XV-2020: Setting up for General MIDI use

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The XV-2020 is GM and GM2 compatible. This means that any of the thousands of Standard MIDI Files (SMFs) that are available commercially will play back correctly on the XV-2020. Use the following procedure to prepare the XV-2020 for use with a sequencer playing an SMF:

1. Connect the MIDI OUT of your sequencer to the MIDI IN of the XV-2020.

2. Press the XV-2020’s VALUE dial so the indicator next to GM lights.

Note: Many professionally produced Standard MIDI Files include a special message at the start of the song that automatically switches the XV-2020 into GM mode. Therefore, you may not need to prepare the XV-2020 manually as described here.