Korg RADIAS Timbres 1-4 (with #4 as drums)


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Here’s a stab at definition file for Korg RADIAS.

The RADIAS is a 4 timbre (per Program) synth. So, the definition file has four sections, one timbre per channel (RADIAST1, RADIAST2, RADIAST3, RADIAST4) where “T” is Timbre, and space in between each timbre section. I correlated the Timbre with the MIDI channel (Timbre 1 = MIDI Channel 1) and on MIDI Out B because that’s my setup, with the exception of Timbre 4, which on the RADIAS is usually designated as drum timbre. I set it to MIDI Channel 10. Obviously you can change all of this. But I mapped MIDI CCs for all timbres as per the RADIAS manual p. 151, which is where the work was and hopefully saves someone else the trouble.

Please note The CCs might not control all parameters of a drum timbre the same way. Also, because you can change a synth timbre to vocoder, it has seems to have alternative CC functions (manual indicates), but I don’t use the vocoder. So if you do, you’ll have to map the CCs differently, perhaps.

Also note that in the manual, Korg doesn’t list the CCs in ordinal sequence, but grouped according to “Section” (function, i.e., “Page” on the synth). I listed them in order exactly as the manual, which is not numeric order, but found the Pyramid (logically) sequences them in numerical order anyway.

For the drum timbre (i.e., RADIAST4, MIDI Channel 10), I also included MIDI Note data for N36-N51 (i.e., C2-D#3) and created 4-character names that attempted to align with the keyboard note “map” on p.60 of the manual. That roughly also maps to the sounds of the in-built drumkits Dr01-Dr24, but not always of course. Suit to taste.

Hopefully this is useful to fellow RADIAS users, at least as a start. I love the RADIAS, even though I own the “rich man’s” upgrade Virus TI2. I ran into Richard Devine recently when he performed here in my town of Asheville NC (Make Noise celebration) and we waxed nostalgic about the RADIAS (for which he designed many of the presets). The Pyramid has brought this old “Virtual Analogue” (which tries really hard not to sound analogue) alive. I’m in love again. Cheers! - Scott Rader

NAME:RADIAST1
OUT:B
CHANNEL:1
3:UNISON
5:PORTA
8:OSC1WAV
9:OSC1MOD
15:OSC1CTR1
17:OSC1CTR2
18:OSC2WAV
19:OSC2MOD
20:OSC2SEMI
21:OSC2TUNE
23:OSC1LEVL
24:OSC2LEVL
25:NOISLEVL
26:FILTROUT
27:FILT1TYPE
71:FILT1RESO
74:FILT1CUT
79:FILT1EG1IN
28:FILT1KTRK
29:FILT2TYPE
30:FILT2CUT
68:FILT2RESO
69:FILT2EG1IN
82:FILT2KTRK
7:AMPLEVEL
10:PAN
83:DRWSDEPTH
84:DRWSSW
85:EG1ATT
86:EG1DEC
87:EG1SUS
88:EG1REL
73:EG2ATT
75:EG2DEC
70:EG2SUS
72:EG2REL
89:LFO1WAVE
90:LFO1FREQ
102:LFO2WAVE
76:LFO2FREQ
103:PATCH1INT
104:PATCH2INT
105:PATCH3INT
106:PATCH4INT
107:PATCH5INT
108:PATCH6INT
109:EQHIGAIN
110:EQLOGAIN
111:MODSEQSW
115:FX1SW
12:FX1EDIT1
112:FX1EDIT2
116:FX2SW
13:FX2EDIT1
113:FX2EDIT2
94:MFXSW
114:MFXEDIT

NAME:RADIAST2
OUT:B
CHANNEL:2
3:UNISON
5:PORTA
8:OSC1WAV
9:OSC1MOD
15:OSC1CTR1
17:OSC1CTR2
18:OSC2WAV
19:OSC2MOD
20:OSC2SEMI
21:OSC2TUNE
23:OSC1LEVL
24:OSC2LEVL
25:NOISLEVL
26:FILTROUT
27:FILT1TYPE
71:FILT1RESO
74:FILT1CUT
79:FILT1EG1IN
28:FILT1KTRK
29:FILT2TYPE
30:FILT2CUT
68:FILT2RESO
69:FILT2EG1IN
82:FILT2KTRK
7:AMPLEVEL
10:PAN
83:DRWSDEPTH
84:DRWSSW
85:EG1ATT
86:EG1DEC
87:EG1SUS
88:EG1REL
73:EG2ATT
75:EG2DEC
70:EG2SUS
72:EG2REL
89:LFO1WAVE
90:LFO1FREQ
102:LFO2WAVE
76:LFO2FREQ
103:PATCH1INT
104:PATCH2INT
105:PATCH3INT
106:PATCH4INT
107:PATCH5INT
108:PATCH6INT
109:EQHIGAIN
110:EQLOGAIN
111:MODSEQSW
115:FX1SW
12:FX1EDIT1
112:FX1EDIT2
116:FX2SW
13:FX2EDIT1
113:FX2EDIT2
94:MFXSW
114:MFXEDIT

NAME:RADIAST3
OUT:B
CHANNEL:3
3:UNISON
5:PORTA
8:OSC1WAV
9:OSC1MOD
15:OSC1CTR1
17:OSC1CTR2
18:OSC2WAV
19:OSC2MOD
20:OSC2SEMI
21:OSC2TUNE
23:OSC1LEVL
24:OSC2LEVL
25:NOISLEVL
26:FILTROUT
27:FILT1TYPE
71:FILT1RESO
74:FILT1CUT
79:FILT1EG1IN
28:FILT1KTRK
29:FILT2TYPE
30:FILT2CUT
68:FILT2RESO
69:FILT2EG1IN
82:FILT2KTRK
7:AMPLEVEL
10:PAN
83:DRWSDEPTH
84:DRWSSW
85:EG1ATT
86:EG1DEC
87:EG1SUS
88:EG1REL
73:EG2ATT
75:EG2DEC
70:EG2SUS
72:EG2REL
89:LFO1WAVE
90:LFO1FREQ
102:LFO2WAVE
76:LFO2FREQ
103:PATCH1INT
104:PATCH2INT
105:PATCH3INT
106:PATCH4INT
107:PATCH5INT
108:PATCH6INT
109:EQHIGAIN
110:EQLOGAIN
111:MODSEQSW
115:FX1SW
12:FX1EDIT1
112:FX1EDIT2
116:FX2SW
13:FX2EDIT1
113:FX2EDIT2
94:MFXSW
114:MFXEDIT

NAME:RADIAST4
OUT:B
CHANNEL:10
3:UNISON
5:PORTA
8:OSC1WAV
9:OSC1MOD
15:OSC1CTR1
17:OSC1CTR2
18:OSC2WAV
19:OSC2MOD
20:OSC2SEMI
21:OSC2TUNE
23:OSC1LEVL
24:OSC2LEVL
25:NOISLEVL
26:FILTROUT
27:FILT1TYPE
71:FILT1RESO
74:FILT1CUT
79:FILT1EG1IN
28:FILT1KTRK
29:FILT2TYPE
30:FILT2CUT
68:FILT2RESO
69:FILT2EG1IN
82:FILT2KTRK
7:AMPLEVEL
10:PAN
83:DRWSDEPTH
84:DRWSSW
85:EG1ATT
86:EG1DEC
87:EG1SUS
88:EG1REL
73:EG2ATT
75:EG2DEC
70:EG2SUS
72:EG2REL
89:LFO1WAVE
90:LFO1FREQ
102:LFO2WAVE
76:LFO2FREQ
103:PATCH1INT
104:PATCH2INT
105:PATCH3INT
106:PATCH4INT
107:PATCH5INT
108:PATCH6INT
109:EQHIGAIN
110:EQLOGAIN
111:MODSEQSW
115:FX1SW
12:FX1EDIT1
112:FX1EDIT2
116:FX2SW
13:FX2EDIT1
113:FX2EDIT2
94:MFXSW
114:MFXEDIT

N36:BD
N37:BD2
N38:SD
N39:SD2
N40:STIK
N41:CHH
N42:HOH
N43:OHH
N44:TAMB
N45:CHH
N46:CLAP
N47:HTM1
N48:HTM2
N49:RIDE
N50:LTOM
N51:CYMB