MQ The Block Copy Button (Patch Editor) MQ_yes MQLT_no MQLib_no


The Block Copy button (pictured above) is found only in the Midi Quest enhanced version. This button gives you access to the features offered by Midi Quest's Block Copy capabilities.

To further discuss the Block Copy button's capabilities, we will use the Korg M1 Combi editor pictured below.

Editor - Block Copy 1

You can see that there are 8 block copy buttons, one for each of the eight parts at the bottom of each channel strip. In circumstances where you want to copy the settings from one part to one or more other parts during the initial programming of a patch, Block copy can accomplish this for you more quickly and effectively than doing it manually. Typically block copy buttons are found in two circumstances, a particular editor may repeat SysEx (eg. any multi-timbral synth's setup page for each part) in addition, Logical blocks of SysEx may be assigned (for example, an effect) so that templates or default configurations of your favorite setups may be saved for quick access in the future.

Clicking on the button in timbre 1 will display a pop-up menu like this:

Editor - Block Copy 2

It is easy to see that the settings for Timbre 1 can be copied to any of Timbres 2 through 8 as well as the clipboard.

Remember that every MIDI device is different so the opportunities to make use of the Block Copy feature vary greatly. Some editors are able to make extensive use of it. Others will have no block copy options.