MIDI Setup Page (Settings Dialog)
MIDI Setup Page
The port and channel settings on the MIDI Setup page are critical for the correct transfer of the SysEx between the computer and the instrument and must be set correctly. This page is displayed when opened from the Studio window or for components where the MIDI device is not loaded in the Studio.
MIDI IN Port: this drop down menu lists the open MIDI IN Ports. Select the port to which the MIDI OUT cable of the instrument is currently connected. If this menu is empty, the program will not be able to communicate properly with any of your instruments. Please read Port Out below for additional information on MIDI Port problems. See Also: MIDI In Ports.
MIDI OUT Port: this drop down menu lists the open MIDI OUT Ports. Select the port to which MIDI IN cable of the instrument is currently connected. If this menu is empty, the program will not be able to communicate with any of your instruments either because you have not installed any MIDI drivers in windows or because another program is using the MIDI Port and the port is not shareable. If you have been running other Windows MIDI programs successfully, make sure all of these applications are closed and rerun the program. If no other MIDI programs have been run on the computer, you probably need to install MIDI drivers using the Control Panel in the Main Group of Window's Program Manager. See Also: MIDI Out Ports
SysEx Channel: the SysEx Channel is the channel that the instrument uses to communicate SysEx on. This channel MUST match the channel that the instrument is using or nothing will happen because the instrument will ignore the messages sent by the computer! The SysEx Channel is not always the MIDI channel but may be. On some older instruments this channel is not used at all. Please check the instrument's drivers Fast Tips for information on how to correctly set the SysEx Channel.
MIDI Channel: the MIDI Channel should be set to match the basic MIDI channel of the instrument. The MIDI Channel is used largely for auditioning purposes and should match the instrument so that auditioning from Banks and Editors can be heard. This channel should be set correctly since a small number of instruments use it while transferring SysEx.
For Roland multi-part synths, the MIDI channel used should be the same as that for part #1 of the instrument.
Open MIDI IN Ports: press this button to open the MIDI IN Ports dialog. For Midi Quest plug-ins, this where port selection is made.
Open MIDI OUT Ports: press this button to open the MIDI OUT Ports dialog. For Midi Quest plug-ins, this where port selection is made.