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OTS Format

OTS Editor is a software for editing all parameters in OTS sections in Yamaha keyboard stye files.

Besides this the program can export and import OTS sections to/from style files meaning that entire OTS sections can be saved to HD and be reused in a number of styles. Furthermore entire OTS sections can be imported directly from other style files. Open the File menu.

OTS Mixer, which lets the user
- use the mixer to create some template OTS sections (e.g. one for jazz; one for rumba etc.)
- export these templates to OTS files
- import one of these template OTS into the style

Keyboard Model Choice
Selecting the right Keyboard Model will prevent the selection of voices which are not available in the selected model.

Program Operation

Menu File | Open
Open a Style file for OTS editing.

Menu File | Close
Unload the opened Style file.

Menu File | Save
Save (and overwrite) the opened Style file.

Menu File | Save As
Save the opened Style file in a new name.

Menu File | Import OTS from Style File
Import the OTS section from another Style file.

Menu File | Import OTS from OTS File
Import the OTS section from an OTS file.

Menu File | Export to OTS File.
Export the OTS section to an OTS file.

Menu File | Exit
End the program.

Menu Edit | Fill Empty Parts
Add OTS settings (with default values) to "empty" OTS Parts.

Menu Edit | Global Volume
Open the Global Volume Control window.

Menu Edit | Voice Selector
Open the Voice Selector Window for the selected Keyboard Model.
Voices can be assigned to source parts in this window.
The assignments are automatically transferred to the Main window.

Menu Edit | Harmony Settings
Open the Harmony Settings Window.

Menu Edit | Multi Pad Settings
Open the Multi Pad Settings Window.

Menu Edit | OTS Mixer
Open the OTS Mixer Window.

Parameters

Prg. (Program), MSB and LSB
The combination of these three parameters sets the voice in the channel.
Voices can be selected in the Voice Selector Window too. Click Edit | Voice Selector menu to open this window.

Vol. (Volume)
Sets the global Volume controller in the OTS part

Pan
Sets the global Pan controller in the OTS part

Rev. (Reverb)
Sets the global Reverb controller in the OTS part

Cho. (Chorus)
Sets the global Chorus controller in the OTS part

More
Opens the Settings Window with:
1. More MIDI controllers
2. Not Registered Parameter Numbers
3. Registered Parameter Numbers
4. Common System Exclusive Messages
5. System Exclusive Messages Editor
    - The list will show "uncommon" System Exclusive Messages in the selected OTS Part.
    - These System Exclusive Messages can be edited or deleted - and more can be added.
6. Effect Settings.
    - The Value is the value of Parameter 10 (the default Parameter: Dry/Wet) of the Effect Type.
    - To set/add other parameters use the System Exclusive Messages Editor.

For details about System Exclusive Messages consult your Keyboard Manual.

Error, Warning and Information Messages

Read Error
Error while reading from the file or Cancel Button in File Open Dialog pressed.

Invalid MIDI Part
The style file does not have a proper MIDI header and MIDI End.

Internal MIDI Error
The style file does not comply 100% to the MIDI specifications.

No OTS in Style
The style file does not contain an OTS section. Use the Edit | Add Parts menu to add default OTS settings to empty OTS parts.

Internal OTS Error
The OTS section in the style file is corrupt.

Revoice Error
Internal error while revoicing the OTS section in the Style file.

Write Error
Error while writing to the file or Cancel Button in File Save Dialog pressed.

Import failed
Error while importing the OTS section.

Export failed
Error while exporting the OTS section.

Mixing failed
Error while mixing OTS sections.

Revoice to Voice Label turns yellow
You have selected a voice which is not available in the selected Keyboard Model.
In this case a default voice will be used in the channel.

Revoice to Voice Label turns pink
You have selected a voice which is not available in the selected Keyboard Model.
In this case NO default voices is available in the channel.