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P6-KBD : Korg Polysix MIDI Interface


SPECIFICATION ^^^^^

P6-KBD MIDI retrofit enables Korg Polysix to be controlled via MIDI. You can remotely control the keyboard and speed of the arpeggiator by MIDI commands. The instrument works like polyphonic MIDI sound expander.

Features:

  • The instrument's keyboard is controlled manually and by MIDI Note On/Off commands simultaneously.
  • The keyboard can be transposed in whole range of MIDI notes 0~127.
  • Four modes of key priority can be chosen: Last / Higher / Lower / None.
  • The instrument's tone generators can be detuned (in semitone steps) by MIDI Pitch Bend command. The bend range is from 0 to ±24 semitones.
  • Any receiving MIDI channel or OMNI mode can be selected via SysEx message.
  • Arpeggiator can be synchronized with internal instrument's tempo generator or with external MIDI clock.
  • All original features of the instrument are not changed and it can be used the same way as before the interface installation.
  • Installation of interface into the instrument is very easy.
  • The product is covered by thirty months warranty - more info

Parameters adjustable by user:

  • MIDI Channel (1 to 16 / OMNI)
  • Key Shift (+0 to +67 semitones)
  • Key Priority (Last / Higher / Lower / None)
  • Pitch Bend (Wheel) Range (from +-0 to +-24 semitones)
  • Arpg Clock Rate (internal or 1~128 MIDI ticks)

MIDI implementation - receive only:

  • Note On / Off (0~127)
  • CC 16 - Key Shift parameter setting (0~127)
  • CC 17 - Key Priority parameter setting (0~127)
  • CC 18 - Pitch Wheel Range parameter setting (0~127)
  • CC 19 - Arpg Clock Rate parameter setting (0~127)
  • CC 64 - Hold
  • CC 120 - ASO
  • CC 121 - RAC
  • CC 123 - ANO
  • Pitch Wheel (0~16383)
  • System Clock
  • System Exclusive - setting of all parameters and selection of MIDI channel (1~16 / OMNI)

Block diagram:

 

IMPORTANT!

At every instrument start-up, MIDI channel Nr. 11 is set. During operation, MIDI channel number can be changed by SysEx message only. So if other default MIDI channel number is necessary, specify it in order please.

 

INSTALLATION ^^^^^

Installation of all MIDI interface's parts into the instrument is very easy. No problem should occur if all instructions indicated in installation manual are kept.

Connection:

P6-KBD MIDI kit package contains:

  1. MIDI Interface board
  2. Cables with connectors (including screws, nuts, washers and insulation material)
  3. CD-ROM with user and installation manuals and support software

Installed interface:

 

DOCUMENTS & SW SUPPORT ^^^^^

Installation manual PDF 1055 kB    
User manual PDF 502 kB    
System Exclusive communication PDF 245 kB    
SysEx Messages generator (SW) ZIP 9 kB - Java script based software for the device programming
Usage of SysEx Messages generator PDF 358 kB    
Cakewalk / Sonar Studioware Panel (SW) ZIP 5 kB - Control surface for users of Cakewalk / Sonar software
Usage of Studioware Panel PDF 173 kB    

 

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