KnowledgeBase | K2600R | Basic Concepts & User Interface


Button Press Shortcuts

Question:

A list of all the double button press functions, designed to help you navigate quickly around the instrument.

Answer:

Double-Button Press Shortcuts in the K2000/K2500/K2600 Series

The following is a list of double-button presses for the K2000, K2500, and K2600 which perform useful functions and programing short cuts. Make sure you're in the specified mode or editor then press both buttons simultaneously to achieve results. All of these work in the most current version of software running on each model. Most everything on this list is provided in the K2500/K2600 manuals and also in the K2000 Ver.3 manual however for the benefit of those not having access to either and just for the convenience of having them all in one list......

Program Mode:

Octave-/Octave+ Resets MIDI transposition to 0 semitones.
Double press again goes to previous transposition.
Channel-/Channel+ Sets current MIDI channel to 1
Plus/Minus Jumps to beginning of each populated program bank

Master Mode:

Chan/Bank Enables Guitar/Wind Controller Mode

Song Mode:

Left/Right cursor buttons Toggles between Play and Stop
Up/Down cursor buttons Toggles between Play and Pause
Plus/Minus Toggles through most common quantize grid values on MISC and Track Edit: Quantize pages (field must be highlighted)
Increments gatetime by 20% on Step Edit page (field must be highlighted)
Chan/Bank Selects "All" tracks on any Track Edit function screen

Disk Mode:

2 leftmost soft buttons Issues SCSI eject command for selected device
Chan/Bank Hard format SCSI device.
List selected objects when on the Save/Object screen
Left/Right cursor buttons Selects all items in a list (Load/Save/Delete/Backup/Copy/Move menus).
Moves cursor to end of name when naming an object.
Up/Down cursor buttons Clear all selections in a list (Load/Save/Delete/Backup/Copy/Move menus).
Move cursor to beginning of name when naming an object.

Program Editor:

Chan/Bank Selects layer 1

Sample editor:

2 leftmost soft buttons Toggles between default zoom and current zoom settings
Plus/Minus Sets the value of the currently selected edit point at the next zero crossing

Keymap Editor:

Plus/Minus With cursor on the Course Tune parameter, this automatically calculates the right value to play back the current sample without transposition, regardless of the root-vs-key note assignment

Any Editor:

Plus/Minus Scrolls through the currently selected list of values in regular or logical increments (varies with each parameter)
2 leftmost soft buttons Resets MIDI transposition to 0 semitones. Double press again goes to previous transposition.
Center 2 soft buttons Selects Utilities menu (MIDI Scope, Stealer,etc.)
2 rightmost soft buttons Sends all notes/controllers off on all 16 MIDI channels (Same as Panic soft button)
Left/Right cursor buttons Toggles between Play and Stop
Up/Down cursor buttons Toggles between Play and Pause

Save Dialog:

Plus/Minus Toggles between next free ID and original ID

Some other "key" things to know:

Pressing the +/-, 0 and clear buttons (on the keypad) simultaneously Initiates a soft reset which will not erase sample ram and most often frees up the K2 if it's somehow froze
RACKs ONLY: Pressing and holding cancel while at the same time pressing numerical buttons on the keypad Plays notes on the current program (great for finding out "is this thing working or what?!?")
Pressing and holding enter while at the same time pressing numerical button on the keypad Brings you into search string mode where you can type in a few letters, press enter and it will find all programs with that string of letters. To get to the next program in the list, press and hold enter, then press the "+" button
Pressing and holding Enter while you move any controller (data slider, mod wheel, cntrl. pedal etc...) Causes the currently cursored parameter to scroll through all available values for that parameter


Need more info? Check out the following links: