Yamaha S08 Voice Editor Owner`s manual

Contents
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menu Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Library Window . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Edit Window . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Normal Voice Edit Window . . . . . . . .
Drum Voice Edit Window . . . . . . . . .
OMS Settings (Macintosh) . . . . . . . .
An Example of Voice Editor in Use . .
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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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somewhat different from the screens which appear on your computer.
This owner’s manual assumes that you are already familiar with basic Windows/Macintosh operation. If
you are not, please refer to the owner’s manual which came with your Windows/Mac OS software before
using Voice Editor.
For information about hardware requirements, the interconnection of devices and the installation of the
Voice Editor software, refer to the separate “Installation Guide” as well as the Owner’s Manual for the
respective MIDI device.
© 2002 Yamaha Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Introduction
With the convenient Voice Editor, you can use a computer to edit your synthesizer's voices and
effects. The graphical user interface makes editing easy and intuitive - letting you use your
computer keyboard and mouse to control and change the various parameters from the onscreen
sliders, switches, buttons, and so on. What's more, all changes you make to the voices can be
saved to your computer.
n Voice Editor for Windows is a plug-in software. To use it, you'll need to install an appropriate compatible host
application (sequencer, etc.).
Library Window
Save the Library file
Import a voice
Voice
Edit Window
Set the effects parameters
Element dialog
Transmit / Receive bulk data
PHONES
OUTPUT
L/ MONO
R
DC IN
STANDBY
ON
FOOT
CONTROLLER
FOOT
SWITCH
IN
MIDI
OUT
THRU
3.3V CARD
USB
CATEGORY
SEARCH
DRUM
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PIANO
EDIT
VOLUME
UTILITY
CARD
CONTROLLER
PITCH
MODULATION
UTILITY
CONTROLLER
ELEMENT
VOICE
OSC/MIX
MIX
PITCH
GENERAL
TG
CTRL ASSIGN
MIDI CHANNEL KEYBOARD
MULTI
SEQ PLAY
DEMO
SAVE
–
+
RENAME
MIDI FILTER
VELOCITY
AMP
SEQ SETUP
CTRL SETUP
CONTROLLER
LFO
MIDI SETUP
FORMAT
EFFECT
EFFECT
EFFECT
IMPORT
MUTE
COMMON
LOAD
FILTER
TONE
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ORGAN
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PRESET
DRUM/PERC
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BASS
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STRINGS
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BRASS
DATA
UTILITY CONTROLLER CARD
DEC/NO
INC/YES
USER
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3
SYN LEAD
SYN PAD
–
ENTER
DELETE
SE
EDIT
COMPARE
JOB
STORE
GM2/XG
OTHER
REED/PIPE
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SYN COMP
CHROMATIC KEYBOARD
PERCUSSION
Your synthesizer(S08)
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MUSIC SYNTHESIZER
GUITAR
PART/ ELEMENT/ KEY
MODE
CARD
VOICE
PART/
COMMON
EXIT
Library file
Starting Up
After installing the Voice Editor and making the required connections, follow the instructions below
to start the Voice Editor.
Windows
Start Voice Editor by starting the host application (refer to the Installation Guide) and choosing
“Voice Editor for S08” from the “Plug-in” menu.
n This is an example of the included sequence software. The operation described here differs depending on
your host application.
n In order to use the Voice Editor, you’ll need to install the USB MIDI driver (page 10).
Macintosh
n If you are using Voice Editor on a Macintosh computer, open the “Chooser” from the Apple menu and turn
off “Apple Talk.”
Open the “Voice Editor for S08” folder in the “YAMAHA Tools” folder and double-click the
“VoiceEditorforS08” icon.
Menu Bar
The Menu Bar holds various editing and setup functions/commands in its menus. Click each of the
menu names to open their pull-down menu, and choose the function/command you wish to apply.
Those functions/commands which are unavailable are grayed out.
n The most commonly-used menus in the Menu Bar are available as buttons in Voice Editor’s toolbar.
File
Windows
Macintosh
New
Creates and opens a new Library file.
Open Library... (Open)
This is the same as the “Open” button in the Toolbar (page 8).
Save Library (Save)
This is the same as the “Save” button in the Toolbar (page 9).
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Save Library As... (Save As)
Lets you save the Library file under a new or different name.
Close (Macintosh only)
Close the window. This is the same as the “Close” box in the Title Bar.
Edit
Windows
Macintosh
Copy
Copies the selected voice to the clipboard. If nothing is selected, this item is grayed out.
Paste
Copies the voice from the clipboard to Voice Editor.
Edit
This is the same as the “Edit Window” button in the toolbar (page 12).
Library
This is the same as the “Library Window” button in the toolbar (page 14).
Store...
This is the same as the “Store” button in the toolbar (page 14).
Import...
This is the same as the “Import” button in the toolbar (page 13).
Compare
This is the same as the “Compare” button in the toolbar (page 15).
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Setup (Windows) / MIDI (Macintosh)
Windows
Macintosh
Setup (Editor Setup)
This is the same as the “Editor Setup” button in the toolbar (page 10).
Transmit Bulk... (Transmit)
This is the same as the “Transmit” button in the toolbar (page 11).
Receive Bulk... (Receive)
This is the same as the “Receive” button in the toolbar (page 12).
Monitor
This is the same as the “Monitor” button in the toolbar (page 12).
OMS Port Setup (Macintosh only)
Opens the OMS Port Setup window for Voice Editor. Refer to the section “OMS Port Setup”
(page 24) for further details.
OMS MIDI Setup (Macintosh only)
Opens the OMS MIDI Setup window. Refer to the documentation that came with OMS for further
details.
OMS Studio Setup (Macintosh only)
Opens the OMS Studio Setup window. Refer to the documentation that came with OMS for further
details.
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The Library Window
When you start Voice Editor, you will first see the Library Window consisting of the “Normal” and
“Drums” tabs, each representing the voice type. Each tab lists all the names, numbers and
categories of voices in the selected voice type group. When you choose to edit a voice from the
Library Window by double-clicking it, the Edit Window for that voice will be opened.
n You can save your settings as a Library file (*.S6V).
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1 Toolbar
This area holds the buttons controlling Voice Editor (page 8).
2 Tabs
Click one of these to view the voice list for that group.
3 Voice list
This area shows all the voices in the selected group as a scrollable list. The name, number and
Category of each voice are shown. You can rearrange the voices by dragging-and-dropping
their voice numbers to a new location. You can rename a voice in Windows by selecting the
voice name, then clicking on it again to enter a new name. On the Macintosh, you click on the
voice name while holding down [Control], choose “Edit Voice Name” from the pull-down menu
and enter the new name in the dialog.
n To select a continuous block of voices, click the number of the first voice, hold down the [Shift] key, then
click the last number.
n Voice names can consist of up to 8 characters.
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Viewing Just the Voice Names (Windows)
You can view just the names of all voices in the group without their “Number” and “Category”
information. To do this, right-click on any part of the voice list and choose “List.” This may be
useful when choosing voices quickly, since you will have less scrolling to do.
n To switch back to the full Voice Name/Number/Category list, right-click on any part of the voice list
and choose “Details.”
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The Toolbar
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1 “Open” button
Click this to open the “Open File” dialog and select a Library file to open.
“Open Dialog
Select the desired Library file (extension: .S6V) and click [Open]. The contents of the selected
file are indicated in the Library Window.
n You can also load S03 Library files (with extension: .S3V).
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n If you are using a Macintosh, the typical Macintosh “Open” dialog will appear.
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“Look in:” .................Click this and choose the folder containing the Voice Editor files.
List box .....................Shows the contents of the current folder.
[Open] button ...........Click this to open the file selected from the List.
“Files of type:” .........Click this and choose the file type.
“File name:” ...........Shows the name of the files selected from the List.
[Cancel] button.........Click this to cancel the operation.
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2 “Save” button
Click this to save the existing Library file with your new settings. If you are working on a new file,
this button will open the “Save As” dialog, where you can name and save your settings as a new
Library file (*.S6V).
“Save As…” Dialog
n Library file names can consist of up to 8 characters plus a 3-character extension.
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n If you are using a Macintosh, the typical Macintosh “Save As” dialog will appear.
1 “Save in:”..................Click this and choose the folder in which to save the Library file.
2 List box .....................Shows the contents of the folder you wish to save to.
3 [Save] button ............Click this to save the Library file with the name specified in the
“File name:”.
4 “File name:”..............Specify the name of the Library file to be saved here.
5 “Files of type:” .........Click this and choose the file type.
6 “Cancel”....................Click this to cancel the operation.
n S08 Library files can be imported to your synthesizer directly by saving them to the Memory card.
For details, refer to the S08 Owner’s Manual.
n If you save a file to a Macintosh computer, the extension “.S6V” is not added automatically. Before
loading such files to the S08, you’ll need to manually add the extension “.S6V” to the file names.
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3 “Editor Setup” button
Click this to open the “Editor Setup” dialog and specify the MIDI Out port settings.
“Editor Setup” Dialog
This is where you set up the Voice Editor to allow the transmission of voice data to your
synthesizer. Click the [OK] button to apply the settings and quit the dialog. Click the [Cancel]
button to quit without applying the settings.
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1 “MIDI In Port:” ..........Click this and choose the MIDI In port. This allows you to receive
data from a device connected to this port. Select the port which
has been assigned to your particular synthesizer within the host
application.
2 “MIDI Out Port:” .......Click this and choose the MIDI Out port. You can use the Voice
Editor to control and edit the device connected to this port. Select
the port which has been assigned to your synthesizer within the
host application.
n If you are using a Macintosh, the MIDI Out Port setting is assigned in the OMS Port Setup. For
further details, see section “OMS Settings.” (page 23)
3 “MIDI Ch:”.................Click this and choose the MIDI Out channel. This is used when
monitoring sounds using the on-screen keyboard in the Edit
Windows.
4 “Device No.:”............Click this and choose the MIDI device number of your synthesizer.
5 “Dump Interval:” ......Click this and choose the interval between successive MIDI
dumps.
n If you set too short an interval, you may encounter errors when transmitting MIDI data.
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4 “Transmit” button
Click this to open the “Transmit” dialog to transmit all settings to your synthesizer.
“Transmit” Dialog
Voice data can be transmitted in bulk to your synthesizer. Click the [Start] button to begin
transmitting the data. The progress bar shows how much of the data has been transmitted.
Finally, click the [Close] button to quit the dialog.
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“Transmit Type”........Shows the voice data (Normal/Drum/All) to be transmitted.
Progress bar .............Shows how much of the data has been transmitted.
[Start] button ............Click this to transmit the data.
[Close] button...........Click this to close this dialog.
n The MIDI Device Number has to be set correctly in order to transmit bulk data. For further
details, see page 10.
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5“Receive” button
Click this to open the “Receive” dialog to receive all settings from your synthesizer.
“Receive” Dialog
Voice data can be received in bulk from your synthesizer. Select the bulk voice data you
wish to receive, then click the [Start] button. The progress bar shows how much of the data
has been received. Finally, click the [Close] button to quit the dialog.
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1 “Receive Type” .........Click this and choose the Voice data (User Normal/User Drum/
Preset Normal/Preset Drum) to receive.
2 Progress bar .............Shows how much of the data has been received.
3 [Start] button ............Click this to receive the data.
4 [Close] button...........Click this to close this dialog.
n The MIDI Device Number has to be set correctly in order to receive bulk data. For further details,
see page 10.
6 “Edit Window” button
Click this to open the Edit Window (Common) for the selected voice in the list. For further
details, see page 14.
7 “Monitor” button
If you click this, bulk voice data will be sent for monitoring on your synthesizer each time you
select a voice. Click it again to disable monitoring.
n To monitor the voice, you need to play your synthesizer’s keyboard.
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8 “Import” button
Click this to open the “Import” dialog and import voices from an existing Library file. You can
drag-and-drop voices to the Library Window.
n More than one of these dialogs can be opened simultaneously.
“Import” Dialog
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1 “File name:”..............Shows the name of the Library file from which you will import
voice data.
2 “Open File” button ...Click this to open the “Open File” dialog and select a Library file to
open.
3 “Memory:” ................Click this and choose the voice type group from which you will
import voice data.
4 Voice list....................This area shows all the voices in the selected Memory as a
scrollable list, in order of voice number. You can select a voice
here and import it directly to the voice list in the Library Window
by drag-and-drop. (Multiple voices can also be imported this way.)
In Windows, you can alternatively copy the voice by selecting it
and pressing [CTRL]+[C] on the computer keyboard, and then
switch to the Library Window and press [CTRL]+[V] at the new
location to paste (import) it.
n To select a block of voices, click the number of the first voice, hold down the [Shift] key, then click
the last voice.
n You cannot import a Drum Voice to a Normal Voice list or a Normal Voice to a Drum Voice list.
5 “Monitor” ..................If you check this box, the bulk data for each voice you select from
the list will be transferred to your synthesizer for monitoring. To
monitor the voice, use the keyboard of your synthesizer.
n Monitoring will not be possible if the MIDI Out port and other parameters in the Editor Setup are
not set correctly. For further details, see page 12.
6 [Close] button...........Click this to close the Import dialog.
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The Edit Window
There are two types of voices you can edit using Voice Editor: Normal Voices and Drum Voices. In
the Library Window, click the tab containing the Normal Voice or Drum Voice that you wish to edit.
Then double-click the voice (or select it and click the “Edit Window” button) to open the Edit
Window.
The Toolbar
This area holds the buttons controlling the Edit Window.
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1 “Editor Setup” button
See item 3 in “The Toolbar” of “The Library Window” (page 14).
2 “Library Window” button
Click this to bring the Library Window back into view.
3 “Store” button
Click this to open the “Store” dialog, where you can name your edited voice and select a
location in which to store it.
“Store” Dialog
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1 “Voice Name:” ..........Specify a name for your edited voice.
n Voice names can consist of up to 8 characters.
2 Voice list....................Shows the contents of the voice type group as a list. Click the
voice in which your edited voice will be stored.
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3 [Store] button ...........Click this to store your edited voice in the location specified
above.
After storing to a Library file, the data for the original voice will be overwritten when you save the
Library file. It is recommended that you back up important data.
The “Store” dialog is used to temporarily store your Library file. After storing, save your Library
file. If you do not save your Library file after storing, your edits will not be saved.
4 [Cancel] button.........Click this to quit the dialog without storing.
4 “Compare” button
If you click this, bulk data for the original voice (prior to editing) will be sent to on your
synthesizer. Click it again to send the bulk data for your edited voice. This button is useful for
making A/B comparisons between the original and edited voices.
Normal Voice Edit Window
When editing a voice, you will see the following screen:
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n For details about each parameter, refer to your synthesizer's Owner’s Manual.
1 Tool Bar
See page 14.
2 VOICE panel
This shows the name and instrument category of the voice. You can also rename your edited
voice and change the instrument category from the “Voice Category” pull-down menu.
Monophonic or Polyphonic can be selected by clicking the [MONO] or [POLY] button.
n Voice names can consist of up to 8 characters.
3 VELOCITY
Sets the velocity sensitivity (DEPTH) and offset value (OFFSET).
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4 PITCH BEND
Sets the range for the pitch bend wheel.
5 PORTAMENTO unit
Use the switch to enable/disable portamento and the “TIME” knob to specify the portamento
time.
6 CONTROL
The followings can be set for the modulation wheel (MW) and assignable controller 1 (AC1).
CUTOFF: the depth of control over the filter cutoff frequency
PM: the depth of control over the pitch modulation
FM: the depth of control over the filter cutoff modulation
EF: the depth of control over the variation effect
7 ELEMENT unit
This section is explained in more detail in “Element Unit” (page 16).
8 VARIATION EFFECT unit
This section is explained in more detail in “Variation Effect” (page 20).
9 SYSTEM EFFECT unit
This section is explained in more detail in “System Effects” (page 20).
) Keyboard
Click any key on the keyboard to monitor your edited voice in that key.
■ Element Unit
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1 EL (Element) 1 to 4 buttons
Click these to open their “ELEMENT” dialogs.
2 ON/OFF switch
Click these to switch each Element on or off.
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3 Wave
Click these to open the “Wave List” dialog and select a wave.
n For waves in the Wave List numbered 001 through 029 and 521, the following parameters can be
adjusted:
• Note Shift
• Note Limit Low/High
• Velocity Limit Low/High
• Pitch Scale Sensitivity
• Pitch Scale Center Note
● Element Dialog
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1 LFO WAVE
Click on the “WAVE” text box and select the LFO’s waveform.
2 SPEED
Click on the “SPEED” text box and specify its speed.
3 PHASE INIT
Click on the “PHASE INIT” text box to switch LFO key sync on or off. (If switched on, the LFO
waveform is restarted each time you play a note.)
4 LFO PITCH knob
Use this to set the pitch modulation depth of the LFO. You can also enter a value directly in the
text box to the left of the knob.
5 LFO FILTER knob
Use this to set the filter modulation depth of the LFO. You can also enter a value directly in the
text box to the left of the knob.
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6 LFO AMPLITUDE knob
Use this to set the amplitude modulation depth of the LFO. You can also enter a value directly in
the text box to the left of the knob.
7 MIX knobs
Sets the output level (LEVEL) and pan setting (PAN).
8 [DETAIL] button
Click this to open the “EL Detail” dialog and enter the parameters for each Element. You have
wider and more accurate control over the parameters than with the editor graphs.
9 Editor graphs
Within these graphs, click and drag the square marks (handles) to visually adjust the
parameters for each Element.
n Sometimes, not all the square marks are visible as they may be layered on top of each other at the same
position. In which case, click the visible square mark and drag it away to reveal the next square mark.
n For waves in the Wave List numbered 001 through 029 and 521, the following parameters can be
adjusted:
• Note Shift
• Note Limit Low/High
• Velocity Limit Low/High
• Pitch Scale Sensitivity
• Pitch Scale Center Note
OSCILLATOR Settings
Click on the “WAVE” text box and choose the source waveform. One of the square marks is
used to set “VEL LIMIT LOW” and “NOTE LIMIT LOW.” Set the lowest note velocity
response by dragging this square mark vertically. Set the lowest note in the key range by
dragging it horizontally. Similarly, set the highest note velocity (“VEL LIMIT HIGH”) and key
range note (“NOTE LIMIT HIGH”) using the other square mark.
n When dragging the square marks, values are given as (X,Y) co-ordinates, where X is the NOTE
LIMIT (given as a MIDI note number) and Y is the VEL LIMIT. To view the note name instead of the
note number, select the “OSCILLATOR” tab of the “EL Detail” dialog.
FILTER Settings
Drag the square mark vertically to set the Filter Gain. Drag the square mark horizontally to
set the Filter Cutoff frequency.
n Parameter values are shown when dragging the square marks. To set these values directly, select
the “FILTER EG” tab of the “EL Detail” dialog.
PITCH LFO Settings
Click and drag the square marks (handles) to set the time-dependent behavior of the PITCH
LFO. The left square mark controls the “LFO Delay.” The right controls the “LFO Fade.”
n To set these values directly, select the “LFO” tab of the “EL Detail” dialog.
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PITCH EG Settings
The PITCH EG (Envelope Generator) determines the transition in pitch while the key is
being held down. There are five square marks, each controlling a different stage in the
envelope. The first square mark (furthest to the left) controls the “Initial Level.” The second
controls the “Attack Rate/Level.” The third controls the “Decay 1 Rate/Level.” The fourth
controls the “Decay 2 Rate/Sustain Level.” The last square mark (furthest to the right)
controls the “Release Rate/Level.” Drag the square marks vertically to adjust levels, and
horizontally to adjust the transition times.
n To set these values directly, select the “PITCH” tab of the “EL Detail” dialog.
FILTER EG Settings
The FILTER EG (Envelope Generator) determines the transition in timbre while the key is
being held down. There are five square marks, each controlling a different stage in the
envelope. The first square mark (furthest to the left) controls the “Hold Rate/Initial Level.”
The second controls the “Attack Rate/Level.” The third controls the “Decay 1 Rate/Level.”
The fourth controls the “Decay 2 Rate/Sustain Level.” The last square mark (furthest to the
right) controls the “Release Rate/Level.” Drag the square marks vertically to adjust levels,
and horizontally to adjust the transition rates.
n To set these values directly, select the “FILTER EG” tab of the “EL Detail” dialog.
AMPLITUDE EG Settings
The AMPLITUDE EG (Envelope Generator) determines the transition in amplitude over
time. There are five the square marks, each controlling a different stage in the envelope.
The first square mark (furthest to the left) controls the “Key-on Delay” and “Init Level.” The
second controls the “EG Attack Rate.” The third controls the “EG Decay 1 Rate/Level.” The
fourth controls the “Decay 2 Rate/Sustain Level.” The last square mark (furthest to the right)
controls the “EG Release Rate.” Drag the square marks vertically to adjust levels, and
horizontally to adjust the transition rates.
n To set these values directly, select the “AMP EG” tab of the “EL Detail” dialog.
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■ Variation Effect Unit
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1 LEVEL
Sets the output level of the all elements sent to the Variation Effect unit.
2 TYPE
Click on the text box and choose the type of Variation Effect.
3 DRY/WET
Sets the Dry/Wet balance.
4 DETAIL
Click this to set the exact parameters for the respective Variation Effect via the “VARIATION
EFFECT” dialog.
■ System Effect Unit
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1 VOLUME
Sets the output level of the signal from Variation Effect (or the by-passed signal) sent to the
System Effect Unit.
2 SEND (REVERB)
Sets the Reverb Send Level.
3 SEND (CHORUS)
Sets the Chorus Send Level.
4 REVERB
Shows the Reverb type used for the voice. This is fixed for each voice.
5 CHORUS
Shows the Chorus type used for the voice. This is fixed for each voice.
6 CHORUS ➝ REVERB control
Use this knob to set the level of the signal of sent from the Chorus unit to the Reverb unit.
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Drum Voice Edit Window
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1 KEY
Shows the note name to be edited.
2 Keyboard
Click on the keyboard to specify note assigned to the wave you are editing.
3 VOICE
This shows the name and instrument category of the drum kit. You can also rename your edited
drum kit and change the instrument category from the pull-down menu.
n Kit names can consist of up to 8 characters.
4 ORIGINAL KIT
This shows the preset kit’s wave set that is used for the kit being edited. You can also change
the wave set to be used by clicking the kit name in the ORIGINAL KIT box and selecting a new
kit.
5 FINE
Finetunes the pitch.
6 COARSE
Sets the pitch in coarse increments (semitones).
7 CUTOFF
Sets the LFO Cutoff Frequency.
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8 RESO
Sets the LFO Resonance level.
9 ATTACK
Sets the Attack Rate.
) DECAY1
Set the Decay1 Rate.
! DECAY2
Set the Decay2 Rate.
@ LEVEL
Sets the output level of the wave.
# PAN
Sets the Pan setting.
$ REVERB
Sets the Reverb Send Level.
% CHORUS
Sets the Chorus Send Level.
^ RECEIVE NOTE ON
Selects whether or not to receive the MIDI Note On message.
& RECEIVE NOTE OFF
Selects whether or not to receive the MIDI Note Off message.
* KEY ASSIGN
Selects Single key assignment or Multi key assignment.
( ALTERNATE GROUP
Selects an alternate group number. This is used to prevent a pair of drum sounds, such as an
open and closed hi-hat, from sounding simultaneously.
º PITCH
This graph shows the 6 and 7 settings visually. You can also change the settings by dragging
the squares in the graph.
¡ FILTER
This graph shows the 7 and 8 settings visually. You can also change the settings by dragging
the square in the graph.
™ AMPLITUDE EG
This graph shows the 9, ) and ! settings visually. You can also change the settings by
dragging the squares in the graph.
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OMS Settings (Macintosh)
The Voice Editor software uses OMS (Open Music System) for MIDI input/output. To use the Voice
Editor software, OMS must be installed beforehand.
n For information about installing OMS, refer to the separate Installation Guide.
About OMS
Voice Editor uses the OMS (Open Music System) to transfer MIDI data to an external MIDI device.
OMS is a system extension that goes in the Mac OS System folder, designed to manage the MIDI
data stream (input & output) in a computer, to enable MIDI data transfer between MIDI software
and hardware attached to the computer. OMS is a de facto standard of the MIDI environment
under the Mac OS, and various music software manufacturers have released OMS-compatible
sequencer and other software.
OMS has the following merits:
• As OMS-compatible MIDI applications communicate with various MIDI devices via OMS, it is
no longer necessary for you to set up multiple MIDI drivers for those applications. Thus, you
can avoid conflicts between different drivers with the same purpose (MIDI control).
• Once a Studio Setup is read in OMS, any OMS-compatible application will be aware of it, even
if you need to reconfigure the routing of the MIDI data stream or change the current Studio
Setup. OMS-compatible applications will commonly recognize the new configuration.
• You can have different Studio Setups to choose one from, to switch to a different MIDI routing
(patches between MIDI devices and software) fast and easily.
• Every time the OMS Setup application is opened, any MIDI device connected to the computer
is automatically detected, and its icon appears with a current MIDI status (channel number,
port number, patches, etc.). Once devices are configured with OMS Setup, however, you need
not care too much about the status.
• OMS can drive various MIDI interfaces, including the standard type (16 channels) and the
multi-port type (16 channels per port). If you use a multi-port type, you can control over 16
channels simultaneously via OMS.
n For more information about OMS features, see the READ ME file included with OMS.
Setting up OMS
Setup files for the S08 have already been created for use with Voice Editor; please use the
appropriate file for your device.
1. First, interconnect the “USB” terminal of the S08 and the Macintosh USB port, then set the
“HostSelect” setting (UTILITY PAGE 13) of the S08 to “USB”.
2. Double-click the “OMS Setup” icon in the “OMS Application” folder.
3. Choose “Open” from the “File” menu and select “S08-1” from within the “OMS setup for
YAMAHA” folder.
4. Choose “Make Current” from the “File” menu. The setup for your S08 is now saved as the
current studio setup.
5. Choose “Quit” from the “File” menu to close OMS Setup.
n Voice Editor is not compatible with versions of OMS earlier than 2.0.
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OMS Port Setup
Having set up OMS, you now need to start up Voice Editor and set the OMS ports.
1. First, start up Voice Editor by double-clicking its icon.
n If AppleTalk is enabled, you will get an alert message. Click “OFF.” It will take some time for AppleTalk to
be disabled.
2. Choose “OMS Port Setup” from Voice Editor’s “MIDI” menu, then select the port settings. In the
following example, the tone generator is an S08 and its settings are applied to OMS.
Key Thru:
Check this if you are monitoring a sound generator module using an external
keyboard.
MIDI In:
Select "S08-1".
MIDI Out:
Select "S08-1".
3. Click [OK] to close OMS Port Setup.
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An Example of Voice Editor in Use
There is no single way in which to use the many components in Voice Editor. Although your editing
needs may differ, in any case, the following gives a step-by-step example of how to use Voice
Editor. The Library Window is the first window to open, so that’s where the explanation begins.
n In the Library Window, you can open existing Library files containing the Voices you wish to edit, and specific
voices can be imported to the Library Window.
1. Click the “Editor Setup” button in the toolbar of the Library Window to open the “Editor Setup”
dialog. Then select the appropriate MIDI Out Port and Device No. settings for your synthesizer
(See the section “Editor Setup” Dialog).
n If you are using a Macintosh, you will also need to make settings in OMS (page 23).
2. Open the Library file. In the Voice List of the Library Window, double-click the voice you wish to
edit. The Edit Window will open for the voice.
3. Various units are arranged in the Edit Window. First, let’s set the parameters for Elements 1 to
4 on the Element Unit which make up the voice. Open the dialogs for Elements 1 to 4, select
the waveforms, and adjust the tonal characteristics of the voice using the filter and other
settings. You can use the graph editors in each dialog to visually edit the parameters.
n You can edit the Element parameters in much finer detail within the “EL Detail” dialogs. The Element
dialogs are linked to the “EL Detail” dialogs, so changes in one dialog are immediately reflected in the
other. You can simultaneously view the graphs and the “EL Detail” dialogs side-by-side while editing.
n By clicking or dragging on the buttons of the keyboard at the bottom of the Edit Window, you can monitor
the voice you are editing.
n By enabling the “Compare” button in the toolbar in the Edit Window, you can make A/B comparisons
between the original voice and the edited voice.
4. Select the Variation Effect Type in the VARIATION EFFECT Unit and set the remaining
parameters.
5. Set the parameters in the SYSTEM EFFECT Unit.
6. Set the Velocity and Portamento parameters if necessary.
7. Click the “Store” button in the toolbar of the Edit Window to open the “Store” dialog. This will
store the edits for the current voice in the Library file.
n The edits for the voice are only stored in the Library file temporarily. Beware that if you proceed further
without saving the Library file itself, you will lose all your edits.
8. Switch back to the Library Window and click the “Save” button in the toolbar to save (overwrite)
the Library file. The edits for your voice will be saved with the voice itself in the designated
voice list location.
n The Library file you have saved can be opened in the Library Window at any time. Voices in the Library
Window can be transmitted to your synthesizer.
n You can create a variety of different Library files, each tailored for live performances, recording, etc.
Thus, you can conveniently modify voices to suit different situations and needs.
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Troubleshooting
If you encounter problems such as no sound output or abnormal behavior, verify the connections
before checking the following. If you are using Voice Editor for Windows, refer to the host
application's owner’s manual (online manual) too.
<Macintosh>
<Windows>
The printer port is not recognized.
• The printer port will not be recognized if
AppleTalk is ON. Note that with some Macintosh
models, AppleTalk is automatically enabled when
starting up.
• Verify that the “Printer” checkbox has been
checked in the OMS MIDI Setup window.
Bulk data is not received.
• The MIDI In port in Editor Setup can be chosen
from the MIDI In ports in the settings of the host
application. Check the MIDI In settings in the
System Setup of the host application.
• Open the Editor Setup Dialog and check that the
Device No. has been properly assigned (page 10).
• Depending on your host application, you may
need to set the application’s MIDI Thru port setting
to off.
The modem port is not recognized.
• On some Macintosh models such as the
Performa series, the modem port cannot be used
and only the printer port is available.
• Verify that the “Modem” checkbox has been
checked in the OMS MIDI Setup window.
MIDI Out port is not available in Editor Setup.
• The MIDI Out port in Editor Setup can be chosen
from the MIDI Out ports in the setting of the host
application. Check the MIDI Out settings in the
System Setup of the host application.
No MIDI In/Out data
Is the MIDI device’s "HostSelect" setting (UTILITY
PAGE 13) set correctly?
• Make the correct setting according to the
instructions in your synthesizer's Owner’s
Manual.
• In the OMS Port Setup, is MIDI In/Out set to
“unknown”? If you change the OMS ports or
setup, the OMS output ports have to be set
accordingly in Voice Editor’s OMS Port Setup
window. Choose the appropriate receiving
device.
• Is OMS using the same port as that connected to
the cable? Open the OMS MIDI Setup window
and verify that the checkbox for the relevant port
has been checked.
• If the port and setup assignments are frequently
altered, OMS may be unable to easily recognize
the serial port. Reboot the Macintosh, set up
OMS correctly, then start up Voice Editor.
<Windows / Macintosh>
Sound does not change when using knobs or
sliders.
• Are the MIDI Out port and Device Number set
correctly in the Editor Setup? (page 10)
Bulk data is not transmitted.
• Are the MIDI Out port and Device Number set
correctly in the Editor Setup? (page 10)
• Is the Dump Interval in the Editor Setup too
short? Make sure the Dump Interval is at least 10
ms.
Sound is doubled when playing keyboard.
• On your synthesizer, switch Local to OFF.
No sound heard when clicking on-screen
keyboard in Edit Window.
• Is the MIDI Ch. set correctly in the Editor Setup?
(page 10)
Bulk data are not received.
• Open the OMS Port Setup window and check
that the MIDI In has been properly assigned
(page 24).
• Open the Editor Setup Dialog and check that the
Device No. has been properly assigned (page 10).
Sound does not change when Monitor button is
pressed.
• Are the MIDI Out port and Device No. set
correctly in the Editor Setup (OMS Port Setup)?
(page 10 and 24)
Voice Editor does not start up when Library File
(extension .S6V) is double-clicked.
• Change the Type/Creator settings for Library
Files as follows, then try double-clicking the file
again.
Type:
S6V_
Creator:
YS08
S08 Library files can’t be directly loaded to the
S08 from a Memory card.
• The file name should included the extension
“.S6V”
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