Korg X50 Operation Manual: Using And Editing Multi Sets; Midi Considerations; Selecting A Multi Set

Korg x50 music synthesizer operation guide.
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Using and Editing Multi sets

Multi mode is great when you want the X50 to
simultaneously play multiple tracks of data from
your external MIDI sequencer. This section
explains how to use the Multi mode.
You can use the X50 as a sixteen-channel multi-tim-
bral sound module. It has sixteen tracks, and you
can assign a different sound program to each track,
such as track 1 playing the drums, track 2 playing
the bass, track 3 playing the piano, and so on.
You can make settings such as volume and pan for
each of these tracks. You can also use realtime con-
trollers to vary the sound.
In addition, you can use the arpeggiator and syn-
chronize it to the tempo of your external MIDI
sequencer.
The X50 can also be used as a master keyboard to
control your external MIDI sound modules.
MIDI considerations
In Multi mode you will normally switch programs
and control the volume and pan etc. by sending
MIDI messages from your MIDI sequencer or
DAW software, but in this section of the manual
we'll explain how to make these settings from the
X50 itself. However, making these settings in the
X50 does not automatically make these settings a
part of the sequence itself.
These settings can be transferred to your MIDI
sequencer by sending a data dump from the X50
(if your MIDI sequencer can receive exclusive
messages) or by using the included "X50 Plug-In
Editor" software to read this data from the X50.
Then you can send these settings from your
sequencer back to the X50 when needed.
Selecting a multi set
Selecting multi sets from the front
panel
1. Press a [MULTI] button. (The button will light.)
You will enter Multi mode. Notice that the
upper line of the display indicates "MULTI 0:
Play" (mode name, page number and name).
The "Multi Mode" setting
This setting is located in GLOBAL 0: System, Pref-
erence page, "Multi Mode," and you can change it
to suit the way in which you're using the X50.
for Ext-Seq: Choose this if you're using the X50 as
a multi-timbral sound module. When you switch
multi sets on the X50, program changes and other
MIDI messages will not be transmitted even by
tracks whose "Status" is EXT or BTH.
for Master: Choose this if you're using the X50 as
a master keyboard. In this case when you switch
multi sets on the X50, program changes and other
MIDI messages will be transmitted from tracks
whose "Status" is EXT or BTH, allowing you to set
up your external sound module in this way.
Mode name Page number and name
Category number
and name
Cntrol
Track
Multi Select
(multi set
number and
name)
Tab
2. Make sure that "Multi Select" (multi set
number and name) is selected.
3. Use the [VALUE] dial etc. to select the multi set
you want to play.
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You can use either of the following methods to
select a program.
• Turn the [VALUE] dial.
• Use the [INC] or [DEC] buttons.
• Use numeric buttons [0]–[9] to enter the combi-
nation number, and press the [ENTER] button.
• Press the center of the ClickPoint to highlight
the field, then use [π][†] to select a multi set,
and press the center to finalize your selection.
Parameter name
Tempo
Tab name
Control assign list
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