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#441765 - 12/01/17 07:01 PM Left hand sound freezes on Tyros 5
whcanetoad Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/15/13
Posts: 8
I'm having a serious problem with the performance of my Tyros 5...

Let's say I have three Registrations set for a particular song (saved as a Registration Bank comprised of three Registrations), and that on each Registration, by way of example, I have a left hand instrument (say, Strings), and on the right hand, to keep it simple, one instrument (say, E Piano) some instances, the instruments will be the same on successive Registrations (say, Registrations 1 & 2), with the only difference between the Registrations being the octave setting of the left hand Strings, or maybe the vocal is set to harmony on one Registration and not on the other...(I mention this to make clear that the problem I'm having is not the "noise" that sometimes occurs if you go from a Registration that has, say, Strings on the left hand to one that has, say, Horns on the left hand)...

More and more often (today, almost every time I played a song), when I go from one Registration to another the left hand instrument (Strings, in the example) "freezes", ie, it keeps playing in the key it was in when I switched out of that I try to play the new Registration settings, the last left-hand Strings note I was playing in the prior Registration setting even continues if I stop playing altogether...almost likes it's "shorted out" or something...despite trying nearly every button on the keyboard, the only way to get it to "un-freeze" and stop playing is to turn the Tyros off and then back on...

Has anyone else encountered this problem with their Tyros (or Yamaha board)? Is it possible a software update might repair the glitch?


#441821 - 12/02/17 04:15 PM Re: Left hand sound freezes on Tyros 5 [Re: whcanetoad]
Audrey Turner Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 03/19/02
Posts: 1098
Loc: Cambridge, Cambs, England
Hello whcanetoad,

The first thing I would do is look to see if I have the latest firmware. I say this because sometime ago I & others had a keyboard that 'hung' on certain instruments and Yamaha quickly produced a firmware update that has dealt with this problem.

For your information my Tyros5 currently has - Program Version 1.13 - on it which I think is the latest one.

If your T5 is below that figure, then you need to download the latest version from Yamaha. Their web address is:-

Hope this helps - Audrey T

#443781 - 01/02/18 12:29 PM Re: Left hand sound freezes on Tyros 5 [Re: whcanetoad]
TedS Offline

Registered: 04/28/06
Posts: 614
Loc: North Texas, USA
Hmm, sorry you're having trouble. Is this with an edited voice, SA voice, or general MIDI voice?? I would check my MIDI settings on both of the registrations. Also double-check the split point, harmony, ensemble, etc. First I've heard of this, the more frequent complaint is an abrupt cut-off or dropped notes when changing voices. Yamaha's arranger development is pretty evolutionary, they don't introduce many new features. Ensemble and PC-based voice editing are two things that I remember being "new" with the T5.

As a worst case, if you can find out what channel the offending note is on, you might be able to set up an external stand-alone foot pedal that sends an "all notes off" message to that channel. A clumsy workaround for a board that originally retailed for $5K, but better than a full reboot in the middle of a performance.


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