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

From: "Verschut, Ricardo" <ricardo.verschut@...>
Date: 2001-03-23

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

At 5:02 PM +0100 03/22/01, TRip 909 wrote:
>>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).

Yes, and I still cannot see why someone would want to set it to receive on
all MIDI channels. Then again, I can't see why you sent me four of these
messages -- I wasn't the one asking the question.

>> >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

Yes, and it should be obvious to anyone who has an MKS-80 that it does not
have a keyboard. So rather than talking down to someone simply for asking
a polite question, it's much more helpful to tell them something they might
not already know.

>so the guy may ask for a mode in which panel changes will be sent to MIDI
>without affecting the current patch.

While that seems very unlikely, sometimes you have to make basic
assumptions as to what trouble a person is most likely having in order to
help them.