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Posted on: April 17, 2017 @ 07:11 PM
tradivoro
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Hi everybody.  Recently got a MOXF8.  Have figured out a lot of things about the machine.  However, for some reason, I can’t figure out how to change it so that when the machine turns on, it defaults to acoustic piano. Is there a way to do this?  Any info appreciated thanks.

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Posted on: April 17, 2017 @ 07:24 PM
cmayhle
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On page 58 of the MOXF Owner’s Manual, you can specify which MODE you want the machine to power-on with.

It will then power-on with the first setup of the chosen MODE...which happens to be Full Concert Grand in VOICE MODE.

Do you have the Owner’s Manual?  If not, Here is the direct link.

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Posted on: April 18, 2017 @ 11:41 AM
tradivoro
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Again cmayhle, thanks very much.  I have the owners manual, but that is such a short blurb, I just missed it completely.  Also, just trying to wrap my head around how the machine works, the arpeggios, etc., I’m more than a little saturated.  Thanks for pointing it out. 

cmayhle - 17 April 2017 07:24 PM

On page 58 of the MOXF Owner’s Manual, you can specify which MODE you want the machine to power-on with.

It will then power-on with the first setup of the chosen MODE...which happens to be Full Concert Grand in VOICE MODE.

Do you have the Owner’s Manual?  If not, Here is the direct link.

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Posted on: April 19, 2017 @ 07:22 PM
tradivoro
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After following the manual, I found that I still couldn’t get the piano to power up as the default initial sound.  Thing is the manual doesn’t go into it.  Just mentions one possibility and that’s it. 

Anyway, while searching around, I found this post at the yamaha forum by Phil Clendeninn, which actually tells you exactly what to do.  I"m posting it here for those that may go to page 58 and still not get results. At the point where he says

PowerOnMode = the mode you which it to power up in.

Use the inc/dec buttons till you find voice Pre1, press store and then it will default to the Full Concert Grand piano.

Set the “Power On Mode” parameter to the mode you wish to have you MOXF8 power on in. For example, you can have it power on in Voice mode ("voice Pre1") which means it will boot up to the Full Concert Grand piano.

If you would rather choose a specific piano, set it to power on to ("voice USER 1") then you can place whichever piano you prefer in USER 1:001(A01) and it will boot up to that Voice.

Press [UTILITY]
Press [F1] GENERAL
Press [SF6] OTHER
PowerOnMode = the mode you which it to power up in.
Press [STORE] to write this to your instrument’s internal memory
This will be written in all ALL data files (.X6A) you make from now on.
You may wish to update you older ALL data files to include this preference.

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Posted on: April 20, 2017 @ 04:24 AM
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tradivoro - 19 April 2017 07:22 PM

After following the manual, I found that I still couldn’t get the piano to power up as the default initial sound.  Thing is the manual doesn’t go into it.  Just mentions one possibility and that’s it. 

Anyway, while searching around, I found this post at the yamaha forum by Phil Clendeninn, which actually tells you exactly what to do. [...]

The information you posted will work, but still omits an important MOXF feature. It makes what can be a simple task (selecting a specific Voice, Performance, Master, Song, or Pattern) more complicated than necessary.

The Owner’s Manual doesn’t do a good job of explaining PowerOnMode. The MOXF Reference Manual (http://download.yamaha.com/file/60478) does somewhat better on page 142.

What might be unclear is use of the PowerOnMode STORE+ENTER setting.
Here’s how…
1) Set PowerOnMode to STORE+ENTER.
2) Press [STORE] to lock in that setting.
3) Exit Utility mode, then select the Voice, Performance, Master, Song, or Pattern you’d like the MOXF to power up with.
4) Press [STORE] and [ENTER] buttons simultaneously.

The Voice, Performance, etc., will be what the MOXF calls up the next time it’s powered on.

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Posted on: April 20, 2017 @ 05:55 AM
tradivoro
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The information you posted will work, but still omits an important MOXF feature. It makes what can be a simple task (selecting a specific Voice, Performance, Master, Song, or Pattern) more complicated than necessary.

The Owner’s Manual doesn’t do a good job of explaining PowerOnMode. The MOXF Reference Manual (http://download.yamaha.com/file/60478) does somewhat better on page 142.

What might be unclear is use of the PowerOnMode STORE+ENTER setting.
Here’s how…
1) Set PowerOnMode to STORE+ENTER.
2) Press [STORE] to lock in that setting.
3) Exit Utility mode, then select the Voice, Performance, Master, Song, or Pattern you’d like the MOXF to power up with.
4) Press [STORE] and [ENTER] buttons simultaneously.

The Voice, Performance, etc., will be what the MOXF calls up the next time it’s powered on.

And that’s exactly what happened.  I went through the steps in the owner’s manual, went through the STORE+ENTER exercise, but it didn’t explain it all the way through.  However, the way you explain it, it makes sense, there’s a step two.  Thanks, that could be useful in the future if I want to change to a different sound.

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