MATRIXSYNTH: How to use the Yamaha EX5 as the controller keyboard in your studio - pattern and song sequencer

Thursday, September 17, 2020

How to use the Yamaha EX5 as the controller keyboard in your studio - pattern and song sequencer


Floyd Steinberg

'Table of contents below! One of my viewers asked for a video showing how to use the Yamaha EX5 as a controller keyboard, controlling external MIDI hardware, producing a complete song. Video takeaway: Press "edit" in song mode and then [F3] to arrange your patterns into a song.

00:00 Introduction
00:42 hardware setup (cables)
01:42 MIDI setup
02:40 song structure, pattern- and song sequencer
03:21 setting up a performance/patch overview (see [this post])
05:07 pattern sequencer (see [below])
06:59 recording modes (step, overwrite, replace...)
08:42 song sequencer
10:58 demo
11:20 conclusion/bye-bye"

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Yamaha EX5: Using the sequencer to create a loop


"In answer to a viewer request, I'm using the EX5's built-in sequencer to record a small drum/string loop.

Contents:
0:00 bla bla
0:34 creating a new performance
2:54 song mode
3:13 recording in step mode
4:14 changing the tempo
4:35 copying measures / bars
6:15 recording a second track
7:29 quantizing
8:00 adding a third track
8:20 adjusting the volume of an instrument/track
10:13 conclusion
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