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Korg X5DR AI2 Owner's Manual: Adjusting The Volume; Adjusting The Key Window; Adjusting The Velocity Window; More About Combination Edit

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Basic Guide

Adjusting the Volume

You can adjust the volume level of each Timbre using the parameters on pages 1A and 1B LEVEL.
The Volume balance among Timbres can affect the sound of the Combination.
These are the default settings for each Timbre's volume level for Combination 58: Moon Stone:
106 for A78: Swell pad; 106 for A37: FreshWaves; and 067 for A05: GlockBells. Changing the
level allows you to adjust the pad-type and bell-type sound balance to create a new sound.

Adjusting the Key Window

You can set the note range for each Timbre in a Combination such that each Timbre will sound
only within its specified range on the keyboard. This range is called the Key Window.
The Key Window is specified by the upper and lower limits of the note range: 3A and 3B KW TOP
(Key Window Top) and 3C and 3D KW BTM (Key Window Bottom). The default setting is C–1
to G9 (the entire keyboard range). However, you can specify a certain range or divide the keyboard
range in two for each Timbre for use in Split mode.
For example, change the KW BTM of Timbre 1 to C4 and KW TOP of Timbre 3 to B3, and you
can play bell-type Programs A37: FreshWaves and A05: GlockBells in the low range, and
pad-type sound Program A78: Swell Pad in the high range.

Adjusting the Velocity Window

You can also specify the note range within which a Timbre will respond based on the force with
which you strike the keys (velocity range). This velocity range is called the Velocity Window.
The Velocity Window is specified by 4A, 4B VW TOP (Velocity Window Top) and 4C, 4D VW
BTM (Velocity Window Bottom), which represent the upper and lower velocity limits. Velocity
(how hard you strike the keys) is expressed by the numbers 001–127. The default velocity range
is 001–127 (in which Timbres respond to any velocity). By changing these parameters, you can
set the Timbres in such a way that different Timbres will respond to different key touches.
For example, first reset the Key Window parameters to the default setting. Then change Timbre 1
VW BTM to 64, and VW TOP of Timbres 2 and 3 also to 63. When you play the keyboard softly,
only the bell-type Programs A37: FreshWaves and A05: GlockBells will sound; when you play the
keyboard hard, the pad-type sound Program A78: Swell Pad will sound.

More About Combination Edit

So far we have learned how to switch Programs, adjust the volume, and set the Key Window and
Velocity Window. These represent a basic use of the Combination edit functions. You can edit
Combinations further by doing such things as changing the pitch for each Timbre (transposition,
detune - page 103), and adjusting the pan (see page 105) and send (see page 105) settings. You
may also set a different MIDI channel for each Timbre to play via multiple MIDI Channels (see
page 102), or set whether or not the X5DR ignores certain MIDI data (see page 104).
Timbre 3
A05 : GlockBells
A37 : FreshWaves
Timbre 2
Timbre 1
Key touch
A37 : FreshWaves + A05 : GlockBells
A78 : Swell Pad
A78 : Swell Pad


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