Korg X50 Operation Manual Page 48

Korg x50 music synthesizer operation guide.
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Playing and Editing Programs
tion mode in the 0: Play, Combination page; and
for Multi mode in the 0: Play, Multi page. (☞p.37)
Using the pedals for control
Damper Pedal (Sustain)
The damper pedal is also sometimes called the
sustain pedal. It acts like the similarly-named
pedal on an acoustic piano; when you hold down
the pedal, notes will continue to sustain even
when you lift your hands off of the keyboard.
Damper Switch vs. Half-Damper
You can use either a standard footswitch (such as
the Korg PS-1) or a special half-damper pedal
(such as the Korg DS-1H) as the Damper.
If you use a footswitch, it will work like a normal
synthesizer sustain pedal: notes will sustain for-
ever, as long as the pedal is held down.
A half-damper pedal is a special type of continu-
ous foot pedal (normal foot pedals won't work
properly for this application). It offers more subtle
control of sustain, which can be especially useful
for piano sounds.
The X50 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 [MOD] wheel, Real-
Time Knobs, [SW1][SW2]
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).
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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 [MOD] wheel, Real-
Time Knobs, [SW1][SW2]
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).
Sending MIDI information from the
various controllers
When you operate a controller of the X50, the cor-
responding or specified control change will be
transmitted via MIDI. Pitch bend messages are
transmitted only when you operate the [PITCH]
wheel.
In Program mode, these messages are transmitted
on the global MIDI channel.
For details on the MIDI messages transmitted
when you operate an X50 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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