Yamaha MDF3 MIDI Data Filer

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Used for back up of digital consoles' memory and automation files. 3.5 in. 2HD, realtime playback sequencer, footswitch input. Battery powered (PA3B power adapter optional).

The MDF3 provides quick, simple, and portable data storage of MIDI data from synthesizers, samplers, tone generators, drum machines, sequencers, signal processors, or other MIDI devices with bulk dump capability, on handy 2HD or 2DD floppy disks.

Quick, Simple MIDI Data Recording, and Playback
Straightforward real-time MIDI data recording and playback features let you sketch out musical ideas quickly. SMF formats (0 and 1) lets you play back files of sequences created on a separate sequencer or a computer.

Powered Flexibility
Battery-powered for flexibility in the field, the MDF3 is right at home in any MIDI setup, whether used as an ideal data storage companion for a single MIDI device or an indispensable MIDI data filing workhorse in even the most complex of modern music systems.

Additional Features
Playback of Standard MDI Files; holds up to 99 files, each with an original name; quick start and stop using optional footswitch together with Pause button.

MDR Section Number of Files: 99 max.; File Size: 1200 KB per file max.; Time Resolution: 10 msec/tempo - 60 (fixed); Record File Format: SMF format 0; Play File Format: SMF format 0
Sequencer Section Number of songs: 99 max.; Tracks: 1 (16 MIDI channels); Number of Notes: Approx. 150,000 max.; Note Resolution: 96 clocks per quarter note, MIDI sync 24 clocks per quarter note; Tempo: Play 30 to 250, Record 120 (fixed when using internal clock); Simultaneous Notes Recorded and Played: 64 max. (each); Record Mode: Realtime Replace; Record File Format: SMF format 0; Play File Format: SMF format 0 and 1, and ESEQ files
Recording Medium 3.5 in. 2HD/2DD floppy disks
Number of Files 198 max.
Disk Format MS-DOS standard
Power Supply LR6 (AM3) or "AA" size alkaline batteries x 6 or optional PA3B (or equivalent) AC adaptor
Dimensions (W x H x D) 160 x 50 x 220 mm (1-1/4 in. x 2 in. x 8-5/8 in.)

Optional:
PA3B AC Power Adaptor

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 714-522-9011
Web: https://usa.yamaha.com/support

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (33 ratings)
Submitted February 12, 2018 by William McCoy in Fort Jones, CA
"Extremely useful device for a One Man Band ~ priceless!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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If you play LIVE and you are SOLO or a One Man Band, this little device from Yamaha will help your set round out to be beefy and powerful. You can have an entire orchestra backing you up if you know how to use this puppy with synths! There is really no other product out there that does this so nicely for so little money. I see pros out there still using this all the time, and Im keeping mine. Extremely useful and EASY to use. Also has a built in sequencer. If you need a way to do a MIDI Sysex dump or load files, this will do the trick with EASE. This thing rocks!!! worth its weight in gold! You can do an entire gig using this device and you will be surprised how easy it is to you when you are playing LIVE. Thats important!
Musical Background:
Playing music since 1959
Musical Style:
World Beat
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