Here’s a question posted by a blog reader:
I am a sax player and recently purchased a used Yamaha WX-11 & Roland JV 1010. They are working well, but I am having trouble tweaking the set up. Unfortunately, the JV 1010 did not come with any documentation. I have found some of the documents online and am in the process of going through them (I have read the WX-11 user manual, the JV 1010 Owners Manual and am now going through the JV 1010 Reference Manual). But I am still having trouble doing certain things: primarily configuring the WX-11 to select specific performances or patches in the JV1010. The WX-11 seems to be fairly limited in it’s transit capabilities (limited to only voice select 1-5 in a specific bank). The documentation on those topics is not very helpful in any of the manuals so far since the WX-11 assumes you will use the WT-11 and the JV1010 seems to assume you are using a fully capable midi synth like a keyboard. I am guessing that I can configure the JV 1010 to accomodate this limitation on the WX-11 but I have not been able to figure it out yet. GUYZ and MRCASE seem to have used this setup and I was hoping that they might know the answer to that question. It looks like the MFC1 or MFC10 foot controller can help augment the transmit capabilities of the WX-11 and might offer a solution, but I didn’t want to shell out another $200 right now, I was trying to figure out how much flexibility I can get out of the WX-11 and the JV1010 first.