Friday, February 1, 2013

MIDI Pattern Sequencer - Manual - MIDI presets

MIDI presets are designed for initial setup of external sound devices and applications. With these presets you can choose initial Bank/Program and set the value up to 16 CC/RPN/NRPN registers. Presets can be defined for each track of each pattern or tracks of song. Path:

[Pattern] - [Transport] - Track title - [MIDI presets]

By default MIDI presets are sent at the start of playback or recording pattern or song. But you can choose where the presets will be sent each time you select a pattern or song. Also you can disable automatic sending of presets and send the presets manually by clicking special hotkey. These parameters you can change in "Project settings". Path:

[Project] - [Project settings]

First two parameters allows to send the initial Bank and Program values for MIDI channel that specified for current track (see "Track settings"). The value will be sent when the corresponding checkbox is on. For some old device required only MSB value for Bank change message. Set this checkbox if it need. To change parameter value click button "Set value" next to parameter.

For more information about Banks and Programs see manual or settings of external music applications or devices.

Hint: At changing values these parameters will be sent to output channel when you close "Set value" panel. This works only when enabled sending presets at start playback/recording.

Init controllers:

The following items are intended to add or modify the list of controllers that are also part of the presets. First field it's short memo for controller. It's not required but convenient to identify the controller.

Set the value and new controller will be added to list. If you select controller in the list you can change its values or delete it click button "Delete current".

Click "Add new" button to add new controller to the list. New controller will be selected in list. Or select the list item and change controller values or delete controller by click "Delete current".

To set controller type and values from external device click button "Learn" and use (turn, move or switch it) external device controller to send messages to sequencer. In the "Learn input controller" panel should display external controller parameters.

Click "Set" to apply controller values. "Close" button will close panel without changing.

Hint: In order to sequencer can receive MIDI messages from input controllers you need to define input MIDI device and channels. It is can be set in "Settings" (top panel buttons) - "MIDI input". Path:

[Settings] - [MIDI input]

MIDI presets for song track:

Besides MIDI presets for pattern tracks you can add presets to song tracks. In this case presets which defined for song tracks will used instead first pattern presets. Path:

[Song] - [Transport] - Track title - [MIDI presets]

Presets for song can be specified for each pattern track that included in song track. By default for song track will used presets that specified in first pattern placed in song track.

See also:

MIDI Pattern Sequencer - Manual - Track settings

MIDI Pattern Sequencer - Manual - Project settings

MIDI Pattern Sequencer - Manual - Hotkeys

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