Korg MICROX X50 Parameter Manual: Microx: Global 6: Ext. Control; A (knob 1–a, 2–a, 3–a, 4–a); B (knob 1–b, 2–b, 3–b, 4–b); C (knob 1–c, 2–c, 3–c, 4–c)

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GLOBAL 6: Ext. Control
External Control lets you use the REALTIME CONTROL
knobs to control external MIDI devices. You can assign a
MIDI control change and MIDI channel to each of the four
knobs, and switch between three such settings (A, B, C) to
control an external device. This means that each set-up lets
you transmit twelve (4 × 3) different MIDI control changes.
You can select and use these setups if EXT. CONTROLLER is
turned on in Program, Combination, or Multi Set modes.
You can create 64 different external control setups. For
example you might use one setup to control one of the
KORG Legacy Collection soft synthesizers, and another
setup to control the level or pan parameters of your DAW
(Digital Audio Workstation).
External Control gives you a set of independent control
functions that you can use via the microX's knobs while in
any mode.
Switching programs or moving to Combination mode while
the [EXT. CONTROLLER] button is on will not change the
external control set that is selected. This means that you can
select microX sounds without affecting your external MIDI
control setup, or conversely, change the external MIDI con-
trol setup without switching sounds.
After you've edited a external control set, you'll need to
execute the "Write Ext. Control Set" utility to write
(save) the edited settings.
6–1: A
(Knob 1–A, 2–A, 3–A, 4–A)
6–2: B
(Knob 1–B, 2–B, 3–B, 4–B)
6–3: C
(Knob 1–C, 2–C, 3–C, 4–C)
6–1(2)(3)a: Knob A–B
Ext. Control (Setup Select)
Selects the external control setup that you want to edit.
6–1(2)(3)b: Knob 1A–1C, Knob 2A–2C,
Knob 3A–3C, Knob 4A–4C
MIDI Channel
This specifies the MIDI channel on which each knob [1]–[4]
will transmit messages when [SELECT] A (B, C) is selected.
Gch: Messages will be transmitted on the global MIDI chan-
nel specified in Global mode. You can easily change the
channel of all the knobs that are set to Gch simply by chang-
ing the global MIDI channel setting, instead of changing the
channel of each knob individually.
CC Assign
This specifies the MIDI control change number that each
knob [1]–[4] will transmit when [SELECT] A (B, C) is
■ 6–1(2)(3): UTILITY
For details on how to select the desired utility function, refer
to "PROG 0–1: UTILITY."
Write Ext. Control Setups
Here's how to write external control setups 00–63.
1 Select "Write Ext. Control Setups" to access the dialog
2 Press the [MENU/OK] button to write the data. If you
decide not to execute, press the [EXIT/CANCEL] button.
Reset Ext. Control Setup
Here's how to rename the selected external control setup.
You can enter up to sixteen characters. (☞OG
Reset Ext. Control Setup
Here's how to initialize an external control setup.
All settings of the selected setup will be initialized as fol-
• "MIDI Channel" = Gch
• "CC Assign" = Off
1 Select the external setup that you want to initialize.
2 Select "Reset Ext. Control Setup" to access the dialog box.
3 Press the [MENU/OK] button to initialize the settings. If
you decide not to execute, press the [EXIT/CANCEL]
[01...16, Gch]
[Off, 000...119]


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