Song Play operating mode
The Songs and the Standard MIDI File format
11. SONG PLAY OPERATING MODE
The Song Play operating mode is where you can listen
to Songs (played directly from the card or the internal
SSD), and play along with the Song on the four Real-
time (Keyboard) tracks (Upper 1–3, Lower). Since the
Liverpool is equipped with two onboard sequencers,
you can play two Songs at the same time. This is very
useful to mix between two Songs during a live perfor-
THE SONGS AND THE STANDARD MIDI FILE
The native Song file format of the Liverpool is the Stan-
dard MIDI File (SMF), an universal standard set by all
manufacturers. You can read these files with any musi-
cal instrument or computer.
A difference could be in the sound played by each
track. If you recorded a Song with the Liverpool (Song
mode), using only General MIDI programs, you can
play the same Song on virtually any other musical
instrument or computer. If you used KORG native pro-
grams, you cannot reproduce the same sounds on
instruments from other brands.
When you read SMFs in Song Play mode, there is no
problem reading files made using only General MIDI
sounds. Sounds could be different when playing a
Song made on a different instrument: despite the wide
compatibility of Liverpool with other, non-standard
formats, differences may arise.
If so, go to the Song operating mode and load the SMF.
Then, manually reassign the non-matching Programs,
replacing them with similar Programs on the Liver-
pool. Then, save the SMF again, and you will be able to
play it in Song Play mode with the correct Programs.
You can use the separate transport controls for each of
the two onboard sequencers. Use the SEQ1 controls for
Sequencer 1, and SEQ2 controls for Sequencer 2. See
"SEQUENCER TRANSPORT CONTROLS - SEQ1 and
SEQ2" on page 18 for more information).
In Song Play mode the MIDI Clock is always generated
by the internal sequencer, even if the Clock parameter
is set to External (see "Clock" on page 128). Liverpool
transmits only the MIDI Clock message generated by
SWITCHING BETWEEN SEQUENCERS
When you enter Edit mode, you can edit the selected
sequencer's parameters. Go to the main page of Song
Play mode, and select the S1 (A buttons) or S2 (B but-
tons) to select the sequencer you wish to edit (see
"Main page" on page 73).
SELECTING A SONG COMPOSING ITS
Each Song on a card (up to 9,999) has a progressive
number assigned. You can see this number before the
Song's name in the Song Select page.
While in the Main, Song Select, or Lyrics page, the
STYLE section doubles as a numeric keypad. You can
use it for composing the 4-digit number corresponding
to the Song you wish to select; the folder selected in the
Song Select page will become the current folder. This
way, you can speed up the Song retrieval.
Selecting a Song in the Song Select page
Open the Song Select page.
Select the card or the internal SSD and open the
folder containing the Song to be selected. This
folder will be used also in the Main and Lyrics
Compose the 4-digit number corresponding to the
Song you wish to select (for example: if the Song is
number "1043", dial 1, 0, 4, 3).
After the fourth digit has been inserted, the window
automatically disappears, and the Song is selected.
If the Song number is just 1, 2 or 3-digit long, dial the
number, then press ENTER to confirm (for example:
if the Song is number "52", dial 5, 2, ENTER).
Note: If no Song corresponds to the dialed number, the
"Song not available" message appears. Press any button
to make it disappear.
Selecting a Song in the Main page
While the S1 or S2 field is selected, compose the number
corresponding to the Song you wish to select. The cur-
rent folder is the one selected in the Song Select page.
Selecting a Song in the Lyrics page
Compose the number corresponding to the Song
you wish to select. The current folder is the one
selected in the Song Select page.
REALTIME AND SEQUENCER TRACKS
The Liverpool is equipped with a double sequencer.
Each Song can play a maximum of 16 tracks, for a total
of 32 sequencer tracks.
In addition, you can play on the keyboard with four
additional Realtime tracks (Upper 1–3 and Lower). You
can edit the Volume, Mute status, and Program selection
for these tracks on the main page of the Song Play mode.