• Normally when controlling the microKORG XL+'s tone generator from an
external MIDI device, you will set "POSITION" to PRE TG. The various set-
tings listed above will affect the MIDI data that is received.
The transmitted data will be processed as "TRANSPOS": 0 and
"MIDI FILTER" settings
The MIDI FLT page setting specifies whether program change, pitch bend,
control change, and system exclusive messages will be transmitted or
received. ( p. 60)
Virtual patch modulation source settings
You can assign three different MIDI control messages (MIDI 1, 2, 3) as vir-
tual patch modulation sources. Make the desired assignments in the
PATCH page ( p. 60), and then select MIDI1 or MIDI2 etc. as the virtual
patch source for the virtual patch settings (PATCH1–PATCH6). This lets
you control modulation via MIDI.
The modulation source "FC.MOD.SRC"of the cutoff frequency of the
vocoder's carrier band-pass filters can also be controlled via MIDI; simply
select MIDI 1, 2, or 3 as the virtual patch modulation source.
"CONTROL CHANGE" settings
You can assign control change numbers to the major parameters that affect
the sound, and use an external MIDI device to perform the same operations
as when the knobs and keys of the microKORG XL+ are operated. Con-
versely, you can operate the microKORG XL+'s knobs and keys to control
an external MIDI device. Use the CC MAP page to assign control change
messages to parameters. ( p. 61)
MIDI "LOCAL" setting when connecting an external MIDI sequencer or
If notes are sounding doubled when the microKORG XL+ is connected to
an external MIDI sequencer or computer, turn the Local setting off (MIDI
page "LOCAL" OFF). ( p. 59)
If the microKORG XL+ is connected to an external MIDI sequencer or
computer, and the Echo Back setting of the external MIDI sequencer or
computer is turned on while the microKORG XL+'s Local Control setting is
also on, the performance data generated when you play the microKORG
XL+'s keyboard will be sent to the external MIDI sequencer, and will also be
echoed-back to sound the microKORG XL+'s tone generator a second
time. To prevent each note from being sounded twice, once directly from
the keyboard and once from the echoed-back note, you must turn the
microKORG XL+'s Local Control setting off.
Recording the MIDI output from the microKORG XL+'s arpeggiator onto
an external MIDI sequencer or computer
Connect and setting
Connect the microKORG XL+'s MIDI OUT connector to the MIDI IN con-
nector of your external MIDI sequencer / computer, and connect the micro-
KORG XL+'s MIDI IN connector to the MIDI OUT connector of your
external MIDI sequencer / computer. Then turn the microKORG XL+'s
Local Control off (MIDI page "LOCAL" OFF), and turn on the echo back set-
ting of your external MIDI sequencer / computer.
Recording the note data from the arpeggiator onto an external
MIDI sequencer / computer
Set the microKORG XL+'s GLOBAL page "POSITION" to POST KBD
Turn on the microKORG XL+'s arpeggiator (ARPEGGIATOR [ARP ON]
button lit), play the keyboard, and record the note data on your external
MIDI sequencer / computer. If the GLOBAL page "POSITION" is set to
POST KBD, the MIDI note data produced by the arpeggiator will be output
from the microKORG XL+, and recorded. Turn the microKORG XL+'s
arpeggiator off during playback.
Synchronizing the arpeggiator
The MIDI page "CLOCK" setting specifies whether the microKORG XL+'s
arpeggiator will be the master (the controlling device) or slave (the con-
For information on synchronization-related settings of your external MIDI
device, refer to the manual of your device.
Using the microKORG XL+ as master and the external MIDI
device as slave
Connect the microKORG XL+'s MIDI OUT connector to your external MIDI
device's MIDI IN connector.
Use knob  to select the MIDI page, use knob  to select "CLOCK," and
use knob  to select "INTERNAL"; the microKORG XL+ will be the mas-
ter, and will transmit MIDI timing clock messages.
Set your external MIDI device to receive incoming MIDI clock messages.
The external MIDI device (e.g., sequencer or rhythm machine) will operate
at the tempo specified by the microKORG XL+'s [TEMPO] knob.