You can use program change and bank select messages to
select combinations in the same way that you select programs.
• Combinations 000–127 in banks A, B, and C correspond
to program changes [Cn, 00]–[Cn, 7F].
• Similarly as for program banks, the internal banks that
correspond to each bank select number will depend on
the "Bank Map" setting (GLOBAL 0–2a). (☞p.78 "Bank
• In COMBI 0: Play, program change and bank select
messages are transmitted/received on the global MIDI
channel. They are not received in COMBI 0: Ed–Prog/
Mixer – COMBI 9: Ed–MasterFX.
All program changes can be turned off in "MIDI Filter"
As needed, you can independently turn all program changes
on/off, specify whether or not incoming messages will be
able to change combinations, and turn reception/transmis-
sion of bank select messages on/off.
• If "Combi (Combi Change)" (GLOBAL 1–1b) is
unchecked, the combination will not change even if a
program change on the global MIDI channel is received
in COMBI 0: Play. In this case, the program of the timbre
that matches the MIDI channel of the received message
• If "Bank (Bank Change)" (GLOBAL 1–1b) is unchecked,
bank select messages will not be transmitted or received.
Channel after touch [Dn, vv]
(n: channel, vv: value)
When you apply pressure to the keyboard after playing a
note, an after touch effect will be applied, and Channel After
Touch messages will be transmitted. When these messages
are received, an after touch effect will be applied.
• After touch for the entire X50/microX can be turned off
in "AfterT (After Touch)" (GLOBAL 1–1b).
• In Combination and Multi modes, after touch can be
switched on/off independently for each timbre/track
(☞p.42, 64 "After Touch" COMBI/MULTI 3–1(2)a).
Polyphonic key pressure [An, kk, vv]
(n: channel, kk: note number, vv: value)
There is another type of after touch called Polyphonic Key
Pressure, which allows after touch to be applied indepen-
dently for individual keys. You can use this message as an
Alternate Modulation Source, but it is not transmitted from
the keyboard of the X50/microX (the same is true for Chan-
nel Aftertouch). In order to use this message, it must be
received from an external device.
The after touch mentioned in this manual refers to Channel
Pitch bend change [En, bb, mm]
(n: channel, bb: lower byte of the value, mm: upper byte of
the value, together expressing a value of 16,384 steps where
8,192 [bb, mm = 00H, 40H] is the center value)
When you move the X50's [PITCH] wheel in the up
direction, pitch bend will be applied, and pitch bend change
messages will also be transmitted. If these messages are
received, pitch bend will be applied.
When this instrument's joystick is moved in the X
axis (left/right), a pitch bend effect will be applied, and
pitch bender messages will also be transmitted. When these
messages are received, a pitch bend effect will be applied.
The range of pitch change that is produced by pitch
bend messages can also be adjusted via MIDI. (☞p.176
"Changing the pitch bend range")
[Bn, cc, vv]
Transmitted and received as (n: channel, cc: control change
no., vv: value)
Refer to "MIDI transmission when the X50/microX's con-
trollers are operated" (☞p.166) and "X50/microX operations
when control changes are transmitted/received" (☞p.168).
• Control changes can be turned on/off as a whole in "Ctrl
Change (Control Change)" (GLOBAL 1–1b).
• In Combination and Multi modes, the COMBI/MULTI
3–4: Ed–MIDI Filter 1–2 settings allow transmission/
reception of control changes to be individually turned
on/off for each timbre/track. For the assignable
controllers (REALTIME CONTROLS – knobs, etc.),
MIDI filter settings will apply to the control change
number to which each controller is assigned. "Other
Control Change" applies to control changes that are not
covered by the items of the other check boxes (☞p.42,
MIDI CC#00–CC#95 can be selected for the B-mode of
REALTIME CONTROLS – knobs.
Selecting program/combination banks
Bank select (CC#00, CC#32)
☞p.171 "Program Change/Bank Select"
Using the [MOD] wheel, joystick to apply
Modulation 1 depth (CC#01) [Bn, 01, vv]
When you move the X50's [MOD] wheel in the up
direction, Modulation 1 Depth messages will be transmitted.
If these messages are received, the result will be the same as
when the X50's [MOD] wheel is operated. Normally, a
vibrato effect (pitch LFO) is applied.
When you move the microX's joystick in the +Y
direction (up), Modulation 1 Depth messages will be trans-
mitted. When these messages are received, the same effect
will be applied as when the microX's joystick is operated.
Normally this will apply a vibrato effect (pitch LFO).
• In Combination and Multi modes, transmission/
reception can be switched on/off for each timbre/track
(☞"JS+Y/M.Whl CC#01" COMBI 3–5(6)a).
Modulation 2 depth (CC#02) [Bn, 02, vv]
If you assign the above CC# as the function of the
ASSIGNABLE PEDAL or a REALTIME CONTROLS –
knob B-mode function, operating that control of the X50 will
transmit Modulation 2 Depth messages. If these messages
are received, the result will be the same as when the X50's