The letters MIDI sta
nd for Musical Instrument Digi tal
Interface, which is the name
of a worldwide stan dard for
signals and conne ctors that makes it poss ible to
exchange musical data
between musical instr uments and
s) produced by different manu facturers.
MIDI compatible equi
pment can exchan ge keyboard key
press, key release, tone change, and other da
ta as messages.
Though you do not need any special knowledge about MIDI
to use this keyboard as a stand-alone unit
, MIDI operations
require a bit of specialized knowledge. This section provides
you with an overview of MIDI that will help to get you going.
MIDI messages are s
end out throu gh the MIDI OUT terminal
of one machine t
o the MIDI IN t erminal of another machine
over a MIDI cable. To send a message from this keyboard to
another machine, for example, you must use a MIDI cable to
connect the MIDI O
UT terminal of th is keyboard to th e MIDI
IN terminal of the oth
er mach ine. To send MIDI messages
back to this keyboard, you need to use a MIDI cable to conne
the other machine’s MIDI OUT term
inal to the MIDI IN
terminal of this keybo
To use a computer or other
MIDI device to record and
playback the MIDI data produced by th
is keyboard, you must
connect the MIDI IN and MIDI OUT terminals of both
machines in order to se
nd and receive data.
Computer or other MID I device
To use the MIDI THRU function of a connected com puter,
sequencer, or other MIDI de
vice, be sure to turn this
keyboard’s LOCAL CON
TROL off (page E-54).
MIDI allows you to send the data for multiple parts at the
same time, with eac
h part bein g sent over a separat e MIDI
channel. There are 16 MIDI ch
annels, numbered 1 through 16,
and MIDI channel data is al
ways included whenever you
exchange data (key
press, pedal operation , etc.).
Both the sending machin
e and the receiving machine must b e
set to the same channel for the receiving unit
receive and play data. If the receiving machine is set to
Channel 2, for example, it rec
eives only MIDI Channel 2 data,
and all other ch
annels are ignore d.
MODE2 TRANSPOSE/TUN E/MIDI 3 Number buttons
START/ST5 OP LEFT6 /TRACK 1 RIGHT/TRA CK 2
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