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U-CONTROL UMX49/UMX61

User’s Manual

Version 1.0 January 2006

U-CONTROL UMX49/UMX61

IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover (or back). No user-serviceable parts inside; refer servicing to qualified personnel. Only qualified personnel may perform repairs.

WARNING: The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.

This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage inside the enclosure—voltage that may be sufficient to constitute a risk of shock.

This symbol, wherever it appears, alerts you to important operating and maintenance instructions in the accompanying literature. Please read the manual.

DETAILED SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS:

1)Read these instructions.

2)Keep these instructions.

3)Heed all warnings.

4)Follow all instructions.

5)Do not use this apparatus near water.

6)Clean only with dry cloth.

7)Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

8)Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

9)Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

10)Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

11)Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

12)Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/

apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.

13)Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

14)Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

15)CAUTION - These service instructions are for use by qualified service personnel only. To reduce the risk of electric shock do not perform any servicing other than that contained in the operation instructions unless you are qualified to do so.

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U-CONTROL UMX49/UMX61

U-CONTROL

The Ultimate Studio in a Box: 49-Key USB/MIDI Controller Keyboard with USB/Audio Interface, 50 Software Instruments and Ableton® Live Lite 4 BEHRINGER Edition

Unleash your creativity and play 50 virtual instruments and synthesizers, take off with an unlimited number of sound creations. Download more free instrument plug-ins and host software from www.behringer.com

Velocity-sensitive USB/MIDI keyboard featuring 49 full-size keys and unbeatable programming versatility, real-time control and playability

USB/audio interface to connect your instruments and mixer, etc. to your computer for recording and playback Powerful DAW software Ableton® Live Lite 4 BEHRINGER Edition included

Plug and play with Mac OS® X and Windows XP®

8 real-time rotary controls plus 10 assignable switches

Freely assign MIDI control changes to the modulation wheel, volume fader and pedal port for ultimate flexibility Full 128 tone range via the octave shift function with multi-purpose LED status indication

Separate MIDI Out allows controlling external samplers, synths and other equipment

Runs via USB bus, batteries or a power adapter (not included)

High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life

Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

UMX49

UMX61

* All trademarks mentioned belong to their respective owners and are not affiliated with BEHRINGER®

YOUR U-CONTROL

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VORWORT

Dear Customer,

welcome to the team of BEHRINGER users, and thank you very much for expressing your confidence in us by purchasing the U-CONTROL.

Writing this foreword for you gives me great pleasure, because it represents the culmination of many months of hard work delivered by our engineering team to achieve a very ambitious goal: With the UMX we present you our first keyboard which, thanks to its flexibility, can be used on stage as a

master keyboard controller as well as a pure MIDI controller. The task of designing our new U-CONTROL certainly meant a great deal of responsibility, which we assumed by focusing on you, the discerning user and musician. Meeting your expectations also meant a lot of work and night shifts. But it was fun, too. Developing a product usually brings a lot of people together, and what a great feeling it is when all who participated in such a project can be proud of what they’ve achieved.

It is our philosophy to share our enjoyment with you, because you are the most important member of the BEHRINGER team. With your highly competent suggestions for new products you’ve made a significant contribution to shaping our company and making it successful. In return, we guarantee you uncompromising quality as well as excellent technical and audio properties at an extremely reasonable price. All of this will enable you to give free rein to your creativity without being hampered by budget constraints.

We are often asked how we manage to produce such highquality devices at such unbelievably low prices. The answer is quite simple: it’s you, our customers! Many satisfied customers mean large sales volumes enabling us to get better purchasing terms for components, etc. Isn’t it only fair to pass this benefit on to you? Because we know that your success is our success too!

I would like to thank all of you who have made the B-CONTROL possible. You have all made your own personal contributions, from the developers to the many other employees at this company, and to you, the BEHRINGER user.

My friends, it’s been worth the effort!

Thank you very much,

Uli Behringer

 

TABLE OF CONTANTS

 

WICHTIGE SICHERHEITSHINWEISE ..............................

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VORWORT

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1.EINFÜHRUNG ..............................................................

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1.1 Bevor ........................................................Sie beginnen

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1.1.1 ........................................................

Auslieferung

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1.1.2 ........................

Inbetriebnahme und Stromzufuhr

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1.1.3 ...............................................................

Garantie

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1.2 Systemanforderungen ....................................................

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2.2 USB-Modus ..............................und Standalone-Betrieb

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2.2.1 ...................................................

Der USB - Modus

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2.2.2 .......................................

Der Standalone - Betrieb

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3. BEDIENELEMENTE ....................UND ANSCHLÜSSE

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4.BEDIENUNG ................................................................

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4.1 DER PLAY ..........................................................-MODUS

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4.1.1 ....................................

Das FACTORY MEMORY

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4.1.2 ............................................

Das USER MEMORY

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4.2 DERASSIGN ......................................................-MODUS

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4.2.1 .................Einstellung des GLOBAL CHANNELs

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4.2.2 .......................

Die individuelle Kanal - Zuordnung

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4.2.3 ...............Zuordnung des GLOBAL CHANNELs:

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4.2.4 .............................

Die PANIK - Tastenkombination

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4.2.5 ...........................Der SNAPSHOT SEND-Befehl

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4.2.6 ......................................LOCAL OFF beim UMX

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4.2.7 ....................

Zuweisung von Bedienelementen

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4.2.8 ..........................

Programm - und Bankwechsel

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4.2.9 .....

WeitereFunktionenderOCTAVESHIFT - Taster

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4.2.10 ...........................Die Anschlagsempfindlichkeit

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4.2.11 ............................Der FACTORY RESET-Befehl

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5. TECHNISCHE ................................................DATEN

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6.ANHANG ...................................................................

 

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7. GARANTIE ................................................................

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FOREWORD / TABLE OF CONTENT

U-CONTROL UMX49/UMX61

1. INTRODUCTION

Thank you for showing your confidence in BEHRINGER products by purchasing the UMX. The UMX is an extremely flexible master keyboard with a controller unit that can be used for a wide array of applications. Whether you need independent control of computer rack synthesizers, general MIDI sound modules or effects devices, or want to use the UMX for conveniently operating sequencing software or computer plug-ins – the UMX offers you tremendous ease of use and allows you to realize your ideas intuitively.

The following user’s manual is intended to familiarize you with the unit’s control elements, so that you can master all the functions. After having thoroughly read the user’s manual, store it at a safe place for future reference.

1.1 Before you get started

1.1.1 Shipment

The U-CONTROL was carefully packed at the assembly plant to assure secure transport. Should the condition of the cardboard box suggest that damage may have taken place, please inspect the unit immediately and look for physical indications of damage.

Damaged equipment should NEVER be sent directly to us. Please inform the dealer from whom you acquired the unit immediately as well as the transportation company from which you took delivery of the unit. Otherwise, all claims for replacement/repair may be rendered invalid.

To assure optimal protection of your UMX during transport, we recommend utilizing a carrying case.

Please always use the original packaging to avoid damage due to storage or shipping.

Never let unsupervised children play with the B-CONTROL or with its packaging.

Please dispose of all packaging materials in an environmentally-friendly fashion.

1.1.2 Initial operation and power supply

Please make sure that the unit is provided with sufficient ventilation, and never place the UMX on top of an amplifier or in the vicinity of a heater to avoid the risk of overheating.

The power supply can be realized in different ways depending on the main application area: For the installation of the UMX in a studio environment, it is possible to connect the device directly to a free USB port of the computer using the USB cable provided (see fig. 1.1).

In case it is not possible to establish the power supply over USB (e.g. because of an overload of the host computer due to several USB devices connected), it is also possible to operate the UMX with three 1.5-Volt batteries (type “AA”, see fig. 1.2).

USB Cable (included)

U-CONTROL UMX

Figure 1.1: Power supply via USB

Figure 1.2: The battery compartment on the bottom side of the UMX

Open the battery compartment by pressing the shutter clamp carefully in the direction of the battery compartment, while pulling the cover of the compartment upwards.

Please note the following points when inserting the batteries:

The +symbol of the batteries must coincide with the +symbol of the compartment! Incorrect polarity will damage the electronics!

Do not mix old and new batteries! When you change the batteries, always change all 3 batteries at the same time.

Do not use damaged batteries. The UMX could be damaged due to the leakage of chemicals.

If you do not use the unit for an extended period of time, please remove the batteries from the compartment. Here again, the batteries could leak and damage the device.

After inserting the batteries, please close the battery compartment and make sure the shutter clamp snaps into place again.

If you do neither want to connect the power supply over USB nor operate the unit with batteries, there is yet another possibility to connect the UMX over an external power pack. Best suited here is the BEHRINGER POWERSUPPLY PSU-SB. If you use a different power supply, please observe the correct operational data (9 V DC; 100 mA) and correct polarity of the connector plug; you will find information about this above the DC input on the rear of the unit. Reverse polarity can damage the electronics.

1.1.3 Online registration

Please, do remember to register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your purchase by visiting www.behringer.com (alternatively www.behringer.de) and kindly read the terms and conditions of our warranty carefully.

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Should your BEHRINGER product malfunction, our goal is to have it repaired as quickly as possible. To arrange for warranty service, please contact the retailer from whom the equipment was purchased. Should your BEHRINGER dealer not be located in your vicinity, you may directly contact one of our subsidiaries.

Corresponding contact information is included in the original equipment packaging (Global Contact Information/European Contact Information). Should your country not be listed, please contact the distributor nearest you. A list of distributors can be found in the support area of our website (www.behringer.com).

Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us process your repair claims quicker and more efficiently.

Thank you for your cooperation!

1.2 System requirements

For USB operation, a current WINDOWS® PC or MAC® with a

USB connection is sufficient. Both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 are supported.

The UMX supports the USB MIDI compatibility of WINDOWS® XP and MAC OS X® operating systems.

The UMX can also be operated as a stand-alone MIDI controller with no PC connected. Software control via MIDI is also possible, provided your computer has a MIDI interface.

2.INTRODUCTION TO MIDI

2.1MIDI control for beginners

Application possibilities for the UMX models are truly wideranging. We’ll start with a couple of general explanations and examples that should quickly let you get a good understanding of

MIDI basics.

The definition of the MIDI standard began in 1982 with the cooperation of various international companies (MIDI: Musical

Instruments Digital Interface). At that time, musicians were looking for a possibility of managing the communication of electronic musical instruments of different makes with one another.

What exactly does the UMX do?

Simply put, this a remote control for all kinds of MIDI equipment. Using the faders, encoders and buttons, the foot pedal and the keyboard, an entire array of control instructions can be generated, which in turn can control the most diverse functions of external devices.

What kinds of equipment can I control with the UMX?

You can basically control any device supporting the MIDI format. Both hardware and software MIDI devices are controlled in exactly the same way. The only difference is in the wiring.

Here are a couple of suggestions on how you can use your UMX:

Editing sound parameters of (virtual) synthesizers, sound samplers, GM/GS/XG sound generators

Controlling parameters on effects equipment/software plugins such as effects processors, reverbs, compressors, equalizers etc.

Remotely controlling software mixers (volume, panorama, mute functions, etc.)

Remotely controlling transport functions (playback, forward, stop etc.) on sequencers, hard disk recorders, drum computers etc.

Live control of volume and sound parameters on expanders

Remotely controlling groove boxes, step sequencers, MIDI generators and other “live” software

Program changes and volume control on sound generators

(just like on a master keyboard)

Can be used by band keyboardists, solo entertainers, organists, electronic music performers, DJs, sound engineers, home/project studio owners, theater technicians etc. alike

And how does it work?

Remote control is realized by assigning the individual control elements of the UMX to individual MIDI parameters. Whenever one of these control elements is operated, the UMX generates the control data assigned to this control element, which are then transferred to external devices over a data link. Thus, for example, the VOLUME/DATA fader is programmed ex works to send data controlling the volume level of a channel.

The data connection is usually a standard MIDI cable with a 5-pole DIN plug on each end. Such cables should not exceed a length of 15 meters. With the UMX there is one more data connection available: the USB cable to the host computer. Here, the cable should not exceed a length of 5 meters.

The data transmission takes place over 16 channels. The control data generated by the individual control elements are also called MIDI messages, which can be divided into 3 major groups:

Channel Messages: Here, channel-specific control information is transmitted. An example of a channel message is the note-on instruction. As soon as a key is played on the keyboard of the UMX, the device generates an instruction which contains the pitch, channel number and velocity. The receiving sound generator “knows” which tone has to be played.

System Messages: These messages are not channelspecific but relate to the entire system to which they are sent. They are divided into 3 groups: System Exclusive

Messages (for operating system backup, updates, management of memory contents); System Real-Time

Messages (e.g. for remote control of other devices); System Common Messages (e.g. for the synchronization of several devices).

Control Messages: Also known as Control Changes or

Controllers, abbreviated as “CC… (controller number)”. There are 128 controllers in total, which are numbered from 0 to 127.

Please refer to the table on page 16 to find out which type of controller you are currently working with.

MIDI data are only control data and contain no audible audio information! The data transmission takes place over 16 channels.

What settings do I have to make? Where? How?

Basically, which control element generates which controller must be set on the UMX, and how arriving controller commands should be interpreted must be set on the receiving device.

Regarding controller assignment, there are two possible principles:

You use the preset controller configuration set in the factory (see fig. 2.1). In this case, you only need to make the assignments on the receiving device.

You use your own controller configuration set up in

ASSIGN mode. How to assign controllers to the UMX is described in chapter 4 “operation”.

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2.2 USB mode and stand-alone operation

The UMX can be operated as a USB interface or stand-alone device. The two modes are different with respect to the MIDI signal flow.

2.2.1 USB mode

When the UMX is linked via USB to a computer, the signal flow is as shown below (fig. 2.1).

Sound-Modul

 

 

 

 

VOLUME

MUTE

DEMO

FILTER

LEVEL

PHONES

PROG

TYPE

COMBI

PLAY

POWER

IN

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

(intern)

 

 

 

 

 

USB

MIDI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

(intern)

 

 

 

 

 

Fig. 2.1: Block diagram of MIDI signal flow

After the UMX has been connected to the host computer, a virtual MIDI IN and MIDI OUT interface is emulated.

MIDI data generated in the UMX are first sent over the USB interface to the host computer, where they are received at the emulated MIDI IN. A sequencer software running on the host computer receives the MIDI data via the MIDI IN and relays them to the emulated MIDI OUT – if all sequencer parameters are set properly. The data are then sent back to the UMX via the USB interfaces on the computer/UMX, where they are looped through to the physical MIDI OUT ( ). From here, the MIDI data are sent to the devices connected to the MIDI OUT.

The MIDI OUT connector can also be used as a normal MIDI interface, independently of the sequencer software operating the UMX.

2.2.2 Stand-alone operation

When the UMX25 is not linked via USB to a computer, it is automatically set to stand-alone mode. In this case, the UMX25 can only send out MIDI data from its MIDI OUT connector.

3. CONTROL ELEMENTS AND

CONNECTIONS

The following factory settings refer to GLOBAL MIDI channel 1.

The keyboard of the UMX25: 25 large, velocity-sensitive keys for maximum playing comfort. The keyboard not only provides for playing, but also functions as an encoder in the context of the assignment procedure.

The MODULATION wheel functions ex works as a conventional modulation wheel (MIDI CC 1). In ASSIGN mode, any MIDI controller can be assigned to it. When you release the MODULATION wheel, it retains its adjusted value.

The PITCH BEND wheel is normally used to change the pitch in real time. In this way, a sound can be “bent” upwards/downwards by several half-tones while playing. As a default factory setting, pitch bending is assigned to this wheel. However, in ASSIGN mode you can assign any MIDI control command to the pitch wheel.

Ex works, the VOLUME/DATA fader controls the volume of the notes played on the keyboard (MIDI CC 7). In ASSIGN mode, it can be set to control any MIDI controller.

The ASSIGN button allows you to assign different functions to the various control elements.

The basic principle is always the same:

1)Press the ASSIGN button and keep it pressed. The status LED above the button lights up. The UMX signals that it has entered ASSIGN mode.

2)Select the control element to which you would like to assign a new MIDI function by operating it.

3)Release the ASSIGN button.

4)Depending on the choice you made, you may have to define an additional value range (see below for more details).

5)Press the -Taste. button on the keyboard to confirm your assignments. To discard your assignments either press the -button or the ASSIGN button again. In either case the ASSIGN LED goes out and the UMX quits ASSIGN mode.

The USER MEMORY button is used to recall the internal memory. The internal memory contains all assignment information set in ASSIGN mode. Any changes that were made after USER MEMORY selection are automatically saved without further user prompts. The USER MEMORY is retained even after the unit is switched off.

The two OCTAVE SHIFT buttons are preset to shift the keyboard range by up to three octaves up or down. The associated LEDs help you identify the current octave setting

(see table 3.1). Since the OCTAVE SHIFT buttons can also be assigned to any MIDI controller, we would like to refer you to chapters 4.2.8 and 4.2.9 for detailed information.

The eight high-resolution rotary controls R1 – R8 generate continuous controller information. They are the controllers that are shown above the buttons in the table . All rotary controllers can be assigned to any controller in ASSIGN mode.

The eight buttons B1 - B8 generate switch controllers. Again, they are assigned to various functions ex factory (see table on the device). Like the rotary controls the buttons can be freely assigned to any controller in ASSIGN mode.

The table shows the controller assignment preset at the factory.

Keyboard legend: Informs you about the special functions performed by individual keys on the keyboard. The individual elements of the keyboard legend are described in detail in chapter “4. Operation”.

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Fig. 3.1: TOP view of the UMX

Fig. 3.2: Rear panel connectors

Use this socket to supply the UMX with current from an external power supply unit (not included).

The USB connector of the UMX. The connector (type B) on the device is connected using the cable supplied to a free slot on the host computer (where you will find a type A connector). It is compatible with the USB1.1 and/or USB2.0 standards.

Operation

Octave shift

LED

press once

Shift one octave

LED on

up or dow n

 

 

press 2nd

Shift 2 octaves

flashing

time

up or dow n

 

press 3rd

Shift 3 octaves

flashing

time

up or dow n

 

press both

Reset (all octave

LED off

buttons

shifts are reversed)

 

Table 3.1: LED activity depending on the

OCTAVE SHIFT status

In addition to the connection to the computer, you can use the MIDI OUT to connect additional MIDI devices, so that the

UMX transforms into a fully-featured, easily accessible MIDI interface for your host computer.

Use the FOOT SWITCH connector to connect a sustain pedal. This interface is factory preset and assigned to the MIDI parameter “Foot Pedal” (CC 64), which represents a switch controller. When the pedal is pressed (and held) in normal Play mode, it generates a controller with the value 127. When the pedal is released, the controller falls back to 0 (typical piano sustain pedal behavior). Apart from that the pedal assignment is the same as the button assignment, i.e. you can assign any MIDI controller to it.

The POWER switch is used to switch the unit on and off.

Please close all programs if you want to switch off the UMX25 while the computer is running or terminate the USB connection.

4. OPERATION

We will explain the operation of the UMX in detail in the following. You must observe the following: There is a differentiation between push-buttons (refer to control elements ) and keys (control element )! Please do not confuse these!

4.1 THE PLAY MODE

The UMX will be in the Play Mode immediately after it is switched on. Here you can immediately begin to play, modify the filtering process via the rotary controls, execute panning, control software synthesizers and so on...

4.1.1 THE FACTORY MEMORY

The FACTORY MEMORY is the installed memory in which the basic settings of the UMX are defined. The controller map described under is the most important item of the FACTORY

MEMORY. These settings are automatically loaded after each start of the device and control many useful parameters.

Instructions which are changed within a session are discarded when the device is switched off. We have equipped the UMX with a USER MEMORY, in order to still be able to store changed allocations.

4.1.2 THE USER MEMORY

Settings which are stored in the USER MEMORY remain stored in the internal Flash ROM and are retained after the device is switched off.

Change to the USER MEMORY by pressing push-button . If you call up the USER MEMORY for the first time, the settings of the FACTORY MEMORY will be used initially. As soon as you execute changes in the existing controller map, they are automatically stored - without requiring any further action.

In the USER MEMORY, allocations including channel information of the following control elements can be permanently stored:

-FOOT SWITCH connection

-OCTAVE SHIFT push-button

-VOLUME/DATA fader

-PITCH BEND wheel

-MODULATION wheel

-Rotary controls R1 - R8

-Push-buttons B1 - B8

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4.2 THE ASSIGN MODE

As already mentioned in previous chapters, the ASSIGN Mode is a powerful tool to optionally reconfigure the UMX into an ultracomfortable controller.

The basic logic of the allocation process has been introduced to you in chapter „3 Control elements“. In the following we will offer you more detailed information to enable you to use the UMX even more efficiently.

4.2.1 Setting the GLOBAL CHANNEL

The UMX recognizes two separate classifications in regard to

MIDI channels. There is a GLOBAL CHANNEL and 15 additional SINGLE CHANNELs.

The GLOBAL MIDI CHANNEL is the channel through which all

MIDI commands are sent in the factory setting: messages by various control elements, as well as the Note On and Note Off commands. To change this channel, proceed as follows:

1)Press the ASSIGN push-button and hold it down.

2)Press the key.

3)Release the ASSIGN push-button.

4)Define the GLOBAL CHANNEL by operating one of the keys through on the keyboard.

5)Finally, press the key. In order to discard your assignments, please press the key or press the ASSIGN push-button again. The ASSIGN LED will go off in all 3 cases.

The factory setting for the GLOBAL CHANNEL is channel 1.

4.2.2 The individual channel assignment

The assignment of individual control elements to defined channels is useful if you want to control several external devices independently from each other.

Example:

You are playing synthesizer A through channel 2 with the keyboard and have a sequencer program controlling another synthesizer B through channel 5. You can now control the filter frequency of device B through one of the eight jog/shuttle controls in real time and simultaneously continue to play device A without changing the filter frequency.

1)Press the ASSIGN push-button and hold it down.

2)Activate the control element, for which another channel than the GLOBAL CHANNEL is to be set. If this is a controller or fader, briefly move the control element; when you have decided on a push-button, press this push-button once.

The UMX now "knows" to which control element you would like to assign a SINGLE CHANNEL.

3)Release the ASSIGN push-button.

4)Press one of the 16 channel keys through .

5)Finally, press the key. In order to discard your assignments, please select the key or press the

ASSIGN push-button again. The ASSIGN LED will go off in all 3 cases.

All control elements of the UMX follow the GLOBAL CHANNEL in their channel settings (factory settings). This means that a control element is always in the GLOBAL CHANNEL until you assign it to another channel. Please also consider this when you change the GLOBAL CHANNEL, since various elements will also change accordingly!

4.2.3Assigning the GLOBAL CHANNELs:

1)Press the ASSIGN push-button and hold it down.

2)Activate the control element for which the GLOBAL CHANNEL is to be set. If this is a controller or fader, briefly move the control element; when you have decided on a push-button, press this push-button once. The UMX now "knows" to which control element you would like to assign a GLOBAL CHANNEL.

3)Release the ASSIGN push-button.

4)Press the key.

5)Finally, press the key. In order to discard your assignments, please press the key or press the ASSIGN push-button again. The ASSIGN LED will go off in all 3 cases.

4.2.4The PANIC key combination

Imagine that you have been working continuously on one song for several hours and a note suddenly "hangs up". If you now execute a PANIC command, a sound producing device receiving this command becomes silent immediately.

1)Press the ASSIGN push-button and hold it down.

2)Press one of the two keys or .

3)Release the ASSIGN push-button. The device will automatically return to the normal play mode.

The command "All Notes Off" will be sent immediately after you have pressed one of the two keys.

4.2.5 The SNAPSHOT SEND command

The SNAPSHOT command triggers the transmission of all parameters including their current values. All control element assignments as well as their temporary settings on the respective channels are transmitted to the MIDI OUT socket and to the USB output of the UMX.

It is possible by this method to transfer the complete UMX mapping to a sequencer software at the beginning of a song. This is to make sure the song is played with the last valid controller values. Apart from this, the SNAPSHOT allows you to reset the correct values in an external device where parameters have shifted.

1)Press the ASSIGN push-button and hold it down.

2)Press the push-button on the keyboard.

3)Release the ASSIGN push-button. The device automatically returns to the normal play mode.

The SNAPSHOT command is transmitted immediately after activating the keyboard.

4.2.6 LOCAL OFF in the UMX

The LOCAL OFF in the UMX has the effect that value entries made via the control elements are neither transmitted to the MIDI OUT socket nor to the USB OUT. It is therefore possible in the LOCAL OFF mode, for example, to readjust the rotary controls without transmitting data to the generally selected external devices.

1)Press the ASSIGN push-button and hold it down.

2)Press the key.

3)Release the ASSIGN push-button again and complete the desired settings on the control elements.

4)Then, press the key or the key. The LED of the ASSIGN key goes off in both cases and you are in normal play mode again.

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4.2.7 Assignment of control elements

We explained in chapter 4.2.2 how an individual channel can be assigned to each control element. You will now find out how to assign new controllers and a channel.

a) The assignment for rotary controls R1 - R8, the MODULATION controller, the PITCH BEND wheel, as well as the DATA fader

1)Press the ASSIGN push-button and hold it down.

2a) If you would like to assign one of the eight rotary controls, turn the respective controller.

2b) If you assign the MODULATION controller, please activate one of the keys located below the lettering , , or

. You can bypass step 5, if you decide on the and/or the key. The MIDI controller “MODULATION” (CC 1) and/or “CHANNEL VOLUME” (CC 7) is then directly assigned to the MODULATION controller

without having to enter a controller number first.

2c) If you assign the PITCH BEND wheel, please activate one of the keys located below the lettering , or . You can bypass step 5, if you decide on the key. The original pitch bend function is then directly assigned to the PITCH BEND wheel.

2d) If you complete an assignment for the DATA fader, please activate one of the keys located below the lettering , or . You can bypass step 5 if you decide on the key. The original volume function is then directly assigned to the DATA fader.

3)Release the ASSIGN push-button again.

4)Press one of the 16 channel push-buttons through to define the channel.

5)Press the number keys on the keyboard in sequence until you have completely entered the desired controller number. Only value entries between 0 and 127 are possible. Greater values are ignored by the device.

Example:

-Press and if you have decided on CC 14, for example.

-Press , and if you would like to select CC 107.

6)Finally press the key. In order to discard your assignments, please press the key or press the ASSIGN push-button again. The LED of the ASSIGN pushbutton will go off in all 3 cases.

b) Assigning push-buttons B1 - B8 and the optional sustain pedal connected to the socket .

1)Press the ASSIGN push-button and hold it down.

2)Press the related control element once (however, it is not necessary to continue pressing it).

3)Release the ASSIGN push-button again.

4)Press one of the 16 channel push-buttons through to define the channel.

5)Press the number keys on the keyboard in sequence until you have completely entered the desired controller number. Only value entries between 0 and 127 are possible. Greater values are ignored by the device.

6)Finally, press the key. In order to discard your assignments, please press the key or press the ASSIGN push-button again. The LED of the ASSIGN pushbutton will go off in all 3 cases.

Please note two exceptions in conjunction with the pushbuttons and/or the sustain pedal.

If you assign CC 07 (Channel Volume) to the pushbuttons, a channel volume of 0 is triggered each time you press the push-button. This means the channel is always mute. This feature is very useful for live operation.

If you use controller CC 10 (panning) for the pushbuttons or the sustain pedal, pressing the control element transmits value 64. This results in hearing the content of the channel in the center of the stereo panorama.

Der Befehl “All Notes Off” wird sofort gesendet, nach-dem Sie eine der beiden Tasten gedrückt haben.

4.2.8 Program and bank change

You have three different optionsachieving a program change in external devices with the UMX. This is a very powerful function, which will enable you to use the full spectrum of all of your sound producers.

Options a) and b) will allow you to select any programs by means of a defined selection procedure, which always has to be completed. The process is generally accelerated in the third option c), so that you will be able to directly select programs by pressing the push-button once.

a) If you are sure that you want to select from 128 different programs only, you will achieve the ASSIGN mode program change by the following method. As soon as the quantity of 128 is exceeded, however, you must apply the process described under paragraph b).

1)Press the ASSIGN push-button and hold it down.

2)Press one of the 16 white channel keys through on the keyboard. You have now defined the channel by which the program change will be transmitted.

3)Release the ASSIGN push-button.

4)Press the key.

5)Press the number keys in sequence until you have completely entered the desired program number. Only value entries between 0 and 127 are possible. Greater values are ignored by the device.

Example:

-Press and if you have decided on program 15, for example.

-Press , and if you would like to select program 127.

6)Press the key. In order to discard your assignments, please press the key or press the ASSIGN pushbutton again. The ASSIGN LED will go off in all 3 cases.

b) If you have more than 128 programs, you must apply the following process to achieve a program change. In this case, your programs will be organized in banks which are activated by a special MIDI command: the BANK SELECT command. In the following section, this command is briefly described. A brief introduction for this is listed in the following:

The BANK SELECT command consists of two parts: An MSB part and an LSB part.

The MSB part describes a value range of 128 different values and is the more important part of the DATA BASE SELECT command for many external devices.

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The LSB part describes each of the 128 MSBs in another 128

2)

Select the OCTAVE SHIFT push-button which you want to

individual stages. Both are individually numbered from 0 to 127.

 

assign to the program change function.

The enormous value range of a total of 128 x 128 = 16.384

3)

Release the ASSIGN push-button again.

different values is therefore available to you via the BANK

4) Defined the channel by which the program change will be

SELECT command. This theoretically means that you could use

 

transmitted. Press one of the 16 channel keys

external devices which support the same amount of different

 

 

through

on the keyboard.

banks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you consider that each of these banks again contains another

5)

Press the

key. Then press the number keys on

 

the keyboard in sequence until you have completely entered

128 individual programs, you will receive the unbelievably large

 

 

the desired preset number. Only value entries between 0

number of 2,097,152 different options to organize these

 

 

and 127 are possible. Greater values are ignored by the

programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

device.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Press the ASSIGN push-button and hold it down.

6)

Finally, press the

key. In order to discard your

 

 

 

 

 

2)

Press one of the 16 channel

keys

through

 

assignments, please select the

key or press the

 

 

, or press the

key.

 

 

ASSIGN push-button again. The ASSIGN LED will go off in

3) Release the ASSIGN push-button.

 

 

all 3 cases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4)

Press the

key. Then press the number keys in

 

As soon as you have assigned the direct program

 

selection to one or both OCTAVE SHIFT push-

 

sequence until you have completely entered the desired

 

 

 

buttons simultaneously,

pressing both push-

 

BANK MSB number. Only value entries between 0 and

 

 

 

buttons will not activate ANYTHING!

 

127 are possible. Greater values are ignored by the device.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The BANK MSB has now been defined.

Example:

 

 

 

 

4.2.9 Additional functions of the OCTAVE SHIFT push-

 

and

if you have decided on MSB

buttons

- Press

 

The OCTAVE SHIFT push-buttons of the device are in their initial

14, for example.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

state every time the UMX is switched on (refer to table 3.1).

- Press

,

and

if you would like to

 

select MSB 107.

 

 

 

 

Further special functions can be assigned to both push-buttons

5) Now define the BANK LSB by pressing the

key.

in the ASSIGN mode in addition to the already covered functions

regarding direct program change and octave transposition:

Then enter the number value of the BANK LSB with the

a) Transposition in individual semitone steps

already familiar procedure (see step 4). The same entry

 

rules apply as for the BANK MSB.

 

b) Sequential scrolling in program libraries

 

 

 

 

 

You have defined the bank in which the desired program

c) Optional controller functions

will be called up in steps 4 and 5. Now all you have to

 

define is the program itself:

 

 

As soon as you assign a function to one of the two

6) Press the

 

key and then press the number keys

push-buttons, the second push-button will

 

automatically assume the same function - however,

in sequence until you have completely entered the desired

it is still restricted in its functionality: It is not capable

program number. Only entries between 0 and 127 are

of sending data until you assign a function to this

possible, greater values are ignored by the device. Ready!

push-button with the ASSIGN procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

7)Finally, press the key. In order to discard your

assignments, please press the

key or press the

 

As soon as you assign an individual MIDI channel to

ASSIGN push-button again. The ASSIGN LED will go off

 

one of the two push-buttons, the other push-button

in all 3 cases.

 

 

will also switch to this channel. This also applies if

Example:

 

 

you return to the GLOBAL CHANNEL.

 

 

 

 

You want to select preset No. 49 in bank 25 of an external

a) Transposition in individual semitone steps

device on channel 14 via the UMX. Only the LSB will be used to

 

 

 

describe the bank, since the bank number remains less than

1) Press the ASSIGN push-button and hold it down.

128. The MSB in this case equals 0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2)

Press the

key.

1)Press and hold the ASSIGN push-button.

3) Release the ASSIGN push-button.

2)Press the channel key .

3)

Press and hold the ASSIGN push-button.

 

4) Finally, press the

key. In order to discard your

 

assignments, please press the

key or press the

2)

Press the channel key.

 

 

ASSIGN push-button again. The ASSIGN LED will go off

 

 

in all 3 cases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4)

Then, press the

key or the

key.

Pressing the right hand one of the two push-buttons causes a

 

 

 

 

5)Press key and then describe bank 25 with pushshift by one semitone upward pressing the left hand one leads to

 

buttons

and

.

a shift by one semitone downward. Pressing both push-buttons

6)

Define the program: Press the

key and then the

cancels all transpositions.

 

 

and

keys for program 49.

A keyboard can consist of a maximum of 128

7)

Press the

key.

 

semitones according to the MIDI standard. If you have

 

reached the lower or upper end of this tone range

 

 

 

 

c) Direct program selection through the two OCTAVE

with the transposition function, you cannot exceed

SHIFT push-buttons.

 

 

the highest or lowest tone despite continued

 

 

 

 

pressing of the transposition push-button. This also

1)

Press the ASSIGN push-button and hold it down.

applies to the transposition in octave steps.

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b) Sequential scrolling in program libraries.

Most sound producers have the option to store presets in a separate bank (frequently called a User Bank). If the sequence of songs to be played at a concert is defined by your band, you can store all of the sounds used for the gig in the User Bank in the sequence they occur in the concert and completely concentrate on your playing. A cumbersome search for sounds in the sound producers is no longer required thanks to the OCTAVE SHIFT push-buttons.

1)Press the ASSIGN push-button and hold it down.

2)Press the key.

3)Release the ASSIGN push-button.

4)Finally, press the key. In order to discard your assignments, please press the key or press the

ASSIGN push-button again. The ASSIGN LED will go off in all 3 cases.

Pressing the right hand one of the two push-buttons now causes your external device to switch one preset number upward to be switched upward in your external device; pressing the left hand causes a step downward in your preset library. By pressing both push-buttons you jump to Preset 0 in the current bank.

Please note that you must assign an individual MIDI channel to the OCTAVE SHIFT push-buttons if you do not want to work in the GLOBAL CHANNEL (refer to chapter 4.2.2).

c) Optional controller functions

Please note that the OCTAVE SHIFT push-buttons generate switch controllers in the event of a controller assignment. One of the two values 0 or 127 will always be produced.

There are two exceptions: if you assign controller CC 07 (Channel Volume) to the OCTAVE SHIFT pushbuttons, pressing one of the push-buttons will always generate the value 0. In case of controller CC 10 (panning), pressing a push-button will always produce the value 64.

Please note that pressing both push-buttons simultaneously does not generate anything when assigning a controller.

1)Press the ASSIGN button and keep it pressed.

2)Press the one of the two OCTAVE SHIFT buttons to which you want to assign a controller.

3)Release the ASSIGN button.

4)Press the number keys on the keyboard to enter the controller number of your choice (as described in chapter 4.2.1).

5)Confirm your selection with . To discard your assignments either press thebutton or the ASSIGN button again. In either case the ASSIGN LED goes out.

Remember to assign the OCTAVE SHIFT buttons to an individual MIDI channel if you do not want to use the GLOBAL CHANNEL

(see chapter 4.2.2).

4.2.10 RANGE definitions

The RANGE parameter can be defined for the PITCH BEND wheel and the key velocity.

a) for the PITCH BEND RANGE: This defines to what extent the movement of the PITCH BEND wheel affects the pitch of the sound. Proceed as follows to change the PITCH BEND RANGE:

1)Press the ASSIGN button and keep it pressed.

2)Use the number keys to enter the keyboard velocity (see table 4.1).

3)Release the ASSIGN button.

4)Confirm your selection with . To discard your assignments either press thebutton or the ASSIGN button again.

KEY

EFFECT ON KEY VEOLCITY

 

OFF: velocity value is fixed to 110.

 

Change of key pressure has no effect on

 

volume level.

 

SOFT: key pressure is very sensitive; low

 

velocity changes create high changes in

 

volume level

 

 

 

MEDIUM: key pressure is “normal”; (very) hard

 

hit notes are (very) loud, (very) soft hit notes

 

produce (very) low volume

 

 

 

HARD: key pressure is more unsusceptible

 

compared to all other settings

 

 

bis

invalid input

 

 

Table 4.1: Effect of RANGE definition on keyboard velocity

4.2.11 The FACTORY RESET command

To reset all settings on your UMX25, proceed as follows:

1)Press the ASSIGN push-button and hold it down.

2a) To cause a temporary FACTORY RESET, simultaneously press both OCTAVE SHIFT push-buttons. All temporarily changed control elements are returned to their factory settings. The USER MEMORY, however, is retained and will not be reset.

2b) Simultaneously press the , and

keys to perform a complete FACTORY RESET.

In this case, the USER memory is also overwritten, in addition to resetting all control elements of the FACTORY MEMORY.

3)Release the ASSIGN push-button again. The LED of the

ASSIGN push-button continues to be illuminated.

4)Finally, press the key. If you do not wish to perform the RESET command, please press either the - key or press the ASSIGN push-button again.

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5. SPECIFICATIONS

USB connections

 

 

 

 

Type

 

Type B; USB1.1

MIDI connections

 

 

 

 

Type

 

5-pin DIN plug OUT

CONTROL ELEMENTS

 

 

 

 

Controller

 

1 control wheel with center reset

 

 

1 control wheel without center reset

 

 

8 rotary knobs

 

 

1 fader

 

Buttons

 

12 buttons

Keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

UMX49

 

49keys; velocity-sensitive

UMX61

 

61keys; velocity-sensitive

SWITCH PLUG

 

 

 

 

 

Foot pedal

 

1/4'' -Monojack with automatic

 

 

polarity recognition

POWER SUPPLY

 

 

 

 

USB

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

3 x 1,5 Volt Mignon (Typ “AA”)

Mains connection

2 mm (1/13'’) DC connection, Center

negative

 

 

 

 

 

via:

 

9 V

 

 

, 200 mA DC, regulated; extern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China/Korea

 

PSU-SB-CN BEHRINGER 220 V~, 50 Hz

Europe

 

PSU-SB-EU BEHRINGER 230 V~, 50 Hz

Japan

 

PSU-SB-JPBEHRINGER100V~,50/60Hz

Australia

 

PSU-SB-SAA BEHRINGER 240 V~, 50 Hz

UK

 

PSU-SB-UK BEHRINGER 240 V~, 50 Hz

USA

 

PSU-SB-UL BEHRINGER 120 V~, 60 Hz

Power consumption

 

 

 

 

UMX49

 

max. 0.9 W

UMX61

 

max. 0.9 W

DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT

 

 

 

 

Dimensions (W x H x L)

 

 

 

 

UMX49

215 mm x 97 mm x 825 mm

UMX61

215 mm x 97 mm x 990 mm

Weight

 

 

 

 

 

UMX49

3,904 kg

 

UMX61

4,689 kg

 

BEHRINGER is constantly striving to manintain the highest professional standards. As a result of these efforts, modifications may be made from time to time to existing products without prior notice. Specifications and appearance may differ from those listed or illustrated.

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Tab. 6.1: MIDI-Controller overview

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