richforman Posted September 15, 2016 Share Posted September 15, 2016 As I learn my way around my new axe, hope you don't mind if I use you guys as a resource in addition to the manuals and video tutorials, for the many questions I know I'm going to keep coming up with. I have a head start from having for years owned and used a Korg Trinity, and many of the O/S concepts and even the underlying code, seem to be the same now; but there's tons of things I'm still going to be scratching my head over. These few questions are after just my first night of starting to program some combi's and set-list slots for my gig this weekend. question #1 (I knew how to do this on the Trinity but it seems different on the Kronos). How do you (if you can), within a Combi, just adjust the amp envelope ADSR values for an individual track (without editing the actual Program itself)? Is it the "vector eg" page? question #2 - this may be an area where I don't even have a good enough grasp of the basics to be asking questions, but maybe someone will take pity on me. In using workstations for years, I've never been able to figure out much about programming effects and modulation routing, that's always been intimidating and mysterious to me (man I love the dedicated reverb and delay knobs etc. on my VR-09). I have usually been restricted by my limitations to finding a preset that's already set up to work the way I want for a particular song. Anyway, can you walk me through the steps to do something like this on a Kronos - let's say, in a combi, for a particular track, set things up so that maybe Knob 5 for instance, controls the amount of reverb on a track? This answer would include both how to make reverb available in the combi, and to associate it with a track and with a surface control. Or (separate sub-question), again, the envelope attack amount? I understand that the first couple knobs are *usually* dedicated in many programs to filter cutoff and resonance and that's great, but I haven't figured out much beyond that yet. 3) Any recommendations for additional sound libraries I should download right off the bat, either free or commercial? I'll note that I am already very much in love with the instrument for the quantity and quality of amazing sounds, so many programmed for specific cover songs hitting just about everything I could think of, that it offers right out of the box. But I'm sure there are tons more goodies I'd get a lot of value of. 4) Is it possible to give the Set Lists custom names, or are you stuck with "Set List 01," etc? Wasn't obvious to me how to change it. 5) This one I think I know - I'll include it to show that I have been trying to my own work somewhat! - now, I want to set my Kronos-based live rig like Jimbo in the other thread has, to use it as my sole sound source, with some parts in a combi controlled by a second keyboard transmitting on a single channel. I understand that the key to this is to set all the parts I want controlled externally, to the same MIDI channel (as the other keyboard is transmitting on, obviously) and use their Key Ranges to control which notes play which sounds. What I wasn't completely sure of (but I think I have since come to realize), was how to set it so that those same parts DON'T play in response to playing the Kronos' keyboard in those ranges, if you don't want them to. Having done some extra reading in the manual today at work, I guess the answer is to make sure that the channel I want to receive the external notes on, is not the one designated as the GCh, global channel, on the Kronos; the source should still be set to "Int" but in that case they won't play locally, is that right? Thank you for indulging me gentlemen, lots more to come. Rich Forman Yamaha MOXF8, Korg Kronos 2-61, Roland Fantom X7, Ferrofish B4000+ organ module, Roland VR-09, EV ZLX12P, K&M Spider Pro stand, Yamaha S80, Korg Trinity Plus Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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