Mixing and Blending (Bank Window)
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.
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.
ROM banks: To mix or blend patches from a ROM bank, the patches must first be copied to a RAM bank
To Mix or Blend Patches:
Choose the Blend button or Bank Edit/Randomize/Blend to Blend the 2 Patches
To Mix All Patches
To `Mix' or `Blend' Patches 7 and 12
To Mix All' Patches:
`Mix All' randomly picks parameters from ALL selected Patches
Once all of the new patches have been created, one of two things will happen. In Midi Quest or Midi Quest Pro, a new bank containing the patches will be created for auditioning and saving. In Midi Quest Essentials and Midi Quest one, the new patches are opened in a new Set where they can be auditioned and experimented with.
Mix All: Alt+Ctrl+X