WX5 MIDI Wind Controller Fingering Modes

Last Update: 01/30/2013

Fingering Modes
The WX5 offers a choice of four fingering modes. Refer to the explanations of each mode, below, and the fingering charts on page 32 of Owner's Manual, to determine which fingering mode is best for you.
NOTE: The fingering mode is set via the setup switches, as described on page 23 of the Owners Manual.
NOTE: The WX5 is initially shipped with the Saxophone(a) fingering mode selected.

Basically the same as saxophone fingering, except that the fingering remains the same in all octaves (you only need to use the octave keys to change octaves), and thus is easy to learn.

This mode is similar to Saxophone(a), but with additional trill key functions to facilitate rapid passages. This mode is ideal for players who are experienced with the WX11.

A variation of the Saxophone(a) fingering mode, this mode allows saxophone-type alternate fingerings. Although alternate fingerings produce the same note, they produce slight variations in pitch and timbre which can be used for musical effect. The Saxophone(c) fingering mode simulates these effects.
NOTE:  When using the Saxophone(c) mode, set the tone generator pitch bend range to “2” (± 200 cents).

Similar to flute fingering, this mode is ideal for players who are familiar with flute fingering. Rather than continuous pitch bend in response to lip pressure, the pitch jumps up one octave when lip pressure is applied.
NOTE: The Lip Mode setting (Owner's Manual Page 11) is ignored when Flute fingering is selected.

WX-5 Midi Controller


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