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Subject: FW: [AH] Short MKS-80 / MPG-80 Questions

From: "Verschut, Ricardo" <ricardo.verschut@...>
Date: 2001-03-22

-----Original Message-----
From: TRip 909 [mailto:trip909@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 5:02 PM
To: media@...; analogue@...
Subject: Re: [AH] Short MKS-80 / MPG-80 Questions

>At 5:45 PM +0100 03/21/01, TRip 909 wrote:
> >
> >>1. How do you switch between Poly and Omni modes?
> >
> >You can do this only with the common MIDI mode messages. No way on the
> >MKS-80 or MPG-80.
>I don't see why you would ever have to change anything that way -- the
>Assign Mode of each patch can be changed with either the MPG-80 or the
>MKS-80 front panel.

Poly and Omni means the MIDI modes, eg. Poly to receive on a specific
channel, Onmi to receive on all channels. You can't change this on the panel

or the MPG-80, only with MIDI messages (so says the manual and I also found
no other way to do this).

> >>2. How do you turn local OFF?
> >
> >I think you mean the usual MIDI local off, but on a ∗keyless∗ synth
> >>expander ... ???
>In mode III the MKS-80 echoes all incoming data on it's MIDI out. To
>prevent this, set it to either I or II using the switch labeled "MIDI

This could be one solution. The classic local off means a disconnection
between the keyboard and the voice engines. The MKS-80 has no keyboard, so
the guy may ask for a mode in which panel changes will be sent to MIDI
without affecting the current patch. This cannot be done with the MKS-80
with or w/o the MPG-80.

-- TRip909 (trip909@...)

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