KORG M50 MANUAL PDF
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The footswitch can perform a wide variety of functions, such as: You must use only the included AC adapter. Using any other AC adapter may cause malfunctions. Turning the power on 1. Connections Setup Connections Connections must be made with the power turned off. Please be aware that careless operation may damage your speaker system or cause malfunctions. Connecting Audio Equipment Connecting a damper pedal This pedal can provide a damper effect as you play.
This instrument also supports half-damping. You can play them by themselves, layer them together in Combinations, or play a different Program on each of the 16 MIDI tracks, either from the internal sequencer or from external computer-based sequencers. When shipped from the factory, the preloaded Programs are organized into 16 categories, each with several sub-categories.
Press the Category Select popup button. You can start by editing a preloaded program, or you can initialize a program and create your own from scratch.
It is a lot of work to create the sound you want by starting with an initialized program. Page 37 3.
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Each mode lets you use knobs 1—4 to control the assigned parameters. The program parameters that are most effective for editing will be assigned to the controllers in the display. Access the Prog P0: Play— Tone Adjust page. If you re-select the program or turn off the power after editing, your edits will be lost. Detailed Editing With Programs Playing and editing Programs Detailed Editing with Programs Creating your own Programs You can create original sounds by editing a preloaded program or by editing an initialized program.
The programs you create can be saved in banks A—E. About the edit pages In the Prog P0: Play page you can select and play programs. A multisample is a collection of similarly voiced samples, used to create the same type of sound - piano, bass, guitar, strings, organ - across the entire keyboard, as the basis of a program.
The oscillators of single and double programs use multisamples. Select a drum kit in the Prog P2: Specify the basic pitch of the oscillator.
When this is set to 0, there is no emphasis, and frequencies beyond the cutoff will simply diminish smoothly.
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Page 47 Keyboard Track This lets you vary the volume relative to the note you play. Amp Modulation Velocity Intensity is used by most programs to decrease the volume of softly played notes and increase the volume of strongly played notes, and the Amp Modulation parameter adjusts the depth of this control.
Arpeggiator Settings Playing and editing Programs Arpeggiator settings According to the note data received from the keyboard or from the MIDI IN connector, the arpeggiator will automatically generate a wide range of phrases or patterns including arpeggios, guitar or keyboard backing riffs, bass phrases, or drum patterns.
When the control surface ARP is selected, you can use the knobs to vary the duration and dynamics of the arpeggiated notes. You can create your own combinations by editing a preloaded combination, or by starting from an initialized combination.
Even without moving to the various pages for detailed editing, you can make dramatic changes just from within the Combi P0: Play page. If you re- select the combination or turn off the power before saving, your edits will be lost. Detailed Editing With Combinations Detailed Editing with Combinations You can edit the preloaded combinations Banks A—C with which the M50 is shipped, or start with an initialized Combination to create your own original sounds.
You can use the factory Programs to create new Combinations, or use your own custom Programs. The Programs assigned to each Timbre can be played in three ways: Timbre 1 Brass Timbre 2 Strings 1.
Access the Combi P0: Play— Program T01—08 page. Select a brass sound for Timbre 1, and a strings sound for Timbre 2. For example, if portamento is on, portamento will be applied to the internal M50 sound even if Enable Portamento SW is unchecked. Preset patterns: Patterns suitable for drum tracks are preset in internal memory, and can be selected for any song.
User patterns: Each song can have up to patterns. Midi Recording MIDI recording Preparations for recording Before you begin recording, make sure that the memory protect setting in Global mode is turned off.
Creating a Song Before we can begin this example, we need to select an empty song where we can record. MIDI data will not be transmitted to an external device. This dialog box is the same as the one that appears for the Copy To Track P Step Recording Creating songs Sequencer mode Auto punch-in Select this method when you wish to automatically re- record selected portions of a previously-recorded track.
Page 65 5. Use the popup button at the left to select. You can choose a note value ranging from a whole note to a 32nd note. After the pre-count, pattern recording will begin. Play the keyboard and operate the joystick and other controllers to record your performance. When you reach the end of the pattern, the sequencer will return to the beginning of the pattern and continue recording.
You can realtime-record this performance. Access the P0—1: The RPPR function will be turned on. For example you can create a separate song for each portion introduction, melody A, melody B, chorus, and ending of a composition, and use the cue list to specify the order of each portion and the number of times that it will be repeated to complete the song.
Routing Effect Settings Routing effect settings The insert effects, master effects, and total effect have the same structure in all modes, but the routing settings will determine how the oscillators of a program or the timbres of a combination or track of a song will be sent to each insert effect, master effect or total effect.
Master Effects Using Effects Access the P8: Press the IFX 1—5 tabs and edit the parameters. If this is Off, the result will be the same as if No Effect is selected.
Arpeggiator Function Arpeggiator function Using the arpeggiator while you play The arpeggiator is a function that automatically generates arpeggios patterns of individual notes derived from a chord. Most arpeggiators produce an arpeggio when you play a chord on the keyboard. Rotating the knob toward the left will shorten the duration of the notes, and rotating it toward the right will lengthen the duration of the notes.
Page 81 Using the arpeggiator while you play Using the arpeggiator in Program mode P3: Using The Arpeggiator In Combination Mode Arpeggiator function Using the arpeggiator in Combination mode In Combination mode the M50 provides dual arpeggiators, allowing you to run two arpeggio patterns simultaneously. These parameters are set in Prog P7: Page 84 Arpeggiator function It provides a convenient way for you to hear Drum Track patterns while you try out various phrases on a program or combination, or work out the outline of your song.
Selecting a Drum Track pattern and Drum Track program 1. Play— Main page. Specify the MIDI channel of the drum track timbre.
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Be aware that if another timbre uses the same MIDI channel, that timbre will also be played. Access the Combi P7: Page 88 Drum Track function External Control Various preloaded external setups are provided as factory settings.
For instance, some external setups let you control software synthesizers such as those in the Korg Legacy Collection. Other external setups let you control level and pan settings of your DAW software in real time. Page 92 Settings for the entire M This type of Tone Adjust parameter controls two or more program parameters simultaneously.
Page of 33 Go. Page 2: Page 3 Functions provided by the M Page 4: To help you get the most out of your new instrument, please read this manual carefully.
Page 5: Page 6: The M50 Editor screen will appear. Page 7 If the installation was successful, click [Close]. Next you will install the plug-in version s that you want to use.
Using the procedure described above, begin with step 1 and install the plug-in version s that you want to use. Page 8: Page 9 When the installation has been successfully completed, click [Restart] to exit the installer. Under Mac OS X, the plug-in version will also be installed in the appropriate folder.
Page Turn the Monitor button on so that you can Then save this data to a file as preload data. Page 21 Here you can select program, combination, sequencer, or global mode.
The browser will display the names of the programs, combinations, and songs that are in the M Click any program to select it. Play the keyboard of the M50 and you will hear that program. While letting the arpeggiator play, move the four knobs or the knobs of the M50 itself, and notice how the arpeggio changes.These renaming operations can be performed in the following pages.
To help you get the most out of your new instrument, please read this manual carefully. Page 9 When the installation has been successfully completed, click [Restart] to exit the installer. Detailed Editing With Combinations Detailed Editing with Combinations You can edit the preloaded combinations Banks A—C with which the M50 is shipped, or start with an initialized Combination to create your own original sounds.
Midi Recording MIDI recording Preparations for recording Before you begin recording, make sure that the memory protect setting in Global mode is turned off.