Re: help with cakewalk and QS8 midi.... please!!

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Posted by Bob on February 14, 2000 at 11:03:37:

In Reply to: help with cakewalk and QS8 midi.... please!! posted by Jeff W on February 13, 2000 at 20:13:43:

: Hello,
: I'm trying to get my home studio up and running again. I'm sure I had all this stuff working correctly before a recent move. The problem:

: I'm having major problems getting the right sound to come from the QS8 after choosing it in CW. I've read all the related posts on this forum and still can't get it to work.

: CW:
: Source=midi omni
: port=1-Alesis QS8
: channel=1
: bank sel. method=controller 0 *
: bank=0-QS8 user
: patch=no quarter

: QS8:
: kbd mode= out 01
: general midi=off
: midi prg sel=on
: I/O=midi
: midi out=out

: led screen:
: mix* user 00
: multitmbrl ........
: ........

: No Quarter sounds like crap! When I put the QS8 into solo mode and play it, it sounds great. I went through a bunch of the patches with mixed results. Many sound wrong. Some patches (slap it! for example) sound fine. Any suggestions? Maybe one of you could just start by verifying that No Quarter sounds correct whether accessed through CW or directly on the QS8 in solo mode.

: Mystified,
: Jeff W

First, try sending from CW in multi mode, and check specific channel assignments.As for "No Quarter", the key to this patch is the effects.
While QS8 is in Mix mode, the channel that the patch is assigned to and the effect channel for the entire mix must be the same.Also, make sure the effect level is up all the way on same channel.This may make other patches in the mix sound funky(deep chorus). The alternative is to send on aux outs and process "No Quarter" externally
with a juicy thick chorus thru plate or room verb.

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