Relationships (Library Window)
Relationships opens a dialog which allows you to set up two types of relationships that apply to all Libraries.
The first relationship is short forms. Any time a patch is added to a library, Midi Quest will automatically search its tag list. If there are any exact matches, that tag is automatically added as a tag for the patch. For example, adding a patch called "Piano 1" will automatically add the tag "Piano".
However, patch names frequently contain short forms to indicate a type. For example, a patch might be named "RhodesPno". In this case you would like to have the tags "Rhodes" and "Piano" assigned to the patch. Library Relationships dialog described below allows you to do this by mapping "pno" to "piano" as a tag.
The other relationship is for auditioning.
To set up relationships:
The Library Relationships Dialog
Key Auto Assignments
The left hand side of this dialog is dedicated to creating relationships between short forms and tags. For example, you might use the short form "Pno" to indicate that the patch is a piano sound. When you add the patch to a library, you can ensure that the tag "Piano" is automatically assigned to any patch containing the short form "Pno".
To do this, enter the short form in the "Partial Name" entry area. Now, left click in the boxed area beside "Associated tag" to display your list of tags. Select the tag you want associated with this short form. Once you have made the association, press "Add" button to add it to the list.
To remove an association from the list, select the short form and its associated tag in the list and press the "Remove" key. This operation can not be undone.
You will find that Midi Quest ships with a large number of predefined associations. These associations were gleaned from reviewing a number of our larger patch libraries.
Key / Sequence Assignments
While auditioning patches, you may have a MIDI file which is ideal for auditioning basses, other for pianos, another for trumpets, and so on. Using this dialog, you can create a relationship link between a particular tag and a particular MIDI file. If a patch is auditioned that contains a tag that is associated with a particular MIDI file then instead of playing a chord, Midi Quest automatically loads and plays the MIDI file instead.
To define the relationship between a tag and a MIDI file, enter the path to the MIDI file in the area to the right of "Sequence". Alternately, click the "Browse" button to display a file selector. Use this selector to find and select the MIDI file. Next, click in the boxed area to the right of "Key". Select the tag to associate with the MIDI file. Once selected, press the Add button to create and store the association.
Once you have associated a tag with a sequence, return to the library and click on a patch containing the tag to hear the results.
To remove an association from the list, select the tag/MIDI file from the list and press the "Remove" key. This operation can not be undone.
See also: Apply Default Tags