Yamaha MX49 Owner's manual

Yamaha MX49 Owner's manual
Owner’s Manual
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SPECIAL MESSAGE SECTION
This product utilizes batteries or an external power supply
(adapter). DO NOT connect this product to any power supply
or adapter other than one described in the manual, on the
name plate, or specifically recommended by Yamaha.
WARNING: Do not place this product in a position where
anyone could walk on, trip over, or roll anything over power or
connecting cords of any kind. The use of an extension cord is
not recommended! If you must use an extension cord, the minimum wire size for a 25’ cord (or less ) is 18 AWG. NOTE: The
smaller the AWG number, the larger the current handling
capacity. For longer extension cords, consult a local electrician.
This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by
Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the accessory product.
SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
The information contained in this manual is believed to be correct at the time of printing. However, Yamaha reserves the
right to change or modify any of the specifications without
notice or obligation to update existing units.
This product, either alone or in combination with an amplifier
and headphones or speaker/s, may be capable of producing
sound levels that could cause permanent hearing loss. DO
NOT operate for long periods of time at a high volume level or
at a level that is uncomfortable. If you experience any hearing
loss or ringing in the ears, you should consult an audiologist.
IMPORTANT: The louder the sound, the shorter the time
period before damage occurs.
Some Yamaha products may have benches and / or accessory
mounting fixtures that are either supplied with the product or as
optional accessories. Some of these items are designed to be
dealer assembled or installed. Please make sure that benches
are stable and any optional fixtures (where applicable) are well
secured BEFORE using.
Benches supplied by Yamaha are designed for seating only.
No other uses are recommended.
Battery Notice:
This product MAY contain a small non-rechargeable battery
which (if applicable) is soldered in place. The average life span
of this type of battery is approximately five years. When
replacement becomes necessary, contact a qualified service
representative to perform the replacement.
This product may also use “household” type batteries. Some of
these may be rechargeable. Make sure that the battery being
charged is a rechargeable type and that the charger is
intended for the battery being charged.
When installing batteries, never mix old batteries with new
ones, and never mix different types of batteries. Batteries
MUST be installed correctly. Mismatches or incorrect installation may result in overheating and battery case rupture.
Warning:
Do not attempt to disassemble, or incinerate any battery. Keep
all batteries away from children. Dispose of used batteries
promptly and as regulated by the laws in your area. Note:
Check with any retailer of household type batteries in your
area for battery disposal information.
Disposal Notice:
Should this product become damaged beyond repair, or for
some reason its useful life is considered to be at an end,
please observe all local, state, and federal regulations that
relate to the disposal of products that contain lead, batteries,
plastics, etc. If your dealer is unable to assist you, please contact Yamaha directly.
NAME PLATE LOCATION:
The name plate is located on the bottom of the product. The
model number, serial number, power requirements, etc., are
located on this plate. You should record the model number,
serial number, and the date of purchase in the spaces provided
below and retain this manual as a permanent record of your
purchase.
NOTICE:
Service charges incurred due to a lack of knowledge relating to
how a function or effect works (when the unit is operating as
designed) are not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, and
are therefore the owners responsibility. Please study this manual carefully and consult your dealer before requesting service.
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:
Yamaha strives to produce products that are both user safe
and environmentally friendly. We sincerely believe that our
products and the production methods used to produce them,
meet these goals. In keeping with both the letter and the spirit
of the law, we want you to be aware of the following:
Model
Serial No.
Purchase Date
PLEASE KEEP THIS MANUAL
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FCC INFORMATION (U.S.A.)
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS
UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions
contained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your
authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product.
2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/or another product use only high quality shielded
cables. Cable/s supplied with this product MUST be used.
Follow all installation instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void your FCC authorization to use this product
in the USA.
3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply
with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for
Class “B” digital devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a reasonable level of assurance that your
use of this product in a residential environment will not result
in harmful interference with other electronic devices. This
equipment generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not
installed and used according to the instructions found in the
users manual, may cause interference harmful to the opera-
tion of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that interference will not occur in all
installations. If this product is found to be the source of interference, which can be determined by turning the unit “OFF”
and “ON”, please try to eliminate the problem by using one of
the following measures:
Relocate either this product or the device that is being affected
by the interference.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit
breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the
antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead,
change the lead-in to co-axial type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory
results, please contact the local retailer authorized to distribute
this type of product. If you can not locate the appropriate
retailer, please contact Yamaha Corporation of America, Electronic Service Division, 6600 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park,
CA90620
The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries.
* This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA.
COMPLIANCE INFORMATION STATEMENT
(DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
PROCEDURE)
Responsible Party: Yamaha Corporation of America
Address: 6600 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park,
Calif. 90620
Telephone: 714-522-9011
Type of Equipment: Music Synthesizer
Model Name: MX49/MX61
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
2) this device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
See user manual instructions if interference to radio reception is suspected.
* This applies only to products distributed by
YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA.
(FCC DoC)
(class B)
The model number, serial number, power requirements, etc.,
may be found on or near the name plate, which is at the bottom
of the unit. You should note this serial number in the space provided below and retain this manual as a permanent record of
your purchase to aid identification in the event of theft.
Model No.
Serial No.
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OBSERVERA!
Apparaten kopplas inte ur växelströmskällan (nätet) så länge
som den ar ansluten till vägguttaget, även om själva apparaten
har stängts av.
ADVARSEL: Netspændingen til dette apparat er IKKE
afbrudt, sålænge netledningen sidder i en stikkontakt, som er
tændt — også selvom der er slukket på apparatets afbryder.
VAROITUS: Laitteen toisiopiiriin kytketty käyttökytkin ei irroita
koko laitetta verkosta.
(standby)
Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment
This symbol on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents means that used electrical and electronic
products should not be mixed with general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products, please take them to applicable collection points, in
accordance with your national legislation and the Directives 2002/96/EC.
By disposing of these products correctly, you will help to save valuable resources and prevent any potential negative
effects on human health and the environment which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling.
For more information about collection and recycling of old products, please contact your local municipality, your
waste disposal service or the point of sale where you purchased the items.
[For business users in the European Union]
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact your dealer or supplier for further information.
[Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union]
This symbol is only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard these items, please contact your local authorities or dealer
and ask for the correct method of disposal.
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PRECAUTIONS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING
Please keep this manual in a safe and handy place for future reference.
WARNING
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of serious injury or even death from electrical
shock, short-circuiting, damages, fire or other hazards. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:
glasses) containing liquids which might spill into any openings. If
any liquid such as water seeps into the instrument, turn off the
power immediately and unplug the power cord from the AC outlet.
Then have the instrument inspected by qualified Yamaha service
personnel.
Power supply/AC power adaptor
• Do not place the power cord near heat sources such as heaters or
radiators. Also, do not excessively bend or otherwise damage the
cord, or place heavy objects on it.
• Only use the voltage specified as correct for the instrument. The
required voltage is printed on the name plate of the instrument.
• Never insert or remove an electric plug with wet hands.
• Use the specified adaptor (page 44) only. Using the wrong adaptor
can result in damage to the instrument or overheating.
• Check the electric plug periodically and remove any dirt or dust
which may have accumulated on it.
Fire warning
• Do not put burning items, such as candles, on the unit.
A burning item may fall over and cause a fire.
If you notice any abnormality
Do not open
• This instrument contains no user-serviceable parts. Do not open the
instrument or attempt to disassemble or modify the internal
components in any way. If it should appear to be malfunctioning,
discontinue use immediately and have it inspected by qualified
Yamaha service personnel.
• When one of the following problems occur, immediately turn off the
power switch and disconnect the electric plug from the outlet. Then
have the device inspected by Yamaha service personnel.
- The power cord or plug becomes frayed or damaged.
- It emits unusual smells or smoke.
- Some object has been dropped into the instrument.
Water warning
- There is a sudden loss of sound during use of the instrument.
• Do not expose the instrument to rain, use it near water or in damp or
wet conditions, place on it any containers (such as vases, bottles or
CAUTION
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of physical injury to you or others, or damage
to the instrument or other property. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:
Power supply/AC power adaptor
• Do not connect the instrument to an electrical outlet using a
multiple-connector. Doing so can result in lower sound quality, or
possibly cause overheating in the outlet.
• When removing the electric plug from the instrument or an outlet,
always hold the plug itself and not the cord. Pulling by the cord can
damage it.
• Remove the electric plug from the outlet when the instrument is not
to be used for extended periods of time, or during electrical storms.
Location
• Do not place the instrument in an unstable position where it might
accidentally fall over.
• Before moving the instrument, remove all connected cables, to
prevent damage to the cables or injury to anyone who might trip
over them.
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• When setting up the product, make sure that the AC outlet you are
using is easily accessible. If some trouble or malfunction occurs,
immediately turn off the power switch and disconnect the plug from
the outlet. Even when the power switch is turned off, electricity is
still flowing to the product at the minimum level. When you are not
using the product for a long time, make sure to unplug the power
cord from the wall AC outlet.
Connections
• Before connecting the instrument to other electronic components,
turn off the power for all components. Before turning the power on
or off for all components, set all volume levels to minimum.
• Be sure to set the volumes of all components at their minimum
levels and gradually raise the volume controls while playing the
instrument to set the desired listening level.
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Handling caution
• Do not insert a finger or hand in any gaps on the instrument.
Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by
improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost
or destroyed.
• Never insert or drop paper, metallic, or other objects into the gaps
on the panel. This could cause physical injury to you or others,
damage to the instrument or other property, or operational failure.
Always turn the power off when the instrument is not in use.
• Do not rest your weight on, or place heavy objects on the
instrument, and do not use excessive force on the buttons, switches
or connectors.
Even when the [ ] (Standby/On) switch is in standby status (display
is off), electricity is still flowing to the instrument at the minimum
level.
• Do not use the instrument/device or headphones for a long period of
time at a high or uncomfortable volume level, since this can cause
permanent hearing loss. If you experience any hearing loss or
ringing in the ears, consult a physician.
When you are not using the instrument for a long time, make sure you
unplug the power cord from the wall AC outlet
NOTICE
To avoid the possibility of malfunction/ damage to the product, damage to data, or damage to other property, follow the notices
below.
 Handling and Maintenance
• Do not use the instrument in the vicinity of a TV, radio, stereo equipment, mobile phone, or other electric devices. Otherwise, the
instrument, TV, or radio may generate noise. When using the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch with this instrument, you should enable the Airplane
mode of the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch to avoid possible wireless communication noise.
• Do not expose the instrument to excessive dust or vibrations, or extreme cold or heat (such as in direct sunlight, near a heater, or in a car
during the day) to prevent the possibility of panel disfiguration, damage to the internal components or unstable operation.
• Do not place vinyl, plastic or rubber objects on the instrument, since this might discolor the panel or keyboard.
• When cleaning the instrument, use a soft, cloth. Do not use paint thinners, solvents, cleaning fluids, or chemical-impregnated wiping
cloths.
 Saving data
• The data in the instrument’s Edit Buffer (memory location for edited data) is lost when the instrument is turned off. Save your important
data to the user memory (internal storage memory)/a USB flash memory/external device such as a computer. Keep in mind that saved
data may be lost due to malfunction or incorrect operation.
• To protect against data loss through media damage, we recommend that you save your important data onto two USB flash memories or
external media.
Information
 About copyrights
• Copying of the commercially available musical data including but not limited to MIDI data and/or audio data is strictly prohibited except
for your personal use.
• This product incorporates and bundles computer programs and contents in which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to which it
has license to use others’ copyrights. Such copyrighted materials include, without limitation, all computer software, style files, MIDI files,
WAVE data, musical scores and sound recordings. Any unauthorized use of such programs and contents outside of personal use is not
permitted under relevant laws. Any violation of copyright has legal consequences. DON’T MAKE, DISTRIBUTE OR USE ILLEGAL
COPIES.
 About functions/data bundled with the instrument
• This device is capable of using various types/formats of music data by optimizing them to the proper format music data for use with the
device in advance. As a result, this device may not play them back precisely as their producers or composers originally intended.
 About this manual
• The illustrations and LCD screens as shown in this manual are for instructional purposes only, and may appear somewhat different from
those on your instrument.
• Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft® Corporation in the United States and other countries.
• Apple, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• The company names and product names in this manual are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
About the latest Firmware Version
Yamaha may from time to time update firmware of the product and the other associated software without notice for improvement. We
recommend that you check our web site for the latest releases and upgrade your firmware of the MX49/MX61 or the associated software.
http://download.yamaha.com/
Note that the explanations in this Owner’s Manual apply to the version of firmware when this Owner’s Manual was produced. For details
about additional functions included in later releases, refer to the above website.
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha MX49/MX61 Music Synthesizer. Please read this owner’s manual carefully before
using the instrument in order to take full advantage of its various features. When you have finished reading the manual
keep it in a safe, accessible place, and refer to it when you need to better understand an operation or function.
Accessories
• Owner’s Manual (this book)
• Online Manual CD-ROM x 1 (Reference Manual, Synthesizer Parameter Manual, and Data List)
• DVD-ROM x 1 (containing DAW software)
• AC adaptor*
*May not be included in your area. Please check with your Yamaha dealer.
About the Accessory Disk
SPECIAL NOTICE
• The software included in the accessory disk and the copyrights thereof are under exclusive ownership by Steinberg Media
Technologies GmbH.
• Copying of the software or reproduction of this manual in whole or in part by any means is expressly forbidden without the
written consent of the manufacturer.
• Yamaha makes no representations or warranties with regard to the use of the software and documentation and cannot be held
responsible for the results of the use of this manual and the software.
• This disk is NOT for audio/visual purposes. Do not attempt to play the disk on an audio/visual CD/DVD player. Doing so may
result in irreparable damage to your player.
• Note that Yamaha does not offer technical support for the DAW software in the accessory disk.
About the DAW software in the accessory disk
The accessory disk contains DAW software both for Windows and Mac.
NOTE
• Make sure to install DAW software under the “Administrator” account.
• Insert the Accessory Disk into the disk drive, then execute the “Start_Center” file to install the DAW software.
• In order to have continuous use of the DAW software in the accessory disk, including support and other benefits, you will
need to register the software and activate your software license by starting the software while the computer is connected to
the Internet. Click the “Register Now” button shown when the software is started, then follow the onscreen instructions. If you
do not register the software, you will be unable to use it after a limited period of time expires.
For information about the minimum system requirements and latest information on the software in the disk, check the web
site below.
http://www.steinberg.net
About software support
Support for the DAW software in the accessory disk is provided by Steinberg on its website at the following address.
http://www.steinberg.net
You can visit the Steinberg site also via the Help menu of the included DAW software. (The Help menu also includes the
PDF manual and other information on the software.)
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Using the MX49/MX61 Manual
Your MX49/MX61 synthesizer comes with four different reference guides—the Owner’s Manual (this book), the Reference
Manual, the Synthesizer Parameter Manual, and the Data List. While the Owner’s Manual is packaged together with the
synthesizer as a hardcopy booklet, the Reference Manual, Synthesizer Parameter Manual, and Data List are provided as
PDF documents on the bundled CD-ROM.
 Owner’s Manual (hardcopy booklet)
Describes how to set up your MX49/MX61 and how to perform basic operations. This is the document you should
read first when you start playing and using the MX49/MX61.
 Reference Manual (PDF document)
Describes the internal design of your MX49/MX61, how to use a connected computer, and all parameters that can be
adjusted and set. The manual includes the following contents.
Basic Structure
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Structure of the MX49/MX61
Controller block
Tone Generator block
Effect block
Arpeggio block
Song/ Pattern playing block
Internal memory
MIDI/Audio signal flow
Using a Connected Computer
• Connecting to a computer
• Creating a Song with a computer
Using iOS Applications
Reference
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Performance
Song/Pattern settings
File
Utility
Remote mode
 Synthesizer Parameter Manual (PDF document)
Explains the voice parameters, effect types, effect parameters, and MIDI messages that are used for synthesizers
incorporating the Yamaha AWM2 sound generators. Read the Owner’s Manual and Reference Manual first and then
use this parameter manual, if necessary, to learn more about parameters and terms that relate to Yamaha
synthesizers.
 Data List (PDF document)
Provides lists such as the Voice List, Performance List, Arpeggio Type List, Effect Type List, as well as reference
materials such as the MIDI Data table and MIDI Implementation Chart.
How to use the PDF manuals
The Reference Manual, the Synthesizer Parameter Manual, and the Data List are provided as data documents in
PDF format. These PDF files can be viewed and read on a computer. When using Adobe® Reader® to view a PDF
file, you can search for specific words, print a specific page or link to open a desired section in the manual. The
term search and link functions are especially convenient methods of navigating through a PDF file, and we
recommend that you use them. The latest version of Adobe Reader can be downloaded from the following URL.
http://www.adobe.com/products/reader
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MX49/MX61 Main Features
 Dynamic, MOTIF-based Sounds
The MX49/MX61 contains a wide range of dynamic and authentic waveforms derived directly from the world famous
Yamaha MOTIF (including the realistic instrument sounds of acoustic piano, electric piano, synthesizer, drums, and many
others). These give you exceptionally high-quality sound for playing and recording in various musical genres. Moreover,
you can easily play back phrases of each instrument—even complex phrases impossible to play live—by using the
Arpeggio function. The instrument also features an extensive effect system—including VCM (Virtual Circuitry Modeling)
Effects, REV-X (high grade Reverb) Effects, and Master EQ. In a wide variety of ways, the MX49/MX61 truly enhances
and inspires your music performance and creation.
 Easy-to-use user interface
This instrument has been designed for easy playability and simple, intuitive operation. For example, the Category
buttons let you quickly select a desired Voice from easy-to-understand groups, based on the general instrument type or
sound characteristics. The useful and popular Layer function (playing two Voices together) and Split function (playing
two separate Voices with your left and right hands) can also be set instantly. What’s more, four Knobs are available on the
panel—letting you control twelve aspects of the sound, and tweak them in real time as you play.
 Highly portable, with easy-to-carry design
This instrument can go virtually wherever you go, thanks to its light weight and compact size. The MX49 is designed slim
and trim, so that it easily fits on your desk or in front of your computer. The MX61 has a indented handle at the bottom,
allowing you to easily carry it with one hand.
 Jam along with the Rhythm Patterns and Songs
The MX49/MX61 features a wealth of dynamic Rhythm Patterns in wide variety of musical genres. You can play the
keyboard along with Rhythm Pattern playback—a truly inspiring way to perform! The instrument also conveniently lets
you play back MIDI and Audio data contained in USB flash memory—letting you easily use Song data created on
computer during live performance, without needing a computer! Plus, an [AUX IN] jack allows you to connect a portable
music player, so that you can play the keyboard along with your favorite songs.
 Full music production capabilities—with just the MX49/MX61!
Both MIDI and audio data can be transferred to and from a computer via USB—without the need for a separate audio
interface or a MIDI interface. You can record and play MIDI data, record digital audio data from this instrument directly,
and monitor the DAW sound from the OUTPUT [L/MONO] jack/ [PHONES] jack.
 Integration with Cubase
This instrument is specially designed to work seamlessly with Cubase series software (version 6 or later*), Steinberg’s
full-featured DAW program—giving you a comprehensive, all-in-one music production system, in which hardware and
software are fully integrated. The MX49/MX61 Remote Tools makes integration with Cubase even more convenient, letting
you control transport operations and VSTi parameters directly from the instrument. Simply download the MX49/MX61
related software from the following Yamaha website.
http://download.yamaha.com/
* For information on Cubase series software that supports the MX49/MX61, see the website above.
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Contents
PRECAUTIONS ......................................................4
Using the Arpeggio function ................................. 22
Introduction .............................................................6
Playing back the Arpeggio ...................................... 22
Changing the Arpeggio tempo ................................ 23
Changing the Arpeggio type ................................... 23
Accessories.............................................................6
About the Accessory Disk .......................................6
Using the MX49/MX61 Manual ...............................7
MX49/MX61 Main Features ....................................8
Controls and Functions
10
Keyboard Octave/Transpose settings .................. 24
Octave...................................................................... 24
Transpose ................................................................ 24
Storing the edited settings.................................... 24
Playing the Performances .................................... 24
Front Panel ...........................................................10
Playing back Rhythm Patterns ............................. 25
Rear Panel ............................................................12
Playing the keyboard with the Rhythm Pattern ........ 25
Changing the Rhythm Pattern type and sound........ 26
Changing the tempo for the Rhythm Pattern ........... 26
Setting Up
13
Playing the keyboard along with Songs ............... 27
Power supply.........................................................13
Connecting speakers or headphones ...................13
Powering up the system........................................13
Auto Power Off function ........................................14
Adjusting the volume and the brightness of the
display ...................................................................14
Playing the Demo Songs.......................................14
Resetting User Memory to the initial factory
settings..................................................................15
Basic Operation and Displays
16
Songs compatible with this instrument .................... 27
Playing back MIDI data of the USB flash memory... 27
Playing back audio data of the USB flash memory . 28
Playing back song data of a portable music player 29
Creating an original Performance......................... 29
Selecting the Reverb/Chorus type
(Common Edit/Part Edit) .......................................... 29
Changing the Insertion Effect of the Voice
(Voice Edit)............................................................... 31
Changing the Controller Set for the Voice
(Voice Edit)............................................................... 32
Storing a Voice (Voice Store) ................................... 33
Storing a Performance (Performance Store)............ 33
Moving the cursor..................................................16
Changing Voices smoothly while performing ....... 34
Changing (editing) parameter values ....................16
Making Global System Settings (Utility settings).. 35
Selecting an item from a List.................................16
Selecting a page ...................................................17
Note settings .........................................................17
Naming (inputting characters) ...............................17
Leaving the current display ...................................17
Quick Guide
18
Changing the Master Tune setting........................... 35
Adjusting the brightness of the display
(LCD Contrast) ......................................................... 35
Saving/loading files on USB flash memory
(File settings)........................................................ 35
Formatting the USB flash memory ........................... 35
Saving settings to USB flash memory...................... 36
Loading the settings from a USB flash memory ...... 36
Playing the Voices.................................................18
Connecting an external MIDI instrument .............. 37
Selecting a Voice for Part 1...................................... 18
Selecting a Voice for Part 2...................................... 19
Combining Voices (Layer) ....................................... 19
Playing separate Voices with your left and right hands
(Split)........................................................................ 20
Controlling the MX49/MX61 from an external MIDI
keyboard or synthesizer........................................... 37
Controlling an external MIDI keyboard or synthesizer
from the MX49/MX61................................................ 38
Changing the tonal qualities of the Voice with the
controllers..............................................................21
Controllers on the front panel................................... 21
External Controllers ................................................. 22
Appendix
39
Shift Function List................................................. 39
Display Messages ................................................ 39
Troubleshooting.................................................... 41
Specifications ....................................................... 44
Index .................................................................... 45
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Controls and Functions
Front Panel
(The illustration is of the MX49; however, the controls and terminals of the MX61 are the same.)
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1 [MASTER VOLUME] knob (page 14)
Adjusts the volume of the overall sound.
2 Pitch Bend Wheel (page 21)
Bends the pitch of the notes up or down while playing
the keyboard.
3 Modulation Wheel (page 21)
Controls vibrato applied to the sound.
4 Knobs [A] – [D] (page 21)
These four highly versatile knobs let you adjust various
aspects or parameters of Parts 1 and 2.
5 [KNOB FUNCTION] button (page 21)
Changes the functions assigned to Knobs [A] – [D].
6 [PART 1-2 LINK] button (page 21)
Determines the sound which is applied to the Knob
effects.
7 [DAW REMOTE] button (See Reference
Manual)
Turning on this button enters the Remote mode. The
Remote mode lets you control DAW software on your
computer from the panel controls of the instrument.
8 TRANSPOSE [-]/[+] buttons (page 24)
Use these buttons to raise or lower the pitch of the notes
in semitone steps.
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9 OCTAVE [-]/[+] buttons (page 24)
Use these buttons to change the note range of the
keyboard.
) Transport buttons (pages 25 and 27)
[J] (Stop) button
Press to stop playback of Rhythm Pattern or Song data.
[R/K] (Play/Pause) button
Press to alternately start/pause playback of a Rhythm
Pattern or Song data from the current point.
! [FILE] button (page 35)
Calls up the File display from which you can transfer files
between this instrument and USB flash memory.
@ [UTILITY] button (page 35)
Calls up the Utility display from which you can set
parameters that apply to the entire system of this
instrument.
# [EDIT] button
Calls up the display from which you can edit a
Performance (page 24).
$ [JOB] button (Refer to the Reference Manual)
Calls up the Performance Job or Utility Job display.
% [STORE] button
Stores the Performance/Voice/Utility settings.
^ [PERFORMANCE NUMBER] display
Indicates the number of the selected Performance.
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B
F
G H I J
A D C
K
C5
& [SELECT] button (page 24)
Calls up the display from which you can select a
Performance.
* LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) (page 14)
The backlit LCD indicates the parameters and values
related to the currently selected operation or function.
( [DATA] dial (page 16)
Changes the selected value in the display.
A [SHIFT] button (page 39)
Pressing this button along with another button enables
you to execute various alternate commands of the
respective buttons.
B [INC/YES]/[DEC/NO] buttons (page 16)
For increasing/decreasing the value of the currently
selected parameter.
C Cursor buttons (page 16)
These move the “cursor” around the display, and scroll
through the pages of the edited display.
D [EXIT] button
The menus and displays of the MX49/MX61 are
organized according to a hierarchical structure. Press
this button to exit from the current display and return to
the previous level in the hierarchy.
L
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F [LAYER] button (page 19), [SPLIT] button
(page 20)
These buttons respectively layer different Voices of Parts
1 and 2, and split the keyboard into left and right parts.
G [ARP] button (page 22)
Determines whether the Arpeggio function is applied to
the entire Performance or not.
H [RHYTHM PATTERN] button (page 25)
Calls up the display from which you can select a Rhythm
Pattern.
I [EXT. SONG] (External Song) button (page 27)
Calls up the display from which you can select Song
data of the USB flash memory connected to the USB [TO
DEVICE] terminal.
J [TEMPO] button (pages 23, 26 and 27)
Calls up the display from which you can set the tempo
for the Arpeggio/ Rhythm Pattern/ Song.
K Voice Category button (page 18)
Selects a Voice category for Part 1/Part2.
L [PART SELECT] button
Calls up the display from which you can select a Part
from Parts 1 – 16 and play it.
E [ENTER] button
Use this button to select the display to be edited, to
define the value, and to execute a Job or a Store
operation.
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Controls and Functions
Rear Panel
1
2
3
1 DC IN jack (page 13)
Connect the supplied power adaptor to this connector.
2 P (Standby/On) switch (page 13)
Press to turn the power On (O) or set to Standby (N).
3 MIDI [IN]/[OUT] terminals (page 37)
MIDI [IN] is for receiving control or performance data
from another MIDI device.
MIDI [OUT] is for transmitting all control, performance
and playback data from this instrument to another MIDI
device.
4 USB terminals
There are two different types of USB terminals, and the
rear panel of the instrument features both.
The USB [TO HOST] terminal is used to connect this
instrument to the computer via a USB cable and allows
you to transfer MIDI data and audio data between the
devices. For information about the Port handled by the
MX49/MX61, refer to the “Reference Manual” PDF
document.
The USB [TO DEVICE] terminal is used to connect this
instrument to a USB flash memory via a USB cable. For
details, see pages 27 and 35.
5 [SUSTAIN] jack (page 22)
For connection of an optional FC3/FC4/FC5 Footswitch.
When connecting a FC4/FC5, this also enables
footswitch control over various other functions.
6 [FOOT CONTROLLER] jack (page 22)
For connection of an optional FC7 Foot controller. This
jack lets you continuously control one of various different
assignable functions—including volume, tone, pitch, or
other aspects of the sound.
7 [AUX IN] (Auxiliary Input) jack (page 29)
The Auxiliary Input stereo mini-jack is used to input audio
from an external audio device. For example, you can use
this jack to connect a portable music player and play
along with your favorite music.
NOTE Use the external device’s volume control to adjust the
desired level balance with this instrument.
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5
6
7
8
9
8 OUTPUT [L/MONO]/[R] jacks
Line level audio signals are output via these phone jacks.
For monophonic output, use only the [L/MONO] jack.
9 [PHONES] (Headphone) jack
This standard stereo phones jack is for connection to a
set of stereo headphones. The audio output is identical
to that of the OUTPUT [L/MONO]/[R] jack.
Setting Up
Power supply
Make connections for the supplied power adaptor
(page 44) in the following order. Before you connect the
power adaptor, make sure that the power of this
instrument is set to Standby status (N).
1
Wrap the DC output cable of the power
adaptor around the cable clip (as shown
below), then connect the plug of the adaptor
to the DC IN jack on the rear panel.
Connecting speakers or
headphones
Since this instrument has no built-in speakers, you will
need to monitor the sound of the instrument by using
external equipment. Connect a set of headphones,
powered speakers, or other playback equipment as
illustrated below. When making connections, be sure that
your cables have the appropriate ratings.
Powered speaker
(Left)
Powered speaker
(Right)
Headphones
OUTPUT [L/MONO]
OUTPUT [R]
[PHONES]
Standard mono phone
plugs
Standard stereo phone plug
NOTE Use of the cable clip prevents accidental unplugging of the
cable during operation. Make sure to avoid tightening the
cord more than necessary or pulling on the cord strongly
while it is wrapped around the cable clip to prevent wear on
the cord or possible breakage of the clip.
2
Connect the other end of the power adaptor
to an AC outlet.
AC outlet
Power adaptor
MX49/MX61
NOTICE
Before connecting this instrument to external devices, turn
off the power to all the devices.
Powering up the system
NOTE Follow this procedure in reverse order when disconnecting
the power adaptor.
WARNING
Use only the specified adaptor (page 44). The use of other
adaptors may result in irreparable damage to both the
adaptor and the instrument.
CAUTION
Even when the power of this instrument is in the Standby
status, electricity is still flowing to the instrument at the
minimum level. When you are not using the instrument for a
long time, make sure you unplug the power adaptor from the
wall AC outlet.
Make sure the volume settings of this instrument and
external devices such as powered speakers are turned
down to the minimum before turning the power on. When
connecting this instrument to the powered speakers, turn
on the power switch of each device in the following order.
When turning the power on:
First, turn the power of the MX49/MX61 on with the P
(Standby/On) switch, then turn the power of the
connected powered speakers on.
When turning the power off:
First, turn the power of the connected powered speakers
off, then turn the power of the MX49/MX61 off with the P
(Standby/On) switch.
Standby/On switch
DC IN
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Setting Up
Auto Power Off function
To prevent unnecessary power consumption, this
instrument features an Auto Power Off function that
automatically turns the power off if the instrument is not
operated for a specified period of time. In the default
settings, the power will be turned off if this instrument is
not operated for 30 minutes.
If you wish to disable the Auto Power Off function, turn the
power on while holding down the lowest key on the
keyboard. An “Auto power off disabled” message
appears briefly and Auto Power Off is disabled. The
setting is retained even if the power is turned off.
Adjusting the volume and
the brightness of the
display
Adjust the volume levels of this instrument and the
connected amplifier/speaker system.
NOTE When connecting to a set of powered speakers or PA
equipment, set the Master Volume to about 70%, then raise
the volume of the powered speakers or PA equipment to the
appropriate level.
CAUTION
Do not listen with the headphones at high volume for long
periods of time. Doing so may cause hearing loss.
If the display is not easily visible, while holding down
[UTILITY], press [INC/YES]/[DEC/NO] to adjust for
optimum visibility.
Adjust the volume
with the [MASTER
VOLUME] knob.
Adjust the display contrast.
The amount of time that elapses before the power is
automatically turned off can be set by the following
operation.
[UTILITY]  Select “01:General” with Cursor [u] button
 [ENTER]  Select “AutoOff” with Cursor [d] button,
then change the value with [DATA] dial  [STORE]
NOTICE
• Depending on the instrument status (for example, the
settings have been modified but not yet stored), the power
may not turn off automatically, even after the elapse of the
specified period of time. Always turn off the power
manually when the instrument is not in use.
• When the instrument is not operated for a specified period
of time while connected to an external device such as an
amplifier, speaker or computer, make sure to follow the
instructions in the Owner’s Manual to turn off the power to
the instrument and the connected devices, in order to
protect the devices from damage. If you do not want the
power to turn off automatically when a device is
connected, disable Auto Power Off.
• When Auto Power Off is set to “off,” the value will be
retained even if the backup data saved on another device
is loaded to the instrument. When Auto Power Off is set to
something other than “off,” the value will be overwritten
with loaded data.
• Keep in mind that the amount of time that elapses before
the power automatically turns off is reset to 30 minutes if
you execute the Factory Set function (page 15).
MX49/MX61
Playing the Demo Songs
The MX49/MX61 features a variety of Demo Songs,
showcasing its dynamic sound and sophisticated
functions.
Here’s how to play them back.
1
Press [FILE] and [UTILITY] at the same time.
The DEMO display is called up.
2
Rotate the [DATA] dial to select a Demo Song.
3
Press [F/ K] (Play/Pause) to play back the
Demo Song.
NOTE • The setting time is approximate.
• To turn the power on after Auto Power Off has been exe-
The Demo Song currently shown on the display starts.
cuted, press the Standby/On switch once to set it to
Standby, and then press it again to set to On.
NOTE To adjust the volume level of the Demo Songs, use the
[MASTER VOLUME] Knob.
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4
Press [J] (Stop) to stop the Demo Song.
5
In order to leave the DEMO display, press
[EXIT].
Setting Up
Resetting User Memory to
the initial factory settings
The original factory settings of this synthesizer’s User
Memory can be restored as described here. The
Performances, User Voices, and Utility settings of the
User Memory will be reset to the initial factory settings.
This operation is especially handy when you’ve
unintentionally deleted or overwritten the Performances
or Utility settings.
NOTICE
When the factory settings are restored, all the Performance,
User Voice, and system settings in the Utility display you
created will be erased. Make sure you are not overwriting any
important data. Be sure to save all important data to your
USB flash memory before executing this procedure
(page 36).
1
Press [UTILITY], then press [JOB].
The Utility Job Select display is called up.
2
Use the Cursor [u]/[d] buttons to select the
“02:FactrySet,” then press [ENTER].
The Factory Set display is called up.
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3
Press [ENTER].
The display prompts you for confirmation. To cancel
this operation, press [DEC/NO] here. In this case, in
order to return to the top display, press [EXIT]
repeatedly if necessary after canceling.
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NOTICE
When setting the “Power On Auto” to on and executing
Factory Set, the Factory Set operation will automatically be
executed each time you turn the power on. Keep in mind that
this also means that your original data in the User Memory
will be erased each time you turn on the power. Therefore,
the parameter normally is set to off. If you set it to off and
execute Factory Set, the Factory Set operation will not be
executed when turning the power on the next time.
4
Press [INC/YES].
The Factory Set operation is executed.
NOTICE
For Factory Set operations that take longer to process, you
will see a message during processing. While such a
message is shown on the display, do not turn off the power.
Turning the power off in this state results in loss of all user
data and may cause the system to freeze (due to corruption
of data in the User Memory). This could also result in the
instrument not being able to start up properly, even when
turning the power on next time.
5
Press [EXIT] several times to return to the top
display.
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Basic Operation and Displays
Moving the cursor
The display cursor indicates a selected item and is
shown in the three following types.
 Arrow type
Selected item
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This flashing triangular cursor indicates the selected
item’s line. You can move the cursor up or down by using
the Cursor [u]/[d] buttons.
 Flash type
Changing (editing)
parameter values
Rotating the [DATA] dial to the right (clockwise) increases
the value, while rotating it to the left (counter-clockwise)
decreases it. Pressing the [INC/YES] button increases a
parameter value by one step, and pressing [DEC/NO]
decreases it. Pressing and holding either button
continuously increases or decreases the value. For
parameters with large value ranges, you can increase the
value by 10 by while holding down the [SHIFT] button
and pressing the [INC/YES] button. To decrease by 10,
simultaneously hold down the [SHIFT] button and press
the [DEC/NO] button.
Increases
number
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Decreases
number
Increases
number
Selected item
The selected item itself flashes. You can move the cursor
indication up/down/left/right by using the Cursor [u]/[d]/
[l]/[r] buttons.
Decreases
number
 Underline type
Selecting an item from a
List
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Selected item
This flashing underline indicates the selected item. This
display actually has two cursor indicators: the underline
and the flash type. You can move the flash type cursor by
using the Cursor [u]/[d] buttons in this display, and
move the underline type cursor by using the Cursor [l]/
[r] buttons.
When there are multiple displays to be edited, the name
of each display is indicated in a scrollable list as a
selected item.
Common
a01:Chorus*Eff
Number of the
selected item
2
Name of the selected item
(display to be edited)
In order to switch the selected item, use the Cursor [u]/
[d] buttons, then press [ENTER] to define the selection.
The icon displayed to the left of number indicates that
other items are available up (s) or down (a) in the list.
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a
Other selected item(s) available
further down
d
Other selected items available
either up or down
s
Other selected item(s) available
further up
Basic Operation and Displays
Selecting a page
The display to be edited may consist of multiple pages.
In this case, the upper (s)/ lower (a) icons are indicated
at the bottom left of the display. You can select a page by
using the Cursor [u]/[d] buttons.
Leaving the current
display
If you wish to return to the previous display from the
current display, press [EXIT]. In order to return to the top
display, press [EXIT] repeatedly.
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Indicates availability
of other pages
Parameter which can be edited
NOTE If you wish to leave the Remote mode (refer to the
“Reference Manual” PDF document), you need to press
[DAW REMOTE] instead of [EXIT].
Note settings
Pressing a key lets you set a note value for the Split Point
parameter (page 20). You can set the desired Split Point
by holding down [SPLIT] and pressing the corresponding
key (only when [SPLIT] is set to on; the lamp lights).
Split Point
+
Naming (inputting
characters)
You can freely name the data you’ve created, such as
that of Voices and Performances. First, move the cursor
to the desired location in the name with the Cursor [l]/
[r] buttons, and select the character by using the
[DATA] dial or the [INC/YES]/[DEC/NO] buttons.
2
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Selected location flashes
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Quick Guide
Playing the Voices
Selecting a Voice for Part 1
The MX49/MX61 consists of 16 Parts. Voices, which are
the basic sounds and building blocks of the MX49/MX61,
are assigned to each Part. After the instrument is turned
on, the top display which appears shows the Voices of
only Parts 1 and 2. With the default settings, playing the
keyboard will sound only the Voice for Part 1. Select the
desired Voice from the various preset Voices and play it.
The Voices of the MX49/MX61 are conveniently divided
into specific categories, each based on a general
instrument type or sound characteristic. In order to select
a Voice, first select a category.
Here, you’ll learn how to change Voices and play a Voice
while Part 1 is selected.
NOTE For lists of the Voices and categories, see the “DATA LIST”
PDF document.
Top display
Voice for Part 1
Voice for Part 2
Voice
Category
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1
Press the desired Voice Category button.
Cursor indicates that Part 1 is selected
Voice number
Voice name
Category of Part 1 is changed.
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HINT
The instructions of the “Playing the Voices” section
assume that you are starting from the top display
with the default settings immediately after turning
this instrument on. If the instrument is in a different
status, or for some reason you cannot return to the
top display with the default settings, simultaneously
hold down [SHIFT] and press [SELECT]. This is the
Quick Reset function and allows you to return
operation to the same top display as when the
instrument is first turned on.
2
Rotate the [DATA] dial to select the desired
Voice in the selected category.
Voice for Part 1 is changed.
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3
Play the keyboard.
4
Repeat steps 1 – 3 to play the various Voices.
NOTICE
Executing the Quick Reset function above erases any
edited data. Be sure to store important data to internal
memory (page 33).
NOTE For details about this function, see the “Shift Function
List” (page 39).
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Quick Guide
Selecting a Voice for Part 2
Combining Voices (Layer)
Here, you’ll learn how to select a Voice for Part 2 as well
as Part 1. By setting the Voices of Part 1 and Part 2 in the
top display, you can alternate between the two Voices as
you play without the sound unnaturally cutting off.
You can select separate Voices for Parts 1 and 2, and
play both Voices together in a layer.
1
Voice for Part 1
Press the Cursor [d] button to select Part 2.
Only Part 2 can now be sounded.
Voice for Part 2
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Press the desired Voice Category button.
3
Rotate the [DATA] dial to select a specific
desired Voice in the selected category.
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Press [LAYER].
Part 1 and Part 2 can now be sounded at the same
time (Layer). In the display, Part 2 is selected.
Use the Category buttons and the [DATA] dial
to select a Voice for Part 2, and check the
sound by playing the keyboard.
Voice for Part 2 is changed.
4
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Play the keyboard.
Voice for Part 2 is changed.
NOTE To change the Voice for Part 1, press the Cursor [u]
button to select Part 1, then use the Category buttons
and the [DATA] dial to select a different Voice.
5
While playing the keyboard, press the Cursor
[u] button to select Part 1.
The Part 2 sound is maintained for the last key
played, and the Voice changes to that of Part 1, which
plays from the next key and after.
HINT
Stopping Arpeggio playback
Depending on the selected Voice, you can trigger
Arpeggio playback by playing the keyboard. To stop
Arpeggio playback at any time, press [ARP]. To
enable the Arpeggio function again, press [ARP] so
that the lamp lights.
3
Adjust the volume for Part 1 and Part 2 as
desired, checking the sound as you play the
keyboard.
Make sure that the lamp of [PART 1-2 LINK] is off,
then press the [KNOB FUNCTION] repeatedly to turn
on the third lamp. Then adjust the volume for the
selected Part with Knob [A]. After returning to the top
display, select the other Part with the Cursor [u]/[d]
buttons, then adjust the volume with Knob [A] again.
NOTE If the Knob [A] value has brackets, rotating Knob [A] will
not change the value until displayed value is reached.
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Quick Guide
4
To cancel the Layer function, press [LAYER]
again.
3
To change the Split Point, simultaneously
hold down [SPLIT] and press the desired key.
The [LAYER] lamp turns off, and only the Part 1 Voice
sounds.
Split Point
+
HINT
Creating a thick, textured sound by layering
Voices
By slightly increasing/decreasing the value of the
“Detune” parameter for one Part after assigning
synthesizer Voices to Parts 1 and 2, you can create
a powerful lead synthesizer sound. Experiment with
other Voices and the Detune parameter (called up
as described below) to create other warm, organic
sounds.
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select
“01:Play Mode”  [ENTER]  Cursor [u]/[d]
buttons
4
Adjust the volume for Part 1 and Part 2 as
desired, checking the sound as you play the
keyboard.
Make sure that the lamp of [PART 1-2 LINK] is off,
then press the [KNOB FUNCTION] repeatedly to turn
on the third lamp. Then rotate Knob [A]. The volume
for the selected Part is changed. After returning to the
top display, select the other Part by using the Cursor
[u]/[d] buttons, then adjust the volume by rotating
Knob [A] again.
Playing separate Voices with your
left and right hands (Split)
This function lets you play different Voices with your left
and right hands. To use this, assign the Voice for Part 1 to
the right part of the keyboard, and Voice for Part 2 to the
left. The point (or key) at which the keyboard is split
between left and right parts is called the “Split Point.” You
can freely set the Split Point to any desired key.
Voice for Part 2
Voice for Part 1
Split Point
1
Press [SPLIT].
The Voices of Part 1 and Part 2 are split to the left and
right of the keyboard, and Part 2 is selected.
2
Select a Voice for Part 2, using the Category
buttons and the [DATA] dial, and check the
sound while playing the keyboard.
NOTE To change the Voice for Part 1, press the Cursor [u]
button to select Part 1, then use the Category buttons
and the [DATA] dial to select a different Voice.
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To cancel the Split function, press [SPLIT]
again.
The [SPLIT] lamp turns off, and only the Part 1 Voice
sounds.
HINT
Changing the pitch for a Part in semitones
It may be musically useful to change the pitch of the
Split Part—for example, setting it to a higher or lower
octave. To do this, use the “NoteShift” parameter for
the Part. You can call up NoteShift as follows.
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select
“01:Play Mode”  [ENTER]  Cursor [u]/[d]
button
Quick Guide
Changing the tonal qualities
of the Voice with the
controllers
Knobs [A] – [D]
The MX49/MX61 features various controllers which let
you change the sound of the instrument in real time.
These include the Knobs, Pitch Bend Wheel, and
Modulation Wheel. You can also control various functions
by using external controllers connected to the
corresponding jacks on the rear panel.
1
You can change the brightness and tone characteristics
of Part 1/Part 2 in realtime by turning the Knobs while you
play. Three functions are assigned to each Knob,
alternatively selected via the [KNOB FUNCTION] button.
Press [KNOB FUNCTION] repeatedly if
necessary, so that the lamp corresponding to
the desired functions lights.
The Knob Function display which shows the current
functions and current values for Knobs [A] – [D] is
called up. The values in brackets indicate that the
Knob indication is different from the current actual
value.
Controllers on the front panel
Function 3
Function 2
Function 1
Knobs [A] – [D]
Pitch Bend Wheel
Modulation Wheel
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Pitch Bend wheel
Use the Pitch Bend wheel to bend notes up or down while
playing the keyboard. This wheel is self-centering and
automatically returns to normal pitch when released. Try
out the Pitch Bend wheel while pressing a note on the
keyboard.
[A]
[B]
[C]
Function
names
Values
[D]
NOTE You can instantly reset Knobs [A] – [D] to Function 1 by
holding down [SHIFT] and pressing [KNOB
FUNCTION].
2
Press [PART 1-2 LINK] to determine whether
the Knob functions are applied to both Part 1
and Part 2 (on), or only the selected Part (off).
3
While playing the keyboard, rotate one of the
Knobs.
Raises
the pitch
Lowers
the pitch
NOTE You can change the maximum pitch bend range by calling
up the “PB Upper”/ “PB Lower” parameters as follows and
change the values of these parameters.
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select “01:Play
Mode”  [ENTER]  Cursor [u]/[d] buttons
Modulation wheel
This controller is used to apply vibrato to the keyboard
sound. Try out the Modulation wheel with various Preset
Voices while playing the keyboard.
Maximum
The function assigned to the Knob you’re currently
operating and the function value appear in the Knob
Function display. If the value is shown in brackets,
rotating the corresponding Knob has no effect on the
value until the Knob indication reaches the current
value.
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NOTE For details about each function, see the “Reference
Manual” PDF document.
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Quick Guide
External Controllers
The Arpeggio function lets you create arpeggios (broken
chords) by simply playing the appropriate notes on the
keyboard. For example, you could play the notes of a
triad—the root, third, and fifth—and the Arpeggio
function will automatically create a variety of interesting
arpeggio-type phrases. You can set different Arpeggio
types for each Part, and apply the Arpeggio function up
to two Parts simultaneously. The most suitable Arpeggio
type is automatically selected for each part when you
select a voice, but you can easily select any other
Arpeggio type.
Rear Panel
FC3, FC4, FC5
Using the Arpeggio function
FC7
Footswitch
An optional Footswitch (FC3, FC4 or FC5) connected to
the [SUSTAIN] jack on the rear panel lets you control
sustain. Notes played while the Footswitch is pressed are
sustained longer than normal after you release the
corresponding keys, like a damper pedal on an acoustic
piano (Sustain function). If you connect an FC3, you can
use the half-damper function for some Voices of the
PIANO and KEYBOARD categories. When using the halfdamper function, the degree to which the pedal is
pressed can control how long the notes are sustained.
Change the setting as follows according to the
connected Footswitch.
[UTILITY]  Select “03:Controller”  [ENTER]  Select
“FS Pedal” parameter  Set “FS Pedal” to connected
Footswitch  Return to top display by pressing [EXIT]
twice
Part 2
Arpeggio switch = on
Part 2
Arpeggio switch = on
Voice
Voice
Arpeggio switch = on
NOTE If you wish to use the half-damper function, set the “FS
Pedal” to “FC3 Half On.”
Foot controller
You can connect an optional Foot Controller (FC7) to the
[FOOT CONTROLLER] jack on the rear panel. This
conveniently lets you use your foot to control volume (like
the volume pedal of an organ), freeing your hands for
playing.
NOTE You can also control other functions than sustain or volume
Playing back the Arpeggio
1
Press [EDIT].
2
Select “02:Part” by pressing the Cursor [d]
button, then press [ENTER].
by using a foot pedal connected to the [SUSTAIN] jack or
[FOOT CONTROLLER] jack. For details, see the explanation
of the Utility Controller display in the “Reference Manual”
PDF document.
HINT
When Sustain is applied only to specific
Parts
If you wish to apply the sustain effect only to Part 1,
set the receive switch of the “Sustain” for Part 2 to off
as follows.
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER] 
[KEYBOARD] (2)  Select “04:Receive Switch” 
[ENTER]  “Sustain” = “off”
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EDIT
s02:Part
Quick Guide
3
Select “03:Arp Select” with the Cursor [u]/
[d] buttons, then press [ENTER].
Changing the Arpeggio tempo
This calls up the Edit display related to the Arpeggio
for the Part.
1
Press [TEMPO].
2
While playing back the Arpeggio from the
keyboard, change the tempo with the [DATA]
dial.
Part01
d 03:Arp*Select
4
Press [PIANO] (1).
This calls up the Edit display for Part 1. (Other Parts
can be selected by pressing the appropriate number
button 1 – 16.)
5
Select the “Switch” parameter with the
Cursor [u] button, then set it to “on” with the
[DATA] dial.
3
q
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Press [EXIT] to leave the Tempo display.
Tap Tempo function
The Arpeggio for Part 1 is enabled.
The tempo can also set by “playing” or tapping the
[TEMPO] button several times repeatedly at the
desired tempo.
Part01*Arp*Select
Switch=*on
a
Changing the Arpeggio type
6
If necessary, press [ARP] on the panel so that
the lamp lights.
1
Make desired settings according to the
instructions of steps 1 – 4 in “Playing back
the Arpeggio.”
2
Select the Arpeggio type parameter in page 3
of the Arp Select display with the Cursor [u]/
[d] buttons, then change the Arpeggio type
while playing the keyboard.
Move the flashing cursor to the Arpeggio category or
Arpeggio number with the Cursor [l]/[r] buttons,
then change the setting with the [DATA] dial.
7
Part01*Arp*Select
d ApKb:036:BalladEP2
Play the keyboard to sound the Arpeggio.
The sound of the Arpeggio produced changes
according to the number of notes you play and the
area of the keyboard you play in.
Arpeggio
category
3
8
If Arpeggio playback does not stop after you
quit playing, press [ARP] to stop it.
9
If desired, play back the Arpeggio for Part 2
as well as Part 1.
Press [KEYBOARD] (2) (similar to step 4 above), then
execute from steps 5 to 8 again.
Arpeggio
number
Arpeggio name
If desired, select the “Hold” parameter with
the Cursor [u] button, then change the
setting with the [DATA] dial.
This parameter determines whether the Arpeggio
continues cycling after the keys are released. For
details about this parameter, see the “Synthesizer
Parameter Manual” PDF document.
Part01*Arp*Select
Hold=******on
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Quick Guide
Keyboard Octave/
Transpose settings
Octave
The OCTAVE [-]/[+] button lets you shift the pitch of the
keyboard in octaves, up to a maximum of three. For
example, you may want to shift the pitch down lower to
get extra bass notes, or shift up to get higher notes for
leads and solos. Pressing the [-] and the [+] buttons
together at the same time will return the setting to the
initial value (0).
The current octave range can be confirmed via the status
of the lamp of the OCTAVE [-]/[+] buttons. When set to
one octave down or up, the corresponding lamp lights.
When set to two octaves down or up, the corresponding
lamp flashes slowly. When set to three octaves down or
up, the corresponding lamp flashes quickly.
Playing the Performances
A program in which multiple Voices (parts) are combined
is referred to as a “Performance,” and the instrument has
a total of 128 Performances. A Performance consists of
up to 16 Parts. The Parts which you normally use for
playing the keyboard are Parts 1 and 2.
When turning on this instrument with the factory settings,
Performance 1 is called up. In the instructions covered so
far (pages 18 – 24), you’ve played and edited Parts 1 and
2 of Performance 1, which is simply designed for playing
one or two Voices. Performances 2 – 128 are provided for
enjoying a powerful and thick sound which consists of
multiple various Voices. In the instructions below, we’ll
change the Performance to one of Performances 2 – 128
and play it.
Performance 128
Performance 1
Normally used Parts
Voice
Part 1
Transpose
Part 3
Voice
Part 10
Voice
Part 2
The TRANSPOSE [-]/[+] button lets you shift the pitch of
the keyboard in semitones (up to 11 semitones). This
function allows you to play in the same position and with
the same fingering, even if the Song data or another
instrument player is playing in a different key. Pressing
the [-] and the [+] buttons together at the same time will
return the setting to the initial value (0). When set to one
semitone down or up, the corresponding lamp lights.
Part 16
Voice
Voice
1
Press [SELECT].
The Performance Select display is called up.
Storing the edited settings
When you are satisfied with the results, store the settings
you’ve made to internal memory (as a Performance) so
that they can be recalled after turning off the power.
Press [STORE], then press [ENTER]. Finally, press [INC/
YES] to store the settings to Performance 1.
NOTE For detailed instructions on the Store operation, see “Storing
the Performance” (page 33).
2
Rotate the [DATA] dial to select a
Performance.
The selected Performance number is shown in the
[PERFORMANCE NUMBER] display.
Performance Select display
Performance*Select
c 001(A01):MXCategory
Performance
number
Performance
group
Performance name
NOTE For a detailed list of all Performances, see the
“Performance List” of the “Data List” PDF document.
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Quick Guide
NOTE The 128 Performances are divided into eight groups (A
– H), each of which consist of sixteen Performances. To
select these groups of Performances, simultaneously
hold down [SHIFT] and use the [DATA] dial or [INC/
YES]/[DEC/NO] buttons.
3
Play the keyboard.
If the lamp of the [R/K] (Play/Pause) button flashes
before playing the keyboard, playing the keyboard
starts the Rhythm Pattern (Key On Start function). In
this case, play the keyboard with the Rhythm Pattern.
To stop the Rhythm Pattern, press [J] (Stop).
Also, if the Arpeggio playback continues after you’ve
finished playing, press [ARP] to stop the Arpeggio.
4
When you’re done trying out the various
Performances, press [EXIT] to return to the
Top display.
The display showing the currently selected Part 1 and
Part 2 is called up.
LD*:073:BuzzAround
LD*:012:Rap*Lead*1
Playing back Rhythm
Patterns
The MX49/MX61 features a wide variety of Rhythm
Patterns. An appropriate Rhythm Pattern is assigned to
each Performance.
Playing the keyboard with the
Rhythm Pattern
1
After selecting a Performance, with the [R/K]
(Play/Pause) lamp flashing, play the
Keyboard.
If the [R/K] (Play/Pause) lamp is turned off,
press [R/K] (Play/Pause), then play the
keyboard.
The lamp of [R/K] (Play/Pause) flashes quickly and
the Rhythm Pattern plays back.
2
To pause the Rhythm Pattern, press [R/K]
(Play/Pause). To resume playback, press [R/
K] (Play/Pause) again.
3
Press [J] (Stop) to stop the Rhythm Pattern.
HINT
You can select Performances in sequence with a
footswitch by connecting an FC4/FC5 to the
[SUSTAIN] jack and setting as follows. Keep in mind
that the sustain function cannot be used in this case.
[UTILITY]  Select “03:Controller”  [ENTER] 
“FS” = “PC inc” / “PC dec.”
HINT
Using the Key On Start function
The Key On Start function automatically starts a
Rhythm Pattern when you play a key on the
keyboard. Especially convenient in live performance
situations, this allows you to start playing the
keyboard and have the Rhythm Pattern instantly
start playback at the same time. There are some
Performances which are automatically set to
standby condition for the Key On Start function. In
this case, you can automatically use the Key On
Start function simply by playing the keyboard. For
other Performances, enable the function as
described below.
1
While holding down [J] (Stop) press [R/
K] (Play/Pause).
The lamp of [R/K] (Play/Pause) flashes slowly,
and the selected Performance is set to standby
status for the Key On Start function.
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Quick Guide
Changing the tempo for the
Rhythm Pattern
+
1
Press [TEMPO].
2
Press [R/K] (Play/Pause) to play back the
Rhythm Pattern, then rotate the [DATA] dial to
change the tempo.
NOTE If you wish to cancel this standby status, press
[J] (Stop).
2
Play the keyboard.
The Rhythm Pattern starts at the same time.
3
Press [J] (Stop) to stop the Rhythm
Pattern.
Changing the Rhythm Pattern type
and sound
You can select a different Rhythm Pattern to be assigned
to the Performance, and even change the Drum Voice
used for the Pattern.
1
Press [RHYTHM PATTERN].
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NOTE This tempo setting is automatically reflected to the
Arpeggio tempo and can be set for each Performance.
Tap Tempo function
The tempo can also set by “playing” or tapping the
[TEMPO] button several times repeatedly at the
desired tempo.
2
Press the Cursor [u] button repeatedly if
necessary to call up the 1st page (similar to
the one shown below), then press [R/K]
(Play/Pause) and change the Rhythm Pattern
type.
Move the cursor to the category or number of the
Rhythm Pattern with the Cursor [l]/[r] buttons.
PATTERN*****01:01/04
a *R&B:091:Smooth*2
Category
3
Number
Name
Press the Cursor [d] button to call up the 2nd
page, then rotate the [DATA] dial to change
the Drum Voice.
PATTERN*****01:01/04
d *DR*:073:Hard*Kit
NOTE You can set additional parameters related to the Rhythm
Pattern in other pages. For details about these
parameters, see the “Reference Manual” PDF
document.
4
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When you have finished making the desired
Rhythm Pattern settings, press [J] (Stop) to
stop the Rhythm Pattern.
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Storing the Rhythm Pattern
You can store the changed Rhythm Pattern settings
as Performance data. For instructions on storing a
Performance, see page 33.
Quick Guide
Playing the keyboard
along with Songs
3
Press [EXT. SONG].
4
Press the Cursor [u] button repeatedly if
necessary to call up the 1st page, then rotate
the [DATA] dial to select the desired MIDI
data.
MIDI data and audio data contained in the USB flash
memory can be played back as a “Song” on the MX49/
MX61.
MIDI and audio data
MIDI data is comprised of your keyboard
performance information and is not a recording of
the actual sound itself. The performance information
refers to which keys are played, at what timing, and
at what strength—just as in a musical score. Based
on the recorded performance information, the tone
generator outputs the corresponding sound. Audio
data, on the other hand, is a recording of the
performed sound itself. This data is recorded in the
same way as that used in recording with voice
recorders, etc. This data can be played with a
portable music player, etc., allowing you to easily let
other people hear your performance.
Current measure and beat for the MIDI data
SONG**********001:01
a **File=MYSONG01.MID
Name of the MIDI data
5
Press [R/K] (Play/Pause).
The lamp of [R/K] (Play/Pause) flashes and the
selected MIDI data is played back with the selected
Performance sounds.
Songs compatible with this
instrument
Data formats of MIDI data and audio data that can be
played on this instrument are as follows.
MIDI data
6
Play the keyboard along with the MIDI data.
The selected Part is sounded. To change the Part for
playing, press [PART SELECT] to select one of the 16
Parts with the numbered Category buttons.
Only SMF (Standard MIDI File) MIDI data of format 0 can
be used for playback on this instrument. The file
extension is “.MID.” This instrument is equipped with a
16-track sequencer for playback and a 16-part multitimbral tone generator, allowing you to play back MIDI
data of up to 16 tracks.
Audio data
Only 44.1kHz/16-bit stereo Wave file audio data can be
used for playback on this instrument. The file extension is
“.WAV.”
Playing back MIDI data of the USB
flash memory
1
Connect the USB flash memory in which the
MIDI data is stored.
7
To pause the MIDI data, press [R/K] (Play/
Pause). To resume playback, press [R/K]
(Play/Pause) again.
8
If you wish to change the tempo, press
[TEMPO], then rotate the [Data] dial to select
the desired value.
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NOTE Make sure that the desired MIDI data is stored in the
root directory (which is called up when you first open
the memory location) of the USB flash memory.
2
Press [SELECT], then select an appropriate
Performance for playing back the MIDI data.
Performance*Select
c 001(A01):MXCategory
NOTE This tempo setting is automatically reflected to the
Arpeggio tempo and Rhythm Pattern tempo, and can
be set for each Performance.
Tap Tempo function
The tempo can also set by “playing” or tapping the
[TEMPO] button several times repeatedly at the
desired tempo.
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Quick Guide
9
Press [J] (Stop) to stop the MIDI data.
6
Play the keyboard along with the audio data.
7
To pause the audio data, press [R/K] (Play/
Pause). To resume playback, press [R/K]
(Play/Pause) again.
8
Press [J] (Stop) to stop the audio data.
Playing back audio data of the
USB flash memory
1
Connect the USB flash memory in which the
audio data is stored.
NOTE Make sure that the desired audio data is stored in the
root directory (which is called up when you first open
the memory location) of the USB flash memory.
2
Press [EXT. SONG].
Precautions when using the USB [TO
DEVICE] terminal
3
This instrument features a built-in USB [TO DEVICE]
terminal. When connecting a USB flash memory to
the terminal, be sure to handle the USB flash
memory with care. Follow the important precautions
below.
Press the Cursor [u] button repeatedly if
necessary to call up the 1st page, then rotate
the [DATA] dial to select the desired audio
data.
Current elapsed time of audio data (in minutes and seconds)
SONG***********00:00
a **File=BACK_001.WAV
Name of the audio data
4
Press the Cursor [d] button repeatedly if
necessary to call up the 2nd page, then rotate
the [DATA] dial to adjust the volume for the
audio data.
SONG**********
s *****WAV*Volume=100
5
Press [R/K] (Play/Pause).
The lamp of [R/K] (Play/Pause) flashes and the
selected audio data is played back.
NOTE For more information about the handling of USB flash
memories, refer to the owner’s manual of your
particular USB flash memory.
 Compatible USB devices
Only USB memory devices of the flash-memory
variety can be used with the MX49/MX61.
Furthermore, the instrument does not necessarily
support all commercially available USB flash
memories, nor can Yamaha guarantee operation of
USB devices that you purchase. Before purchasing
a USB flash memory for use with this instrument,
please visit the following web page:
http://download.yamaha.com/
 Connecting USB flash memories
When connecting a USB flash memory to the USB
[TO DEVICE] terminal, make sure that the connector
on the device is appropriate and that it is connected
in the proper direction.
NOTICE
• Avoid connecting or disconnecting the USB flash
memory during playback, file management (such as
Save, Copy, Delete and Format operations) or while
the instrument is accessing the USB flash memory in
any way. Failure to do so may result in “freezing” of
the operation of the instrument or corruption of the
USB flash memory and the data.
• When connecting then disconnecting the USB flash
memory (and vice versa), make sure to wait a few
seconds between the two operations.
NOTE • When connecting a USB cable, make sure that the
length is less than 3 meters.
• Though the instrument supports the USB 1.1
standard, you can connect and use a USB 2.0 flash
memory with the instrument. However, note that the
transfer speed is that of USB 1.1.
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Quick Guide
Using USB flash memories
2
By connecting the instrument to a USB flash
memory, you can save data you’ve created to the
connected device, as well as read data from the
connected device.
Press the play button on the connected music
player.
The song data of the music player is played back
from the instrument.
NOTE Use the external device’s volume control to adjust the
desired level balance with this instrument.
 Number of USB flash memories that can
be used
3
Play the keyboard along with the song data.
Only one USB flash memory can be connected to
the [USB TO DEVICE] terminal simultaneously.
4
After finishing, press the stop button on the
music player.
 Formatting USB flash memories
When a USB flash memory is connected, a message
may appear prompting you to format the device/
media. If so, execute the Format operation
(page 35).
HINT
You can use the convenient Tap Tempo function to
match Arpeggio tempo to the song data being
played back from the portable music player. To do
this, simply “play” or tap the [TEMPO] button several
times repeatedly with the song data.
NOTICE
The Format operation overwrites any previously
existing data. Make sure that the media you are
formatting does not contain important data.
 To protect your data (write-protect)
To prevent important data from being inadvertently
erased, apply the write-protect provided with the
flash memory device. If you want to save data to the
USB flash memory, make sure to disable writeprotect.
 Turning off the instrument
When turning off the instrument, make sure that the
instrument is NOT accessing the USB flash memory
by playback or file management (such as during
Save, Copy, Delete and Format operations). Failure
to do so may corrupt the USB flash memory and the
data.
Creating an original
Performance
In Performance Edit, you can edit both the parameters
unique to each Part (Part Edit) and parameters common
to all Parts (Common Edit). You can also edit the Voice
parameters which are assigned to each Part of the
Performance (Voice Edit). Edit these parameters to
create an original Performance.
NOTE For details about all parameters, see the “Reference
Manual” PDF document.
Playing back song data of a
portable music player
1
Connect a portable music player to the [AUX
IN] jack of this instrument.
Selecting the Reverb/Chorus type
(Common Edit/Part Edit)
1
Press [EDIT].
2
Press the Cursor [u] button if necessary to
select “01: Common,” then press [ENTER].
NOTE • Whenever connecting other devices, ensure that the
•
cables you use have plugs that match the input or output
connectors on those devices.
Before making connections, you should also turn the
volume on the other devices to the minimum.
Rear Panel
1/8" stereo-mini cable
Portable music player, etc.
The Performance Common Edit display is called up.
EDIT
a01:Common
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Quick Guide
3
NOTE You can also edit each effect parameter in the 3rd or
Press the Cursor [u] button if necessary to
select “01:Chorus Eff,” then press [ENTER].
later pages. For details about each parameter, see the
“Synthesizer Parameter Manual” PDF document.
The Chorus effect setting display is called up.
4
Press the Cursor [u] buttons repeatedly if
necessary to call up the 1st page, then use
the Cursor [l]/[r] buttons and the [DATA]
dial to change the Chorus effect category/
type.
2
Common*Chorus*Eff
a***CHO:****G*Chorus
Effect category
5
2
Common*Reverb*Eff
dPreset=*******Basic
2
Common
a01:Chorus*Eff
9
When you have finished making Reverb effect
settings, press [EXIT] two times, then press
the Cursor [d] button to select “02:Part.”
Finally, press [ENTER].
The Performance Part Edit display is called up.
EDIT
s02:Part
10 Press the Cursor [u] button repeatedly if
Effect type
necessary to select “01:Play Mode,” then
press [ENTER].
Press the Cursor [d] button to call up the 2nd
page, then rotate the [DATA] dial to select a
preset for the effect parameters of the
selected effect type.
Each preset type contains optimum settings for
various parameters, letting you select a general “feel”
you want and have the parameters set accordingly.
NOTE You can also edit each effect parameter in the 3rd or
later pages. For details about each parameter, see the
“Synthesizer Parameter Manual” PDF document.
Part01
a01:Play*Mode
2
11 Press the desired Category button to select
the edited Part.
The selected Part number is shown in the upper left
corner of the display.
2
Common*Chorus*Eff
dPreset=*******Basic
6
When you have finished making Chorus
effect settings, press [EXIT], then press the
Cursor [d] button to select “02:Reverb Eff.”
Finally, press [ENTER].
The Reverb effect display is called up.
Common
d02:Reverb*Eff
7
2
Press the Cursor [u] button to call up the 1st
page, then rotate the [DATA] dial to change
the Reverb effect type
2
Common*Reverb*Eff
a****Type=Rev]X*Hall
8
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Press the Cursor [d] button to call up the 2nd
page, then rotate the [DATA] dial to select a
preset for the effect parameters of the
selected effect type.
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12 Use the Cursor [u]/[d] buttons to select
“ChoSend” and “RevSend” in 5th and 6th
pages, then rotate the [DATA] dial to adjust
the parameter settings.
These parameters set the depth of Chorus/Reverb
effects applied to the selected Part sound.
HINT
Performance Edit indicator
When editing Performance
parameters, a dot (.) is shown in the
lower right of the [PERFORMANCE
NUMBER] display. This provides a
quick confirmation that the current Performance has
been modified but not yet stored. When you want to
store the current status, execute the Performance
store function (page 33). After storing, this indication
will be gone.
Quick Guide
Changing the Insertion Effect of
the Voice (Voice Edit)
6
The Insertion effect display of the Voice Edit is called
up.
You can edit parameters of the Voice assigned to each
Part. The Voice parameters are in the Voice Edit displays
(those having “Voice” or “DrumKit” indications in the
display names). In this example, we’ll change the
Insertion effect settings.
1
Press [EXIT], then use the Cursor [u]/[d]
buttons to select “05:Voice Insert Eff”/
”06:Drumkit Ins Eff.” Finally, press [ENTER].
2
Part01
d05:Voice*Insert*Eff
Press [EDIT].
2
Part10
d05:DrumKit*Ins*Eff
7
2
Press the Cursor [d] button to select
“02:Part,” then press [ENTER].
2
Voice*Insert*Eff
a***MSC:*Damper*Reso
The Part Edit display is called up.
EDIT
s02:Part
3
Press the Cursor [u] button repeatedly if
necessary to call up the 1st page, then use
the Cursor [l]/[r] buttons and the [DATA]
dial to change the effect type.
Effect category
8
Press a Category button to select the desired
Part.
Effect type
Press the Cursor [d] button to call up the 2nd
page, then select a preset for the Effect
parameters of the selected Effect type.
Each preset type contains optimum settings for
various parameters, letting you select a general “feel”
you want and have the parameters set accordingly.
The selected Part number is shown in the upper left of
the display.
NOTE You can also edit each effect parameter in the 3rd or
later pages. For details about each parameter, see the
“Synthesizer Parameter Manual” PDF document.
2
Voice*Insert*Eff
dPreset=*******Basic
4
Press the Cursor [u] button to select
“01:Play Mode,” then press [ENTER].
5
Use the Cursor [u]/[d] buttons to select
“InsSw,” then rotate the [DATA] dial to set the
parameter to on.
NOTE This instrument features four Insertion Effects, which
can be applied to up to four Parts of the Performance.
9
If you want to change the Insertion effect of
another Part, press a numbered Category
button to select the desired Part (as in step 3
above), then follow steps 4 to 8 again after
pressing [EXIT].
NOTE You can also change Parts by pressing a numbered
Category button on the Insertion effect display of Voice
Edit.
2
Part01*Play*Mode
d**********InsSw=*on
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Quick Guide
Changing the Controller Set for
the Voice (Voice Edit)
You can assign different functions for the controllers
(Knobs, Modulation Wheel, etc.) to each Voice. Each
Voice can have up to six sets which determine the
available controllers for the Voice and their functions. The
controller assignments are called a “Controller Set.” In
this example, we’ll change the Controller Set of the Voice
assigned to the Part.
1
5
Use the Cursor [u]/[d] buttons to select a
Controller Set from Controller Sets 1 – 6, then
press [ENTER].
Voice*Ctrl*Set
a01:Set1
6
Press [EDIT].
2
Press the Cursor [u] button repeatedly if
necessary to call up the 1st page, then rotate
the [DATA] dial to select the desired
Controller.
NOTE For details about the settings, see the “Reference
Manual” PDF document.
2
Voice*Ctrl*Set1
a*****Source=*MW(01)
7
2
Press the Cursor [d] button to select
“02:Part,” then press [ENTER].
The Performance Part Edit display is called up.
2
Voice*Ctrl*Set1
a**Dest=*****ELFO]PM
EDIT
s02:Part
3
Press a Category button to select the desired
Part.
The selected Part number is shown in the upper left of
the display.
Press the Cursor [d] button to call up the 2nd
page, then rotate the [DATA] dial to select the
desired function to be assigned to the
selected Controller.
8
Press the Cursor [d] button to call up the 3rd
page, then adjust the depth for the
Controller’s function.
9
If you wish to change other Controller Sets,
repeat steps 5 to 8 above after pressing
[EXIT].
10 If you wish to change Controller Sets for
4
other Parts, press a numbered Category
button to select the desired Part, then follow
steps 5 to 9 above again.
Use the Cursor [u]/[d] buttons to select
“07:Voice Ctrl Set” or ”06:Drumkit Ctrl Set,”
then press [ENTER].
The Voice Edit Controller Set display is called up.
2
Part01
d07:Voice*Ctrl*Set
2
Part10
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Voice Edit indicator
2
Voice*Insert*Eff
a***MSC:*Damper*Reso
When editing Voice parameters, an E (Edit)
indicator is shown in the upper right of the display.
This provides a quick confirmation that the Voice
assigned to a Part has been modified but not yet
stored. When you want to store the current status,
execute the Voice Store function (page 33). After
storing, this indication disappears.
Quick Guide
Storing a Voice (Voice Store)
Storing a Performance
(Performance Store)
The edited Voice parameters can be stored as a User
Voice separately from a Performance. Moreover, these
stored User Voices can be assigned to a different Part or
Performance.
When you are satisfied with the Performance you’ve
created, store the new settings to internal memory (as a
Performance).
NOTE If you execute Performance Store, the edited Voice data will
not be stored; make sure to store the Voice using Voice
Store.
1
When the Voice Edit display is shown, press
[EXIT], then press the Cursor [d] button to
select “08:Voice Name.” After that, press
[ENTER].
When the top display is shown, follow the instructions
below.
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select
“08:Voice Name”  [ENTER]
Part01
s08:Voice*Name
2
NOTICE
If you execute Performance Store while the Voice has been
modified but not yet stored, the edited Voice and all recent
changes you made to it will be erased. Make sure to store
important Voice data as a User Voice (Voice Store) before
storing the Performance.
1
Press [EDIT] to select “01:Common,” then
press [ENTER]. After that, select “06:Name,”
then press [ENTER].
2
Enter an original name for the Performance
before storing it.
For instructions on entering a name, see “Naming”
(page 17) in “Basic Operations and Displays.”
2
2
Common*Name
a*******[MXPerf01**]
Enter an original name for the Voice before
storing it.
For instructions on entering a name, see “Naming”
(page 17) in “Basic Operations and Displays.”
3
Press [STORE].
4
Determine the Performance number as the
store destination, and press [ENTER].
2
Voice*Name
a*******[CncrtGrand]
3
Press [STORE].
NOTICE
Keep in mind that the destination Performance will be
overwritten and lost by executing Performance Store.
Performance Store display
4
2
STORE*Performance
*001(A01):MXCategory
Determine the User Voice number as the
store destination, and press [ENTER].
Voice Store display
2
STORE*Voice
*****U001:Initialize
5
Press [INC/YES].
The Voice data is stored, and operation returns to the
Part Edit display. To return to the top display, press
[EXIT] several times. To cancel the Store operation,
press [DEC/NO].
5
Press [INC/YES].
The Performance data is stored, and operation
returns to the top display. To cancel the Store
operation, press [DEC/NO].
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Quick Guide
Changing Voices smoothly
while performing
When you change a Voice assigned to a Part or select a
different Performance, the sound of the previous Voice/
Performance will be cut off, replaced abruptly by the
newly selected Voice/Performance.
In live performance situations, you probably want to
avoid this. To change Voices as you play without having
them cut off, assign the Voices you intend to play
beforehand to Parts 1 – 16 of a Performance, then select
the corresponding Part (with the numbered Category
buttons) as you play.
1
2
Press the Cursor [u] button several times to
call up the 1st page.
Voice
number
Voice name
AP*:*001:CncrtGrand
a000123456789
[email protected]
3
Part 1 – 16
Use the Category buttons or the Cursor [l]/
[r] buttons to select the desired Part from
Parts 1 – 16.
AP*:*001:CncrtGrand
a000123456789
[email protected]
3
Cursor indicates the selected Part
4
Rotate the [DATA] dial to change the Voice
category for the selected Part.
5
Press the Cursor [d] button to call up the 2nd
page, then rotate the [DATA] dial to select the
Voice from the current Voice category.
AP*:*001:CncrtGrand
d000123456789
[email protected]
3
NOTE You can also edit other Part parameters in the 3rd or
subsequent pages. For details about each parameter,
see the “Reference Manual” PDF document.
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To change Voices for other Parts, repeat
steps 2 to 5 above.
NOTE You can also change Parts with the Category buttons or
the Cursor [l]/[r] button in pages other than the 1st
page.
7
When you have finished making settings for
the Parts, select different Voices (Parts) by
using the Category buttons or the Cursor [l]/
[r] buttons, while playing the keyboard.
8
Store the Voice assignments as a
Performance to internal memory so you can
instantly call them up whenever you want.
Press [PART SELECT].
Voice
category
3
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For details about storing, see the “Storing the
Performance” (page 33).
HINT
Applying Insertion effects to desired Parts
Insertion effects can be independently applied to up
to four Parts (maximum) to which the desired Voices
for live performance are assigned. For details about
the settings, see “Changing the Insertion Effect of
the Voice” (page 31).
Quick Guide
NOTE Adjusting the display brightness
Making Global System
Settings (Utility settings)
To adjust the brightness of the display, simultaneously
hold down [UTILITY] and press [INC/YES]/[DEC/NO].
Pressing [UTILITY] calls up the Utility display, from which
you can make global system settings.
For details about the Utility settings, see the
“Reference Manual” PDF document.
Saving/loading files on
USB flash memory (File
settings)
Changing the Master Tune setting
You can save the created Performances and Voices to
USB flash memory, and load data from the USB flash
memory.
This function sets the overall tuning of the instrument.
1
2
Press the Cursor [u] button repeatedly if
necessary to select “01:General,” then press
[ENTER].
Use the Cursor [u]/[d] buttons to select the
“Tune” parameter, then rotate the [DATA] dial
to change the value.
The pitch is changed in cent increments.
NOTE The frequency of the basic pitch (note A3) is 440 Hz. An
increase of 3 or 4 cents corresponds to a frequency
increase of about 1 Hz.
2
UTILITY*General
dTune=+**0.0/440.0Hz
3
Formatting the USB flash memory
Some USB flash memories may not be supported by this
instrument. In this case, follow the instructions below to
format the memory before using it.
NOTICE
If data is already saved to the USB flash memory, be careful
not to format it. If you format the device, all previously
recorded data will be deleted. Make sure to check
beforehand whether or not the device contains important
data.
1
Connect the USB flash memory to the USB
[TO DEVICE] terminal.
2
Press [FILE] to call up the File display.
3
Use the Cursor [u]/[d] buttons to select “05:
Format,” then press [ENTER].
Press [STORE].
All Utility settings are stored.
Adjusting the brightness of the
display (LCD Contrast)
1
2
Press the Cursor [u] button repeatedly if
necessary to select “01:General,” then press
[ENTER].
Use the Cursor [u]/[d] buttons to select the
“LCD Contrast” parameter, then rotate the
[DATA] dial to change the value.
2
UTILITY*General
d*****LCD*Contrast=5
3
A confirmation message appears. If you wish to
cancel the Format operation, press [EXIT].
4
Press [INC/YES] to execute the Format
operation.
After formatting has been completed, a “Completed”
message appears and operation returns to the
original display.
NOTICE
While formatting is in process, do not remove or
disconnect the USB flash memory from the instrument.
Also, make sure to keep the power of the instrument on
until the operation is finished.
NOTE By executing the Format operation in the File mode, the
USB flash memory will be formatted to MS-DOS or
Windows format. The formatted device may not be
compatible with other devices, such as a Mac computer
or digital camera.
Press [STORE].
All Utility settings are stored.
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Quick Guide
Saving settings to USB flash
memory
Loading the settings from a USB
flash memory
You can save all data of the User memory—containing
Performances, created User Voices, and Utility settings—
to USB flash memory as an “All” file (extension: .X5A).
1
Connect the USB flash memory to the USB
[TO DEVICE] terminal.
1
Connect a USB flash memory to the USB [TO
DEVICE] terminal.
2
Press [FILE].
2
Press [FILE].
3
Use the Cursor [u]/[d] buttons to select
“02:Load,” then press [ENTER].
3
FILE
a01:Save
4
Any “All” files that are contained in the USB flash
memory appear in the display.
Press the Cursor [u] buttons several times to
select “01:Save,” then press [ENTER].
NOTE If no “All” files are stored in the root directory of the USB
flash memory, a “File not found” message appears and
the Load display cannot be called up.
2
FILE
d02:Load
Assign a name to the file.
For instructions on entering a name, see “Naming”
(page 17) in “Basic Operations and Displays.”
4
5
Press [ENTER].
6
Press [INC/YES].
The file is saved to the USB flash memory. To cancel
the Save operation, press [EXIT] while the “Now
saving...” message is still displayed.
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Press [EXIT] several times to exit from the
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Select the desired file, then press [ENTER].
FILE*Load
*******File=MX01
2
FILE*Save
*****Name=[********]
5
2
2
Select the desired data type of the selected
“All” file, then press [ENTER].
Select the desired type: all data (All), all data except
for the Utility settings (All without Sys), or
Performance data only (Performance).
2
FILE*Load
Type=****Performance
Quick Guide
6
If you’ve set “Type” to “Performance” in step
5, select the desired Performance number,
then press [ENTER].
Connecting an external
MIDI instrument
If you’ve set “Type” to something other than
“Performance” in step 5, go on to step 8.
With a standard MIDI cable (available separately), you
can connect an external MIDI instrument, and transmit
MIDI data between the MX49/MX61 and the connected
instrument.
Either the MIDI connectors or the USB [TO HOST]
terminal can be used for MIDI data transmission/
reception; however, they cannot be used at the same
time. Select the desired connector for use in the “MIDI IN/
OUT” parameter of the [UTILITY]  “02:MIDI” display. As
you work through the explanations in this chapter, set
“MIDI IN/OUT” to “MIDI” since MIDI is used as the
example connection here.
2
Src*Performance
001(A01):MXCategory
7
Select the destination Performance number
(for loading), then press [ENTER].
Dst*Performance
003(A03):Sirius
8
2
Press [INC/YES].
The data is loaded from the USB flash memory. To
cancel the Load operation, press [EXIT] while the
“Now loading...” message is still displayed.
Controlling the MX49/MX61 from
an external MIDI keyboard or
synthesizer
Here, we’ll use an external keyboard or synthesizer to
remotely select and play the Voices of the MX49/MX61.
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MIDI [IN]
Press [EXIT] repeatedly if necessary to exit
from the File display.
MX49/MX61
MIDI OUT
External MIDI keyboard (for example, an 88-key synthesizer)
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Quick Guide
HINT
MIDI Transmit and Receive channels –
Changing the Performances remotely
HINT
MIDI Transmit and Receive Channels –
Sounding only an external tone generator
The MIDI Receive channels for Parts 1 – 16 of the
MX49/MX61 are fixed to 1 – 16. Make sure to match
the MIDI Transmit channels of the external MIDI
instrument with the MIDI Receive channels of the
MX49/MX61. For details on setting the MIDI Transmit
channels of the external MIDI instrument, refer to the
owner’s manual of that instrument.
You can also use an external MIDI instrument to
change MX49/MX61 Performances with the proper
program change messages. To do this, you’ll need
to match the MIDI Transmit channel of the external
MIDI instrument with the basic MIDI Receive
channel of the MX49/MX61. For details on setting
the basic MIDI Receive channel of the MX49/MX61,
follow the instructions below.
The MIDI Receive channels for Parts 1 – 16 of the
MX49/MX61 are fixed to 1 – 16. Make sure to match
the MIDI Receive channels of the external MIDI
instrument with the MIDI Transmit channels of the
MX49/MX61. For details on setting the MIDI Transmit
channels of the external MIDI instrument, refer to the
owner’s manual of that instrument.
You can also control an external tone generator from
the MX49/MX61 and have only that device sound. To
do this, set the [MASTER VOLUME] knob to “0” or
set the Local Control to “off” with the following
operation: [UTILITY]  Select “02:MIDI”  [ENTER]
 “LocalCtrl” = “off.”
1
Press [UTILITY].
2
Use the Cursor [u]/[d] buttons to select
“02:MIDI,” then press [ENTER].
3
Use the Cursor [u]/[d] buttons to select
“BasicCh (Basic Channel),” then check
the channel.
If necessary, change the channel to the same
channel as the MIDI transmit channel of the
external MIDI instrument.
Controlling an external MIDI
keyboard or synthesizer from the
MX49/MX61
This connection lets you sound an external MIDI tone
generator (synthesizer, tone generator module, etc.) by
playing the MX49/MX61 or playing back a Song or
Pattern of the MX49/MX61. Use this connection when you
wish to sound the other instrument along with the MX49/
MX61.
MIDI [OUT]
MX49/MX61
MIDI IN
External MIDI tone generator (for example, MOTIF-RACK XS)
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Shift Function List
Some of the important functions and operations on the instrument can be executed with convenient panel control
shortcuts. Simply hold down the [SHIFT] button and press the indicated button (as described below).
Operation
Function
[SHIFT] + [INC]/[DEC]/[DATA] dial
Increases/decreases the value by 10. (Program number in the Play mode; parameter
value in the Edit mode)
In the Performance Select display, this switches among the Performance groups.
[SHIFT] + [SPLIT]
In the Performance top display, this replaces Part 1 with Part 2 (Invert function).
[SHIFT] + [LAYER]
In the Performance top display, this copies a selected Part (Part 1 or Part 2) to the
other Part (Unison function).
[SHIFT] + [EXIT]
Calls up the Performance top display.
[SHIFT] + [SELECT]
Resets Performance 1 to the factory settings, and calls up the top display of
Performance 1 (Quick Reset function).
[SHIFT] + [KNOB FUNCTION]
Instantly resets Knobs [A] – [D] to Function 1.
[SHIFT] + [PART 1-2 LINK]
Resets [PART 1-2 LINK] to on.
[SHIFT] + [ARP]
Calls up the Arpeggio display of Performance Part Edit.
[SHIFT] + desired Category button
In the Performance top display, this instantly calls up the Voice in the next Sub
Category of the selected Category. Perform this operation with the same Category
button repeatedly to select the subsequent Sub Categories.
In the Performance Select display, this selects the corresponding Performance
among Performances 1 – 16 in the selected Performance group.
NOTE For details about Sub Categories, see the “DATA LIST” PDF document
Display Messages
LCD indication
Description
All remote templates stored.
Appears when you store the Control Template in the Remote mode.
Are you sure?
Confirms whether you want to execute a specified operation or not.
Auto power off disabled.
Appears when Auto Power Off is disabled (by simultaneously holding down the lowest key on the
keyboard and turning the power on).
Bulk protected.
Bulk data cannot be received because of the Utility setting.
Clear edit Voice?
Appears when executing Performance Store while modifying but not yet having stored a Voice.
Make sure to confirm whether the edited Voice data should be erased or not.
Completed.
The specified load, save, format, or other Job has been completed.
Connecting USB device . . .
Currently recognizing the USB flash memory connected to the USB [TO DEVICE] terminal.
Device number is off.
Bulk data cannot be transmitted/received since the device number is off.
Device number mismatch.
Bulk data cannot be transmitted/received since the device numbers don’t match.
Executing . . .
A Format operation or Job is being executed. Please wait.
FactorySet . . .
The Factory Set operation is automatically being executed when you turn the power on.
File already exists.
A file having the same name as the one you are about to save already exists.
File not found.
The file of the specified type cannot be found.
Illegal file name.
The specified file name is invalid. Try entering a different name.
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LCD indication
40
Description
Illegal file.
The file specified for loading is unusable by this instrument or cannot be loaded in the current
status.
Illegal format.
The format of the file specified for playback is SMF Format 1 or an audio data format other than
WAV. Use SMF Format 0 MIDI data or WAV format audio data.
Incompatible USB device.
A USB device which cannot be used with this instrument has been connected to the USB [TO
DEVICE] terminal.
Invert
Appears when replacing Part 1 with Part 2 by while holding down [SHIFT] and pressing [SPLIT]
(Invert function).
MIDI buffer full.
Failed to process the MIDI data because too much data was received at one time.
MIDI checksum error.
An error occurred when receiving bulk data.
MIDI data error.
An error occurred when receiving MIDI data.
No response from USB device.
There is no response from the USB device connected to the USB [TO DEVICE] terminal.
Now loading . . . [EXIT] to cancel
Indicates that a file is being loaded. If you wish to cancel this operation, press [EXIT] while this
message appears.
Now saving . . . [EXIT] to cancel
Indicates that a file is being saved. If you wish to cancel this operation, press [EXIT] while this
message appears.
Now working. . .
Canceling the Load/Save operation, after the [EXIT] button has been pressed.
Overwrite?
A Save operation will overwrite data on the USB flash memory, and this message prompts you to
confirm whether it is OK to continue or not.
Please keep power on . . .
The data is being written to User memory. Never attempt to turn off the power while data is being
written to User memory. Turning the power off while this message is shown results in loss of all
user data and may cause the system to freeze (due to corruption of data in the User memory).
This may also result in this instrument being unable to properly start up the next time the power is
turned on.
Please stop sequencer.
The operation you have attempted to execute cannot be done during Song/Pattern playback.
Quick reset
Appears when while holding down [SHIFT] and pressing [SELECT]. Performance 1 is set to the
factory settings, and the top display of Performance 1 is called up (Quick Reset function).
Receiving MIDI bulk . . .
This instrument is receiving MIDI bulk data.
System memory crashed.
Failed to write the data to the internal memory of this instrument.
This Performance uses User
Voices.
Appears when the Performance specified for loading contains User Voices. User Voices cannot
be loaded with the Performance. Make sure that the same User Voices used when you saved the
Performance are stored at the same User Voice numbers or not, since the User Voices are not
loaded with the Performance.
Transmitting MIDI bulk . . .
This instrument is transmitting MIDI bulk data.
Unison
Appears when copying Part 1/Part 2 to another Part by while holding down [SHIFT] and pressing
[LAYER] (Unison function).
USB connection terminated.
A break in the connection with the USB flash memory has occurred because of an abnormal
electric current. Disconnect the device from the USB [TO DEVICE] terminal, then press the
[ENTER] button.
USB device full.
The USB flash memory is full and no more data can be saved. Use a new USB flash memory, or
make space by erasing unwanted data from the device.
USB device not ready.
A USB flash memory is not properly inserted in or connected to the USB [TO DEVICE] terminal.
USB device read/write error.
An error occurred while reading or writing to/from a USB flash memory or attempting to delete or
overwrite a read-only file.
USB device unformatted.
Appears when the connected USB flash memory is either unformatted or formatted in a way that
this instrument does not support. In such a case, check the content of the USB flash memory.
USB device write protected.
The USB flash memory is write protected, or you have attempted to write to read-only media.
USB power consumption
exceeded.
Appears when the current being drawn by the USB flash memory exceeds the level supported by
this instrument.
USB transmission error.
An error occurred while communicating with a USB flash memory.
Utility stored.
The Utility settings have been stored.
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Troubleshooting
No sound? Wrong sound? When a problem like this occurs, please check the following points before assuming that the
product is faulty. Many problems can be solved by executing the Factory Set operation (page 15), after backing up your
data to an USB flash memory (page 36). If the problem persists, consult your Yamaha dealer.
No Sound.
 Is this instrument properly connected to related external equipment (e.g., amplifier, speaker, headphone) via audio cables?
Since this instrument has no built-in speakers, you will need an external audio system or a set of stereo headphones to properly monitor it
(page 13*).
 Is the power of this synthesizer and any external equipment connected to it turned on?
 Have you made all the appropriate level settings—including the Master Volume on this instrument and the volume settings on any
connected external equipment?
If a Foot Controller is connected to the [FOOT CONTROLLER] jack, operate the Foot Controller and check the sound volume.
 Check the Local Control parameter in the Utility display.
When this instrument is used by itself and this parameter is set to off, no sound is produced even if you play the keyboard.
[UTILITY]  Select “02:MIDI”  [ENTER]  “LocalCtrl”
 Check the Direct Monitor Switch parameter in the Utility display.
When this instrument is used by itself and this parameter is set to off, no sound is produced even if you play the keyboard.
[UTILITY]  Select “01:General”  [ENTER]  “DirectMonitor”
 Are the MIDI volume or MIDI expression settings too low when using an external controller?
 Are the effect and filter settings appropriate?
If you are using the filter, try changing the cutoff frequency. Some cutoff settings may filter out all of the sound.
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select “02:Filter/EG”  [ENTER]
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select “05:Voice Insert Eff”/“05:DrumKit Insert Eff”  [ENTER]
 Are the volume or expression settings too low?
[UTILITY]  Select “01:General”  [ENTER]  “MasterVolume”
[EDIT]  Select “01:Common”  [ENTER]  Select “05:General”  [ENTER]  “Volume”
[PART SELECT]  “Volume”
No sound from the [AUX IN] jack.
 Is the volume of the connected audio device set to a value other than “0”?
Cannot play audio data.
 Is the volume for the audio data set to a value other than “0”?
[UTILITY]  Select “01:General”  [ENTER]  “WAV Volume”
 Is the format of the audio data correct?
This instrument can play only stereo WAVE (.wav) files of 44.1kHz/16-bit.
Playback continues without stopping.
 When the [ARP] button is turned on, press it so that its lamp is turned off.
 When playing back Rhythm Pattern or Song data of the USB flash memory, press the [J] (Stop) button.
The instrument is automatically turned off even if no operation is done.
 Is the Auto Power Off function enabled?
If necessary, disable this function or change the amount of time that elapses before the power is automatically turned off.
[UTILITY]  Select “01:General”  [ENTER]  “AutoOff”
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Distorted sound.
 Are the effect settings appropriate?
Use of certain effects at certain settings may produce distortion.
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select “05:Voice Insert Eff”/“05:DrumKit Insert Eff”  [ENTER]
 Are the filter settings appropriate?
Excessively high filter resonance settings can cause distortion.
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select “02:Filter/EG”  [ENTER]
 Are any of the following volume parameters set so high that clipping is occurring?
[UTILITY]  [EDIT]  Select “01:Common”  [ENTER]  Select “05:General”  [ENTER]  “Volume”
[PART SELECT]  “Volume”
[UTILITY]  Select “01:General”  [ENTER]  “WAV Volume”
Sound is cut off.
 Is the entire amount of notes played (via your keyboard playback and Song/Pattern/Arpeggio playback) exceeding the maximum
polyphony of this instrument?
The maximum number of simultaneous notes may be less than 128 depending on the Voices used.
Only one note sounds at a time.
 When this situation occurs, the Mono/Poly parameter in the current mode is set to “mono.” If you wish to play chords, set this parameter
to “poly.”
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select “01:PlayMode”  [ENTER]  “Mono/Poly”
Pitch or intervals are wrong.
 Is the Master Tune parameter in the Utility display set to a value other than “0”?
[UTILITY]  Select “01:General”  [ENTER]  “Tune”
 Is the Note Shift parameter in the Utility display set to a value other than “0”?
[UTILITY]  Select “01:General”  [ENTER]  “NoteShift”
 Are the Note Shift and Detune parameters of each Part set to values other than “0”?
[EDIT]  Select “01:Part”  [ENTER]  Select “01:PlayMode”  [ENTER]  “NoteShift”/“Detune”
No effect is applied.
 Check the on/off status of the Insertion Effect switch.
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select “01:PlayMode”  [ENTER]  “InsSw”
[PART SELECT]  “InsSw”
 Is the Reverb Send or Chorus Send set to a value other than “0”?
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select “01:PlayMode”  [ENTER]  “ChoSend”/“RevSend”
 Has the Insertion Effect type for the Part been set to “thru”?
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select “05:Voice Insert Eff”/“05:DrumKit Insert Eff”  [ENTER]
The Edit Indicator appears, even when parameters are not being edited.
 Keep in mind that even though the Edit mode is not active, simply moving a Knob or playing back the MIDI data of the USB flash
memory may cause the Edit Indicator to appear.
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Cannot start the Arpeggio.
 Check whether [ARP] is turned on or off.
 Are the Arpeggio switches for both Part and Common set to on?
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select “03:Arp Select”  [ENTER]  “Switch”
[EDIT]  Select “01:Common”  [ENTER]  Select “04:Arp Switch”  [ENTER]  “Switch”
 Is the MIDI Sync parameter set to “internal” or “auto” (using internal clock)?
[UTILITY]  Select “02:MIDI”  [ENTER]  “MIDI Sync”
Cannot stop the Arpeggio.
 When Arpeggio playback does not stop even if you release the key, set the Arpeggio Hold parameter to “off.”
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select “03:Arp Select”  [ENTER]  “Hold”
The Voice produces a different sound depending on the assign destination Part or
Performance.
 Depending on the effect (and other) settings for the Performance or Part, the Voice assigned to the Performance or Part may produce
a different sound. If necessary, change the following parameter settings.
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select “01:PlayMode”  [ENTER]  “ChoSend”/“RevSend”
[EDIT]  Select “01:Common”  [ENTER]  Select “01:Chorus Eff”/“02:Reverb Eff”  [ENTER]
[PART SELECT]  “InsSw”
[EDIT]  Select “02:Part”  [ENTER]  Select “02:Filter/EG”  [ENTER]
The Song/Pattern cannot be started even when pressing the [R/K] (Play/Pause) button.
 When you attempt to play back the Song data, is the USB flash memory containing the data connected to this instrument?
 Is the [DAW REMOTE] button turned off?
 Is the current display something other than Utility or File?
 Is the MIDI Sync parameter set to “internal” or “auto” (using internal clock)?
[UTILITY]  Select “02:MIDI”  [ENTER]  “MIDI Sync”
Data communication between the computer and this instrument does not work properly.
 Check whether the Port settings on the computer are appropriate or not.
 Check whether the MIDI IN/OUT parameter is set to the appropriate value or not.
[UTILITY]  Select “02:MIDI”  [ENTER]  “MIDI IN/OUT”
MIDI bulk data transmission/reception does not work properly.
 Is the Receive Bulk parameter set to on?
[UTILITY]  Select “02:MIDI”  [ENTER]  “RcvBulk”
 When receiving MIDI bulk data transmitted via the Bulk Dump function and recorded to the external MIDI device, you need to set the
MIDI Device Number to the same value as when transmitting.
[UTILITY]  Select “02:MIDI”  [ENTER]  “DeviceNo.”
 When transmission does not work properly, is the device number of the MIDI instrument connected to this instrument set to match the
Device Number Parameter in the Utility display?
[UTILITY]  Select “02:MIDI”  [ENTER]  “DeviceNo.”
Cannot save data to the USB flash memory.
 Is the USB flash memory being used write protected? (Write-protect should be set to off for saving data.)
 Is the USB flash memory being used properly formatted?
[FILE]  Select “05:Format”  [ENTER]  [INC/YES]
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Specifications
Keyboard
Tone
Generator
block
Sequencer
block
Others
MX49
49 keys (Initial touch)
MX61
61 keys (Initial touch)
Tone Generator
AWM2
Polyphony
128 notes
Multi-timbral Capacity
16 parts (Internal)
Wave
Approx.166 MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format)
Voice
Preset: 1,106 Normal Voices + 61 Drum Kits (GM: 128 Normal Voices + 1 Drum Kit)
User: 128 Normal Voices + 8 Drum Kits
Performance
User: 128 (16 parts)
Effect System
Reverb x 9 types (42 presets), Chorus x 17 types (88 presets), Insertion Effect x 48
types (267 presets) x 4, Master EQ (5 bands)
Sequence Play
SMF Format 0 (playback only)
Tempo (BPM)
5 – 300
Rhythm Pattern
208 Patterns
Song
27 Demo Songs
Arpeggio
999 types
Sequence software
compatible with the
Remote Control function
For Windows®: Cubase 6 or later, SONAR X1 Producer
For Mac®: Cubase 6 or later, Logic Pro 9, Digital Performer 7
Controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel x 1, Modulation Wheel x 1, Assignable Knob x 4, [DATA] dial x 1
Display
3 digit LED + 20 x 2 line character LCD (backlit)
Connectors
OUTPUT [L/MONO]/[R] (standard phone jack), [PHONE] (standard stereo phone
jack), [FOOT CONTROLLER], [SUSTAIN], MIDI [IN]/[OUT], USB [TO HOST]/[TO
DEVICE], [AUX IN], DC IN
Power Consumption
9W
Dimensions, Weight
MX49: 830(W) x 298(D) x 91(H) mm, 3.8kg
MX61: 984(W) x 299(D) x 112(H) mm, 4.8kg
Accessories
AC adaptor (PA-150 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha), Owner’s Manual
(this book), Online Manual CD-ROM x 1 (containing Reference Manual, Synthesizer
Parameter Manual, and Data List), DVD-ROM x 1 (containing DAW software)
*Functions to be controlled differ depending on the software
Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify
products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale,
please check with your Yamaha dealer.
GM Voice
GM (General MIDI) is a worldwide standard for Voice organization and MIDI functions of synthesizers and tone generators. It was
designed primarily to ensure that any Song data created with a specific GM device would sound virtually the same on any other
GM device—no matter the manufacturer or the model. The GM Voice bank on this synthesizer is designed to appropriately play
back GM Song data. However, keep in mind that the sound may not be exactly the same as played by the original tone generator.
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Appendix
Index
A
J
[ARP] button ..................................................................... 11, 23
[JOB] button ............................................................................10
Arpeggio ................................................................................. 22
Audio data .............................................................................. 27
Auto Power Off function .......................................................... 14
[AUX IN] jack .................................................................... 12, 29
K
Key On Start function ..............................................................25
[KNOB FUNCTION] button ................................................10, 21
Knobs [A] – [D] ..................................................................10, 21
B
Brightness of the display .................................................. 14, 35
L
Layer .......................................................................................19
C
[LAYER] button ..................................................................11, 19
Category ................................................................................. 18
LCD .........................................................................................11
Chorus .................................................................................... 29
LCD Contrast .....................................................................14, 35
Common Edit .......................................................................... 29
List ...........................................................................................16
Connection (External MIDI instrument) ................................... 37
Load ........................................................................................36
Controller Set .......................................................................... 32
Controllers ............................................................................... 21
M
Cursor ..................................................................................... 16
Master Tune .............................................................................35
Cursor buttons .................................................................. 11, 16
[MASTER VOLUME] knob .................................................10, 14
MIDI data .................................................................................27
D
MIDI [IN]/[OUT] terminals ..................................................12, 37
[DATA] dial ....................................................................... 11, 16
MIDI Transmit and Receive channels .....................................38
[DAW REMOTE] button ........................................................... 10
Modulation wheel ..............................................................10, 21
DC IN jack ......................................................................... 12, 13
[DEC/NO] button ............................................................... 11, 16
N
Demo Song ............................................................................. 14
Naming ....................................................................................17
E
[EDIT] button ......................................................... 10, 29, 31, 32
Edit indicator ..................................................................... 30, 32
O
OCTAVE [-]/[+] buttons .....................................................10, 24
OUTPUT [L/MONO]/[R] jacks ............................................12, 13
Effect ................................................................................. 29, 31
[ENTER] button ....................................................................... 11
[EXIT] button ..................................................................... 11, 17
[EXT. SONG] button .......................................................... 11, 27
P
Page ........................................................................................17
Part ..........................................................................................24
F
Factory settings ...................................................................... 15
[FILE] button ..................................................................... 10, 35
File settings ............................................................................. 35
Foot controller ......................................................................... 22
[FOOT CONTROLLER] jack .............................................. 12, 22
Footswitch ............................................................................... 22
Formatting the USB flash memory .......................................... 35
[PART 1-2 LINK] button .....................................................10, 21
Part Edit ...................................................................................29
[PART SELECT] button ......................................................11, 34
Pedal .......................................................................................22
Performance ............................................................................24
[PERFORMANCE NUMBER] display .................................10, 24
Performance Select display ....................................................24
Performance Store ...................................................................33
[PHONES] jack ..................................................................12, 13
Pitch Bend wheel ...............................................................10, 21
H
[R/K] (Play/Pause) button ..........................................10, 25, 27
Half-damper function .............................................................. 22
Power supply ...........................................................................13
Headphones ........................................................................... 13
Q
I
Quick Reset function .........................................................18, 39
[INC/YES] button ............................................................... 11, 16
Initial factory settings .............................................................. 15
Inputting characters ................................................................ 17
Insertion Effect ........................................................................ 31
Invert function ......................................................................... 39
R
Reverb .....................................................................................29
Rhythm Pattern ........................................................................25
[RHYTHM PATTERN] button .............................................11, 26
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S
Save ........................................................................................ 36
[SELECT] button ............................................................... 11, 24
[SHIFT] button ................................................................... 11, 39
SMF ......................................................................................... 27
Song ........................................................................................ 27
Speaker ................................................................................... 13
Split ......................................................................................... 20
[SPLIT] button ................................................................... 11, 20
Standby/On switch ............................................................ 12, 13
[J] (Stop) button .................................................................... 10
Stopping Arpeggio playback .................................................. 19
Store ........................................................................................ 33
[STORE] button ................................................................. 10, 33
Storing the Rhythm Pattern ..................................................... 26
Sustain function ...................................................................... 22
[SUSTAIN] jack ................................................................. 12, 22
T
Tap Tempo function .................................................... 23, 26, 27
Tempo ......................................................................... 23, 26, 27
[TEMPO] button .................................................... 11, 23, 26, 27
Transport buttons .................................................................... 10
TRANSPOSE [-]/[+] buttons .............................................. 10, 24
U
Unison function ....................................................................... 39
USB flash memory ...................................................... 27, 28, 35
USB [TO DEVICE] terminal ......................................... 12, 28, 35
[UTILITY] button ................................................................ 10, 35
Utility settings .......................................................................... 35
V
Voice ....................................................................................... 18
Voice Category ....................................................................... 18
Voice Category button ...................................................... 11, 18
Voice Edit .......................................................................... 31, 32
Voice Store .............................................................................. 33
Volume .................................................................................... 14
W
WAV Volume ........................................................................... 28
Wave file ................................................................................. 27
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