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FAQ about DirectEMX

Does it produce any sound ?

No, DirectEMX and DirectESX plug-ins only manages MIDI messages. You must own the Korg Electribe MX (or SX) to use it.

Is it compatible with my DAW ?

VST and MIDI sometimes have compatibility issues with some hosts. You can check the host compatibility chart bellow. Moreover you can download the demo version to try it on your setup.

Is my MIDI interface supported ?

Normally yes, but we strongly recommend to test the demo version (EMX | ESX).

Is there a standalone version ?

No, only the dll file is provided, although you can find on the web free software to do that.

Are you planning to release a MAC version ?

Yes, a MAC OSX VST and Audio unit versions are already available.

Are you planning to release DirectESX ?

Yes, DirectESX is now available for PC and MAC.

Can I be warned by email when a new product is ready?

Yes, you can create an account and check "newsletter".

Does DirectEMX/DirectESX support the new Hardware (the SD card model) ?

Yes. All hardware versions are supported.

Does the DirectEMX/DirectESX support 64bit ?

DirectEMX/DirectESX are available in 32bit and 64bit versions for windows. For MAC it is 32bits.

Does DirectEMX/DirectESX permit easy hand-editing of motion sequence data ?

No, DirectEMX/DirectESX are host-sequencer oriented, that means we consider that notes and automation will come from the host.
It is not possible:
- To edit the internal motion sequence of the EMX/ESX
- To edit the steps of the EMX/ESX patterns.
But from the host you can edit, and record in real time the automation of all the parameters.

I don't have a credit card neither a paypal account, can I buy with another method ?

Yes, contact us and ask for a money bank transfer. Once the payment received, you will get a registered account and will be able to download the software.


Platform compatibility

PC minimum requirements:

    - Pentium III 800 Mhz
    - 512 MB RAM
    - Windows XP/Vista/7
    - MIDI interface
    - VST 2.4 compliant host

MAC minimum requirements:

    - OS X 10.5 or 10.6
    - Intel Core Duo
    - 1 GB RAM
    - MIDI interface
    - VST 2.4 compliant host

Host compatibility

Although DirectEMX/DirectESX have been tested on several hosts, it is strongly advised that you test it on your setup by using the demo version.

DirectMIDI mode

Host \ Feature Integration Controller Dumps
Logic pro 9 OK OK OK
Cubase SX v3~6 OK OK OK
FL Studio v8 v9 OK OK OK
Sonar v8 OK OK OK
Live v8 OK OK OK
Acid pro v7 OK OK OK

Host mode

Host \ Feature Integration Controller Dumps
Cubase SX v3~6 OK OK OK
FL Studio v8 v9 OK Needs manual mapping Not supported
Sonar v8 OK OK Not supported
Live v8 OK OK Not supported
Acid pro v7 OK OK Not supported


DirectEMX is fully functional to control, automate and recall all the parameters of the EMX.


The Korg EMX can be used as a midi controller and DirectEMX interface is automatically updated when a parameter value changes. Also EMX internal motion sequences can be seen on DirectEMX interface.


It is possible to dump pattern banks (or just current pattern) from the EMX by receiving MIDI Sys-Ex message in DirectEMX.

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