External MIDI sequencer for clavinova

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Paul Hennessey, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. Can anyone recommend a cheap external sequencer that I can plug into a
    Clavinova clp920? All I want is to be able to record myself practicing, I
    don't need any more sophisticated functionality.

    One device that I've heard of that fits the bill is the Yamaha MDF3, but
    they seem to have been discontinued (at least here in the UK). Can anyone
    suggest anything else?

    Thanks

    Paul
  2. Randd01

    Randd01 Guest

    Does the Clavinova have Midi in and out jacks?
  3. Yes, it has MIDI in, out and thru connectors. Does that mean almost any
    sequencer will do the job?

    "Randd01" <randd01@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:20030818125015.27902.00000203@mb-m29.aol.com...
    > Does the Clavinova have Midi in and out jacks?
    >
  4. >Yes, it has MIDI in, out and thru connectors. Does that mean almost any
    >sequencer will do the job?


    Yup.
    If there's a MIDI out, any sequencer will record it. If there'a a
    MIDI in, it will play back. That's what MIDI in and out are for :)

    CubaseFAQ page www.laurencepayne.co.uk/CubaseFAQ.htm
  5. Randd01

    Randd01 Guest

    Yes you can get and sequencing software like Cakewalk and that will do the job.
    I have Yamaha keyboards also and the unit they sell the MDR-2 is lousy because
    it uses Yamahas own format and is not compatible with software like Calkwalk or
    some of the others. Plus they get almost $1000 for it. Get Home Studio Calkwalk
    and it will do all you want.
  6. JR

    JR Guest

    Yamaha has a nice little MDF-3 hardware sequencer that use 1.44 MB floppies

    JR

    "Randd01" <randd01@aol.com> wrote in message
    news:20030819052538.27987.00000300@mb-m29.aol.com...
    > Yes you can get and sequencing software like Cakewalk and that will do the

    job.
    > I have Yamaha keyboards also and the unit they sell the MDR-2 is lousy

    because
    > it uses Yamahas own format and is not compatible with software like

    Calkwalk or
    > some of the others. Plus they get almost $1000 for it. Get Home Studio

    Calkwalk
    > and it will do all you want.
  7. "Paul Hennessey" <paul.hennessey@praxis-cs.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:bhqhre$24acq$1@ID-149013.news.uni-berlin.de...
    | Can anyone recommend a cheap external sequencer that I can plug into a
    | Clavinova clp920? All I want is to be able to record myself practicing, I
    | don't need any more sophisticated functionality.
    |
    | One device that I've heard of that fits the bill is the Yamaha MDF3, but
    | they seem to have been discontinued (at least here in the UK). Can anyone
    | suggest anything else?
    |
    | Thanks
    |
    | Paul

    Hi Paul

    Get a MDF2 or MDF3 as you suggested. (MDF2 only handles 720K floppies).
    There are plenty of shops in the UK still with MDF3's. Or get an MDF2 from
    Ebay or Loot (I did!).

    Best option for "simple". Just like using a tape recorder, but it can also
    be used for downloaded MIDI's off the net...

    Best.

    D.

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