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GEM WK2 Owner's Manual

GEM WK2 Owner's Manual (112 pages)

Brand: GEM | Category: Musical Instrument | Size: 4.26 MB
Table of contents
Important Safety Instructions2................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
The Owner's Manual9................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications9................................................................................................................................................................
Sound Table Wk29................................................................................................................................................................
Important Information10................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Specifications Wk210................................................................................................................................................................
Important Preliminary Notes11................................................................................................................................................................
How To Update Your Instrument11................................................................................................................................................................
System Reset11................................................................................................................................................................
Style, Song, Performance Tables11................................................................................................................................................................
Front Panel Wk212................................................................................................................................................................
Rear Panel Wk2 (connections)15................................................................................................................................................................
Get Started16................................................................................................................................................................
Powering Up And Preliminary Operations16................................................................................................................................................................
Power On/off16................................................................................................................................................................
Select Performances And Play Keyboard Sounds17................................................................................................................................................................
Select Styles And Play With Automatic Accompaniments18................................................................................................................................................................
Play The Programmable Pads18................................................................................................................................................................
Recognised Control Change Messages (midi Controllers)18................................................................................................................................................................
Control Changes On The Track18................................................................................................................................................................
Play Using The Pitch/modulation Ball19................................................................................................................................................................
Play With Effects Or Bypass Them19................................................................................................................................................................
Play With Headphones19................................................................................................................................................................
Play With The Pedals20................................................................................................................................................................
Regulate The General Effect Volumes20................................................................................................................................................................
Transpose The Instrument (semitones)20................................................................................................................................................................
Demo21................................................................................................................................................................
How To Listen To The Demo Styles21................................................................................................................................................................
Song Play - Direct From Disk21................................................................................................................................................................
Basic Concepts22................................................................................................................................................................
Style, Song Style And Song22................................................................................................................................................................
Style And Realtime Modes (style Accompaniments Off)22................................................................................................................................................................
Style Lock And Single Touch Play Buttons23................................................................................................................................................................
Song Style Mode23................................................................................................................................................................
Song Mode23................................................................................................................................................................
Performance24................................................................................................................................................................
Tracks25................................................................................................................................................................
Sounds25................................................................................................................................................................
Rom-sounds25................................................................................................................................................................
Drumkits25................................................................................................................................................................
Samples25................................................................................................................................................................
Connections26................................................................................................................................................................
Power26................................................................................................................................................................
Output: Right/mono - Left26................................................................................................................................................................
Input: Right/mono - Left26................................................................................................................................................................
Vocal Processor (optional): Mic/line + Gain26................................................................................................................................................................
Midi26................................................................................................................................................................
Pedals27................................................................................................................................................................
Computer27................................................................................................................................................................
Video Interface27................................................................................................................................................................
Headphones27................................................................................................................................................................
Music Stand27................................................................................................................................................................
The Display28................................................................................................................................................................
Data Entry29................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting Alphanumeric Data29................................................................................................................................................................
Enter / Escape29................................................................................................................................................................
Sounds & Performances30................................................................................................................................................................
The Sounds And Tracks30................................................................................................................................................................
The 3 Real Time Keyboard Tracks (upper 1, Upper 2, Lower)30................................................................................................................................................................
Sounds & The Keyboard Mode30................................................................................................................................................................
Full Mode30................................................................................................................................................................
Split Mode30................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting Sounds32................................................................................................................................................................
You Can Select Sounds Using One Of The Following Methods32................................................................................................................................................................
To Select Keyboard Sounds32................................................................................................................................................................
Bank 1, 2, 3 And 432................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting Performances33................................................................................................................................................................
How To Program The Performances33................................................................................................................................................................
The Performance Parameters34................................................................................................................................................................
Store Performance36................................................................................................................................................................
Save Changes To A Different Performance (or Create A New One)36................................................................................................................................................................
The Performance Name36................................................................................................................................................................
To Restore The Original Performance Settings37................................................................................................................................................................
The Styles38................................................................................................................................................................
About The Wk2 Styles38................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting Styles38................................................................................................................................................................
Recall A Style Using The Direct Style Memory Buttons39................................................................................................................................................................
Recall A Style By Selecting The Performances39................................................................................................................................................................
Total Cancellation Of The User Style (clear)40................................................................................................................................................................
The Style Controls41................................................................................................................................................................
Start / Stop41................................................................................................................................................................
Key Start41................................................................................................................................................................
Intro41................................................................................................................................................................
Ending41................................................................................................................................................................
Var 1, Var 2, Var 3, Var 442................................................................................................................................................................
Fill A, Fill, Fill B42................................................................................................................................................................
Tap Tempo (also Fill B)42................................................................................................................................................................
Fade In/out42................................................................................................................................................................
The Arranger Section43................................................................................................................................................................
Arrange On/off43................................................................................................................................................................
Arrange Memory43................................................................................................................................................................
Lower Memory43................................................................................................................................................................
Bass To Lowest43................................................................................................................................................................
The Style Tempo44................................................................................................................................................................
Tempo Lock44................................................................................................................................................................
Saving The Tempo To A Performance44................................................................................................................................................................
Saving The Tempo In One Of The 16 Direct Style Memory Slots44................................................................................................................................................................
The Split Point45................................................................................................................................................................
Setting A New Split Point45................................................................................................................................................................
Chord Lock (cholock)45................................................................................................................................................................
Maintaining The Chord Notes (chord Lock)45................................................................................................................................................................
Arrange Mode46................................................................................................................................................................
Fingered 146................................................................................................................................................................
Fingered 246................................................................................................................................................................
One Finger46................................................................................................................................................................
Freestyle46................................................................................................................................................................
Single Touch Play, Store Performance/performance Recall, Style/tempo Lock47................................................................................................................................................................
Single Touch Play47................................................................................................................................................................
Performance Recall / Store Performance47................................................................................................................................................................
Style/tempo Lock47................................................................................................................................................................
The Utility Section48................................................................................................................................................................
Metronome48................................................................................................................................................................
Sustain48................................................................................................................................................................
Harmony48................................................................................................................................................................
Vocal P (optional)48................................................................................................................................................................
Reverb49................................................................................................................................................................
Chorus49................................................................................................................................................................
Disk & Hard Disk50................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Disk50................................................................................................................................................................
The Hard Disk50................................................................................................................................................................
The Floppy Disk And Hard Disk Functions51................................................................................................................................................................
Incorporated Functions51................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Midi File51................................................................................................................................................................
General Midi (gm)51................................................................................................................................................................
Gmx Format52................................................................................................................................................................
Loading Songs And Midi Files52................................................................................................................................................................
Loading Styles52................................................................................................................................................................
Loading Performances52................................................................................................................................................................
Loading Samples52................................................................................................................................................................
Loading Song Styles52................................................................................................................................................................
Load Operations53................................................................................................................................................................
The Load Procedure53................................................................................................................................................................
Recognising Files With Extensions53................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk54................................................................................................................................................................
Save Operations55................................................................................................................................................................
The Save Procedure55................................................................................................................................................................
Saving Midi Files56................................................................................................................................................................
Saving Song Styles56................................................................................................................................................................
Delete57................................................................................................................................................................
Disk57................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Formatting Procedures58................................................................................................................................................................
Format 720 Kb58................................................................................................................................................................
Format 1.44 Mb58................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Disk Formatting Procedure58................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Partition Formatting Procedure59................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A New Partition (new Part)59................................................................................................................................................................
Utility60................................................................................................................................................................
Copy60................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Protect61................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Format61................................................................................................................................................................
General Disk Handling Information62................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting A Disk Into The Drive62................................................................................................................................................................
Ejecting A Floppy Disk62................................................................................................................................................................
The Write Protect Tab62................................................................................................................................................................
Handling Floppy Disks62................................................................................................................................................................
Back-up Copies62................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Drive Head Cleaning63................................................................................................................................................................
Precautions To Observe When Using Wk2 Disks With A Computer63................................................................................................................................................................
Songs64................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Song64................................................................................................................................................................
The Song Performance64................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting And Playing Back Songs64................................................................................................................................................................
To Select A Song64................................................................................................................................................................
Song Playback64................................................................................................................................................................
Ff / Rew65................................................................................................................................................................
Cancellation Of A Song (clear Function)65................................................................................................................................................................
Melody Off65................................................................................................................................................................
Play All Songs65................................................................................................................................................................
Play A Song With A Track In Real Time66................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying Lyrics67................................................................................................................................................................
Song Styles68................................................................................................................................................................
Song Style Performances68................................................................................................................................................................
To Select And Playback A Song Style68................................................................................................................................................................
Select A Song Style68................................................................................................................................................................
Play A Song Style In Real Time69................................................................................................................................................................
Song Style Recording69................................................................................................................................................................
Entering The Song Style Record Mode69................................................................................................................................................................
Listen To The Song Style Playback70................................................................................................................................................................
Clear Song Style (user Song / Style)71................................................................................................................................................................
Song Style Name71................................................................................................................................................................
Digital Signal Processor72................................................................................................................................................................
Assigning The Effect Types72................................................................................................................................................................
How To Select The Effect Types72................................................................................................................................................................
Deactivating (bypassing) The Effects73................................................................................................................................................................
Regulating The Send Levels73................................................................................................................................................................
Revsend73................................................................................................................................................................
Chosend73................................................................................................................................................................
What Is Midi74................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Port74................................................................................................................................................................
Tracks And Midi Channels74................................................................................................................................................................
Midi Connection Rules75................................................................................................................................................................
Assigning Midi Channels75................................................................................................................................................................
Midi Lock75................................................................................................................................................................
The Common Channel75................................................................................................................................................................
Chord Channel75................................................................................................................................................................
Midi Numeration76................................................................................................................................................................
Principal Midi Applications76................................................................................................................................................................
Piloting An Expander (or Other Keyboard) With Wk276................................................................................................................................................................
Piloting Wk2 From A Midi Accordion77................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Wk2 In Song Mode With A Computer (or External Sequencer)78................................................................................................................................................................
Piloting Wk2 With A Master Keyboard79................................................................................................................................................................
System Exclusive (generalmusic System Exclusive)82................................................................................................................................................................
Sampling / Vocal Processor & Programmable Pads83................................................................................................................................................................
Digital Audio Sampler83................................................................................................................................................................
Regulating The Mic/line Signal83................................................................................................................................................................
Sampling Procedure And Selection Of The Sample83................................................................................................................................................................
The Sample Edit Parameters84................................................................................................................................................................
Volume84................................................................................................................................................................
Pan84................................................................................................................................................................
Tuning84................................................................................................................................................................
Cancelling Samples85................................................................................................................................................................
Programmable Pads Assign86................................................................................................................................................................
The Wk2 Pads86................................................................................................................................................................
Vocal Processor (vocal Harmonizer)87................................................................................................................................................................
Activation Of The Vocal Processor87................................................................................................................................................................
Vocal Processor Edit87................................................................................................................................................................
Preset87................................................................................................................................................................
Pads (vocal P Active)88................................................................................................................................................................
• 11 Midi/general89................................................................................................................................................................
Midi Dump Procedure91................................................................................................................................................................
To Receive The Data92................................................................................................................................................................
Reference Section93................................................................................................................................................................
Index95................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix A•1101................................................................................................................................................................
Reverb Table104................................................................................................................................................................
Chorus Table104................................................................................................................................................................
Drumkit Table105................................................................................................................................................................
Recognised Chords- Examples In The Key Of C108................................................................................................................................................................
Midi Implementation Chart109................................................................................................................................................................

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