Using the R3 with other MIDI devices (MIDI)
GLOBAL "POSITION" setting
The R3's GLOBAL "Position" lets you specify how MIDI IN/OUT will be internally
routed. This will affect how the MIDI data will be affected by the "Transpos,"
"VelCurve," and arpeggiator settings.
Normally when controlling an external MIDI tone generator from the R3, you
will set "Position" to PostKBD. The various settings listed above will affect the
MIDI data that is transmitted. The received data will be processed as "Transpos":
0, "VelCurve": 4.
Normally when controlling the R3's tone generator from an external MIDI de-
vice, you will set "Position" to PreTG. The various settings listed above will
affect the MIDI data that is received.
The transmitted data will be processed as "Transpos": 0 and "VelCurve": 4.
"MIDI FILTER" settings
The 43. MIDI Filt page setting specifies whether program change, pitch bend, con-
trol change, and system exclusive messages will be transmitted or received. (☞ p.70)
Virtual patch modulation source settings
You can assign three different MIDI control messages (MIDI 1, 2, 3) as virtual patch
modulation sources. Make the desired assignments in the 45. PatchSrc page (☞ p.72),
and then select MIDI1 or MIDI2 etc. as the virtual patch source (knob ) for the
virtual patch settings (20. Patch1–25. Patch6). This lets you control modulation via
The modulation source "FcModSrc"of the cutoff frequency of the vocoder's carrier
band-pass filters can also be controlled via MIDI; simply select MIDI 1, 2, or 3 as the
virtual patch modulation source.
"CONTROL CHANGE" settings
You can assign control change numbers to the major parameters that affect the sound,
and use an external MIDI device to perform the same operations as when the knobs
and keys of the R3 are operated. Conversely, you can operate the R3's knobs and
keys to control an external MIDI device. Use the 44. MIDI CC# page to assign con-
trol change messages to parameters. (☞ p.71)
MIDI "LOCAL" setting when connecting an external MIDI sequencer
If notes are sounding doubled when the R3 is connected to an external MIDI sequencer
or computer, turn the Local setting off (42. MIDI page "Local" Off). (☞p.68)
If the R3 is connected to an external MIDI sequencer or computer, and the Echo Back
setting of the external MIDI sequencer or computer is turned on while the R3's Lo-
cal Control setting is also on, the performance data generated when you play the
R3's keyboard will be sent to the external MIDI sequencer, and will also be echoed-
back to sound the R3's tone generator a second time. To prevent each note from
being sounded twice, once directly from the keyboard and once from the echoed-
back note, you must turn the R3's Local Control setting off.
Recording the MIDI output from the
external MIDI sequencer or computer
1. Connect and setting
Connect the R3's MIDI OUT connector to the MIDI IN connector of your external
MIDI sequencer / computer, and connect the R3's MIDI IN connector to the MIDI
OUT connector of your external MIDI sequencer / computer. (☞ p.64) Then turn the
R3's Local Control off (42. MIDI page "Local" Off), and turn on the echo back setting
of your external MIDI sequencer / computer.
2. Recording the note data from the arpeggiator onto an external MIDI
sequencer / computer
Set the R3's 40. Global-A page "Position" to PostKBD
Turn on the R3's arpeggiator (ARPEGGIATOR [ON/OFF] button lit), play the key-
board, and record the note data on your external MIDI sequencer / computer. If the
40. Global-A page "Position" is set to PostKBD, the MIDI note data produced by the
arpeggiator will be output from the R3, and recorded. (☞ p.62) Turn the R3's arpeg-
giator off during playback.
's arpeggiator onto an