ART X-15 Resources
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The ART X-15 is a MIDI Foot Controller with two expression pedals on the left side and it complements the SGX-2000 in an excellent way. If you use these units together you can start right away using the expression pedals for many of the SGX's factory presets. It's also extremely easy to program the expression pedals that they modify arbitrary parameters of a preset. For a detailed product description of this unit please refer to the official product page for the X-15 MIDI Foot Controller, which is maintained by ART.
The look of the X-15 has changed analogous to the SGX-2000. In the beginning the unit has had the same colorful look as the SGX-2000. A picture of that edition is shown below:
When I got the foot controller serviced the first time the processor has been upgraded automatically for no costs. The upgrade was developed in order to enable users of the new SGX-2000 Express to access up to 200 presets with the X-15. Before that upgrade the X-15 was only able to access 128 presets. The new preset/bank model and the vast amount of factory presets of the SGX-2000 Express required this new version. The upgrade is not too expensive and a definite must if you have an SGX-2000 Express! Information on how to find out which software version your X-15 has and how to get the upgrade can be found at ART's homepage.
ART provides a PDF file of the English X-15 manual.
Because of my general distrust in the availability of internet resources
I made a copy of it. ;-)
As a starting point I would recommend the official product pages maintained by ART at www.artproaudio.com. ;-)
A very useful page for the X-15 is maintained by Marcelo Garzón.
Marcelo has written a Windows software that assists you in configuring your
X-15 from your Windows PC. If you ever did some modifications on the X-15's
configuration you know that it's not that convenient. You need to use the
little display and strange button combinations to get what you want.
It's impossible to do it without the manual next to you...
Some hints and information about the X-15 can also be found at Vic Dyer's page. The page is called Musician's Users Group for the ART SGX-2000 Express and is mainly about the SGX-2000.
The most helpful reviews can be found at Harmony Central. Have a look at their section containing user reviews about the X-15.
Technical Experiences and Hints