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For general, quick setup of the entire keyboard all at once, please go to the "Quick Setup for CMK3 without CMK Config" tutorial. 

 

Below are the procedures for programming individual keyboard parameters:

 

 

1. SOFT REBOOT

 

Simultaneously press the first piston from the left (SET) and last piston on the right (CANCEL).

Performs a soft reboot. This will restart the keyboard and reload configuration data from the on-board EEPROM.

 

2. SET MIDI CHANNEL(S) ACTIVE

 

Hold the first piston from the left (SET) and momentarily press the last black key on the right (A#5) and then the first black key from the left (C#1). While still holding SET, momentarily press one or more of the first 16 white keys from the left (C1 to D3). Afterwards, release the SET piston.

 

Sets the output MIDI channels for the keyboard. For example, if we configure the keyboard to transmit on channels 1, 3 and 5, then all MIDI events originating from that keyboard will produce MIDI messages on these three channels.  C1 for Channel-1, E1 for Channel-3, G1 for Channel-5, etc.

 

3. SET MIDI CHANNEL(S) INACTIVE

 

Hold first piston from the left (SET) and momentarily press the last black key on the right (A#5) and then the second black key from the left (D#1). Afterwards, release the SET piston.

 

Clears all output MIDI channels for the keyboard. You cannot clear just one but must clear all and start again as above.

 

You can change just one by using the configuration software.

 

4. SET DEFAULT VELOCITY 

 

(if keyboard is presently in the non-velocity mode)

 

Hold the first piston from the left (SET) and momentarily press the last black key on the right (A#5) and then the third black key from the left (F#1). Then momentarily press any one of the 36 white keys and release the SET piston.

 

Repeating the above will set the next active MIDI channel that has velocity-sensing turned Off.

 

Selects the default velocity for the lowest-numbered active MIDI channel with velocity-sensing set Off. Uses the white keys to select a velocity level between 0 (bass end: softest) and 127 (treble end: loudest). Keys pressed in between will produce a velocity level between 0 and 127 proportional to the location of the key relative to the extremes. The change in velocity level between adjacent white keys is approximately 3. 

 

Note that if multiple keys are pressed, only the last one released will be registered by the software.

 

5. SET VELOCITY SENSING OFF

 

Hold the first piston from the left (SET) and momentarily press the last black key on the right (A#5) and then the fourth black key from the left (G#1) to turn off velocity sensing. Afterwards, release the SET piston. 

 

The MIDI Channel with the lowest active number will be set to velocity-sensing Off and will use the default velocity value.

 

Velocity sensing produces a different volume level corresponding to the speed with which a key is pressed. To conform to traditional organ consoles which are not velocity sensitive, the CMK-3A permits users to disable velocity-sensing in the keyboard.

 

6. SET VELOCITY SENSING ON

 

Hold first piston from the left (SET) and momentarily press the last black key on the right (A#5) and then the fifth black key from the left (A#1) to turn on velocity sensing. Afterwards, release the SET piston.

 

The MIDI Channel with the lowest active number that is presently in the Velocity-sensing Off mode will be set to velocity-sensing On.

 

Velocity sensing produces a different volume level corresponding to the speed with which a key is pressed. To conform to traditional organ consoles which are not velocity sensitive, the CMK-3A permits users to disable velocity-sensing in the keyboard.

 

7. SET A MIDI CHANNEL TO SEND VOLUME MESSAGES (CONTROLLER-7)

 

Hold the first piston from the left (SET) and momentarily press the last black key on the right (A#5) and then the sixth black key from the left (C#2). Then press one of the sixteen white keys to set the channel (C1 = channel 1 to D3 = channel 16). Press the channel key (i.e the aforementioned C1 - D3) once to set that channel on Analogue input 1, twice to set the output on Analogue input 2. Afterwards, release the SET piston.

 

The quantity of presses corresponds to the number of the analog input (#1 to #2) while the white key defines the MIDI channel (1 to 16) on which you want the volume message to be sent. 

So, if you want to set Analogue input 1 to send on channel 2, the sequence would be:

Press set (far left piston) button > A#5 > C#2 > D1 > release set button.

If you want to set Analogue input 2 to send on channel 3 the sequence would be:

Press set (far left piston) button > A#5 > C#2 > E1 > E1 > release set button.

 

Each MIDI channel must be set separately in this manner.

 

Sets the volume message on one MIDI channel. Any channel can be set but only an active one will transmit a message.

 

If you hit different white keys before releasing SET, only the last one will be recognised and enabled according to the quantity of presses you made. More than three presses will be treated as three.

 

 

 

8. DISABLING VOLUME MESSAGES (CONTROLLER-7)

 

Hold the first piston from the left (SET) and momentarily press the last black key on the right (A#5) and then the sixth black key from the left (C#2). Afterwards, release the SET piston.

 

Clears the volume settings for all active MIDI channels on the keyboard. You cannot clear just one but must clear all and start again as above. You can change just one by using the configuration software.

 

9. SET A MIDI CHANNEL TO SEND EXPRESSION MESSAGES (CONTROLLER-11)

 

Hold the first piston from the left (SET) and momentarily press the last black key on the right (A#5) and then the sixth black key from the left (D#2). Then press one of the sixteen white keys to set the channel (C1 = channel 1 to D3 = channel 16). Press the channel key (i.e the aforementioned C1 - D3) once to set that channel on Analogue input 1, twice to set the output on Analogue input 2. Afterwards, release the SET piston.

 

The quantity of presses corresponds to the number of the analog input (#1 to #2) while the white key defines the MIDI channel (1 to 16) on which you want the volume message to be sent. 

So, if you want to set Analogue input 1 to send on channel 2, the sequence would be:

Press set (far left piston) button > A#5 > D#2 > D1 > release set button.

If you want to set Analogue input 2 to send on channel 3 the sequence would be:

Press set (far left piston) button > A#5 > D#2 > E1 > E1 > release set button.

 

Each MIDI channel must be set separately in this manner.

 

Sets the expression message on one MIDI channel. Any channel can be set but only an active one will transmit a message.

 

If you hit  different white keys before releasing SET, only the last one will be recognised and enabled according to the quantity of presses you made. More than three presses will be treated as three.

 

Note that the crescendo input does not require setup because it produces messages for the Ahlborn Archive modules.

 

10. DISABLING EXPRESSION MESSAGES (CONTROLLER-11)

 

Hold the first piston from the left (SET) and momentarily press the last black key on the right (A#5) and then the sixth black key from the left (D#2). Afterwards, release the SET piston.

 

Clears the expression settings for all active MIDI channels on the keyboard. You cannot clear just one but must clear all and start again as above. You can change just one by using the configuration software.

 

11. SET TRANSPOSE VALUE

 

Hold the first piston from the left (SET) and momentarily press the last black key on the right (A#5) and then any key EXCEPT the first seven black keys. Then, release the SET piston.

 

The next key pressed will send the note number that Middle-C will become.

 

For example, if you want to transpose down two semi-tones to B-flat, press B-flat (A#2). Transposition is not cumulative.

 

12. Turn Red/Green Lights On/Off

 

Press and hold the set button

 

Press and release the last sharp on the right (A#5).

 

Press and release the 2nd from furthest right black key to deactivate MIDI indicators 

 

OR Press and Release the 3rd from furthest right black key to activate MIDI indicators

 

 

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