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Studio-Global

Tap the Global button to open the Global Preferences dialog to assign global app options.

 

The Global Preferences Dialog

Preferences

 

Use Parent/Child Relations

When checked, Bank editing utilizes sophisticated parent/child information to ensure that these relationships are maintained when patches are moved within a bank;.

Default: On

Available in: MidiQuesti

 

Receive Manual Bulk Dumps and Create New SysEx

When enabled, any SysEx bulk dumps received by Midi Quest are automatically opened into an editor, if there is one available. This option is ideal for working with older instruments which do not have bulk dump requests. Go to the instrument, trigger a dump, and Midi Quest will automatically add the appropriate instrument to the Studio and store the SysEx.

For this feature to work, the instrument module must already be installed in Midi Quest.

Default: On

Available in: Midi Quest, Midi Quest Essentials, Midi Quest Librarian

 

Synchronization

Check this option to enable program wide support for Synchronization on a per instrument basis.

For more information on Synchronization, please see the Set chapter.

Available in: Midi Quest

 

MIDI Thru

When enabled, Midi Quest takes all non-SysEx MIDI events received from any MIDI IN Port, and sends them to the MIDI OUT port assigned to the current selected instrument in the Studio. This allows any controller to be used to audition a patch under development or play a patch auditioned from a bank.

Default: On

Available in: Midi Quest, Midi Quest Essentials, Midi Quest Librarian

 

Bank Audition

Bank Audition controls auditioning of patches from Bank Editors. When enabled, tapping a Patch in a Bank will automatically "audition" that Patch to the instrument. This provides the quickest and easiest way to try out various Patches determine which one is best suited to the current piece of music.

"Auditioning" is defined as transferring a patch from Midi Quest to the instrument's edit buffer, if the instrument has an edit buffer. If the instrument doesn't have an edit buffer, Midi Quest transfers the patch to a specific memory location in the instrument then selects that location with a patch change command. When patch changes are involved, the instrument's MIDI channel must be set correctly or the instrument may ignore the command and auditioning will not work as expected.

note: auditioning is available in almost all bank editors, however there are exceptions where it is not possible. This can occur with very old instruments where the instrument's SysEx transfer options are extremely limited.

Default: On

Available in: Midi Quest, Midi Quest Essentials, Midi Quest Librarian

 

Audition with Chord

Audition with Chord works in conjunction with the Bank Audition setting above. When enabled, after a patch is sent to the instrument, a C chord is played so that the patch can be heard. When disabled, only the SysEx is transmitted to the instrument and creating sound to hear the patch is left to a sequencer or performance with another controller.

Default: On

Available in: Midi Quest, Midi Quest Essentials, Midi Quest Librarian

 

Left/Right or Up/Down Parameter Editing

This parameter controls whether grab and drop mouse editing operates in a left/right or up/down direction.

If the switch is on, up/down editing is used. To edit a numeric or string list control, tap the parameter, slide your finger up or down to change the value of the parameter, and release.

If the switch is off, left/right editing is used. To edit a numeric or string list control, tap the parameter, slide your finger left or right to change the value of the parameter, and release.

Default: up/down (On)

Available in: Midi Quest, Midi Quest Essentials, Midi Quest Librarian

 

Left Hand Touch

When enabled, Midi Quest will make small adjustments in its placement of pop-ups on the assumption that the left hand is being used to control the software instead of the right hand.

Default: Off

Available in: Midi Quest

 

Auto Discard Patch Edits on New Patch to Edit

When enabled, Midi Quest will automatically discard any edits made to a patch when a different patch is sent to the editor. By default, when a new patch is received by an editor, the patch currently being edited from a RAM bank is automatically stored back to the bank.

Patches being edited from a ROM bank are not covered by this control. Edits made to a patch from a ROM bank must be manually stored to a RAM bank, Library or Collection before another patch is selected for editing. Failure to do so will result in the loss of the edits.

Default: Off

Available in: Midi Quest, Midi Quest Essentials

 

Delay between SysEx Messages

Under normal conditions, it should not be necessary to use this parameter and it should stay set to 0. However, if you are using a very fast iPad with older instruments, it may be necessary to make adjustments in order to properly transfer SysEx.

Why is this the case? Instrument modules are normally created and tested around the time of that instrument's release. As computer speeds increase, they are capable of sending individual MIDI bytes closer together. In some cases, current computers are able to pack the SysEx so densely that older instruments are no longer capable of receiving it. This parameter allows Midi Quest to be optimized in a global fashion to deal with this issue.

If is important to remember that a change to this parameter does not take effect until Midi Quest is restarted

Midi Quest always delays 80 milliseconds between each SysEx transmission and if, during development, we find a longer delay is necessary, that delay is incorporated into the module's design. In the case where your iPad is sending the SysEx too quickly for the receiving MIDI device, an additional delay can be added here. The delay amount is in milliseconds.

Default: 0

Available in: Midi Quest, Midi Quest Essentials, Midi Quest Librarian

 

 

Configure Bluetooth MIDI

If Bluetooth enabled MIDI ports are being used with the iPad and they have not yet been recognized, tap the "Configure Bluetooth MIDI" button to open a pop-up which is used configure these MIDI ports.

 

Update All Installed Instrument Modules

From time to time, Sound Quest will update instrument modules to add features or make other improvements. To ensure that the latest instrument modules are installed, tap "Update All Installed Instrument Modules".

The process may take some time to complete depending on the number and size of installed instrument modules.

 

Refresh Purchases

Press this button to download the list of items purchased in Midi Quest from the App Store. This option is critical if Midi Quest is ever deleted from an iPad or installed on a different iPad. It provides access to any items purchased inside Midi Quest including instrument modules. Refreshing the list of items purchased does not automatically download and install the associated instrument modules, this must be done separately.