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This tutorial set is for the Korg M3 Workstation and gives an in-depth explanation of all of the features, menus, and controls that will bring you to a professional level. You will instantly have the knowledge to edit programs and produce your own music in a concise list of videos that total over 5 hours!
Our videos are on region free DVD and download, so virtually any computer can play them without having to worry about NTSC/PAL formatting. For your convenience, each lesson topic is covered in its own separate video clip. This allows the user to more easily navigate, pause, start, and stop the lesson at any point.
About the Author
Paul Duffey is veteran workstation instructor of 13+ year. He is also certified trainer and video content provider for other affiliates such as TechnicalLead.com.
In this tutorial Paul gives a concise and informative overview of how Combis and Programs relate.
2. Selecting Sounds
Learn how to navigate and select Programs/Combis from many different screens. You'll also discover how to navigate using the surface dialers and buttons.
3. Subs and Favorites
This lesson explains how to navigate the sub categories of sounds.
4. Programming/Using Pads
Paul explains how to use the M3's pads to program and playback chords.
5. XY Controls
The M3 has an integrated XY controller built into the screen that gives visual feedback with color changes. This lesson shows you how to enable and program real time movements.
6. Quick Edits/Panel Edits
In this video you'll learn some of the quick edits that can be performed using the sliders and knobs on the front panel to adjust sounds.
7. Karma/Drum Controls
In this lesson you'll learn how to use the Karma and drum pattern features.
8. Play Screen
Paul explains the main parameters on the P0 Play screen.
9. Oscillator Basics
You'll learn the edits available under the oscillator basics page, including selecting samples and multisamples.
10. Velocity Zones
In this lesson you'll learn how to set up velocity zones for Programs in order to switch on and off different multisamples in a sound depending on how hard a key is pressed.
11. Pitch Edits
Discover the pitch parameter edits available under the pitch adjustment page.
12. Filter Edits
This lesson will show you how to adjust filter parameters and edits to control brightness and tonal qualities of a program.
13. Amp Edits
This lesson will show you have to adjust amp edits, including tweaking amplitude EG's to change the attack and decay of a Program.
14. LFO Edits
You'll learn how to set up and apply LFO (Low Frequency Oscillators) to your Programs to create tremolos etc.
15. AMS/Keyboard Tracking
The M3 has the ability to assign variant parameters that scale to keyboard tracking. In this video you'll learn how to set up and apply these edits.
16. Insert Effects Edits
In this video you'll learn how to select, route, and define insert effects which greatly change your Programs sounds.
17. Drum Kit Edits
Paul explains how to customize your drum kits in Global mode which are very similar to multisamples except have the ability to have different sounds on each key as well as independent effects settings and pitch tones for each key.
18. Play Page Karma Edits
Learn how to adjust play parameters and preferences for Karma generated effects during Program mode.
19. Combi Overview
This video is an overview of some of the differences and abilities of Combi mode verses Program mode.
20. Drum Track/XY Controls
Each Combi has the ability to have independent parameters assigned to the XY controls and also different patterns and drumkits applied to the Drum Track feature. In this video you'll learn how to easily edit these.
21. Combi EQ/Timbre Edits
In this video you'll learn how to edit EQ settings and Timbre settings to customize your Combi.
22. Zone/Delay Edits
In this video you'll learn how to set up velocity and key range settings for your Combi in order to create splits and layers.
23. Midi Filters
Each Combi has the ability to filter midi control messages. In this video you'll learn how to adjust these parameters which make it easy to decide which signals you want and don't want to effect your M3. This makes it very easy to narrow down signals coming from external devices if you have your M3 hooked up in tandem with another sequencer or sampler.
24. Karma GE Edits
Learn how to adjust some of the many parameters of the Karma GE patterns to customize your Karma playbacks.
25. Karma GE Parameters
This video is helpful for tweaking some of the edits that change how your selected GEs play during playback.
26. Karma Performance Edits
This video is very similar to the 2 previous screens but will show you how to assign parameter ranges and controls from front panel switches and sliders, and map these to commonly used Karma parameter adjustments.
27. Effects Edits
In this video you'll learn how to assign, route, and map custom effects settings in Combi mode, just like in Program mode.
28. Sequencing Introduction
This is a very comprehensive video that gives an overview of both concepts and menus involved for understanding how to create a song with the M3 music workstation.
29. Copy From Combi
Learn how to copy timbre and effects parameters from a Combi in to sequence mode in order to jump start track set up time.
30. Song Templates
In this video you'll learn how to create and use song templates which allow you to easily store track and effects settings in nondestructive memory.
31. Realtime Recording
Dive into real time recording with this comprehensive but very easy lesson.
32. Play Loop Edits
In this video you'll learn how to set up play loops for individual tracks. This is a very useful feature for those wanting to preview certain areas of a track over and over again in order to audition other parts to help build up a groove.
33. Save/Load Functions
Paul explains the steps to save your song data and also reload after shutting down your M3.
34. New Track Record Setups
In this video tutorial you'll learn how to set up new tracks for recording.
35. Repeat/Erase Measure
Learn how to do some simple functions to begin to arrange measures.
36. Copy Measure
This video will show you how to copy measures from different areas of a song and paste them into new areas in order to build up an arrangement.
37. Quantize Options
Paul explains how to quantize or snap your live recordings or previously recorded notes to a grid for better timing.
38. Creating Patterns
In this video Paul explains how to create patterns in pattern mode using the recording and "get from" command.
39. RPPR Edits
Take advantage of the M3's RPPR feature ( Realtime Pattern Playback and Record). This allows you to assign patterns to be played with one key in Song mode for playback and realtime recording.
40. Cue List Intro
In this lesson you'll learn how to use the M3's cue list feature. This allows you to set up song playback in a cue list with many features including repeating times, browsing songs, etc.
41. Cue List - Create Song
In this tutorial you'll learn how to use the cue list to arrange smaller portions of songs that represent parts of a bigger song and then mix down that arrangement into a separate sequence in song mode.
42. Record Control Changes
This video will show you how to record realtime control changes to a sound using the overdub feature of the M3's mixer.
43. Record Multi Fades
In this tutorial Paul explains in detail how to set up your mixer to record multiple fades in realtime to many different tracks at once.
44. Initial Setups
In this tutorial Paul gives a concise and informative overview of the M3's set ups required for sampling external devices.
45. Recording Tab
In this video you'll learn the recording tabs menus and preferences.
46. Recording Mic/Line Inputs
Paul explains the process for recording via the mic and line inputs on the back panel.
Discover some simple truncating and processing methods commonly used for first edits to a sample. In this video you'll also learn how to save and load sample data.
48. Sample Edits
In this video you'll learn some of the additional edits and commands that can be preformed to a sample in sample edit mode such as reverse, normalization.
49. Loop Edits
Paul explains the parameters available under the loop edit pages. This will help you to set up your samples to loop properly depending on its usage.
50. Set Samples to Programs
One of the most powerful features of the M3 is it's ability to use samples in its own Programs. In this video you'll learn some shortcuts for setting this up along with some very useful tips.
51. Sample Slicing
This is a very common feature in programs and workstations that allow you to cut up loops and assign them to playback as a sequence. You can also use this to slice up drum loops to extract individual drum sounds to create new kits.
52. Save Song as Wav Format
This feature is very useful if you want to save an entire song as wav format to an external USB device to be burned to a CD or edited in a third party editing software.
53. Intrack Sampling
Not only does the M3 have the ability to sample external devices, it also can sample while the sequencer is playing, and even sample its own sequencer during playback. This lesson will show you the many options and considerations for when you might want to do this.
54. Using Vocoder Effects
By popular demand, the use of the vocoder effect in a workstation that doesn't advertise it as a selling point like some other synths on the market. This is a "must see" video for those wanting to interject some new flavor into their mix.