Note: When the power is turned on, channel 1 will automatically be selected.
Note: By default, channel 10 will automatically be assigned to the metronome
sound (notes D#5-E5).
Note: In Layer mode, the second sound transmits on the following channel. For
example, if you select channel 7, the ﬁrst sound will transmit on channel 7, while
the second sound will transmit on channel 8. If you select channel 16, the ﬁrst sound
will transmit on channel 16, while the second sound will transmit on channel 1
(cycling back to the ﬁrst channel).
Using the SP-300 as a multitimbral tone generator
When SP-300 is controlled from an external MIDI device, it can work as a 16-part
multitimbral tone generator. You can select a different sound on each of the 16 MIDI
Use a MIDI cable to connect the SP-300's MIDI IN to the MIDI OUT of a
Transmit MIDI data from the connected sequencer (or other device). See "Program
Change" on page 28 for instructions on how to select a sound using the MIDI Pro-
gram Change message. Program Change reception should be activated on the SP-
Read the other devices user's manual for details on sending Program Change mes-
Local is the parameter that allows you to establish whether the keyboard has to play
the internal sounds and transmit MIDI data at the same time (Local On), or whether
it just has to transmit MIDI data and not play the internal sound (Local Off).
Local Off should be chosen when you wish to use the SP-300 as a mute keyboard,
to play another instrument. It should be chosen also when SP-300 is connected to a
sequencer via its MIDI IN and MIDI OUT connectors. This will avoid the notes to
be played twice, by the keyboard and by the sequencer, producing an annoying