balance without changing the relative volume balance
between timbres/tracks. When this message is received, the
result will be the same as when the controller is operated.
Master balance [F0, 7F, nn, 04, 02, vv, mm, F7]
(vv: lower byte of the value, mm: upper byte of the value,
together indicating 16384 steps, where 8192 is the default
position, and lower values will move the sound toward the
When this is received, the overall panning will be adjusted
without changing the relative panning between timbres/
Master ﬁne tuning [F0, 7F, nn, 04, 03, vv, mm, F7]
(A value of 8192 [mm, vv=40, 00] is center, 4096 [mm, vv=20,
00] is –50 cents, and 12288 [mm, vv=60, 00] is +50 cents.)
When this is received, "Master Tune" (GLOBAL 0–1a)
parameter will be set.
Master coarse tuning [F0, 7F, nn, 04, 04, vv, mm, F7]
(Normally only the upper byte mm is used. A value of 8192
[mm, vv=40, 00] is center, 6656 [mm, vv=34, 00] is –12 semi-
tones, and 9728 [mm, vv=4C, 00] is +12 semitones.)
When this is received, "Key Transpose" (GLOBAL 0–1a)
parameter will be set.
Transmitting sound settings data (Data
Data for programs, combinations, multi sets, drum kits, user
arpeggio patterns, and global settings can be transmitted as
MIDI exclusive messages. The operation of sending this sys-
tem exclusive data to an external device is called a "data
By performing a data dump, you can store the X50/microX's
sounds and settings on an external device, or rewrite the
sounds and settings of another Future instrument.
There are the following three types of data dump.
• When you use the utility menu command "Dump"
(GLOBAL 1–1c) to dump data, various types of internal
memory data will be transmitted. If this data is received
by the X50/microX, the data will be written directly into
internal memory, and it will not be necessary to perform
the Write operation. (☞p.83, 84 "Transmission,"
• If "Exclusive" (GLOBAL 1–1b) setting is checked,
selecting a combination in COMBI 0: Play will transmit
data for one combination. Selecting a program in PROG
0: Play will transmit data for one program.
This data is the edit buffer data for the currently selected
combination or program. If this data is received by the
X50/microX, the data will be written into the edit buffer,
so if you wish to save it to internal memory, you will
need to perform the Write operation. The Write operation
can also be performed by a MIDI exclusive Program
Write Request or Combination Write Request message, in
addition to the usual method of using the X50/microX's
• If "Exclusive" (GLOBAL 1–1b) setting is checked, data
will also be dumped in response to a Dump Request
message. This data is transmitted and received on the
global MIDI channel.
Editing sounds etc.
By using various MIDI exclusive data dumps, you can
rewrite all programs or an individual program. By using
parameter change messages, you can edit individual param-
eters as follows.
• In Program mode, all parameters other than the program
• In Combination mode, parameters other than the
• In Multi mode, track parameters and effect parameters
MULTI 0: Play
MULTI 2: Track Param
MULTI 3: MIDI Filter1
MULTI 4: MIDI Filter2
MULTI 5: Key Zone
MULTI 6: Vel Zone
MULTI 7: Arp/Ctrls
MULTI 8: InsertFX
MULTI 9: MasterFX
Drum kit parameter change/User arpeggio
pattern parameter change
• In Global mode you can edit drum kits and user
Since other global parameters cannot be edited, you will use
data dumps to handle these.
The global MIDI channel is used to transmit and receive this
p.117 "Saving data")
First check "Enable Exclusive" (GLOBAL 1–1b), so that
exclusive data can be transmitted and received. When you
change modes on the X50/microX, a mode change message
will transmitted. When you change programs or combina-
tions, the parameters for one program or one combination
will be transmitted together with the program change.
When you edit individual parameters, parameter change,
drum kit parameter change, or user arpeggio pattern param-
eter change messages will be transmitted.
name can be edited. Performance editor parameters are
combination name can be edited.
can be edited. When you have an external sequencer
connected and are using the X50/microX in Multi mode
as a 16-track multi-timbral sound module, these
parameters can be controlled via MIDI.
Parameters on the pages listed below can be individually
edited by sending/receiving system exclusive parameter
Arp. A/Arp. B pages
MFX 1/MFX 2 pages
The "Control Track," and "PLAY/MUTE," parameters
cannot be edited.
arpeggio patterns (external control sets on the microX).