Setting Midi Bank Changes in Cubase SX 2.0?

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  1. munkee

    munkee Guest

    I use Cubase SX 2.0 with a Roland M-VS1 sound module. It has 255 presets(bank1=128,bank 2=127) I can’t seem to get Cubase to perform a Bank Change to get to the other presets(129-255). If I manually set the bank change in the SX Inspector I can change all presets. But during Playback SX will not change presets???

    For example: If my First 4 bars of a song use preset #5, then bars 5-8 use Preset #210 SX will NOT perform the change during Playback??? By the time the marker reaches bar 5 it just continues playing preset #5, it wont’ change to preset #210…What am I doing wrong???

    My manual states the second bank(presets 129-255)have a MSB of 81 an LSB of O.The manual also states: "A Bank Select message is a combination of Controller Number 0 and Controller Number 32, but this unit always treats the value of COntroller Number 32 as 0."

    I'm not very MIDI Savy, So i'll keep trying.
  2. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Feb 28, 2001

    I don't really know of a sequencer that deals with bank select messages in a manner that is elegant natively and exportable so I usually just put the "hard data" in the sequence.

    So, in your example, you should set it up like this

    bar 1, beat 1, tick 1: controller 0, value 0
    bar 1, beat 1, tick 2: controller 32, value 0
    bar 1, beat 1, tick 3: program 5


    bar 4, beat 4, tick 477 (assuming 480 ppqn): controller 0, value 81
    bar 4, beat 4, tick 478: controller 32, value 0
    bar 4, beat 4, tick 479: program 81 (which is, patch 210 - 128...the highest number of patches in bank 1)

    It should work...I wish you better luck than I'm having with my Airport Extreme.

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