Korg MICROX X50 Parameter Manual: Pitch

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2–3: Pitch
Here you can make pitch-related settings for each timbre.
2–3a
2–3a: Transpose, Detune, Bend Range
Transpose
Adjusts the pitch of each timbre in semitone steps.
12 units equal one octave.
When "Status" (2–1a) is INT, this parameter will affect
the pitches sounded by the X50/microX. When "Status"
is EXT, this parameter will affect the note numbers of
the MIDI note messages that are transmitted.
For example if you make settings of +04 and +07
respectively for two timbres that are set to EXT, playing
the C key will transmit a C note number on the global
MIDI channel, and at the same time will also transmit E
and G note numbers on the MIDI channels of those tim-
bres.
Detune (BPM Adj.)
Adjusts the pitch of each timbre in one-cent units.
0: Normal pitch.
You can also use the Utility "Detune BPM Adj." (2–3b)
page menu command to automatically make a detune
setting from a calculation in BPM units.
"Transpose" and "Detune" can be controlled via MIDI
RPN messages. Depending on the "Mode (Oscillator
Mode)" (PROG 1–1a) settings of the programs used by
timbres 1–8, they can be controlled as follows.
When "Mode (Oscillator Mode)" is Single or Double
MIDI RPN Coarse Tune can be received to control and
change the setting of "Transpose," and RPN Fine Tune
can be received to control and change the setting of
"Detune."
When "Mode (Oscillator Mode)" is Drums, MIDI RPN
Coarse Tune and Fine Tune can be received to control
and change the setting of "Detune." The controllable
range is ±1 octave for coarse tune and fine tune
together.
Bend Range
Specifies the amount of pitch change that will occur when
the pitch bender is operated, in semitone units.
PRG: The pitch range specified by the program will be used.
–24–+24: This setting will be used regardless of the setting in
the program.
The MIDI RPN Pitch Bend Change message can be
received to control this and change the setting. (How-
ever it will not be received if this parameter is set to
PRG.) This message is received on the MIDI channel for
each timbre set by "MIDI Channel" (2–1a).
■ 2–3: UTILITY
☞"Write Combination," "Solo Selected Timbre" (0–1)
Detune BPM Adjust
If the program of a timbre uses a phrase or rhythm loop
multisample is matched to a specific BPM, you can use this
Utility to modify its BPM value. "Detune BPM Adjust"
changes the BPM of a phrase or rhythm by modifying its

pitch.

This is valid for a track when timbre "Detune" is selected.
[–24...+24]
When this Utility is executed, the selected "Detune" value
will be set automatically. (☞PROG 1–2c, 1–3, GLOBAL 4–1b,
4–2)
1 Select "Detune BPM Adjust" to access the dialog box.
2 In "From" specify the original BPM value. In "To" spec-
[–1200...+1200]
3 To execute the Detune BPM Adjust command, press the
[PRG, –24...+24]
ify the desired BPM value. The appropriate "Detune"
value will be calculated automatically from these two
values.
For example if you set "From" to 60 bpm and "To" to
120 bpm, the "Detune" parameter will be set to +1200
(one octave up).
[MENU/OK] button. To cancel, press the [EXIT/CAN-
CEL] button.
The detune value that is calculated when you execute
this command will be added to "Detune" +0000. You
must set the "From" BPM value when "Detune" is
+0000. For example if you execute "From" 60 bpm "To"
120 bpm, and then execute "From" 120 bpm "To"
60 bpm, this will not return the original result. (Rather,
this will set Detune= –1200, which is one octave down.)
This command is valid when "Detune" (2–3a) is
selected.
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