On many of today's MIDI instruments there is some kind of a "panic button" that provides for an easy way out from some unknown conditions the instrument may be in.

The SYNTHOPHONE panic function is used to return to known performance conditions immediately when you get lost.

It's also a very helpful when starting out programming new patches. Because of its importance, a complete list of reset conditions is given below. But only when understanding of all special functions explained in the following chapters, you will fully appreciate the power of the panic function.

side Bb, side C & side E activates the panic function
What the panic function does:
- Lip & wind sensors are automatically calibrated.
(Therefore do not apply lip or wind pressure while pressing the panic keys.)
- Panic sends an extra "all note off" command, should a note have been "stuck on".
(On power up, an extra "all note off" command is sent out from the SYNTHOPHONE.)
In addition, the following user adjustable settings are reset:
Tuning of instrument in C
Preset number unchanged
MIDI channel unchanged
Patch number (memory) unchanged
Modulation control level 2
Pitch Bend control level  0
Breath control level 5
Volume control level 2
Aftertouch control level  0
Velocity range level 5
Key speed control  middle position
Transposition middle octave
Dynamic harmony single voice mode
Tonality (of harmony) key of C
Freeze harmony off
Harmony base chords in thirds
Chord variation by lip inversions
Harmony base exchange inactive
Multi channel mode poly (single channel)
Lip switching functions inactive
Thumb-X-press off