The arpeggiator is a function that automatically
generates arpeggios (playing the notes of the
chord individually, with a constant tempo). Most
arpeggiators produce an arpeggio when you play
a chord on the keyboard.
The chord you play on
the keyboard is sounded
as an arpeggio
In addition to this, the X50's arpeggiator is a poly-
phonic arpeggiator that is able to produce a vari-
ety of chordal transformations or phrases based on
the pitch or timing of the notes you play on the
keyboard. These functions let you use the arpeg-
giator to play a wide range of patterns including
drum or bass phrases, and guitar or keyboard
backing riffs. It is also effective to use the arpeg-
giator as part of the sound-creating process when
creating subtly-moving pads, synth-sounds, or
In Program mode you can use one arpeggiator.
In Combination mode and Multi mode, the X50
features a Dual Polyphonic Arpeggiator that lets
you simultaneously use two arpeggio patterns.
You can take advantage of this in many ways,
such as applying separate arpeggio patterns to a
drum program and a bass program, or using key-
board zones or velocity splits to switch between
two arpeggio patterns.
Preset arpeggio patterns
With the factory settings, this contains a variety
of preloaded user arpeggio patterns. You can
create and write your own user arpeggio
Arpeggiator features in
Using the arpeggiator in Program
1. Press one of the [PROG] button. (The button
Program mode is selected. (☞p.37 "Selecting
As you select various programs, you will notice
that the [ARP ON/OFF] button will light for
some programs. Play the keyboard of the X50
and the arpeggio will start.
For other programs, you can press the [ARP
ON/OFF] button (the button will light) to turn
on the arpeggiator. Arpeggios will begin
sounding when you play the keyboard.
2. As described in the following sections
"Arpeggio controllers" and "Editing arpeggio
settings that appear in the display" (☞p.92),
move the controllers or modify the parameters
to change the way in which the arpeggios are
Arpeggiator on/off (ARP ON/OFF)
• Each time you press the [ARP ON/OFF] but-
ton, the arpeggiator will be switched on/off.
When this is on, the button will light, and
playing the keyboard will start the selected
[SELECT] button: C
[ARP ON/OFF] button