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  1. jess
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  3. Sunday, 15 May 2016
Hi Folks, im new here
im writing cos i need to set my yamaha MFC 10 foot controller to triggering
notes of a external synth.
Anyone who show me how?

thanx!
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Bad Mister
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NOTE ON/OFF messages from the MFC10

Up to a four-note chord can be transmitted from any Function button: step on the Footswitch and the chord is sent – let go, the chord is not sent. This is perfect for sending notes to control an arpeggiator or triggering sustaining chords. This function can let you preset a chord voicing that will trigger an arpeggiator on any MIDI channel (even if you are playing on another channel). Here we will make use of the “Toggle ON/OFF Program Number” parameter (Pn1-Pn4) function to program a Cminor7 chord.

Note-on messages in MIDI are denoted by “9x”, where the “9” denotes a Note-on event and where “x” is the MIDI channel (0-F hex) 1-16.

• Press the [MEMORY EDIT] button. The Pn1 (parameter number 1) is automatically selected although it is not shown. We will set this parameter to note ‘middle C’.
• The STATUS LED will flash. Set the Status = 90 (note-on MIDI Channel 1)
• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• DATA/CTRL = 60 (note 60 is middle C)
• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• BANK MSB/MAX is selected. This parameter will allow us to set the Note-on Velocity. Set this to 100.
• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• BANK LSB/MIN is selected. This parameter will allow us to set the Note-off Velocity. Leave this at 64
• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• Pn1 will be showing – indicating that we have finished programming Pn1. Press [INC/YES] to select Pn2.

• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• STATUS = 90
• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• DATA/CTRL = 63 (note 63 is Eb above middle ‘C’)
• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• BANK MSB/MAX is selected - this parameter will allow us to set the Note-on Velocity. Set this to 100.
• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• BANK LSB/MIN is selected this parameter will allow us to set the Note-off Velocity. Leave this at 64
• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• Pn2 will be showing. [Press INC/YES] to select Pn3.

• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• STATUS = 90
• DATA/CTRL = 67 (note 67 is G)
• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• Bank MSB/MAX is selected this will allow us to set the Note-on Velocity. Set this to 100.
• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• Bank LSB/MIN is selected this will allow us to set the Note-off Velocity. Leave this at 64
• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• Pn3 will be showing. Press [INC/YES] to select Pn4.

• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• STATUS = 90
• DATA/CTRL = 70 (note 70 is Bb)
• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• Bank MSB/MAX is selected this will allow us to set the Note-on Velocity. Set this to 100.
• Press [MEMORY EDIT]
• Bank LSB/MIN is selected this will allow us to set the Note-off Velocity. Leave this at 64
• Press [WRITE/EXIT]; F11 will flash, then press [INC/YES].

Now when you press and hold F11 you will send a Cminor7 chord (C3-Eb3-G3-Bb3) on MIDI channel 1 to the connected MIDI device.
C3 = note 60
Eb3 = note 63
G3 = note 67
Bb3 = note 70

If you are sending to a multi-timbral synth module, you can quickly see how you can trigger a chord to play on MIDI channel 1 and simultaneously you can be playing any other sound via the keyboard. Of course, you can program any of the Memory locations to suit your needs. That is the purpose of the MFC10 being programmable, you can place the functions and controls in any locations that suit your needs – and only you will know what is useful for you.
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