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F8 Midi Functions; A Brief Introduction To Midi; F8.1: Midi Transmit Channel Selection; F8.2: Midi Receive Channel Selection - Yamaha Clavinova CLP-555 Owner's Manual

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The Function Mode
F8
MIDI Functions

A Brief Introduction to MIDI

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and velocity (touch response) information via the MIDI OUT connector whenever a note is played on the
keyboard. If the MIDI OUT connector is connected to the MIDI IN connector of a second keyboard (synthesizer,
etc.) or a tone generator (essentially a synthesizer with no keyboard), the second keyboard or tone generator will
respond precisely to notes played on the original transmitting keyboard. The result is that you can effectively
play two instruments at once, providing thick multi-instrument sounds.
MIDI OUT
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After selecting "F8. Y ", press the [+/YES] button to engage the MIDI function sub-mode, then
use the [<] and [>] buttons to select the desired MIDI function, as listed below.

F8.1: MIDI Transmit Channel Selection

F8.2: MIDI Receive Channel Selection

MIDI OUT
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generators. One of the instruments or tone generators could be set to receive only on channel 1,
while the other is set to receive on channel 2. In this situation the first instrument or tone generator
will respond only to channel-1 information transmitted by the sequence recorder, while the second
instrument or tone generator will respond only to channel-2 information. This allows the sequence
recorder to "play" two completely different parts on the receiving instruments or tone generators.
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MIDI Cable
standard communication interface that allows MIDI-compatible
MIDI OUT
musical instruments and equipment to share musical information and
MIDI IN
control one another. This makes it possible to create "systems" of
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MIDI instruments and equipment that offer far greater versatility and
control than is available with isolated instruments. For example, most
MIDI keyboards (including the Clavinova, of course) transmit note
Data Being Recorded
sequence recording. A sequence recorder can be used to "record"
Playback Data
MIDI data received from a Clavinova, for example. When the
MIDI IN
MIDI IN
recorded data is played back, the Clavinova automatically "plays"
MIDI OUT
the recorded performance in precise detail.
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can do much, much more. The CLP-555 MIDI functions allow it to
be used in fairly sophisticated MIDI systems.
• The rear-panel HOST SELECT switch must be set to "MIDI" in order to use the MIDI connectors.
• Always use a high-quality MIDI cable to connect MIDI OUT to MIDI IN terminals. Never use MIDI cables
longer than about 15 meters, since cables longer than this can pick up noise which can cause data errors.
MIDI IN
MIDI THRU
Tone Generator
(Set to receive on MIDI
channel 2)
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(Set to receive on MIDI channel 1)
MIDI, the Musical Instrument Digital Interface, is a world-
This same type of musical information transfer is used for MIDI
The examples given above really only scratch the surface. MIDI
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The MIDI system allows transmission
and reception of MIDI data on 16 differ-
MIDI IN
ent channels. Multiple channels have
been implemented to allow selective
control of certain instruments or devices
connected in series. For example, a single
MIDI sequence recorder could be used to
"play" two different instruments or tone

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