Connecting an external MIDI sequencer or computer etc.
If you want to record your performance on the microKORG XL+'s key-
board into your external MIDI sequencer/computer (via a MIDI interface), or
use the microKORG XL+ as a combination of controller keyboard and
MIDI sound module, or use the Editor/Librarian software included with the
microKORG XL+, then you'll need to connect the microKORG XL+'s MIDI
OUT and MIDI IN connectors to the MIDI IN and MIDI OUT connectors
respectively of your external MIDI sequencer or computer.
MIDI interface devices may be unable to transmit or receive the
microKORG XL+'s MIDI exclusive messages.
Connecting the microKORG XL+ to your computer via USB
As an alternate way of connecting the microKORG XL+ to your computer
in the situations described above, you can use a USB cable if your com-
puter has a USB connector. Since a USB connection sends the data faster
than when using MIDI cables and a MIDI interface, we recommend a USB
connection if you're going to be using the PC editor software.
In order to use a USB connection, you must install the Korg USB-MIDI
driver in your computer. Download the Korg USB-MIDI driver from the
Korg website, and install it as directed by the accompanying documenta-
If either the MIDI connection or the USB connection does not work,
you should also check the "ROUTING" setting ( p. 59) in the MIDI
MIDI channel setting
In order to exchange data with a connected external MIDI device, you must
set the microKORG XL+'s MIDI channel to match the MIDI channel of the
external MIDI device.
Setting the microKORG XL+'s MIDI channel
1. Use knob  to select the MIDI page.
2. Use knob  to select "MIDI CH," and then use knob  to specify the MIDI
3. Set the MIDI channel of the connected external MIDI device.
For details on how to set the MIDI channel of the external MIDI device,
refer to the owner's manual of the connected device.
Using the microKORG XL+ as a multi-timbral sound module
You can specify a different MIDI channel for each of the microKORG XL+'s
two timbres and use it as a multi-timbral sound module from a connected
external MIDI sequencer.
1. Use knob  to select the COMMON page.
2. Use knob  to select "VOIC.MODE," and then use knob  to select
3. Specify the MIDI channel for timbre 2.
After you've set VOIC.MODE to MULTI, you can turn knob  to select the
Use knob  to specify the MIDI channel for timbre 2.
4. To set the MIDI channel for timbre 1, select the MIDI page "MIDI CH"
parameter, and use knob .
5. Set the MIDI channel of the connected external MIDI device.
GLOBAL "POSITION" setting
The microKORG XL+'s GLOBAL "POSITION" lets you specify how MIDI
IN/OUT will be internally routed. This will affect how the MIDI data will be
affected by the "TRANSPOS," "VEL.CURVE," and arpeggiator settings.
• Normally when controlling an external MIDI tone generator from the micro-
KORG XL+, you will set "POSITION" to POST KBD. The various settings
listed above will affect the MIDI data that is transmitted. The received data
will be processed as "TRANSPOS": 0, "VEL.CURVE": 4.