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K2000 Master Mode Basics

Question:

Can you provide a brief tour of the K2000 Master Mode?

Answer:

MasterMode: Samples:65536K  Memory:760K 
Tune      :0ct          OutA->Mix:Stereo
Transpose :0ST          OutB->Mix:Stereo
DrumChan  :1            OutA->FX :L+R
VelTouch  :1 Linear     Contrast :0
PressTouch:1 Linear     Confirm  :On
Intonation:1 Equal      IntonaKey:C
Object Delete  Util  Sample Panic  Reset

Press the MASTER button and notice that the top highlighted bar indicates the amount of user battery-backed RAM available and how much sample RAM is available (provided you have installed any sample RAM SIMMs).

At the bottom of the display, the soft buttons from left to right are:

  • OBJECT: This soft button brings up various object utilities which permit RAM management functions like moving, copying, naming, deleting and dumping object selections.
  • DELETE: To 'erase' a bank, series of banks, or user created master parameter settings, etc.,
  • UTILITY: There are 4 sub-menus under this page which are:
    1. MIDI: selects MIDI Scope, a handy utility used to diagnose a particular MIDI problem, or view a MIDI stream of data,
    2. OBJECTS: allows you to view your user created objects (in RAM, both nonvolatile and volatile),
    3. VOICES: allows you to view the number of channels you are using at any one time,
    4. STEALER: allows you to view the dynamic voice allocation scheme in real time (watch decaying voices/channels).
  • SAMPLE: (only with the sampling option installed or with Version 2 software). Takes you to the sampler input page.
  • PANIC: Sends the all notes off command,
  • RESET: Hard resets (erases) all user created objects and clears all user memory and is only used to initialize your 2000 back to original factory specifications.

On screen parameters include:

  • TUNE: You can adjust the tuning +/- 100 cents,
  • TRANSPOSE: You can adjust the transposition +/- 127 semitones,
  • DRUM CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT: You may designate only one MIDI channel as the Drum Channel. Programs assigned to the Drum Channel may have up to 32 layers which can be split or stacked,
  • VELOCITY TOUCH: Allows you to select global velocity maps. There are 17 velocity maps in ROM (you can press EDIT and alter any of the ROM 'templates' using the great graphically displayed maps),
  • PRESSURE TOUCH: Allows you to select global pressure maps. There are 8 pressure maps in ROM (you can press EDIT and alter any of the ROM 'templates' using the graphically displayed maps),
  • INTONATION: Allows you to select one of the 17 tuning tables in ROM, or create your own. There is a simple, easy way to use the graphic display of the scale intervals of an octave (C - C) of which each may be altered. More complex intonation tunings may be created on a per program basis, by adjusting key tracking or editing a keymap (you can actually assign 3 different ROM or RAM sample roots per key where each sample must be set to a user selectable velocity cross switch (ppp, pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, fff), and where each root can be individually tuned!!).
  • OUTPUT A and B: Allows you to configure your audio outputs to be stereo or mono.
  • OUTPUT A FX: Allows you assign the effect processor to be sent out the MIX outs as a stereo or mono signal (routed to the L & R MIX outs in stereo, or routed to the L Mix out only).
  • CONTRAST: Allows you to set the contrast of your display for greater legibility.
  • CONFIRM: Allows you to disable messages such as 'Are you sure?', or 'Warning', etc., which function as protective reminders.
  • INTONATION KEY: Sets the intonation table's relative starting pitch (when editing an intonation table, the display shows an octave: C -C). Changing the Intonation Key changes the octave start and end keys (the graphic display always shows C - C but the interval relationships change). Global intonation tables allow you to adjust the intervals within an octave only. If you wish to create more sophisticated tables you may do so from the KEYMAP editor (within a particular program) on a per program basis. See Intonation (above) for information of custom per key tuning.


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