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KORG

 

YAMAHA

 

Roland

2004 musitronics

KORG DW/EX 8000
Systemexpansion

This expansion offers completely new features for your DW/EX 8000 Synthesizer. The most remarkable are:

  • Splitting and Doubling Sounds
  • Local off function
  • Key Transpose, Random MG Waveform and Compare function
  • Two MIDI Send- and Receive channels
  • Compare and MIDI Program Change for all 128 Sounds

Our new operating system expands the function of your DW/EX 8000 dramatically. Create completely new sounds using the new splitting and doubling features. Use the Local ON/Off function to control one ore more external sound modules with one part of your keyboard while playing your DW/EX 8000 with the other one. Since the DW/EX 8000 now has two MIDI Send- and Receive channels, this expansion offers a two part MIDI multi mode. The voice allocation is done dynamically.

There are eight new parameters in total. Six of these eight parameters - 18 (Sound B), 27 (Key Transpose), 28 (Detune A-B), 36 (Split Mode), 37 (Split Point) and 38 (Bal. A-B) - can be stored for each sound individually. Of course all new parameters are fully compatible with the old soundsets. Each existing Program can be improved by using the new features. All new parameters can be stored on data tape and in our memory expansion too.

New functions of the DW/EX 8000 Expansion:

Parameter 18: Sound B
Value from 11-88. This parameter defines, which Sound will be used as 2nd one.

Parameter 27: Key Transpose
With this parameter you can adjust the tuning of your DW 8000 by semitones upwards by one octave maximum.

Parameter 28: Detune A-B
Finetuning between Sound A and Sound B with 7 different settings. This is especially helpful for Doubling Sounds due to detuning between four (!) oscillators.

Parameter 36: Split Mode
This is the most important parameter of this expansion. It defines, whether the DW 8000 works in Splitting Mode as before or in Doubling Mode. Also the Local ON/OFF function is realised with this parameter.

  • Mode 1: The DW 8000 works as before
  • Mode 2: Local OFF Lower Manual. The lower part of the keyboard is switched off, the upper part produces DW 8000 Sounds. However, the whole keyboard transmits MIDI data.
  • Mode 3: Local OFF Upper Manual. The upper part of the keyboard is switched off, the lower part produces DW 8000 Sounds. However, the whole keyboard transmits MIDI data.
  • Mode 4: DW 8000 Local OFF. No Sounds are produced anymore from the keyboard, however MIDI data will be transmitted and received.
  • Mode 5: Splitting. Here the DW 8000 works in Splitting Mode. The lower part of the keyboard produces the selected Sound, the upper part produces the sound selected by parameter 18.
  • Mode 6: Splitting. Like Mode 5 in vice versa.
  • Mode 7: Doubling Sounds. Sound A and Sound B will be layered. They can be played on the left site of the keyboard up to the splitpoint.
  • Mode 8: Like Mode 7, but the Sounds can be played from the splitpoint upwards on the upper site of the keyboard.

Parameter 37: Split Point
With this parameter you can set the splitpoint to any of the 61 keys.

Parameter 38: Balance A-B
Defines the balance of the volume between A and B.

Parameter 78: MIDI Mode
Definition of the adjustment for the MIDI channels A and B to the Sounds A and B for transmitting and receiving of MIDI data.

Parameter 88: MIDI Channel B
Works like parameter 84 in principle but for the 2nd MIDI channel B.

The following parameters can be splitted:
11 OSC 1 OCTAVE, 12 OSC 1 WAVEFORM (1-8) or (9-12), 14 AUTO BEND SELECT, 15 AUTO BEND MODE, 16 AUTO BEND TIME, 17 AUTO BEND INTENSITY, 21 OSC 2 OCTAVE, 22 OSC 2 WAVEFORM, (1-8) or (9-12), 24 INTERVAL, 25 DETUNE, 27 KEY TRNSPOSE, 31 VCF CUTOFF, 33 VCF KEYBOARD TRACK, 35 VCF EG INT, 41 VCF ATTACK, 42 VCF DECAY, 43 VCF BREAK POINT, 44 VCF SLOPE, 45 VCF SUSTAIN, 46 VCF RELEASE, 47 VCF VELOCITY SENSE, 51 VCA ATTACK, 52 VCA DECAY, 53 VCA BREAK POINT, 54 VCA SLOPE, 55 VCA SUSTAIN, 56 VCA RELEASE, 57 VCA VELOCITY SENSE, 66 OSC BEND, 67 VCF BEND, 77 PORTAMENTO TIME, 82 VCF AFTER TOUCH UND 83 VCA AFTER TOUCH

All remaining parameters are defined by Sound A always.

Further you have a random generator for the MG waveform. Finally we have programmed the DW 8000 in that way, that the last used Sound will be heard again, if you turn off and switch on your keyboard. The Compare function allows to compare the Sounds while editing them. While selecting a Sound and pressing the PROGRAM button in parallel, Program Change Messages between 64 and 127 will be transmitted via MIDI Out.