- Musical instruments ^
Trumpet (A) | Trumpet (B) | Clarinet | Flute | Oboe | Ocarina |
Violin | Cello | Accordion | Electric Piano | Clavinet |
Banjo | Electric bass | Timpani | Cow-bell | Whistle |
[ Synthe Sounds | Sound Effects ]
Trumpet (A) ^
The strong attack gives a tonguing effect suitable for a march. Try this setting for both marching and classical music.
Trumpet (B) ^
Good for ballads or mood music. Adjust the VCF to get the tone color you want.
A rectangle wave is usually used to get the tone color of woodwind instruments. By merely changing the VCO scale to 32', 16', or 4' you can get the effect of a bass clarinet or Eb clarinet with correct tone color.
By using a triangle or sawtooth wave and turning up the VCF, you can create a very rounded, clear and beautiful tone color. Therefore, by varying the EG setting you can get a tone color similar to an electric piano or xylophone.
Try playing the central theme from Dvorzak's [Symphony] "From The New World". It's easy to tell the difference between the heavy double reed sound and that of the clarinet. Use a lower scale setting for a bassoon effect.
A darker tone color than that of the flute. The VCF is used or remove the upper harmonics from a triangle wave, thus producing a sine wave.
A sawtooth waveform is most often used when you need a tone color containing some, but not too many, harmonics. If you make a multi-track recording, changing the VCF Fc setting a little at a time, you can synthesize the string section of an orchestra. For playing fast phrases, speed up the attack time a bit.
This setting is good for performing slow melodies. Use the Korg MS-01 foot controller for bowing and delayed vibrato effects. To use these same effects for viola and violine[sic], set the scale to 16' or 8' and turn the VCF Fc (cutoff frequency) up to between "6" and "8". If you don't have the MS-01, set the FM MG to 1 and the EG/EXT to "0". Then use the Control Wheel - by patching it as shown by the dotted line. [Just plug in one end]
Patching gives a slow growl with PCM (pulse width modulation). Depending on how you use this effect, you can make it sound like two voices instead of one. You can get another interesting effect by using the EG REV OUT for PWM.
n.b. this patch is incorrect; connect the MG triangle wave output to the VCO PWM input, not the FREQ input for the desired effect.
Electric Piano ^
The unique electric piano sound is achieved by using the VCF to make the rectangle waveform very rounded. VCF FcM from the MG gives a tremelo-like effect.
The tone color is obtained by controlling only the VCO waveform. Adjust the PW/PWM to get the most realistic effect.
With this setting you can even perform folk and country-western music on the synthesizer. By means of patching, the basically harsh waveform is first rounded, then suddenly attenuated and at the same time automatically changed into a harsh sounding decay. You can get a Japanese samisen effect by slightly varying the VCF setting.
Electric bass ^
When using this setting, play bass patterns as you would on a real bass. Use each of the VCF knobs for fine adjustment of tone color.
The tone color is created by using a patch cord to mix pink noise with the VCO triangle waveform.
The VCF is used as the sound source by setting the Peak knob to "10" to cause self-oscillation. Turn the Fc knob a bit to get a slightly different pitch.
By using noise to modulate the VCO, you get both the unsteadiness of a person whistling and the sound of a breath. For a clearer sound, set the VCO FM EG/EXT knob to "0".