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Welcome to the MU5
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the Yamaha MU5 Tone Generator! The MU5 is an advanced tone generator providing exceptionally high-quality Voices, full General MIDI compatibility, and flexible computer interfacing in a highly compact and portable package. With the built-in host computer interface and MIDI terminals, the MU5 is ideal for any computer music system from connection to a simple laptop to integration in a complete MIDI studio. It even features a two-octave keyboard (with adjustable tenoctave range), allowing you to play the internal Voices and enter notes to a connected sequencer. And, since it runs on batteries as well, its ready to make music wherever you take it.
s Trademarks Apple and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
IBM PC and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. PC-9800 Series is a trademark of NEC Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Table of Contents

Welcome to the MU5.1 How to Use This Manual.4 Precautions. 6 The Controls of the MU5.8 s Front Panel.8 s Rear Panel.10 s Side Panel.10 The MU5 What It Is and What It Can Do. 11 Setting Up Your MU5. 14 s Power Supply. 14 q Using a Power Adaptor. 14 q Using Batteries.15 q When to Replace the Batteries. 15 s Audio Connections.16 q Using Headphones. 16 q Using an External Sound System. 16 Setting Up the MU5 in Your Music System. 17 s Connecting With a Computer. 17 q Macintosh. 18 q IBM PC and Clones. 19 q NEC PC-9800 Series. 20 s Connecting to Other MIDI Devices. 20 s Data Flow Block Diagram. 21 s MIDI/Computer Connecting Cables. 22 Playing the Demo Song.23 Using the MU5 The Play Mode. 24 s Playing the Keyboard. 24 s Changing the Octave Setting. 25 s Selecting a Part and Changing the Voice. 26 Using the MU5 with a Computer or Sequencer. 28 Using the MU5 with a MIDI Data Storage Device. 28 Muting and Soloing Parts. 29 Editing. 30
Reference. 32 Utility Mode.32 q Master Tune.32 q Transpose. 33 q Mute Lock. 33 q Velocity.34 q Local Control. 35 q Dump Out. 36 q Initialize All. 38 Part Edit Mode. 39 q Volume. 39 q Pan.40 q MIDI Channel. 40 q Note Shift. 41 q Part Tune. 41 q Pitch Bend Range. 42 Appendix. 43 Troubleshooting.43 Error Messages.45 Specifications. 46 Index.47 Voice List. add-2 MIDI Data Format. add-8 MIDI Implementation Chart.add-24

How to Use This Manual

You are probably eager to try out your new MU5 Tone Generator right away and hear what it can do, rather than have to read through a lot of instructions before you can even get a sound out of it. However, to get the most out of your MU5, we strongly suggest that you read the following sections in the order given:

1) Precautions

This gives you important information on how to care for your new MU5, how to avoid damaging, and how to ensure long-term, reliable operation.

2) The MU5 What It Is and What It Can Do
This briefly provides an overview of the functions and features of the MU5 and offers some important hints on how you can use it effectively.
3) Setting Up Your MU5; The Controls of the MU5
The first section shows you how to set up your MU5 for basic operation, and the second introduces you to the panel controls and connectors.
4) Playing the Demo Song; Using the MU5 The Play Mode
These two sections get you started using the MU5. The first guides you through the Demo Song, while the second gives you the basic operation procedures youll be using when you play the MU5.
5) Setting Up the MU5 in Your Music System; Using the MU5 with a Computer or Sequencer
These sections provide all you need to know to effectively integrate the MU5 into your present computer music system.
6) Muting and Soloing Parts; Editing
Mute and Solo are useful in song playback, while editing operations prepare you for digging in deeper to the advanced functions of the MU5.

7) Reference

Once youre familiar with everything above, lightly go over this comprehensive guide to all editing functions. You wont need (or want) to read everything at once, but it is there for you to refer to when you need information about a certain feature or function.

8) Appendix

Finally, use the sections in the Appendix as necessary. For example, the Index will come in handy when you need to quickly find information on a specific topic. Other sections, such as the Voice List, Troubleshooting and Error Messages provide additional useful information.


Your MU5 will give you years of reliable service if you follow the simple precautions below:
q LOCATION Keep the instrument away from locations where it is likely to be exposed to high temperatures (such as direct sunlight) or humidity. Also avoid locations which are subject to excessive dust accumulation or vibration which could cause mechanical damage. q USE THE CORRECT POWER ADAPTOR Use only the recommended PA-3, PA-4 or PA-40 Power Adaptor for supplying power to the instrument. Use of another adaptor may cause serious damage to the instrument or the adaptor itself. (Never use the PA-3B.) q MAKE SURE POWER IS OFF WHEN MAKING OR


To prevent damage to the instrument and other connected equipment, always turn off the power prior to connecting or disconnecting cables. Also, turn the power off when the instrument is not in use, and disconnect the power adaptor during electric storms.
q HANDLE THE INSTRUMENT WITH CARE Although the instrument has been constructed to withstand the rigors of normal use for optimum sturdiness and reliability, avoid subjecting it to strong physical shocks (such as dropping or hitting it). Since the MU5 is a precision-made electronic device, also avoid applying excessive force to the various controls. When moving the instrument, first unplug the power adaptor and all other cables to prevent damage to cords and jacks. Always unplug cables by gripping the plug firmly, not by pulling on the cable.

r m button

For using the Mute and Solo functions. (See page 29.)

t e button

For leaving the Edit modes and returning to the Play mode.
y d (OCTAVE DOWN) and u (OCTAVE UP) buttons
For changing the octave transposition of the MU5s keyboard. These also double as s buttons, allowing you to select the functions of the Edit modes.

u Keyboard

This two-octave keyboard is used to play the Voices of the MU5. It can also be used to play notes on a connected external tone generator or enter notes to a connected sequencer or computer. The white keys double as editing controls, while the black keys also function as number keys. (Used with the s buttons.)

i / button

For switching between positive (+) and negative (-) values during editing. (Used with the s buttons.)

o E button

For actually entering values during editing. (Used with the s buttons.)

s Rear Panel

q MIDI OUT and MIDI IN terminals
For connection to other MIDI devices, such as a MIDI keyboard, tone generator, sequencer, or to a computer that has a MIDI interface. (See page 20.)

w HOST SELECT switch

For selecting the type of connected device. (See pages 17 20.)

e TO HOST terminal

For connection to a host computer that does not have a MIDI interface. (See pages 17 20.)

r DC IN jack

For connection to the AC power adaptor.

t POWER switch

For turning on the power to the unit.

s Side Panel


q VOLUME control

For adjusting the overall level of the MU5.


For connection to an amplifier/speaker system or a set of stereo headphones.
The MU5 What It Is and What It Can Do

s What It Is.

The MU5 is a compact, highly portable and easy-to-use tone generator. It features full General MIDI Level 1 compatibility with 128 General MIDI Voices and 8 drum kits. The MU5 has 28-Voice polyphony and is 16-Part multi-timbral. In other words, the MU5 has 16 different Parts, each with its own Voice, so that up to 16 different Voices can be sounded simultaneously. With the built-in two-octave keyboard, you can play any of the Voices directly from the MU5 itself. Or you can play them from a connected MIDI keyboard. In addition, the MU5 also has a TO HOST terminal for easy interfacing with a computer, allowing you to play the Voices using your favorite music software. This is where the advanced multi-timbral capabilities come in, letting you play up to 16 different Voices at the same time.

Securely replace the battery compartment cover when done installing the batteries.
q When to Replace the Batteries When the battery power runs too low to operate the MU5, the following display will appear:


When this happens, replace all batteries with a complete set of six new batteries of the same type.
In order to avoid losing any important memory settings when battery power becomes low, turn off the MU5, then immediately connect a power adaptor (to supply continuous power) and replace all batteries. NEVER mix old and new batteries or different types of batteries! Also, to prevent possible damage due to battery leakage, remove the batteries from the instrument if it is not to be used for an extended period of time.

s Audio Connections

In order to hear your MU5, youll have to make certain audio connections. You can listen to the MU5 by using a set of stereo headphones or by connecting it to an amplifier/speaker system.
q Using Headphones Connect a set of stereo headphones (with a stereo miniature plug) to the LINE OUT/PHONES jack.




q Using an External Sound System Connect the LINE OUT/PHONES jack on the MU5 to the stereo inputs of an amplifier/speaker system by using a Y cable (stereo miniature plug to dual RCA pin plugs), available from many audio and musical instrument dealers.
Setting Up the MU5 in Your Music System
As you learned in the section The MU5 What It Is and What It Can Do on page 11, the MU5 can be integrated into a variety of setups. It would be impossible to cover all connection possibilities in a short manual as this; however, the section below will help in quickly setting up the MU5 and using it in your system.
s Connecting With a Computer
The MU5 features a built-in host computer interface, allowing you to directly connect it to your computer eliminating the need of installing a special MIDI interface to your computer. The MU5 can be used with the following computers: Apple Macintosh, IBM PC and the NEC PC-9800 Series. If your computer has a MIDI interface you may want to connect the MU5 to it, rather than using the host computer interface on the MU5. (See the section Connecting to Other MIDI Devices on page 20.) Depending on the computer or interface used, set the HOST SELECT switch to the appropriate setting: MIDI, PC-1 (NEC computers), PC-2 (IBM and clones), or MAC (Macintosh). For information on the types of cables that can be used for connection, see the section MIDI/Computer Connecting Cables on page 22.
Macintosh Follow these instructions if you have an Apple Macintosh that is not equipped with an external MIDI interface. Connect the TO HOST terminal on the MU5 to the Modem or Printer port on the Macintosh.


Set the HOST SELECT switch to MAC.
Connect the MU5 to the host computer, as shown in the illustration above. Use a standard Macintosh cable (8-pin Mini DIN on both ends; see page 22). Turn on the host computer, then the MU5. Start up your music software, and set up the appropriate options on the software for operation with the MU5.
q The options you may have to set include:
MIDI Interface Type Standard MIDI Interface MIDI Time Piece Off Clock 1 MHz
Other options and settings may have to be made as well. Refer to the owners manual of your particular music software for more information.
IBM PC and Clones Follow these instructions if you have an IBM PC/AT or compatible computer that is not equipped with an external MIDI interface. Connect the TO HOST terminal on the MU5 to one of the computers serial ports, COM 1 or COM 2.
Your music software must be able to recognize the TO HOST connection. Consult your Yamaha dealer for more details. If your software is not compatible, you can still use the MU5 by installing a MIDI interface (internal card or external) to the computer.
Set the HOST SELECT switch to PC-2.
Connect the MU5 to the host computer, as shown in the illustration above. Use a standard computer cable (8-pin Mini DIN to 9-pin D-SUB; see page 22). Turn on the host computer, then the MU5. Start up your music software, and set up the appropriate options on the software for operation with the MU5.
Refer to the owners manual of your particular music software for more information.
NEC PC-9800 Series The NEC PC-9800 Series computers are widely used in Japan. For use with these computers, set the HOST SELECT switch on the MU5 to PC-1. Operation is the same as for HOST SELECT MIDI PC-2 PC-1 Mac the PC-2 setting explained above. The only difference between PC-1 and PC-2 is the communication baud rate. (See page 46.)
s Connecting to Other MIDI Devices
The MU5 is equipped with MIDI IN and OUT terminals, allowing you to use it in any MIDI system. Example uses for the built-in MIDI interface include:
Connecting to a MIDI keyboard (for playing the sounds of the MU5 from that keyboard). Connecting to a MIDI tone generator (for playing the sounds of that tone generator from the MU5). Connecting to a computer equipped with a MIDI interface (either internal or external). Connecting to a hardware sequencer (such as the Yamaha QY20). Connecting to a MIDI data storage device (such as the Yamaha MDF2 MIDI Data Filer).


Set the HOST SELECT switch to MIDI. Connect the MU5 to the appropriate MIDI device, as shown in the illustrations above. Use a standard MIDI cable (see page 22). Turn on the connected device, then the MU5. If you are using a computer, start up your music software, and set up the appropriate options on the software for operation with the MU5.

Mute Lock

Settings Default

Mute Lock setting

Off, On (Use the -/= buttons to change this setting.) Off
This determines whether or not the Part Mute status of the MU5 is reset when receiving a GM Mode On message. Generally, this message is automatically transmitted to the MU5 as part of General MIDI song data. When Mute Lock is off, this resets the Mute status of the Parts on the MU5. If you want to keep the current Mute settings and disable this reset, set Mute Lock to On. (For more information on the Mute function, see page 29.)


Velocity setting
This determines the note on velocity of the built-in keyboard. All notes that you play from the MU5s keyboard will be at this fixed velocity, and sound at the same level. This velocity is also transmitted to connected devices via the MIDI or TO HOST terminals. However, this does not affect the incoming velocity of notes played from a connected sequencer or external keyboard.
Keep in mind that when playing the MU5s keyboard, the actual sound level of a Part also depends on the Volume setting in the Part Edit mode. If the Volume setting is at or near the minimum, the Part may be very low in level, no matter what the Velocity setting made here.

Local Control

Local Control setting
Off, On (Use the -/= buttons to change this setting.) On
This determines whether or not the internal tone generator responds to the notes you play on the MU5s keyboard. Setting this to Off effectively disconnects the MU5 keyboard from the internal tone generator. However, notes played on the keyboard are still transmitted via the TO HOST or MIDI OUT terminals.
One useful application of Local Control is when youve connected the MU5 to another tone generator and want to play only that tone generator and leave the MU5 Voices silent. A more common application would be when using the MU5 keyboard to input notes to a sequencer. If the sequencer is also set up to play back data using the Voices of the MU5, when you play the MU5, it will be sounding its own voices twice once from the keyboard, and after a very brief delay, again from the MIDI data coming from the sequencer. This not only decreases the available polyphony of the MU5 by half, but also creates an undesirable flanging sound. To remedy the problem, set Local Control to Off.

Dump Out

Device number setting (see boxed section on page 37).

1 16, All All

This function allows you to save the current parameter settings of the MU5 to a MIDI sequencer, computer or a MIDI data recorder (such as the Yamaha MDF2 MIDI Data Filer).

Simultaneously hold down the s buttons and press E. When the operation is completed, a Finished message appears in the display and the MU5 returns to the normal Play mode.

Part Edit Mode

The Part Edit mode allows you to change certain settings for each individual Part. Keep in mind, though, that the settings you make may automatically change when playing songs on a connected sequencer. For example, the song data may include different Volume, Pan and Note Shift settings for each Part.


Volume setting

Selected Part

Graphically shows Volume position for each Part.
This determines the Volume of the selected Part. The Volume setting is graphically represented by bars in the display.
Keep in mind that when playing the MU5s keyboard, the actual sound level of a selected Part also depends on the Velocity setting in the Utility mode. If the Velocity setting is at or near the minimum, the Part may be very low in level, no matter what the Volume setting made here.

Pan setting

Graphically shows Pan position for each Part.

L 64 C 00 R 63 C 00

This determines the stereo position of a selected Part. The Pan position is graphically represented by bars in the display. A double bar (equal sign) in the middle represents the center position (C 00), while a bar at the top indicates full right (R 63) and a bar at the bottom indicates full left (L 64).

MIDI Channel

MIDI Channel setting
Selected Part Shows MIDI Channel setting for each Part.
1 16, Off Part 1 = 1, Part 2 = 2, Part 3 = 3, etc.
This determines the MIDI Receive Channel for each Part. For example, if a Part is set to channel 1, it responds only to MIDI data received over channel 1. For full multi-timbral operation, in which each Part is used to play a different Voice, use the default setting. (The Off setting can also be selected by using the number key 0.)

Note Shift

Note Shift setting

* Specifications subject to change without notice.

Specifications / Index

B batteries, replacing. 15 batteries, using.15 baud rate.46 Bend Range. 42 C computer, IBM.19 computer, Macintosh. 18 computer, NEC.20 connections, audio. 16 connections, MIDI. 20 D Demo Song. 23 Dump Out. 36 E editing. 30 G General MIDI. 11 H headphones. 16 I Initialize All. 38 L Local Control. 35 M Master Tune. 32 MIDI. 11 MIDI Channel. 40 MIDI data storage device. 20, 36 mode. 13 Mute. 29 Mute Lock. 33 N Note Shift. 41 O octave setting. 25 on-off setting.9, 26 P Pan. 40 Part Edit mode. 13, 39 Part Tune. 41 Parts, muting. 29 Parts, selecting.26 Parts, soloing. 29 Play mode. 13, 24 power adaptor, using. 14 S s buttons. 9, 30 Solo. 29 T Transpose. 33 U Utility mode.13, 32 V Velocity.34 Voices, selecting.26 Volume.39
Voice List & MIDI Data Format

Voice List

Instrument Group Piano Name Acoustic Grand Piano Bright Acoustic Piano Electric Grand Piano Honky-tonk Piano Electric Piano 1 Electric Piano 2 Harpsichord Clavi Chromatic Percussion Celesta Glockenspiel Music Box Vibraphone Marimba Xylophone Tubular Bells Dulcimer Organ Drawbar Organ Percussive Organ Rock Organ Church Organ Reed Organ Accordion Harmonica Tango Accordion Guitar LCD GrandPno BritePno E.Grand HnkyTonk E.Piano1 E.Piano2 Harpsi. Clavi. Celesta Glocken MusicBox Vibes Marimba Xylophon TubulBel Dulcimer DrawOrgn PercOrgn RockOrgn ChrchOrg ReedOrgn Acordion Harmnica TangoAcd Pgm # Brass Ensemble Strings Instrument Group Bass Name Acoustic Bass Electric Bass (finger) Electric Bass (pick) Fretless Bass Slap Bass 1 Slap Bass 2 Synth Bass 1 Synth Bass 2 Violin Viola Cello Contrabass Tremolo Strings Pizzicato Strings Orchestral Harp Timpani String Ensemble 1 String Ensemble 2 Synth Strings 1 Synth Strings 2 Choir Aahs Voice Oohs Synth Voice Orchestra Hit Trumpet Trombone Tuba Muted Trumpet French Horn Brass Section Synth Brass 1 Synth Brass 2 LCD Aco.Bass FngrBass PickBass Fretless SlapBas1 SlapBas2 SynBass1 SynBass2 Violin Viola Cello ContraBs Trem.Str Pizz.Str Harp Timpani Strings1 Strings2 Syn.Str1 Syn.Str2 ChoirAah VoiceOoh SynVoice Orch.Hit Trumpet Trombone Tuba Mute.Trp Fr.Horn BrasSect SynBras1 SynBras2

Pgm # 31 32

Acoustic Guitar (nylon) NylonGtr Acoustic Guitar (steel) Electric Guitar (jazz) Electric Guitar (clean) Electric Guitar (muted) Overdriven Guitar Distortion Guitar Guitar Harmonics SteelGtr Jazz Gtr CleanGtr Mute.Gtr Ovrdrive Dist.Gtr GtrHarmo

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Pgm # 95 96

Instrument Group Reed

Name Soprano Sax Alto Sax Tenor Sax Baritone Sax Oboe English Horn Bassoon Clarinet
LCD SprnoSax Alto Sax TenorSax Bari.Sax Oboe Eng.Horn Bassoon Clarinet Piccolo Flute Recorder PanFlute Bottle Shakhchi Whistle Ocarina SquareLd Saw.Lead CaliopLd Chiff Ld CharanLd Voice Ld Fifth Ld Bass &Ld NewAgePd Warm Pad PolySyPd ChoirPad BowedPad MetalPad Halo Pad SweepPad

Pgm # 103 104

Instrument Group Synth Effects
Name FX 1 (rain) FX 2 (soundtrack) FX 3 (crystal) FX 4 (atmosphere) FX 5 (brightness) FX 6 (goblins) FX 7 (echoes) FX 8 (sci-fi) Sitar Banjo Shamisen Koto Kalimba Bagpipe Fiddle Shanai Tinkle Bell Agogo Steel Drums Woodblock Taiko Drum Melodic Tom Synth Drum Reverse Cymbal Guitar Fret Noise Breath Noise Seashore Bird Tweet Telephone Ring Helicopter Applause Gunshot
LCD Rain SoundTrk Crystal Atmosphr Bright Goblins Echoes SF Sitar Banjo Shamisen Koto Kalimba Bagpipe Fiddle Shanai TnklBell Agogo SteelDrm WoodBlok TaikoDrm MelodTom Syn.Drum RevCymbl FretNoiz BrthNoiz Seashore Tweet Telphone Helicptr Applause Gunshot
Piccolo Flute Recorder Pan Flute Blown Bottle Shakuhachi Whistle Ocarina
105 Ethnic Percussive Sound Effects 128

Synth Lead

Lead 1 (square) Lead 2 (sawtooth) Lead 3 (calliope) Lead 4 (chiff) Lead 5 (charang) Lead 6 (voice) Lead 7 (fifths) Lead 8 (bass+lead)

Synth Pad

Pad 1 (new age) Pad 2 (warm) Pad 3 (polysynth) Pad 4 (choir) Pad 5 (bowed) Pad 6 (metallic) Pad 7 (halo) Pad 8 (sweep)

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Drum Map
Pgm# 1 Alternate Standard Kit Click L Click H Brush Tap O Brush Swirl L Brush Slap O O Brush Swirl H Snare Roll Castanet Snare L Sticks Bass Drum L Open Rim Shot Bass Drum M Bass Drum H Side Stick Snare M Hand Clap Snare H Floor Tom L 1 Closed Hi Hat Floor Tom H 1 Pedal Hi-Hat Low Tom 1 Hi-Hat Open Mid Tom L Mid Tom H Crash Cymbal 1 High Tom Ride Cymbal 1 Chinese Cymbal Ride Cymbal Cup Tambourine Splash Cymbal Cowbell Crash Cymbal 2 Vibraslap Ride Cymbal 2 : Same as Standard Kit Room Tom 6 Power Tom 6 E Tom 6 Room Tom 4 Room Tom 5 Power Tom 4 Power Tom 5 E Tom 4 E Tom 5 Room Tom 3 Power Tom 3 E Tom 3 Room Tom 2 Power Tom 2 E Tom 2 Room Tom 1 SD Power Rim Power Tom 1 SD Power H E Tom 1 SD Rock SD Power L Bass Drum H BD Power BD Power BD Gate Bass Drum M Bass Drum H SD Power M Hi Q Snare M Reverse Cymbal 9 Room Kit 17 Rock Kit 25 Electronic Kit Note B C -Key Off

Note# 59

C# 0 D 0

D# 0 E F F# G 0 0

G# 0 A 0

A# 0 B C 0 1

C# 1 D 1

D# 1 E F F# G 1 1

G# 1 A 1

A# 1 B C 1 2

C# 2 D 2

D# 2 E F F# G 2 2

G# 2 A 2

A# 2 B 2

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26 Analog Kit

33 Jazz Kit

41 Brush Kit

49 Classic Kit

Reverse Cymbal

Hi Q SD Power H Brush Slap L

Bass Drum M

BD Analog L BD Analog H Analog Side Stick Analog Snare L Brush Slap Gran Cassa
Analog Snare H Analog Tom 1 Analog HH Closed 1 Analog Tom 2 Analog HH Closed 2 Analog Tom 3 Analog HH Open Analog Tom 4 Analog Tom 5 Jazz Tom 4 Jazz Tom 5 Jazz Tom 3 Jazz Tom 2 Jazz Tom 1

$Bn, $64, $01, $65, $00, $06, $mm, $26, $11 FINE TUNING

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3. Channel Messages
3.1 Transmission 3.1.1 Note ON/OFF Note Range Velocity = E-2 E8 = 0 127
3.1.2 Control change The following parameters can be transmitted.
Control # Parameter Bank select MSB Bank select LSB Data Entry MSB Data Entry LSB Main volume Pan RPN LSB RPN MSB Range 0,0 127 Bank Select

Control # Parameter Bank select MSB Bank select LSB Range 0 : GM melody Voice 127 : GM rhythm Voice 0 : Fixed
The bank select MSB switches between melody Voices and rhythm Voices. The bank select LSB is fixed at 0. Data Entry
Control # Parameter Data entry MSB Data entry LSB Range 0 127
This is used in conjunction with the RPN parameter (see sections and 3.1.4). Volume
Control # 7 Parameter Main volume Range 0 127 Pan

Control # 10 Parameter Pan Range 0 127
A value of 0 corresponds to the left channel, and a value of 127 to the right. (RPN) LSB / MSB
Control # Parameter RPN LSB RPN MSB Range 0 127

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(Refer to section 3.1.4)
MIDI Data Format 3.1.3 Channel Mode Messages Channel Mode Messages are not transmitted. 3.1.4 RPN (Registered Parameter Number) The RPN MSB and RPN LSB must be sent first for the desired parameter setting, followed by the data entry values.
RPN MSB LSB $00 $00 Data Entry MSB LSB $mm -Pitch bend sensitivity mm : $00 $18 (semitones) -- : Not used Range is two octaves, selectable in one semitone steps. When power is turned on, this is set to two semitones. Master fine tuning (mm,l l) : ($00,$00) ($40,$00) ($7F,$7F) (-8192x100/8192) 0 (+8192x100/8192 cents) Master coarse tuning mm : $28 $40 $58 (-+24 semitones) -- : Not used

$00 $01

$mm $l l

$00 $02

3.2 Reception 3.2.1 Note ON/OFF Receive note range Velocity range = C-2 G8 = (Note On velocity only.)
When Receive Note Message is set to OFF, reception is disabled. When drum part data is received, the MU5 sometimes does not respond to Note Off messages (depending on the transmitted instrument). 3.2.2 Control Change The following control change parameters are applicable to the MU5:
Control # Parameter Bank select MSB Bank select LSB Modulation Data entry MSB Data entry LSB Main volume Pan Expression Hold 1 Portamento control RPN LSB RPN MSB Range 127

RPN MSB LSB $00 $00 Data Entry MSB LSB $mm -Pitch bend sensitivity mm : $00 $18 (semitones) -- : Not used Range is two octaves, selectable in one semitone steps. When power is turned on, this is set to two semitones. Master fine tuning (mm,11) : ($00,$00) ($40,$00) ($7F,$7F) (-8192x100/8192) 0 (+8192x100/8192 cents) Master coarse tuning mm : $28 $40 $58 (-+24 semitones) -- : Not used RPN Null -- : Not used RPN or NRPN are not set. Internal data does not change.

$mm $11

$7F $7F

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The values set by using RPN are not reset, even when program change messages are received. If the parameter has a relative value, the actual range of adjustment may occasionally be narrower than the specified range (depending on the program number).
4. System Exclusive Messages
4.1 Parameter Change The MU5 receives and responds to the following parameter change messages: Universal Real Time Message Master Volume Universal Non Real Time Message General MIDI Mode On Yamaha GM Exclusive Message MIDI Master Tuning Parameter Changes Specific to MU5 System Data parameter change Multi Part data parameter change Reset All Parameters System Parameter Multi Parameter All Parameter Reset Parameter Changes Specific to TG100 4.2 Universal Real Time Message 4.2.1 Master Volume
00000001 0sssssss 0t t t t t t t 11110111 or 0xxxnnnn 0sssssss 0t t t t t t t 11110111 F0 7F XN SS TT F7 = Exclusive status = Universal real time = Device number, xxx = Not used = Sub-ID #1=Device control message = Sub-ID #2=Master volume = Volume LSB = Volume MSB = End of exclusive F0 7F 7F SS TT F7 = Exclusive status = Universal real time = ID of target device = Sub-ID #1=Device control message = Sub-ID #2=Master volume = Volume LSB = Volume MSB = End of exclusive
Following reception of the above parameters, the Volume MSB affects the Master Volume of the System Parameters.

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4.3 Universal Non Real Time Message 4.3.1 General MIDI Mode On
or 0xxxnnnn 11110111 F0 7E XN F7 = Exclusive status = Universal non-real time = Device Number, xxx = Not used = Sub-ID #1=General MIDI message = Sub-ID #2=General MIDI on = End of exclusive F0 7E 7F F7 = Exclusive status = Universal non-real time = ID of target device = Sub-ID #1=General MIDI Message = Sub-ID #2=General MIDI On = End of exclusive
Following reception of the above parameters, all MU5 parameters will be initialized (excepting Master Tuning). However, when Mute Lock of the System parameters is set to on, Receive Note Message of the Multi Part parameters is not initialized. Since one of these messages takes about 50 msec to process, allow a sufficient amount of time before transmitting the next message.

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MIDI Data Format 4.4 MU5 Native Parameter Change
0001nnnn 00101011 0aaaaaaa 0aaaaaaa 0aaaaaaa 0ddddddd | | 0ccccccc 11110111 F1N 44 aaaaaaa aaaaaaa aaaaaaa ddddddd | | ccccccc F7 = Exclusive status = YAMAHA ID = Device number = MU5 Model ID = Start address 1st byte = Start address 2nd byte = Start address 3rd byte = Data

02 0n 0n 0n 0n 0A 02 0n 0B* 02 0n 0C 02 0n 0D 02 0n 0E 02 0n 0F 02 0n 10

00 7F 00 7F 1C E4


7F (80) 40

00 7F 39 47

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Address Size Data (H) (H) (H) 02 0n 0n 0n 0n 0n 15 TOTAL SIZE 31 4F 00 7F 00 0F Parameter LFO DEPTH LFO DELAY MOD LFO PITCH DEPTH Description Default value (H) 0F 40 00
Note: n : block number( 0 - F ) Part 1 : Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 : Part 16 * Cannot be used as a start address.

n=1 : n=9 n=0 n=A : n=F

q Chart 1-4 : MIDI Parameter Change table ( SYSTEM INFORMATION)
Address (H) 00 01# 02# 03# 04# 05# 06# 07# 08# 09# 0A# 0B# 0C# 0D# 0E# 0F# TOTAL SIZE Size Data (H) (H) 52 3D 31 2E 20 Parameter STRING STRING STRING STRING STRING STRING STRING STRING STRING STRING STRING STRING STRING STRING STRING STRING Description ASCII '#' ASCII '0' ASCII '1' ASCII '8' ASCII '5' ASCII ' ' ASCII ' ' ASCII 'V' ASCII 'E' ASCII 'R' ASCII '=' ASCII '1' ASCII '.' ASCII '0' ASCII '0' ASCII ' ' Default value (H)
Note: 00 address can only be used as Start address.

add- 23

[ Tone Generator ] Date:27-JUL-1994 Model MU5 MIDI Implementation Chart Version : 1.00 +----------------------------------------------------------------------+ : : Transmitted : Recognized : Remarks : : Function. : : : : :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: :Basic Default : 1 - 16 : 1 - 16 : memorized : :Channel Changed : 1 - 16 : 1 - 16 : : :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: : Default : x : 3 : : :Mode Messages : x : 3,4(m = 1) *1 : : : Altered : ************** : x : : :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: :Note : 0 - 127 : 0 - 127 : : :Number : True voice: ************** : 0 - 127 : : :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: :Velocity Note ON : o 9nH,v=1-127 : o 9nH,v=1-127 : : : Note OFF : x 9nH,v=0 : x : : :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: :After Key's : x : x : : :Touch Ch's : x : o : : :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: :Pitch Bender : x : o 0-24 semi : : :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: : 0,32: o : o MSB only :Bank Select : : 1 : x : o :Modulation Wheel: : 6,38: o : o :Data Entry : : Control 7 : o : o :Volume : : 10 : o : o :Panpot : : Change 11 : x : o :Expression : : 64 : x : o :Hold 1 : : 84 : x : o :Portamento Cntrl: : 100,101 : o : o :RPN LSB,MSB : : 120 : x : o :All Sound Off : : 121 : x : o :Reset All Cntrls: : : : : : :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: :Prog : o 0-127 : o 0-127 : : :Change : True # : ************* : : : :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: :System Exclusive : o : o : : :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: :System : Song Pos. : x : x : : : : Song Sel. : x : x : : :Common : Tune : x : x : : :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: :System :Clock : x : x : : :Real Time :Commands: x : x : : :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: :Aux :Local ON/OFF : x : x : : : :All Notes OFF: x : o(123-127) : : :Mes- :Active Sense : x : o : : :sages:Reset : x : x : : :-------------------+----------------+----------------+----------------: :Notes: *1 ; m is always treated as "1" regardless of its value. : : : : : +----------------------------------------------------------------------+ Mode 1 : OMNI ON, POLY Mode 2 : OMNI ON, MONO o : Yes Mode 3 : OMNI OFF, POLY Mode 4 : OMNI OFF, MONO x : No


FA: Modified Circuit Bent Yamaha MU5 Tone Generator
From: LC@xxxxxxxxxx (Ladies Choice) Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 09:18:52 GMT
CircuitBent Yamaha MU5 MIDI Tone Module!! This little wonderbox has just had new life breathed into it, in the form of four switches installed on the back. With none of the switches engaged, the unit operates as normal, with 128 standard General MIDI stereo voices and eight drumkits. But toggling the switches individually or in any combination opens up an infinite pallet of new sounds on every voice!! Now the original voices sound stale in comparison, because the new ones have that crazy uptodate circuitbent sound everyone is after these days. Wicked distortions, insane effects, weird reverbs, flanges, phases, warbles and zaps, crazy keyboard splits with bizarre loops, thundering transients, rich timbres, resonating notes, and ALL accessible via MIDI, or straight from the keyboard pad on the unit. Runs on batteries or adaptor (not included). Words can't do it justice, you have to hear it. For a mere glimpse at a tiny fraction of the sounds that can be coaxed out of this machine, check out the mp3 demos at the links provided! This unit is a circuitbending marvel, considering the tiny integrated circuits that had to be meticulously soldered with a needlepoint iron, magnifying glass, and a very steady hand in order to install the magic switches (Warning: caffeine drinkers, don't even attempt to do these modificatons!). The winner of this auction will have access to thousands of oneofakind sounds. Nobody else has ever modified this model before as far as I know, and any additional MU5s I may modify in the future will exploit different circuits, ensuring that each unit is entirely unique. Long 3 minute Mp3 sample (4318 kb): Short 30second mp3 sample (634 kb):
FA: Modified Circuit Bent Yamaha MU5 Tone Generator If these links don't work please contact me if you would like to hear the samples. The samples were created by flipping the switches around randomly and randomly pressing the keyboard pad on the unit.
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