The CBX-K1 can be used with a stand-alone sequencer, for
recording and editing performance data.
With Tone Generator
In the simple system below, the CBX-K1 is used to play the
voices of the MU80 Tone Generator. This setup could also
serve as a simple, yet powerful live performance rig, with
the CBX-K1 being used as a portable, hand-held keyboard.
With Main Keyboard and Tone Generator
In this system, the CBX-K1 effectively serves as a second
keyboard. The main keyboard (in this case, the Clavinova)
is used to play both its own internal sounds and the sounds
of the connected multi-timbral tone generator on one
channel, while the CBX-K1 is used to play the sounds of
the tone generator on another channel. This lets you play
two sounds at once from the Clavinova, and play a third
sound from the CBX-K1.
Setting Up Your CBX-K1
In a variation of the above setup, set the Clavinova and
CBX-K1 to transmit on the same channel, and set the CBX-
K1's MIDI Merge function to ON. This lets you play the
tone generator from either keyboard and use the versatile
MIDI functions of the CBX-K1 to control the tone genera-
tor — for example, changing the brightness of the sound in
real time with the ASSIGNABLE Wheel.
When an external MIDI device is connected to
the MIDI IN of the CBX-K1, the B lamp may
flash, indicating a MIDI error. This is probably due to
a longer-than-normal interval between active sensing
messages received from the device. To remedy this, set
the MIDI Merge of the CBX-K1 to ON. (See page 24.)
Making the Connections
Before making any connections, make sure
that all equipment to be connected is turned off.
Connect the MIDI OUT terminal of the CBX-K1 to the MIDI
IN terminal of the tone generator, sequencer or computer
MIDI interface (as shown in the illustrations above).
Make all necessary audio connections, making sure first
that all level controls on those devices are set to the
minimum. (Refer to the owner's manuals of the devices
you are using for more information on connections.)
Finally, turn on the power of the CBX-K1, then turn on
the power of the connected equipment. (If necessary,
follow the order as recommended in the owner's manu-
als of the devices you are using.) When turning off the
power, be sure to turn off the CBX-K1 last.