Korg MICROX X50 user manual

User manual for the device Korg MICROX X50

Device: Korg MICROX X50
Size: 4,30 MB
Date of adding : 2014-09-24 18:58:10
Number of pages: 132
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Oper Opera ation Guide tion Guide
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THE FCC REGULATION WARNING (for U.S.A.) Precautions This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of Location the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide rea- Using the unit in the following locations can result in a mal- sonable protection against harmful interference in a resi- function. dential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and • In direct sunlight can radiate radio frequenc

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Thank you for purchasing the Korg X50 Music Synthesizer. To help you get the most out of your new instrument, please read this manual carefully. About this manual The owner’s manuals and how to use Conventions in this manual them Abbreviations for the manuals OG, PG The X50 come with the following owner’s manu- In the documentation, references to the manuals als. are abbreviated as follows. • Operation Guide OG: Operation Guide • Parameter Guide (included in the C

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Table of Contents Precautions............................................................... ii Simple program editing ............................. 43 Performance Edit................................................43 About this manual ....................................... iii REALTIME CONTROLS [1], [2], [3], [4], [SELECT] .............................................................43 Quick Start .........................................1 Saving your edits....

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Synchronizing the arpeggiator.......................105 Using and Editing Multi sets.......... 69 MIDI considerations ................................... 69 Using Drum Kits............................ 107 Selecting a multi set ...........................................69 What is a Drum Kit? ........................................107 Assigning a program to a track, and setting Before you start editing…...............................107 the volume and pan ...................

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Quick Start This Quick Start is provided for those who just want to get started trying out the sounds right away. It explains how to set up the X50, how to select programs and control the sound, and how to lis- ten to the demo songs. After you’ve finished reading this Quick Start section, please also take a look at the full explana- tions that follow. Setup Make all your connections with the power off (on all units!). If you don’t, you may damage your speaker system or damage your X5

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Quick Start 3. Lower the X50’s [VOLUME] slider. Turn on your audio monitor system and set the volume to a normal level. 4. Turn on the X50 by pressing the power switch located on the rear panel. 5. Slowly raise the X50’s [VOLUME] slider to an appropriate volume. Playing programs and combinations By default, Combination mode will be selected when you turn on the power. Play the keyboard, and you will hear the sound of bank A combination number 000. A combination cons

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Playing programs and combinations When you select a different Bank, that button’s LED will light, and the selected bank will appear in the left side of the display. For example, to select bank B, press the PROG BANK [B] button. The [B] button will light, and the name Bank B will appear in the left of the display. The [GM] button operates differently from the other bank buttons. Each time you press this button, the bank will switch in the order of G → g(d)

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Quick Start Selecting combinations by bank and number 1 3 2 4 1. Press a [COMBI] button. (The button will light.) You will enter Combination mode. Notice that the upper line of the display indicates “COMBI 0: Play” (mode name, page number and name). Mode name Page number and name Parameter name Category number Tempo and name Tab name Bank number Combi Select (combination number and name) Tab Control assign list 2. Make sure that “Combi Select” (combination number a

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Playing programs and combinations Using controllers to modify the sound You can operate the X50’s [MOD] wheel, [PITCH] wheel, [SW1][SW2], and realtime controllers to add expressive variation to your performances. [PITCH] wheel, [MOD] wheel You can use the [PITCH] wheel and [MOD] wheel located at the upper left of the keyboard to vary the pitch or adjust the depth of modulation. The actual result will depend on the program and combination, but these controllers are normally use

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Quick Start 6. Turn knob [3] (EG-INTENSITY) to adjust filter EG intensity (the depth at which the filter EG is applied). Rotating the knob will affect the depth of the filter EG. Normally, rotating the knob toward the left will make the filter EG apply less deeply, and rotating it toward the right will make the filter EG apply more deeply. Since the filter EG will operate based on the cutoff frequency of the filter, knobs [1] and [3] will work together to control the tonal changes produced by the

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Playing programs and combinations Using the arpeggiator As you selected and listened to various programs and combinations, you probably noticed that some of them began playing automatically. This is because of the arpeggiator. The arpeggiator is a function that automatically generates arpeggios (the notes of a chord played individually in a rhythmic pattern). Most arpeggiators produce an arpeggio when you play a chord on the keyboard. In addition to this, the X50’s arpeggiator is a polyphonic

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Quick Start Listening to the demo songs The X50 contains demonstration songs. Take a moment to listen to these demo songs to experience the diverse sounds and rich expres- sive potential of the X50. 12, 3 4.2 5 4.1 1. Hold down the [CATEGORY] button and press the [AUDITION] button. The Demo Song Player page will appear. 2. Press the [AUDITION] button to begin playback. 3. Press the [AUDITION] button once again to stop playback. 4. To select a song for playback, use the ClickPoint [π][†] to selec

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Introduction Main features • LFO and delay time parameters can be syn- High-quality sound featuring the HI chronized to MIDI clock/tempo. You can syn- synthesis system chronize sounds or effects to the tempo of the sequencer or the arpeggiator. The X50 Music Synthesizer features Korg’s acclaimed HI (Hyper Integrated) synthesis sys- tem. A great selection of 512 programs The HI (Hyper Integrated) synthesis system is a In the Program mode, the X50 provides 512 user PCM tone generator system w

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Introduction In addition to providing conventional arpeggiator 384 different combinations let you functions, the polyphonic arpeggiator of the X50 freely combine programs can respond to the pitches or timing of your key- board playing, and produce a diverse range of The X50 provides 384 user combinations. The fac- chords or phrases. This can be used to play a vari- tory settings contain a wide variety of Preloaded ety of drum phrases, bass phrases, or guitar and combinations. keyboard back

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Front and rear panel Front and rear panel Front panel 7 14 1 3 46 2 5 89 11 12 13 10 10 11 Appendices Other functions External control Drum Kit Arpeggiator Global Effect Multi Combination Program Setup Introduction Quick Start

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Introduction 1. [PITCH] wheel, [MOD] wheel [COMBI] button This controls pitch or modulation, etc. [PROG] button Moving the wheel will control the sound. The [GLOBAL] button actual functions that are being controlled will [MULTI] button depend on various program and effect parame- ters. (☞p.41) 7. Display You can select a page, tab, or parameter in the dis- 2. [SW1], [SW2] play, and specify its value. (☞p.15) These switches can perform a number of different functions, such as modulating sounds

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Front panel the settings made in the dialog box and close the 11. PAGE, CURSOR dialog box (corresponds to the “Cancel”). If a Util- ity menu or page menu is open, pressing [EXIT/ [PAGE+][PAGE–] buttons CANCEL] button will close the menu. You can use these buttons to move forward or backward through the different tabs in a page. 12. BANK SELECT By holding down the [MENU/OK] button and pressing these same buttons you can move for- PROG BANK [A], [B], [C], [D], [GM] buttons ward or backward thro

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Introduction Rear panel 5 4 3 1 2 What is USB? 1. AUDIO OUTPUT Connect these outputs to the input jacks of your USB stands for Universal Serial Bus, and is an amp or mixer. In addition to the (MAIN OUTPUT) interface for transferring data between a com- L/MONO and R main stereo audio outputs, the X50 puter, a keyboard and/or peripheral devices. provides two individual audio outputs. (☞p.25) Note: The USB connector of the X50 is only able to transmit and receive MIDI data. MAIN OUTPUT L/MONO, R

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