IconEdit Setting the RMB MIDI Channel in a Multi (Editor window)


This feature applies only to Multi style Editors. Its purpose is to make it easier for you to audition chosen sounds.

If you are working in any Editor Window, just hold down the CTRL key and single-click the right mouse button to generate MIDI notes for auditioning. The type of auditioning is controlled in the Properties Tones Tab. where CTRL/clicking on the right mouse button will generate either a note, chord or sequence. If the Note (default) option is selected, then the position of the mouse in the screen determines the pitch of the note that is played. Moving the mouse from left to right produces higher pitches. Moving the mouse from the bottom of the screen to the top produces louder notes. This makes it easy to test a sound at various pitches and velocities. This option is not so good when developing drum kits because precise notes can not be accessed easily. In this case, if you have Midi Quest Pro, open the Midi Controller Window to play notes to audition a drum kit under development.

If you use a 3 button mouse then instead of using the CTRL-click option, you can just press the middle mouse button to audition.

With most Multi style editors, one of the major purposes of the editor is to select different Patches for different MIDI channels. In order to provide reasonable auditioning capabilities, it is necessary to be able to change the MIDI channel used by the right mouse button.

In cases where the Editor displays MIDI channels, selecting or editing one of those MIDI channels will automatically set the Right Mouse Button Midi channel to the selected channel. This makes auditioning the sound assigned to that channel much easier than going to the Settings Dialog to change the channel. If the editor has 16 parts with each part permanently assigned to a specific MIDI channel, clicking on the part number will automatically set the RMB (Right Mouse Button) to that channel. If you are using the built in MIDI Thru/mapping functionality, you need to audition at least one note for the MIDI Thru functions to pick up the new MIDI channel

Available in:

Midi Quest Pro


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Midi Quest Essentials


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