Tweaking sounds


Just a Basic Tutorial on getting the best out of your sounds from your pa keyboard. Now I'm not an exponent of delving deep into the technicalities of creating sounds. I like to use the KISS principle here 'Keep it simple straightforward'..However I do like to have a small section of my own sounds to call upon whilst I'm playing..

This is very basic and I'm not trying to teach people how to suck eggs, just trying to help those that need it a little and may be new to korg pa keyboards..

To start then:
Firstly we need to think of a Sound that we wish to enhance. The obvious choice to start with would probably be Piano sounds. They can be a little dull or even tinny as basic setups go.. I like Trumpets so I chose the Factory Trumpet Expression 1 for this little workshop.

Right now that a choice has been made the first thing to do is to press the 'sound' button on the keyboard to take us to the 'sound' screen. On the top left corner is a little Tab that says 'SND' -> Press that and navigate to your required sound and select. I chose the Trumpet as I  said earlier. 

On the bottom half of your screen are two sections for 'MFX'. left hand one is labeled 'MFX1' and on the right 'MFX2'. This is mainly the only place that you need to to give a decent enhancement to your sound. On MFX1 I altered the 'SEND' from 39 up to 60 and the 'Amount' to 30.7... I used the same settings for MFX2. I left the Macro editing alone on the upper half of the screen.. All the time you are adjusting your sound you can hear the differences as you progress. Once you have a sound that you are happy with then write the new sound to your User Bank.. My Trumpet when compared with the original was much better and more expressive and to my personal liking.

I know that theres a lot more to tweaking sounds and I for one am happy to just enhance my favourite sounds using the one screen. It works for me. Give it a go. You can't do any harm and it might just give you some satisfaction that you have achieved something.

Have fun! 

Here's a User Bank of my sounds from the above method..  The link is HERE

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