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help with yamaha bc2 / anatek wind machine & SY77

Postby zphillips » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:20 pm

hi,

I recently got a yamaha BC2 breath controller and anatek wind machine. I have both manuals and understand how to change the settings of the BC2 and anatek on the actual devices. my midi knowledge is poor but I do know how to set send/receive channels and have successfully used a midi arpeggiator with multiple synths. I've also verified that the BC2 is sending data -- the anatek definitely receives data from my keyboards and from the BC2. so I know both devices work.

the SY77 has a BC input so I don't even need the anatek for that synth. no matter what I try I can't get the BC2 to do anything with any synthesizer under any circumstances! I'm pretty sure my midi channels are correctly set -- is there some kind of deeper programming I need to do to get this stuff to work?

any help would be appreciated
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Re: help with yamaha bc2 / anatek wind machine & SY77

Postby madtheory » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:22 am

You'll need to set up the breath control sensitivity parameter on each patch. Press edit and go through the menus. Check the manual.

The BC2/3 give great control over the sound, but they forgot to add a way to collect spit!
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Re: help with yamaha bc2 / anatek wind machine & SY77

Postby zphillips » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:36 pm

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Re: help with yamaha bc2 / anatek wind machine & SY77

Postby zphillips » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:53 pm

you helped me realize something obvious -- the bc2 knobs are kind of tricky to set. i have the gain knob all the way up and the offset one at exactly the right level now -- if the gain is any lower, it's difficult to use the controller (gotta blow hard) -- if the offset is any lower, same thing, and if the offset is higher the controller is always sending data.

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Re: help with yamaha bc2 / anatek wind machine & SY77

Postby madtheory » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:34 pm

You're welcome.
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