Owner's Manual
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SPECIAL MESSAGE SECTION
This product utilizes batteries or an external power supply (adapter). DO NOT connect this product to any
power supply or adapter other than one described in the
manual, on the name plate, or specifically recommended by Yamaha.
WARNING: Do not place this product in a position
where anyone could walk on, trip over, or roll anything
over power or connecting cords of any kind. The use of
an extension cord is not recommended! If you must use
an extension cord, the minimum wire size for a 25’ cord
(or less) is 18 AWG. NOTE: The smaller the AWG number, the larger the current handling capacity. For longer
extension cords, consult a local electrician.
This product should be used only with the components
supplied or; a cart, rack, or stand that is recommended
by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please observe all
safety markings and instructions that accompany the
accessory product.
SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
The information contained in this manual is believed to
be correct at the time of printing. However, Yamaha
reserves the right to change or modify any of the specifications without notice or obligation to update existing
units.
This product, either alone or in combination with an
amplifier and headphones or speaker/s, may be capable
of producing sound levels that could cause permanent
hearing loss. DO NOT operate for long periods 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,
you should consult an audiologist.
IMPORTANT: The louder the sound, the shorter the time
period before damage occurs.
Some Yamaha products may have benches and / or
accessory mounting fixtures that are either supplied
with the product or as optional accessories. Some of
these items are designed to be dealer assembled or
installed. Please make sure that benches are stable and
any optional fixtures (where applicable) are well secured
BEFORE using.
Benches supplied by Yamaha are designed for seating
only. No other uses are recommended.
NOTICE:
Service charges incurred due to a lack of knowledge
relating to how a function or effect works (when the unit
is operating as designed) are not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, and are therefore the owners
responsibility. Please study this manual carefully and
consult your dealer before requesting service.
Battery Notice:
This product MAY contain a small non-rechargeable
battery which (if applicable) is soldered in place. The
average life span of this type of battery is approximately
five years. When replacement becomes necessary, contact a qualified service representative to perform the
replacement.
This product may also use “household” type batteries.
Some of these may be rechargeable. Make sure that the
battery being charged is a rechargeable type and that
the charger is intended for the battery being charged.
When installing batteries, do not mix batteries with new,
or with batteries of a different type. Batteries MUST be
installed correctly. Mismatches or incorrect installation
may result in overheating and battery case rupture.
Warning:
Do not attempt to disassemble, or incinerate any battery. Keep all batteries away from children. Dispose of
used batteries promptly and as regulated by the laws in
your area. Note: Check with any retailer of household
type batteries in your area for battery disposal information.
Disposal Notice:
Should this product become damaged beyond repair, or
for some reason its useful life is considered to be at an
end, please observe all local, state, and federal regulations that relate to the disposal of products that contain
lead, batteries, plastics, etc. If your dealer is unable to
assist you, please contact Yamaha directly.
NAME PLATE LOCATION:
The name plate is located on the bottom of the product.
The model number, serial number, power requirements,
etc., are located on this plate. You should record the
model number, serial number, and the date of purchase
in the spaces provided below and retain this manual as
a permanent record of your purchase.
Model
Serial No.
Purchase Date
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:
Yamaha strives to produce products that are both user
safe and environmentally friendly. We sincerely believe
that our products and the production methods used to
produce them, meet these goals. In keeping with both
the letter and the spirit of the law, we want you to be
aware of the following:
92-BP (bottom)
PLEASE KEEP THIS MANUAL
FCC INFORMATION (U.S.A.)
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY
THIS UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the
instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC
requirements. Modifications not expressly approved
by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the
FCC, to use the product.
2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to
accessories and/or another product use only high
quality shielded cables. Cable/s supplied with this
product MUST be used. Follow all installation
instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void
your FCC authorization to use this product in the
USA.
3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to
comply with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for Class “B” digital devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a
reasonable level of assurance that your use of this
product in a residential environment will not result in
harmful interference with other electronic devices.
This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies
and, if not installed and used according to the
instructions found in the users manual, may cause
interference harmful to the operation of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations
does not guarantee that interference will not occur
in all installations. If this product is found to be the
source of interference, which can be determined by
turning the unit “OFF” and “ON”, please try to eliminate the problem by using one of the following measures:
Relocate either this product or the device that is
being affected by the interference.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch
(circuit breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/
reorient the antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300
ohm ribbon lead, change the lead-in to co-axial type
cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please contact the local retailer
authorized to distribute this type of product. If you
can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Corporation of America, Electronic
Service Division, 6600 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena
Park, CA90620
The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America
or its subsidiaries.
* This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA.
(class B)
COMPLIANCE INFORMATION STATEMENT
(DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY PROCEDURE)
Responsible Party :
Address :
Telephone :
Type of Equipment :
Model Name :
Yamaha Corporation of America
6600 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park, Calif. 90620
714-522-9011
USB KEYBOARD STUDIO
KX25 / KX49 / KX61 / KX8
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
2) this device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
See user manual instructions if interference to radio reception is suspected.
* This applies only to products distributed by
YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA.
(FCC DoC)
OBSERVERA!
Apparaten kopplas inte ur växelströmskällan (nätet) så länge som den ar ansluten till vägguttaget, även om själva apparaten har stängts av.
ADVARSEL: Netspæendingen til dette apparat er IKKE afbrudt, sålæenge netledningen
siddr i en stikkontakt, som er t endt — også selvom der or slukket på apparatets afbryder.
VAROITUS: Laitteen toisiopiiriin kytketty käyttökytkin ei irroita koko laitetta verkosta.
(standby)
PRECAUTIONS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING
* Please keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
WARNING
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of serious injury or even death
from electrical shock, short-circuiting, damages, fire or other hazards. These precautions include, but
are not limited to, the following:
Power supply/AC power adaptor
Water warning
• Only use the voltage specified as correct for the instrument. The
required voltage is printed on the name plate of the instrument.
• Use the specified adaptor (PA-3C, PA-130 or an equivalent
recommended by Yamaha) only. Using the wrong adaptor can result
in damage to the instrument or overheating.
• Check the electric plug periodically and remove any dirt or dust
which may have accumulated on it.
• Do not place the AC adaptor cord near heat sources such as heaters
or radiators, and do not excessively bend or otherwise damage the
cord, place heavy objects on it, or place it in a position where anyone
could walk on, trip over, or roll anything over it.
• Do not expose the instrument to rain, use it near water or in damp or
wet conditions, or place containers on it containing liquids which
might spill into any openings. If any liquid such as water seeps into
the instrument, turn off the power immediately and unplug the power
cord from the AC outlet. Then have the instrument inspected by
qualified Yamaha service personnel.
• Never insert or remove an electric plug with wet hands.
Fire warning
• Do not put burning items, such as candles, on the unit.
A burning item may fall over and cause a fire.
Do not open
If you notice any abnormality
• Do not open the instrument or attempt to disassemble the internal
parts or modify them in any way. The instrument contains no userserviceable parts. If it should appear to be malfunctioning,
discontinue use immediately and have it inspected by qualified
Yamaha service personnel.
• If the AC adaptor cord, plug or USB cable becomes frayed or
damaged, or if there is a sudden loss of sound during use of the
instrument, or if any unusual smells or smoke should appear to be
caused by it, immediately turn off the power switch, disconnect the
adaptor plug from the outlet, disconnect the USB cable and have the
instrument inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel.
CAUTION
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of physical injury to you or
others, or damage to the instrument or other property. These precautions include, but are not limited
to, the following:
Power supply/AC power adaptor
Location
• When removing the electric plug from the instrument or an outlet,
always hold the plug itself and not the cord.
• Unplug the AC power adaptor when not using the instrument, or
during electrical storms.
• Do not connect the instrument to an electrical outlet using a
multiple-connector. Doing so can result in lower sound quality, or
possibly cause overheating in the outlet.
• Do not expose the instrument to excessive dust or vibrations, or
extreme cold or heat (such as in direct sunlight, near a heater, or in a
car during the day) to prevent the possibility of panel disfiguration or
damage to the internal components.
• Do not use the instrument in the vicinity of a TV, radio, stereo
equipment, mobile phone, or other electric devices. Otherwise, the
instrument, TV, or radio may generate noise.
• Do not place the instrument in an unstable position where it might
accidentally fall over.
• Before moving the instrument, remove all connected adaptor and
other cables.
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• Never insert or drop paper, metallic, or other objects into the gaps on
the panel or keyboard. If this happens, turn off the power
immediately and unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Then
have the instrument inspected by qualified Yamaha service
personnel.
• Do not place vinyl, plastic or rubber objects on the instrument, since
this might discolor the panel or keyboard.
• Do not rest your weight on, or place heavy objects on the instrument,
and do not use excessive force on the buttons, switches or
connectors.
• Do not use the instrument/device or headphones for a long period of
time at a high or uncomfortable volume level, since this can cause
permanent hearing loss. If you experience any hearing loss or
ringing in the ears, consult a physician.
• When setting up the product, make sure that the AC outlet you are
using is easily accessible. If some trouble or malfunction occurs,
immediately turn off the power switch and disconnect the plug from
the outlet. Even when the power switch is turned off, electricity is still
flowing to the product at the minimum level. When you are not using
the product for a long time, make sure to unplug the power cord from
the wall AC outlet.
Connections
• Before connecting the instrument to other electronic components,
turn off the power for all components. Before turning the power on or
off for all components, set all volume levels to minimum. Also, be
sure to set the volumes of all components at their minimum levels
and gradually raise the volume controls while playing the instrument
to set the desired listening level.
Saving data
Maintenance
Saving and backing up the created Control
Template
• When cleaning the instrument, use a soft, dry cloth. Do not use paint
thinners, solvents, cleaning fluids, or chemical-impregnated wiping
cloths.
• The Control Template created by using a computer or via the panel
operation of the KX will be stored on internal memory of the KX.
Stored data may be lost due to malfunction or incorrect operation.
Save important data to a computer by using the special KX Editor
software (page 6).
Handling caution
• Do not insert a finger or hand in any gaps on the instrument.
Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed.
Always turn the power off when the instrument is not in use.
Even when the power switch is in the “STANDBY” position, electricity is still flowing to the instrument at the minimum level. When you are not using the
instrument for a long time, make sure you unplug the AC power adaptor from the wall AC outlet.
SPECIAL NOTICES
• The contents of this Owner’s Manual and the copyrights thereof are under exclusive ownership by Yamaha Corporation.
• The screen displays as illustrated in this manual are for instructional purposes, and may appear somewhat different from the screens which appear on your
computer.
• This product incorporates and bundles computer programs and contents in which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to which it has license to use
others’ copyrights. Such copyrighted materials include, without limitation, all computer software, style files, MIDI files, WAVE data, musical scores and
sound recordings. Any unauthorized use of such programs and contents outside of personal use is not permitted under relevant laws. Any violation of
copyright has legal consequences. DON’T MAKE, DISTRIBUTE OR USE ILLEGAL COPIES.
• Copying of the commercially available musical data including but not limited to MIDI data and/or audio data is strictly prohibited except for your personal
use.
• Steinberg and Cubase are the registered trademarks of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
• Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft® Corporation in the United States and other countries.
• Apple, Mac and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
The company names and product names in this manual are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
About the latest Firmware Version
Yamaha may from time to time update firmware of the KX without notice for improvement. Likewise, the DAW software used together with the KX
may be updated from time to time. As a result, the link functions between the KX and the DAW software may not work properly depending on the
firmware version of the KX and the software version of the DAW. If such a situation occurs, refer to the website below to find the latest information.
http://www.yamahasynth.com/
Note that the explanations in this Owner’s Manual apply to the version of firmware when this Owner’s Manual was produced. For details about the
additional functions due to later releases, refer to the above website.
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Introduction
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha KX25 / KX49 / KX61 / KX8 USB KEYBOARD STUDIO.
Included in the package are the KX MIDI keyboard for controlling a computer via USB as well as the DAW
application software, Cubase AI4. Simply connect the KX to a computer via USB, and you’ve got a
comprehensive control center and seamless environment for complete music production.
In order to take full advantage of the KX’s superior functionality and enjoy years of trouble-free use, please
read this manual before you begin using the product. Also, keep this book in a safe place for future reference.
Features
Link with Cubase
The KX keyboard is equipped with link functions specifically designed for Cubase software (Cubase 4, Studio
4, Essential 4 and AI4), providing tremendous efficiency and speed in your workflow.
Track operations on VST plug-in instruments (VSTi)
The KX has no built-in tone generator; it is a keyboard controller designed to play the sounds of VST plug-in
instruments (VSTi) on your connected computer. The KX lets you conveniently perform certain VSTi operations
in your DAW directly from the KX panel, including creating tracks and selecting programs (instrument voices).
Four knobs for real-time control of various parameters
These versatile knobs give you real-time control over parameters in your VSTi software. Simply select the
Control Template for the VSTi you wish to control (30 pre-programmed templates are built in), and you can
use the four knobs to control the sound of your VSTi remotely. Many popular VSTi are covered by the
templates; however, you can also create/customize your own to use with your favorite VSTi.
Powerful Arpeggio feature
The KX also has a built-in Arpeggio feature that lets you easily play various rhythmic patterns and ‘sequenced’
phrases, depending on the notes you press. These include a wide variety of vintage analog synthesizer-like
arpeggios, guitar/bass riffs, and drum/percussion rhythm patterns—all of which can be triggered instantly and
held automatically to provide dynamic, realistic backing for your performance.
USB bus-powered
The KX can be powered by the USB connection to your computer. This means you can simply connect the KX
to a USB terminal on your computer, get full power, and not have to worry about setting up an AC adaptor.
Included Accessories
•
•
•
•
•
AC power adaptor (PA-3C, PA-130, or equivalent)*
Owner’s Manual (this book)
USB cable
Cubase AI4 DVD-ROM
TOOLS for KX DVD-ROM
* May not be included depending on your particular area. Please check with your Yamaha dealer.
KX Editor
KX Editor is a special software that gives you convenient editing tools for the KX and its settings. You can
download this software from the following Yamaha website.
http://www.yamahasynth.com/
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About the Included Software
About the Included Software
Special Notices about the Accessory Disks
CAUTION
• This disk containing the software is not meant for use with an audio/visual system (CD player, DVD player, etc.). Do
not attempt to use the disk on equipment other than a computer.
Special Notice
• The copyrights of the USB-MIDI Driver and Extensions for Steinberg DAW (contained in the TOOLS for KX DVD-ROM) are under
exclusive ownership by Yamaha Corporation.
• The software included in the Cubase AI4 DVD-ROM and the copyrights thereof are under exclusive ownership by Steinberg Media
Technologies GmbH. Note that Yamaha does not offer technical support for Cubase AI4 in the DVD-ROM.
• The VSTi tools included in the “VSTis” folder of the TOOLS for KX DVD-ROM and the copyrights thereof are under exclusive
ownership by the respective companies. Note that Yamaha does not offer technical support for the DAW software in the DVD-ROM.
• Use of the software and this manual is governed by the license agreement which the purchaser fully agrees to upon breaking the
seal of the software packaging. (Please read carefully the Software Licensing Agreement at the end of this manual before installing
the application.)
• Copying of the software in whole or in part by any means is expressly forbidden without the written consent of the manufacturer.
• Yamaha makes no representations or warranties with regard to the use of the software and cannot be held responsible for the
results of the use of the software.
• Future upgrades of application and system software and any changes in specifications and functions will be announced separately
on Yamaha site.
About support for Cubase
Support for Cubase in the accessory disk is provided by Steinberg on its website at the following address.
http://www.steinberg.net
You can visit the Steinberg site also via the Help menu of Cubase. (The Help menu also includes the PDF manual and
other information on the software.)
NOTE
To view PDF files on Windows, you must install Adobe Reader on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you
can download the application from the Adobe website at the following URL:
http://www.adobe.com
System Requirements for Software
The system requirements below are necessary for installing and using the software contained in the
accessory disk (Cubase AI4 and TOOLS for KX).
Windows
Macintosh
OS:
OS:
Computer:
Computer:
Memory:
Display
Resolution:
Interface:
Hard Disk:
NOTE
Windows XP Professional/XP Home Edition/Vista
32-bit version
Intel Pentium 1.4 GHz or higher
512MB
1280 x 800 pixels
Equipped with the USB connector
Free disk space of 1GB or more; high-speed
hard disk
Memory:
Display
Resolution:
Interface:
Hard Disk:
Mac OSX 10.4.x or 10.5.x
Power Mac G4 1GHz or Core Solo 1.5GHz or
higher
512MB
1280 x 800 pixels
Equipped with the USB connector
Free disk space of 1GB or more; high-speed
hard disk
· Regarding the USB-MIDI Driver contained in the TOOLS for KX DVD-ROM, you can download the latest version from
the following URL. Information on system requirements is also available at the following URL.
http://www.global.yamaha.com/download/usb_midi/
· Regarding the Extensions for Steinberg DAW contained in the TOOLS for KX DVD-ROM, you can download the latest
version from the following URL. Information on system requirements is also available at the following URL.
http://www.yamahasynth.com/
· For details on system requirements of Cubase AI4, refer to the following URL:
http://www.yamahasynth.com/
· For details on system requirements of the DAW software other than Cubase AI4, refer to the corresponding manual or
the web site.
· For details on system requirements of the VSTi software synthesizers (contained in the TOOLS for KX DVD-ROM),
refer to the corresponding manual in the folder on which the VSTi resides.
Important
• A DVD drive is required for installation.
• To activate your software license, install Cubase AI4 while the computer is connected to the Internet.
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Table of Contents
Introduction ........................................... 6
Features ................................................. 6
Controlling the VSTi by Using the CONTROL
Knobs .................................................................... 24
Controlling the Transport and Tracks .................... 25
Included Accessories ............................ 6
Basic Operation on the KX ..................26
About the Included Software ................ 7
Display Indications................................................. 26
Top display ...................................................... 26
Arpeggio Edit display ....................................... 26
Control Template display ................................. 26
Utility display.................................................... 26
Changing the Octave Range ................................. 27
Selecting the Velocity Curve.................................. 27
Special Notices about the Accessory Disks .............7
System Requirements for Software .........................7
Windows.............................................................7
Macintosh...........................................................7
Turning the Power On and Off ............... 9
Power Supply ...........................................................9
Connecting the AC power adaptor .....................9
Using the KX as a USB bus-powered device .....9
Turning the Power On and Off .................................9
Front and Rear Panels ......................... 10
What You Can Do With the KX............. 12
Keyboard Performance ..........................................12
Transport/Track Operations on the DAW Software ....12
Window Operations on the VSTi ............................12
Real-time Parameter Control .................................12
Phrase/Rhythm Performance with Arpeggio
Feature...................................................................12
Setting Up ............................................ 13
Installation Using the Cubase AI4 DVD-ROM ........13
For Windows: ...................................................13
For Macintosh: .................................................13
Installation Using the TOOLS for KX DVD-ROM ...13
For Windows: ...................................................14
For Macintosh: .................................................15
Connection .............................................................16
Using the KX with Cubase................... 17
Setting up on the KX ..............................................17
Setting up on Cubase.............................................17
MIDI ports on the KX........................................18
Setting up the VSTi ................................................19
Creating a track for the VSTi............................19
Opening the VSTi window and selecting an
instrument ........................................................19
Playing the Keyboard .............................................20
Playing an Arpeggio ...............................................20
Trigger the Arpeggio with one finger ................20
Holding Arpeggio playback ..............................21
Trying out other notes on the keyboard ...........21
Using the CUBASE FUNCTION Buttons ...............23
Default functions ..............................................23
Assigning different functions to the buttons .....23
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Control Templates ...............................28
Selecting a Control Template ................................ 28
Editing a Control Template .................................... 29
Changing the message type generated by using
the CONTROL knobs ...................................... 29
Changing the Control Change number generated
by using the CONTROL knob .......................... 30
Arpeggio ...............................................31
Selecting an Arpeggio Type .................................. 31
Using MIDI Clock to control Arpeggio tempo... 32
Editing an Arpeggio ............................................... 33
Arpeggio Parameters............................................. 33
Using the KX with a DAW Other than
Cubase .................................................34
When using Digital Performer (Macintosh): ..... 35
Utility Settings .....................................36
Basic Operation ..................................................... 36
Utility Parameters .................................................. 36
Restoring the Factory-programmed System Settings
(Factory Set) .......................................................... 37
Setting the MIDI Thru Parameter........................... 38
Troubleshooting ...................................39
Message List ........................................40
TOOLS for KX LICENSE AGREEMENT ..41
Cubase AI4 LICENSE AGREEMENT......42
Appendix ..............................................44
Specifications ........................................................ 44
Control Template List ............................................ 45
Arpeggio Type List................................................. 46
MIDI Implementation Chart .................50
Index ....................................................52
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Turning the Power On and Off
Turning the Power On and Off
Power Supply
Using the KX as a USB bus-powered
device
The KX can be powered from one of the following
two sources.
• Power supply from the AC power adaptor
• Power supply from the connected host computer
(USB bus-power)
The KX is a bus-powered type device which can be
powered by the host computer connected via a
USB cable. In this case, the AC power adaptor is
not necessary.
Connecting the AC power adaptor
1. Make sure that the STANDBY/ON switch of
1.
Make sure that the STANDBY/ON switch of
the KX is in the STANDBY position.
2.
Connect a computer to the USB TO HOST
connector of the KX by using a USB cable.
the KX is in the STANDBY position.
2.
Connect the plug of the power adaptor to
the DC IN connector on the rear panel.
3.
Plug the power adaptor into a standard
household power outlet.
NOTE
WARNING
• Use only the included power adaptor (PA-3C or PA130) or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha).
Use of a different adaptor may result in equipment
damage, overheating, or fire. Doing so will also
immediately void the product warranty, even if the
effective warranty period has not expired.
CAUTION
• Wrap the DC output cable of the adaptor around the
cable clip (as shown below) to prevent accidental
unplugging of the cable during operation. Avoid
tightening the cord more than necessary or pulling on
the cord strongly while it is wrapped around the cable
clip to prevent wear on the cord or possible breakage
of the clip.
KX61
KX8
· While the KX is turned ON, the Macintosh
computer connected to the KX via USB
cannot enter the power-saving mode
(such as sleep and suspended) even if
you do not operate the computer for a
long time. When connected in this
condition, the KX continues to draw power
from the computer, even if you are not
using it. Particularly when the computer is
under battery power, you should make
sure to set the STANDBY/ON switch of
the KX to STANDBY in order to save
power and avoid draining the computer’s
battery.
· The USB bus-power function can be used
only when connecting the KX to a
computer directly without using a hub or
connecting the KX to a computer via a
self-powered USB hub. This function
cannot be used when connecting the KX
to a computer via a bus-powered USB
hub.
· The USB bus-power function will not work
when using the AC adaptor.
Turning the Power On and
Off
1.
Turn the power ON by pressing the
[STANDBY/ON] switch to set it to the ON
position.
2.
Turn the power off by pressing the
[STANDBY/ON] switch again to set it to the
STANDBY position.
DC IN
CAUTION
• Note that a small amount of current continues to flow
while the switch is in the STANDBY position. If you
do not plan to use the KX again for a long while, be
sure to unplug the adaptor from the wall outlet and
unplug the USB cable from the KX.
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Front and Rear Panels
Front and Rear Panels
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1 CONTROL knobs .............................Page 24
9 [ARP ON/OFF] button ..................... Page 20
Use these knobs to adjust the parameter
values of the VSTi in your computer.
2 Knob Functions Select button .......Page 24
Use this button to select one of the two
functions assigned to each knob.
3 VELOCITY CURVE [DEC] and [INC]
buttons .............................................Page 27
Press this button to enable or disable Arpeggio
playback. Turning on the button lights up the
LED lamp.
) [HOLD] button ................................. Page 21
This button turns the Arpeggio Hold function on
and off.
! TEMPO LED .................................... Page 32
This LED lamp flashes in time with the tempo of
the Arpeggio.
Use these buttons to select one of the velocity
curves of the keyboard.
4 OCTAVE buttons .............................Page 27
@ Display ............................................. Page 26
Shows the related information according to
your panel operations.
Use these buttons to change the note range of
the keyboard by octave.
5 [EXIT] button....................................Page 26
# SELECT buttons.............................. Page 26
Use these buttons to select the parameter to be
edited.
Press this button to return to the original
display.
6 [UTILITY] button ..............................Page 36
$ DATA [DEC] and [INC] buttons
.................................................. Pages 17, 31
Press this button to call up the display for
setting the system related parameters.
7 [ARP EDIT] button ...........................Page 31
Press this button to call up the display for
selecting the Arpeggio type and setting the
related parameters.
8 [CONTROL TEMPLATE] button......Page 28
Use each of these buttons to increase or
decrease the value of the selected parameter.
% [VSTi WINDOW] button................... Page 19
Press this button to switch between displaying
and hiding the VSTi window in Cubase.
^ [ADD INSTRUMENT TRACK] button
Use this button to select a template assigned to
CONTROL knobs.
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Press this button to create a VSTi track in
Cubase.
Front and Rear Panels
%
^
(
™
&
*
º
§
¡
£
¶
•
& CUBASE FUNCTION [A] and [B] buttons
..........................................................Page 23
These buttons let you control certain
assignable functions within Cubase.
* PROGRAM [DEC] and [INC] buttons
..........................................................Page 19
Use these buttons to select the particular
instrument of the VSTi assigned to the selected
track.
( Cursor buttons ................................Page 25
These buttons function the same as the cursor
keys on your computer.
º [ESC] button ....................................Page 25
This button functions the same as the ESC key
on your computer.
¡ [ENTER] button................................Page 25
This button functions the same as the ENTER
key on your computer.
™ Track Control buttons.....................Page 25
These buttons let you control the Mute and Solo
functions on the selected track within Cubase.
£ Transport Control buttons..............Page 25
These buttons let you control transport
functions, including record and play, within
Cubase.
ª
‚
⁄
¢ Pitch Bend wheel .................... Pages 12, 17
Controls the pitch bend effect, making
continuous pitch change.
∞ Modulation wheel.................... Pages 12, 17
Controls the modulation effect.
§ [STANDBY/ON] switch...................... Page 9
Press this switch to turn the power on or off
(STANDBY).
¶ DC IN connector................................ Page 9
Connect an AC adaptor to this jack.
• MIDI IN connector ........................... Page 16
This connector is used to receive MIDI
messages transmitted from an external MIDI
device.
ª MIDI OUT connector ....................... Page 16
This connector is used to transmit MIDI
messages to an external MIDI device.
‚ SUSTAIN jack .................................. Page 16
Connect an optional footswitch (such as
Yamaha FC4 and FC5) to this jack.
⁄ USB TO HOST connector ............... Page 16
This connector is used to connect the keyboard
and the computer by using a USB cable. Since
the KX is bus-powered, the power can be
supplied from the computer to the KX via this
connector.
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What You Can Do With the KX
What You Can Do With the KX
The KX is, of course, a MIDI keyboard—however, it also provides a wealth of other convenient and powerful
features for use with your computer and DAW software. Here’s a short introduction to what you can do with
your KX.
Keyboard Performance
Real-time Parameter Control
Play the keyboard and use the various controllers
(including the Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels)
to play/change the sounds of the VSTi on the
computer (via USB) or a connected MIDI tone
generator (via MIDI).
Use the CONTROL knobs on the KX to control
various sound-shaping parameters on the VSTi or a
connected tone generator.
KX
MIDI Select =
MIDI
KX
Keyboard
MIDI Select = USB
VSTi
DAW software
Transport/Track Operations
on the DAW Software
Use the KX to control transport functions (such as
Play, Record and Stop), as well as mute and solo
selected tracks within Cubase.
KX
Cubase
MIDI tone
generator
VSTi
Rec/Play/
Stop
Mute/Solo
Phrase/Rhythm Performance
with Arpeggio Feature
This powerful feature lets you easily play various
rhythmic patterns and ‘sequenced’ phrases. These
include a wide variety of vintage analog
synthesizer-like arpeggios, guitar/bass riffs, and
drum/percussion rhythm patterns—all of which can
be triggered instantly and held automatically to
provide dynamic, realistic backing for your
performance.
KX
Arpeggio
DAW software
NOTE
Track operations such as Mute and Solo are
available only for Cubase.
Playback data
VSTi
Window Operations on the VSTi
When using Cubase, you can instantly open or
close the VSTi related window and create a track for
the VSTi from the KX.
KX
Button
operation
Opening/Closing
the VSTi window
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Creating a Track
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DAW software
Setting Up
Setting Up
Installation Using the Cubase AI4 DVD-ROM
Important!
Since the End-User Software License Agreement (EUSLA) shown on your computer display when you install
the “DAW” software is replaced by the agreement on page 42, you should disregard the EUSLA. Read the
Cubase AI4 License Agreement on page 42 carefully, and install the software if you agree to it.
NOTE
If you have already installed Cubase, the instructions below are not necessary. Jump to the next section
“Installation using the TOOLS for KX DVD-ROM.”
For Windows:
1. Start the computer and log on to the
For Macintosh:
1. Start the computer and log on to the
Administrator account.
Administrator account.
2.
Insert the Cubase AI4 DVD-ROM into the
DVD-ROM drive.
2.
Insert the Cubase AI4 DVD-ROM into the
DVD-ROM drive.
3.
Open the DVD-ROM, then double-click the
file “CubaseAI4.msi.”
Follow the on-screen instructions to install
Cubase AI4.
3.
Open the DVD-ROM, then double-click the
file “CubaseAI4.mpkg.”
Follow the on-screen instructions to install
Cubase AI4.
NOTE
· In order to have continuous use of Cubase AI 4, including support and other benefits, you will need to
register the software and activate your software license by starting it while the computer is connected to
the Internet. Click the “Register Now” button shown when the software is started, then fill in all required
fields for registration. If you do not register the software, you will be unable to use it after a limited period
of time expires.
· If you are using Cubase 4, Cubase Studio 4 or Cubase Essential 4, install either application before you
install Extensions for Steinberg DAW.
Installation Using the TOOLS for KX DVD-ROM
The TOOLS for KX DVD-ROM includes the following application software tools.
■ Installer of Extensions for Steinberg DAW
■ USB-MIDI driver
■ VSTi installers developed by other companies
In particular, you should install Extensions for Steinberg DAW to ensure optimum control over Cubase. You
should also install the USB-MIDI Driver to enable proper communication between the KX and your computer.
Other VSTi software can be installed as desired.
By installing Extensions for Steinberg DAW, the following functions are available when using the KX and
Cubase on your computer.
■ Cubase can recognize the KX as a remote controller when connecting the KX to the computer.
■ Performing panel operations on the KX (such as with the knobs and buttons) automatically edits the relevant
parameters on the VSTi software.
■ Changing the VSTi on the computer will select the appropriate Control Template (page 28) on the KX
automatically.
NOTE
· If you want to install VSTi software developed by other companies, follow the Installation Guide for each
VSTi located in the “VSTis” folder.
· For information on how to uninstall each software, refer to the Installation Guide located in the respective
folder of each software.
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Setting Up
9.
For Windows:
NOTE
1.
Make sure that the power to the KX is turned
off.
2.
Disconnect all MIDI cables that connect MIDI
devices to MIDI IN/OUT connectors on the
KX.
3.
Start the computer and log on to the
Administrator account.
4.
Insert the TOOLS for KX DVD-ROM into the
DVD-ROM drive.
5.
Open the “Extensions for Steinberg DAW”
folder in the DVD-ROM, then double-click
the file “setup.exe”
The first display for installing Extensions for
Steinberg DAW appears.
6.
Click [Next] to call up the InstallShield
Wizard for Yamaha Extensions for Steinberg
DAW.
NOTE
7.
8.
· If the same version of Extensions for
Steinberg DAW has already been
installed in your computer, a window
appears indicating completion. In this
case, click [Finish].
· If a newer version of Extensions for
Steinberg DAW has already been
installed in your computer, a dialog box
appears indicating that the newer
software has already been installed. In
this case, you do not need to install the
software. Click [OK] in the dialog box.
· If an older version of Extensions for
Steinberg DAW has been installed in your
computer, the software should be
updated. (The procedure is the same as
for installing it from scratch.)
USB connector
USB cable
KX rear panel
10. Turn the power on of the KX by pressing the
[STANDBY/ON] switch.
The KX will be recognized by the connected
computer.
11. Install the USB-MIDI driver.
NOTE
Installation of the USB MIDI driver is
described in “installationguide_en.pdf”
stored in the “USB-MIDI_Driver” folder.
The installation is now complete.
Important!
Make sure to use the same USB connector as the
one used in the installation procedure when you
connect the KX and the Windows computer again. If
you connect the USB cable to a different connector,
you will have to install the USB-MIDI driver again.
Click [Next] to start the installation.
To cancel the installation procedure, click
[Cancel].
NOTE
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Make sure to install Cubase before installing
Extensions for Steinberg DAW described in
step 5 below.
After disconnecting all other USB devices
from the computer, connect the KX directly
to the computer (without using a hub) by
using a USB cable.
During the installation procedure, you can
select the type of Extensions for Steinberg
DAW by selecting “Custom” in the Setup
Type dialog.
When the installation is complete, a
message indicating so appears. Click
[Finish].
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Setting Up
For Macintosh:
NOTE
Make sure to install Cubase before installing
Extensions for Steinberg DAW described in
step 5 below.
1.
Make sure that the power to the KX is turned
off.
2.
Disconnect all MIDI cables that connect MIDI
devices to MIDI IN/OUT connectors on the
KX.
3.
Start the computer and log on to the
Administrator account.
4.
Insert the TOOLS for KX DVD-ROM into the
DVD-ROM drive.
5.
Open the “Extensions for Steinberg DAW”
folder in the DVD-ROM, then double-click
the file “Yamaha Extensions for Steinberg
DAW.mpkg.”
This calls up the InstallShield Wizard for
Yamaha Extensions for Steinberg DAW.
6.
from the computer, connect the KX directly
to the computer (without using a hub) by
using a USB cable.
USB connector
USB cable
KX rear panel
11. Turn the power on of the KX by pressing the
[STANDBY/ON] switch.
The KX will be recognized by the connected
Macintosh computer.
The installation is now complete.
Click [Continue].
NOTE
7.
10. After disconnecting all other USB devices
· If a dialog box appears asking if you want
to install the software, click [Continue].
· If Extensions for Steinberg DAW has been
installed, it will be overwritten by the new
installed version.
Execute the installation by following the onscreen directions.
NOTE
· You can select only the startup disk as
installation destination.
· During the installation procedure, you can
select the type of Extensions for Steinberg
DAW by selecting “Customize” in the
“Installation Type” dialog.
8.
When the installation is complete, a
message indicating so appears. Click
[Close].
9.
Install the USB-MIDI driver.
NOTE
· Installation of the USB MIDI driver is
described in “installationguide_en.pdf”
stored in the “USB-MIDI_Driver” folder.
· The “Keyboard Setup Assistant” window
appears when connecting the KX to a
computer via USB. In this case, click the
red circle at the top left corner to close
this window.
Precautions when using the USB TO HOST
connector
When connecting the computer to the USB TO
HOST connector, make sure to observe the
following points. Failing to do so risks freezing
the computer and corrupting or even losing the
data.
If the computer or the instrument freezes, restart
the application software or the computer OS, or
turn the power to the instrument off then on
again.
CAUTION
• Use an AB type USB cable of less than about 3
meters.
• Before connecting the computer to the USB TO
HOST connector, exit from any power-saving
mode (such as suspended, sleep, standby) of the
computer.
• Before turning on the power to the instrument,
connect the computer to the USB TO HOST
connector.
• Execute the following before turning the power to
the instrument on/off or plugging/unplugging the
USB cable to/from the USB TO HOST connector.
- Quit any open applications.
- Make sure that data is not being transmitted
from the instrument. (Data is transmitted only by
playing notes on the keyboard or playing back
an Arpeggio.)
• While a USB device is connected to the
instrument, you should wait for six seconds or
more between these operations: (1) when turning
the power of the instrument off then on again, or
(2) when alternately connecting/disconnecting the
USB cable.
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Setting Up
Connection
If you’ve followed the instructions on pages 13–15, you’ve connected your KX and computer as shown below.
(Additional devices shown below have been included to cover other possible setups.) Keep in mind that all
further instructions in this manual assume the connection has been made properly. Also remember that you’ll
need a set of headphones or a speaker system to hear the sounds from your computer.
NOTE
As necessary, connect the MIDI devices such as synthesizer, tone generator and sequencer to the KX.
Computer
Headphone
USB connector
Audio interface
USB cable
1
2
MIDI OUT connector
MIDI cable
Synthesizer, tone generator,
sequencer, etc.
MIDI cable
KX rear panel
MIDI IN connector
Footswitch (optional)
NOTE
· Once all software and drivers have been properly installed (pages 13–15), and with the initial default
settings (MIDI Select = USB, on page 37; MIDI Thru = MIDI → USB, on page 38), the KX can control the
DAW software on your computer via a USB cable. This allows you to play the voices of plug-in
instruments (including VSTi) on your computer from the keyboard of the KX. Also, MIDI messages
generated on a connected MIDI device (such as the synthesizer shown above) can be transmitted
through the KX to the computer. This allows you to play back songs on a MIDI device and have the
voices of your plug-in software sound.
· When the MIDI Select parameter (page 37) is set to “MIDI,” the USB connector will be inactive. This
means that MIDI communication is only possible via the MIDI connectors (and not via USB). In the
example illustration above, this setting lets you play the sound of the tone generator from the KX
keyboard.
Footswitch
While holding an optional footswitch (Yamaha FC4 or FC5) connected to the SUSTAIN jack, the note you
pressed then released works as if you held it. For organ sounds that have no natural decay, holding down
the footswitch will maintain the sound at the same level even if you release the note. For piano sounds that
have a natural decay, holding down the footswitch will decay the sound naturally even if you release the
note. For the Arpeggio function (page 31), holding down the footswitch will maintain playback of the
Arpeggio. Keep in mind that such operations are available only when devices (such as a connected MIDI
tone generator or a VSTi on the connected computer) that can recognize Control Change #64 are active.
NOTE
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Be sure to connect or disconnect the footswitch to the SUSTAIN jack while the power of the KX is
turned off. If you disconnect the footswitch while the power is turned on, the footswitch function
becomes “stuck”—in other words, the sound will continue to sustain, or Arpeggio playback will continue
indefinitely.
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Using the KX with Cubase
Using the KX with Cubase
The KX features a special Link feature that allows you seamless control over various functions in Cubase and
provides enormous efficiency and speed in your music production workflow. Make sure you’ve connected all
devices and properly set up your system (as described on pages 13–16), then try using the KX with Cubase
according to the instructions here.
Setting up on the KX
Setting up on Cubase
To use the Link function with Cubase, it is
necessary to change the settings of the KX
according to the DAW on your computer.
The MIDI messages generated on the KX (by
playing the keyboard, controlling the Pitch Bend
Wheel and the Modulation Wheel, and so on) are
transmitted via USB-MIDI Port 1 from the KX to
Cubase. Keep in mind that MIDI data transmitted
via the USB-MIDI Ports 2 and 3 are not related to
music performance (including the instrument
change). This means that any messages received
over these ports may be recognized as instrument
change and hence may result in unexpected
sounds. To avoid this, you should remove the
checkmark of “All MIDI Input” for USB-MIDI Port 2
and Port 3.
1.
Turn the power ON by pressing the
[STANDBY/ON] switch to set it to the ON
position.
The top display (page 26) appears.
2.
Press the [UTILITY] button to call up the
Utility display.
3.
Use the SELECT buttons to call up “DAW
Select.”
In this state, you can select the DAW software
controlled from the KX.
NOTE
1.
· The explanations here use screen
examples taken from Windows. The
instructions for using Macintosh are the
same.
· For further details about the USB-MIDI
Ports 1–3, refer to page 18.
Start Cubase on your computer.
Important!
4.
Use the DATA [DEC] and [INC] buttons to
select the desired DAW software.
■ When using Cubase 4/Cubase Studio 4/
Cubase Essential 4:
Select “Cubase4.”
Cubase cannot recognize the KX if you turn the
power of the KX on after starting Cubase. Make
sure to start Cubase after turning on the power of
the KX.
2.
Select “Device Setup” from the “Device”
menu of Cubase.
The Device dialog appears.
3.
Click “MIDI Port Setup” in the Devices
column.
The MIDI ports of Cubase appear at right of the
dialog.
■ When using Cubase AI4:
Select “CubaseAI.”
5.
Press the [EXIT] button to return to the
original display.
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Using the KX with Cubase
4.
Remove the checkmarks by clicking the
check boxes of “All MIDI Inputs”
corresponding to the KX MIDI Ports 2 and 3
respectively.
“Yamaha KX-2” and “Yamaha KX-3” on
Windows and “YAMAHA KX Port 2” and
“YAMAHA KX Port 3” on Macintosh correspond
to MIDI Port 2 and MIDI Port 3 respectively.
MIDI Ports 2 and 3 of the KX handle the
messages generated via the operations other
than keyboard performance such as operations
via the CONTROL knobs and operations on the
KX Editor of the computer. Removing the
checkmarks corresponding to these MIDI ports
will avoid accidentally recording non-keyboard
data to a track in Cubase.
NOTE
The checkmark of “All MIDI Inputs”
corresponding to the KX MIDI Port 2 should
be removed since “Extensions for Steinberg
DAW” is included normally in “TOOLS for
KX.” Remove the checkmark of “All MIDI
Inputs” corresponding to the KX MIDI Port 2
only if the checkmark is checked for some
reasons.
MIDI ports on the KX
For data transfer via a USB cable between the
KX and the computer, you can use three MIDI
ports by installing the USB-MIDI driver. Each of
three MIDI ports can handle the different MIDI
messages as described below.
MIDI Port 1:
This port is indicated as “Yamaha KX-1” on
Windows and “YAMAHA KX Port 1” on
Macintosh. This port is used for data transfer of
the musical performance such as keyboard
performance (note on/off), Modulation wheel
operation (Control Change) and Pitch Bend
wheel operation.
MIDI Port 2:
This port is indicated as “Yamaha KX-2” on
Windows and “YAMAHA KX Port 2” on
Macintosh. This port is used for data transfer
generated by using the DAW REMOTE buttons
(with the exception of the Cursor buttons, [ESC]
button and [ENTER] button) and CONTROL
knobs.
MIDI Port 3:
This port is indicated as “Yamaha KX-3” on
Windows and “YAMAHA KX Port 3” on
Macintosh. This port is used for data transfer
generated by operating the KX Editor on the
computer.
Click “MIDI Port Setup.”
NOTE
This is an example screen when using
Windows. The corresponding
Macintosh indications are “YAMAHA
KX Port 2” and “YAMAHA KX Port 3.”
5.
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Remove the
checkmark.
Click [OK] to close the dialog.
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· When the MIDI Select parameter is
set to “MIDI” (page 37) and the USB
TO HOST connector becomes
inactive, the data communication
described above cannot be performed.
· When using DAW software other than
Cubase, perform the MIDI setup
manually on the DAW software so that
MIDI Port 1 can handle performance
data (such as note on/off) and MIDI
Port 2 can handle data generated by
controlling the Transport function.
· When using DAW software other than
Cubase, the MIDI messages
generated by using the CONTROL
knob will be transmitted via USB-MIDI
Port 1. Also when using Cubase, the
MIDI messages generated by using
the CONTROL knob will be
transmitted via USB-MIDI Port 1 only
when the KnobOutSel parameter is
set to “CC.”
· On Windows XP, “USB 0-1” (different
from the above port name) may be
shown as the port name. If this
happens, select [Start] ➝ [Control
Panel], double-click [Yamaha USBMIDI Driver], enter the checkmark to
the check box of “Use Device Name
As Port Name (Valid after system
restart.),” then restart the computer.
Using the KX with Cubase
Setting up the VSTi
2.
You can create a track for the VSTi and open/close the
VSTi window from the KX panel operation remotely.
Performing such operations (normally performed on
Cubase) from the KX panel is a great convenience and
significantly speeds up your workflow.
On the KX, press the [VSTi WINDOW] button
to open the VSTi window.
The VSTi window of the track selected in step 1
will appear.
Instrument Select box
Creating a track for the VSTi
This lets you easily create a VSTi track remotely by
using the KX panel controls.
1.
On Cubase, open an already-created Project
or open a new Project.
2.
Press the [ADD INSTRUMENT TRACK]
button of the KX.
The [Add Instrument Track] dialog appears.
NOTE
For Cubase 4 / Cubase Studio 4 / Cubase
Essential 4, pressing the [ADD INSTRUMENT
TRACK] button while the [Add Instrument
Track] dialog is shown will switch between
calling up and hiding the “Browse Presets”
section.
3.
Move the focus to the desired VSTi by using
the Cursor buttons on the KX, then press
the [ENTER] button on the KX.
In this case, select “HALionOne.”
4.
Press the [ENTER] button on the KX again to
close the [Add Instrument Track] dialog,
then create a new Instrument Track.
To create a new Instrument Track, you can
click [OK] in the [Add Instrument Track] dialog.
3.
On the KX, press the CUBASE FUNCTION
[A] button twice to call up the window
(Preset Browser) shown below.
4.
On the KX, use the cursor button and
CUBASE FUNCTION [B] button to select a
category of instruments.
Move the focus to “Drum&Perc” in the Category
field then press the CUBASE FUNCTION [B]
button to actually select “Drum&Perc.” Move
the focus to the Sub Category by using the
Cursor [ ] button, move the focus to “DrumSet
GM” in the Sub Category field by using the
Cursor [▲] and [▼] buttons, then press the
CUBASE FUNCTION [B] button to actually
select “DrumSet GM.”
5.
On the KX, use the PROGRAM [DEC] or
[INC] button to select the desired
instrument.
In this case, select “RockSt2” in the Search &
Viewer.
Opening the VSTi window and
selecting an instrument
When the Instrument Track or the MIDI track for
which the destination is set to VSTi is selected on
the Project window or the other window, you can
open the VSTi window quickly at the touch of a
button on the KX’s panel.
1.
On the KX, use the Cursor buttons to select
the track corresponding to the desired VSTi.
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Using the KX with Cubase
Playing the Keyboard
Playing an Arpeggio
Try playing the keyboard on the KX to hear the
sound of “RockSt2” selected in step 4 on the
previous page. Depending on the pressed note, a
different instrument’s sound will be played back,
allowing you to play your own rhythm pattern in real
time by pressing various notes rhythmically.
The Arpeggio feature is a powerful tool for both
real-time performance and recording. It lets you
easily play (in many cases, with just a single finger)
a wide variety of specially programmed rhythm
patterns, riffs and phrases using the currently
selected instrument on the computer.
This section shows you how to play Arpeggios by
using “RockSt2” selected in step 4 on the previous
page. You can hear the rhythm pattern play back
automatically.
Trigger the Arpeggio with one finger
1. Press the [ARP ON/OFF] button (the lamp
lights).
NOTE
By pressing the [OCTAVE] button and
playing in the same octave area as before,
you can call up a completely different set of
drum sounds. Try shifting the octave setting
and call up your favorite drum instruments
and percussion sounds. To reset the octave
to the default status, press both [OCTAVE]
buttons simultaneously. For details about
the [OCTAVE] buttons, see page 27.
On
2.
Press a single note on the keyboard.
The Arpeggio (rhythm pattern) starts just by
playing a single note with one finger.
NOTE
3.
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The Arpeggio plays back according to the
internal tempo set in the Utility display
(page 36) or the external tempo set on the
DAW software depending on the current
status. For details, see page 32.
Release the note to stop the Arpeggio.
Using the KX with Cubase
Holding Arpeggio playback
4. Press the [HOLD] button (the lamp lights).
On
Trying out other notes on the
keyboard
7. Press the lowest C (leftmost note).
A rhythm pattern starts playing.
5.
6.
Press a single note on the keyboard.
The Arpeggio (rhythm pattern) starts just by
playing a single note. While the [HOLD] lamp is
turned on, Arpeggio playback will not stop
even if you release the note meaning that you
can perform another operation during
playback.
Press the [HOLD] button again (the lamp
goes out). To stop Arpeggio playback.
Off
NOTE
If you are using the KX8, press the lowest C
key on the keyboard (the C a third above the
lowest key).
8.
Next, press the G located a fifth above the C
pressed in step 7.
A different rhythm pattern starts.
9.
Next, press the C located a fourth above the
G pressed in step 8.
A rhythm pattern different from the previous two
patterns starts.
10. Next, press the G located a fifth above the C
NOTE
By pressing a footswitch connected to the
SUSTAIN jack (page 16), the Arpeggio
continues to play, even if you release the
note. In this case, you can stop Arpeggio
playback by releasing the footswitch.
pressed in step 9.
A rhythm pattern different from the previous
three patterns starts.
11. Finally, press the C located a fourth above
the G pressed in step 10 (the highest C of
the KX25).
The rhythm pattern same as that played in step
7 starts.
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In this way you can play different rhythms from the
same Arpeggio type simply by playing just a few
notes. In fact, you can create the rhythmic basis for
a complete song by letting each rhythm repeat for
several measures and changing patterns as
desired. Each of the Arpeggio types in the Category
“DrPc” (selected with the default initial setting)
features four different rhythm patterns recorded
respectively to four different tracks. Each of these
patterns is assigned to a specific area of the
keyboard. You can call up the desired pattern by
pressing any note in a specific area, as shown
below.
For these “DrPc” (Drum/Percussion) Arpeggio
types, the keyboard of the KX is divided into four
six-note groups, each group having a different
rhythm pattern. The note ranges of these four
groups are: C – F, F# – B, C – F, F# – B…and so on,
repeating up the keyboard. Playing any note in the
group will trigger the assigned Arpeggio/rhythm
pattern.
On the KX61, for example, the rhythm patterns are
assigned to note groups like this:
C1 – F1
: Track 1 rhythm pattern
F#1 – B1 : Track 2 rhythm pattern
C2 – F2
: Track 3 rhythm pattern
F#2 – B2 : Track 4 rhythm pattern
C3 – F3
: Track 1 rhythm pattern
(…and so on up the keyboard.)
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Each note on the keyboard has a note name
like C3, D3, and E3 according to the octave.
This octave setting can be shifted by using
the [OCTAVE] buttons. For details, see
page 27.
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Using the KX with Cubase
Using the CUBASE
FUNCTION Buttons
Assigning different functions to the
buttons
The buttons for controlling Cubase can be changed
as desired. To do this, follow the instructions below:
Default functions
When using Cubase, the functions related to the
operations of the Preset Browser are assigned to
the CUBASE FUNCTION [A] and [B] buttons.
1.
Select “Device Setup” from the Device
menu.
The “Device Setup” dialog appears.
2.
Click “Yamaha KX” in the Device column.
Category
Command
■ CUBASE FUNCTION [A]:
Pressing this button calls up the Preset Browser.
Pressing this button while the Preset Browser is
shown switches between calling up and hiding the
Filter section at left half of the Preset Browser.
■ CUBASE FUNCTION [B]:
Pressing this button while the Preset Browser is
shown enables or removes a selection of the item to
which you have already moved the focus. Move the
focus to the item which is not selected currently
then press this button to actually select the item. To
remove the selection of the item, move the focus to
the item which is currently selected, then press this
button.
■ CUBASE FUNCTION [A] + [B]:
Pressing these two buttons simultaneously resets
the Filter settings. In other words, selection of all the
items in the Filter section will be removed.
Click “Yamaha KX.”
The following buttons are assignable.
• [ADD INSTRUMENT TRACK] button
• [VSTi WINDOW] button
• CUBASE FUNCTION[A] and [B] buttons
• PROGRAM[DEC] and [INC] buttons
• [ASSIGN 1] and [ASSIGN 2] buttons
• [MUTE] button
• [SOLO] button
3.
Click the Category column of the desired
button, then select the desired Category
from the pop-up menu.
When selecting a Category that includes
multiple commands, click the Command
column, then select the desired function from
the pop-up menu.
The commands available for assignment
depend on the selected category. For example,
selecting the “MIDI” category allows you to call
up various MIDI-related commands, such as
Quantize, Velocity, etc.
4.
Click [OK] after completing the setup.
The “Device Setup” dialog closes.
You can assign the different functions from the
above to the CUBASE FUNCTION [A] and [B]
buttons as desired. For details, refer to the next
section.
NOTE
For information on the assigned functions of
these buttons when using DAW software
other than Cubase, see page 34.
HINT
There are many Categories and many Commands
within each Category. You may want to spend some
time and check them out at your leisure. That way
you can find the commands you need to use the
most in your music production, and find the ones
that best suit your personal preferences and your
own workflow.
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Using the KX with Cubase
Controlling the VSTi by Using the CONTROL Knobs
Operating the CONTROL knobs on the KX panel edits or controls various parameters of the VSTi used on the
computer. The KX provides 30 Control Templates which can be used for various VSTi plug-ins. By selecting
the desired one from 30 Control Templates, you can assign the functions appropriate for the current VSTi to
the CONTROL knobs.
When using Cubase, any time you select an Instrument track or select a MIDI track for which the destination is
set to VSTi, or change the VSTi assigned to the current track, the Control Template on the KX will automatically
change. This means that you need not select the Control Template manually when using Cubase.
Use these knobs to adjust the values of the VSTi parameters.
A total of eight different parameters can be controlled. Pressing the Function Select
button switches between the two groups of parameter assignments.
Use this button to switch the parameters to be adjusted via the
CONTROL knobs (between parameters 1–4 and 5–8).
These lamps indicate which parameter set (1–4 or 5–8) is assigned
to the CONTROL knobs.
When the Top display is shown, the names of the parameters to be adjusted via the CONTROL knobs are
shown normally. When controlling the knob, the values of the parameters are shown for a while, then the
original display appears again. You can scroll the display to confirm the entire parameter name by pressing
the [EXIT] button.
Using the Automation function of Cubase lets you record your knob operations to an Instrument track. For
details about the Automation function, refer to the Cubase owner’s manual.
· For details about the available Control Template, refer to the Control Template List on page 45.
· The time that the value remains displayed can be changed. For details, refer to “Utility Settings” on
page 36.
· When using a DAW other than Cubase, you need to change the Control Template manually on the KX.
NOTE
Changing the functions assigned to the CONTROL knobs
When using the VSTi compatible with VST3 in Cubase, you can change the functions assigned to the
CONTROL knobs via the following operation.
1.
On the computer, move the mouse cursor to the VSTi controller whose function you want to
assign to one of the CONTROL knobs.
2.
On the KX, hold the Knob Functions Select button then rotate one of the CONTROL knobs to
which the function of the VSTi controller selected in step 1 is assigned.
“(Learning knob.)” is shown on the display.
3.
On the KX, release the Knob Functions Select button.
The function of the VSTi controller selected in step 1 is assigned to the knob rotated in step 2.
NOTE
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When using the VSTi which is not compatible with VST3, you can assign the desired function to the
CONTROL knobs by using the KX Editor (even though you cannot do this from the KX panel).
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Using the KX with Cubase
Controlling the Transport and Tracks
You can use the panel controls on the KX to control transport functions (such as Play, Record and Stop) within
Cubase, and perform other operations, such as muting and soloing of selected tracks.
Cursor buttons
[ESC] button
[ENTER] button
Cursor buttons
These buttons function the same as the cursor keys
on your computer.
[ENTER] button
This button functions the same as the ENTER key
on your computer.
[ESC] button
This button functions the same as the ESC key on
your computer, letting you cancel operations and
close windows.
Track Control buttons
Transport Control buttons
NOTE
· The functions assigned to the Track
Control buttons can be changed as
desired.
For details, see page 23.
· If you are using a DAW software other
than Cubase, make the appropriate
setting in the DAW Select parameter
(page 34).
Track Control buttons
Select the desired track in Cubase and use these
buttons to perform the desired function.
[ASSIGN 1] button .....Executes the MIDI Quantize
command.
[ASSIGN 2] button .....Executes the Delete
command.
[MUTE] button............Switches Mute of the
selected track On or Off.
[SOLO] button............Switches Solo of the selected
track On or Off.
Transport Control buttons
Use these buttons to control the transport functions.
[
] button.............Rewind
[
] button.............Fast forward
[
] button................Repeat on/off
[■] button...................Stop
[ ] button.................Play
[REC] button ..............Record
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Basic Operation on the KX
Basic Operation on the KX
This section describes the basic operations of the KX, such as how to shift the octave range of the keyboard
and use the display interface.
Display Indications
Arpeggio Edit display
The display shows various parameters depending
on your panel operation.
Top display
Call up this display by pressing the [ARP EDIT]
button (the lamp lights). This display lets you select
the Arpeggio type and set the related parameters.
Press the [EXIT] button to return to the original Top
display.
This display appears when turning the power ON.
Parameters edited via the CONTROL knobs are
shown on the display.
Lights
Control Template display
NOTE
The display illustrated below may appear
when turning the power ON. This indicates
that Cubase and VSTi have not been started
on the computer connected to the KX via
USB. If you intend to use Cubase, start
Cubase then set the VSTi (the indication
below disappears and the Top display
shown above appears). If you intend to use
a DAW other than Cubase, change the DAW
Select parameter (page 37) to the
appropriate setting (other than “Cubase4” or
“CubaseAI”).
Call up this display by pressing the [CONTROL
TEMPLATE] button (the lamp lights). This display
lets you select a template of CONTROL knob
assignments. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the
original Top display.
Lights
Utility display
Operating any of the CONTROL knobs calls up the
values on the display. After a while, the display
returns to the original indication.
Call up this display by pressing the [UTILITY]
button (the lamp lights). This display lets you set the
system related parameters. Press the [EXIT] button
to return to the original Top display.
Lights
NOTE
You can set the desired amount of time that
the values remain in the display. For
instructions, see page 36.
From these displays, you can call up the desired
parameters by using the SELECT [▲] and [▼]
buttons. The arrow indication at the current
parameter flashes, indicating the parameter can be
edited.
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Flashes
Value
Basic Operation on the KX
Changing the Octave Range
Use these buttons to shift the note range of the
keyboard by octave (three octaves, up or down).
The initial default setting (no shift) is recalled by
pressing both the buttons simultaneously.
Press this to shift the
octave range down.
Press this to shift the
octave range up.
Selecting the Velocity
Curve
You can select the desired Velocity Curve which
determines how velocities are applied according to
your playing strength. Use the VELOCITY CURVE
[DEC] and [INC] buttons to select the desired
Velocity Curve.
Restores the default octave setting.
The current octave range can be confirmed via the
status of the LED lamp above the button.
Three octaves lower
(Flashes)
The following Velocity Curves are available:
Soft2
This curve produces high velocity values
even for low playing strength. Select this if
you want a high volume even when you
play softly.
Soft1
This curve produces relatively high velocity
values even for low playing strength. It is a
more moderate curve than Soft 2 above.
Normal
This is a normal, linear curve that has a
one-to-one correspondence between your
playing strength and the resulting velocity.
Hard1
This curve produces relatively low velocity
values even for high playing strength.
Select this if you don’t want the volume to
change much when you play strongly.
Hard2
This curve produces low velocity values
even for high playing strength. It is a more
extreme curve than Hard 1 above. This
curve is also the optimum Velocity Curve for
use with the HALionOne VSTi.
Two octaves lower
One octave lower
Initial default setting
One octave higher
Two octaves higher
(Flashes)
NOTE
Three octaves higher
You can reverse the LED status (on or off)
of the OCTAVE buttons. For information
about how to reverse the LED status (on or
off), refer to “Utility Settings” on page 36.
Note names of the keyboard
The range of the keyboard is indicated by note
name, as described below.
Model
Range
KX25
C2 .. C4
KX49
C2 .. C6
KX61
C1 .. C6
KX8
A-1 .. C7
The note name assignment above depends on the
initial default setting of the KX. This assignment
can be shifted by using the [OCTAVE] buttons.
Press the VELOCITY CURVE [DEC] and [INC]
buttons simultaneously to select “Fix.” The Fix
setting lets you play the notes with a fixed velocity
no matter how hard or soft you play the notes.
Velocity value
You can set the fixed velocity by pressing one of
the VELOCITY CURVE [DEC] and [INC] buttons.
Pressing both the buttons simultaneously exits from
this status (Fix setting) to the last selected Velocity
Curve.
NOTE
From the Utility display (page 26), you can
select a Velocity Curve and specify a
specific velocity value to be used when Fix
is selected. For details, refer to “Utility
Settings” on page 36.
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Control Templates
Control Templates
The KX provides 30 Control Templates which can be used for VSTi plug-in software. By selecting the desired
Control Template, you can automatically call up the appropriate function assignments for controlling the
currently selected VSTi with the CONTROL knobs.
When using Cubase, selecting an Instrument track or changing the VSTi assigned to the current track will
automatically change the Control Template for the VSTi on the KX, meaning that you don’t have select the
template manually.
On the other hand, if you are using a DAW other than Cubase, you will need to manually select the
appropriate Control Template on the KX.
NOTE
A special KX Editor (page 6), available as a free download from the Yamaha website, provides tools for
editing all KX Control Templates.
2.
Selecting a Control
Template
1.
Use the DATA [DEC] and [INC] buttons to
select the desired Control Template.
Press the [CONTROL TEMPLATE] button.
The LED lamp lights and the Control Template
selection display appears.
NOTE
Lights
3.
In this state, you can select the Control
Template.
NOTE
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If a different, unrelated display appears even
when you press the [CONTROL
TEMPLATE] button, press the [CONTROL
TEMPLATE] button again or press the
SELECT [▲] button once or twice to call up
the Control Template selection display.
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You can increase the value by 10 by
simultaneously holding down the [DEC]
button and pressing the [INC] button, or
decrease the value by 10 by simultaneously
holding down the [INC] button and pressing
the [DEC] button.
Press the [EXIT] button to return to the Top
display which appears when turning the
power on.
Control Templates
Editing a Control Template
Changing the message type
generated by using the CONTROL
knobs
The MIDI messages generated by operating the
CONTROL knobs are divided into two types:
Remote and CC (Control Change). Only one of
these two types can be active, and the type is set
with the KnobOutSel parameter.
Remote (Remote Control message dedicated to
Cubase)
When this is selected, Remote Control messages
dedicated to Cubase will be generated by
operating the CONTROL knobs and transmitted to
Cubase via USB-MIDI Port 2. This type of data is
transmitted via USB-MIDI Port 2, while keyboard
performance data is transmitted via USB-MIDI Port
1, meaning that the messages generated by
operating the CONTROL knobs do not affect the
keyboard performance but only the VSTi
parameters.
3.
Use the SELECT [▲] and [▼] buttons to call
up “KnobOutSelect.”
4.
Use the DATA [DEC] and [INC] buttons to
select the desired type of message.
CC ...................... Control change
Remote ............... Remote Control exclusive for
Cubase
5.
Press the [EXIT] button to return to the
original display.
CC (Control Change)
When this is selected, Control Change messages
will be generated by operating the CONTROL
knobs and transmitted to the computer via USBMIDI Port 1. When using a DAW other than Cubase,
only this setting is available.
NOTE
1.
Press the [CONTROL TEMPLATE] button.
The LED lamp lights and the Control Template
selection display appears.
NOTE
2.
· When using Cubase, you generally won’t
need to change this parameter from the
initial default setting (Remote), although
there may be times that you should set
this parameter to “CC” depending on the
VSTi you’re using.
· Setting the DAW Select parameter to a
value other than “Cubase4” or “CubaseAI”
will change the KnobOutSel parameter to
“CC” automatically even when it is set to
“Remote.”
If a different, unrelated display appears even
when you press the [CONTROL
TEMPLATE] button, press the [CONTROL
TEMPLATE] button again or press the
SELECT [▲] button once or twice to call up
the Control Template selection display.
Use the DATA [DEC] and [INC] buttons to
select the desired Control Template.
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Control Templates
Changing the Control Change
number generated by using the
CONTROL knob
You can change the Control Change number
assigned to the CONTROL knob from the default
setting as desired.
NOTE
1.
Press the [CONTROL TEMPLATE] button.
The LED lamp lights and the Control Template
selection display appears.
NOTE
If a different, unrelated display appears even
when you press the [CONTROL
TEMPLATE] button, press the [CONTROL
TEMPLATE] button again or press the
SELECT [▲] button once or twice to call up
the Control Template selection display.
2.
Use the DATA [DEC] and [INC] buttons to
select the desired Control Template.
3.
Use the SELECT [▲] and [▼] buttons to
select the desired CONTROL knob.
NOTE
4.
5.
The Control Change numbers available for
adjusting the parameters may differ
depending on the particular VSTi. For
details, refer to the relevant owner’s manual
of your VSTi.
Use the DATA [DEC] and [INC] buttons to
change the Control Change number of the
selected CONTROL knob.
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The setting here is automatically stored to
the internal memory of the KX. If you want to
back up the setting here, use the KX Editor
(page 6) to store the setting to a computer.
The display of the KX shows the Control
Change number in decimal. Keep in mind
that the Control Change number may be
described in hexadecimal depending on the
manual of the VSTi.
Press the [EXIT] button to return to the
original display.
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Arpeggio
Arpeggio
The KX features a powerful Arpeggio function, that lets you play various phrases or rhythm pattern depending
on the notes you press. Among the preset 342 Arpeggio types provided in the KX, each of 66 types for drum/
percussion sounds consists of four phrases (rhythm patterns) which can be called up according to the area of
the pressed note—giving you a total of 540 phrases/rhythm patterns (66 types with 4 phrases each, plus 276),
which can be played simply by pressing a note on the keyboard.
The basic instructions for using the Arpeggio feature are given on page 20. This section shows you how to
select an Arpeggio type and edit the related parameters.
Selecting an Arpeggio Type
The KX features 342 different Arpeggio types. You
can select an Arpeggio type as desired then start
playback simply by pressing any note on the
keyboard.
NOTE
· The Arpeggio plays back according to the
internal tempo value set in the Utility
display or in synchronization with the
tempo of the external DAW software,
depending on the setup of the related
parameter. For details, see page 32.
· Each of the Arpeggio types is created
assuming that a specific instrument sound
is used. The type of the specific
instrument (appropriate for each type) is
indicated in the Arpeggio Type List on
page 46 as “Instrument Type.” Refer to
this Instrument Type when selecting an
Arpeggio Type.
1.
Press the [ARP EDIT] button.
The LED lamp of the [ARP EDIT] button lights
and the Arpeggio Edit display appears.
2.
Use the SELECT buttons to select “Cat”
(Category).
Category
Arpeggio types
The KX provides a wide variety of Arpeggio
types (page 46) divided into Categories. Since
there are so many Arpeggio types, it is quicker
and more convenient to select a general
Category first, then the specific type.
3.
Use the DATA [DEC] and [INC] buttons to
select the category of the desired Arpeggio
type.
4.
Use the SELECT buttons so that the “Typ:”
indication flashes, then use the DATA [INC]
or [DEC] button to select the Arpeggio type.
5.
Select the Arpeggio type by using the DATA
[DEC] and [INC] buttons.
NOTE
6.
· If you change the Arpeggio type during
playback, the new Arpeggio type may not
start immediately.
· You can operate the CONTROL knobs,
Pitch Bend wheel and Modulation Wheel
and change the sound in real time while
selecting an Arpeggio type.
· Hold the [DEC] or [INC] button to
continuously change the value.
· You can increase the value by 10 by
simultaneously holding down the [INC]
button and pressing the [DEC] button, or
decrease the value by 10 by
simultaneously holding down the [DEC]
button and pressing the [INC] button.
Press the [EXIT] button to return to the Top
display.
Arpeggio Category
The Arpeggio types provided in the KX are
divided into various categories as listed below.
DrPc
Drum / Percussion
CPrc
Chromatic Percussion
Bass
Bass
Seq
Synth Sequence
ChSq
Chord Sequence
HySq
Hybrid Sequence
ApKb
Acoustic Piano / Keyboard
Orgn
Organ
GtPl
Guitar / Plucked
Strn
Strings
Bras
Brass
RdPp
Reed / Pipe
Lead
Synth Lead
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Arpeggio
Using MIDI Clock to control Arpeggio tempo
With the initial default setting (Sync = Auto on page 36), the Arpeggio is played back according to the
tempo determined by the internal or external clock as described below.
When MIDI clock is received from an external MIDI device:
The Arpeggio will play back according to the tempo of the received MIDI clock.
When MIDI clock is not received:
The Arpeggio will play back according to the internal tempo set on the KX.
When MIDI clock is not received:
When MIDI clock is received from an external MIDI device:
KX
KX
Arpeggio
Tempo:
Set in the Utility display
(page 36).
Tempo:
Determined by the speed with
which MIDI clock is received
from the external device.
Playback data
Arpeggio
MIDI clock
Playback data
TEMPO=120
DAW software, etc.
DAW software, etc.
When using Cubase, you can transmit MIDI clock from the computer to the KX by following the
procedure below.
1.
Select “Project Synchronization Setup”
from the “Transport” menu on Cubase to
call up the “Project Synchronization
Setup” dialog.
2.
Enter checkmarks to the “Yamaha KX-1”
(when using Windows) and “MIDI Clock
Follows Project Position” of the “MIDI
Clock Destination” at the lower right of
the dialog.
When using Mac OS, enter a checkmark to
“YAMAHA KX Port 1.”
NOTE
3.
Click [OK] to close the “Project
Synchronization Setup” dialog.
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The KX provides three USB MIDI Ports
each of which has a different, specific
use. For details, see page 18.
· Without checkmark to the “Send MIDI
Clock in Stop Mode” of the “MIDI Clock
Destination”, MIDI clock is transmitted
from Cubase (on the computer) only
when recording or playback is
performed on Cubase. If entering
checkmark, MIDI clock is always
transmitted.
· For information about DAW software
other than Cubase and how to transmit
clock data from the MIDI device, refer
to the owner’s manual of the DAW
software/MIDI device.
· You can select the setting which lets
you always use the internal MIDI clock
of the KX to play the Arpeggio even if
an external clock are received from the
external MIDI device. For details, refer
to “Utility Settings” on page 36.
Arpeggio
Editing an Arpeggio
The Arpeggio can be edited as desired. For
example, you can alter the rhythmic feel of the
Arpeggio by changing the amount of Swing, adjust
the gate time (length) of the notes, or even select a
different variation to completely change the
Arpeggio pattern.
1.
NOTE
Press the [ARP EDIT] button.
The LED lamp above the button lights and the
Arpeggio Edit display will appear.
4.
2.
Use the SELECT buttons to call up the
desired parameter.
For details about the Arpeggio parameters, see
the chart below.
3.
Use the DATA [DEC] and [INC] buttons to
change the value.
Editing of an Arpeggio can be done even
during playback. Any changes made here
are immediately applied to playback,
meaning that you can check the results of
your edits in real time. Keep in mind that
editing a parameter during playback may
cause glitches in playback. If such a
situation occurs, stop Arpeggio playback
then press the note to trigger the Arpeggio
again.
When you are satisfied with the result, press
the [EXIT] button to return to the Control
Top display.
The settings made here are stored
automatically. The settings here will be
maintained even if you turn the power off or
change the Arpeggio type.
NOTE
If you want to initialize the settings, use the
Factory Set operation (page 37).
Arpeggio Parameters
Display
Settings
Cat
DrPc, CPrc, Bass, Seq, ChSq,
HySq, ApKb, Orgn, GtPl, Strn,
Bras, RdPp, Lead
Typ
1–342
Description
Determines the Category of the Arpeggio type you want to call up. For details,
see pages 31 and 46.
Determines the Arpeggio type you want to call up. For details, see page 46.
Determines the playback variation of the Arpeggio. When any value other than
“Orig” is selected, you can shift the pitch up and down in octave for Arpeggio
playback by adjusting the “OctRange” parameter.
Orig ......... The original data preprogrammed in the KX will play back.
Up ........... An Arpeggio of ascending notes will play.
Down ....... An Arpeggio of descending notes will play.
Alt1 .......... Alternates Up and Down arpeggios. The turnaround note is played
once.
Alt2 .......... Alternates Up and Down arpeggios. The turnaround note is played
twice.
Rnd.......... The Arpeggio will play randomly according to the pressed notes.
Variation
Orig, Up, Down, Alt1, Alt2, Rnd
OctRange
-3 – 0 – +3
GateTime
0%–200%
Determines the gate time of Arpeggio notes.
BeatStretch
50, 66, 75, 100, 133, 150, 200%
Adjusts the tempo of Arpeggio playback based on the current original tempo.
When “50%” is selected, for example, the playback time will be halved (tempo
is doubled). When “200%” is selected, on the other hand, the playback time
will be doubled (tempo is halved).
Swing
-120% – 0% – +120%
Adjusts the timing of the even-numbered back-beat notes (according to the
note type specified in the SwingValue parameter below) to produce a swing
feel.
SwingValue
1/32 (32nd note), 3/16 (16th note
triplet), 1/16 (16th note), 3/8 (8th
note triplet), 1/8 (8th note), 3/4 (1/4
note triplet), 1/4 (1/4 note)
Determines the type of note that serves as the basis for the Swing parameter.
Determines the octave setting of Arpeggio playback. When the Variation
parameter is set to “Orig,” this parameter is indicated as “—,” meaning that it
cannot be edited.
Determines how the velocities are applied to playback notes of the selected
Arpeggio type.
VelMode
Orig, Thru
Orig ......... The Arpeggio type is played back with the velocity values
preprogrammed in the Arpeggio sequence data.
Thru ......... The Arpeggio type is played back with the velocity value
determined by how strongly you play the keys.
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Using the KX with a DAW Other than Cubase
Using the KX with a DAW Other than Cubase
This section shows you how to set up the KX for controlling DAW software other than Cubase. For more
information on setting up on your particular DAW, refer to the manual of the DAW software.
1.
Press the [UTILITY] button.
The LED lamp above the button lights and the
Utility display appears.
3.
Use the DATA [DEC] and [INC] buttons to
select one of the following DAW software
tools.
Settings
LogicPro
2.
Use the SELECT buttons to call up “DAW
Select.”
]
Rewind
[
]
Fast Forward
]
Cakewalk Sonar 6
Press the [EXIT] button to return to the Top
display.
The setup has been completed.
The following operations are available for the
selected DAW software.
Repeat On/off
[■]
[
MOTU Digital Performer 5.1
SONAR
Operation
[
[
DigiPerf
4.
Button on the KX
DAW
Apple Logic Pro 7.2
Stop
]
Play
REC
Record
CUBASE FUNCTION [A]
This button functions the same as the F1 key on the Mackie Control. *
CUBASE FUNCTION [B]
This button functions the same as the F2 key on the Mackie Control. *
[ASSIGN 1]
This button functions the same as the F3 key on the Mackie Control. *
[ASSIGN 2]
This button functions the same as the F4 key on the Mackie Control. *
[MUTE]
This button functions the same as the F5 key on the Mackie Control. *
[SOLO]
This button functions the same as the F6 key on the Mackie Control. *
[VSTi WINDOW]
This button functions the same as the F7 key on the Mackie Control. *
[ADD INSTRUMENT TRACK]
This button functions the same as the F8 key on the Mackie Control. *
Program [DEC]
Transmits the Program Change number decreased by 1 from the current number.
Program [INC]
Transmits the Program Change number increased by 1 from the current number.
Cursor buttons
These buttons function the same as the cursor keys on your computer.
[ENTER]
This button functions the same as the ENTER key on your computer.
[ESC]
This button functions the same as the ESC key on your computer.
* Mackie Control is a hardware DAW controller. Mackie Control is the trade mark of the Mackie Designs Inc.
NOTE
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If you perform the Remote Control setup for the Remote Control on the DAW software, you can assign
various functions to the Cubase buttons such as the CUBASE FUNCTION [A] button and [ADD
INSTRUMENT TRACK] button. For instructions on assigning the function to the button, refer to the manual
of the DAW software.
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Using the KX with a DAW Other than Cubase
When using Digital Performer (Macintosh):
In each of these cases, you need to set the MIDI Port in the “Audio MIDI setup.”
1.
In the start up disk of Mac OS X (normally named “Macintosh HD”), open “Application” then
“Utilities” and double click “Audio MIDI Setup”.
2.
Click [MIDI Devices] if the [Audio Device] window is indicated.
The YAMAHA KX icon appears if the KX is recognized by the Macintosh computer.
3.
Add two new external devices by clicking the [Add Device] icon twice.
Each new external device corresponds to each of the MIDI Ports in the KX. It is a good idea to input
your desired device name in the Properties of the new external device in order to easily recognize
the MIDI port later.
4.
Connect the MIDI input/output plugs of the KX icon to the MIDI input/output plugs of the new
external device.
Assign the names as listed below to the newly added devices respectively.
• USB-MIDI Port 1 (left plug) : YAMAHA KX YAMAHA KX Port 1
• USB-MIDI Port 2 (right plug) : YAMAHA KX YAMAHA KX Port 2
Connect the virtual plugs so that each port can handle MIDI messages.
NOTE
YAMAHA KX YAMAHA KX Port 3 (rightmost plug) used for data communication of the KX Editor
does not need to be set.
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Utility Settings
Utility Settings
In the Utility display, you can make various settings such as the Arpeggio tempo, MIDI transmit/receive
settings, and display related settings.
Basic Operation
1.
Press the [UTILITY] button.
The LED lamp above the button lights and the
Utility display appears.
3.
Use the DATA [INC] and [DEC] buttons to
change the value.
NOTE
2.
Use the SELECT buttons to select the
parameter to be edited.
For details on the parameters, refer to “Utility
Parameters” listed below.
4.
For the Bulk Transmit and Factory Set
parameters, you can execute these
operations by simply pressing the DATA
[INC] button.
After making the desired settings, press the
[ENTER] button to return to the Utility Top
display.
The settings you made here will be stored
automatically without the special operation. The
settings will be maintained until executing the
Factory Set operation.
Utility Parameters
Display
Tempo
Initial
Value
Range
10–300
120
Description
Determines the tempo (BPM) of Arpeggio playback. The Arpeggio
will play according to the speed of the MIDI clock transmitted
from an external device or computer when the Sync parameter is
set to “Auto” (only when MIDI clock is transmitted continuously) or
“External.”
Determines the tempo source transmitting the MIDI clock to which
Arpeggio playback is synchronized.
Sync
Auto, Internal, External
Auto
Auto......... When MIDI clock is transmitted continuously from an
external MIDI device or computer, the internal clock of
the KX is not effective and Arpeggio playback is
synchronized with the external clock. When MIDI clock
is not transmitted from the external MIDI device or
computer, the internal clock of the KX is effective
meaning that the Tempo value set on the KX is
available.
Internal .... The Arpeggio will play with the Tempo value set on the
KX.
External ... The Arpeggio will play according to the speed of the
MIDI clock transmitted from an external device or
computer. When the KX does not receive MIDI clock,
the Arpeggio does not play.
Determines whether the tempo clock of Arpeggio playback is
output as a MIDI message.
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On ........... When this is selected, MIDI clock will be transmitted
while an Arpeggio plays back with the tempo specified
on the Tempo parameter above.
Off ........... When this is selected, MIDI clock will not be
transmitted.
Clock
Off, On
On
VeloCurve
Soft2, Soft1, Normal,
Hard1, Hard2, Fix
Normal
Determines the Velocity Curve. For information about each value,
see page 27.
VeloFix
1–127
100
Determines the velocity value when the VelCurve is set to “Fix.”
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Utility Settings
Display
DAW Select
Initial
Value
Range
CubaseAI, Cubase4,
LogicPro, DigiPerf,
SONAR
CubaseAI
Description
Determines the DAW software you use on the computer with the
KX.
Determines the type of the MIDI message generated by pressing
the PROGRAM [INC] and [DEC] buttons.
ProgChgMode
PC+Remot, ProgChg,
Remote
PC+Remot
PC+Remot . When this is selected, the Program Change message
is transmitted via USB-MIDI Port 1 and the Remote
Control message dedicated to Cubase is transmitted
via USB-MIDI Port 2.
ProgChg.. When this is selected, only the Program Change
message is transmitted via USB-MIDI Port 1.
Remote.... When this is selected, only the Remote Control
message dedicated to Cubase is transmitted via USBMIDI Port 2.
Determines which connector is used for MIDI transmit/receive:
USB TO HOST or MIDI IN/OUT.
USB ......... The USB TO HOST connector is used for MIDI
communication between the computer and the KX.
When the MIDI Thru parameter below is set to “MIDI →
MIDI” or “MIDI → USB” or “USB → MIDI,” MIDI can
also be transmitted via the MIDI OUT connector (MIDI
Thru only), even if “USB” is selected here.
MIDI......... Only the MIDI connectors are available for MIDI
communication.
MIDI Select
USB, MIDI
USB
MIDI Transmit Ch
1–16
1
Determines the MIDI channel over which the KX transmits MIDI
messages (generated via your keyboard performance).
MIDI In Thru
Off, MIDI→MIDI,
MIDI→USB, USB→MIDI
MIDI→USB
Determines whether the MIDI messages received via the MIDI IN
connector will be transmitted via the MIDI OUT connector or USB
connector.
Device Number
Off, 1–16, All
All
Determines the MIDI Device Number of the KX.
Display Time
Off, 1.0sec, 1.5sec,
2.0sec, 3.0sec, 4.0sec,
5.0sec, Hold
1.5sec
Determines the duration (time) for which the value (like the one
called up by operating the CONTROL knob) is shown temporarily
on the display.
Octave LED
Normal, Reverse
Normal
Determines the status of OCTAVE LED lamps. When “Normal” is
selected, the LED lamps work as described on page 27. When
“Reverse” is selected, the right and left of the LED status are
reversed.
BulkTransmit
—
—
Transmits all the settings of the KX to the DAW software or
external MIDI device as bulk data. Press the DATA [INC] button to
start transmission.
FactorySet
—
—
Restores the factory-programmed system settings of the KX.
Restoring the Factory-programmed System Settings
(Factory Set)
You can restore the factory default settings of the KX. Follow the instructions below to execute Factory Set.
CAUTION
• The edited Arpeggio types and Control Templates will be lost by executing Factory Set. Important data should be
saved to the computer by using the KX Editor (page 6).
1.
From the Top display, press the [UTILITY]
button (the lamp lights).
3.
Press the DATA [INC] button.
“Are you sure?” appears on the display.
2.
Use the SELECT buttons to call up
“FactorySet.”
4.
Press the DATA [INC] button again to
execute Factory Set.
After Factory Set has been completed, the
display called up in step 2 appears.
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Utility Settings
Setting the MIDI Thru
Parameter
4.
After selecting, press the [EXIT] button to
return to the Top display.
NOTE
With the initial default settings (MIDI Select = USB,
MIDI Thru = MIDI → USB), MIDI messages
received via the MIDI IN connector of the KX will be
transmitted through the USB TO HOST connector
(USB MIDI Port 1). As necessary, you can change
the MIDI Thru setting so that MIDI messages
received via the MIDI IN connector can be
transmitted through the MIDI OUT connector, or the
MIDI messages received via the USB TO HOST
connector (USB MIDI Port 1) can be transmitted
through the MIDI OUT connector.
1.
Press the [UTILITY] button.
The LED lamp above the button lights and the
Utility display appears.
2.
Use the SELECT [▲] and [▼] buttons to call
up the “MIDI Thru” parameter.
3.
Use the DATA [DEC] and [INC] buttons to
select the desired setting (from the available
ones described below).
Off
When this is selected, the MIDI Thru
function is not available.
MIDI → MIDI
When this is selected, MIDI messages
received via the MIDI IN connector will
be transmitted through the MIDI OUT
connector. This setting is available
even when the MIDI Select parameter
is set to “USB.”
MIDI → USB
When this is selected, MIDI messages
received via the MIDI IN connector will
be transmitted through the USB TO
HOST connector (USB MIDI Port 1).
USB → MIDI
When this is selected, MIDI messages
of USB MIDI Port 1 received via the
USB TO HOST connector will be
transmitted through the MIDI OUT
connector.
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“MIDI → USB” and “USB → MIDI” can be
selected only when the MIDI Select
parameter is set to “USB” (page 37).
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Keep in mind that the KX cannot be used as
a MIDI interface for the computer and
another MIDI device. Although MIDI
messages are transferred from the computer
to the MIDI device when the MIDI Thru
parameter is set to “USB→MIDI” and vice
versa when the MIDI Thru parameter is set
to “MIDI→USB,” two-way communication
between the computer and the MIDI device
are not possible.
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
The power of the instrument does not turn on.
• If the KX is not connected to a computer, confirm
whether or not the AC power adaptor is properly
plugged into the KX.
• If you are not using an AC power adaptor,
confirm whether or not a USB cable is properly
plugged into the KX and computer.
• Confirm whether or not a proper USB cable is
used. If the USB cable is broken or damaged,
have the USB cable replaced with a known
working one.
• Confirm whether not the USB hub with the buspowered type is used for connecting the KX and
computer. If you must use USB hub, use the selfpowered type or use the AC power adaptor of the
KX.
Communication problem between the computer
and the KX.
• Confirm whether or not a USB cable is properly
plugged into the KX and computer.
• Confirm whether or not the USB-MIDI driver is
installed properly.
• Confirm whether or not the MIDI Select parameter
is set to “MIDI.” When using the KX and a
computer, set MIDI Select parameter to “USB.”
DAW software on a computer cannot be
remotely controlled.
• Confirm whether or not the DAW software
specified in the DAW Select parameter on the
Utility display matches the DAW software you
actually use on your computer.
• Confirm whether or not the Remote Control
setting of the DAW software is proper. Refer to
the Owner’s Manual of your particular DAW
software.
No sound of a software synthesizer such as
VSTi on the computer is produced even when
playing the KX keyboard.
• Confirm whether or not a USB cable is properly
plugged into the KX and computer.
• Confirm whether or not the volume settings are
set properly, such as the volume/mute/solo setup
for each track on the DAW, volume setup on the
computer, and the related setup on the audio
interface (when used).
• Confirm whether or not the MIDI Select parameter
is set to “MIDI.” When using the KX and
computer, set the MIDI Select parameter to
“USB.”
• Confirm whether or not the Control Template
corresponding to the VSTi used on the computer
is currently selected on the KX. If not, call up the
corresponding Control Template. If the
corresponding Control Template is not provided
on the KX by default, create an appropriate
Control Template by using the KX Editor.
A MIDI tone generator (connected via MIDI cable
to the KX) does not sound, even when playing
the KX keyboard.
• Confirm whether or not the MIDI cable is
connected properly.
• Confirm whether or not the MIDI Select parameter
is set to “USB.” When using the KX and MIDI
device, set the MIDI Select parameter to “MIDI.”
The Arpeggio does not play back.
• Confirm whether or not the [ARP ON/OFF] button
is turned on.
• Confirm whether or not the Sync parameter of the
Utility display is set to “External.” If so, start
playback or recording on the DAW to transmit
MIDI clock from the computer to the KX, or set
the Sync parameter to “Auto” or “Internal.”
Releasing the notes does not stop Arpeggio
playback even though the [HOLD] button is
turned off.
• Confirm whether or not you disconnected the
footswitch from the SUSTAIN jack while the power
of the KX was turned ON. Keep in mind that the
arpeggio may be “stuck” if you disconnect the
footswitch from the SUSTAIN jack.
The sound continues even when notes are
released.
• Confirm whether or not you disconnected the
footswitch from the SUSTAIN jack while the power
of the KX was turned ON. Keep in mind that the
sustain effect may be “stuck” if you disconnect
the footswitch from the SUSTAIN jack.
Cubase does not recognize the KX.
• Confirm whether or not the “USB-MIDI Driver” and
“Extensions for Steinberg DAW” have been
installed. If not, install them.
• Confirm whether or not the KX is turned on before
starting Cubase. If not, do so.
NOTE
For other problems regarding no sound or
noise, refer to the troubleshooting section in
the manual of your particular DAW software.
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Message List
Message List
LCD Indication
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Description
MIDI buffer full.
Failed to process the MIDI data because too much data was received at one time.
MIDI checksum error.
The check sum for the data received is incorrect.
MIDI data error.
An error occurred when receiving MIDI data.
USB error.
An error related to the USB TO HOST connector occurred.
Keyboard error.
An error related to the keyboard occurred.
Memory error.
An error related to data storage memory occurred.
Device number is off.
The device number is set to “off.”
Device number mismatch.
The device numbers do not match.
Executing...
Displayed while the operation is being performed. Please wait.
Completed
Displayed when the operation has been completed.
Template No.xx <xxxxxxx>
Displayed when the Control Template is selected automatically.
Are you sure? No→Dec/Yes→Inc
Prompts you to confirm whether or not you want to perform the operation. Pressing
the [INC] button performs the operation while pressing the [DEC] button cancels the
operation.
Receiving MIDI bulk.
The KX is receiving MIDI bulk data.
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INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, EXPENSES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR
OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE, MISUSE
OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF
YAMAHA OR AN AUTHORIZED DEALER HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. In
no event shall Yamaha’s total liability to you for all
damages, losses and causes of action (whether in
contract, tort or otherwise) exceed the amount paid for the
SOFTWARE.
7. GENERAL
This Agreement shall be interpreted according to and
governed by Japanese law without reference to principles
of conflict of laws. Any dispute or procedure shall be heard
before the Tokyo District Court in Japan. If for any reason a
court of competent jurisdiction finds any portion of this
Agreement to be unenforceable, the remainder of this
Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
8. COMPLETE AGREEMENT
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between
the parties with respect to use of the SOFTWARE and any
accompanying written materials and supersedes all prior
or contemporaneous understandings or agreements,
written or oral, regarding the subject matter of this
Agreement. No amendment or revision of this Agreement
will be binding unless in writing and signed by a fully
authorized representative of Yamaha.
5. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ON SOFTWARE
You expressly acknowledge and agree that use of the
SOFTWARE is at your sole risk. The SOFTWARE and
related documentation are provided “AS IS” and without
warranty of any kind. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, YAMAHA EXPRESSLY
DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AS TO THE SOFTWARE,
EXPRESS, AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.
SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITING THE
FOREGOING, YAMAHA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE
SOFTWARE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT
THE OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE
UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS
IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
Owner’s Manual
43
Appendix
Appendix
Specifications
KX25
25 keys (Initial Touch)
KX49
49 keys (Initial Touch)
KX61
61 keys (Initial Touch)
KX8
88 keys (Initial Touch)
Arpeggio
342 types
540 phrases (DrPc: 66 x 4; plus 276)
Remote Control block
DAW
For Windows: Cubase 4, Cubase Studio 4, Cubase AI4, SONAR 6
For Macintosh: Cubase 4, Cubase Studio 4, Cubase AI4, Logic7.2, Digital
Performer 5.1
* Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software.
Controller
Pitch Bend Wheel x 1
Modulation Wheel x 1
CONTROL knobs x 4 (assignable)
Display
16 characters x 2 lines LED lamp (backlit)
Connectors
USB (TO HOST)
MIDI IN/OUT
DC-IN
FOOT SWITCH (SUSTAIN)
Power Consumption
1.9 W (when using the AC power adaptor)
0.6 W (when using this product as a bus-powered device)
Keyboard
Sequencer block
KX25: 508(W) x 286.6(D) x 92(H) mm, 2kg
Dimensions, weight
KX49: 830(W) x 286.6(D) x 92(H) mm, 3kg
KX61: 937(W) x 343.9(D) x 114.6(H) mm, 4.3kg
KX8: 1340(W) x 445(D) x 157(H) mm, 15.1kg
Accessories
AC power adaptor (PA-3C, PA-130, or an equivalent)
USB cable, Disks x 2, Owner’s Manual (this book)
* Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right
to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options
may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
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Owner’s Manual
Appendix
Control Template List
No.
1
Manufacturer
Steinberg
Product name
HALion One
Indication on the KX display
HALionOne
2
Mystic
Mystic
3
Prologue
Prologue
4
Spector
Spector
5
Embracer
Embracer
6
Monologue
Monologue
7
Hypersonic2
Hypersonic
8
HALion3
HALion
PRO-53
Pro-53
10
FM8
FM8
11
MASSIVE
Massive
Polysix
Polysix
9
12
Native Instruments
KORG
13
WAVESTATION
Wavestation
14
Mono/Poly
MonoPoly
15
M1
M1
16
MS-20
MS-20
impOSCar
impOSCar
17
M-AUDIO / GForce
18
Minimonsta
Minimonsta
19
Oddity
Oddity
Analog Factory
AnalogFactory
21
CS-80V
CS-80V
22
Jupiter-8V
Jupiter-8V
Minimoog V
Minimoog V
20
Arturia
23
24
Novation Music
25
V-Station
V-Station
Bass Station
BassStation
26
reFX
VANGUARD
Vanguard
27
IK Multimedia
SampleTank2
SampleTank
28
Spectrasonics
ATMOSPHERE
Atmosphere
29
30
--
TRILOGY
Trilogy
--
Generic
For details about what function is assigned to each knob when each Template is selected, refer to the
following page:
http://www.yamahasynth.com/
Owner’s Manual
45
Appendix
Arpeggio Type List
General Instrument types which can be selected on HALionOne and are most suitable for the respective
Arpeggio Types are listed in the “Instrument Type” column.
46
Category
Arp.
No.
Arp.
Name
Time
Signature
Length
DrPc
1
ContmpRk
4/4
4
126
DrPc
2
StndRock
4/4
4
131
DrPc
3
PowerRck
4/4
4
DrPc
4
AlternRk
4/4
4
DrPc
5
MondoRck
4/4
DrPc
6
XoverRk
DrPc
7
Rck&Roll
DrPc
8
Arp.
Name
Time
Signature
Length
51
House
4/4
2
123
:
52
Garage
4/4
2
127
Tekno Kit
53
AcoJazz
4/4
4
204
Jazz Kit
54
ModernJz
4/4
16
218
:
DrPc
55
ShfBlues
4/4
4
115
Stereo GM
:
DrPc
56
SlwBlues
4/4
2
49
:
Stereo GM
DrPc
57
PnBoogie
4/4
8
160
:
:
DrPc
58
Reggae
4/4
4
102
:
:
Original Instrument
Tempo
Type
Category
Arp.
No.
Stereo GM
DrPc
:
DrPc
120
:
DrPc
100
RockSt2
DrPc
4
94
:
4/4
2
100
4/4
4
172
GuitrPp1
4/4
2
90
Original Instrument
Tempo
Type
DrPc
9
GuitrPp2
4/4
4
100
:
DrPc
59
ReggeShf
4/4
4
90
DrPc
10
Unpluggd
4/4
4
120
:
DrPc
60
Salsa
4/4
2
123
:
DrPc
11
FingrPck
4/4
4
94
:
DrPc
61
SalsaPc
4/4
4
123
:
DrPc
12
Brit Pop
4/4
2
86
:
DrPc
62
Samba
4/4
4
120
:
DrPc
13
EP Balld
4/4
2
60
:
DrPc
63
SambaPc
4/4
4
120
:
DrPc
14
8BtBasic
4/4
4
120
:
DrPc
64
Bossa
4/4
4
124
:
DrPc
15
8Bt Soft
4/4
4
100
:
DrPc
65
BossaPc
4/4
4
124
:
DrPc
16
16BtBld1
4/4
4
75
:
DrPc
66
Spanish
4/4
2
120
:
DrPc
17
16BtBld2
4/4
2
64
:
CPrc
67
R&B Dsc
4/4
2
110
Vibes
DrPc
18
16Bt Pop
4/4
4
103
:
CPrc
68
Trance
4/4
4
140
Marimba
DrPc
19
6/8 Pop
4/4
4
100
:
CPrc
69
Ethnic1
6/4
5
118
Celeste
DrPc
20
6/8Balld
4/4
2
58
:
CPrc
70
Ethnic2
7/4
3
120
Music Box
DrPc
21
Funk
4/4
4
107
:
CPrc
71
MOD
4/4
2
120
Glocken
DrPc
22
FunkRock
4/4
4
95
:
CPrc
72
Trill
4/4
1
120
Marimba
DrPc
23
JazzFunk
4/4
4
120
:
Bass
73
CntmpRk1
4/4
4
126
Pick Bass
DrPc
24
SlowEasy
4/4
4
72
:
Bass
74
CntmpRk2
4/4
4
126
:
DrPc
25
ClubJazz
4/4
4
125
:
Bass
75
StndRck1
4/4
4
131
FingerBass
DrPc
26
PopShuff
4/4
4
94
:
Bass
76
StndRck2
4/4
4
131
:
DrPc
27
GosplFnk
4/4
4
106
:
Bass
77
PowerRk1
4/4
4
120
Pick Bass
DrPc
28
StdDisco
4/4
4
120
:
Bass
78
PowerRk2
4/4
4
120
:
DrPc
29
PhilyDsc
4/4
2
100
:
Bass
79
AlternRk
4/4
4
100
FingerBass
DrPc
30
ChartPop
4/4
4
92
Hip Hop 1
Bass
80
XoverRk
4/4
1
100
:
DrPc
31
New R&B
4/4
1
97
:
Bass
81
Rck&Roll
4/4
4
172
Pick Bass
DrPc
32
Smooth
4/4
4
64
:
Bass
82
GuitrPp1
4/4
2
90
FingerBass
DrPc
33
HipHop1
4/4
2
94
:
Bass
83
GuitrPp2
4/4
4
100
Pick Bass
DrPc
34
HipHop2
4/4
2
105
:
Bass
84
Unpluggd
4/4
4
113
Acoustic
DrPc
35
HipHop3
4/4
2
104
R&B Kit 1
Bass
85
FingrPck
4/4
1
120
FingerBass
DrPc
36
Hip Rock
4/4
4
132
:
Bass
86
Brit Pop
4/4
2
86
:
DrPc
37
Regeton
4/4
4
98
Hip Hop 1
Bass
87
EP Balld
4/4
2
60
:
DrPc
38
RegetnPc
4/4
4
98
Perccussion
Bass
88
8BtBasic
4/4
4
120
:
DrPc
39
SoulBeat
4/4
4
124
Stereo GM
Bass
89
8BtSoft
4/4
4
100
:
DrPc
40
SoulShuf
4/4
4
98
:
Bass
90
16BtBlld
4/4
4
75
:
DrPc
41
Big Beat
4/4
4
115
RockSt2
Bass
91
16Bt Pop
4/4
4
103
SimpleSlap
DrPc
42
Breakbt
4/4
4
115
Tekno Kit
Bass
92
6/8 Pop
4/4
4
100
FingerBass
DrPc
43
Lo Beat
4/4
2
140
R&B Kit 1
Bass
93
6/8Balld
4/4
2
58
:
DrPc
44
DrumnBas
4/4
2
154
:
Bass
94
FingrBs1
4/4
1
115
:
DrPc
45
Techno
4/4
8
135
Tekno Kit
Bass
95
FingrBs2
4/4
3
115
:
DrPc
46
Trance
4/4
4
140
:
Bass
96
FingrBs3
4/4
2
150
:
DrPc
47
DreamDnc
4/4
4
136
:
Bass
97
FingrBs4
4/4
2
89
:
DrPc
48
Ibiza
4/4
2
135
R&B Kit 1
Bass
98
FingrBs5
4/4
1
115
:
DrPc
49
EuroTeck
4/4
2
140
Tekno Kit
Bass
99
SlapBass
4/4
3
120
SimpleSlap
DrPc
50
Club Hus
4/4
2
128
R&B Kit 1
Bass
100
FunkRock
4/4
4
95
FingerBass
Owner’s Manual
Appendix
Category
Arp.
No.
Arp.
Name
Time
Signature
Length
Bass
101
JazFunk1
4/4
2
120
Bass
102
JazFunk2
4/4
4
120
Bass
103
SlowEasy
4/4
4
72
Bass
104
ClubJazz
4/4
4
Bass
105
PopShuff
4/4
4
Bass
106
GosplFnk
4/4
4
Bass
107
StdDisco
4/4
1
Bass
108
PhilyDsc
4/4
2
Bass
109
ChartPop
4/4
4
Bass
110
NewR&B1
4/4
Bass
111
NewR&B2
4/4
Bass
112
Smooth
4/4
Bass
113
HipHop1
4/4
Bass
114
HipHop2
Bass
115
HipHop3
Bass
116
Bass
117
Bass
118
Bass
119
Bass
120
Bass
Original Instrument
Tempo
Type
Arp.
Name
Time
Signature
Category
Arp.
No.
:
Seq
156
Vel Gruv
4/4
1
134
:
Seq
157
X-Sweep
4/4
1
140
:
:
Seq
158
Simple1
4/4
1
130
Chiff Ld
125
:
Seq
159
Simple2
4/4
1
130
:
94
Velo Slap
Seq
160
Simple3
4/4
1
130
:
106
FingerBass
Seq
161
Basic
4/4
1
130
Brightness
120
:
Seq
162
FifthSQ1
4/4
1
130
5th Ld
100
:
Seq
163
FifthSQ2
4/4
1
130
:
92
SynthBass2
Seq
164
MuteLine
4/4
1
134
Saw Ld
1
97
:
Seq
165
Chodal
4/4
2
150
:
1
97
:
Seq
166
AlternRk
4/4
4
100
Charan Ld
2
64
:
Seq
167
Trance1
4/4
4
115
Chiff Ld
2
105
:
Seq
168
Trance2
4/4
1
140
Poly Synth
4/4
2
94
:
Seq
169
Trance3
4/4
4
140
:
4/4
2
94
:
Seq
170
Trance4
4/4
1
140
Square Ld
HipHop4
4/4
2
94
:
Seq
171
Trance5
4/4
1
140
:
Hip Rock
4/4
4
132
FingerBass
Seq
172
Trance6
4/4
4
140
Bass&Ld
Regeton
4/4
4
98
SynthBass1
Seq
173
Trance7
4/4
1
140
Poly Synth
GruvBass
4/4
2
120
SynthBass2
Seq
174
Trance8
4/4
1
130
:
SoulBeat
4/4
4
124
FingerBass
Seq
175
Trance9
4/4
2
145
:
121
SoulShuf
4/4
4
98
:
Seq
176
Trance10
4/4
2
145
:
Bass
122
ChillOut
4/4
2
79
:
Seq
177
DreamDnc
4/4
1
136
Square Ld
Bass
123
Big Beat
4/4
4
115
:
Seq
178
Ibiza1
4/4
2
135
Charan Ld
Bass
124
Breakbt1
4/4
4
115
SynthBass1
Seq
179
Ibiza2
4/4
2
135
Square Ld
Bass
125
Breakbt2
4/4
4
88
SynthBass2
Seq
180
Tekno
4/4
2
120
Saw Ld
Bass
126
DrumnBas
4/4
4
170
:
Seq
181
SynArp1
4/4
1
130
:
Bass
127
Techno
4/4
8
135
:
Seq
182
SynArp2
4/4
1
130
:
Bass
128
Trance
4/4
4
140
:
Seq
183
SynArp3
4/4
1
130
:
Bass
129
Tek Bass
4/4
1
138
:
Seq
184
SynArp4
4/4
1
90
:
Bass
130
DreamDnc
4/4
2
136
:
Seq
185
SynArp5
4/4
1
138
:
Bass
131
Ibiza
4/4
2
135
:
Seq
186
Melody1
4/4
1
70
Brightness
Bass
132
DiscoHus
4/4
4
126
:
Seq
187
Melody2
4/4
1
70
:
Bass
133
ClubHus1
4/4
1
128
:
Seq
188
Electro1
4/4
1
130
Saw Ld
Bass
134
ClubHus2
4/4
1
128
:
Seq
189
Electro2
4/4
1
130
:
Bass
135
Garage
4/4
2
127
:
Seq
190
Electro3
4/4
1
130
:
Bass
136
HouseBas
4/4
4
120
:
Seq
191
Electro4
4/4
1
130
:
Bass
137
AcidBass
4/4
1
120
:
Seq
192
Electro5
4/4
1
130
:
Bass
138
AcoJazz1
4/4
4
204
Acoustic
Seq
193
Electro6
4/4
1
130
:
Bass
139
AcoJazz2
4/4
4
204
:
Seq
194
CompuBas
4/4
1
130
Bass&Ld
Bass
140
ModrnJz1
4/4
16
218
:
Seq
195
Poly Arp
4/4
1
120
Saw Ld
Bass
141
ModrnJz2
4/4
16
218
:
Seq
196
Tek Echo
4/4
2
120
:
Bass
142
ShfBlues
4/4
4
115
Pick Bass
Seq
197
SuperArp
4/4
2
120
:
Bass
143
SlwBlues
4/4
2
49
FingerBass
Seq
198
AcidLine
4/4
1
120
:
Bass
144
PnBoogie
4/4
8
160
Acoustic
Seq
199
Doves
4/4
1
150
:
Bass
145
Reggae
4/4
4
102
FingerBass
Seq
200
PulsLine
4/4
2
120
:
Bass
146
ReggeShf
4/4
4
90
:
Seq
201
SyncpEco
4/4
2
120
Poly Synth
Bass
147
Salsa
4/4
4
123
Acoustic
Seq
202
Waggle
4/4
1
140
Saw Ld
Bass
148
Montuno
4/4
4
100
FingerBass
ChSq
203
SynChrd1
4/4
1
130
Poly Synth
Bass
149
Samba
4/4
2
120
:
ChSq
204
SynChrd2
4/4
1
90
Bass&Ld
Bass
150
Bossa
4/4
4
124
:
ChSq
205
BasChrd1
4/4
2
130
:
Bass
151
LatinHus
4/4
4
138
:
ChSq
206
BasChrd2
4/4
1
130
:
Bass
152
Spanish
4/4
1
120
:
ChSq
207
ChillChd
4/4
1
90
Poly Synth
Seq
153
Classic
4/4
1
120
Saw Ld
ChSq
208
TrancRtm
4/4
4
140
:
Seq
154
Oct Seq
4/4
1
130
Bass&Ld
ChSq
209
Ibiza
4/4
2
135
Bass&Ld
Seq
155
RandmSeq
4/4
1
90
Sci-Fi
ChSq
210
Garage
4/4
2
127
:
Length
Original Instrument
Tempo
Type
Saw Ld
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Appendix
48
Category
Arp.
No.
Arp.
Name
Time
Signature
Length
ChSq
211
Syncopat
4/4
2
120
HySq
212
Hybrid1
4/4
1
130
HySq
213
Hybrid2
4/4
1
HySq
214
Hybrid3
4/4
1
HySq
215
Hybrid4
4/4
1
130
HySq
216
Hybrid5
4/4
1
ApKb
217
Pf Arp1
4/4
2
ApKb
218
Pf Arp2
4/4
ApKb
219
Pf Arp3
4/4
ApKb
220
Pf Arp4
ApKb
221
Pf Arp5
ApKb
222
ApKb
223
ApKb
Original Instrument
Tempo
Type
Time
Signature
Category
Arp.
No.
Arp.
Name
Saw Ld
GtPl
266
PowerRk3
4/4
4
120
:
:
GtPl
267
AlterRk1
4/4
4
97
Overdrive
95
:
GtPl
268
AlterRk2
4/4
4
97
:
130
:
GtPl
269
XoverRk1
4/4
2
100
:
Bass&Ld
GtPl
270
XoverRk2
4/4
2
100
Distortion
106
:
GtPl
271
Rck&Roll
4/4
4
172
Clean
64
Acoustic Piano
GtPl
272
GuitrPp1
4/4
2
90
Nylon
2
74
:
GtPl
273
GuitrPp2
4/4
1
90
:
2
130
:
GtPl
274
GuitrPp3
4/4
4
100
Steel
4/4
1
116
:
GtPl
275
GuitrPp4
4/4
4
100
Clean
4/4
1
82
:
GtPl
276
GuitrPp5
4/4
1
90
Nylon
Pf Arp6
4/4
2
130
:
GtPl
277
Unplug1
4/4
4
120
Steel
Pf Arp7
4/4
2
130
:
GtPl
278
Unplug2
4/4
2
120
:
224
Pf Arp8
4/4
1
74
:
GtPl
279
Unplug3
4/4
2
120
:
ApKb
225
70sRock1
4/4
2
130
:
GtPl
280
FingrPk1
4/4
2
120
:
ApKb
226
70sRock2
4/4
4
130
:
GtPl
281
FingrPk2
4/4
2
120
:
ApKb
227
EP Balld
4/4
2
60
E_Piano 1
GtPl
282
BritPop1
4/4
2
86
:
ApKb
228
Slowfeel
4/4
1
74
:
GtPl
283
BritPop2
4/4
2
86
Clean
ApKb
229
16Bt Pop
4/4
4
103
:
GtPl
284
EP Balld
4/4
2
60
:
ApKb
230
AnalgPop
4/4
2
93
:
GtPl
285
8BtBasic
4/4
4
120
:
ApKb
231
ClubJazz
4/4
4
125
Acoustic Piano
GtPl
286
8BtSoft
4/4
4
100
Steel
ApKb
232
ChartPop
4/4
1
92
E_Piano 1
GtPl
287
16BtBlld
4/4
4
75
Clean
ApKb
233
Swing EP
4/4
1
101
:
GtPl
288
6/8 Pop
4/4
4
100
:
ApKb
234
6/8 R&B
4/4
2
61
:
GtPl
289
6/8Balld
4/4
2
58
:
ApKb
235
HipHop1
4/4
2
105
:
GtPl
290
Funky1
4/4
2
120
:
ApKb
236
HipHop2
4/4
2
105
:
GtPl
291
Funky2
4/4
2
120
:
ApKb
237
HipHop3
4/4
2
105
Harpsichord
GtPl
292
Funky3
4/4
1
120
:
ApKb
238
Clavi1
4/4
1
110
Brite Clav
GtPl
293
CleanGt1
4/4
4
107
:
ApKb
239
Clavi2
4/4
1
110
:
GtPl
294
CleanGt2
4/4
2
120
:
ApKb
240
Clavi3
4/4
1
124
:
GtPl
295
CleanGt3
4/4
2
120
:
ApKb
241
DrumnBas
4/4
4
170
E_Piano 1
GtPl
296
CleanGt4
4/4
4
127
:
ApKb
242
ClubHus
4/4
2
128
:
GtPl
297
CleanGt5
4/4
4
107
:
ApKb
243
HousePf
4/4
2
130
Rock Piano
GtPl
298
Spanky
4/4
2
105
:
ApKb
244
Reggae
4/4
2
92
Brite Clav
GtPl
299
FunkRock
4/4
4
94
:
ApKb
245
Salsa
4/4
1
123
Rock Piano
GtPl
300
JazzFunk
4/4
4
120
:
ApKb
246
Montuno
4/4
2
100
:
GtPl
301
SlowEasy
4/4
4
72
:
ApKb
247
PnoLatin
4/4
2
120
:
GtPl
302
GosplFnk
4/4
4
106
:
Orgn
248
HouseOrg
4/4
1
130
Perc Organ
GtPl
303
PopShuff
4/4
4
94
:
Orgn
249
Reggae
4/4
1
92
Draw Organ
GtPl
304
StdDisco
4/4
4
120
:
Orgn
250
LatinOrg
4/4
1
110
Rock Organ
GtPl
305
PhilyDsc
4/4
2
100
:
GtPl
251
Strum1
4/4
2
120
Steel
GtPl
306
New R&B
4/4
1
97
Steel
GtPl
252
Strum2
4/4
2
120
:
GtPl
307
Smooth
4/4
2
64
Nylon
GtPl
253
Strum3
4/4
2
120
:
GtPl
308
HipHop1
4/4
2
94
Mute
GtPl
254
SteelGtr
4/4
4
120
:
GtPl
309
HipHop2
4/4
2
94
:
GtPl
255
GtrArp1
4/4
1
120
:
GtPl
310
HipRock1
4/4
4
90
Overdrive
GtPl
256
GtrArp2
4/4
1
120
:
GtPl
311
HipRock2
4/4
4
132
:
GtPl
257
OvdrGtr1
4/4
4
120
Overdrive
GtPl
312
SoulBeat
4/4
4
124
Clean
GtPl
258
OvdrGtr2
4/4
4
120
:
GtPl
313
SoulShuf
4/4
4
98
:
GtPl
259
OvdrGtr3
4/4
4
120
:
GtPl
314
Big Beat
4/4
4
115
Overdrive
GtPl
260
OvdrGtr4
4/4
4
120
:
GtPl
315
AcoJazz
4/4
4
204
ModernJazz
GtPl
261
ContmpRk
4/4
4
126
:
GtPl
316
ModernJz
4/4
16
218
:
GtPl
262
StndRck1
4/4
4
131
:
GtPl
317
ShfBlues
4/4
4
115
Mute
GtPl
263
StndRck2
4/4
4
131
:
GtPl
318
SlwBlues
4/4
2
49
Overdrive
GtPl
264
PowerRk1
4/4
4
120
Distortion
GtPl
319
PnBoogie
4/4
4
160
Clean
GtPl
265
PowerRk2
4/4
4
120
:
GtPl
320
Reggae
4/4
2
102
:
Owner’s Manual
Length
Original Instrument
Tempo
Type
Appendix
Time
Signature
Category
Arp.
No.
Arp.
Name
GtPl
321
ReggeShf
4/4
4
90
:
GtPl
322
Samba
4/4
4
120
Nylon
GtPl
323
Bossa
4/4
4
124
:
GtPl
324
Spanish1
4/4
2
120
:
GtPl
325
Spanish2
4/4
2
120
Steel
GtPl
326
Lick1
4/4
4
120
Distortion
GtPl
327
Lick2
4/4
4
120
:
GtPl
328
Lick3
4/4
2
120
:
GtPl
329
Lick4
4/4
4
120
:
GtPl
330
Lick5
4/4
1
120
:
Strn
331
Strings
4/4
1
101
StereoSt1
Strn
332
New R&B
4/4
2
90
:
Strn
333
Pizz
4/4
1
120
Pizz
Bras
334
Funk1
4/4
4
132
Brass Sect
Bras
335
Funk2
4/4
1
132
:
Bras
336
Samba
4/4
2
120
:
RdPp
337
Hip Hop
4/4
2
105
TenorSax 2
RdPp
338
Soul
4/4
4
120
:
RdPp
339
Flutter
4/4
1
120
:
Lead
340
R&B Dsc1
4/4
1
110
Bass&Ld
Lead
341
R&B Dsc2
4/4
2
110
:
Lead
342
Regeton
4/4
4
98
Caliop Ld
Length
Original Instrument
Tempo
Type
Owner’s Manual
49
50
Owner’s Manual
Control
Change
0,32
1,7,10,11
6,38
64
65
66
71-75
91,93
96-97
100-101
0-127
Key's
Ch's
After
Touch
Pitch Bend
Note ON
Note OFF
Velocity
: True voice
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
x
x
o 9nH,v=1-127
o 8nH,v=0
0 - 127
**************
x
x
x
3
x
**************
Default
Messages
Altered
Mode
Note
Number
x
x
1 - 16
1 - 16
Default
Changed
Basic
Channel
Transmitted
Recognized
[ USB KEYBOARD STUDIO ]
Model KX25/KX49/KX61/KX8 MIDI Implementation Chart
Function...
YAMAHA
Data Entry
Sustain Sw
Portamento Sw
Sostenuto
Sound Controller
Effect Depth
RPN Inc,Dec
RPN LSB,MSB
Assignable Cntrl
Bank Select
Memorized
Remarks
Date :10-JAN-2008
Version : 1.0
MIDI Implementation Chart
MIDI Implementation Chart
: True #
x
x
x
x
o
x
:
:
:
:
:
:
Aux
Messages
Mode 1 : OMNI ON, POLY
Mode 3 : OMNI OFF, POLY
Mode 2 : OMNI ON, MONO
Mode 4 : OMNI OFF, MONO
x
x
x
x
x
x
o
x
o
x
: Clock
: Commands
System
Real Time
All Sound Off
Reset All Cntrls
Local ON/OFF
All Notes OFF
Active Sense
Reset
x
x
x
x
x
x
: Song Pos.
: Song Sel.
: Tune
o
x
o
o 0 - 127
**************
Common
System Exclusive
Prog
Change
o : Yes
x : No
MIDI Implementation Chart
Owner’s Manual
51
Index
Index
A
G
AC power adaptor .....................................................9
ADD INSTRUMENT TRACK................................10, 19
ARP EDIT ..........................................................10, 33
ARP ON/OFF .....................................................10, 20
Arpeggio .................................................................31
Arpeggio type .........................................................46
ASSIGN 1 ..........................................................25, 34
ASSIGN 2 ..........................................................25, 34
Auto ........................................................................36
GateTime ................................................................ 33
B
BeatStretch .............................................................33
BulkTransmit ...........................................................37
C
Clock ......................................................................36
Control Change .......................................................29
CONTROL knobs...............................................10, 24
CONTROL TEMPLATE .......................................10, 28
Control Template .....................................................28
Cubase ...................................................................17
Cubase AI4 .............................................................13
CUBASE FUNCTION .........................................11, 23
Cursor ...............................................................11, 25
D
DATA ..........................................................10, 17, 31
DAW Select .......................................................34, 37
DC IN connector..................................................9, 11
Device Number .......................................................37
Display ..............................................................10, 26
Display Time ...........................................................37
E
ENTER ........................................................11, 25, 34
ESC.............................................................11, 25, 34
EXIT ........................................................................10
Extensions for Steinberg DAW .................................13
External ...................................................................36
F
Factory Set ..............................................................37
Fast forward ......................................................25, 34
Fix .....................................................................27, 36
Footswitch ...............................................................16
52
H
Hard1 ............................................................... 27, 36
Hard2 ............................................................... 27, 36
HOLD ............................................................... 10, 21
I
Installation .............................................................. 13
Internal ................................................................... 36
K
Knob....................................................................... 24
Knob Functions Select button .................................. 10
KX Editor................................................................... 6
M
MIDI........................................................................ 37
MIDI IN ................................................................... 11
MIDI OUT................................................................ 11
MIDI port................................................................. 18
MIDI Select ............................................................. 37
MIDI Thru .......................................................... 37, 38
MIDI Transmit Ch .................................................... 37
Modulation wheel .................................................... 11
MUTE ..................................................................... 25
N
Normal .............................................................. 27, 36
O
OCTAVE ........................................................... 10, 27
Octave LED ............................................................ 37
OctRange ............................................................... 33
P
PC+Remot .............................................................. 37
Pitch Bend wheel .................................................... 11
Play .................................................................. 25, 34
Power Supply ............................................................ 9
ProgChg ................................................................. 37
ProgChgMode ........................................................ 37
PROGRAM ........................................................ 11, 34
Owner’s Manual
Index
R
REC ..................................................................25, 34
Record ..............................................................25, 34
Remote ...................................................................37
Repeat on/off .....................................................25, 34
Rewind ..............................................................25, 34
S
SELECT .............................................................10, 26
Soft1 .................................................................27, 36
Soft2 .................................................................27, 36
SOLO ................................................................25, 34
STANDBY/ON......................................................9, 11
Stop ..................................................................25, 34
SUSTAIN ...........................................................11, 16
Swing ......................................................................33
SwingValue .............................................................33
Sync........................................................................36
T
TEMPO....................................................................10
Tempo...............................................................32, 36
TOOLS for KX ..........................................................13
Top display .............................................................26
TRACK (Track Control buttons) ..........................11, 25
TRANSPORT (Trasnport Control buttons) ...........11, 25
U
USB ........................................................................37
USB bus-powered device ..........................................9
USB MIDI port .........................................................18
USB TO HOST .........................................................11
USB-MIDI Driver ......................................................13
UTILITY .............................................................10, 36
V
VELOCITY CURVE .............................................10, 27
Velocity Curve .........................................................27
VeloCurve ...............................................................36
VeloFix ....................................................................36
VSTi ........................................................................19
VSTi Remote............................................................29
VSTi WINDOW ...................................................10, 34
Owner’s Manual
53
MEMO
54
Owner’s Manual
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