KnowledgeBase | K2000 | Audio Output


Routing Programs to the Individual Analog Outputs (K2000 series)

Question:

How do I route programs/tracks to different outputs?

Answer:

Lets take a moment to talk about the audio outs.

For K2000 keyboard models:
You will see there are six 1/4" outputs. These are configured as pairs labeled Mix, A and B. It is important to understand that even though there are six jacks, there are only 4 routable outs.

For K2000R rack models:
You will see there are ten 1/4" outputs. These are configured as pairs labeled Mix, A, B, C, & D. It is important to understand that even though there are ten jacks, there are only 8 routable outs.

When you route a signal, you choose the A, B, C, or D pairs and the appropriate panning position. But all audio signals come out of the Mix pair, until you physically plug a cable into a separate out. At that point, any signal routed to that out is removed from the Mix and comes out of that particular out (this behaves much like a normalized patch bay). So if you plug cables into all of the separate outs, there will be no signal coming from the Mix outs. To route something through the standard effects processor in your K2000, you need to set the output to A. But the effects actually only come out of the MIX outs. So if you plug cables into the A outs then, you will not be able to use the effects. For this reason, a typical way users will wire their units is to plug into the MIX, B, C, and D pairs.

You can route the Outputs in one of two places:

  1. You can do it on a per layer basis in a program on the OUTPUT page in the Program editor.
  2. You can do it on a per MIDI channel basis using the OutPair parameter on the MIDI Channels page.

Please read about this parameter in the manual for more info. The separate outs can also be used as insert points for external instruments, or to route a 2000 signal to an external effects processor and back into the instrument. For more on this, consult your manual.


Need more info? Check out the following links: