3. Setting the MIDI channel (preparations
If you are using the MS2000/MS2000R as a tone generator
module, or if you are using the MS2000 as a master key-
board to play an external MIDI device, you must set the
MIDI channel of the MS2000/MS2000R to match the MIDI
channel of the external MIDI device before you can begin
Use the following procedure to set the MIDI channel.
a. Check the connections
Make sure that the MS2000/MS2000R is correctly con-
nected to the external MIDI device ( p.10).
b. Set the MIDI channel of the MS2000/MS2000R
The Global MIDI channel of the MS2000/MS2000R is set in
Global mode Page 3A: MIDI "MIDI Ch."
1 Press the [GLOBAL] key.
You will enter Global mode.
2 Press the SELECT  key.
Page 3A: MIDI "MIDI Ch" will appear in the LCD
With the factory settings, the global MIDI channel is set
3 Use the [+/YES] [–/NO] keys to set the MIDI channel.
4 Press the [EXIT] key to return to Program Play mode.
c. Set the MIDI channel of the connected device
Set the MIDI channel of the connected external MIDI
device to match the MIDI channel you set for the MS2000/
For the procedure, refer to the owner's manual of the con-
Global parameters that you edit will return to their
unedited setting if you turn off the power without sav-
ing. To save your edits, you must perform the Write
operation. ( p.30)
Connections to the AUDIO IN jacks
If you wish to modify the sound of an external synthesizer,
sampler or other audio source or want use the MS2000/
MS2000R as a vocoder, connect your equipment to the
AUDIO IN jack(s).
For details on connections and settings, refer to the Basic
Guide section entitled "Using external input" ( p.17).
Connections to a computer/
1. Connecting the MS2000 to a computer/
If you wish to perform on the MS2000 keyboard, record
your performance on a computer or sequencer, and then
play back the performance on the MS2000 (i.e., using the
MS2000 as both a MIDI keyboard for input and as a MIDI
tone generator), connect the MS2000 to your computer/
sequencer using a MIDI interface as shown below.
If the echo back setting of the sequencer is turned on,
duplicate notes will be sounded when you play the
MS2000 keyboard. To prevent this, turn the Global
mode Page 3B: MIDI "Local" setting OFF to break the
connection inside the MS2000.
However, be aware that if "Local" is OFF, it will not be
possible to play the MS2000 by itself.
2. Connecting the MS2000R to a com-
If you wish to connect the MS2000R to a computer/
sequencer, use a MIDI interface to connect the MS2000R,
master keyboard, and computer as shown below.
In order to connect to your computer, you will need a
MIDI interface. Please purchase an interface suitable
for your computer. For details on connections between
your computer and MIDI interface, and on MIDI port
settings, refer to the owner's manual for your MIDI