Evolution Technologies MK-125 Electronic Keyboard User Manual

3-3
You can also use the +/- switches to increase or decrease the value.
Note: * If there is no key action after step 3-1 for about 5 seconds, LED will
return to show the present PROGRAM CHANGE number.
* The default CHANNEL IS 1 when power is turned on.
EVOLUTION MK-125 MIDI KEYBOARD MANUAL
4.
PITCH BEND WHEEL
Moving the PITCH BEND WHEEL transmits MIDI PITCH BEND messages to
any connected equipment. This allows you to bend the pitch of the sound up
(or down) to add expression to your performance.
PRESETS 0-5
4-1
4-2
5.
To bend up the pitch : Move the WHEEL upwards.
To bend down the pitch : Move the WHEEL downwards.
WHEEL ASSIGN
Use WHEEL to transmit MIDI CONTROL CHANGES. You can select and
assign 119 types of MIDI functions (1-31, 33-95, 102-121, 128-132)
1.
POWER SUPPLY
1-1
DC Power - Batteries (not included)
This unit is powered by 6 “AA” (R-6) size batteries. Weak batteries will result
in poor performance. When the power is getting weaker, replace the worn out
batteries as follows:
1. Remove the battery compartment cover and take out the batteries.
2. Insert new batteries and make sure that the polarity is correct.
Number
1-127
128
129
130
131
132
5-1
5-2
WARNING: Do not mix old and new batteries
Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable
(nickel-cadmium) batteries
1-2
2.
Preparation
2-1
Connecting the unit to a multi-media computer
6.
TRANSPOSER
This function allows you to shift the pitch of the unit in semitone. You can
transpose the pitch by 24 half steps (12 up/12 down).
6-1
6-2
Rear Panel
Press WHEEL ASSIGN switch, LED starts to flash showing the number of the
current MIDI function.
Press numeric keys 0-9 to select a MIDI function. Also you can use +/switches to increase or decrease the value of number.
Note: * If there is no key action for 5 seconds, the LED will return to show
the current PROGRAM CHANGE number.
* If the number you press is not in the range of defined numbers, the
previous number of function will be retained.
* When you assign 120 or 121 as the MIDI controller for the WHEEL,
you should move the MODULATION WHEEL to the mid-value then
return it to the minimum value to send a relative MIDI message.
AC Power
You can also use an AC power adapter (not included) with the following
specification : 9-12V DC output, 250mA, centre positive.
Note: Do not leave the adapter plugged in for long periods of time if the unit
is not in use.
Functions
Standard MIDI controllers
Pitch Bend Sensitivity
Fine Tune
Coarse Tune
Channel Pressure
Velocity
Press X'POSER switch, LED shows the current TRANSPOSER value.
Press “+” or “-” switch to change the TRANSPOSER value. Each time you
press + or - the keyboard is transposed an additional half step.
* Pressing + and - switches simultaneously to reset the pitch to default level.
Note:
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MIDI IN
Turning the power on always resets the shifted pitch to preset value.
OCTAVE CHANGE
This function allows you to shift the entire pitch one octave higher or lower.
Speakers
7-1
Press “UP” or “DOWN” switch, the entire pitch will be shifted one octave
higher or lower. LED shows current OCTAVE value.
* Press “UP” and “DOWN” switches simultaneously to reset the pitch to
default level.
Computer
2-2
2-3
Turn on the POWER switch.
Turn all other equipment on.
3.
Setting the MIDI TRANSMIT Channel
There are 16 MIDI transmit channels available. The value is 1 to 16. Once
you have set the unit’s MIDI Channel, the unit sends all MIDI messages on
this MIDI Channel. Be sure to match the channel with the RECEIVE channel
of connected equipment.
3-1
3-2
Press CHANNEL switch, the LED shows the present TRANSMIT channel.
Press one (or two) of the numeric keys to change the channel. LED changes
to the pressed number.
Note:
8.
If a “+” or “-” switch is not pressed for 5 seconds the LED will return
to show the number of PROGRAM CHANGE.
Sending a PROGRAM CHANGE number
Using PROGRAM switch and the numerical keys, you can send any MIDI
PROGRAM CHANGE 0-127.
8-1
8-2
Press PROGRAM switch, LED starts to flash showing the current PROGRAM
CHANGE number.
Press the numeric keys to set the PROGRAM CHANGE number to be sent.
If you enter 3 digits program number, the number will be sent immediately.
If you enter 1 or 2 digit(s) program number, the number will be sent after the
LED returns to normal. You can also use the “+” or “-” switch to change the
value.
Load
Note:
* If there is no key action for 5 seconds, the LED will stop flashing
and show the current PROGRAM CHANGE number.
* If the number you press is larger than 127, it will return to the
previous PROGRAM CHANGE number.
* When the display is showing the current PROGRAM number, you
can also use the +/- switch to change the program number without
pressing the ‘PROGRAM’ switch.
Load
Soft
Soft
Soft
Hard
Soft
Hard
Note: If there is no key action after the LED starts to flash, the LED will
return to show the current PROGRAM CHANGE number.
12. RESET-ALL CONTROLLERS (Reset AC)
9.
Sending Bank MSB (Most Significant Bit) and LSB (Least
Significant Bit) message
Allows you to send any value of MSB or LSB each from 0-127.
9-1
9-2
Press CHANNEL and PROGRAM switches simultaneously. The LED starts to
flash showing the current value of LSB. Press the numeric keys to change
the LSB value. If you enter 3 digits program number, the number will be sent
immediately. If you enter 1 or 2 digit(s) program number, the number will be
sent after the LED returns to normal. You can also use the “+” or “-” switch
to change the value. Bank Select LSB, Bank Select MSB and Program Number are sent together.
Press PROGRAM and MEMORY switches simultaneously. The LED starts to
flash showing the current value of MSB. Press the numeric keys to change
the MSB value. If you enter 3 digits program number, the number will be sent
immediately. If you enter 1 or 2 digit(s) program number, the number will be
sent after the LED returns to normal. You can also use the “+” or “-” switch
to change the value. When MSB is sent only the MSB value is changed, but,
as above, Bank Select LSB, Bank Select MSB and Program Number are sent
again.
Note:
* If there is no key action for 5 seconds, LED will return to show
current PROGRAM CHANGE number.
* If the number you input is over 127, it will return to previous LSB
or MSB.
10. PROGRAM & BANK CHANGE MEMORY
You can assign a selected PROGRAM CHANGE as well as a BANK LSB and
a BANK MSB to one of six numeric keys (0-5). Simply pressing one of the
numeric keys will then send the desired PROGRAM and BANK CHANGE.
10-1 Select the design PROGRAM CHANGE, BANK LSB and MSB. Please refer
to relative chapter.
10-2 Press MEMORY switch, the LED will start to flash.
10-3 Press the numeric key (from 0-5) you wish to assign the setting to. Now, the
current PROGRAM Number and BANK CHANGE setting is memorized on the
selected numeric key.
The VELOCITY CURVEs determine the relationship between how hard the
keys are struck and the corresponding velocity that the unit transmits.
This unit allows you to select from 12 VELOCITY CURVEs.
11-1 Simultaneously press WHEEL ASSIGN and CHANNEL switches, LED starts
to flash showing the current number of VELOCITY CURVE.
11-2 Press one of the numeric keys (0-9) to select a VELOCITY CURVE. The 10
key numbers correspond to the 10 VELOCITY CURVEs as follows:
Load
Soft
Load
Soft
Soft
Hard
Load
Hard
Load
Soft
Hard
Hard
Hard
Soft
Soft
Hard
Hard
Hard
Soft
Hard
Soft
Soft
Soft
Soft
Load
Load
Soft
Soft
Load
Soft
Soft
Load
Soft
Soft
Load
Soft
Soft
12-1 Press MEMORY and X'POSER buttons simultaneously and hold for 2 seconds.
13. GENERAL MIDI MODE RESET (GM reset)
Allows you to send GENERAL MIDI MODE RESET message.
13-1 Press GM RESET button and hold for 2 seconds.
14. SPECIFICATIONS
1. Keyboard
2. Control
: 25 standard keys (Velocity sensitive)
: Switches (WHEEL, MIDI CHANNEL, PROGRAM, MEMORY,
TRANSPOSER, OCTAVE, VEL CURVE, BANK LSB, BANK MSB,
RESET AC, GM RESET)
PITCH BEND WHEEL
MODULATION WHEEL
POWER SWITCH
Numerical Keys (0-9)
3. Display
: 3 digit LED
4. Jack
: DC IN (DC 9-12V), MIDI OUT, SUSTAIN
5. Dimension : 480 x 215 x 80mm (W) x (D) x (H)
6. Weight
: 1.85 kg
Note : Specification are subject to change without prior notice.
APPENDIX
MIDI IMPLEMENTATION CHART
Basic
Channel
Mode
11. Selecting a VELOCITY CURVE
Load
This function allows you send RESET-ALL CONTROLLERS message to connected equipment.
Soft
Hard
Note
Number
Velocity
Function
: Default
: Changed
: Default
: Messages
: Altered
: True Voice
: Note ON
: Note OFF
: Key's
After
Pitch Bend
Control
0-95
Change
102-121
Program
Change
: True Number
System Exclusive
Song Position
System
: Song Select
Common
Tune
System
: Clock
Real Time
: Commands
Aux
: Local ON/OFF
Messages
: All Notes OFF
: Active Sense
: Reset
Notes:
Transmitted
1-16
1-16
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0-127
*********************
O
X
X
O
O
O
0-127
*********************
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
O
X
Volume can be controlled by assigning
the Modulation Wheel.
You can also use the “+” or “-” switch to change the number for all 12
VELOCITY CURVEs (including F1 and F2).
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