MQ Mixing and Blending (Bank Editor) MQ_yes MQLT_no MQLib_no

MixAll1 Mix All Blend1

Purpose:

There are five different ways to create new Patches in the Bank Window: Mix, Mix All, Blend, Gen4, and Morph. The three discussed here are Mix, Mix All, and Blend. In each case, an entirely new Bank of Patches is created from the selected Patches. You can quickly try out these new Patches in your music by auditioning them. You don't need to know a thing about programming your instrument.

The following is an explanation of how the Mix, Mix All and Blend functions work:

Mix creates a new Bank of Patches by randomly picking parameters from two selected Patches. When this option is selected, a dialog is displayed to allow the selection of a bias.

BankMixBiasDlg

If the bar is fully left, the odds will be very high that each parameter will be selected from the left patch, if fully right the results will be biased towards the right patch, and in the center there will be a equal probability of a parameter value being selected from either of the two patches.

Mix All creates a new Bank of Patches by randomly picking parameters from all selected Patches. The probability of the parameter coming from each of the selected Patches is equal. Therefore, if 2 Patches are selected, the chance is 50% that the parameter value will come from either Patch. If four Patches are selected, there is a 25% chance that the parameter will be selected from each Patch, and so on. Each new patch is a random combination of the selected Patches.

Blend works exactly the same as Mix except that it combines larger chunks of SysEx from each Patch thus maintaining more of their overall aural characteristics.

Each of these functions is intended to create new sounds. As a result, these options are only active in bank editors for components which are tagged as sound generators.

 

Directions:

To Mix or Blend Patches:

1.Tap on a Patch name to select it
2.Tap on the number of a second patch to add it to the selection
3.Tap Mix on the Bank Editor button bar or
4.Two finger tap in the bank editor to display the pop-up menu and choose Mix
5.Midi Quest will create new patches by mixing the two selected patches

 

To Blend Patches:

6.Tap on a Patch name to select it
7.Tap on the number of a second patch to add it to the selection
8.Tap Blend on the Bank Editor button bar or
9.Two finger tap in the bank editor to display the pop-up menu and choose Blend
10.Midi Quest will create new patches by blending the two selected patches

 

To Mix All Patches

1.Select two or more Patches
2.Choose the Mix button or
3.Two finger tap in the bank editor to display the pop-up menu
4.Select Mix All to Mix the Patches

Example:

To `Mix' or `Blend' Patches 7 and 12

Tap the Patch 7 name
Tap the Patch 12 number

Bank Mix 1

Tap the Mix or Blend buttons on the button bar, or
Two finger tap in the bank editor to display the pop-up menu and choose Mix or Blend
If Mix was selected, use the slider to set the ratio between the two patches
The results would be the two following Banks, a Mix Bank and a Blend Bank

Bank Mix 2

Bank Blend 2

 

To Mix All' Patches:

Use extended select (tap on the patch number of each patch) to choose all the Patches you wish to mix
Tap the Mix All button or
Two finger tap in the bank editor to display the pop-up menu and choose Mix All

Bank Mix All 2

`Mix All' randomly picks parameters from ALL selected Patches

 

Post Randomization

Once all of the new patches have been created the Patch Audition dialog appears as displayed in the previous three images. Use this dialog to try out the newly created patches and save the ones you like to the Collection or the Library.