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Drivers

KARMA Version 2.0 MIDI Spec

PC:Driver:KarmaV2MIDISpec.exe
 
MAC:Driver:KarmaV2MIDISpec.hqx
 

Version 2.0 MIDI Spec
This download contains the MIDI specifications for Karma Operating System 2.0, and is different from any previous Karma MIDI specifications. There are two files in this download. One is specific for the Karma Version 2 Operating System. The second is the MIDI Spec for the Effects section, which is applicable to Karma as well as the entire TRITON Line.

The downloaded file will be a .txt2 file that can be opened in most word processing programs.We recommend opening the word processing program first, and then open the file from within the program, rather than simply double-clicking on the icon.

KARMA MIDI System Exclusive Documentation

PC:Driver:midi_imp_karma.zip
 
MAC:Driver:midi_imp_karma.hqx
 
MIDI System Exclusive Documentation
KARMA Factory Preload

PC:Driver:Karma_pl.exe
 
MAC:Driver:Karma_pl.hqx
 

Factory Preload
This download contains the original factory restore data that your keyboard came with. Please see the "Read-me" included with the download for installation directions.

Operating System

KARMA System Version 1.0.4

PC:Operating System:KARMA_V104.exe
 
MAC:Operating System:KARMA_V104.hqx
 

System Version 1.0.4
This new Operating System fixes a number of small bugs, as listed below. We reccomend that all users upgrade to it.

Fixes:
The Karma function:
Improved the trigger timing of KARMA modules with a run setting of OFF so that they do not affect the
timing of the tempo LED. Improvement will be seen in the Combination, Sequencer and Song Play
modes.

Fixed issue which sometimes caused KARMA playback to cease randomly due to a combination of
parameter settings.

Fixed issue which caused the volume of the selected program, timbre and/or track to decrease
temporarily when KARMA GE #470 or 471 was being selected.

Fixed issue which caused the KARMA function to work incorrectly when Latch and Buffer Latch were
both set to be controlled by the same controller (i.e. Damper, Knob 1) under Dynamic MIDI.

Fixed issue in Combination/Sequencer/Song Play modes where the display of the Run status of a
KARMA module did not always show the proper current status. This could happen under certain
conditions when the Group/Parameter was Mix/Run, depending on the order of the modules.

General:
Improved re-damper functionality so that longer release notes (like strings/pads etc) clear properly
when the damper is let up and re-applied quickly.

Program mode:
Fixed issue that caused some Programs to function improperly when the KARMA function was
engaged; specifically, some notes sustained without the use of the sustain pedal or played
indefinitely:
A115: WatcherOfTheSky
B041: Oct.Brass LH Chd
B074: New Voyage"
B069: Strato Chime
B089: Trombone Ens

Sequencer mode:
Fixed issue which caused the Cue list playback to cease automatically even when a setting of
Continue was made.

Fixed issue which caused sounds to continue playing when the Pause and Locate buttons were
pressed while the Karma function is engaged.

KARMA System Version 1.0.2 Upgrade

PC:Operating System:KARMA_V102.exe
 
MAC:Operating System:KARMA_V102.sea.hqx
 
System Version 1.0.2 Upgrade
Karma Music Workstation Version 1.02 fixes a number of low-level bugs. We recommend that all users upgrade to this version.

PC Users should download the self-extracting .EXE file and follow the instructions enclosed in the archive. Mac Users should download the .SEA file and follow the
KARMA System Version 1.0.6

PC:Operating System:KarmV106.exe
 
MAC:Operating System:KarmaV106.hqx
 

System Version 1.0.6
Availability: November, 2001 Production

This new Operating System fixes a small bug as listed below. We recommend that all users upgrade to it.

Sequencer mode

[Bug fix] While the sequencer was playing, repeated changing of the "PLAY/MUTE/REC" and "SOLO On/Off" parameters could crash the unit. This has been fixed.

OMS Patch Names

MAC:Operating System:Korg_OMS-names.hqx
 

OMS Patch Names
This file includes OMS Patch Names for a number of Korg keyboards, including the Triton, Triton-Rack, Triton Studio, Triton Le, Karma, MS-2000 and a number of older products. They can be "subscribed to" within any OMS-compatible application, including CuBase, ProTool and Vision.

KARMA System Version 2.0

PC/MAC:Operating System:USA_Karma_V2.zip
 
System Version 2.0


Note: File updated Monday, June 17th, 2002 at 1:41 PM Eastern Time.

Karma Version 2.0 represents a major change to the Karma operating system, offering many new features and enhancements. Also, Version 2.0 is required when using the new KARMA MW Software on your Mac or Windows PC.

Included in this download:
Karma OS V.2 - requires 3 floppy disks
Karma GE data - requires 2 floppy disks
.PCG Preload File - requires 1 floppy disk
Version 2.0 Owners Manual
Version 2.0 Revision History
"How to" Instructions

You MUST load both the 3 Operating System disks and the 2 User GE disks to complete the Version 2.0 upgrade to your Karma.

NOTE: Loading Version 2.0 will erase all the Programs, Combinations and Global data in your Karma. If you have created or loaded any custom Programs, Combinations or Global settings, you will want to back these up before you upgrade to Version 2.0. A revised Preload disk ( The Original Factory pre-load, optimized for Version 2.0 ) is included in this download.

We recommend that you always use the most current software.

Availability in production units: June 2002

Software

MOSS Factory Preload Data

PC:Software:EXBMOSS.exe
 
MAC:Software:EXBMOSS.sea
 

MOSS Factory Preload Data
This download contains the original factory restore data (PCG, & SNG) that your expansion board came with. Please see the "Read-me" included with the download for installation directions.

KARMA Logic Environment

PC:Software:Karma_Env.lso.zip
 
MAC:Software:Karma_Env.lso.hqx
 

Logic Environment
For the Karma users who are also using the software program "LOGIC" from Emagic: This is a LOGIC environment, which supports choosing sounds by names, and is current through the EXB-PCM09 ("Trance Attack") soundset.

Also supported are 16 "track strips" - one for each MIDI channel, with every available parameter that can be modulated/controlled via MIDI. This actually allows more access than the the Karma panel/screen itself.

MOSS ELP Lead

PC:Software:MOSS_ELP.zip
 
MAC:Software:MOSS_ELP.hqx
 
MOSS ELP Lead
“MOSS ELP Lead” Program

Here is a great lead sound created using the EXB-MOSS board. So good we had to share it!

This sound was created by Jack Hotop for his demos at a recent NAMM show. According to Jack, he wanted a lead sound where he could easily morph between two different “ELP” type of sounds, so that he could continue to play on one program as the backing tracks moved from song to song. This sound was originally played on a TRITON using the Realtime Control Knobs to edit the Cutoff, Resonance and Release of the filter. The Ribbon controller was used to manipulate the Envelope settings.

Although this sound was originally created on the TRITON, it can be played on any Korg product equipped with the EXB-MOSS Option – TRITON Classic, TRITON STUDIO, TRITON-Rack, and KARMA.

You must have the EXB-MOSS board installed to use this sound.

The .pdf document is included in the download.




* MOSS stands for Multi Oscillator Synthesis System, the DSP Modeling Engine originally developed for the Korg Z-1, Prophecy and Trinity V3.

Soundware

KARMA Factory Preload Version 2.0

PC/MAC:Soundware:KarmaPreloadV2_634727766165450000.zip
 

Factory Preload Version 2.0

This dowload file contains the factory preload data (.PCG), revised for use with Operating System 2.0

This file does not contain new Programs or Combinations; Instead, the original Preload data has been optimized for use with Karma Version 2.0.

This is the same .PCG data that is included with the Karma Version 2.0 download, although this file contains the demo song (.SNG) as well.

Download this file, and unStuff/unZip the files. Copy the contents of the folder to a blank floppy disk. Insert the floppy into your Karma and load the data.

1-25-2010 - Factory Preload Bank of MOSS Sounds

PC/MAC:Soundware:EXBMOSS_pl.zip
 
This download contains the factory preload bank of MOSS programs that originally came with the EXB-MOSS option. These sounds can be played on any Korg product equipped with the EXB-MOSS Option – TRITON Extreme, TRITON Classic, TRITON STUDIO, TRITON-Rack, and KARMA.

EXB MOSS Z1 Files

PC:Soundware:MOSSConversion.exe
 
MAC:Soundware:MOSSConversionMAC.hqx
 

EXB MOSS Z1 Files
The EXB-MOSS brings Korg's powerful MOSS (Multi-Oscillator Synthesis System) DSP Modeling Synthesizer to users of Karma, TRITON "Classic", TRITON STUDIO, TRITON Extreme and TRITON-Rack. The EXB MOSS board can be user installed in minutes!

We have taken all the MOSS voices that have been available in the past from Korg and optomized their parameters to work with the current EXB-MOSS board. This collection includes sounds from the Z-1 and from the Trinity Solo Board. These Trinity Solo sounds were in turn emulations of the original Prophecy sounds.

Enjoy over 600 new patches for your EXB-MOSS!!

KARMA Preload Settings for the EXB-PCM01

PC:Soundware:KarmaEXB01Load.ZIP
 
MAC:Soundware:KarmaEXB01Load.hqx
 
Preload Settings for the EXB-PCM01
These downloads contain EXB-PCM01 files optimized for use in Karma. While containing the same basic sound data as the files that were included on the disk that came with your EXB-PCM01, these .PCG files have been modified to preserve the relationships between KARMA GEs, Programs, and Combis in Banks A and B.

PC Users should download the .ZIP file and follow the instructions enclosed in the archive. Mac Users should download the .SEA file and follow the instructions.
Preload Data for the EXB-PCM04

PC:Soundware:PCM04_Karma.zip
 
MAC:Soundware:PCM04_Karma.hqx
 

Preload Data for the EXB-PCM04
These downloads contain EXB-PCM04 files fully-voiced for use in the Karma Music Workstation.

This includes new GE (Generated Effect) data taken from the original Triton arp patterns along with all the KRTC controller settings. So these files fully take advantage of the powerful KARMA technology in your keyboard.

PC Users should download the .ZIP file and follow the instructions enclosed in the archive. Mac Users should download the .hqx file and follow the instructions.

Preload Data for the EXB-PCM05

PC:Soundware:PCM05_Karma.zip
 
MAC:Soundware:PCM05_Karma.hqx
 

Preload Data for the EXB-PCM05
These downloads contain EXB-PCM05 files fully-voiced for use in the Karma Music Workstation.

This includes new GE (Generated Effect) data taken from the original Triton arp patterns along with all the KRTC controller settings. So these files fully take advantage of the powerful KARMA technology in your keyboard.

PC Users should download the .ZIP file and follow the instructions enclosed in the archive. Mac Users should download the .hqx file and follow the instructions.

KARMA Preload Data for the EXB-PCM06/07

PC:Soundware:KarmaEXB0607Load.ZIP
 
MAC:Soundware:KarmaEXB0607Load.hqx
 

Preload Data for the EXB-PCM06/07
These downloads contain EXB-PCM06/07 files optimized for use in Karma. While containing the same basic sound data as the files that were included on the disk that came with your EXB-PCM06/07, these .PCG files have been modified to preserve the relationships between KARMA GEs, Programs, and Combis in Banks A and B.

PC Users should download the .ZIP file and follow the instructions enclosed in the archive. Mac Users should download the .SEA file and follow the instructions.

KARMA Preload Data for the EXB-PCM02

PC:Soundware:KarmaEXB02Load.ZIP
 
MAC:Soundware:KarmaEXB02Load.hqx
 

Preload Data for the EXB-PCM02
These downloads contain EXB-PCM02 files optimized for use in Karma. While containing the same basic sound data as the files that were included on the disk that came with your EXB-PCM02, these .PCG files have been modified to preserve the relationships between KARMA GEs, Programs, and Combis in Banks A and B.

PC Users should download the .ZIP file and follow the instructions enclosed in the archive. Mac Users should download the .SEA file and follow the instructions.

KARMA Preload Data for the EXB-PCM03

PC:Soundware:KarmaEXB03Load.ZIP
 
MAC:Soundware:KarmaEXB03Load.hqx
 

Preload Data for the EXB-PCM03
These downloads contain EXB-PCM03 files optimized for use in Karma. While containing the same basic sound data as the files that were included on the disk that came with your EXB-PCM03, these .PCG files have been modified to preserve the relationships between KARMA GEs, Programs, and Combis in Banks A and B.

PC Users should download the .ZIP file and follow the instructions enclosed in the archive. Mac Users should download the .SEA file and follow the instructions.

PCM09 "Trance Attack" Bonus Programs

PC:Soundware:09BONUS_CLASSIC.zip
 
MAC:Soundware:09BONUS_CLASSIC.hqx
 

PCM09 "Trance Attack" Bonus Programs
Here's two additional Banks of Programs (256!) to use with the "Trance Attack" (EXB-PCM09) PCM expansion board for the Triton "Classic", Triton-Studio and Karma music workstations.

Karma owners can just open the Triton Classic PCG file and load only the Program Banks individually as they wish.

 

Tim Edwards' Bank of MOSS Sounds

PC/MAC:Soundware:TimoMoss.zip
 
Tim Edwards' Bank of MOSS Sounds
This is a new Bank of MOSS sounds created by a loyal Korg user from the UK, Tim Edwards (known on the forums as Timo). Originally programmed for the Trinity MOSS-TRI, these cool and edgy sounds were converted in the Korg laboratories to TRITON format and then the controllers, arps and effects were edited (referencing Timo’s original Trinity settings) by Korg USA’s James Sajeva.

These sounds can be played on any Korg product equipped with the EXB-MOSS Option – TRITON Extreme, TRITON Classic, TRITON STUDIO, TRITON-Rack, and KARMA.

A .pdf document detailing the sounds is included in the download.
EXB MOSS Z-1 & TRINITY SOLO CONVERTED FILES

PC:Soundware:MOSSConversion.exe
 
MAC:Soundware:MOSSConversionMAC.hqx
 

EXB MOSS Z1 Files
The EXB-MOSS brings Korg's powerful MOSS (Multi-Oscillator Synthesis System) DSP Modeling Synthesizer to users of Karma, TRITON "Classic", TRITON STUDIO, TRITON Extreme and TRITON-Rack. The EXB MOSS board can be user installed in minutes!

We have taken all the MOSS voices that have been available in the past from Korg and optomized their parameters to work with the current EXB-MOSS board. This collection includes sounds from the Z-1 and from the Trinity Solo Board. These Trinity Solo sounds were in turn emulations of the original Prophecy sounds.

Enjoy over 600 new patches for your EXB-MOSS!!

Concert Grand Piano PCG Data

PC:Soundware:exb_08.exe
 
MAC:Soundware:EXBPCM_08.hqx
 

Concert Grand Piano PCG Data

This download contains the original factory data - Programs, Combinations, and Global data - found on the floppy disk included with the Concert Grand Piano EXB-PCM08.

The 32 Programs and 64 Combinations are created using the EXBPCM08 Sample Data. In order for these Programs and Combinations to sound correctly, the EXBPCM08 must be installed in your Korg keyboard.

The TRITON STUDIO models already contains the
neccessary PCM data; so for TRITON STUDIO owners and users, downloading this .pcg file will provide an
additional 26 Programs and 64 Combinations.

Full instructions are included as a .pdf document in this download.

Please review

Programming Tutorial plus PCG example file

PC:Soundware:SAW.zip
 
MAC:Soundware:SAW.hqx
 

Programming Tutorial plus PCG example file
A great tutorial on setting up all the powerful controllers on the Triton/Karma music workstations, including the realtime knobs, joystick, dynamic modulation and much more. Written by Korg USA's programming guru Jack Hotop.

This download also includes a special PCG file (SAW.PCG) showcasing the power of the HI synthesis system. Sixteen different categories of sounds are made only using a saw waveform! These examples are used to demonstrate all the tips on controllers.

The PCG file loads a single Bank of Programs into Bank INT-E. Karma owners should open the PCG file and load the E Bank into either Bank C or D. Triton Le owners should open the PCG file and load the individual Programs into the extra locations in Bank D.

Tom Coster Lead Sounds

PC:Soundware:TC_LEADS.zip
 
MAC:Soundware:TC_LEADS.hqx
 

Tom Coster Lead Sounds
A collection of powerful lead sounds originally designed by Jack Hotop for Tom Coster to use with his band Vital Information. Tom agreed to share these with all Triton/Karma owners - thanks Tom!

The file contains 1 Bank of Programs which will load into Bank INT-E. Karma owners should open the PCG file and load the E Bank into either Bank C or D. Triton Le owners should open the PCG file and load the individual Programs into the extra locations in Bank D.

Syn-Thesis Sound Collection

PC:Soundware:Syn_Thesis.exe
 
MAC:Soundware:Syn_Thesis.hqx
 

Syn-Thesis Sound Collection
A new collection of 128 Programs(complete with arp assignments) for the Triton Series instruments and the Karma Music Workstation. This set was programmed by Ray Legnini for Korg USA and included complete sound/controller documentation. Enjoy!

Note: The sounds are located in Bank E - Triton Le users should open the PCG file and load that Bank, or select Programs into the desired locations. Triton Studio/Triton Rack owners should load the Bank I-E into whichever EXB Bank they want.

Documents

EXB MOSS Z1 Files - Read Me

all:Z1TRNreadme.pdf
 
EXB MOSS Z1 Files - Read Me
EXB-MOSS Manual

all:EXB_MOSS_E.pdf
 

EXB-MOSS Manual
The EXB-MOSS is a DSP Modeling synthesizer featuring KORG's Multi-Oscillator Synthesis System. The EXB-MOSS is self contained on a user installable expansion card. This operational manual is for users who have the MOSS option installed in their Karma.

KARMA Version 2.0 Guia de Actualizacion (Spanish)

all:karma_V2.0 _e.PDF
 

Version 2.0 Guia de Actualizacion (Spanish)
This is the Supplemental Karma Manual for Version 2.0 software, translated into Spanish.

KARMA Easy Start Guide

all:KarmaEasyStart.pdf
 

Easy Start Guide
A quick step-by-step tutorial that provides a basic overview and highlights key features of the Karma Music Workstation. While not a replacement for the Owner's Manuals, this is a friendly "hands on" guide that provides a good place to start in getting familiar with this unique keyboard.

KARMA System Version 2.0 Manual

all:Karma_V2_Manual.pdf
 

System Version 2.0 Manual

Karma Version 2.0 represents a major change to the Karma operating system, offering many new features and enhancements. Also, Version 2.0 is required when using the new KARMA MW Software on your Mac or Windows PC.

KARMA Guia Parametros - Spanish (3.30 MB)

all:KarmaParametros.pdf
 
Guia Parametros - Spanish (3.30 MB)
The Original Korg Karma Parameter Guide, translated into Spanish.
KARMA Guia Basica - Spanish Basic Guide (1.18 MB)

all:KarmaBasica.pdf
 

Guia Basica - Spanish Basic Guide (1.18 MB)
The Original Karma Basic Guide, translated into Spanish.

KARMA Getting Started Guide (220 KB)

all:KARMAGetStartedGuide.pdf
 
Getting Started Guide (220 KB)
A quick step-by-step tutorial that gets you up and running fast! Once you've gone through this Getting Started Guide, you can move on to the Owner's Manual for more in-depth information.
KARMA MIDI System Exclusive Documentation

all:KARMA_MIDI.pdf
 
MIDI System Exclusive Documentation
KARMA Voice Name List (568 KB)

all:KARMA_VNL.pdf
 

Voice Name List (568 KB)
The PDF version of the printed Voice Name List that ships with the product.

KARMA Parameter Guide (5.36 MB)

all:KARMA_PG.pdf
 

Parameter Guide (5.36 MB)
The PDF version of the printed Parameter Guide that ships with the product.

KARMA GE Parameter Guide (1.08 MB)

all:KARMA_GEG.pdf
 

GE Parameter Guide (1.08 MB)
The PDF version of the printed GE Parameter Guide that ships with the product.

KARMA Basic Guide (2.64 MB)

all:KARMA_BG.pdf
 

Basic Guide (2.64 MB)
The PDF version of the printed Basic Guide that ships with the product.

KARMA EXB-PCM04 Owner's Manual

all:EXB04OM.pdf
 
EXB-PCM04 Owner's Manual for Karma

The Owners Manual for Karma Users in .pdf format.

An error message may display due to certain missing fonts. These fonts are in the PDF since the file is intended for international use.
KARMA EXB-PCM05 Owner's Manual

all:EXB05OMKarma.pdf
 
EXB-PCM05 Owner's Manual for Karma

The Owner's Manual for Karma Users in .pdf format.

An error message may display due to certain missing fonts. These fonts are in the PDF since the file is intended for international use
Programming Tutorial plus PCG example file

all:ControllerTutorial.pdf
 
Programming Tutorial plus PCG example file
MOSS ELP Lead Tutorial

all:ELP MOSS.pdf
 
MOSS ELP Lead Tutorial
KARMA O.S. Karma Version 2.0 Manual

all:Karma_V2_Manual.pdf
 
Karma Version 2.0 Manual

FAQ's

KARMA FAQs

all:KARMA FAQs.pdf
 
FAQs
Karma_FAQs.pdf

How do I edit a drum kit and use it in a program?

How do I record a sequence?

How can I change the tempo in the middle of the song on my KARMA?

How do I change the bank map from GM to Korg and back on my KARMA?

What are the bank change values?

How do I utilize the cue list feature?

Can I route sounds to the Individual outputs?

How do I load/access the EXB boards?
KARMA FAQ (12/18/2001)

all:KarmaFAQ.pdf
 
FAQ (12/18/2001)
KarmaFAQ.pdf

A helpful FAQ created by Stephen Kay (the inventor of the KARMA technology). A highly recommended resource!