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Yamaha MFC10 Owner's Manual

Yamaha mfc10 sound controller: user guide.
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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    MFC10 for increased control versatility. In order to make full use of the MFC10’s features and functions, we recommend that you read this manual thoroughly and keep it in a safe place for future reference.
  • Page 3: Precautions

    MIDI data transmission. YAMAHA is not responsible for damage caused by improper handling or operation. Precautions • Avoid MIDI cables longer than about 15 meters. Longer cables can pick up electrical noise that can causes data errors.
  • Page 4: Power Supply

    Power Supply Use the PA-3B power adaptor (or another adaptor recommended by Yamaha) to supply the MFC10 with power from a convenient wall socket. Connect the adaptor’s plug into the [DC IN] jack on the rear panel. Wrap the power cord around the cord stopper hook to prevent accidental unplugging during use.
  • Page 5: Nomenclature

    Switches between Program Change Memory and Function Memory when in the Normal Mode. In the Mix Mode, switches between Mix mode and Function Memory. * When the lamp above the [FUNCTION] foot switch is lit, the MFC10 is in Function Memory. MEMORY WRITE /YES EDIT...
  • Page 6 Rear Panel [FUNCTION NORMAL — MIX] Switch (see page 8, 19) Selects the mode that the MFC10 is to be operated in, Normal mode or Mix mode. [MIDI — WX] Switch Selects whether MIDI data is received via the WX jack or the MIDI IN jack.
  • Page 7: Functions Du Mfc10

    2 Modes ... The MFC10’s foot switches can be set to operate in one of two modes (Normal Mode/Mix Mode). Use the [FUNCTION NORMAL — MIX] switch on the rear panel to set the mode the MFC10 will operate in. (see page 5, 8, 19) How the foot switches operate in each mode is further explained below.
  • Page 8: Foot Controller Settings

    • To access all 100 (F00-F99) Function Memory types, press the [FUNCTION] switch, and it’s lamp will light. • In the MIX mode, Program Change memory (25 memories) is stored and played independent of Program Change memory in the NORMAL mode. MFC10 Functions MEMORY WRITE ±10 /YES...
  • Page 9: Normal Mode

    Normal Mode Both Program Change Memory and Function Memory can be accessed in the Normal Mode. Program Change Memory Function Memory Press the [FUNCTION] to switch between Program Change Memory and Function Memory. Press the [POWER ON/OFF] switch on the rear panel to turn the power on.
  • Page 10: Program Change Memory

    P r o g r a m If FUNCTION lamp is lit, press [FUNCTION], so that the lamp is off, and Program Change Memory is enabled. Program Change Memory transmits MIDI channel numbers 1-16 and program change data (001-128) that are stored in memory. There are 128 memory allocations in which Program Change data can be saved.
  • Page 11: Program Change Memory Edit

    Normal Mode To change and select all digits. Press [x10] two times. If the 100's digit value is 1, it will change to 0, if it is 0 it will change to 1. (The 10's digit flashes indicating input standby.) Press [1]-[0], to select the 10's digit value.
  • Page 12 • If data has not been edited, the Memory Number will not flash and the MFC10 will return to its normal control mode. Press [INC/YES], to save the edited data to the current Memory Number, The MFC10 will return to its normal control mode.
  • Page 13: Function Memory

    Normal Mode Press [FUNCTION], the FUNCTION lamp will light, and Function Memory is enabled. Function Memory stores and transmits MIDI data such as note on/off, control change, program change, song select, start, continue, stop, etc., in its memory. There are 100 (F00-F99) memory allocations in which Function Data can be saved. Function Memory Control (Transmit) ...
  • Page 14: Edit Function Memory

    Transmits keyboard Note On/Off data. If a different note is set to each foot switch, the foot switches can be used to play a scale. Also, if a sampler is connected to the MFC10 the foot switches can be used to trigger samples.
  • Page 15 The GM mark is affixed to all software and hardware products that support the General MIDI standard. [XG] is a MIDI format created by Yamaha which significantly imporves and expands upon the General MIDI standard by providing a greater variety of high-quality Voices plus considerably enhanced effect operations—while being fully compatible with GM.
  • Page 16 • Continue (Fb) [STATUS=Fb] Other parameters cannot be set. • Stop (FC) [STATUS=FC] Other parameters cannot be set. • Section Control (F0) [STATUS=F0] DATA/CTRL c01-c42 (Section Number) BANK MSB/MAX 01-16, - - - (Device Number) * When c41 or c42 is selected, the device number must be set in BANK MSB/MAX. Data for section types that can be transmitted are listed below.
  • Page 17 Normal Mode How to Edit Memory Select the Function Memory to be edited, press [MEMORY EDIT], to begin editing that memory number. (The lamp above the foot switch and the STATUS lamp will flash.) Press [INC/YES] and [DEC/NO] to select the Status (transmit MIDI data and MIDI channel number) (the STATUS lamp will flash).
  • Page 18 [WRITE/EXIT]. The Memory Number shown in the LED display will flash. • If data has not been edited, the Memory Number will not flash and the MFC10 will return to its normal control mode. Press [INC/YES], to save the edited data to the current Memory Number, The MFC10 will return to its normal control mode.
  • Page 19: About The Toggle On-off/number Of Pgm Settings

    Normal Mode About the TOGGLE ON-OFF/NUMBER OF PGM settings. TOGGLE ON-OFF/NUMBER OF PGM contains the settings for “on, off, Pn1, Pn2, Pn3, Pn4”. According to the setting, you can use the foot switch to operate as a toggle on-off, or simultaneously transmit several MIDI data. TOGGLE ON-OFF settings TOGGLE ON-OFF settings can be used in Function Memory that are saved with control change data.
  • Page 20: Mix Mode

    FUNCTION memory (see page 21) will be enabled. All foot switches can access the MFC10’s 100 FUNCTION memories. The 10's digit setting is valid when the MFC10 is returned to the MIX mode. Press [FUNCTION] once again, the FUNCTION lamp turns off, and the MFC10 is returned to MIX mode.
  • Page 21: Mix Mode Memory Control (transmit)

    MIX Mode MIX Mode Memory Control (Transmit) ... In the MIX mode, a maximum of 25 Program Change memories (independent in this mode) and 5 Function memo- ries can be stored in memory and later transmitted via MIDI. • Use the upper level foot switches [6]-[0] to transmit Function data. Pressing [6]-[0] transmits Function data.
  • Page 22: Editing Mix Mode

    Function Memory when in the Normal mode. (see page 13) The MIX mode’s Function Memory In the MIX mode, press [FUNCTION], the FUNCTION lamp lights, and the MFC10 is switched to the MIX mode’s function memory. It is also possible to select the Function memory number’s 10 value.
  • Page 23: Foot Controller

    Foot Controller The MFC10’s onboard foot controller (1) and external foot controllers (2-5) can be inde- pendently set to transmit MIDI data. Select the type of data to be transmitted by each foot controller and edit those param- eters. Foot controllers can transmit Control Change, After Touch, and Pitch Bend data.
  • Page 24 About Foot Switch Use Foot switches can also be connected to the [FOOT CONTROLLER/SWITCH 2-5] jacks located on the rear panel of the MFC10. If a foot switch is connected, the set BANK MSB/MAX value will be transmitted via MIDI when the foot switch is pressed. When the foot switch is released, the set BANK LSB/MIN value will be transmitted via MIDI.
  • Page 25: All Memory Midi Channel Number Assign

    All Memory MIDI Channel Assign The MIDI channel settings for all assigned memories can be set to the same MIDI chan- nel, setting all MIDI channels to the same channel can be convenient in some situations. For both Normal and MIX mode operation, simultaneously press both [MEMORY EDIT] and [FC EDIT].
  • Page 26: Bulk Dump

    Press [WRITE/EXIT] to return the MFC10 to normal control status. Bulk In the normal control status or edit status, the MFC10 can receive bulk dump transmissions from an external device. D u m p ( T r a n s m i s s i o n )
  • Page 27: Initialize

    I n i t i a l i z e The initialize operation restores the MFC10’s settings to their original factory condition. Press [POWER ON/OFF] and switch off the power. While holding both [MEMORY EDIT] and [FC EDIT], press [POWER ON/OFF] to switch on power to the MFC10.
  • Page 28: Mfc10 Sample Setups

    Guitar Synthesizer System Program changes transmitted by the MFC10 can be used to select voices (MIDI tone generator voices) that are currently set in the guitar MIDI converter. Also, Function data transmitted by the MFC10 can be used to manipulate control change data that are currently set in the guitar MIDI converter.
  • Page 29: Midi Keyboard System

    (type) to select that effect. Of course you can select effects with the effector itself, but using the MFC10 leaves your hands free to play yet, provides the ability to select effects quickly and easily.
  • Page 30: Midi Sequencer Or Rhythm Programmer System

    • Connect a keyboard and the MFC10, the MFC10 and a sequencer or rhythm programmer. As the keyboard’s MIDI signal runs through the MFC10, the MFC10 can add function data (section control data, etc.). The MFC10’s data is then merged with keyboard data and transmitted to the sequencer or rhythm programmer.
  • Page 31: Error Messages

    Should an error occur while using the MFC10, one of the following messages will appear in the LED display. Press [WRITE/EXIT] to return the MFC10 to its normal play mode. (In the case of error message 5, the internal memory may have some MISS, pressing [WRITE/EXIT] will automatically initialize the internal memory.)
  • Page 32: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Implementation Chart / MIDI-Implementierungstabelle / Table d’implémentation MIDI YAMAHA [MIDI Foot Controller] Model MFC10 MIDI Implementation Chart +----------------------------------------------------------------------+ Function ... : :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: :Basic Default : 1-16 :Channel Changed : 1-16 :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: Default :Mode Messages :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: :Note : 0-127 :Number : True voice: ************** :...
  • Page 33: Midi Data Format

    MIDI data format / MIDI-Datenformat / Format des donées MIDI 1 MIDI Receive/Send 1.1 Receive/Send conditions <MIDI Receive conditions> Following MIDI data is transmitted via the MIDI OUT exception for “FE”. MIDI IN $8n (Note Off) $9n (Note On) (Poly Key Pressure/After Touch) $Bn (Control Change) $Cn (Program Change) $Dn (Chnnel Pressure/After Touch)
  • Page 34 1.5.3 Status byte FE FE (active sensing) is transmitted in 255 msec steps. If no data is received within 350 msec from the first reception of FE, the MFC10 will stop FE data transmis- sion within 500 msec. 2 Bulk dump Bulk dump can be received in the both Play and Edit mode.
  • Page 35 MIDI data format / MIDI-Datenformat / Format des données 00100000 20(ascii” ”) 00110000 30(ascii”0”) 00110010 32(ascii”2”) 00110111 37(ascii”7”) 00110001 31(ascii”1”) 01010000 50(ascii”P”) 01000111 47(ascii”G”) 00000000 00000000 0ddddddd DD= Data 0sssssss SS= Check Sum 11110111 Overwrites to the Program Change memory when data is received.
  • Page 36: Operation Guide

    Operation Guide / Bedienungsführer / Guide des opérations NORMAL mode FUNCTION NORMAL — MIX MIX mode FUNCTION NORMAL — MIX Others MEMORY EDIT EDIT MEMORY WRITE /EXIT EDIT MEMORY EDIT EDIT Program Chamge Memory Function lamp is off Function Memory Function lamp is lit Function Memory Program Chanege Memory...
  • Page 37: Program Table

    Program Table / Programmübersicht / Tableau de programmes NORMAL mode DATA: NAME: Program Change Program Number: STATUS DATA/CTRL BANK MSB BANK LSB STATUS DATA/CTRL BANK MSB BANK LSB Function Function Number: F NUMBER OF PGM STATUS DATA/CTRL TOGGLE ON-OFF NUMBER OF PGM STATUS DATA/CTRL TOGGLE ON-OFF...
  • Page 38 STATUS DATA/CTRL * Make copies of sheet to keep records of your MFC10 settings. * Machen Sie sich zum Eintragen der MFC10-Einstellungen Kopien von diesem Blatt. * Faites des copies de ces feuilles pour conserver les réglages de votre MFC10.
  • Page 39 Program Table / Programmübersicht / Tableau de programmes NORMAL mode DATA: NAME: Program Change Program Number: STATUS DATA/CTRL BANK MSB BANK LSB STATUS DATA/CTRL BANK MSB BANK LSB Function Function Number: F NUMBER OF PGM STATUS DATA/CTRL TOGGLE ON-OFF NUMBER OF PGM STATUS DATA/CTRL TOGGLE ON-OFF...
  • Page 40 STATUS DATA/CTRL * Make copies of sheet to keep records of your MFC10 settings. * Machen Sie sich zum Eintragen der MFC10-Einstellungen Kopien von diesem Blatt. * Faites des copies de ces feuilles pour conserver les réglages de votre MFC10.
  • Page 41: Specifications

    Specifications / Technische Daten / Spécifications Program Change Memory Function Memory Mode Foot Controllers1 (Onboard Foot Controller) Other Control ConnectorsExternal Supplied Accessories Dimensions (mm) Weight (kg) Normal:128, Mix:25 Normal, Mix 2-5 (External Foot Controllers) MIDI IN -> MIDI OUT (MERGE Transmit) WX11 etc., Controller Connection MIDI Bulk Dump (Transmit and Receive) Foot Switch x12, Onboard Foot Controller x1,...

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