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K2000 - The Front Panel

Question:

Overview of the K2000 Front Panel.

Answer:

Let's look at the control panel from left to right. You will notice that there are 2 standard wheels; the left wheel always sends MIDI pitch bend information and can also be used as a control source for modulation. The right wheel is programmable and its default is MIDI control 1 Mod Wheel. Next to the wheels are 2 sliders: Volume (which controls the volume of the MIX outs only) and Controller (which can be assigned to control any function such as changing MIDI volume, sweeping a filter's cutoff, crossfading between 2 sounds, and many other things). Its default is MIDI control 6 data. To the right of the sliders are a group of 8 buttons which define the various modes of operation on the K2000 (Program, Setup Q.Access, etc.). Look at the labeling found on the front panel. The white titles highlight the 8 operating modes. Green titles apply when editing any of these modes.

To the right of the 8 mode buttons are two Chan/Bank buttons: one with an up and one with a down arrow. These perform a variety of functions. For example, when the K2 is in PROGRAM mode, use these buttons to scroll through the MIDI channels. When you're editing a program, use these buttons to scroll through the layers in that program. When editing a SETUP, these buttons will be used to scroll through the three zones. When the instrument is in QUICK ACCESS mode, these buttons are used to select banks. Finally, these buttons are used when you're in MIDI mode, CHANNEL page, to scroll through MIDI channels and view the assigned programs and parameters.

Directly beneath the CHAN/BANK buttons is the EDIT button. This button takes the K2000 from the normal Play state into the Edit state. This button is used to edit PROGRAMS, SETUPS, QUICK ACCESS banks, EFFECTS, as well as MIDI, MASTER, and SONG parameters.

There are 6 soft touch buttons underneath the 240 X 64 display. These are used to select the various pages which you will use when editing the K2.

To the right of the display are the cursor buttons which perform a number of functions, primarily allowing you to navigate around the information shown in the display.

Below the cursor is the EXIT button, which allows you to exit any submenu.

The rest of the control panel is devoted to data entry. To the right of the cursor buttons are the alpha wheel and decrement/increment buttons. These are used for changing values, scrolling through programs, setups, and quick access banks or selecting files from the disk directory. Finally, on the far right of the control panel is the alphanumeric keypad, used when naming programs, banks etc., or entering specific numbered values. You will appreciate how easy it becomes to name things with this keypad. Directly under the buttons numbered 1 - 9 are three buttons side-by-side labeled - /+, 0, and CLR respectively. Under these buttons you'll see sub text labeling the same buttons as UPPER/lower, 0 - 9, and Space. The button labeled - /+ is used when you've entered a numeric value and you want to switch it from a positive value to a negative value and vice versa. When you are naming a file, program, setup, etc., this button toggles between upper case and lower case letters. The button marked 0 will enter a value of 0 when programming. When naming, this button allows you to scroll through numbers 0 - 9. The button marked CLR is used to clear a particular numeric value and reset the parameter to its lowest value. When naming, this button erases the letter or number over the cursor and leaves a blank space. Right underneath these buttons are two buttons found side by side marked ENTER and CANCEL respectively. It is not necessary to press the ENTER button when you are saving an edited Program, Setup or Quick Access map. You press ENTER after selecting a program number on the alphanumeric keypad to confirm your choice. The CANCEL button acts as an undo or clear button when you change your mind about a particular Program/Setup number you've just typed, provided you haven't pressed the ENTER button yet.


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