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Korg pa 800, SMF and Harmonizer

I am the new owner of the Korg pa 800
I mostly perform live using SMF (standard midi files)bought on different professional online SMF sites. Most of them do not have a track for the harmonizer.
How do I make the harmonizer work with such kind of SMF?
Do I have to create an harmonizer track?
If so, how do I do it and what are the necessary steps to create it and set up the keyboard in a way that when I load each SMF the harmonizer is automatically ready to work?

thank you for your prompt response


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U will need the software supported by your device to do so.

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You need to edit the midis on a computer with a specific software and add a track for the harmonizer , I think you can also add a track with the korg.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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    The solution is quite complicate, the possible solution to add a track to the MIDIs on a computer will work, but the thing to do is another.

    You must select a track in the SMF and use it with the the harmonizer.
    If your MIDI for example does not have piano track, you assign assign on the specific SMF the bass track or the melody.

    Apparently this is more complicate on a Korg than on other similar keyboards. I do not have PA 800 user manual to tell you the the exact steps.

    See the link below, there is a discussion on this problem.

    See here: Korg Pa 800 - Harmonizer and SMF - Synth Zone BBS



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