Mac OS X...7 Setting up the M50 Plug-In Editor ...8 About the M50 Plug-In Editor...8 Using an external mixer to control the M50’s audio signal ...9 Using your host application to control the M50’s audio signal...9 Host application settings ... 10 Apple - Logic Pro 8...10...
Functions provided by the M50 ...24 Functions specific to the editor ... 25 Utility commands ... 25 Software Setup (Initial settings for M50 Editor) ... 27 Cautions... 29 USB connection... 29 • Apple, Mac, Logic pro and Audio Units are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US. and other countries.
Introduction Thank you for purchasing the Korg M50 Workstation. To help you get the most out of your new instrument, please read this manual carefully. Main features The M50 Editor and the M50 Plug-In Editor are applications for Macintosh or Windows that allow you to edit the M50’s programs, combinations, songs, drum kits, arpeggio patterns, effects, and...
To install the M50 Editor and the M50 Plug-In Editor into Windows XP or Windows Vista, proceed as follows. If you want to connect the M50 to your computer via USB and use the M50 Editor and the M50 Plug-In Editor, you must install the Korg USB-MIDI Driver. (Refer to the Installation Guide for details on how to install the Korg USB-MIDI Driver.)
Application]. The M50 Editor screen will appear. Click [Next>]. The “Welcome to the M50 Editor setup wizard” screen will appear. Click [Next>]. “M50 Editor information” will appear. Read the displayed content, and click [Next>]. The “License agreement” will appear. Carefully read the contents, and if you agree, check “I accept the terms of the license agreement”...
If the installation was successful, click [Close]. “M50 Editor/Plug-In Editor Installer” will appear. Next you will install the plug-in version(s) that you want to use. Using the procedure described above, begin with step 1 and install the plug-in version(s) that you want to use.
Installation in Mac OS X To install the M50 Editor and M50 Plug-In Editor into Mac OS X, use the following procedure. You must install the KORG USB-MIDI Driver if you want to connect the M50 to your computer via USB and use the M50 Editor or M50 Plug-In Editor. (For details on installing the KORG USB-MIDI Driver, refer to the Install Guide.)
When the installation has been successfully completed, click [Restart] to exit the installer. You can’t connect two or more M50 units to a single computer and use them simultaneously. Note: Under Mac OS X, the plug-in version will also be installed in the appropriate folder.
Setup M50 Setup If you want to use the M50 Editor with the M50 connected to your computer via USB, you must make sure that you’ve finished installing and setting-up the KORG USB-MIDI Driver before you start up the M50 Editor.
Your M50 will output audio signals when the M50 Plug-In Editor sends it MIDI messages. If you want to send the M50’s audio signal to an audio track of your host application and use it in conjunction with a plug-in effect etc., refer to “Using your host application to control the M50’s audio signal”...
Using your host application to control the M50’s audio signal If you want to apply a plug-in effect to the M50’s audio signal, or to control the M50’s audio signal in your host application along with other audio tracks, connect the M50 to your audio interface and route the audio signal into your host application.
Create a Software Instrument Track, and Software Instrument Track To route the M50’s audio signal into Logic Pro 8, create an audio track or an audio AUX track. the I/O source for that track, select the audio interface input to which you’ve connected the M50’s audio signal.
Editor” which you started up in the VST Instruments window. To route the M50’s audio signal to Cubase 4, create an audio track. the track, select the audio interface input to which you’ve connected the M50’s audio signal. Turn the Monitor button on so that you can...
This will create a MIDI track with “M50 Plug-In Editor” started up. Verify that “M50 Plug-In Editor” is running in the MIDI track view. Press the arm button so that the MIDI input from the external source will be sent to “M50 Plug-In Editor.”...
Create a MIDI track. Choose “M50 Plug-In Editor” as the output of that MIDI track. Tracks Windows – MIDI Track To route the M50’s audio signal to Digital Performer 5, create an audio track or an AUX track. the input section connected the M50’s audio signal.
Audio Track Create a MIDI track. Choose “M50 Plug-In Editor” as the output of that MIDI track. MIDI Track To route the M50’s audio signal to Pro Tools LE 7, create an audio track or an AUX input track. the input section, please connected the M50’s audio signal.
If you experience irregularities in MIDI timing, please adjust the settings so that MIDI messages are sent directly to the M50 rather than being routed through the M50 Plug-In Editor. In this case, select the M50’s SOUND port as the MIDI OUT destination of the MIDI track in your host application, so that the MIDI messages will be sent directly to the M50.
Don’t touch the keyboard or the mouse of your computer while data is being sent or received. About the Preload data Start up M50 Editor, and execute Receive All to load all data into M50 Editor. Then save this data to a file as preload data.
Edit Pages Tabs Connection indicator (KORG logo) This indicates the connection status between the M50 Editor/M50 Plug-In Editor and the M50. • Lit The M50 Editor/M50 Plug-In Editor and the M50 are connected via MIDI. • Dark The M50 Editor/M50 Plug-In Editor is not connected to the M50.
Here you can select program, combination, sequencer, or global mode. The browser will display the names of the programs, combinations, and songs that are in the M50. UTILITY lets you view and execute the utility commands that are available for the page you’ve selected.
Click the [PROG] mode button to enter Program mode. Click the [BROWSE] button to view the program list. Click any program to select it. Play the keyboard of the M50 and you will hear that program. When you’ve decided on a program to edit, click the [OK] button to load that program...
Pattern the Basic/ARP page. While letting the arpeggiator play, move the four knobs or the knobs of the M50 itself, and notice how the arpeggio changes. The upper part of the Play page shows the current values of the most important parameters for Program mode.
Global mode settings are maintained until you close the application, but your changes will be lost when you close the application. If you click the [DUMP] button located in the upper right of each page in Global mode, the current settings will be saved in the M50. (Some pages do not have the [DUMP] button.) As an example, here’s how to write a program that you’ve edited in Program mode.
Specify the program name, category, and save destination, and click the [OK] button. Note: If you execute a menu command (such as Swap Oscillator) on the M50 itself, the data in the Editor and the data in the M50 may lose synchronization. In this case, execute a UTILITY menu...
This function provides an easy way to edit the sound of programs, the programs used within a combination, or the programs used by song tracks Editor you can perform the same Tone Adjust operations as you can from the M50 itself. Arpeggiator The arpeggiator is a function that automatically produces arpeggios (broken chords).
Functions specific to the editor These are functions that are not found on the M50, and are available only from the editor (M50 Editor, M50 Plug-In Editor). Utility commands Load Loads editor data that was previously saved on the computer.
Export Data created in the M50 Editor can be saved as PCG data for the M50. Save as Default Writes (saves) the global mode Software Setup settings of the editor as the default settings that will be used when you start up the editor.
Here you can specify the editor data that will be saved and loaded as part of the song data by your DAW software. This setting lets you save only the data you need. When the M50 Editor starts up, the types of data that you’ve checked here will also be loaded automatically from the M50 that’s connected to your computer.
Send M50’s MIDI Out data to the host application (VST Plug-In Only) If you turn this option on, the MIDI OUT data of the M50 itself will be sent to the host application as the output of the plug-in instrument.
• If you’re using a USB hub, try connecting the M50 directly to a USB port on the computer itself to see whether it will work. You can also try removing all other connected USB devices except for the M50 itself.
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