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If you have reached this point in the help file and still are uncomfortable with the basics of the Studio window, you should review the introduction and tutorial sections.

Set Mode



All Instrument Modules Expanded

All Instrument Modules Collapsed

Set mode, pictured above, is used for loading a Set from an instrument as well as bank and single dumps. As you can see, each instrument can be displayed in expanded or collapsed. Clicking on the upper right corner of the instrument switches the display style.

To select whether to load a Set or individual component, click on the Set List in the lower left corner of the instrument. This will display a pop-up list of Sets and Components for that instrument as follows

Each of the entries above the divider is a Set. A Set typically represents an instrument hardware configuration and is used to load all of the SysEx from the instrument. In the example above, we are looking at a Korg M1. There are 6 different sets. The first set loads the instrument's RAM (Combi Bank, Patch Bank, and Global SysEx), the second loads the same information except from a RAM card, the third loads loads Combi and Patch Banks from both RAM and ROM, the fourth "Internal 50 bank" loads banks from the instrument when it is configured to use banks of 50 patches instead of 100, the following Set handles the same situations for cards and the last Set combines the previous two. As you can see these various Sets handle all of the possible hardware configurations of the instrument and while it is rare for an instrument to have this many different configurations, Midi Quest is capable of handling each one.

Below the second line are the instrument "components". The components represent the different types of SysEx which can be loaded from the instrument. In this case there are four different Combi Banks: 100 Combis internal, 50 Combis internal, 100 Combis on card, and 50 Combis on card. The same is true for patch banks and finally there are Global and Sequence dumps for internal and card.

The middle entry is called the Custom Set. If you modify which components are in the current set or their auto load status and wish to use this configuration to create a new Set, choose Custom Set. This will place the instrument in Set mode while maintaining which components are currently part of the Set.

In typical working conditions you will load a Set so that you can treat the contents of the instrument as a whole. However, in Midi Quest and Midi Quest Pro it is also possible to simply load a Patch Bank or Combination Bank separately if that is what is required.


Remember that the list is unique for the M1. Each instrument has different components that uniquely reflect that information stored in the instrument.

To the right of the Set List is four buttons. They are in order: Get, New, Open, and Settings. Once you have made a selection in the Set List, pressing the Get button will retrieve either all of the components selected by the current Set and placed in a new Set window or if an individual component is selected, that component will be loaded and displayed in the appropriate window. Clicking the New button will create an editor of the type currently selected in the Set List without loading any SysEx from the instrument. Click the Open button to load SysEx of that type from a file previously stored to disk. The final button, Settings, opens the Settings dialog to alter the basic configuration parameters for the instrument.


Available in:

Midi Quest Pro


Midi Quest


Midi Quest Essentials

CheckYes(individual components not selectable)

Midi Quest one

CheckYes(individual components not selectable)