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Korg X5DR AI2 Owner's Manual: If No Sound Is Produced; Program Examples

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If No Sound is Produced:

If no sound is produced from the X5DR when you play the MIDI keyboard, or if you cannot
change Programs, check the following items:
No sound is produced:
Check to see if the Demo songs can be played. If not, check to see if the volume level of the X5DR
and the connected powered monitor or stereo amplifier is sufficient. Ensure that the audio cable is
connected correctly.
If the Demo songs can be played back, confirm that the unit is in Program Play mode. In Demo
mode, you cannot play Programs.
Check the MIDI cable connections and MIDI transmit channel on the MIDI keyboard. Set the
MIDI transmit channel of the MIDI keyboard to 1. If you cannot change the MIDI transmit
channel of the MIDI keyboard (if it is fixed), change the X5DR's MIDI receive channel on page
2A MIDI GLOBAL in Global mode. (See page 151).
If you cannot change Programs:
If you cannot change Programs from the connected MIDI keyboard, check the transmit functions
on the MIDI keyboard. Some MIDI keyboards can be set so that they will not transmit any
Program Change messages. Some MIDI keyboards cannot transmit Bank Select messages, and
some interpret Bank Select messages differently from the X5DR. Check the transmit function of
your MIDI keyboard.
You can set the X5DR so that it will not receive Program Change or Bank Select messages. (The
default setting is to receive both messages.) If Programs are not changed when the MIDI keyboard
transmits Program Change or Bank Select messages, check the MIDI FILTER setting on page 2C
Global mode. (See page 152.)

Program Examples

The X5DR has 100 Programs (A00–99) in Bank A and 136 Programs (G01–136) in Bank G. Play
and listen to a variety of Programs. The following Programs exemplify the unique sound of the
X5DR. Take a listen to the following Programs.
A01:X Piano
This acoustic piano sound simulates a real piano—even the sound produced when the
hammer hits the string. Notice how dynamically the volume level and tonal color of the
sound varies, depending on key velocity (how strongly you strike the keys on the MIDI
keyboard). Playing the keyboard hard will make a bright sparkling sound, and playing it
softly will make a calmer sound. The simulation ranges from metallic lows to a short, hard
attack in the high range. The polyphony of 64 voices on the X5DR allows you to play
glissando and damper pedal effects.
This Program recreates the dignified sound of a string section (including violin, viola, and
cello). The attack of the sound changes depending on the key velocity. Playing the keyboard
softly slows the attack, and playing the keyboard hard will make the attack very fast. With
a fast key velocity, it simulates an immediate attack and a bright sound with a subtle touch
of bow attack, allowing for a variety of performance expressions through key touch.
This is a brass sound (such as trumpet or trombone) created on an analog synthesizer,
generally known as Synth Brass. You will also notice how dynamically the volume level and
tonal color of the sound varies depending on the key velocity and key range. This Program
is suitable for playing chords. Although the X5DR is an all-digital synthesizer, it is also
good at old classic analog sounds.
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  • jr Nov 18, 2013 11:36:
    does the korgx5dr have an arpagiator in it?