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q FrontPaneURear
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I InstallationandSetup
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reluiren)ents
Computer
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13 Settlogthe l,CCardVOAddress
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Thc Defaulrl/O Addressis 340
VerifyinSthe DefaulrAclcless
changingthe l/O Aclclress
A notc lrboul dle IRQ (inlerrup0
Pccard
l5 InstalllnS
theExpr€ss
17 Connectlng
th€Bxternal
Unitto lhePCCard
MIDIgcar
l8 Connectlng
MIDI connectiooswork sheet
1 9 Conllectlngaudlocabl€sfor SMPrl
2 1 Connecringr. foot swltch
2 l Connecting?.naudio cljck input
Drlver
PCWlndows
22 Installtnglhe MIDI Bxpress
22 SetlinSd1e tO lrddress
22 Seuing
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IllstalllngMlDl f,xpressPCConsole
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z UsingMIDI ExpressPCConsole
25 Abolr! MII)l ExprcssI'C Console
25 opening MII)l lxpress Pc consolefor the llrst tiDe
Checkbox grids
2a Conrrollingthe MIDI ExprcssPC fron the Consolesofiwxrl:
2A Uncle$trn.lnrgthe intenction betweenllre soliwareand hadwrre
2a ObiainingIhe ROM vcrsion
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t Installation and Setup
Mdll ln the rcgistratlon
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Plexs€completeand nrajl in the r€gisk:uioncerd nrchrdedwirh this
m:tnual;cloingso enlidesyou to the condi(ionsoi the linited
wrlrrxnty,updales,technicalsLrpport,and Lrpgmcl€
irlformalion Sinc
M.trk of the Unicorncannorprovide cLrsroDr€r
slrpportro non'eSistereduse$, pleasebe surc to send rl)c card in imnrediatelyafie
Pa*lng llst
Tlre NIIDIExt)ressI,C is shippedwilh the ilemslisredbelow. Ifiny o
theseiten'Nirr€ not prcsentin your MIDI ExpressPC box when yo|
fitsl open it, pleas€cont:rclyorr clealerrmmediarely
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r One 8-bir PC card
. O,reDll25 to DB-2t crblc
. One floppy dhk cont.liniuglhe NIIDIIixpressPCsofrwrre
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. One MIDI ExpfessPC Mx ull with ReSistfrrionC3rdrnd
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Computarraqulrements
lLre MIDI Expressruns undef vin.loq,s 3.1 (or higher).Th€
computerrequireDrents
aie as fbllows:
. Enoughprocessingpower ro tun Wjndows 3 I
. At le:rstooe frce card slot insiclcthe machine
r 4 neg:rbfes IIAM
r A VGA mooitor
r At lexst2 m€Sabyres
oi iree hard disk sprce
lnstallatlonoverview
lnstallingtlle MIDI ExpfesspC ir; easy.llcre is rn oveNiew of rhe
17 Serrhe ExprcsspC card I/O ndciressif necessary
2. Installthe ExpresspC caKl insiderhe c(rnpurel
3 Connectd)e extemill l"ck oroUn!unil to the ExpresspC
crld with thc Dts-25to Dl!25 crblc provided!r'jttrthe
MIDI llxpresspC
.i. Connecryour MIDI gcar () thc ExpresspC
MIDI po s
5. (Optional)Makeadditionalconnccrionsfor SMPTE,
.r foot
switch,andor a click i'1t\t
You arc then rcrdy lo installlhe MIDI ExprcsspC Consolesofrwarc:
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Installthe "MOTtl MIDI Ij] p*,ss pC' wrrdows clavcr
2. InstllllMIDI ExprcsspC Console(thc coDrrolsol.rware
for
rlrc MIDI lxpfess pC)
If you are expericncedwifi MIDt hard$,nrcnn.l win(lows MrDI
sonwa'!, yor.rprobablyluve a prettyBood idea of wh:r! to do
aLc:rdy.If not, dre restof rhischsprcrcovcrsrhe insr.llrrion process
Be Careful!
Tl)e MIDI [xpress pC cal( is prckagedinsidearranli-sraticba8 rhat
protecrsts sensitiveelectruniccontponentsf,.olt)rlre discharge
of
staticelectriclty.BetbretundlinS rhe c;lrd,xtwrys be sureto
dischargeyour clotbesand body by touchinga gro!n(led mer)l
sunace,suchas the pc\r'er supplj, insideyour compuler 'l.hiswjll
preventa stadcdischajSewhile handlirg lhe cALd.(Sraliccan
permanenllydanragethe componemson the card.)Vhen hancllinS
Settl
Carc
Add,
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Verlty'
Addrc
rhc c.ud, alwayshold it by (s edgesor mountingbracket Never
rouch lhe contrq tilb rt the bot(orr of the c'td or xny of the
componentsof lrxceson the carcliiseli.
Fioue1.1:fhe MlDlExptessPCCad TheDIPstitchfs 'et lhsl/OaddtassThecahtactlablitsintaan
eiiaisron sai 'ns,oetnecorpulat.Theno'tu4g oncxetcaverctre e'pangar staton lhe oaclside.ol
PCcetdla lha'rghat MtuI
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SettingthePC
CardUO
Address
\/hen xn PC cr,{ is placedin rn expaosionslol irrsidcyo!x'
c,)nlputer,it mustbe rssignedr LrniqueI/o (inpu/otrlput) l]d(tresss
rhat irsrddressdoesnot conflictwith xny olher cxrd in lhe co,lrput€
Il iwo cxds rlccid€ntxllyshxrethe sxme'i(l.hesl,the aomptlierwll
not luncrion proPerly
TheDelaultUOActdrass
ls 340
The def:r$lrI/o iddress tbr ihe MIDI [xprcss Pc card is 340 olhe
i!IIDI inrerfxcesare usuxllyset lo :lddr€ss300or 3l0 \r{e chose14
becxuseis rn addresslhat is not lyPicallyused by other conrmon
sucha! moderDs,noniors, P nters,or oth
expansioncrrd clevices,
IUIDI inrerfaces
Vetwing theDetault
lI you do not haveother exprnsioncrtds instal]eclin yotrr comptr&
is
-voudo not need to chrnge lhe I/o nddressAllyou neecl!o do
the
locate
To
do
so,
properly
io
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3'i0
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set
leLil]7that the
sevenDIP swilcheson rl)e card as shown in Figure1-l on pxge 1:
Address
and verify that they .r'€ setin the n nnershown in liSure 1-2belosr
Then p,oceed!o the seciioncalled 'lnsrallingrhe ExpresspC Crrd,'
on paSe15.
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Figurc1.2:AP swlhhsattings
totthetactorl
blault lD eddhssal340.
ChanglngtheUO
Address
If you haveother exprmsioncrrds insralledin your conrputer,check
their docurn€nrarioD
ro dcreffrine wha! their I/O acidressis
(alternatelyreferft{lto as dle "baserddress") Chances:rredrarrltere
willbe no conllicrs.Howev€r,ifyou find rlMranothercardis assigned
to address3.10,yolr will cithe, have ro chanSeits addressor chanSe
fie MIDI ExpfessPC clrd's addressn) chilngethe MIDI ExpressPC
card'saddr€ss,we recornrnendseniogit lo addressJ44, 300,or 304,
as shown in Figure1-3 below.
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Fbue1.3:Altenate
1/0addrcsses
lot theEnrcssPCcad.
A noteaboutthenO
(lnteftupt)
llach expansioncardinstalledin a PCnruslxlso be assigneda unique
IRQ settin8.lf two cardssharerhe snnreIRQ asslgnmen!,
the
computerwill not ilrnctionproperly.
T(, b€lp preventco.flicts wilh othe! crrds, the ExpressPC c.rrclshipl
w rh no IRQ rssignmen!.Instead,the ExPfessPC carcl'sIRQ g€tsse
lhe MIDI
xs soon:rs you bool up,rny MIDI soflwnrcdr.rtsLrpporls
ElipressPc TIle IRQ s€ttingyou choosein your MIDI soliwnre
d(rermineslhe ExpressPC carcl'sIRQ and initixlizesdre ExpressI'C
cardto lhat inlernrPt.
lnstailingthe
ExpressPC
Card
Once you lmv€ cleahwilh the l/O addressfor the IIIDI ExpressPc
cllrclxs dcscribedin tbe rbove scctions,the next stePis to instxllih,
cird insid€the conlpuier To do so, follow lhesee:rsysteps:
1 . Tum olftho computorrnd unplugtho pow.r cord.
Porltlonlh. compuiorso lhal th. Ioar panglla taclngyou.
R.movolhg cov.r'a mountlng!crcw!.
t tllere
srSneo
hrnge
.ss PC
,r 301,
On most nrodels,this c.rnbe rcconrplishedby sliding the cover
fb^w:ud,.t*xy liom rh€ rear panel
Locrta an amplyaxplnllon 3lol,
lhe slotsare loc:rledat lhe rcrr of lhe conrputer\btr crn (hoos
eith€f ltn 8-bit or 161)itslot, rhhough it 16'bit slo! offersn()
xdvxnrrgero dre llxpressI)C cxrd.
Remov€lha cxp!nalon llot covarlrom lh. backllda otthc
compulor,
This nny involve renrovingi sctew 3t lh€ top oi the slol cover.
ique
7. Gr!.p the ExpreraPC c.rd by th€ odg.. lnct In!.rt lts contlct tab
Inlo the arpan3lonalot !! BhownIn Flgurc'l-4 b€low.
Be surenot to touch any ()f its sensjtivcconrponcnts.Also,clonot
louch the contac!rab at ljle bottootof tbe card.(Firure 1-1on
page 13 showswherc $e conr.cl tab is.)
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6. Be sb5olut6lylurothat lho contacttab otthe ExproasPc cardl3
lhmly B6atodIn lhe expanslonllot a3 shown In Flguro1'5.
rt'Be cxrefullDo not push lhe card into lhe slol too harcl
slol
thecantacl
tablirnlyimalhee\pansion
Figute1-,' Seallng
9 sacuratha mountlngbrrckat wlth tha acrowthat h€ldtha rlot
1D.Pul the covarback on the computar.
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Connectingthe
ErternalUnitto
thePCCad
lnstelationancl Seluo
lf yorr have trotrblebootinSup your conlptrleratter
instxllinglhe MIDI ExprcssPC cad, or if you
expe.ienceproblenNtrxns,nillingand receivingMIDI
data,you rrlxy needto lry chinging dre L/Oxddressol
th€ card.See 'Settingdre PC Card I/O Address"on
p:rge13.
'Ib connecrdle exlernalrackinount Llnitto ihe PCcrrd, usethc cal)
drat shipswith the MIDI Express!C. Pltrgone end inlo the jack or
tlre Pc card, and plug the other end into the rear panel of rhe MID
fxp.ess PC.Re slrrelo tjghen the nrolrnlingscrewsso that the pl']
does not work ilself loose.
Connecting
MlDlgear
UsinSstrnda'dMIDI cables,connecterclr MIDI device'sMIDI IN jack
to one ofdle 6llIDI OUTjeckson the MIDI ExpressPCasshown by
ConnectionA in FiSure1-6o'r page 18.Conve'sely,connectthe MIDI
OUT iack on rhe MIDI devic,-'roone of th€ 4 MIDI IN jackson fie
MIDI Exnress
PCrs shownty Cunrtr\0oD
B.
MlDl ct
sheet
MIDI devicesdrat do not receiveMIDI dara,such as I dedicared
keyboardcontroller,guitar conlroll€,,or drum pad, do noi need
ConnectionA shown below rn Figure1-6.Similarly,devicesthat
neversenddata,suchas a soundn)odrlc, do not neeciCoDnection
B.
However,if you plltn io use ,rditor/librarixnsoatwarewiih the sound
nrodule,or if you need to Bel systenrcxclusivebulk dumps from it,
uke both conneclionsIn 8--neril,nrakeboth connectionsfor any
devlcethat ne€dsto both se,Kland recciveMIDI data.
.aNote, even thou8h illc MIDI Expr€ssPC docs no!
requirelhat you usethe sanlenumberedMIDI IN and
MIDI OUT for eachdevice,we rcconnDencl
that yolr
do so-especially il you will be usinSthe "Live
Keyboards"serup,which prcventsMIDi f€edback
loopswhen you haveboth rhc MIDI lN and NIIDIOUT
on your controller(onn€ctedto rhe MIDI ExpressPC.
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Figue1.6:Cohnecting
a Mloldevice
lo ka MlDlExprcss
PC.1lyaueh carnectkg
nadulootolhetck'/lcethat&es notheqdlo talsnil MlDldah,vo!(k not
asaund
needlo nakeconnection
Bshownabov6,
Conveiselv,
il he device
isa MlDlcontot
youdonatfted loMka Cantuction
letsuchasa &umpadotguilatconrollot,
A,
s,t/
IN jxck
MIDIconnectionswork
sheet
€ MIDI
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.d
ult
lon B.
H-.re's:r suggestion.If you hrve nrorethan a few piecesof gear
c.,nnccteclro dre MIDI lxpless I'C, iot down which deviceis
comected ro erch input rnd outprlt in Ihe work sheetbelow liter
o'r, you'll enterthis intbrnxtion inro the lvllDl ExpressPC Consol€
scftware,$4richwill nllow yoLrto feferio your MIDI devicesby nam(
(rnher rhxn cxblenumber)in drc software.
MlDlCableConnectlonsWorksheet
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Connecting
audlocablesfor
SMPTE
lnstallalionand Setu'
If you will be synchrcnizingrhe computerto an externaltim€ coclc
sourcesuch as xn audio tipe rccorder(ATR),make the rudk)
(,,nneirlonsjhown rn figurc l-_.n pJSe20.
Norm.rlly,time codc is fecofdcdon rn outsidetrrck of a nNltltrllcl
rrpc deck.Trke rhc auciioout liorD rhis trrck:rnd connecrit to the
SI'.II'TE
IN oD the N1IDIltxpressPC.If you need ro record( stripe")
Slr'lPlTtine codc on :r track,conncctdre SMPTEOUT foln the
fl
lnstallingthe
M|DIExpressPC
WindowsDriver
Beforeyou canusertnyWindowssofiwarewith rhe
MIDI ExpresspC,
ynu nee,llo Insrrllrhe MIDI txnress pC t\,tullnnco,J
Exlen(ion!drivcr
In rne contF)tfilnet To do so:
l. Fun lha \lvtndowrControlprn€l.
2. Doubh-cllckth6, Drlvcrs"lcon.
3, Pralr Add.
4. S€l.cl "lJntlltod or Updat.d Orlvar",
5, h.erl th. MtDtErpr..r pC dt.tottc, .p.ctry the dtak
clrtvr,.nd
ollckOK.
6. S.lact tho MOTUtVflDt
Expra.! pC drlvcr.
Ijl:1ll:llf*
porl
:rcldress
xndi::.j*:
tRe.
v,u turtr,
l se,Lrp
w,nLro,v
rn specrry
,r,c
7, It n.c._.r!r, chengeth. t/O.ddress and tRO
let ng snd c ck OK
to conttlm your chano€.
l_orioforlnational)outthesesettings,see the next
rwo sections.
Settlng tha UO addrpss
Seftlng the IRQ
The defaulrI/O porr lddress is j40 Ifyou hive
changedrhe ad&ess
as exptainedin ',Settingthe I,C Crr.l l/O Address,onpaSe
13,make
sureryoumaichrhe new seuinSin rhe Cono.olpxna jrii..
""tup
Eache\prnsion cardinsr:lllecljnx pC nrustatsoDe
lssignedir unjque
IRQsernnptf rwo c. (tsst,r,re
rhc :.n)c Jne J-\r8nrn(nrj
rl,e
coDrputerwjll nor fUnctionpropcrly
n)e LlefJuIlRe se.r,nJrn rh( MIDt E\pressl,c winLlows
oriver< 5
ir you rrreiexnenence
prohlcnrs
receivrng
or sendingVIDt, rh( MtDI
IRe settrnlr"naybe in conflicl wirh inorher device
you
lExpress"Cmmpukr
n.r!e^rn-rhe,
lf so.set,he MIDI Expre.,tC IRe se[m8
ro r
vsruenor.tr,rredhy,rIy o'he,devi(esComrrron
sourLes
o, rHe
. A h:rrddisk on x card
. A bus morlse(on,,.that conncctsro an expansjon
car.t
insreadof a s€ri:rlport)
r A l/GA card
lnstalling MIDI
ExpressPC
Consolefor
Windows
'windows
is as
InstallinBthe MIDI ExpressPC Consolesofrwarefor
program
on
lhe
InsBllation
locatecl
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SETUP
as
,unning
simple
floppy cliskette.Tllis cxn be done in two ways:
1. choose the FilelRun menu selectionin the Pro8rum
Mrnager,type A:\SETUP,and hir OK.
2 Find rhe floppy diskettes SETUPEXTicon in the File
ManaSer,rnd dotrble-clickthe icon
The inslallationprocesswill pronpt you for a direcloryinto whicb
ihe soit,'3re will be placed.A new Sroupwill be createdin tire
ProSranrManaSer,and ttr'o it€mscrealedin !h€ n€w group One ol
rhes€i!(.mswillruow you !o nrn the new ExpressPC Consolefor
winclo$s,xnd the olher will allow you to bring rrp a texl clocument
ncws about dre MIDI lxpress PC hxrdware
containioglate-breakinS
Wheretogo next
'where
/ou go next (leP€ndson what yotr woulcl likc to do.
tl you wantto usaMtA softwarc..'
Ii you would like to useyour fnvodteMIDI sofFvrre,no iufiher
preplrmlioDis nec€ssrry'You cin run winclows MIDI softwarethrt
slrpporrsMicrosoft'sMuhinedia Extensionsor dircctlystrpporlsthe
for Vindows by
MIDI E:{pressPC,such AsCakew^lkPrcfessionalrM
'l(/indowsby Bi8 Noise
for
CadenzxrM
Syste'ns,
Twelve Tone
softwrLe,And Cubiscr! ior Vindows by SleinbergJones MIDI
Expres!,PC inpLrtxnd output der'lcesautomatiolly becomeavailable
to rhes(:other MIDI p.ograms,,lndyou can make MIDI input ancl
wiih th€m
oLltpurassignments
nr I! is nor n€ccssaryto hxve the MIDI ExpressPC
Consolesoiiwarel\|nning at the sametime is youf
other MlDl softwrre.Use the consoleto sel up rhe
and then if you don\ need to
DxpressPC as neeclecl,
you can quit lhe Console
iirfthcr
cbanges,
nny
,nake
"Se!il and iorget it", as lhey say.You can alwaysre_
open llre consolelaler to make iurher chinSes'if
necessary.
z UsingMllDlExpressPC Console
chaprer
AboutMlDlEx$ess PC
Console
"controlcenler"for dre MIDI
MIDI ExpressPC Consoleservesas a
ExpressPC. For exenple, you can urakechangesto the SMP'II
setti'rgsor connectone MIDI deviceto anothe.
This clxrptertakesyou throughihe processof opening ExPressI'C
Consol€lbf the first time. It also iniroducesyott to sevemlLrnique
aspectsof the windows you will use in dre softwrre
In explnininghow to use MIDI ExpressPC Console,this chapter
viodows
rssunes that you i'e alreadyfamilinrwith the st:rnclard
interfirceconventions,sLrchas ho'!vto selectoptions usingcheck
boxLsand rrclio buttons,how io iype and €dit tex!, and so iorth
OpanlngMlDl
ExorcssPC Consolelor
th; flrct ttme
Aftef inslallinSMIDI ExpressPC Console,follow the procedure
establishedcommunication
l)elcw lo er)srrrelhat it hassrtccesslully
witb the MIDI Exp'essPC.T() oPenlhe MIDI ExpressPC Consolc
25
1 . Doubl..cllcklho Progrlm Mrnrgor'! MlDlErpre$ PC Conrole
tf rll gocswell, yoo rhoulclseedre Conhgr.rration
window appear
The Configurrrion$indow confiflnstllat dre Consolccan
successfully
comnnrricalewith ihe MIDI Exprcssl,C
Ellc Edlt lllndows lltllltlcs flclp
ll you don'i 3€elha Conllgllletlonwlndoq and Instoadaeoa
youlhtl tho consolecan'lcommunlcsto
ma$ag616lllng
8ucco.ltully wlth tho MlDl Erpr8s! PC,ch6ckthe iollowlnOihlngs
and tly agaln.
. Make surethat th€ I/O addressset in the ExpresspC
Vindows ddver in the Conrol PAnelmatchesrhe hardlvar€
settinSon the IrC(ard (xs determinedby rhe DtP swlrches
on the cad). Seerhe diagmDNio the section"Setiingdle
PC Card I/O Addrcss"on prge lJ ind olake surc dtar rhe
DIP switchesmatchthc cliagl..lm
for dre l/O addressyolr
wanl to use Then nrike sule that the MIDI ExpressPC
Vindows driver s€tringin dre Conrrolpanelmatchesrhe
DIIJswitches
t lvlakesule that the IRQ used for the MIDI ExpressPC
\Iindows driver in the ConlrolPanelis nol beinSuseclby
ar'lolherdevice.
r lvlakcsurethat the MIDI ExpressPC windows driverjs
ir$ialled correctly-in ll)e Conlrol Pa.el Driverswinclow.
. Il aLlof dre abovefaiL,nmkesurethal the MIDI lxprels I'C
crrd is firmly rnd properlyseat€clin its slot.
3, Ono€you havavorlllcdyour Mlol Exprcat PCconllgurrllon,you
Er. rcadyto b6glnullng tho otherleatura3ln MlDlExPr€38PC
Console.
ve reconrmendthai you beSinby n:rmingihe MIDI lNs rnd otjls
in rhe neNork. After reviewingthe rest of lhis chapler,see
"NanlnginpLusrnd outpuls'onp38e41.
Chock box grlde
Seve'nlMIDI Exp'essPC Consolewindows displayan enlie Sriclof
A
checkboxes(bemr$e eachwindow offersso nany possibilitiesl)
checkbox grid looks like this:
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ch 0 n n e l
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The grid consistsof checkboxcs placededSeto edge ln rows xnd
colunrns.The rows anclcolumnsare arrangedinto gLolrPsof foLrrlin
A che,ikbox iD the gdd fepresentsa conneciionbelweeniis !ow rnd
coluurnnumbers.For example,the box that is checkedin thc gri.l
"Akxi
showr in Figu'e 2"1 indicaleschannel9 on the c.ble nanred
s1000'.
Checkbo*es in x grid functionthe samewxy as regularcheckboxes
ln ad(lltion,we hrve addedseveralshortcutstha! you will fincl
extrer:relyusefulwhen usingthe 8rids.To selectsevenl adjrcent
boxes,click llnd drag.To s€lecian €ntire column,click llte coluDr
number,Similarly,to selectan entirerow, click (he rovr'ntrmber'
UsingMlDl ExpressPC Console
27
To deselectrn en(ir€row or column,click the nu,nbera8iin. The
row will only deseledif all boxesin i! are selecred.
Contro lng the MlDl
Expr$s PC lrom the
Consolesoltwarc
The MIDI ExpressPC hxs power-UpdefauLrseninSsrharfacilitateth€
useof MIDI soliware,especiallysequencersthar suppof muhiple,
separnte-(hannel
MIDI pons like Cnkewrlk pro, Cubise,and
Cacicnza
YoLrca'r nrakechangcsto thesepower-updefxLrkserings by using
iny of dre windows i| tbe MIDi ExpfessI)C CorNolesofrware.For
exanlple,you cin use dr€ CnbleRoolin8window !o connecra t{tDI
devjceon MIDI IN port I to anolherdeviceon MIDI OLITpoI1j. Or
you c.rn!se the SMPlE Conlrolswindow ro snipe SlUpTItlime codc.
pC serupin thesewindows
Changesyou makc to the MIDI Ltxpress
(They
are remembered.
arc savedby lhe MIDI Exprcssv/indows
driverithey ,re not savedin the hardwareof lhe NIIDIExpressitseli.)
If you *ilrlt to snvea cuflem strre (\vc cnll i! a ',setup,,),
use the
SeLups
window ind S:rupsDteDUro snvedte setup.you can rhen
rec,rllrhes€(rp lt ? y time. You crn snvea potentiallyunhlned
nuDber of scrupson disk. lior ntore infbrnurion, sec chapref3,
"vorkin8 wirh Serups"and
chapter4, ,'wo,king\vith Files,
Un.terstandlngthe
lntdrcctlonbetweenthe
soltwareand hatdware
MIDI Expressl)CConsoleahvaysrcllectsthe cun.entsnre ofrhe IV DI
ExpressI)C.(At l€as!,ir sborlrl) Il r! any time, ',ou suspec!that rhe
windows in the softwirrcdon t iccumiely re0eclwhrfs going on in
the hardwarefor som(:reason,click the Statusbutton in the
Conhgurarionwindow orchooseVerifyCon ectionsirom dre Utilities
menu, Doing so reestablishes
communicationbetweenrhe sofi*,are
rlnd hardwi,c,:rnd the sofhvaregcts updirtedto rhe currcntsrlre of
When comrnunic.rrion
is successfulty
esrablistred,
changesyou make
in MIDI ExprcssPC Consoleare imnrediatelyreflecredin rhe
Obtainlng the BOM
verslon
To obtain!h€ ROMversionofyour MIDI ExpfesspC, double,cljckrts
icon in the Confguraton window A dialoSbox appearsdtsplaying
th€ ROMversionnumberfor rhe IVUDIExpresspC.
Chapter
3
Workingwith Setups
This chapterexplainshow to manageMlDl ExpressPC'sserups.A
setupis a "snapshot"of the MIDI ExpressPC settings.For cxrmple,
the setup includesall of lhe settinSslhat you seein eachwindow,
such rs SMPTEControls,CableRouling,ChannelMapping,and so
This chnprefexplainshow to usethe Setupssr'indowto:
r Modify the fictory defaLrltsertinSsof rhe MIDI ExpressPC
. Crrate,saveand recalla setup
. Crgateas m;rnysetupsis you like
r Use ihe stocksetupswe hav€ providedfor common
sjtuationsin which you will use lhe MIDI ExpressPc
Setupbasics
WI1€nrou fifst switch on the MlDl ExpressPC,it powersup wlth a
faclorydeflult sctup configuredfor use with MIDI sof6vare,
especiallysequenccNlike cakewalk Pro,cubase,and Cadenzx.You
should be ible rc nln MIDI sofrwarewithout makingrny changesro
dr€ MIr)I ExpressPC settings,includingrecording,playb.rckand
SMPTEsynchronizatlon
via MlDl Time Code(MTc).
Ar so'r. point, how€ver,you miy need ro changethe detaultseiup.
You carrdo so by usingany of the windows in the MIDI ExpressPC
Consol'.:soltwaf€.For example,you .an use lhe CableRouting
window ro connecrr MIDI deviceon MIDI IN pod I to aoother
deviceon MIDI OUT port 5. Or you can use the SMPTEControls
window ro stripeSMPTEtime code.
ChangesyoLrrlritke!o lhe MIDI ExpressPC selup in thesewindows
(They are savedby the MIDI ExpressPCvindows
are renrembered.
driv€ri they are not savedin MIDI ExpressPC hardwafeiiself.)
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lfyou wan! to sxvemore tban one setuP,yo
vind|wandthc,\erupsneru cotnnan(.s;T# ;?";*i}[t
serup.rt xny !i$e. You c1tnoeate and saveo,potentia\bun\imited
n$mbcr of setqrs in the Serups window. These tasks are covered in
the rcst of this chxpter.
You can also savctbe enti(r conrentsof dre Setupswindow as a file
on disk. For ndbrmation,sec chapter4, "Vorking \vilh Files".
The*tups
window
The Setupswindow in the Ir'UDIExpr€ssPC Consolesoftwaregives
you an overviewof hfornarion about all the setups.It lersyou:
! view all setups
. Vl€w an itemizeddescriptionol each serup
. Select,Drodify,create,ravc, :rnd renameany setup
Tht&dpllor(@a.rlplonol)lh€cur€
s.rup.lls
I !lrrlbyoudlolth3a€ttlngrlorthos6tup
3uchas
cararcltnCaidSMPTE$ln$.
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l0r cofdmon3iluStions +
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Wo*ing wik Setups
Selactlngthecufient
seaup
'!(hun
one of the selupsis hiEhlighEdxs shown in fislrrc :)-1,it
becmes the cuffc|rtseiup.The currentsetupr€presentsthe (trrrcnl
6ta!1.of the MIDI E\pressPc.
To $witcht() a differenlsetup,click dre setuPnime in thc sctuPs
Yo! can selecleither a slock setuPor x usef setop In tbrsmrlnncr'
Vlewlngthe currant
setupscrlpt
The letup!fflp! is rn itemizedlist of settinSsfor the currenllysolcctcd
s€trLp.The sctipt is shown ln the right-hnndporthn r)f drc whl!l('w
wfih thc nrn)eof the currentsetupshownxt th€ t()P (5(cFisuru3_i
list of lll of lh! Nlll)l
on pxge30.)Tl)e script is A comPrehenslve
ExF:cssPC sexlngsfor lhe seluP The n€xt s€ctloncxPhin h()w i()
ndd or remove:i seltinghom thc scriPl
Acldlnga scrlpt Eettlng
Y(nrcirn ch:rngeany settlnBsof the currendyselectedscnlP in ttny
wln,low in Mtl)I ExprcssPCCon$ole.For exanrple,you crxtlclrcltl oL
de[t€ r conn€ctlo in the CableRoutlngwindow, chnnS€I sclling in
the SMI'TEConttotswindow, or mut€ somelhingin thc l-lv€ntMoting
Ady ^ddilloDsyou make lpPear in il ic tex! at lhe bott(tn oi tlre
seirp scriprin the Setupswindow.
Savlngchangesto a
getuP
If r userselupis selecledrt the tinle you ndd or removerrscriPritcrrr,
rhe changeis aulo aticallysdvedwi(h lhe setup (Slving occu[s
whcn you swi(chio a dlfferentsetupor when you qtrit MlDl
ExlnessPC Consote)
If i sk)ck sctup is selectedwhed you m,rkethc modlficxtkn, lhc
ch:Ln8eremainsin effcct until you riwitchto a ditferentsttup since
rhe modificatn)ncrn\ be snvedwith the stockselup (sock scllrps
caflt be modilic(l),MIDI Expr€ssPC Consolepresentsyou wirh rl
wn,&)w askingyou if you would lik€ lo savethe currentstlte of drc
MII)I Exprcssl'C as a userletup lndicatewhrt you woulcllikc () (n)
an(l click OK.'Ihe modifiedstock setuPSetssavecltrsa trscrsetuP'
an(l the origin{l slock setuPrem'.linsunchanged
tAt^*tn^
with Sehtns
3t
lf you wrm k) snvechargesyou have made to a setupright away,
cboosedre Srv€ro SeNt)commnndin the Serupswinctow.This saves
the chanSeslvith rhe selup i, Iediately, and the tralicizedlext in the
scriptbeconresplain telil
Creatlnga usersetup
A ||3€rs.tup is x setLlptlLittyou create,wjth us own, crNtorniz€cl
settings.Usc.serupsare (lisplaycdin rhe UserSelupslisl jn rhe Setups
window. You can creltc an unlinritedrrumberofyour own setups.
1, Cllck!-n.dtrtlng_..tup thlt mo.t cto.ely r..chbt., the n.w lctup
you w' to ct6de,
This mrkes it rhe currcntsetup.
2. ll dcrlrad,mlka rny chlngar you would llxa ro mat(ato th6 curranl
!.tup h lny MtDtExr,raa.pC Conaol. wtnoow..
3. Chooa. Add g.tup lrom th. Satupafi.nu.
A window appca,srrkinS you ro name rhe new selup.
4. Cllck OK to contkm thc nam..
The new .serupapperrsin the ,,Userserups'Itsrin rhe Serups
window. Ir ls selectedawhjchflrkes ir rhe curren!serup),and
the
.c,jprro the flthr rhowsyoLrJll of rrssenin8r.
Moc lying a stock sotup
Rsnamlnguseraetups
32
St.ck.etup\ (.rnnorI'e !rodrfiedrex(enrfor the MpU_aOt
(erup,.
nowevfr, yolr (an crcill( d userprcscl btsed on d stockpre\el
and
tben nrodifytbe userpretcr any way you wish.To do so, see.Saving
chxnges1()a scurp"oh tage 31.
Tlre s&)ckselup n.rmes(.lje fir.slelghrserupsin lhe liso
onnor be
cnan8c.l.Any usersetup Dame,howcver,can be chinged.
WorkingwithSetups
To chanS€the name of a users€nrPl
1 . Double-cllcktha n!m.lo pop-cdlilt.
A pop-up box appearsin which you can edit dre t€xt.
6!
6!
Sludlo
Studio
c!
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6!
a!
6!
c.
Jim'sJam
Encofegsi 2
Jlm'sJam 2
0lg Solo
lypa iha daalradnrna.
3. F'l.a! raiun lo conflrmtha narpnamaor Praa!tha Elcapa kaylo
ctncal,
Deletlnga u3ersetup
a uscr sellrp,s€lec!i! nnd chooseDeleiesctLrPlionl thc
To LLelete
LlstlnguaersetuPc
alphabotlcay
To list serupsnlphxbedcxlly,choosesort setupsfiom thc SeNps
Stocksetups
The Setupswindow providessevcralstocksetlps Theses€ll'ps
provideyou wilh cAbleroutlng,SMPTE,and oth€rsettin!{sfor vnrious
conunonsiluntionsin whlch you will use the MIDI ExpressPc.
Tlre stocksetupsc:ronotbe modi6e.l(wih lhe excePthobelovr')
Ho\vever,you cnn crerte I userserupbis€d on :r slock setupxnd
mo(lify it. See"Slving changesto x setup"on pige Jl.
it The Ml'U-401seiup is lln exccption:it c4, be
modifiecl.
E;rchstocksctup is dcscribcdin the followine sections,incluciing
"stock setuP
siluetionsin which you would find it useful.Seedre
sunmxry" on pxge 36 for r itemizeddescriptionof eachsentp
3i'
Sequenc€r ch
This setup is designedfor MIDI software,especialiysequencing
softwrre,thal supportsrnulti-cableint€rfacessuch as the MIDI
ExpressPC.Use this selup iJ,youhlve CakewalkprorMor Cubase,
which supportthe MIDI Exf,resspc,s frlll 96 clmonels.EachMIDI
inplr( and MIDI outpLrron rhc MIDI Expr€sspC hasjts own set of 16
MIDI channels,providingI r,rrrl of96 separateinput channelsand 96
sepxnre outpilt channels.
The specificse(ingsfor lhis $erlrp:rre:
I Inputs 1 rhrough6 ar€ all roLrredro the compurer,so ihat
nll MIDI devicescan send MIDI darato lhe compuler.
r Th€ conrpureris routed ro all six outputs,so that MIDI
so(wrre on fhe compurercan scnd dala ro any MIDI
. SMPTEsync $e(in8srrr( as follows:Lock ro MIDI Time
Code(MTC) with j:|m s./nc(f'eewhc€ling)turned oft.
Sequencer16ch
Usethlssetupfor MIDI softwirre,especiallysequencingsoftware,that
doesnor supportmultiple,inlep€ndenrourpurcibles on multi-cable
intcrfaccslike rhc MIDI Expr3sspC. Wirh tbis serup,rh€ conrputer
can connnunicatefully wtth rtl MIDI devicesconnectedto rhe MIDI
ExpressPC,and all d€vtcesshareon€ ser of 16 MIDI clunnels.
Llve Keyboads
use this setupwhen you want ro routeany controlterconnecred!o a
MIDI IN to all MIDI outpurs.lhis serupis ideal for quickly rouringa
controllerb a soundmodule and for usinga MIDI conkollerwilhour
MIDI sofrwareon rhe computrrr.Ifyou haveconnectedboth rhe MIDI
IN and MIDI OUT of your keyboardconrrolterro rhe MrDI
ExprcssPC,h is bestto ftrrch rhe inpur/ourpntpon numberson rhe
MIDI ExpressPC.For exifipl?, ifthe conrrollerrs connectedto MIDI
IN pon 3 connecrjl ro MIDI OUT porr 3 is well. If you cjo so, rhis
setup preventsugly MIDI f€edbackloops,which iuppen when the
controllersendsdata back to itselfvia rhe MIDI ExpresspC. This
setupavoidsthisproblem by r)otsendinSdatato the port rharhasrhe
sane number.Fof example,j\IIDI IN poi 3 routesdaia ro all MIDI
OUT ports etceprMIDI OLiI )lumber3.
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Wo*ingwithSetups
MeEcAll
Vith this setup,any cleviceconnecredto a MIDI lN will sendd a
all devicesconnectedto the MIDI ExpressI)Coutpu{s,inclu(lingrl
computer.This setup is ideal for iroubleshootingbecauseir r(nnes
everylhingto everywhereiAny incomin{;dari will be s€ntto xll
outputs.For example,if yoLrnre not gettingsoundfrom x jiound
module when you play noreson your conlrcller,you cAnelirnin:rt
MIDI routingas d1ecauseo[ the problem by rempomrilyusnrgrhi
setup.Y(,(lcan restissured that dre MIfrI ExprcssPC is fl)lting rh
dataio thc nodule corrccdy,and you can then |oclrsyorr elfons(
oth€r possiblecauses,such is bad MIDI cables,volome scttings,e
Usethis trout)leshootinS
techniqueifyou crnnol succesilirllyreco
data Into your sequenceron ihe computer.
MPU401 Moth
This s€nrpis providedas an emulationof a RolaoclMI,U-401MIDI
ldterfltce.Inltially,MIDI lN port I is rouredro rhe co$pure,.,i|
compuleris routed to irll MIDI OUTSfor bxsicMIDI recorcling.,*
playbrck. Bascdon thesecxble routinSs,the MIDI Exprcssl)C
'Windows
drlver providesMPU-401compariblesottw e with lr'll)Ll
401 MultimecllaExlenslonslnpl( ancloutput devices,which the
softwArecansenddatirto and receivedatnfroD.Ifyou wrnr, y<.ru
c,
rnodifythe MPU-401cablerouihg configurationlo provkle up to s
MPU-401inputs insteadof the deiaultone inpur..l0strdd thc inpL
conn€cllor$in dr€ Crble Routingwindow. For more informrrion(
MPU-401mode,seechrpter 10, "En\rlatingthe RolxnclMI,U-401.
StockSetupsummary
Below is a sunxnrry of ih€ s€ttingsfor eachsrocksetup.Following
dre txble h a key for teflrrsuseclin the tabl€
S€tnp
CablgFouung
SequeDcer
96ch IN 1,6 ro crmpuler
Computer o OUT 1-6
Crblizirio. enabled
Sl[pTE
Comm€nts
Lock ro MTC
Jam sync off
Sequenccrl6ch
IN 1-6() conrturer
c(nnpurerro OLII 1 6
CablizAtnnr
dis3bled
Live Keyba(ls
lN I lo rll()rIT exceprI Lock ro MTC
lN 2 i<)ill OUT ex.epr 2 Jlm syncoff
elc. lbr .ll nrpurs
Cornpurerk, rll OrrTs
Mer8eAll
All tNs'o Alt OUTI
All INsro C(rnpurer
Complrter
tr sll OUTS
MI]U-401mode
IN I lo Cotlpurer
Conpur$ rl atl OUTS
Lock to MTC
Jam syncoff
Lock to MTC
Jrm sync off
Stocl(s€/tupTable
Key
lN Refc$ ro a Mrrrr tN polt
,)UT Refersro n MIDI OUT porr
Cibli,:,ilon A nxxle where elch po( trxsa sepr n r e s e ro f 1 6M r D I c h . i n n e lfso r d
r o r r l , , t9 6 i n p u r . l r x n n ( t s , op o , ^ x
16 chlnnels - 96 roral.hannet.)
computer Refer ro dre computerthe
lxpress pC is connecredto.
IYITC MIDI Time Code
Jrtn sync See"Uslnglreewheetingto rvoid
rffie codedmpouts, on paSe53 for
an cxplin.rion ofJanl sync.
Mlrlt.l0l
36
A srAddrrdrrc M|DI inredx.€deletoped by Roland
Wo*ing with Setups
r Workinglwith Files
chaprer
This chapterexplainshow you can sive the contentsof the Setr|ps
wiflclow as A filc on disk, which you ctln reopen,moclify,rnd sxvc
againat any tjme. This allows you to store'Jpotentisllyunhnited
nurnberof MIDI Expresslrc setups.
In $sence, I MIDI ExpressItC file storcstlre entirc conrentsof the
setlrpriwinclow,wlrich consistsofxU ofthc MIDI Expresssetupsyou
havecreatedand savedin rhiswindow. For informationthout selups,
seechrpter 3, "Vorking with SeNps".
Creatlnga newllla
To 3leirtea new filel
1. rChoo..S!v. trom lh. Fllc manu,
2.,A wlndow.ppaaraaaklneyo! lor. lll. name.nd ! loctllon on
,rourcomput.t hlrd dlak.
3. rypa In r nrm., a.l.cl a dlt ctory and cllck OK.
Openlngen .xletlng llle
To opcn dn existingfile from within MIDI Expressl'C Consolcl
1. S.l.ct Openl?o|nih. Fll. fi.n!.
A dialog box nppeArscontaininSi )istof files in the crrff€nt
Cirectory.Changethe directory,if necessary.
2. Cllckoh tha nrma ot tha tlla you v,l!h lo opcn.
3. Cllckon ih. Op.n bulton.
Ihe file you selectedwjll be opened.Double-clickingon tllc
namc of the 6lc will also open lhe file.
Savlng llles
'wllen yo opcn x file from r disk, MIDI Expr€ssPc consolemrkes
! crpy of tbat 6lc And puls it in the computer'srcmpor.rrymemory
(crlled Rrndom AcccssMemory,or RAM).vhen yoLrwork with fte
frl(, you afe rcturuy working with the copy thit is in RAM,not the
ori8innlfile on the clisk.lf you choose,tar€froD th€ Filenlenu,MIDI
ExpressPC Consolewrit(rsrhe chanSesyou have rn.rdeinlo the
originxl Rle on die disk. lf you do not save,rhe chanSesyou have
nradexre n€vcr wrirrcnro the disk. For exxmple,if you Exit wirhout
savingch3nges,the work you havedone is nor sav€don the disk and
is permrnentlydeleredfr(,m the computer'sm€mory.
Here'stlle basicprccedu'e to savea 6le:
1. Chooaatha Slva commrndtrom tho Flle monu.
Your 6le is snvcdon re disk in irs currentst3re,rephcing rhe old
ver$ionwith the samennm€.Ifyou want to keep the old vcrsion,
usetbe SxveAs comnrrnd in the File menu (seeb€low) insteadro
snvethe currcntversion!rnde,.adiffercntname,Ifyou are siving
the file tbr rhe 6rst drn(:,n dialog trox wil app€arpromptingyou
Savlng a llle under a
dlllerent name
The S:rveAs com'nandis sed to sive a file under ll ditfer€ntname
orbadirerenrdisk:
1. ChooaaSryr Ir trom tha Fllamanu.
The SaveAs dinloSbox will appear.
2. Typ.In the naw n.m.lor thc fl|..
3, Cltckon th. Savabutton.
Your 6le i! sltvcdon tho disk in its currenrslareunder ihe new
Revedlngto a
prcvloualysaved
verclonol thellle
If you've Dmcleunwrnred (haoSesro r 6le, you can undo tDe
chxngesyou've oude by r{urninS to rh€ lasrsavedversion.This
operationis idenricalto closin8th€ file And opeoing it from the disk
x8ain.
1, Choo.. Ravartto Sav.d trom iho Flt. monu.
A dirlog hnx irk\ y^u r,, confirmthrschoi(e.
2. Cllck on OK to conlkm tha rc{on, Clncrt to wtthdrrw lt.
Reverrin8b rhe lasts0\,cdve,sionof fie file meansthar all
changesyou've madesilce you openedor lastsavedlhe file will
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RsvertinS!o a Previouslysnvedversionis u$eflrlwhen€xperimcnling
sith a fiie. You can quickly removelny clungesby uslnltthis
ci)m'nand.Make srre $al yotr sav€the file in the $tlrteyo! wanl it
beforebeSinningto exPerimenl
Exltlng MID| ExPtessPC
Console
F:xltingMIDI ExPressPC Consolerettrrn$vou to win&)ws
r ChooseE ,r from the File menu
A dialog box m:ly [PPearAskingyou if you want !o snvcchanges
nladeto lhe 6le. To savethc chunges'PressYcs If you don'l wdnt to
slve ch?n8es,pressNo To withdraw the Exircolllmtlndnnd returnlo
cdncel
'our MDMxpress PC console fil€, Press
s Making Connectionswith the
chapter
RoutingWindow
Cab,le
'fhe C,rbl€RoutingVindow
you with cornPlctecon
ProviderJ
the flow of MIDI d'rtathroughthe MIDI ExpressIrC
Namlnglnputsand
outDuts
Ilefore you begin usingthe cxble Routingwindow, we rec(
thrt you namethe inplts irnd outptrlsto mrke it q$ier to ft
,vhat is coonecledto exch one.
Useth€ 'MIDI conncclionswork shecf'on prge 19 io iot dc
is connectedto erch input and outPulon the MIDI ExPr€ss
,inter thc names:Lsfollowsl
l. Cllckth. lnplt or oulput c.bla namato pop'adlt ll.
A pop-up box lpPearsto let you eclilthe name
2. rypalha nlma you srani,lnd praa rclumlo conflm you
praaathe down (or up) arrowk.y lo nametha n.xt (or pr
crbla.
3, To chlng.lron ona.ld.lo thc olhar,pr.l.lh.
ttb kay.
when you have 6nished,Exp.essPc consol€ rememberst
CaUenou ng wlndol
baslcs
Tlre (able routing window showsyou how MIDI dau is rc
betweendr€ ExpressPC'sMIDI inputs,MIDI outptrls,nnd
computer.Inplts are on th€ leti, otrtputsrre on lhe .ight, 1
"show..."commmds
cornpulerxppe;rrsin the middle.The
Rdrting mcnu controlwha! is displayeclin $e window. cl
menuitemfor the typeof conn€clions
you wanrro see:cable_lo"
npurerconnecrions.
Berowin Fisure
:1",:,.^":l::l:"",:,
:"ble.ro.cor
(newmdowcusplays
)-r.
conne(ttons
ro andfro_ rhe.o.putei
Us€lhsShorc8!tcConnocrjonr
.nd Sho,Comoul.r
uonnlclloucommnd!h th. BodjiO,nmut cintrOuntcr
MlolE4o!! PCMtOl
clnnoctbns!l. lho{ln Inlh! windor
-ii.;
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tl!;*:,fl,,n:l::Y!.,::
dsp^tewd
t^ th6wkdo*tn:ylynds.k
rhl ennpte,rniir/loi ls
ii'sno*
showlng
thoconnoaltons
botwso;
t!pt.f!2e:
$tu oevc$en1k.
tha
chpuv
nDti,li
dete
kpw
ii.d so;,;
t.;
a i;i
knaMltlhvlcE
iitt:;";;;:;i;i;:
N nta
tothc#,;i;:,
?p :qrp.wuD
conp{et
aQsnowhonke
.tet. MtDld e ouhutjgotnginn; theconput..to theMtD!dtrvicei
e;e
If you ever ne€dro chcck h()w MI[)I darais bcng
routedin rhe MIDI
ExpressPC,use rle CableRouringwindow ro do
so. In rhe resrof
Inls chaprer.you tl learn ho\v ro make and break
vour own
laklnga connec on
To connecta piece ofMlDI gear(r anorherin
rhe nerworkl
'1.
Choor! thow C!bl. Cohnacflonattom th. Rou ng
manu.
2. Cllct tha aot .ca crbl. tconon tha l.ft lnd d'rg
to th. d't nr on
crbla lcon on th. rtCht.
Maklngalonn.c'tonswlth lhe CabteRoutingWindow
3. P..ta tha r.tutn kayto conllrm lho connoctlon'
The "all" box displayedon the connectionmeansthat all ch
are currentlyroutedto all channelson the Pt
on the K20OO
Ifvou want to connec!specificMIDI channels,you cantyp(
"Specifyingchanneh
in before pressingthe retun key S€e
connection"on Page43.
Connectlngonelnqutto
multlpleoutPu,s
To conn€d an input to morethan one output,mak€ eachconr
section As a sho|tcut,
as clescribedin the Pr€vior.rs
seDararcly
b€fore
vou click and drag
sh;ft-dra8ftold down the shift k€y
oulPut,and then d
first
the inpui cableon the lefi over to the
'touch
cliectly lo €achadditionaiootPuton the ri8ht. As you
ourpu!, lt hiShli8htsand a connecdonis made
Selactlnga connectlon
To selec!a conoectlon,click the connectlon'sInpu! cebleicon
leli or any one of its otrtpul cableiconson the righ!
Desalectlnga
connectlona
T(' deselectall connections,click in a blank ar€aanFvhereiI
(
mLddleof the wlndow betw€en$e lwo columnsof cables
click on a cableconn€ction).
Brcaklnga connecuon
T() brcak a connectlon:
1. Salaoltha connactlon.
2. Pr.ra ih. d6l.t. (or b.ckaP.cc) kay.
Spocttylngchannetsh a'
connactlon
The MIDI ExpressPc lels you route specificchannelsto any
outputs.For example,yo! could roule channel2fromyour c(
|c A sound modllle,whil€ you roule channel3 lo your samp
is greatfor rouiing keyboardsplitsto differentdestinaions
rt If you neeclto rechannelizedala seechaptef6,
"ChannelR€maPPidS
To specirylhe chanoelto be routed:
1. Cllcklhc Inpul devlcc.
2. Cllckiha box on the conn.cllon.
3. TypaIn th. daalr.d MtOtchlnn.t and pr..! rstun
ro conflrm your
cholc..
lfyou.want, you can type in srveralchannels.This
is usefulifyou
are using a heyboardsplit on your controlle,and you
want to
send the splirsto differ(:ntchannelsof the same
synth.For
exampte a K2000keyboardc)uld b€ sptir,nro tbre€p1fls,
transmirrtnS
on channelsl, 2, and J. whrch are b€jng connecred
lo channels1, 2, and 3 on a pmreus,as well as channel
2 on
anothersynrhand channel3 (,n ycl anorher.If you wanr
all
cnannelsto be connected,rypc "a' for "all,,tConn€ct
all channelst.
wnen all channelsare connecred,channelI |s conneded
to l, 2
is connecledto 2, e!c,
r-Not€, channelrenFppiqg cannot
b€ done in rhis
wmdow,,Forexanrple,ycu cannotroutechannel
I on
rhe K2000to channel5 cn rhe proreus.To accomplish
rhis,sce chapter6, .'ChannelRemapping',
To edrl connectron5
to and lrom the computer,mrke surethat "Show
conrputerConnectionsis chccke,jrn the Routlngmenu.
Edit rhese
conncctlonsin th€ sanremanneras describedearlierin
lhis chapter
MaklngCinnec|ons wlth the CabteFtoutingWndow
a ChannPlRemaPPing
chapter
of
windowconlrolsthe channelizing
TheChannelMaPpinS
I
ExPress
a"," or "ff r'aIoIiil ""a MIDIoUT ponsin a MIDI
cu
its
data
from
swltch
can
|hiswindow
clmoleteflexiUiliry,
whenth€da
iiioi.n"t n"t to "nv ortterchannellmmediately
Pc
ent€rsor exiislhe MIDIExpress
;iii-!it--wrlr"a"*" uttt
O rrput
il ou9!t
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channelmappingcanbe easilyunderstoodif
pon
on
|he MIDI E
ouf
imaeinethai€achl4tot IN orMIDI
enters
the filte
data
iras_"Rtte,iust lnsraetne socket MIDI
switched
it
channelani as it passesthroughthe fik€r' Sets
ciifferent ch'.rnnel
On a MlDl IN pon, dala enrersrhe
pc ona siven
MIDI E
channel.
Burbero'e
ir -;.
gc,;;,;;;#;T.lo."*",,".r rorhecompuref
or
ro.,MrDrour cabre. .i"i,".i niriii"
wrndowcan
swirch$e
drra ro a differenr
MIDI chr.-..-..*yprr8
Uslngchannetmapplng
On.a_MIDIOUT porr. befored:rra
fxirs rh€ MIDI ExpresspC, rhe
LhannerMrpplng window can switch
rhe dararo , i,ff"..", .i""""t
Ciannel Mappinelike fijs ls useful
in many diffcrentsioarions.For
.l
sotrce
o l
Fffi
fltF
i tffi EE
n.:
ffi
t12
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l-ffi
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h*. a MrDrkeyboard
rrBL
onryhnsmitsdaraon
il,:,lll,j:
A,rll, channelT".l
L If you wanr (o rransmit16 dara
on a diffe;
channel.yol.j_can.map
channelI on rhe keyDoard.s
MIDI lN cableto
,fo
"toTf".ld.
therestof theMrDrExpr€ss
pc,
:I]_l,Tl
ir will
men
aplear as ifrhe keyboardts transmiitin8
on the new, destinatlon
Tohap_asourcechannelto a difltren!
destinalonchannel,locatcthe
source,channel
s column tacrossthe top of the gnd)
and click lhe
checkbox In the column rharcorre.pon<is
to rh. a.si.ea aertn"iion
channet(lndicatedalonSrhe lefr sid;
of rhe 8ndr.
c"ck
the
check
box
f:""ilHil;T11?:ii,T;ijf""i:11"14,
Th.edefaukcheckbox rcolumn4, row
4Jw l desclecr,indrcartnS
thar
Mutlngsoutaechannela
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::,:T*L;;;;;i',i;
iil:.:?1,f,',ii"rr::iHillJS:T1.i,.?il::.:iil::*,"
onc. and only one. checkbox can
be scl€a€d In eachcotu,rn of lhe
lii
fl";J;:*;iT'.:iilT;::.T";: :"*o'v a.,.r".,ins
j'.f"H*fi
;[::Ji:#',
i:ili;i,#"$';:[::l'"T'j*,
You can, howcver.selecras many
check boxesrn a row as you
like.
fromrrrrhesource
ch,n,.r.,o",i,g;
;.".,,1f":ff':iijlj..l*.ao
ttutlnganctrcmapptng
i::'ll"JT:*:.3::il,T,,H'lli."";;,:;3;*";*,-*0,",
ChannelRemepptng
Chapter7
MutingMlDlData
is a sophisdcatedMlDl data6lter
The Even!MutlnSsr'indo$r'
controlswha! tyPesof datawill be sentand receivedby eac
OUT and MIDI IN pon in a MIDI ExPressPC You can filter
Noe of MIDI dala on rny channelon any pon ln addltion,ea
iunnel can have lts own rlnique mutlng setup The Eventl!
q,indowshowsthe mutlnSstatusfor eachtypc ofdala on all
and all 6 cables(input or output) at once,Sivingy
chann€Ls
comof€henslvefeedbackon the slateof your MIDI Express
Badca
(hat ea
A simoleway to thlnk of data muttnSrs this imagine
jtr
IN or MIDI OuT pofl on the MIDI Expr€ssPC hasx fille'
rh€ socket.A MIDI dqtastreamenlersthe filter and then cont
oastthe fiker wlth cen in ryp€sofdata removed The 6lt€rh'
;swallowed"the data rypeslhat are belng muted
()n a MIDI lN Port, data is muted before i! entersthe MIDI
IixpressPC,On a MIDI oUT pori, dala Setsmuled iu$ befo
transmitledout the cable.
.t when datais mutedon a MIDI lN pon' the liShton
fronl pan€isttllblinks when the datais receivedon
port. Don't be conc€rned.The ltght blinks to le! y
know that the MIDI Expresspc is indeedreceiving
dataon that pon. However,th€ datadoesgel mul
(On oulput, howev€r,sinc€muted datadoesnt
actuallyget senqthe light does /,ot b'ink')
vheneeer you would like to
mute data,begin with the following
l. Opanthc EvahtMuflngwlndow
TloclDcklorgdddbp'.r$ c.b€
rnoc,rannei
Odt l, md.doi
gle earr-Tiiio-F-liiiiiE-:i
Ths!. optionr$l uprh! mLjtim
chock
oorgid onttu ight.Chooso
romut€
MUrnpuport3
orMiotouhutpons,
rru honchooroth6typ6otdrh vd
wBnb muto.
Then
clbl rtuar9rc;,i!r.
ctDr./cnMnlt
ch.crborh lh! ond.
whfi th. ch.crborrr ch.*rd rh.
O ror. OnrO{'
O ltonolouoi
$Jffiffiffiffi
ciifrTi:T"
O sgrnlon
O !r.hhn.
waa"a
iill;:J;!E
ffiLfl#,y#etlf,iffiaue,n
2. Chooac
Inpuior Output.
sosersrhecheckboxgrid,o ehher
f,i:l ii\
::._:l:n::*:l
l(,,n8porrs.
Mrur
ponsor MIDIOIJT
3. Salactthatypr ot dltr to l|c mutoal.
Clicklts radioburtonro rheleftof
rhewindow.
MutlngMtDt Data
Now you xre readyto click checkboxesln the grid to mu
Mutlnga clatatypeon a
slnglechannol
To mute a singledatatype.on a singleMIDI channel,click
box for the chann€lin the grid, which can be locxtedby l(
the channelnumbercol mn (acrossthe iop of the Srid)an
row (alon8 the left side of lhe grid).
Mutlnga datatypeon 'all
chann6la
To mtlte a datalype on all 16 channelson a cable,click ll
nameat th€ left edge of $e checkbox 8rid. Doing so will
checkboxesio the row, selecdngall channelsfor muting.
MuAngon alt chann.llr,
To mut€ a datatype on all chann€lsand all cables,click u
bulton and cllck SetAll. This s€ls(he grid to all MIDI IN.
selectall the check boxesin the 8rld. Similarly,click the (
burion and cllck SetAll again.This setsthe grid to all MII
cablesand selecisall the check boxes.
Unmu ng data
To unmutedaraon a sinSlechannet deselectits ch€ckb(
unmule dataon all channelsand cabl€s,click clear.
MutlngMlDl system
meagegaa
are not transmitt€don a panlcular
MIDI SystemmessaS€s
channel.As a resuh,when you mut€ a systemmessagedi
such as real tlme data(beat clocks)or systemexclusived
endr€ row of checkboxeshiShliShlsto indicale$at muti
occurrlngon "all channels".
Mutlng MIDI bdatcloc,kg
Vhen MIDI bea! clocksare lransmiltedlo the ExpressPC
or frcm the computer)they ar€ echoedto all cabl€s.If yc
want MIDI b€atclockssenl to all your MIDI devices,mlrk
dataon the output pons for thosedevices.
all ce aa
Mutlngandramapplng
On theMIDIlN ports,muringoccursb€forechannelremapping.
On
the MIDI OtlT porls, channelrernappinSoccursSeforernuringlas
(P
MOIIN
l*il*l
For example,lcfs saythat on one,rfthe MIDI ExpresspC MIDI pons,
you are murlngchannels1-8,and you are also remapplngall
chennels(1-1O ro channcl16.
lfyou did rhlson a MIDI IN port, channelsl-8 would get mur€d,and
the dala on channels9-16vrould get mapped ro channel16.If you
dld rhlson a MIDI OUT pon. all ctataon all channelswoutd be s€nr
out on channcl 16,sinc€all chanrrclsare mappedto channel16
beforethe muting occurson channelsl-8.
Here'sanolherexamplerLet'ssay you are mappingall channelsro
channelI, and you are muring chMncls 1-8.
On input, only channels9-16will ger rechann€lizedro channel1.
becausechannels1-8 8et mUledfrlst. On outpur,no darawould be
sen! becauseall channelsara mappedro channelone firsr,and rhen
channel1 ts muted.
MulingMlDl Deta
Chapter9
Workingwith the FootSwitch
Input
you can usethe foo! swirch
This chaPter€xPlainshow
PC YoUcan:
MIDIExPress
. :,??::
Il?f::i:1'lii,l*'lii*l"ii'il1;i
srePlhrough a s'nes
r Usethe foot swltchIo
evenls(or groupsol even6'
of M
(su(h rs a click t
-' a^nv€n an audio lempo sourc€
to
orsoftware
iiiiii"t i" 'r';" *tbl hardware
temPosollrcc
Wal & Ctlckwindow
'd,alce
The foot switch input is conrollecl by the pedal & Click window,
which canbe openedfrom rhe Virdows menu.This window letsyou
indicatethe type of input yr)u are using(click lnpur or foor switch).
Il alsoIetsyou choosewhar type oldata will be Senerated
and where
it will b€ sent.
Choosa
thalootswlchtnputtyp€h€c,
[email protected]
r$on h. iootlwttchdat!vrilb. r.nl h.E.
S.ndp.drloulpui
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Flguti94: fh€ Pdal A Aiakwkdo*
'avlngpodet& cllck
.ttlngt ta ped ol e
etup
As with other MIDI LrpressPC consolewindows, the sertinSsyou
hake in thb window affectthe cuircnt setupin rhe MIDI Expres!pC,
and they will remainin effectuntll you chanSe$em, swirchto a
differentsetup,or swllch ofl the MIDI Expre$ pC. ln addirton,you
cansavethesesettingsaspalt ofa setupon disk, Eachsetupcanhav€
ils own, unique pedal & click se(ings.For example,you could
programone setupto handlea foot swirch,while anothercould be
programmedfor click-lo-Mll)l conversion.
To savepedal and click seningswirh a setuF.,.
l. ll th. aatup rhaady arlata, !.t.ct th. ..tup In th. g.tupr wlndou
For completeinformarloD,seechapler3, ',\Xorkingwith Serups".
Wo*lng wlth th. Foot Swltchlnput
r MtDl ExpressPC Software Quick
chapter
Reference
This chapterprovldesa quick ov€wiew of eachfeaturein the MlDl
ExpressPC Consolesoftwar€
This chapt€ris organizedby the menusin lhe MIDI Expr€ssPc
Console.For informationon a leatur€,find outwhat menu il is in ancl
then turn to the approprlales€cttonin this chapter'
Ftla/',enu
The Fil€ menu contains()ommnndsthal lel you crealeand saveMlDl
ExoressPc consolefiles on your Pc hard drlve (or flopPy disk)
MIDI ExpressPC Consolefrlesstorelhe en .e internalconfi8uradon
of lh€ MlDl ExpressPC lhls allowsyou !o savean unllmhednumber
on digk for the MIDI ExpressPC
of presetconfiSurations
opn
filesthatyou have
PCConsole
Allowsyou io openMlDl Expfess
savedto yourharddlsk(or to a noppydlsb
[email protected]
Pc Consolefilc' If you havc
closesthecurentlyopenMIDIExpress
ls Sreyedout
this
command
n
frle,
or
saved
not alreadyopened
Sarc
savesthe currentconfiSurationlo disk All changesyou havc made
!o the consolefrlc are wrltten to dlsk. If this is the hrst dme you are
savingthe curraniconfiSuralktn,you will be promPledfor a file
Sew A8
savesthe current confiSuratlol as a nle, dter promPdng you for a file
name.Ifyou usea differ:€ntn:|me$an the oriSinalfile, an new file ls
created wilh the new nxme and the orlginal ile ls lef! unchanSed
Revertto saved
Discards all chanSesyou havrr made !o the curent confiSuratlon file
sinceyou lastsavedit, l,f you have not madeany changesor a file is
not open, this menu commandis greyedout
Exlt
QuirsMIDI ExpressPC Consoleapplication.
Editmanu
The Edit menu containsth,: standardryindows editing commands,
such as Cut, Copy,and Pa$te.Thesecomnrandsdo variousthinSs
dependinSon fte siruation.In general,Cut rcmove things.undo
takesback the lastthlnSthat you did. Copy makesa copy of the
selecteditem and placesit in the Clipboard.
Wndowsmenu
This menu opensall of the windowsin MIDI ExpressPC Console,
which containthe bulk of ts features.Thesewindows are described
briefly in the followlng sections.
Conllgun on
'Ihe
ConfrSlrntionscrvcsas a dia8nostlctool for your MIDI
ExpressPC.I! showsyou lr()wlhe MIDI ExprcssPC is connecred!o
your PC.
CompoLf
MlDlExpB$PCcrb.
(08.2r)
MlDlExpasrPC
Conput€iRepresents
the compurerthar b running rhe MIDI
ExpressPC software.It disltays lhe connecrionto the PCcard in the
compurer.
MIDIBxpr.8rPCrRepresents
rhe MIDI ExpresspC connectedto the
computer.
MlDt Bxprcs!pCC.blc(D$25): Repr€s€nrs
a DB-25cablerhat connecl
the MIDI ExpressPC to rhe 8-bit PC card.
MlDl ExorcssPC SoftwarcOuickRetarchce
slrfur Sulton:Ch€cksfor a MIDI ExpfessPCand rcdrawsthe diagmm
in the window.
CiableRodlng
The CableRoutinSwindow let6you connectMIDI ExpressPC iopul
(, any outp$(s), Includingthe computer.
ur! th. Sho{CablaConiaclbulnd ShowConput€f
m.nulo c$ld wfich
Connlorlon!
oommrM.lnlh. FLoullno
connrclloru
&. rhoyvn
lnlh. lrlnoow
MlDlElp.63lPCMlol
Ellc Edlt \{lndlows lltllltlca \Boutln
MlDlExpD3r
PC
MDllipule
x2000or?l|rDP,ot.,rr
sY99
tx816
-l
1
2
3
|
! )--'-
l
_+_tat
I G tc000
2 G or/$!D
3 O\ lrot.ut
conncctionfi to mak€ a connection, drag from one icoo to another,
the PClha( the MIDI ExpressPCis connectedto
Conputr: represents
LrLpul
cdle represenlsthe MIDI data inpul from a MIDI device
connectedto the MIDI IN port on the MIDI ExPressPC.
0 utputarbl.: representsthe MIDI dataoutpul going !o a MIDI device
connectedto the MIDI OUT pon on $e MIDI ExPr€ssPC
ChannelMapptng
The ChannelMappinSwind,rw allowsyou to chanSethe channelof
dataas it entersor leav$ the MIDI ExpressPCon any inPul oroutPut
cable.
O lYDv'
Sourc6
O outl.t
O c.u.t
Q c.br.2
O c.bt.3
O c.u.l
O c.u. I
O c.bb 5
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L.IJJ-Ju4J
s rlm
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LILIJ
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ffiffi
i l.t_tJJJ
FFFtr
ial:EfEF.f+t-t
FFtfl
t-l-t-l_l
fi"raill
Crbl. Bunonr:Selectlhe cablewhoseMIDI chanflelswillbe remapped
in the check box grld to lhc d8ht. Eachcablehas ils own channel
map.To toSglebewcen inF^ttand outPut,click lhe Input and Output
MIDIChrnn.lCh..k BoxCrld;containschcck boxesthat map lheir
sourcechannel(colunrnnlrnber) to thcir destlnalionchannel(row
soorc.ch.tn.l: columns re:rresentthe 16 channelsto be mapp€d'
Onlv one checkbox can bu sele.tedin eachcolumn Th,s h because
eachsourcechannelcan be mapPedto only one destinationchannel
Ch|nncl Rowsrepresentlhe l6 posslblechannelstowhich
Dartlnatlon
.ource
(h:nnel
can be mapped You .an 'elect as many check
a
you
like in a row
boxesas
MlDl ExprassPC SoltwarcQubk Ralarence
Dcfiult 0ulton: Returns the mapping Srid to an unchannellzed stale,
wherc channelI goesto channel1, channel2 goesto channel2, and
r;oon. The d€faultstateappearsas a diaSonalllne ftom upPerlef! to
lower right,
Ew Mu ng vtlndow
'Ihe EventMutlngwlndow allowsyou to mute any type oiMIDI data
')n any lnput or output on lhe MIDI ExpressPC.
0|l3'nuln0
O I"l*
O o,t4t
r23a
rc000
(J xorrondoll,
O MonoTouol'
O ?olyro{or'
O ?hor'En d
O ?.rohc1.i9.
olQtD
, Chatn.l
t6ta
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Chunallz.d Bvcnl!:Selectsa lype of data to be muted ln the Srid to thc
rlght. Thls cale8oryof MIDI dataconsistsoi datathat is channel
speci6c,such as MIDI note data.
Syr&rnilt.rr.g€!: Selectsa type of dala to be muled in the grid to the
riSlrt.This calegoryof MIDI dataconsistsof all sysiemcommondata
types-MIDI datathat is not chennelspecificvhen one of thesedats
types ls selected,an entife row of checkboxeswill sel€ctwhen you
click any box in the row. Thls indicat€sthat lh€ non'channelspeci8c
datatvo€ will be muted on all channelson $at cable
DataMutlnSCh€ck8oxCri& Contalnscheckboxesrhai muredataon a
MIDI chann€l(column mtml)er)and cable(row number).
Cllstnel Columnsin the Srid refer to (he 16 MIDI channelsavailable
on eachMIDI ExpressPC cat,le.
C.bl.: Rowsin the grld refer ro dre 6 MIDI IN or 6 MIDI OUT cables
availablein a MIDI Lrpress PC.
Clcrr8$lion:Deselectsall chsjk boxesin the gnd, which unmutesall
SatAll Sullon:Selecrsall checl(boxesin the grld, muting daraon all
SMPfEContrctg
The SMPTEConkolswindo!,, provldesconrols for all of the MIDI
ExpressPCs SMPTEsynchrcnlzarloncapablltties.
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SMPn n rdd: DisplaysSMPIII time code that the MIDI ExpresspC
readsor Senerates.
It does so by respondingro MIDI Time Code
(MTC)or EnhanccdDirecrTlrn€Lock (DTLe)thar lhe MIDI
ExpressPC sendsto fi€ cornputerwhue syncingro or generating
SMPTE.
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llo!6:Mlnuts:Scco krl nG!:Displaysthe currentSMPTElocation.
'i/hen no MIDI sync hasbeen Seneratedor reccived,the rcader
displaysdashes.
Re.der)r Displays the frame rate (ln fr:mes
8r.rnr Rsl. (ln lhc SMPTB
per second)of the SMPTEbeinSgeneratedor receiv€dby the MIDI
ExpressPC.The frame lale can be 24, 25, 30, or DF (Drop Frame)
totm.* Displeysthe format of the MlDl syncthat lhe MIDI
ExpressPC ls Seneralingor r€ceivlng.Thereare two such formats:
MlDl Time Code (MTC)and EnhancedDirectTlme Lock (DTre)
ofthc MIDI ExpressP(
MIDI!xp!.!! PC:Displaysth€ pon informataon
lhat is currcntlyreadingor wrltlng SMPTE.
lo: Delermlneswhat type of dme coclethe
SMPfts
Conv.rtIncomlng
generate
sr'hileconveningSMPTE.vhen lh€
MIDI ExpressPC wtll
Off oplion is chosen,$e MlDl ExpressPC generatesno MlDl sync.
Frc.r,h.cl - ft.m.rr Se(sthc number of fnmes that the MIDI
ExpressPc wlll run on lts own (ot "freewheel"pasr)when it
encounterca drcp out in lhc dme code lhat it is locklngto. Valuesar{
Pc alwayr
B€cause
the MIDI Express
o,1,2,4,8,16, ^nd 32 frames.
generaiesfreshtlnle code whlle locking lo exlstinScode,lhis opior
can bc usedto generalcflcsh time code with drop-outsrcmov€d
"On. ttunc",.rnlFc'vhen thc MlDl ExprcssPC locksto incoming
time code,thlsoplion causesit to begin strlpingon lts own at the firs
drcp-out ii encountersin the incomingtime cocle,To sloPslriping,
click lh€ Stopbu(on, or walt until the MIDI ExpressPC reacheslbe
freshtim(
stop time. Becauscthe MIDI ExpressPC alwaysSenerat€s
cod€ whlle lockingto exisdngcode,this option can be usedto
generatefreshlime code over larSedrop'outsor to lenS$€n an
existingSMPTErrAck.
fhr codcroutlnS: opens a window that lets you choo,sewhere time
codewill be sentin the MIDI ExpressPC,incLudingthe comPuteran(
anythingcoflnectedto lhe MIDI oUT iacks
st rt tlnc: Determines$e frametime at which lh€ MIDI ExpressPc
will begin when you click the Stripebutton to generate(record)timt
slop tlnc; Determlnes !hi, SMPTEframe al which striping wiil
automaticallystop afterl'ou click the Stripebutton to generatetime
code.
Ir.rnc r.t.: determin€s which SMPTEtime code frame rate to be
Senerated.Unlessyou ar€ working with film, vid€o or European
formats,we rccommendusing30.
Outpul l,rvcl Determines dre strength of the SMPTEatdio siSnal
generated from the SMPl'li OLJTjack on the rcar panel.
SlflpcbottonrCausesthe MIDI Express PC to begln generatinSSMPTE
time code.SMPTEis senrvta the AUDIO OUT iack on the rear panel.
StopbuttonrCausesihe MIDI llxpressPC to stop SeneratingSMPTE
WPTE F'€,der
TheSMPTE
Relderprovldesa runninSupdateof SMPTE
timecode
beinSconv€nedor 8enc,?ted
by thc MIDIExpr.ssPC.It is ldendcal
to theSMPTE
Readerin rheSMPTE
Controlswindow.
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Houn:Mlnut6il.con&:Pr.ncaDisplaysthe curent SMPTElocarion.
Vhen no MIDI sync has b'eengeneratedor recelved,the reader
dlsplays dashes.
Ir.rn. nat : Displays tl)e lrame rate (in frames per second) of the
SMPTEbelng Seneratedtrr receivedby lhe MIDI ExpressPC.The
freme late c d te 24, 25, :'0, or DF (Drop Frame).
lormst Displaysrhe formlrtof the MIDI syncrhal the MIDI
ExpressPC generatesgeofratingor receivingSMPI!. Ther€ are lwo
such formats: MIDI Tlm€ Code (t!4TC)and Enhanced Direct Tlme
Lock (DTLe).
MlDl f,xpr.$ PC:Displays the port informaiion of lhe MIDI Express PC
that is currentlyreadldg,rr wriring SMPIB.
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P.&l iypq Determlneswh€6cr the fool switchinput will actasa foot
swit(h jack or a,sa click input jack
S.dd padd outputit: Determlneswhtch MIDI devic€swill receive data
generated by the foot switch or click conversion.
scnd:Detemrineswhat lype ot MIDI datawill be Seneratedi
para'n€t€rsfor €ach dala ryPeappearb€low the pop_upmenu
/Chm8.: Thcse buttons le! you buitd a llst of MIDI data
Add/DGlGt
events to be senl by the foot switch click Add !o add lhe event
sho$,A on the lef! to the llsti the event is added to the bottom of the
lisr or below the curendy highlighr€devenrin rhe list. Click Delete
to removelhe currcnrlyhighlighledeventtn the list. Click Chante to
modify the cunenrly hlghl tlrtedevenrro rh€ list.
P.nlc:This burronssendsout an All NolesOff messagein caseyou
experiencea stucknore while building the foot pedal daralist.
Srtups
Thiswindowletsyou manageall ofyour MIDIExpress
pCsetups.A
pc's settings.
you can
setupis a "snapsho!"
of ell fte MIDI Express
creaieandsaveasmanyserllpsasyou like,
Th3|.dpltor(dagiptlono0ha dlrant!.tu!. Tl !
lli lolhpu lll olth. t€fitifl torti. r.tuD,such.t
cdto rcutnelnd SMPTE
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Sol$a: this area of the windo / informs you when data fansfers
berweenthe sofrwareand ha,dwareare goinS on,
Stocft.etupr:
S€v€ralMIDI ExprcsspC setupsrhat are providedfrom
the factoryfor comnronsituarionsin which you may use lhe MIDI
E-tpressPC.
&nd CunEntSetuP
This commandsendsall sexingsfor the currentsetup lrom the MIDI
ExpressPC Consolesofware back to lhe MIDI ExpressPc Most of
the time, you wont need to use this commandbecausethe soflwar€
updatesthe hardwareauionratically.Howevet under'unusual
.ircum"tances,the setrrpin the soflwaremay not matchthe MIDI
PC itself.If you susp€€tthat this ml8ht be rue' use this
ExDress
commandto 8et the hardware3nd sofrwarein syncwith one anolher
again.
GetCunentSstuq
Thh (ommand is the opPorl'e of the ScndCurrenlsetup command
descdbedabove.This comrnandrcqueststhc currentsetupftom the
MIDI ExpressPC Comole hardwar€to updaE the ExpressPC
Consolesoftware Mosl of lhe time, you wonl need to use this
commandbecausethe sofsvarethc hardwarcand softwaretlpdale
one anotherautomelically,However,under unusualcircumstances,
the setuDid the softwaremay no( malchlha MlDl ExpressPc ibelf
If you suspectthal this mlght be true, use this commandto 8et the
hardwareand softwar€ln sync wlth on€ anolheragain
Panlc
This menu item is the sarnexs prcssingthc panic button on the front
oanel of the MIDI ExpressPC:it s€ndsout an All Not€sOff message
;n everyMlDl channelto ceaseany stuck notes lf you hold down
rhe shif( key whr)echooslnSlhe commrnd from the menu 't also
(Hold
sendsout a nole_offmessa8cfor everynote on ev€rychannei
down the shift key as you click lhe menu.)
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