Thiết lập 4 out cho Korg Pa800, Pa3X KORG PA800, Pa3X 4 outputs setup EXAMPLES OF LIVE SETUP WITH KORG PA800 All your keyboard Uppers needs a touch of EQ (6.3khz & 16khz) adjustments as well as Effect adjustments. 1. Select your style and go to MENU-->MIXER--> FX SEND-->TRACK SELECT ( It’s a button by LCD left lower side which show ALL tracks). 2. Set your Send volume between 23 to 36 (depends on the speed of your beat) for effect A & B FX 3. Go to MENU--->EFFECTS and chose any short reverb for FX A or default (71.smoothhall) ..which is OK at this point.. you don't have to use FX B unless you want it...maybe 26. Stereo chorus to thicken your accompaniments , but keep the amount very low ( the less effect you use , the less headache you have for accompaniments). 4. It is very important to separate your OUTPUTS , meaning send your DRUMS to output1 and your BASS to output2 or vice versa... Drum : Output 1 Percussion : Output 1 Bass : Output2 Accomp : Output2 ( Notes : some users prefer this setup for accomp but most users keep accomp on L/R channel !!! ) The reason for using this setup because you can EQUALIZE each individual parts separately ....Drum ‘HIHATS’ needs different EQ settings than BASS and so on...so using the 2 L&R output for ALL is NOT a good idea, it will give you a lots of headache when you perform in a big Hall or large Room with a high ceilings. If you use outputs 1 or 2 for Drums and Bass, then they will be completely Dry ‘no effects at all’. So in this case, no need to change effects for drums and bass at all . 5. Don't do anything with BASS and DRUMS EQ. They are almost perfect. Then Go to_> GLOBAL-->AUDIO SETUP-->DRUM and select or check AS DRUM CATEGORY. 6. Where it says DRUM KIT CATEGORY, use these settings : kick=output2 snare=ouput1 toms=output1 7. Use ALL 4 outputs of PA800, you’re going to send EVERYTHING to L&R channels except the bass, percussion, drum “kick, snare, toms and few others” to 1 & 2 outputs Since the quality of KORG Pa800 bass and drums are very good, all you need to do is, on your Actual Mixer (not pa800 internal mixer) put your high (12khz or 16khz) on 2pm position. Everything else very much default or 12 o'clock (flat) or maybe a touch of low end (depends on your sound system settings). 8. Once you figured out what volumes to use for BASS and DRUMS, all you have to do is save it under CURRENT STYLE and you are good to go.. 9. The main problem with PA800 is almost everything has too much Reverb and the EQ for upper sound needs a touch of high frequency. 10. When you configure your STSs, make sure to go to EFFECTS and change the amount of reverb for effect C (which is a 71. smooth hall or similar in most styles). For effect D , I use effect 7 ( stereo graphic 7EQ ) with 16khz at 9.5 and 6.3khz around 4 or 5 (depends on the sound you use) some of the sounds are pretty much sharp... After you finished with EFFECTS page, go to MIXER and make sure your FX send is NOT passed 12 o'clock position, even though it SHOWS you the amount at effect page. NOW you have separate control over the drum “kick”, which makes your music punchy and powerful , you can EQ your drum “kick” the way you like it to sound.. It is also important which BASS and drum kits to use, so when a style is playing, highlight or select the DRUM track and keep changing your drum kits to your desire taste (while the style is playing)... you can do the same thing with BASS channels.... The idea of separating drum KICK, SNARE and TOMS really worked, especially for DANCE songs, I had full control over the punch of the beat as well as my Fill-Ins.. Since I used a separate outs for drum “toms”, every time that used my FILL-INS, it would sound so real that I didn’t feel like using a LIVE drummer anymore...the BASS sound also is very real and natural ... 11. Disable the built-in speakers of the Pa800, connect the L & R outputs and Outs 1/2 of the Pa800 to the external mixer/amplifier, adjust the master EQ on the Pa800. The Pa800 has a software programmable final EQ stage which is set to (0 , 0, 0) out of the box when you buy your keyboard in new condition and you have to adjust the Pa800 master EQ levels (LOW= +6db, MID= -6db and HIGH= +6db) or in different level with your own taste as below examples : ** Change settings of Master EQ ** Global -> General Controls -> Basic set the Reverb Offset parameter to +14 ( or lower ) Global -> Audio Setup -> Master EQ Make sure Master EQ is enabled with a tick in the box Low Gain - 0dB Mid Gain - 6dB Freq - 3.7 kHz High Gain - 9dB From the drop down menu Write Global - Global Setup to save your settings Pay attention to the balanced / unbalanced output issues. If you have 30 meter long cables between your keyboard and the sound engineer’s mixer desk, then balanced cables will result in lower noise pickup along the cables. But you could solve any noise pickup problem in another way. The mixer accepted balanced inputs, and all I did on the Pa800 end was to use 1 meter unbalanced jack leads, plugged them into a pair of DI boxes (unbalanced to balanced) and then used balanced TRS cables for the long run to the mixing desk. DI boxes are Direct Boxes which can be active (using 9volt battery for supply Phantom Power) or passive (using NO phantom power). DI boxes can be Stereo or non-stereo connections . Summary : Cable quality and using balanced cables are critical specially if they are very long from your keyboard to main mixer desk Use 1 &2 and L&R : Assign Drums,Percussion to Out 1 , Bass to Out 2 and the rest of the tracks to the L&R. You need to separate you drum and bass and route them using the audio out 1 and 2 and then route the rest to out of your L/R channels. So you'll have 4 cables coming out of the pa800 and going to your mixer. When you separate channels you get much cleaner sound. Don't try to boost but try to lower bass, mids or treble. Try to figure out what bothers you in the sound, and try to eliminate that instead of boosting lows and mids . If you hear a muddy dull sound then DON’T add highs, but CUT lows. Try to avoid MUCH reverb : It sounds great at home with your headphone on, or on your studio monitors, but Live Reverb will do more harm than good. So program your sounds as dry as possible ( reverb MUST be reduced and a bit of high frequency MUST be added to each sound). Ask a sound engineer to make a good set up with EQ Sẽ có bản dịch cho các bạn trong thời gian sớm nhất. Anh Hùng Nguyễn dịch dùm anh em nhé.