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MPC midi question

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Myman, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Myman

    Myman Guest

    Hello everyone I'm new to the board yesterday and I think it was destiny because here I am in desperate need of help today. Here's a link to my original question and some responses following. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. Myman

    Myman Guest

    Sorry heres the link
    Thanks again.
  3. rasaban1

    rasaban1 Guest

    What are you using for a "module" ?
    What external box is it? is it connected correctly? Is it a General Midi Device ?
  4. Myman

    Myman Guest

    Yeah I can play any sound I want on the MPC from the Yamaha keyboard on Ch1. But on Ch2-16 I get the same Organ except for Ch10 I get the keyboards drum kit. I want to change the voice of the instrument on the Ch2,3 etc. I cant even figure out why Ch10 plays the drumkit and not the same organ as Ch2-9 and 11-16.
  5. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001

    The dude on the other messages board was correct in his response. You need to send a bank select / program change.

    You were further correct saying you needed to put this code in the MPC.

    What is the keyboard? Is it GM? If it is and you don't need anything other than the GM sounds, you can just send a program change.

    If you want to go beyond the "capital bank" (that is, the default bank one gets by simply sending a program change) you need to send a bank select.

    Typically, when sequencing it is good to have a blank bar (or two or how ever many you want) for "setup". In that setup bar, you can place preset mix info (patch changes, volume, panning, etc.)

    The bank select message will depend on the keyboard you're using. If the keyboard is GM, the bank select messages use controller 0 (MSB) and controller 32 (LSB). So, a program change with bank select message theoretically looks like this:

    1.1.000 controller 0, value x
    1.1.005 controller 32, value y
    1.1.010 program change, value z

    If you have a MIDI implementation chart, you can fill in the values of x, y and z to suit your needs.
  6. Myman

    Myman Guest

    WOW! Everytime I think I'm gettin a grip on MIDI another door opens and I realize I how much I dont know.
    Thanks for the response. What you guys are saying about program changes makes sense now its just now I have to figure out how exactly to carry it out on the MPC.
    I'm gonna work on it some more. I'll probably get back to you.
    P.S what about this Midi charrt? is that a standard thing or is it something that is equipment specific?
  7. Myman

    Myman Guest

    Oh so I find out now that GM reserves Ch10 for percussion that explains that mystery. Now to be able to change the others voices would be heavenly.

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