Frequently asked questions – MIDI

Here you can find some answers to Frequently asked questions – if you don’t find yours please don’t hesitate to contact us.

General

What is MIDI?

MIDI is a worldwide standard for Musik Instrument Digital Interface. It is the connection beetween Akkordeon and other devices (sound modules, keyboards, sequencers, synthesizers, computers, etc.

Install

Is it possible to install TOTTER MIDI system in my accordion?

Yes, we can install each model of TOTTER MIDI system into every accordion regardless of brand, type, size or age.

Is it possible to install TOTTER MIDI system in my accordion by myself?

No, this is not possible. All TOTTER MIDI systems are in every accordion installed by our company or by one of our partners.

After the installation of the TOTTER MIDI system, can I still play only the acoustic accordion?

After installing any TOTTER MIDI system, you can play the accordion just like before – classical acoustic. And through electronics, with a MIDI connection.

How long does it take to install the TOTTER MIDI system?

The installation time for TOTTER MIDI system is about a week, and can be reduced by prior arrangement (depends of accordion type).

Does the acoustics in the accordion change after installation of TOTTER MIDI system?

The tests showed that the acoustics of the accordion after the installation of TOTTER MIDI system do not change.

Does the outer appearance of the accordion change after the installation of TOTTER MIDI system?

The outer appearance of the accordion does not change at the models without the control panel after the installation of TOTTER MIDI system.

Do the keys or buttons on the accordion change after installation of TOTTER MIDI system?

The responsiveness (firmness and flexibility) of the keys and buttons on the accordion does not change after the installation of any TOTTER MIDI system.

I've got TOTTER MIDI system already installed in my accordion. Is it possible to transfer it into another accordion?

Transfering the TOTTER MIDI system from one accordion into another is possible. It is done exclusively at TOTTER MIDI headquarters or at one of our partners.

Is it possible to upgrade the TOTTER MIDI system later?

All TOTTER MIDI systems can be upgraded anytime later.

Is it possible to upgrade any other MIDI system to the TOTTER MIDI system?

Upgrade of midi systems other producers is not possible because systems are not compatible with each other.

Can the TOTTER MIDI microphone system be built into the accordion as well?

Yes, the installation of any TOTTER MIDI microphone system is possible at the same time with the installation of the TOTTER MIDI system or as a later upgrade.

Use

Do I need to know how to play the accordion if I want to use the TOTTER MIDI system?

With TOTTER MIDI system all music is live, so you need to be able to play the accordion. It works without pre-recorded playbacks. We recommend it to beginners and experienced accordionists.

How to set up the operations of TOTTER MIDI system installed in accordion?

With TOTTER MIDI systems, you can set up the operation on the control panel, which is easy, fast and always at hand. For systems without a control panel, the operating options are limited. You set the parameters on the sound module, keyboard, computer, …

What is the appearance of the control panel?

The soft touch control panel features ergonomic keys and a logical menu structure. The LEDs and the display show the current status of the settings. You can choose between gold, silver and black.

Is it possible to change the parameters while playing with TOTTER MIDI system?

While playing the TOTTER MIDI system, it is possible to change any parameters and select pre-programmed programs using the keypad and display. The decisive role in this has the position of the control panel located on the accordion grille. Only then is it within reach of your fingers when playing on the accordion.

Do I need the programmer or computer to set up the operations of TOTTER MIDI system?

You are setting the operations of TOTTER MIDI system on the control panel, so you do not need the programmer or computer. This is the most effective and fastest solution.

Can I connect the TOTTER MIDI system directly on amplifier or active speaker?

You can not connect the TOTTER MIDI system to the PA system directly. Connect it to a sound generator for example sound module (SONATTER TM4) or a keyboard or synthesizer … and one of these on a PA system.

What do I need to operate the TOTTER MIDI system installed into accordion?

To operate the TOTTER MIDI system built into the accordion, you need a sound generator, for example, sound module (SONATTER TM4), synthesizer, keyboards, computer, … and active speaker.

Is the maintenace of TOTTER MIDI system required?

No maintanance of the TOTTER MIDI system is required. Excellent electronic components ensure reliable and fast operation in all circumstances, which ensures long life of the system.