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Yamaha MU128 Owner's Manual

Yamaha tone generator owner's manual.
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Supplementary manual - 114 pages
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A/D INPUT
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VOLUME
Piano
Ensemble
Synth effects
STAND BY
ON
MIDI IN A
PHONES
TONE GENERATOR
PART
BANK/PGM
VOL EXP PAN
REV CHO VAR KEY
Chrom.perc.
Organ
Guitar
Bass
Strings
Brass
Reed
Pipe
Synth lead Synth pad
Ethnic
Percussive
SFX
Model excl.
Drum
MU PLG-1 PLG-2 PLG-3
ALL
PLAY EDIT
MUTE/
PART
PART
SOLO
UTIL EFFECT
SELECT
SELECT
ENTER
MODE
EQ
XG
VALUE
VALUE
TG300B
EXIT
PERFORM
SELECT PART GROUP

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    TONE GENERATOR A/D INPUT PART BANK/PGM VOLUME Piano Chrom.perc. Organ Ensemble Brass Reed Synth effects Ethnic Percussive STAND BY MIDI IN A PHONES PLAY EDIT MUTE/ SOLO UTIL EFFECT ENTER MODE TG300B EXIT PERFORM VOL EXP PAN REV CHO VAR KEY Guitar Bass Strings...

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    If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please contact the your local retailer authorized to distribute this type of product. If you can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Corporation of America, Electronic Service Division, 6600 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620 This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA.

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    This Product should be used only with the components supplied or; a cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the accessory product.

  • Page 4: Welcome To The Mu128

    With the convenient built-in host computer interface and MIDI termi- nals, the MU128 is ideal for any computer music system — from connec- tion to a simple laptop to integration in a complete MIDI studio. With its large LCD and the intuitive graphic controls on the display, the MU128 is remarkably easy to use.

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    The XG Plug-in System enables you to equip the tone generator with the latest and most sophisticated technology, ensuring that you keep pace with the rapid and multi-faceted advances in modern music production. MU128Welcome to the MU100R Welcome to the MU128...

  • Page 6: Unpacking

    Unpacking Unpacking Your MU128 package should include the items listed below. Make sure that you have them all. Also, write down the serial number of your MU128 in the box below, for future reference. MU128 PA-6 AC Power Adaptor* Owner’s Manual set...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    The Controls of the MU128 ... 14 Front Panel ... 14 Rear Panel ... 17 The MU128 — What It Is and What It Can Do ... 19 What It Is..19 About General MIDI ... 19 About XG ... 20 What It Can Do...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Experssive Volume Control of a Part ... 85 Expressive Control of Individual Drum Sounds ... 85 On Your Own..87 Effects ... 88 Using Reverb and Chorus ... 88 Applying Distortion to a Part — Using the Variation Effects ... 90 MU128...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Equalizer (EQ) ... 92 Adjusting the Tone of a Specific Part — Part EQ ... 92 Adjusting the Overall Tone — Main EQ ... 94 Mute/Solo ... 95 Using Mute/Solo ... 95 A/D Inputs ... 97 Using the A/D Inputs ... 97 MIDI/Computer Connecting Cables ...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Setting Part Assign from an External MIDI Device ... 178 Selecting Voices of an XG Plug-in Board ... 178 Installing the Plug-in Board ... 179 Troubleshooting ... 184 Error Messages ... 185 Specifications ... 187 Glossary ... 189 Index ... 191 APPENDIX MU128...

  • Page 11: How To Use This Manual

    “on-demand” basis, going directly to the information you need as you need it. However, to get the most out of your MU128, we strongly suggest that you read the following sections in the order given:...

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    •Installing an XG Plug-in Board to the MU128 increases the number of menu items and parameters shown in the display. Unless otherwise indicated, the example displays printed in this manual correspond to a MU128 with no boards installed.

  • Page 13: Precautions

    SAVING USER DATA • Save all data to an external device such as the Yamaha MIDI Data Filer MDF3, in order to help prevent the loss of important data due to a malfunction or user operating error.

  • Page 14: The Controls Of The Mu128, Front Panel

    Even when the switch is in the “STAND BY” position, electricity is still flowing to the instrument at the minimum level. When you are not using the MU128, make sure you unplug the AC power adaptor from the wall AC outlet.

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    All Part and Single Part control. (page 61.) H SELECT </> buttons For selecting the various menu items, parameters and controls on the display. I VALUE -/+ buttons For changing the value of a selected parameter or control. MU128 The Controls of the MU128 MU90R...

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    Rotate this clockwise to increase the value. K SELECT button For switching among the internal Voices of the MU128 and the Voices of any installed optional XG Plug-in boards (page 174). (This applies to tone genera- tor type boards only; effect type boards are selected by a different method.) Press this repeatedly to select the desired board and its Voices.

  • Page 17: Rear Panel

    LECT switch is set to “MIDI”). It also can be used for outputting the data received via the TO HOST terminal, letting you connect other MIDI instru- ments and use the MU128 as a MIDI interface for your computer (when the HOST SELECT switch is set to “Mac,” “PC-1,” or “PC-2”).

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    C A U T I O N When connecting the AC power adaptor, first make sure that the MU128 is turned off (set to STAND BY). Next, connect one end of the power adaptor to the DC IN jack on the MU128, and connect the other end to an appropriate AC outlet.

  • Page 19: About General Midi

    1149 Voices and 37 drum kits. The MU128 has 128-note polyphony and is 64-Part multi-timbral. In other words, the MU128 has 64 different Parts, each with its own Voice, so that up to 64 different Voices can be sounded simultaneously.

  • Page 20: About Xg, Using With Midi Keyboard, Using With A Computer Or Sequencer

    Voices and the XG-related parameters. What It Can Do... Here are a few ideas on how you can use the MU128. The list below is not comprehensive, but is meant to be a general guide to the possibilities and pro- vide a starting point or springboard for your own creative ideas and explorations.

  • Page 21: About The Modes Of The Mu128

    Bring it with you to a presentation — since the com- puter interface is built-in to the MU128, it hooks up instantly and easily to the computer’s serial port or printer port, without the need for any other equipment.

  • Page 22: Play Modes And The Part Controls, Part Edit Mode, Utility Mode

    The MU128 — What It Is and What It Can Do NOTE When set to the TG300B mode, the MU128 may not be able to play TG300-specific song data with complete accuracy. However, MIDI data designed for other computer music tone generators is compatible with the MU128.

  • Page 23: Modes And Function Tree

    Modes and Function Tree Multi Play Mode [PLAY] ( When the sound module mode is “XG” or “TG300B”) [SELECT </>] Multi Part Control [PART-++] [SELECT </>] Multi All Part Control Multi Part Edit Mode [EDIT] [SELECT <] Filter Edit [ENTER] [SELECT </>] EG Edit [ENTER] [SELECT </>] EQ Edit (Only when Normal Part is selected.) [ENTER] [SELECT </>] Drum Setup Edit (Only when Drum Part is selected.) [ENTER]...

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    A Plus sign ( + ) indicates that both buttons should be pressed simultaneously. (For example, PART -+ + means that both PART - and + should be pressed.) : Mode : Submode MU128 P. 156 P. 157 P. 162 P. 166 P.

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    UIDED When using your MU128 for the first time, read through this short section of the manual. It guides you step-by-step in using many of the basic operations: setting the instrument up, connecting it properly to other equipment, and — most im- portantly —...

  • Page 26: What You'll Need, Making The Connections

    Other setup examples are covered in later sections; for example, setting up for use with a computer is on page 35. Once you’ve set up the MU128, we urge you to play the Demo song (page 30) and hear what the instrument is capable of.

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    Yamaha) to power your instrument from the AC mains. The use of other adaptors may result in irreparable damage to both the adaptor and the MU128. C A U T I O N • Unplug the AC Power Adaptor when not using the MU128, or during electrical storms. Amplifier Speaker System...

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    Setting up your MU128 Now that you’ve set up the MU128, we urge you to go on to the next section, turn on the instrument, and play the Demo song (page 30) to hear what the instrument is capable of. If you need information on setting up the MU128 for a different type of system, refer to “Setting Up the MU128 in Your...

  • Page 29: Powering Up

    This includes the MU128 and any connected equipment. 4 Turn on the amplifier/speaker system. 5 Set the volume controls. First, set the volume control on the MU128 to about the midway position, then set the volume on the amplifier to a suitable level. Powering Down...

  • Page 30: Playing The Demo Song

    Now that you’ve set everything up properly, try playing the built-in Demo song. This showcases the high-quality Voices and the AWM2 tone genera- tion system of the MU128. It also is an excellent demonstration of the 64- part multi-timbral capacity and the various expressive controls and effects that can be used simultaneously.

  • Page 31: About The Demo Song

    All instrument sounds and processing heard in the demo song were realized exclusively with the Voices and effects of the MU128. It demonstrates just how powerful and realistic sounding the MU128 can be on its own, as the only tone generator in a MIDI sequencing system.

  • Page 32: Setting Up The Mu128 In Your Music System, Connecting To Midi Devices

    Setting Up the MU128 in Your Music System Setting Up the MU128 in Your Music System As you learned in the section The MU128 — What It Is and What It Can Do on page 19, the MU128 can be integrated into a variety of setups. It would be impossible to cover all connection possibilities in a short manual as this;...

  • Page 33

    In this example, a Yamaha MDF3 MIDI Data Filer is used. To back up data, connect the MIDI IN of the MDF3 to the MIDI OUT of the MU128. To restore the data to the MU128, connect the MIDI OUT of the MDF3 to the MIDI IN-A of the MU128.

  • Page 34

    MU128 NOTES • The MU128 features both rear and front panel MIDI IN-A terminals. Since both cannot be used simultaneously, you must determine which of them you will use. At the factory, the MIDI IN-A is set for rear panel operation. This can be changed to front panel operation in the Utility mode’s System parameters (page 157).

  • Page 35: Connecting Directly To A Computer

    “MIDI/Computer Con- necting Cables” on page 101. Operation 1 Set the HOST SELECT switch on the rear panel of the MU128 to the appropriate setting: For IBM PC/AT or compatible computers: PC-2...

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    MIDI devices to the MIDI IN-A terminal. NOTES • The MU128 features both rear and front panel MIDI IN-A terminals. Since both cannot be used simultaneously, you must determine which of them you will use. At the factory, the MIDI IN-A is set for rear panel operation. This can be changed to front panel operation in the Utility mode’s System parameters (page 157).

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    • Data received via the MIDI IN-A terminal is transmitted directly to the computer (via the TO HOST terminal) without affecting the Parts of the MU128. To have Parts on the MU128 respond to data received via the MIDI IN-A terminal (for example, to hear sounds while entering data to the computer), make sure that the MIDI Thru (or MIDI Echo) function on the music software is set to on.

  • Page 38: Selecting And Playing The Performances

    Selecting and Playing the Performances Selecting and Playing the Performances As pointed out on page 21, the Performances of the MU128 let you play four Voices together over one MIDI channel. These specially programmed Per- formances (100 Preset and 100 Internal) take full advantage of the MU128 dynamic Voices and flexible editing functions —...

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    Use the [SELECT </>] buttons to select the Bank parameter, then use the [VALUE -/+] buttons to select the desired bank, Preset (Pre) or Internal (Int). • Preset bank • Internal bank MU128 Guided Tour Selecting and Playing the Performances...

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    If you’ve carefully followed all instructions up to now, the “level meter” bars in the display should move — and you should be able to hear the sound of the MU128 as you play. The “level meter” bars indicate the “level” (velocity) of the incom- ing MIDI data.

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    Changing the Play Mode Display The MU128 lets you view the Parts of the Performance in two ways, depending on your preference. Press the [PLAY] button repeatedly. Each press of the [PLAY] button switches between the two displays below. Performance number and name are indicated.

  • Page 42: Selecting And Playing Individual Voices, Calling Up The Xg Mode

    Selecting and Playing Individual Voices Selecting and Playing Individual Voices The MU128 has a stunningly huge variety of Voices — a total of 1342. In this section, you’ll select and play Voices in the XG mode, which features 1149 different Voices.

  • Page 43: Selecting Voice Banks And Voices From The Panel, Selecting Voices With The Voice Category Buttons

    64 Parts independently over different MIDI channels. Which mode the MU128 is set to depends on the selected Sound Module mode. The XG andTG300B settings are all Multi mode. When PFM is selected, the MU128 is in the Performance mode.

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    Air reed instruments, such as flute, recorder and shakuhachi. Synthesizer lead sounds. Synthesizer pad sounds. sounds. World, ethnic and folk music instrument sounds. Percussion sounds. Special sound effects. Drum and SFX Kits. MU128 Guided Tour PLAY EDIT MUTE/ PART PART SOLO UTIL EFFECT SELECT...

  • Page 45: Manually Selecting Voice Banks And Voices

    The map setting can be changed in the Utility mode’s System parameters (page 161). The MU128 includes additional Voices for both of the two maps that are not in- cluded on the MU100. Manually Selecting Voice Banks and Voices Operation 1 Select a Part.

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    3 Change the bank number. Use the [VALUE -/+] buttons or data dial. Notice that the bank numbers “jump” as they are selected — the MU128 skips bank numbers that have the same Voice as bank “000.” In the XG mode, several banks of Voices are available. Each bank contains up to 128 different Voices, for a total of 1149 Voices.

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    “Stereo” and “Bright” banks, respectively. (See the “Sound List & MIDI Data” booklet.) • Though the MU128 skips over bank numbers with identical Voices (see step #3 above), it can be set to not skip bank numbers, if desired. (See page 161: Utility mode/System/Display Bank Select.)

  • Page 48: Selecting Voices From A Midi Keyboard

    Details • Depending on what keyboard you are using to control the MU128, you may need to be careful in selecting program numbers. The MU128’s program num- bers start at “001,” but some keyboards have different numbering systems. For example, some start at “0”...

  • Page 49: About The Parts And Voices Of The Mu128, Parts, Voices

    About the Parts and Voices of the MU128 This section covers basic information about the Parts and Voices of the MU128. It’s not necessary to absorb all this information at once; yet if you familiarize yourself with the concepts and details of this section, you’ll be on your way to quickly mastering the operations of the MU128.

  • Page 50: Normal Voices And Drum Voices, Maximum Simultaneous Sounds (polyphony), Selecting The Voices

    MIDI Data” booklet. Maximum Simultaneous Sounds (Polyphony) The maximum polyphony of the MU128, or the amount of sounds that can be generated simultaneously, is 128. This number actually refers to the amount of elements used. If you use many two-element Voices in your song data, the number of available simultaneous sounds may be less than ex- pected.

  • Page 51: Xg" Or "pfm"

    GM standard in the XG Voice map. When playing back song data using any of these Voices on an XG-compatible tone generator other than the MU128 (or the MU100/100R), the Part using one of these Voices will not sound. Bank select MSB = 64 — SFX Voices These are sound effect Voices.

  • Page 52: Use Of Bank Select Msb And Lsb When The Sound Module Mode Is Set To "tg300b

    About the Parts and Voices of the MU128 The bank select LSB values apply only when the bank select MSB value is set to 0 or 48 — these are used for selecting variation Voices. (Additional MSB values are available when an XG Plug-in board is installed.)

  • Page 53: Part Mode

    Drum (“drum,” “drumS1 - S4”). About Drum Setups The Drum Voice cannot be edited directly on the MU128. First, assign one of the drum setups to a Part, then edit the selected setup. Editing of drum setups is done in the Multi Part Edit mode (page 126).

  • Page 54: How To Select A Voice

    About the Parts and Voices of the MU128 How to Select a Voice Any MU128 Voice can be selected by specifying two numbers: the bank number and the program number. The method of selecting Voices differs depending on the selected Sound Module mode or Part mode.

  • Page 55: Selecting Voices When The Sound Module Mode Is Set To "xg" Or "pfm

    Move the cursor to the bank number parameter, then use the [VALUE- /+] buttons to select bank 126 or 127. Change the program number to select the desired SFX kit or Drum Voice. About the Parts and Voices of the MU128 BankSelect BankSelect...

  • Page 56: Selecting Voices When The Sound Module Mode Is Set To "tg300b

    • The value range of the program change messages is 0 - 127 and is offset by 1 from the actual program numbers on the MU128 (1 - 128). Depending on the se- quencer or MIDI device you are using, this means you may have to subtract 1 from the desired MU128 Voice number to determine the necessary program change number.

  • Page 57

    Voices may be assigned to categories they do not perfectly match. The original Voices of the board which are not included in the XG format are assigned to the Model excl. button. MU128 Guided Tour Editing in the Multi Mode In TG300B mode...

  • Page 58: Editing In The Multi Mode

    Parts is automatically recalled. If you want to save one “set” of edits (for example, for use with a specific song) before creating another set, you must first save the current setup to a sequencer or MIDI data filer. (For details, see page 162.) MU128 Guided Tour...

  • Page 59: Single Part Controls

    BANK/PGM# VOL EXP PAN REV CHO VAR KEY Reverb Send. Pan (stereo position). Expression. Volume. Part number. (Change this with the [PART -/+] buttons.) MU128 Guided Tour Editing in the Multi Mode Note Shift (key transpose). Variation Send. Chorus Send.

  • Page 60: Changing The Volume And Pan Settings Of A Part

    Pressing the [EXIT] button from any of the Single Part controls automatically returns to the Voice name/program number dis- play. This is a convenient way to instantly return to “home base” from a “distant” control. Current Volume setting. MU128 Guided Tour Current Pan setting.

  • Page 61: On Your Own.

    Parts. To select the All Part controls, simultaneously press both [PART -/+] buttons. (For more information on the All Part controls, see page 109.) MU128 Guided Tour Editing in the Multi Mode...

  • Page 62: Edit Menu Parameters, Changing The Filter And Eg Settings Of A Part

    OTHERS. The “flag” next to the item flashes when selected. Details • When a drum Part is selected, the EQ menu item is replaced by “DRUM.” (See page 65 for information on editing drum Parts.) 4 Call up the Filter parameters. Press the [ENTER] button. MU128 Guided Tour...

  • Page 63

    Use the [SELECT </>] buttons to select “EG,” then press the [ENTER] button. ; Select the “Attack Time” parameter. Use the [SELECT </>] buttons. MU128 Guided Tour Editing in the Multi Mode Indicates additional parameters are available (to the right).

  • Page 64

    Edit menu or parameter is selected. This lets you quickly shuttle among the various parts and effectively edit the desired parameters. The selected Part is always indicated at the bottom left of the display. For more information on the specific Edit parameters, see page 111. MU128 Guided Tour...

  • Page 65: Editing Drum Kits — With The Drum Setup Controls

    Part, but cannot be edited. (For more information on the Part Mode, see page 120.) 6. Press the [EXIT] button. Press it once to return to the Edit menus, twice to return to the Play display. MU128 Guided Tour Editing in the Multi Mode...

  • Page 66: Making Changes To Individual Drum Sounds — The "drum" Parameters

    4 Select the Velocity Pitch Sensitivity parameter (VelPchSens), and set it to “+12.” Again use the [SELECT </>] buttons, then the [VALUE -/+] buttons or data dial. Play the key softly to strongly and notice how the pitch changes according to key velocity. MU128 Guided Tour...

  • Page 67

    Also, the effect of a parameter may differ depending on the specific drum sound. (For more information on editing Drum Parts, see page 126) MU128 Guided Tour Editing in the Multi Mode...

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    Drum Parts. It not only lets you quickly shuttle among the various sounds while editing, it also lets you hear the sound being edited and see the sound name. For more information on the specific Drum parameters, see page 126. MU128 Guided Tour...

  • Page 69: Editing In The Performance Mode

    Editing in the Performance Mode The Performance mode is an exceptionally powerful and flexible mode that allows you to combine four different Voices (including both A/D inputs) and play them from a single MIDI channel. The potential applications of the Performance mode are enormous, and we’ll touch on some of the main ones here.

  • Page 70: All Part Controls

    BANK/PGM# VOL EXP PAN REV CHO VAR KEY Performance Pan (stereo position of entire Performance). Expression (not available; always set to maximum). Performance Volume. Indicates All Part control. MU128 Guided Tour System Transpose (key transpose setting for entire Performance). Chorus Return. Reverb Return.

  • Page 71: Transposing The Overall Key Of A Performance

    Transposing the Overall Key of a Performance In this example, you’ll change the System Transpose setting for the “Rich Piano” Performance. This All Part control is useful for instantly changing the key to match the range of a vocalist, or for ease in playing difficult keys. Operation 1 Select the “Rich Piano”...

  • Page 72

    Part Pan (stereo position of selected Part). Expression (not available; always set to maximum). Part Volume. Selected Part number. (Change this with the [PART -/+] buttons.) MU128 Guided Tour Note Shift (key transpose setting for selected Part). Variation Send. Chorus Send.

  • Page 73

    Details Drum Parts are not available in the Performance mode. However, percussive Voices (numbers 113 – 120) can be selected. When editing a Performance: • Decide how many Parts you want. When creating a Performance, choose a preset that uses the same number of Parts (Voices) you intend to use.

  • Page 74: Edit Menu Parameters — Creating A Two-voice Layer

    For more on Mute/Solo, see page 95. Lets you hear what the other Parts of the Performance sound like, minus the selected Part. Lets you hear what the selected Part sounds like by itself. Lets you hear all Parts together. MU128 Guided Tour...

  • Page 75

    4 Select Part 1 and select a new Voice for it: “HeavySyn” (082). 5 Select Part 2 and select the “HeavySyn” Voice for it as well. 6 Select the “OTHERS” parameters. Press the [EDIT] button. From the first Edit menu, select and call up “PART,”...

  • Page 76: Setting Up A Keyboard Split

    You may want to raise the octave setting of Part 1. To do this, exit to Single Part, select Part 1, then use the [SELECT > ] buttons to select the Note Shift control. For a higher “HeavySyn” Voice, set this to “+00.”) MU128 Guided Tour...

  • Page 77: Using The Assignable Controller In A Performance, On Your Own.

    If you wish to save this newly created Performance, refer to “Saving Your Original Performance” on page 78. On Your Own... While you’re at it, try making changes to some of the other Edit (part) pa- rameters. The procedure is the same: 1) Call up the Edit menus by pressing the [EDIT] button.

  • Page 78: Saving Your Original Performance

    Keep in mind that doing this automatically erases any original Performances in the internal memory. For this reason, you should save any important Performance data to a MIDI data filer (such as the Yamaha MDF3) before executing the Initialize function.

  • Page 79: Assignable Controller (ac1), Controllers And Control Numbers

    Assignable Controller (AC1) The Assignable Controller (AC1) is one of the more powerful features of the MU128 — it gives you extraordinarily flexible and expressive real-time con- trol over the Voices. In this section, you’ll: Learn about MIDI controllers and control numbers, and how they can affect the Voices.

  • Page 80: Control Numbers And The Actual Sound

    Drum MIDI IN A PHONES MU PLG-1 PLG-2 PLG-3 In this example, the foot controller of a keyboard controls the volume on the MU128. MIDI OUT MIDI Keyboard * On some instruments, the control number for the physical controllers is fixed; some instruments allow you to assign a different control number to the existing control.

  • Page 81: Assigning The Assignable Controller

    Assigning the Assignable Controller The Assignable Controller on the MU128 lets you specify the control num- ber to be used and determine which aspect or aspects of the sound will be affected. It also lets you set the degree to which the controller affects the sound.

  • Page 82: Using The Assignable Controller — Setting Up

    FILTER PROGRAM QUICK PC SYSTEM MIDI SCENE CUTOFF RESONANCE ASSIGN 2 MASTER TRANS DEVICE TUNE CURVE TRANS PITCH MODULATION CS1X MU128 Guided Tour PERFORM VARI VARI NAME PARAM DATA COMMON PORTA ASSIGN1 SWITCH TIME PARAM ASSIGN2 DEPTH PARAM DATA WAVE...

  • Page 83: Changing The Brightness On A Piano Voice

    MIDI keyboard. It is usually used to produce LFO effects (regular wavering of the sound, like vibrato and tremolo). Since it is so common, the MU128 features various parameters that are reserved strictly for modulation wheel control. In the Multi mode, the modulation wheel can control Pitch LFO. The Per- formance mode features both Pitch LFO and Filter LFO.

  • Page 84

    “TG300B,” then back to “XG.” Doing this automatically resets all Part settings to the factory-programmed con- dition and cancels any edits you made in the Multi mode (including whatever Voices you selected). MU128 Guided Tour...

  • Page 85: Expressive Control Of Individual Drum Sounds

    Expressive Volume Control of a Part This example shows you how to use the foot controller as an expression pedal. This may come in handy when use of MIDI Volume (#7) or Expres- sion (#11) is unavailable. Operation 1 Select the desired Part and Voice. Keep the settings you made to Part 1 (in the last example), and select a new Part/Voice for this example.

  • Page 86

    3) Set the “AC1AmpCtrl” parameter for one Part to “–64,” and the same param- eter for the other Part to “+64.” • The Assignable Controller can also be used to control one parameter of a se- lected effect. –40 MU128 Guided Tour...

  • Page 87

    On Your Own... While you’re at it, try making some of your own settings. The procedure is the same: 1) Select the desired Part and Voice. 2) Call up the Edit menus by pressing the [EDIT] button. 3) Select “OTHERS” with the [SELECT </>] buttons, then press [ENTER].

  • Page 88: Effects, Using Reverb And Chorus

    Effects To complement the huge variety of Voices and the 64-Part multi-timbral capacity, the MU128 features a built-in multi-effect processor with seven independent digital effects: Reverb, Chorus, Variation, Insertion 1 and 2, Part EQ, and Multi EQ. (In this section, we’ll examine the first five; EQ is covered on page155.)

  • Page 89

    “Sound List & MIDI Data” booklet. For a list of Chorus Types and other information on Chorus, see page 148. For a list of the available parameters for each Chorus Type, refer to the “Sound List & MIDI Data” booklet. MU128 Guided Tour Effects...

  • Page 90

    2) Select “VAR” (with the [SELECT -/+] buttons) and press [ENTER]. 3) Select “Type” (with the [SELECT <] button), and change the setting to “DISTORTION” (with the [VALUE -/+] buttons or data dial). Using the Variation Effects MU128 Guided Tour...

  • Page 91

    43 effect Types. For a list of Insertion Types and other information on Insertion, see page 151. For a list of the available parameters for each Insertion Type, refer to the “Sound List & MIDI Data” booklet. MU128 Guided Tour Effects...

  • Page 92: Equalizer (eq), Adjusting The Tone Of A Specific Part — Part Eq

    Equalizer (EQ) Equalizer (EQ) Equalizer (EQ) The MU128 features an extensive set of equalization controls that give you comprehensive control over the tone quality — both of individual Parts and over the entire instrument sound. In this section, you’ll learn how to: Use the Part EQ edit parameters to adjust the tone of a specific Part.

  • Page 93

    1) Select a Part (in the Single Part controls). 2) Press the [EDIT] button. 3) Select “PART”, then press the [ENTER] button. 4) Select “EQ”, then press the [ENTER] button, and edit the parameters as shown in steps #3 – #5 above. MU128 Guided Tour Equalizer (EQ)

  • Page 94

    Adjusting the Overall Tone — Multi EQ The Multi EQ section gives you five-band control (at specific frequencies) over the entire sound of the MU128. Special presets are also available for instantly changing the tone to suit different types of music.

  • Page 95: Mute/solo, Using Mute/solo

    Mute/Solo Mute/Solo The MU128 has convenient Mute and Solo functions for selectively muting or soloing any of the 64 normal Parts and the two A/D Parts. This is espe- cially useful when playing back several Parts from a connected computer or sequencer.

  • Page 96

    Mute/Solo The selected Part is soloed, while all other Parts are muted. All Parts sound normally. MU128 Guided Tour...

  • Page 97: A/d Inputs, Using The A/d Inputs

    The MU128 features a special A/D (Analog-to-Digital) input function that allows you to connect up to two different external signals (microphone, elec- tric guitar, CD player, etc.), and mix those signals with the MU128’s Voices. A/D input is perfect for singing along with your keyboard performance, since it allows you to blend the two signals without the need for an external mixer.

  • Page 98

    The selected bank determines the type of input and sets the appro- priate gain level. Each bank/type is indicated by an icon in the LCD: Bank 000 For input of a microphone (or other mic level instruments). MU128 Guided Tour TONE GENERATOR A/D INPUT PART...

  • Page 99

    For input of audio equipment (such as CD players, cassette decks, etc.). Bank 018 For input of a stereo keyboard (or other stereo signals from line level instruments, such as tone generators, rhythm machines, etc.). MU128 Guided Tour A/D Inputs...

  • Page 100

    C A U T I O N Do not use line level signals (such as from keyboards, etc.) with the mic level banks. The signal may be too high, resulting in damage to the MU128. 5 Select the desired preset.

  • Page 101: Midi/computer Connecting Cables, Reference

    MINI DIN 8-PIN This concludes your basic tour of the important functions of the MU128. To find out more about how to best use your MU128, look through the Reference section that follows and try out some of the functions and operations that interest you.

  • Page 102

    MU128 Guided Tour...

  • Page 103

    EFERENCE The Reference section of this manual covers in detail all of the functions of the MU128. Refer to it when you need information about a specific function, feature or operation. MU128 Rference...

  • Page 104: Multi Mode, Part Controls

    In the Multi mode, the MU128 performs as a multi-timbral tone generator capable of playing up to 64 Parts simultaneously, over 64 MIDI channels. Normally, the MU128 should be set to Multi mode when using it with a sequencer and General MIDI song data. There are two Multi modes: XG and TG300B.

  • Page 105: Single Part Control

    The various Voice categories group to- gether all Voices which are the same type or share certain characteristics. All the internal Voices of MU128 are divided into eighteen different Voice categories. The Piano - Model excl. buttons select the Normal Voices and the Drum button selects the Drum Voice.

  • Page 106

    MU100 exclusive Voices, and the SFX icon indicates the SFX Voices. • MU100 exclusive Voices are original Voices unique to the MU128 and MU100, and do not conform to the GM standard in the XG Voice map. When playing back song data...

  • Page 107

    (See page 88.) • Also keep in mind that the overall Chorus effect depends on the Chorus Return set- ting in the All Part controls (page 109). MU128 Multi Mode Part Controls...

  • Page 108

    • This parameter is unavailable for the A/D1 and A/D 2 Parts. • Keep in mind that the overall key transpo- sition of all the Parts’ Voices is also affected by the Transpose parameter in the All Part controls (page 110). MU128 Multi Mode...

  • Page 109: All Part Control

    000 — 127 This determines the amount of Chorus return in the overall mix. NOTE Keep in mind that the overall Chorus effect also depends on the Chorus Send setting (page 107) in the Single Part controls. MU128 Multi Mode Part Controls...

  • Page 110

    Connection is set to “INS” as the fac- tory default.) Transpose (Trans) Range: –24 — +24 semitones This determines the overall Transpose setting of the Parts. NOTE This parameter has no effect for Parts set to the Drum mode, or for the A/D Parts. MU128 Multi Mode...

  • Page 111: Multi Edit Mode

    Path: [EDIT] button Filter ____________________________________________________ The MU128 features a digital filter that can be used to change the timbre of the Voices. The filter is affected (together with the level) by the EG (Envelope Generator), which allows you to change the timbre over time as well.

  • Page 112

    Level These frequencies are “cut” or filtered out. Frequency Frequency MU128 Multi Mode –64 — +63 These frequencies are “passed” or let through. Frequency HPF Cutoff Frequency setting...

  • Page 113: Envelope Generator (eg)

    Pitch EG Initial Level Pitch EG Attack Time Pitch EG Release Level Pitch EG Release Time 2) Long Attack, Decay, Release times: Level Release Attack Decay Max. Min. Time Key is pressed MU128 Multi Mode Multi Edit Mode Release Time Key is released...

  • Page 114

    Pitch EG Initial Level (PEGInitLvl) Range: –64 — +63 This determines the initial pitch of the Part’s Voice, when the note is first played. A set- ting of 00 corresponds to normal pitch. MU128 Multi Mode Time Key is released...

  • Page 115

    Pitch EG Release Time (PEGReleTime) Range: –64 — +63 This determines the Release Time of the Pitch EG, or how long it takes for the pitch to change to the pitch value set in Release Level above. MU128 Multi Mode Multi Edit Mode...

  • Page 116

    Part. EQ High Gain Range: –64 — +00 — +63 This determines the level of the selected frequency (in “High Freq” above). Posi- tive values boost the level of the selected frequency and negative values attenuate MU128 Multi Mode...

  • Page 117: Vibrato

    For example, violin players often use de- layed vibrato, especially while playing long notes. The Delay parameter is use- ful in recreating this effect, producing a more natural, lifelike sound. Higher val- ues result in a longer Delay time. MU128 Multi Mode Multi Edit Mode...

  • Page 118: Others

    Velocity Sensitivity Offset Velocity Limit Parameters... 123 Velocity Limit Low Velocity Limit High Pitch Bend, Modulation Wheel, Assignable Controller ... 123 Pitch Bend Control MW LFO Pitch Modulation Depth AC1 Control Change Number AC1 Filter Control AC1 Amplitude Control MU128 Multi Mode...

  • Page 119

    Parts are set to different Voices, you should hear two different Voices sound at the same time. (For instructions on changing the Voice for a Part, refer back to “Selecting and Playing Individual Voices” on page 42) MU128 Multi Mode Multi Edit Mode...

  • Page 120

    (drumS1 — S4), any edits made to that drum setup au- tomatically affect all those Parts. For ex- ample, when two Parts are set to drumS1, any changes made to drumS1 affect both Parts. MU128 Multi Mode...

  • Page 121

    Portamento effect, or how long it takes to glide the pitch from one note to the next. Higher values result in a longer pitch glide time. (This parameter is not avail- able for Drum Parts.) MU128 Multi Mode Multi Edit Mode...

  • Page 122

    SYS. (See page 150.) Velocity Sensitivity Parameters Velocity Sensitivity Depth (VelSensDpt) Range: 000 — 127 This determines the degree to which ve- locity affects the Part’s Voice. Higher val- ues make the Voice more sensitive to changes in velocity. MU128 Multi Mode...

  • Page 123

    Range: –24 — +24 semitones (+/– 2 octaves) This determines the Pitch Bend range for the Part’s Voice. (Pitch Bend is usually controlled by a pitch bend wheel on a MIDI keyboard.) MU128 Multi Mode Multi Edit Mode sound VelLimitHi...

  • Page 124

    Some or all of these may be available on your MIDI instrument, and can be used to control cer- tain functions on the MU128 in real time. Some MIDI instruments allow you to change the con- trol change number for a particular controller: for example, setting the modulation wheel (nor- mally 01) to control Volume (07).

  • Page 125

    AC1 is set in the Assignable Controller 1 Control Change Number parameter above.) NOTE For more information on using positive and negative values, see the illustration and hint in Assignable Controller 1 Filter Control (page 124). MU128 Multi Mode Multi Edit Mode...

  • Page 126: Drum Setup Controls

    HPF Cutoff Frequency (HPF Cutoff) EQ Parameters ... 129 EQ Low Frequency (Low Freq) EQ Low Gain EQ High Frequency (High Freq) EQ High Gain EG Parameters ... 129 EG Attack EG Decay 1 EG Decay 2 MU128 Multi Mode...

  • Page 127

    (See page 88.) Also, the pa- rameters Reverb Send in Single Part control (page 107) and Reverb Return in All Part con- trol (page 109) must be set to appropriate val- ues. MU128 Multi Mode Multi Edit Mode...

  • Page 128

    Positive values raise the LPF Cutoff Fre- quency and negative values lower it. A value of 00 results in no frequency change, whatever velocity is received. MU128 Multi Mode...

  • Page 129

    This determines the Decay 2 time of the EG, or how rapidly the sound dies out com- pletely. (See illustration below.) Higher val- ues result in a longer Decay time. Level EG Attack MU128 Multi Mode Multi Edit Mode EG Decay 1 EG Decay 2 Time...

  • Page 130

    (like a whistle), whose duration you want to control or for key-controlled cymbal “chokes.” For most drum sounds, how- ever, this should be set to off so that the drum sound plays back in its entirety (is not cut off). MU128 Multi Mode...

  • Page 131: Performance Mode

    Performance Mode In the Performance mode, the MU128 performs as a four-Part tone genera- tor, with all Parts controlled over a single MIDI channel. The Performance mode is so named because it’s ideally suited to live performance situations. It allows you to play four different Voices at the same time from your MIDI keyboard —...

  • Page 132: Performance Part Control, All Part

    Performance (except for the effect sound). NOTE The overall Pan position offsets the individual Pan settings of each Part (page 135). A set- ting of “C” (center) maintains the individual Pan settings of each Part. MU128 Performance Mode...

  • Page 133

    System Transpose (SysTran) Range: –24 — +24 semitones This determines the overall Transpose setting of the Performance. NOTE This parameter has no effect on the A/D Parts. MU128 Performance Mode Performance Part Control...

  • Page 134: Single Part

    The various Voice categories group to- gether all Voices which are the same type or share certain characteristics. All the internal Voices of MU128 are divided into eighteen different Voice categories. The Piano - Model excl. buttons select the Normal Voices. Drum Voices are not available in the Performance mode.

  • Page 135

    (See page 88.) • Also keep in mind that the overall Chorus effect depends on the Chorus Return set- ting in the All Part controls (page 133). MU128 Performance Mode Performance Part Control...

  • Page 136

    • This parameter is unavailable for the A/D1 and A/D2 Parts. • Keep in mind that the overall key transpo- sition of all the Parts’ Voices is also affected by the System Transpose parameter in the All Part controls (page 133). MU128 Performance Mode...

  • Page 137: Performance Edit Mode, Common

    Assignable Controller 1 Control Change Num- ber (AC1 CC No.) Assignable Controller 1 Filter Control (AC1 FilCtrl) Assignable Controller 1 Amplitude Control (AC1 AmpCtrl) Assignable Controller 1 LFO Filter Modulation Depth (AC 1 LFOFMod) MU128 Performance Mode Performance Edit Mode...

  • Page 138

    SOLO SELECT SELECT ENTER the Multi Edit mode. (page 121.) VALUE VALUE EXIT Modulation Wheel Parameters Modulation Wheel — LFO Pitch Modulation Depth (MW LFOPMod) Same as the corresponding parameter in the Multi Edit mode. (page 124.) MU128 Performance Mode...

  • Page 139

    “on,” Parts 3 and 4 are automati- cally set as A/D Parts (A/D1 and A/D2). HINT You can use the MU128 strictly as an effect processor for the A/D input (for example, your guitar or microphone) by Soloing the appro- priate A/D Part (A/D1 or A/D2).

  • Page 140: Part

    Vibrato Depth Vibrato Delay Detune Detune Assignment Mono/Poly Mode Note Limit Parameters Note Limit Low Note Limit High Dry Level Dry Level (VarConnect=SYS) Velocity Parameters Velocity Sensitivity Depth Velocity Sensitivity Offset Velocity Limit Low Velocity Limit High MU128 Performance Mode...

  • Page 141

    With a few omitted parameters, these are the same as the parameters in the Multi Edit mode. (see118.) “PART” “FILTER” “PART” “EG” “PART” “EQ” “PART” “VIBRATO” “PART” “OTHERS” MU128 Performance Mode Performance Edit Mode...

  • Page 142: Copy And Store Operations, Copy

    “COPY.” Then, press the ENTER button to call up the Copy operation. 2 Use the SELECT </> buttons to select the desired parameter: memory location, source number or destination number. (The selected parameter flashes.) Then use the VALUE -/+ buttons or data dial to change the value. MU128 Performance Mode...

  • Page 143: Store

    3 Press the ENTER button to actually execute the Copy operation. An “Executing…” message flashes in the display during the operation. When the data has been copied, the MU128 returns to the Performance Edit menu. To cancel the operation without copying, press the EXIT button (before pressing ENTER).

  • Page 144

    3 Press the ENTER button to actually execute the Store operation. An “Executing...” message flashes in the display during the operation. When the data has been stored, the MU128 returns to the Performance Edit menu. To cancel the operation without saving, press the EXIT button (before pressing ENTER).

  • Page 145: Recall Function

    Performance. For example, if you are editing a Performance and inadvertently select a different Performance, the edited Performance would normally be lost. By using Recall before turning off the MU128 or edit- ing another Performance, you can recover the previously edited Perfor- mance data.

  • Page 146: Effect Edit Mode

    Effect Edit Mode The MU128 features a built-in multi-effect processor with 7 independent digital effects: Reverb, Chorus, Variation, Insertion 1/2, Part EQ, and Multi EQ. The first 5 of these are controlled in the Effect Edit mode. In this section, only the effect Types and the global parameters common to all Types are covered.

  • Page 147: Reverb (rev)

    This determines the Pan position of the Reverb sound, or where it appears in the stereo image. For details on the parameters for each Reverb Type, refer to the separate SOUND LIST & MIDI DATA booklet. MU128 Effect Edit Mode Reverb (REV)

  • Page 148: Chorus (cho)

    Setting this to a relatively high level gives you a more natural sound, since the Chorus-processed sound is also being processed by the reverb. For details on the parameters for each Chorus Type, refer to the separate SOUND LIST & MIDI DATA booklet. MU128 Effect Edit Mode...

  • Page 149: Variation (var)

    Variation (VAR) The Variation section provides a wealth of additional effects for processing the Voices of the MU128. It features some of the same effects found in the Reverb, Chorus and Insertion sections. This is not mere redundancy; it al- lows you to use two types of Reverb, Chorus or other effects on different Voices.

  • Page 150

    INS (Insertion), SYS (System) Determines how the Variation effect is connected in the effect chain of the MU128. When set to SYS (System), Variation is applied to all Parts, accord- ing to the amount of Variation Send set for each Part. When set to INS (Insertion),...

  • Page 151: Insertion 1, 2 (ins 1, 2)

    Part 1 — 64, AD01, AD02, off This determines the Part to which the In- sertion effect is applied. Insertion can be applied to only one Part at a time. MU128 Effect Edit Mode Insertion 1, 2 (INS 1, 2)

  • Page 152: About The Effect Connections — System And Insertion

    About the Effect Connections — System and Insertion About the Effect Connections The multi-effects of the MU128 provide not only a wide range of sound processing controls, but also a flexible system for connecting them. Unlike simple effect routing schemes on conventional sound modules that process...

  • Page 153

    About the Effect Connections — System and Insertion When Variation is set to System: MU128 Effect Edit Mode...

  • Page 154

    About the Effect Connections — System and Insertion When Variation is set to Insertion: MU128 Effect Edit Mode...

  • Page 155: Equalizer (multi Eq) Edit

    Equalizer (Multi EQ) Edit The Equalizer (Multi EQ) Edit parameters allow you to adjust the over- all tone of the MU128 sound in five separate frequency bands. EQ presets are also provided for instantly calling up tone settings spe- cially suited for different types of music.

  • Page 156: Utility Mode

    Utility Mode The Utility mode lets you set functions related to the overall operation of the MU128, such as Master Tune, display contrast and playing of the Demo Song. Included also are utility operations, such as various kinds of data transfer with an external data storage device, and initializing of the MU128 settings.

  • Page 157: System Functions (system)

    System Functions (SYSTEM) The System functions provide various controls of the overall operation of the MU128, such as Master Tune, Mute and A/D Part Lock, some MIDI receive filters and a display Contrast control. Master Tune (M.Tune) Range: –102.4 — +102.3 cents (approx.

  • Page 158

    GM System On or XG System On mes- sage. Generally, this message is automatically transmitted to the MU128 as part of GM or XG song data. When Mute Lock is set to off, this resets the Mute status of the Parts on the MU128.

  • Page 159

    Hint If you’ve changed any of the panel settings on the MU128 and wish to keep those changes while playing back song data, set- ting this to “off” prevents those changes from being cancelled or reset by playing back the song data from the beginning.

  • Page 160

    MU128 and setting the Thru Port function to a value of 5 or higher, you can play back data over a total of 80 MIDI chan- nels — 64 on the MU128 and another 16 on the connected tone generator. Thru Port setting: TO HOST 5 —...

  • Page 161

    MU basic, MU100Native This determines the Voice configuration or assignment for the XG Voice set of the MU128 and is designed for setting com- patibility with various song data. The MU Basic Voice map maintains com- patibility with the widest range of XG tone generators.

  • Page 162: Dump Out Functions (dumpout), Saving And Restoring Data Via Midi

    Dump Out Functions (DUMPOUT) Dump Out Functions (DUMPOUT) The Dump Out functions allow you to save the various settings of the MU128 (such as settings for Parts, Performances, system, etc.) to a MIDI sequencer, computer or a MIDI data recorder (such as the Yamaha MDF3 MIDI Data Filer).

  • Page 163

    3 From the Dump Out menu, select the type of data to be sent: All, Multi or Performance. Then, press the ENTER button to call up the selected data dump. This transmits all MU128 data (including Part, Performance, system, and all parameter values) to the connected device. MU128 Utility Mode...

  • Page 164

    Dump Out Functions (DUMPOUT) Multi Settings: A/D, 16 Parts + A/D This transmits the selected MU128 Multi Part data (including System, Effect and EQ data) to the connected device. (Use the VALUE -/+ buttons to select the type/amount of data to be transmitted.)

  • Page 165

    Dump Out Functions (DUMPOUT) To reload the data from the data recorder back to the MU128: Make sure that the devices are properly connected (see the illustra- tions on page 162), and execute the appropriate data transfer operation from the data recorder. (Refer to the owner’s manual of that device for instructions.) The MU128 automatically receives incoming bulk data.

  • Page 166: Initialize Functions (initial)

    Initialize Functions (INITIAL) Initialize Functions (INITIAL) The Initialize functions allow you to restore the factory settings of the MU128. NOTE Since the Initialize functions replace existing data, you should save any and all important settings to a MIDI data storage device before using these functions.

  • Page 167

    Factory Settings (FactSet) This restores the original factory settings of the MU128. Selected Sound Module Mode: Extended General MIDI (XG Init) General MIDI (GM Init) Performance (PFMInit) One of the three parameters above will be available, depending on the currently selected Sound Module mode: XG, TG300B or PFM.

  • Page 168

    Drum Setup.) NOTE This parameter is not available when the MU128 is set to Performance mode. 3 From the “Are you sure?” prompt, press the ENTER button to execute the operation, or press the EXIT button to cancel it and return to the previous display.

  • Page 169: Demo Song Play (demo)

    • The A/D INPUT jacks cannot be used when playing back the demo song. 3 To stop playback of the song, press the EXIT button. 4 To exit from the Demo Song function, press the EXIT button again. MU128 Utility Mode DEMO Song Play (DEMO)

  • Page 170: Other Functions, Sound Module Mode (mode)

    EDIT, UTIL, EFFECT or EQ) to use the MU128 in the current mode. NOTES • If this is set to the Performance mode, the MU128 will not respond to System Exclusive messages (such as XG System On or GM System On) for changing the Sound Module mode to XG or TG300B.

  • Page 171: Show Midi Data

    MIDI device. When recording song data on a sequencer, you can make changes to various parameters on the MU128 (such as the filter or EG settings of a Part, or changes in the effects) and record those changes to specific measures in the song.

  • Page 172

    2 To transmit the currently displayed message, press the [ENTER] button again. The message is transmitted via the MIDI OUT terminal or the TO HOST terminal. 3 Press the [EXIT] button to return to the parameter setting display. MU128 Other Functions...

  • Page 173: Plug-in System, About The Xg Plug-in System

    This system offers powerful expansion and upgrade capabilities for XG-Plug-in-compatible tone generators, including the MU128. The XG Plug-in System enables you to equip the MU128 with the latest and most sophisticated technology, ensuring that you keep pace with the rapid and multi-faceted advances in modern music produc- tion.

  • Page 174: Structure Of The Xg Plug-in System, Optional Xg Plug-in Boards

    MU128 itself. When installing an effect type XG Plug-in board (such as the PLG100- VH) to the MU128, the board functions as an insertion effect of the MU128. All effect settings and editing can be done right from the panel of the MU128 itself.

  • Page 175

    About Plug-in System PLG100-VH (Vocal Harmony Plug-in Board) This Plug-in board equips the MU128 with an automatic “harmonizer,” letting you instantly and easily apply one-, two- or three-part harmo- nies to a vocal signal (via a microphone connected to the A/D Inputs).

  • Page 176: Installing The Plug-in Boards, Before Installing The Plug-in Board

    Refer to the owner’s manual of the particular Plug- in board for details. • When a Plug-in board is installed, the parameters of the board that can be set from the panel of the MU128 can also transmitted to an external MIDI device. Data Backup: •...

  • Page 177: Setting The Part Assign Parameter

    Plug-in board, the settings of the Plug-in board(s) can be changed from an external MIDI device; however, the display of the MU128 may not match with the actual settings made to the board(s). Setting the Part Assign Parameter...

  • Page 178: Setting Part Assign From An External Midi Device, Selecting Voices Of An Xg Plug-in Board

    Voices in the normal way. NOTES • Unlike the Voices of the MU128 itself, XG Plug-in board Voices are not as- signed to all the available program numbers, and many of the program num- bers are “empty” with no assigned Voices. When such a program number is selected, “Silence”...

  • Page 179: Installing The Plug-in Board

    • When installing or uninstalling the XG Plug-in board, the System Setup and Multi Part settings of the MU128 are initialized to their default values. Always save your important settings to a computer or MIDI data filer (such as MDF3) by using the Dump Out functions beforehand.

  • Page 180

    XG Plug-in board. Any one of the cable connectors can be used. The logical board assignment in the MU128 (PLG-1 - 3) is set automatically to the following order: 1) PLG100-VL, 2) PLG100- DX, 3) PLG100-VH.

  • Page 181

    Press down hard on the cover as you replace it; the sponge cushion on the back holds the installed board(s) securely in place. Hinges MU128 Plug-in System About Plug-in System...

  • Page 182

    About Plug-in System 7 When the power to the MU128 is turned on again, the board is automatically installed and ready for operation. The appropriate LEDs on the front panel (PLG-1 - 3) light to indicate the installed XG Plug-in boards.

  • Page 183

    PPENDIX MU128 Appendix...

  • Page 184: Troubleshooting

    Check all MIDI connections, making sure that the MIDI OUT of the exter- nal device is connected to the MIDI IN of the MU128, and that the MIDI IN of the external device is connected to the MIDI OUT of the MU128.

  • Page 185: Error Messages

    A data error resulted during reception of MIDI messages. Try transmitting the data again, or turn the MU128 off and back on again. MIDI Buffer Full! Too much MIDI data is being received by the MU128 at one time. Reduce the amount of data being sent to the MU128. HOST is Offline! This message appears when the host computer is not turned on, the connecting cable is not properly connected, or the sequencing software is not active.

  • Page 186

    The selected XG Plug-in board does not have Voices for the selected Voice category. PB Com ERROR! • An error occurred in the communication between the MU128 and the XG Plug-in board. Turn off the power and check that the board is properly installed.

  • Page 187: Specifications

    Preset Programs ... 100 User Programs... 100 Effects Seven sections of multi-effects: Reverb (12 Types), Chorus (14 Types), Variation (70 Types), Insertion 1/2 (43 Types), Multi EQ (4 Types), and Part EQ (1 Type) Display Custom back-lit LCD MU128 Appendix Specifications...

  • Page 188

    Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time with- out prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer. MU 128 Appendix...

  • Page 189: Glossary

    Glossary A/D input Abbreviation for analog-to-digital. The A/ D inputs of the MU128 allow you to process ana- log inputs (such as a microphone, electric guitar, CD player, or another electronic instrument) with the digital effects of the MU128 and mix them with the internal Voices.

  • Page 190

    The Pitch Bend Control parameter on the MU128 allows you to set the range over which the pitch can be changed. polyphony The number of notes that can be sounded simultaneously by an electronic instrument.

  • Page 191: Index, Equalizer (eq)

    MIDI data storage device ... 33 MIDI devices, connecting to ... 32 MIDI IN-A Terminal ... 157 MIDI keyboard, playing the MU128 with ... 32 MIDI keyboard, selecting Voices with ... 48 MIDI, Receive Channel ... 119 Modulation Wheel —...

  • Page 192

    Index MU100 Exclusive Voice ... 44 Multi Edit mode ... 61,111 Multi mode ... 58, 104 Multi Mode Equalizer Lock ... 158 Mute ... 95 Mute Lock ... 158 Note Limit High ... 122 Note Limit Low ... 122 Note Shift (Multi mode) ... 108 Note Shift (Performance mode) ...

  • Page 193

    MU128 Appendix...

  • Page 194

    For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha or the authorized distributor listed below. Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez-vous adresser à Yamaha ou au distributeur le plus proche de vous figurant dans la liste suivante. NORTH AMERICA CANADA Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.

  • Page 195

    M.D.G.,EMI Division c Yamaha Corporation 1998 V319100 810ITCRIT5.2-01A0 Printed in Japan...

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