Re: Help with Channel 10 drum problem

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Posted by Mike on February 26, 2001 at 13:56:45:

In Reply to: Re: Help with Channel 10 drum problem posted by f3 on February 26, 2001 at 06:20:35:

That is EXACTLY how it is f3. I can use ALL other Presets, but I am stuck with the GM
drums when in GM.

I'm trying to use my computer sequencer.

Say I go through these steps:
---Page 7 MIDI: ON(or OFF)

I have MIDI: ON

It'll work with my sequencer, and I can record and playback EVERYTHING except the
drums, which stay GM.

I tried to turn it OFF, but now I can't hear anything.
I'm guessing there's a few steps I've got to take to get it to work.

Also, when I turned it OFF, all of my MIX channels won't change.

Hope you can help some more, thanks a bunch for your time!

I've read the manual, and I keep trying to find something, but it's just not fitting together for me.

: Mike -

: When you are in "General Midi" mode, some things operate differently, one of which is drums.

: First, as you probably know, Ch 10 is set aside exclusively for drum sets. Second, the drum sets that you access on Ch 10 in General Midi mode are not those available in the preset and user banks. The GM drum kits are a separate set that are only available on Ch 10 in GM mode (and are not listed or discussed anywhere in the Alesis manuals that I know of).

: The kits are things like Standard Set 1, Power Set, Jazz Set, Brush Set etc. and all conform to the General Midi standards. If you go to Ch 10 while you're in GM mode and scroll through the programs accessible on it you'll see these kits change. Note that in most caes, the same kit is associated with several program numbers -- for example, 000 to 006 are all Standard Set 1, then 007 to 015 is Room Set., and so on.

: To get at the Alesis preset and user bank Drum kits you either have to work outside of GM mode (turn it off and use the Multitimbral Mix instead) or if you stay in GM mode use some channel other than 10 to assign the drum kit you want to use and just don't use Ch 10.

: f3

: : I'm new to getting everything set up with my QS6

: : I'm using a SERIAL cable on my PC instead of MIDI in/out, had to install the alesis serial driver.

: : I reinitialzed my board, as I just got it, and that'll wipe out any other stuff.

: : I CANNOT get the Drums on Channel 10 to work with any of the PRESET PROGRAMS
: : it's always on "StndrdSet1"

: : I can switch to any other channel and use all of the DRUM PROGRAMS, and any other
: : QS6 sound, but on Channel 10, I'm stuck with General MIDI please Help!

: : I'm set up like:
: : **
: : MIX GenMIDI 00
: : *GM Multi
: : **

: : Then I just push "Page" to choose a channel.

: :
: : I have settings as follows:

: : **
: : **
: : (page 6)

: : General MIDI: ON
: : (page 7)

: : I/O: PC 38.4K baud
: : (Page 15)

: : Midi Out: OFF
: : (Page 16...................Should I have that "THRU" ?? Why please?)
: : (I don't have any other sound modules yet, but I'm thinking of using my Creative Wavetable
: : as a SAMPLER, it can store up to 32mb samples!!! High quality, as good as or better
: : than the QS6. I think That's when I have to use THRU correct?

: :
: : **
: : MIX
: : **

: : (Page 1)

: : (Page 2)

: : (Page 3)

: : Thank you!

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