Basic Operation

Use the following procedure to change the drum kits assigned to the current pattern's four pattern tracks 1. Switch the screen to the MONITOR (PP2) page. 1. Switch the screen to the MONITOR (PP2) page. a. Press the PATTERN key until the LED inside it turns green. b. If necessary, press the EXIT key until the abbreviation PP1 appears in the upper left corner of the display. c. Use the < PAGE and PAGE> keys to reach the MONITOR (PP2) page. 2. (Optional) Change the track (1-4). Use the S1 soft...

Before You Begin

On the front panel is a two-line screen your window into the S3 menu system. The S3 uses a system of pages to help you control its functions. The top line of a page gives a label for the page plus other reference information. The bottom line represents a menu with, depending on the page, between one to four fields or choices. When making a selection on the S3, you push the button under your choice immediately below the LCD screen. Note The cursor soft keys may also be used, but only for data...

Instrument Modes

The INSTRUMENT key provides two modes and one submode for editing timbre, instrument pad and drum kit settings the TIMBRE and KIT modes and the PAD submode. This Chapter provides detailed descriptions of all displays for the three modes. This mode is for editing instrument timbre (a.k.a. voice or color), the set of waveform parameters that the PCM sound sources use to generate notes for a particular percussion instrument. (In much the same way as a synthesizer generates notes for other...

Effects

An effect is a signal processor for modifying sound generator output. The S3 provides two such processors with two channels each and full facilities for programming them to achieve a wide variety of audio effects. 5.1 Overview of the S3's Effect Configuration The S3 provides storage for 16 effect programs. An effect program consists of two effect type sets (parameter sets for the each effect), two pan settings for modifying the stereo balance of the effect send channels and placement (P1 or...

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Turn off the power to all equipment before connecting or disconnecting any equipment. 2. Connect a speaker system or a pair of headphones to the S3. 4. Strike the eight touchpads in any order to see what instruments they produce. 5. Strike the same touchpad with different amounts of force to see how velocity (the force which you strike the touchpad) affects the output. 6. Press the PAD BANK TEMPO key, hold it down and read the screen to see the new bank, kit number and pad name. Pressing the...

Pattern and SONG Modes

Use the S3 soft key to display the submenu. 6. Select the type of data usually Note. Use the S3 soft key or the cCURSOR and CURSOR> keys to elect the first menu item. Use the + YES and - NO keys or the DATA ENTRY dial to switch between All or Note. 7. Select the scaling factor. Although the normal choice is 100 , weak quantization in the 25 to 40 range sometimes provides correction while still leaving natural-sounding timing variations. Use the S4 soft key or the cCURSOR and CURSOR> keys to...

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Use the SONG RANGE (SE2) page to specify the range to be deleted as a pair of starting and end points. If the RANGE function is OFF, the whole track is deleted. 2. Use the PAGE> key to select the TRACK EDIT (SE6) page. Use the S4 soft key (*Exec) to execute the command. Answer the question Sure (Y N) with either the + YES key to proceed or the - NO key to cancel. You may also use the EXIT key to cancel. Use the S1 soft key or the cCURSOR and CURSOR> keys to select the first menu item. Use...

Table of Contents

3.4.9 SONG CLEAR (SE9) 4.1 TIMBRE 4.1.1 TIMBRE SELECT (T1) 4.1.2 WAVEFORM ASSIGN (T2) 4.1.3 ENVELOPE (T3) 4.1.4 AUTO BEND (T4) 4.1.5 MODULATION (T5) 4.1.6 MONITOR (T6) 4.1.7 TIMBRE COPY (T7) 4.2 KIT 4.2.1 KIT SELECT (K1) 4.2.1.1 PAD 4.2.1.1.1 PAD NAME (P1) 4.2.1.1.2 TIMBRE SETUP (P2) 4.2.1.1.3 PAD EDIT (P3) 4.2.2 PAD ARRANGE (K2) 4.2.3 PAD MODE (K3) 4.2.4 PAD LEVEL (K4) 4.2.5 NOTE ASSIGN (K5) 4.2.6 MONTIOR (K6) 4.2.7 KIT COPY (K7) 5.1 Overview of the S3's Effect 5.1.1 Effect 5.1.2.1 Placement 1...

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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...

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...

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...