Re: Using Mixes with software sequencer

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Posted by Bob on November 13, 1999 at 10:06:11:

In Reply to: Using Mixes with software sequencer posted by Anthony on November 10, 1999 at 16:40:58:

: Can anyone tell me if it's common practice to edit a Mix on the keyboard to play sequences from software, or is it better to use program changes in the sequencer and let that send details of which sound to set for each channel?
: the reason I ask is that the program sounds on my QS6 sound great on their own but lose all the effects when used in a multitimbral mix. By editing the mix at the keyboard I know I can also adjust effects etc, but this seems to be a long winded way of working. i am almost contemplating multi sampling all the program sounds to get what I want.

No one has answered you yet so I'll take a stab at it.Either way is
suitable, what are you comfortable with and how often do you need to
send program changes? True, in mix mode you don't get the full effects on all channels,only the effect attached to the program designated on the FX can work around this by assigning different busses to different programs.Or youcan assign programs to the aux outs and process them externally.Both of which I've done with some success.If you use a mix with all 16 channels active you may not need to change programs often, but you sacrifice some of the effects.
If you are assigning only a few channels to the mix(QS6 being part of
a multi synth system),then you can taylor and process till you get it right,and only send one Pg Chng tobring up the mix.This last one by the way works best for me for both seqencing and for live performance.
Hope this helps.
: hope someone can point me in the right direction.

: Thanks

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