Roland MT-120 Digital Sequencer and Sound Module

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As of Jun. 28. 1993
Roland
MT 120
Digital Sequencer
And Sound Module
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1993 by Roland Corporation
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1
Contents
Panel Description ....................................................... .4
5. Recording Along with a Song on the Disk.. ............. 22
Accessories ................................................................... 4
Recording the Right Hanel ................................... ..'..'
Control Functions .......................................................... 5
R<:>duing a Recording ............................................. 23
Introduction .................................................................. 6
R<:>cording the Left Hand ....................................... 24
About this Milnuill ......................................................... 6
Listening to the Song You have just Recorded ........ 24
MT-120 Features ........................................................... 7
6. Playing Piano with the MT-120 as Accompaniment .25
With the MT-120, You Can ........................................... 7
Select a Song with MT-120 Accompaniment ......... 25
Basic Precautions .......................................................... 8
Adjust the Volume of the MT- I 20 .......................... 25
Using Disks ...................................................................9
Music Minus One: Playing the piano part yoursell.25
Inserting a Disk ........................................................9
7. Recording a New Song ............................................ 26
Removing a Disk .....................................................9
Calling up
Write Protecting Your Disks ..................................... 9
Recording Along with the Metronome ................... 26
Floppy Disks: Handle with Care .............................. 9
Recording without the Metronome Sound ............. 2B
1. Operating the MT-120 .............................. 11
8. Saving Data onto a Disk .......................................... 29
d
lllank Song ........................................ 2b
Recording each Hand Separately ........................... 28
1. Making the Connections ......................................... 12
Formatting a Disk .................................................. 2lJ
2. Turning the Power ON ............................................ 13
Saving lo a Disk ..................................................... { 1
3. Listening to a Song on Disk ..................................... 14
9. Turning the Power OFF ........................................... 32
Inserting the Disk ................................................... 14
2. Playing the Sounds of the MT-120 ............ 33
Selecting a Song .................................................... 14
Stopping Playback ................................................. 15
1. Tuning the MT-120 to Your Digital Piano (Tune) ...... 34
MT- I 20 Tuning ...................................................... 34
Tuning Your Digital Piano ...................................... 34
Start/Stop Using the Pedal ................................. 15
2. Enjoying the Sounds of the MT-120 (Sound) ............ 35
Starting Playback Again from the Beginning ........ 1h
Adjusting the Tempn .............................................. 17
Selecting the MT- I 20's Sounds .............................. 35
About Part 10 (!he Rhythm P,1rl) ............................. lb
Changing the Volunw of a Parl ............................... Jb
Turning Pilrt Mute On or Off ...................................~b
When You Want lo "Lock in" the Changes
for Part Volume ................................................... 37
Returning to the Piano Sound ................................. \7
Right Hand Practice (Mute the Right Hand Part) .... 18
3. Recording an Ensemble Song ................................... 38
Left Hand Practice (Mute the Left Hand Part) ......... 18
Calling Up a Blank Song ........................................ 38
How to Set Up for an lnscmble .......................... JB
Recording the Drums ............................................. 39
Selecting the Rhythm Part. ................................... 39
Loop Recording .................................................... .40
Recording the Bass ................................................ .42
Selecting the Bass Part. ........................................ 42
Recording the Bass Part ....................................... 43
Recording the Chords and Melody ......................... 43
Starting Play .......................................................... 15
Starting Playback from the Middle of the Song .... 16
Transposing the Key of the Song .......................... 16
4. Playing Along with a Song on the Disk ................... 17
Selecting a Song .................................................... 17
Going Back to the Original Tempo ..................... 19
Playing without Tempo Changes (Tempo Mute) ... 19
Playing Along with the Metronome ..................... 19
About the Count-In ............................................. 20
Practice the same Section Over and Over
(Repeat Play) ....................................................... 21
2
3. Handy Features ......................................... 45
7. Appendix .................................................. 81
1. Playing Songs on the Disk One After Another
(All Song Play) ...................................................... .46
2. Changing the Metronome Resolution
(Metro Beat) ......................................................... .4i
3. Marking Places in the Music (Marker A and B) ........ 48
1. Contents of the Demo Song Disk.. ........................... 82
Profiles of the Demo Song Composers ................... 83
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Using the Marker Featurc ....................................... 48
How to Set a Marker ........................................... .48
Setting Marker Resolution ..................................... .49
How to Set a M,irker ............................................. .49
Deleting a Marker .................................................. 50
lumping to a Ma1·ker .............................................. 50
Selecting Functions .................................................. 84
Data List .................................................................. 85
Tone List .................................................................. 86
Troubleshooting ....................................................... 91
Messages ................................................................. 92
MIDI Implementation Chart ........................................ 94
Specifications .............................................................. 96
Index ......................................................................... 9i
4. Recording Pickup Notes .......................................... 51
5. Playing in Sync with Other Instruments .................. 52
Printed Music for "Minuet" .......................................... 99
Playing with Count-In On or Off............................... 101
Getting Ready ........................................................ 52
Synchronized Pl;iy ................................................. 52
Starting and Stopping Playing
on Other lnstruments ........................................... 53
Ending SynchmniLed Play ...................................... 53
Recording with Count-In On or Off .......................... 102
4. Disk Handling ........................................... 55
1. Saving a Song onto Disk .........................................56
Saving a Song onto the Disk (Save) ........................ 56
Saving it as a New Song (Save As) .......................... 57
2. Copying a Song on the Disk (Song Copy) ................ 59
3. Copying All the Songs on a Disk (All Song Copy) .... 60
4. Deleting Songs on a Disk (Song Delete) .................. 62
5. Making Use of Many Kinds of Data .......... 63
1. ism music data (3.5-inch Disks) ............................... 64
2. Standard MIDI Files ................................................. 65
3. Trying Minus One Play ............................................ bi
Using an Electronic Piano to play
the MT-120's internal sound source ..................... 67
Using a Guitar or Keyboard
(with its own sound source) ................................... 69
6. MT-120 Ml DI Information ........................ 73
1. About MIDI ............................................................. i4
2. The MT-120's Sequencer ......................................... i5
3. The MT-120's GS Sound Source ............................... 76
About the Number of Sounds that can be Played
Simultaneously .................................................... 77
About Songs made on the MT-120 ......................... 77
4. MIDI Diagram of the MT-120 .................................. iB
5. MIDI Switching (MIDI) ........................................... 79
3
Panel Description
Front Panel
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Mar>.er
Clear
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Aopaat
Track.
Volume
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Play
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Fwd
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Reset
Stop
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Rear Panel
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lnpul Seleclor SW (P.69)
Making the Conneclions (P.12)
lnpul lacks (P.69)
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lnpul Volume Conlrol (P.69)
P.19
Accessories
AC adaptor ( 1)
MIDI cables (2)
Audio cables (I)
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DC/DC cable (1J
Demo Song f)isk
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(1)
Owner's Manual t I)
Supplement ( 1)
Control Functions
Transpose button
Track huttons
P.18
Sound button
P.16
Press to chJngC' thC' kC'y of J
If you press J hulton so thdl the green
P.35
This sPlects the Part to be pl;iyed
by the electronic pi;ino ;ind sets
pC'rformance.
Tcmes for each Part.
light is turned off, 110 sound will be
heard. WhC'n thC' MT-120 is in the
1·ecordi11g stand hy mode, these buttons
Tempo button
determine' which tr,ick will be recorded
PrPSS to SPI the tempo.
P.1 7
All Song Play button
P.46
This plJys ;ill the songs on
J
disk, one ;ifter another.
on
Disk/Tune button
P.16,-
Reset button
Beat bullon
Rest-ts a song to tlw beginning.
P.27 i - -
P.55/34 -
This is used lo execute disk-
Press to set the beat.
related functions, and to set
tuning.
P.15, 25
Volume sl icier
P.14
Song button
Use 1hi, lo adjust the ovn.:ill volume
Minus One button
Press to select a song.
P67
This is used for Minus One
of the MT-120.
play.
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Beal..
Measure
O
O
Marker
Clear
O
A-Marker-B
Fil
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Track
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Repeal
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Play
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Fwd button
Activates the Repeat
Play button
Press to start play.
P.16
J
specific
measure within a song.
P.15
-
Metronome button
P.21, 48
Rec button
M~~
0
Used to locate
function.
Sets Markers A and B.
o~
Counlln
Bwd button
P.21, 40
Marker buttons
CJ
7/_ _....._
Press to stop playback.
Repeat button
b
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1 / I Bwd
Fwd
r. 15
Stop button
Value +
c::J c::J
LE~er
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Stop
O
o,sk/Tune/
c::J c::J
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0
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nspose 1
empo
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r.22
This button puts the MT-1 20 in
P. 19
Turns the metronome on
and off.
the recording standby mode.
Marker Clear button
Clears Markers A and B.
Value buttons
P.21, 50
These buttons change
Count In button
P.20
Activ;ites the count in function.
5
the value at the cursor
"11 position.
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Introduction
We'd like to take a moment to thank you for purchasing
The MT-120 was specifically designed for use with
the Roland MT-120 Digital Sequencer and Sound
MIDI keyboard, and ior Roland Digital Pianos in
Module.
particular.
,1
The MT-1 20 features an easy-to-use 5-lrack sequencer for
' Roland also offers the .MT-200, dc>signed ior 111-1ki11g d,1l.i iu1
recording and playback, as well as a 16-part multi-
conductors.
timbral GS sound source.
Concerning the Sequencer in this Unit
Concerning this Unit's Sound Sources
•General MIDI System
GENERAL The
fflliJI
General
MIDI
System
is
a
set
ISffl
of
recommendations which seek lo provide a way ior
This unit is capJble of plJying "ism music dJta"
( L'i inch floppy disks}.
going bc>yond the limitations of proprietarv designs,
and standardize the MIDI capabilities provided by
This unit is capable of playing Standard MIDI
sound generating devices.
SMF
If you use a sound generating unit which carries the
Files, such as "SMF Music Data" (720
KB/1.44MB formal 3.5 inch floppy disks).
General MIDI logo, you will be able to faithfully
reproduce any song data which also carries the
Concerning the Demo Song Data of this Unit
General MIDI logo.
•GS Format
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~
Ism
The GS Format is Roland's universal set of
specifications which were formulated in the interest
The datJ on the demo song disk can be played
on any unit that supports "ism music data" 13.5
inch floppy disks).
of standardizing the way in which sm111d generating
devices will operate when MIDI is used for the
The song data on the demo song disk is
performance of music. If you use a sound generating
designed to be played on any unit which carries
unit which carries the GS logo, you will be able to
the GS logo.
faithfully reproduce any commercially available song
data which also carries the GS logo.
* The demo song disk is write-protected. As a result, its contc>nt
cannot be altered when used with the MT-120.
This unit's sound source supports both General MIDI
and GS. Song data which carries either of these logos
~
Note also that although you are allowed to make a copy of
can he accurately reproduced (when the Piano switch is
the data on the> demo song disk, no further copies can lie>
set to Int) .
made from that copy.
About this Manual
Chapter 1 contains information on how to listen to the
With this information, you'll be able to play an arnazing
songs recorded on the disks and practice along with them
variety of sounds on the MT-1 20.
on the piano, and how to record your piano songs and
and later chapters for practical examples of combining
Check out Chapter 2
save them onto a disk as well. These are the most basic
these
things you'll need to know to operate the MT-120.
accompaniment, or using song data from other disks, and
sounds
to
make
ensemble
a wide range of other applications.
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songs
and