Korg PS Polyphonic Synthesizer PS-3100
Owners Manual

4. OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT - EXPANDING OPERATIONAL CAPABILTY ^

4-1. ACCESSORIES SUPPLIED WITH THE PS-3100

Patch cords 25cm x 2 35cm x 2
External connection cord with adaptor 3m x 1

4-2. OPTIONAL UNITS:

The following types of equipment are available as optional units for the PS-3100.

BulletPS-3010 Separate Polyphonic Keyboard This keyboard section with a wide range of full capability manual controls greatly expands the possibilities of the polyphonic synthesizer. It may be used with the PS-3100 by employing the 60P connector.
BulletPS-3020 Monophonic Keyboard The special design of this keyboard allows you to use the polyphonic sound source of the PS-3100 or PS-3300 as a monophonic synthesizer. With such a setup it is possible to produce an extremely rich sound not obtainable with other equipment in the past.
BulletPS-3030 Digital Sequencer This PS-series digital sequencer allows chords to be played automatically.
BulletPS-3040 Universal Foot Controller This 2-ganged foot pedal was designed especially for use with the PS-3100.
BulletPS-3050 60P Junction Box This Junction box is used when you wish to connect more than one external optional unit such as the PS-3300 to the PS-3100 by means of 60P connectors.
BulletPS-3300 3-System Intergrated Multi-Capacity Unit.  
BulletPS-3001 60P Connector Cord  
BulletSpecial Hard Carrying Case   Please be sure to use this protective case when travelling or shipping the synthesizer.

4-3. EXAMPLES OF EXPANDED OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY

Connections for using the PS-3100 as a monophonic synthesizer:

Using the PS-3100 as a monophonic synthesizer

Figure 52

PS-3100 x 1
PS-3020 x 1
60P Connector x 1

 

Connections for operating two PS-3300 units by means of one PS-3100 for a seven sound source system:

Connections for operating two PS-3300   units by means of one PS-3100 for a seven sound source system

Figure 53

PS-3100 x 1
PS-3050 x 1

PS-3300 x 2
60P Connector x 3

 

Connections for controlling both the PS-3100 and the PS-3300 by means of the PS-3040:

Connections for controlling both the   PS-3100 and the PS-3300 by means of the PS-3040

Figure 54

PS-3100 x 1
PS-3300 x 1
PS-3040 x 1

60P Connector x 1
DIN COnnector x 2

 

The effect of using two PS-3100's The effect of using two PS-3100's

4-4 THE EFFECT OF USING TWO PS-3100's

bullet Using 60P connector: [left]
When two PS-3100's are connected to each other, the keyboards are connected in parallel. With this arrangement one keyboard can be used to operate both units at the same time. For example you can make two completely different sounds on the two units, get the sound of a two system polyphonic synthesizer, or by changing the scale of one unit you can use this arrangement in the same way as a two sound source polyphonic synthesizer.

bullet Patch panel connections: [right]
Besides the keyboard connection, you can obtain a wide range of effects by setting up a Patch between the two units. You can create synchronous control capability from one unit to the other by using the KEY TRIG and MG. This is an effective method even when using the 60P connector and it is the best method when it comes to complex manual operation.



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