Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by Kal1n_M » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:57 am

redglass wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:26 pm
Saving backup files on USB device takes quite long, a few minutes in my case, so...
Incremental saving mode for user backup files!
Wondering if incremental backup is technically possible somehow.
It would save a lot time!
Backup files are saving everything, including the library content, that's why it may take extra time. That's useful mostly when you want to replicate setups over two or more synths. Speed is also limited by your USB drive speed...
For regular backups you can use User files, way more faster.
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by Blakenstein » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:19 pm

I'm not sure if this has been addressed or not but I would like to suggest (or if any one knows how to do this already) - on the "Play/Rec" screen - Two things:

1. If you have multiple patches in your performance and you record a backing track using only say two of those patches. You disable the other tracks/patches to not trigger if you're going to play with the backing track. Tap "Store Song & Perf Settings" and it saves this. I've found when I did this, I power off the MODX, power it back on, load the song and all the tracks are enabled again! So I have to disable the ones that I don't want before performing. It's a bit of a pain to do this.

2. For the backing track that's recorded - somehow "link" the song to the performance name - it does show this at the top of the screen but I would like to be able to store the performance in the Live Set list - call up the performance and it auto-load the corresponding song.


On the Performance - Edit - Arpeggio:

3. The ability to be able to assign the same ARP settings to two or more different patches within the Performance. It seems when I assign one ARP setting to two more patches, it seems to only apply to one patch and the others switch to another ARP setting by themselves - a bit frustrating when you want to have multiple patches using the same ARP sequence.

4. "Real-Time" custom ARP creation and assignment to a patch in a Performance. The ability to quickly create a custom ARP on the fly, Loop it, add to it and assign to different patches within the Performance.


Old farts like me that are going blind:

5. Definitely would love the labeling of the rear ports on the top of the keyboard. Would be much easier to see this in a dimly-lit stage/gig environment while setting up!


Live Set Screen:

6. The "Live Set" page - of course I'm comparing this to my "Set List" feature on my Kronos but I would love to have a "Notes" section with say a character limitation of more than I think 24 characters or something like that. Don't need a type a paragraph but more than just a little one-liner at the bottom would very helpful for reminder of chord notes, changes, patch notes, etc for an old fart like me!

7. The ability to transpose the entire performance without having to go into each individual patch and edit the pitch.


I think that's it for now - until I dig into this more! If anyone knows how to do/create/setup/tips and tricks for the above 1, 2 and/4 above, I would greatly appreciate your wisdom! :)
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by vertig0spin » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:47 pm

I don't think I posted this suggestion here, but if I did, I don't think there will be too many people who would mind and not want this wishlist item:

Expand KBD CTRL to 16 parts (or at least 12 maybe, but more than just 8 playable parts)

If you agree, feel free to up vote my idea on yamahasynth ideascale:
https://yamahasynth.ideascale.com/a/dtd ... 3218-45978

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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by Stevie18 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:24 pm

Blakenstein wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Old farts like me that are going blind:

5. Definitely would love the labeling of the rear ports on the top of the keyboard. Would be much easier to see this in a dimly-lit stage/gig environment while setting up!
That has nothing to do with going blind. You cannot see the labels from the top. On the Montage this has be done in a better way, so you can read it from the top.
6. The "Live Set" page - of course I'm comparing this to my "Set List" feature on my Kronos but I would love to have a "Notes" section with say a character limitation of more than I think 24 characters or something like that. Don't need a type a paragraph but more than just a little one-liner at the bottom would very helpful for reminder of chord notes, changes, patch notes, etc for an old fart like me!
+ 1
7. The ability to transpose the entire performance without having to go into each individual patch and edit the pitch.
+ 10. I made this proposal in various places, also on Ideascale. Did not get much love, yet. Please go there and vote it up...
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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by parametric » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:52 am

Stevie18 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:24 pm
Blakenstein wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Old farts like me that are going blind:

5. Definitely would love the labeling of the rear ports on the top of the keyboard. Would be much easier to see this in a dimly-lit stage/gig environment while setting up!
That has nothing to do with going blind. You cannot see the labels from the top. On the Montage this has be done in a better way, so you can read it from the top.
It's a small point, but becomes incredibly annoying EVERY TIME you connect it up - Which is going to be

OFTEN, if you are performing. . . .

For CHEAPNESS, it's the usual lettering moulded in relief in the same BLACK PLASTIC the Case is made of -

and that's where most manufacturers leave it . . .

You should NOT have to go in behind the board with a magnifier and a Torch to see what you are doing :naughty:

Sure, you will eventually LEARN where all the "Holes" are - but that's not a reason for NOT doing a decent job

in the first place.

BOTH my Fusions have the lettering in BLACK on the GREY (metal) Case, on the Top AND on the Back -

and they are 14 years old now.

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Re: Yamaha MODX Wishlist - Suggestions For Future Updates

Unread post by Stevie18 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:04 pm

parametric wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:52 am
You should NOT have to go in behind the board with a magnifier and a Torch to see what you are doing :naughty:
Sure, you will eventually LEARN where all the "Holes" are - but that's not a reason for NOT doing a decent job in the first place.
100% agreed!
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