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#192561 - 05/24/00 08:34 AM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Shakil Offline
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Registered: 10/25/99
Posts: 191
One of the reasons that GM MIDI files don't play good on KORGs is that KORG can't accept sysex data in SONG mode, so the GM file can't the proper effects for a song.

Roland and Yamaha's are great for that, you can program anything you want in a MIDI file.

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#192562 - 05/24/00 01:46 PM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Fran Carango Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 9045
Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
Shakil, I agree with you , mostly.The capability of some instruments to mix two drum kits is not a GS,GM,XG ect. format problem, but a hardware design limitation. If you sequence a song and use two kits, it will playback on a GS instrument. The channel asignment may have to be edited[GS can be assigned to 2 channels for drums[ch 10 is fixed]...As a side note, I have XG software[sound waves] and GS software[sound waves] that I can "A" "B" the sequences, and the GS is better across the board than the XG waves, particularly, acoustic piano, guitar,choir, strings,orchestral, and drums including cymbals[43 kits on G1000].. the XG is comparable in brass, electric piano...After all is said and done,there is no loser in Roland or Yamaha, its a matter of personal choices....Fran
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#192563 - 05/24/00 02:14 PM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Shakil Offline
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Registered: 10/25/99
Posts: 191
Fran
the reason you can have two drum kits in G-1000 because it has two midi ports (32 channels).
on an XG (yamaha) instruments, you can have as many drumkits as you want, even on a single MIDI port.

I must say that the best guitar effects are on the Roland Sound Canvas modules (G800/G1000) SC880...

I think the new VA7 uses the same engine as SC8850.

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#192564 - 05/28/00 02:34 AM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Micco Offline
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Registered: 12/07/99
Posts: 177
Loc: Finland
I downloaded some XG MIDI files and again I
get the message "Illegal Data" on screen and
I would like to know why?

From where can I download WAV and AIFF files?

Micco

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#192565 - 05/28/00 06:24 AM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
eyal Offline
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Registered: 04/13/00
Posts: 63
Loc: telaviv israel
THE VA-7 IS THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!!

If you connect a G-1000 to a XV-3080 and a VP-9000 you would get the same
sound. (who have so much money...)
What you won't get is the new arrangements/styles that are awsome
(maybe not spelled right, but anyway). The sounds in G-1000 and SC-8850 is
basically the same sound-set, and the ones you'll find in VA-series is based
on a combination of XV-series as well as the GM2 instruments from SC-8850.
However the D/A Converters on VA-7 are considerably better and frankly
speaking - I am totally astonished when I listen to VA-7 - I have never
heard anything better - not even from Rolands synthesizers and others......

mico about waves etc....
try http://www.samplenet.co.uk/

very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eyal www.egroups.com/group/va-7

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#192566 - 06/14/00 04:25 AM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Micco Offline
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Registered: 12/07/99
Posts: 177
Loc: Finland
I tried again to play some XG MIDI files and
standard MIDI files and again I got the
message "illegal data" and now I ask the 3th
time why? I also tried to play the same MIDI
files with my computer and I did not have any
problems.

I also got the same message when I tried to
load some styles from the zip drive using the
direct disk button. I have the 2.02 operating
system installed in my keyboard.

I also would like to know how to get the
printed manual of the 2.0 operating system.
I live in Finland and I have send the
registration card to Yamaha so do they send
the manual to the customers?

And again I ask about the MFC10 pedal. Has
anyone of you used it? Should I buy it?

Micco

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#192567 - 06/19/00 12:02 AM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Micco Offline
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Registered: 12/07/99
Posts: 177
Loc: Finland
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#192568 - 06/19/00 08:21 AM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
Shakil Offline
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Registered: 10/25/99
Posts: 191
I suggest that you send the XG and GM midi files you are trying to play on PSR9000 to YAMAHA and ask them.

I remember once I was trying PSR8000 at a store, and it would give the same error, and would not play some XG midi files. Maybe there is something in the OS that needs to be changed. If YAMAHA have the exact files that are giving problem, then they will have no excuse.

BUG YAMAHA until they solve the problem or have an ansewer for you.

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#192569 - 06/19/00 09:27 PM Re: Something to say and ask about PSR9000
nadoboys Offline
Member

Registered: 08/17/99
Posts: 42
Loc: Coronado CA USA
Micco, here are some things to check. first, make sure the files you are trying to play have a .MID extension at the end of the file name. You can check this by looking at the files on your computer. Your computer may have some programs loaded that will recognize a MIDI file with another extension, and play it. The PSR will only recognize files with a .MID extension at the end of the name. If you find a different extension at the end, try changing the name to one that ends with .MID and see what happens. It is also possible that when you are downloading the files, you are saving them as HTML documents, instead of MID files. This is an easy mistake to make when downloading files thru your web browser. You can tel which type of file you have by right mouse clicking on the file name and selecting "information" The file type shoud be MIDI file, any other will not play, even if you rename it. Try these things out, and let me know what you find, and we will go on from there.
Hope this helps,
Dave Waldman
nadoboys@pacbell.net

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