.

  • Page 32: Recording A Song (simultaneously Recording T He Style And Realtime Performance)

    Tutorial Recording a Song (Simultaneously recording the Style and realtime performance) RECORDING A SONG If you think the selected Style is not what you like for your backing tracks, select a different (Simultaneously recording the Style and one. realtime performance) (see “Selecting a Style”...

  • Page 33: Playing A Song

    Tutorial Playing a Song Finish the recording. Press the [F-1] button to select the SD card (SD). PRESS PLAY/STOP (SEQ1) and the Recording status will be gone. Both Backing Sequence tracks (RT and Ch/Acc) will be set to the PLAY status. 10 Listen to the Song.

  • Page 34: Editing A Song

    Sequence mode. Note: Songs on the internal SSD cannot be edited. What about changing those boring General MIDI sounds with those gorgeous original KORG sounds? You can do it—in Song mode. Page commands Press SONG to go to the Song mode.

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    Select different Programs. Yes, this is another obvious change. Press MENU to open the edit menu. You can replace General MIDI Programs with KORG Programs. It will sound more rich, more lively. Press TRACK SELECT to see tracks 1–8. The LED turns on.

  • Page 36: The Arabic Scale

    Standard MIDI File. Effect set- will not play at this time. Press the notes you want to tings are saved as Liverpool SysEx events, ignored by other lower a quarter of tone. Release the pedal.

  • Page 37: Midi

    Song mode. Note On – This message instructs an instrument to When in Song Play mode, the Liverpool can also dis- play a note on a specific channel. Notes have both a play SMF lyrics in Solton, M-Live (Midisoft), Tune1000...

  • Page 38: The Chord 1 And Chord 2 Channels

    Therefore, if the SPLIT button LED is lit up, the Write function (see “The Write window” on page 126). notes that arrive to the Liverpool over this channel will be CONNECTING LIVERPOOL TO A MASTER divided by the split point into the Upper (above the split point) and Lower (below the split point) parts.

  • Page 39: Connecting The Liverpool To A Midi Accordion

    Liverpool. In order to connect the Liverpool to a computer, you Note: In order to send data to the Liverpool sound genera- need to have a computer with the MIDI interface. tion, the “MIDI Thru” function must be activated in the Connect the Liverpool and the computer as in the external sequencer (normally active;...

  • Page 40: Playing Another Instrument With The Liverpool

    Realtime Tracks to the External status (see “Page 15 - Track: Internal/External” on page 47). LIVERPOOL You can use the Liverpool as the master controller for The Sequencer your MIDI setup. Any Sequencer’s track can drive a channel on an exter- Connect Liverpool’s MIDI OUT to the other instru-...

  • Page 41: Reference Guide


  • Page 42: Style Play Operating Mode

    Style Play operating mode What’s a Style? 9. STYLE PLAY OPERATING MODE The Style Play mode is the boot-up operating mode. When in this mode, you can play Styles (i.e. automatic Folder DIRECT SD pages accompaniments), or just play with one to four Real- *.SET >...

  • Page 43: Main Page

    Style Play operating mode Main page MAIN PAGE press both VOLUME/VALUE buttons. To unmute, press both buttons again. To change the volume, select This is the page you see after you turn the instrument the track, then keep one of the buttons pressed. C (Acc.1–5 grouped tracks) To access this page from another operating mode, press Use these buttons to select, mute/unmute or change the...

  • Page 44: The Write Window

    Style Play operating mode The Write window THE WRITE WINDOW MENU Open this window by pressing the WRITE button. From any page, press MENU to open the Style Play Here, you can save all track settings into a Perfor- edit menu. This menu gives access to the various Style mance, the Realtime (Keyboard) track settings into a Play edit sections.

  • Page 45: Mixer: Volume

    (uneffected) signal going to the Internal FX processors. time (Keyboard) tracks to the Style tracks, and vice versa. The effect processors included in Liverpool are con- nected in parallel, so you can decide which percentage of the direct signal should be effected:...

  • Page 46: Tuning: Detune

    Style Play operating mode Page 4 - Tuning: Detune PAGE 4 - TUNING: DETUNE Note Note in edit, to be detuned. This parameter can be This page is the place where you can set the fine tuning accessed when a User Scale is selected. for each track.

  • Page 47: Fx: C/d Select

    Style Play operating mode Page 8 - FX: C/D Select PAGE 8 - FX: C/D SELECT PAGE 12 - FX: D EDITING This page lets you select the C and D effects. Usually, This page contains the editing parameters for the D the C effect is the reverb, and the D effect is the modu- effect (usually modulating effect for the Realtime lating effect for the Realtime (Keyboard) tracks.

  • Page 48: Track: Mode

    Style Play operating mode Page 14 - Track: Mode Vibrato Rate Speed of the Vibrato. Parameters Vibrato Depth Drum This is a Drum/Percussion track. No Mas- ter or Octave Transpose applies to this Intensity of the Vibrato. track. You can set a different volume for Vibrato Delay each class of percussive instruments (see Delay time before the Vibrato begins, after...

  • Page 49: Track: Internal/external

    It is very useful to let a Style track drive an each of the Realtime (Keyboard) tracks. external expander, or play a digital piano with one of Liverpool’s Realtime tracks. D (Damper) When you press the Damper pedal and release the keys, the track’s sound is kept...

  • Page 50: R.t. Controls: Dynamic Range

    Style Play operating mode Page 18 - R.T. controls: Dynamic range Up1…Up3 This enables/disables the left/right movement of the Right-hand (Upper) tracks. Joystick (Pitch Bend, and sometimes the sound param- There is no harmonization on this track. eter’s control). Normal This track is included in the harmoniza- tion.

  • Page 51: Style Controls: Drum/fill

    Style Play operating mode Page 20 - Style controls: Drum/Fill Note value for the Trill, Repeat or Echo Ensemble Inc/Dec The next higher/lower numbered Varia- options. This is in sync with the Metronome Tempo. tion is selected. When Variation 4 is reached, an Inc command will select Vari- Feedback ation 4 again.

  • Page 52: Pads

    Style Play operating mode Page 22 - Pads PAGE 23 - PREFERENCES: LOCK W (Wrap Around) The wrap-around point is the highest register limit for You can “lock” various functions, to avoid they can be the backing track. The accompaniment patterns will be changed when selecting a different Performance, Style transposed according to the detected chord.

  • Page 53: Preferences: Controls

    Style Play operating mode Page 24 - Preferences: controls PAGE 24 - PREFERENCES: CONTROLS Scale Mode This parameter determines which tracks will use the In this page you can set various general parameters for selected alternative scale (see “Scale” on page 44). the Style.

  • Page 54: Style Record Mode

    The term “Style” relates with music sequences auto- Upper or Full, depending on the Chord Scanning sec- matically played by the arranger of the Liverpool. A tion on the control panel), the arranger scans the key- Style consists of a predefined number of Style Ele- board and determines which chord you are playing.

  • Page 55: Style Import/export

    Chord Variation is made up of Track Sequences, Performance is recalled, but the following parame- and the Liverpool supports 8 different tracks. DRUM ters are reset to their default values: Drum Map- and PERC are used for drum and percussion ping (0), Snare &...

  • Page 56: Exit And Save/abort Style

    RECORD to go to the Write page (see “The Write win- the recorded events, and the most important filtered- dow” on page 54). out events. Note: When saving the Style in memory, Liverpool automat- ically compresses it to reduce its size and save memory. Control function CC# (Control Change Number)

  • Page 57: Main Page

    Style Record mode Main page MAIN PAGE Note: When this parameter and the assigned value is in small letters (cv:cv1), the Chord Variation is empty; when it After pressing the RECORD button, and selected the is in capitals (CV:CV1), it is already recorded Style to record/edit, the Main page of the Style Record SE:V1…V4 You can select one of 6 Chord Variations to mode appears.

  • Page 58: Style Tracks Page

    7th. Grid resolution, in musical values. For Note: To conform to Korg specifications, it is advisable to set example, when you select 1/16, all notes the NTT to “No Transpose” on the Intro 1 and Ending 1.

  • Page 59: Step Record Page

    Style Record mode Step Record page Program name Meter Select a track using the VOLUME/VALUE buttons. Meter of the current measure. This parameter can’t be Select a Program using the PROGRAM/PERFOR- edited. You can set the Meter in the Main page of the MANCE section.

  • Page 60: Style Record Procedure

    Style Record mode Style Record procedure STYLE RECORD PROCEDURE At this point, if you want to do a Realtime Record- ing go on reading “Realtime Record procedure” There are two different methods for recording a Style: below. Otherwise, if you prefer to do a Step Record, Realtime and Step.

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    Style Record mode Style Record procedure very useful to record different percussive instru- Press TRK SELECT to switch to the Style Tracks ments at any cycle on a Drum or Percussion track. page. Here you can assign the right Program to each Style track.

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    Step Time = Step Time = Step Time = Chords and second voices in Step Record mode Press D With Liverpool, you are not obliged to insert single Release G Release D (continue holding C) (continue holding C) notes in a track. There are several ways to insert chords (continue holding C) and double voices.

  • Page 63: Menu

    Style Record mode Menu MENU EDIT PAGE STRUCTURE From any page of the Style Record mode, press Select an edit section from the Menu, and/or use the MENU to open the Style Record edit menu. This PAGE buttons to reach the desired page. menu gives access to the various Style Record edit Press EXIT to go back to the main page of the Style sections.

  • Page 64: Edit: Quantize

    Style Record mode Page 1 - Edit: Quantize PAGE 1 - EDIT: QUANTIZE PAGE 2 - EDIT: TRANSPOSE The quantize function may be used to correct any In this page you can transpose the selected track(s). rhythm error after recording, or to give the pattern a Note: After transposing, please don’t forget to readjust the “groovy”...

  • Page 65: Edit: Velocity

    Style Record mode Page 3 - Edit: Velocity PAGE 3 - EDIT: VELOCITY PAGE 4 - EVENT EDIT In this page you can change the velocity (dynamics) The Event Edit page allows you to edit each event in a value of notes in the selected track. single track.

  • Page 66: Event Filter

    Style Record mode Page 5 - Event Filter PAGE 5 - EVENT FILTER Length Length of the selected Note event. The value format is This page is where you can select the event types to be the same as the Position value. shown in the Event Edit page.

  • Page 67: Event Edit Procedure

    Style Record mode Event Edit procedure EVENT EDIT PROCEDURE Press PAGE- to go back to the Event Edit page. Press the A VOLUME/VALUE button (Trk), to The Event Edit is the page where you can edit each sin- select the track to edit. The Go To Track window gle MIDI event of the selected Style Element.

  • Page 68: Edit: Delete

    Style Record mode Page 6 - Edit: Delete PAGE 6 - EDIT: DELETE the same buttons, or the TEMPO/VALUE controls, to change the event’s length. This page is where you can delete single elements or MIDI events out of the Style. Measure Beat Tick...

  • Page 69: Edit: Delete All

    Style Record mode Page 7 - Edit: Delete All PAGE 8 - EDIT: COPY S / E (Start/End) Use these parameters to set the starting (S) and ending Here you can copy a track, Chord Variation or Style (E) points of the range to delete. Element inside the same Style, or from a different one.

  • Page 70: Style Element Controls: Programs

    Style Record mode Page 9 - Style Element Controls: Programs PAGE 10 - STYLE ELEMENT CONTROLS: Copying on a Chord Variation with a different length EXPRESSION You can copy a Chord Element on a different Chord In this page you can modify the Expression (CC#11) Element with a different length.

  • Page 71: Style Element Controls: Chord Variation Table

    Style Record mode Page 12 - Style Element Controls: Chord Variation Table PAGE 13 - STYLE CONTROLS: To copy the settings of this page to another Style Ele- ment, keep the SHIFT button pressed, and press the MODE/TENSION button of the target Style Element. In this page you can set the Retrigger mode for the Bottom/Top Style tracks, and activate/deactivate the Tension for the...

  • Page 72: Song Play Operating Mode

    4-digit number corresponding to the Song you wish to select; the folder selected in the The native Song file format of the Liverpool is the Stan- Song Select page will become the current folder. This dard MIDI File (SMF), an universal standard set by all way, you can speed up the Song retrieval.

  • Page 73: Master Volume, Sequencer Volume, Balance

    These parameters appear greyed out in the display. Swing and Window values. • A Song created on the Liverpool (in Song or Back- (1/32)… (1/4) ing Sequence mode) can use up to 4 effects (usu- Grid resolution, in musical values (a “3”...

  • Page 74: The Write Window

    Songs. (This Swng=25 is true only for non-Liverpool Songs). • Globally setting the Internal/External status allows you, for example, to send the Piano track of all...

  • Page 75: Main Page

    Song Play icon selected Song, and compatible with a standard format When on, this icon shows that the instrument is in Song that Liverpool can recognize. Play mode. E (Upper 1 Program), F (Upper 2 Program), G (Upper 3 Page header...

  • Page 76: Tracks 9-16 Page

    Song Play operating mode Tracks 9–16 page TRACKS 9–16 PAGE F-1 (SD) Press this button after replacing a card in the card slot. To see and edit tracks 9–16, press TRACK SELECT once The new card will be read, and the file list shown on from the Tracks 1–8 page, or twice from the main page.

  • Page 77: Menu

    Song Play operating mode Menu This lets you play a list of Songs without multiple selec- Each item of this menu corresponds to an edit section. tions. Each edit section groups many edit pages. EDIT PAGE STRUCTURE Select an edit section from the Menu, and/or use the PAGE buttons to reach the desired page.

  • Page 78: Mixer: Volume

    Song Play operating mode Page 1 - Mixer: Volume PAGE 1 - MIXER: VOLUME PAGE 2 - MIXER: PAN Here you can adjust the volume for each of the 16 Here you can adjust the pan for each Song track. sequencer tracks.

  • Page 79: Mixer: Fx Send C/d

    Song Play operating mode Page 3 - Mixer: FX send C/D PAGE 4 - FX: A/B SELECT Note: When you stop the Song, or select a different Song, the default effects are selected again. You can, however, stop the This page lets you select the A and B effects. Usually, Song, change the effects, then start the Song again.

  • Page 80: Fx: A Editing

    Song Play operating mode Page 5 - FX: A editing PAGE 5 - FX: C EDITING Note: When playing back a Song that makes use of all four effects (A–D), you can’t edit any effect parameter. These This page contains the editing parameters for the C parameters appear greyed out in the display.

  • Page 81: Track: Internal/external

    Song Play operating mode Page 8 - Track: Internal/External PAGE 8 - TRACK: INTERNAL/EXTERNAL PAGE 9 - JUKEBOX This page lets you set the Internal or External status for The Jukebox function lets you play a list of Songs (127 each track.

  • Page 82: Preferences

    Song Play operating mode Page 10 - Preferences character at the cursor position by pressing the Link Measure INSERT button. Delete a character at the cursor The two sequencers Tempo are linked position by pressing the DELETE button. together. The Tempo data written into the When you have finished writing a name, press F-2 Songs are ignored.

  • Page 83: Saving A List Of Songs

    Song Play operating mode Saving a list of Songs SAVING A LIST OF SONGS How to save a list of Songs contained in a Jukebox file How to save a list of Songs contained in a Press SONG PLAY to select the Song Play opera- folder tive mode.

  • Page 84: Backing Sequence Operating Mode

    Backing Sequence operating mode Transport controls 12. BACKING SEQUENCE OPERATING MODE REALTIME RECORDING MODE The Backing Sequence mode lets you record a live per- formance with the Styles. The front panel controls While in Backing Sequence mode, you can record a work mostly as in Style Play mode, but here you are new Song in realtime mode (i.e., recording exactly recording what you are playing.

  • Page 85: Chord/acc Step Recording

    When editing a parameter without the arrow ( ) controls, during the Realtime Recording mode. next to it, a new event is inserted. You can edit only Songs created on the Liverpool, micro- Exit the Chord/Acc Step Mode by pressing the ARRANGER, Pa50, Pa60 or Pa80 (Backing Sequence RECORD button.

  • Page 86: Load Song Page

    Backing Sequence operating mode Load Song page LOAD SONG PAGE Note: When in this page, the keyboard doesn’t play. Backing Sequence icon Page header This page appears when you press PAGE+ or either the B (Load Song) buttons while you are in the main page. Note: Songs on the internal SSD cannot be selected.

  • Page 87: Realtime Recording Page

    Backing Sequence operating mode Realtime Recording page Style If you are in Record mode (RECORD LED on), stop the sequencer and press RECORD to go back This non-editable parameter shows the selected Style. to the Backing Sequence Playback page. If no Style is selected, the name will be empty. You can select a different Style, using the STYLE section (see Select the Save Song button.

  • Page 88: Chord/acc Step Recording Page

    Upper 1 Beat: Divider in the Time Signature ratio (e.g., a quar- Upper 2 ter in a 3/4 time). Upper 3 Tick: Minimal sequencer’s resolution. The Liverpool Lower internal sequencers feature a resolution of 384 ticks per Pad 1 quarter.

  • Page 89

    Backing Sequence operating mode Chord/Acc Step Recording page Note: All events on the very first tick SHIFT + DELETE (M001.01.000), like Perf, Style, Tempo, Chord, When the Perf parameter is selected, press Style Element selection, cannot be deleted. SHIFT + DELETE to delete all Perfor- mance Change events, starting from the Style current position to the end of the Song.

  • Page 90: How To Delete A Whole Song

    Backing Sequence operating mode How to delete a whole Song << or >> (Rewind or Fast Forward) + < or > (Previous or Next Event) Use these buttons to move to the previous or following Keep the SHIFT button pressed while pressing the < or measure.

  • Page 91: Song Operating Mode

    Song. You can also use this mode to edit the initial MAIN PAGE parameters of a Standard MIDI File, either made with an external sequencer or with Liverpool own Song and Press SONG to access this page from another operating Backing Sequence modes.

  • Page 92: Tracks 1-8 Page

    Song operating mode Tracks 1–8 page LOAD SONG PAGE G (Meter) This non-editable parameter shows the starting meter This page appears when you press PAGE+ or either the (or time signature) of the selected Song. B (Load Song) buttons while you are in the main page. H (Tempo mode) Note: Songs on the internal SSD cannot be edited.

  • Page 93: Save Song Page

    Song operating mode Save Song page SAVE SONG PAGE Master Transpose saved with the Song When saving a Song, the Master Transpose value is The new or edited Song is contained in RAM, and is saved with the Song. Since this value is saved as Sys- lost when turning the instrument off.

  • Page 94: Step Record Procedure

    Song operating mode Step Record procedure STEP RECORD PROCEDURE Press TRK SELECT to switch to the Song Tracks 1– 8 page. The Step Record allows you to create a new Song by entering the single notes or chords in each track. This is very useful when transcribing an existing score, or needing a higher grade of detail, and is particularly suitable to create drum and percussion tracks.

  • Page 95: Song Record Page

    Chords and second voices S/E (Start/End) These parameters appear only when the “Auto Punch” With Liverpool, you are not obliged to insert single recording mode is selected. They set the starting and notes in a track. There are several ways to insert chords ending points of the Punch recording.

  • Page 96: Step Record Page

    Song operating mode Step Record page STEP RECORD PAGE Resol (Resolution) Use this parameter to set the quantization during Access this page from the Main page of the Song recording. Quantization is a way of correcting tim- Record mode, by selecting the “StepDub” or “Ste- ing errors;...

  • Page 97: Menu

    Song operating mode Menu MENU 1…127 Velocity value. The event will be inserted with this velocity value, and the actual While in any page, press MENU to open the Song edit playing strength of the note played on the menu. This menu gives access to the various Song edit keyboard will be ignored.

  • Page 98: Mixer: Volume

    Song operating mode Page 1 - Mixer: Volume PAGE 2 - MIXER: PAN A–H Each pair of VOLUME/VALUE buttons select a differ- Here you can adjust the pan for each Song track. ent track, parameter of command, depending on the Use the TRACK SELECT button to switch between edit page.

  • Page 99: Mixer: Fx Send A/b (or C/d)

    Song operating mode Page 4 - Mixer: FX Send A/B (or C/D) PAGE 4 - MIXER: FX SEND A/B (OR C/D) PAGE 5 - TUNING: DETUNE This page lets you set the level of the track’s direct This page is where you can set the fine tuning for each (uneffected) signal going to the A and B, or C and D track.

  • Page 100: Tuning: Pitchbend/scale

    Song operating mode Page 7 - Tuning: PitchBend/Scale PAGE 7 - TUNING: PITCHBEND/SCALE Note: When you stop the Song, or select a different Song, the default effects are selected again. You can, however, stop the This page lets you program the Pitch Bend range for Song, change the effects, then start the Song again.

  • Page 101: Fx: A Editing

    Song operating mode Page 10 - FX: A editing PAGE 10 - FX: A EDITING PAGE 14 - TRACK: EASY EDIT This page contains the editing parameters for the A In this page you can edit the main parameters of the effect (usually a reverb).

  • Page 102: Track: Mode

    Song operating mode Page 15 - Track: Mode Drum tracks Poly Tracks of this kind are polyphonic, i.e. they can play more than one note at the When a track is set in Drum Mode (like the Drum and same time. Percussion tracks), you can adjust the volume for each Mono Tracks of this kind are monophonic, i.e.

  • Page 103: Edit: Quantize

    Song operating mode Page 17 - Edit: Quantize PAGE 17 - EDIT: QUANTIZE PAGE 18 - EDIT: TRANSPOSE The quantize function corrects any rhythm error after Here you can transpose the Song, a track or a part of a recording. track.

  • Page 104: Edit: Delete

    Song operating mode Page 20 - Edit: Delete S / E (Start/End) If you wish to select a four-measure sequence starting Use these parameters to set the starting (S) and ending at the beginning of the Song, the Start will be posi- (E) points of the range to edit.

  • Page 105: Edit: Copy

    Song operating mode Page 23 - Edit: Copy PAGE 23 - EDIT: COPY PAGE 24 - EVENT EDIT Here you can copy tracks or phrases. Enter this page from the Menu of the Song mode. The Event Edit page allows you to edit each event in a sin- gle track.

  • Page 106: Event Filter

    After selecting the parameter value area with the G VOLUME/VALUE buttons, use these buttons to select, PaCtl Controls exclusive of the Liverpool, like respectively, the first and second value of the event in the FX and Scale settings. These controls edit.

  • Page 107: Event Edit Procedure

    Song operating mode Event Edit procedure EVENT EDIT PROCEDURE For more information on the event types and their values, see “Page 24 - Event Edit” below. The Event Edit is the page where you can edit each sin- Use the B VOLUME/VALUE buttons to select the gle MIDI event of the selected track.

  • Page 108: Program Operating Mode

    Note: Some manufacturers could use the 1–128 numbering To select a Program, see the “Basic operations” chapter. system; when connecting your Liverpool to an instrument of In this mode, the selected Program can always be this kind, increment the PC value by 1 unit.

  • Page 109: Edit Page Structure

    Program operating mode Edit page structure EDIT PAGE STRUCTURE ERASE PROGRAM/OSCILLATOR You can initialize any parameter value, by using one Select an edit section from the Menu, and/or use the PAGE buttons to reach the desired page. of the following shortcuts: Press EXIT to go back to the main page of the Program •...

  • Page 110: Basic

    Program operating mode Page 1 - Basic PAGE 1 - BASIC oscillator sound, envelope, and LFO will be reset (and retriggered) according to the Here you can make basic settings for the Program, such settings of the Program. as basic oscillator settings, the oscillator count, and the Note: If “Legato”...

  • Page 111: Dk Samples (drum Programs)

    Program operating mode Page 2 - DK Samples (Drum Programs) PAGE 2 - DK SAMPLES (DRUM PROGRAMS) [H/L] Use Offset These parameters specify the point where the multi- This page appears when you edit a Drum Program. sample(s) will begin to play. For some multisamples Here you can select a different percussive sample for this parameter will not be available.

  • Page 112: Pitch

    Program operating mode Page 3 - Pitch PAGE 3 - PITCH [H/L] Decay These parameters are an offset to the selected sample’s Here you can make pitch settings for each oscillator. EG Decay. These settings specify how keyboard location will affect Velocity Switch the pitch of each oscillator, and select the controllers that This is the velocity value dividing the High and Low...

  • Page 113: Pitch Lfo1

    Program operating mode Page 4 - Pitch LFO1 Pitch modulation Portamento Time This parameter sets the portamento time. Increasing AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) the value will produce a slower change in pitch. This parameter selects the source that will modulate 000…127 Portamento time in MIDI value.

  • Page 114: Pitch Lfo2

    Program operating mode Page 5 - Pitch LFO2 Attack Level The “LFO1 Intensity”, “JS+Y” and “AMS” settings will be added to determine the depth and direction of the Specifies the amount of pitch change when the attack pitch modulation applied by LFO1. time has elapsed.

  • Page 115: Filter

    Program operating mode Page 7 - Filter PAGE 7 - FILTER Start Level Swing This parameter specifies the direction of change in Here you can make settings for the filters that will be “Start Level” caused by “AMS1/2”. If “Intensity” is a used by the oscillators.

  • Page 116: Filter Modulation

    Program operating mode Page 8 - Filter Modulation Resonance modulation Selected Use this parameter to select an oscillator to put in edit. The effect of resonance Alternatively, you can select oscillators using the F-1–F- Low Pass Level 4 buttons. Filter keyboard tracking Tracking Low/High Low resonance value High resonance value...

  • Page 117: Filter Lfo1

    Program operating mode Page 9 - Filter LFO1 Filter EG modulation Intensity to B Specifies the depth and direction of the effect that Changes in cutoff frequency “AMS” will have on filter B. For details on how this will Note-on Note-on Note-on Note-off...

  • Page 118: Filter Lfo2

    Program operating mode Page 10 - Filter LFO2 PAGE 11 - FILTER EG Intensity to B Specify the depth and direction of the modulation that Here you can make settings for the EG that will pro- LFO1 will have on the cutoff frequency of filter B (see duce time-varying changes in the cutoff frequency of “Intensity to A”).

  • Page 119

    Program operating mode Page 11 - Filter EG Filter EG ‘Time’ modulation Attack Time This parameter specifies the time over which the level Filter 1 EG changes (Time) (AMS = Velocity, Intensity = a positive (+) value) will change from note-on until the attack level is reached. Note-on Note-on Note-on...

  • Page 120: Amp

    Program operating mode Page 12 - Amp PAGE 12 - AMP PAGE 13 - AMP MODULATION These parameters control the volume and pan of the These settings allow you to apply modulation to amp selected oscillator. (for each oscillator) to modulate the volume. Selected Selected Use this parameter to select an oscillator to put in edit.

  • Page 121: Amp Lfo1

    Program operating mode Page 14 - Amp LFO1 Amplifier Modulation Intensity This parameter specifies the depth and direction of the These parameters specify how the volume of the effect that “LFO1” will have on the volume of the selected oscillator will be affected by velocity. selected oscillator.

  • Page 122: Amp Envelope

    Program operating mode Page 16 - Amp EG Amp envelope Amp EG ‘Level’ modulation Amplifier EG Note-off Amp 1 EG changes (Level) (AMS=Velocity, Intensity = a positive (+) value) Attack Level Note-on Note-on Note-on Note-on Break Point Note-off Note-off Note-off Volume Sustain Level...

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