This External control lets you transmit MIDI messages to
There are two modes of external control: EXT 1–4 and EXT
5–8. These two modes will alternate each time you press the
EXTERNAL switch. In each mode, the MIDI CC# assigned
to each knob will be transmitted on the MIDI channel when
you operate knobs 1–4.
You can also assign a note or MIDI CC# for transmission on
a speciﬁed MIDI channel to the chord trigger switches. (See
"1–3: External Mode 1" on page 224 and "1–4: External
You can create 128 different external setups in the Global P1:
MIDI– External Mode 1, 2 pages. For instance, you might
make one setup for controlling several different pieces of
MIDI gear on stage, another for controlling a software
synthesizer (such as one of Korg's Legacy Collection
synths), and so on.
These External Setups are completely separate from the
Program. You can think of External mode as being a
separate control surface which just happens to share M50's
knobs, and chord trigger switches.
When you select an External Setup, it stays selected even
when you change Programs, or switch to Combination or
Sequencer modes. This makes it easy to select different M50
sounds without disrupting any external MIDI control, and
0–8b: Control Assign, Ext Knob Mode,
Control Assign [Realtime Control, External, ARP]
This selects the items that will be affected by the control
Ext Knob Mode
Selects either EXT 1–4 or EXT 5–8 as the external control
mode for the knobs. You can also use the front panel
EXTERNAL switch to make this selection.
This selects the Global setup for the knobs, and chord trigger
Note: Your selection here is remembered in internal
memory; it is not saved for each combination. When you
press the EXTERNAL switch to select external control, the
previously-selected external setup will be active.
This read-only parameter shows the MIDI Channel for the
knob. Each can send on a different channel, if desired.
G means that the slider will transmit on the Global MIDI
Channel, as set in Global mode.
This read-only parameter shows the MIDI CC sent by the
This is the current value of the knob's MIDI CC.
COMBI P0: Play External