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Offline aldus51

Workstation 1/2
« on: May 20, 2019, 03:46:26 PM »
Hi. Anyone can tell me what the difference there is when playing a midi file to my keyboard Tyros 2 sending to Workstation 1 instead that on Workstation 2?
Thank in advance. Aldus
 

Offline Fred Smith

Re: Workstation 1/2
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 05:25:54 PM »
Hi. Anyone can tell me what the difference there is when playing a midi file to my keyboard Tyros 2 sending to Workstation 1 instead that on Workstation 2?
Thank in advance. Aldus

"Workstation" isn't a term I'm familiar with. Do you mean Lineout?

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Offline vlbrgt

Re: Workstation 1/2
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 06:16:14 PM »
For my Tyros 4 and Genos when they are connected via USB to the PC :
Workstation 1 -> send to Midi A
Workstation 2 -> send to Midi B
Manual Tyros 2 page 218 shows the Transmission/Reception over USB or Midi.
USB can send or receive from Midi A but can only send to Midi B.

I suppose for Tyros 2 this should be the same ?

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Offline aldus51

Re: Workstation 1/2
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2019, 09:42:40 PM »
Thanks for the answer.
I think so but the two channels sounds different....
What's the use to send on different channel on one keyboard?
Or maybe is that to connect 2 keyboard with two midi cable?
 

Offline vlbrgt

Re: Workstation 1/2
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 10:09:48 PM »
I think you should study your Tyros 2 manual from page 110 about MIDI.
All the MIDI settings can be set in the Tyros 2 (Receive/Transmit).

The use of the Midi connections can be very different and depends on what you want to achieve.
Examples (direct midi connections not USB):
You can connect a MFC10 footpedal to one of the midi inputs (A or B).
You can connect a midi module to one of the midi connections.

Myself I use the Midi A and B connected to a Arduino processor board.
Input from A or B can be send to A or B (depends on what I program the Arduino for).

For each use the Midi settings on the Tyros2 need to be set correctly.

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Offline pwi1000

Re: Workstation 1/2
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2021, 09:04:41 AM »
Hi Aldus,

I know that this is quite an old question, but as I had the same problem I just want to add my findings to clarify it a little bit more. 

The difference between the ports Workstation 1 and Workstation 2 is the different interpretation of midi commands received on these ports by the Tyros2.
The kind of interpretation can be configured in the keyboard for each midi channel on each port individually.

This is described in chapter "MIDI Receive Settings" on page 216 of the "Tyros2 Owners Manual".

The following is based on my Tyros2, but it should be similar on your instrument.

If you go to the RECEIVE page in the midi settings of the Tyros2 you see the following:

The "digital keyboard-1" is internally called "Port 1" and is configured to "SONG" in the PART column for all midi channels by default. This means that the midi data is just used for creating sound, which is what is needed when the Tyros2 should behave as a plain sound generator, e.g. to play a midi file using an external player on the PC.

The "digital keyboard-2" is configured differently by default. The PART column shows values like KEYBOARD, EXTRA PART and others.
E.g. KEYBOARD means that the received midi note is interpreted as a key has been pressed on the keyboard. As the voice currently assigned to the keyboard may be different than the voice used in the midi file, the result sounds different. This effect was the reason why I discovered this problem.

Unfortunately you can not configure "Port 2" to work equal to "Port 1", means that you can not assign "SONG" to the channels of "Port 2". May be the reason is limitations of the instrument.

Hope this helps,
Peter

Offline aldus51

Re: Workstation 1/2
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2021, 08:03:40 PM »
Yes. Now it's clear.... You have been very exaustive...... Now I understand why the sound is different. By the way I own a Tyros 2 as well.