Korg microX Operation Manual: Arpeggiator Settings; Arpeggiator Features In Program Mode

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Arpeggiator settings

The arpeggiator is a function that automatically
generates arpeggios (playing the notes of the
chord individually, with a constant tempo). Most
arpeggiators produce an arpeggio when you play
a chord on the keyboard.
The chord you play on
the keyboard is sounded
as an arpeggio
(individual notes)
In addition to this, the microX's arpeggiator is a
polyphonic arpeggiator that is able to produce a
variety of chordal transformations or phrases
based on the pitch or timing of the notes you play
on the keyboard. These functions let you use the
arpeggiator to play a wide range of patterns
including drum or bass phrases, and guitar or
keyboard backing riffs. It is also effective to use
the arpeggiator as part of the sound-creating pro-
cess when creating subtly-moving pads, synth-
sounds, or sound effects.
In Program mode you can use one arpeggiator.
In Combination mode and Multi mode, the
microX features a Dual Polyphonic Arpeggiator
that lets you simultaneously use two arpeggio pat-
terns. You can take advantage of this in many
ways, such as applying separate arpeggio patterns
to a drum program and a bass program, or using
keyboard zones or velocity splits to switch
between two arpeggio patterns.
UP,
DOWN,
ALT1,
Preset arpeggio patterns
ALT2,
RANDOM
With the factory settings, this contains a variety
of preloaded user arpeggio patterns. You can
U000–250
create and write your own user arpeggio
patterns.
Arpeggiator features in
Program mode
Using the arpeggiator in Program
mode
1. Press one of the PROGRAM [A]–[GM] buttons.
(The button will light.)
Program mode is selected. (☞p.37 "Selecting
programs")
As you select various programs, you will notice
that the [ARP ON/OFF] button will light for
some programs. Play the keyboard of the
microX and the arpeggio will start.
For other programs, you can press the [ARP
ON/OFF] button (the button will light) to turn
on the arpeggiator. Arpeggios will begin
sounding when you play the keyboard.
2. As described in the following sections
"Arpeggio controllers" and "Editing arpeggio
settings that appear in the display" (☞p.92),
move the controllers or modify the parameters
to change the way in which the arpeggios are
played.
Arpeggio controllers
Arpeggiator on/off (ARP ON/OFF)
• Each time you press the [ARP ON/OFF] but-
ton, the arpeggiator will be switched on/off.
When this is on, the button will light, and
playing the keyboard will start the selected
arpeggio pattern.
[ARP ON/OFF] button
Knobs [1]–[4]
[SELECT] button: C
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