What is MIDI?
MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface,
and is a world-wide standard that allows a variety of
musical information to be exchanged between elec-
tronic musical instruments and computers.
1. MIDI connections
Special MIDI cables are used to transmit and receive
MIDI messages. Connect these cables between the MIDI
connectors of the D1600 and the MIDI connectors of the
external device with which you wish to exchange data.
MIDI IN connector: MIDI messages from another
MIDI device are received here. Connect this to the MIDI
OUT connector of the external device.
MIDI OUT connector: The D1600 transmits MIDI mes-
sages from this connector. Connect this to the MIDI IN
connector of the external device.
MIDI channel settings
MIDI allows information for multiple MIDI devices to
be conveyed over a single MIDI cable by using sixteen
MIDI channels, 1–16. If MIDI messages are being
transmitted on MIDI channel "1", the messages will not
be received unless the receiving device is also set to
MIDI channel "1."
2. MIDI messages used by the
Note, aftertouch, velocity, pitch bend: This data is
used by the D1600 to control effects.
Program change: This data is used by the D1600 to
Control change: This data is used by the D1600 to con-
trol mixer parameters.
MMC (MIDI Machine Control): MMC messages can be
transmitted to control an external sequencer or
recorder. MMC messages can also be received to control
the D1600 from an external sequencer or recorder.
MTC (MIDI Time Code): MTC messages can be trans-
mitted to cause an external sequencer or recorder to
operate in synchronization with the D1600. MTC mes-
sages can also be received to synchronize the D1600
with another device.
About the MIDI implementation chart
The owner's manual of each MIDI device contains a
MIDI implementation chart. This chart makes it easy
for you to verify the MIDI messages that the device can
transmit and receive. When using two MIDI devices
together, compare their MIDI implementation charts to
verify the types of MIDI message that they are able to
* For more details on the MIDI speciﬁcations, refer to
the separate MIDI implementation. To obtain the
MIDI implementation, please contact your Korg dis-
Step 14. MIDI
3. Using MIDI
Controlling the D1600 from a MIDI sequencer
Here's how the MMC messages transmitted from a
MIDI sequencer can be used to stop/play/fast-for-
ward/rewind/record/locate the D1600.
You must use a MIDI sequencer that supports
MMC. These following operations are not possible
with a sequencer that does not support MMC.
1 Make MIDI connections.
Use a MIDI cable to connect the MIDI OUT connec-
tor of your MIDI sequencer to the [MIDI IN] con-
nector of the D1600.
2 Make settings on your MIDI sequencer so that it
will output MMC messages to control external
For details refer to the owner's manual for your
3 Turn on MMC reception.
In the [SYSTEM] "MMC" tab page, set "SelectM-
MCMode" to "Receive."
4 Set the device ID settings to match.
Set "MMCDevID" to the same setting as the MMC
device ID of your MIDI sequencer.
5 Operate your external MIDI sequencer.
When you perform stop/play/fast-forward/
rewind/record/locate operations on your MIDI
sequencer, the D1600 will be controlled accord-
ingly. (For details refer to the owner's manual for
your MIDI sequencer.)
Since the device ID speciﬁcations may differ
depending on the type of your MIDI
sequencer, it may not be necessary for the
number to be the same.
At this time, you can also make the D1600
transmit MTC (MIDI Time Code) or MIDI
Clock messages to synchronize the MIDI
sequencer, so that the two devices will be syn-
chronized as the sequencer controls stop/
operations on the D1600.