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Korg X5DR AI2 Owner's Manual: Performance Functions; Keyboard Velocity; Pitch Bend/modulation Wheel

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Basic Guide
Effect On/Off (CTRL #92/94)
These messages switch Effect 1 (CTRL#92) and Effect 2 (CTRL#94) on and off.
Data Increment/Decrement (CTRL#96/97)
This message increases or decreases values. It is also used to edit the RPN. In particular, you can
use it to edit Programs along with Exclusive data.
RPN (CTRL#100/101)
This message is used to set the tuning and bend range. After selecting parameters using the RPN,
use the Data Entry or Data Increment/Decrement to change the value.
This message is used to tranamit parameter settings. Use this when you wish to transfer Program
data between the X5DR and 05R/W or X5 series, or to edit Programs from a computer.

Performance Functions

Besides selecting Programs and Combinations to play music, you can add rich expression to these
sounds using various performance techniques. For example, using a pedal switch will add the
effect of a damper pedal to the piano sound. For a guitar sound or brass instrument sound, you may
use Pitch Bend to control pitch and to produce a vibrato effect. These techniques, which are used
to add expression to your performance, are called "Performance Functions."

Keyboard Velocity

How hard you play the keyboard (or the velocity specified on the computer or sequencer) affects
the expressiveness of the sound. You can adjust the volume level setting so that playing the
keyboard softly will produce a soft sound, and playing hard will produce a loud sound. In addition,
you can also adjust the brightness of the sound and the envelope settings, such as the attack rate
and release time. Using Velocity Switch in Combination Play mode and Multi mode, you can play
different Programs by changing the keyboard velocity.
See page 91, 93 for information on how to change the volume level and envelope using key
See page 87, 89 for information on how to change the brightness and tonal color of the sound
using key velocity.
See page 83 for information on how to control the pitch change using key velocity.
See page 103, 112 for information on how to play different Programs using key velocity.

Pitch Bend/Modulation Wheel

The joystick on a MIDI keyboard (pitch bend/modulation wheels) allows you to adjust the pitch
or depth of modulation. You can also control these by transmitting pitch bend and modulation
message from a computer/sequencer.
• The shape or operation of the controllers may vary depending on the MIDI keyboard you are
using. Refer to the manual for your MIDI keyboard. You can control pitch bend and modulation
simultaneously using the joystick on the X3. Moving the joystick left and right controls pitch;
moving it upward (+Y) controls vibrato (pitch modulation); and downward (–Y) controls wah
(VDF modulation).
See page 98, 110 for information on how to change the pitch bend range.
See page 98 for information on how to change the cutoff bend range.
See page 95 for information on how to change the depth and rate of vibrato.
See page 98 for information on how to change the depth of the wah.


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  • jr Nov 18, 2013 11:36:
    does the korgx5dr have an arpagiator in it?