Korg microX Operation Manual: External Control

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Playing and Editing Programs
The microX will automatically sense when a half-
damper is connected to the rear-panel DAMPER
jack. For proper operation, you will also need to
calibrate the pedal, using the "Half Damper Cali-
brate" command in the Global page menu. (☞PG
p.77)
Assignable Foot Switch
This lets you use a simple footswitch, such as the
Korg PS-1, as an assignable controller. The foot-
switch can perform a wide variety of functions,
such as:
• Sound and effect modulation
• Portamento on/off
• Program select up or down
• Tap Tempo
• Arpeggiator on/off
• Duplication of many front panel controls,
including the modulation Joystick, Real-Time
Knobs
Functions other than the above "Sound and effect
modulation" will always operate as specified by
the GLOBAL 0: System, Foot page, regardless of
the currently selected program, combination, or
multi set.
For more information, see "Specifying the func-
tion of the ASSIGNABLE Switch and ASSIGN-
ABLE Pedal" (☞p.88).
Assignable Foot Pedal
This lets you use a continuous controller pedal,
such as the Korg EXP-2 foot controller or Korg
XVP-10 EXP/VOL pedal, as an assignable control-
ler.
Like the Assignable Foot Switch, described above,
the Foot Pedal can be used for many different
functions, including:
• Master Volume
• Channel Volume, Pan, or Expression
• Assignable sound modulation, as several dif-
ferent AMS or Dmod sources
• Effects Send level control
• Duplication of many front panel controls,
including the modulation Joystick, Real-Time
Knobs
Functions above will always operate as specified
by the GLOBAL 0: System, Foot page, regardless
of the currently selected program, combination, or
multi set.
For more information, see "Specifying the func-
tion of the ASSIGNABLE Switch and ASSIGN-
ABLE Pedal" (☞p.88).
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External control

You can use the REALTIME CONTROLS [1], [2],
[3], and [4] knobs to transmit MIDI messages. This
can be used to control a KORG Legacy Collection
software synthesizer or DAW program running on
your computer, or to control an external MIDI
device.
You can assign three control changes to each knob
and switch between them using the [SELECT] but-
ton, giving you a total of twelve different control
changes. These twelve assignments (four knobs x
three sets) are one "set," and the microX provides
64 such sets. (☞p.111)
[EXT. CONTROLLER] button
This switches the external function on/off. If this
is on, the button will light and the realtime control
functions will be disabled.
When this is on, you can use the [SELECT] button
to select the MIDI messages assigned to the scene
and use the REALTIME CONTROLS [1], [2], [3],
and [4] knobs to send messages to your external
MIDI device.
When the external function is on, the REALTIME
CONTROLS [1], [2], [3], and [4] knobs operate
independently, and are not affected by the settings
of Program, Combination, or Multi mode.
Sending MIDI information from the
various controllers
When you operate a controller of the microX, the
corresponding or specified control change will be
transmitted via MIDI. Pitch bend messages are
transmitted only when you operate the joystick.
In Program mode, these messages are transmitted
on the global MIDI channel.
For details on the MIDI messages transmitted
when you operate an microX controller, and on the
AMS (Alternate Modulation Source) and DMS
(Dynamic Modulation Source) corresponding to
the MIDI messages, see "MIDI transmission when
the X50/microX's controllers are operated" (☞PG
p.166).

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