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Yamaha Magicstomp Bass Effects Processor Owner's Manual

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  • Page 2 Compliance with FCC regulations does * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. CANADA This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Please make sure that benches are stable and any optional fixtures (where appli- cable) are well secured BEFORE using. Benches supplied by Yamaha are designed for seating only. No other uses are recom- mended.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha MAGICSTOMP To get the most out of this product, we urge you to thoroughly read this manual before use. Also, please keep the manual in a safe place for future reference. Contents Precautions ... 6 Package Contents ...
  • Page 6: Precautions

    • Power Adaptor * ... 1 • USB Cable ... 1 * May not be included depending on your particular area. Please check with your Yamaha dealer. CAUTION • Before breaking the seal on the CD-ROM package, please carefully read the “Software Licensing Agreement”...
  • Page 7: Magicstomp

    This function lets you fully customize your MAGICSTOMP. [Harnessing the power of Yamaha’s DSP technology] • The MAGICSTOMP utilizes a powerful 32-bit DSP designed by Yamaha to deliver amp simula- tions and effects from the BBT series bass amplifiers, from the DG series amplifiers, and from the DG, AG, and UD-Stomp effects.
  • Page 8: Component Names & Functions

    Component Names & Functions I Top Panel I Rear Panel When monitoring through a pair of headphones, make sure you properly adjust the volume so as not to damage your hearing. o !0...
  • Page 9: Input Jack

    q Display Displays information for the currently selected patch or operating conditions of the MAGICSTOMP. w CONTROL Knobs These are used to control patch parameters. (→ page 14) e VOLUME Knob Controls the overall output volume of the MAGICSTOMP. (→ page 12) r STORE/EXIT Button This button is used to store edited patches in the MAGICSTOMP (→...
  • Page 10: Connections

    MAGICSTOMP’s volume to its minimum level before making any connections. • Use ONLY a Yamaha AC-10 Power Adaptor (or other adaptor specifically recommended by Yamaha). Using another adaptor may result in damage, overheating or fire, which can be very dangerous.
  • Page 11 ● Using the MAGICSTOMP with a bass guitar or other instrument Connecting to an amplifier, etc. (monaural) INPUT (or POWER AMP INPUT) L/MONO * The AC adaptor’s shape will vary according to the country to which the device is shipped. Power Adaptor Electric Outlet...
  • Page 12: Using The Magicstomp

    Using the MAGICSTOMP The MAGICSTOMP comes loaded with a variety of effect patches (programmed effects). First, give some of the presets a try and see what’s available. I Turn on the amplifier and play You’ll hear the currently selected patch. Use the MAGICSTOMP’s VOLUME knob to adjust the MAGICSTOMP’s output volume.
  • Page 13 The other way to select patches is with the [Performance Mode]. In this mode, the –, +, and ON/OFF switches are used to select one of three adjacent patches. To enter the Performance Mode, press and hold any two switches (from –, +, and ON/OFF).
  • Page 14: Create Your Own Sound

    Create your own sound I Use the knobs to adjust the effect The three knobs located below the display let you adjust different characteristics of the effect. The parameters that these knobs adjust, differ according to the selected patch. The name of the parameters that these knobs adjust, and the relative knob position of each of the parameters are shown on the lower half of the display.
  • Page 15: Deep Edit

    OK, now try and edit a patch to your liking. * For more information on parameters of individual effects, refer to the separate “Effect List” sheet. * Parameters for the patch(effect) can only be adjusted when the MAGICSTOMP is in its normal operating mode (when a patch is selected and the effect is switched "ON").
  • Page 16 Create your own sound Use the +/– switches to select the parameter setting display. Parameters for the currently selected patch are arranged on several pages. Use the “+” or “–” switches to view the next or previous page on the display. * For more information on individual parameters, refer to the separate “Effect List”...
  • Page 17 G Assigning parameters to the unit’s control knobs Parameters that are controlled by the unit’s control knobs during normal operation are as- signed to the control knobs in the upper portion of the parameter page display (shown below: the page before ).
  • Page 18: Saving Patches

    Saving Patches I Storing edited patches (STORE) The MAGICSTOMP lets you store your original patches in its User Patch memory (U01-U99). After creating a patch you like, use the following procedure to store the patch. * Patches can not be stored in the Preset Patch memory (P01-P99). * The volume knob’s setting is not stored with patch data.
  • Page 19 G Saving the data to a different patch number After you’re done editing, press the [STORE/EXIT] button. Select the patch number to which you want to save the data. Use the – or + switches to select the destination patch number to which you want to save your data.
  • Page 20: Giving The Patch A Name

    Giving the patch a name I Giving the patch a name (Name Edit Mode) You can use up to 12 characters when making a name for a User Patch. * Names of Preset Patches (P01-P99) can not be changed. Press the [STORE/EXIT] button. “PRESS[STORE]1sec”...
  • Page 21 Up to 12 characters can be used in a patch name. * Only 11 characters are displayed when the USB connection is used. After you’ve changed the name, press the [STORE/EXIT] button. The MAGICSTOMP is now in store standby mode. Press and hold the [STORE/EXIT] button (about 1 second) until “NOW STOR- ING...”...
  • Page 22: Auto Feedback Reduction (afr) Function

    Auto Feedback Reduction (AFR) Function The MAGICSTOMP is equipped with a highly sophisticated Auto Feedback Reduction function (AFR) to eliminate feedback (howling). * In this case, “Feedback” is when a specific frequency produced by the amplifier causes the bass to resonate uncontrollably, creating a howling sound.
  • Page 23: Using The Afr Function

    I Using the AFR Function After you have switched ON (activated) the AFR function us- ing the procedure described on the previous page, the “ ” edit icon will appear for patches that can use the AFR func- tion (patches that have their effect type set to “AcousticMulti”). * The normal “...
  • Page 24: Tuner Mode

    Tuner Mode This mode is used for tuning your bass. In the Tuner Mode, the MAGICSTOMP functions as a chromatic tuner. * The signal from the MAGICSTOMP’s OUTPUT jack and PHONES jack is muted when in the Tuner Mode (no sound will be produced).
  • Page 25: Factory Set (restore Factory Defaults)

    Factory Set I Restoring the factory defaults Hold down both the ON/OFF switch and [STORE/EXIT] button then plug in the power adaptor con- nected to the unit, and “FACTORY SET” will appear in the display. Press the + switch and the display will ask for your confirmation. * Pressing the –...
  • Page 26: Editing Patches With A Computer

    Editing Patches with a Computer In the CD-ROM that came with your MAGICSTOMP you’ll find some patch files (library file format) that contain patches other than those found in the MAGICSTOMP’s Preset Patches (P01-P99). You can select any of the patches you like from the library and trans- fer them to the MAGICSTOMP’s User Patches (U01-U99).
  • Page 27: Data Flow

    I Data Flow • Use the supplied USB cable to connect the USB jack on your computer (Windows or Macintosh) to the MAGICSTOMP’s USB jack. • The “Sound Editor for MAGICSTOMP” application found in the accompanying CD-ROM can be used to edit MAGICSTOMP patches or transfer patch data between the MAGICSTOMP and your computer.
  • Page 28: For Windows Users

    Patch Library Sample *1 These applications are supplied with online/PDF manuals. *2 Unfortunately, Yamaha makes no guarantee concerning the stability of these programs nor can it offer user support for them. G Minimum System Requirements The system requirements below may differ slightly depending on the particular operating system.
  • Page 29 G Installing Acrobat Reader PDF files (***E.pdf) for the Sound Editor for MAGICSTOMP Owner’s Manual and installation guides for the accompanying application or drivers, plus the MAGICSTOMP Effect List are all found in the accompanying CD-ROM → “Manual” folder. In order to view these PDF files, you’ll need to install Acrobat Reader. Follow the steps described below to install “Acrobat Reader”.
  • Page 30: For Macintosh Users

    Patch Library Sample *1 These applications are supplied with online/PDF manuals. *2 Unfortunately, Yamaha makes no guarantee concerning the stability of these programs nor can it offer user support for them. G Minimum System Requirements The system requirements below may differ slightly depending on the particular operating system.
  • Page 31 G Installing Acrobat Reader PDF files (***E.pdf) for the Sound Editor for MAGICSTOMP Owner’s Manual and installation guides for the accompanying application or drivers, plus the MAGICSTOMP Effect List are all found in the accompanying CD-ROM → “International” folder → “Manual” folder. In order to view these PDF files, you’ll need to install Acrobat Reader.
  • Page 32: Error Messages

    Error Messages One of the following messages may appear in the MAGICSTOMP’s display if an error occurs during operation. If so, please stop operation and check the following points to find a solution to the problem. Trouble Shooting • No Sound →...
  • Page 33: Specifications

    Specifications Digital Section • Digital signal processing effector • Includes special editor application “Sound Editor for MAGICSTOMP” • Patch Select: 2 Modes • Built-in Chromatic Auto Tuner Communications Receive: Parameter Change, Bulk In (1 patch), Bulk In (99 patch) Transmit: Bulk Out (99 patch) Controller/Switch Knob x4 CONTROL1, 2, 3, VOLUME...
  • Page 34: Software Licensing Agreement

    The following is a legal agreement between you, the end user, and Yamaha Corporation (“Yamaha”). The enclosed Yamaha software program is licensed by Yamaha to the original purchaser for use only on the terms set forth herein. Please read this licensing agreement with care. Opening this package indicates that you accept all terms outlined herein.
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