MIDI on the microKORG
Connecting an external MIDI sequencer or computer etc.
You can play the microKORG's keyboard and record your performance on an
external MIDI sequencer/computer (connected via a MIDI interface), and then play
back the recorded performance to sound the microKORG's tone generator (i.e.,
using the microKORG as an input keyboard and MIDI tone generator). To do this,
connect the MIDI OUT and MIDI IN connectors of the microKORG and your
external MIDI sequencer/computer to each other.
Some USB-MIDI interface devices may not be able to transmit/receive the
microKORG's MIDI exclusive messages.
MIDI channel setting
In order to exchange data with a connected external MIDI device, you must set the
microKORG's MIDI channel to match the MIDI channel of the external MIDI
Set the MIDI channel of the microKORG.
Set the EDIT SELECT 2 dial to the MIDI position, and use knob 1 ("MIDI CH")
to set the MIDI channel. ( p.51)
Set the MIDI channel of the connected external MIDI device.
( For information on setting the MIDI channel of the external MIDI device,
refer to the owner's manual of that device.)
GLOBAL "POSITION" setting
The microKORG's GLOBAL "POSITION" lets you specify how MIDI IN/OUT will
be internally routed. This will affect how the MIDI data will be affected by the
"MASTER TRANSPOSE," "VELOCITY CURVE," OCTAVE SHIFT, and arpeggiator
settings. ( p.47)
• Normally when controlling an external MIDI tone generator from the
microKORG, you will set "POSITION" to Post KBD (
listed above will affect the MIDI data that is transmitted.
The received data will be processed as "MASTER TRANSPOSE": 0, "VELOCITY
CURVE": Curve (
), and OCTAVE SHIFT: 0.
• Normally when controlling the microKORG's tone generator from an external
MIDI device, you will set "POSITION" to Pre TG (
listed above will affect the MIDI data that is received (with the exception of
"OCTAVE SHIFT," which will be processed as 0).
The transmitted data will be processed as "MASTER TRANSPOSE": 0 and
"VELOCITY CURVE": Curve (
SHIFT function "MIDI FILTER" settings
You can specify whether program change, pitch bend, control change, and system
exclusive messages will be transmitted or received. ( p.60)
SHIFT function "CONTROL CHANGE" settings
You can assign control change numbers to the major parameters that affect the
sound, and use an external MIDI device to perform the same operations as when
the knobs and keys of the microKORG are operated. Conversely, you can operate
the microKORG's knobs and keys to control an external MIDI device. ( p.61)
MIDI "LOCAL" setting when connecting an external MIDI
sequencer or computer
If notes are sounding doubled when the microKORG is connected to an external
MIDI sequencer or computer, turn the Local setting off (MIDI "LOCAL" OFF).
If the microKORG is connected to an external MIDI sequencer or computer, and the
Echo Back setting of the external MIDI sequencer or computer is turned on while
the microKORG's Local Control setting is also on, the performance data generated
when you play the microKORG's keyboard will be sent to the external MIDI
sequencer, and will also be echoed-back to sound the microKORG's tone generator
). The various settings
). The various settings