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    P C I A U D I O M I D I C A R D O WN E R' S M AN UA L...

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    * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. CANADA This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

  • Page 3: Introduction

    SW1000XG, we have packed it together with a variety of applications that work togeth- er with your sound card to help you bring your musical ideas to reality. Since the SW1000XG puts this remarkable MIDI + audio music control environment right inside your computer, you can do everything right from your PC—even mastering compact disks.

  • Page 4: Sw1000xg Features

    (70 types), insertion 1/2 (43 types for each), and five band multi EQ (four types). The SW1000XG does more than offer effects for an ensemble as a whole. It also lets you craft detailed effect settings for each instrument part, creating an elaborate world of sound using just one sound card.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Installing the driver for Windows95 OSR2 (4.00.950B)...13 Installing the driver for Windows95 (4.00.950 or 4.00.950A) ...15 Installation of the Software...16 Installing XGworks for SW1000XG and Wave Editor TWE...16 Installing XG Plug-In Software...19 SW1000XG Overview and Features...22 Sound Module Modes ...22 Voices ...22...

  • Page 6: Before Using

    Before Using Package Contents Before using your new SW1000XG, check that all the items below are included in the package. In the rare case that some item is missing, contact the store where you purchased your sound card as soon as possible.

  • Page 7: Introducing The Included Software

    To view PDF files, you must first install the Acrobat Reader. A program for doing this has been provided in the Acrobat folder on the CD-ROM that came with your SW1000XG sound card. To install Acrobat Reader, double- click on the ar32e301.exe installation program in that folder.

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    They are included in the supplied CD-ROM’s “Demo” folder. Besides the SW1000XG demo songs with both MIDI and audio tracks, other demo songs that are standard MIDI files have also been provided in this package. These standard MIDI files will be installed together with XGworks.

  • Page 9: Sw1000xg Sound Card Connections

    This terminal connects to the digital mixing card (DS2416) sold separately. Output from the SW1000XG can be sent to a digital mixing card equivalent to the Yamaha O2R digital mixer over a pair of stereo outputs and six individual outputs. Even when no external digital mixer is available, you can control every aspect of your music including digital mixing —...

  • Page 10: Installing Your Sound Card

    Installing Your Sound Card The SW1000XG sound card can be installed in your computer by simply following these steps: Before installing your sound card, check to be sure that there is an empty PCI card slot in your computer. If you are going to use a slot where there is already a PCI card installed, uninstall the driver software for that card, then turn off the power to the computer and remove the card.

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    Refer to the owner’s manual for your computer to obtain this information. Connect the external devices you will use with your sound card (such as speakers, mixer, or MIDI keyboard) to the appropriate connectors on the SW1000XG. When removing your sound card, follow the steps above in reverse order.

  • Page 12: Installing The Plug-in Board

    Output from the SW1000XG to the DS2416 digital mixing card In the initial setting, all parts of the SW1000XG are mixed in stereo and sent to the DS2416. However, you can send a specific part as an individual output to the DS2416, apart from the stereo output.

  • Page 13: Installation Of The Driver

    Installation of the To use SW1000XG sound card, the appropriate driver (SW1000XG Windows95 Driver) should be properly installed in your computer. The driver can be installed from the supplied CD-ROM by following the steps described below. Before installing the driver, make sure that the sound card itself is installed in the computer. ( Open the “General”...

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    Click [Other Locations]. Select Other Location dialog box will be displayed. Type the name of the CD-ROM drive (E:\, F:\, etc.) and the folder (Win95drv) in the “Location” box. e.g. E:\Win95drv, F:\Win95drv Click [OK]. The message saying “Windows found the following updated driver for this device”...

  • Page 15: Installing The Driver For Windows95 (4.00.950 Or 4.00.950a)

    Click [OK]. Copying Files dialog box will be displayed. Type the name of the CD-ROM drive and the folder in the “Copy files from:” box, as you did in step 4. e.g. E:\Win95drv, F:\Win95drv\ Click [OK]. Files will be copied. Restart the computer.

  • Page 16: Installation Of The Software

    • SW1000XG Mixer • Wave Editor TWE SW1000XG Mixer is a plug-in software for XGworks for SW1000XG, which can control mixing of audio parts when you record wave data to XGworks’ wave track and/or when you play back XGworks’ wave track.

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    Click [Next]. Software License Agreement dialog box will appear. Read this thoroughly before moving on to the next step. Click [Yes]. Choose Destination Location dialog box will appear. If you want to change the destination, click [Browse] and select the destination. Click [Next].

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    Click [Next]. Select Program Folder dialog box will appear. You can change the folder name to which the program will be installed. Click [Next]. Files will be copied. Restart the computer. This completes the installation of XGworks for SW1000XG, SW1000XG Mixer and Wave Editor TWE.

  • Page 19: Installing Xg Plug-in Software

    • VH Effect Editor • DX Easy Editor & DX Simulator Before installing the XG plug-in software, make sure that the XGworks for SW1000XG is installed in the computer. Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. Open “My Computer” by double-clicking its icon.

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    Click [Yes]. Before Setup dialog box will appear. Read this thoroughly before moving on to the next step. Click [Yes]. Language dialog box will appear. You can select the preferred application lan- guage version. Click [Next]. Programs dialog box will appear. You can select which plug-in software to be installed.

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    To use XG plug-in software on XGworks, these plug-ins should be installed in the folder containing XGworks.exe. (Normally, “XGworks for SW1000XG” folder located in the Program Files’ Yamaha folder.) Click [Next]. Files will be copied and then the message saying “Setup is completed” will appear.

  • Page 22: Sw1000xg Overview And Features

    SW1000XG settings, or parameter values. Since the SW1000XG requires about half a second to change modes when it receives a mode change message, be sure to insert at least one blank measure at the top in order to allow enough time for the mode to change before your actual music data begins.

  • Page 23: Selecting Voices

    Reverb and Chorus are “System Effects”, and Insertion 1 and 2 are “Insertion Effects”. The Variation effect can be configured as either a “System Effect” or an “Insertion Effect”. * Effects can be applied to Audio Parts as well as the internal AWM2 voices of the SW1000XG.

  • Page 24: A/d Input

    If one of the tone generator-type XG Plug-In Boards is installed on the SW1000XG, one part of the SW1000XG will be assigned to the tone generator on the plug-in board, while the parts of the SW1000XG itself will remain exactly the same. All effects—system effects, insertion effects, system EQ, and others—can be applied.

  • Page 25: Supplementary Items For Xgworks 2.0

    The XGworks for SW1000XG software that is included in this package has been specially tailored to work with the SW1000XG. For that reason, you will find here an introduction to some func- tions and some supplementary information not included in the XGworks 2.0 Owner’s Manual that came with your sound card.

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    Correspondence between each wave out device (#1 - #6) and SW1000XG audio part is as follows: SW1000 #1 WAVE OUT: Wave output is sent to the SW1000XG audio parts PCI 1 and PCI 2. SW1000 #2 WAVE OUT: Wave output is sent to the SW1000XG audio parts PCI 3 and PCI 4.

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    MIDI Out Filter Page on the System Setup Dialog The Realtime Message item has been added. By checking a box, output of realtime messages can be prevented. When the box is not checked (when output is permitted), the messages will be output on MIDI Out port number 1 (set on the Device page of the System Setup dialog).

  • Page 28: Track View Window

    Each wave out device (SW1000 #1 - #6 WAVE OUT) corresponds to two audio parts of the SW1000XG sound card. For example, wave output through the SW1000 #1 WAVE OUT is sent to the SW1000XG audio parts PCI 1 and PCI 2 (...

  • Page 29: Xg Editor Window

    MIDI Parameter Change table (Audio Part) and MIDI Parameter Change table (Audio Part Configuration) of the MIDI data format in the SW1000XG Data List (in the PDF file “Data_E.PDF,” which is in the Document folder of the CD-ROM that came with your sound card).

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    By clicking the up and down scroll buttons, you can select from categories such as Off, Analog, or PCI. When using the SW1000XG sound card, select Analog or PCI. Analog is used when an audio signal from the external audio input (A/D input) terminal of the SW1000XG sound card is...

  • Page 31: Wave Data Can Also Be Saved In A Song

    (.WAV file) itself was not included in the conventional type of .XWS file (see “About WAV Files” on P. 39 of the XGworks V2.0 Owner’s Manual). XGworks for SW1000XG now can save .XWS files with the wave data (.WAV file) itself included.

  • Page 32: Sw1000xg Mixer

    To view PDF files, you must first install the Acrobat Reader. A program for doing this has been provided in the Acrobat folder on the CD-ROM that came with your SW1000XG sound card. To install Acrobat Reader, double-click on the ar32e301.exe installation program in that folder.

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    Parameter File] command on the menu bar [File] menu. Using the [Save As] dialog is the same as saving a song file except for specifying SW1000XG Mixer Parameter File (extension .SWM) in the file type box. For details about the [Save As] dialog, see page 202 of the XGworks V2.0 Owner’s Manual.

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    MIDI information to the audio parts of the XG tone generator corresponding to the port selected here. When using the SW1000XG sound card, select [SW1000 #1 (or #2) Synthesizer] in the Port box. Device Number …This is the number that is set for sending system exclusive data (in this case, information on SW1000XG Mixer operations) to the connected XG tone generator.

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    For parts where the audio signal from the external audio input (A/D input) terminal is input to the SW1000XG sound card (parts that have A1 or A2 displayed in the input column of the part unit), even though an effect is applied with this dialog, and the part is recorded on an XGworks wave track, the effect will not be recorded together with the audio signal.

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    5 Send Button When you click on this button, the setting information in the SW1000XG Mixer is sent as MIDI data through the MIDI output port selected in the Setup dialog ( ator (sound card). 6 Insert Button Opens the Insert Dialog. The parameter settings made in the SW1000XG Mixer will be insert- ed/entered into the song as system exclusive data events.

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    (decrease it). When the SW1000XG Mixer is opened, each knob and slider will always be set at its default amount. Even after changing the settings by moving the knobs and sliders, any knob or slider can be returned to its default value by simply double-clicking it.

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    “Analog” is for when an audio signal from the external audio input (A/D input) terminal is input to the SW1000XG sound card. This type can be selected for a maximum of two parts. “PCI” is for when an audio signal from an XGworks WAVE track is input to the SW1000XG sound card.

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    6 Variation Knob (Var) This is used to set the depth of Variation effects for each part. As the knob is rotated to the right by dragging it, the Variation effects will deepen. When the knob is all the way to the left, the Variation effects will be zero.

  • Page 40: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Implementation Chart...

  • Page 42: Specifications Of The Sw1000xg Sound Card

    Specifications and descriptions in this manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifica- tions, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.

  • Page 43: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Even though the SW1000XG sound card is easy to use, it may occasionally not function as you expected it to. If that happens, check the possible problems and solutions below before assuming the instrument is faulty. Song data with an XG/GM mark does not play correctly.

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    Volume is low. • Is volume or expression set too low in the part control? • Are the velocity sense settings in the part edit made incorrectly? • Is the MIDI volume information not being received? Distorted sound/weak sound on the A/D input •...

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    SW1000XG is installed in such a slot, it will not operate correctly. See the Owner’s Manual that came with your computer for details. • There may be a conflict between the SW1000XG and another PCI card. If this happens, either remove the conflicting card, or try inserting the SW1000XG into the slot where the conflicting card has been inserted and vice versa.

  • Page 46: North America

    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.

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    M.D.G., EMI Division, ©Yamaha Corporation 1998...

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