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Keystation 49e/61es/88es, KeyRig 49, KeyStudio 49 - Reprogramming the Modulation Wheel
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As with the Volume Slider, it is possible to assign different MIDI messages to the Modulation Wheel of the Keystation 49e, 61es, 88es, KeyRig 49, and KeyStudio 49. Some useful messages are:

  • 01 Modulation
  • 07 Volume
  • 10 Pan (balance)
  • 05 Portamento


There are 131 effects in total. However, for these effects to have any affect on the sound, the receiving MIDI device must be able to read and respond to these MIDI effect messages. Most devices will at least respond to volume, modulation, and pan data. (The full list of effects is given at the back of the keyboard's manual.)

To assign an effect to the Modulation Wheel:

  • Press the Advanced Functions button to engage Edit Mode.
  • Press the black key above C4 (named C# 4), representing “WHEEL ASSIGN.”
  • Use the Numerical Data Entry keys G3-B4 to enter the number of the effect you want to assign to the Modulation Wheel.


Alternatively, you can use the “+” and “-” buttons to change the value.

  • Press the ENTER key (C5).
  • Move the Modulation Wheel upwards to increase the value of the effect.


If you have made an error while entering the numerical data value, you can press the CANCEL key (C1) to exit Edit Mode without changing the effect assigned to the Modulation Wheel.

Note that each time the keyboard is turned off, the data assigned to the Modulation Wheel will be lost. Each time the keyboard is powered up, the Modulation Wheel will be assigned to modulation (effect number 01) by default.

For the sake of example, we will assign effect number 10 (pan, or balance) to the Modulation Wheel.

  • Press the Advanced Functions button to engage Edit Mode.
  • Press the black key above C4 (named C# 4), representing “WHEEL ASSIGN.”
  • Press A3 to enter “1.”
  • Press G3 to enter “0” so you have entered “10.”
  • Press C5 for “ENTER.”