The Mix Templates are customizable tone generator starting points when you want to access multiple MO-X VOICES and processing resources in a single program. They are, for example, where you would make your selection of sounds when creating a SONG or PATTERN. When you are working with the MO-X in a multi-timbral/multi-MIDI channel capacity, you can access any of 16 PARTS and any of 16 MIDI channels. The two SEQUENCER modes (SONG and PATTERN) are of course, designed to work for recording MIDI performances. You store all the synthesizer’s tone generator settings in a program called a “MIXING”. One is associated with each of the 64 SONG locations and 64 PATTERN locations. The MO-X can be addressed using multiple PARTS and on multiple MIDI channels, simultaneously.
Obviously, this is ideal for working with a MIDI sequencer but is also ideal when you need to access multiple PARTS from separate keyboard controllers. And for when you are performing “live” and need quick, seamless transitions with access to several different sounds or complex split/layer combinations. The MIXING mode is where you can program and store how the tone engine is being used. This includes all the effects, the levels, key mapping, etc. Each of the 16 PARTS has individually programmable parameters that control how the VOICE selected for that PART will be addressed by the keyboard and/or the track transmitting on the associated MIDI channel. You can also allocate your Effect processing resources as you require for your musical performance.
When you manually initialize a MIXING setup, it places the first PRESET VOICE (Full Concert Grand) in each of the 16 PARTS, it sets all volumes to 100, all pan to center, etc. You can begin to select your VOICES and then tweak the mix. The Mix Templates are simply your completely customized starting point for a MIXING program. You can store Mixing programs for when you want to work with the sequencer or you can use them to store/recall your favorite 32 “live” performing setups. They can be recalled to any SONG MIXING or PATTERN MIXING location - as recalling them “places” the Mix data into the current (working) edit buffer.
The 32 Mix Templates that come (stored) in the MOX6/MOX8 are simply ‘placeholders’ (suggestions). You are supposed to rename them and overwrite them with your own favorite default Mixing setups. The Templates can be used to hold 32 additional mixes in memory. They are complete setup configurations of the MIXING mode. This includes any complex MIDI channel assignments, splits, layers, split/layers, etc. Voice selection, Effect assignments, are all parameters that are memorized.
And you can be as detailed as you like - assigning favorite Voices, effects, panning, etc. They are written to FLASH ROM. The MIX TEMPLATES are stored as a part of your SYSTEM settings and get backed up when you SAVE an ALL data file (.X4A).
This is something you need to know because when you load an ALL data file, recognize that it may contain different System settings from your own. This is why the LOAD TYPE option “ALL WITHOUT SYSTEM” exists. It allows you to load an ALL data file without changing your SYSTEM Settings. Your System Settings include all your UTILITY mode settings and your MIX TEMPLATES. Therefore, when you don’t want to change your current System settings, use the “ALL WITHOUT SYSTEM” load type, then once the data load in immediately OVERWRITE the file. This will update that file with your preferences.
Accessing the MIX TEMPLATES:
You can store the current Mix as follows: You are putting the current Mix into your instrument’s Flash ROM
Edit your MIX as you desire (select a VOICE for each of the PARTS, and work out what effects, volumes, pan positions, etc… that you wish to keep as your basic template). You can get as detailed as you desire - even setting up MIDI receive channel arrangements for complex split/layer combination programs.
Press [F2] TEMPLATE
Select the NUMBER 01-32, and set a NAME (you will be initially overwriting one of the ‘placeholder’ templates… please do!)
Press [ENTER] to execute
You can recall a Template to the current Mix: You are getting the Mix Template and restoring it to the current Song or Pattern Mixing location.
Press [MIXING] from either SONG mode or PATTERN mode
Press [F6] TEMPLATES
Select the Template by Number
And the cool thing is they are in FLASH ROM and remain between power cycles. And Mix Templates can be recalled to either SONG mode or PATTERN mode - it does not matter. Remember the Templates contain just the tone generator (synth and processing) parameters.