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    If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type of product. If you can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Corporation of America, Electronic Service Division, 6600 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA90620 * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA.

  • Page 3: Special Message Section

    This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the accessory product.

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    (3)-3 PRECAUTIONS • Use the specified adaptor (PA-5C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) only. Using the wrong adaptor can result in damage to the instrument or overheating. • Before cleaning the instrument, always remove the electric plug from the outlet.

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    You can even edit the voices to create sounds that are perfectly suited to your music. Keep this Owner’s Manual handy while familiarizing yourself with the RM1x, and store it in a safe place for later reference.

  • Page 6: Main Features

    • Tap BPM entry lets you define tempos the way you feel them rather than with numbers. • Full MIDI compatibility means that the RM1x can be used as the core of a larger music production system. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 7: How To Use The Manuals

    How to use the manuals The documentation for the RM1x consists of the following two manuals. Understand the role of each manual, and refer to them as necessary. Owner's Manual (this manual) This explains precautions for use, how to make connections, and all parameters and commands. Use this manual like a dictionary whenever you need to.

  • Page 8: Finding The Information That You Need

    Here you can read about the name and location of each button and control, and read about their function. Quickstart Guide (page20) This brief, easy-to-follow section shows you how to use the basic features and functions of your new RM1x. Function tree (page 32) This lets you locate the desired information within the structure of the command hierarchy.

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    BASIC OPERATION ... 23 Chapter 1. BASIC CONCEPTS 1. Function tree ... 32 2. How the RM1x is organized ... 34 3. Sequencer block ... 35 4. Tone generator block ... 37 5. Controller block ... 38 6. Effect block ... 39 7.

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    3. Error Messages ... 144 4. Glossary ... 146 5. Index ... 150 The illustrations and LCD screens as shown in this owner’s manual are for instructional purposes only, and may be different from the ones on your RM1x. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 11: Setup

    The MIDI IN and OUT indicators above the BPM display light whenever MIDI data is received via the rear-panel MIDI IN connector (red MIDI IN indicator), or when MIDI data is transmitted by the RM1x via the MIDI OUT connector (green MIDI OUT indicator).

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    The four MODE buttons select the main RM1x operating modes (PATTERN, PATTERN CHAIN, SONG, and UTILITY), while the SUBMODE buttons select a range of submodes via which you can access the RM1x's detailed programming features. Details on mode and submode selection are provided in the “Basic Operation” section beginning on page 23.

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    16. [OCT DOWN] and [OCT UP] Buttons Although the range of the RM1x keyboard is a little over two octaves, the [OCT DOWN] and [OCT UP] buttons allow the pitch of the keyboard to be shifted down or up in octave steps, over a range of 8 (+/- 4) octaves. Each time the [OCT DOWN] button is pressed the pitch of the keyboard is shifted down by one octave, until the lower limit is reached.

  • Page 14: Rear Panel

    1. STANDBY/ON Switch Press in to turn the RM1x on, and press again to turn it off. When the power is on one of the mode button indicators will light and the PATTERN mode display will appear on the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display).

  • Page 15: Floppy Disk Drive

    (with the window open), it will not be possible to modify, add, or delete data. When you wish to protect important data, you should leave the tab in this position. CAUTION ! Be aware that Yamaha can make no guarantee regarding data damage that results from improper use. 2. Disk-in-use indicator 1.

  • Page 16: Connections

    SETUP 2. Connections In order to use the RM1x, the included AC adaptor and an amp system etc. must be connected. If you use external MIDI devices or controllers, these must also be connected. This sections explains how to make these connections.

  • Page 17: Audio Equipment Connections

    CAUTION ! Do not connect the output jacks of the RM1x to the mic input jacks of an amp or cassette deck etc. If they are connected to mic inputs, the sound quality may be impaired, and the device may be damaged. Also, when connecting the RM1x to a mixer or similar device, set the mixer channels to the Line Input position.

  • Page 18: Connecting A Footswitch

    Connecting a tone generator module RM1x song and pattern playback data can be used to play an external tone generator module. Use a MIDI cable to connect the MIDI OUT connector on the rear panel to the MIDI IN connector of the external MIDI device.

  • Page 19: Connecting A Mtr (multi-track Recorder)

    MTC- or MMC-compatible multi-track recorder. Use MIDI cables to connect the MIDI OUT connector of the RM1x to the MIDI IN connector of the MTR, and the MIDI IN connector of the RM1x to the MIDI OUT connector of the MTR.

  • Page 20: Quickstart Guide

    SETUP 3. Quickstart Guide When your RM1x is properly connected and powered up, try the following to get a feel for how easy it is to remix the preset patterns to create your own groove. But remember, this is just the tip- of the iceberg! The RM1x can do much, much more.

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    • More on the controller knobs on page 29. 8. Mute & Un-mute Tracks Press the [MUTE] button so that its indicator flashes, then use the white keys on the RM1x keyboard to mute and un- mute tracks as required. When the mute mode is engaged the indica- tors above tracks which contain data will light.

  • Page 22: Using The Included Disk

    The included disk contains 3 demo songs. The demo songs allow you to enjoy demo playback, and to playback songs while adjusting the assignable knobs (PLAY FX and VOICE) to experience the possibilities of the RM1x. Listening to the demo play- back Here's how to load a demo song file from disk and enjoy the demo playback.

  • Page 23: Basic Operation

    PATTERN mode and the PATCH mode in which phrases can be “patched” together to create patterns. In the RM1x the term “pattern” refers to a relatively short pattern - say, 4 to 16 measures - which is used for looped playback.

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    This feature can be used to create simple automatic arpeggios based on notes played on the RM1x keyboard. VOICE The VOICE submode allows any of the RM1x’s voices to be assigned to individual tracks, and includes volume, pan, and effect send controls for each track. VOICE EDIT This submode provides access to in-depth voice editing parameters that you can use to customize voices for your own sound.

  • Page 25: Menu Selection

    2. Navigating Around the Display In all of the RM1x displays, the currently selected parameter or function is indicated by a “cursor” which can be either an inverse block (i.e. the selected value will appear as white char- acters in a black block, or the opposite if the “NEGA” mode is selected via the UTILITY mode LCD MODE function —...

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    Basic Operation 3. Changing (Editing) Values The RM1x lets you adjust and edit values in three ways: The Display Knobs The display knobs provide a fast, easy way to adjust and edit corresponding parameters. If any parameters in the selected display can be accessed via the display knobs, they will ap- pear directly above the knobs as shown in the example below.

  • Page 27: Keyboard Modes

    “SAVE,” for example. Or the “DO!” function provided for most of the jobs. 5. Keyboard Modes The RM1x keyboard does a lot more than simply enter notes. In conjunction with the KEYBOARD mode buttons it allows fast, efficient entry of a range of parameters. One of its alter- native functions —...

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    MUTE mode is engaged simply by pressing the ap- propriate MUTE MEMORY button. SECTION Styles in the RM1x PATTERN mode can have up to 16 “sec- tions,” — “A” through “P.” Each section is effectively a sepa- rate pattern, and different sections can be used for introduc- tions, variations, breaks, endings, etc.

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    “Used Memory” will appear as long as you continue holding these buttons. 9. System Initialization MIDI DELAY OCTAVER If you wish to reset the RM1x’s settings to the factory condi- HARMONIZE 1 tion, you can perform the Initialization operation. HARMONIZE 2 VARIATION...

  • Page 30

    Description Specifies the current measure as the measure the RM1x will “jump” to when the [STOP] button is pressed. Starts loop playback of the currently selected song in the SONG mode.

  • Page 31: Chapter 1. Basic Concepts

    Chapter 1. BASIC CONCEPTS This chapter explains the basic concepts that you need to know before use, such as the mode structure and the internal structure of the RM1x. 1. Function tree ... 32 2. How the RM1x is organized ... 34 3.

  • Page 32: Function Tree

    Job10 Shift Clock ... page 89 Job11 Copy Event ... page 89 Job12 Erase Event ... page 90 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Job13 Extract Event ... page 90 Job14 Create Continuous Data ... page 91 Job15 Thin Out ... page 91 Job16 Modify Control Data ...

  • Page 33: Song Mode

    MIDI control ... page 135 Echo back ... page 135 TG param out ... page 136 Voice setup to TG ... page 136 Voice setup to MIDI ... page 136 MIDI Filter ... page 137 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER 1. Function tree...

  • Page 34: How The Rm1x Is Organized

    2. How the RM1x is organized 2. How the RM1x is organized Five blocks The RM1x consists of five blocks: the sequencer block, the tone generator block, the controller block, the effect block, and the arpeggio block. Sequencer block (page 35)

  • Page 35: Sequencer Block

    Musical data can be recorded, edited, and played back independently for each track. Pattern In the RM1x the term “pattern” refers to a relatively short pattern — say, 4 to 16 measures — which is used for looped playback.

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    The sequence tracks are used to record musical data. Data can be recorded from the controller block etc. using realtime recording or step recording etc. The RM1x has 16 sequence tracks, and each track can record musical data for one Part.

  • Page 37: Tone Generator Block

    The RM1x contains 654 normal voices and 46 drum kits. This is more voices than can be selected by a program number of 1 - 128. Thus, voices are selected on the RM1x using a combi- nation of the Bank Number MSB, Bank Number LSB and Program Number.

  • Page 38: Controller Block

    MIDI de- vices. • The “keyboard track” is the track which is highlighted in the Pattern Play and Song Play pages. • The “recording track” is the track which is highlighted in the Recording Standby pages. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 39: Effect Block

    This block processes the audio signal that is output from the tone generator block, adding reverberation or ambiance etc. The RM1x has three types of effect: the reverb effect, the cho- rus effect, and the variation effect. Settings for this block can be made in Effect submode (pages 69, 120).

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    Voice submode settings Reverb Send Level (pages 64, 120) and Chorus Send Level (pages 64, 120). Here you can adjust the depth of the effect for each part. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER rev send REVERB cho send...

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    By using these three bus lines, you can use the effects in a variety of ways, such as connecting the three effects in series, or dividing them. 6. Effect block reverb return OUTPUT chorus return variation return RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 42: About Floppy Disks

    7. About floppy disks 7. About floppy disks On the RM1x, floppy disks are used to save data that you create, or to exchange data with other devices. This section explains the types of floppy disks that the RM1x can use, and things you should know about floppy disk handling.

  • Page 43: Data Backup

    Types of file used by the RM1x All data These files handle all data of the RM1x’s internal memory as a single file. All data includes the following data. Songs...

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    MEMO RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 45: Chapter 2. Pattern Mode

    6. Arpeggio ... 62 7. Voice ... 63 8. Voice Edit ... 65 9. Effect ... 69 10. Setup ... 73 11. Disk ... 76 12. Job ... 80 13. Edit ... 99 14. Split ... 108 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 46: Pattern Playback

    Track status Values Selects the style. Specifies the measure the RM1x will “jump” to when the STOP button is pressed. When “OFF” the playback locations remains where it is when playback is stopped. To specify the current measure, press the STOP button while holding the [SHIFT] button.

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    7 Continue selecting tracks and assigning phrases un- til your pattern is complete. 8 Press STOP 1. PATTERN Playback Measure Length Track status Time signature Function to stop playback when done. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

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    Phrase length less than or equal to pattern length. Phrase length greater than pattern length. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 49: Recording

    The RM1x offers two general recording methods: realtime recording and step recording. With realtime recording, the RM1x operates as a tape recorder, recording the performance data as it is played. This allows you to catch all the nuances of an actual performance.

  • Page 50: Recording Type

    The GRID type lets you record 1-measure phrases by en- tering notes on a 16th-note “grid” formed by the white keys of the RM1x keyboard. The pitch, gate time, and ve- locity of each note entered can be set via the display knobs.

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    The count-in is also indicated by negative numbers in the “MEAS” parameter. Play the required part either on the RM1x keyboard or via an external MIDI keyboard. 4 Press the STOP button when you’re ready to stop...

  • Page 52: Step Recording

    Note, PB, CC[000] ... CC[119] Time Signature 1/16 ... 16/16; 1/8 ... 16/8; 1/4 ... 8/4 Indicates the pattern’s time signature. * For information about how to change values, refer to the Basic Operation (page26). RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Event type Pointer Event type...

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    Once the note parameters have been specified, the note can be entered simply by playing the appropri- ate key on the RM1x keyboard (or on your external MIDI keyboard). A dot corresponding to the entered note will appear on the note display and the note pointer will advance to the next note position.

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    Once the note parameters have been specified, notes can be entered at any 16th-note position within the 1-measure pattern simply by the pressing the appro- priate white key on the RM1x keyboard. Each of the RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Transpose Values Specifies the pitch of the note to be entered.

  • Page 55: Groove

    Grid Groove The RM1x Grid Groove function makes it possible to adjust the pitch, timing, length, and velocity of notes in a specified track via a 1-measure 16th-note grid to create “grooves” that would not be possible with precise sequencer-like programming. The Grid Groove function affects pattern and arpeggio playback without actually changing the sequence data.

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    6 Press the STOP button to stop recording after the pattern has played through once. The Grid Groove settings will automatically be initialized when record- ing is stopped. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 57: Play Fx

    ) continue to operate. This means that you can monitor the results of your changes as you make them. Harmonize The Harmonize feature adds considerable flexibility to the RM1x play effects by allowing unison harmonization to create deliberate out-of-phase effects, octave harmony, and the addition of 2 parallel harmony lines.

  • Page 58: Clock Shift

    Clock shift You use this parameter to shift the playback timing by a specified number of clock cycles. On the RM1x, one clock cycle is equivalent to 1/480 quarter note. A negative value shifts the timing backward (toward the beginning of the song), while a positive value shifts the timing forward.

  • Page 59

    If you set this value to 100%, the original gate times will be used. Setting the value below 100% will lower the gate times, while higher values will increase them. If an adjusted gate-time value is less than 1, the RM1x will use a value of 1. Original data...

  • Page 60: Midi Delay

    Transpose -36 ... +36 * For information about how to change values, refer to the Basic Operation (page26). RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Values Specifies the length of the delay. Please note that the values do not change continuously when using Display Knob 1. The delay time...

  • Page 61

    The MIDI delay level setting will automatically be set to 0 when re- cording is stopped. 5. MIDI delay Transpose Function button to begin recording. You button to stop recording after RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 62: Arpeggio

    6. Arpeggio 6. Arpeggio This submode can be used to create simple automatic arpeggios based on notes played on the RM1x keyboard. Arpeggio Setting Track number Parameter Type OFF, UP, DOWN, ALTER1, ALTER2, RANDOM Sort ON, OFF Hold ON, OFF Octave range 1 ...

  • Page 63: Voice

    ) continue to function while you are adjusting the settings, so that you can monitor Values Refer to the separate List Book for a complete listing of the RM1x voices. When “*** ***Phrase” appears here the bank and program change number will be switched according to the current phrase data.

  • Page 64: Effect Send

    01 ... 16 Transpose -36 ... 0 ... +36 * For information about how to change values, refer to the Basic Operation (page26). RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Values Sets signal level to variation-effect block. Selects use/nonuse of variation effect. Note that you can set the switch ON for one track only. (When you set the value to ON, any other ON setting automatically changes to OFF.

  • Page 65: Voice Edit

    27. Shows the current transpose value. Transposition can be accom- plished via this parameter, or by the keyboard method described on page 27. Attack Decay Release time time time Key off 8. Voice Edit Transpose Function Time RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 66

    Transpose -36 ... 0 ... +36 * For information about how to change values, refer to the Basic Operation (page26). RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Values Sets the range of the pitch change that can be controlled by PITCH BEND knob for each part.

  • Page 67

    The RM1x LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) can be used to modulate pitch, filter cutoff frequency, or amplitude to create a wide range of modulation effects. Track number Parameter LFO rate -64 ... 00 ... +63 Pitch depth 000 ... 127 Filter depth 000 ...

  • Page 68

    Cutoff The CUTOFF value sets the cutoff frequency for the RM1x’s low-pass filter. Adjusting this value changes the voice’s timbre. Settings are stored separately for each track. Note that the filter is a low-pass type: it filters out the fre- quencies above (higher than) the cutoff point.

  • Page 69: Effect

    9. Effect You use the Pattern Effects submode to select and set up the effects applied to the pattern. The variation connection setting determines how the RM1x handles effects processing. For more information, refer to Chapter 1. (page 39) • The playback buttons ( the results of your changes as you make them.

  • Page 70

    When variation connection = System: Parameter (Available parameters (Refer to the separate List Book. ) Refer to the separate List Book for a complete listing of the RM1x vary according to the type.) * For information about how to change values, refer to the Basic Operation (page26).

  • Page 71

    Sets stereo positioning of signal from chorus block. Values Sets reverb length. Sets spread of the reverb. Sets delay time until the early reflections. Sets frequency at which the high pass filter will cut the low range. 9. Effect Function Function Function RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 72

    Reverb Pan L63 ... C ... R63 * For information about how to change values, refer to the Basic Operation (page26). RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Values Sets frequency at which the low pass filter will cut the high range. Sets stereo positioning of signal from reverb block.

  • Page 73: Setup

    * For information about how to change values, refer to the Basic Operation (page26). Values Sets the cutoff frequency of the low boost equalizer. Sets the amount of low-frequency boost or cut. Positive settings boosts the lows, while negative settings produce low-frequency cut. 10. Setup Function RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 74: Knob Assign

    10. Setup Knob Assign This function makes it possible to assign different parameters to the RM1x’s 8 realtime controller knobs (see page 29 for more on the controller knobs). Parameter Template DEFLT, VOLUME, PAN, REVERB, CHORUS, VARI., Knob number A1 ... A8, B1 … B8...

  • Page 75

    You use the TO TG setting to set the track’s output channel to the tone generator block. You use the MIDI OUT settings to assign each track to a MIDI OUT channel. The RM1x stores separate channel arrangements for each style. The assignments automatically change each time you switch to a different style.

  • Page 76: Disk

    11. Disk 11. Disk In the Disk submode, data can be transferred between a floppy disk and the RM1x. The Disk submode contains the following five groups of operations. Save Lets you save data from internal memory to floppy disk.

  • Page 77

    Specifies the file type. You can select one of two types of file to be loaded. For details on the types of file, refer to “Types of file used by the RM1x.” (page 43) Selects the file to be loaded.

  • Page 78

    Specifies the file type. You can select one of two types of file to rename. For details on the types of file, refer to “Types of file used by the RM1x.” (page 43) Selects the file to rename. Sets the character cursor at any location within the 8-character file name.

  • Page 79

    Specifies the file type. You can select one of two types of file to delete or format. For details on the types of file, refer to “Types of file used by the RM1x.” (page Selects the file to delete. Executes the delete operation.

  • Page 80: Job

    12. Job You use the RM1x’s pattern jobs to perform various operations on phrases and patterns. You select the job from the job list using the Display Knob 1, 2 or the CURSOR buttons. You can also make your selection using the F4 button.

  • Page 81

    Jumps to the job currently selected in the job list. • Do not switch off the power while a job is executing (while the “Executing...” message is on the screen), as this may cause destruction of your recorded data. 12. Job Function RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 82

    (In the example above, the most recent change was made by running the Quantize job under the PATTERN mode.) RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Note Job 01 Quantize This job quantizes note events over a specified segment of a specified track.

  • Page 83

    If you are using one of the triplet quantizing values, then the RM1x applies the delay to the notes in every third interval. If you are using the value, the RM1x applies the delay to the non-triplet part of the rhythm only (to the The “swing rate”...

  • Page 84

    Adjusted velocity = (original velocity X Rate) + Offset. : 50% ... 66% If the adjustment result is less than 1, the RM1x sets the value to 1. If the result is higher than 127, the RM1x sets the value to 127. 1. Phrase setting: Phrs Sets the phrase to which adjustment is applied.

  • Page 85

    Rate adjustment) adds a fixed value. The rela- tion is as follows: Adjusted gate time = (original gate time X Rate) + Offset. If the adjustment result is less than 1, the RM1x sets the value to 1. 12. Job RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 86

    You use this job to apply a crescendo or decrescendo to the specified range of notes (pitches) in the specified segment of the designated track. The RM1x produces the effect by apply- ing a slight velocity adjustment (offset) at the beginning of the segment, with the offset increasing gradually up until the end of the segment.

  • Page 87

    Settings : 000 ... 100 4. PB Range Specifies the maximum pitch bend range to be applied by the glide job in semitone increments. Settings : 01 ... 24 12. Job 001:1:000 ... 257:1:000 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 88

    Chord Separate job (see next page). RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Sorting is by pitch. If notes E3, C3, and G3 all begin at the same time, the job adjusts the sequence to C3, E3, G3 (if the Type setting is “up”) to G3, E3, C3 (if “down”).

  • Page 89

    1. Source phrase The Phrs value selects the track from which the data are copied. Settings : 001 ... 256 12. Job 001:1:000 ... 257: 1:000 001:1:000 ... 255: 3:479 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 90

    Channel aftertouch Polyphonic aftertouch System exclusive All events RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Job 13 Extract Event This job moves all instances of specified event data from a selected segment of a phrase to the same segment on a differ- ent phrase. Following the operation, the targeted events no longer exist in the source segment.

  • Page 91

    Settings : Measure: beat : clock 001:1:000 ... 257:1:000 3. Event type Selects the targeted event type. Settings : PB (Pitch bend), CC (Any single Con- trol Change message type, 000 to 127), CAT (Channel aftertouch), PAT (Polyphonic aftertouch) 12. Job RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 92

    The upper Style value selects the style containing the user phrase to be copied. The value is meaningful only if you are copying a user phrase; the RM1x ignores the setting if you are copying a preset phrase. Settings : U01 ... U50 P01 ... P60...

  • Page 93

    “a” remains unchanged. If you attempt to append data such that phrase “b” would be- come longer than 256 measures (the maximum phrase length), the RM1x returns the “Illegal Input” message and the job does not execute. 1. Source style (Style “a”) The upper Style value selects the style containing the source user phrase (phrase “a”).

  • Page 94

    Specifically, it copies a segment of sequence-track data from a song into the designated destination phrase. The RM1x sets the time signature (meter) for the new phrase equal to the meter recorded in the initial measure of the source segment.

  • Page 95

    2. Destination style, section, and track The second group of settings selects the destination track. Settings : Style Section Track 12. Job U01 ... U50 A ... P 1 ... 16 U01 ... U50 A ... P 1 ... 16 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 96

    Settings : Exchange the corresponding data type. Do not exchange this data type. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Job 29 Clear Track This job deletes all data (of the selected type) from the se- lected pattern track, or from all pattern tracks.

  • Page 97

    If you set Sec to “ALL”, the RM1x automatically sets the corresponding destination value to “ALL”. (If you change an “ALL” setting to a number or letter, the RM1x automatically deselects the “ALL” setting at the desti- nation side.) Settings : Style U01 ...

  • Page 98

    4. Keep Original Phrase Check this box if you do not want to alter the original phrase data. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Job 35 Clear Pattern This job deletes all data from the selected pattern(s). If you set Style to “ALL”, the job executes a total deletion - removing all sections of all styles.

  • Page 99: Edit

    You use the Pattern EDIT submode to edit the contents of a user phrase. You can adjust or delete any of the MIDI events that constitute the phrase, and you can add new events. The RM1x offers two different editing screens: an Event list and a View Filter display. Edit The event list presents a listing of the track’s MIDI events, in order of their occurrence.

  • Page 100

    This message conveys movements of the PITCH BEND Knob This message is used to select voices. Refer to the separate List Book for a complete listing of the RM1x voices. These messages control volume or pan etc. Each controller has its own control number...

  • Page 101

    000 ... 127 5) Channel aftertouch Data 000 ... 127 Gate Velocity 00 : 001 ... 99 : 479 001 ... 127 Bank Select LSB 000 ... 127 000 ... 127 Data 000 ... 127 13. Edit RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 102

    000 ... 127 9) Exclusive Data (Hex) needs to be entered using hexadecimal values. Refer to the “MIDI Data Format” section of the separate List Book for details. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Data 000 ... 127 Name Pitch Bend Sensitivity 000...

  • Page 103

    000 ... 127, *** 000 ... 127, *** 000 ... 127, *** 000 ... 127, *** 000 ... 127, *** 000 ... 127, *** 000 ... 127, *** 000 ... 127, *** 000 ... 127, *** 000 ... 127, *** RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 104

    ChoRtn ChoPan ChToRv ChoP11 ChoP16 VarTyp VarP1 VarP10 VarRtn VarPan RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Data -102.4 ... +102.3 000 ... 127 000 ... 127 -64 ... +63 Dr1 ... Dr9 Data Name Reverb Type Refer to the “Effect Parameter List” section of the separate List Book for details.

  • Page 105

    -64 ... 0 ... +63 -64 ... 0 ... +63 -64 ... 0 ... +63 -64 ... 0 ... +63 -64 ... 0 ... +63 -9600 ... 0 ... +9450 -64 ... 0 ... +63 000 ... 127 000 ... 127 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 106

    DrNtOf DrNtOn DrCut DrResn DrAttk DrDcy1 DrDcy2 * Not supported by the tone generator block. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Name MW LFO Amplitude Modulation Depth Bend Pitch Control Bend Filter Control Bend Amplitude Control Bend LFO Pitch Modulation Depth Bend LFO Filter...

  • Page 107: View Filter

    View Filter The RM1x’s “View Filter” lets you select the event types that appear on the editing screens. To select an event for display, place a checkmark in the box next to the event name. To filter out an event type (so that it does not appear on the list), remove the checkmark so that the box is empty.

  • Page 108: Split

    The SPLIT function makes the process of splitting a section into multiple sections of the same length fast and easy. After RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Transpose Values Specifies the first measure in the range to be copied.

  • Page 109: Chapter 3. Pattern Chain Mode

    Chapter 3. PATTERN CHAIN MODE The PATTERN CHAIN mode makes it possible to specify a sequence of patterns to be played back automatically. 1. PATTERN CHAIN Playback ... 110 2. Disk ... 111 3. Job ... 112 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 110: Pattern Chain Playback

    Specfified styles and sections can be cleared by moving the pointer to the appropriate measure and pressing the F4 function button (CLEAR!). RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Pattern chain name Values Positions the pointer (on the left side of the display) at the beginning of any measure within the chain for pattern entry or playback.

  • Page 111: Disk

    Disk functions in the PATTERN CHAIN mode are essentially the same as those in the PATTERN mode, except that only the “ALL” file type is available. Refer to the PATTERN mode disk functions beginning on page 76. Save Rename Load Delete/Format/Information RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER 2. Disk...

  • Page 112: Job

    3. Job You use the RM1x’s pattern chain jobs to perform various operations on phrases and patterns. You select the job from the job menu using the Display Knob 1, 2 or the CURSOR buttons. You can also make your selection using the F4 button.

  • Page 113

    The “M” values set the segment to be removed. The first value gives the number of the first measure of the segment; the second value gives the number of the final measure. Settings : 001 ... 999 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER 3. Job...

  • Page 114

    Settings : 01 ... 20 2. Destination pattern chain The second Chain value selects the destination. Settings : 01 ... 20 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Job 07 Clear Chain This job deletes all data from the selected pattern chain. 1. Chain Selects the pattern chain to be deleted.

  • Page 115: Chapter 4. Song Mode

    You use SONG mode to play, edit, and record your songs. This chapter explains all SONG mode operations. The RM1x’s song memory has room for 20 songs. Each song can comprise as many as 16 sequence tracks and 1 BPM (tempo) track.

  • Page 116: Song Playback

    Song name Values Selects the song. Specifies the measure the RM1x will “jump” to when the STOP button is pressed. When “OFF” the playback locations remains where it is when playback is stopped. Specifies the note velocity value for the RM1x keyboard. Higher val- ues produce louder sound.

  • Page 117: Recording

    REPLACE, OVERDUB, and PUNCH-IN recording modes are available when MULTI is selected. Selects the recording method. Specifies the note velocity value for the RM1x keyboard. Higher val- ues produce louder sound. Sets tempo for song playback. Shows the current selected track number. Track number selection can be accomplished via this parameter, or by the keyboard method described on page 27.

  • Page 118

    To record BPM data simply select the BPM track for record- ing, begin recording in the Replace or Punch In mode, and use display knob 4 to enter the BPM changes as required. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Step Recording Same as in the PATTERN mode. Refer to page 52.

  • Page 119: Groove

    Same as in the PATTERN mode. Refer to page 62. The only difference is that in the SONG mode you will not need to specify a section since the concept of “sections” only applies in the PATTERN mode. Arpeggio Setting RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 120: Voice

    Same as in the PATTERN mode. Refer to page 65. The only difference is that in the SONG mode you will not need to specify a section since the concept of “sections” only applies in the PATTERN mode. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Pitch Bend/Portamento Filter 9. Effect Same as in the PATTERN mode.

  • Page 121: Setup

    When variation connection = System: When variation connection = Insertion: Chorus edit page1 page2 Reverb edit page1 page2 10. Setup Same as in the PATTERN mode. Refer to page 73. Low Boost Knob Assign Out Channel RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER 9. Effect/10. Setup...

  • Page 122: Disk

    PATTERN mode, except that the “PATT” file type is not available. Refer to the PATTERN mode disk functions beginning on page 76. Also refer to the “About Floppy Disks” section on page 42 for additional information. Save Load Rename Delete/Format/Information RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 123: Job

    12. Job You use the RM1x’s song jobs to perform various operations on the songs that you have recorded. You select the job from the job menu using the Display Knob 1, 2 or the CURSOR buttons. You can also make your selection using the F4 button.

  • Page 124

    Job 01 Quantize Essentially the same as in the PATTERN mode except that a TRACK is selected rather than a PHRASE, and the selectable measure range is greater. Refer to page 82. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Values Selects the category. Selects the job.

  • Page 125

    Refer to page 89. Job 11 Copy Event Essentially the same as in the PATTERN mode except that TRACKs are selected rather than PHRASEs, and the selectable measure range is greater. Refer to page 89. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER 12. Job...

  • Page 126

    Settings : 001 ... 999 • If you set the insertion point past the end of the song, the RM1x will append the empty measure(s) to the end of Track 1 only. 2. Time Signature You can select any meter that you like. You may find it convenient to use this parameter when you need to cre- ate a song that incorporates meter changes.

  • Page 127

    SONG mode you will not need to specify a section and the data types are different. Refer to page 96. Job 24 Normalize Play Effect Same as in the PATTERN mode. Refer to page 96. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER 12. Job...

  • Page 128: Edit

    PATTERN mode. Settings: Song Job 28 Song Name Same as in the PATTERN mode. Refer to page 98. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER 13. Edit Same as in the PATTERN mode. Refer to page 99. Edit View Filter U01 ... U20...

  • Page 129: Split (song To Pattern)

    MEAS will be set to the previous END MEAS + 1, and END MEAS will be set to specify a measure range of the same length as the preceding range copied. 14. Song Split (Song to Pattern) Measure Function RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 130

    MEMO RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 131: Chapter 5. Utility Mode

    Chapter 5. UTILITY MODE This chapter explains Utility mode. Utility mode is where you can make system settings and MIDI-related settings. 1. System ... 132 2. MIDI Setup ... 135 3. MIDI filter ... 137 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 132: System

    RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Values Sets the overall tuning of the entire RM1x in 0.1 cent steps. The pitch of drum voices cannot be adjusted here. One cent is 1/100th of a semitone.

  • Page 133

    Values See below. See below. Specifies the normal (NORMAL) or RM1x TG edit view mode for the PATTERN and SONG EDIT modes. When the “RM1x TG mode is selected the EDIT mode display will conform to the parameters of the RM1x tone generation block.

  • Page 134

    1 KB of data. The delay is specified in units of 100 ms (1/10 second). If MIDI errors occur on the receiving device, increase the In- terval Time setting and try transmitting the data again. RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 135: Midi Setup

    Internal With a setting of Internal, the RM1x will use its own internal clock. Select this setting if you are using the RM1x by itself or as the master device in a system that is synchronized by MIDI Clock messages.

  • Page 136

    2. MIDI Setup Echo back settings : Echo back will not be performed. When connecting the RM1x’s MIDI IN and MIDI OUT connectors to an external MIDI device, select Off. Through Echo back will be performed from the MIDI OUT connector.

  • Page 137: Midi Filter

    Specify whether or not MIDI Polyphonic Aftertouch messages will be passed. Aftertouch System Specify whether or not MIDI System Exclusive messages will be passed. Exclusive MIDI System Exclusive messages are used to reset the tone generator and to operate internal parameters. 3. MIDI Filter RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 138

    MEMO RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 139: Appendix

    APPENDIX 1. Specifications ... 140 2. Troubleshooting ... 142 3. Error Message ... 144 4. Glossary ... 146 5. Index ... 150 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 140: Specifications

    Play Fx (Beat stretch, Clock shift, Gate time, Velocity offset) MIDI delay edit, Feedback edit Type (Up, Down, Alternate1, 2, Random) , Sort, Hold, Octave range RM1x native sequence format, SMF format 0 4 (Included disk) AWM2 tone generator 32 notes...

  • Page 141

    420 mm (W) x 282 mm (D) x 98 mm (H) 4.4kg Power adaptor (PA-5C) Floppy disk (Demo song) Owner’s manual * Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice for improvement of the product. 1. Specifications RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER...

  • Page 142: Troubleshooting

    In many cases, checking these points will help you solve the problem. If this does not solve the problem, contact your nearest Yamaha dealer or the authorized distributor for your country. Problem...

  • Page 143

    • Are there songs or phrases containing large amounts of data? ... Page 29 The memory capacity of the RM1x (approximately 110,000 notes) is for the total data of all songs and phrases. This means that if there are songs or phrases which contain large amounts of data, the memory may be full even though there are still unused songs or patterns.

  • Page 144: Error Messages

    After the power is switched ON, a system diagnosis is run on the RM1x’s system. If the diagnosis finds the RAM to be defective, this message will appear and the memory will be reset to its original factory settings.

  • Page 145

    This will appear when you attempt to load a defective file. Illegal Format This will appear if the floppy disk is of a format which the RM1x is not able to handle. Check the contents of the disk. Disk Changed This will appear if you have exchanged disks when you should not have.

  • Page 146: Glossary

    Click: A metronome that is sounded when playing back or recording on a sequencer. Clock: A unit of timing resolution. On the RM1x, one clock is a length of 1/480th of a quarter note. Control change: A group of MIDI messages that are output when a controller (modulation wheel, foot controller etc.) is operated.

  • Page 147

    Interval time: A delay time that is inserted at regular intervals when transmitting bulk data that was recorded in a sequence track. Length: On the RM1x this indicates the number of measures in the selected phrase. LFO: An acronym for Low Frequency Oscillator, a block that produces a signal at a low frequency.

  • Page 148

    Tuning: The process of matching the pitch of two or more instruments when playing in an ensemble. Normally, A3 is tuned to 440 Utility mode: A mode on the RM1x in which system or MIDI settings can be made. Variation effect: One of the RM1X’s effects. In Voice submode, this effect can be used aggressively as a major component of a sound.

  • Page 149

    (the wet sound) with the sound that bypasses the effect (the dry sound). A tone generator format developed by Yamaha which expands the GM specification to provide the richer expressiveness and upward data compatibility that is demanded by today’s more sophisticated computer peripheral environment.

  • Page 150: Index

    Data backup ... 43 DC IN Jack ... 14 Decay ... 65 Delay ... 60, 119 Delay level ... 60 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Delay time ... 60 Delete Measure ... 113, 127 Delete/Format/Information ... 79, 111, 122 Disk ... 76, 111, 122 Disk-in-use indicator ...

  • Page 151

    Recording type ... 50 Release ... 65 Rename ... 78, 111, 122 Repeat times ... 60 Replace ... 51, 118 Resonance ... 68 Reverb edit ... 71, 121 Reverb effect ... 39 RPN ... 102 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER 5. Index...

  • Page 152

    View Filter ... 107, 128 Voice ... 63, 120 Voice Balance ... 63, 120 Voice Edit ... 65, 120 Voices ... 37 RM1x SEQUENCE REMIXER Volume ... 63 Volume Control ... 12 XG NRPN ... 103 XG RPN ... 103 XG system exclusive (drum) ...

  • Page 153

    For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha or the authorized distributor listed below. Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez-vous adresser à Yamaha ou au distributeur le plus proche de vous figurant dans la liste suivante. NORTH AMERICA CANADA Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.

  • Page 154

    M.D.G.,EMI Division, ©Yamaha Corporation 1998 V343990 810CMIT18.2-02B0 Printed in Japan...

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