The TX81Z has some simple MIDI effects that can be used with performances.
You can hear the effects in single mode, but only when the effects are actually
being edited, so that's more of a previewing type of function. In other words,
you can't save effect settings with individual voices. In fact, the settings
of the effects is global, which means there is one only one set of effect
settings for all 24 performances. The only thing saved with a performance is
which of the three effects (or none of them) is used with the performance.
Kind of sucks, but that's how it is.
Delay (Effect 1)
This produces a MIDI delay effect, which repeats the notes you are playing, as
far as the polyphony of the unit allows (the unit has a polyphony of eight, so
only eight notes can sound off at a time, and this delay works within that
This the delay time setting, from 0.01 seconds to 1.28 seconds.
This determines how much the pitch is shifted for each instance of the delay.
Feedback determines how many times the sound will repeat due to the delay.
This is the overall volume of the effect.
Pan (Effect 2)
Panning will make the sound shift from output I to output II in various ways.
This selects the method that is used to determine the volume of the sound out
of outputs I and II.
- LFO - This will make the sound pan from output I to output II in conjunction with the
LFO setting of the instrument in the performance.
- velocity - This will make softly played notes louder out of output I, and loudly played
notes louder out of output II.
- note - This will make low notes louder out of output I and high notes louder out of
This will flip the pan direction. If this is set to II->I, then the
relationships for the above settings will be reversed.
This determines how much panning will occur, in terms of depth.
Chord (Effect 3)
This is where you set up the chording effect, which causes the unit to play
chords for each single note that you play. One chord can be set up for each
note in the octave, and each chord can have up to 4 notes. To assign notes
to a chord, depress the button of the note you want to assign the chord to,
and use the keyboard display to toggle the notes of the chord off and on.