Playing and Editing Programs
What's a Program?
Programs are the basic sounds of the microX.
Programs are important elements of other modes
as well. In Combination mode you can combine
multiple programs to create complex sounds, and
in Multi mode you can play multiple programs by
There are several different ways to select pro-
grams. Each one is convenient in a different way:
• Selecting programs from the front panel:
Using "Program Select" to select a program
· Turn the [VALUE] dial.
· Press the center of the ClickPoint to high-
light the ﬁeld, then use [π][†] to select a
program, and press the center to ﬁnalize
· Use the PROGRAM [A]–[GM] buttons to
select a program bank.
Selecting programs by program category
You can select programs by categories such as
piano or drums. (☞p.38)
• Selecting programs by using a foot-switch:
You can change programs even while both
hands are busy playing on the keyboard -
convenient for live applications.
• Selecting programs by receiving MIDI pro-
You can switch programs from an external
MIDI sequencer or an external MIDI controller.
See below for details.
Selecting programs from the front
1. Press a PROGRAM [A]–[GM] button. (The
button will light.)
You will enter Program mode, and the bank
you speciﬁed will be selected. Notice that the
upper line of the display indicates "PROG 0:
Play" (mode name, page number and name).
receiving MIDI messages from multiple tracks of
your MIDI sequencer or other DAW program.
This section of the manual takes a quick look at
playing Programs, including tours of the front-
panel controllers and basic editing techniques.
The bank number you speciﬁed is shown below
"PROG 0: Play."
Mode name Page number and name
2. Make sure that "Program Select" (program
number and name) is selected.
If this is not selected, use the ClickPoint [π][†]
to highlight the "Program Select" indication.
3. Use the [VALUE] dial etc. to select the program
you want to play.
You can use the following methods to select a pro-
• Turn the [VALUE] dial.
• Press the center of the ClickPoint to highlight
the ﬁeld, then use [π][†] to select a program,
and press the center to ﬁnalize your selection.
4. Press a PROGRAM [A]–[GM] button to switch
When you select a different Bank, the button's
LED will light, and the selected bank will
appear on the left side of the display.
Knob B assign list