2A, 2B MIDI Channel
These parameters allow you to set the MIDI Channel that each Timbre uses to receive MIDI data.
02A MIDI CH 1-4ø
Timbre 1–4 MIDI Channel
Timbre 5–8 MIDI Channel
If you want to play a Combination from the keyboard (such as the X3), you should set each
Timbre's MIDI Channel on the X5 so that it matches X3's MIDI transmit Channel. If you are using
a MIDI sequencer, set each Timbre's MIDI Channel so that it matches the corresponding
sequencer track's MIDI channel. This allows you to use the X5 as an 8-part multitimbral tone
If the selected MIDI Channel is the same as the Global MIDI Channel, a G will appear next to the
selected channel number.
MIDI Program Change messages received on the corresponding MIDI channel can be used to
select Programs. However, if the Timbre's MIDI Channel is the same as the Global MIDI Channel,
a program change sent on it's channel will change the Combination.
If you do not wish to change the Combination, set the Global MIDI Channel to any channel that
is not used for the Timbre, or set the 2C MIDI FILTER PRG parameter in Global mode to "PRG".
(see page 152.)
3A–3D Key Window Top & Bottom
These parameters allow you to set the top and bottom notes for each Timbre's key window.
03A KW TOP 1-4 ø
Timbre 1–4 Key Window Top
Timbre 5–8 Key Window Top
Timbre 1–4 Key Window Bottom
Timbre 5–8 Key Window Bottom
A key window is the range of keys (notes) that can be used to play a Timbre. Used in conjunction
with the Key Window Bottom parameters, you can designate sections of a keyboard to certain
Timbres. For example, you could designate the bottom half of a keyboard to a bass Timbre, and
the top half to a piano Timbre. In the example shown below, Timbres 1 and 2 have been designated
their own key windows, while the key window for Timbres 3 and 4 have been set the same.
You can not set the top key to lower than
the bottom key. Otherwise, the bottom
key will be set to the same value as the
top key. The same thing applies to the
02B MIDI CH 5-8
03B KW TOP 5-8 ø
Sets the MIDI Channel that each Timbre uses to
receive MIDI data
03D KW BTM 5-8
03C KW BTM 1-4 ø
C-1 C-1 C-1 C-1
C-1 C-1 C-1 C-1
Speciﬁes the top note for each Timbre's key window
C–1 to G9
Speciﬁes the bottom note for each Timbre's key
C2 ~ B2
C3 ~ B3
C4 ~ C7
Timbres 3 and 4