Using the Master Keyboard Split Mode on a CS6X

Last Update: 12/19/2002

The Master Keyboard Split Mode allows the user to play two different Voices in two sections of the keyboard. Both the Upper and Lower sections are configured with different MIDI Transmit Channels that can control two parts (channels) from the Internal Tone Generator and external MIDI devices. Additionally, the Split can be engaged or disengaged from the selected Performance by toggling the [MASTER KEYBOARD] button ON or OFF.

NOTE: The Master Keyboard settings are part of the parameters stored with each Performance, and can be different for each Performance.

NOTE: If there is a PLG100XG Plug-in Board installed in the unit, the XG Voices in Parts 17 - 32 will double the Voices in Parts 1 - 16. To avoid this, Parts 17 - 32 must be muted via MIDI, or manually on the instrument. (Only Parts 17 - 18 need to be muted for this example.) Click here for 'Muting and resetting a PLG100XG Plug-in Board on a CS6X'

Initializing a Performance:

When creating a new Performance setup, it is helpful to first clear the settings by initializing the Performance. Click here for 'Initializing a Performance on a CS6X'

TIP: Certain settings of a Voice are overridden when it is put into a Performance. This may make the Voice sound slightly different. Click here for 'Making a CS6X Voice in Voice Mode sound the same in Performance Mode'

NOTE: Parts 1 and 2 will be assigned to MIDI Channels 1 and 2 for this example.

Setting up a Split:

1)
Press the [PERFORM] button to enter Performance Mode.

2) Press the [EDIT] button. The LED next to it will illuminate.

3) If the 'Master Keyboard' function is OFF, turn it ON by pressing the [MASTER KEYBOARD] button. The LED next to it will illuminate.

4) Turn the (A) knob until 'Common' is displayed in the lower left corner of the screen.

5) Turn the (PAGE) knob until 'Gen M.Kbd' appears in the upper left corner of the screen.

6) Turn the (B) knob to select 'split' for the mode.

7) Turn the (C) knob to select MIDI Transmit Channel 'Ch01' for the Lower section.

8) Turn the (1) knob to select MIDI Transmit Channel 'Ch02' for the Upper section.

9) Turn the (2) knob to select the Split Point. (EXAMPLE: 'C 3')

Selecting a Voice and MIDI Channel for each Split Section:

NOTE: In Performance Mode, a Voice is assigned to a 'Part' of a Performance setup. To have a Split section trigger that 'Part', the MIDI Transmit Channel of the Split section must match the MIDI Receive Channel of the Part.

1) Press and hold the [SHIFT] button, then turn the (PAGE) knob until the cursor points to 'MIX' at the bottom of the screen.

2) Release the [SHIFT] button, then turn the (PAGE) knob until 'MIX Vce' is displayed on the left side of the screen.

3) Turn the (A) knob to select 'Part01'.

4) Turn the (B) knob to select a Voice Memory location.

EXAMPLE: 'PRE1' = Preset 1 Bank.

5) Turn the (C) knob to select a Voice.

6) Turn the (PAGE) knob to display 'LYR Mode' on the left side of the screen.

7) Turn the (2) knob to select MIDI Receive Channel 1 ('RcvCh' 1).

8) Repeat steps 3 - 7 of 'Selecting a Voice and MIDI Channel for each Split section' (see above) to select 'Part02', a Voice, and MIDI Receive Channel 2.

9) Play the keyboard; each Split section of will play its assigned Voice.

Reference: Owner's Manual, p.67-68

Storing a Performance to Memory:

NOTE: To save this Performance setup for future use, it should be stored to the Internal memory or a SmartMedia Card (External memory).

1) Press the [STORE] button.

2) Turn the (1) knob to select Internal or External memory.

3) Turn the (2) knob to select the destination Performance number.

4) Press the [ENTER] button.

WARNING: The next step will overwrite the Performance currently in the destination number.

5) Press the [INC/DEC] button to store the Performance.
TIP: There are many other ways to create Splits. Click here for 'Methods for Creating a Split on a CS6X'

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