Pattern and SONG Modes

This page is for clearing either the current pattern or all patterns from the memory. Note This page automatically resets the pattern name(s) to 'Empty*. F'E 13 PATTERN CLEAR 100 V 0 n e F a tt e r n + E x e c- Choice of current pattern or all patterns. 1. Select either the current pattern or all patterns. Use the + YES and - NO keys or the DATA ENTRY dial to switch between One (the current pattern) or All (all patterns in the bank). Use the S4 soft key (*Exec) to clear the pattern(s). Answer...

Basic Operation

Use the S2 soft key or the < CURSOR and CURSOR> keys to select the second menu item. Use the S2 soft key, + YES and - NO keys or the DATA ENTRY dial to change the field value. The procedure for deleting an undesired structural element (patterns, drum kit changes and repeat commands) is similar to the one for inserting a new one. Use the S3 soft key or the < CURSOR and CURSOR> keys to select the third menu item. Use the + YES and - NO keys or the DATA ENTRY dial to change the field...

Instrument Modes

There are 75 waveforms built into the S3. (See chart of the S3's 75 Built-in Waveforms.) The two ROM card slots each allow the addition of 40 more. This page is for selecting the waveform for the timbre. Note After changing ROM cards, always use this page to check the waveform assignments. T2 UflUEFORM ASSIGN I n t 0 8 C E D h e a d Q1 3 N o n 1 Number of the waveform. ( Note The name field to the right of this number changes automatically with this number.) PCM mode Nonl for normal playback...

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This page is for copying data from the source track to another destination. It offers a choice of overwriting the data at the destination with the data from the source (Copy) or merging the two (Boun). Note Be careful about differences between source and destination tracks' kit assignments. This command replaces the source track's sequencer data (copy) or merges the source track's sequencer data (bounce) with the destination track's sequencer data. If the...

Effects

Delay between direct sound and effect output for left channel. Amount of feedback. A negative value reverses the phase. Balance between direct sound and effect output for left channel. Choice of two waveforms for modulation sine (Sin) or triangle (Tri). Balance between direct sound and effect output for right channel. This effect applies effects DELAY and FLANGER to the left and right channels, respectively. Delay between direct sound and effect output for left channel. Amount of feedback. A...

Introduction

Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the Korg S3 Rhythm Workstation. The S3 will certainly open up whole new worlds of musical expression as well as the ability to effectively communicate with all your MIDI devices. This manual has been whtten to increase your understanding of the S3 and ensure your continued enjoyment for many years to come. Please read all the instructions carefully before using this product. Make sure to pay special attention to the following Location To prevent...

Before You Begin

Connecting the S3 to External Devices AC adaptor Connecting the S3 to External Devices AC adaptor 1. Turn the volume controls on all equipment including the S3 down as far as they will go. 3. Plug the lead on the AC adaptor into the jack at the rear of the S3. 4. Plug the AC adaptor into the power outlet. course of a musical selection as a song may use the same pattern again and again. Note Although the basic unit is the pattern, it is also possible to play, record and edit a smaller unit...

Korg S3 Sequencer

Press the REC key to switch to the REC READY display. b. Select the new track with the first field. c. If necessary, use the MONITOR PP2 page to change the drum kit, effect and MIDI channel assignments for the new track. d. Press the PLAY key and record using the procedures above. Note A pattern may use up to four tracks, but you cannot change their time signatures and lengths during recording. Note The S3's sequencer has a maximum capacity of 32 simultaneously played notes for all tracks...

Table of Contents

5.5.3 D HALL 5.5.4 D ROOM 5.5.5 D EREF 5.5.6 D DLY 5.5.7 D CHOR 5.5.8 D FLAN 5.5.9 D PHAS 5.5.10 D TREM 5.5.11 E DLY 5.5.12 E CHOR 5.5.13 E FLAN 5.5.14 E TREM 6.1.1 What is 6.1.2 Channel 6.1.3 System 6.2 MIDI 6.2.1 REC CHANNEL SELECT M1 6.2.2 REC MESSAGE FILTER M2 6.2.3 RECEIVE FILTER M3 6.2.4 MIDI OUTPUT M4 6.2.5 GLOBAL CHANNEL M5 6.3 MIDI 6.3.1 S3 under External 6.3.2 S3 as MIDI Master 6.3.3 S3 as Multichannel 6.3.4 S3 as Sound 6.4 Synchronizing MIDI 6.4.1 S3 as 6.4.2 S3 as 7.1.1 What is...