Re: QSR, Cakewalk 8 and The Meaning of Strife...

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Posted by scott on September 08, 1999 at 18:16:30:

In Reply to: QSR, Cakewalk 8 and The Meaning of Strife... posted by Dave Gutshall on September 08, 1999 at 14:04:01:

: Greetings --

: As a relative newcomer to MIDI beyond the basics (Have been running a Yamaha PSR-530 direct to cakewalk via seial port connection), the recent addition of a QSR to the line up has thrown me a couple curve balls.

: Here's the lineup:
: PC (AMD K6-2 450Mhz, 128MB RAM, etc)
: Yamaha PSR-530 Keyboard (Connected via serial cable to COM 1)
: QSR (Connected via serial cable to COM 2, and from PSR-530 MIDI OUT to QSR MIDI IN for off-line playing)

: Now the questions...:
: 1. With the QSR's global settings correct (Gen. MIDI OFF, Control at PC 38.5, Cakewalk instrument assigned to Controller 0 and using QSR.ins instrument definition), QSR will not play Cakewalk instructions. Suggestions?

: 2. Using patches form Cakewalk instrument definition downloaded from this site gives me completely different patch on QSR display (ex. "TrueStereo" on Cakewalk results in "Asylum Kit" on QSR). Suggestions?

+ It sounds like the patch selection is off by 1, since True Stereo is 000 and Asylum Kit is 127 on the previous bank. Make sure your patch selection method in Cakewalk is Controller 0.

: 3. Using MIDI connection between PSR530 and QSR, QSR plays fine, but patch selection has to be performed manually (Using patch change controller on keyboard yields eratic results). Suggestions?

+ The I/O source on the QSR needs to be set to either Serial at whatever baud you are using, or to MIDI. That might explain why you are having patch selection problems.

: Okay folks, the big question is simple -- Am I a certifiable idiot, or was there something I missed?

: Thanks in advance for any and all criticism you can provide...

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