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Old 04-22-2011, 02:28 PM
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Default VSS-30 Sync

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with the Universal Midi Retrofit on a Yamaha Portasound VSS-30, can you control the loop rate and/or the arpeggio tempo from an external sequencer or drum machine such as a Boss DR-5?
The UMR works by "faking" key presses on the host's keyboard. So, any MIDI response is limited to functions that can be accessed by pressing the keys. (Usually, note or pad triggering only.)

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Old 05-10-2011, 07:46 PM
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if the other midi device (Boss DR-5) can 'fake' the notes of the host keyboard (Yamaha VSS-30) when connected through the UMR, then i'll be able to fake a VSS-30 voice sample in sequence when i assign a track within a DR-5 pattern to the same midi channel as the VSS-30 + UMR. does the UMR automatically output to a certain midi channel or can that be selected somehow?
Yes, as long as the DR-5 is sending MIDI notes in the range that the UMR is "listening" for, you can trigger the UMR/VSS with it.

The UMR has a DIP switch that allows you to select any of the 16 MIDI channels.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:51 AM
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Default fun. nasty fun.

i purchased the UMR, and installed it myself into my yamaha vss-30 with very little prior soldering experience. i just did a bunch of research and made sure i had exactly the right tools and materials. it was a momentous occasion for my rig and i when i plugged it in, and it worked right away. this is a brilliant gizmo you guys have developed. so much fun! fucking amazing fun!
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