Korg microX Operation Manual: Using Controllers

Synthesizer/controller.
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Playing and Editing Programs
microX
microX
Bank #
Program #
A
0 – 127
B
0 – 127
C
0 – 127
D
0 – 127
E
0 – 127
1 – 128
1 – 128: R
G
1 – 128: (XG) R
1 – 128: (GS) R
1 – 128
g(d)
1 – 128: R
Note: In bank G, program numbers 000 through
127 correspond to 001–128.
Note: "R" (Receive) indicates that only reception is
supported.
Note: Bank select messages will not be transmitted
or received if the GLOBAL 1: MIDI page MIDI
Filter "Bank" is unchecked.
Note: The table above describes the operation with
"Bank Map" set to GM. For details on the KORG
mapping (☞PG p.78).

Using Controllers

The microX provides realtime controllers such as a
joystick and OCTAVE [†][π] buttons that let you
make your performances more expressive.
These controls let you modify the tone, pitch, vol-
ume, effects, etc. in realtime while you play.
For example, a piano sound can be played realisti-
cally using only the keyboard, but your perfor-
mance will be more expressive if you connect a
damper pedal. If you're playing guitar or wind
instrument sounds, you can use the joystick to
control the pitch or to apply vibrato.
Note: In the pages that follow, our explanation will
center on the dedicated functionality of each
controller. However, you can also use these
controllers as sources for "alternate modulation"
or "effect dynamic modulation," giving you a
much wider range of possible uses than we
describe here. For details on these capabilities, see
"Using Alternate Modulation" (☞p.51) and PG
p.151.
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Bank
Bank
Select
Select
Program #
CC#0
CC#32
63
0
0 – 127
63
1
0 – 127
63
2
0 – 127
63
3
0 – 127
63
4
0 – 127
121
0, 1 – 9
0 – 127
56
0
0 – 127
0
0, 1
0 – 127
0
0
0 – 127
1
0
0 – 127
120
0
0 – 127
62
0
0 – 127
Keyboard
Velocity
How hard you play the keyboard affects the expres-
siveness of the sound. You can adjust the volume
level setting so that playing the keyboard softly will
produce a soft sound, and playing hard will pro-
duce a loud sound. In addition, you can also adjust
the brightness of the sound and the envelope set-
tings such as attack rate and release time.
Using Velocity Switch in Combination Play mode
and Multi mode, you can play different Programs
by changing the keyboard velocity.
• See PROG 6: Ed–Amp1/2, Mod (☞p.55, PG
p.21) for information on how to change the vol-
ume level and envelope using key velocity.
• See PROG 4: Ed–Filter1/2, Basic, Mod.1
(☞p.54, PG p.16) for information on how to
change the brightness and tonal color of the
sound using key velocity.
• See PROG 2: Ed–Pitch, OSC1/2 (☞PG p.10) for
information on how to control the pitch change
using key velocity.
Note Number
Sounds can be programmed to change in character
based on the note being played. As you play
higher or lower on the keyboard, the note number
can modulate the timbre–such as becoming
brighter as you play higher. Envelopes may also
become faster or slower; the volume may change;
and so on.
Joystick
You can use the joystick to vary the pitch or adjust
the depth of modulation. The actual result will
depend on the program, but these controllers are
normally used to apply the following effects.
Deepen the vibrato
–X
Lower the
pitch
Deepen the wah effect
• Joystick movement in the +X/–X axis can
adjust the amount of pitch bend
PROG 2: Ed–Pitch, OSC1 (☞p.52, PG p.10)
+Y
+X
Raise the
pitch
–Y

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