Using the MIDI terminals
When using a MIDI interface device installed in the
personal computer, connect the MIDI terminals of the
personal computer and the PSR-2000/1000 with standard
• When the computer has a MIDI interface installed,
connect the MIDI OUT terminal of the personal
computer to the MIDI IN terminal. Set the HOST
SELECT switch to "MIDI."
• When using a MIDI interface with a Macintosh series
computer, connect the RS-422 terminal of the
computer (modem or printer terminal) to the MIDI
interface, then connect the MIDI OUT terminal on the
MIDI interface to the MIDI IN terminal of the PSR-
2000/1000, as shown in the diagram below.
Set the HOST SELECT switch to "MIDI."
• When the HOST SELECT switch is set to "MIDI," the
TO HOST terminal is disabled.
• When using a Macintosh series computer, set the
MIDI interface clock setting in the application
software to match the setting of the MIDI interface
you are using. For details, refer to the owner's
manual for the particular software you are using.
Using Your PSR-2000/1000 with Other Devices
Using the USB terminal on your computer
with a USB/MIDI interface (UX256/UX96,
Connect the UX256/UX96 and the computer with a USB
cable. Install the included UX256/UX96 driver to the
computer, and connect the UX256/UX96 to the PSR-
2000/1000 with a MIDI cable. Set the HOST SELECT
switch on the PSR-2000/1000 to "MIDI." For details, refer
to the owner's manual of the UX256/UX96.
For details about the necessary MIDI settings for computer
and sequence software you are using, refer to the relevant
Let's consider an acoustic piano and a classical guitar as
representative acoustic instruments. With the piano, you
strike a key, and a hammer inside hits some strings and
plays a note. With the guitar, you directly pluck a string
and the note sounds.
But how does a digital instrument go about playing a
Acoustic guitar note
Pluck a string and the body
resonates the sound.
As shown in the illustration above, in an electronic
instrument, the sampled note (previously recorded note)
stored in the tone generator section (electronic circuit) is
played based on information received from the keyboard,
and output through the speakers.
Digital instrument note
Based on playing information
from the keyboard, a
sampled note stored in the
tone generator is played
through the speakers.