MIDI Keyboard Settings
Use the following MIDI keyboard transmit settings before you play the X5DR from a connected
keyboard. Refer to the MIDI keyboard manual for detailed settings.
• The X5DR is a MIDI tone module that receives MIDI data sent from external MIDI devices
(such as a MIDI keyboard, computer, or sequencer) to playback data. Refer to the section
"Using a Computer/Sequencer" on page 9 for details when you wish to play the X5DR from a
connected computer or sequencer.
MIDI transmit channel
Set the MIDI keyboard transmit channel to "1." If you wish to use a different MIDI transmit
channel on the MIDI keyboard, you must change the MIDI receive channel on the X5DR
• If you cannot change the MIDI keyboard transmit channel (in other words, if its MIDI channel
is ﬁxed), set the Global MIDI Channel on the X5DR to the same number as the MIDI transmit
channel on the MIDI keyboard.
MIDI transmit ﬁlter
MIDI keyboards allow you to transmit various MIDI data.
The X5DR can receive the following MIDI messages:
Note On/Off (Note message) --- Very basic message for keyboard performance.
Program Change message --- Changes Programs.
Control Change --- Controller and performance mode message.
Pitch Bend --- Bender (joystick, wheel, lever) pitch variation message.
After Touch (Channel Pressure) --- Information about pressing the keys after a note has been
• Not all MIDI keyboards can transmit the MIDI messages listed above. When you are playing
the X5DR, it will receive only MIDI data that can be sent from a connected MIDI keyboard.
For example, if you are using a MIDI keyboard that does not transmit Pitch Bend messages
(such as a digital piano), you cannot achieve a pitch bend effect.