In order to enjoy long and trouble-free use, please read this manual carefully and use the instrument correctly. E 2 To ensure long, trouble-free operation, please read this manual carefully. Precautions Location Using the unit in the following locations can result in a malfunction. Do not connect it to an AC outlet of voltage other than that for which your unit is intended. Interference with other electrical devices This product contains a microcomputer. Radios and televisions placed nearby may experience reception interference.
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In order to enjoy long and trouble-free use, please read this manual carefully and use the instrument correctly. If something does slip into the equipment, unplug the AC adaptor from the wall outlet. Then contact your nearest Korg dealer or the store where the equipment was purchased. Page 3: Table Of Contents Contents 1.
Front and rear panel Page 4 Playing a pattern Pattern Play Page 5 Specifying the pitch of each pattern Page 6: Introduction 1. Introduction 1. By using the front panel knobs and keys, you can create analog synthesizer sounds intuitively, and easily create phrases using these sounds. Example connections Power switch Preparing to play Be sure to turn off the power before making connections.
Careless operation may damage your speaker system or cause malfunctions. As shown in the above diagram, hook the AC adapter cable around the adapter cable holder. Page 8: Front And Rear Panel 2.
Front and rear panel 2. Front and rear panel The controls and other parts of the EA-1 can be broadly grouped as shown in the diagram. Common section 1. Page 9: Synthesizer Section Synthesizer section 1. Page Sequence Control Section 2. Front and rear panel Sequence Control section 1.
Rec key Use this key to record phrases and movements of the knobs etc. If you press this key during recording, record- ing will end, and playback will continue. Page Connector Section 5. Shift key This key is used in conjunction with other keys. When held down, it gives an additional function to another key. Page Basic Operation quick Start 3. Basic operation Quick Start 3. Press the Pattern mode key to enter Pattern mode the key will light.
Rotate the dial to select the desired pattern A A64, b C64, d Basic operation Quick Start Striking keys to play sounds Keyboard function 1. Turn on the Keyboard function key the key will light. Use the step keys as a keyboard.
You can use the Part Select key to switch the part that you play. Turn on the Keyboard function key, and press the step keys to play the sound. Use the Part Select key to select the part that you wish to play. For details on Event Editing, refer to Event Editing p. Press the Rec key to enter recording mode. At this time, press- ing the PLAY key will not start playback.
Use the step keys to input the pitch for each note of the phrase. The target step will automatically advance by one step each time you do so. Page Using A Motion Sequence 3.
For each part, you can record the changes you make to the synth parameters using the knobs, and loop them for playback. The looped data for the knob movements is called a Motion Sequence refer to p. Try out various types of sounds or music.
Depending on the content, you may discover unexpectedly interesting results. Page Playing With Pattern Set 3. Pattern Set is a function that lets you register a favorite pattern to each of the sixteen step keys, and use the step keys to switch patterns. You can use this function to play a performance simply by selecting patterns one after the other. Page Pattern Mode 4. Pattern mode 4. Pattern mode In this mode you can play patterns, or edit them to make new patterns.
Press the Pattern mode key to enter Pattern mode. Page Selecting A Pattern Selecting a pattern You can use the Part Select key to switch the part that will be edited or played using the Keyboard function. When you select a Part, the LED for that part will light, and you can edit it in the Synthesizer section, or edit a phrase pattern. At this time if the Keyboard function key is off dark , the step keys will indicate the trigger locations refer to p.
Page Filter 4. The pitch of OSC1 will be the pitch that sounds when you use the keyboard function or the pitch specified for a phrase pattern. Page Amp Resonance This parameter adds character to the sound by boosting the region around the cutoff frequency. If you raise the reso- nance and turn the Cutoff knob or adjust EG Int and De- cay , you will hear the typical "meow-ing" sound typical of analog synthesizers. Realtime recording Use the Keyboard function to play the step keys at the exact timing you wish to record them.
Step recording Use the Keyboard function to specify the pitch of the note for each target step to create the phrase. Page 28 4. Pattern mode Changing the pitch Pitch 1. Turn off the Keyboard function key the key will go dark. Use the cursor keys to make the parameter select LEDs indi- cate Pitch. Use the Part select key to select the part that you wish to edit. Page Motion Sequence Motion sequence Playing a motion sequence A motion sequence can be played back in one of the following two ways, and you can select the playback method indepen- dently for each part.
Smooth:Knob values will be connected smoothly, and the sound will change smoothly. Page Transposing A Phrase transpose 4.
Pattern mode Transposing a phrase Transpose Transpose This operation lets you transpose a phrase. While you continue pressing the Transpose key, the display will indicate the current transposition status. While holding down the Transpose key, rotate the dial to trans- pose the phrase in semitone steps. Page Copying A Part copy Part Copying a part Copy Part You can copy the sound settings and phrase pattern data in- cluding motion sequence from a selected part to another part.
Press the Part key to select the copy destination part the LED will light. Page Pattern Set 4. Pattern mode Pattern Set Pattern Set is a function that lets you assign your favorite pat- terns to each of the sixteen step keys, and switch them at the touch of a key.
During playback, you can successively switch patterns to per- form a song. Page Saving A Pattern write Saving a pattern Write If you wish to keep the pattern data that you create, you must perform this Write operation. When you perform the Write op- eration, "Data Copy within a pattern" p. If you intentionally want to discard your edits and revert to the original pattern data, simply select a different pattern without Writing.
Page Song Mode 5. Song mode 5. Song mode A song consists of patterns arranged in the desired order of play- back. You can create and save up to sixteen songs in the internal memory of the EA In addition to pattern playback, songs can also record phrases and knob movements.
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