Global P1: MIDI
1–1: MIDI Basic
Here, you can make MIDI-related settings that affect the
Note: To transmit MIDI exclusive dump data, you'll use the
menu commands of this P1: MIDI page.
1–1a: MIDI Setup
MIDI Channel (Global MIDI Channel)
Sets the global MIDI channel.
The global MIDI channel is used in the following cases.
• When transmitting and receiving performance data in
Program mode (Prog P0: Play).
• When selecting combinations via MIDI in Combination
mode (Combi P0: Play).
• When triggering the drum track (with Trigger Mode set
to Wait KBD Trig) in Program or Combination mode.
• When controlling timbres or effects that have been set to
Gch in various modes
• When transmitting and receiving System Exclusive
In Program mode (P0: Play), MIDI data is received on the
global MIDI channel, but in Combination mode (P0: Play) or
Sequencer mode, MIDI data is received on the MIDI channel
speciﬁed for each timbre or track.
In Combination mode (P0: Play), program changes received
on the global MIDI channel will switch the combination
(Global 1–2b: MIDI Filter).
Use the global MIDI channel to switch IFX 1–5 (CC#92),
MFX1&2 (CC#94) and TFX (CC#95) on/off.
To control the pan following IFX, sends 1/2, MFX 1/2 and
TFX, use the global MIDI channel when in the Program
mode; while in the Combination, or Sequencer modes, use
the channel speciﬁed separately by Ctrl Ch for IFX1–5,
MFX1&2, and TFX. By setting Ctrl Ch to Gch, you can
control these parameters from the global MIDI channel.
MIDI output when playing the M50
In Program mode, this data will be transmitted on the global
MIDI channel. In Combination mode, data will be
transmitted simultaneously on the global MIDI channel and
on the MIDI channels of timbres whose Status (Combi 3–
1(2)c) is set to EXT or EX2.
In Sequencer mode, musical data will be transmitted on the
channel speciﬁed for the currently selected track (Seq 3–
1(2)c) (whose Status is BTH, EXT, or EX2).
When control surface EXTERNAL is selected in each mode,
you can use knobs 1–4 to control a connected software or
hardware MIDI device.
The MIDI CC# (control change) messages are transmitted on
the MIDI channel speciﬁed in the Global P1: MIDI– External
Mode1, External Mode2 pages.
Note Receive (Note Receive Filter) [All, Even, Odd]
This setting speciﬁes whether even-numbered, odd-
numbered, or all note numbers will be sounded when note
data is received from the M50's keyboard or from an
external MIDI device. By connecting the M50 to another
M50 and setting one instrument to Even and the other to
Odd, you can effectively double the polyphony by dividing
the notes between the two instruments.
All: All note numbers will be received. Normally you will
leave this set to All.
Even: Even-numbered notes (C, D, E, F#, G#, A#) will sound.
Odd: Odd-numbered notes (C#, D#, F, G, A, B) will sound.
This setting has no effect on the MIDI data that is
M50 and another M50
M50 and another M50
MIDI keyboard etc.
Local Control On
Local Control On (checked): The M50's knobs, and chord
trigger switches, and the keyboard, joystick, SW1, and SW2
will control the M50's sound generator. Leave this setting
checked if you're playing the M50 by itself.
Local Control Off (unchecked): The M50's knobs, and
chord trigger switches, and the keyboard, joystick, SW1, and
SW2 will be disconnected from the M50's sound generator.
This means that operating the M50 (playing its chord trigger
switches, keyboard and using the joystick, or playing back
the sequencer) will not sound its internal tone generator.
Turn Local Control Off if loop-back from an external
sequencer causes duplicate notes.