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INTRODUCTION

PS-3100 FEATURES AND FACILITIES

Front and back panel illustration

1) Temperament Adjust
2) Signal Generators (SG)
3) Dynamic LP Filters (DLPF)
4) Envelope Modifiers (EM)
5) Resonators (RESO)
6) Total Signal Modifiers
7) Sample & Hold
8) Modulation Generators (MG1, MG2)
9) General Envelope Generator (GEG)
10) Voltage Processors (VP)
11) Patching Panel
12) Volume
13) Power
14) Manual Controller
15) Keyboard
16) Rear Panel
SIGNAL FLOW

NORMAL SETTING


(1) CONTROL SECTION: Operation and principles
 1-1 Signal Generators
 1-2 Dynamic Lowpass Filters
 1-3 Envelope Modifiers
 1-4 Resonators
 1-5 Amplitude Modulator
 1-6 Ensemble
 1-7 Total VCA
 1-8 Keyboard Volume Balance
 1-9 Modulation Generator 1
 1-10 Sample & Hold
 1-11 Modulation VCA
 1-12 Modulation Generator 2
 1-13 General Envelope Generator
 1-14 Voltage Processors
 1-15 Control Wheel
 1-16 Momentary Switch

 1-17 Volume Control


(2) THE SYNTHESIS OF SOUNDS
 2-1 Thinking About Sound Synthesis
 2-2 Creating Sounds Using The Built-In Patch
 2-3 The Basic Process Of Sound Synthesis
 2-4 Understanding The Patch And Its Use


(3) CAUTION
 3-1 Before Turning On The Power Switch
 3-2 Cautionary Measures When Setting Up The Patch
 3-3 CAUTION: When using the 60P terminals


(4) OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

 4-1 Accessories Supplied With The PS-3100

 4-2 Optional Units

 4-3 Examples Of Expanded Operational Capability

 4-4 The Effect Of Using Two PS-3100'S
      PS-3300


(5) TROUBLE SHOOTING


(6) SETTING CHARTS


(7) SPECIFICATIONS


1) INTRODUCTION  ^

First of all we would like to thank you for choosing the KORG PS-3100 Polyphonic Synthesizer.

In developing this polyphonic synthesizer we have built on the technical know-how employed in other KORG synthesizers (the Mini KORG for example) and have created a true polyphonic synthesizer that is the realization of rnany a synthesist's dream. In the past even the larger synthesizers employing multiple VCO's have been monophonic instruments as far as the keyboard was concerned. This fact alone gave them a unique place among keyboard instruments.

In order to create harmony (one of the three basic elements of music) with such a synthesizer, it was necessary to make a multi-track tape recording. By the same token, such instruments are necessarily limited for purposes of live performance. Through the employment of integrated circuit technology, KORG has built in a separate synthesizer for each key on the keyboard thus creating the world's first true polyphonic synthesizer.

Of course this Synthesizer still retains all the advantages inherent in the monophonic models of the past. And there will probably remain an established place for such instruments in the future.

Although the synthesizer is already known for it's wide range of capabilities, the KORG PS-3100 opens up whole new areas of musical exploration and creativity making it a truly epoch making instrument.

PS-3100 FEATURES AND FACILITIES


(1) CONTROL SECTION: Operation and principles ^


(2) THE SYNTHESIS OF SOUNDS ^


(3) CAUTION ^


(4) OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ^


(5) TROUBLE SHOOTING ^


(6) SETTING CHARTS ^


(7) SPECIFICATIONS ^



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