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Young Chang Canada Corp. Assigning a Slider to Arpeggiator Velocities Using the Arpeggiator with a Sequencer or External Controller Bank Controller Issues for External Slaves PC88 Made Easy If you have a regular PC88, then you have one bank of 64 Programs that you can access. These are most easily accessed by using the 16 Sound Select Buttons, which are labeled by Sound Category. Therefore, the maximum number of programs you can split or layer from the keyboard is four.

Setups of your own and you need to switch between them quickly in a performance. PC88 Made Easy 1. The value changes to MIDI. Rotate the wheel clockwise. In Internal Voices mode, each program can have its own effects settings. No special saving procedure is necessary – the PC88 simply remembers the last kurrzweil you chose for that particular program.

This applies to all the programs, including the ones on the VGM board. As you go through the tutorials below, you will find examples of many different things you can do on the PC When you start to create your own Setups, you may find that you want two or more zones kurzwiel have the same types of control oriented functions, with The PC88 makes it easy to do this.

Details on using the Copy function can be found at the end of this document, after all Setups, please be sure to look in Appendix E of the manual to see the controller assignments for that Setup. Another thing to be aware of – whenever you call up a Setup, the PC88 copies all of the parameter values into an edit buffer. Once you have manuzl name the way you want it, press Enter.

The PC88 now j umps back to the Store dialog. PC88 Made Easy 2. Splitting Two or More Mabual 1. Go through steps in tutorial 1. Press the Key Range button. The display will show the kurzewil range for zone 1, from C-1 to G9. C4 is middle C on the keyboard. You are going to make zone 1 be the right side of the split, so you need to change the lowest note for this zone. PC88 Made Easy 3.

Assigning Sliders for Volume in Different Zones 1. Hold the Controllers button and move Slider A. The display now shows Zone: Press 7, then Enter to assign Slider A to Volume. So as you move the slider down, nothing will happen until you manuao 95 and at that point, it will follow the slider as you bring it down, thereby creating a smooth fade out.

PC88 Made Easy 5. PC88 Made Easy 6. Adjusting Relative Volumes with One Slider So far kurzwekl have only shown assigning a controller to one zone.


PC88 Made Easy So how are the two methods different? The Offset method will keep a fixed amount of value between nanual two zones whereas the Scale method will give you a sliding amount of difference, based on the percentage.

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PC88 Made Easy 7. Crossfading Zones A nice musical effect is to be able to smoothly fade from one sound into another.

You can easily do this with a single slider or other continuous controller. Follow tutorial 1 to create a 2 zone, layered Setup.

To best demonstrate the crossfade effect, you should pick two sustaining sounds for the two zones, such as strings and organ, or two different sounding organs. PC88 Made Easy same level as when the slider is all the way up or down. You should be able to hear a difference.

But the following example demonstrates the technique with internal PC88 sounds. To do the following tutorial, you will need a switch pedal plugged into the Switch Pedal 2 j ack in the PC So what if you want to switch between programs in two different banks.

Internal and VGM effects processors. If you have a regular PC88, you can still follow this tutorial, but simply ignore the steps that refer to zone 3. Create a three zone layered Setup, manuwl tutorial 1. To hear the effect changes better, it will be easier to temporarily manal the VGM effect while you edit the Internal effect.

Press the Zone 3 button. Since Zone 3 was already selected, pf88 second button press mutes the zone and the light turns orange.

Play the keyboard and you will only hear the Marimba and Metal Ppc88 patches. PC88 Made Easy This Setup was designed so that simply by calling it up, the zones would be panned the way we wanted, but when we leave the Setup, panning is returned to normal. Of course, you might want to have all of your Setups panned in the same manner. Using the Arpeggiator One often overlooked feature of the PC88 is the arpeggiator.

This can be a lot of fun to play with – you can get many interesting and unusual effects. Basically, an arpeggiator takes notes that you play and repeats them in a pattern. Typically, you might use it to arpeggiate chords that kkurzweil play, but it can have other uses such as playing percussion patterns.

The Key Range parameter lets you set a range of notes which will be affected by the arpeggiator while others can be played regularly. Hold Enter and strike the top note on the PC88 to put the arpeggiator back to playing across the keyboard. The next parameter, Shift Limit will determine how far kkrzweil PC88 will keep shifting from the original pitches. Set the Shift Limit to 12 and play the keys again. PC88 to control an external sound module in which you can edit the sounds, you can create many interesting patterns.

Using the Various Arpeggiator Latch Modes The Latch Mode parameter allows pd88 great variation in deciding which notes that you play should be used latched by the arpeggiator. In the previous tutorial, Latch Mode was set to Keys, so that the arpeggiator simply latched any note you pressed and held it only as long as the key was held down.


Hold the Controllers button and step on that pedal. Make sure that the Switch Type is kutzweil to Momentary.


But if, for some reason, you need to have the sequencer or other external controller kurzweip notes to the arpeggiator itself, you must use the Manuall function in the PC In this case, one zone can play both the PC88 and external slave. Global menu, it causes the PC88 to display the bank values in a very confused manner.

You can also use the same technique for zones assigned to the PC88 itself! On the PC88 keyboard, you want to play an internal program or PC88 has for calling up different programs. So you create a zone in the PC88 Setup to call up the internal sound you want, but set the Note Map for that zone to Off. So when you call up the Setup, it chooses the sound you want to be played from This is the opposite of the previous tutorial.

Maybe you want kkurzweil leave that module always on the same sound, or you kurzeeil the ability to choose the sounds directly from the front panel of that external module or keyboard. Working With an External Sequencer 1. So in this situation, using the second method is better. Recording Setups to a Sequencer Again, this is less of a tutorial than an explanation.

Since there is only one location for the Internal Voices parameters in memory, any changes you make using this method will wipe out the defaults that currently exist for those parameters. But if you Reset the PC88, those defaults will return.

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See page in the manual for information on resetting the PC A dump of the entire PC88 memory is larger than 64k. Instead you must dump individual Setups. If you need to dump all Setups, you can put half of them in one song mabual half in another. Setup and have 65 currently called up. Therefore it can be confusing if you are sending multiple channels of kurzweeil at the same time.

If you are testing the PC88 itself, it is best to mute all the zones but one so that you mnual see what info that zone is sending or you could use the Solo button. If you are testing info coming from an external source, such as a sequencer, you would also want to mute all the tracks but one.

If the slider is moved to the halfway point or higher it is On, and if the slider is moved below manyal halfway point, it is Off. Some instruments and sequencers notably older Roland instruments will send this message when no notes are being held, even if the sustain pedal is still held. Call up the Setup which has the zone that you want to copy.

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