Korg Liverpool Owner's Manual: Connecting The Liverpool To A Midi Accordion

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CONNECTING THE LIVERPOOL TO A MIDI
ACCORDION
There are different types of MIDI accordion and each
type requires a different configuration of the Liverpool.
Select one of the MIDI "Accordion" Setups to configure
the module properly (see page 127).
Connection and settings
To connect the accordion to the Liverpool follow this
procedure:
1.
Connect the MIDI OUT connector of the accordion
to the MIDI IN connector of the Liverpool.
2.
Press GLOBAL to enter the Global mode, then go
to "Page 4 - MIDI Setup" (see page 127).
3.
Select one of the Accordion Setups.
Note: The settings can change when new data is loaded
from a card. To protect the settings from loading, use the
Global Protect function (see "Global Protect" on
page 143).
4.
Press WRITE, select Global, and press ENTER to
save the Global. The "Are you sure?" message will
appear. Press ENTER to confirm, or EXIT to abort.
5.
Press one of the buttons in the MODE section to go
to the desired operative mode.
CONNECTING THE LIVERPOOL TO AN
EXTERNAL SEQUENCER
You can program a new Song on an external sequencer,
using Liverpool as a multi-timbral expander.
Connections and settings
In order to connect the Liverpool to a computer, you
need to have a computer with the MIDI interface.
1.
Connect the Liverpool and the computer as in the
following diagram.
MIDI OUT
MIDI IN
2.
Press GLOBAL, and go to "Page 5 - MIDI Con-
trols". Set the Local parameter to Off (see
page 128).
MIDI IN
MIDI OUT

Connecting the Liverpool to a MIDI accordion

3.
Go to "Page 4 - MIDI Setup" (see page 127). Select
the Ext.Seq Setup.
Note: The settings can change when new data is loaded
from a card. To protect the settings from loading, use the
Global Protect function (see "Global Protect" on
page 143).
4.
Press WRITE, select Global, and press ENTER to
save the Global. The "Are you sure?" message will
appear. Press ENTER to confirm, or EXIT to abort.
5.
Set the Upper 1 track in play, and press FULL
UPPER in the KEYBOARD MODE section. This
way, you can transmit to the external sequencer on
the full keyboard range.
6.
At this point, the notes played on the Upper 1
track go from the MIDI OUT of the Liverpool to
the MIDI IN of the computer/MIDI interface.
The notes generated by the computer (i.e. a Song
played by its sequencer) are sent thru the MIDI
OUT of the MIDI interface to the MIDI IN connec-
tor of the Liverpool.
The Local Off
When the Liverpool is connected to an external
sequencer, we recommend you to set the Liverpool in
Local Off mode (see "Local" on page 128) to avoid that
the notes are simultaneously played by the keyboard
and by the MIDI events sent by the external sequencer.
When the Liverpool is in Local Off, the Liverpool key-
board transmits data to the external sequencer, but not
to the internal sound generation. The sequencer will
receive the notes played on the Liverpool keyboard
(Upper 1) and send them to the selected track of the
song. The track will transmit the data to the internal
sound generation of the Liverpool.
Note: In order to send data to the Liverpool sound genera-
tion, the "MIDI Thru" function must be activated in the
external sequencer (normally active; the name may be differ-
ent according to the type of sequencer). For more information
refer to the instructions manual of the sequencer.
The programs
The Song that is played back by the computer
sequencer can select the Liverpool Programs through
the MIDI messages Bank Select MSB and Bank Select
LSB (bank selection, two messages) and Program
Change (program selection). For a list of Programs and
MIDI values, see "Programs (Program Change order)"
on page 157.
A suggestion for those who program songs on com-
puter: Even though it is not essential, you usually set
the bass on channel 2, melody on channel 4, drum kit
on channel 10, control for an external voice harmonizer
on channel 5.
MIDI
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