E-Mu Xtreme Lead-1 Specifications

E-Mu Xtreme Lead-1 Specifications
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction ..............................................................................9
Product Description ............................................................................. 9
Overview ........................................................................................... 10
Important Safety Instructions ................................................11
Foreign Language Warnings - German .................................. 14
Foreign Language Warnings - French ....................................17
Declaration of Conformity ......................................................20
Setup .......................................................................................21
Unpacking ......................................................................................... 21
Connection Instructions ..................................................................... 22
Basic Setup ............................................................................................... 22
Studio Setup ............................................................................................ 23
Power Up! ................................................................................................ 24
Instant Gratification............................................................................ 25
Playing Demo Sequences ......................................................................... 25
Auditioning Presets ................................................................................... 25
Selecting and Quick Editing Presets .......................................................... 26
Playing BEATS .......................................................................................... 28
Exploring the Master Arpeggiator ............................................................. 30
Multi-Channel Arpeggiator ....................................................................... 31
Basic Operations .....................................................................33
Front Panel......................................................................................... 33
Volume Control ........................................................................................ 33
Master Button .......................................................................................... 33
Edit Button ............................................................................................... 33
Control Button ......................................................................................... 33
Audition Button ........................................................................................ 34
Left/Right Cursor Buttons ......................................................................... 34
Save/Copy Button .................................................................................... 34
Home/Enter Button .................................................................................. 34
Data Entry Control ................................................................................... 35
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Front Panel Controller Modes ............................................................ 35
Real-time Control .....................................................................................35
Quick Edit .................................................................................................36
Deep Edit Mode .......................................................................................36
Main Screen....................................................................................... 38
MIDI Channel Selection ............................................................................38
Preset Selection ........................................................................................38
Channel Volume .......................................................................................39
Channel Pan .............................................................................................40
Channel Arpeggiator ................................................................................40
Sound Navigator................................................................................ 41
Preset Category ........................................................................................41
Instrument Category ................................................................................41
Multitimbral Operation ...................................................................... 42
Arpeggiator/Beats Menu ....................................................... 43
Base Tempo ..............................................................................................44
SuperBEATS ....................................................................................... 44
BEATS Mode .............................................................................................46
BEATS Controllers .....................................................................................48
Beats Trigger Layout .................................................................................50
Beats Trigger Offset ..................................................................................51
Beats Part Velocity ....................................................................................51
Beats Part Transpose .................................................................................52
Beats Part Group ......................................................................................53
Master Riff ................................................................................................53
Riff Tempo ................................................................................................54
Riff Controllers ..........................................................................................54
MIDI Song Start ........................................................................................55
Arp/Riff MIDI Out .....................................................................................55
Arpeggiators ...................................................................................... 56
Arp Controllers .........................................................................................57
Master Arpeggiator Parameters .......................................................... 57
Status .......................................................................................................58
Mode .......................................................................................................58
Note Value ...............................................................................................59
Arpeggiator Pattern Speed ........................................................................59
Pattern .....................................................................................................59
Velocity ....................................................................................................60
Gate Time ................................................................................................60
Extension Count .......................................................................................61
Extension Interval .....................................................................................61
Sync .........................................................................................................62
Pre-Delay ..................................................................................................62
Duration ...................................................................................................63
Post-Delay ................................................................................................63
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Recycle ..................................................................................................... 64
Keyboard Thru ......................................................................................... 64
Latch ........................................................................................................ 64
Key Range ................................................................................................ 65
Send MIDI System Exclusive Data ............................................................. 65
Editing a User Arpeggiator Pattern ............................................................ 66
Pattern Step Number ............................................................................... 66
Key ........................................................................................................... 66
Velocity .................................................................................................... 68
Duration ................................................................................................... 68
Repeat ...................................................................................................... 68
User Pattern Name ................................................................................... 69
Multi-Channel Arpeggiating ............................................................... 70
Using a MIDI Interface to Channelize Data ......................................... 71
Master Menu ...........................................................................73
Defining Master Parameters ............................................................... 74
Transpose/Tune ........................................................................................ 74
Bend Range .............................................................................................. 74
Velocity Curve .......................................................................................... 75
Mix Output .............................................................................................. 75
Master Effects..................................................................................... 77
Effects Mode ............................................................................................ 77
Effects Multi Mode Control ....................................................................... 77
Master FXA Algorithm .............................................................................. 78
FXA Parameters: Decay/HF Damping FxB -> FxA ...................................... 79
FXA Send Amounts ................................................................................... 79
Master FXB Algorithm .............................................................................. 79
FXB Parameters: Feedback/LFO Rate Delay Time ...................................... 80
FXB Send Amounts ................................................................................... 80
MIDI Parameters ................................................................................ 81
MIDI Mode .............................................................................................. 81
MIDI SysEx ID ........................................................................................... 81
MIDI Enable ............................................................................................. 82
MIDI Program Change -> Preset ............................................................... 82
Receive Program Change ......................................................................... 83
Real-time Controller Assignment .............................................................. 83
MIDI Footswitch Assign ............................................................................ 84
Tempo Controller ..................................................................................... 85
Knob Preset Quick-Edit ............................................................................. 85
Knobs Deep Edit ....................................................................................... 86
Knobs/Riff MIDI Out ................................................................................. 86
Preset Edit All Layers Enable ...................................................................... 86
Front Panel Knob Calibration .................................................................... 87
MIDI SysEx Packet Delay ........................................................................... 88
Send MIDI System Exclusive Data ............................................................. 88
User Key Tuning ....................................................................................... 90
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Screen Viewing Angle ...............................................................................90
Programming Basics .............................................................. 91
Modulation........................................................................................ 92
Modulation Sources ........................................................................... 93
Random Sources 94
Modulation PatchCords ..................................................................... 94
Envelope Generators .......................................................................... 95
Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs)....................................................... 97
Clock Modulation .............................................................................. 98
Modulation Destinations.................................................................. 100
Modulation Processors ..................................................................... 101
Preset Modulation Processors........................................................... 103
Using the Modulation Processors ............................................................105
More Examples .......................................................................................107
Dynamic Filters ................................................................................ 109
What is a Filter? ......................................................................................110
Parametric Filters ....................................................................................113
The Z-Plane Filter ....................................................................................114
Signal Flow ...................................................................................... 115
MIDI Channels & Real-time Controls................................................ 116
Bank Select Commands ..........................................................................118
Stereo Mix Outputs ......................................................................... 119
Edit Menu ............................................................................ 121
Preset Name ...........................................................................................122
Four Layer Architecture .................................................................... 123
Selecting Layers ......................................................................................123
Defining Layer Parameters ............................................................... 124
Selecting an Instrument ..........................................................................124
Defining Key Range ................................................................................125
Defining the Velocity Crossfade Range ....................................................128
Defining the Real-time Crossfade Range .................................................130
Transposing the Instrument ....................................................................133
Tuning ....................................................................................................134
Amplifier .................................................................................................134
Volume Envelope ....................................................................................135
Chorusing the Layer ...............................................................................137
Sound Start Offset and Delay ..................................................................137
Non-Transpose Mode .............................................................................138
Solo Mode ..............................................................................................138
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Assign Group........................................................................................... 139
Glide ...................................................................................................... 140
Z-Plane Filters ......................................................................................... 140
Xtreme Lead Filter Types ........................................................................ 141
Filter Envelope ........................................................................................ 143
Auxiliary Envelope .................................................................................. 145
Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs) ........................................................... 145
PatchCords ............................................................................................. 150
Pitch Bend Range ................................................................................... 153
Mix Output ............................................................................................ 153
Common Preset Parameters ............................................................. 154
Preset Effects .......................................................................................... 154
FXA Algorithm ........................................................................................ 156
FXA Parameters ...................................................................................... 157
FXA Send Amounts ................................................................................. 157
FXB Algorithm ........................................................................................ 157
FXB Parameters ...................................................................................... 158
FXB Send Amounts ................................................................................. 158
Preset Patchcords ................................................................................... 159
Initial Controller Amount ........................................................................ 160
Keyboard Tuning .................................................................................... 161
Preset Links ............................................................................................ 163
Preset Tempo Offset ............................................................................... 164
Audition Riff Selection ............................................................................ 164
Play Solo Layers ...................................................................................... 164
Programming Tutorial ..........................................................165
Editing Presets.................................................................................. 165
Changing the Instrument ....................................................................... 165
Changing the Tuning of an Instrument .................................................. 166
Chorus ................................................................................................... 167
Volume Envelope ................................................................................... 167
Working with Filters ............................................................................... 169
Practice Modulating ............................................................................... 173
Troubleshooting ..................................................................................... 174
Linking Presets ................................................................................. 175
Effects ....................................................................................177
Effects Overview............................................................................... 177
The Effects Sends .................................................................................... 177
Effect Types...................................................................................... 179
Effect Parameters .................................................................................... 179
Effects Programmed in the Preset ..................................................... 181
Master Effects................................................................................... 182
Effects Mode .......................................................................................... 184
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Flexible Effects Control ...........................................................................184
Effect B Into Effect A ...............................................................................186
General Effect Descriptions .............................................................. 188
Reverb ....................................................................................................188
Chorus ...................................................................................................189
Doubling ................................................................................................189
Slapback .................................................................................................189
Stereo Flanger ........................................................................................189
Delay ......................................................................................................190
Stereo Delay ...........................................................................................190
Panning Delay ........................................................................................190
Dual Tap .................................................................................................190
Vibrato ...................................................................................................190
Distortion ...............................................................................................190
Save/Copy Menu .................................................................. 191
Saving a Preset................................................................................. 191
Copying
Information...................................................................................... 192
Copy Preset ............................................................................................192
Copy Layer .............................................................................................192
Copy PatchCords ....................................................................................193
Copy Preset PatchCords ..........................................................................194
Copy Arpeggiator Settings ......................................................................194
Copy Arpeggiator Pattern .......................................................................195
Copy Preset Bank ....................................................................................195
Multisetups ...................................................................................... 196
Restoring Multisetups .............................................................................196
Multisetup Name ....................................................................................197
Saving Multisetups .................................................................................197
Create Random Preset ............................................................................198
Copy User Bank to Flash .........................................................................199
Rename Flash SIMM ...............................................................................200
Duplicate Flash .......................................................................................201
Appendix .............................................................................. 203
Front Panel Knob Functions ............................................................. 203
Presets ............................................................................................. 204
XL-1 Preset Categories ............................................................................204
Preset Listing.................................................................................... 205
Riff Listing ........................................................................................ 209
Instrument Listing............................................................................ 211
Trigger Layouts ................................................................................ 221
Trigger Layout 1 ....................................................................................221
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Trigger Layout 2 ..................................................................................... 222
Trigger Layout 3 ..................................................................................... 222
Trigger Layout 4 .................................................................................... 223
Velocity Curves................................................................................. 224
PatchCord Amount Chart................................................................. 226
MIDI ................................................................................................ 227
Received Channel Commands ................................................................ 229
SysEx Specification ................................................................................. 229
Technical Specifications.................................................................... 230
Warranty .......................................................................................... 231
Warranty ................................................................................................ 231
Warranty Restrictions .............................................................................. 231
How To Obtain Warranty Service ............................................................ 231
Index .....................................................................................233
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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the Xtreme Lead-1 (or XL-1 for short).
XL-1 is a new synthesizer/sound module with an array of new dynamic and
rhythmic features not found in any other instrument. Xtreme Lead was
designed for live performance, so make sure to try out all the controller
knobs on each preset. And as you’ll soon discover, Xtreme Lead is a total
kick to play.
Product
Description
Xtreme Lead’s sound set consists primarily of analog, noise and modern
synthesizer waveforms. These sounds are rich in harmonic texture and are
perfectly matched to the XTREME filters.
Xtreme Lead contains two user-upgradable sound SIMM sockets, allowing
you to mix and match sound sets according to your needs. New sounds can
be added as easily as plugging in a new 16MB or 32MB SIMM module. Each
E-MU sound set has been meticulously crafted to be the finest of its kind.
Samples are matched across the keyboard, perfectly looped, and rich in
harmonic texture.
XL-1 contains 512 user presets and can hold literally thousands of factory
presets. (ROM presets are automatically added when sound SIMMs are installed.
As an example, a 32 MB SIMM may contain up to 1024 ROM presets.) Xtreme
Lead’s Sound Navigator makes it easy to find the exact sound you want. It’s
powerful, yet simple to use.
XL-1 introduces E-MU’s SuperBEATS Mode, which is a whole new way to
create dynamic, original music. With SuperBEATS, you trigger, latch and
unlatch synced loops and grooves from your keyboard. Select a BEAT, select
a preset and go. Then use XL-1’s performance controls to alter and mutate
the rhythm or the sound itself.
Then there’s XL-1’s revolutionary Rhythmic Pattern Generator/Arpeggiator
which can play up to 16 synchronized arpeggiator patterns at once using a
different sound for each! Patterns can be edited using pattern flow
commands such as: delay for 2 bars, play for 4 bars, hold for 2 beats and
repeat. You can program or download 100 user patterns in addition to the
200 factory patterns.
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Introduction
Overview
The extremely flexible yet easy to use 4-layer synthesizer voices make it
easy to build sounds of any kind. Layers can be switched or crossfaded
using key position, velocity, real-time controllers or any modulation source.
Xtreme Lead also contains 50 different 12th order resonant & modeling
filters which are used to shape and modify over 1200 waveforms contained
in 32 megabytes (MB) of ROM.
64 modulation sources include three multistage envelopes and two LFOs
per layer, as well as full MIDI control over virtually every parameter. The
digital patch bay, with 24 cords per layer, (and 12 more cords per preset)
lets you connect modulation sources to 64 destinations in any imaginable
way. The patch bay contains a set of arithmetic modifiers, letting you create
complex synthesis models. Synth parameters as well as arpeggiator and
BEAT tempos can be controlled from XL-1’s internal clock (or an external
MIDI clock). Up to 8 LFOs and 12 envelopes can be perfectly synchronized
at different rates. This is an extremely powerful synthesizer!

The optional Turbo
upgrade adds the following
features to your XL-1:
• 128 voice polyphony
• 4 submix analog outputs
• 32 MIDI channel operation
• 2 additional sound ROM slots
• S/PDIF stereo digital output
Four front panel real-time controllers give you control over 12 userselectable parameters. The real-time knobs can adjust multiple parameters
at once, allowing complex levels of control. For example, one knob can
simultaneously turn up filter cutoff, while detuning one sample, and
adjusting the release time of the volume envelope. Virtually every synth
parameter in the XL-1 is controllable using the real-time knobs or by any
internal or external control source.
Once you have created your preset, you can add richness to your sound
using XL-1’s 24-bit stereo effects. You can choose a different effects setup
for each preset from over 60 algorithms. XL-1’s effects section is actually
two separate effects processors with control over each wet/dry mix level on
four effects sends. Effects Processor “A” contains primarily ambiance
algorithms like reverb and delays, while effects processor “B” contains
primarily spectral algorithms such as chorus, flange, phase, distortion, and
delay. Effects can be linked to each preset or used globally to further
enhance your sound.
Other features include multiple solo, voice assignment and performance
modes for expressive control, 12 user-definable alternate tunings, and, of
course, an extensive MIDI implementation.
Overview
This is the Getting Started Manual for setting up and playing Xtreme Lead.
The first part of the manual describes how to unpack and setup the
hardware. The next chapters provide step-by-step instructions for the most
common and widely used features of Xtreme Lead. This section also defines
each of the parameters and provides information on how to use them.
The complete operation manual is provided to you in pdf format on
CD-ROM. The CD-ROM contains pdf files for both Mac and PC as well as
the complete MIDI SysEx specification and a software downloading tool
which allows you to retrieve the latest software and new features from the
world wide web.
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Important Safety
Instructions
Use in countries other than the U.S.A. may require the use of a different
line cord or attachment plug, or both. To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Do not expose this
product to rain or moisture. There are no user serviceable parts or adjustments inside the unit.
Grounding
Instructions
Danger!
Caution!
This product must be grounded. If it should malfunction or break down,
grounding provides a path of least resistance for electric current, reducing
the risk of electric shock. This product is equipped with a cord having an
equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet properly installed and grounded in
accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
Improper connection of the equipment’s grounding conductor can result in
the risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or service
personnel if you are in doubt as to whether the product is properly
grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with this product. If it will not
fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified technician.
If your Xtreme Lead (Model Number 9110) is rack mounted, you must use a
standard 19 inch open frame rack. Screw-on rack mount ears are provided
for this purpose.
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Important Safety Instructions
User Maintenance Instructions
User
Maintenance
Instructions
1.
2.
The Xtreme Lead should be kept clean and dust free. Periodically wipe
the unit with a clean, lint free cloth. Do not use solvents or cleaners.
There are no user lubrication or adjustment requirements.
Caution -. These servicing instructions are for use by qualified personnel only.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not perform any servicing other than that
contained in these operating instructions unless you are qualified to do so. Refer
all servicing to qualified service personnel.
INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO A RISK OF FIRE,
ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS.
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS: When using electric products, basic precautions should always be adhered to, including the following:
1.
Read all instructions before using Xtreme Lead.
2.
To reduce the risk of injury, close supervision is necessary when using
Xtreme Lead near children.
Do not use Xtreme Lead near water — for example near a bathtub,
washbowl, kitchen sink, in a wet basement, on a wet bar, or near or in a
swimming pool. Do not expose the unit to drips or splashes.
The Xtreme Lead should be situated so that its location or position does
not interfere with its proper ventilation.
The Xtreme Lead should be located away from heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, fireplaces, stoves, or ovens.
The Xtreme Lead should be connected only to a power supply of the
type described in the operating instructions and marked on the
product.
Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not
spilled into the enclosure of Xtreme Lead through openings.
This Xtreme Lead may be equipped with a polarized line plug (one
blade wider that the other). This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert this plug into the outlet, do not defeat the safety purpose of the
plug.Contact an electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
unit.
Unplug the Xtreme Lead from the power outlet during lightning storms
or when left unused for a long period of time.
This product, in combination with an amplifier and headphones and
speakers, may be capable of producing sound levels that could cause
permanent hearing loss. Do not operate for a long period of time at a
high volume level or at a level that is uncomfortable. If you experience
any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, consult an audiologist.
Only use attachments and accessories specified by E-mu Systems.
3.
This symbol is intended to
alert you to the presence of
important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the unit.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
This symbol is intended to
alert you to the presence of
uninsulated dangerous
voltage within the product’s
enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
10.
11.
12.
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Important Safety Instructions
Radio and Television Interference
13.
14.
The Xtreme Lead should be serviced by qualified service personnel
when:
A. The power supply cord has been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the unit; or
C. The unit has been exposed to rain; or
D. The unit has been dropped or the enclosure damaged; or
E. The Xtreme Lead does not operate normally or exhibits a marked
change in performance.
All servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel.
Save These Instructions.
Radio and
Television
Interference
The equipment described in this manual generates and uses radiofrequency energy. If it is not installed and used properly —that is, in strict
accordance with our instructions— it may cause interference with radio
and television reception.
This equipment has been tested and complies with the limits for a Class B
computing device in accordance with the specifications in Subpart J of Part
15 of the FCC rules. These rules are designed to provide reasonable
protection against such interference in a residential installation. However,
there is no guarantee that the interference will not occur in a particular
installation, especially if a “rabbit ear” TV antenna is used.
If Xtreme Lead does cause interference to radio or television reception, you
can try to correct the interference by using one or more of the following
measures:
Turn the television or radio antenna until the interference stops.
Move Xtreme Lead to one side or the other of the television or radio.
Move Xtreme Lead farther away from the television or radio.
Plug Xtreme Lead into an outlet on a different circuit than the television
or radio.
• Consider installing a rooftop antenna with a coaxial lead-in between the
antenna and television set.
•
•
•
•
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Foreign Language Warnings - German
Wichtige Sicherheitsvorschriften
Foreign Language Warnings
- German
Wichtige
Sicherheitsvorschriften
Erdungsinstruktionen
Gefahr
Vorsicht
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In Ländern ausserhalb den U.S.A. können andere Kabel oder Stecker
notwendig werden. Zur Verminderung des Risikos von Feuer oder eines
elektrischen Schlages übergebe man den Service an qualifizierte Fachleute.
Das Gerät niemals Regen oder Nässe aussetzen.
Das Gerät muss geerdet sein. Bei einem Defekt oder Ausfall bietet Erdung
dem elektrischen Strom den Weg des geringsten Widerstandes und
reduziert das Risiko eines Schlages. Dieses Gerät ist mit einem geerdeten
Kabel und Stecker ausgerüstet. Der Stecker muss in eine passende,
einwandfrei montierte und geerdete Steckdose in Übereinstimmung mit
den örtlichen Vorschriften eingeführt werden.
Unvorschriftsgemässer Anschluss des Gerätes kann zum Risiko eines
elektrischen Schlages führen. Im Zweifelsfalle über die ordnungsgemässe
Erdung soll ein qualifizierter Elektriker oder eine Serviecestelle beigezogen
werden. Ändern Sie den mitgelieferten Stecker nicht. Sollte er nicht in die
Steckdose passen, soll die einwandfreie Installation durch einen qualifizierten Techniker erfolgen.
Wird der Xtreme Lead (Modell Nummer 9110) in einem Rackgestell
montiert, muss ein offener 19-Zollrahmen verwendet werden.
Foreign Language Warnings - German
Unterhaltsinstruktionen für anwender
Unterhaltsinstruktionen
für anwender
Vorsicht
1.
2.
3.
Xtreme Lead soll sauber und staubfrei gehalten werden. Das Gerät mit
einem sauberen und säurefreien Tuch periodisch abreiben. Keine
Lösungs- oder Reinigungsmittel anwenden.
Schmieren und Justieren sind nicht notwendig.
Bei weiteren Servicefragen wende man sich an eine qualifizierte Servicestelle.
Diese Gebrauchsanweisungen sind nur für qualifizierte Techniker
beabsichtigt. Um die Gefahr eines elektrischen Schlages zu vermeiden,
sollen Sie keine Arbeit unternehmen, die nicht in diesen Instruktionen
vorgeschrieben ist. Wenden Sie Sich bei weiteren Servicefragen an eine
qualifizierte Servicestelle.
INSTRUKTIONEN BETR. FEUERRISIKO,
ELEKTROSCHOCK ODER VERLETZUNG VON
PERSONEN
Dieses Symbol weist den
Anwender auf wichtige
Gebrauchs- und ServiceVorschriften in den beiliegenden Drucksachen.
WARNUNG; Beim Einsatz elektrischer Geräte sollten
folgende Vorsichtsmassregeln stets beachtet werden:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Dieses Symbol verweist auf
nicht-isolierte Stromspannungen im Geräte-Innern,
welche zu einem elektrischen
Schlag führen könnten.
8.
9.
Lesen Sie vor dem Einschalten des Xtreme Lead alle Instruktionen.
Zur Vermeidung von Verletzungsrisiken müssen Kinder bei eingeschaltetem Xtreme Lead sorgfältig überwacht werden.
Xtreme Lead nicht in der Nähe von Wasser in Betrieb nehmen -- z.B. in
der Nähe von Badewannen, Waschschüsseln, auf nassen Gestellen oder
am Swimmingpool.
Xtreme Lead stets so aufstellen, dass seine Belüftung nicht beeinträchtigt wird.
Xtreme Lead nicht in der Nähe von Hitze aufstellen, wie Heizkörper,
offenem Feuer, Öfen oder von Backöfen.
Xtreme Lead ausschliesslich mit einem Netzgerät gemäss Bedienungsanleitung und Gerätemarkierung verwenden.
Dieses Gerät kann bei Verwendung von Kopfhörern und Verstärkern
hohe Lautpegel erzeugen, welche zu bleibenden Gehörschäden führen.
Arbeiten Sie nicht während längerer Zeit mit voller Lautstärke oder
hohem Lautpegel. Stellen Sie Gehörverlust oder Ohrenläuten fest,
wenden Sie sich an einen Ohrenartz.
Xtreme Lead kann mit einem polarisierten Kabelstecker (mit ungleichen Stiften) ausgerüstet sein. Das geschieht für Ihre Sicherheit.
Können Sie den Stecker nicht in die Steckdose einführen, ändern Sie
nicht den Stecker ab, sondern wenden Sie sich an einen Elektriker.
Das Netzkabel des Xtreme Lead bei längerem Nichtgebrauch aus der
Steckdose ziehen.
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Foreign Language Warnings - German
10.
11.
12.
Vermeiden Sie sorgfältig das Eindringen von Gegenständen oder
Flüssigkeiten durch die Gehäuseöffnungen.
Das Gerät soll durch qualifizierte Serviceleute gewartet werden, falls:
A. das Netzkabel beschädigt wurde, oder
B. Gegenstände oder Flüssigkeit in das Gerät gelangten,
C. das Gerät Regen ausgesetzt war, oder
D. das Gerät nicht normal oder einwandfrei arbeitet, oder
E. das Gerät stürzte oder sein Gehäuse beschädigt wurde.
Servicearbeiten sollten nur qualifizierten Fachleuten anvertraut werden.
DIESE INSTRUKTIONEN AUFBEWAHREN
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Foreign Language Warnings - French
Instructions de Sécurité Importantes
Foreign Language Warnings
- French
Instructions
de Sécurité
Importantes
Instructions
de Mise à la
Terre
Danger
Attention
Instructions
de
Maintenance
Une utilisation dans des pays autres que les U.S.A. peut nécessiter l’usage
d’un cordon d’alimentation différent. Afin de réduire les risques d’incendie
ou d’électrocution, référez-vous à un personnel de service qualifié, et
n’exposez pas cet appareil à la pluie ou à l’humidité.
Cet appareil doit être relié à la terre. Dans le cas d’une malfonction
éventuelle, la terre fournit un passage de moindre résistance pour le
courant électrique, réduisant ainsi les risques d’électrocution. Le Xtreme
Lead est équipé d’un cordon muni d’un conducteur et d’une fiche devant
être branchée dans une prise appropriée et reliée à la terre en conformité
avec les normes locales.
Une connexion incorrecte peut résulter en des risques d’électrocution.
Vérifiez avec un technicien qualifié si vous avez des doutes quant à la
connexion. Ne modifiez pas vous-même le cordon d’alimentation livré avec
cet appareil; s’il ne rentre pas dans la prise, faites-en installer un autre par
un technicien qualifié.
Si le Xtreme Lead (Model 9110) est installé dans un rack, utilisez un rack
standard ouvert de 48.25cm.
1.
2.
3.
le Xtreme Lead doit être maintenu propre et sans poussière. Nettoyez-le
périodiquement à l’aide d’un chiffon propre et non-pelucheux.
N’utilisez pas de solvants, ou d’autres produits de nettoyage.
Aucune lubrification et aucun réglage ne sont nécessaires de votre part.
Pour tout autre service, référez-vous à un personnel qualifié.
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Foreign Language Warnings - French
Instructions de Maintenance
Instructions Concernant les Risques d’Incendie,
d’Electrocution, ou de Blessures Corporelles.
ATTENTION: Lorsque vous utilisez des appareils électriques,
certaines précautions élémentaires doivent toujours être prises,
incluant les suivantes:
Ces instructions de dépanage sont destinées uniquement aux personnes
qualifiées. Afin d’éviter les risques d’électrocution, n’effectuez que les opérations décrites dans ce manuel, à moins que vous ne soyez qualifiê pour cela.
Faites effectuer toute r’eparation par une personne qualifié.
1.
2.
3.
Ce symbole vous alerte de la
présence d’instructions
importantes d’opération et
de maintenance dans la
notice accompagnant
l’appareil.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Ce symbole vous alerte de
la présence d’un voltage
non-isolé dangereux à
l’intérieur de l’appareil,
pouvant être d’une
magnitude suffisante pour
constituer un risque
d’électrocution.
10.
11.
12.
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Lisez bien toutes les instructions avant d’utiliser le Xtreme Lead.
Afin de réduire les risques de blessures, une attention particulière est
nécessaire en la présence d’enfants en bas âge.
N’utilisez pas le Xtreme Lead dans ou près d’endroits humides - par
exemple près d’une baignoire, d’un lavabo, dans les toilettes, dans une
cave humide, sur un bar fréquenté, en présence d’un bull-dog en rut, ou
dans une piscine pleine. Protégez cet appareil de tout liquide,
éclaboussure ou fuite.
Le Xtreme Lead doit être placé de façon à ce que sa position n’interfére
pas avec sa propre ventilation.
Le Xtreme Lead doit être placé loin de sources de chaleur telles que des
radiateurs, cheminées, fours, ou groupies en chaleur.
Le Xtreme Lead doit uniquement être connecté à une alimentation du
type décrit dans les instructions d’opération et tel qu’indiqué sur
l’appareil.
Une attention particulière doit être observée quant aux objets pouvant
tomber et aux liquides pouvant être versés sur et à l’intérieur de le
Xtreme Lead.
Le Xtreme Lead peut être équipé d’une fiche secteur polarisée (avec une
broche plus large que l’autre). C’est une mesure de sécurité. Si vous ne
pouvez pas brancher cette fiche dans une prise, ne neutralisez pas cette
sécurité. Contactez plutôt un électricien pour remplacer la prise
obsolète.
Evitez de marcher sur le cordon d’alimentation ou de le coincer, particuliêrement prês des prises de courant, des boitiers ‘electriques dt du
point de sortie de l’appareil.
Le cordon d’alimentation de le Xtreme Lead doit être débranché
lorsque ce dernier n’est pas utilisé pendant une longue période.
Cet appareil, combiné avec un amplificateur, des haut-parleurs, et/ou
un casque, est capable de générer des niveaux sonores pouvant
occasionner une perte de l’ouïe permanente. Ne travaillez pas trop
longtemps à un volume trop élevé ou même inconfortable. Si vous
observez une perte de l’audition ou un bourdonnement dans les
oreilles, consultez un O.R.L.
N’utilisez que les accessoires sp’ecifi’es par E-mu Systems.
Foreign Language Warnings - French
Interférences Radio et Télévision
13.
14.
Cet appareil doit être examiné par un personnel qualifié lorsque:
A. Le cordon d’alimentation a été endommagé, ou
B. Des objets sont tombés, ou du liquide a été versé sur/à l’intérieur
de l’appareil, ou
C. Le Xtreme Lead a été exposé à la pluie, ou
D. Le Xtreme Lead est tombé, ou
E. Le Xtreme Lead ne fonctionne pas normalement, ou affiche un
changement radical de performance.
Tout service doit être effectué par un personnel qualifié.
SAUVEGARDEZ CES INSTRUCTIONS
Interférences
Radio et
Télévision
L’appareil décrit dans cette notice génére et utilise une énergie de
fréquence-radio. S’il n’est pas installé et utilisé correctement - c’est à dire en
suivant strictement nos instructions - il peut occasionner des interférences
avec la réception d’une radio ou d’une télévision.
Cet appareil a été testé et est conforme aux normes de Classe A en accord
avec les spécifications du paragraphe J de la section 15 des lois FCC. Ces lois
sont désignées pour fournir une protection raisonnable contre de telles
interférences dans une installation résidentielle. Toutefois, il n’est pas
garanti qu’aucune interférence n’apparaisse dans des installations particulières, et plus spécialement lorsqu’une antenne de télévision en «oreilles de
lapin» est utilisée.
Si le Xtreme Lead occasionne des interférences , vous pouvez essayer de les
corriger en utilisant une ou plusieurs des mesures suivantes:
• Tournez l’antenne de la télé ou de la radio jusqu’à ce que les interférences disparaissent.
• Déplacez le Xtreme Lead d’un côté ou de l’autre de la télé ou de la radio.
• Eloignez le Xtreme Lead de la télé ou de la radio.
• Branchez le Xtreme Lead sur une prise différente que la télé ou la radio.
• Installez une antenne sur le toit munie d’une connexion coaxiale entre
elle et le poste de télévision.
Xtreme Lead-1 Operation Manual 19
Declaration of Conformity
Interférences Radio et Télévision
Declaration of Conformity
Manufacturer:
E-MU/Ensoniq
1600 Green Hills Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95067-0015 USA
We hereby declare that the equipment listed herin conforms to the
harmonized standards of the following European Commission Directives:
89/336/EEC and 72/23/EEC.
Trade Name:
Audio Sampler/Emulator System
Model Number:
Proteus 1000 CR
Under 89/336/EEC as amended by 92/31/EEC, and 72/23/EEC
In accordance with EN 55103-1:1996, Emission Environments E1, E2, E3
In accordance with EN 55103-2:1996, Immunity Environments E1, E2, E3
Test information is contained in a report by Atlas Compliance and
Engineering dated November 15, 1999.
Report No.: 9949EMU2KCR103
Under 73/23/EEC as amende by 93/68/EEC
In accordance with EN 60950 with amendments A1, A2, A3, A4, A11
This Declaration is made November 15, 1999
20 E-MU Systems
Setup
This section thoroughly describes how to set up your new Xtreme Lead-1
for use. Setup includes unpacking instructions and how to connect the
cables.
Unpacking
Carefully remove Xtreme Lead-1 from the packaging material. Take care to
save the packing materials in case you need to transport the unit. Check to
make sure all components are included and in good condition. If there are
missing or damaged components, contact E-MU Systems immediately for
replacement or repair.
The Xtreme Lead box should include the following components:
•
•
•
•
Xtreme Lead-1 rack unit
Power cable
Rack mounting ears
This operation manual
Xtreme Lead-1 Operation Manual 21
Setup
Connection Instructions
Connection
Instructions
REAL
TIME
The Headphone
Output is located
on the Front Panel
CONTROLLERS
ASSIGNABLE
KEYS
PRESET
LEVEL
EXIT
ENTER
SAMPLE
PAGE
SEQUENCER
PRESET SELECT
1
2
3
4
5
6
RETURN
7
8
9
0
.
EMULATOR
Basic Setup
MIDI Out
Control
Pedal
Footswitch
If Xtreme Lead does not
seem to be responding correctly,
make sure that both Xtreme
Lead and your MIDI controller
are set to the same MIDI
channel.
~
A
B
IN
THRU
SCOTTS VALLEY CA. U.S.A.
Main Outs to Mixer In

To
Main Outs
Male RCA plug
to
Male Phono Plug
Mixer
Aux. or
Tape In
Amp
Speakers
Home Stereo
System

The Right Main output
jack serves as a mono output
when the Left Main plug is not
plugged in.
The Left Main output jack is a
stereo jack carrying both
channels when the right output
jack is empty.
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Home Studio
System
MIDI In
XL-1 is controlled by MIDI messages received at the MIDI In jack. Normally
you will connect MIDI Out of a controller such as a MIDI keyboard to the
MIDI In jack of X-1. Be sure to connect a Footswitch and/or Control Pedal
to your MIDI keyboard. Many of the factory presets use MIDI controllers.
Outputs
In order to reproduce XL-1’s wide dynamic range and frequency response,
use a high quality amplification and speaker system such as a keyboard
amplifier or home stereo system. A stereo setup is highly desirable because
of the added realism of stereophonic sound. Headphones can be used if an
amplifier and speaker system is not available. Plug stereo headphones into
the headphone jack located on the left side of the front panel.
Setup
Connection Instructions
Studio Setup
MIDI Controller
(MIDI Keyboard, Sequencer, etc.)
REAL
TIME
CONTROLLERS
ASSIGNABLE
KEYS
PRESET
LEVEL
EXIT
ENTER
SAMPLE
PAGE
SEQUENCER
PRESET SELECT
1
2
3
4
5
6
RETURN
7
8
9
0
.
Computer
EMULATOR
MIDI In
Additional
MIDI
Devices
MIDI Out
MIDI In
In
MIDI
Interface
Out
Out
In
“A” MIDI
channels
1-16
~
A
B
IN
THRU
SCOTTS VALLEY CA. U.S.A.
Mixer
Amp
MIDI In
In this setup, Xtreme Lead is controlled by MIDI messages, received at the
MIDI input, which are routed by the MIDI interface. The MIDI interface
allows any MIDI controller, such as a MIDI keyboard or a computer, to
control the module.
MIDI Out
The MIDI Out jack transmits program data to a computer or other device.
Outputs
A stereo connection is highly desirable because of the added realism of
stereophonic sound. Plug stereo headphones into the headphone jack
located on the left side of the front panel. The Right Main output jack
serves as a mono output when the Left Main plug is not plugged in. The
Left Main output jack is a stereo jack carrying both channels when the
Right output jack is empty.
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Setup
Connection Instructions
Power Up!
The power switch is located on the right side of the front panel. You can
turn on the XL-1 and its MIDI controller in any order. When power is
applied the liquid crystal display will light, indicating that Xtreme Lead is
operating. You may have noticed that there is no 110/220 Volt power
selector switch on XL-1.
Xtreme Lead automatically switches itself to
the proper line voltage.
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Setup
Instant Gratification
Instant
Gratification
Playing Demo
Sequences
This section presents step-by-step instructions for the most fundamental
operations to get you up and making sounds quickly.
Xtreme Lead has several factory demonstration sequences that let you hear
what this incredible machine can do. The actual number of demo
sequences depends on which ROM sounds sets are installed. You can play
these demo sequences by accessing the Demo Sequence page.
DEMO SEQUENCES
XL UPeople
þ
1.
2.
3.
XLEAD
To Play a Demo Sequence
Press and hold the Master and Edit buttons at the same time to enter
the Demo Sequence page. The screen shown above appears.
Select a sequence using the data entry control. The Enter LED will be
flashing.
Press the Enter button to begin playing the selected sequence. The
screen shown below appears.
PLAYING: XL UPeople
Press ENTER to stop
4.
5.
6.
Auditioning Presets
Press the Enter button again to stop playing the sequence.
When a demo sequence plays to the end, the next demo will automatically begin playing. The screen will display the new demo name.
With the sequence stopped, press either the Master, Edit or Multi
button to Exit the demo sequence mode.
The front panel audition button allows you to hear any preset in Xtreme
Lead without even hooking up a MIDI keyboard! When the Audition
button is pressed, the LED next to the button will illuminate and a short
“Riff” (programmed as part of the preset) will play. The Riff is latched on
and plays continuously until the button is pressed again. Presets can be
changed while Audition is latched on.
The top line of the display changes to show the MIDI Bank Select controller
values needed to select the preset being auditioned. This is an extremely
handy feature when sequencing.
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Setup
Instant Gratification
Bank
1252
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
Selecting and Quick
Editing Presets
MSB:007 LSB:2 XLEAD
key: SynhissOrgan
To Audition a Preset
Select a preset by turning the data entry control while the cursor is
anywhere on the lower line. The preset number field (shown above) is
the normal position of the cursor and pressing the Enter button will
return the cursor to this position.
Press the Audition button on the front panel. The Audition LED will
illuminate and a short riff will play the selected preset.
Continue to select and audition presets.
Press the Audition button again to turn Audition mode off. The LED
will extinguish.
The first thing you’ll do with the Xtreme Lead is select and play the factory
provided presets. Xtreme Lead comes standard with 8 banks containing 128
presets each.
Channel
Number
Initial
Volume
Setting
Initial
Pan
Setting
Arpeggiator
Setting
C01 V127
P01R
A:off
2
key: SynhissOrgan
125
Blinking Preset
Cursor Number
Bank
Number
Preset
Category
Preset
Location
USER
Preset
Name
The first four banks are USER locations that can be overwritten and used to
store your own presets. The presets that come stored in the USER presets are
duplicated in banks 0-3 of the “Xtreme Lead” ROM bank, so feel free to
overwrite them with your own presets. You won’t be losing anything.
The ROM Card identifier is shown in the top right of the display. The preset
is identified in the bottom line of the main screen (the screen that appears
when you first power up the unit).
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Setup
Instant Gratification
Each bank of 128 presets is identified by a superscripted Bank Number to the
right of the preset number. The bank numbers reset to 0 at the start of each
ROM card you have installed. So with the Xtreme Lead ROM installed, the
USER banks will go from 0-3, then start over from 0-3 for the Xtreme Lead
ROM banks.
To the right of the preset number and bank is the preset Category name
followed by the Preset Name.
þ
1.
O
You can select presets
from the Preset Number, Bank
Number, Preset Category or
Preset Name fields.
2.
3.
4.
To Change the Preset
Place the cursor under the first character in the Preset Number field.
This is the “Home” position which is selected instantly when you press
the Home/Enter button. Pressing either of the two cursor buttons
repeatedly also gets you there.
Turn the Data Entry Control knob on the front panel to select a new
preset number. If you turn the knob slowly, the presets advance one
number for each “click” of the knob. If you spin the knob quickly, the
numbers advance much faster (more than one number per click).
Play the keyboard (or press the Audition button) and listen to the
sounds made by your Xtreme Lead!
TURN THE FOUR KNOBS on the front panel and note how they
change the sound of each preset! Press the button to the left of the
controller knobs to change the function of the knobs. Don’t worry
about ruining the sound, the values are automatically reset as soon as
you select a new preset.
Bank Organization
USER
USER
USER
USER
Bank 0
Bank 1
Bank 2
Bank 3
128 Presets
128 Presets
128 Presets
128 Presets
XTREME
XTREME
XTREME
XTREME
Bank 0
Bank 1
Bank 2
Bank 3
128 Presets
128 Presets
128 Presets
128 Presets
}
The User Banks
are duplicated
in the XTREME
ROM bank.
The four User Banks can hold 512 custom presets. Feel free to overwrite
these since the factory user presets are duplicated in nonvolatile ROM.
Xtreme Lead-1 Operation Manual 27
Setup
Instant Gratification
This function controls the BEATS for the currently selected MIDI channel
(the default channel is 1). Unlike the Arpeggiators, BEATS is only active on
one MIDI channel at a time.
2.
_
If you don’t select a
“bts:” preset, only the first
trigger key will work.
Select any preset with the bts: prefix.
Play the keyboard keys in the range shown in the default template
below. Be sure to try out each key.
Default Assignment
of BEATS
Snare 1
Perc 1
Riffs marked “BTS” have 16
tracks. Riffs without “BTS”
have only 1 track.
Group 3
Start/Stop
Mute
1.
To Play BEATS (Quick Start)
Inst 2/Wild 2
Inst 4/Wild 4
þ
HiHat 2
Perc 3/Fill 1
Perc 5/Fill 3
Playing BEATS
Main Groove
Alt. Groove
Kick 1
HiHat 1
Kick 2
Snare 2
Perc 2
Perc 4/Fill 2
Perc 6/Fill 4
Inst 1/Wild 1
Inst 3/Wild 3
Group 1
Group 2
Group 4
Clear Parts
TrigHold
C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 A1 B1 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 A2 B2
3.
Now try out the “Wild 1-4” knobs and other “bts:” presets.
• If BEATS are not playing: Go into the Arp/Beats menu, locate the
screen shown below and set the parameters exactly as shown.
BEATS MODE
BtsCh: Basic
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Status: P
TrigCh:Basic
Setup
Instant Gratification
þ
To Latch BEATS Triggers
The Trigger Keys can be Latched so that pressing once turns a key on and
pressing the key again turns it off.
1.
Press the Arp/Beats button and turn the Data Entry control until the
following screen appears (this is the 3rd screen from the beginning).
BEATS TRIGGER LAYOUT
Part 1
Key: C1
unlatch
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
þ
Press either cursor button repeatedly until it is underneath the Part
field.
Rotate the Data Entry Control to select the desired part.
Press either cursor button repeatedly until it is underneath the unlatch/
latch field.
Rotate the Data Entry Control to change the status to “Latch”.
Repeat steps 2-5 until Parts 1-16 are latched.
Now play the Trigger Keys and hear the results.
Press the Clear Trigger Key to kill all latched Parts.
Start up a few more triggers and play with the Mute key.
To play BEATS on a different MIDI channel
You can have your cake and eat it too.
BEATS MODE
BtsCh: 01
1.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Status: P
TrigCh:Basic
Press the Arp/Beats button and locate the screen shown above (the 2nd
screen from the beginning).
Set your MIDI keyboard to transmit on channel 2.
Select any “bts:” preset on channel 1 (main screen).
From the main screen, change to channel 2 and select another preset.
The Trigger Keys now play BEATS and the other keys play the preset on
channel 2
Want more?
5. On channel 2, select a preset with the arp: prefix.
6. Set the arpeggiator to P (A:P) on the main screen (channel 2).
7. Now you can play BEATS and arpeggiate. Yeow!
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Setup
Instant Gratification
Exploring the Master
Arpeggiator
Xtreme Lead’s multi-channel Pattern Generator/Arpeggiator is one of the
greatest features ever put in a synth. Let’s explore the Master Arpeggiator.
þ
1.
2.
To Arpeggiate a Single Preset:
Select a preset. Note that the factory presets all have prefixes which
describe the type of sound. For this investigation it might be best to
choose a preset with the prefix “arp,” for arpeggiator. These presets are
optimized for use with the arpeggiator.
Set the Arp parameter in the main screen to “M” for Master
Arpeggiator.
C01 V127 P01R
A:M
1233 arp: OrbisTabula1
3.
Press the Arp/Beats menu button on the front panel to access the
master Arpeggiator menu, then use the Data Entry Control to scroll to
the screen shown below.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Status
4.
O
Try using the control
knobs to change the
arpeggiator parameters.
5.
6.
XLEAD
on
Make sure the arpeggiator Status is “on.” Play the keyboard to start
arpeggiating.
Press either cursor key repeatedly to move the cursor below the Status
field.
Turn the Data Entry Control clockwise one click. The Mode screen
appears.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Mode
up
7.
8.
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Use the cursor keys to move the cursor to the Mode field (up, down, up/
down, forw asgn, backw asgn, forw/backw, random, pattern). Try out
the different modes as you play the keyboard.
Move the cursor back to the lower left position and explore the other
parameters. The Note Value parameter changes the rate of the arpeggios.
By the way, note value is a divisor based on the Master Tempo (which
has its own front panel button). Try changing the tempo, but come
right back.
Setup
Instant Gratification
9.
10.
Let’s check out the pattern generator. Go back to the Mode screen and
set the mode to “Pattern”.
Now advance to the Pattern screen (shown below) and move the cursor
to the Pattern Number field (the second field from the left).
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Pattern 380 Inversions
O
Try the various patterns. There are 200 permanent factory patterns and
100 user locations to store the patterns you create. Each pattern can
have up to 32 notes.
See the Arpeggiator
Chapter for detailed
information on creating
Patterns.
11.
Multi-Channel
Arpeggiator
Xtreme Lead is totally unique in its ability to run up to 16 arpeggiators at
once! Even two or three patterns at once can create very complex sequences
and dynamic landscapes of sound.
Here’s one way to access this ultra-powerful feature. There is one arpeggiator for each MIDI channel. In order to arpeggiate on multiple channels,
you’ll need a controller that can output multiple MIDI channels at once.
Arp on
Chan 1
A-D
E-H
I-L
FILTER
FIL
TER CUTOFF
ATT
TTACK
ACK
WILD 1
Arp on
Chan 2
FILTER
FIL
TER RES
DECA
DECAY/RLS
Y/RLS
WILD 2
SHAPE
MOVEMENT
WILD 3
IMAGE
RATE
RA
TE
WILD 4
Arp on
Chan 3
MASTER
EDIT
DEMOS
VOLUME
A/E/I
B/F/J
C/G/K
POWER
D/H/L
AUDITION
ARP/BEA
ARP/BEATS
TS
SAVE/COPY
SA
VE/COPY
HOME/ENTER
MIDI
MIDI In
MIDI Out
REAL
TIME
CONTROLLERS
ASSIGNABLE
KEYS
PRESET
LEVEL
EXIT
ENTER
SAMPLE
PAGE
SEQUENCER
PRESET SELECT
1
2
3
4
5
6
RETURN
7
8
9
0
.
EMULATOR
Master Keyboard transmitting on
MIDI channels 1, 2, 3
Connect a multi-channel controller to XL-1 to unleash its true potential!
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Setup
Instant Gratification
1.
2.
3.
Set up your MIDI keyboard so that it outputs the entire keyboard range
on MIDI channels 1, 2, and 3. This procedure varies with the type of
keyboard you own.
Put Xtreme Lead into Multi mode. This is located on the MIDI Mode
page in the Master menu.
From the main screen, turn the arpeggiator “on” for MIDI channels 1
and 2. (We’re only using two for now to keep it simple.) Select a
different preset for each MIDI channel while you’re at it.
C01 V127 P01R
A:on
3
026
arp:Hollographik
4.
5.
O
Don’t forget that you
can adjust the volume and pan
position for each channel.
Sometimes a simple volume
change will bring out hidden
rhythms and patterns.
6.
7.
8.
XLEAD
Start playing. You should be hearing two arpeggiators playing at once.
Change presets on one or both of the MIDI channels you are using
(1 & 2). Since each factory preset has differently programmed arpeggiator settings, changing the preset not only changes the sound, but the
arpeggiator as well.
Press the Control Select button on the front panel so that the “Arp/
Beats” LED is illuminated. Adjust the front panel control knobs.
Remember that the knobs are controlling the arpeggiator on the
channel displayed in the main screen.
Try changing one of the channel’s arpeggiator setting to “M” instead of
“on.” Now press the Arpeggiator menu button on the front panel and
adjust the arpeggiator parameters in real-time.
From the Master Arpeggiator menu, set the Mode to “Pattern” then
explore the different patterns. There are 200 patterns available!
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Pattern
991 Pattern Name
You’re starting to get the picture of how versatile and easy to use this
machine really is.
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Basic Operations
Front Panel
Basic Operations
Control
Button
A-D
E-H
I-L
Volume
Control
FILTER
FIL
TER CUTOFF
ATT
TTACK
ACK
WILD 1
FILTER
FIL
TER RES
DECA
DECAY/RLS
Y/RLS
WILD 2
Edit
Menu
Master
Menu
SHAPE
MOVEMENT
WILD 3
IMAGE
RATE
RA
TE
WILD 4
MASTER
Cursor
Controls
Power
Switch
EDIT
DEMOS
VOLUME
A/E/I
B/F/J
C/G/K
POWER
D/H/L
AUDITION
ARP/BEA
ARP/BEATS
TS
SAVE/COPY
SA
VE/COPY
HOME/ENTER
MIDI
Display
Headphone
Jack
Front Panel
Realtime
Control Knobs
Audition
Button
Arp/Beats
Button
Save/
Copy
Home/
Enter
Data
Entry
The Xtreme Lead front panel contains an LCD screen, nine buttons and
four real-time controllers. Functions are grouped logically and the controls
are arranged for ease of use. Precisely because Xtreme Lead is so simple to
use, you might be tempted to skip this section. If you just can’t help
yourself, at least read the Real-time Controller information beginning
page 35. There are several “power user” features in the interface which
make programming even easier and we wouldn’t want you to miss them.
Volume Control
This control is the master volume control for all audio outputs. The Volume
Control does not affect any editing or user interface operations.
For maximum dynamic range, turn this knob all the way up and control
the volume from your mixer or amplifier.
Master Button
The Master menu contains parameters that affect the entire machine, not
just certain presets. An illuminated LED to the right of the button indicates
that you are in the Master menu.
Edit Button
Use the Edit menu when you want to create or modify a preset. An illuminated LED to the right of the button indicates that you are in the Edit
menu.
Control Button
The Control button is used to change the function of the Controller knobs
(see the next section). Each time you press the Control button, the Control
Mode toggles to select only one of the three Control Rows. The currently
selected Control Row is indicated by one of the three LEDs to the right of
the row’s label.
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Basic Operations
Front Panel
Audition Button
O
L.E.D. Beat Markers
• The Audition LED flashes off
quickly on each downbeat and
flashes off for a longer period on
the Riff Loop.
The Audition button allows you to hear any preset without hooking up a
MIDI keyboard. When the Audition button is pressed, the LED next to the
button will illuminate and a short “Riff” (programmed as part of the preset)
will play. The Riff is latched on and plays continuously until the button is
pressed again. Presets can be changed while Audition is latched on. See
“Bank Select Commands” on page 118 for more information on selecting banks
via MIDI.
The top line of the display changes to show the MIDI Bank Select controller
values needed to select the preset being auditioned. This handy feature lets
you know the exact Bank and Preset number to enter into your sequencer.
MSB
• The Clock LED flashes to mark
each quarter note.
Preset #
Left/Right Cursor
Buttons
Bank
0823
LSB
MSB:007 LSB:3
bts: Kraftwork
XLEAD
These buttons move the cursor to the next parameter on the display. (The
cursor is a little flashing line underneath one of the parameters in the
display.) Press either cursor button until the cursor is underneath the
desired parameter. The cursor buttons have an auto-repeat feature which
advances the cursor when the button is held continuously.
The cursor can be moved bidirectionally using the Data Entry Control
while either cursor select button is held down (for example, press and hold
the right cursor button and turn the Data Entry Control).
Save/Copy Button
The Save/Copy button is used to save or copy presets and to copy data.
Selected groups of parameters, such as PatchCord settings, can be copied
between Presets and/or between Layers using this menu.
The LED to the right of the button illuminates to indicate that you are in
the Save/Copy menu. The LED also illuminates when any preset parameter
has been changed in the Edit menu (or if the front panel knobs have been
moved with Quick-Edit mode enabled).
Home/Enter Button
The Home/Enter button is dual purpose. In general, this button acts as the
“Home” button. For example, when in an Edit menu, this button snaps the
cursor to the page name field of the current screen. When viewing the
Preset Select screen (we also call it the main screen), this button snaps the
cursor to the preset number field. In these instances, the LED is not used.
Some screens and parameter fields use this button as the “Enter” button. In
these cases, the LED blinks to indicate that the module is waiting for your
response to initiate the operation.
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Basic Operations
Front Panel Controller Modes
Data Entry Control
Front Panel
Controller
Modes
The Data Entry Control is a stepped, variable control switch used to change
parameter values. The wheel increments or decrements the current value
one unit with each click. This control incorporates acceleration, which
advances the value faster if the Data Entry Control is turned quickly.
The Real-time Controller Knobs serve three purposes:
1.
2.
3.
Real-time control of synthesizer parameters
“Quick Editing” the initial settings of the real-time controllers
“Deep Editing” the parameters
This section describes each of the three uses.
Real-time Control
The Real-time controller knobs provide direct control of the Xtreme Lead’s
synthesizer parameters. They are always active when on the Preset Select
(main) screen. They can optionally be used to transmit MIDI controller
messages to other MIDI devices.
The Control button (left of the knobs) changes the function of the real-time
controller knobs. Each time the button is pressed, the Control Mode toggles
to select one of the three Control Row groups. The currently selected
Control Row is indicated by the illuminated LED to the right of the button.
The control knob functions are determined by the selected Control Row.
The three Control Rows generate MIDI data that can control the preset on
the current MIDI channel (the channel showing on the Preset and main
screen. The labels (Filter Cutoff, Filter Res, Shape, Image, etc.) printed on
these rows show how the factory ROM presets may be programmed to
respond. (The controls might not conform to the front panel labels depending on
the preset.) You can change the way a preset responds to MIDI A-L messages
from the Edit menu (PatchCords).
There is an LED next to each of the control knobs which illuminates to
indicate that the knob setting has been changed from the value
programmed in the preset (when Quick Edit mode is enabled). If the knob
position is returned to the original setting, the LED is extinguished.
If the “Knobs MIDI Out” parameter in the Master menu (see “Knobs/Riff
MIDI Out” on page 86) is set to “transmit,” the system sends a MIDI
controller message when you turn off the Control knob. The MIDI
controller message is sent on the current MIDI channel (also called the
basic channel) using the controller number assigned in the Master menu
(see “Real-time Controller Assignment” on page 83).
The knobs only generate a message when you move a knob to a new value.
The current value jumps to the new value.
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Basic Operations
Front Panel Controller Modes
Quick Edit
This mode uses the Controller knobs to “Quick-Edit” the currently selected
preset without having to enter the Preset Edit menu. This mode is only
active when on the Preset Select screen and when “Quick-Edit” is enabled in
the Master menu (see “Knob Preset Quick-Edit” on page 85).
Initial controller values can be stored in every preset. When you move a
knob with Quick-Edit enabled, the Initial Controller Value is updated with
the knob’s new value. The knob’s LED lights indicating that the preset value
has been changed. The three Control Rows’ MIDI A-L values are stored in
the corresponding Initial Controller Amount parameter in the Edit menu (see
“Initial Controller Amount” on page 160). The Save/Copy button LED
illuminates to remind you that the preset has been edited. “Quick-Edits”
made to a preset are lost if you select another preset before saving them.
_
Quick-Edit mode must
be enabled in the Master menu.
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Deep Edit Mode
To Quick-Edit a Preset
Use the Control Knobs to change the sound of the current preset as
desired.
Press the Save/Copy button. The display reads, “Save Preset to.”
Press the right cursor button to select the bottom row.
Optional: Select a new preset location if you don’t want to overwrite
the current preset, or if the current preset is a ROM preset.
Press the Enter button to save the preset.
When in the Master, or Edit menus, you can use the Controller Knobs to
edit parameters. Using the Controller Knobs is a faster method for entering
data, but the Data Entry Control offers finer precision.
þ
1.
To Enable Deep Edit Mode:
Press the Master button and use the Data Entry Control to advance to
the “Knobs Deep Edit” screen as shown in the following illustration.
KNOBS DEEP EDIT
disabled
2.
3.
4.
Press either Cursor key to move the cursor to the bottom line in the
display.
Use the Data Entry Control to change the value to “enabled.”
Press the Master menu button to exit the Master menu.
When you enter any of the Edit menus:
1.
2.
3.
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The four Controller Knobs are used for editing.
All the Controller LEDs are off.
All the Control Row LEDS are off.
Basic Operations
Front Panel Controller Modes
When you turn a knob, the field value jumps to the current knob value.
You can still use the Data Entry Control for editing by moving the cursor to
the desired field.
L1
A/E/I
KEY: LO
C-2
FADE
000
B/F/J
HIGH
G8
C/G/K
FADE
000
D/H/L
To move through menus horizontally, use the Data Entry Control (the
page’s title field is the default cursor position). To move through menus
vertically (preset layers), press the left cursor to get to the layer field, then
change layers with the Data Entry Control.
• Use the Data Entry Control to move through menus (horizontally) or
layers (vertically).
• Use the Controller Knobs to change parameter values within each page.
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Basic Operations
Main Screen
Main Screen
The Preset Select screen is Xtreme Lead’s default screen (also called the
main screen) and is active when you have not selected any of the other
button-activated menus. From this screen you can change or examine the
Preset, Volume, Pan Position and Preset Location for each of the 16 MIDI
channels.
ROM or RAM Preset Location
MIDI Channel
C01
0793
MIDI Channel
Selection

The channel number
shown in the main screen is the
“basic MIDI channel” when in
Omni or Poly modes.
Preset Selection
þ
1.
2.
þ
1.
2.
Contents
128 RAM Presets
128 RAM Presets
128 RAM Presets
128 RAM Presets
128 ROM Presets
128 ROM Presets
128 ROM Presets
??
Depending on
ROM sets installed
ROM 1
USER
Bank
0
1
2
3
0
1
2
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V127
P01R
A:off
USER
bts: Logic
To Change the MIDI Channel
Press either cursor button until the cursor is underneath the channel
number. (The cursor is the little flashing line underneath one of the
parameters in the display.)
Rotate the Data Entry Control to select a MIDI channel (01-16). As the
channel number changes, the display changes to show the preset,
volume, pan and preset location associated with the displayed channel.
To Change the Preset
Press either cursor key until the cursor is underneath the preset number.
(The cursor is a little flashing line underneath one of the parameters in
the display.) As you rotate the Data Entry Control, the preset number
and name changes.
The displayed preset is assigned to the displayed MIDI channel. Presets
are arranged into banks of 128, as shown in the diagram at left.
Bank Number
Preset
Number
C01
V127
P01R
0793
bts: Logic
A:off
USER
Using the screen above as an example, the superscripted number 2 in the
second line of the display identifies the current bank number.
Basic Operations
Main Screen
• Select banks independently of the of the preset number by locating the
cursor on the Bank field and turning the Data Entry Control.
MIDI BANK SELECT
MSB LSB
cc00 cc32
USER
USER
USER
USER
00
00
00
00
00
01
02
03
Bank 0
Bank 1
Bank 2
Bank 3
XTREME
XTREME
XTREME
XTREME
07
07
07
07
00
01
02
03
Bank 0
Bank 1
Bank 2
Bank 3
This chart shows the MSB and LSB numbers needed to select preset banks over MIDI.
Select a bank, then send the program change number. Without a bank select command,
presets are selected from within the current bank.
Channel Volume
Channel Volume sets the volume of the selected MIDI channel in relation
to the other channels. This is the same parameter as MIDI volume control
#7, and changes made over MIDI are shown in the display.
Volume
þ
1.
2.
C01
V127
P01R
0793
bts: Logic
A:off
USER
To Change the Channel Volume
Press either cursor key until the cursor is underneath the volume value.
Rotate the Data Entry Control to select a volume level. The Channel
Volume range is 000-127.
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Basic Operations
Main Screen
Channel Pan
Channel Pan sets the stereo position of the selected MIDI channel. This
control operates like the balance control on your home stereo system.
Channel Pan is the same parameter as MIDI pan controller #10, and
changes made over MIDI are shown in the display.
Pan Position
C01
V127
P01R
0793
bts: Logic
A:off
USER
Note: Pan settings in the preset ADD algebraically with the Channel Pan
setting. Therefore, if the pan setting in the preset were set to “63R,” moving
the Channel Pan setting full left would return the sound to the center
position.
þ
1.
2.
Channel Arpeggiator
To Change the Channel Pan
Press either cursor key until the cursor is underneath the pan field.
Rotate the Data Entry Control to select a pan value. 64L indicates a hard
left pan, 63R indicates a hard right pan. With a setting of “00,” the
sound is centered in the stereo field.
This function controls the arpeggiator for each MIDI channel. When the
channel arpeggiator mode is set to Off, then there is no arpeggiation on
that channel, regardless of what is set up in the Master Arpeggiator or
preset. If the channel arpeggiator is On, the preset’s arpeggiator is used,
regardless of whether or not it is turned on in the Edit menu. This lets you
turn on arpeggiation from the main screen.
If the mode is set to “P” (for preset), the preset’s arpeggiator settings and
on/off status is used. If the mode is set to “M” (for master), the master
arpeggiator settings and on/off status (located in the Arp/Beats menu) are
used. See the “Arpeggiator/Beats Menu” on page 43 for more information.
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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To Play the Arpeggiator (Quick Start)
From the main screen, press either cursor key repeatedly until the
cursor is underneath the arpeggiator field (A:).
Rotate the Data Entry Control to select “P” for preset.
Press either cursor key repeatedly until the cursor is underneath the
Preset Category field and select “arp:” using the data entry control.
Press the right cursor button to move it to the Preset Name field.
Play notes or chords on the keyboard. Change presets as desired to
audition the various patterns and presets.
Basic Operations
Sound Navigator
Sound
Navigator
Preset Category
Sound Navigator allows you to search through preset and instrument
categories to find the type of sound you’re looking for. Each preset and
instrument has a name and a three letter preset category. You can create
your own categories in order to group favorite presets. The preset category
is assigned in the Edit menu (Preset Name). Instrument categories are fixed.
When you want to find presets in a particular category, you simply change
the category field in the main screen, then move the cursor to the preset
name field to scroll through all the presets in the selected category.
When the cursor is on the Preset Category field, turning the Data Entry
Control selects different preset categories. The Name Field will change to
show the first preset in each category.
C01
V127
1
064
P00
1.
2.
þ
1.
2.
Instrument Category
USER
wal: Raverotic
Preset Category
þ
A:off
Preset Name
To Change the Preset Category
Press either cursor key repeatedly until the cursor is underneath the
preset category field.
Rotate the Data Entry Control to select one of the preset categories.
Preset Categories are displayed in alphabetical order.
To Select a Preset within a Category
After selecting a category, move the cursor to the Preset Name field.
Rotate the Data Entry Control to scroll through the presets in the
selected category. Note that the preset numbers will no longer change
sequentially.
When the cursor is on the Instrument Category field (Edit menu), turning
the Data Entry Control selects different instrument categories. The Name
Field changes to show the first instrument in each category. Move the
cursor back to the instrument number to select instruments in the selected
category.
L1
INSTRUMENT
0641
ROM:XLEAD
wal: Raverotic
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Basic Operations
Multitimbral Operation
Multitimbral
Operation
Multitimbral operation means that Xtreme Lead can play more than one
sound at the same time. Follow these instructions to access multiple presets
on different MIDI channels simultaneously.
þ
1.
2.
3.
O
Save the Multisetup
using the instructions provided
in Chapter 3:Multisetup.
4.
To Set Up Xtreme Lead for Multitimbral Operation
Set the MIDI mode to “multi mode,” using the MIDI mode function in
the Master menu.
Decide which MIDI channels you want the Xtreme Lead to receive (16
channels can be used simultaneously). You can turn any unused
channels OFF using the MIDI Enable function in the Master menu.
Select the desired preset for each of the MIDI channels you want the
Xtreme Lead to receive using the MIDI Channel/Preset selection screen
(see previous instructions).
Xtreme Lead now responds multitimbrally on each of the MIDI
channels you have specified. The volume and pan position parameters
can be adjusted over MIDI (for each MIDI channel) or using the Cursor
and Data Entry Control in the Preset Select screen.
Volume
Pan
Arp
PRESET
Volume
Channel 02 Pan
Arp
PRESET
Volume
Channel 03 Pan
Arp
PRESET
Volume
Channel 16 Pan
Arp
PRESET
Channel 01
Each of the 16 MIDI channels can be assigned to play a specific Xtreme Lead preset.
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Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
Arpeggiator/Beats
Menu
Xtreme Lead’s SuperBEATS mode allows you to trigger, latch and unlatch
synced loops and grooves from separate keys on your keyboard. Select a
SuperBEATS Riff and then choose any one of Xtreme’s 1024 presets. Now by
playing 24 assignable keyboard keys, you can bring specific Parts in and
out. This is Macro-Music!
XL-1 can also run up to 16 simultaneously synced arpeggiators, each with a
different preset sound. The arpeggiators can either play one of 7 arpeggios
or can be set to play a pattern, which is a stored sequence of notes.
Combined with SuperBEATS, the number of musical permutations is
staggering!
þ To
enable the Arpeggiator/Beats menu
Press the Arp/Beats button, lighting the LED. The Arp/Beats screen displays
the menu page most recently selected since powering up Xtreme Lead. The
cursor appears below the first character of the screen heading on line one.
þ To
select a new screen
Press the Home/Enter button or press the Cursor button repeatedly until
the cursor is below the screen title heading on the top line of the display.
Rotate the Data Entry Control to select another screen.
þ To
modify a parameter
Press either Cursor button repeatedly (or hold down the right cursor button
while turning the Data Entry Control) until the cursor is below the desired
parameter value. Rotate the Data Entry Control to change the value.
þ To
access a submenu
The Beats Trigger Layout and the Master Arpeggiator screens have
submenus which are accessed by pressing the cursor buttons to move the
cursor to the lower left corner of the display. Select the submenu function
using the Data Entry Control.

Arp/Beats and Master
parameters are automatically
saved to the current multisetup
when you exit the menu, but
you may wish to save to
another location
þ To
save Arpeggiator/BEATS parameters
Press the Save/Copy button and scroll to “Save Setup”. Select a Setup
number and press Enter. See “Saving Multisetups” on page 197.
þ To
return to the main screen
Press the Arp/Beats button, turning off the LED.
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Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
SuperBEATS
Base Tempo
_
To control Riffs using
MIDI clock, be sure to set Riff
Tempo (page 54) to “use
current tempo”.
Xtreme Lead contains an internal Master Clock. The Master Clock controls
SuperBEATS, arpeggiators, synchronizes the LFOs when in tempo-based
mode, controls the times of tempo-based envelopes, and can be used as a
modulation source in the PatchCords section. There are two tempo values
shown in the display.
• Base Tempo - This is the base tempo setting before being modified by
the Tempo Controller (if engaged). See “Tempo Controller” on page 85.
• Current Tempo - This is the actual tempo. The current tempo is equal
to the base tempo modulated by the MIDI controller specified in the
Tempo Controller screen. If no MIDI Tempo controller message has been
received since the last Base Tempo change, the Current Tempo will be
equal to the Base Tempo.
The LED to the right of the button blinks at the current tempo rate.
þ To
1.
2.
Change the Master Tempo
Move the cursor to the lower line of the display.
Adjust the Base Tempo using the Data Entry Control.
BASE TEMPO
TAP -> enter
120 bpm (current: 182)
3.
To Tap Tempo - Tap the Enter button at least three times when the
cursor is on the top line of the display. Keep tapping to continuously
update the tempo on each tap. The tap tempo range is 25-300 bpm.
The Base Tempo values range from 1 through 300 beats per minute (BPM)
or you can select “use MIDI” to use an external MIDI clock source.
SuperBEATS
O
L.E.D. Beat Markers
• The Audition LED flashes off
quickly on each downbeat and
flashes off for a longer period on
the Riff Loop.
• The Clock LED flashes to mark
each quarter note.
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SuperBEATS is a 16-track play-only sequencer that is optimized for live
performance and groove creation. XL-1 contains dozens of special 16-part
BEATS Riffs created by some of the best producers in the business. BEATS
Riffs are normally used in conjunction with a “bts” preset containing the
appropriate percussion mapping, but any preset can be selected and used.
The BEATS channel is selected from the Beats enable screen in the Arp/Beats
menu.
Here’s how it works. Each of the 16 parts is assigned to a keyboard key on
the selected Trigger MIDI channel. Each part is brought in or out by
pressing that key. Keys can also be Latched (press the key once to turn the part
on, press it again to turn the part off). Other control keys allow you to Mute
All Parts, Clear All Parts, and Start & Stop the groove. The 16 parts are
arranged in the following manner:
Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
SuperBEATS
Instr/Wild
9. Perc3/Fill1
10. Perc4/Fill2
11. Perc5/Fill3
12. Perc6/Fill4
13. Inst1/Wild1
14. Inst2/Wild2
15. Inst3/Wild3
16. Inst4/Wild4
For each BEATS Riff, you have 2 Grooves, 4 Fills which correspond to the
four parts of the Main and Alternate groove, and 4 Instrument parts. By
adding and removing parts, you control the complexity of the groove.
Each part can also be scaled by Key Velocity, allowing you to fade parts in
and out (if velocity is routed to volume) as you play, or can be Transposed
over a six octave range.
Each part can be assigned to any one of four Groups, which allow multiple
parts to be triggered from a single key.
Default Assignment
of BEATS
Group 3
Start/Stop
Mute
The chart below shows the default assignment of each Part, the 4 Groups
and the Control Keys (shown in bold). These assignments can be modified
to suit your personal preference.
Inst 2/Wild 2
Inst 4/Wild 4
Trigger layouts are saved
with the Multisetup. See
“Trigger Layouts” on page 221
to examine several other factory
BEATS trigger layouts.
5. Kick2
6. Snare2
7. Hihat2
8. Perc2
Perc / Fills
HiHat 2
Perc 3/Fill 1
Perc 5/Fill 3

1. Kick1
2. Snare1
3. Hihat1
4. Perc1
Snare 1
Perc 1
BEATS (BTS) Riffs are
special 16-part riffs made
especially for use with BEATS
mode. A Riff without the BTS
prefix only has Part 1 recorded.
Alt. Groove
Main Groove
Alt. Groove
C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 A1 B1 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 A2 B2
Kick 1
HiHat 1
Kick 2
Snare 2
Perc 2
Perc 4/Fill 2
Perc 6/Fill 4
Inst 1/Wild 1
Inst 3/Wild 3
Group 1
Group 2
Group 4
Clear Parts
TrigHold
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Main Groove
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Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
SuperBEATS
O
Starting BEATS mode
with the Start/Stop key allows
you to start the sequencer
rolling silently. Then you can
bring Parts in and out using the
“Busy” control.
• Start/Stop Trigger
• Clear Parts
O
If Mute is set to 1-bar,
the Part mutes for 1 bar then
un-mutes.
O
Start/Stop doesn’t clear
latched parts when it stops the
sequencer. Any trigger played
after stopping will not only start
the sequencer and play that
trigger's part, but also play all
previously latched parts.
• Mute
• Trig Hold
Starts the beat sequencer from the beginning of
the sequence. When latched, pressing once starts
and pressing again stops. When unlatched, the
sequence runs as long as the key is held.
Once the BEATS sequencer is started, it continues
to run even if no triggers are active.
Clears any enabled parts. This control provides a
quick and easy way to shut off all latched Parts.
Latch mode has no effect on this key.
Mutes all Parts while held, but the Beats sequencer
continues running.
When this key is held, all other Trigger Keys
behave as if they were in Latch mode.
The BEATS sequencer plays as long as any BEATS triggers are active. BEATS
Riffs can also be Restarted using a MIDI Song Start command even if the
BEATS channel is not currently selected. The Audition LED illuminates
whenever the BEATS sequencer is running (even if no Parts are playing).
Pressing the Audition button or starting a Demo causes the Beats sequencer
to stop. Pressing the Audition button plays Parts 1-4 & 16 on “bts:” presets.
All Arp/BEATS parameters are saved with the Multisetup. (See
“Restoring Multisetups” on page 196 for more information.)
BEATS Mode
This screen turns BEATS mode on and has several other features which
allow flexible control over BEATS mode. There are several status modes that
determine when BEATS will be turned on and which Riff will be used.
BEATS and BEAT Triggers can be set to different MIDI channels. This allows
you to perform on two MIDI channels at once with a keyboard that only
transmits on a single MIDI channel.
BEATS MODE
BtsCh: Basic

The Basic Channel is the
MIDI channel currently
displayed in the Main Screen.
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Status: P
TrigCh:Basic
Status
• Off . . . . . . . BEATS mode off.
• On . . . . . . . . BEATS mode on. The Riff assigned in the preset is used.
• P . . . . . . . . . BEATS mode is turned on ONLY if the Riff assigned in the
preset is a “BTS” riff. The Riff assigned in the preset is used.
(Default setting)
• M. . . . . . . . . BEATS mode on. The Master Riff is used (Arp/Beats menu).
Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
SuperBEATS
BEATS MODE
BtsCh: Basic
Status: P
TrigCh:Basic
Beats Channel (BtsCh)
• 01-16 . . . . . Selects the MIDI channel on which BEATS play.
• Basic . . . . . . BEATS play on the MIDI channel displayed in the Main Screen.
Trigger Channel (TrigCh)
• 01-16 . . . . . . . Selects the MIDI channel on which Trigger Keys will be active.
• Basic . . . . . . . . Sets the Trigger Keys to the MIDI channel displayed on the
Main Screen.
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If you don’t select a
“bts:” preset, only the first
trigger key will work.
Riffs marked “BTS” have 16
parts. Riffs without “BTS” have
only 1 part.
þ
To Play BEATS (Quick Start)
Select any preset with the bts: prefix.
2. Play the keyboard keys from C1 to B2.
3. Refer to the “Default Assignment” diagram on page 45 and try out each
of the keys.
4. Try out the Wild 1-4 knobs and other “bts:” presets. Now check out the
other cool BEATS controls explained in this chapter!
• If BEATS are not playing: Locate the screen at the top of this page in
the Arp/Beats menu and set the parameters exactly as shown.
1.
þ
To Play BEATS on a different MIDI channel
This is just an example of how you might use this feature.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Set your MIDI keyboard to transmit on channel 2.
Set the Status to P.
Set the Beats Channel to 01.
Set the Trigger Channel to Basic.
Select any “bts:” preset on channel 1 (main screen).
From the main screen, change to channel 2 and select another preset.
The Trigger Keys now play BEATS and the other keys play the preset on
channel 2.
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Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
SuperBEATS
BEATS Controllers
BEATS can be controlled using the front panel real-time controllers or
external MIDI continuous controllers. Controllers are patched to BEATS
via the Preset PatchCords located in the Edit menu. The following Preset
PatchCord destinations control BEATS.
Beat Velocity Group 1-4 (BtsVelG1 -> BtsVelG4)
Parts assigned to one of the four BEATS groups can have their velocity
scaled by the controller input. Since most “bts” presets have velocity
controlling volume, this control can be used to mix the relative levels of
the Groups.
Beats velocity works as a percent addition. An input value of 0 (or no Cord)
means change the velocity by 0%. A full scale modulation setting of 100%
in the PatchCord adds 100% to the velocity value 100% + 100% = 200%. A
Patchord setting of -100% subtracts 100% from the velocity (making it 0).
Beat velocity scalings are reset with a preset change.
Beat Xpose Group 1-4 (BtsXpsG1 -> BtsXpsG4)
Parts assigned to one of the four BEATS groups are transposed by the
controller input. Transpose works by shifting the keyboard position and
not by changing the tuning of individual notes. Therefore, on a BEATS
presets (bts), where different instruments are assigned to each key,
Transpose has the effect of changing the instrument used by a particular
part. This control ADDS to the Part Transpose set in the Beats Transpose
screen (page 52). Beat transpose offsets are reset with a preset change.
Transposed
+12
Tick
909 Click
Machine Kick
Kick
Snare
808 Snare
Simmons Tom
909 Tom
Tom Wave
909 Tom
Waver Tom
909 Tom
Cymbal
Ride Cymbal
Splash Cymbal
Splashy Cymbal
Ride Cymbal
Bongo Tone
Bongo Tip
Low Conga
Timbale 3
Agogo Hi-Tone
Cabasa
Guiro
Guiro
Guiro
Wood Block
Wood Block
Triangle Mute
Triangle Open
Kick
Fun Scratch
Original
Parts
Crowd
Beat Busy (BtsBusy)
This destination determines which parts are enabled. Beat Busy will accept
either positive or negative values.
• Positive values Add parts to whatever parts are triggered
• Negative values Remove parts that are triggered.
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SuperBEATS
O
A PatchCord amount of
50% is enough to drive Beat
Busy to the maximum setting.
Bidirectional Mod Wheel:
Set Mod Wheel to BtsBusy with
a Cord amount of +100, then
add a DC bias to BtsBusy with a
Cord amount of -50. Wheel now
adds or subtracts “Busyness”.
Suppose the pitch wheel (which can output both positive and negative values)
were connected to Beat Busy and four Key Triggers are down. As the pitch
wheel is moved from center to fully up, the remaining parts will be enabled
until the pitch wheel is fully up and all parts are playing. Moving the pitch
wheel from center to fully down, the four triggered parts are sequentially
removed until at the most negative position of the wheel, no parts are
playing.
The Busy control acts on the BEATS condition whenever the control is
changed. Playing more triggers without changing the Busy control simply
adds them until the Busy control is changed again, at which point it will
possibly add or subtract parts as needed.
The interaction between the Busy control, Triggers, Part Velocity and Group
Velocity can get complicated, but works according to this rule:
WHICHEVER CONTROL WAS LAST CHANGED TAKES OVER
When interacting with the Group Velocity scale control, the Busy control
ignores group velocity even when it is set to zero, enabling and disabling
parts as necessary. If the Group Velocity is changed after the Busy control, it
takes control, scaling parts as it deems necessary.
O
The Busy control does take the Part velocity into account when adding and
subtracting parts. If a part has a velocity of 0%, it is removed from the list of
parts that the Busy control adds or subtracts. Therefore, you can use the
Part Velocity control to remove parts you don’t want to hear.
Cool Tip! Connecting
Key Pressure to Beat Busy at
50% increases BEAT complexity
the harder you press.
Brings in Parts
Beat
Busy
Removes Parts
Played
Positive controller values bring in new Parts and negative controller values remove
Parts that are latched or held. In this example, the Pitch Wheel is connected to
Beat Busy since it outputs negative as well as positive values.
Beat Variation (BtsVari)
Beat Variation varies which Parts are brought in and out using the Beat
Busy control. Increasing this control mixes up the order in which Parts are
brought in and out, thus providing even more permutations to the BEAT.
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SuperBEATS
Beats Trigger Layout
_
Save your Beats Trigger
Layouts and all other Arp/BEATS
parameters using the “Save
Setup” function located in the
Save/Copy menu.
This screen assigns the BEATS triggers to keyboard notes on the BEATS
channel. For each Part, Group and Control Key you can select the following
options:
• Key . . . . . . . . . Selects which keyboard key triggers the Part
• Latch . . . . . . . . The first key press turns the Part on, the next turns it off.
• Unlatch . . . . . . The Part plays only while the key is held.
• 1-bar . . . . . . . . The Part plays for one bar then stops.
BEATS TRIGGER LAYOUT
Part 1
Key: C1
unlatch
1-Bar Trigger Option
The 1-bar option requires a bit of explanation. When a trigger key is pressed
before the last beat of the measure, the part will continue playing until the
end of the measure. If the Trigger Key is pressed after the last beat of the
measure, the part waits until the next measure before playing. Then it plays
for the entire measure and stops. The time signature and the measure
bounds are determined by the particular BEATS Riff you are playing.
Trig Key
pressed before
the last beat
1
2
Part continues
to end of measure
then stops.
3
4
1
Measure 1
2
3
Measure 1
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3
4
Measure 2
Trig Key
pressed
here
1
2
4
Part begins at
next measure and
plays entire measure
1
2
3
Measure 2
4
Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
SuperBEATS
Beats Trigger Offset
This function slides the Beats Trigger keys (assigned in the previous screen) up
and down the keyboard. This makes it easy to change the keyboard location
of the trigger keys without having to re-assign each key. A positive offset
moves the group of triggers up the keyboard by the designated number of
keys. Negative offsets move the trigger group lower on the keyboard.
BEATS TRIGGER OFFSET
+000 keys
Negative Offset
Positive Offset
Trigger
Keys
Beats Trigger Offset slides the entire group of beats triggers up or down the keyboard.
Beats Part Velocity
Each note of a BEATS Riff can have its recorded velocity scaled by a value
(from 0 to 120%) of the recorded velocity or the actual played velocity of
the trigger key can be used (trigger vel). For example, if a note’s velocity is
80, scaling by 110% will increase the note’s velocity to 88. This feature
allows you to control the mix of the different parts in advance or “on-thefly” as you play. If a part’s velocity is set to 0%, that part will be removed
from the mix.
Select Part
P1
BEATS PART VELOCITY
Scaled by: trigger vel
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
To Set the Velocity for each Part
Press the left cursor button to move the cursor under the Part field.
Select the Part number using the Data Entry Control. Parts 1-16 can be
selected. (All parts, shown as an “A”, can be edited at once if “Edit All
Layers” is enabled in the Master menu.)
Move the cursor to the bottom line using the cursor keys and adjust the
Velocity Scaling percentage using the Data Entry Control.
Repeat steps 1 through 3 for all the Parts you wish to adjust.
Press the Enter/Home button or use the cursor keys to move the cursor
back to the screen heading.
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SuperBEATS
Beats Part Transpose
Each Part of a BEAT Riff can be transposed up to 36 semitones up or down.
Transpose works by shifting the keyboard position and not by changing the
tuning of individual notes. Therefore, on a BEATS preset (bts:), where
different instruments are assigned to each key, Transpose has the effect of
changing the instrument used by a particular part. On a preset where a
single sound covers the entire keyboard, Transpose will actually transpose
the sound.
Select Part
P1
BEATS PART TRANSPOSE
+00 semitones
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
To set the Transposition for each Part
Press the left cursor button to move the cursor under the Part field.
Select the Part number using the Data Entry Control. Parts 1-16 can be
selected. (All parts, shown as an “A”, can be edited at once if “Edit All
Layers” is enabled in the Master menu.)
Move the cursor to the bottom line using the cursor keys and adjust the
Transposition in semitones using the Data Entry Control.
Repeat steps 1 through 3 for all the Parts you wish to adjust.
Press the Enter/Home button or use the cursor keys to move the cursor
back to the screen heading.
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Tick
909 Click
Machine Kick
Kick
Snare
808 Snare
Simmons Tom
909 Tom
Tom Wave
909 Tom
Waver Tom
909 Tom
Cymbal
Ride Cymbal
Splash Cymbal
Splashy Cymbal
Ride Cymbal
Bongo Tone
Bongo Tip
Low Conga
Timbale 3
Agogo Hi-Tone
Cabasa
Guiro
Guiro
Guiro
Wood Block
Wood Block
Triangle Mute
Triangle Open
Kick
Fun Scratch
Original Transposed
Part
+12
Crowd
Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
SuperBEATS
Beats Part Group
This screen is where you assign Parts to one of the four Groups. By
grouping, you can play multiple parts with a single key. A part can be in
one and only one group, or in no groups.
Select Part
P1
BEATS PART GROUP
Group: 2
_
All Parts assigned to a
Group will stop playing when
the Group key is triggered, then
untriggered even if the
individual Parts in the Group are
latched.
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Master Riff
To Assign a Part to a Group
Press the left cursor button to move the cursor under the Part field.
Select the Part number using the Data Entry Control. Parts 1-16 can be
selected. (All parts, shown as an “A”, can be edited at once if “Edit All
Layers” is enabled in the Master menu.)
Move the cursor to the bottom line using the cursor keys and select the
Group (1-4 or none) using the Data Entry Control.
Repeat steps 1 through 3 for all the Parts you wish to assign.
Press the Enter/Home button or use the cursor keys to move the cursor
back to the screen heading.
The Master Riff is selected from this screen. The Master Riff is used when
Master (M) is selected for BEATS in Beats mode enable screen.
MASTER RIFF
Plays: TranzAmbient 1
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
XLEAD
To Assign the Master Riff
Use the cursor buttons to move the cursor to the lower line of the
display.
Select the desired Riff using the Data Entry Control. (BEATS Riffs are
identified by the BTS prefix.)
If there is more than one ROM in XL-1 you can select Riffs from either
ROM set. Move the cursor under the ROM ID and select using the Data
Entry Control.
Press the Enter/Home button or use the cursor keys to move the cursor
back to the screen heading.
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SuperBEATS
Riff Tempo
This setting determines whether Riff Tempo (the tempo stored with each
Riff) or the Current Tempo (the Base Tempo from the Master Clock) will be
used for BEATS.
To control the Riff Tempo from MIDI clock, set Riff Tempo to “use current
tempo” and Base Tempo to “use MIDI”.
RIFF TEMPO
use riff tempo
þ
1.
2.
3.
Riff Controllers
To Set the Riff Tempo Mode
Use the cursor buttons to move the cursor to the lower line of the
display.
Select “use riff tempo” or “use current tempo” using the Data Entry
Control.
Press the Enter/Home button or use the cursor keys to move the cursor
back to the screen heading.
Riffs contain real-time control information. This function allows you to
turn these controllers On or Off for the Riffs. This control affects Audition
Riffs as well as BEATS Riffs.
RIFF CONTROLLERS
use riff controllers
þ
1.
2.
3.
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To Turn Riff Controllers On or Off
Use the cursor buttons to move the cursor to the lower line of the
display.
Select “use riff controllers” or “ignore riff controllers” using the Data
Entry Control.
Press the Enter/Home button or use the cursor keys to move the cursor
back to the screen heading.
Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
SuperBEATS
MIDI Song Start
This function enables or disables MIDI Song Start for the Arpeggiator and
Riffs. The MIDI Song Start option restarts the arpeggiator and/or Riff (BEAT)
to the beginning when a MIDI Song Start command is received. This is
useful for synchronizing arpeggios and BEATS when recording into, or
playing along with a sequencer. You can choose to resync: Arp, Riff, both
Arp and Riff, or disable MIDI Song Start.
MIDI SONG START
resyncs arps & riffs
Arp/Riff
MIDI Out
This parameter selects whether or not the Arpeggiator and/or Riff (BEATS)
note data is sent to the MIDI out port. This feature lets you use XL-1 as an
arpeggiator or sequencer for your other MIDI instruments. It also lets you
record the arpeggios and Riffs into a MIDI sequencer. You can choose to
transmit: Arpeggiator data, Riff data, both Arp and Riff data, or nothing.
ARP/RIFF MIDI OUT
don’t transmit
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Arpeggiators
Arpeggiators
An arpeggiator moves a pattern of notes sequentially over a range of the
keyboard. Xtreme Lead has the unique ability to play a different arpeggiator
on each MIDI channel!
Arpeggiator settings can be defined as part of the preset (using the Arp
parameters in the Edit menu), or globally in the Arpeggiator menu. The
preset and master arpeggiators have the same parameters which we define
in this chapter.
The Arp field in the main screen defines which arpeggiator settings will be
used. “M” uses the master Arpeggiator settings and on/off status (as defined
in the Arpeggiator menu). “P” uses the preset’s arpeggiator settings and on/
off status (as defined in the Edit menu). Choosing “On” uses the preset’s
arpeggiator settings regardless of whether or not it is turned on in the Edit
menu and Off turns off the arpeggiator regardless of the settings and status
specified in either menu.
_
SAVE your Arp setups
and name them using the “Save
Setup” function located in the
Save/Copy menu. See“Saving
Multisetups” on page 197.
Arp Settings in the
Preset are Used
C01
V127
P00
0473
arp: Sine Drum
A:P
USER
All arpeggiators share XL-1’s master clock and its current setting. The
master clock can be XL-1’s internal clock or an external MIDI clock.
Although the arpeggiators use the master clock setting, the tempo divisor
can be unique for each arpeggiator setup.
Arpeggiator modes include up, up/down, forward assign, backward assign,
forward/backward assign and random as well as play Patterns. Patterns are
pre-recorded sequences of notes and rests. All key-on notes play the
pattern. For example, if you play a chord, all the notes in the chord play the
pattern in harmony. Xtreme Lead contains 200 factory patterns and 100
user definable patterns.
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Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
Master Arpeggiator Parameters
Arp Controllers
The Arpeggiators can be controlled using the front panel real-time
controllers or external MIDI continuous controllers. Controllers are
patched to Arps via the Preset PatchCords located in the Edit menu. See
“Preset Patchcords” on page 159. The following Preset PatchCord destinations control the Arpeggiators.
Arpeggiator Resolution (ArpRes)
This control changes the Arpeggiator Note Value. It adds to the note value
set in the Arpeggiator Note Value screen. See “Note Value” on page 59.
Arpeggiator Extension (ArpExt)
This control changes the Arpeggiator Extension Count. It adds to the
extension count programmed in the Arpeggiator Note Value screen. See
“Extension Count” on page 61.
Arpeggiator Velocity (ArpVel)
This control changes the Arpeggiator Velocity Value. It scales the velocity
value set in the Arpeggiator Note Value screen. See “Velocity” on page 60.
Arpeggiator Gate (ArpGate)
This control changes the Arpeggiator Gate Time. It adds to the gate time set
in the Arpeggiator Gate Time screen. See “Gate Time” on page 60.
Arpeggiator Interval (ArpIntvl)
This control modulates the Arpeggiator Extension Interval. It adds to the
extension programmed in the Arpeggiator Extension Interval screen. See
“Extension Interval” on page 61.
Master
Arpeggiator
Parameters
þ To
1.
2.
3.
4.
Access the Master Arpeggiator Parameters
Press the Arpeggiator menu button lighting the LED. The Arpeggiator
menu screen displays the menu page most recently selected since
powering up Xtreme Lead. The cursor appears below the first character
of the screen heading on line one.
Use the right cursor button to advance the cursor to the first field in the
bottom line of the screen.
Now, use the Data Entry Control to access the various Master
Arpeggiator parameters.
Save your Arpeggiator settings using the “Save Setup” function on the
Save/Copy menu.
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Master Arpeggiator Parameters
Status
The Status parameter turns the Master Arpeggiator on and off. The Channel
Arpeggiator setting in the main screen overrides this setting. For example, if
you set the Arpeggiator in the main screen to “off,” and turn it “on” here, it
still will not play.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Status
Mode
off
The Mode parameter determines the direction or pattern mode of the
arpeggiated notes.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Mode
up
The eight arpeggiator modes are:
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•
Up
Held notes arpeggiate continuously from lowest to
highest pitch.
•
Down
Held notes arpeggiate continuously from highest to
lowest pitch.
•
Up/Down
Held notes arpeggiate continuously from lowest to
highest pitch, then from highest to lowest, then repeat
this cycle.
•
Fwd Assign
Held notes arpeggiate continuously in the order in
which the keys were pressed.
•
Bkwd Assign
Held notes arpeggiate continuously in the reverse order
in which the keys were pressed.
•
Fwd/Bkwd
Held notes arpeggiate continuously in the order in
which the keys were pressed, then arpeggiate in the
reverse order that they were pressed. The cycle is then
repeated.
•
Random
Held notes arpeggiate continuously in a random
fashion.
•
Pattern
Held notes play the selected pattern (see “Pattern” on
page 59 for details).
Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
Master Arpeggiator Parameters
Note Value
The Note Value determines the duration of each note played. This
parameter is used in non-pattern mode only.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Note Value

Note value has no effect
when the mode is set to
“pattern.”
1/8 dot
Following is a list of possible Note Values and the relative number of clocks
used for each.
Note Value
MIDI Clock
Double Whole Note......................192
Dotted Whole Note........................ 144
Double Note Triplet ....................... 128
Whole Note.....................................96
Dotted Half Note.............................. 72
Whole Note Triplet .......................... 64
Half Note ........................................48
Dotted Quarter Note ........................ 36
Half Note Triplet .............................. 32
Quarter Note...................................24
Dotted Eighth Note.......................... 18
Quarter Note Triplet......................... 16
8th Note..........................................12
Dotted 16th Note ............................... 9
8th Note Triplet.................................. 8
16th Note..........................................6
Dotted 32nd Note ........................... 4.5
16th Note Triplet................................ 4
32nd Note .........................................3
Arpeggiator Pattern
Speed
The Arpeggiator Pattern Speed parameter lets you change the playback rate
of Patterns by 1/4x, 1/2x, 1x (normal), 2x or 4x normal speed.
Pattern
This field lets you choose the pattern used when the arpeggiator Mode is set
to “Pattern.” There are 200 factory programmed patterns and you can
create an additional 100 user definable patterns (see “Editing a User Arpeggiator Pattern” on page 66).
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Pattern
991 Pattern Name
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Master Arpeggiator Parameters
Velocity
The Velocity parameter determines the velocity at which each note arpeggiates. Velocity can be defined by the velocity value specified (from 1
through 127), or by the actual velocity of the played note (played). Bear in
mind that velocity values do not have an effect on the sound unless the
preset is programmed to respond to velocity.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Velocity
Gate Time
The Gate Time parameter works together with the Note Value parameter.
Just as Note Value defines the length of a note, the Gate Time sets the
percentage of the Note Value time played. This can have a dramatic effect
on the sound depending on how the envelope generators are programmed.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Gate

The note-on time is used
for the start-of-time when
calculating note durations. See
“Duration” on page 63.
played
100%
With a Gate Time setting of 100% the note is held on until the next note
starts. The envelope generators never advance to the Release stages. With a
Gate Time setting of 50%, the note is released halfway through the note
cycle and the envelope generators proceed to their release stages until the
next note occurs. Refer to the following illustration.
Selected Note Value (8th notes, 16th notes, etc.)
Gate
Time
100%
75%
50%
25%
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key-on
time
key-on
time
key-on
time
Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
Master Arpeggiator Parameters
Extension Count
The Extension Count parameter specifies how many times the Extension
Interval is carried out. With an Extension Count of 0, the arpeggio plays
only the notes pressed. With an Extension Count of 1, the arpeggio plays
the notes pressed, then plays the same notes (in the same order), transposed by the Extension Interval amount. The cycle is then repeated.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Extension Count
4
For example, with the Extension Interval set to 12 (an octave) and an
Extension Count of 2, and with the Arpeggiator Mode set to Fwd Assign, if
you played E2, then C2, then G2, the arpeggiated sequence would consist
of: E2, C2, G2, then E3, C3, G3, and then E4, C4, G4. The Extension Count
values range from 0 through 15. Refer to the following illustration.
Back
2
1
3
5
4
6
Extend 1
8
7
9
Extend 2
Played
Extension Interval
The Extension Interval specifies the additional intervals played when you
press a key. For example, suppose you played C2 with an Interval of 7 (a
Major 5th), Up mode, and an Extension Count of 2. The arpeggio alternates
between C2 and G2.
The Extension Interval values range from 1 through 16.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Extension Interval
7
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Master Arpeggiator Parameters
Sync
The Sync parameter defines when a note is played in relation to when the
key is pressed. When set to “Key Sync”, the note sounds the instant a key is
pressed. When set to “Quantized”, the note does not sound until the next
occurrence of the selected note value.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Sync
key sync
The following diagram illustrates how Key Sync and Quantize work.
Key
Pressed
Note Sounds
Immediately
Key Sync
Quarter Notes
Note Doesn't Sound until
the Next Quarter Note
Quantize
Quarter Notes
Pre-Delay
The Pre-Delay value determines how long the arpeggiator is delayed before
becoming active after the first “note-on.” During the pre-delay period,
notes are played normally (as if the arpeggiator was off). After the pre-delay
period has elapsed, the arpeggiator kicks in. Once you release all the keys
on the controller, the pre-delay starts over with the next note-on. In combination with the Duration parameter, Pre-Delay lets you change the
arpeggio patterns to create many more variations.
You can play the preset normally as long as you don’t hold the notes longer
than the Pre-Delay. If you do, the arpeggiator starts in. When used in
conjunction with multiple arpeggiators or BEATS mode, Pre-Delay allows
you to offset the time between the different patterns.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Pre-Delay
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off
Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
Master Arpeggiator Parameters
Duration
This parameter defines how long the arpeggiator plays before stopping. The
Duration is specified in note values. Therefore if an arpeggio were running
at a 16th Note Value and the Duration were set to a whole note, the arpeggiator would play 16 steps before stopping. After the duration has elapsed,
the arpeggiator remains inactive until the key is released. If Duration is set
to Off, the arpeggio repeats as long as the notes are held (Infinite Duration).
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Duration
1 / 1d
Duration can be used to modify the patterns and increase the possible
pattern combinations and variations. Because this parameter limits the
length of arpeggiator play time, it can change the arpeggio pattern when
the Duration is less than the length of the arpeggio. You can set the
arpeggio to repeat continuously using the Recycle function described below.
Post-Delay
This parameter is only relevant when both the “Duration” and “Recycle”
parameters are not in the “Off” state. The Post-Delay value determines how
long the arpeggiator is delayed after the Duration period. (Please refer to the
diagram on the following page). During the post-delay period, notes are
played normally (as if the arpeggiator was off). After the post-delay period
has elapsed, the arpeggiator either jumps to the beginning of the Pre-Delay
period or to the beginning of the Duration period depending on the
Recycle setting.
If the arpeggiator is playing an extension when the Duration expires, the
notes in the extension will continue to sound during the Post-Delay (and
Pre-Delay if on). On the next pass through the Duration period, the
extension continues where it left off.
Post-Delay increases the number of possible variations in the beat and
allows the recycle loop to be set to an exact measure of time.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Post-Delay
off
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Master Arpeggiator Parameters
Keys
Pressed
Notes Sound
Arp Plays
Notes Sound
Pre-Delay
Duration
Post-Delay
R
ec
R
ec
Recycle
yc
le o
n
y c l e o N o - Pre Dly
n/
This parameter works together with the Duration and Pre/Post Delay parameters. When these are enabled without one of the Recycle options turned
on, the pattern or arpeggio normally stops. With Recycle On, the arpeggio
instantly resets the pattern to the beginning of the Pre-Delay period after
the duration value has elapsed and repeats the pattern or arpeggio. Another
option called “on/No-PreDelay” bypasses the predelay period.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Recycle
on/No-PreDly
Keyboard Thru
When enabled, Keyboard Thru merges the notes not arpeggiated with the
arpeggiated notes. This gives the effect of two parts playing at once.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Keyboard Thru
Latch
With Latch mode On, any notes you play remain on until you press them
again. Latched notes can be halted by turning Latch off in this screen, or by
turning off the Arpeggiator for the channel in the main screen.
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Latch
64 E-MU Systems
off
on
Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
Master Arpeggiator Parameters
Key Range
Use the Key Range parameter to set the keyboard range for the arpeggiator.
Notes inside the range will arpeggiate while notes outside the specified
range will not arpeggiate. Use the Extensions parameters to exceed the
upper boundary of the Key Range (see the information about Extensions
beginning on page 61).
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Key Range
C-2->G8
Move the cursor under the first key and use the Data Entry Control to
define the lowest key to be arpeggiated. Move the cursor under the second
key value and use the Data Entry Control to define the highest key to be
arpeggiated.
Send MIDI System
Exclusive Data
Transmits the Arpeggiator Patterns via the MIDI out port as MIDI System
Exclusive data to another Xtreme Lead or to a computer/sequencer for
backup. Using the cursor key and the Data Entry Control, select the MIDI
data you want to transmit. See Send MIDI System Exclusive Data in the
Master chapter for additional details about recording SysEx.
User Patterns
Transmits all the User patterns.
000 to 990

Send data as you would
a regular sequence. Sending
data in one huge chunk may
clog the MIDI input buffer on
Xtreme Lead.
Transmits only the individual pattern you have selected.
SEND MIDI SYSEX DATA
All User Arp Patterns
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Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
Master Arpeggiator Parameters
Editing a User
Arpeggiator Pattern
Xtreme Lead lets you create and edit your own arpeggiator patterns. Using
the Edit User Pattern menu, you can create up to 100 user patterns and each
pattern can be up to 32 steps in length.
When you edit a pattern, you are writing directly into memory—no Save
command is required. This is different from the Edit menu where you must
Save a preset before it will be overwritten. If you want to modify an existing
pattern and keep the original, you must first COPY the pattern you want to
edit to another location using the function in the Copy menu (See
page 195). Refer to the instructions below and the following parameter
descriptions to create your own patterns.
Bank 0 = User Patterns
Bank 1 = Factory Patterns
Bank 2 = Factory Patterns
O
Before editing a Pattern,
select Master Arpeggiator (M) in
the main screen and set the
Arpeggiator to the Pattern you
are editing. This lets you hear
the Pattern as you edit it.
EDIT USER PATTERN
011 DRUMnBASS 1
þ To
1.
2.
Select the Pattern to Edit
From the Edit User Pattern screen shown above, move the cursor to the
bottom line and select the pattern you want to edit. The Enter LED
begins flashing.
Press the Enter button to confirm that you want to edit the selected
pattern. The “User Pattern Edit” page appears.
PTRN
S01
Pattern Step
number
KEY
+0
VEL
ply
DUR
1/8
RPT
2
Key offset
Velocity
Duration
Repeat
Pattern Step
Number
You can set up to 32 steps for each arpeggiator pattern. This field selects
which step you will be editing from 1 to 32.
Key
This parameter defines what happens during the current step. The Key
parameter can do one of five different operations. Following is a description
of each of the key functions and how to use them.
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Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
Master Arpeggiator Parameters
Key Offset
This parameter defines not the actual note of the arpeggiator playback, but
instead specifies the amount of offset, in semitones, from the original note
played. You can set a Key Offset from -48 to +48 for each step. For example,
if you play a “C” on the keyboard with the Key Offset amount for the first
step set to “+1,” the first step in the pattern will be “C#.”
-48
-36
-24
Offset
-12
0
Played
Note
+12
+24
+36
+48
+ Offset
Tie
_
This function extends the duration of notes beyond the values given in the
duration field by “tying” notes together. You can tie together any number
of consecutive steps.
IMPORTANT: The Gate
function in the arpeggiator
MUST be set to 100% when
using the tie function, otherwise
the tied note is retriggered
instead of extended.
+2
tie
-5
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Rest
Instead of playing a note, you can define the step as a Rest. The Duration
parameter specifies the length of the rest. Rests can be tied together to form
longer rests.
Skip
This command simply removes the step from the pattern. The Skip feature
makes it easy to remove an unwanted step without rearranging the entire
pattern. You’ll be happy to know that the velocity, duration and repeat
parameters are remembered if you decide to put the step back later.
End
This command signals the end of the pattern. Any steps programmed after
the step containing the End command are ignored.
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Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
Master Arpeggiator Parameters
Velocity
Each note in the pattern plays using either a preset velocity value (from
1 through 127), or using the actual velocity of the played note (ply).
Note: Velocity values will not have an effect on the sound unless velocity is
programmed to do something in the preset.
Duration
This parameter sets the length of time for the current step, defined as a note
value, based on the Master Tempo. The selectable note durations are
described below.
1/32
1/16t
1/32d
1/16
1/8t
1/16d
1/8
1/4t
1/8d
1/4
Repeat
1/2t
1/4d
1/2
1/1d
1/1t
1/2d
1/1
2/1t
2/1
Half Note Triplet
Dotted Quarter Note
Half Note
Dotted Whole Note
Whole Note Triplet
Dotted Half Note
Whole Note
Double Whole Note
Triplet
Double Whole Note
Each step can be played from 1 to 32 times. A repeat setting of “1” indicates
the step will be played one time (not repeated one time or played twice).
þ To
1.
2.
3.
4.
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32nd Note
16th Note Triplet
Dotted 32nd Note
16th Note
8th Note Triplet
Dotted 16th Note
8th Note
Quarter Note Triplet
Dotted Eighth Note
Quarter Note
Edit a User Pattern
The first field in the Edit User Pattern field defines the pattern’s step
number. Start with the pattern Step 01.
Define the Key Offset, Velocity, Duration and Repeat values.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you have setup the desired number of steps
in the pattern.
Set the Key Offset to “End” on the last step in the pattern.
Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
Master Arpeggiator Parameters
User Pattern Name
The User Pattern Name page lets you enter a name for any User Arpeggiator
Pattern.
PTRN
S01
þ To
1.
2.
KEY
+0
VEL
ply
DUR
1/8
RPT
2
Name a User Pattern
From the Pattern Edit screen shown above, position the cursor under
the PTRN field.
Turn the Data Entry Control clockwise. The following screen appears.
USER PATTERN NAME
000 Mod Spinach
3.
4.
5.
Move the cursor to the bottom line and edit the Pattern name using the
Data Entry Control and Cursor keys.
Move the cursor to the “Home” position (shown above) by pressing the
Home/Enter button, then turn the Data Entry Control counterclockwise one click to return to the Pattern Edit screen.
Turn the Data Entry Control counterclockwise multiple clicks to jump
back to the main Arpeggiator menu screen.
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Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
Multi-Channel Arpeggiating
Multi-Channel
Arpeggiating
One of the coolest features in XL-1 is its ability to run multiple arpeggiators
at the same time. The interactions of multiple note sequences can be
complex and fascinating. XL-1 lets you run up to sixteen arpeggiator
patterns at once! Even two or three patterns at once can create very
complex sequences and dynamic landscapes of sound.
Arp on
Chan 1
A-D
E-H
I-L
FIL
FILTER
TER CUTOFF
ATT
TTACK
ACK
WILD 1
Arp on
Chan 2
FIL
FILTER
TER RES
DECAY/RLS
DECAY/RLS
WILD 2
SHAPE
MOVEMENT
WILD 3
Arp on
Chan 3
IMAGE
RATE
RA
TE
WILD 4
MASTER
EDIT
DEMOS
VOLUME
A/E/I
B/F/J
C/G/K
POWER
D/H/L
AUDITION
ARP/BEA
ARP/BEATS
TS
SAVE/COPY
SA
VE/COPY
HOME/ENTER
MIDI
MIDI In
MIDI Out
REAL
TIME
CONTROLLERS
ASSIGNABLE
KEYS
PRESET
LEVEL
EXIT
ENTER
SAMPLE
PAGE
SEQUENCER
PRESET SELECT
1
2
3
4
5
6
RETURN
7
8
9
0
.
EMULATOR
Master Keyboard transmitting on
MIDI channels 1, 2, 3
Here’s one way to use this ultra-powerful feature. There is one arpeggiator
for each MIDI channel. In order to arpeggiate on multiple channels, you
need a controller that can output multiple MIDI channels at once.
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Set up your MIDI keyboard so that it outputs the entire keyboard on
MIDI channels 1 and 2. This procedure varies with the type of keyboard
you own. Refer to the owner’s manual that came with your keyboard
for instructions.
Put XL-1 into Multi mode. This is located in the Master menu, MIDI
Mode page.
On the main screen, turn the arpeggiator “on” for MIDI channels 1 and
2. (We’re only using two channels for now to keep it simple.) Select a
different preset for each MIDI channel while you’re at it.
C01
V127
P00
A:on XLEAD
0473
arp: Sine Drum
Start playing. You should be hearing two arpeggiators playing at once.
Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
Using a MIDI Interface to Channelize Data
Try experimenting with presets and settings. For example:
•
•
•
•
Change presets on one or both of the MIDI channels you are using
(1 & 2). Since each factory preset has different arpeggiator settings,
changing the preset not only changes the sound, but the
arpeggiator settings as well.
Press the Control button on the front panel to select “I-L” (the LED
in the third row is illuminated). Adjust the front panel control
knobs. These knobs usually control the arpeggiator on presets with
the “arp:” prefix.
Try changing one of the channel’s arpeggiator setting to “M”
instead of “on.” Now press the Arpeggiator Menu button and adjust
the arpeggiator parameters in real time.
From the Master Arpeggiator menu, set the Mode to Pattern then
explore the different patterns. There are 300 patterns available!
MASTER ARPEGGIATOR
Pattern
991 Pattern Name
Now you’re getting the picture. This machine is beyond awesome!
Using a MIDI
Interface to
Channelize
Data
Not all keyboards or controllers can transmit on multiple MIDI channels at
once. If your MIDI controller only transmits on a single MIDI channel,
there are other ways to use the multi-channel arpeggiators. A MIDI
interface such as Mark of the Unicorn’s MIDI Time Piece®, or a MIDI router
box will convert data on one channel to any other channel or channels.
Data on Channels 1, 2, 3
MIDI In
A-D
E-H
I-L
FILTER
FIL
TER CUTOFF
ATT
TTACK
ACK
WILD 1
FILTER
FIL
TER RES
DECA
DECAY/RLS
Y/RLS
WILD 2
A/E/I
B/F/J
MIDI OUT
MIDI In
C/G/K
IMAGE
RATE
RA
TE
WILD 4
D/H/L
MASTER
EDIT
POWER
AUDITION
ARP/BEA
ARP/BEATS
TS
SAVE/COPY
SA
VE/COPY
HOME/ENTER
MIDI
XTREME LEAD
MIDI Out
MIDI IN
SHAPE
MOVEMENT
WILD 3
DEMOS
VOLUME
MIDI
INTER
FACE
MIDI Interface
MIDI Out
Older Keyboard which only
transmits on MIDI Channel 1.
Your MIDI Interface may be able to output MIDI data on multiple channels at once.
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Arpeggiator/Beats Menu
Using a MIDI Interface to Channelize Data
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Master Menu
The Master menu contains functions that affect the overall operation of
Xtreme Lead. For example, changing the Master Tune parameter changes
the tuning of all the presets, not just the one currently displayed.
þ
To enable the Master menu
Press the Master button, lighting the LED. The Master Menu screen displays
the menu page most recently selected since powering up Xtreme Lead. The
cursor appears below the first character of the screen heading on line one.
_
Warning: Master Menu
changes are automatically
saved when you exit the menu.
If the power is turned off before
you exit the menu any changes
you have made will be lost.
þ
To select a new screen
Press the Home/Enter button or press the Cursor button repeatedly until
the cursor is below the screen title heading. Rotate the Data Entry Control
to select another screen.
þ
To modify a parameter
Press either Cursor button repeatedly (or hold down the right cursor button
while turning the Data Entry Control) until the cursor is below the desired
parameter value. Rotate the Data Entry Control to change the value.
þ
To return to the main screen
Press the Master button, turning off the LED.
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Master Menu
Defining Master Parameters
Defining
Master
Parameters
Transpose/Tune
Master setup parameters affect overall performance, range, and global
effects. This section describes the Master parameters and how to define
them.
The Transpose parameter transposes the key of all presets, in semitone
intervals. The transpose range is ± 24 semitones.
Master Tune adjusts the fine tuning of all presets so that you can tune
Xtreme Lead to other instruments. The master tuning range is ± 1 semitone
in 1/64th semitone increments (1.56 cents). A master tune setting of “+00”
indicates that Xtreme Lead is perfectly tuned to concert pitch (A=440 Hz).
MASTER TRANSPOSE
+00 semitones
Bend Range
The Bend Range parameter sets the range of the pitch wheel. This affects
only presets that have their individual Pitch Bend range (defined in the Edit
menu) set to Master. The maximum pitch bend range is ±12 semitones or
one octave in each direction.
MASTER BEND RANGE
+/- 7 semitones
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TUNE
+00
Master Menu
Defining Master Parameters
Velocity Curve
You can modify incoming velocity data by a velocity curve in order to
provide different types of dynamics in response to your playing, or to better
adapt to a MIDI controller. The Master Velocity Curve lets you select one of
thirteen master velocity curves or to leave the data unaltered (linear).
MASTER VELOCITY CURVE
13
120
Result Velocity
Result Velocity
120
100
100
Linear
80
60
40
20
Curve 2
80
60
40
20
0
0
0
20
40
60
0
80 100 120
40
60
80 100 120
Played Velocity
Played Velocity
120
Result Velocity
120
Result Velocity
20
100
100
Curve 9
80
60
40
20
80
60
Curve 13
40
20
0
0
0
20
40
60
80 100 120
Played Velocity
0
20
40
60
80 100 120
Played Velocity
For a complete list of all available velocity curves, see “Velocity Curves” on
page 225 of the Appendix.
Mix Output
The Mix Output parameter allows you to override the routing assignments
made in each preset and instead assign the outputs according to MIDI
channel. For each of the 16 MIDI channels, you can select Send 1-4, or
Preset. When Preset is selected, the output assignment defined in the Preset
Edit menu is used.
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Master Menu
Defining Master Parameters
MIX OUTPUT
channel 16: use preset
MIX OUTPUT
channel 15: Send 1
The Sends function as effect processor inputs (effect sends). The four Effect
Sends allow you to get the most out of the two effect processors. For
example, with Effect B set to an echo algorithm, you could route one MIDI
channel to Send 3 and set the effect amount to 80%. Another MIDI channel
could be routed to Send 4 with an effect amount of only 5%. This is almost
like having two different effects!
OUTPUT SECTION
& EFFECTS PROCESSORS
MIDI Channel 1
Preset
MIDI Channel 2
Preset
FX Sends
Send 1 15%
Send 2 10%
MIDI Channel 3
MIDI Channel 4
MIDI Channel 5
Send 3 0%
Send 4 0%
S
E
N
D
1
MIDI CHANNEL
2
S
E
N
D
3
S
E
N
D
4
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Send 1 0%
Send 4 15%
N
D
MIDI Channel 16
FX Sends
Send 3 20%
S
E
Effect
A
B➟A
Send 2 0%
MIDI Channel 6
Hall 1
Chorus
Effect
B
M
A
I
N
Master Menu
Master Effects
Master Effects
The digital effect processors can be programmed as part of the preset (using
the Edit menu) so that effects will change along with the preset. However,
there are only two effect processors, and so you cannot have a different
effect on each preset when in Multi mode.
The Master Effects settings assign the effect processors “globally” for all
presets to provide a way to use the effects in Multi mode. Detailed information is presented in the Effects chapter (see Effects on page 177).
Effects Mode
The FX Mode page enables or bypasses the effects. When the FX Mode is set
to “bypass,” the effects are turned off on a global scale. This includes Effects
programmed in the preset.
FX MODE
enabled
Effects Multi Mode
Control
The routing scheme for the two stereo effects processors provides a lot of
versatility. When in multi mode, you can “use master settings” which
applies the Master menu effects settings to all 16 MIDI channels.
FX MULTIMODE CONTROL
use master settings
If you want more control, you can use the “channel” setting which applies
the effects settings of the preset on a specified channel to all the other
channels. Changing the preset on the specified channel changes the effect.
FX MULTIMODE CONTROL
preset on channel 1
If you are in Omni or Poly modes this parameter is disabled and the
message in parentheses explains that XL-1 is currently in Omni mode.
FX MULTIMODE CONTROL
(using Omni mode)
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Master Menu
Master Effects
Master FXA
Algorithm
This function selects the type of effect used for the “A” effect. The following
effect types are available.
MASTER FXA ALGORITHM
Room 1
A Effect Types
1.
Room 1
23.
BBall Court
2.
Room 2
Room 3
Hall 1
Hall 2
Plate
Delay
Panning Delay
Multitap 1
Multitap Pan
3 Tap
3 Tap Pan
Soft Room
Warm Room
Perfect Room
Tiled Room
Hard Plate
Warm Hall
Spacious Hall
Bright Hall
Bright Hall Pan
Bright Plate
24.
Gymnasium
Cavern
Concert 9
Concert 10 Pan
Reverse Gate
Gate 2
Gate Pan
Concert 11
Medium Concert
Large Concert
Large Concert Pan
Canyon
DelayVerb 1
DelayVerb 2
DelayVerb 3
DelayVerb 4 Pan
DelayVerb 5 Pan
DelayVerb 6
DelayVerb 7
DelayVerb 8
DelayVerb 9
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
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25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
Master Menu
Master Effects
FXA Parameters:
Decay/HF Damping
FxB -> FxA
This page lets you define the parameters of the selected Effects algorithm.
Use this page to setup the effect decay, high frequency damping amount
and to route “B” effects through the “A” effects. See “Effect Parameters” on
page 179 for more details.
FXA
FXA Send Amounts
DECAY
040
HFDAMP
096
These parameters set the effects amounts for each of the four stereo effects
busses. See “Master Effects” on page 182 for detailed information.
FXA SEND AMOUNTS
2: 50%
3: 10%
Master FXB
Algorithm
FxB>FxA
001
1:100%
4: 0%
This parameter selects the type of effect used for the “B” effect. The
following effect types are available.
MASTER FXB ALGORITHM
Chorus 1
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Master Menu
Master Effects
B Effect Types
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
FXB Parameters:
Feedback/LFO Rate
Delay Time
Chorus 1
Chorus 2
Chorus 3
Chorus 4
Chorus 5
Doubling
Slapback
Flange 1
Flange 2
Flange 3
Flange 4
Flange 5
Flange 6
Flange 7
Big Chorus
Symphonic
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
FEEDBK
000
LFORATE
003
DELAY
0
These parameters set the effects amounts for each of the four stereo effects
busses. See the Effects chapter for detailed information.
FXB SEND AMOUNTS
2: 50%
3: 10%
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Ensemble
Delay
Delay Stereo
Delay Stereo 2
Panning Delay
Delay Chorus
Pan Delay Chorus 1
Pan Delay Chorus 2
Dual Tap 1/3
Dual Tap 1/4
Vibrato
Distortion 1
Distortion 2
Distorted Flange
Distorted Chorus
Distorted Double
The FXB parameters setup the characteristics of the effect. Use this page to
define the feedback amount, the LFO rate and delay amount for the
selected type “B” effect. See “Effect Parameters” on page 179 for details.
FXB
FXB Send Amounts
17.
1:100%
4: 0%
Master Menu
MIDI Parameters
MIDI
Parameters
MIDI Mode
MIDI parameters control how the Xtreme Lead sends and receives MIDI
data.
MIDI Mode selects one of the three MIDI modes: Omni, Poly or Multi
mode.
MIDI MODE
omni
CHANGE
ignored
The MIDI Mode Change parameter specifies whether mode changes made
through an external MIDI controller are accepted or ignored.
The MIDI modes are as follows:
Omni
Responds to note information on all MIDI channels and plays the preset
currently displayed in the main screen.
Poly
Responds only to note information received on the currently selected MIDI
channel (on the preset selection screen) and plays that channel’s associated
preset.
Multi
Responds to data on any combination of MIDI channels and plays the
specific preset associated with each of the MIDI channels. You must select
multi mode for multitimbral operation.
MIDI SysEx ID
_
WARNING: When
transferring SysEx data from
one Xtreme Lead to another,
the ID numbers of both units
must be the same.
This page defines the MIDI system exclusive (SysEx) device ID number. The
SysEx ID lets an external programming unit to distinguish between
multiple Xtreme Lead units connected to the same preset editor. In this case
each unit must have a unique SysEx ID number.
MIDI SYSEX ID
000
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Master Menu
MIDI Parameters
MIDI Enable
MIDI Enable lets you turn each MIDI channel on and off independently
when in Multi mode. This feature is helpful when you have other devices
connected to the same MIDI line and do not want the Xtreme Lead unit to
respond to the MIDI channels reserved for the other devices.
MIDI ENABLE
channel 01: On
Because the MIDI Enable function only makes sense if you are in Multi
mode, Xtreme Lead disables this feature when in Omni or Poly mode.
MIDI Program
Change -> Preset
In Multi
Mode
MIDI ENABLE
channel 16: On
In Omni
Mode
MIDI ENABLE
(using Omni mode)
You can also remap incoming MIDI program changes to a different
numbered preset. This is a handy feature when your master keyboard
cannot send a bank change or you want to reorder preset numbers. Any
preset can be mapped to any incoming MIDI program change number.
For example, you could set up the Program -> Preset map to call up preset
#12 whenever Xtreme Lead receives MIDI program change #26.

The Program->Preset
Change only works for program
changes received in Bank 0.
The four fields shown below are editable.
MIDI PROG CHNG
000
Incoming Program
Change in Bank 0
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ROM Bank
->
PRESET
User
0000
Program No.
Bank No.
Master Menu
MIDI Parameters
O
Programs and presets
are the same thing. “Preset” is
E-MU’s term for MIDI Program.
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
4
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
10 44 91 50 01 15 88 99 78 32 88
2
20 34 73 106 55 43 75 12 120 121 100
Selected
Program
30 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
40 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
Mapped
Program
50 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
60 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69
70 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79
80 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89
90 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109
110 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119
120 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127
In this chart, program changes 10-29 have been remapped to new preset numbers. All
other presets are selected normally.
Receive Program
Change
Use this function to instruct the Xtreme Lead to utilize or ignore incoming
MIDI preset changes or Bank Select commands for each channel. Use the
cursor buttons to select the channel number field, then use the Data Entry
Control to select a channel number. Use the cursor button again to select
the On/Off field and the Data Entry Control to change the value.
RECEIVE PROGRAM CHANGE
channel 01 : on
Real-time Controller
Assignment
Use these three pages to assign twelve real-time control sources. Each MIDI
Controller is assigned a letter (A - L). The front panel Controller Knobs and
twelve MIDI controller numbers share the A-L controller routings. These
screens let you select which MIDI real-time controllers numbers will
be received (from 1 to 31 and from 64 to 119) and which controller
numbers will be transmitted over MIDI if the front panel controls are
turned.The PatchCord routing and amount in the Edit menu determine
what effect the controller has on each preset. Real-time controllers are
shown in the PatchCord menu as MIDI A through MIDI L.
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Master Menu
MIDI Parameters
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Xtreme Lead factory
presets have certain synth
parameters assigned to each
controller letter and so these
are “Global” controller
assignments.
For example, assigning a MIDI
controller to “A” in this screen
would let you control filter Fc
for all the factory presets. See
“Front Panel Knob Functions” on
page 203.
The Real-time Controller assignment also specifies which controller
numbers are transmitted when the “Knobs MIDI Out” is enabled (see
“Knobs/Riff MIDI Out” on page 86).
REALTIME CONTROLLER #
A: 21 B: 22 C: 23 D: 24
REALTIME CONTROLLER #
E: 25 F: 26 G: 27 H: 28
REALTIME CONTROLLER #
I: 80 J: 81 K: 91 L: 93
Note: Controllers 7 and 10 are already assigned to Volume and Pan for each
MIDI channel. Controllers 91 & 93 are the standard controller numbers for
reverb and chorus send amounts.
Following are a few of the standardized MIDI Controller numbers as
defined by the MIDI manufacturers association. The controllers shown in
Bold are automatically routed to the destination (volume & pan) or have
their own PatchCord source. Others, such as Portamento Time, can be
routed using a PatchCord to have the desired effect.
1 - Modulation Wheel
2 - Breath Controller
3 - Old DX7 Aftertouch
4 - Foot Pedal
5 - Portamento Time
6 - Data Entry
MIDI Footswitch
Assign
7 - Volume
8 - Balance
9 - Undefined
10 - Pan
11 - Expression
Like the MIDI Controllers, you can assign three MIDI footswitches to MIDI
footswitch numbers. Footswitches numbers are from 64-79. Destinations
for the footswitch controllers are programmed in the PatchCord section of
the Edit menu.
FOOTSWITCH CONTROLLER #
1: 64
2: 65
3: 66
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MIDI Parameters
Following are a few of the standardized MIDI Switch numbers.
64 - Sustain Switch (on/off)
67 - Soft Pedal (on/off)
65 - Portamento (on/off)
69 - Hold Pedal 2 (on/off)
66 - Sostenuto (on/off)
Tempo Controller
This function allows a MIDI controller to change the Master Tempo. The
Global Tempo is used for the clock divisor PatchCords, tempo-based
envelopes and synced LFOs. (See “Clock Modulation” on page 98.) You can
assign any controller number from 0-31, mono key pressure, or the pitch
wheel to change the Global Tempo.
A different controller can be used to change the tempo up or down. The
Pitch Wheel can be assigned to both the up and down parameters to vary
the tempo up and down from a single controller. If any other controller is
assigned to both the up and down parameters, Xtreme Lead redefines the
center of the controller’s range as zero (so it acts like a pitch wheel).
MIDI Controller values are added to the Base Tempo with a range of ±64.
When the controller is set to “off” the tempo returns to its original setting.
This control has no effect when using an external clock.
TEMPO CONTROLLER#
Up: 03
Knob Preset
Quick-Edit
Down: 09
CHAN
16
“Quick-Edit” changes the initial controller setting in the preset whenever
you move a Control Knob. This parameter selects whether or not the front
panel Controller Knobs are used to Quick-Edit the currently selected preset.
See “Real-time Control” on page 35 in the Operations chapter for more
details.
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Quick Edit does not work
while in the Edit menu with
“Knobs Deep Edit” enabled.
KNOBS PRESET QUICK-EDIT
disabled
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Master Menu
MIDI Parameters
Knobs
Deep Edit
This parameter specifies whether or not the front panel controller knobs
can be used to edit parameter values in the Master or Edit menus. This is
called “Deep-Editing.” With Knob Deep Edit disabled, the front panel
controller knobs retain their function as real-time controllers even when in
the Master or Edit modes.
KNOBS DEEP EDIT
disabled
Knobs/Riff MIDI Out
This function allows you to select whether or not MIDI controller data is
transmitted when you turn the front panel Controller knobs. The knobs
transmit on the controller numbers defined by the Real-time Controller
Assign parameter (see page 83). This function also enables or disables transmission of Riff note data over MIDI when the Audition button is pressed.
If Deep Edit is enabled, “Knobs MIDI Out” does not work while in any of
the editing menus (Master, Edit, Save/Copy).
KNOBS/RIFF MIDI OUT
don’t transmit
Preset Edit All Layers
Enable
This function allows you to turn the Edit All Layers feature on or off. “Edit
All Layers” is an Edit menu feature which allows you to select all layers (A)
in order to edit all four layers simultaneously. Because this feature can be
confusing to the beginning programmer, it can be disabled here in the
Master menu. Check this feature out when you’re ready. It’s great!
PRESET EDIT ALL LAYERS
enabled
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MIDI Parameters
Front Panel Knob
Calibration
This function calibrates the minimum and maximum values for the five
front panel knobs. The controls should be calibrated periodically in order to
compensate for normal wear and tear on the controls themselves or if the
controls behave strangely. Before calibration, it’s usually a good idea to let
the unit warm up for about half an hour to ensure you have the maximum
range on all the front panel controls.
þ
1.
To Calibrate the Front Panel Control Knobs
Press the Master menu button and advance to the Calibrate Knobs page.
CALIBRATE KNOBS
Start
2.
Press the Enter button to begin the calibration process. The following
screen appears.
Turn all knobs to MIN
Press Enter when ready
3.
Turn all knobs to their minimum value (which is pegged in the counterclockwise direction), then press the Enter button. The screen briefly
flashes, “Reading Values…,” then displays:
Turn all knobs to MAX
Press Enter when ready
4.
Turn all knobs to their maximum value (pegged in the clockwise
position), then press the Enter button. The display shows, “Reading
Values… Done.” Calibration is complete.
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Master Menu
MIDI Parameters
MIDI SysEx Packet
Delay
Sometimes errors occur if the computer or sequencer to which you are
sending MIDI SysEx data is faster or slower than the Xtreme Lead. The
MIDI SysEx Packet Delay command lets you specify the amount of delay
between MIDI SysEx packets so the input buffer of your computer does not
overflow, causing an error. The value range is from 0 through 8000 milliseconds. A delay value of zero allows full speed MIDI transfer. If you are
experiencing data transmission errors, try increasing the delay value until
the problem disappears.
MIDI SYSEX PACKET DELAY
300 milliseconds
Send MIDI System
Exclusive Data
This command transmits MIDI System Exclusive (SysEx) data to the MIDI
Out port of Xtreme Lead. The MIDI data can be sent to a computer,
sequencer or to another Xtreme Lead. When transferring data between two
Xtreme Leads be sure both units have the same SysEx ID number! See
“MIDI SysEx ID” on page 81 to learn how to change the SysEx ID.
Using the cursor key and the Data Entry Control, select the type of MIDI
data you want to transmit. Following are descriptions of the types of MIDI
data that can be transmitted.
Current Multisetup
Transmits all parameters in the Master menu except Tuning Tables,
Program/Preset Map and Viewing Angle.
Program /Preset Map
Transmits the MIDI Program -> Preset Map.
All User Tuning Tables
Transmits all 12 user User Tuning Tables.
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The Preset, Volume,
and Pan information for all 16
channels is included when the
Multi mode Map settings are
transmitted or received.
Multimode Map
Transmits the following parameters:
• Multimode Basic Channel
• Multimode Effects Control Channel
• Multimode Tempo Control Channel
and for each MIDI Channel…
•
•
•
•
•
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Mix Output
Multimode Channel Enable
Multimode Bank Map
Multimode Receive Program Change
Master Menu
MIDI Parameters
_
WARNING: When
transferring SysEx data from
one Xtreme Lead to another,
the ID numbers of both units
must match.
Bank 0 User Presets
Transmits all the user defined presets in Bank 0.
Bank 1 User Presets
Transmits all the user defined presets in Bank 1.
Bank 2 User Presets
Transmits all the user defined presets in Bank 2.
Bank 3 User Presets
Transmits all the user defined presets in Bank 3.
Any Individual Preset
Transmits only the selected preset.
All User Arp Patterns
Transmits all user arpeggiator patterns.
All User Data
Transmits ALL: user presets, user tuning tables, user arp patterns, and user
multisetups.
The Enter LED will be flashing. Press the Enter button to confirm the
operation. To receive MIDI data, simply send the MIDI data into Xtreme
Lead from another Proteus or from a computer/sequencer.
SEND MIDI SYSEX DATA
bank 1 user presets
þ
1.
2.
þ
To Record MIDI SysEx Data into a Sequencer:
Setup the sequencer to receive system exclusive data.
Place the sequencer into record mode, then Send MIDI Data.
To Receive MIDI SysEx Data from a Sequencer:
Simply play back the sequence containing the SysEx data into Xtreme Lead.
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Master Menu
MIDI Parameters
User Key Tuning
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The user key tuning can
be used to tune individual
percussion instruments.
Screen Viewing
Angle
User Key Tuning lets you create and modify 12 user definable tuning tables.
The initial frequency of every key can be individually tuned, facilitating the
creation of alternate or microtonal scales.
Using the cursor keys and the Data Entry Control, select the user table
number, the key name, the coarse tuning and the fine tuning. The key
name is variable from C-2 to G8. Coarse Tuning is variable from 0 to 127
semitones. The fine tuning is variable from 00 to 63 in increments of 1/64
of a semitone (approx. 1.56 cents). For each preset, the specific tuning table
is selected in the Edit menu.
USER KEY TUNING
Key: C1
Crs: 036
This function changes the viewing angle of the display so that you can read
it easily from either above or below the unit. The angle is adjustable from
+7 to -8. Positive values will make the display easier to read when viewed
from above. Negative values make the display easier to read from below.
VIEWING ANGLE
+0
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Fine: 00
Programming Basics
This chapter explains how Xtreme Lead sounds are constructed and
contains important background information on how to create your own
custom presets.
Your initial involvement with Xtreme Lead will most likely be using the
existing presets and selecting MIDI channels. While the factory presets are
very good, there are some things you will probably want to change
eventually, perhaps the LFO speed, the filter frequency or the attack time.
You may also want to make your own custom presets using complex
modulation routings. This module will do far more than you ever imagined
and there are whole new classes of sound just waiting to be discovered.
Each preset can consist of up to four instrument layers. Each of the four
layers can be placed anywhere on the keyboard and can be crossfaded or
switched according to key position, velocity, or by using a real-time control
such as a wheel, slider, pedal, LFO or envelope generator. A preset can also
be “linked” with up to 2 more presets creating additional layering or splits.
Xtreme Lead has an extensive modulation implementation using two
multi-wave LFO’s (Low Frequency Oscillators), three multi-stage envelope
generators and the ability to respond to multiple MIDI controllers. You can
simultaneously route any combination of these control sources to multiple
destinations.
There are 512 user locations (USER Banks 0-3) available to store your own
creations or edited factory presets. It’s easy and fun to edit or create your
own unique presets.
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Programming Basics
Modulation
Modulation
To modulate means to dynamically change a parameter, whether it be the
volume (amplitude modulation), the pitch (frequency modulation), and so
on. Turning the volume control on your home stereo rapidly back and
forth is an example of amplitude modulation. To modulate something we
need a modulation source and a modulation destination. In this case, the
source is your hand turning the knob, and the destination is the volume
control. If we had a device that could turn the volume control automatically, we would call that device a modulation source.
Turning the volume control back and forth on your home stereo is an example of
Amplitude Modulation.
Xtreme Lead is designed so that each of the variable parameters, such as the
volume, has an initial setting which is changed by a modulation source.
Therefore in the case of volume, we have an initial volume that we can
change or modulate with a modulation source.
Two main kinds of modulation sources on Xtreme Lead are Envelope Generators and Low Frequency Oscillators. In the example above, an envelope
generator could be routed to automatically turn the volume control as
programmed by the envelope. Or, a low frequency oscillator could be
routed to turn the volume up and down in a repeating fashion.
Positive modulation adds to the initial amount. Negative modulation
subtracts from the initial amount.
Summing Nodes
All the modulation inputs on Xtreme Lead are summing nodes. This means
that you can connect as many modulation sources as you want to an input
(such as Pitch or AmpVol). Modulation sources are simply added algebraically— connecting two knobs one set to -100 and the other set to +100
yields a net value of zero.
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Modulation Sources
Modulation
Sources
Modulation sources include Envelope Generators, Performance Controllers and
Low Frequency Oscillators. In the previous example, an envelope generator
was routed to automatically turn the volume control as programmed by the
envelope, or, a low frequency oscillator could be routed to turn the volume
control up and down in a repeating fashion. The following is a list of the
modulation sources used in Xtreme Lead.
Keyboard Key
Which key is pressed.
Key Velocity
How fast the key is pressed.
Release Velocity
How fast the key is released.
Gate
High if the key is pressed, low when the key is released.
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Tip: Try routing Key
Glide to Filter Frequency if you
want the filter to smoothly
follow pitch in solo mode.
Routing Key Glide to Pan
creates another interesting
effect.
Key Glide
A smoothly changing control source based on the Glide Rate and the
interval between the last two notes played.
Pitch and Mod Wheels
Synthesizer pitch bend and modulation wheels.
Keyboard Pressure (mono aftertouch)
Key Pressure applied after the key is initially pressed.
Pedal
A continuously variable pedal controller.
Miscellaneous Controllers A -L
Any type of MIDI continuous controller data.
Low Frequency Oscillators (2 per layer)
Generate repeating waves.
Envelope Generators (3 per layer)
Generate a programmable “contour” which changes over time when a key
is pressed.
Noise & Random Generators
Generate spectrums of noise and random signals.
Footswitches
Change a parameter when the switch is pressed.
Clock Divisor
The master tempo clock can be divided and used as a modulation source.
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Modulation PatchCords
Random Sources
Random modulation sources can be used when you want the timbre of the
sound to be “animated” in a random or non-consistent manner.
• Key Random 1 & 2 generate different random values for each layer
which do not change during the note.
• The White & Pink Noise Generators produce varying random values. Both white and pink noise sources are low frequency noise
designed for control purposes. Either noise source can be filtered even
more by passing it through a lag processor.
• The Crossfade Random function generates the same random value
for all layers in a preset. This source is designed to be used for crossfading and cross-switching layers, although you may find other uses.
Modulation
PatchCords
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The controller Knobs
assignments printed on the
front panel are the system
defaults. You can change any
of these assignments using the
Real-time Controller
Assignment page in the Master
menu (see page 83 for details).
When setting up modulation with the XL-1, you define a modulation
source and a modulation destination. Then, you connect the source to the
destination using “PatchCords.” XL-1’s PatchCords are connected in the
software. Xtreme Lead has 24 general purpose PatchCords for each layer.
You can connect the modulation sources in almost any possible way to the
modulation destinations. You can even modulate other modulators. Each
PatchCord also has an amount parameter which determines “how much”
modulation is applied to the destination. The modulation amount can be
positive or negative. Negative values invert the modulation source.
Modulation
Source
LFO 1
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Amount +/-
-
+
Destination
Amp
Volume
Modulation
Source
Destination
LFO 1
LFO 2
Amp Env
Filt Env
Aux Env
Wheel
Pressure
etc.
Amp Vol
Pitch
Pan
LFO Rate
Aux Env
Env Atk
Glide
etc.
Programming Basics
Envelope Generators
Envelope
Generators
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An envelope can be described as a “contour” which is used to shape the
sound over time in a pre-programmed manner. There are three envelope
generators per layer and all of them are the rate/level type.
This is how the rate/level (time based) envelopes work: When a key is
pressed, envelope starts from zero and moves toward the Attack 1 Level at
the Attack 1 Rate. As soon as it reaches this first level, it immediately begins
the next phase and moves toward the Attack 2 level at the Attack 2 rate. As
long as the key is held down, the envelope continues on through the Decay
1 and Decay 2 stages. If the key is still held when the envelope reaches the
end of Decay 2, it simply waits there for you to release the key. When you
release the key, the envelope continues into the Release 1 and Release 2
stages, stopping at the end of the Release 2 stage. XL-1’s envelope generators provide great flexibility for programming both complex and simple
envelopes.
2
y1
Dcy2
Rl
s1
At
k1
Atk
Dc
If two adjacent
segments have the same level
in a “time-based” envelope, the
segment will be skipped.
Adjacent segments must have
different levels for the rate
control to work.
Rls2
level
time
Sustain
Key
Down
Key
Released
All three envelope generators have the six stages described above. The
Volume Envelope generator controls the volume of the voice over time.
The Filter Envelope generator is a general purpose envelope most often
used to control the filter frequency. Unlike the Volume Envelope, however,
the Filter Envelope can have a negative level value as well as a positive
level. There is also an Auxiliary Envelope generator which is a general
purpose envelope. The Auxiliary Envelope is identical to the Filter Envelope
and can have negative as well as positive levels. You can adjust the time of
each stage to create myriad envelope shapes, which in turn shape the
sound over time.
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By routing the Auxiliary
or Filter Envelopes to control
the pitch (PatchCords) you can
easily hear the shape of the
envelopes you are creating.
• Volume envelopes contour the way the volume of a sound changes
over time determining how we perceive that sound. For example, a
bell struck with a hammer is instantly at full volume, then slowly dies
away. A bowed violin sound fades in more slowly and dies away
slowly. Using Xtreme Lead’s Volume Envelope, you can simulate the
different types of natural instrument volume envelopes by programming them appropriately.
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Envelope Generators
Tempo-based Envelopes
Tempo-based envelopes are based on Time which is controlled by the
Master Tempo (located in the Master menu). The Master Tempo rate scales the
time of the Tempo-based envelope segments. The Master Tempo can also be
set to use an external MIDI clock so that the envelope times can be
synchronized to external sequencer or arpeggiator tempo changes.
Tempo-Based Envelopes
= Initial Setting
= Increase Master Tempo
= Decrease Master Tempo
Envelope Repeat

The Envelope Generators can also be made to repeat. When the envelope
repeat function is On, the Attack (1&2) and Decay (1&2) stages will
continue to repeat as long as the key is held. As soon as the key is released,
the envelope continues through its normal Release stages (1 & 2).
Only the Filter and
Auxiliary Envelopes have the
repeating feature.
1
Dcy
1
Atk
2
Dcy
2
s1
Rl
Atk
Rl
s1
level
Repeat
Re..
time
Key Down
Key Released
The diagram above show how the looping envelopes work. When the key is
pressed the envelope goes through its regular Attack 1, Attack 2, Decay 1
and Decay 2 stages. In non-looping mode, the envelope would hold at the
end of the Decay 2 stage until the key was released. In looping mode
however, it jumps back to the Attack 1 stage and repeats the first four
stages. It continues to loop through these four stages until the key is
released where it immediately jumps to the Release 1 stage.
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Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs)
Low
Frequency
Oscillators
(LFOs)
A Low Frequency Oscillator or LFO is simply a wave which repeats at a slow
rate. The Xtreme Lead has two multi-wave LFOs for each channel. The LFO
waveforms are shown in the following illustration.
Ra ndo m
T r i a ngl e
Sawtooth
S i ne
S qu a r e
33% Pulse
25% Pulse
16% Pulse
12% Pulse
LFO Tricks & Tips:
• The Random LFO wave is
truly random and is different
for each voice and layer.
• The Pattern (Pat) waveforms
will sound the same on
different layers and voices.
• Sine + Noise is very useful for
simulating trumpet and flute
vibrato.
P a t : O c t a ves
(two cords)
Pat: Sus4 trip
C
F
G
★ When routing Hemi-quaver
to Pitch:
+38 = major scale
-38 = phrygian scale
+76 = whole tone scale
(+38) + (+76) = diminished
P a t : F i f t h+ O c t a v e
+ Octave
- Octave
P a t : N eener
C
G
C
S i ne 1 , 2
Sine 1,3,5
C
A#
G
odd amount = S+H sound
S i ne + N o i s e
Note: References to musical
intervals in the pattern LFO
shapes are with the LFO
routed to pitch and a
PatchCord amount of +38.
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Try combining the
Pattern LFOs, or controlling the
amount of one with another, or
combining them with the clock
divisors.
H em i - qu a ver
By examining the diagram of the LFO waveforms, you can see how an LFO
affects a modulation destination. The shape of the waveform determines
the result. Suppose we are modulating the pitch of an instrument. The sine
wave looks smooth, and changes the pitch smoothly. The square wave
changes abruptly and abruptly changes from one pitch to another. The
sawtooth wave increases smoothly, then changes back abruptly. The
sound’s pitch follows the same course. Controlling the pitch of an
instrument is an easy way to hear the effects of the LFO waves.
Like the Auxiliary Envelope, LFOs can be routed to control any real-time
function such as Pitch, Filter, Panning, or Volume. A common use for the
LFO is to control the pitch of the sound (LFO -> Pitch). This effect is called
vibrato and is an important performance effect. Many presets use this
routing with the modulation wheel controlling “how much” LFO
modulation is applied. Another common effect, Tremolo, is created by
controlling the volume of a sound with the LFO (LFO -> Volume).
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Clock Modulation
You might use the LFOs to add a slight bit of animation to the sound by
routing the LFO to control the filter. For this effect, set the LFO “amount”
low for a subtle effect.
When a PatchCord amount is a negative value, the LFO shape is inverted.
For example, inverting the sawtooth wave produces a wave that increases
abruptly, then smoothly glides down.
N egativ e A mou nt
-
Sa wt o o t h
Clock
Modulation

Envelopes are triggered
on the positive going edge of
the clock. LFOs are triggered on
the negative going edge of the
clock.

The tempo of the
master clock is set in the Master
menu.
+
Inverted Sawtooth
You can use the Master Clock as a modulation source, to trigger the Filter or
Auxiliary Envelope generators, trigger Sample Start, synchronize the LFOs,
or directly as a square wave modulation source. The Clock source is
available in eight divisions (octal whole note, quad whole note, double
whole note, whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note, sixteenth
note). You can use the different rates separately or in conjunction to create
complex “synchro-sonic” rhythm patterns. You can also use a MIDI Clock
as the Master Clock to synchronize to an external MIDI device such as a
drum machine or sequencer. (See Master Tempo in the Master menu.)
Clocks are routed exactly like the other modulations sources using the
PatchCords. The PatchCord Amount MUST be positive (+) for the clock to
pass. By modulating the PatchCord Amount, you can route the divided
clocks using real-time controllers or other modulation sources.
When an LFO is triggered by a clock, the LFO wave resets to zero every time
the clock wave goes low. If the LFO rate is close to the clock rate, the LFO
virtually synchronizes with the clock. If the two rates are far apart, the
waveform of the LFO will be mildly or radically altered.
Triggered LFO
LFO Wave
Clock
LFO Trigger causes the LFO to reset each time the clock waveform goes low.
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Clock Modulation
LFOs can also be perfectly synchronized with the clock at any of 25 note
divisions. This allows you to create very cool “synchro-sonic” effects that
work perfectly at any tempo. Choosing one of the note divisors in the LFO
rate screen selects the synced LFO function.
There are many possibilities for clock modulation and retrigger. For
example, you can create a repeating six segment curve of any shape by
triggering the Filter or Auxiliary Envelope generators with the clock. A few
other possibilities are listed below.
LFO Synced to 1/4 Note Clock
• Turn different voice layers on and off using different clock divisors.
• Switch between Auxiliary and Filter Envelope retriggering using a
slider or footswitch.
• Retrigger LFOs or Envelopes using noise or other LFOs to create
random or semi random effects.
• Alter the LFO waveform by modulating the rate of a triggered LFO.
• Route multiple clocks with different divisors to the same destination
(such as pitch) to create complex patterns. (Hint: Adjust the PatchCord
Amounts.)
Eighth
Note
Quarter
Note
Adding these two clocks together in equal amounts produces a stairstep waveform.
16th
Note
8th
Note
Quarter
Note
Adding multiple clocks with unequal amounts produces complex repeating patterns.
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Modulation Destinations
Modulation
Destinations
The PatchCords section of the Edit menu is where you connect sources to
destinations. Each PatchCord has an amount associated with it which
controls how much modulation is applied.
L1
PATCHCORD
ModWhl -> RTXfade
Layer
R
Gain
Chorus
Pitch
Freq.
Amp
Envelope
Gen.
LFOs
Mod
Wheel
L
Z-Plane
Filter
Instrument
Glide
All the modulation
destinations are summing
nodes. This means that you can
connect as many modulation
sources as you want to a
destination. Modulation
sources are simply added
algebraically — connecting two
sources, one with a value of
-100 and the other with a
value of +100 yields a net
value of zero.
The PatchCords screen above and the diagram below show how
modulation sources are connected to destinations. The modulation sources
can control any of the destinations in the layer.
Start Offset

#01
+036
Envelope
Gen.
MIDI
Controls
Vol
Pan
Envelope
Gen.
Key #
Velocity
Gate
Mod.
Proc.
• Note-on modulation sources, such as key, velocity and gate output a
single value at note-on time. Realtime modulation sources such as
LFOs, envelope generators and modulation wheels output
continuously changing values.
The possible modulation routings are completely flexible as shown in the
diagram above. Multiple sources can control the same destination, or a
single source can control multiple destinations.
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Modulation Processors
Modulation
Processors
Modulation processors are devices which can modify modulation sources
such as LFOs and envelope generators before they are applied to a destination. Modulation processors let you create patches and do tricks which
would not be possible otherwise. These modulation processors are independently programmable on each of the four layers.
Switch
Outputs a digital “1” when the input is greater than “0”.
Switch
(above zero)
Summing Amp
Lets you add several modulation signals together before applying them to a
destination. This processor can save PatchCords when routing the output
to multiple destinations.
DC
Sum
Lag Processors
Slows down rapid changes in the input signal. The output “lags” behind the
input at a pre-programmed rate. There are two lag processors, Lag 0 and Lag
1. Lag 1 has a longer lag time than Lag 0.
Lag
Processor
Absolute Value
This function inverts negative input values and outputs only positive
values. This device is also called a full wave rectifier.
Absolute
Value
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Diode
The diode blocks negative input values, passing only positive values.
Diode
Flip-Flop

The value of a digital
“1” is equal to the PatchCord
amount.
The output of this processor alternates between a digital “1” and digital “0”
each time the input goes positive from zero or a negative value. With an
LFO input, the output will be a square wave of half the input frequency.
x
x
Flip-Flop
y
y
Quantizer
With the input PatchCord set to 100%, the output value is limited to 16
discrete values. The value of the input PatchCord controls the number of
steps. The value of the output PatchCord controls the size of the steps.
# of
Steps
Size of
Steps
Quantizer
4x Gain
This processor amplifies the modulation source by a factor of 4.
4x
Gain
O
Summing Amps can be
useful in complicated patches
where you want to control a
combination of modulation
signals with a single patchcord.
Lag Inputs
The Lag processors can be used as 2 additional summing amps. Lag0sum
and Lag1sum are modulation sources which equal the sum of PatchCords
connected to the Lag in destination. The summing amp is located before
the lag processor as shown in the following illustration.
Sum Node
Lag
Lag 0 sum
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Preset Modulation Processors
Preset Modulation
Processors start working as
soon as the preset is selected.
The Layer Modulation
Processors take effect only
when a key is pressed.
Preset Lag
Like the Layer Lag processors (described on page 101) the Preset Lag slows
down rapid changes in the input signal. The output “lags” behind the input
at a pre-programmed rate. Unlike the layer level lag processors, the preset lag
takes effect as soon as the preset is selected. In contrast, the layer level lag
processors begin acting only after a keyboard key has been depressed. The
Preset Lag also has a Lag Amount input which controls the lag time. Positive
lag amounts increase the lag time. A MIDI controller (front panel knob) is
commonly used to control lag amount.
The preset lag is often used to “spin-up” and “spin-down” an LFO which
controls some other effect, perhaps left/right panning, pitch, or the filter. A
MIDI footswitch could be used as the input to the lag which acts to slow
down the instantaneous change of the switch. The slowly changing output
value is then routed using a layer patchcord to crossfade between layers or
change the speed of an LFO.
Preset
Lag
ex. footswitch
Lag Amount
(+ value = longer)
Preset Ramp
This processor generates a positive or negative going slope whenever the
first key is depressed on the MIDI channel.
Preset Ramp
1st Note
Played
original
value
Preset Ramp
Negative Rate
Positive Rate
original
value
time
decrease
O
There are also two “Preset Level” modulation processors located in the
“Preset Patchcords” screen of the Edit menu. It is important to understand
that although the preset processors originate at the Preset Level PatchCords,
their output is used in the Layer PatchCords.
increase
Preset
Modulation
Processors
time
1st Note
Played
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The preset ramp instantly resets when all notes have been released and the
next first key on the MIDI channel is pressed. The Ramp Rate polarity
(+ or -) determines if the ramp will be positive or negative going. The value
of the ramp rate sets the increment. Large values produce fast ramps and
small values produce slow ramps. Multiple inputs can be connected to the
ramp rate (just like all the other destinations in Xtreme Lead).
The patch below shows an application for the Preset Ramp which generates
an adjustable decay envelope ONLY on the first note played to bring in the
sound from another layer. Instead of routing the output to the Amp
Volume you could just as easily route it to control Pitch, LFO Speed or any
other destination you can think of. Study this patch if you want to learn a
few new tricks using the patchcords.
One Layer
Real Rocket Science
Percussion
Instrument
Initial Setting
-96 dB (off)
Z-Plane
Filter
Cord
+100
Amp
Vol
R
Pan
L
Invert
DC
Rate
Preset
Ramp
Out
Cord
-100
Percussion
Decay Time
Cord
-100
Percussion
Amount
Preset
Cords
1.
O
The combination of the
DC & Perc. Decay Time Cords
has the effect of reversing the
Percussion Decay Time knob.
The decay time increases as the
knob is turned up.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
Cord
+100
Layer
Cords
DC - Sets initial ramp Fast-Positive (+100)
Decay Knob - Inverted value slows ramp as the knob value is increased.
Ramp Out Cord - Inverts Ramp slope (downward).
Amp Vol - Initial setting is Off (-96dB). Ramp cannot overcome this
negative bias.
Perc. Amt - When this knob is turned up, the positive bias on the Amp
is restored so that so that the Ramp can now affect Amp Volume.
Volume Envelope - Fast Attack, Full Sustain, No Release
Programming Basics
Preset Modulation Processors
Using the
Modulation
Processors
Modulation processors are inserted into a modulation routing as shown in
the following diagram.
The modular analog synthesizers of yesteryear were incredibly flexible,
partly because processing devices could be connected in any order.
Modulation processors are designed according to this modular concept.
They can be linked and used in a wide variety of ways limited only by your
imagination. Consider the following example:
Velocity ~
Switch
Cord
Pitch
Cord
Switch On when
Velocity > 0
Switch value
is Scaled by
Cord Amount
The patch illustrated above is programmed by setting the PatchCord
screens as shown below.
L1
#01
+100
L1
#02
+022
PATCHCORD
Vel+- -> Switch
PATCHCORD
Switch -> Pitch
This particular modulation shifts the overall pitch up a fifth when the key
velocity exceeds 64. Velocities below 64 play at normal pitch. Notes with
velocities of 64 and above are raised a perfect fifth. The Velocity “~” source
scales the played velocity around zero. In other words, low velocities (below
64) will have negative values and high velocities (64 and above) will be
positive. A velocity of 64 would be zero. The Switch module only outputs a
“1” if the input value is greater than zero. This digital “1” value can be
scaled through the attenuator on the PatchCord to raise or lower the pitch
by any amount. In this case, a scaling value of +22 raises the pitch by a
perfect fifth. The amount of the PatchCord on the input to the switch is
unimportant because ANY velocity value equal or greater than 64 will flip
the switch. If the input PatchCord amount were a negative value however,
the action of the velocity would be reversed and velocities less than 64
would raise the pitch and velocities equal or greater than 64 would play the
original pitch.
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But what if you want the velocity switch point to be something other than
64? Thanks to modulation processors, it can be done. Here's how.
Velocity ~
Cord
Switch
21
DC
Pitch
Cord
Switch On when
Velocity > 0
Cord
Switch value
is Scaled by
Cord Amount
Connect the DC level to the input of the switch along with the velocity
value. Note that more than one modulation source can be applied to the
input of a processor.
DC offset adds a fixed value based on the PatchCord Amount setting. If
applied to the switch along with the velocity, it changes the velocity value
required to trip the switch. By setting the DC amount to a negative
amount, higher velocity values are required to trip the switch. Setting the
DC value to a positive value would bring the velocity switch point down.
The PatchCord screens for this patch are shown below.
L1
#01
+100
L1
#02
-021
L1
#03
+022
PATCHCORD
Vel+- -> Switch
PATCHCORD
DC ->
Switch
PATCHCORD
Switch -> Pitch
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More Examples
To derive a smooth random function you could route the Pink Noise
generator through one of the Lag Processors. A smooth random wave is
useful in small amounts to add a degree of natural variation to timbre when
routed to filter cutoff. Normal pink noise is low pass filtered audio
frequency noise with a 3 dB/octave slope to give equal energy per octave.
Xtreme Lead pink noise is actually more like very low frequency filtered
noise, but it is perfect for use as a random control source.
Pink
Noise
Lag
Processor
Cord
Filter
Cutoff
Cord
Lag Smooths
Pink Noise
Smooth
Random Function
The Quantizer can generate interesting whole-tone scales when envelope
generators or LFOs are routed to the input. The quantizer turns a smoothly
changing input signal into a series of steps. By routing the output of the
quantizer to Pitch and adjusting the PatchCord amounts, you can control
both the number of steps and the pitch interval of each step.
Number
of
Steps
Size
of
Steps
Quantizer
Cord
Cord
The input PatchCord amount controls how many steps will be generated.
With a sawtooth wave (LFO+) feeding the input and the PatchCord amount
set to 100%, sixteen steps are generated. The output PatchCord amount
controls the size (or interval) of the steps.
Try setting up the following patch exactly as shown below using your
favorite preset as a starting point.
L1
LFO1
SHAPE
sawtooth
L1
LFO1
RATE
0.35Hz
SYNC
key sync
DELAY
000
VAR
000
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O
The 4x Amp can be
used to get more steps or
increase the interval of the
Quantizer.
L1
#01
+030
L1
PATCHCORD
Quantize -> Pitch
#02
+100
L1
#03
-050
PATCHCORD
LFO1+ -> Quantize
O
Experiment with this
patch by connecting other
sources and destinations to the
Quantizer.
PATCHCORD
DC ->
Pitch
This patch generates an ascending arpeggio every time a key is pressed. A
diagram of the patch is shown below. The patch is very straightforward
except for the DC offset which was added to bring the pitch down into
tune. (Sometimes you have to fix a problem, but using the mod processors
there's usually a way around it to achieve the desired result.)
LFO+
Number
100%
Size
100%
Quantizer
Pitch
Cord
Cord
Cord
DC
-50%
You can start to see some of the possibilities (and there are many).
Whenever you find yourself wishing for some esoteric type of control, take
a minute to think and see if there is a way to achieve the desired result
using the modulation processors.
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The block diagram of the Xtreme Lead’s signal path is shown below.
L
Z-Plane
Filter
Instrument
Amp
R
Q
Vol Pan
Start Offset
Glide
Retrigger
Glide
Freq.
Pitch
To understand how a filter works, we need to understand what makes up a
sound wave. A sine wave is the simplest form of sound wave. Any
waveform, except a sine wave, can be analyzed as a mix of sine waves at
specific frequencies and amplitudes.
Any waveform can be analyzed as a mixture of sine waves.
One way to represent complex waveforms is to use a chart with frequency
on one axis and amplitude on the other. Each vertical line of the chart
represents one sine wave at a specific amplitude and frequency.
100
80
Amplitude
Dynamic
Filters
60
40
20
40
80
160
360
720 1440 2880 ...
Frequency
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Dynamic Filters
What is a Filter?
Most sounds are complex waves containing many sine waves of various
amplitudes and frequencies. A filter is a device which allows us to
remove certain components of a sound depending on its frequency.
For example, a low-pass filter lets the low frequencies pass and removes only
the high frequencies as illustrated in the following diagram.
Cutoff Frequency
100
80
Amplitude
Output of Filter
Low Pass
Filter
60
40
20
40
80
160 360 720 1440 2880 ...
Frequency
A filter that lets only the high frequencies pass is called a high-pass filter as
illustrated in the following diagram.
Initial Frequency
100
80
Amplitude
Filter Output
High Pass
Filter
60
40
20
40
80
160 360 720 1440 2880 ...
Frequency
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A filter which only lets a certain band of frequencies pass is called a
band-pass filter.
Center Frequency
100
Filter
Output
Amplitude
80
60
40
Band Pass
Filter
20
40
80
160 360 720 1440 2880 ...
Frequency
A notch filter is just the opposite of a band-pass filter and is used to
eliminate a narrow band of frequencies.
Amplitude
Another control found on traditional filters is called Q or resonance. A
lowpass filter with a high Q emphasizes the frequencies around the cutoff
frequency. The following chart shows how different amounts of Q affect
the low-pass filter response. In terms of sound, frequencies around the
cutoff tend to “ring” with high Q settings. If a filter with high Q is slowly
swept back and forth, various overtones are “picked out” of the sound and
amplified as the resonant peak sweeps over them. Bells and gongs are real
world examples of sounds which have a high Q.
Low Q
Med Q
High Q
Frequency
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Dynamic Filters
Another characteristic of a filter is the number of poles it contains. Traditional synthesizer filters were usually either 2-pole or 4-pole filters. The
Xtreme Lead has selectable 2, 4, and 6-pole low-pass filters. The number of
poles in a filter describes the steepness of its slope. The more poles, the
steeper the filter's slope and the stronger the filtering action. The tone
controls on your home stereo are probably one-pole or two-pole filters.
Parametric equalizers are usually either two-pole or three-pole filters.
Amplitude
In terms of vintage synthesizers, Moog and ARP synthesizers used 4-pole
filters, Oberheim and E-mu synthesizers were famous for their 2-pole filter
sound.
6-pole
4-pole
Lowpass Lowpass
2-pole
Lowpass
Frequency
Using a filter, we have a way to control the harmonic content of a sound.
As it turns out, even a simple low-pass filter can simulate the response of
many natural sounds.
For example, when a piano string is struck by its hammer, there are initially
a lot of high frequencies present. If the same note is played softer, there are
fewer high frequencies generated by the string. We can simulate this effect
by routing keyboard velocity to control the low-pass filter. The result is
expressive, natural control over the sound.
If you use an envelope generator to control the cutoff frequency of a filter,
the frequency content can be varied dynamically over the course of the
note. This adds animation to the sound as well as simulates the response of
many natural instruments.
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Dynamic Filters
A more complex type of filter is called a parametric filter or Swept EQ. A
parametric filter allows control over three basic parameters of the filter. The
three parameters are: Bandwidth, Frequency and Gain. The Bandwidth allows
you to select the width of the range of frequencies to be boosted or cut, the
Frequency defines the center frequency of the bandwidth, and the Gain
parameter either boosts or cuts the frequencies within the selected band by
a specified amount. Frequencies not included in the selected band are left
unaltered. This is different from a band-pass filter which attenuates
(reduces) frequencies outside the selected band.
Freq.
+18 dB
Boost
Amplitude
Parametric
Filter
0 dB
Bandwidth
Cut
-18 dB
Frequency
The parametric filter is quite flexible. Any range of frequencies can be either
amplified or attenuated. Several parametric sections are often cascaded in
order to create complex filter response curves.
If four parametric filter sections were cascaded, it would be possible to
create the following complex filter response.
4 Parametric Equalizers
20
dB Magnitude
Parametric Filters
15
10
5
0
-5
500
10,000
15,000
20,000
Linear Frequency - Hertz
Many natural instruments have complex resonances which are based on
their soundboard or tube size. The resonance shown above would be impossible to create using a normal synthesizer filter.
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Dynamic Filters
The Z-Plane Filter
A Z-plane filter is a filter which can change its function over time. In a
Z-plane filter, we start with two complex filter types and interpolate
between them using a single parameter. See the following diagram.
Morph
Amplitude
B Filter
A Filter
Morph
Frequency
The Z-plane filter has the unique ability to change its function over time.
Filters A and B represent two different complex filters or “frames.”
Changing a single parameter, the Morph, changes many complex filter
parameters simultaneously. Following along the Morph axis you can see
that the filter response smoothly interpolates between the two filters. This
is the essence of the Z-plane filter. Through the use of interpolation, many
complex parameters are condensed into one manageable entity.
Consider, as an example, the human vocal tract, which is a type of complex
filter or resonator. There are dozens of different muscles controlling the
shape of the vocal tract. When speaking, however, we don't think of the
muscles, we just remember how it feels to form the vowels. A vowel is really
a configuration of many muscles, but we consider it a single object. In
changing from one vowel to another, we don't need to consider the
frequencies of the resonant peaks. You remember the shape of your mouth
for each sound and interpolate between them.
This Z-plane filter sweep can be controlled by an envelope generator, an
LFO, modulation wheels or pedals, keyboard velocity, key pressure, and so
on. In fact, any of the modulation sources can control the Z-plane filter.
Because creating the complex filtering is difficult and very time consuming,
we have created 50 different filters and installed them permanently in ROM
for your use. You simply select and use the filters in a manner similar to
choosing an instrument. Because there are so many types of instruments
and filters to choose from, the number of possible permutations is
staggering.
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Signal Flow
Signal Flow
Going back to the Signal Path diagram for a single channel we can
reexamine the complete signal path.
Instrument
Sample
Pitch Start
Z-Plane
Filter
Freq
R
DCA
Pan
Q
L
Volume
Filter
Envelope
Velocity
Volume
Envelope
Instrument
This is the sampled sound wave. The pitch of the instrument can be
modulated by any modulation source. The sample start point can be
changed only at the time the note is played.
Z-Plane Filter
The Z-Plane Filter is used to shape the harmonic content of an instrument.
The filter envelope is commonly used to shape the harmonic content
dynamically over time but the filter frequency can be modulated by any
source. The Q parameter can be modulated only at note-on time. There are
50 types of filters available. See “Xtreme Lead Filter Types” on page 141 for
a complete list of the filters.
Digitally Controlled Amplifier (DCA)
Together with the Volume Envelope, the DCA is used to shape the volume
contour of a sound. The DCA can be controlled by any modulation source.
Velocity is often used as a modulation source for the DCA so that the harder
you play, the louder the sound becomes.
Pan
Adjusts the balance of sound to the left and right channels. Pan can be
modulated by any modulation source.
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MIDI Channels & Real-time Controls
MIDI Channels
&
Real-time
Controls
Your MIDI keyboard sends out real-time controller information on separate
continuous controller numbers. There is a set of 32 continuous controller
numbers for each MIDI channel. Some of the controllers, such as the
modulation wheel, volume, and pan have standardized numbers. For
example, volume is usually sent on continuous controller #7. Your
keyboard may have other real-time controls such as a control pedal or data
sliders which can also be programmed to control the Xtreme Lead.

The following MIDI
controls are automatically
routed in Xtreme Lead:
Pitch Wheel
Modulation Wheel
Old DX7 Aftertouch
Pedal
Volume
Pan
The MIDI real-time controllers may seem confusing at first, but they are
really very simple once you understand them. You already know that there
are 16 MIDI channels per MIDI cable. Each MIDI channel uses three basic
types of messages; note on/off, preset changes, and continuous controller
messages. Your MIDI keyboard, in addition to telling Xtreme Lead which
note was played, can also send real-time control information, which simply
means control occurring in real-time or “live.” (You may be using a MIDI
device other than a keyboard, but for simplicity's sake we'll presume that
you are using a keyboard.) Real-time control sources include such things as
pitch wheels or levers, modulation wheels or levers, control pedals and
aftertouch and are used to add more expression or control.
pwh
01
03
04
07
10
MIDI
Channel 1
MIDI
Channel 2
MIDI
Channel 3
MIDI
Channel 16
Note
On/Off
Note
On/Off
Note
On/Off
Note
On/Off
Program
Change
Program
Change
Program
Change
Program
Change
Continuous
Controllers
Continuous
Controllers
Continuous
Controllers
Continuous
Controllers
Any MIDI controller can be routed to any modulation destination. First,
you have to know which controller numbers your keyboard transmits. Most
modern MIDI keyboards let you select a controller number for each control
on the keyboard. For example, it may let you select a number from 0-31 for
the data slider. The realtime controller numbers that the keyboard
transmits must match the numbers Xtreme Lead is receiving, otherwise
nothing will happen when you move the controls.
Suppose you wanted to send the four data sliders on your master keyboard.
Proteus can handle 12 MIDI controllers (A-L) of your choosing. “MIDI A-L”
are simply names for the internal connections that link external MIDI
continuous controllers to the PatchCord section of Proteus. There are two
parts to the connection. First, MIDI controller numbers are assigned to the
letters A-L in the Master menu. Next, the letters A-L are connected to
synthesizer control parameters in the PatchCord section of the Edit menu.
The PatchCord Amount scales the amount of each controller by a positive
or negative value.
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The factory presets have the MIDI A-L controls connected to standard
synthesizer functions (marked on the front panel). By choosing any four of
the 12 standard functions, the four sliders on your keyboard will work the
same on every preset. The chart below shows how this might work if your
keyboard transmitted the slider settings on MIDI controllers 21-24.
MIDI Controller # Routing Standard Function
21
A
Controls Filter Frequency
22
B
Controls Filter Resonance
23
C
Controls Envelope Attack
24
D
Controls Envelope Release
0
1
2
3
MIDI
31
0
1
2
3
31
0
1
2
3
31
A
MIDI
A/E/I
-
B/F/J
-
C/G/K
-
D/H/L
-
+
Patchcord Destinations
Controller
A
B
MIDI
+
Cord
31
Edit
Menu
Controller
B
C
MIDI
+
Cord
0
1
2
3
Control
Knobs
Cord
Master
Menu
Controller
C
Cord
Control
Slider 1
Slider 2
Slider 3
Slider 4
L
MIDI
Controller
L
+
Amount
Key Sustain
Fine Pitch
Pitch
Glide
Chorus Amount
Sample Start
Sample Loop
Sample Retrigger
Filter Frequency
Filter Q
Amplifier Volume
Amplifier Pan
Amplifier Crossfade
Volume Envelope Rates
Volume Envelope Attack
Volume Envelope Decay
Volume Envelope Release
Filter Envelope Rates
Filter Envelope Attack
Filter Envelope Decay
Filter Envelope Release
Aux. Envelope Rates
Aux. Envelope Attack
Aux. Envelope Decay
Aux. Envelope Release
LFO 1 & 2 Rates
LFO 1 & 2 Trigger
Lag Processor
Summing Amp
Switch
Absolute Value
Diode
Quantizer
4x Gain
Cord 1-24 Amount
FXA Send 1-4
FXB Send 1-4
Preset Lag In
Preset Lag Amount
Preset Ramp Rate
Preset
Cords
MIDI A-L are internal connections which simultaneously carry front panel controller knob
data and MIDI continuous controller data.
The four controller knobs on the Xtreme Lead front panel work just like
MIDI real-time controllers. The four controller knobs are permanently
assigned to controllers A-L. Pressing the control button adjacent to the row
of knobs selects A-D, E-H or I-L functions for the knobs. The front panel
knob (A-L) and incoming MIDI controller messages assigned to that letter,
both control the same parameter that you select in the PatchCord screen.
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Bank Select
Commands
When the original MIDI specification was developed, synthesizers had only
8 to 40 preset locations. At that time being able to select up to 128 presets
didn’t seem like much of a limitation. So it was that the original MIDI
specification provided for the selection of up to 128 presets.
Musicians screamed for MORE and so the MIDI specification was later
amended to include Bank Select Commands. It was decided that Bank
Select Commands would use Continuous Controllers 0 and 32 to allow the
selection of up to 16,384 banks of 128 presets (over two million presets).
Because Bank Selects are implemented using Continuous Controllers, the
Bank Selections can be made per channel. (This is getting better and better.)
For each MIDI channel, you can select any of 16,384 banks and then one of
the 128 presets in the bank. Of course no synthesizer has 16,384 banks
(yet), but hey, it’s nice to know it’s possible (for that really BIG project).

When you press the
Audition button, the Bank
Select MSB and LSB are
displayed on the top line of the
display.
Continuous Controller (CC) 0 is the MSB (most significant byte) and CC 32
is the LSB (least significant byte). Normally you send both the MSB and LSB
controllers to implement a bank change.
Xtreme Lead remembers the MSB and the LSB that were last sent (or last
changed from the front panel). For example, if you have already set the
Bank MSB to 04, you need only send the LSB to change banks within the
Xtreme Lead sound set. See the MIDI Bank Select chart below.
The selected bank remains selected until you change it (either via MIDI or
by changing the bank from the front panel). Standard MIDI Program
Change commands select from 128 presets within the selected bank.
MIDI BANK SELECT
MSB LSB
cc00 cc32
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USER
USER
USER
00
00
00
00
00
01
02
03
Bank 0
Bank 1
Bank 2
Bank 3
XTREME
XTREME
XTREME
XTREME
07
07
07
07
00
01
02
03
Bank 0
Bank 1
Bank 2
Bank 3
Programming Basics
Stereo Mix Outputs
Stereo Mix
Outputs
This feature is useful for adding signal processing (EQ, reverb, etc.) of
individual sounds prior to final mixdown.
The routing can be performed according to MIDI channel from the Mix
Output screen in the Master menu. Simply assign each channel to the
desired output.
Master
Menu
MIX OUTPUT
channel 01: Send 2
To route a particular preset to a Send, first go to the Mix Output screen in
the Master menu and set the MIDI channel to “Preset”.
Master
Menu
MIX OUTPUT
channel 01: Preset
Next set the Mix Output routing in the preset to the desired output (for
each layer). Yes, you can send each layer to a different send if you want.
Edit
Menu
L1
MIX OUTPUT
Send 2
By sending different amounts of presets to the effects, subtle or striking
effects can be achieved using the two effect processors. This feature allows
you to get the most out of two effects since you can have eight different
mixes.
For more information, refer to the diagram on the following page or, See
“Mix Output” on page 75.
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Programming Basics
Stereo Mix Outputs
OUTPUT SECTION
& EFFECTS PROCESSORS
FX Sends
Send 1 15%
PRESET
EDIT MENU
Send 2 10%
Send 3 0%
Send 4 0%
Mix
Output
Send 1
S
E
N
D
1
FX Sends
Send 1 0%
Send 3 20%
Ch 1
PRESET
Ch 2
SEND 2
Ch 3
SEND 3
Effect
A
B➟A
Send 2 0%
Send 4 15%
Mix Output
Hall 1
Chorus
M
A
I
N
Effect
B
S
E
N
D
2
S
E
N
D
3
Ch 16
SEND 4
MASTER MENU
S
E
N
D
4
The Mix Output screen in the Master menu assigns each MIDI channel to a
Send (1-4) or to “Preset”.
The Mix Output screen in the Edit menu is ONLY used if the Master Mix
Output is set to “Preset”. Otherwise the Edit menu Mix Output settings are
ignored.
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Edit Menu
The Edit Menu contains four layers of preset parameters that you can
modify and then save as preset information in one of the user preset
locations.
There are four instrument layers in the Edit menu. See the illustration on
page 123 for a description of the Preset Layer model.

While the Edit menu is
activated, all incoming MIDI
preset changes on the selected
channel are ignored.
þ
Press the Edit button, lighting the LED. The Edit Menu screen displays the
menu page most recently selected since powering up Xtreme Lead. The
cursor appears below the first character of the screen heading on line one.
þ
_
If there is no “A” option
in the Layer field, you must
enable the “Edit All Layers”
function in the Master Menu.
To Access the Edit Menu
To Scroll through Layers
Place the cursor below the layer field. Rotate the Data Entry Control to
select a layer (1-4).
You can also select All Layers by choosing “A” in the layer field. When All
Layers is selected, the existing parameter value for any field will be
displayed if the values of all four layers are equal. If the values of all four
layers are NOT equal, the value of layer 1 will be displayed with flashing
characters. If you change the parameter value, all layers will assume the
new value and the display will stop flashing.
þ
To Scroll through Pages
Place the cursor below the page title field. This will automatically be done
when you press the Home/Enter button. Rotate the Data Entry Control to
scroll through the pages.
þ
To Change a Parameter
Place the cursor below the parameter field. Rotate the Data Entry Control to
change the parameter value.
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Edit Menu
Preset Name
The Preset names consists of two parts: a 3 letter preset category and a 12
letter preset name. Position the cursor under the character location and use
the data entry control to change the character.
The preset category is used in conjunction with the Sound Navigator
feature. Using the Sound Navigator, a category is selected and the presets in
that category are listed in alphabetical order. Creating categories makes it
easier to find specific sounds when you need them. For more information
on Sound Navigator, see Sound Navigator in Chapter 2: Operations.
PRESET NAME
0001 syn: VOSIM-Voc
The keyboard can also be used to select character. The charts below show
the keyboard character assignments.
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F
Pitch
Edit Menu
Four Layer Architecture
Four Layer
Architecture
Xtreme Lead provides a 4 layer instrument structure. Each layer is a
complete synthesizer voice with 50 filter types, over 64 modulation sources,
more than 64 modulation destinations and 24 patchcords to connect everything together. In addition, the four layers can be crossfaded or switched by
key position, velocity or any real-time modulation source.
Instrument
Z-Plane Filter
Layer 1
R
DCA
Pan
L
Instrument
Z-Plane Filter
Layer 2
R
DCA
Pan
L
Instrument
Z-Plane Filter
Layer 3
R
DCA
Pan
L
Instrument
Z-Plane Filter
Layer 4
R
DCA
Pan
L
Selecting Layers
In most of the Edit screens, the selected layer is shown in the upper left
corner of the display. Layers 1-4 or All can be selected by positioning the
cursor on this field and using the Data Entry Control to change the layer. In
the screen shown below, Layer 1 is selected.
L1
INSTRUMENT
0305 bas:Moog Sub
ROM:XLEAD
When “All Layers” (A) is selected, the existing parameter value for any field
will be displayed if all layers are equal. If the layer parameter values are
NOT equal, the value of Layer 1 will be displayed with flashing characters.
If you move the Data Entry Control all values will be equal to this new
value and the parameter value will no longer flash.
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Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters
Defining
Layer
Parameters
The Edit menu parameters define the four layers and include the
instrument assigned to the layer, the ranges of the layer, tuning, envelopes,
filters, and patch cords. These parameters are defined for each layer on an
individual basis (based on the currently selected layer). See “Common
Preset Parameters” on page 154 for global preset settings.
Selecting an
Instrument
The Instrument parameter defines which of the available instrument
sounds is played by the current layer.
ROM SIMM Name
L1
INSTRUMENT
ROM: XLEAD
0078 bas : Booty Q 2
Instrument Category
Instrument Name
To select an instrument for the selected layer(s), move the cursor to the
bottom line of the display and change the instrument using the Data Entry
Control.
Sound Navigator
Sound Navigator also works to help select Instruments although the
category names are predefined. When the cursor is on the Instrument
Category field, turning the Data Entry Control selects different instrument
categories. The Name Field will change to show the first instrument in each
category. Move the cursor to the instrument name to select instruments in
the selected category.
L1
INSTRUMENT
ROM: XLEAD
0078 bas : Booty Q 2
1. Choose Category
2. Scroll through Instruments
Selecting Categories of Instruments using Sound Navigator.
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Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters
Defining Key Range
The Key parameter defines the range on the keyboard used by the current
layer. The Key range is from C-2 through G8.
Middle C
C-2
C-1
C0
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
G8
To define the range, set the low key value and the high key value.
You can select key numbers by simply pressing the desired keyboard key
when the cursor is positioned on the low or high key field in the display.
Fade In
L1
KEY:
LO FADE
C-2 000
Fade Out
HIGH
C2
FADE
012
Layers can be crossfaded according to key position by adjusting the Low
and High Fade parameters. The first Fade field determines how many
semitones it takes the layer to Fade In from the low key. The second Fade
field determines how many semitones it takes the layer to Fade Out to the
high key. The screen shot above and the diagram below show Layer 1 being
faded out over a one octave range.
C-2
C-1
C0
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
G8
Layer 1
Layer 2
Layer 3
Switch
Layer 4
With a High Fade value of zero (as in layer 3 of the diagram), the layer
simply switches off at the high key.
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Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters
þ
To Switch Layers According to Key Position
The Key Range parameter allows you to create a “split” keyboard with up to
four sounds adjacent to each other on the keyboard. This is shown in the
diagram below.
C0
C1
C2
Layer 1
Layer 2
Switch

You can select key
numbers by simply pressing the
desired keyboard key when the
cursor is positioned on the low
or high key field n the display.
C3
C4
C5
Layer 3
Switch
Layer 4
Switch
Just assign the low and high key range for each of the four layers with Fade
set to zero. Set the Low and High Keys so they don’t overlap other layers.
L1
KEY:
LO
C0
FADE
000
HIGH
F1
FADE
000
L2
KEY:
LO
F#1
FADE
000
HIGH
C3
FADE
000
L3
KEY: LO
C#3
FADE
000
HIGH
F#4
FADE
000
L4
KEY: LO
G4
FADE
000
HIGH
C6
FADE
000
If two layers do overlap, both will play as shown in the next example.
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C6
Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters
þ
To Stack Layers
If the ranges of two or more Layers overlap it is called stacking layers. All
Layers assigned to a key sound when the key is played. This is shown in the
following diagram. It’s very easy to stack layers. Simply duplicate the key
ranges for any layers you want to stack.
C0
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
Layer 1
Layer 2
L1
L2
KEY: LO
C0
FADE
000
HIGH
C6
FADE
000
KEY: LO
C0
FADE
000
HIGH
C6
FADE
000
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Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters
Defining the Velocity
Crossfade Range
Velocity is a measure of how hard the key is pressed. Velocity Range lets you
control the volume of the layers using velocity. Using this function you can
crossfade or cross-switch between layers according to how hard you play
the keyboard.
Set the velocity range of the layer by defining the high and low velocity
values. Values range from 0 (off) to 127 (hardest).
L2
VEL: LO
36
FADE
012
HIGH
96
FADE
012
The Fade fields define the velocity crossfade range for the currently selected
layer. The first Fade field defines the Fade In range for the low velocity
value. The second defines the Fade Out range for the high velocity value.
Velocity
0
Layer 1
36
Layer 2
Fade
127
Layer 3
Fade
96
Layer 4
Switch
With soft playing, Layer 1 sounds. As you play harder, Layer 1 gradually fades out and
Layer 2 fades in. When the keyboard is played hard, Layer 3 plays.
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Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters
þ
To Set Up a Velocity Crossfade Between Layers
Set the velocity fades so that layer 1 fades out with higher key velocity,
while layer 2 fades in. At a velocity of 64, the two sounds are equal volume.
You may want to adjust the fade in and fade out points to achieve a natural
sounding crossfade. These parameters vary depending on the sounds.
127
Increasing Velocity
0
Layer
Layer 1
1
Layer
2 2
Layer
L1
L2
VEL: LO
000
FADE
000
HIGH
127
FADE
127
VEL: LO
000
FADE
127
HIGH
127
FADE
000
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Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters
Defining the
Real-time Crossfade
Range
The Real-time Crossfade window lets you control the volume of the four
layers using a real-time controller such as a front panel knob, a pedal or an
LFO or Envelope generator. The controller is defined by the PatchCord
parameter (see “PatchCords” on page 150).
The Fade fields define the crossfade range in velocity for the currently
selected layer. The first Fade field defines the Fade In amount for the low
Real-time Control value. The second defines the Fade Out amount for the
high Real-time Control value. The Fade value range is from 0 to 127.
Realtime Control Value
0
Layer 1
Layer 2
Fade
Layer 3
Fade
127
Layer 4
Switch
After the Ranges and Fades have been adjusted for each layer in the Realtime Crossfade screen, you must assign a real-time controller to RTXfade
(Real-time Crossfade) on each Layer in the PatchCord screen. Set the
PatchCord Amounts to +100.
þ
To Set Up a Real-time Crossfade Between Two Layers
As the real-time control (knob, pedal, LFO, etc.) is increased, Layer 1 fades
out as Layer 2 fades in. This example only uses two of the possible four
layers. Refer to the screen diagrams below.
L1
L2
1.
2.
3.
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RT: LO
000
RT: LO
000
FADE
000
FADE
127
HIGH
127
HIGH
127
FADE
127
FADE
000
Select a preset.
Press the Edit button to access the Edit menu.
Go to the Instrument page and select instruments for Layers 1 and 2.
Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Press Enter, then use the Data Entry Control to advance to the Realtime Crossfade page.
Define the High and Low range of each Layer. In this example the entire
range of 0-127 is used.
Define the Fades for each Layer. This is just an initial setting. The Range
and Fade parameters may have to be adjusted later to get a smooth
crossfade.
Press Home/Enter and use the Data Entry Control to advance to the
PatchCord page. Select Layer 1.
Select the modulation source for the crossfade (knob, pedal, LFO,
Envelope) and set the destination to RTXfade. Set the Cord Amount to
+100.
Select Layer 2. Select the same source and destination for the crossfade
and set the Cord Amount to +127.
L1
PATCHCORD
MidiA
->
RTXfade
10.
þ
#01
+100
Play the keyboard while adjusting the real-time controller. Go back to
the Real-time Crossfade screens to fine tune the crossfade if necessary.
Decreasing the fade size will narrow the region where both layers are
sounding.
To Randomly Cross-Switch Between Four Layers
In certain situations, you may want to switch between several layers
randomly. Crossfade Random is a modulation source specifically designed
to handle this situation. Unlike the other random sources, Crossfade
Random generates one random number for all layers each time a key is
pressed.
To set up a four layer Cross-Switch, simply assign each of the four layers to
a different Real-time Crossfade range, then assign XfdRnd to RTXfade in
the PatchCords for each layer.
Realtime Control Value
0
16
32
Layer 1
48
64
Layer 2
Switch
80
96
Layer 3
Switch
112
127
Layer 4
Switch
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Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters
1.
2.
3.
Press the Edit button to access the Edit menu.
Go to the Instrument screen and select Instruments for Layers 1
through 4.
Press Enter, then use the Data Entry Control to advance to the Realtime Crossfade page.
L1
4.
5.
6.
7.
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RT: LO
000
FADE
000
HIGH
031
FADE
000
L2
RT: LO
032
FADE
000
HIGH
063
FADE
000
L3
RT: LO
064
FADE
000
HIGH
095
FADE
000
L4
RT: LO
096
FADE
000
HIGH
127
FADE
000
Define the High and Low range of each Layer as shown above.
Press Home/Enter and use the Data Entry Control to advance to the
PatchCord page. Select Layer 1.
Select XfdRnd as the modulation source and RTXfade as the destination. Set the Cord Amount to +100.
Repeat step 6 for the remaining three layers.
Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters
L1
PATCHCORD
XfdRand -> RTXfade
8.
Transposing the
Instrument
#01
+100
That’s it! Now set each Layer up the way you want. Try radically
different instruments, filter settings, or tunings. Or you can make each
layer just slightly different for a more natural effect. Try adjusting the
Fades or overlapping the ranges if you want more than one layer to play
at once.
The Transpose parameter lets you transpose the key of the current layer’s
Instrument. Transpose works by shifting the keyboard position in semitone
intervals relative to middle C. Use this parameter to transpose different
layers apart by semitone intervals. For example, by transposing one layer by
+7 semitones, it will track other layers at a perfect fifth interval.
C-2
C-1
C0
C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
G8
The range of transposition is -36 to +36 semitones.
L1
TRANSPOSE
+36 semitones
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Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters
Tuning
The Tuning parameter changes the pitch of the key in semitone and 1/64
semitone intervals.
L1
TUNING
Coarse:
+36
Fine:
+63
Use the Coarse field to shift the tuning by semitone intervals. Use the Fine
field to shift tuning by 1/64 semitones (or 1.56 cents) intervals.
Background: Transpose vs. Coarse Tuning
Transpose works by shifting the keyboard assignment of the Instrument (as
if you were sliding the keyboard up and down with the Instrument
remaining in the same position). Coarse Tuning keeps the instrument
placement on the keyboard and actually tunes the samples up using a
digital process called interpolation. Use Course Tuning on drum instruments to change the pitch while keeping sample placement constant.
Coarse Tuning can also be useful to slightly change the timbre of the
instrument.
Amplifier
This parameter sets the initial volume and pan position of the current layer.
These values can be changed using any Real-time Controller set up in the
PatchCords. The value range for the volume is from -96 dB to +10 dB. 0 dB
is the default setting. Routinely turning the volume up to +10 dB is not
recommended because it doesn’t allow other modulation sources to
increase the volume further.
L1
AMPLIFIER
Volume: +10dB
Pan: 48L
This field determines the initial Pan value for the current layer. The value
range for Pan is from 64L to 0 (left) and 0 to 63R (right). Pan adjusts the
volume into the left and right output channels relative to the Pan setting in
the main Preset Select screen (see “Channel Pan” on page 40). So, if you, for
example, set the Pan value in the Preset Select screen to 64L and set this
Pan value to 63R, the actual pan amount would be 0 as these two pan
parameters are relative to each other.
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Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters
Volume Envelope
An envelope can be described as a “contour” which is used to shape the
sound over time. The Volume Envelope controls the volume of the sound in
the current layer over time. The way the volume of a sound evolves has a
profound effect on how we perceive the sound.
Each instrument has its own Factory preset Volume Envelope setting. The
Volume Envelope allows you to program your own envelope settings.
Selecting the Mode
O
Factory Mode is useful
for Instruments containing
multiple drums, since each
drum can have its own
envelope settings.
The Mode field determines whether the layer will use the instrument’s
default envelope (Factory) or use the user-programmed Volume Envelope.
There are three mode options and repeat.
• Factory: Uses the factory preset envelope contained in each instrument.
If you select the “Factory” mode, the Volume Envelope parameters are
disabled and the factory defined settings are used instead.
L1
VOLUME ENVELOPE
Mode: factory
_
If two adjacent
segments have the same level
in a “time-based” envelope, the
segment will be skipped.
Adjacent segments must have
different levels for the rate
control to work.
• Time-based: Defines the Volume Envelope rates from 0 to 127 (approximately 1 ms to 160 seconds). The Master clock has no affect on timebased rates.
• Tempo-based: The Volume Envelope times vary based on the master
tempo setting. Note values are displayed instead of a number when the
time corresponds to an exact note value. Tempo-based envelopes are
useful when using external sequencers and arpeggiators because the
envelope rates compress and expand according to the Master Tempo setting, keeping the envelopes in sync with the sequence or arpeggio.
Tempo-Based Envelopes
= Initial Setting
= Increase Master Tempo
= Decrease Master Tempo
Tempo-based envelope rates change according to the Master Tempo rate.
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Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters

See the Programming
Basics section of this manual for
detailed information about how
the Envelopes work.
Defining the Volume Envelope
The Volume Envelope controls the volume of the layer over time. The
Volume Envelope has six stages to the contour: Attack 1, Attack 2, Decay 1,
Decay 2, Release 1 and Release 2. When a key is pressed, the Envelope goes
through the first four stages. If you continue to hold down the key, the
envelope holds at the Decay 2 level. When the key is released, the envelope
continues through the Release stages ending at the Release 2 level.
L1
VOL ENV
Attack 1
RATE
LEVEL
84
100%
As soon as the Attack 1 level is reached, the Attack 2 phase begins. When
the Attack 2 Level is reached, the Decay 1 phase begins. When the key is
released, the envelope immediately jumps to the Release 1 stage, then the
Release 2 stage finally ending at the Release 2 level.
If you have selected the factory mode, the Volume Envelope parameter
screen looks like the following illustration.
L1
VOL ENV
RATE
(using factory envelope)
LEVEL
_
2
y1
s1
At
level
Dcy2
Rl
k1
Atk
Dc
If the Release 2 level is
set at a value other than zero,
the note will continue to sound
after the key is released. This
might be useful for drone
effects, but the channel won’t
stop sounding until all channels
are used up.
Rls2
Sustain
time
Key Down
Key Released
On the Volume Envelope, levels can only be set to positive values.
The value range is from 0 to +100.
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Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters
Chorusing the Layer
_
WARNING: Because it
works by doubling instruments,
Chorusing halves the number of
notes you can play.
Chorusing “thickens” the sound by doubling the sound in stereo and then
detuning it. Every layer with chorus turned on uses twice the polyphony
for that layer.
L1
CHORUS
off
WIDTH
100%
The first field in this screen turns Chorus On or Off and allows you to adjust
the amount of detuning (1 to 100%). The Width parameter controls the
stereo spread. 0% reduces the chorus to mono and 100% provides the most
stereo separation.
Sound Start Offset
and Delay
Sound Start sets where the instrument begins playing when you hit a key.
Setting the Start Offset amount to “0” plays the sample from the beginning.
Higher values move the Sample Start Point further into the sample toward
the end. There is also a PatchCord source which can be used to change the
Sound Start point at note-on time.
L1
SOUND
START
127
DELAY
127
Sample
Start
Controlling the Sound Start using Key Velocity (< Amt -) brings in the attack of the wave
only when you play hard. This is especially effective with percussion instruments.
Delay defines the time between when you hit a key (note-on) and the onset
of the current layer’s note and the start of the envelopes (if applicable).
Delay values below zero are Tempo-based values, meaning the time is based
on the Master Tempo setting. Note values are displayed by adjusting the
Delay Time value below zero. The sound will be delayed by the selected
note value based on the master clock.
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Edit Menu
Defining Layer Parameters
Non-Transpose
Mode
This function turns keyboard transposition On or Off for the current layer.
With Nontranspose “on,” the keyboard will not control the pitch of the
instrument. This is a useful function for drones, attack “chiffs,” or other
sound effects which you may not want to track the keyboard.
L1
NONTRANSPOSE
off
Solo Mode
Provides the playing action of a monophonic instrument such as a lead
synthesizer by preventing more than one note from sounding at once.
There are eight different solo modes provided. Try setting up different
layers with different solo mode and glide rates or combine solo mode with
polyphonic playing modes.
L1
SOLO MODE
synth (low)
O
In order to define a
monophonic glide (see the
Portamento parameter), you
must be in Solo mode.
The Solo modes are:
Multiple Trigger: Last note priority. No key-up action. Retriggers
envelopes and samples when a key is pressed.
Melody (last): Last note priority. No key-up action.
First solo note: Envelopes start at Attack segment from zero. Samples
start at the beginning.
If previous note is releasing: Envelopes start at Attack segment, but from
current level. Samples start at the beginning.
When playing “Legato”: Envelopes continue from current segment and
level. Samples start at the loop or the beginning if unlooped.
Melody (low): Same as Melody (last), but with low note priority. Newly
played keys which are higher than the lowest solo key held do not sound.
Melody (high): Same as Melody (last), but with high note priority. Newly
played keys which are lower than the highest solo key held do not sound.
Synth (last): Similar to Melody (last) but this mode has key-up action.
When you release the currently sounding solo key while holding other keys
down, the highest held solo key sounds in a Legato fashion.
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Edit Menu
Assign Group
Synth (low): Same as Synth (last) but with low note priority. When you
release the currently sounding solo key while holding other keys down, the
lowest held solo key sounds in a Legato fashion (MiniMoog).
Synth (high): Same as Synth (last) but with high note priority. When you
release the currently sounding solo key while holding other keys down, the
highest held solo key sounds in a Legato fashion.
Fingered Glide: Same as Synth (last), except that Glide is disabled when
playing Staccato, enabled when playing Legato.
Assign Group
Use the Assign Group parameter to assign a certain number of channels to
each layer. By assigning all voices in the preset to assign groups, important
parts are protected from being “stolen” by more recently played keys. Or
you can assign a voice, such as an open high hat, to a mono channel so it is
cancelled by a closed high hat on the same mono channel. Layers rotate
within their assigned “bin” of channels, not interfering with other bins.
L1
ASSIGN GROUP
poly all
The modes are:
Poly All: Notes are played polyphonically with dynamic channel
assignment using all 64 channels.
Poly 16 A-B: Two bins of 16 channels each. Notes are played polyphoni-
cally with dynamic channel assignment using no more than 16 channels.
Poly 8 A-D: Four bins of 8 channels each. Notes are played polyphonically
with dynamic channel assignment using no more than 8 channels each.
Poly 4 A-D: Four bins of 4 channels each. Notes are played polyphonically
with dynamic channel assignment using no more than 4 channels each.
Poly 2 A-D: Four bins of 2 channels each. Notes are played polyphonically
with dynamic channel assignment using no more than 2 channels each.
Mono A-I: Nine monophonic channels, Any layers assigned to the same
letter interrupt each other without affecting other layers.
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Glide
Glide
Glide creates a smooth transition from one note to the next instead of the
normal instantaneous change in pitch when a new key is pressed. This
effect is commonly heard on slide guitars, synthesizers and violins.
L1
GLIDE RATE
0.000 sec/oct
CURVE
linear
The Glide Rate parameter defines the time it takes to glide to the new
pitch (the larger the value, the slower the glide rate) The glide rate value
range is from 0 through 32.738 seconds (zero means off).
Last
Note
New
Note
Last
Note
Exp1
Glide Speed
Linear
Glide Speed
Glide Speed
The Glide Curve describes how the glide accelerates as it slides between
notes. Because of the ear’s non-linear response to pitch, a linear glide
sounds slow at the beginning and speeds up toward the end. Exponential
curves actually sound smoother and more linear. Eight exponential curves
are provided. Choose one that suits your style.
New
Note
Last
Note
Exp8
New
Note
Glide can be either polyphonic or monophonic depending of the state of
Solo Mode.
Z-Plane Filters
A filter is a device which changes the output of a signal (sound) by
removing certain elements of the signal based on the frequency and
amplitude. The “Order” of a filter defines the number of filter elements it
contains. The more elements, the more complex the filter.
Xtreme Lead contains 50 different types of E-mu’s celebrated Z-plane filters.
In addition to the standard Low pass, High pass and Band pass filters,
Xtreme Lead contains Swept Octave Equalizers, Phasers, Flangers, Vocal
Formant Filters, and digital models of classic synthesizer filters.
In the filter chart below you will notice that the “Order” of the filters varies
from 2 to 12 order. Higher order filters have more sections and can produce
more complex formants. XL-1 can produce 64 filters of up to 6th order or
32 filters of 12th order complexity. Therefore, if you decided to use all 12th
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Xtreme Lead Filter Types
order filters, XL-1 would be limited to 32 voices. See page 72 for more
information about filters.
Xtreme Lead Filter
Types
This screen allows you to choose the type of filter for the current layer.
L1
FILTER
Phazer 2 E4
Ord
6
Type
PHA
Filter Name
Order
Type
Description
Smooth
02
LPF
Typical OB type low-pass filter with a shallow 12 dB/octave slope.
Classic
04
LPF
4-pole low-pass filter, the standard filter on
classic analog synths. 24 dB/octave rolloff.
Steeper
06
LPF
6-pole low-pass filter which has a steeper
slope than a 4-pole low-pass filter.
36 dB/octave rolloff!
MegaSweepz
12
LPF
“Loud” LPF with a hard Q. Tweeters beware!
EarlyRizer
12
LPF
Classic analog sweeping with hot Q and
Lo-end.
Millennium
12
LPF
Aggressive low-pass filter. Q gives you a
variety of spiky tonal peaks.
VOW Vowel/ formant
KlubKlassik
12
LPF
Responsive low-pass filter sweep with a
wide spectrum of Q sounds
EQ+
EQ boost
BassBox-303
12
LPF
EQ-
EQ cut
Pumped up lows with TB-like squelchy Q
factor.
Shallow
02
HPF
2-pole high-pass filter. 12 dB/octave slope.
SFX
Special Effect
Deeper
04
HPF
Classic 4-pole high-pass filter. Cutoff sweep
progressively cuts 4th Order High-pass.
Band-pass1
02
BPF
Band-pass filter with 6 dB/octave rolloff on
either side of the passband and Q control.
Band-pass2
04
BPF
Band-pass filter with 12 dB/octave rolloff
on either side of the passband and Q control.
ContraBand
06
BPF
A novel band-pass filter where the frequency peaks and dips midway in the frequency range.
Swept1>1oct
06
EQ+
Parametric filter with 24 dB of boost or cut
and a one octave bandwidth.
Swept2>1oct
06
EQ+
Parametric filter with 24 dB of boost or cut.
The bandwidth of the filter is two octaves
wide at the low end of the audio spectrum,
gradually changing to one octave wide at
the upper end of the spectrum.
Filter Types
LPF
Low-pass filter
PHA
Phaser
HPF
High-pass filter
FLG
Flanger
BPF
Band-pass filter
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Filter Name
Order
Type
Description
Swept3>1oct
06
EQ+
Parametric filter with 24 dB of boost or cut.
The bandwidth of the filter is three octaves
wide at the low end of the audio spectrum,
gradually changing to one octave wide at
the upper end of the spectrum.
DJAlkaline
12
EQ+
Band accentuating filter, Q shifts “ring”
frequency.
AceOfBass
12
EQ+
Bass-boost to bass-cut morph
TB-OrNot-TB
12
EQ+
Great Bassline “Processor.”
BolandBass
12
EQ+
Constant bass boost with mid-tone Q
control.
BassTracer
12
EQ+
Low Q boosts bass. Try sawtooth or square
waveform with Q set to 115.
RogueHertz
12
EQ+
Bass with mid-range boost and smooth Q.
Sweep cutoff with Q at 127.
RazorBlades
12
EQ-
Cuts a series of frequency bands.
Q selects different bands.
RadioCraze
12
EQ-
Band limited for a cheap radio-like EQ
AahAyEeh
06
VOW
Vowel formant filter which sweeps from
“Ah” sound, through “Ay” sound to “Ee”
sound at maximum frequency setting. Q
varies the apparent size of the mouth cavity.
Ooh-To-Aah
06
VOW
Vowel formant filter which sweeps from
“Oo” sound, through “Oh” sound to “Ah”
sound at maximum frequency setting.
Q varies the apparent size of mouth cavity.
MultiQVox
12
VOW
Multi-Formant, Map Q To velocity.
Ooh-To-Eee
12
VOW
Oooh to Eeee formant morph.
TalkingHedz
12
VOW
“Oui” morphing filter. Q adds peaks.
Eeh-To-Aah
12
VOW
“E” to “Ah” formant movement.
Q accentuates “peakiness.”
UbuOrator
12
VOW
Aah-Uuh vowel with no Q. Raise Q for
throaty vocals.
DeepBouche
12
VOW
French vowels! “Ou-Est” vowel at low Q.
PhazeShift1
06
PHA
Recreates a comb filter effect typical of
phase shifters. Frequency moves position of
notches. Q varies the depth of the notches.
PhazeShift2
06
PHA
Comb filter with slightly different notch
frequency moving the frequency of notches.
Q varies the depth of the notches.
FreakShifta
12
PHA
Phasey movement. Try major 6 interval and
maximum Q.
CruzPusher
12
PHA
Accentuates harmonics at high Q.
Try with a sawtooth LFO.
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Filter Envelope
Filter Name
Order
Type
Description
FlangerLite
06
FLG
Contains three notches. Frequency moves
frequency and spacing of notches.
Q increases flanging depth.
AngelzHairz
12
FLG
Smooth sweep flanger. Good with vox
waves. eg. I094, Q =60
DreamWeava
12
FLG
Directional Flanger. Poles shift down at low
Q and up at high Q.
MeatyGizmo
12
REZ
Filter inverts at mid-Q.
DeadRinger
12
REZ
Permanent “Ringy” Q response.
Many Q variations.
ZoomPeaks
12
REZ
High resonance nasal filter.
AcidRavage
12
REZ
Great analog Q response. Wide tonal range.
Try with a sawtooth LFO.
BassOMatic
12
REZ
Low boost for basslines. Q goes to
distortion at the maximum level.
LucifersQ
12
REZ
Violent mid Q filter! Take care with Q
values 40-90.
ToothComb
12
REZ
Highly resonant harmonic peaks shift in
unison. Try mid Q.
EarBender
12
WAH
Midway between wah & vowel. Strong
mid-boost. Nasty at high Q settings.
FuzziFace
12
DST
Nasty clipped distortion. Q functions as
mid-frequency tone control.
BlissBatz
06
SFX
Bat phaser from the Emulator 4.
KlangKling
12
SFX
Ringing Flange filter. Q “tunes” the ring
frequency.
Filter Parameters
The Freq and Q parameters control various elements of the filter depending
on the type of filter used. See the table in the Filter Types section for details
about what the Freq and Q fields control in each filter.
L1
FILTER
Freq:
255
Filter Envelope
Q:
019
The Filter Envelope is normally used to control the filter frequency and has
six stages. Unlike the Volume Envelope, the Filter Envelope must be
patched to the Filter Frequency using a PatchCord. In this respect, it can be
thought of as a general purpose envelope generator which is normally
patched to control the filter. The Filter Envelope Levels can be negative as
well as positive.
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Filter Envelope
There are three mode options:
• Time-based: Defines the Filter Envelope rates from 0 to 127 (approximately 1 ms to 160 seconds). The Master clock has no affect on timebased rates.
L1
FILT ENV
Attack 1
RATE
84
LEVEL
100%
• Tempo-based: The Filter Envelope times vary based on the master
tempo setting and are displayed in values such as 1, 2, 3, etc. Note values
are displayed instead of a number when the time corresponds to an
exact note value. Tempo-based envelopes are useful when using arpeggiators and sequencers because the envelope rates compress and expand
according to the Master Tempo setting, keeping the envelopes in sync
with the music. See the illustration on page 96.
L1
FILT ENV
Attack 1
RATE
1/4
LEVEL
100%
• Envelope Repeat: The Envelope Generators can also be made to repeat.
When the envelope repeat function is On, the Attack (1&2) and Decay
(1&2) stages will continue to repeat as long as the key is held. As soon as
the key is released, the envelope continues through its normal Release
stages (1 & 2). For more information, see “Envelope Repeat” on page 96.
þ
1.
To Turn on Envelope Repeat:
Move the cursor until it is underneath the Mode field as shown below.
L1
FILTER ENVELOPE
Mode: time-based
2.
Turn the data entry control clockwise. The lower line changes to:
L1
FILTER ENVELOPE
Repeat: off
3.
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Move the cursor underneath the on/off field, then turn the data entry
control clockwise so that Repeat is On.
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Auxiliary Envelope

See the Programming
Basics section of this manual for
detailed information about how
the Envelopes work.
Defining the Filter Envelope
The Filter Envelope controls the filter frequency of the layer over time. The
Envelope has six stages to the contour: Attack 1, Attack 2, Decay 1, Decay 2,
Release 1 and Release 2. When a key is pressed, the Envelope goes through
the first four stages. If the key continues to be held, the envelope holds at
the Decay 2 level. When the key is released, the envelope immediately
jumps to the Release 1 stage, then the Release 2 stage finally ending at the
Release 2 level.

0
Sustain
Rls
At
k1
k2
At
1
+100
y1
Dc
The default PatchCord
settings connect the Filter
Envelope to Filter Frequency but
the envelope can be routed to
any real-time control destination
using a PatchCord.
time
Rl
s2
Dcy
2
-100
Key Down
Key Released
Auxiliary Envelope
The Auxiliary Envelope is a supplementary general purpose envelope that
can be routed to any real-time control destination in the PatchCords. It is
identical to the filter envelope generator. See “Filter Envelope” on page 143
for full details.
Low Frequency
Oscillators (LFOs)
A Low Frequency Oscillator or LFO, is simply a wave that repeats at a slow
speed. Xtreme Lead has two LFOs per layer identified on the display as
LFO1 and LFO2.
An LFO can be routed to any real-time control destination using a
PatchCord. LFOs have a myriad of uses, some of which probably haven’t
been thought of yet. The following examples show a few common uses.
• Control the pitch of the sound (LFO -> Pitch). This effect is called
“vibrato” and is an important performance tool. Many presets use this
routing with the modulation wheel controlling “how much” modulation is applied.
• Create a “tremolo” effect by routing the LFO to control the volume
(LFO -> AmpVolume).
• Add a bit of animation to the sound by routing the LFO to control the
filter. Set the PatchCord amount low for a subtle effect.
The LFOs have five parameters: Shape, Sync, Rate, Delay and Variation.
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Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs)
Shape
LFO waveforms have different shapes. The shape of the waveform determines the effect of the LFO. LFOs have traditionally been used to add
vibrato or repeating movement to a sound. These new shapes offer a lot of
new programming possibilities.
If you modulate the pitch of an instrument, it’s easy to visualize the shape
of the waveform. For example, the sine wave has a smooth, rolling shape
that changes the pitch smoothly. The square waveform changes between
two pitches abruptly. A sawtooth waveform increases the pitch smoothly,
then abruptly changes back down. The available waveforms are shown
below.
R an dom
Tri an gl e
Sa w to o th
LFO Tricks & Tips:
• The Random LFO wave is truly
random and is different for
each voice and layer.
Sine
S qu are
33% Pulse
25% Pu l s e
16% Pu l s e
12% Pulse
• The Pattern (Pat) waveforms
will sound the same on
different layers and voices.
• Sine + Noise is very useful for
simulating trumpet and flute
vibrato.
★ When routing Hemi-quaver
to Pitch:
+38 = major scale
-38 = phrygian scale
+76 = whole tone scale
(+38) + (+76) = diminished
Pat: O c taves
(two cords)
Pat: F i f th +O c tav e
+ Octave
C
odd amount = S+H sound
Pat: N een er
C
S i n e 1,2
A#
G
S i n e + N oi s e
G
C
C
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F
G
- Octave
Note: References to musical
intervals in the pattern LFO
shapes are with the LFO
routed to pitch and a
PatchCord amount of +38.
Pa t: Sus4 tr ip
H emi - qu aver
Sine 1,3,5
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Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs)
L1
LFO1
SHAPE
sawtooth
SYNC
key sync
Sync
LFO Synced to 1/4 Note Clock
The Sync field specifies whether the LFO is synchronized to a key stroke or
is Free Running. Key Sync starts the LFO wave at the beginning of its cycle
each time you press a key on the controller. In Free Run mode, the LFO
wave begins at a random point in its cycle each time you press a key on the
controller.
Rate
The Rate field determines the LFO speed in absolute frequency rate values
or tempo-based note values. All values equal to or greater than zero specify
absolute frequency values from 0.08 Hz to 18.14 Hz.
Values less than zero specify tempo-based rates. If you modulate the rate of
a tempo-based LFO, the rates will jump between the tempo-based note
values with each PatchCord increment of “1”. As an example: if the LFO
rate was set to 8/1 and you patched the Mod Wheel to control rate with a
PatchCord amount of +1, turning the Mod Wheel to maximum would
change the LFO rate to 4/1d. Refer to the chart below.
L1
LFO1
RATE
0.08Hz
DELAY
60
Tempo-based Rates
(based on Master Tempo)
Display
octal whole note
8/1
dotted quad whole note
4/1d
octal whole note triplet
8/1t
quad whole note
4/1
dotted double whole note
2/1d
quad whole note triplet
4/1t
double whole note
2/1
dotted whole note
1/1d
VAR
020
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Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs)
Tempo-based Rates
(based on Master Tempo)
Display
double note triplet
2/1t
whole note
1/1
dotted half note
1/2d
whole note triplet
1/1t
half note
1/2
dotted quarter note
1/4d
half note triplet
1/2t
quarter note
1/4
dotted 8th note
1/8d
quarter note triplet
1/4t
8th note
1/8
dotted 16th note
1/16d
8th note triplet
1/8t
16th note
1/16
dotted 32nd note
1/32d
16th note triplet
1/16t
32nd Note
1/32
Delay
The Delay parameter defines the amount of time between hitting a key on
the controller and the onset of the LFO modulation. Delay can be used to
simulate an effect often used by acoustic instrument players where the
vibrato is brought in only after the initial note pitch is established. The
following illustration demonstrates how delay works.
time
Delay
key
down
All Delay values equal to or greater than zero specify absolute time rates
from 0 to 127. Values less than zero specify Tempo-based mode. Refer to the
previous table for times and tempo-based rates.
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Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs)
Variation
LFO Variation sets the amount of random variation of the LFO each time
you press a key on the controller. This creates a chorus or ensemble effect
since each note played has a slightly different modulation rate. The higher
the value entered, the greater the note to note variation in the LFO.
_
The Variation value range is from 0 through 100.
Variation is disabled
when a Tempo-Based LFO is
selected.
LFO variation changes the rate of each note to create an “ensemble” effect.
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PatchCords
PatchCords
PatchCords tie everything together by connecting modulation sources to
destinations. Each PatchCord has its own Amount control which can be
positive or negative (negative amounts invert the signal). In addition, the
PatchCord amounts themselves can be controlled by any modulation
source. Xtreme Lead provides 24 patches for each layer.
There are three permanently connected control routings: volume envelope
to amplifier, pitch wheel to pitch and key to pitch. All other connections
must be made using the PatchCords.
Modulation
Source
Amount +/-
-
LFO 1
+
Destination
Amp
Volume
Modulation
Source
Destination
LFO 1
LFO 2
Amp Env
Filt Env
Aux Env
Wheel
Pressure
etc.
Amp Vol
Pitch
Pan
LFO Rate
Aux Env
Env Atk
Glide
etc.
Each patch has an amount field which determines how much modulation
is applied to the destination. The modulation amount can be positive or
negative. Negative values invert the input. The amount value range is from
-100 to +100.
L1
PATCHCORD
RlsVel
->
AmpVol
L1
PATCHCORD
Key+
->
FiltRes
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+100
#24
-27
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PatchCords
Modulator Polarity
You will notice that some of the modulation sources have symbols
following their names. For example, there are three Velocity modulation
sources, Vel +, Vel ±, and Vel <.
Control
Value
Note: Flip-Flop Footswitches
1 & 2 remain in their last
condition when a new preset
is selected.
Flip-Flop Footswitch 3 resets
to the Off condition whenever
a new preset is selected.
+
±
<
0
63
127
Control Value Applied
0
-63
-127
63
0
-63
127
+64
0
+ modulation ADDS to the
initial value. (Normal)
± centers around Zero.
(Use for LFOs, Filt. Freq.)
< modulation SUBTRACTS
from the initial value
“+” Modulation: Uses only the positive half of the range, adding to
the current value. For example, if the filter frequency were set to 100 and
you patched Vel+ to the filter, the filter frequency would increase from 100
as velocity was applied.
“±” Modulation: Uses both sides (full) range and both adding and
subtracting from the current value. For example, if the filter frequency
were set to 100 and you patched Vel ± to the filter, the filter frequency
would decrease from 100 with key velocities of 63 or less and increase from
100 with key velocities of 64 and above. Therefore with medium velocity,
the Filter frequency is approximately where you set it at 100.
An LFO ± works the same way; on the positive half of the cycle it increases
the initial amount and on the negative half of the cycle it decreases the
initial amount. With a ± modulation source, a value of 64 equals 0.
“<” Modulation: Uses only the negative half of the range, subtracting
from the current value. For example, if the Amplifier Volume were set to
+3 dB and you patched Vel < to AmpVol, the volume would be at +3 dB
only when maximum key velocity were applied. Lower key velocities would
scale back the volume. In general, < modulation is the proper choice when
modulating Volume.
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PatchCords
Refer to the following table for a list of modulation sources and
destinations available in the Xtreme Lead.
Modulation Sources:
Modulation Destinations
Off
Key (+, +)
Velocity (+, +, <)
RlsVel (Release Velocity)
Gate
Pressure
PitchWhl (Pitch Wheel)
ModWhl (Modulation Wheel)
Pedal
MIDI A-L
PLagOut (Preset Lag Out)
PRampOut (Preset Ramp Out)
FootSw1 - 3 (Foot Switch 1-3)
FootFF (Flip-Flop Foot Switch 1 -3)
MIDI Volume (Controller 7)
MIDI Pan (Controller 10)
KeyGlide
VolEnv +, +, < (Volume Envelope)
Off
KeySust (Key Sustain)
FinePtch (Fine Pitch)
Pitch
Glide
ChrsAmt (Chorus Amount)
‘SStart (Sample Start) -note-on)
SLoop (Sample Loop)
SRetrig (Sample Retrigger)
FiltFreq (Filter Frequency)
‘FiltRes (Filter Resonance -note-on)
AmpVol (Amplifier Volume)
AmpPan (Amplifier Pan)
RTXfade (Real-time Crossfade)
VEnvRts (Volume Envelope Rates -all)
VEnvAtk (Volume Envelope Attack)
VEnvDcy (Volume Envelope Decay)
FilEnv +, +, < (Filter Envelope)
AuxEnv +, +, < (Auxiliary Envelope)
LFO 1 & 2 (+, +)
White (White Noise)
Pink (Pink Noise)
XfdRand (Crossfade Random)
KeyRand 1 & 2 (Key Random)
Lag 0 sum (summing amp out)
Lag 1 sum (summing amp out)
Lag 0 & 1 (Lag Processor)
Clk Divisors (Octal, Quad, Double
Whole, Whole, Half, Qtr, 8th,16th)
DC (DC Offset)
Summing Amp
Sum
Switch
Absolute Value
Diode
Flip-Flop
Quantizer
4x Gain
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VEnvRls (Volume Envelope Release)
FEnvRts (Filter Envelope Rates -all)
FEnvAtk (Filter Envelope Attack)
FEnvDcy (Filter Envelope Decay)
FEnvRls (Filter Envelope Release)
FEnvTrig (Filter Envelope Trigger)
AEnvRts (Auxiliary Envelope Rates -all)
AEnvAtk (Auxiliary Envelope Attack)
AEnvDcy (Auxiliary Envelope Decay)
AEnvRls (Auxiliary Envelope Release)
AEnvTrig (Auxiliary Envelope Trigger)
LFO 1 & 2 Rate
LFO 1 & 2 Trigger
Lag Processor In 0 & 1
Sum (Summing Amp)
Switch
Abs (Absolute Value)
Diode
Quantize
Flip-Flop
Gain 4x
Cord 1-24 Amount
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Pitch Bend Range
Pitch Bend Range
Specifies the Pitch Wheel range in semitones for the current layer. Pitch
Wheel is a standard synthesizer control which is transmitted as a MIDI
continuous controller message used (normally) to bend the pitch up and
down.
The PitchBend range is from 0 to +12 semitones or “Master.” A setting of
“0” turns the pitch wheel Off for the current layer. The Master setting uses
the Pitch Bend range defined in the Master menu.
L1
Mix Output
PITCHBEND RANGE
+/- 12 semitones
This feature allows you to program the Effect Send as a part of the preset.
Note that for this feature to work, the Mix Output setting in the Master
menu MUST be set to “Preset” on the selected MIDI channel. If you want to
define output routing by MIDI channel, set it up using the Mix Output page
in the Master menu. See “Mix Output” on page 75 for more information.
L1
MIX OUTPUT
Send2->main
FX Send
Routing
Output
Routing
The Sends function as effect processor inputs (effect sends). The Output
Routing field shows the true routing of the Sends to the Main output. The
Output Routing never changes!
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
To Control the Mix Output from the Preset:
Move the cursor until it is underneath the Layer field and change the
Layer using the Data Entry Control.
Move the cursor until it is underneath the FX Send Routing field and
change the Send (1-4) using the Data Entry Control.
Locate the MIX OUTPUT screen in the Master menu.
Set the MIDI channel you are using to “use preset”.
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Common
Preset
Parameters
Preset Effects
This section of the Edit menu chapter describes parameters that affect all
layers in the preset.
Xtreme Lead has two stereo effects processors. When playing presets one at
a time, the two processors can be programmed as part of the preset. The
diagram below shows how the effects are integrated into the signal path
using a parallel effects send/return model, similar to a mixing console.
FX Send Amount
Reverb, Delay
Effect
A
Sum
Layers
Dry Signal
Sum
Main
Outs
Effect
B
Chorus, Flange
FX Send Amount
Refer to the Effects chapter for additional information and instructions for
setting up both the Preset Effects and the Master Effects.
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Edit Menu
Preset Effects
OUTPUT SECTION
& EFFECTS PROCESSORS
FX Sends
Send 1 15%
PRESET
EDIT MENU
Send 2 10%
Send 3 0%
Send 4 0%
Mix
Output
Send 1
S
E
N
D
1
FX Sends
Send 1 0%
Send 3 20%
Ch 1
PRESET
Ch 2
SEND 2
Ch 3
SEND 3
Effect
A
B➟A
Send 2 0%
Send 4 15%
Mix Output
Hall 1
Chorus
M
A
I
N
Effect
B
S
E
N
D
2
S
E
N
D
3
Ch 16
SEND 4
MASTER MENU
S
E
N
D
4
The Mix Output setting in the Master Menu determines if the Preset’s Mix
Output routing will be used. This allows the Sends to be programmed by
either MIDI Channel or by Preset, whichever you prefer.
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Edit Menu
FXA Algorithm
FXA Algorithm
This screen selects the effect type for Effect Processor A. The “A” effects
consist of different reverb types and digital delays. Move the cursor to the
lower line of the display and select the effect you want.
FXA ALGORITHM
Lg Concert Pan
A Effect Types
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
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Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Hall 1
Hall 2
Plate
Delay
Panning Delay
Multitap 1
Multitap Pan
3 Tap
3 Tap Pan
Soft Room
Warm Room
Perfect Room
Tiled Room
Hard Plate
Warm Hall
Spacious Hall
Bright Hall
Bright Hall Pan
Bright Plate
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
BBall Court
Gymnasium
Cavern
Concert 9
Concert 10 Pan
Reverse Gate
Gate 2
Gate Pan
Concert 11
Medium Concert
Large Concert
Large Concert Pan
Canyon
DelayVerb 1
DelayVerb 2
DelayVerb 3
DelayVerb 4 Pan
DelayVerb 5 Pan
DelayVerb 6
DelayVerb 7
DelayVerb 8
DelayVerb 9
Edit Menu
FXA Parameters
FXA Parameters
The FXA parameters are Decay, High Frequency Damping, and the FxB to
FxA send. Decay sets the length of time it takes an effect to fade out. HF
Damping causes the high frequency energy to fade away more quickly
during the reverb decay. FxB to FxA controls the amount of the “B” effect
sent through effect “A”. This allows you to place the two effects in series
and create setups such as “distortion through reverb” among others. Please
refer to the Effects chapter for more information about the effects.
FXA DECAY
048
FXA Send Amounts
HFDAMP
064
These parameters set the effects amounts for each of the four stereo effects
busses.
FXA SEND AMOUNTS
2: 50%
3: 10%
FXB Algorithm
FxB>FxA
000
1:100%
4: 0%
This screen selects the effect type for Effect Processor A. Move the cursor to
the lower line of the display and select the effect you want.
FXB ALGORITHM
Panning Delay
B Effect Types
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Chorus 1
Chorus 2
Chorus 3
Chorus 4
Chorus 5
Doubling
Slapback
Flange 1
12.
Flange 2
Flange 3
Flange 4
20.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
21.
22.
Flange 5
Flange 6
Flange 7
Big Chorus
Symphonic
Ensemble
Delay
Delay Stereo
23.
Delay Stereo 2
Panning Delay
Delay Chorus
31.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
32.
PanDelay Chorus 1
PanDelay Chorus 2
Dual Tap 1/3
Dual Tap 1/4
Vibrato
Distortion 1
Distortion 2
Distorted Flange
Distorted Chorus
Distorted Double
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Edit Menu
FXB Parameters
FXB Parameters
The FXB parameters are Feedback, LFO Rate and Delay. Feedback sends the
output of the effect back into the input. This creates multiple echoes on a
delay effect and intensifies a chorus or flange effect. LFO Rate allows you
to change the speed of the modulation oscillator for flange and chorus
effects. Delay sets the length of the delay line. This affects the time
between echoes, or the tone of flange effects.
FXB
FXB Send Amounts
FEEDBK
032
LFORATE
003
These parameters set the effects amounts for the four stereo effects busses.
FXB SEND AMOUNTS
2: 50%
3: 10%
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DELAY
200ms
1:100%
4: 0%
Edit Menu
Preset Patchcords
Preset Patchcords
Preset PatchCords give you real-time control of global parameters. The
effect processors are a powerful synthesis tool and this feature lets you
control and use them in exciting new ways. For example, you can dynamically adjust the effects mix during a sequence or live performance.
There are many exciting performance possibilities using Preset PatchCords
to control BEATs and Arpeggiator parameters. The front panel knobs “Wild
1-4” are ususally connected to Arp and BEATs parameters in factory presets
marked “arp:” or “bts:”. Likewise, Pitch and Mod wheels are often routed
to “Beats Busy” and “Beats Variation” in factory presets marked “bts:”. Be
sure to try out these controls
O
There are 12 Preset PatchCords per preset with a source, a destination and
an amount control. The amount can be set from -100 to +100. The Preset
PatchCord controls are added to the FX Send Amounts set in the Master or
Edit menus. In other words, multiple sources connected to destinations are
summed.
To crossfade between
effects.
1) Set FXA Send 1 to 100%.
2) Set FXB Send 1 to 0%.
3) Set FX Cord #1 to FXA Send 1
at -100.
4) Set FX Cord #2 to FXB Send 1
at +100.
Increasing the controller amount
will crossfade from FXA to FXB.
PRESET CORDS
Pedal
-> FXBSend2
Modulation Sources:
Off
PitchWhl (Pitch Wheel)
ModWhl (Modulation Wheel)
Pedal
MIDI Volume (Controller 7)
MIDI Pan (Controller 10)
MIDI A-L
Footswitch 1
Flip-Flop Footswitch 1
Footswitch 2
Flip-Flop Footswitch 2
Footswitch 3
Flip-Flop Footswitch 3
DC
#01
+100
Modulation Destinations
Off
Effect A Send 1
Effect A Send 2
Effect A Send 3
Effect A Send 4
Effect B Send 1
Effect B Send 2
Effect B Send 3
Effect B Send 4
Preset Lag In
Preset Lag Amount
Preset Lag Rate
Preset Ramp Rate
Arp Resolution
Arp Extension
Arp Velocity
Arp Gate
Arp Interval
Beats Velocity Group 1-4
Beats Transpose (Xpose) Group 1-4
Beats Variation
Beats Busy
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Edit Menu
Initial Controller Amount
This parameter sets the initial value of MIDI controllers A-L when the preset
is first selected. The front panel Control Knobs can be thought of as front
panel MIDI controllers because in the Xtreme Lead, they are treated just as
if they originated from an external MIDI device. Refer to the following
diagram. There are three Initial Controller Amount screens (A-D, E-H, I-L).
0
1
2
3
MIDI
31
0
1
2
3
31
0
1
2
3
31
A
MIDI
A/E/I
-
B/F/J
-
C/G/K
-
D/H/L
-
+
Patchcord Destinations
Controller
A
B
MIDI
+
Cord
31
Edit
Menu
Controller
B
C
MIDI
+
Cord
0
1
2
3
Control
Knobs
Cord
Master
Menu
Controller
C
Cord
Initial Controller
Amount
L
MIDI
Controller
L
+
Amount
Key Sustain
Fine Pitch
Pitch
Glide
Chorus Amount
Sample Start
Sample Loop
Sample Retrigger
Filter Frequency
Filter Q
Amplifier Volume
Amplifier Pan
Amplifier Crossfade
Volume Envelope Rates
Volume Envelope Attack
Volume Envelope Decay
Volume Envelope Release
Filter Envelope Rates
Filter Envelope Attack
Filter Envelope Decay
Filter Envelope Release
Aux. Envelope Rates
Aux. Envelope Attack
Aux. Envelope Decay
Aux. Envelope Release
LFO 1 & 2 Rates
LFO 1 & 2 Trigger
Lag Processor
Summing Amp
Switch
Absolute Value
Diode
Quantizer
4x Gain
Cord 1-24 Amount
External MIDI controller numbers are assigned to the Letters A-L in the
Master menu. The Initial Controller Amount value is sent to the PatchCord
destination when the Preset is first selected. If you move the Control Knob,
then that value replaces the initial value. If MIDI controller data is received
it will similarly replace the knob or initial setting.
INITIAL CONTROLLER AMT
A:017
B:112
C:127
D: off
The Initial controller amounts can be set from 000-127 or they can be
turned Off. If set to Off, the current controller value is used when the preset
is first selected. Setting the Initial Amount to “off” uses the values from the
previously selected preset.
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Edit Menu
Keyboard Tuning
Keyboard Tuning
In addition to the standard equally divided octave tuning, Xtreme Lead
contains twelve factory programmed tunings and 12 user-definable
tunings. The Keyboard Tuning parameter selects which tuning is used by
the current preset. The User Tuning tables are defined in the Master menu.
The factory Keyboard Tuning tables are described in the following table.
Tuning Tables
Description
Equal Temperament
Standard Western tuning
(12 equally spaced notes per octave)
Just C
Just intonation. (Based on small interval ratios. Sweet
and pure, non-beating intervals.)
Vallotti
Valotti & Young non-equal temperament. (Similar to 12
tone equal temperament. Each key has a different
character for a given scale.)
19-Tone
19 tone equal temperament. (19 notes per octave.
Difficult to play, but works well with a sequencer.)
Gamelan
5 tone Slendro and 7 tone Pelog. (Javanese. Pelog are
white keys, Slendro are black keys. Exotic tunings of
Gamelan flavor.
Just C2
Allows you to play the following chords in the key of C:
C, E, F, G, A, B, C#m, D#m, Em, F#m, G#m, Am, Bm
Just C-minor
Allows you to play the following chords in the key of C:
C, E, F, G, A, B, Em, Am, Bm, C#m, D#m, G#m
Just C3
Allows you to play the following chords in the key of C:
C, D, F, Bb, C#m, Dm, Em, F#m, G#m, Am
Werkmeister III
A “well” temperament developed in the 17th century.
Although you can play in all keys, each key sounds
slightly different.
Kirnberger
Another well temperament developed by Johann
Philipp Kirnberger where no pitch is more than 12
cents off from equal temperament.
Scarlatti
A variant of Meantone tuning which was used from the
15th to 18th centuries.
Repeating Octave
Middle C octave is repeated up and down the keyboard.
Link with a preset in equal temperament to form
unusual inversion up and down the keyboard.
User 1-12
Define your own tuning tables (Master menu).
Refer to “User Key Tuning” on page 90 in the Master Menu chapter for
instructions on how to define your own Keyboard Tunings.
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Edit Menu
Keyboard Tuning
The Just C Tuning Tables

Xtreme Lead implements
the MIDI Tuning Dump protocol
which allows you to create
tuning tables on your personal
computer and download them
via MIDI. There are several
computer applications available
on the internet which let you
create and download tuning
tables via MIDI.
Well Tempered and Just were standard keyboard tunings up until the 20thcentury when the current “equal tempered” scale became prevalent. In an
equal tempered scale, the octave is equally divided into 12 parts. In Just or
Well Tempered scales, the 12 notes are separately tuned to produce pure
chords. However, in Just tunings you are limited to playing certain chords
and if you play the wrong chord it may sound very BAD!
Xtreme Lead allows you to modulate between keys by providing you 12
user tuning tables. Tuning tables can be changed as you play using a
program change (create several presets with the same sound and different
tuning tables), by MIDI SysEx command (using a programmable MIDI
footswitch or other device), or using a continuous controller (link 2 presets
and crossfade between them using a controller). The Just C2, Just C min,
Just C3 Tuning Tables
These new tuning tables take the concept of just intonation a step beyond
previous E-mu products. Fully explaining the mysteries of just intonation is
beyond the scope of this manual, but the subject is covered exhaustively in
Hermann Helmholtz’s On the Sensations of Tone, available at most libraries
and bookstores.
The new tables are called Just C2, Just C3, and Just C Minor. Try playing in
the key of C/Cm using each table. You’ll quickly discover both the wonders
and the frustrations of just intonation! In Just C, for example, you’ll find
that the chords C, Em, F, G, and Am sound beautiful. If you hold one of
these chords, you’ll hear no “beating”. After playing for a few minutes,
switch back to Equal Temperament for a rude awakening!
At this point you might wonder why anyone would use Equal Temperament to begin with. For the answer to that question, play a D, Dmi, or Bb
chord!.The intervallic ratios that make the C & G chords sound so pure
make the D chord sound horribly out of tune. That's why we had to include
Just C3. In this tuning, D, Dmi and Bb sound in tune, but the G chord will
sound wrong.
Each of the 4 tables allows you to play a different group of common chords
in just intonation. Sadly, there is no single 12 note tuning that will allow all
of the common chords to be in tune, and of course that's why they
invented the equal temperament tuning system that we use today.
Just C
Play these chords: C,
Just C2
Play these chords: C,
Just C2 minor
Play these chords: C,
Just C3
Play these chords: C,
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E, F, G, A, Cm, C#m, Em, F#m, Gm, Am
E, F, G, A, B, C#m, D#m, Em, G#m, Am, Bm
Db, D, Eb, G, Ab, Cm, Em, Fm, Gm
D, F, Bb, C#m, Dm, Em, F#m, G#m, Am
Edit Menu
Preset Links
Preset Links
You can link presets to other presets to create layering or keyboard splits.
The current preset can be linked with up to two other presets (Links 1 & 2).
Each linked preset can be assigned to a specific range in order to create
keyboard splits or can be assigned a velocity range to switch links according
to key velocity. In addition, you can specify Volume, Pan, Transpose and
Delay settings for each Link. The modulation parameters specified in each
preset remain in effect for each preset in the link.
LINK 1 Preset
0002 Preset Name
LINK 1
RANGE
C-2
LINK 1
LINK 1
XLEAD
KEY
G8
VEL
000-127
VOLUME
+0dB
TRANSPOSE
+00
PAN
00
DELAY
0
Links provide an easy way to create new sounds by combining the existing
presets. Or, you can create your own custom stacked presets with up to 12
layers! We’re talking LARGE sounds here. Of course Links can also be used
when you just want to stack up two sounds.
As an example, let’s stack two presets to create a big sound. Start with a
preset you like, then go into the Links screen and start scrolling through
the preset list while you play to hear both presets together. When you find
a winner, simply Save the preset and you’re finished!
• You can “Split” the keyboard up to 12 ways by using combinations of the
Layers and Links.
• By adjusting the Velocity for the link, you can bring in the link by
playing hard.
• Transposing the Link can radically change the sound.
• The delay parameter lets you create surprise effects, echoes or cascades of
sound as you continue to hold the keys.
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Edit Menu
Preset Tempo Offset
Preset Tempo Offset
This function allows you to double or halve the Master Tempo as it applies
to this preset. When playing or sequencing several presets in Multimode,
the Master Tempo may be too fast or slow for one preset. Using this feature,
you can adjust the tempo for the misbehaving preset. The Tempo Offset can
use the current tempo or be set to half or twice the current tempo.
TEMPO OFFSET
use current tempo x 2
Audition Riff
Selection
O
A Riff is a short pre-recorded musical phrase which can be anything from a
single note to a full 16-track sequence as in the BEATS (bts) Riffs. This
function allows you to assign a Riff to a Preset. The Preset Riff will be used
when the front panel Audition button is pressed or when BEATS mode is set
either to “On” or “Omni” in the main preset selection screen.
Listening to the Riffs is a
quick way to learn the sounds in
Xtreme Lead. If a preset has
hidden tricks or controllers,
these will be shown off in the
Riff.
The Riffs themselves cannot be modified.
Play Solo Layers
When constructing multilayer sounds it is often useful to turn off one or
more of the layers so you can hear what you’re doing! This feature allows
you to temporarily solo individual layers or listen to them in any combination. This screen differs from the other Edit screens in that it is NOT
saved with the preset. The values reset each time you exit the Edit menu.
AUDITION SELECTION
Plays:KEY-MiddleC
Solo is activated by setting any layer to On (On = the layer is being Soloed).
Any layers set to On will play and any layers set to Off will be muted. If all
layers are set to Off, then Solo mode ends and all layers play normally.
When you exit the Edit menu, all layers play normally.
PLAY SOLO LAYERS
1: off
2: off
3: off
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4: off
Programming Tutorial
There is so much you can do with the Xtreme Lead it’s impossible to
describe it all. This chapter is will give you some ideas for programming
your own custom sounds and contains step-by-step instructions to help
you get started. In order to get the most from this chapter, we recommend
you actually try each example. Have fun!
Editing
Presets
One of the easiest ways to make a new preset is to edit an existing preset.
This is also an excellent way of becoming familiar with Xtreme Lead. If you
don’t like what you hear, simply select a new preset, then Xtreme Lead
reverts to the original sound. Changes are not permanent until you Save
them (see “Saving a Preset” on page 191).
Let’s experiment and modify a few parameters of an existing preset. We’ll
start with functions that have an obvious effect on the sound:
Instrument Select, Tuning, and Chorus.
Changing the
Instrument
Changing the instrument is the easiest and most dramatic way to modify
an existing preset.
þ
1.
2.
To Change the Instrument for the Current Layer
Choose any cool preset, then press the Edit button.
Scroll through the Edit menu until you come to the Instrument page.
L1
INSTRUMENT
0307 bas:Fat Sun
3.
4.
5.
ROM:XLEAD
Move the cursor down to the bottom line (using a Cursor button).
Use the Data Entry Control to change the instrument. This changes the
instrument for the current layer (in this case it’s L1).
Play the keyboard as you scroll through the various instruments.
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Editing Presets
þ
6.
7.
To Change the Instrument for any Layer in the Preset
Move the cursor back up to the first field in the first line (the layer).
Use the Data Entry Control to select the layer you want.
L2
INSTRUMENT
0050 org:Dance
8.
ROM:XLEAD
Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each selected layer. Find an instrument that
sounds good when combined with the previous instruments selected.
With all these great instruments to work with, you really can’t go wrong.
Now let’s play with the tuning.
Changing the
Tuning of an
Instrument
Tuning the selected layer of the preset changes the pitch of the key on the
controller. If the numbers are “00,” it means that the instruments are tuned
to concert pitch (A=440 Hz). The Coarse tuning value represents whole
semitone intervals. The Fine tuning value shifts the pitch in 1/64 semitones
(or 1.56 cents).
þ
1.
To Tune the Instrument of the Current Layer
Scroll through the Edit menu until you come to the Tuning page.
L1
2.
3.
TUNING
Coarse: +36
Fine:
+6
Move the cursor to the Coarse field (using the cursor button).
Set the value to +12 to shift the pitch up a whole octave. To shift the
pitch in smaller units than a semitone, use the Fine field.
Try tuning one of the instruments to a perfect fifth above the other by
setting the Coarse value to +7.
Tuning an instrument far out of its normal range completely changes the
character of the sound. For example, if you tune a bass guitar up 2 octaves,
it's going to sound rather petite. On the other hand, if you tune it down 2
octaves, you can probably rattle plaster off the walls! Experiment with
radical pitch shifting. You'll be surprised at the results.
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Editing Presets
Chorus
_
WARNING: Since it
works by doubling the
instruments, Chorusing halves
the number of notes you can
play on Xtreme Lead.
This is an easy one. Chorus works by doubling the instruments and
detuning them slightly. The larger the chorus value, the more detuning
occurs. The Width parameter controls the stereo spread. A Width value of
0% reduces the chorus to mono, a value of 100% provides the most stereo
separation. Chorus is useful when you want to “fatten up” a part quickly
and easily.
þ
1.
2.
To Chorus a Layer
With the cursor on the top line of the display, turn the Data Entry
Control until you find the Chorus page.
Use the cursor buttons to advance the cursor to the Chorus field (the
first field in the bottom line of the display). Use the Data Entry Control
to turn on chorus.
L1
3.
CHORUS
off
WIDTH
100%
Select a Width value based on the amount of detuning you want.
Smaller numbers mean less detuning, larger ones more.
You can select various amounts of chorusing for each of the instruments,
just play around with the Chorus and Width parameter until you like what
you hear.
Volume Envelope
Every sound you hear, whether it’s a piano note, a drum, or a bell, has a
characteristic volume curve or envelope. This Volume Envelope shapes the
volume of the sound which grows louder or softer in various ways during
the course of the sound. The volume envelope of a sound is one of the clues
our brain uses to determine what type of sound is being produced.
An envelope shapes the sound or volume of the sound over time. The
envelope generators in Xtreme Lead all have six stages to the contour:
Attack 1, Attack 2, Decay 1, Decay 2, Release 1 and Release 2. When you
press a key on the keyboard, the envelope goes through each of the first
four stages, advancing to the next stage when the defined Level for each is
reached. As long as you continue to hold the key down, the envelope
continues through the first four stages holding at the end of the Decay 2
level until the key is released. When you release the key, the envelope
jumps to the Release stages (no matter where the envelope is when you
release the key) ending at the Release 2 level.
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Editing Presets
2
y
Dc
Atk
1
Percussion
Rls2
Sustain
time
Organ
Strings
s1
At
level
Dcy2
Rl
k1
Piano
Key Down
Key Released
Every instrument in Xtreme Lead has it's own predetermined volume
envelope which is used when the Volume Envelope parameter is set to
“factory.” By setting the Volume Envelope to “time-based” or “tempobased,” we can reshape the instrument's natural volume envelope any way
we want. By reshaping the volume envelope of a instrument, you can
dramatically change the way the sound is perceived. For example, you can
make “bowed” pianos or backward gongs. The diagrams to the left show
the characteristic volume envelopes of a few common sounds.
In preparation for this experiment choose almost any of the standard organ
presets which continues to sustain when the key is held down. Go to the
Instrument page and set it to “None” on all layers except Layer 1. Now
you’re ready to play with the Volume Envelope.
þ
1.
To Setup the Volume Envelope
Go to the Volume Envelope mode screen and set the Volume Envelope
mode to “time-based.”
L1
VOLUME ENVELOPE
Mode: time-based
2.
Now move on to the next screen to set the Volume Envelope
parameters.
L1
VOL ENV
Attack 1
3.
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TIME
50
LEVEL
100%
Increase the Attack 1 time value and play a note. The attack controls
the time it takes for the sound to reach the Attack level when a key is
pressed and held.
Programming Tutorial
Editing Presets
4.
5.
Working with Filters
Move the cursor to the first field in the bottom line and use the cursor
buttons to advance to the Release pages.
Increase the Release 1 and 2 times. Note the effect as you release the key
on the controller. The Release stages controls the time it takes for the
sound to die away when a note is released.
The filters make it possible to remove certain components of the sound. A
low pass filter removes the high frequency components or put another way,
it “lets the low frequencies pass.” A high-pass filter removes the low
frequency components from the sound letting only the high frequencies
pass. See “Xtreme Lead Filter Types” on page 141 for a complete list of
Xtreme Lead’s filters and their descriptions.
In preparation for the next tutorial, select the Blank Preset. (Select the
Preset Category and spin the Data Entry Control all the way to the left).
1.
1.
Go to the Instrument screen (Edit menu) and select Instrument #140 Looped 1 This is a harmonically rich sound. Since filters work by
removing or accentuating certain frequencies, we want to make sure
that we have a lot of frequencies to start with.
Advance to the Filter Type screen using the Data Entry Control. Select
the Classic 4th order filter.
L1
FILTER
Classic
2.
Ord
4
Type
LPF
Go to the Filter Frequency and Q screen. Position the cursor in the Freq:
field as shown in the following illustration.
L1
FILTER
Freq: 255
Q: 000
The Frequency parameter determines the filter cutoff frequency or the
frequency the filter uses as the highest frequency allowed to pass.
If you play the keyboard now, you should hear the raw Looped Perc 1
sound. Slowly decrease the filter cutoff frequency value as you play the
keyboard. The sound gets more and more dull as you remove more and
more high frequencies from the sound. At some point, the sound
completely disappears. (You have filtered out everything.) The chart on the
following page illustrates what you just did.
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Editing Presets
Cutoff Frequency
100
Amplitude
80
Output of Filter
60
40
20
40
80
160 360 720 1440 2880 ...
Frequency
3.
4.
5.
Open the filter back up to 255, then move the cursor to the Q field.
Set the Q to 10, then move the cursor back under the Freq value. As you
change the frequency, notice that the sound now has a sharp, nasal
quality. A high Q boosts or amplifies the frequencies at the cutoff
frequency (Fc).
Reset the cutoff frequency to the lowest setting (0.08Hz) and the Q to
00.
Adding the Filter Envelope
Now let's modulate the Filter Frequency with the Filter Envelope. The Filter
Envelope is a device that can automatically change the filter frequency
during the course of the note. Before we define the Filter Envelope, we need
to patch the Filter Envelope to the Filter Frequency.
þ
1.
To Setup the Filter Envelope
Go to the PatchCord screen.
L1
PATCHCORD
RlsVel ->
AmpVol
2.
3.
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+100
Move the cursor below the first field in the bottom line of the display.
This is the Source field. Use the Data Entry Control to change the
Source to “FiltEnv” as shown in the following illustration.
Advance the cursor to the next field. This is the Destination field. Use
the Data Entry Control to change the destination to “FiltFreq.”
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4.
Move the cursor to the last field in the line. This is the Amount field.
The Amount field determines the amount of modulation applied. Set
this value to “+100.”
L1
PATCHCORD
FiltEnv+
->
FiltFreq
#01
+100
This setup connects the Filter Envelope Generator to the Filter Cutoff as
shown in the following diagram.
Instrument
Tone
R
Filter
Fc
DCA
Pan
Q
L
Filter Env.
5.
Now, return to the Filter Envelope Mode screen. Set the Mode to “timebased.”
L1
FILTER ENVELOPE
Mode: time-based
6.
Advance to the Filter Envelope parameter page.
L1
FILT ENV
Attack1
7.
RATE
50
LEVEL
100%
Move the cursor underneath the time field and change the value to
about +50. Now when you press a key the filter slowly sweeps up.
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L1
FILT ENV
Attack1
8.
9.
RATE
50
LEVEL
+88%
Change the attack rate and note the change in the sound.
Set the envelope parameters as shown in the following table.
Envelope Phase
Time
Level %
Attack 1
40
65
Attack 2
65
100
Decay 1
80
85
Decay 2
25
50
Release 1
97
20
Release 2
73
0
With the above setup, the filter sweeps up, then Decays back down to
the Decay 2 Level until you release the key. Then it sweeps down at the
Release rates. Play with the envelope parameters for awhile to get a feel
for their function. (If you're having trouble understanding the Envelope
Generators, please refer to the Programming Basics section in this
manual.)
Changing Filter Types
Go back to the Filter Type screen shown below and move the cursor down
the lower line of the display. Change the filter type while playing the
keyboard. There are 50 different filter types.
L1
FILTER
Aah-Ay-Eeh
Ord
6
Type
VOW
These filters are extremely powerful and have been carefully crafted to offer
maximum flexibility and musical control. You may want to change the
Envelope (PatchCord) Amount, Q and/or the Filter Frequency to get the
right sound for each filter and instrument. These three controls, coupled
with the Filter Envelope, are perhaps the most important controls on any
synthesizer. Take the time to learn how they interact with each other and
you will be able to create sounds beyond imagination.
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Envelope Repeat
The Envelope Generator can also be made to repeat. When the envelope
repeat function is On, the Attack (1&2) and Decay (1&2) stages will
continue to repeat as long as the key is held.
þ
1.
2.
To Make the Filter Envelope Repeat:
Go to the Filter Envelope Mode screen shown below.
Move the cursor to the Mode field.
L1
FILTER ENVELOPE
Mode:
time-based
3.
Turn the data entry control clockwise. The Mode field will change to
Repeat as shown below.
L1
FILTER ENVELOPE
Repeat: on
4.
5.
6.
Practice Modulating
Move the cursor to the on/off field and turn Envelope Repeat On.
Play a key on the keyboard. You should now hear the envelope
repeating.
Go back to the envelope parameter page and adjust the Attack 1&2, and
Decay 1&2 parameters. The repeating envelope cycles through these
four stages as long as the key is held.
• Try modulating the pitch with the Filter Envelope generator
• Use Velocity to modulate the Filter Envelope PatchCord or the Filter
Frequency. This brightens the sound as you play harder.
• Program the LFO to modulate Filter Frequency and Volume (PatchCord screen).
• Modulate the LFO with the other LFO, with Velocity, and with the
Modulation Wheel.
• Examine the Factory presets to learn how they’re constructed. There
are lots of cool synthesis tricks you can use in your own presets.
• Think of ten of your own modulation routings, then try them out.
The key to learning Xtreme Lead is to experiment.
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Troubleshooting
A common source of confusion when working with the filter envelope is
that the Attack or Release parameters might not seem to be working
correctly. If you are not getting the expected result, try to analyze the
situation. There will be many times when you will have to stop for a
minute and think, “What am I trying to do and why isn't it working?”
When this happens (and it will), don't panic. Troubleshooting is a normal
part of the synthesis process. Simply examine the various parameters and
try to be as analytical as possible as you solve the problem. The solution is
usually simple (the filter is already wide open and can't open any more).
Learning to play any instrument takes a little patience and practice.
Referring to the diagram below which shows the Xtreme Lead signal flow,
notice that the DCA comes after the Filter. The DCA controls the final
volume of the sound, so if the filter's release is longer than the release for
the DCA, you won't hear it, because the DCA has already shut off the
sound.
Instrument
Z-Plane
Filter
R
DCA
Pan
L
You’re getting the general idea by now. Remember not to select a new
preset before saving the current one or all your changes will be lost (the
preset reverts to the last saved version). If you want to save your creation,
select the Save/Copy menu and select a destination preset location for your
masterpiece, then press Enter.
Because you can save your work, it’s worth spending time to get the sound
just right. When designing sounds you become an instrument builder as
well as a musician. With Xtreme Lead you can design the custom radical
instruments you’ve always wanted!
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Linking Presets
Linking
Presets
Using the Link pages in the Edit menu is a quick and easy way to create new
sounds. Use the Links to “layer” presets and to “split” a keyboard into
sections containing different sounds.
þ
1.
2.
O
To Layer Two Presets
Select the first preset you want to layer.
Press the Edit button. Use the Data Entry Control to move through the
screens until you find either the “LINK 1” or “LINK 2” screen shown
below.
See “Preset Links” on
page 163 for more information.
LINK 1
off
3.
4.
þ
1.
2.
4.
To Create a Split Keyboard Using Links
Follow steps 1 through 4 above.
Press Enter and use the Data Entry Control to advance to the next page.
C-2
KEY
B4
VEL
000 127
Set the keyboard range of the linked preset as desired.
Press Enter and use the Data Entry Control to go to the Key Range page
(It’s one of the first Edit menu pages).
L1 KEY:LO
C5
5.
XLEAD
Move the cursor to the second line of the display. Select the preset you
want to link with the preset you selected in step 1. Play the keyboard as
you scroll through the various presets to hear the results.
If you want the link to be a permanent part of the preset, be sure to save
the preset. Otherwise, simply change the preset to erase your work.
LINK 1
RANGE
3.
PRESET
FADE
000
HIGH
G8
FADE
000
Set the range of the original preset so it fills the remaining keyboard
area. Save the preset.
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Effects
Effects
Overview
Xtreme Lead has two stereo effects processors. When playing presets one at
a time, the two processors can be programmed as part of the preset. When
the MIDI Mode is set to “multi,” the Proteus uses a global effects
assignment (Master Effects). The diagram below shows how the effects are
integrated into the signal path using a parallel effects send/return model,
similar to a mixing console.
FX Send Amount
Reverb, Delay
Effect
A
Sum
Preset
Dry Signal
Sum
Main
Outs
Effect
B
Chorus, Flange
FX Send Amount
The Effects Sends
On a mixing console you can control the amount of signal each channel
Sends to the effect bus. This allows each channel to be placed in a slightly
different “sonic space” which creates an airy, open sound.
Xtreme Lead uses this basic concept, but works in a slightly different
manner. There are four effects busses: Send1-Send4. Each preset or each
MIDI channel (you determine which), can be directed to one of the four
busses. Each effect processor has four Send Amounts which allow you to set
the wet/dry mix on each of the four busses going into the effect. A setting
of 0% is completely dry (no effect). A setting of 50% contains an equal mix
of affected and normal (dry) signal.
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Effects Overview
The Effects Send is programmed for each layer in the Edit menu. These
routings can be overruled in the Master menu Mix Output screen by
changing the submix setting from “preset”, which uses the preset routing,
to Send1-Send4. In the diagram below, MIDI channel 1 is programmed to
obey the preset routing which in this case is Send 1.
OUTPUT SECTION
& EFFECTS PROCESSORS
FX Sends
Send 1 15%
PRESET
EDIT MENU
Send 2 10%
Send 3 0%
Send 4 0%
Mix
Output
Send 1
S
E
N
D
1
FX Sends
Send 1 0%
Send 3 20%
Ch 1
PRESET
Ch 2
SEND 2
Ch 3
SEND 3
Effect
A
B➟A
Send 2 0%
Send 4 15%
Mix Output
Hall 1
Chorus
M
A
I
N
Effect
B
S
E
N
D
2
S
E
N
D
3
Ch 16
SEND 4
MASTER MENU
S
E
N
D
4
Individual layers or entire MIDI channels can be routed to any of the four busses.
The four Effect Sends allow you to get the most out of the two effect
processors. For example, with Effect B set to an echo algorithm, you could
route one MIDI channel to Send 3 and set the effect amount to 80%.
Another MIDI channel could be routed to Send 4 with an effect amount of
only 5%. This is almost like having two different effects!
The Mix Output function is also useful when sequencing since it lets you
route specific MIDI channels (and thus sequencer tracks) to specific Sub
outputs (on the back panel) where there they can be processed with EQ or
other outboard effects.
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Effect Types
Effect
Types
Effect Parameters
A Effect Types
Room 1-3
Hall 1 & 2
Plate
Delay
Panning Delay
Multitap 1
Multitap Pan
3 Tap
3 Tap Pan
Soft Room
Warm Room
Perfect Room
Tiled Room
Hard Plate
Warm Hall
Spacious Hall
Bright Hall
Bright Hall Pan
Bright Plate
BBall Court
Gymnasium
Cavern
Concert 9
Concert 10 Pan
Reverse Gate
Gate 2
Gate Pan
Concert 11
Medium Concert
Large Concert
Large Concert Pan
Canyon
DelayVerb 1-3
DelayVerb 4-5 Pan
DelayVerb 6-9
B Effect Types
Chorus 1-5
Doubling
Slapback
Flange 1-7
Big Chorus
Symphonic
Ensemble
Delay
Delay Stereo
Delay Stereo 2
Panning Delay
Delay Chorus
Pan Delay Chorus 1 & 2
Dual Tap 1/3
Dual Tap 1/4
Vibrato
Distortion 1 & 2
Distorted Flange
Distorted Chorus
Distorted Double
“A” Effect types contain Reverb and Delay effects. “B” Effect types contain
Chorus, Flange and Distortion effects. There are 44 “A” effects and 32 “B”
effects. In addition to the effect type, there are user adjustable parameters
for each effect. The “A” effects have programmable Decay and High
Frequency Damping. The “B” effects have user programmable Feedback,
LFO Rate, and Delay Time.
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Effect Types
Decay
The Decay parameter is used when setting “A” type effects. Decay sets the
length of time it takes an effect to fade out. When setting up reverb effects,
Decay controls the room size and the reflectivity of the room. For larger
room sizes and greater reflectivity, set the Decay value higher. When setting
up delay effects, the Decay parameter controls how many echoes are
produced or how long the echoes last. The greater the value, the more
echoes and longer lengths of time.
The Decay value range is from 0 through 90.
High Frequency Damping
The HF Damping parameter is used when setting “A” type effects. High
Frequency energy tends to fade away first as a sound is dissipated in a room.
the HF Damping parameter adjusts the amount of damping applied to the
signal’s high frequency elements which, in turn, changes the characteristics
of the room. Rooms with smooth, hard surfaces are more reflective and
have less high frequency damping. Rooms filled with sound absorbing
materials, such as curtains or people, have more high frequency damping.
The value range for High Frequency Damping is from 0 through 127.
Feedback
The Feedback parameter is used when setting “B” type effects. The Chorus
and Flange effects have a controllable feedback loop after the delay
element. Feeding back a small amount of the signal intensifies the effect by
creating multiple cancellations or images. Higher feedback values increase
the amount of the Feedback loop.
The Feedback value range is from 0 to 127.
LFO Rate
The LFO Rate parameter is used when setting “B” type effects. Both Chorus
and Flange effects use a Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO) to animate the
effect. LFO applied to a chorus effect creates the slight changes necessary
for a realistic choral effect. Applied to a flanger effect, the LFO moves the
comb filter notches and adds animation to the sound.
The LFO Rate value range is from 0 to 127.
Delay
Flanging, chorus and echoes are all based on a delay line where the signal is
delayed by some time period and then mixed back with the unaltered
signal. This parameter specifies the how much time passes before you hear
the delayed signal. On some effects, this value cannot be changed. In this
case, the field contains a dash.
The Delay value range is from 0ms to 635ms.
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Effects Programmed in the Preset
Effects
Programmed
in the Preset
Effects are normally programmed as part of the preset allowing you to have
a different effect for each. This section describes how to program and
modify Xtreme Lead’s preset effects.
þ
1.
2.
To Program the Effects as Part of the Preset:
Press the Edit button. The LED illuminates and the Edit screen appears.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the FXA Algorithm screen.
FXA ALGORITHM
Lg Concert Pan
3.
4.
Select an Effect. Do not select the “Master Effect” setting or the global
effects set up in the Master menu will be used instead of the Preset
Effect settings.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the FXA parameter screen.
FXA
DECAY
90
HFDAMP
127
FxB>FxA
127
The FxB -> FxA parameter lets you route the B effect through the A effect.
See “Effect B Into Effect A” on page 186.
5.
6.
Set the other effect parameters to your preference. Refer to the information in the last section for detailed descriptions of these parameters.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the FXB Algorithm screen.
FXB ALGORITHM
Distorted Flange
7.
8.
Select an Effect. Do not select the “Master Effect” setting or the global
effects set up in the Master menu will be used instead of the Preset
Effect settings.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the FXB parameter screen.
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Master Effects
FXB
9.
10.
Master Effects
FEEDBK
127
LFORATE
127
DELAY
635ms
Set the other effect parameters to your preference. Refer to the information in the last section for detailed descriptions of these parameters.
Save the preset. The programmed effects setting will be saved along
with the preset.
You might want the effects to be programmed on a global basis when in
Omni or Poly modes. You could choose your favorite reverb, for example,
and have it applied to any preset you select.
When playing single presets, the effects are normally programmed as part
of the preset. In Multimode, the Master effects are used, since there are only
two effect processors to serve 16 MIDI channels.
þ
1.
2.
To Program the Master Effects
Press the Master menu button. The LED illuminates and the Master
screen appears.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the FXA Algorithm screen.
FXA ALGORITHM
Lg Concert Pan
3.
4.
Select an Effect.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the FXA parameter screen.
FXA
DECAY
90
HFDAMP
127
FxB>FxA
127
The FxB -> FxA parameter lets you route the B effect through the A effect.
See “Effect B Into Effect A” on page 186.
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5.
6.
Set the other effect parameters to your preference. Refer to the information in the last section for detailed descriptions of these parameters.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the FXB Algorithm screen.
FXB ALGORITHM
Distorted Flange
7.
8.
Select an Effect.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the FXB parameter screen.
FXB
9.
10.
11.
_
The MIDI mode (Master
Menu) must be set to Omni or
Poly mode in order to select the
effects in the preset.
FEEDBK
127
LFORATE
127
DELAY
145ms
Set the other effect parameters to your preference. Refer to the information in the last section for detailed descriptions of these parameters.
Press the Edit menu button. The LED illuminates and the Edit menu
displays the last screen used.
Use the Data Entry Control to access the FXA Algorithm page and select
“Master Effect A.”
FXA ALGORITHM
Master Effect A
12.
13.
Repeat step 11 for the FXB Algorithm
Save the preset. The Master effects routing will be saved along with the
preset.
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Master Effects
Effects Mode
This control provides a true bypass of the effects engine. Bypass is a useful
feature if you are using external effects at the mixing console and want to
turn the effects off for all presets.
þ
1.
2.
To Bypass the Effects:
Press the Master menu button. The LED lights and the last Master
parameter screen used is displayed.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the Effects Mode screen.
FX MODE
enabled
3.
4.
5.
Use the cursor button to advance the cursor to the bottom line in the
screen.
Use the Data Entry Control to change the value.
Press the Enter key to save the settings.
The Effects Mode values are “enabled” and “bypassed.” Enabling the Effects
Mode turns on effects. Selecting “bypassed” turns off the effects.
Flexible Effects
Control
The effects processor controls are very flexible. The effects can be controlled
in three different ways to suit your personal preference and to adapt to
different situations.
When in Omni or Poly mode, effects are normally programmed as part of
the preset. In Multi mode, the two effects processors can be controlled
using the Master settings or by using the effects settings of a preset on a
specific MIDI channel. Effects can be programmed in the following ways:

You can create special
“Effects Presets” which are
assigned to the FX Multi mode
Control channel, then use
standard MIDI Program
Change commands to switch
effects during sequence
playback.
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1.
Programmed as part of the preset when playing single presets
(Omni or Poly Modes).
2.
Programmed from the Master Effects Section when playing
either single presets (preset Effect Type set to “Master”) or
when in Multi Mode.
3.
Programmed from the designated control preset when in Multi
Mode.
Effects
Master Effects
Refer to the following diagram for a look at how effects are programmed.
1
Master
FX
Preset
FX
Effects are part
of the Preset
(Omni or Poly Mode)
2
Master
FX
Preset
FX
Ch 1
Master Effects
3
(Multi mode)
Preset
Ch 16 FX
Master
FX
Preset
FX
Ch 1
(Multi mode)
Selected FX Control Channel
Preset
FX
Ch 16
One Channel's
Preset determines
the Effect Settings
þ
To Program the Effects Globally for all Presets in Multi Mode:
1.
Press the Master menu button. The LED illuminates and the Master
menu screen appears.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the MIDI mode page. Choose
“multi” for the mode.
2.
MIDI MODE
multi
CHANGE
accepted
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Master Effects
3.
Move the cursor to the Multi mode Effects Control page using the Data
Entry Control.
FX MULTIMODE CONTROL
use master settings
4.
5.
Set the Effect Control channel to use master settings using the Data Entry
Control.
Press the Enter key to save the settings and return to the main screen.
Using the Effects Channel Settings in Multi Mode
In Multi mode, the two effects processors can be controlled from the Master
Effects settings or they can follow the effects settings of the preset on a
special MIDI channel. The effect settings on this special channel will be
applied to all the other MIDI channels. This allows the effects to be
changed during a sequence simply by changing the preset on a specified
MIDI channel.
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Effect B Into Effect A
To Program the Effects by Channel Number in Multi Mode
Press the Master menu button. The LED illuminates and the Master
menu screen appears.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the MIDI mode page. Choose
“multi” for the mode.
Move the cursor to the Multi mode Effects Control field using the Data
Entry Control
Set the Effect Control to “preset on Channel #” (where # is replaced by
the actual channel number from 1 through 16) using the Data Entry
Control.
Press Enter to save the settings and return to the main screen.
The output of effects processor B can be routed into effects processor A.
This connects the effects in series instead of their normal parallel configuration. Two effects connected in series sound very different than the same
two effects in parallel. For example, a chorus patched through reverb can
turn a bland string section into a lush wall of sound. The B –>A amount can
also be controlled for even more flexibility.
þ
To Send the Output of Effect B through Effect A:
In this example, 100% of Effect B will be sent into Effect A.
1.
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Access the FXA parameter screen (in either the Master or Edit menus)
that contains the FXB –>FXA parameter.
Effects
Master Effects
FXA
2.
3.
DECAY
127
HFDAMP
127
FxB>FxA
127
Set this amount to 127. Press the cursor button to return the cursor to
the top line in the display.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the FXA submix routing parameter
screen.
FXA SEND AMOUNTS
2: 20%
3: 30%
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
1: 10%
4: 40%
Press the cursor buttons to advance the cursor to the Main field.
Set the Main send amount to any amount other than zero.
Press the cursor button again to return the cursor to the FXA title. Use
the Data Entry Control to advance to the FXB Algorithm page.
Select an effect.
Advance to the FXB submix routing page and set the Main FXB send
percentage to zero.
Play the keyboard and you should hear the B Effect running through
Effect A. This patch is shown below.
Main Send
50%
Effect B
Main Send
0%
B➟A
Effect A
100%
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General Effect Descriptions
General Effect
Descriptions
Reverb
Reverberation is a simulation of a natural space such as a room or hall. The
reverb algorithms in Xtreme Lead simulate various halls, rooms and reverberation plates. In addition, there are several other reverb effects such as
Gated Reverbs, Multi Tap (early reflections), Delay and Panning effects.
There are two adjustable parameters on the reverb effects - Decay Time and
High Frequency Damping.
AMPLITUDE
Decay time defines the time it takes for the reflected sound from the room
to decay or die away. The diagram below shows a generalized reverberation
envelope.
Pre
Reflex
Delay Cluster
TIME
Reverb
Decay Time
After an initial pre-delay period, the echoes from the closest walls or ceiling
are heard. These first echoes, or the early reflection cluster, vary greatly
depending on the type of room. Roughly 20 milliseconds after the early
reflection cluster, the actual reverberation begins and decays according to
the time set by the Decay Time parameter.
High frequency energy tends to fade away first as a sound is dissipated in a
room. The High Frequency Damping parameter allows you adjust the
amount of high frequency damping and thus change the characteristics of
the room. Rooms with smooth, hard surfaces are more reflective and have
less high frequency damping. Rooms filled with sound absorbing materials
such as curtains or people have more high frequency damping.
General Descriptions of the Reverb Types
Room: Programs simulate small rooms with high frequency absorption
caused by drapes and furniture.
Plates: Simulates plate type reverbs with their tight, dense, early
reflections and sharp reverb buildup.
Hall: Presets recreate the open, spacious ambience of large concert halls.
Gated Reverbs: Add ambience only while the original signal is still
sounding. As soon as the signal falls below a threshold, reverb is cut off.
Delay: Programs can be used to create echo and doubling effects.
Multi Tap: Programs consist of the reflection cluster only without the
reverb decay.
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Chorus
The function of a chorus device is to thicken the sound or to make one
voice sound like many. This effect is usually created by mixing one or more
delayed versions of the signal with the original. The delay times used are
too short to be perceived as an echo, but long enough so that comb filtering
does not occur. In addition, the delay time is varied via a low frequency
oscillator to simulate the random differences which occur when multiple
instruments are playing together. A slight amount of feedback improves the
effect by creating multiple images of the sound as it recirculates again and
again.
All the choruses are true stereo using two separate delay lines controlled by
a single set of controls. The delay times are slightly different for each
channel and the LFO phase is inverted on one channel to help contribute
to the overall chorus effect. The LFO Rate and Depth settings are critical to
achieving a realistic effect, with faster LFO rates generally requiring less LFO
amount and vice-versa.
Doubling
When a copy of a sound delayed by about 26 milliseconds is added back to
the original, two audio images are perceived by your brain. When the
delayed image is slightly varied or modulated, the illusion of two voices is
created.
Slapback
Slapback is a single short echo in the range of 50-60 milliseconds. A sound
delayed by this length of time is perceived as a discrete and separate image
which is useful for a thickening effect or as a pre-delay for reverb simulating
a hard, reflective surface such a gymnasium wall.
Stereo Flanger
A flanger consists of a short audio delay line whose output is mixed
together with the original signal. Mixing the delayed and original signals
results in multiple frequency cancellations called a comb filter. Since the
flanger is a type of filter, it works best with harmonically rich sounds.
This is the frequency response of a Comb Filter.
Flanging was originally created using two tape recorders playing identical
recordings. By exactly synchronizing the two decks and then slowing the
speed of one by grasping the tape reel flanges, the flanging effect was born.
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General Effect Descriptions
The Xtreme Lead flanger is a stereo device consisting of two separate delay
lines controlled by a single set of controls. A Low Frequency Oscillator
(LFO) varies this initial delay setting, changing the frequency of the
notches and adding animation to the sound. LFO Rate controls the rate of
change and LFO Depth controls how much the LFO changes the delay.
The Feedback control sends some of the delayed signal through the delay
line again. When feedback is used the comb filter notches are deepened.
Delay
Delay is an effect which can be used for doubling, reverb pre-delay, or
echoes.
Delay Time is variable from 0-635 mS and controls the time between
echoes. Feedback and determines how long the echoes continue sounding.
“Infinite” delay effects are also possible without the risk of runaway.
Stereo Delay
Similar to delay except that the delay line outputs a stereo signal from the
mono input. The two output signals are a few milliseconds apart to create a
stereo image. The delay times are variable from 0-635 mS.
Panning Delay
A panning delay is similar to the normal delay lines except that the echoes
bounce back and forth between the two stereo speakers.
Dual Tap
These are delay lines where the signal is “tapped off” at two unevenly
spaced locations. When feedback is used, multiple complex echoes are
produced. The fraction in some of the algorithm names (i.e. 1/3, 1/4) refers
to the time ratio between the taps.
Vibrato
Basically, this a delay line modulated by an LFO, but with none of the
original signal added in. The LFO modulation creates a Doppler shift and a
resultant cyclical pitch shift. The vibrato created in this manner sounds
very different than vibrato created by frequency modulating the sample.
Distortion
Distortion uses a technique called “soft-clipping” to create additional
harmonics in the signal. As the level increases, the top of the waveform
becomes somewhat squared. As the level increases further, it transforms
into a true square wave.
Soft clipping gradually squares the edges of the waveform as the amplitude is increased.
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Save/Copy Menu
The Save/Copy menu is used to save changes to a preset and to copy data
between presets. When in “Quick Edit” mode, this menu always defaults to
the “Save to Preset” page of this menu with the cursor on the second line.
You can use the Data Entry Control to navigate to other pages that support
copying information.
Saving a
Preset
Any time you make a change to a preset, either using the Edit menu or by
changing the Controller Knobs in Quick Edit mode, you must save the
preset in order for the change to become permanent. When you save a
preset it erases any existing preset information in that location. Make sure
that the destination location does not contain preset information you want
to keep.

Each time you change a
preset parameter, the Save/
Copy button LED illuminates
reminding you to save your
work.
SAVE PRESET to
0201 Destination Preset
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
User
To Save a Preset
Press the Save/Copy menu button.
Move the cursor to the bottom line on the display.
Select the new preset location using the Data Entry Control.
Press the Enter/Home button.
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Save/Copy Menu
Copying Information
Copying
Information
Copy Preset
The Copy operations let you copy information from any preset or layer to
any other preset or layer. To use the copy command, first select the preset or
layer to which you want to copy (the destination location). Then, from the
copy screen, select the preset or layer you want to copy to the currently
selected location (the source location). Using the copy commands you can
copy preset, layer, PatchCord and arpeggiator information.
The Copy Preset command lets you copy all of the preset information from
one location into the preset of the current location. The preset information
in the source location (the preset location from which you want to copy) is
not deleted from the original location, just copied to the destination
location.
COPY PRESET from
0093 pad: Dreamer

All the Sound Navigator
features work when using the
Copy functions.
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Copy Layer
To Copy a Preset
Select the Preset you want to copy information into.
Press the Save/Copy menu button.
Select “Copy Preset from” using the Data Entry Control.
Select the preset you want to copy using the Data Entry Control. The
ROM Bank, Preset Number, Bank Number, Category and Preset Name
fields are all selectable.
Press the Enter/Home button.
A warning screen appears asking you to confirm once more. Press the
Enter/Home button to copy the selected preset into the current
location.
The Copy Layer command lets you copy any layer information from one
preset into any layer of the current preset location. The layer information
in the source location (the layer location from which you want to copy) is
not deleted from the original location, just copied to the destination
location.
COPY LAYER
User
1
020 Source Preset
192 E-MU Systems
XLEAD
L1 -> L4
Save/Copy Menu
Copying Information
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Copy
PatchCords
To Copy a Layer
Select the Preset and Layer you want to copy information into.
Press the Save/Copy menu button.
Move the cursor to the bottom line on the display.
Select the preset location using the Data Entry Control, of the preset
containing the information you want to copy into the current preset.
Move the cursor to the top line in the display.
Select the layer of the source preset in the first field on the right.
Select the destination layer in the second field.
Press the Enter/Home button.
The Copy PatchCord command lets you copy the patchcord settings from
one layer of the preset location into the current layer of the current preset
location. The preset information in the source location (the preset location
from which you want to copy) is not deleted from the original location, just
copied to the destination location.
COPY CORDS
User
0201 Source Preset
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
L1 -> L4
To Copy a PatchCord
Select the Preset and Layer you want to copy information into.
Press the Save/Copy menu button.
Move the cursor to the bottom line on the display.
Select the preset location using the Data Entry Control, of the preset
containing the information you want to copy into the current preset.
Move the cursor to the top line in the display.
Select the layer of the source preset in the first field on the right.
Select the destination layer in the second field.
Press the Enter/Home button.
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Save/Copy Menu
Copying Information
Copy Preset
PatchCords
The Copy Preset PatchCord command lets you copy the preset patchcord
settings from one preset location into the current preset location. The
preset information in the source location (the preset location from which
you want to copy) is not deleted from the original location, just copied to
the destination location.
COPY PRESET CORDS
0201 Source Preset
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Copy Arpeggiator
Settings
To Copy a Preset PatchCord
Select the Preset you want to copy information into.
Press the Save/Copy menu button.
Move the cursor to the bottom line on the display.
Select the preset containing the information you want to copy.
Press the Enter/Home button.
This function lets you copy the Arpeggiator settings from any ROM or RAM
preset location into the current RAM (User) preset.
COPY ARP SET from
0520 syn: Syn Chaos
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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User
XLEAD
To Copy the Arpeggiator Settings
From the main display, select the User Preset you want to copy the Arp
setting into.
Press the Save/Copy menu button.
Move the cursor to any of the fields on the bottom line on the display.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the preset you want to copy from.
Press Enter when you have made your selection. The Enter LED is
flashing indicating that XL-1 is waiting for your response.
The Arp Settings are copied into the current preset.
Save/Copy Menu
Copying Information
Copy Arpeggiator
Pattern
This function lets you copy the Arpeggiator pattern from any ROM or RAM
preset to any RAM (user) pattern.
COPY ARP PAT from
961 TRANCED
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
XLEAD
To Copy the Arpeggiator Pattern
Press the Save/Copy menu button.
Move the cursor to any of the fields on the bottom line on the display.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the preset you want to copy from.
Press Enter when you have made your selection.
Overwrite pattern:
000 No Control
5.
Copy
Preset Bank
Press Enter, The Arp Pattern is copied into the selected User Pattern.
The Copy Preset Bank command lets you copy an entire bank from any
ROM or RAM bank location to any RAM (user) bank. This function can be
especially useful after installing a new sound SIMM.
COPY BANK
From: CMPSR 2
ROM or RAM
Preset Location
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
To: User 1
Bank No.
Destination
Bank No.
To Copy a Preset Bank
Press the Save/Copy menu button.
Move the cursor to the “From” field on the bottom line on the display.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the preset bank you want to copy
from.
Move the cursor to the “To” field on the bottom line on the display.
Use the Data Entry Control to select the User preset bank you want to
copy into.
Press the Enter/Home button to overwrite the bank.
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Save/Copy Menu
Multisetups
Multisetups
A Multisetup is a group of parameters that you might associate with a
particular sequence or song. It is like a “snapshot” of the current MIDI
channel configuration of the module. There are 64 setups numbered 0-63.
All Multisetups are user programmable.
A Multisetup includes ALL the following parameters:
• Preset/Volume/Pan/Arp/Beats assignments for each of the 16 MIDI
channels.
• Multisetup Name
• ALL Arp/BEATS Menu Parameters
• ALL Master Menu Parameters
except…
• MIDI Program Change->Preset map
• User Key Tuning Tables
Restoring
Multisetups
Xtreme Lead contains 64 Multisetup locations. These are all User locations
which you can use to store your own Multisetups.
Multisetups can also be restored using a MIDI Bank Select command.
Select: cc00 = 80, cc32 = 00, (dec) then send a Program Change command
corresponding to the Multisetup you wish to select.
RESTORE MULTISETUP
003
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Jazz Encounter
To Restore (Select) a Multisetup:
From the Save/Copy menu, scroll to the Restore Multisetup screen
using the data entry control. The menu page most recently selected
since powering up Xtreme Lead will be displayed. The cursor appears
below the first character of the screen heading on line one.
Press either cursor button to move the cursor to the bottom line of the
screen.
Now, use the Data Entry Control to select a Multisetup. The Enter LED
will be flashing.
Press the Enter button to load the selected Multisetup.
Save/Copy Menu
Multisetups
Multisetup
Name
Multisetups can be named to make it easier to remember their purpose.
1.
Scroll to the “Setup Name” screen (shown below) using the Data Entry
Control.
MULTISETUP NAME
020 User Setup 23
2.
3.
4.
Saving
Multisetups
þ
1.
2.
Press either cursor button to move the cursor to the bottom line of the
screen.
Change the characters using the data entry control. Change the cursor
position using the cursor buttons.
Press Enter or move the cursor to the top line when you’re finished
naming the multisetup.
To Save a Multisetup:
Set the Preset, Volume, Pan, Arp and Beats settings the way you want
them for all channels. Set the Master menu parameters the way you
want them.
Press the Save/Copy button, then scroll to the “Save Setup” screen
(shown below) using the Data Entry Control.
SAVE SETUP TO
020 Destination Multisetup
3.
4.
5.
Press either cursor button to move the cursor to the bottom line of the
screen.
Now, use the Data Entry Control to select the destination location. The
Enter LED will be flashing.
Press the Enter button to save the Multisetup.
Xtreme Lead-1 Operation Manual 197
Save/Copy Menu
Multisetups
Create Random
Preset
This is a great feature which creates a new preset using portions of the ROM
presets as source material. By merging random presets, really great
sounding presets can be generated with ease. Use this feature to generate
wild new sounds, get new programming ideas or just for fun.
RANDOMIZE PRESET
0000 Any User Preset

Examine interesting
presets to learn how they work
using the Edit menu.
þ
1.
2.
3.
4.
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User
To Create a Random Preset
Press the Save/Copy menu button.
Move the cursor to the bottom line on the display and press Enter.
A new random preset will be created.
Don’t like the sound? Press Enter again and a new random sound will
be generated.
Save/Copy Menu
Multisetups
Copy User Bank
to Flash
This is a special purpose function to be used with the Flash sound
authoring feature. Flash Sound SIMMs created on an EOS Ultra sampler can
be used as a custom Xtreme Lead bank. Presets are then created in a User
bank. When the bank of presets is finished, it can be copied, using this
function, to the Flash SIMM. Flash SIMMs contain two separate memory
locations. One of these memories contains the sound samples and the
other memory can hold four banks of 128 presets.
WARNING: dangerous voltages are exposed inside Xtreme Lead! Make
sure power is completely disconnected from Xtreme Lead before removing
the top panel. Replace the top panel before restoring power to the unit. The
two sound SIMM sockets in Xtreme Lead, marked 0 and 1, are located
behind the controller knobs on the circuit board.The destination Flash
SIMM must be placed in SIMM socket 1.
COPY USER BANK TO FLASH
From: User0
To: Flash2
þ
1.
_
If there is no Flash SIMM
in the unit, the error message,
“Requires Flash SIMM” will be
displayed.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
To Copy a User Bank to Flash
Make sure a Flash SIMM is inserted into the extra Xtreme Lead SIMM
socket.
Press the Save/Copy menu button.
Rotate the Data Entry Control to select the “Copy User Bank” function
shown above.
Move the cursor to the “From” field and select the User bank that you
want to copy to the Flash SIMM.
Move the cursor to the “To” field and select the Flash bank that you
want to contain the User bank.
Press Enter. The Enter LED will flash and the screen below appears.
Press ENTER to Overwrite
Flash SIMM Presets
7.
Press Enter again to confirm. The following screen appears:
COPYING USER BANK TO FLASH
Done. Please Reboot Now.
8.
The Flash presets cannot be used until Xtreme Lead is rebooted (power
off then on). Reboot the Xtreme Lead and verify that the new Flash
bank has been properly copied.
Xtreme Lead-1 Operation Manual 199
Save/Copy Menu
Multisetups
Rename Flash SIMM

This utility allows you to rename the Flash SIMM and change its ID
number. Flash SIMMs can have any five letter name you choose. Each Flash
SIMM in a Xtreme Lead unit must have a unique ID number (106-119).
The field in the upper right corner selects between multiple Flash SIMMs. If
only one Flash SIMM is installed, the field cannot be modified.
TheFlash ID is the MSB
of the MIDI Bank Select
command used to select the
Sound Bank.
_
If there is no Flash SIMM
in the unit, the error message,
“Requires Flash SIMM” will be
displayed.
RENAME FLASH SIMM
New Name: Drums
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Flash
ID: 110
Make sure a Flash SIMM is inserted in a Xtreme Lead SIMM socket.
Press the Save/Copy menu button.
Rotate the Data Entry Control to select the “Rename Flash SIMM”
function shown above.
Move the cursor to the “New Name” field and rename the SIMM using
the Data Entry Control to select the letter and the cursor keys to select
the position.
Set the Sound ID number for the SIMM. It doesn’t matter which
number you choose as long as the same number isn’t used in another
SIMM.
Press Enter. The following screen appears and the Enter LED will be
flashing.
Press ENTER to Update
Flash SIMM data
7.
Press Enter again to confirm or any other button to abort. The
following screen appears:
CHANGING SIMM NAME & ID
(takes about 2 minutes)
8.
200 E-MU Systems
The Flash presets cannot be used until Xtreme Lead is rebooted (power
off then on). Reboot the Xtreme Lead and verify that the new Flash
bank has been properly renamed.
Save/Copy Menu
Multisetups
Duplicate Flash
This utility allows you to duplicate Flash SIMMs using Xtreme Lead. Both
Sound and Preset data is copied when a Flash SIMM is duplicated. A factory
sound SIMM cannot be copied using this utility.
WARNING: dangerous voltages are exposed inside Xtreme Lead! Make
sure power is completely disconnected from Xtreme Lead before removing
the top panel. Replace the top panel before restoring power to the unit.
The two sound SIMM sockets in Xtreme Lead are marked 0 and 1. These are
located behind the controller knobs on the circuit board. The Flash SIMM
you want to copy MUST be placed into SIMM Socket 0. The destination
Flash SIMM must be placed in SIMM socket 1.
DUPLICATE SLOT 0 FLASH
Start
1.
_
If there are no Flash
SIMMs in the unit, or if the
SIMMs are in the wrong slots,
an error message will be
displayed.
2.
3.
4.
Make sure the two Flash SIMM are located in the required Xtreme Lead
SIMM sockets.
Press the Save/Copy menu button.
Rotate the Data Entry Control to select the “Duplicate Flash SIMM”
screen shown above.
Move the cursor to the bottom line and press Enter. The following
screen appears and the Enter LED will be flashing.
Press ENTER to overwrite
the Flash SIMM in Slot 1
5.
Press Enter again to confirm or any other button to abort. The
following screen appears and the SIMM is copied.
DUPLICATING SLOT 0 -> SLOT 1
(Takes about 5 minutes)
6.
When Xtreme Lead has finished duplicating the SIMM, turn power off,
remove the copied SIMM, then reboot. That’s it!
Xtreme Lead-1 Operation Manual 201
Save/Copy Menu
Multisetups
202 E-MU Systems
Appendix
This section provides some of the more technical information about XL-1.
In this appendix, you will find information about velocity curves, MIDI
commands and PatchCord charts.
Front Panel
Knob
Functions
The front panel knob functions are standardized for most of the factory
presets. The typical functions of the controller knobs are described below.
Match the controller knobs on your MIDI controller to the Realtime
Controller Assignments in the Master menu to control these functions.
FILTER
FIL
TER CUTOFF
A TT
TTACK
ACK
WILD 1
A/E/I

The Front Panel Knobs
can be reprogrammed for each
preset and stored in any of the
User Presets. The functions
shown here are the factory
programmed settings.
FILTER
FIL
TER RES
SHAPE
DECAY/RLS
DECA
Y/RLS
MOVEMENT
WILD 2
WILD 3
B/F/J
C/G/K
IMAGE
RATE
RA
TE
WILD 4
D/H/L
Filter Cutoff ............... Filter Frequency
Filter Res ..................... Filter Resonance
Shape.......................... Volume or Filter Envelope Attack
Image ......................... Pitch/Glide/Chorus Amount/Layer Volume
Attack ......................... Volume Envelope Attack Rate
Decay/Release ............ Volume Envelope Decay or Release Rate
Movement .................. LFO Amount
Rate ............................ LFO Rate
Wild 1 ......................... BEATS = Busy +/-, Non-BEATS = Filt Env Attack
Wild 2 ......................... BEATS = Variation, Non-BEATS = Filt Env Release
Wild 3 ......................... BEATS = Xpose Grp 1, Non-BEATS = Arp Velocity
Wild 4 ......................... BEATS = Xpose Grp 4, Non-BEATS = Arp Gate
Xtreme Lead-1 Operation Manual 203
Appendix
Presets
Presets
XL-1 Preset
Categories
The XL-1 presets are organized in categories according to the types of
sound. Listed below are the categories and their three letter prefixes:
arp: Arpeggiated
air:
bas: Basses
bel: Bells
bpm: Synchro-sonic, clocks
bts: BEATS presets
edg: Edgy, cutting
hit: Shorter
key: Keyboard instrument, organ
kit:
led: Leads
nse: Noises
pad: Sustained, pad-like
prc: Percussion
raw: Playable, vanilla
sfx: Sound Effects
syn: Complex, harmonically rich
vox: Vocals
wal: Dense, harmonically complex
204 E-MU Systems
Wind noise instrument
Drum kit
Appendix
Preset Listing
Preset Listing
User Bank 0, XLEAD Bank 0
0.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
syn:ORiON
bts:Trancer
raw:Basic Saw
bpm:Boogy Synth
arp:X-light
edg:BoXT mono
wal:Raverotic
bas:1 Shot mono
pad:Strings Box
led:Wet
air:Bat Pann
bts:Perception
kit:Hide & Seek
bas:SquareV mono
nse:DISTRUCTOR
arp:Glory
hit:Hittite
bpm:UnderClaSS
sfx:Moby's Trip
raw:Rave Organ
syn:70-64
syn:Synthex 80's
syn:Super Saw
syn:XtoZ
syn:Spiders mono
syn:Brass Juice
syn:Raved Pass
syn:South Euro 1
syn:South Euro 2
syn:Digitell
syn:Quadralike
syn:BigDandyBoy
syn:Riverdancing
syn:Rendalaw
syn:Dappy
syn:Saw On High
syn:Tink Or Toys
syn:C Z O
syn:OBX
syn:SinEnsemble
syn:CZ BIG
syn:Wide Load
syn:Cvox
43. syn:Weezeled
86. bas:Sven Analog
44. syn:Post Modern
87. bas:B-Acer mono
45. syn:JourneyMan
88. bas:Henny-P mono
46. syn:Skouls
89. bas:Pinhead
47. syn:Kyng Doam
90. bas:SlappyFlange
48. syn:Nordica Comp
91. bas:FinGruzzer
49. syn:Geaxoils
92. bas:Goin'Lo mono
50. syn:DarkShadows
93. bas:Go Long mono
51. syn:AudKlav
94. bas:M-Deep mono
52. syn:Syn Chaos
95. bas:CReePeR mono
53. syn:R&B Syncomp
96. bas:KEVLAR mono
54. syn:Octivate
97. bas:Mango
55. syn:Smooth Saw
98. bas:JUMPUP mono
56. syn:Saint-A.
99. bas:Acid Vox
57. syn:Grindin Me!
100. bas:ReedBass
58. syn:Calmer
101. bas:FuzzBizz
59. syn:Zionate
102. bas:Ventolator
60. syn:Synterval
103. bas:Reso TB mono
61. syn:ObieLand
104. bas:A.D. 3033
62. syn:SWELL
105. bas:Tugboat
63. syn:Air Age
106. bas:Interference
64. syn:SMAK
107. bas:TaurusT mono
65. syn:Tink
108. bas:DistTB1 mono
66. syn:FizzeeString
109. bas:Bullit mono
67. bas:P-dg mono
110. bas:Mo'
68. bas:Ring Bassox
111. bas:HybridPhased
69. bas:Saws Normal
112. bas:UKshoot mono
70. bas:T-Dance mono
113. hit:Dinkness
71. bas:Bongo-B
114. hit:PolyClavWOrm
72. bas:Top Tri mono
115. hit:Organist
73. bas:Hard X
116. hit:Orgy Hitts
74. bas:Hupper mono
117. hit:DeepStall
75. bas:POLY
118. hit:More Cheez
76. bas:2000 mono
119. hit:PLATINUM
77. bas:F16 mono
120. hit:Guit Hits
78. bas:Bounce
121. hit:EP Rolls
79. bas:FATSO mono
122. hit:Enrezzle
80. bas:H20 mono
123. hit:Lowy Techno
81. bas:SuB DuH mono
124. hit:Dreamer Tags
82. bas:RingCycle
125. hit:FoonZoom
83. bas:Ripin mono
126. hit:Ghost Organ
84. bas:REZvsSINE
127. hit:Brazzy Hits
85. bas:Love Bee
Xtreme Lead-1 Operation Manual 205
Appendix
Preset Listing
Preset Listing
User Bank 1, XLEAD Bank 1
0.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
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raw:Classic Tri
raw:Sync4Seqence
raw:Prophety
raw:Ringer mono
raw:Play Sawcomp
raw:Drama
raw:Big Synthy
raw:Syn Brass
raw:MortalSynth
raw:Farzy Sync
raw:SLICER
raw:Rez Zip mono
raw:3 O 3 mono
raw:Acid Blomp
raw:Booty Qooty
raw:Ubo mono
raw:Euro Noise
raw:SweeTDreaM
raw:Edge
raw:Mini 2000
raw:Basic Dodo
raw:Basic Buzz
raw:Basic 2600
raw:Low SawSweep
raw:Low CL2Sweep
raw:BLAHSOM
raw:Flaps
raw:TeeTH
raw:Prophet
raw:Profit Braz
pad:BP Strings
pad:Slow Dance
pad:Astrology
pad:DARK CITY
pad:Enoze Tri
pad:Hi&LowLights
pad:Danube
pad:Vespers
pad:Jumpy Brass
pad:Rio Dulce
pad:Big Aud'Pad
pad:Gorgontastic
pad:SlogritStrng
43. pad:Daddy's Girl
86. edg:Low Edge
44. pad:Ice Dreams
87. edg:Love II mono
45. pad:SaturnRings
88. edg:Bare Edge
46. pad:Smoovie
89. edg:Honker
47. pad:Aki's World
90. edg:Mr.Edge
48. pad:Low Back
91. edg:19inch Nails
49. pad:Warm&Lush
92. vox:Zephyr
50. pad:Lonely Space
93. vox:Air Voices
51. pad:Pure Synth
94. vox:SIRRUS
52. pad:HarmonicLift
95. vox:Future Vox
53. pad:Sawpipe
96. vox:Bliss
54. pad:www.f mono
97. vox:ARMAGEDDON
55. pad:Spelunkers
98. vox:ANGELIKA
56. pad:aRt DeKo
99. vox:Galaxal
57. pad:Shaku High
100. vox:Bandvoxxe
58. pad:Symphonix
101. vox:Exploration
59. pad:Softaflange
102. vox:AfterShock
60. pad:Lifedream
103. vox:SUrFaCinG
61. edg:Spawn mono
104. vox:Ethereal
62. edg:HlywdINative
105. vox:Suffocating
63. edg:PUNISH mono
106. vox:Space Voxxal
64. edg:Prephad
107. vox:Upper Bottom
65. edg:SCRAPE mono
108. air:GhostStories
66. edg:REZANATOR
109. air:Breath Stack
67. edg:ACiDOP mono
110. air:Tibet
68. edg:Ringer mono
111. air:Futura
69. edg:FuzzGrinder
112. air:Air Surf :-)
70. edg:BAD A mono
113. air:Eastern Mist
71. edg:B-CUDA mono
114. air:Vampirella
72. edg:Swervy
115. air:Sonar Ghost
73. edg:Love All
116. air:Druidz Song
74. edg:Space Komper
117. air:Digital Noiz
75. edg:SynkerSteppr
118. air:Scary Noise
76. edg:SQUEAKE mono
119. air:StickyFinger
77. edg:Syncked
120. air:LeaveMeAlone
78. edg:2Flange mono
121. air:Breathless
79. edg:Listoller
122. air:FluteState
80. edg:Reptoa
123. led:More Senses
81. edg:TotalControl
124. led:Hisynk Lead
82. edg:Growly Glide
125. led:P5 Zentropa
83. edg:Small Town
126. led:Funky-B mono
84. edg:Zorkon
127. led:Solo Environ
85. edg:Skreecher
Appendix
Preset Listing
Preset Listing
User Bank 2, XLEAD Bank 2
0.
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bpm:Synthex 80's
bpm:Tempo LFOs
bpm:Cult-feel
bpm:SakuraTime
bpm:"Carpe Diem"
bpm:Monster
bpm:Love 1
bpm:Bouncerette
bpm:L'room mono
bpm:Reepeter
bpm:HOUSE
bpm:GRITS
bpm:TRIPPER
bpm:Higher Power
bpm:Solace
bpm:Lunar Pad
bpm:CReeP mono
bpm:Trashy
bpm:Mercy
bpm:Wading
bpm:Multisteps
bpm:Squeapels
bpm:Grinded
bpm:SteppedDream
bpm:Clocking Out
bpm:Bubbler
bpm:End
bpm:Wicked Low
bpm:RadioDaze
bpm:Panhandel
bpm:Sparkle
bpm:Square Rise
arp:Hollographik
arp:Pele
arp:C2 Dmachine
arp:Lust up mono
arp:Bottom Perc
arp:You Know It
arp:Toxic Vox
arp:Deeper Love
arp:Full Time
arp:OrbisTabula1
arp:OrbisPitcher
43. arp:Dreamer
86. wal:REZARECT
44. arp:Palomar
87. wal:Tension
45. arp:theGrind
88. wal:Arrival
46. arp:Fundamentals
89. wal:Maryland
47. arp:Tron X
90. wal:ByzantineNze
48. arp:XL Feel
91. wal:Thickets
49. arp:B-loid
92. wal:Big Wall
50. arp:Glider
93. wal:Silkness
51. arp:Axis One
94. wal:Marvs Modulo
52. arp:Bouchete
95. wal:Luscious
53. arp:Saw Standard
96. wal:BACKDRAFT
54. arp:Tekno Cheep
97. wal:I made it
55. arp:Phrophetics
98. wal:DailyBread
56. arp:SineDrum
99. wal:Clavonate
57. arp:CricketGruve
100. wal:HoverCraft
58. arp:Whisper
101. wal:C-Ride mono
59. arp:Gut-P mono
102. wal:Duckfuzz
60. arp:MooGie-D
103. wal:MaMMoTH
61. arp:No Lo
mono
104. wal:Ice Ring
105. wal:Love 2bee
106. wal:Uncle Fester
107. wal:THE MACHEEN
108. wal:Strangled
109. wal:DOOM 2020
110. led:JungleX mono
111. led:Hypass Ditty
112. led:Mono PolyFX
113. led:Muffle Sync
114. led:CazioTone
115. led:Groove Wow
116. led:Technoval
117. led:Krane mono
118. led:Wormsine
119. led:Dreamlead
120. led:Tunnelituar
121. led:Crunchette
122. led:Blizzer
123. led:Junosquare
124. led:Multisync
125. led:WiggleWorm
126. led:Levita Brass
127. led:DesertTrance
62. arp:Trip Hard
63. arp:Sanctuary
64. arp:LITTLE Guy
65. arp:Kosy Love
66. arp:Bust In
67. arp:Uroboros
68. arp:Mighty Pulse
69. arp:JUNOsis
70. arp:C2-Play me
71. arp:C2-Play me2
72. arp:T-2000
73. arp:HardNormlMom
74. arp:On The Run
75. arp:Pissto Hi
76. arp:Byg Stryngs
77. arp:Space Coast
78. arp:Futura
79. wal:Ripped
80. wal:Balls2The...
81. wal:W6 3sEvEn
82. wal:Field
83. wal:ABYSS
84. wal:DonkeyBreath
85. wal:GoSpeedRacer
Xtreme Lead-1 Operation Manual 207
Appendix
Preset Listing
Preset Listing
User Bank 3, XLEAD Bank 3
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41.
42.
208 E-MU Systems
bts:D&B Tight
bts:D&B Smooth
bts:LoFi
bts:Indy-T
bts:Rocket
bts:Elbow>>Room
bts:L-101
bts:Rush
bts:Lo-Z
bts:Acid-dia
bts:K-work
bts:Logic
bts:Roller Girl
bts:Black House
bts:HiHo
bts:Ginger
bts:Unhooked
bts:Dr&Bass DoFi
bts:Dist Treo
bts:Big Body
bts:Xie-racy
bts:4AM`/_Flyin'
bts:Lily's Rage
bts:HBtoo
bts:Light-R
bts:X-Mox
bts:Dark Hero
bts:007
bts:The Beast
bts:Europia
bts:TranzAmbient
bts:Frantikk
bts:Tekno Tribe
bts:Mind Game
bts:D-Houce
bts:Heaven
bts:Peak-777
bts:Big Shaker
bts:808 street
bts:Jump Hard
bts:System X
bts:Semi-Time
bts:Drumatic
43. bts:HI-NRG
86. nse:Uncowardinar
44. bts:Trance Date
87. nse:Hadrian's
45. bts:Club it
88. nse:Quiet Wall
46. bts:Groove II
89. nse:Machined
47. bts:Groove IT
90. nse:Cast
48. bts:C-Man
91. nse:MaRTIaNS
49. bts:Humana
92. nse:Soline 9x
50. kit:80's Tones
93. nse:PARANO mono
51. kit:K'werk It
94. nse:Masses
52. kit:BoomBoxx
95. nse:Saturn mono
53. kit:Compressed
96. nse:LittleWeasel
54. kit:Dirty Kit
97. nse:Future Harmi
55. kit:G Club
98. nse:FutureSteps
56. kit:MANTIS
99. nse:Bottom Floor
57. prc:Crash Head
100. nse:That'sCreepy
58. prc:Kicks 1
101. nse:Radon Shield
59. prc:Snares 1
102. nse:Diffuser
60. prc:Construction
103. nse:Interfear
61. prc:Scratchin
104. sfx:Odd Quasar
62. prc:Scratchin 2
105. sfx:S-METAL mono
63. prc:Mixed Bag
106. sfx:Zoned
64. prc:Cooleo
107. sfx:OverTheEdge
65. bel:Modular Ring
108. sfx:Granules
66. bel:Efemm Bellsa
109. sfx:Glassers
67. bel:Mult-A-Metal
110. sfx:Alienator
68. bel:Mystery Bell
111. sfx:Ripped Lazer
69. bel:NordicCalm
112. sfx:FoldingSpace
70. bel:Rainbellz
113. sfx:Uncertainty
71. bel:Agualla Bell
114. sfx:CosmicCompny
72. bel:Encapsulate
115. sfx:REZA'S LaB
73. nse:REZAWRECKT
116. sfx:TerrorZoNE
74. nse:UNDERTAKER
117. sfx:LupeDeKool
75. nse:Coyote
118. sfx:CyberSience
76. nse:Turbonic
119. key:P-soul
77. nse:Heavy Mental
120. key:DeepOrg
78. nse:GrainyPixel
121. key:Smarm Organ
79. nse:Faucet Drip
122. key:HoreGaine
80. nse:DarkForest
123. key:DxJx Organ
81. nse:PsychicSea
124. key:SynhissOrgan
82. nse:AarnoLdt
125. key:Disca Queen
83. nse:PLAZMA mono
126. key:Organik
84. nse:LuciferDom
127.
85. nse:SpottedWhite
:XL-1 default
Appendix
Riff Listing
Riff Listing
0. KEY-C3.mid
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43.
AIR-Bat Pann
AIR-Breathless
AIR-Futura
BAS-1 Shot
BAS-2600x
BAS-3O3x
BAS-Acid Mono
BAS-BadTubex
BAS-Bullit
BAS-Dist TB1
BAS-DistortoTBx
BAS-DoFi
BAS-Filter 1
BAS-Filter 2
BAS-Filter 3
BAS-Heavy M
BAS-Interfear
BAS-Lo-Za
BAS-Metal Heartx
BAS-Mini Morex
BAS-Pdg
BAS-Q Bassx
BAS-SE Microx
BAS-Say Whatx
BAS-Shiftx
BAS-Sub Corex
BEL-Bellsa
BEL-Modular
BEL-Mystery
BPM-Boogy
BPM-Bounce
BPM-UnderC
BTS-007 1
BTS-4am flyin 1
BTS-808 Street 1
BTS-Acid 1
BTS-Big Body 1
BTS-Big Shaker 1
BTS-BlackHouse1
BTS-D&B Smooth 2
BTS-D&B Tight 1
BTS-D-House 1
BTS-DJ-A.mid
44. BTS-Dark Hero 1
88. HIT-Enrezzle
45. BTS-Dist Treo 1
89. HIT-Guit Hits
46. BTS-DoFi 1
90. HIT-Orgy Hitts
47. BTS-Drumatic 1.mid
91. HIT-Tite
48. BTS-Elbowroom 1
92. KEY-C Triad.mid
49. BTS-Europiavis1
93. KEY-C2 (2 Bars)
50. BTS-Frantikk 1.mid
94. KEY-C2 (4 Bars)
51. BTS-Ginger 1
95. KEY-C3 (2 Bars).mid
52. BTS-Groove II 1
96. KEY-C3 (4 Bars).mid
53. BTS-Groove IT 1
97. KEY-C4.mid
54. BTS-HBtoo 3
98. KEY-Cm7.mid
55. BTS-Heaven 3
99. KEY-Cm9.mid
56. BTS-HiHo 1
100. KEY-Cmaj7.mid
57. BTS-Indy-T 1
101. KEY-CUp-Down.mid
58. BTS-Jump Hard 1
102. KEY-Cs Up.mid
59. BTS-Kraftwork 1
103. KEY-DxJx
60. BTS-L-101 1
104. KEY-Groove
61. BTS-Light-R 1.smf
105. KEY-Organik
62. BTS-Lo-Z 1
106. KEY-Synhiss
63. BTS-LoFi 1
107. KIT-80's 4track
64. BTS-Logic1
108. KIT-Boom 4track
65. BTS-Mind Game 2
109. KIT-Compre 4track
66. BTS-Mind Game 3
110. KIT-Dirt 5track
67. BTS-Peak777 1
111. KIT-G 4track
68. BTS-Perception 1
112. KIT-Hide 4track
69. BTS-RollerGirl 1.mid
113. KIT-K'werk 4track
70. BTS-Rush 1
114. KIT-Mant 4track
71. BTS-Semi-Time 2
115. LED-Boxt mono
72. BTS-System X 1
116. LED-Krane
73. BTS-TeknoTribe 1
117. LED-More S
74. BTS-The Beast 1.mid
118. LED-Tunnel
75. BTS-Trancer 1
119. LED-Wet
76. BTS-TranzAmbient
120. NSE-LucyF
77. BTS-Unhooked 1
121. PAD-BP Strings
78. BTS-X-Mox 1.smf
122. PAD-Danube
79. BTS-Xie-racy 1
123. PAD-Dark City
80. BTS-HI-NRG
124. PRC-Construct
81. BTS-Trance Date 1
125. PRC-Crash Head
82. BTS-Club it 1
126. RAW-Drama
83. BTS-Lily's Rage
127. SYN- 7064
84. BTS-Rocket
128. SYN-4 track a
85. EDG-Boxt filter
129. SYN-4 track b
86. EDG-FilterQ
130. SYN-Basic
87. GTR-Chuckinx
131. SYN-Compu X
Xtreme Lead-1 Operation Manual 209
Appendix
Riff Listing
Riff Listing
132. SYN-Enviroment
133. SYN-Grind Me
134. SYN-Nordica
135. SYN-Octivate
136. SYN-Orion
137. SYN-Quadra
138. SYN-Saint
139. SYN-Sinner
140. SYN-South E2
141. SYN-Tran 3track
142. SYN-Tripper
143. VOX-Bliss
144. VOX-Zephr
145. WAL-Abyss
146. WAL-CRide
147. WAL-Love 2bee
148. WAL-Mammoth
149. WAL-Raverot
150. XTR-Booty Q
151. BTS-C-Man
152. BTS-Humana
210 E-MU Systems
Appendix
Instrument Listing
Instrument
Listing
This section lists the raw instruments in the XL-1 ROM set.
Instruments consist of either multisamples or single samples.
0. None
41. Audity Synth 2
82. Zeek Bass
1. Sine Wave
42. Audity Synth 3
83. Audity Bell 1
2. Saw Wave
43. Audity Synth 4
84. Audity Bell 2
3. Square Wave
44. Audity Synth 5
85. Audity Bell 3
4. Triangle Wave
45. Audity Synth 6
86. Audity Bell 4
5. Audity Saw
46. Audity Synth 7
87. Audity Bell 5
6. Audity Square
47. Audity Synth 8
88. Vox Humana
7. Audity Blend
48. Audity Synth 9
89. Vapor Vox
8. Audity Sync
49. Audity Synth 10
90. Chronic Vox
9. Audity Sync
50. Audity Synth 11
91. Vox Wave 1
10. Audity Sync 1
51. Audity Synth 12
92. Vox Wave 2
11. Audity Sync 2
52. Audity Synth 13
93. Vox Wave 3
12. Audity Sync 3
53. Audity Synth 14
94. Vox Wave 4
13. Audity PWM 1
54. Audity Bass 1
95. Vox Wave 5
14. Audity PWM 2
55. Audity Bass 2
96. Vox Wave 6
15. Audity PWM 3
56. Audity Bass 3
97. White Noise
16. Ring Mod 1
57. Acid Bass 1
98. Pink Noise
17. Ring Mod 2
58. Acid Bass 2
99. Audity Wall 1
18. Ring Mod 3
59. Acid Bass 3
100. Audity Wall 2
19. Metal Wave
60. Acid Bass 4
101. Audity Wall 3
20. Jungle Lead
61. Acid Bass 5
102. Audity Wall 4
21. Metalik
62. Acid Bass 6
103. Audity Wall 5
22. Brass Lead 1
63. Acid Bass 7
104. Audity Wall 6
23. Brass Lead 2
64. Acid Bass 8
105. Audity Wall 7
24. Audity Lead 1
65. Acid Bass 9
106. Noise Tunnel
25. Audity Lead 2
66. Acid Bass 10
107. Air Pipe
26. Audity Lead 3
67. Hybrid Bass 1
108. Crystal Cavern
27. Audity Lead 4
68. Hybrid Bass 2
109. Sonar
28. Audity Lead 5
69. Hybrid Bass 2b
110. Audity Edge 1
29. Audity Lead 6
70. Dance Bass 1
111. Audity Edge 1b
30. Audity Lead 7
71. Dance Bass 2
112. Audity Edge 1c
31. Audity Lead 8
72. Mikro Bass
113. Audity Edge 2
32. Audity Lead 9
73. Shush Bass
114. Audity Edge 3
33. Audity Lead 10
74. Fuzz Bass
115. Future World
34. Audity Lead 11
75. Flange Bass
116. Grinder
35. Classic Lead 1
76. Buzz Bass
117. Growly
36. Classic Lead 2
77. Booty Q Bass 1
118. Cricket
37. Classic Lead 3
78. Booty Q Bass 2
119. Fuzz Ball
38. Classic Lead 4
79. Zodiac Bass 1
120. Droid Scrape
39. Digi Lead
80. Zodiac Bass 2
121. Rez Honk
40. Audity Synth 1
81. Prodigal Bass
122. Krunchy Hit
Xtreme Lead-1 Operation Manual 211
Appendix
Instrument Listing
Instrument Listing
Turbo
168. Looped Perc 29
213. 1 Shot Perc 22
124. Interference
169. Looped Perc 30
214. 1 Shot Perc 23
125. 1 Shot Bass
170. Looped Perc 31
215. 1 Shot Perc 24
126. 1 Shot Dis Bass 1
171. Looped Perc 32
216. 1 Shot Perc 25
127. 1 Shot Dis Bass 2
172. Looped Perc 33
217. 1 Shot Perc 26
128. 1 Shot Dis Bass 3
173. Looped Perc 34
218. 1 Shot Perc 27
129. 1 Shot Perc Bass
174. Looped Perc 35
219. 1 Shot Perc 28
130. 1 Shot Grind
175. Looped Perc 36
220. 1 Shot Perc 29
131. 1 Shot Siren
176. Looped Perc 37
221. 1 Shot Perc 30
132. 1 Shot Turbine
177. Looped Perc 38
222. 1 Shot Perc 31
133. 1 Shot Alien
178. Looped Perc 39
223. 1 Shot Perc 32
134. 1 Shot Laser Rip
179. Looped Perc 40
224. 1 Shot Perc 33
135. 1 Shot Aud Vox
180. Looped Perc 41
225. 1 Shot Perc 34
136. 1 Shot Scratch 1
181. Looped Perc 42
226. 1 Shot Perc 35
137. 1 Shot Scratch 2
182. Looped Perc 43
227. 1 Shot Perc 36
138. 1 Shot Scratch 3
183. Looped Perc 44
228. 1 Shot Perc 37
139. 1 Shot Scratch 4
184. Looped Perc 45
229. 1 Shot Perc 38
140. Looped Perc 1
185. Looped Perc 46
230. 1 Shot Perc 39
141. Looped Perc 2
186. Looped Perc 47
231. 1 Shot Perc 40
142. Looped Perc 3
187. Looped Perc 48
232. 1 Shot Perc 41
143. Looped Perc 4
188. Looped Perc 49
233. 1 Shot Perc 42
144. Looped Perc 5
189. Looped Perc 50
234. 1 Shot Perc 43
145. Looped Perc 6
190. Looped Perc 51
235. 1 Shot Perc 44
146. Looped Perc 7
191. Looped Perc 52
236. 1 Shot Perc 45
147. Looped Perc 8
192. 1 Shot Perc 1
237. 1 Shot Perc 46
148. Looped Perc 9
193. 1 Shot Perc 2
238. 1 Shot Perc 47
149. Looped Perc 10
194. 1 Shot Perc 3
239. 1 Shot Perc 48
150. Looped Perc 11
195. 1 Shot Perc 4
240. 1 Shot Perc 49
151. Looped Perc 12
196. 1 Shot Perc 5
241. 1 Shot Perc 50
152. Looped Perc 13
197. 1 Shot Perc 6
242. 1 Shot Perc 51
153. Looped Perc 14
198. 1 Shot Perc 7
243. 1 Shot Perc 52
154. Looped Perc 15
199. 1 Shot Perc 8
244. 1 Shot Perc 53
155. Looped Perc 16
200. 1 Shot Perc 9
245. 1 Shot Perc 54
156. Looped Perc 17
201. 1 Shot Perc 10
246. 1 Shot Perc 55
157. Looped Perc 18
202. 1 Shot Perc 11
247. 1 Shot Perc 56
158. Looped Perc 19
203. 1 Shot Perc 12
248. 1 Shot Perc 57
159. Looped Perc 20
204. 1 Shot Perc 13
249. 1 Shot Perc 58
160. Looped Perc 21
205. 1 Shot Perc14
250. 1 Shot Perc 59
161. Looped Perc 22
206. 1 Shot Perc 15
251. 1 Shot Perc 60
162. Looped Perc 23
207. 1 Shot Perc 16
252. 1 Shot Perc 61
163. Looped Perc 24
208. 1 Shot Perc 17
253. 1 Shot Perc 62
164. Looped Perc 25
209. 1 Shot Perc 18
254. 1 Shot Perc 63
165. Looped Perc 26
210. 1 Shot Perc 19
255. 1 Shot Perc 64
166. Looped Perc 27
211. 1 Shot Perc 20
167. Looped Perc 28
212. 1 Shot Perc 21
256. 1 Shot Perc 65
257. 1 Shot Perc 66
123.
212 E-MU Systems
Appendix
Instrument Listing
Instrument Listing
303. Analow
348. Perco
259. 1 Shot Perc 68
304. Moog Tri
349. Not So Mini
260. 1 Shot Perc 69
305. Moog Sub
350. Spitt
261. 1 Shot Perc 70
306. Moogy
351. Tap
262. 1 Shot Perc 71
307. Fat Sun
352. Juno Sub
263. 1 Shot Perc 72
308. Analog
353. Complex Sub
264. 1 Shot Perc 73
309. Q 1
354. Full Octave
265. 1 Shot Perc 74
310. Q 2
355. Deep Pocket
266. 1 Shot Perc 75
311. Q 3
356. JP4
267. 1 Shot Perc 76
312. Planet
357. Synth Hits
268. 1 Shot Perc 77
313. 2600
358. DX 1
269. 1 Shot Perc 78
314. Synth 1
359. DX 2
270. 1 Shot Perc 79
315. Synth 2
360. DX 3
271. 1 Shot Perc 80
316. Synth 3
361. EP 1
272. 1 Shot Perc 81
317. Synth 4
362. EP 2
273. Audity Scratches
318. Synth 5
363. EP 3
274. El Perc Kit 1
319. Synth 6
364. Home 1
275. El Kit 1 Looped
320. Synth 7
365. Home 2
276. Kit 1 Env Loops
321. Synth 8
366. Street
277. El Perc Kit 2
322. Synth 9
367. Pure
278. El Kit 2 Looped
323. Synth 10
368. Fing&Harms 1
279. Kit 2 Env Loops
324. TB 1
369. Fing&Harms 2
280. Hybrid Perc
325. TB 2
370. All Purpose
281. Warehouse Perc
326. TB 3
371. Standard
282. Acoustic Perc A
327. TB 4
372. Fretless 1
283. Ac Kick+Snare B
328. CZ101
373. Fretless 2
284. Acoustic Kit A+B
329. PPG
374. Fretless 3
285. Hardcore Kit 1
330. Mini 1
375. Fretless 4
286. Hardcore Kit 2
331. Mini 2
376. Upright 1
287. Hardcore Kit 3
332. Mini 3
377. Upright 2
288. Hum
333. Mini 4
378. Slap 1
289. Below Sub
334. Saw
379. Slap 2
290. Super Sub
335. Ultimate 1
380. Gruzzy Pop
291. SE Sub 1
336. Ultimate 2
381. Pop Slide 1
292. SE Sub 2
337. Micro Moog
382. Pop Slide 2
293. SE Sub 3
338. DB9 1
383. Pop Slide 3
294. SE Sub 4
339. DB9 2
384. Pop Slide 4
295. SE Sub 5
340. Phlappy
385. Funk Hits
296. SE Sub 6
341. Power Q
386. Organ 1
297. SE Sub 7
342. Big Sync
387. Organ 2
298. Hit
343. Buzzer
388. Mutes
299. Subtle
344. Saw Sync
389. Power 1
300. Mem Moog
345. Pocket
390. Power 2
301. Lowness
346. Q Attack Sub
391. Power Hit
302. Ice
347. Sonics
392. Synth Axe
258.
1 Shot Perc 67
Xtreme Lead-1 Operation Manual 213
Appendix
Instrument Listing
Instrument Listing
214 E-MU Systems
393. Hits
438. Rast Keys
483. Rezzy
394. Pipe Organ
439. ARP Sync
484. Hi Octaves
395. DrawbarOrgan
440. Narrow Synth
485. Dreemy
396. Perc Organ
441. Fat Attack
486. Phat
397. Org Day
442. ARP Lead
487. Tekno
398. Disco Organ
443. Synthetic
488. Life
399. DX Organ
444. Overtone
489. Classic
400. JX Organ
445. Buzz Saw
490. Dreamer
401. Tone Organ
446. Blipper
491. Paddy
402. Simple Organ
447. Full Synth
492. Dance Chord
403. Org Lite
448. Bass Synth
493. Zoom
404. Org Nod
449. Mini Lead
494. Keyngdom
405. Full Organ
450. Sawtooth
495. Oddd Organ
406. Synth Organ
451. M12 Lead
496. Mood Strings
407. BreathyOrgan
452. Sync Wave 1
497. Brazz
408. Dance Organ
453. Sync Wave 2
498. Synthy
409. Farfisa 1
454. Sync Wave 3
499. P5
410. Farfisa 2
455. Sync Wave 4
500. Bari Wave
411. Vox Organ
456. Sync Wave 5
501. Sax Wave
412. Synth Cheeze
457. Sync Wave 6
502. Mute Trumpet
413. Organ Hits 1
458. Pop Square
503. Trumpet FX 1
414. Organ Hits 2
459. Juno Square
504. Trumpet FX 2
415. Tine EP
460. SquareAttack
505. Cool Loops
416. Pretty EP
461. Square Lead
506. Sax Riff
417. Classic EP
462. SquareChorus
507. Boink
418. FM EP 1
463. Sinusoid
508. Classic Hit
419. FM EP 2
464. Worm Lead 1
509. Hits 1
420. EP Hits
465. Worm Lead 2
510. Hits 2
421. Clavinet
466. Worm Lead 3
511. Jax Breath
422. Piano Wave
467. Worm Lead 4
512. Synth
423. Xylo Pad
468. Worm Lead 5
513. Orch
424. Pure H20
469. Worm Lead 6
514. Soul Oohs
425. Log Hit
470. Harmonica
515. CMI Breath
426. Pluck Tone
471. Synth Flute
516. Breathy
427. Hollow Deep
472. Soft Synth
517. Tarzana
428. Bell Synth
473. Hi String
518. Gothic
429. Syn Tone
474. OBX Saws
519. Oow
430. Perc Axe
475. Big Planet
520. Vox 1
431. Whine
476. JP6 Pad
521. Vox 2
432. CZ101 Digi
477. Saw Sweep
522. Strings
433. CZ Lead
478. Juno Pulse
523. All Dance 1
434. CZ Echo Lead
479. CZ Synstring
524. All Dance 2
435. Wild Synth
480. Ensemble
525. Sound Track
436. Spacey Keys
481. Rezzy Wave
526. Music Crowd
437. Digi Buzz
482. Heavy
527. Lawn Mower
Appendix
Instrument Listing
Instrument Listing
528. Riff Trip
572. Cowbell
616. Dance 24
529. Cyber Pan
573. Agogos
617. Dance 25
530. Groove Thing
574. Misc 1
618. Dance 26
531. Science
575. Misc 2
619. Dance 27
532. Under Pad FM
576. kit:1
620. Organ 1
533. Sci Fi
577. kit:2
621. Organ 2
534. Synth Siren
578. kit:3
622. Organ 3
535. Metal
579. kit:4
623. Organ 4
536. Vinyl 1
580. kit:5
624. Organ 5
537. Vinyl 2
581. kit:6
625. Organ 6
538. Vinyl 3
582. kit:7
626. UnisonString
539. Vinyl 4
583. kit:8
627. Unison Brass
540. Pink
584. kit:9
628. Brass 1
541. White
585. kit:10
629. Brass 2
542. Scratches 1
586. kit:11
630. Brass 3
543. Scratches 2
587. kit:12
631. Brass 4
544. Kicks 1
588. kit:13
632. Brass 5
545. Kicks 2
589. kit:14
633. Brass 6
546. Snares 1
590. kit:15
634. Brass 7
547. Snares 2
591. kit:16
635. Brass 8
548. Toms 1
592. GM Dance
636. Brass 9
549. Toms 2
593. Dance 1
637. Brass 10
550. Timbales 1
594. Dance 2
638. Brass 11
551. Timbales 2
595. Dance 3
639. Brass 12
552. Congas etc 1
596. Dance 4
640. Brass 13
553. Congas etc 2
597. Dance 5
641. Brass 14
554. Hats 1
598. Dance 6
642. Brass 15
555. Hats 2
599. Dance 7
643. Brass 16
556. Cymbals 1
600. Dance 8
644. Brass 17
557. Cymbals 2
601. Dance 9
645. Brass 18
558. Shakers
602. Dance 10
646. Brass 19
559. Maracas
603. Dance 11
647. Brass 20
560. Bells 1
604. Dance 12
648. Trumpet FX 1
561. Bells 2
605. Dance 13
649. Trumpet FX 2
562. Blocks 1
606. Dance 14
650. Trumpet FX 3
563. Blocks 2
607. Dance 15
651. Trumpet FX 4
564. Tams 1
608. Dance 16
652. Trumpet FX 5
565. Tams 2
609. Dance 17
653. Sax FX 1
566. Claps 1
610. Dance 18
654. Sax FX 2
567. Claps 2
611. Dance 19
655. Sax FX 3
568. Snaps
612. Dance 20
656. Blipp
569. Clave
613. Dance 21
657. Buzz Blip
570. Vibraslap
614. Dance 22
658. Game
571. Guiro
615. Dance 23
659. Disssss
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Appendix
Instrument Listing
Instrument Listing
216 E-MU Systems
660. Siren Loop
705. Gtr Wawa 3
750. Wazzup?
661. Bell
706. Gtr Wawa 4
751. Barker
662. Klank
707. Gtr Wawa 5
752. Plunger
663. Metal
708. Gtr Wawa 6
753. Skipper
664. Slinky Q
709. Heavy Guitar
754. Fast
665. Space Whip
710. HeavyGtrDive
755. Kick 1
666. Short Quack
711. Drum Stab
756. Kick 2
667. Quack Ahhh
712. Guit On It
757. Kick 3
668. Bowser Bark
713. Jazz Short
758. Kick 4
669. Chiffin
714. Blamp
759. Kick 5
670. CMI Hot Air
715. Bass Slide
760. Kick 6
671. L9000 Noise
716. Hip Hop
761. Kick 7
672. Comon Vox
717. Drum Stall
762. Kick 8
673. Odd Vox
718. Stalled
763. Kick 9
674. Mmm Hmm
719. Wind Down 1
764. Kick 10
675. Ah Hah
720. Wind Down 2
765. Kick 11
676. EP Roll 1
721. Ripped
766. Kick 12
677. EP Roll 2
722. Space Wiggle
767. Kick 13
678. EP Roll 3
723. Sqweal Rev
768. Kick 14
679. EP Fog
724. Draggit
769. Kick 15
680. Fat Low Syn
725. MC
770. Kick 16
681. Bass Stab 1
726. Fun
771. Kick 17
682. Bass Stab 2
727. SSSSystem 1
772. Kick 18
683. Gtr Hi Chuck
728. SSSSystem 2
773. Kick 19
684. Gtr UpStroke
729. Here
774. Kick 20
685. Gtr Scratch1
730. On It
775. Kick 21
686. Gtr Scratch2
731. Diss
776. Kick 22
687. KleanGtrChuk
732. Bow Wow
777. Kick 23
688. Gtr Jangle
733. Diva Scratch
778. Kick 24
689. Gtr Riff 1
734. Organ Blip
779. Kick 25
690. Gtr Riff 2
735. Classic Tape
780. Kick 26
691. Gtr Riff 3
736. Out!
781. Kick 27
692. Gtr FunkyHit
737. Punch It
782. Kick 28
693. Another Gtr
738. Ork
783. Kick 29
694. Jazz Riff 1
739. Tape Stop
784. Kick 30
695. Jazz Riff 2
740. Zip
785. Kick 31
696. Jazz Riff 3
741. Tape Pull
786. Kick 32
697. GtrSlideRiff
742. Wild
787. Kick 33
698. Gtr PopSlide
743. Up
788. Kick 34
699. Guitar Pop
744. Away
789. Kick 35
700. Chord Chuck
745. Frenzy
790. Kick 36
701. Guitar Slide
746. Kick 1
791. Kick 37
702. Sad Guitar
747. Kick 2
792. Kick 38
703. Gtr Wawa 1
748. Snare
793. Kick 39
704. Gtr Wawa 2
749. Tite
794. Kick 40
Appendix
Instrument Listing
Instrument Listing
795. Kick 41
839. Snare 28
883. Snare 72
796. Kick 42
840. Snare 29
884. Snare 73
797. Kick 43
841. Snare 30
885. Snare 74
798. Kick 44
842. Snare 31
886. Snare 75
799. Kick 45
843. Snare 32
887. Snare 76
800. Kick 46
844. Snare 33
888. Snare 77
801. Kick 47
845. Snare 34
889. Snare 78
802. Kick 48
846. Snare 35
890. Snare 79
803. Kick 49
847. Snare 36
891. Snare 80
804. Kick 50
848. Snare 37
892. Snare 81
805. Kick 51
849. Snare 38
893. Snare 82
806. Kick 52
850. Snare 39
894. Snare 83
807. Kick 53
851. Snare 40
895. Snare 84
808. Kick 54
852. Snare 41
896. Snare 85
809. Kick 55
853. Snare 42
897. Snare 86
810. Kick 56
854. Snare 43
898. Snare 87
811. Kick 57
855. Snare 44
899. Snare 88
812. Snare 1
856. Snare 45
900. Snare 89
813. Snare 2
857. Snare 46
901. Snare 90
814. Snare 3
858. Snare 47
902. Snare 91
815. Snare 4
859. Snare 48
903. Snare 92
816. Snare 5
860. Snare 49
904. Snare 93
817. Snare 6
861. Snare 50
905. Snare 94
818. Snare 7
862. Snare 51
906. Snare 95
819. Snare 8
863. Snare 52
907. Snare 96
820. Snare 9
864. Snare 53
908. Snare 97
821. Snare 10
865. Snare 54
909. Snare 98
822. Snare 11
866. Snare 55
910. Snare 99
823. Snare 12
867. Snare 56
911. Snare 100
824. Snare 13
868. Snare 57
912. Snare 101
825. Snare 14
869. Snare 58
913. Snare 102
826. Snare 15
870. Snare 59
914. Snare 103
827. Snare 16
871. Snare 60
915. Snare 104
828. Snare 17
872. Snare 61
916. Snare 105
829. Snare 18
873. Snare 62
917. Snare 106
830. Snare 19
874. Snare 63
918. Tom 1
831. Snare 20
875. Snare 64
919. Tom 2
832. Snare 21
876. Snare 65
920. Tom 3
833. Snare 22
877. Snare 66
921. Tom 4
834. Snare 23
878. Snare 67
922. Tom 5
835. Snare 24
879. Snare 68
923. Tom 6
836. Snare 25
880. Snare 69
924. Tom 7
837. Snare 26
881. Snare 70
925. Tom 8
838. Snare 27
882. Snare 71
926. Tom 9
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Appendix
Instrument Listing
Instrument Listing
218 E-MU Systems
927. Tom 10
971. Hat 5
1015. Hat 49
928. Tom 11
972. Hat 6
1016. Hat 50
929. Tom 12
973. Hat 7
1017. Hat 51
930. Tom 13
974. Hat 8
1018. Hat 52
931. Tom 14
975. Hat 9
1019. Hat 53
932. Tom 15
976. Hat 10
1020. Hat 54
933. Tom 16
977. Hat 11
1021. Hat 55
934. Tom 17
978. Hat 12
1022. Hat 56
935. Tom 18
979. Hat 13
1023. Hat 57
936. Tom 19
980. Hat 14
1024. Hat 58
937. Tom 20
981. Hat 15
1025. Hat 59
938. Tom 21
982. Hat 16
1026. Hat 60
939. Tom 22
983. Hat 17
1027. Hat 61
940. Tom 23
984. Hat 18
1028. Hat 62
941. Tom 24
985. Hat 19
1029. Hat 63
942. Tom 25
986. Hat 20
1030. Hat 64
943. Tom 26
987. Hat 21
1031. Hat 65
944. Timbale 1
988. Hat 22
1032. Hat 66
945. Timbale 2
989. Hat 23
1033. Hat 67
946. Timbale 3
990. Hat 24
1034. Hat 68
947. Timbale 4
991. Hat 25
1035. Hat 69
948. Timbale 5
992. Hat 26
1036. Hat 70
949. Timbale 6
993. Hat 27
1037. Hat 71
950. Conga 1
994. Hat 28
1038. Hat 72
951. Conga 2
995. Hat 29
1039. Hat 73
952. Conga 3
996. Hat 30
1040. Hat 74
953. Conga 4
997. Hat 31
1041. Hat 75
954. Conga 5
998. Hat 32
1042. Hat 76
955. Conga 6
999. Hat 33
1043. Hat 77
956. Conga 7
1000. Hat 34
1044. Hat 78
957. Conga 8
1001. Hat 35
1045. Cymbal 1
958. Conga 9
1002. Hat 36
1046. Cymbal 2
959. Conga 10
1003. Hat 37
1047. Cymbal 3
960. Bongo 1
1004. Hat 38
1048. Cymbal 4
961. Bongo 2
1005. Hat 39
1049. Cymbal 5
962. Bongo 3
1006. Hat 40
1050. Cymbal 6
963. Bongo 4
1007. Hat 41
1051. Cymbal 7
964. Bongo 5
1008. Hat 42
1052. Cymbal 8
965. Bongo 6
1009. Hat 43
1053. Cymbal 9
966. Bongo 7
1010. Hat 44
1054. Cymbal 10
967. Hat 1
1011. Hat 45
1055. Cymbal 11
968. Hat 2
1012. Hat 46
1056. Cymbal 12
969. Hat 3
1013. Hat 47
1057. Cymbal 13
970. Hat 4
1014. Hat 48
1058. Cymbal 14
Appendix
Instrument Listing
Instrument Listing
1059. Cymbal 15
1104. Bell 11
1149. Clap 5
1060. Cymbal 16
1105. Bell 12
1150. Clap 6
1061. Cymbal 17
1106. Bell 13
1151. Clap 7
1062. Cymbal 18
1107. Bell 14
1152. Clap 8
1063. Shaker 1
1108. Bell 15
1153. Clap 9
1064. Shaker 2
1109. Bell 16
1154. Clap 10
1065. Shaker 3
1110. Bell 17
1155. Clap 11
1066. Shaker 4
1111. Bell 18
1156. Clap 12
1067. Shaker 5
1112. Bell 19
1157. Clap 13
1068. Shaker 6
1113. Bell 20
1158. Clap 14
1069. Shaker 7
1114. Bell 21
1159. Clap 15
1070. Shaker 8
1115. Bell 22
1160. Clap 16
1071. Shaker 9
1116. Bell 23
1161. Clap 17
1072. Shaker 10
1117. Bell 24
1162. Snap 1
1073. Shaker 11
1118. Bell 25
1163. Snap 2
1074. Shaker 12
1119. Bell 26
1164. Snap 3
1075. Shaker 13
1120. Bell 27
1165. Snap 4
1076. Shaker 14
1121. Bell 28
1166. Snap 5
1077. Shaker 15
1122. Bell 29
1167. Snap 6
1078. Shaker 16
1123. Bell 30
1168. Misc 1
1079. Shaker 17
1124. Bell 31
1169. Misc 2
1080. Shaker 18
1125. Block 1
1170. Misc 3
1081. Shaker 19
1126. Block 2
1171. Misc 4
1082. Shaker 20
1127. Block 3
1172. Misc 5
1083. Shaker 21
1128. Block 4
1173. Misc 6
1084. Shaker 22
1129. Block 5
1174. Misc 7
1085. Shaker 23
1130. Block 6
1175. Misc 8
1086. Shaker 24
1131. Block 7
1176. Misc 9
1087. Shaker 25
1132. Block 8
1177. Misc 10
1088. Shaker 26
1133. Block 9
1178. Misc 11
1089. Shaker 27
1134. Block 10
1179. Misc 12
1090. Vibraslap
1135. Block 11
1180. Misc 13
1091. Flexitone
1136. Block 12
1181. Misc 14
1092. Bell Tree
1137. Tam 1
1182. Misc 15
1093. Slay Bells
1138. Tam 2
1183. Misc 16
1094. Bell 1
1139. Tam 3
1184. Misc 17
1095. Bell 2
1140. Tam 4
1185. Misc 18
1096. Bell 3
1141. Tam 5
1186. Misc 19
1097. Bell 4
1142. Tam 6
1187. Misc 20
1098. Bell 5
1143. Tam 7
1188. Misc 21
1099. Bell 6
1144. Tam 8
1189. Misc 22
1100. Bell 7
1145. Clap 1
1190. Misc 23
1101. Bell 8
1146. Clap 2
1191. Misc 24
1102. Bell 9
1147. Clap 3
1192. Misc 25
1103. Bell 10
1148. Clap 4
1193. Misc 26
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Appendix
Instrument Listing
Instrument Listing
1194. Misc 27
1195. Misc 28
1196. Misc 29
1197. Misc 30
1198. Misc 31
1199. Misc 32
1200. Misc 33
1201. Misc 34
1202. Misc 35
1203. Misc 36
1204. Misc 37
1205. Misc 38
1206. Misc 39
1207. Misc 40
1208. Misc 41
1209. Misc 42
1210. Misc 43
220 E-MU Systems
Appendix
Trigger Layouts
Trigger
Layouts
BEATS trigger layouts are saved when you save a Multisetup. Multisetups
59-62 contain four different BEATS Trigger layouts for you to check out. You
may want to design your own trigger layout and when you do, be sure to
save it in one of the Multisetup locations.
Note that none of these are write-protected (like the factory multisetup).
They are initialized with these layouts, but you are free to overwrite them at
will.
Trigger Hold
Start/Stop & Clear Parts
Mute
Group 1
Group 2
Setup 59
Parts 1-8 are set to C-2 (effectively off). Group 1 & 2 are latched, and
Start/Stop & Clear Parts are on the same trigger, so that starting and
stopping the sequencer also clears active parts.
Trigger Layout 1
Multisetup 59
C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 A1 B1 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 A2 B2
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15
Part 16
Trigger Layout 1
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Appendix
Trigger Layouts
Part 14
Part 16
Part 7
Part 9
Part 11
Mute
Trigger Hold
Group 2
Setup 60
This layout is similar to the basic layout, except that the groups and
functions are on the left of the main triggers. It is setup so that it takes
advantage of a 76-key keyboard by starting at E0 instead of C1. However, it
can be shifted up to facilitate use on a 61-key keyboard as well.
Part 2
Part 4
Trigger Layout 2
Trigger Layout 2
Multisetup 60
Start/Stop
Clear Parts
Trigger Hold
Group 2
Group 4
Part 1
Part 3
Part 5
Part 6
Part 8
Part 10
Part 12
Part 13
Part 15
E0 F0 G0 A0 B0 C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 A1 B1 C2 D2
Trigger Hold
Start/Stop
Clear Parts
Mute
Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Setup 61
This layout puts all of the direct part triggers consecutively on the white
keys. Groups and functions are put up on the black keys.
Group 4
Trigger Layout 3
Trigger Layout 3
Multisetup 61
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15
Part 16
C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 A1 B1 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 A2 B2 C3 D3
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Appendix
Trigger Layouts
Part 16
Start/Stop
Mute
Part 14
Part 15
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 9
Part 10
Setup 62
Parts 1-8 on the first 8 white keys, 9-16 on the first 8 black keys, Groups are
on the white keys under parts 14-16, and the Control Functions are on the
remaining keys.
Trigger Layout 4
Multisetup 62
C1 D1 E1 F1 G1 A1 B1 C2 D2 E2 F2 G2 A2 B2
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
Group 4
Clear Parts
Trigger Hold
Trigger Layout 4
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Appendix
Velocity Curves
Velocity
Curves
This section provides diagrams and descriptions of the XL-1 velocity curves.
120
100
Result Velocity
Result Velocity
120
Linear
80
60
40
20
100
Curve 1
80
60
40
20
0
0
0
20
40
60
80 100 120
0
Played Velocity
80 100 120
120
Result Velocity
Result Velocity
60
Compresses velocity range.
120
100
100
Curve 2
80
60
40
20
0
80
60
Curve 3
40
20
0
0
20
40
60
80 100 120
0
Played Velocity
20
40
60
80 100 120
Played Velocity
Expands velocity range.
Soft -> Loud
Expands dynamics in low range,
emphasizing medium velocity values
and compressing high velocity values.
Result Velocity
120
120
Result Velocity
40
Played Velocity
Linear, no change to velocity.
100
100
80
60
Curve 4
40
20
Curve 5
80
60
40
20
0
0
0
20
40
60
80 100 120
Played Velocity
Expands velocity range.
Outputs high values.
224 E-MU Systems
20
0
20
40
60
80 100 120
Played Velocity
Shifts velocity values upward.
Good dynamic range.
Appendix
Velocity Curves
Velocity Curves
120
100
Result Velocity
120
100
Curve 6
80
60
40
20
Curve 7
80
60
40
20
0
0
0
20
40
60
80 100 120
0
20
40
60
80 100 120
Played Velocity
Played Velocity
Shifts velocity values up while
compressing the midde range.
Similar to Curve 6.
120
100
Result Velocity
y
120
100
Curve 8
80
60
40
20
0
Curve 9
80
60
40
20
0
0
20
40
60
80 100 120
0
20
40
60
80 100 120
Played Velocity
Played Velocity
Similar to Curve 6 with more
emphasis on the middle range.
Extreme dynamic range
compression.
120
y
Result Velocity
120
100
100
Curve 10
80
60
40
20
Curve 11
80
60
40
20
0
0
0
20
40
60
80 100 120
Played Velocity
Extreme dynamic range
compression. Outputs low values.
0
20
40
60
80 100 120
Played Velocity
Extreme dynamic range compress
but doesn't output low values
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Appendix
PatchCord Amount Chart
120
100
Result Velocity
Result Velocity
120
100
Curve 12
80
60
40
20
0
226 E-MU Systems
60
Curve 13
40
20
0
0
PatchCord
Amount Chart
80
20
40
60
80 100 120
0
20
40
60
80 100 120
Played Velocity
Played Velocity
Less severe version of Curve 11.
Extreme expansion of
velocity range.
The following chart shows the PatchCord “Amount” settings in order to get
semitone intervals when modulation sources are connected to pitch.
Semitone
PatchCord
Amount
Semitone
PatchCord
Amount
1
3
21
66
2
6
22
69
3
approx. 9
23
approx. 72.5
4
approx. 12
24
approx. 76
5
16
25
79
6
19
26
82
7
22
27
88
8
25
28
91
9
28
29
approx. 95
10
approx. 31
30
98
11
35
31
12
38
32
13
41
33
14
44
34
15
47
35
16
50
36
17
approx. 53
37
18
57
38
19
60
39
20
63
40
Appendix
MIDI
MIDI
MIDI Implementation Chart
MIDI Information
Transmitted
Recognized
MIDI Channels
---
1-16
Note Numbers
---
0-127
Program Change
---
0-127
Bank Select Response?
No
Yes
Modes: Omni (Mode 1)
Mono (Mode 2)
Poly (Mode 3)
Mode 4 (Y/N)
Multi (Mode 5)
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Note On Velocity
No
Yes
Note Off Velocity
No
No
Channel Aftertouch
No
Yes
Poly (Key) Aftertouch
No
No
Pitch Bend
No
Yes
Active Sensing
No
No
System Reset
No
No
Tune Request
No
No
System Exclusive
Sample Dump Standard
File Dump
MIDI Tuning
Master Volume
Master Balance
Notation Information
Turn GM1 System On
Turn GM2 System On
Turn GM1 System Off
Other (See Remarks)
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
NRPNs
No
No
RPN 00 (Pitch Bend Sensi.)
RPN 01 (Chan. Fine Tune)
RPN 02 (Chan Coar. Tune)
RPN 03 (Tuning Prog Sel.)
RPN 04 (Tuning Bank Sel.)
RPN 05 (Mod Depth Rang)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
MIDI Clock
No
Yes
Song Position Pointer
No
No
Song Select
No
No
Start
Continue
Stop
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Remarks
MSB + LSB
MIDI Timing & Sync
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MIDI
MIDI Information
Transmitted
Recognized
MIDI Time Code
No
No
MIDI Machine Control
No
No
MIDI Show Control
No
No
General MIDI Compat?
Is GM default mode?
No
No
No
No
DLS compatible?
Import DLS Files?
Export DLS Files?
No
No
No
No
No
No
Import stand MIDI files
Export stand MIDI files
No
No
No
No
Remarks
Extension Capability
NOTES:
Pan: -64 = hard left, +63 = hard right
Product ID for XL-1 = 0F (15)
MIDI Device Inquiry Responses
Family
MSB
0x04 (Musical Instruments)
LSB
0x04 (ROM Players)
Member
MSB
0x00 (P2k Group)
LSB
0x02 Audity 2000
0x03 Proteus 2000
0x04 B-3
0x05 XL-1
0x06 Virtuoso 2000
0x07 Mo-Phatt
There is only one edit buffer which is used by the current preset (the preset
shown in the display). You can edit only one preset at a time via SysEx
commands, although these presets can be edited independently of the
current preset edited using the Front Panel. Remote Preset selection is
independent of the edit buffer. Changing the current preset erases the edit
buffer.
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Appendix
MIDI
Received Channel
Commands
Channels number (n) = 0-15. Message bytes are represented in hex. All
other numbers are decimal. Running Status is supported.
Command
Message
Comments
Note Off
8n kk vv
Note On
9n kk vv
velocity 0 = note off
Key Aftertouch
An kk vv
kk = 0-127 vv = 0-127
Program Change
Cn vv
0-127
Channel Aftertouch
Dn vv
0-127
Pitch Bend
En ll mm
l = lsb, m = msb
Real-time Controller
Bn cc vv
cc = 00-31, 64-95
Footswitch
Bn cc vv
cc = 64-79, vv ≥ 64 = on
Volume
Bn 07 vv
0-127
Pan
Bn 0A vv
0=left, 127=right, 64=center
All Sound Off
Bn 78 00
turns all sound off
Reset All Controllers
Bn 79 00
ignored in omni mode
All Notes Off
Bn 7B 00
ignored in omni mode
Omni Mode Off*
Bn 7C 00
forces all notes & controls off
Omni Mode On*
Bn 7D 00
forces all notes & controls off
Mono Mode On (Poly Off)*
Bn 7E 00
forces all notes & controls off
Poly Mode On (Mono Off)*
Bn 7F 00
forces all notes & controls off
Bank Select MSB
Bn 00 bb
bb = bank MSB (see page 118)
Bank Select LSB
Bn 20 bb
bb = bank LSB (see page 118)
* Special Notes:
• From Omni Mode ...........Omni Off turns Poly On.
• From Poly Mode .............Omni On turns Omni On; Mono On turns
Mono On.
• From Mono Mode...........Mono Off turns Poly On; Omni On turns
Omni On.
• From Multi Mode ...........Omni On turns Omni On; Omni Off or Mono
Off turns Poly On; Mono On turns Mono On.
• All other changes have no effect.
SysEx Specification
XL-1 contains an extensive set of MIDI SysEx commands. (Virtually every
parameter is controllable via SysEx.) Because of the size and technical nature
of the System Exclusive specification, it is beyond the scope of this manual.
The complete SysEx specification for XL-1 is available on the official E-mu
Systems, Inc. web site: www.emu.com
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Technical Specifications
Technical
Specifications
230 E-MU Systems
Audio Channels:
64
MIDI:
MIDI In, MIDI Out, MIDI Thru
MIDI Channels:
16
Presets:
512 user presets. (The number of ROM
presets is determined by the sound SIMMs
installed.)
Filters:
6th Order (50 different types)
Audio Outputs:
2 polyphonic analog outputs,
20-bit ∆∑ DACs
Max. Output Level:
+4 dB
Output Impedance:
1000 Ohms
Sound Memory:
32 MB (expandable to 64 MB)
Data Encoding:
16-bit linear data
Effects Engine:
24-bit internal processing
Sample Playback Rate:
44.1 kHz
Signal to Noise:
>92 dB
Dynamic Range:
>90 dB
Frequency Response:
20 Hz - 20 kHz (+2/-1 dB)
THD + Noise:
< 0.02% (1kHz sine wave, A-weighting)
IMD
< 0.05%
Stereo Phase
Phase Coherent +/- 1º at 1 kHz
Power Consumption:
15 Watts
Voltage Input:
90VAC-260VAC at 50Hz-60Hz
Dimensions
H: 1.75 inches
W: 19 inches
L: 8.5 inches
Weight
6 lb., 14 oz. (3.1 Kg)
Appendix
Warranty
Warranty
Please read this warranty, as it gives
you specific legal rights.
Warranty
This product is warranted, to the original consumer purchaser, to be free of
all defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one (1) year from
the date of such purchase from an authorized EMU dealer, provided that
(a) the Warranty Registration Card is filled out and returned to EMU within
14 days of the purchase date, and (b) the EMU service center is provided a
copy of the consumer purchaser’s sales receipt.
Warranty
Restrictions
Specifically, but without limitation, EMU does not provide warranty service
for:
• Damages due to improper or inadequate maintenance, accident, abuse,
misuse, alteration, unauthorized repairs, tampering, or failure to follow
normal operating procedures as outlined in the owner’s manual;
• Deterioration or damage of the cabinet;
• Damages occurring during any shipment of the unit;
• Any unit which has been modified by anyone other than EMU.
No other express or implied warranty is made, and EMU specifically
disclaims any implied warranty of merchantability , satisfactory quality,
and fitness for a particular purpose. EMU’s liability under warranty is
limited to repair or replacement of the unit, or refund, at EMU’s option.
In no event will EMU be liable for loss of revenue or savings, loss of time,
interruption of use, or any other consequential, indirect, incidental, special
or exemplary damages. The foregoing will apply notwithstanding the
failure of essential purpose of any remedy provided herein. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or conditions, or
limitations on how long an implied warranty or condition may last, so the
above limitations may not apply. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights. You may have other rights which vary from jurisdiction to
jurisdiction.
How To Obtain
Warranty Service
All EMU products are manufactured with the highest standards of quality.
If you find that your unit does require service, it may be done by any authorized EMU service center. If you are unable to locate a service center in your
area, please contact EMU’s Service Department at (831) 438-1921. They will
either refer you to an authorized service center in your area or ask that you
return your unit to the EMU factory.
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Appendix
Warranty
When returning your unit to the EMU factory, you will be issued a Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Please label all cartons,
shipping documents and correspondence with this number. EMU suggests
you carefully and securely pack your unit for return to the factory. (Do not
send the power cord or operation manual.) Send the unit to E-mu Systems,
Inc., 1600 Green Hills Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. You must pre-pay
shipping charges to EMU; EMU will pay return shipping charges. You will
be responsible for any damage or loss sustained during shipment in any
direction.
3/99
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Index
Index
Symbols
“+” modulation polarity 151
“±” modulation polarity 151
Numerics
19-tone tuning 161
1-bar trigger 50
2-pole filters 112
4-pole filters 112
6-pole filters 112
A
A effect types 179, 180
absolute value processor 101
aftertouch, mono 93
algorithm
FXA 181, 182
FXB 181, 183
master FXA 78
master FXB 79
all layers 121, 123
alternate tuning 161
amount, patchcord 116, 150
amplifier 134
amplitude 140, 168
amplitude envelope 135
amplitude modulation 92
arp controls 57
arp extension 57
arp gate 57
arp interval 57
arp resolution 57
arp velocity 57
arp/beats mode 43
arpeggiate multiple channels 70
arpeggiator 40
channel 40
copying settings 195
delay 62, 63
duration 68
extension count 61
extension interval 61
factory patterns 59
gate time 60
key offset 67
key range 65
keyboard thru 64
latch mode 64
master parameters 57
MIDI out 55
MIDI song start 55, 65
mode 58
note value 59, 63
pattern 56, 59
pattern naming 69
pattern speed 59
recycle 64
status 58
sync 62
user patterns 66
velocity 60
arpeggiator modes 56
assign group 139
attack, envelope 136, 145, 152, 172
audition beats 46
Audition Button 34
Audition preset 25
audition riff 164
auxiliary envelope 95, 145
B
B effect types 179, 180
balance 115
band-pass filter 111, 141
bandwidth 113
bank 27
bank number 27, 38
Bank Organization 27
Bank Select Display 34
banks
selecting 39
base tempo 44
basic channel 46
basic setup 22
basics, programming 91
beat busy 48
beat markers 34, 44
beat variation 49
beat velocity group 1-4 48
beat xpose group 1-4 48
beats channel 47
beats mode 43, 46
beats part transpose 52
beats part velocity 51
beats parts group 53
beats riffs 44
beats trigger layout 50
Beats trigger layouts 221
beats trigger offset 51
bend range 74
breath controller 84
bts
preset 28, 47
bts busy 48
button
control 33
cursor 34
edit menu 33
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home/enter 34, 43, 73
master menu 33
save/copy 34
bypass effects 184
C
calibration 87
category
instrument 41
preset 41
center frequency 113
change
filter type 172
MIDI preset 83
preset 27
voice 165
channel
arpeggiator 40
MIDI enable 82
MIDI select 38
pan 40
selection, MIDI 38
volume 39
chorus 179, 189
width 167
chorus, effect 189
chorusing 137, 167
clear part 44
clock
divisor 93
MIDI 44
clock modulation 99
coarse tuning 134, 166
comb filter 142, 180
comb filter, effect 189
connection instructions 22
continuous controllers 116
contour, envelope 93, 136
control
button 33
data entry 35
effects multi mode 77
keys 45
mode 33
rows 33
volume 33
controller
assigning real-time 83
footswitch 84
knobs 37, 83, 117
MIDI 83, 116
MIDI #10 40
MIDI #7 39, 116
MIDI real-time 116
modes 35
quick edit and real-time mode 36
real-time 33, 35
only mode 35
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standardized MIDI numbers 84
copy preset patchcords 194
copying
layers 192
patchcords 193
preset banks 195
presets 192
create random preset 198
crossfade random 94
crossfade, ranges 130
current tempo 44
offset 164
cursor buttons 34
curve
velocity 75
volume 167
curve, glide 140
cutoff frequency 111, 169
D
damping, high frequency 180, 188
data entry control 35
DC offset, example 108
DCA 115, 174
decay
effect A 79, 180
effects 180
envelope 167
deep edit mode 36, 86
default assignment, beats 45
delay 137
arpeggiator 62, 63
effect B 80
effect processor 190
effects 179, 180
LFO 148
master FXB 80
preset link 163
demo sequences 25
descending arpeggiator 56
destinations, modulation 100, 152
device, external MIDI 98
device ID 81
dimensions 230
diode processor 102
display, viewing angle 90
distortion effects 179
distortion, effect processor 190
double and detune 137, 167
doubling 189
doubling, effect 189
downbeat marker 34, 44
dual channel beats 29, 46
dual tap, delay 190
duration, pattern 68
dynamic filters 109
dynamic range 230
Index
E
edit menu button 33
editing
presets 165
user patterns 66
effect
decay 180
FXA decay 79
FXA HF Damping 79
FXB->FXA 79
type B 80
effect diagram 154, 155, 157
effect send
diagram 155
effect sends 76
effects
A type 179
B into effect A 186
B submix routing 80
B type 179
busses 177
by channel number 186
channel number setup 186
chorus 189
decay 180
delay 180, 190
description 188
distortion 190
doubling 189
dual tap delay 190
feedback 180, 190
flanger 189
FXB feedback 80
FxB>FxA 181
global 185
HF damping 180
LFO rate 80, 180
master 177, 182, 185
A algorithm 78
B algorithm 79
FxB>FxA 182
LFO rate 80
mode 77, 184
mode, bypass 184
multi mode control 77, 184
panning delay 190
patchcords 159
preset 154, 181
processor 177
programmed in the preset 154
programming in the preset 181
reverb 188
send amounts 177
sends 177
slapback 189
stereo delay 190
submix routing, A 79, 157, 158
type A 78, 156, 179, 180
type B 80, 157, 179, 180
vibrato 190
enabling MIDI channels 82
enter button 34
envelope
attack 136, 145, 152
auxiliary 145
decay 167
filter 143, 170, 171, 173
generator 93, 95
mode, factory 168
mode, filter 171
release 167
repeating 96
reverberation 188
volume 135, 136, 167, 168
envelope generator
example 112
equal temperment tuning 161
errors, data transmission 88
extension
count 61
interval 61
F
factory
envelope mode 168
factory patterns, arpeggiator 59
Fc 143, 169
feedback 180
effect 190
feedback, FXB 80
fills, beats 45
filter
2-pole 112
4-pole 112
6-pole 112
band-pass 111
bandpass 141
changing type 172
comb 142, 180
definition 110
dynamic 109
envelope 95, 143, 170, 171
envelope attack 172
envelope generator 143, 173
envelope mode 171
frequency 143, 152, 169
high-pass 110, 169
low-pass 110
mode 171
morph 114
notch 111
overview 169
parametric 113
pole 112
Q 143, 169, 170
swept EQ 113
troubleshooting 174
tutorial 109
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type 169, 172
type, changing 172
Z-plane 114, 115, 140
fine tuning 134, 166
fingered glide solo mode 139
first key 104
flange effects 179
flanger, effect processor 189
flashing LEDs 34, 44
flip-flop processor 102
footswitch 22, 84, 93
free running, LFO 147
frequency
center 113
cutoff 111
filter 143, 152
frequency modulation 92
front panel knobs 203
FX cords 159
FX mode 77, 184
FXA algorithm 181, 182
FXA Parameters 157
FXB -> FXA 186
FxB -> FxA 181, 182
FXB Algorithm 157
FXB algorithm 181, 183
FXB master algorithm 79
FXB parameters 158
FXB submix routing 80
G
gain processor 102
gamelan tuning 161
gate 93
gate time 60
generator
envelope 93
filter envelope 143, 173
noise and random 93
volume envelope 135
glide 140
curve 140
key 93
rate 93, 140
global effects 182, 185
grooves
beat 45
group, assigning channels to a 139
groups, beats 45
H
headphones 22
HF Damping 79
high frequency damping 180, 188
high-pass filter 110, 169
home position 27
home/enter button 34, 43, 73
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I
ID number
sysex 81
implementation chart, MIDI 227
initial pan position 134
initial volume 134
instrument 115, 165
category 41
listing 211
selecting 124
inverting LFO waves 98
J
just C tuning 161
description 162
just intonation 161
K
key
glide 93
offset, arpeggiator 67
range, arpeggiator 65
sync 62
transpose 133
trigger 50
tuning 90
velocity 93
key range 126
preset link 163
keyboard
character assignments 122
key 93
layering and splitting 175
pressure 93
range 125, 126
splitting 175
thru, arpeggiator 64
transpose 133
transpose on/off 138
tuning 161
19-tone 161
equal temperment 161
gamelan 161
just C 161
vallotti 161
Kirnberger tuning 161
knob
calibration 87
typical functions 203
knob preset quick edit 85
knobs
controller 37, 117
real-time control 35
transmit MIDI 35
knobs MIDI out 86
Index
L
lag processor 101
lagamount 103
latch
beats part 50
latch beats 29
latch keys 44
latch mode, arpeggiator 64
layer
selecting 123
layer, copying a 192
layering presets 175
layers
instrument 91
layers, definition 123
legato 138
LFO 145
effect B 80
flanger 190
key sync 147
master FXB rate 80
rate 180
rate, effect 80
tricks & tips 146
trigger 98
variation 149
waveforms 97
waveshape 146
link preset 163
linking presets 163, 164, 175
looping envelopes 96
low frequency oscillator 93, 97, 145
delay 148
free running 147
sync 145, 147
variation 149
low-pass filter 110
low-pass filter, example 112
M
main
screen 43, 73
main screen 38
master
arpeggiator parameters 57
bend range 74
effects 177, 182
FXA algorithm 78
FXB algorithm 79
menu button 33
master arpeggiator 30
master clock
current tempo 44
modulation 98
master effect 185
master menu 73
Master Riff 46
master riff 53
master tempo 85
offset 164
master tuning 74
melody solo mode
(high) 138
(last) 138
(low) 138
menu
master 73
save/copy 191
MIDI 85
A-H messages 35
bank select display 25, 34
channel 38
channel selection 38
clock 44
continuous controllers 83, 93, 116
controller #7 39
device ID 81
enable 82
external clock 98
footswitches 84
implementation chart 227
in 22
inputs A & B 23
knobs transmit 35, 86
mode 42, 81, 177
multi mode 81
omni mode 81
out 23
out, arp/beats 55
pan control #10 40
poly mode 81
real-time controllers 116
receive program change 83
received channel commands 229
receiving sysex data 89
recording sysex data 89
send sysex data 89
song start 55, 65
standardized controller numbers 84
sync 55
SysEx data, sending 88
sysex packet delay 88
transmit, knob 86
MIDI SysEx
send/receive 89
minimoog, solo mode 139
mix output 153, 178
mod wheel 93
mode
arpeggiator 58
arpeggiator latch 64
control 33
controller 35
deep edit 86
effect bypass 184
effects 77, 184
factory 168
filter envelope 171
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latch 64
MIDI 81, 177
mono 229
multi 81, 177, 229
non-transpose 138
omni 81, 184, 229
poly 81, 184, 229
quick edit and real-time controller 36
real-time controllers only 35
solo 138
time-based 171
modulation
amplitude 92
clock 99
destinations 100
note-on 100
polarity 151
processors 101, 105
random 94
routing 150
sources 93, 94
sources & destinations 152
wheel 84
modulation, definition 92
mono aftertouch 93
mono A-I, assign group 139
mono mode 229
morph filter 114
multi channel arp 31
multi mode 81, 177, 229
control, effects 184
effects control 77
multimode map
send/receive 88
multiple arpeggiators 70
multiple trigger solo mode 138
multisetup
saving 197
send/receive 88
multi-timbral 42
multitimbral operation 42
mute beats 44
N
naming a user pattern 69
naming, preset 122
noise & random generators 93
noise and random generator 93
non-transpose mode 138
notch filter 111
note value
arpeggiator 59, 63
note-on modulation 100
O
offset, arpeggiator key 67
omni mode 81, 184, 229
238 E-MU Systems
output
headphones 22
jack 22, 23
mix 153, 178
mono 22, 23
routing 153
overall tuning, adjusting 74
P
packet delay, MIDI sysex 88
pan 115
channel 40
initial 134
preset link 163
pan control 40
panning delay, effect 190
panning L/R 40
parameters
effects 179
parametric filters 113
part
beat 44
patchcord 94, 150
amount 150
copying a 193
routing 100
patchcords, example 105
patchord
amount 116
pattern
arpeggiator 56, 59
duration 68
naming 69
repeat 68
speed 59
velocity 68
patterns
arpeggiator user 66
pedal 93
performance controllers 93
pink noise, example 107
pitch wheel 93, 173
master bend range 74
pitch wheel, range 153
pitch, shifting 166
pitchbend range 153
play solo layers 164
polarity, modulation and LFO 151
polarity, ramp rate 104
pole filters 112
poly all, assign group 139
poly mode 81, 184, 229
poly, assign group 139
portamento 140
power 24
power consumption 230
Preset
audition 34
Index
preset
architecture 123
audition 25
category 27, 41
changing 27
copying 192
editing 165
effects 154, 181
links 163, 164, 175
listing 211
MIDI changes 83
naming 122
quick edit 85
random 198
saving a 191
selecting 26, 38
user 89
preset lag 103
preset ramp 103
processor
4x gain 102
absolute value 101
diode 102
effect 177
flip-flop 102
modulation 105
quantizer 102
summing amp 101
switch 101
product description 9
program change, receive 83
program/preset map
send/receive 88
program->preset map 82
programming basics 91
Q
Q 111, 142, 143, 169, 170, 172
quantized 62
quantizer 102, 108
quantizer, example 107
quarter note marker 34, 44
quick edit 36
preset 85
key 125, 126
keyboard 125
pitchbend 153
velocity 128
rate
effect LFO 80, 180
glide 140
LFO 147
rate, master FXB LFO 80
rate/level envelopes 95
real-time control of arps 57
real-time controller
assignment 83
crossfading 130
mode, quick edit and 36
real-time controllers 33, 35, 116
real-time crossfade 130
receive program change 83
received channel commands, MIDI 229
receiving MIDI SysEx data 89
recording MIDI SysEx data 89
rectifier 101
release velocity 93
release, envelope 167
renaming an arpeggiator pattern 69
repeat
arpeggiator pattern 68
pattern 68
resonance 142, 143, 170, 172
resonance, filter 111
reverb 179, 188
reverb, envelope 188
riff
assignment 164
MIDI out 86
riff beat marker 34, 44
riff controllers 54
riff loop marker 34, 44
riff tempo 54
riffs
playing 25, 34
ROM card identifier 26
routing
FXA submix 79, 157, 158
FXB submix 80
modulation 150
output 153
R
ramp rate 104
random
creating presets 198
crossfade 94
crosswitch 131
generator, noise and 93
random generator 93
random modulation sources 94
range
arpeggiator key 65
extension count 61
S
safety instructions 11
save
arp/beats 43
save/copy button 34
save/copy menu 191
saving presets 191
Scarlatti tuning 161
screen
main 38, 43, 73
preset select 38
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screen viewing angle 90
selecting a MIDI channel 38
selecting presets 26, 38
send
preset effect 153
send amount
FXA 79, 157, 158
send amounts 177
sends
effect 76
sequence
using multisetups in a 196
setup
basic 22
studio 23
signal path 115, 177
slapback 189
slapback, effect 189
solo layer 164
solo mode 138
song start, MIDI 55, 65
sound navigator
selecting instruments 124
sound navigator 41
sound start 137
sources, modulation 152
specifications, technical 230
split keyboard 163
splitting the keyboard 175
using links 175
stack
presets 163
stack layers 127
standard MIDI switch number 85
standard MIDI switch numbers 85
standardized MIDI controller numbers 84
start/stop groove 44
status, arpeggiator 58
step-by-step instructions 165
stereo delay, effect 190
stolen voices 139
studio setup 23
submix routing
FXB 80
summing amp 101, 102
mod processor 101
summing amp processor 101
summing nodes 92
superBEATS 44
superbeats 43
superbeats, definition 44
swept EQ filter 113
switch
mod processor 101
switch processor 101, 105
sync
arpeggiator 62
key 62
LFO 145, 147
MIDI song start 55
240 E-MU Systems
synth solo mode
(high) 139
(last) 138
(low) 139
system exclusive
device ID 81
ID 81
packet delay 88
send data 89
T
tap tempo 44
technical specifications 230
tempo offset 164
tempo-based 135, 168
tempo-based envelope 96, 144
time
arpeggiator gate 60
master FXB delay 80
time based envelope 95
time-based 135, 168, 171
time-based envelope 144
transmission errors 88
transmit MIDI, knob 86
transpose 74, 133, 134
arpeggiator 61
preset link 163
transpose, part 52
trigger channel 47
trigger key 44
trigger keys 29
trigger layout charts 221
trighold 46
troubleshooting, filter 174
tune 74
tuning 134, 166
19-tone 161
coarse 166
equal temperment 161
fine 166
gamelan 161
just C 161
key 90
keyboard 161
Kirnberger 161
vallotti 161
Werkmeister 161
tuning tables
send/receive 88
tutorial, filter 109
tutorial, programming 165
Index
U
unlatch beats part 50
user, presets 89
user key tuning 90
user pattern
arpeggiator 66
naming 69
repeat 68
velocity 68
V
vallotti tuning 161
variation, LFO 149
velocity
arpeggiator 60
crossfade 128
curve 75, 224
key 93
preset link 163
release 93
user pattern 68
vibrato, effect processor 190
viewing angle 90
viewing angle, screen 90
voices, changing 165
voices, stolen 139
voltage setting 24
volume
control 33
control #7 39
curve 167
envelope 115, 135, 136, 167, 168
preset link 163
volume envelope 95
volume, channel 39
volume, initial 134
W
waveform
inverting 98
waveforms
LFO 97
weight 230
Werkmeister tuning 161
wheel
modulation 84, 93
pitch 93, 173
width, chorus 167
X
X-factor (transpose) 52
Z
Z-plane filter 114, 115, 140
Xtreme Lead-1 Operation Manual 241
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