re:K5 (What else!!)..else.he
- Hello folks,
I just got a secondhand K5, no manual, and i'm loving playing with it,
but i wondered how do i get the synth to be truly multi-timbral? in that
it can play more than one sound at once using a midi sequencer, how do i
assign a different midi channel to each sound that i choose so that it
doesn't play just one sound all the time.
Thanks in advance.
- Hello Robert! I think you are the first poster here!
The K5 is 15 voice multitimbral. Here's the procedure:
Press INT (Multi)
Pick a patch
On the left you see the patch name
On the far right, the MIDI Channel
Next to the left is the multi mode - voice runs either as a midi voice, a
keyboard voice or both. A keyboard voice plays from the K5's keyboard only,
a MIX voice plays both, and a MIDI voice is only over MIDI.
Next to the left is the number of voices to assign. VR is Dynamic Voice
Repeatedly pressing the A B C or D keys will access pages for all 15 voices,
5 at a time.
Pressing B gives Detune, and Transpose options for each voice, C gives MIDI
options for each voice, D gives more Midi options.
I think you need to go to the MIDI page (button on far right) to set patch
change to single, so that you can change the patches in the Multi over midi.
Another cool things you can do with the Multi is set everything to one
channel, and detune them all for a 15 voice (30 oscillators) Mono sound.
- Hello Joel,
Thanks for that info, i'll go and try it later today, that's saved a lot
of fumffing around the keyboard. Once these voices are set to the
different midi channels isn't it a pain to try to remember what ones
you've played with and then have to go back and set them to their
Also does anyone have or know of a true K5 editor for the PC?
Thanks again Joel.
- Just Midi Quest.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Hoey" <rob@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 4:40 AM
Subject: Re: [k5synth] re:K5 (What else!!)..else.he
> Hello Joel,
> Thanks for that info, i'll go and try it later today, that's saved a lot
> of fumffing around the keyboard. Once these voices are set to the
> different midi channels isn't it a pain to try to remember what ones
> you've played with and then have to go back and set them to their
> default settings?
> Also does anyone have or know of a true K5 editor for the PC?
> Thanks again Joel.
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- You can save all your channel assignments as a "multi" patch - just
press write, then pick the patch to save it to by pressing the
appropriate buttons, then turn the edit dial clockwise till it says
yes. It may ask if you are sure, just select yes again!
> > of fumffing around the keyboard. Once these voices are set to theones
> > different midi channels isn't it a pain to try to remember what
> > you've played with and then have to go back and set them to their
> > default settings?