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             Installation and Owners Manual
                     QRS # 70484


                     Virtuoso Violin
                     MIDI Player Violin




                     Virtuoso Violin
                       • It's an acoustic violin.
                       • It's MIDI compatible
                       • It plays itself
                       • It plays with expression and subtlety.
                       • Its bow moves delicately across the string,
                         mimicking actual hand movement
Date: 0301
Rev. 1
                       • Its bow is actually playing the violin.
Manual’s Catalog #
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                                      Table Of Contents
Introduction --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   2
Parts Summary----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------       3
Parts Summary Photos -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------          4
Options & Accessories ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------        5

Getting Acquainted----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6
Tools Required ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6
Setting Up Your Violin ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7, 8
Set Up Procedure Photos -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9
      Unpacking --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9
      Setting Up the Pedestal---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9
      Setting Up the Speaker ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9
      Setting Up the Analog MIDI Controller --------------------------------------------------------- 9
      Unpacking the Violin -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9
      Mounting The Violin Assembly To the Pedestal --------------------------------------------- 9
      Mounting The Bow ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Hooking Up The Bow Line ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Plugging It All In--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
How You Know Your Ready To Go -------------------------------------------------------------------- 10
Playing A Violin File---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11
     Making Adjustments
Selecting A Song To Play -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12
Changing The Volume ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 13
Setting It Up To Do Duets With Your MIDI Player Piano ----------------------------------------- 14
Volume Curves----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Setting It Up To Do Play By Itself----------------------------------------------------------------------- 14
Hook Ups ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14
The Controller (Diagram) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15
Contact Information ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16




                                         Introduction
An invisible hand glides the bow across the strings producing a genuine violin sound. Watching
the violin in action is truly a memorable image. The sounds achieved by vibrating the string are
genuine violin sounds - not digitally sampled sounds. Coupled with a Pianomation-equipped
piano, it will perform a duet without either instrument being touched by human hand.

Developed by Paroutaud Music Laboratories, the Virtuoso violin was invented by TV and film
scorer Fred Paroutaud and the late Dr. Thomas Paine, administrator of NASA during the Apollo
moon flights and the former president of Northrop Corporation.
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                         Parts Summary
 Item #      Sub          Sub                             Description
          Assembly #   Assembly #
 700000                             Virtuoso Violin With Stand and Shipping Box
            70100                   Complete Lower Violin Assembly
                         710002     Violin Power Supply
                         710003     Violin Processor
                         701600     Bow Motor Assembly including motor, mounting
                                    brackets, idler wheels etc.
                         701700     Bow Angle Servo Assembly including Servo, mounting
                                    brackets, rods, etc.
                         701800     Mounting Hardware including red plate, Plexiglas, and
                                    misc. hardware.
                         701900     I/O Panel Assembly
                         702100     Wiring Harnesses
            70400                   Lower Pedestal Cabinet


            70300                   Shipping Containers
                         703004     Violin - Blue Container
                         703002     Violin - White Shipping Box
                         703006     Pedestal - White Shipping Box


            70200                   Upper Violin Assembly
                         700010     Violin
                         702100     Violin Bow Assembly
                         702200     Bow Arm Guide Assembly
                         700100     Driver Assembly
                         700158     Driver Blade Assembly
                         702300     Frame Assembly
            700300                  Tailpiece Hold Down Assembly
            700400                  Bow Sensor Assembly
            70500                   Upper Cabinet
            70040                   Speaker
            77300                   Analog MIDI Controller
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           Parts Summary
                           700010 - Violin




                           702100 - Bow Assembly



                           70500 - Upper Cabinet



                           700100 - Driver Assembly



                           702200 - Bow Arm Guide


                           700300 - Tailpiece Hold Down




                           70100 - Lower Violin Assembly


                           77300 - Analog MIDI Controller
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                Parts Summary
                                 710002 - Power Supply



                                 70107 - Servo Assembly


                                 701800 - Hardware


                                 701600 - Motor Assembly




                                 710003 - Violin Processor




                                 702100 - Wiring Harness



                                 701900 - I/O Panel Assembly




                                 70500 - Upper Cabinet




                                 703004 - Shipping Container
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                           700100 - Driver Assembly




                           700158- Driver Blade Assembly




                           702300 - Frame Assembly




                           xxxxxx - Bridge Assembly


                           700300 - Tailpiece Hold Down




                           700010 - Violin
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                Parts Summary


                                77300 - Analog MIDI Controller




                                Cable Chase




                                Bow Line Place Holders (for
                                shipping)




                                70040- Speaker




                                70040- Speaker
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           Parts Summary
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                            Options
             Practice Session Piano Module
             Part # 70596
             This takes the MIDI output from the LiteSwitch box and creates a piano
             sound to practice with




              Analog MIDI Controller or Dual Drive Analog MIDI Controller
              Part # 77300

              The Analog MIDI Controller will allow you to record your
              performances, continue to lay down tracks and assign instruments to the
              various tracks creating your own composition. The Analog MIDI
              Controller also has two headphone outputs for practicing while your
              piano keys are silenced with the mute bar. It has left and right hand
              record and playback capabilities enabling you to take advantage of the
              vast amount of educational software available. This allows you to
              practice one hand while the other plays. The Mixed outputs on the back
              will allow you to broadcast your performance without the need for a mic
              and the exterior noise they can pick up.




             Headphones
             Part # 70467
             Headphones plugged into the Analog MIDI Controller allow one to hear
             a piano sound or any sound you choose.




             Stop Rail
             Part # 700470
             This prevents the hammers from striking the strings, allowing silent
             practice. The OptiScan channels a MIDI signal to a sound source that
             generates a piano sound to the headphones.
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                  Tools Required
                             Item
                       Alan Key Included
          Phillips Head and Standard Head Screw Driver
                  Exacto Knife and or Scissors
                        Optional/Maybe
                          Screw Gun
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      Unpacking & Setup: Pedestal
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          Unpack & Setup: Violin
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          Unpacking The Violin
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          Mounting The Violin
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        Mounting The Bow & Bow
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                     Mounting The Bow Line




                                  Pull Line over wheel           Hook knot to the end of the bow.




Feed the other line through the   Hook To the other end of the
mechanisim                        bow
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             Plugging It All In
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              Setting It Up For Stand Alone
Setting Up The Equalizer




S E T U P
                                     Enter


 D E F A UL T      R E C OR D



S E T U P    D E F A U L T
                                             Press Setup - Defaults - Audio - Equalizer - Violin -
 A U D I O     MI D I     P L A              and set the violin to zero. By doing this you will be
                                             telling Chili several things.
                                             That the sequencer should not produce any violin
                                             sounds that are found on Channel 2.
S E T U P    A U D I O                       •   That the Chili unit should parse all MIDI files
                                                 for Virtuoso Violin events on Channel 2.
 E QU A L I Z E R        C U R V
                                             •   That Chili should route the channel 2 Virtuoso
                                                 Violin events to the delayed MIDI out. ( The
                                   Enter
                                                 violin plays in real time, the piano has a built in
                                                 500ms delay.)
S E T U P    E QU I L I Z E R

 V I OL I N      S Y N T H




                                    Enter

S E T U P    V I OL I N

 V I OL I N      0 0 0
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             Setting It Up For Stand Alone Use

Setting Up The Equalizer




S E T U P
                                     Enter


 D E F A UL T      R E C OR D



S E T U P    D E F A U L T
                                             Press Setup - Defaults - Audio - Equalizer - Violin -
 A U D I O     MI D I     P L A              and set the violin to zero. By doing this you will be
                                             telling Chili several things.
                                             That the sequencer should not produce any violin
                                             sounds that are found on Channel 2.
S E T U P    A U D I O                       •   That the Chili unit should parse all MIDI files
                                                 for Virtuoso Violin events on Channel 2.
 E QU A L I Z E R        C U R V
                                             •   That Chili should route the channel 2 Virtuoso
                                                 Violin events to the delayed MIDI out. ( The
                                   Enter
                                                 violin plays in real time, the piano has a built in
                                                 500ms delay.)
S E T U P    E QU I L I Z E R

 V I OL I N      S Y N T H




                                    Enter

S E T U P    V I OL I N

 V I OL I N      0 0 0
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                  Virtuoso Violin - Setup & Adjustments
 Setting Up The Volume Curves


                                                              •   Select a Virtuoso Violin song.
S E T U P
                                                     Enter
                                                              •   Push Play.
 D E F A UL T         R E C OR D                              •   Press Setup - Defaults - Audio - Curves - Violin.
                                                              •   The Violin, Piano and Speaker will go down to
                                                                  its lowest volume.
                                                              •   Adjust the violin's volume so that it sounds good
S E T U P     D E F A U L T                                       with the lowest volume played by the piano and
                                                                  background. You may want to also look at the
 A U D I O      MI D I       P L A                                bow movement's speed. The lowest violin
                                                  Enter
                                                                  volume should also coincide with an attractive
                                                                  bow speed.
                                                              •   Push the Right button.
S E T U P     A U D I O
                                                              •   Adjust the violins volume to sound good with the
 C U R V ES        OF F S E T S                                   piano and background speaker.
                                                              •   Push the Right button.
                                                  Enter
                                                              •   Adjust the violins max volume to sound good
                                                                  with the pianos and backgrounds max volume.
S E T U P     C U R V E S                                     •   Push Enter.
                                                              •   By pushing enter the volume will revert to what
 V I OL I N        U N MI X E D                                   the global volume is set to.


                                                   Enter




S E T U P     V I OL I N
                                                                     85
0 0 1         0 6 4            1 2 7       Left       Right




The Y axis shows the volume settings for each instrument and the          30
audio processor. The X axis shows the corresponding Global
volume. So in this example when global volume is at say 1, the
piano is at 1 to play its softest the audio processor is at 30 to
sound good with the piano. And the violin sounds good with the
other two when its volume is at 85.
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          Turning The Unit On & Off
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                                     Basic Controls




                                                     So, to play a CD: Push
                                                     the Source button, Dial
                                                     In QRSCD, Push Enter.


To familiarize yourself with the basic functions of Chili, follow the six steps below. These steps will walk you
through the basic playback features that are commonly used for playback of a CD, Floppy or Internal Demo. Chili
utilizes the same buttons for other features. These features will be discussed in detail in the following sections.




      Step 1.                                                Press “Power” to turn the unit “ON” or “OFF”. The unit will
                                                             default to the last played source.
   Press Power


       Step 2.                                               Push play and the song begins. Push pause and the song
                                                             will pause.
     Press Play

     Step 3.                                 Enter
                                                             To increase volume, turn the dial to the right, to decrease
                                                             volume turn the dial to the left.
  Adjust Volume

     Step 4.
  Advance Song                        Right                  To advance to the next song Press the “Right” button.




     Step 5.                                                 To return to the beginning of the song Press the “Left”
  Previous Song                         Left                 button once . Press twice to go to the previous song.



       Step 6.                                               To end playback Press “Stop”.
     Press Stop

                                                             Once a track has been selected and “played” the unit will
          Play                                               then continue to the next track until it reaches the end of
                                                             the media.
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                      Trouble Shooting
A Note resonates




The Bow Line Comes
Loose



The music is out of
sync



The music is out of
sync
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             Trouble Shooting
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                          2011 Seward Ave
                          Naples, FL 34109

                            941-597-5888
                           Fx 941-597-3936
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