"Multi Mode" setting
You will normally use Multi mode when you're
using the X50 as a multi-timbral sound module to
simultaneously play multiple tracks from an exter-
nal MIDI sequencer. However, you can also use
Multi mode when you want to use the X50 as a
master keyboard to control an external MIDI
sound module. (Normally you will use Combina-
tion mode if you're using the X50 as a master key-
Depending on which of these two situations
describes your needs, you can set the "Multi
Mode" setting in the GLOBAL 0: System, Prefer-
ence page so that the X50 will operate optimally
for your situation.
for Ext-Seq is the setting you should choose when
using the X50 as a multi-timbral sound module.
When you switch multi sets on the X50, tracks
whose "Status" is EXT or BTH will not transmit
MIDI messages such as program changes. This
will avoid the undesired situation of the echo back
from your external MIDI sequencer switching X50
tracks of the identical channel to the same pro-
gram, pan, and volume settings etc.
for Master is the setting you should choose when
using the X50 as a master keyboard. In this case
when you switch multi sets on the X50, tracks
whose "Status" is EXT or BTH will transmit pro-
gram changes and other MIDI messages to set up
your external MIDI sound module.
Making settings in Global mode
Here's how to set parameters in Global mode.
1. Press the [GLOBAL] button (the button will
light) to enter Global mode.
2. Press the [MENU/OK] button to access the
3. Use the ClickPoint [√][®][π][†] to select a
page, and press the ClickPoint center.
• Local Control On
• MIDI Filter Exclusive
• Convert Position
Choose "MIDI" if you want to make these
The GLOBAL 1: MIDI page will appear.
Connecting a computer
• Multi Mode
Choose "System" if you want to make these
One of the GLOBAL 0: System pages will
appear. Use the [PAGE+][PAGE–] buttons to
select the Preference page.
4. Use the ClickPoint [√][®][π][†] to select the
parameter whose setting you want to change.
For "Local Control On" or "Exclusive," select
the parameter and press the ClickPoint center
to switch the parameter on/off.
For the "Local Control On" parameter, local
control will be off when the box is unchecked.
For "Convert Position" and "Multi Mode,"
select the parameter and turn the [VALUE] dial
to change the setting.