Korg microX Operation Manual Page 64

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Playing and Editing Combinations
• 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 COMBINATION [A]–[C] button to
switch banks.
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.
For example, to select bank B, press the
COMBINATION [B] button. The [B] button will
light, and the name Bank B will appear in the
left of the display.
Auditioning the sound
5. Play a note on the keyboard to hear the sound
you selected.
Note: You can't use the [AUDITION] button to
play a riff (phrase) in Combination mode.
Overview: Combination Banks
When shipped from the factory, it is loaded with
384 Combinations. You can also save any combi-
nations that you create.
Combinations are organized into three banks as
shown in the following table.
Combination banks
A, B, C
Selecting by Category
You can select Combinations from within a cate-
gory, such as keyboard, synthesizer, bass, and
When shipped from the factory, the preloaded
Combinations are organized into 16 categories.
For details on how to do this, refer to "Using
TION buttons to select" (☞p.38).
With the factory settings,
these banks contain a wide
variety of preloaded
combinations that use
multiple programs, effects,
and arpeggio patterns.
128 programs can be written
or rewritten to each bank A–C
(for a total of 384). You can't
write (save) data in these
Using a footswitch to select Combi-
You can assign a footswitch to step through Com-
binations one by one, either going up (0, 1, 2, 3,
etc.) or going down (3, 2, 1 etc.).
This lets you change Combinations without using
your hands–great for quick Combination changes
in live performance situations.
For details on how to do this, refer to "Using a
footswitch to select Programs" (☞p.39).
Using MIDI program changes to
select combinations
You can select combinations in the COMBI 0: Play
page or switch the programs of timbres by send-
ing MIDI program change messages from your
external MIDI device (DAW software or other
sequencer, or MIDI controller) to the microX.
If you've installed the included "microX Plug-In
Editor" into your DAW program as a plug-in, you
can easily select microX programs or combinations
from a list within your DAW software. For more
details, see "Editor/Plug-In Editor Manual"
Switching combinations via MIDI
The combination will change when the microX
receives a program change on a channel that
matches the global MIDI channel.
However, this is affected by the GLOBAL 1: MIDI
"Combi (Combination Change)" setting. This set-
ting must be checked. If this setting is unchecked,
the combination will not change; instead, the pro-
gram will change for the timbre of the matching
With the factory settings, the global MIDI channel
is set to channel 1. If you want to change this set-
ting, see "MIDI channel setting" (☞p.39).
Switching the program of a timbre via
The MIDI channel of a timbre is specified by the
COMBI 2: Ed–Track Param, MIDI "MIDI Chan-
nel" setting. When a program change message on
a MIDI channel that matched the timbre's channel
is received, the program will change for timbres
whose "Status" is INT. However, program
changes for timbres are affected by the COMBI 3:
Ed–MIDI Filter1, -1 page "Program Change" set-


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