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With the built-in host computer interface and MIDI terminals, the MU5 is ideal for any computer music system — from connec- tion to a simple laptop to integration in a complete MIDI studio. It even features a two-octave keyboard (with adjustable ten- octave range), allowing you to play the internal Voices and enter notes to a connected sequencer.
6) Muting and Soloing Parts; Editing Mute and Solo are useful in song playback, while editing opera- tions prepare you for digging in deeper to the advanced functions of the MU5. 7) Reference Once you’re familiar with everything above, lightly go over this comprehensive guide to all editing functions.
Your MU5 will give you years of reliable service if you follow the simple precautions below: LOCATION Keep the instrument away from locations where it is likely to be exposed to high temperatures (such as direct sunlight) or humid- ity. Also avoid locations which are subject to excessive dust accumulation or vibration which could cause mechanical damage.
MIDI data transmission. Also, avoid using cables longer than 15 meters, since long cables can result in data errors. Yamaha is not responsible for damage caused by improper handling or operation. Precautions...
The Controls of the MU5 Front Panel PART 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1112 SELECT DOWN MSTR TRNS MUTE TUNE POSE LOCK q Display In the Play mode, this shows the Part number and the currently selected program number and Voice name for the Part.
Edit modes. u Keyboard This two-octave keyboard is used to play the Voices of the MU5. It can also be used to play notes on a connected external tone generator or enter notes to a connected sequencer or computer.
POWER switch For turning on the power to the unit. Side Panel q VOLUME control For adjusting the overall level of the MU5. w LINE OUT/PHONES jack For connection to an amplifier/speaker system or a set of stereo headphones.
MU5 itself. Or you can play them from a connected MIDI keyboard. In addition, the MU5 also has a TO HOST terminal for easy interfacing with a computer, allowing you to play the Voices using your favorite music software.
What It Can Do... Here are a few ideas on how you can use the MU5. The list below is not comprehensive, but is meant to be a general guide to the possibilities and provide a starting point or springboard for your own creative ideas and explo- rations.
(Utility and Part Edit are the two edit-related modes of the MU5.) Play Mode This is the normal mode of the MU5, the one in which you normally play and select the internal Voices (either from the built-in keyboard or a connected MIDI device), select Parts, and use the Mute and Solo functions.
Setting Up Your MU5 Power Supply Your MU5 will run either from an optional AC adaptor or batteries. Follow the instructions below according to the power source you intend to use. Before making any connections, make sure that all equipment to NOTE be connected is turned off.
Using Batteries To use the MU5 on battery power, insert six 1.5V AA size (SUM-3, R-6 or equivalent) manganese or alkaline batteries in the battery compartment. Make sure to follow the polarity indications on the bottom case (and as shown below).
Audio Connections In order to hear your MU5, you’ll have to make certain audio connections. You can listen to the MU5 by using a set of stereo headphones or by connect- ing it to an amplifier/speaker system. Using Headphones Connect a set of stereo headphones (with a stereo miniature plug) to the LINE OUT/PHONES jack.
Setting Up the MU5 in Your Music System As you learned in the section The MU5 — What It Is and What It Can Do on page 11, the MU5 can be integrated into a variety of setups. It would be impossible to cover all connection possibilities in a short manual as this;...
Follow these instructions if you have an Apple Macintosh that is not equipped with an external MIDI interface. Connect the TO HOST terminal on the MU5 to the Modem or Printer port on the Macintosh. Operation Set the HOST SELECT switch to MAC.
Follow these instructions if you have an IBM PC/AT or compat- ible computer that is not equipped with an external MIDI inter- face. Connect the TO HOST terminal on the MU5 to one of the computer’s serial ports, COM 1 or COM 2.
(See page 46.) Connecting to Other MIDI Devices The MU5 is equipped with MIDI IN and OUT terminals, allowing you to use it in any MIDI system. Example uses for the built-in MIDI interface include: • Connecting to a MIDI keyboard (for playing the sounds of the MU5 from that keyboard).
When HOST SELECT switch is set to Mac, PC-1 or PC-2: MIDI OUT MIDI IN Keyboard * When Local Control is set to Off, the keyboard of the MU5 cannot be used to play the internal AWM Voices. (See page 35.) Setting Up the MU5 in Your Music System...
MIDI/Computer Connecting Cables Standard MIDI cable. Maximum length 15 meters. MIDI DIN 5-PIN Apple Macintosh Peripheral cable (M0197). Maximum length 2 meters. Macintosh MINI DIN 8-PIN PC-1 8-pin MINI DIN to D-SUB 25-pin cable. If your PC-1 type computer has a 9-pin serial port, use the PC-2 type cable.
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 AWM tone generation system of the MU5. Simultaneously hold down the s buttons and press Operation the E button.
Play mode. When you turn on the power of the MU5 or press the e button, the Play mode is automatically called up. In this mode, you can select any of the 16 Parts for playing, and select which Voice is played in each Part.
Changing the Octave Setting Though the keyboard itself is two octaves, you can actually play the MU5 over a ten-octave range. To do this use the d (OCTAVE DOWN) and u (OCTAVE UP) buttons. Press the d button to lower the pitch by an octave, and press the u button to raise it by an octave.
Voice; see boxed section on the next page.) NOTE –1 VALUE +1 The MU5 has a total of 128 Voices, plus 8 different drum kits. An “OFF” setting (a value of 137, or higher) is also available for turning off the selected Part. (See page add-2 for a list of the available Voices.)
47, simultaneously hold down the s buttons and press 4, then 7, and finally press the E button to actually enter the new value. DOWN PART Using the MU5 — The Play Mode SELECT While holding this down, press the following buttons in order: ENTER...
MU5. Using the MU5 with a MIDI Data Storage Device You can also use the MU5 with a MIDI data storage device, such as the Yamaha MDF2 MIDI Data Filer. This lets you save or back up whatever changes you’ve made in the settings of the Utility and Part Edit modes. Then, when you want to recall those settings, you can transfer the appropriate data from the storage device.
While a song is playing back on your computer or sequencer, you can selec- tively mute or solo any of the 16 Parts of the MU5. Mute lets you silence one Part to hear how all of the other Parts sound without it. Solo lets you isolate a single Part, to hear how that Part sounds by itself.
The MU5 has two edit modes: Utility and Part Edit. The Utility mode func- tions are related to the overall operation of the MU5, while the Part Edit mode provides independent controls for each Part. (See the Reference section of this manual for information about the specific editing functions.)
This concludes our short tour of the basic setup and general operations of the MU5. Now that you’ve learned how to operate your MU5, look through the Reference section that follows for more detailed informa- tion on the Utility and Part Edit modes.
Utility Mode The Utility mode lets you set functions related to the overall operation of the MU5, such as Master Tune, Transpose and Velocity settings. Included also are utility operations, such as sending bulk data to a data storage device, and initializing of the MU5 settings.
MU5 as part of General MIDI song data. When Mute Lock is off, this resets the Mute status of the Parts on the MU5. If you want to keep the current Mute settings and disable this reset, set Mute Lock to On.
Default This determines the note on velocity of the built-in keyboard. All notes that you play from the MU5’s keyboard will be at this fixed velocity, and sound at the same level. This velocity is also transmitted to connected devices via the MIDI or TO HOST terminals.
Default This determines whether or not the internal tone generator responds to the notes you play on the MU5’s keyboard. Setting this to Off effectively disconnects the MU5 keyboard from the internal tone generator. However, notes played on the keyboard are still transmitted via the TO HOST or MIDI OUT terminals.
Settings Default This function allows you to save the current parameter settings of the MU5 to a MIDI sequencer, computer or a MIDI data recorder (such as the Yamaha MDF2 MIDI Data Filer). Saving & Restoring Data via MIDI Saving & Restoring Data via TO HOST...
HOST SELECT switch is properly set. When using the MIDI terminals, connect the MIDI OUT of the MU5 to the MIDI IN of the data recorder. (See the Saving & Restoring Data via MIDI illustration above.) Also, set the HOST SELECT switch to MIDI.
Simultaneously hold down the s buttons and press Operation When the operation is completed, a “Finished” message appears in the display and the MU5 returns to the normal Play mode. VOICE NAME Using Initialize All will erase whatever settings you’ve made on the MU5. If you have important settings you wish to keep, store them to a MIDI data recorder with the Dump Out function.
Selected Part L 64 – C 00 – R 63 Range C 00 Default This determines the stereo position of a selected Part. The Pan position is graphically represented by bars in the display. A double bar (equal sign) in the middle represents the center position (C 00), while a bar at the top indicates full right (R 63) and a bar at the bottom indicates full left (L 64).
Note Shift PART Selected Part 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1112 -24 – +24 semitones Range Default This determines the key transposition (Note Shift) setting for each Part. Keep in mind that the actual key transposition of the Part also depends on the global Transpose setting in the Utility menu (see page 33).
“bend” the pitch up or down as you play. Pitch Bend data can also be recorded to a sequencer along with normal note data, and then played back using the MU5. The default setting (+02) allows you to continuously change the pitch by a whole tone, up or down.
Appendix Troubleshooting Even though the MU5 is exceptionally easy to use, it may occasionally not function as you expect it to. If that happens, check the possible problems and solutions below before assuming that the instrument is faulty. Problem No power.
• Check all MIDI connections, making sure that the MIDI OUT of the external device is con- nected to the MIDI IN of the MU5, and that the MIDI IN of the external device is connected to the MIDI OUT of the MU5. (See page 20.) Or,...
Error Messages Errors may occur from time to time, and when they do the MU5 will display a message to indicate the type of problem so that you can rectify it and return to normal operation. PART VOICE NAME PART...
Mac — 31,250 bps PC-1 — 31,250 bps PC-2 — 38,400 bps Power Supply YAMAHA PA-3, PA-4 or PA-40 AC Adaptor (Never use the PA-3B.) Six “AA”size, SUM-3, R-6 or equivalent batteries Dimensions (W x D x H) 188 x 104 x 33 mm (7-3/8" x 4-1/8" x 1-1/3") Weight 340g (12 oz.) (w/o batteries)
Voice List Instrument Name Group Piano Acoustic Grand Piano Bright Acoustic Piano Electric Grand Piano Honky-tonk Piano Electric Piano 1 Electric Piano 2 Harpsichord Clavi Chromatic Celesta Percussion Glockenspiel Music Box Vibraphone Marimba Xylophone Tubular Bells Dulcimer Organ Drawbar Organ Percussive Organ Rock Organ Church Organ...
Instrument Name Group Reed Soprano Sax Alto Sax Tenor Sax Baritone Sax Oboe English Horn Bassoon Clarinet Pipe Piccolo Flute Recorder Pan Flute Blown Bottle Shakuhachi Whistle Ocarina Synth Lead Lead 1 (square) Lead 2 (sawtooth) Lead 3 (calliope) Lead 4 (chiff) Lead 5 (charang) Lead 6 (voice) Lead 7 (fifths)
Analog Kit Jazz Kit Brush Kit Reverse Cymbal Hi Q SD Power H Brush Slap L Bass Drum M BD Analog L BD Analog H Analog Side Stick Analog Snare L Brush Slap Analog Snare H Brush Tap Analog Tom 1 Jazz Tom 1 Brush Tom 1 Analog HH Closed 1...
MIDI Data Format 1. General 1.1 Application This following MIDI information applies to the MU5. 1.2 Applicable Standards MIDI 1.0 Standard. 2. MIDI Reception / Transmission Diagrams 2.1 Transmit Condition HOST IN NOTE ON BANK SELECT MSB BANK SELECT LSB...
3. Channel Messages 3.1 Transmission 3.1.1 Note ON/OFF Note Range = E-2 – E8 Velocity = 0 – 127 3.1.2 Control change The following parameters can be transmitted. Control # 18.104.22.168 Bank Select Control # The bank select MSB switches between melody Voices and rhythm Voices. The bank select LSB is fixed at 0.
= 1 – 127 (Note On velocity only.) When Receive Note Message is set to OFF, reception is disabled. When drum part data is received, the MU5 sometimes does not respond to Note Off messages (depending on the transmitted instrument).
22.214.171.124 Bank Select Control # Processing of bank select messages is paused until a program change message is received. The bank select MSB switches between a melody Voice and rhythm Voice. The bank select LSB is fixed at 0. 126.96.36.199 Modulation Control # This affects the vibrato depth.
Refer to the Voice List on page add-2. 3.2.4 Pitch Bend Pitch Bend resolution is 14 bit (-8192 – +8191). 3.2.5 Channel Mode Messages The MU5 receives and responds to the following channel mode messages: 2nd byte 3rd byte All sound off...
Omni Off is executed. (Rest is the same as in “All Notes Off” above.) 188.8.131.52 Omni On Since the MU5 has no such function, Omni On is not executed. (Rest is the same as in “All Notes Off” above.) 184.108.40.206 Mono Same as in “All Sounds Off”...
4. System Exclusive Messages 4.1 Parameter Change The MU5 receives and responds to the following parameter change messages: • Universal Real Time Message Master Volume • Universal Non Real Time Message General MIDI Mode On • Yamaha GM Exclusive Message MIDI Master Tuning •...
00000001 01 11110111 F7 Following reception of the above parameters, all MU5 parameters will be initialized (excepting Master Tuning). However, when Mute Lock of the System parameters is set to on, Receive Note Message of the Multi Part parameters is not initialized. Since one of these messages takes about 50 msec to process, allow a sufficient amount of time before transmitting the next message.
0. If the received data is outside the “legal” range (i.e., higher or lower than the maximum and minimum set values at each address), the MU5 changes the value to the nearest maximum or minimum setting. 4.4.1 System Data Parameter Change Refer to charts 1-1 and 1-2 on pages add-21 and add-22.
PITCH BEND RANGE MOD LFO PITCH DEPTH CHANNEL AFTER TOUCH PITCH CONTROL If only Master Tune is received, the MU5 does not confirm with checksum. The MU5 does not respond to the following parameters: • System parameters EXCLUSIVE RECEIVE SWITCH...
The MU5 cannot send amounts of data greater than 513 bytes at a time. If a dump request exceeding 513 bytes is received, the MU5 breaks up the data into packets of 512 bytes or less and pauses for 120 msec or more before transmitting each packet.
The device making the dump request must include the corresponding parameter header for each data type (listed below). For example, if only one dump request header is used to request both System and Multi Part data, the MU5 will transmit only the System data.
EG. RELEASE RATE PITCH BEND RANGE MOD LFO PITCH DEPTH CHANNEL AFTER TOUCH PITCH CONTROL SYSTEM INFORMATION For the following parameters, which are unavailable on the MU5, the MU5 sends fixed data. • System parameters EXCLUSIVE RECEIVE SWITCH PROGRAM CHANGE RECEIVE SWITCH...