Korg X50 Operation Manual: Basic Information; About The X50' Modes

Korg x50 music synthesizer operation guide.
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Basic Information

About the X50' modes
The X50 has a wide range of capabilities; it lets
you play programs/combinations, edit them, play
the X50's sound generator using musical perfor-
mance data from an external MIDI sequencer, and
make settings that affect the entire X50, such as
transposition and tuning. The largest unit used to
organize these features is called a mode. The X50
has four modes.
Program mode
Programs are the basic sounds of X50. In Program
mode, you can:
• Select and play Programs
• Edit Programs
Make detailed settings for oscillators, filters,
amps, EGs, LFOs, effects, arpeggiator, etc.
• Create drum programs using drum kits (as cre-
ated in Global mode)
• Play and control one Arpeggiator (☞p.43)
Combination mode
Combinations are sets of up to 8 Programs that
can be played simultaneously, letting you create
sounds more complex than a single Program. In
Combination mode, you can:
• Select and play Combinations
• Use X50 as a 8-track multitimbral tone genera-
tor
• Edit Combinations
You can use the Tone Adjust function to make
simple edits for the program of a timbre.
Assign Programs to each of the 8 Timbres, each
with separate volume, pan, EQ, and keyboard
and velocity zones; make settings for effects,
and Arpeggiator. (☞p.60)
• Control and play up to two Arpeggiator
Multi mode
You can use the X50 as a 16-track multi-timbral
sound generator.
The X50 will receive GM or other performance
data from an external MIDI sequencer, and play
back this data.
• Select and playback Multi sets
• Edit Multi sets
You can use the Tone Adjust function to make
simple edits for the program of a track.
Assign Programs to each of the 16 MIDI Tracks,
each with separate volume, pan, EQ, and
keyboard and velocity zones; make settings for
effects, and two Arpeggiator (☞p.69)
Global mode
Global mode lets you make overall settings for the
entire X50, and edit arpeggiators and drum kits.
For instance, you can:
• Make settings that affect the entire X50, such as
master tune and global MIDI channel
• Create user drum kits, arpeggiators and user
scales
• Rename program, and combination categories
• Set the function of the assignable pedals and
assignable switches
• Transmit MIDI System Exclusive data dumps
Basic Information
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