Yamaha FM Music Macro

By CX5Mer

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15-02-2017, 22:21

I've just got another CX5M, so that makes two now. I mentioned this CX5M before, but there was a 7 month delay in getting this from an eBay seller because there was no power supply, then I left them to look for it, but there was no sign of it. I thought the seller may have gone on holiday or been banned, but nothing like that happened. I have now finally received this CX5M today.

This CX5M comes with the Yamaha FM Music Macro cartridge YRM-104, but there's no manual for it. I have done various searches, but I can't find any manual for it or even a summary of the commands. I think the commands are similar to standard MSX BASIC 1.0, as well as similar to a later music upgrade for any MSX computers, but I don't know at the moment what these commands are. I remember reading a magazine article saying that this language even enables the CX5M to sing, although it can only use sounds found in Japanese.

I hope someone can give me a list of Yamaha FM Music Macro commands, or even tell me where to find the manual.

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By hamlet

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15-02-2017, 22:47

You can find most Yamaha manuals on google drive.

By CX5Mer

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16-02-2017, 15:39

Thanks! I managed to type in a listing playing a scale and it was obvious it was playing from the FM sound module. I'll have to read through the manual to find out why the program couldn't be modified to repeat this scale with a GOTO command, as well as how to use any preset instrumental sounds after number 4. I have never used the FM Music Macro before. I'm looking forward to making the CX5M sing, although it can only use sounds which are part of the Japanese language.