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About system exclusive messages
Since the way in which these messages are used is left up to
each manufacturer, they are mainly used to transmit and
receive sound data and editing data for parameters that are
unique to a particular instrument. the TR's system exclusive
message format is [F0, 42, 3n, 63, ff, ..... F7]
F0: exclusive status
42: Korg ID
3n: [n=0–F] global MIDI channel 1–16
63: Future model ID
ff: function ID (type of message)
– ...
F7: end of exclusive
To obtain a copy of the "MIDI Implementation" which
includes MIDI exclusive format information, please
contact your Korg distributor.
Universal system exclusive
Certain of the system exclusive messages are publicly
defined for a specific use, and these are called universal sys-
tem exclusive messages.
The TR uses the following six universal system exclusive
Inquiry message request [F0, 7E, nn, 06, 01, F7]
Inquiry message [F0, 7E, nn, 06, 02, (nine bytes), F7]
When an inquiry message request is received, this instrument
will respond by transmitting an inquiry message that means
"I am a Korg Future instrument, with system version ..."
GM system on [F0, 7E, nn, 09, 01, F7]
When this message is received in Sequencer mode, this
instrument will be initialized for GM playback.
Master volume [F0, 7F, nn, 04, 01, vv, mm, F7]
(vv: lower byte of the value, mm: upper byte of the value,
together indicating 16384 steps)
This message is transmitted if you assign Master Volume as
the function of the ASSIGNABLE PEDAL or as a B-mode
function of a REALTIME CONTROLS [1]–[4] knob and
operate the controller. This will adjust the overall volume
balance without changing the relative volume balance
between timbres/tracks. When this message is received, the
result will be the same as when the controller is operated.
Master balance [F0, 7F, nn, 04, 02, vv, mm, F7]
(vv: lower byte of the value, mm: upper byte of the value,
together indicating 16384 steps, where 8192 is the default
position, and lower values will move the sound toward the
When this is received, the overall panning will be adjusted
without changing the relative panning between timbres/
Master fine tuning [F0, 7F, nn, 04, 03, vv, mm, F7]
(A value of 8192 [mm, vv=40, 00] is center, 4096 [mm, vv=20,
00] is –50 cents, and 12288 [mm, vv=60, 00] is +50 cents.)
When this is received, "Master Tune" (GLOBAL 1.1–1a)
parameter will be set.
Master coarse tuning [F0, 7F, nn, 04, 04, vv, mm, F7]
(Normally only the upper byte mm is used. A value of 8192
[mm, vv=40, 00] is center, 6656 [mm, vv=34, 00] is –12 semi-
tones, and 9728 [mm, vv=4C, 00] is +12 semitones.)
When this is received, "Key Transpose" (GLOBAL 1.1–1a)
parameter will be set.
Transmitting sound settings data (Data Dump)
Data for programs, combinations, drum kits, user arpeggio
patterns, global settings, and sequencer data can be trans-
mitted as MIDI exclusive messages. The operation of send-
ing this system exclusive data to an external device is called
a "data dump."
By performing a data dump, you can store the TR's sounds
and settings on an external device, or rewrite the sounds
and settings of another Future instrument.
There are the following three types of data dump.
• When you use the utility manu command "Dump"
(GLOBAL 2.1–1c) to dump data, various types of
internal memory data will be transmitted. If this data is
received by the TR, the data will be written directly into
internal memory, and it will not be necessary to perform
the Write operation. (☞p.131, 132 "Transmission,"
• If "Exclusive" (GLOBAL 2.1–1b) setting is checked,
selecting a combination in COMBI 1.1: Play will transmit
data for one combination. Selecting a program in PROG
1.1: Play will transmit data for one program.
This data is the edit buffer data for the currently selected
combination or program. If this data is received by the
TR, the data will be written into the edit buffer, so if you
wish to save it to internal memory, you will need to per-
form the Write operation. The Write operation can also be
performed by a MIDI exclusive Program Write Request
or Combination Write Request message, in addition to
the usual method of using the TR's switches. (☞OG p.42
"Saving data")
• If "Exclusive" (GLOBAL 2.1–1b) setting is checked, data
will also be dumped in response to a Dump Request
message. This data is transmitted and received on the
global MIDI channel.
Editing sounds etc.
By using various MIDI exclusive data dumps, you can
rewrite all programs or an individual program. By using
parameter change messages, you can edit individual param-
eters as follows.
Parameter changes
• In Program mode, all parameters other than the program
name can be edited. Performance editor parameters are
• In Combination mode, parameters other than the
combination name can be edited.
In Sequencer mode, track parameters and effect parameters
can be edited. When you have an external sequencer con-
nected and are using the TR in Sequencer mode as a 16-track
multi-timbral sound module, these parameters can be con-
trolled via MIDI.


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