From project to pro, MIDI has become a standard part of studios everywhere. On the back of the TM-D1000 is a pair of MIDI jacks, extending the functionality of the mixer.
Saved scenes can be recalled with a standard program change message, just like changing patches on a synthesizer. The crossfade transition time associated with that. Scene will engage, just as if you had manually recalled the scene from the board.
To set the channel your mixer will receive the program change on:
As a side note, you can also recall each effect processing program seperately. From the same screen you were on on the previous instruction:
For more in-depth automation, all of the mixer functions have been assigned a MIDI parameter. Parameter change information is sent whenever you change something on the mixer. ( i.e. move a fader, sweep an EQ, change a delay from a multi-tap to stereo, etc.) Simply have your sequencer recording when you change the parameter. Be aware, however, that the mixer sends and receives information across all 16 MIDI channels, so you will want to use a sequencer manual for more information on that. Also, you may want to make sure your sequencer can record from more than one MIDI channel at a time without merging the signals to one channel.
The TM-D1000 can act as a remote control for multitracks, sequencers, etc. The bussing function buttons, CH SEL buttons and MUTE buttons can double as MIDI Machine Control buttons. Simply press SHIFT, and the buss function keys become basic transport controls: play, stop, fast forward, rewind, and record. The CH SEL buttons double to give you 16 locate points!!! Plus, the MUTE buttons double as track record arming/disarming. (The SHIFT functions are listed in blue by the buttons.)
When you are in the heat of mixing, chances are you wont need to get to your bussing or EQ in/out switches. So, you can "lock" the SHIFT key for those buttons. Just double click the SHIFT key, and the LOCK light will turn on, indicating that the top row is locked as standard transport functions. To undo this, double click the SHIFT key again and the light will go out.
One thing you will need to determine is whether you have an "Open Loop" or "Closed Loop" for MIDI Machine Control. All that means is whether or not the communication between the mixer and controlled units is one-way or two-way.
Closed loop (two-way communication) is generally considered better because you have current information in your mixer. (Signals can be sent from the controlled decks verifying the action requested.) The play light will be solidly illuminated telling you that the unit is playing or recording. Also, you can stack commands. For instance, you could press locate 1 and play right away. This way, when the machine gets to locate point one, it immediately plays.
Open loop (one way communication) is better than nothing, but you have no verification that your controlled unit is doing anything. The lights on the mixer cannot confirm any mode without the closed loop. Also, you might not be able to stack commands.
To set the type of MMC communication loop:
While the TM-D1000 cannot generate MTC (there is no reason for it to do so), it can receive MIDI Time Code. If you are using the remote control features of the mixer, you can capture locate points on the fly. You will need to set the type of time code coming into the mixer. To do this:
A simple way of backing up your mixer data is to perform a MIDI data dump. You can either transfer all of the data to a MIDI sequencer, or from one mixer to another. To dump the data:
To load saved data back into the mixer:
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