Connecting a computer or sequencer
There are two methods by which you can connect the X5DR to a computer: using a MIDI cable
and MIDI interface (connection via MIDI), and using a computer interface cable to connect the
computer directly (connection via computer interface cable). Refer to the corresponding section
according to your computer and system. If you are using a stand-alone MIDI sequencer, read the
section about connection via MIDI.
Connecting the MIDI sequencer --- "Connection via MIDI" on page 11
Connecting the computer (Using MIDI interface) ---"Connection via MIDI" on page 11
Connecting an IBM PC compatible (using a computer interface cable) --- "Connecting an IBM PC
(Compatible) Computer" on page 12
Connecting an Apple Macintosh (using a computer interface cable) ---"Connecting an Apple
Macintosh Computer" on page 13
Connecting a computer
By connecting a computer to the X5DR using a computer interface cable, you can play the X5DR
sound from the computer. In addition, you can control other connected MIDI devices from the
computer using the X5DR as a MIDI interface.
You may connect the following types of computers to the X5DR using a dedicated cable (see
IBM PC (compatible):
Apple Macintosh series: Optional connection kit AG-002 (Cables, Software "KORG MIDI
You might not be able to use these connections depending on the model of computer or the type
of application software you use.
• Do not connect the X5DR to a single external device via both MIDI OUT/IN and TO HOST at
the same time. Be sure to use only one of these connectors.
Optional connection kit AG-001 (Cables, Software "KORG MIDI