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Using Mtc; Setting Md4 For Mtc Operation; Setting The Midi Sequencer; Mtc Cabling Note - Yamaha MD4 Owner's Manual

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Using MTC

Setting MD4 for MTC Operation

1. Press the [UTILITY] button and use the [√] and [®] SELECT buttons to select
the MIDI Sync function.
2. Press the [ENTER] button.
The display shows
3. Press the [®] SELECT button to select MTC.
MTC appears on the display.
4. Press the [UTILITY] button.
MD4 is now ready for synchronized operation.
When MTC is on, MD4 stops playback at the end of each song.
MTC is turned off automatically if the Cue List or Program Play function is used.
MD4 generates MTC at 30 frames/second.

Setting the MIDI Sequencer

The MIDI sequencer must be set to receive and synchronize to MIDI Timecode at 30 frames/sec-
ond. Refer to your MIDI sequencer's user manual for more information.

MTC Cabling Note

The Setting Up a Synchronized MIDI System illustration on page 50 shows the MIDI cable from
MD4 connecting to a dedicated MTC input on the MIDI sequencer. That's because MTC is best
kept separate from normal MIDI data. If your MIDI sequencer does not have a dedicated MTC
input, however, you may be able to merge the MTC signal with other MIDI data and connect
that to the MIDI sequencer's normal MIDI input. If your MIDI data is very busy (i.e., contains
a lot of real-time Control Changes), however, you may experience synchronization delay prob-
lems. For reliable operation, keep normal MIDI data and MTC separate.
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MD4—Owner's Manual

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