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F7 Clp-840/820/820S Midi Functions; F8 Clp-880/860 Midi Functions; A Brief Introduction To Midi; F7.1/F8.1: Midi Transmit Channel Selection - Yamaha Clavinova CLP-820 Owner's Manual

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The Function Mode
F7
CLP-840/820/820S MIDI Functions
F8
CLP-880/860 MIDI Functions

A Brief Introduction to MIDI

MIDI OUT
Clavinova
note and velocity (touch response) information via the MIDI OUT connector whenever a note is played on the
keyboard. If the MIDI OUT connector is connected to the MIDI IN connector of a second keyboard (synthesizer,
etc.) or a tone generator (essentially a synthesizer with no keyboard), the second keyboard or tone generator will
respond precisely to notes played on the original transmitting keyboard. The result is that you can effectively
play two instruments at once, providing thick multi-instrument sounds.
Data Being Recorded
MIDI OUT
MIDI IN
Clavinova
After selecting "F7. Y " or "F8. Y ", press the [+/YES] button to engage the MIDI function sub-
mode, then use the FUNCTION [<] and [>] buttons to select the desired MIDI function, as listed
below.
NOTE

F7.1/F8.1: MIDI Transmit Channel Selection

F7.2/F8.2: MIDI Receive Channel Selection

MIDI OUT
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MIDI sequence recorder could be used to "play" two different instruments or tone generators. One of
the instruments or tone generators could be set to receive only on channel 1, while the other is set to
receive on channel 2. In this situation the first instrument or tone generator will respond only to
channel-1 information transmitted by the sequence recorder, while the second instrument or tone
generator will respond only to channel-2 information. This allows the sequence recorder to "play"
two completely different parts on the receiving instruments or tone generators.
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CLP-880/860/840/820/820S
standard communication interface that allows MIDI-compatible
MIDI Cable
musical instruments and equipment to share musical information and
MIDI IN
control one another. This makes it possible to create "systems" of
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MIDI instruments and equipment that offer far greater versatility and
control than is available with isolated instruments. For example,
most MIDI keyboards (including the Clavinova, of course) transmit
sequence recording. A sequence recorder can be used to "record"
MIDI data received from a Clavinova, for example. When the
Playback Data
recorded data is played back, the Clavinova automatically "plays"
MIDI OUT
MIDI IN
the recorded performance in precise detail.
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can do much, much more. The Clavinova MIDI functions allow it to
be used in fairly sophisticated MIDI systems.
• The rear-panel HOST SELECT switch must be set to "MIDI" in order to use the MIDI connectors. When you use
the TO HOST connector, set the HOST SELECT switch to the appropriate position for the type of computer you
are using (see page 38). In this situation, all MIDI settings described below will have affect on the MIDI signal in
and out of the TO HOST connector.
• Always use a high-quality MIDI cable to connect MIDI OUT to MIDI IN terminals. Never use MIDI cables longer
than about 15 meters, since cables longer than this can pick up noise which can cause data errors.
MIDI IN
MIDI THRU
Tone Generator
(Set to receive on MIDI
channel 2)
Clavinova
(Set to receive on MIDI channel 1)
MIDI, the Musical Instrument Digital Interface, is a world-
This same type of musical information transfer is used for MIDI
The examples given above really only scratch the surface. MIDI
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The MIDI system allows transmission
MIDI IN
and reception of MIDI data on 16 differ-
ent channels. Multiple channels have
been implemented to allow selective
control of certain instruments or devices
connected in series. For example, a single

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