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Synthesizer Manuals Collection

Collecting several hundred manuals in one location, this collection of information about Music Synthesizers spans over 40 years of technology and products. Most consist of information about programming, usage and operation of synthesizers, as well as software products that emulate synthesizers. Additional scans are always welcome.



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Synthesizer Manuals: Roland
Synthesizer Manuals: Roland
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Roland Corporation (ローランド株式会社 Rōrando Kabushiki Kaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software. It was founded by Ikutaro Kakehashi in Osaka on April 18, 1972, with ¥33 million in capital. In 2005, Roland's headquarters relocated to Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture. Today it has factories in Italy, Taiwan, Japan, and the USA. As of March 31, 2010, it employed 2,699 employees. It has existed in different forms since...
Synthesizer Manuals: Yamaha
Synthesizer Manuals: Yamaha
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Yamaha Corporation (ヤマハ株式会社 Yamaha Kabushiki Gaisha) is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate based in Japan with a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics, motorcycles and power sports equipment. Yamaha has grown to become the world's largest manufacturer of musical instruments (including pianos, "silent" pianos, drums, guitars, brass instruments, woodwinds, violins, violas, celli, and vibraphones), as...
Synthesizer Manuals: Korg
Synthesizer Manuals: Korg
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Korg Inc. (株式会社コルグ Kabushiki-gaisha Korugu) is a Japanese multinational corporation that manufactures electronic musical instruments, audio processors and guitar pedals, recording equipment, and electronic tuners. Under the Vox brand name, they also manufacture guitar amplifiers and electric guitars. Founded in 1962 in Japan by Tsutomu Katoh and Tadashi Osanai, Korg was originally known as Keio Gijutsu Kenkyujo Ltd. and later Keio Electronic Laboratories (京王技術研究所?)...
Synthesizer Manuals: Casio
Synthesizer Manuals: Casio
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The Casio Computer Company, Limited (カシオ計算機株式会社 Kashio Keisanki Kabushiki-gaisha) is a multinational electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Its products include calculators, mobile phones, cameras, musical instruments and watches. It was founded in 1946, and in 1957 released the world's first entirely electric compact calculator. Casio was established in April 1946 by Tadao Kashio (樫尾忠雄), an engineer specializing in fabrication...
Synthesizer Manuals: Emu
Synthesizer Manuals: Emu
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E-mu Systems was a software synthesizer, audio interface, MIDI interface, and MIDI keyboard manufacturer. Originally founded in 1971 as a synthesizer maker, E-mu was a pioneer in samplers, sample-based drum machines and low-cost digital sampling music workstations. Since its acquisition in 1993, E-mu Systems was a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative Technology, Ltd.. E-Mu was last based in Scotts Valley, California, on the outskirts of Silicon Valley. Unofficially founded in 1970 by Scott Wedge...
Synthesizer Manuals: Arp
Synthesizer Manuals: Arp
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ARP Instruments, Inc. was an American manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, founded by Alan Robert Pearlman in 1969. Best known for its line of synthesizers that emerged in the early 1970s, ARP closed its doors in 1981 due to financial difficulties. The company earned a reputation for producing excellent sounding, innovative instruments and was granted several patents for the technology it developed.
Synthesizer Manuals: Akai
Synthesizer Manuals: Akai
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Akai (Chinese: 雅佳; pinyin: Yǎjiā, Japanese: Akai in rōmaji) is a consumer electronics brand, founded by Masukichi Akai and his son, Saburo Akai as Akai Electric Company Ltd. (赤井電機株式会社 Akai Denki Kabushiki-gaisha?). It is now headquartered in Singapore as a subsidiary of Grande Holdings, a Hong Kong-based conglomerate, which also owns the formerly Japanese brands Nakamichi and Sansui. The Akai brand is now used to rebadge electronics manufactured by other companies....
Synthesizer Manuals: Moog
Synthesizer Manuals: Moog
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Moog synthesizer may refer to any number of analog synthesizers designed by Dr. Robert Moog or manufactured by Moog Music, and is commonly used as a generic term for older-generation analog music synthesizers. The Moog company pioneered the commercial manufacture of modular voltage-controlled analog synthesizer systems in the mid 1960s. The technological development that led to the creation of the Moog synthesizer was the invention of the transistor, which enabled researchers like Moog to build...
Synthesizer Manuals: Oakley Sound
Synthesizer Manuals: Oakley Sound
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Oakley Synthesizers is a manufacturer of high-quality self-built analog synth modules.
Synthesizer Manuals: MFB
Synthesizer Manuals: MFB
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MFB was founded in 1976 by engineer Manfred Fricke. So far there were more than some hundred products constructed and distributed. The first developments and products were primarly video games for industrial playmachines. A lowcost drummachine was introduced in 1979. (98 DM for the self construction kit). In 1980 the legendary drumcomputer MFB-501 was finished and sold. Although it was not the most prominent drumcomputer of that time it surely was one of the best selling drum units in Germany....
Synthesizer Manuals: Oberheim
Synthesizer Manuals: Oberheim
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Oberheim Electronics is an American company, founded in 1969 by Tom Oberheim (a former designer and contract manufacturer for Maestro), which manufactures audio synthesizers and a variety of other electronic musical instruments.
Synthesizer Manuals: Sequential Circuits
Synthesizer Manuals: Sequential Circuits
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Sequential Circuits Inc. (SCI) was a California-based synthesizer company that was founded in the early 1970s by Dave Smith, and sold to Yamaha Corporation in 1987. Throughout its lifespan, Sequential pioneered technologies and design principles that have served as a foundation for the development of modern music technology. Sequential was also pivotal in the planning, design, and support of 1982's groundbreaking innovation in electronic music, MIDI.
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The Complete DX7- H oward Massey , Softcover (1986) (Based on the Yamaha DX7 keyboard) Synopsis: Based upon his intensive workshops at  PASS  (Public Access Synthesizer Studio> in  New York ,  Howard Massey  has written the most complete and informative guide to the  Yamaha DX7 , the most popular synthesizer in the world. The book begins with basic audio theory, the controls of the  DX7 , and the use of carriers and modulators in  FM synthesis . Howard Massey  has been...
Topics: yamaha dx7, howard massey, dx7
Synthesizer Manuals: Waves
Synthesizer Manuals: Waves
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Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio plugins and signal processors for the professional and consumer electronics audio markets. Heard on hit records, major motion pictures, and popular video games worldwide, Waves’ cutting-edge software and hardware processors are used in every aspect of audio production, from tracking to mixing to mastering, broadcast, live sound, and more. Waves offers Native and SoundGrid audio plugins in VST, TDM, RTAS, and AU formats for Pro Tools, Logic,...
Synthesizer Manuals: Propellerhead Software
Synthesizer Manuals: Propellerhead Software
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Propellerhead Software is a music software company, based in Stockholm, Sweden, and founded in 1994. They are most notable for the studio emulation Reason. Propellerhead Software was founded in 1994 by Ernst Nathorst-Böös, Marcus Zetterquist and Peter Jubel, who still hold prominent positions within the company.[1] Their first release was ReCycle, a sample loop editor that could change the tempo of a loop without affecting the pitch. The export medium was Propellerhead's own REX format....
Synthesizer Manuals: Alesis
Synthesizer Manuals: Alesis
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Established in 1980, Alesis was founded on innovative semi-conductor chip technology and award winning industrial designs that allowed entry level musicians and recording artists to afford professional studio recording products that were never affordable before. With high “bang for the buck” value, Alesis introduced the world’s first professional 16 bit effects processor under $1000, the Midiverb. Following on the heels of the Midiverb, Alesis progressed into studio quality drum machines...
Synthesizer Manuals: Doepfer
Synthesizer Manuals: Doepfer
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Doepfer Musikelektronik GmbH is a manufacturer of audio hardware, mostly synthesizer modules (modular synthesizer) based in Gräfelfing, Germany, founded by Dieter Döpfer. The product range covers analog modular systems, MIDI controllers, MIDI hardware sequencers, MIDI-to-CV/Gate/Sync Interfaces, MIDI master keyboards and special MIDI equipment. Dieter Döpfer began developing audio hardware with a Voltage Controlled Phaser (VCP) module for the Formant, a do-it-yourself-kit analog synthesizer...
Synthesizer Manuals: Buchla
Synthesizer Manuals: Buchla
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It occurred to Don one day to build an instrument actually intended for electronic music performance. He created the 100 series Modular Electronic Music System (1963). And a few years later (1970), the 200 series Electric Music Box. Minicomputers became affordable, and Don built the first hybrid (digitally controlled analog synthesizer) – the 500 series (1971). And along came microcomputers and the series 300 (using series 200 analog modules combined with 300 series digital modules). A hot...
Synthesizer Manuals: Emu
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Topics: segment, midi, sound, drum, song, press, step, display, smpte, tempo, auto correct, drum sounds,...
Synthesizer Manuals: SSL
Synthesizer Manuals: SSL
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Synthetic Sound Labs: Sensible Modern Devices for Electric, Steam, Pneumatic and Aether Powered Musical Instrumentation.
Synthesizer Manuals: Miscellaneous
Synthesizer Manuals: Miscellaneous
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Miscellaneous Synthesizer Manuals.
Complete MIDI 1.0 Detailed Specification (96 1 3)
Synthesizer Manuals: Arp
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Topics: input, output, control, voltage, frequency, signal, filter, keyboard, patch, vca, ooo ooo, initial...
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Service Manual SQ 1, SQ 1 Plus, SQ R
Synthesizer Manuals: Roland
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Topics: pattern, press, select, midi, data, keyboard, recording, indicator, setting, settings, trip hop,...
Propellerhead Reason 11 owner's manual
Synthesizer Manuals: Arp
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Learning Music With Synthesizers
Synthesizer Manuals: Steinberg
Synthesizer Manuals: Steinberg
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Steinberg GmbH is a German musical software and equipment company based in Hamburg. It mainly produces music recording, arranging and editing software as used in digital audio workstations and VSTi software synthesizers. The company was founded in 1984 by Karl Steinberg and Manfred Rürup with the support of Nicole Rürupand the Headquarters is in Hamburg. Its first product was the MIDI sequencer Steinberg Pro 16 for the Commodore 64. The company changed its name from Steinberg Research to...
Synthesizer Manuals: Emu
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e mu Emulator II Service Manual
Synthesizer Manuals: Novation
Synthesizer Manuals: Novation
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Novation Digital Music Systems Ltd. is a UK musical equipment manufacturer, founded in 1992 by Ian Jannaway and Mark Thompson as Novation Electronic Music Systems. Today the company specialises in MIDI controllers with and without keyboards, both analogue and virtual analogue performance synthesisers (in particular using Analogue Sound Modelling in which the waveforms are generated digitally based on samples of analogue oscillators), grid-based performance controllers, and DJ controllers and...
Synthesizer Manuals: TipTop Electronics
Synthesizer Manuals: TipTop Electronics
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TipTop audio is a new manufacturer of Eurorack moules from Hollywood, California, specialised in analogue and digital circuitry. After the Z5000 multi effect module the analog Z3000 Smart VCO is the next one and more will follow.
Synthesizer Manuals: Lunar
Synthesizer Manuals: Lunar
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The “LUNAR EXPERIENCE“ group of musicians & engineers is developing modules for analog modular synthesizers following the 5U standard. Main objective is being ease of use, especially in live performance situations, on stage and in the studio. In the last five years our continuously growing line of products – partly based on our customers’ suggestions – does include modules that do allow to explore new ways to generate trigger signals and control voltages, to process control...
Synthesizer Manuals: Roland
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Topics: parameter, patch, midi, aaaa, mode, data, parameters, tone, pitch, switch, oaaa aaaa, voice...
Synthesizer Manuals: Buchla
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Topics: model, voltage, control, dual, output, timing, pulse, input, signal, frequency, control voltage,...
Synthesizer Manuals: Steinberg
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Topics: audio, midi, track, select, project, click, events, settings, channel, vst, control room, project...
Synthesizer Manuals: Waldorf
Synthesizer Manuals: Waldorf
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Waldorf Music AG is a German synthesizer company. It was founded on 1 January 2003 to take over the actual business of the Waldorf Electronics GmbH which had become insolvent. Waldorf is best known for its Microwave wavetable synthesizer and Q virtual analogue synthesizer lines. Waldorf Electronics GmbH was founded 1988 by Wolfgang Düren. Before this Wolfgang Düren was the German distributor of PPG. The name of this company refers to the German town Waldorf (near to the former capital of West...
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G1X Service Manual
Synthesizer Manuals: Emu
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Topics: preset, midi, proteus, filter, envelope, modulation, presets, menu, controller, edit, operation...
Synthesizer Manuals: Roland
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Topics: key, track, pattern, composer, main, mode, midi, button, enter, rhythm, main key, shift key,...
Synthesizer Manuals: Roland
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Topics: midi, data, tone, drum, channel, set, select, song, press, messages, channel number, song data,...
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Topics: efx, patch, parameter, sets, chorus, sound, output, aaaa, level, control, oaaa aaaa, control...
Synthesizer Manuals: CockOS
Synthesizer Manuals: CockOS
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Cockos Incorporated was founded in 2004, beginning an effort to build quality software that would benefit people throughout the world. Our goal is to develop software sustainably while preventing profit rationale from forcing engineering compromises. By doing so, we can keep our product visions intact, giving maximum benefit to our users. We lovingly craft the software that we would want to use.
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Transcendent 2000 Synthesizer
Synthesizer Manuals: Oberheim
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Oberheim DMX Service Manual
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Topics: data, advanced, sound, midi, mode, disk, patch, display, partial, volume, sound data, hard disk,...
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Maplin Electronics is a retailer of electronic goods in the UK and Ireland.
Synthesizer Manuals: Casio
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Topics: key, data, timbre, cursor, pitch, mode, dco, dcw, set, envelope, normal mode, data entry, key...
Synthesizer Manuals: Casio
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Synthesizer Manuals: Roland
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Topics: sample, midi, aaaa, partial, patch, bbbb, disk, parameter, loop, program change, edit, aaaa bbbb,...
Synthesizer Manuals: Miscellaneous
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Topics: preset, ddl, midi, rev, reverb, increments, button, presets, delay, multiverb, input level, remote...
Synthesizer Manuals: Casio
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User manual for the Casio CTK-451 and CTK-471 "teaching keyboards".  In English and Spanish.  Contains feature descriptions, MIDI implementation chart, and blank sheet music pages at the back.
Topics: casio, manual, keyboard
Synthesizer Manuals: Yamaha
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yamaha dx21 Service Manual
Synthesizer Manuals: Alesis
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Topics: midiverb, midi, programs, signal, stereo, program, patch, input, mix, flanging, midi patch, mix...
Topics: pattern, rebirth, midi, song, synth, select, audio, mod, sound, rhythm, midi clock, midi control,...
Synthesizer Manuals: MFB
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Topics: instruments, pressing, bass, select, rhythm, shuffle, decay, rec, pattern, controls, white buttons,...
Synthesizer Manuals: Casio
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Topics: key, tone, data, cursor, memory, midi, mode, tones, pitch, operation, tone data, operation memory,...
Synthesizer Manuals: Roland
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Topics: midi, sound, patch, pad, device, pedal, data, spd, exclusive, settings, midi sound, pass...
Synthesizer Manuals: Roland
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Topics: step, pattern, rhythm, press, instrument, song, mode, numerical, select, pad, rhythm pattern, key...
Synthesizer Manuals: Buchla
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Topics: voltage, control, modulation, output, oscillator, offset, pitch, complex, voltages, performer,...
Synthesizer Manuals: Kenton
Synthesizer Manuals: Kenton
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Kenton Electronics was formed in 1986 by UK musician John Price. "I was a professional keyboard player with a background in electronics and a keen interest in computing. I owned an Oberheim OBX synth, which I very much wanted to get MIDIed. Unfortunately, the only interface on offer cost a fortune, and did very little, so I decided to do make my own. This was not quite the big step it might seem, as I had already built my own digital interface to enable me to play the OBX from the keyboard...
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SCI T8 Service Manual Complete sm
Synthesizer Manuals: CockOS
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Cockos Reaper Owner's Manual Version 4.5
Topics: track, reaper, midi, media, item, click, items, select, tracks, project, user guide, media item,...
Practical Synthesis for Electronic Music volume 1
Synthesizer Manuals: Arturia
Synthesizer Manuals: Arturia
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In the beginning there were two friends, Frédéric Brun and Gilles Pommereuil, both students at INPG, Grenoble Institute of Technology - France. Both of them were part of the University Orchestra. Frédéric was playing the violin and Gilles was conducting. Since… ever, technology had changed the way people made music. But this trend accelerated in the 60’s. In the late 90’s, it was clear it was not about to stop. Frédéric and Gilles, both engineers, shared this vision that technology...
Synthesizer Manuals: Yamaha
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The service manual of the ultra-rare Yamaha GX-1 analog polyphonic synthesizer, released in 1975. This version of the manual applies to units with serial number #5030 onwards.
Topics: yamaha, gx-1, synthesizer, service manual, manual, synth, organ, electone, gx-707
Synthesizer Manuals: Roland
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Synthesizer Manuals: Korg
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Topics: midi, vocoder, program, select, filter, synth, edit, microkorg, lfo, timbre, edit select, shift...
Synthesizer Manuals: Roland
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Topics: midi, pad, trigger, sound, parameter, patch, set, settings, pedal, exc, pad bank, note number,...
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Synthesizer Manuals: Roland
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Service notes for the Roland TR-808. Specifications, panel removal, chip diagrams, TR-808 circuit description, main board diagram, switch board diagram, jack board A diagram, power supply diagram, voicing board diagram, adjustment, checking voices, troubleshooting, DC supply, status switch scanning, RAM stored data, trigger pulse, design changes & improvements, parts list. First edition, second printing, Roland Corporation, July 12 1983.
Topics: pin, cpu, output, signal, data, tempo, trig, generator, sound, power, common trig, tempo clock,...
Synthesizer Manuals: Korg
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Synthesizer Manuals: Yamaha
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Topics: track, pattern, mode, key, song, measure, press, sequencer, chord, midi, play mode, step record,...
Synthesizer Manuals: Roland
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Topics: poly, patch, settings, delay, select, midi, press, parameter, sound, tone, oaaa aaaa, data card,...
Topics: audio, device, select, reason, note, clip, automation, edit, midi, parameter, parameter automation,...
Synthesizer Manuals: Roland
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