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by SeaGtGruff
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Yamaha MX Forum - Covers the MX49, MX61 and MX88
Topic: Using standard MIDI files
Replies: 7
Views: 111
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Re: Using standard MIDI files

The MX definitely has GM voices and the ability to play type 0 GM-compatible standard MIDI files. If you look in the Data List you will see that the GM voices have Bank Select MSB and LSB values of 0, which in the XG specification is the "capital tone bank." But since the GM standard doesn't use Ban...
by SeaGtGruff
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Yamaha MX Forum - Covers the MX49, MX61 and MX88
Topic: Using standard MIDI files
Replies: 7
Views: 111
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Re: Using standard MIDI files

I still think the MX should be able to play GM voices, as well as at least some of the XG voices. If I remember correctly from something I saw in the manual several months ago, there might be a setting in one of the MX's menus that indicates whether you want it to use the GM sound set versus the pat...
by SeaGtGruff
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Yamaha MX Forum - Covers the MX49, MX61 and MX88
Topic: Using standard MIDI files
Replies: 7
Views: 111
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Re: Using standard MIDI files

I checked the Owner's Manual, and it says that only type 0 standard MIDI files can be used. If you've got a type 1 file then it will probably play on the computer even though it can't play on the keyboard. Fortunately, if this turns out to be what the problem is, there are utility programs for conve...
by SeaGtGruff
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Yamaha MX Forum - Covers the MX49, MX61 and MX88
Topic: Using standard MIDI files
Replies: 7
Views: 111
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Re: Using standard MIDI files

I was under the impression that the MX can play standard MIDI files, and that it recognizes both GM and XG? I'll have to double-check the manual to see for sure, but in the meantime I suggest trying to play the file on your computer using a standard MIDI playback app-- e.g., in Windows you should be...
by SeaGtGruff
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Yamaha MX Forum - Covers the MX49, MX61 and MX88
Topic: Best EL. PIANOS & GUITARS ever with Yamaha MX !
Replies: 20
Views: 427
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Re: Best EL. PIANOS & GUITARS ever with Yamaha MX !

I've never owned one of the MX models, but on my PSR-E models the individual keys are only slightly narrower than standard piano keys. I measured them rather carefully once and recorded the following measurements: - width of 1 white key = 27/32 of an inch - gap between consecutive white keys = 1/16 ...
by SeaGtGruff
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Other Yamaha Keyboards/Modules & Equipment
Topic: Midi dgx 660
Replies: 33
Views: 3156
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Re: Midi dgx 660

I just had a look at the DGX-660 manual. It doesn't have Bluetooth wireless MIDI, so if you want to stream MIDI back and forth with an iPad using a Bluetooth connection you'll need to buy and use Yamaha's Bluetooth USB-MIDI adapter, the UD-BT01 . My understanding is that this adapter will work with ...
by SeaGtGruff
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Other Yamaha Keyboards/Modules & Equipment
Topic: Midi dgx 660
Replies: 33
Views: 3156
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Re: Midi dgx 660

I haven't double-checked the DGX-660 manual yet, so the following are just general comments: (1) Regarding wireless connectivity, there are different kinds based on the type of data being transmitted, so just because a keyboard has a wireless feature doesn't mean it will be able to connect wirelessl...
by SeaGtGruff
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Site Notifications & Changes
Topic: Thanks button added
Replies: 26
Views: 723
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Re: Thanks button added

I don't see it in this thread, either-- just the exclamation (report this post) and quote buttons. It's still visible in other threads, and I don't recall using it in this thread (or in any other threads yet), so I wonder if it's got something to do with the subforum? When this thread first appeared...
by SeaGtGruff
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Photobucket Just Broke Billions of Photos Across the Web!
Replies: 9
Views: 249
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Re: Photobucket Just Broke Billions of Photos Across the Web!

I've never used PhotoBucket, but I can imagine that it must have been costing them a great deal of money to host photos, so it's only fair that they ask for people to pay a reasonable amount for their services, depending on the amount of space and types of features desired-- but $399 a year doesn't ...
by SeaGtGruff
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: General DAW Questions & Discussion
Topic: Steinberg Sequel 3 Budget DAW?
Replies: 2
Views: 132
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Re: Steinberg Sequel 3 Budget DAW?

Thank you for mentioning this, Saul. :) It costs $20 USD less than Cubase Elements, which can be an important difference to a lot of people, especially if it's part of additional savings on other software or hardware. I'll have to give the free trial a spin when I've got more time to devote to it.
by SeaGtGruff
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: PSR-510
Replies: 3
Views: 117
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Re: PSR-510

Actually, if you're wanting to use the PSR-510 as a sound module for playing MIDI data that's being sent by the computer, I think you want to check the settings on page 58-- in particular, the section on "Channel Reception Modes." I'm guessing that the keyboard may be defaulting to Mode 0, but you w...
by SeaGtGruff
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Yamaha Keyboards/Modules & Equipment
Topic: Yamaha dgx630
Replies: 1
Views: 72
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Re: Yamaha dgx630

To answer your second question, there is no function for controlling the relative balance between the Main Voice and Dual Voice; you must adjust them separately using the Function menu-- see "Main Volume" and "Dual Volume" on page 93 of the Owner's Manual . They won't keep their new settings when yo...
by SeaGtGruff
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Yamaha PSR/PSS/DGX
Topic: Yamaha DGX 660: How to record Midi with style but NOT ACMP?
Replies: 10
Views: 317
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Re: Yamaha DGX 660: How to record Midi with style but NOT ACMP?

I haven't seen a DGX-660 backup file, but on my PSR-E/YPT models-- which are similar to the DGX/YPG models in certain respects-- the user songs are stored in a format that uses MIDI data but isn't in the standard MIDI format. In particular, each "track" is stored in its own "MTrk" chunk, and the chu...
by SeaGtGruff
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Yamaha PSR/PSS/DGX
Topic: Yamaha DGX 660: How to record Midi with style but NOT ACMP?
Replies: 10
Views: 317
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Re: Yamaha DGX 660: How to record Midi with style but NOT ACMP?

Not having looked at the manual yet, my initial "gut instinct" guess is that the keyboard lets you convert an internally-stored song file as an audio file, but not an external MIDI file. Note that when I say "internally-stored," I mean stored in the special format that the keyboard uses before you c...
by SeaGtGruff
Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Yamaha PSR E443/E433/E423/E413/E403/E303/E203
Topic: E443 Sounds different when controlled by external midi keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 132
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Re: E443 Sounds different when controlled by external midi keyboard

You're welcome! I hope it's an easy fix to find and implement. As far as being able to monitor the MIDI output of your E443 to see what settings it uses, I'd recommend getting a utility that doesn't filter out SysEx messages as Ableton Live does. If you're on Windows, MIDI-OX is a handy MIDI utility...

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