Breakaway Vocalizer 1000 Voices, Instruments,
and assorted observations.
The Breakaway Vocalizer 1000 is a MIDI pitch-tracker, and sample player, which I had used for analysing dolphin vocalisations. Unfortunately it seems to have been marketed as a toy for karaoke fans. It is claimed to track and playback to the nearest 32nd of a semitone, and although it is now old technology, I find it fun, so here is what I have discovered about its hidden voices. (certainly not General Midi).
|PGM (program numbers) and sounds||Check it with
These program numbers work with Music-X on Amiga (my old favourite) yet some sequencers may transpose the program numbers by one position: so that Piano is 0 and Rap Drum is 73 etc.
|1 Piano||2 Elec. Guitar||3 Flute||4 Sax||5 Violin|
|6 Bells||7 Spirit||8 Electric Piano||9 Fuzz Guitar||10 Whistle|
|11 Trumpet||12 Cello||13 Marimba||14 Warp||15 Piano Strings|
|16 Electric Bass||17 Clarinet||18 Trombone||19 Bass||20 Steel Drums|
|21 Fusion||22 Organ||23 Slap Bass||24 Harmonica||25 Synth Brass|
|26 Synth Strings Delay||27 Synth Drums||28 Sara||29 Sine Wave||30 Kick|
|31 Snare||32 Low Snare||33 Syndrum Medium||34 Syn Wobble Board||35 Hi Hat|
|36 Crash Cymbal Ring||37 Crown Cymbal Ring||38 Congas||39 Rimshot||40 Static|
|41 Cowbell||42 Woodblock||43 Metal||44 Woodblock/Log||45 Metal|
|46 Digital Piano||47 New Age Synth||48 Synth Strings with Reverb||49 Bass Synth||50 Sax|
|51 Low Fuzz Synth||52 Organ/Clav Fuzz||53 Fretless Bass||54 Legend Synth||55 Horns|
|56 Synth Analogue||57 Synth after Arps||58 Voices||59 Chimes||60 Oboe|
|61 Fusion||62 Jewel||63 Rowdy Bass||64 Synth Sailing||65 Hammond Organ|
|66 L/A Synth||67 Rowdy GX-1||68 Honk/Rudie||69 Synth Bass||70 Tubular Bells|
|71 T-Bones||72 Rhodes||73 French Horns||74 Rap Drum|
NB: These program numbers work with Music-X on Amiga (my old favourite) yet some sequencers may transpose the program numbers by one position: so that Piano is 0 and Rap Drum is 73 etc. From my experience the default pitchbend range on this device is 4096 units per semitone. To reset the machine, whilst switching on hold the button on the right hand side. To activate the MIDI in and out hold the same right hand button and toggle the yellow voice guide and melody guide at lower left corner of the front (just above the butterfly logo), and watch the LCD.
|PGM 1-74 = Voice for channel|
|Control Commands||CTL 07 = Volume||CTL 10 = Pan||CTL 13 = Scale||CTL 45 = Key|
|Header F0h||Sysex 00h||Extended 00h||Manufacturer ID 25h||Product Codes 01h|
|4=Aoelian||5=Pentatonic||6=Pent. Minor||7=Harmonic Minor|
|8=Blues||9=Blues III&VIth||10=Diminished||11=Whole Tone|
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