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EX 8500

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Based on default M4L MidiCC devices:

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Midi CCs

The Expander 80 allows every parameter to be controlled by MIDI.

Parameter Function MIDI CC Range
01 DEG VCA-A Attack 12 0 ~ 15
02 DEG VCA-A Decay 13 0 ~ 15
03 DEG VCA-A Breakpoint 14 0 ~ 15
04 DEG VCA-A Slope 15 0 ~ 15
05 DEG VCA-A Sustain 16 0 ~ 15
06 DEG VCA-A Release 17 0 ~ 15
07 DEG VCA-A Dynamics 18 0 (Off) ~ 1 (On)
08 DEG VCA-A Damper 19 0 (Off) ~ 1 (On)
09 DCO Mode 20 1 (Whole) ~ 2 (Double)
11 DEG VCA-B Attack 21 0 ~ 15
12 DEG VCA-B Decay 22 0 ~ 15
13 DEG VCA-B Breakpoint 23 0 ~ 15
14 DEG VCA-B Slope 24 0 ~ 15
15 DEG VCA-B Sustain 25 0 ~ 15
16 DEG VCA-B Release 26 0 ~ 15
17 DEG VCA-B Dynamics 27 0 (Off) ~ 1 (On)
18 DEG VCA-B Damper 28 0 (Off) ~ 1 (On)
21 Detune Interval 29 0 ~ 61
22 Detune Fine 30 0 ~ 15
23 Noise Level 31 0 ~ 15
24 Noise Destination 32 1 (VCA) ~ 2 (VCF)
31 DEG VCF Attack 33 0 ~ 15
32 DEG VCF Decay 34 0 ~ 15
33 DEG VCF Breakpoint 35 0 ~ 15
34 DEG VCF Slope 36 0 ~ 15
35 DEG VCF Sustain 37 0 ~ 15
36 DEG VCF Release 38 0 ~ 15
37 DEG VCF Dynamics 39 0 (Off), 1 (On)
41 LFO-2 Frequency 40 0 ~ 15
42 LFO-2 Final Level 41 0 ~ 15
43 LFO-2 Initial Level 42 0 ~ 15
44 LFO-2 Delay Time 43 0 ~ 15
45 LFO-2 Delay Mode 44 1 (Manual), 2 (Auto)
46 LFO-2 Waveform 45 1 (Triangle), 2 (Square)
51 LFO-1 Frequency 46 0 ~ 15
52 LFO-1 Final Level 47 0 ~ 15
53 LFO-1 Initial Level 48 0 ~ 15
54 LFO-1 Delay Time 49 0 ~ 15
55 LFO-1 Delay Mode 50 1 (Manual), 2 (Auto)
62 DCO Waveform 51 0 (Off), 1 (Sqr), 2 (Saw)
63 DCO Sawtooth Octave 52 1 (16′), 2 (8′), 3 (4′)
64 DCO Square 16′ Level 53 0 ~ 15
65 DCO Square 8′ Level 54 0 ~ 15
66 DCO Square 4′ Level 55 0 ~ 15
67 DCO Square 2′ Level 56 0 ~ 15
71 VCF Cutoff 57 0 ~ 99
72 VCF Resonance 58 0 ~ 15
73 VCF Keyboard Track 59 0 (Off), 1 (Half), 2 (Full)
74 VCF DEG Trigger Mode 60 1 (Single), 2 (Multi)
75 VCF DEG Level 61 0 ~ 15
81 Chorus 62 0 (Off), 1 (On)
82 Volume 63 0 ~ 15

If the Expander 80 ever displays 4c at switch on, this means the
internal backup battery has gone.

Parameter 94 – not shown on the panel, this selects the Pedal
destination, 1: modulation trigger, 2:Program Up, 3: Sequencer Start/Stop
(OK – the manual does mention this)

Parameter 95 selects the sequencer playing destination, 0: Internal
Sound Engine, 1: External MIDI output

Parameter 96 turns the metronome on, 0: Off, 1: On

MIDI Controller 65 is the Manual LFO trigger control, this is a hang
over from the DK80 keyboard version, that had a trigger switch (rather
than a mod wheel). Controller 65 is usually the second pedal function
(although perhaps the standard controller CC1 would have made more sense –
never mind…..)

The Expander 80 also responds to controller 125 (Omni On), controller
124 (Omni Off) and controller 123 (All Notes Off).

The three envelopes share the same timings, the Attack and Decay times
are variable from 30mS to 6 seconds.

The two LFO’s share the same spec as well, both ranging from 0.25Hz at
it’s slowest to 10Hz fastest. The delay time variable from zero to 1.5
seconds. The LFO trigger mode is always Single (the Trigger Mode parameter
74 does not affect the LFO trigger). The LFO’s are not key synced, so free
run at all times. In case your curious, here is the LFO speed reference:

LFO Frequency Setting LFO Frequency
0 0.25 Hz
1 0.5 Hz
2 0.75 Hz
3 1.25 Hz
4 1.5 Hz
5 2 Hz
6 2.5 Hz
7 3 Hz
8 3.5 Hz
9 4 Hz
10 4.5 Hz
11 5 Hz
12 6 Hz
13 6.5 Hz
14 8 Hz
15 10 Hz