How Global mode is struc-
In Global mode you can make overall settings that
apply to the entire X50, such as master tuning, key
transpose, effect global switch, global MIDI chan-
nel, and system clock.
In addition, you can create user drum kits, arpeg-
giator, and scales, make settings for the damper
pedal and assignable foot switches/pedals, and
specify category names for programs and combi-
Global mode page structure
• Basic settings for the entire X50
• Controller settings for the pedals etc.
connected to the rear panel
• MIDI-related settings for the entire X50
• User registered scale settings.
2: User Scale
Specify 16 octave scales, and one all-
• Edit category names for programs and
3: Category Name
• Edit drum kits
• Edit user arpeggio patterns.
For details on how to access each page, tab or util-
ity command, and how to edit the values, see
"Basic operations" (☞p.19).
The edits you perform in Global mode will be
preserved until you turn off the power is
turned off, but will be lost when the power is
turned off. Three types of data are handled in
Global mode: user drumkit settings (GLOBAL
4), arpeggiator settings (GLOBAL 5), and all
other global settings (GLOBAL 0–3). You into
its own memory area.
Note that Compare can't be used in Global
System setup 0: System
Tuning to another instrument/Trans-
"Master Tune" adjusts the overall pitch. Edit this
setting when you are playing the X50 with other
instruments, or when playing along with music on
CD or tape. You can adjust the pitch in a range of
±50 cents (one semitone = 100 cents). If this is at 0,
middle A is tuned to 440 Hz.
"Key Transpose" shifts the pitch in semitone steps.
Edit this setting when you want to transpose the
sound of the entire X50. You can adjust the trans-
position in a range of ±1 octave.
Adjusting the way in which velocity
will affect the volume or tone
You can adjust the way in which changes in veloc-
ity will affect the volume or tone by selecting dif-
ferent velocity curves. Each curve has its own
character, so you can select the curve that is appro-
priate for your own playing dynamics, playing
style, and the effect that you wish to obtain. (☞PG
"Velocity Curve" selects the velocity curve.
Bypassing the effects
If the FX SW "IFX Off," "MFX1 Off," and "MFX2
Off" boxes are checked, the insert effect, master
effect 1, and master effect 2 will respectively be
bypassed. This applies to the entire X50 regardless
of the mode. For example, if you've connected the
X50's outputs to an external mixer and are using
an external effect processor to apply reverb or cho-
rus to the sound, you can turn off the X50's master