Yamaha MU2000EX

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Re: Yamaha MU2000EX

Postby doaks80 » 2018-12-29 @ 09:56

SpeedySPCFan wrote:That's why I linked the service manual, it has a detailed guide on how to disassemble the shell. Hopefully it works.
hopefully


Thanks I'll that a look. It's in English which is nice...unlike the users manual :/
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Re: Yamaha MU2000EX

Postby SpeedySPCFan » 2018-12-29 @ 15:58

doaks80 wrote:Thanks I'll that a look. It's in English which is nice...unlike the users manual :/

It's because it's for the MU128 which actually did come out in the US/EU. The 1000/2000 is a minor upgrade that uses the same outer casing and is pretty darn similar aside from the lack of USB, SPDIF, extra EFX, official GS mode with EX firmware, and some new instruments.
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Re: Yamaha MU2000EX

Postby Cbb » 2019-1-06 @ 09:29

is there a way to flash original MU2000 firmware to mu2000ex module?
just want to compare tf300b mode to ex's gm. some people say that gm music sounds better on non-ex firmware
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Re: Yamaha MU2000EX

Postby SpeedySPCFan » 2019-1-06 @ 17:14

Cbb wrote:is there a way to flash original MU2000 firmware to mu2000ex module?
just want to compare tf300b mode to ex's gm. some people say that gm music sounds better on non-ex firmware


The firmware is available from Yamaha. https://jp.yamaha.com/support/updates/mu2r1_uw.html
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Re: Yamaha MU2000EX

Postby Cbb » 2019-1-07 @ 03:46

thanks for advise. it seems that is a final (r1) update to 2000ex version. I'm looking for the possibility of backward process I.e. to reflash extended mu2000ex/r1 version to original mu2000
is it possible at all?
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Re: Yamaha MU2000EX

Postby yawetaG » 2019-1-08 @ 21:14

yawetaG wrote:That said, since the PLG-150 boards load one instrument set when used in a MU128/1000/2000 (and other Yamaha gear with similar features) and another one in real synthesizers (e.g. CS-6x), and those two sets are mutually exclusive, you cannot access all instruments of each PLG-150 board at once...ever (but see those darn manuals). Of course, the sets probably have similarly named instruments, but technically they are not the same.


So gotta backpedal on this one. There is a Yamaha instrument that can actually access both instrument sets of the PLG150-VL (and possibly other PLG150 boards): the 9000 Pro (not PSR-9000) arranger keyboard.
This is a 76-key monster home keyboard that supports XG, GM, SMF, DOC, disklavier etc. formats, has aftertouch, 6 OUTs, a stereo effect return loop, MIC IN, SCSI, multiple pedal Ins, double MIDI interface, optional internal hard disk (IDE or SCSI), up to 65 Mb RAM, sampler, multi-effects, auto-accompaniment, sequencer, video OUT + PC keyboard connectors, etc. It has room for 2 PLG boards, and integrates a custom version of the PLG-100VH and has its own exclusive virtual acoustic organ flutes. To achieve accessing all the voices it uses special exclusive software editors, which fortunately are still available on the web. It only weighs 20 kg or so... :exclamation:

...although I think it predates the "up to 9000"-meme...amusingly.
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Re: Yamaha MU2000EX

Postby RetroGC » 2019-1-12 @ 20:36

SuperDeadite wrote:What's great about these later modules is that they are really easy to use.
This took all of 10 mins to put together.
1. Downloaded the standard GM MIDI file off the internet.
2. Substitute in the drum board.
3. Added a few tempo delays on some of the instruments.
And the result:
https://youtu.be/tYUfVYpgP4I

I really have no idea what I'm doing, and probably have only used about 2% of its true power. lol


HI,
I've found SOL and i was trying to use it but with no results. Did you install it on windows 10? And if under windows 10 did you do something to have SOL working fine? There's no way for me to have my sound device detected.

Thank you.

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Re: Yamaha MU2000EX

Postby SuperDeadite » 2019-1-13 @ 00:30

RetroGC wrote:
SuperDeadite wrote:What's great about these later modules is that they are really easy to use.
This took all of 10 mins to put together.
1. Downloaded the standard GM MIDI file off the internet.
2. Substitute in the drum board.
3. Added a few tempo delays on some of the instruments.
And the result:
https://youtu.be/tYUfVYpgP4I

I really have no idea what I'm doing, and probably have only used about 2% of its true power. lol


HI,
I've found SOL and i was trying to use it but with no results. Did you install it on windows 10? And if under windows 10 did you do something to have SOL working fine? There's no way for me to have my sound device detected.

Thank you.

Aldo


Never used Win 10. I'm on Win 7. Anyway before you install SOL you must have the Yamaha USB MIDI driver installed first. Then when installing SOL I had to run the setup.exe on the cd itself in WinXP compatibility mode. After that I've never had an issue. When running SOL you need to tell it which MIDI ports to use as well.
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