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Ensemble type pa3x Le

To change Ensemble type - Press 'Shift' + Ensemble button
Change type!


When in Style Play Mode, there are 2 independent sets of effects, one for the accompaniment parts (left hand) and one for the real time parts (right hand). These can be turned on of off here...

Reset or Bypass track equalisation...
Use the 'Track Select' Button to switch from the keyboard to the Style Tracks and vice-versa


Track Reset Button
Use these buttons to reset, that is, flatten equalisation for the corresponding track

Reset all Track Buttons
Press this button to reset. that is, flatten equalisation for all Tracks, both Real Time & Style Tracks

Check any of these boxes to bypass equalisation for the corresponding track.
When bypassed, equalisation has no effect on the Track, however ALL parameters are preserved. When the Box is unchecked, equalisation is once again activated with original settings..

ON - The Bypass function is engaged, so no equalisation is active on the corresponding Track

OFF - The Bypass fuction is not engaged and so the equalisation is active on the corresponding Track.

See page 97 in the Pa2x handbook for further information.


Expert Fingering Mode:

There are several types of Fingering on the PA Keyboard. To change the method of fingering Chords -> Go to the 'Split' Tab on the main Screen and tap on Chord Recognition. In the Dropdown Box you will see several types. Tap on Expert and 'Lock' the selection...


Export factory styles to MIDI?

Choose your style that you wish to export to 'smf' and go into 'Record' Mode. Press the keyboard Menu button and choose 'Export smf'.
Here you will see on screen E/CV: -> V1-CV1 in the drop down box-> Press 'Execute' and save to your HD or USB. Do the same for your other CV's and save them. 

These are now saved as small midi files that you can open in a pc sequencer.

OR for ALL parts....

Export style to midi.
1] Select style and press 'Record' and 'Record/Edit Current style
2] Press the keyboard 'Menu' Button and select 'Export SMF'
3] Press the 'Shift' and 'Execute' Buttons together and this will export ALL sections of the style to a new midi file ->  Save....
4] Exit Record mode


Extracting Factory Styles

Media / Preferences Tab/ Factory and Style Protect = Off!
Media / Save / SSD-S / ALL / Styles / BANK 01 -> SAVE new SET -> BANK01 -> SAVE / OK /  and then BANK for BANK for all  -> BANK'S 1-17......





Factory Style protection:


Can I create my own custom banks of Factory Styles?

You can customize all your banks.
First of all, you'll unprotect the Factory data in Media.....
Go to Tab > Preferences, and uncheck the Factory Style and Pad Protect checkbox...

Go to the Disk > Save page.
Select the ALL folder, and press Open.
Select the first bank, then press Save To.
Press Save to save the selected bank, then confirm it being saved into the new SET folder (ex., MYBKP.SET).
Repeat the above for all the other banks.
At this point, you'll start loading data from the saved backup, to create you custom banks in memory.
Go to the Disk > Load page.
Select the backup folder (called, in the example above, MYBKP.SET) and press Open.
Select the STYLE folder, then press Open to access the banks.
Select the bank containing one of the Styles you want to load into a Factory location, and press Open to see the Styles it contains.
Select the desired Style, and press Load. A dialog box appears, asking you to select one of the available locations in memory. Select the target location, and press OK to load the Style.

Now you can rename your Styles.
With the Styles still unprotected, select the first Style to be renamed, and press RECORD. Choose the Record/Edit Current Style option.
Choose the Page menu > Write Style command, and edit the Style name.
Save the Style into the original location, proposed as a default option.


Fade out a sound using the joystick -Y function.

In Sound Mode, press [Menu] > [Amp] > Tab [Amp Mod]

and under Amp Modulation, set the AMS to Joystick -Y

and the Intensity to a negative value of your choise.

1. In Sound Mode, select the Nay (Woodwind page 1).
2. Press [Menu] > [Amp] > Tab [Amp Mod] and under Amp

Modulation, set the AMS to Joystick -Y and the

Intensity to -60.
This will allow for a little bit of sound to remain

when the joystick is pulled all the way down. If you

want to fully mute it, then set the value to -99. [abo59-Andy]


File types ON PA2X

The following Table describe's all the File and Folder types the
Pa2X can read.

BKP Backup File, created with the “Full Resource
Backup” function of the Media > Utility page.
PKG Operating System and Musical Resource ?les.
GBL Global
VOC Voice Processor Presets
PRF Performance
PCG Sound (Korg Pa-Series)
KMP Multisample
PCM Sample
AIF AIFF audio Files
WAV WAVE audio Files
STY Style
SBD SongBook
SBL SongBook’s Custom List
JBX Jukebox
MID Midi File (Standard MIDI File, SMF)
MP3 MP3 File
TXT Plain text File

Pa2X can also read (but not write) the following types of data.
KAR Karaoke File
PCG Korg Triton Programs
KSF Korg Trinity/Triton Sample
S Akai Sample
P Akai Program


Fingering in Expert mode Tip:

On the korg in expert fingering mode you can strike 3 keys simultaneously and all style parts but the percussion cease to sound....for example C#/ D/ D#


File Extensions for pa:

Pa2X/800 can read these extensions and file formats :




When trying to get more then 2 FX per SOUND its easy to achieve that depending on the FX you want. On the PA800 after the 80'th or 90'th effect there is a bundle of 'Combination' effects like Compressor, Phaser, Phlanger, Distortion or WahWah and else FX in Combination with a REVERB or DELAY thus it will give you in certain circumstances even 4 FULL FX, a single SOUND or PERFORMANCE. The COMBINATION FX have FULL editors meaning that in the editor of both FX, both FX are treated seperately with all of the parameters as a single available effect ROUTING and also a separate AMOUNT/WET/DRY parameter.





Global -> General Controls -> Screen Menu -> Write Global - Global Setup to retain the settings. 


Guitar Mode Track:

1.Press Record
2.Record New Style OK
3.Choose Track ( just say Track 5)
4.Press Menu. Choose Style Track controls
5.Press ACC Icon on Track 5 & Choose Gtr
6.Press Instrument Icon & Choose one of the Real Guitars on Page 19 or
7.Press Exit

You're Now Ready to Record Variation 1.
You can choose to record your Drums & Bass first.
Either Do it in Real time or if not proficient use the copy function to
copy bass, Drum, Percussion tracks or any other you may choose from
ROM or other User Styles you may have.

Recording your Guitar Mode Track in real time:

1.Make sure Accomp 5 is highlighted

2.Choose the length & CV length of the track, 2bars, 4 bars whatever you choose,
Choose the tempo & the meter & turn Metronome on or off, whatever is required.

3.Press start stop button & Start recording. When finished press stop.
It will keep looping & recording additional notes till you press stop.

4.Press start button & what you've recorded will play back.
If you're not happy with it, touch icon RH top of screen Press -> Delete Current Track or Press Write Style if you are.

5.If you've messed up 1 or 2 notes Press Menu Button & Event Edit .
Here you can fix a individual strum by changing the note, (Value 1)
changing the velocity (value 2) Insert additional notes or delete notes.

You can Quantize. Menu , Style Edit Quantize.
When finished Press Exit to get back to main recording page & Press Write Style.

As an example, the Lowest Octave on the PA800 has the majority of the Strums
C2 (the lowest note on the keyboard ) is a Full Down Strum
A2 is a 4 note down strum.
Just play around with them to get the feel.

Next Octave up is the single Guitar Strings & a couple of more Strums.
Just play around with them to get the feel.

One important one is the F#3,if a chord or note is ringing out for too long,if you insert an f#3 it will mute the notes.


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