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Korg X5DR AI2 Owner's Manual: Changing The Controller Functions In Combinations; Playing The Keyboard In Split Mode; Selecting A Particular Sound Quickly; Using A Different Scale

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Changing the Controller Functions in Combinations

You may occasionally want to use different settings for a controller to play Combinations that
consist of multiple Programs. For example, you may want the damper pedal to affect only the
piano sound if you are playing the piano sound with your right hand and the bass sound with your
left, or some similar arrangement. In this case, you can set the damper filter so that particular
Timbres will ignore damper operation. Set 6B DAMPER in Combination Edit mode to D (DIS)
for each Timbre that you want to ignore the damper effect. (See page 104.)
Timbre 1
Damper Filter = DIS
You can set the damper filter parameters for each Track in Multi mode. It is also possible to set
whether or not each Timbre or Track accepts After Touch or Control Change messages.

Playing the Keyboard in Split Mode

(Playing Different Sounds With the Left and Right Hands)
If you wish to play different Programs in separate keyboard ranges, such as playing a bass sound
with your left hand and a piano sound with your right, set up the Key Window of a Combination.
(See page 102.) The Key Window allows you to set the note range on the keyboard for each
Timbre. (See page 112.) You can also set the note range using the Key Window in Multi mode. If
you wish to play Combinations or Multi mode setups in Split mode, first set the Timbre's or the
Track's MIDI channel so that it will match the MIDI receive channel of the MIDI keyboard. (See
page 102, 113.)

Selecting a Particular Sound Quickly

Remembering how the sounds in the X5DR are sequentially organized will help you select a
desirable sound very quickly. For example, Bank G has 128 GM-compatible Programs and eight
Programs that use the Drum Kits, which are each divided into groups that consist of eight sounds.
Remembering the group in which a sound is located will help you select a Program very quickly.
This is also helpful when comparing similar types of Program sounds.
It is very convenient to have Bank A Programs and Combinations that are divided into groups and
sorted in a desirable order. The default Programs in Bank A have already been divided into groups
based on the unit's digit. For example, *1 contains piano and organ sounds, and *9 contains drum
and percussion sounds. You can create customized sequences and groups to facilitate operations.

Using a Different Scale

The X5DR has various scales in addition to Equal Temperament. You can also create your own
scale on page 1A User Scale in Global mode. 1A Scale Type in Global mode is used to set up the
main scale you usually use, and 1H Sub Scale is used to set up a sub scale. You can switch between
the main scale and the sub scale by sending a MIDI Control Change message (Controller #4). In
order to use two different scales by switching between the main and sub scales, first set a different
scale on 1A Scale Type and 1H Sub Scale, and send Controller #4 from the MIDI keyboard,
computer, or sequencer. A value of 0–63 will select the main scale, and a value of 64–127 will
select the sub scale. You can switch between the main scale and the sub scale for each Timbre in
Combination Play mode, and for each Track in Multi mode.
Timbre 2
Damper Filter = ENA
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  • jr Nov 18, 2013 11:36:
    does the korgx5dr have an arpagiator in it?