QSR and sequence playback

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Posted by Mark on November 10, 2000 at 12:45:05:

I'm using a QSR with Cakewalk Pro 8.0. My overall goal here is to create/edit midi files with cakewalk, burn these to flash RAM, and use the QSR for playback and sound source. I'm having a problem trying to figure out how to set the PgmSelect mode, (page 10 in Global Edit), with a midi command. The manual is very brief on this, but my understanding is that this parameter needs to be set to a specific midi channel in order to respond to Mix pgm changes. I'm trying to make sure at the beginning of each sequence, the QSR gets set to the proper Mix pgm. Another problem I'm having, and this is probably more Cakewalk specific, is making sure all the proper pgm selections for each midi channel/sequence track, are made at the beginning of each sequence. In Cakewalk I can put these commands into each track's event list in the proper order I want each command to be sent, and everything works fine, until I save the file, (as a midi file). Upon reopening the same file in Cakewalk, these events have disappeared from each track's event list and are displayed in Cakewalk's track display. This is still fine for playback from Cakewalk, but if I write this midi file to the QSR's flash RAM card using Soundbridge, then play it from the card, the QSR does not get any of these pgm change events, or the sysEx event which turns off GenMIDI mode. It's as if these events, which happen very early in the tracks, are no longer part of the midi file. Any advice will be greatly welcomed, thanks for your time, Mark

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