Re: Sequencing with computer
In Reply to: Re: Sequencing with computer posted by Rod on March 20, 2000 at 22:39:58:
: El GUAPO-one thing nigel failed to mention is that you must make sure the QS isn't in GM mode to access all the banks on the QS. This will make your drums freak so you have to select a drum kit as an instrument for that part. i.e. POP UP KIT, preset 2, patch 120. Also the keyboard is best set to OUT 1 when sequencing, or so i've been told.
: I'm not terribly experienced myself with MIDI but I'll try to give you some pointers. I'm not familiar with Magix (I use Cakewalk) so I hope this helps.
: (1) You have the select what port to use for the sounds, either internal (your soundcard sounds, usually a GM bank), or external, whatever your midi interface (in my case I have an MPU401). There is probably a similar option in your software and this is is probably why you are hearing the soundcard sounds vs the QS sounds.
: (2) As far as setting up the QS6, if you just want to select individual programs (as opposed to mixes), the only thing you have to do is to make sure that the QS is receiving the same channel that the track in your sequencer is sending at. Then you have to send a program/patch change event in the beginning (with info on the port(soundcard/MIDI interface), the channel, bank and patch). You'll have to check the manual on the specifics on doing this with your software. If you using a mix then you have to setup the channels accordingly for each program that is part of the mix. I would start using the individual programs so you become familiar with it.
: Hope this helps. Hopefully you'll get a reply from someone who uses the same software and can answer in more detail.
: : Wow! As I was looking through some of the posts, I am amazed at how little I know about this music and midi stuff. I thought that I was progressing forward but maybe I am not-haha!
: : I am sequencing from software, Magix Music Studio, and I need some help with trying to change programs via SYSEX exclusive messages.
: : At first I turned off the program change command on my QS6.1 because I didn't want to use the sounds from my soundcard/software.
: : I guess my question is, how do I set up my keyboard so that every time I change songs, the channels automatically change to the programs I want, and not the internal soundcard sounds.
: : Thanx