and the drum track function in Combination or
Sequencer mode will be transmitted from timbres or
MIDI tracks whose Status is BTH, EXT, or EX2.)
Sequencer: The M50 will not be able to control the per-
formance data; it will be controlled by the external MIDI
device connected to MIDI IN or the computer connected
to USB. If you wish to playback the external sequencer to
make the M50's sequencer playback in synchronization
to the external timing clock, you must ﬁrst set the same
time signature and starting measure locations on both
Even if MIDI Clock is set to External MIDI or External
USB and the M50 is being controlled from an external
device, musical data will be transmitted by tracks whose
Status is BTH, EXT, or EX2.
Recording musical data from an external
There are two ways in which you can play back an external
sequencer and record its playback on the M50.
• Set MIDI Clock (Global 1–1a) to Internal, begin
recording, and then start the external sequencer. With
this method, the MIDI messages will be recorded
without the two devices being synchronized. Since the
incoming musical data will simply be recorded, this
method allows the performance to be reproduced
faithfully, but since measure divisions etc. will not be
kept track of, this method is not suitable if you intend to
edit the data later.
• If you set MIDI Clock to External MIDI or External USB,
the start of recording and the tempo etc. will all be under
the control of the external sequencer.
Since the two devices will be synchronized during the
recording process, measure divisions etc. will be
accurately preserved. (You will need to set the time
signature before recording.) For more information,
please see "Multi REC" on page 139.
Recording the MIDI output of the M50's
controllers, Arpeggiator, Drum Track
function and internal sequencer to an
If you wish to record the MIDI output of the M50's
controllers, Arpeggiator, Drum Track function, and internal
sequencer on an external sequencer or computer and use the
M50 as the monitoring and playback tone generator while
you record, you must turn off the M50's Local Control
setting ("Local Control On" Global 1–1a), and set your
external sequencer/computer for echo-back (a function by
which the data received at MIDI IN is retransmitted without
change from MIDI OUT) so that the data from the M50's
controllers, Arpeggiator, Drum Track function and internal
sequencer will not be applied in duplicate to the tone
Using an external MIDI sequencer/computer to
record performance data from the Drum Track
Turn off the M50's local control setting. In Program mode,
the Drum Track function will transmit performance data if
the Drum Track Prog MIDI Out setting (Global 1–1a) is on
(checked). By default, this is off (unchecked), so you'll need
to turn it on.
In your external sequencer/computer, turn the echo-back
setting on. With these settings, the sound generator won't
produce duplicate notes, and recording and playback will
Using the Realtime Control Knob 1–4 to
record MIDI control changes on an
external MIDI sequencer/computer
Set the M50 to Local Control Off. Set the external MIDI
sequencer/computer to Echo Back On. With these settings,
recording and playback will occur correctly, and the control
changes will not be applied to the tone generator in
Recording the Arpeggiator or RPPR
function on an external MIDI sequencer/
When the arpeggiator is on, playing the keyboard or
operating the controllers of the M50 will operate and control
In the same way, the arpeggiator will be controlled by MIDI
messages received from MIDI IN.
Notes transmitted from MIDI OUT (USB) by the arpeggiator
are controlled as follows, according to the local control
setting (Local Control On Global 1–1a).
In Sequencer mode, when the RPPR function is on, playing
the keyboard will cause RPPR to operate. Similarly, the
RPPR function will also operate in response to notes
received on the MIDI channel of the track selected by Track
Select (Seq 0–1–1(2)a). Notes will be transmitted by RPPR
from MIDI OUT according to the local control setting (Local
Control On) as described below.
Local Control On: Notes from the arpeggiator or RPPR will
be transmitted from MIDI OUT (USB).
Local Control Off: Notes from the arpeggiator or RPPR will
not be transmitted from MIDI OUT (USB). The M50 will
sound only in response to MIDI messages received at MIDI
IN, or generated by the arpeggiator or RPPR.
Setting example 1
Record the note messages generated by the arpeggiator or
RPPR function on the external MIDI sequencer/computer.
1. Turn on this instrument's arpeggiator or RPPR func-
tion. Set this instrument to Local Control On.
2. Turn Local Control On for this instrument.
3. Turn Echo Back Off on your external sequencer/compu-
By turning echo back off, you will prevent the arpeggiator or
RPPR function from performing duplicate processing on the
monitored notes during recording.
4. During playback, turn off the arpeggiator and RPPR
functions of this instrument.
Setting example 2
Use the external MIDI sequencer/computer to record only
the notes that trigger the arpeggiator or RPPR function,
and operate this instrument's arpeggiator or RPPR
function for monitoring while recording, and during
1. Turn on the M50's arpeggiator or RPPR function.
2. Set the M50 to Local Control Off.
The note messages generated by the arpeggiator or RPPR
function will not be output.