Editors are the core of Midi Quest's parameter editing capabilities. The editors allow you to change the values of individual parameters contained within the Patch SysEx such as volume levels, panning, envelopes, etc. Each Editor is custom designed to match the architecture of the instrument. An M1 Editor will look significantly different from the Dave Smith Evolver Editor shown above. Editors allow you to radically change or tweak sounds, design new multi-timbral configurations, Performances, or Combis, set up drums, modify an instrument's System Setup, or change just about any instrument parameter accessible via SysEx.
A Patch in an Editor can be dragged and dropped between the Editor and other views in Midi Quest. For more information, click here.
What does this manual mean by the term "patch"?
This is just a reminder that in this manual "patch" is a generic term for any SysEx being edited. This reason is that each manufacturer uses a different set of terms to describe their equipment. Roland frequently uses the terms "Tone", "Performance", and "Rhythm" extensively as well as others. Yamaha frequently uses "Voice" and "Multi". Korg uses "Program", "Combi", "Wavesequence", and "Set List". Waldorf uses "Sound". Other common terms are global, system, drums, wave, patch change tables, and many, many others. For the purposes of this manual when discussing editors, "patch" is meant to refer to the type of SysEx being edited, regardless of what it is.
The Editor Menu
The Editor contains functions to assist in editing your instrument's Patches and other SysEx. These functions are all contained in the Editor menu. The Editor menu is accessed by two finger tapping in the Editor window.
Unlike Macintosh and Windows menus, options which are not available at the time of the two finger tap are not displayed instead of being displayed disabled. This will cause the options in the menu to change based on the current state of the app. For example, a "Copy" option will not be displayed if nothing is selected or a Paste option will not be displayed if there is nothing on the clipboard.