Contents What is the File Utility?.................2 Using File Utility as a Plug-in software (Windows) ......4 Starting the File Utility................5 Main Window ..................5 Menu Bar....................6 Tool Bar....................8 MIDI Device Setup .................9 MIDI Port Setup (Windows)(When starting File Utility as a stand-alone application) ...9 OMS Settings (Macintosh) ...................10 File Utility Setup ....................12 Browsing and Editing Files/Folders ............13...
What is the File Utility ? File Utility is a convenient and versatile program that lets you use a computer to access and organize data stored on compatible Yamaha instruments, including various synthesizers and Clavinovas. With File Utility, you can transmit data from the computer directly to storage devices installed or connected to your particular MIDI instrument (as listed below).
SMF Format Conversion You can convert Standard MIDI Files saved on your computer from Format 1 to Format 0 so that they can be played back on your MIDI instrument. This function applies only to the ﬁles on the computer regardless of whether connected or not.
Using File Utility as a Plug-in Software (Windows) You can start the File Utility software as either a stand-alone software or a plug-in application in the Open Plug-in Technology compatible application. Refer to the owner's manual of the client application (sequencer, etc.) for details on using the File Utility as a plug-in software.
Starting the File Utility Once you have connected your MIDI instrument (e.g., the Yamaha MIDI instrument) to your computer and installed the File Utility software, you are ready to start using the File Utility. An error message appears if your computer’s MIDI driver has not been properly installed or if your computer and MIDI instrument are not connected correctly.
Menu Bar File Macintosh Windows New Folder ......Creates a new folder in the selected directory. Open ........Displays the Open (ﬁle open) dialog from which you can select the desired ﬁle. Delete ........Deletes the currently selected ﬁle. Rename .......For changing the name of the currently selected ﬁle. Properties ......Displays the Property dialog of the currently selected ﬁle.
View Macintosh Windows View Form......Determines how the ﬁles in the File List window are displayed. Select “Icon” or “List.” Sort (Arrange) .....Determines how the Files in the List are arranged. Select “Name” or “Type” or “Size” or “Date.” ToolBar.........Switches the toolbar on or off. StatusBar......Switches the status bar on or off.
Toolbar Windows Macintosh Computer icon ....Drag a ﬁle and drop it to this icon. If you double-click this icon, the Work directory set in the File Utility Setup dialog appears. Refresh All Windows ..Refreshes the information of all the media, folders, and ﬁles indicated in the window.
MIDI Device Setup You will need to specify the MIDI device drivers through which your computer will communicate with your MIDI instrument (such as the MIDI instrument). If you are using a USB port, you should install the necessary Yamaha USB MIDI driver. If you are using a COM port, you should install the necessary Yamaha CBX driver. For sake of example in the explanations below, the MIDI instrument is connected to the computer via USB.
Click on each of the [ ] buttons for the “MIDI IN” or “MIDI OUT,” and select the MIDI driver from the drop-down list that is displayed. If the MIDI instrument’s USB terminal is connected directly to the computer’s USB port: Select “YAMAHA USB IN 0-1”...
Setting up OMS The procedure below assumes a MIDI instrument is connected to the computer via USB. The setup ﬁle for the MIDI instrument and the computer is provided on the CD-ROM supplied with the MIDI instrument. Copy the setup ﬁle located in “OMS Setup for YAMAHA” in the OMS folder to your computer. For details about the name of the Setup ﬁle, see the owner’s manual (Installation Guide) of the MIDI instrument.
File Utility Setup This lets you specify the directory that is to be indicated in the Device list in the Main window. Select “File Utility Setup” from the Setup menu. The following window appears. Windows Macintosh Enter the File Utility ID number. Enter the same number as the one speciﬁed in the instrument’s MIDI setup display.
Browsing and Editing Files/Folders File Utility gives you comprehensive control over the ﬁles on the relevant storage devices — letting you delete ﬁles as well as change the ﬁle names or create new folders. Deleting a ﬁle/folder Select a ﬁle/folder to be deleted. The following three methods are available. Select a ﬁle/folder to be deleted and click the Delete icon from the toolbar.
Changing a name of a ﬁle/folder (Rename) Select a ﬁle/folder to be renamed. The following three methods are available. Click a ﬁle/folder name to be changed to enter the text edit mode. Macintosh Windows Select a ﬁle/folder to be renamed and select “Rename” from the File menu. Macintosh Windows Select a ﬁle/folder to be renamed, click the right mouse button with the mouse (if using a Macintosh...
Creating a new folder The following three methods are available. Enter the directory in which you wish to create a new folder and select “New Folder” from the File menu. Macintosh Windows Enter the directory in which you wish to create a new folder and click the New Folder icon button from the toolbar.
Copying ﬁles/folders The following methods are available. These are the same as conventional copy operations on your computer. Copying ﬁles/folders between different volumes (media) Drag a ﬁle/folder to be copied and drop it to another volume icon or folder (destination). If you use a Macintosh computer, you can double-click the volume or folder to open the sub-window.
Select a ﬁle/folder to be copied, click the Copy icon button in the toolbar or select “Copy” from the File menu, and then execute the paste operation (Windows only). These two methods (available only for Windows) can be used to copy the ﬁles/folders to the other folder.
Receiving Files (instrument/media to computer) You can access data that is stored to media handled by the File Utility-compatible MIDI instrument (such as synthesizers and Clavinovas) and directly save it to your computer. Moreover, you can do this without having to make any panel settings on the MIDI instrument itself. Internal Memory SCSI storage devices, etc.
Transmitting Files (computer to instrument/media) You can directly transmit data from your computer to the desired media handled by the File Utility- compatible MIDI instrument (such as synthesizers and Clavinovas). Moreover, you can do this without having to make any panel settings on the MIDI instrument itself. Internal Memory SCSI storage devices, etc.
Utility Function Properties Select the media (Memory card or SCSI device), ﬁle or folder from the Main window. Open the Properties dialog, using one of the following three methods. Select “Properties” from the File menu. Click the Properties icon button. Select a media/ﬁle/folder and click the right mouse button with the mouse (if using a Macintosh computer, click the mouse while holding the [control] key on the keyboard), and select “Properties”...
Transmitting a speciﬁed path to the MIDI instrument This function lets you transmit path data — information about where the selected media, folder or ﬁle is located — to the connected MIDI instrument (e.g., the Yamaha MIDI instrument). This ensures that you can navigate and view the folders and ﬁles from your MIDI instrument in exactly the same way as you do on the computer.
Converting SMF Data You can convert Standard MIDI Files on your computer from Format 1 to Format 0. SMF Format 1 SMF Format 0 Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 1 - 16 Convert Track 4 Track 16 What is SMF? The SMF (Standard MIDI File) format for sequence ﬁles allows you to exchange song data between different sequencers.
From the list of SMF Format 1 ﬁles on your computer, select those that you wish to convert to Format 0. Click [EXEC (Open)] to check the format of the selected ﬁle. After conﬁrming the selected ﬁle is created by SMF, the File Save dialog appears. Specify the location to which the ﬁle is saved and the ﬁle name, then click the [Save] button to start conversion.
Changing the Names of all Selected Files (Windows) This function lets you add a number to the top of the name of all the selected ﬁles on the media handled by the MIDI instrument, according to the current order of the ﬁles. Folders cannot be renamed.
The following dialogs may appear while executing the Rename operation. If there is a ﬁle of which name is same as the renamed one: For example, if a ﬁle “abc.mid” is to be renamed “005abc.mid” and a ﬁle with the same name already exists, click [Continue] to keep the original ﬁle and rename “abc.mid”...
Saving a File List (Windows) This function lets you create and store a list of the ﬁles/folders located on the speciﬁed folder on the media handled by the MIDI instrument as a text ﬁle. On either the Device list or Detailed Window, select the desired media or folder that contains the ﬁles to be listed.
Error Messages Failed to open MIDI In Driver This message is displayed when the File Utility starts up and the MIDI driver is currently being used by another application. Click [OK], quit any applications that are using the MIDI driver, and start the File Utility again.
Protected ﬁle. • This message appears if you try to use File Utility to transmit (copy) a copy-protected ﬁle (due to copyright provisions). Note that protected ﬁles cannot be copied. Wrong ﬁle name. • This message appears when the intended ﬁle name uses characters that are invalid for the MIDI instrument.