Changing Combinations on the unit
[+10]/[–10] button: Increase/decrease the Combination number in steps of 10.
[+1]/[–1] button: Increase/decrease the Combination number in steps of 1.
Changing Combinations via MIDI
Transmit a Program Change message on the Global MIDI Channel to change Combinations from
an external MIDI device.
When you send Program Change messages to the X5DR for channels other than the Global MIDI
Channel, the individual Programs within the Combination will change.
• Refer to page 22 for information on selecting a Program for each Timbre via MIDI.
You can combine various Programs by editing the Timbre settings in Combinations. For example,
you can play a different Program with each hand, or you can play different Programs by applying
a different key touch (key velocity) to the keyboard. These techniques are very useful and powerful
in live performance. Settings that determine the combination of Programs are made in
Combination Edit mode. (See "Editing Combinations" on page 51.) Let's take a look at the
various types of Combinations that are available.
The X5DR produces the sound of multiple Programs simultaneously. When Timbres are
layered together, they produce a thick and complex Combination, such as a piano sound
overlapped with a strings sound.
Timbres can be set to produce the sound of a different Program when you play a different
range on the keyboard. For example, you can play a piano sound in the higher range of the
keyboard using your right hand, and play a bass sound in the lower range of the keyboard
using your left hand.
Pressing the [+10]/[–10] button increases/decreases the
Combination number in steps of 10.
Pressing the [+1]/[–1] button increases/decreases the
Combination number in steps of 1.