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#192551 - 05/23/00 12:19 AM Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Micco Offline
Member

Registered: 12/07/99
Posts: 177
Loc: Finland
Hello!!!!!!!!

I have a problem with my PSR9000 when I try
to play MIDI files. When I load some songs
from the Zip drive I get the message "illegal
data" on the screen. Why? All the MIDI files
I have are downloaded from the internet and
when I play them with my computer I have no
problems.

People have been complaining that the PSR9000
is poor on playing MIDIs. I can not agree
100%. It is true that some of the MIDIs sound
horrible with this keyboard but most of them
sound great. I think it depends of the MIDI
file you are playing.

I have been thinking of buying the MFC10
pedal. It is very expensive (2100 finnish mk)
but still. I would like to know if anyone of
you have ever used it. Any comments about
this pedal?

Last monday I was on a presentation of the new Roland VA-7. This keyboard is great but for me the PSR9000 is still the best. The
model they had on the demostration was not
the production version. The OS was not ready
and it had many bugs (my dealer told me).
Next month the keyboard will be available
with the ready made OS and the same will
happen with the PSR9000. Then it is the best
time to compare these two keyboards. The
variprase is G-R-E-A-T that I know by now.

Michael

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#192552 - 05/23/00 01:36 AM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Per Ostrup Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/30/99
Posts: 13
Loc: Allerod,,Denmark
You are probably trying to load the midifiles from the disc menu in PSR9000. You can't do that. You must use the song player. Turn on the song player and press one of the song buttons. You'll then get a directory list and can load your midis from that.

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#192553 - 05/23/00 01:47 AM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Micco Offline
Member

Registered: 12/07/99
Posts: 177
Loc: Finland
I turned on the song player and used the song
button but still the same happened to me.

Michael

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#192554 - 05/23/00 07:22 AM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Shakil Offline
Member

Registered: 10/25/99
Posts: 191
Hi Micco
Maybe you already know this:
YAMAHA has the most powerful MIDI standard. It's called XG.
PSR 9000 is XG compatible. Download XG Midi files, and you will hear the difference. Once you get into XG Midi authoring, GM sounds stale.
If you are just playing GM Midi files, you are not experiencing the real power of your PSR9000 MIDI playback.

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#192555 - 05/23/00 07:53 AM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Micco Offline
Member

Registered: 12/07/99
Posts: 177
Loc: Finland
Hello

From where can I download XG Midi files? I
would like to try them. I also forgot to ask
that from where can I download WAV and AIFF
files?



Thank you!!!!

Micco

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#192556 - 05/23/00 02:10 PM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Fran Carango Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 9152
Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
Shakil, Personally, I dissagree the XG is superior when it comes to SMF playback. If you are comparing the Yamaha GM set to their XG set, naturally the XG sounds better, it is their best patches. I think across the board SMF playback , the GS[ROLAND] is still the best, most sequences are written for GS, the playback is the way the originator intended it to be. I'll match up favorablly, my G1000[Roland] selecting the G1000 gm set,against the competition, especially Yamaha, even Solton.The GS instruments never play a bad sounding SMF[unless it is a poor sequence], I can not say the same for the PSR series[With XG or their GM], or the Solton X1,and of course Korgi series. I am not saying the other instruments do not sound good, they DO,All instruments have their strenght and weaknesses in the sounds. But, for SMF playback, Give me GS...Fran
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#192557 - 05/23/00 02:30 PM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
DannyUK Offline
Member

Registered: 12/09/99
Posts: 936
Loc: Bedfordshire, UK
Ahhh, we are talking about SMF playback etc?? Well, I would say GeneralMusic does that the best, its got to be said. If there is a keyboard that I have owned and noted for its strength, it would have to be GEM for midi & SMF playback. The worst in my opinion is the Korg I series, they just sound so electronic and totally unnatural.

Of course, each keyboard that has its own programmed SMF sequences will not sound the same elsewhere but only best where it was originally programmed. But if you want to test how good your SMF playback is on your own keyboard, try the TUNE1000 songs, that will test the sequencer!

DannyUK
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Tyros4, PSR-SX900, PSR-S975, Pa-1000, & GEM WK8 SE Megastation

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#192558 - 05/23/00 04:58 PM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
boo hargis Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/09/99
Posts: 8
Loc: Fruita, Co 81521
Where do we get Tune 1000 Midi Files?
Boo

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#192559 - 05/23/00 08:31 PM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Fran Carango Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 9152
Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
Boo, Tune 1000 would hope that you would purchase them..Boo, did you get the X1 conversions I sent to you?...By the way, I have about 50 volumes of Tune 1000[packaged],8 to 10 songs 0n a disk, 1 disk in a package, with lyrics and harmony tracks. $10 each package[Avg dealer cost is $15] .contact me if anyone is interested...Fran
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#192560 - 05/24/00 08:28 AM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Shakil Offline
Member

Registered: 10/25/99
Posts: 191
Fran
I would agree with you. But you have to be realistic. If you play GM on an XG instrument, it's not going to use the best available patched. I think on an XG instrument, you should play an XG MIDI file.
and on GS instrument, a GS MIDI file. All of them say GM MIDI compatible, but all that means is that they will use one GM bank. There are lot of things that you can't do with GS or GM, that you can do with XG. The most important being, using more than one drum kits.

Micco, you can download XG MIDI files from http://xgmidi.wtal.de/index.html
go to XG MIDI Library, XG Cover Songs ( you will find your favorite songs in XG format) and other peopels original stuff in XG format under XG songs...

Have fun.

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