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YAMAHA MDF-1

16-Apr-2014

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YAMAHA MDF-1



Category:  Products / studio-gear + dj / h/ware sequencer

Added: 22-Dec-98  |  Author: admin

New price:   |   S/H price: £ 100 ish

YAMAHA MDF-1

The MDF1 Midi Data Filer from Yamaha, is a 2.8" quick disk drive for storing system exclusive data from midi devices. Features include 7 segment LED, midi in / out / thru, disk memory indicator, delete & copy functions, backup utilities, and disk capacity of 64K per side. Examples of the amount of disk storage per side would be 14 sets of sounds for DX7/21/100/TX7, 7 sets of patterns & songs for the RX11/21/21L drum machines, 1 full QX21 sequence, or QX5 memory can be saved on both sides of a single diskette. The MDF1 will work with other devices that can transmit or receive midi dump.

I've actually got one of these left from when I had the QX-5.... and great it is too...... simple to use, ... trouble is getting the disks.... anyways.... if you need some storage for synthpatch or sequencer data, and see one... check it out.... maybe the owner has a bunch of disks to go with..... then you've got a nice box to store & load your tracks for gigs etc.... nice... well made.... comments please...













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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: Peter
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 05-May-99

I need to know if this thing can record realtime knob movements, or if it's just for storing patches and stuff...

My problem is this: I really really want to buy an Access Virus, but the only thing I got to control it with is a crappy MC-303.
Can the MC-303 send all necessary information to the Virus for me to have different patches on different parts?! Can the MC-303 record realtime knob movements. And, if all of the above is perfectly possible (which I doubt it is), can the MDF-1 save the data from both machines and make it one file?
Dammit!! I need that synth! My body craves for it!

Any help will be much appreciated and I'll even create a temple for you in my backyard in case you give me some useful info. Thanks!

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Name: Peter
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Date: 05-May-99

Oops! The URL above was a bit screwed...

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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: Jamie Carper
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Date: 08-Jan-03

Is the MDF-1 still available?
I have about 20 Quick-disks with MDF-1 bulk data dumps of arrangments I did over 10 years ago. I need this unit as mine gave up the ghost sometime ago.

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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: George
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Date: 18-Feb-09

Hey there
I purchased the mdf1 when it was new back in the 80s i believe. It went through a flood still worked then it lost it's get up and go after smoke inhalation during a fire. This was one tuff data filer for the price. Ended up getting the mdf2 w/o the floppy.Still have it, However I have maybe 30 2.8 disks full of sequences i did back in the 80s and would love to retrieve the data from these disks. Would love to purchase a working Mdf1 just to retreive the data.
G.

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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: RON
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Date: 04-Nov-09

IF YOU KNOW ANYBODY THAT HAS A MFD1 OR FOR PARTS I NEED A MOTOR.
OR IF YOU WANT TO SELL YOURS,I HAVE FILES FOR A TX81Z,K1,ALESIS DRUM
MACHINE THAT I WANT TO WORK WITH. I TOOK I DOWN TO A SHOP A HAD A BELT
SIZED TO FIT,AND THE DUMMY DROPPED THE MFD1 AND THE CIRCUIT BROKE OFF
OF THE MOTOR.YAMAHA TOLD ME TO SHOP FOR ONE.

THANK YOU,

RON

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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: eejoe audio
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Date: 01-Apr-10

A friend gave me one of these long ago, but I never got around to using it; I'm not even sure if it works (no power adaptor, disks)! I had a W7 at the time (which has its own floppy drive) so I really had no use for it.

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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: Ron
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Date: 04-May-10

Will this unit work in place of the MDR-2 on a yamaha HX?
Please email an answer if you know.. thanks
Ron
ronaldayoub@snet.net

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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: andrew
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Date: 18-May-10

im looking for 2.8 quick disk
after restoring a roland s10 sampler keyboard
if you have some for sale dont hesitate to email me
thanks....andy

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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: Ralph Lee
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Date: 19-May-10

I have tons of this ESQ1 Sounds on 2.8" Roland Quick Discs and can't load them on my ESQ1 anymore...My Yamaha MDF1 midi data flier broke and I'm going nuts trying to get these sounds and sequences back in my ESQ1 to complete an album I'm working on in the studio...Anyone out there that can help out...Thanks Ralph Lee

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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: Jamie Carper
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Date: 28-Nov-10

Hi,

Do you still have that Yamaha MDF-1 unit? I am in need of one ASAP.

Thanks,

Jamie

[quote] eejoe audio wrote: A friend gave me one of these long ago, but I never got around to using it; Im not even sure if it works (no power adaptor, disks)! I had a W7 at the time (which has its own floppy drive) so I really had no use for it. [/quote]

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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: Joe Audio
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Date: 28-Nov-10

Yeah, I still have it Jamie!

[quote] Jamie Carper wrote: Hi,Do you still have that Yamaha MDF-1 unit? I am in need of one ASAP.Thanks,Jamie[quote] eejoe audio wrote: A friend gave me one of these long ago, but I never got around to using it; Im not even sure if it works (no power adaptor, disks)! I had a W7 at the time (which has its own floppy drive) so I really had no use for it. [/quote] [/quote]

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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: Jamie Carper
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Date: 29-Nov-10

Awesome! How much do you want for it? Do you have a Paypal account? I'd prefer that mode of payment. I also have a FedEx account so I can prepay for the shipping too. Email me off forum to discuss further.

JamieCarper@netzero.com

I have power cords and plenty of disks. And right now I have 3 broken down units in pieces at the this time. I am hoping your unit works and perhaps has not gotten much mileage. Also the big ? will be if the heads are aligned properly to read my data disks. I found that to be an issue. Apparently Yamaha never had a standard for alignment. What was written to one disk sometimes could not be read from another unit.

Look foward to hearing from you,

Jamie

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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: Jamie Carper
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Date: 03-Dec-10

Awesome! How much do you want for it? Do you have a Paypal account? I'd prefer that mode of payment. I also have a FedEx account so I can prepay for the shipping too. Email me off forum to discuss further.

JamieCarper@netzero.com

I have power cords and plenty of disks. And right now I have 3 broken down units in pieces at the this time. I am hoping your unit works and perhaps has not gotten much mileage. Also the big ? will be if the heads are aligned properly to read my data disks. I found that to be an issue. Apparently Yamaha never had a standard for alignment. What was written to one disk sometimes could not be read from another unit.

Look foward to hearing from you,

Jamie

[quote] Joe Audio wrote: Yeah, I still have it Jamie![quote] Jamie Carper wrote: Hi,Do you still have that Yamaha MDF-1 unit? I am in need of one ASAP.Thanks,Jamie[quote] eejoe audio wrote: A friend gave me one of these long ago, but I never got around to using it; Im not even sure if it works (no power adaptor, disks)! I had a W7 at the time (which has its own floppy drive) so I really had no use for it. [/quote] [/quote] [/quote]

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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: Tannis
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Date: 17-Sep-12

Hello - are you interested in selling your Yamaha MDF-1. I have an old one that needs replacement parts
Would really appreciate a reply. Thank-you. Tannis

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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: joe audio
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Date: 17-Sep-12

Sorry, I no longer have it!

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Product:  YAMAHA - MDF-1
Name: niksongs
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Date: 22-Jan-13

I have an MDF-1 from back in the day. Never used it. Still in original box. Have manual, too, of course. Anyone looking for one please email e at niksongs@live.com. I plan to put it up on eBay.

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