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MIDI control to guitar players for the first time. A MIDI guitar system incorporating the G50 and G1D is not only great for perfor- mance, but it gives guitar players an ideal means for entering music data in a MIDI sequence recording system.
• Turn the power switch OFF when the instrument is not in use. • The power adaptor should be unplugged from the AC outlet if the G50 is not to be used for an extended period of time. • Unplug the G50 during electric storms.
MIDI data which is transmitted to a MIDI tone generator to produce the “synthesized” sound output. When you play a note or chord on your guitar, the G50 instantly generates MIDI data corresponding to the note(s) you play — along with the appropriate pitch bend data if Guitar The G50 has 128 “programs”...
MONO SYNTH Jack The normal output from a guitar can be plugged in here via a standard 1/4" phone-plug cable if the G50 is to be used without the G1D Divided Pickup Unit in the mono- phonic mode. The monophonic mode is automatically selected when the multi-pin cable is disconnected and a standard guitar cable is plugged in here.
The MIDI OUT connector connects to one or more external tone generators or synthesizers to be driven by the G50. It can also be connected to a MIDI data recorder or other MIDI data storage device to store MIDI bulk data corresponding to the G50’s 128 programs.
G50 rear panel to minimize the possibility of accidentally unplugging the cable during operation. CAUTION • Turn your tone generator on before turning on the G50. This is necessary to ensure that the initial pitch bend, tune, and other setup parameters transmitted by the G50 at power-on are received by the tone generator.
In addition to the normal “user” programs, the G50 has 3 preset program sets designed specifically for use with certain tone generators, as follows: This is the normal user-programmable G50 memory. The factory preset program conform to the standard GM (General MIDI) voice assign- ments.
Tuning The G50’s built-in tuner makes it easy to precisely tune your guitar — even in a noisy environment. 1 . Engage the Tuner Mode Press the [TUNER] button. The red indicator above the [TUNER] button will light and the current base tuning pitch will appear on the display: normally “A 440”.
G1D GUITAR/MIX/SYNTH selector is set to the desired position: GUITAR Only the direct guitar sound will be sent to the G50 (i.e. no synthesizer sound will be produced). Both the direct guitar sound and individual-string synthe- sizer output are sent to the G50.
G50 display shows the current octave: “-2oc” (down two If you do not have a G1D Divided Pickup Unit installed on your guitar, it is still possible to use the G50 in the monophonic mode, although some features will not be available.
Edit Mode The EDIT mode lets you set up each of the G50’s pro- grams for the response and playing features you require. The EDIT mode includes 25 parameters, each identified by a letter of the alphabet from “A” to “Y”. The param- eters are divided into three groups according to function: •...
B: Note On Level Settings: 1 … 10 Sets the note-on trigger level of the G50 — i.e. how loud a note must be played on the guitar before it triggers the corresponding note on the G50. The range is from 1 to 10, with lower values corresponding to lower trigger levels (i.e.
Sets the Master Volume level of the receiving tone generator. This parameter is an ideal way to individually set the volume level of each voice selected by the G50 for optimum “balance” in your application: e.g. so that there are no unnatural volume changes when switching between voices, or so that the volume of the selected voice is just right for the backing with which it will be used, etc.
“R: Split Memory 2 Number” parameter, below. No split occurs when this parameter is set to “off”. If the G50 is being used in the monophonic mode, “---” appears on the display and this parameter is not available. Also, the “P1” through “P10” settings are not available when the “A: Playing Style”...
X : S e n s i t i v i t y Settings: -7 … 0 … 7, --- The G50 is capable of detecting the amplitude envelope of the guitar output and converting this to MIDI control change data which can be used to produce interesting variations in the synthesized sound.
The HOLD 1 mode: the parameter value (1 … 128) corre- sponds to a G50 program number. If the pedal is pressed while a note is played, the note is held and the G50 switches to the program number specified by the SUSTAIN/ HOLD parameter value.
MIDI Bulk Dump Reception Program data can be reloaded from an external storage device while the G50 is in the PLAY mode. The data is loaded automatically when received from the external storage device.
I n i t i a l i z e The Initialize operation resets all of the G50’s internal settings to their original factory settings. By initializing the G50, the Preset Program Memory U (User) type is reset to the factory settings. The tuning pitch is reset to 440.
“SErr” appears on the display. • There is an abnormality in the hardware. Switch the POWER off and take the unit to your nearest Yamaha Dealer or the music store where you purchased it for further evaluation or repair. “BuFL” appears on the display.
Guitar/Bass select switch: when “GUITAR” is selected / Wenn der GUITAR TYPE-Schalter auf • Type: U (User / Anwender / utilisateur) • When the initialize operation is executed, the data listed below will be loaded into the G50’s internal memory. • Nach einer Initialisierung werden die unten aufgeführten Daten in den Speicher des G50...
“GUITAR” gestellt ist / Sélecteur guitare/basse : quand “GUITAR” est sélectionné • Type: 2 • When Preset Program Type “2” is selected, the data listed below will be loaded into the G50’s memory. VL 70-m tone data (Cst001- 006.Int001) will also be sent with the bulk.
Remarks • Type: 3 • When Preset Program Type “3” is selected, the data listed below will be loaded into the G50’s memory. VL 1-m Version 2 tone data (A01-A06) will also be sent with the bulk. • Beim Auswählen von Preset-Programmset “3”...
Sélecteur Guitar/Bass : Quand “BASS” est sélectionné • Type: U (User / Anwender / utilisateur) • When the initialize operation is executed, the data listed below will be loaded into the G50’s internal memory. • Nach einer Initialisierung werden die unten aufgeführten Daten in den Speicher des G50...
• Type: 2 • When Preset Program Type “2” is selected, the data listed below will be loaded into the G50’s memory. VL 70-m tone data (Cst001- 006.Int001) will also be sent with the bulk. • Beim Auswählen von Preset-Programmset “2”...
• Type: 3 Remarks • When Preset Program Type “3” is selected, the data listed below will be loaded into the G50’s memory. VL 1-m Version 2 tone data (A01-A06) will also be sent with the bulk. • Beim Auswählen von Preset-Programmset “3”...
0sssssss sssssss = Check Sum 11110111 * When received, the currently selected memory of the G50 and its Edit buffer will be overwritten. See < Table 1 > for more information on the format. 2.2 Single Memory Data Dump Request...
< Table 1 > 1 Memory Size = 25bytes All Memory Size = 3200bytes Total MIDI Data Size = 50bytes PRM# DATA NAME Playing Style Note on Level Note off Level Velocity Chromatic Transpose Pitch Bend Range Program Number Program Bank MSB Program Bank LSB Volume Assignable Control Number 1...