You can press the q switch or u switch to select the
program with the next higher or lower number.
When you've chosen the program you want to play,
press the OK button or the ENTER switch.
Categories also have sub-categories, and you can press
the Jump to Sub button of the Category/Program
Select menu to choose programs from a sub-category
A combination consists of up to sixteen programs that
are split and/or layered. A combination also allows
you to use two arpeggiators (a program allows only
one), letting you hear more complex sounds than a
1. Press the MODE COMBI switch (the LED will
light) to enter Combination mode.
2. The upper left of the display shows the name of
the current page, Combi P0: Play. This is the page
in which you will normally play combinations.
Play the keyboard or press a chord trigger switches to
hear the sound.
Note: If you are viewing a different page in the display,
press the EXIT switch one or two times to take you
back to the combination name selection.
COMBI P : Play
Category Select popup button
Combination Select popup button
3. The large characters in the upper part of the
display will be highlighted.
These are the combination number and combination
name ("Combination Select").
In this state, you can press the q switch or u switch to
select the program with the next higher or lower
You can turn the VALUE dial to rapidly scroll through
4. Use the BANK SELECT A–D switches to select
combinations of other banks.
Chord trigger switches 1–4
Playing Programs and Combinations
With the factory settings, contain preloaded programs.
Select and play these combinations to hear their
5. As in Program mode, you can select combinations
from the menu by bank or by category.
As described in steps 4 and 5 of "Selecting Programs"
on page 2, go ahead and select and play combinations
in the same way as you did for programs.
Using controllers to modify the sound
The M50 has numerous controllers.
The result will differ for each Program and
Combination, so try them out to hear what happens.
For details on these controllers, please see "Using
Controllers" on page 29.
1. In the left side of the M50's panel, there are four
switches and four knobs.
This is called the "control surface," and lets you
perform various types of control such as editing
sounds, or sending MIDI messages to external devices.
For example, go ahead and press the REALTIME
CONTROL switch (the LED will light).
Operating the each knobs will control the frequency
cutoff, resonance, and intensity, or any other
parameters you specify.
The display can show the function and values of the
control surface. To view this, press the Control Surface
tab located in the lower right of the display.
When you operate the controllers, the objects in the
display will move accordingly.
Note: Even if you've modiﬁed the sound, you can
restore the program to its saved condition.
* The diagram shown is for M50-61