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Making Global and Other Important Settings — Function
In this section, you can make MIDI-related settings for the instrument. These settings can be stored all together from the
USER display, for future recall.
For general information and details about MIDI, see “What is MIDI?” (page 148).
The explanations here apply to step #3 of the procedure on page 125.
Making Overall System Settings (Local Control, Clock, etc.) — System
Call up the display as described in step 2 above.
Turns the Local Control for each part on or off. When Local Control is set to “ON,” the keyboard of the CVP-205/203
controls its own (local) internal tone generator, allowing the internal voices to be played directly from the keyboard. If
you set Local to “OFF,” the keyboard and controllers are internally disconnected from the CVP-205/203’s tone
generator section so that no sound is output when you play the keyboard or use the controllers. For example, this allows
you to use an external MIDI sequencer to play the CVP-205/203’s internal voices, and use the CVP-205/203 keyboard
to record notes to the external sequencer and/or play an external tone generator.
Setting the MIDI Parameters
Select the desired template.
Call up the Edit display, then
select and set the desired
For details about each of the
MIDI edit displays, see the
Preset MIDI Templates (Factory Set)
All Parts Transmit all parts including Main, Layer
Master KBD The Clavinova functions as a master
keyboard for controlling external tone
generators or other devices.
KBD & Style Transmit Upper and Lower keyboard play
instead of the individual parts (Main/
Song All Transmit channels are set to
correspond to the Song channels 1-16.
Use this to play the Clavinova song data
with an external tone generator, or to
record your entire performance to an
Clock Ext. MIDI IN terminal receives MIDI clock and
Clavinova synchronizes with a external
MIDI Accord 1 An ideal setup for controlling the
keyboard voice and accompaniment
style with a MIDI accordion.
MIDI Accord 2 Chord and bass buttons on a MIDI
accordion control the accompaniment
style, as well as play the chord and bass
MIDI Pedal 1 The MIDI pedal connected to MIDI IN
terminal controls the bass note of the
MIDI Pedal 2 The MIDI pedal connected to MIDI IN
terminal plays the bass part.
MIDI OFF MIDI signals are neither sent nor
Call up the User display
and press this button to
save the newly edited
Up to ten setups can
Press the [EXIT] button to return to the previous display.
The saved settings can be named (page 42)
or deleted (page 44) in the User page.
For editing the Local Control parameters.
For editing the Message Switch
For editing the Clock, Transmit Clock,
Receive Transpose, and Start/Stop