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Controlling KB3 Parameters via MIDI

Question:
On the Artis SE, what MIDI Continuous Controllers (CC) are used to remotely control the KB3 parameters?

Answer:

Via the Artis SE MIDI IN (or USB-MIDI*) you can access the full compliment of KB3 program parameters to enhance your real-time performance as well as sonic tweaking.

TIP: tweaked programs can be saved to user memory simply by pressing Save, selecting a desired User Bank location, then pressing Save again.

The table below details the 22 accessible KB3 parameters and their associated MIDI CC numbers.



Artis SE KB3 MIDI Implementation List

KB3 ParameterMIDI CC#Values
 
Drawbar 1 12


127 (min) - 0 (max)

Note: the values are reversed emulating
the behavior of real drawbars
Drawbar 213
Drawbar 322
Drawbar 423
Drawbar 524
Drawbar 625
Drawbar 726
Drawbar 827
Drawbar 928
 
Distortion Drive10 (min) - 127 (max)
Swell Pedal11 (or 91)0 (min) - 127 (max)
KeyClick On/Off900-63 = Off, 64-127 = On
Leak Level102**0 (min) - 127 (max)
 
Rotary Fast/Slow (SW1) 64 (or 29) 0-63 = Slow, 64-127 = Fast
Rotary Brake800-63 = Off, 64-127 = On
 
Chorus/Vibrato On/Off 81*** 0-63 = Off, 64-127 = On
Chorus/Vibrato Select 82 0-63 = Vibrato, 64-127 = Chorus
Chorus/Vibrato Depth 83 0-63 = Low Depth, 64-127 = High Depth
 
Percussion On/Off (SW2) 85 0-63 = Off, 64-127 = On
Percussion Level 86 0-63 = Soft, 64-127 = Loud
Percussion Decay 87 0-63 = Slow, 64-127 = Fast
Percussion Pitch 89 0-63 = Low, 64-127 = High

Download a PDF of the above table for portable reference.



Notes:

*The Artis SE Type B USB port does not provide bus power.
**Only Bank A KB3 programs offer leakage.
*** "Farfisa" and "Vox" programs use cc#29 to enable/disable the Chorus/Vibrato.


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