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midi bank change. HELP

February 14, 2013 | 7:48 pm

hi… maybe silly question… but i can’t find a way to change the dls midi bank with max… all just because i want the ‘heartbeat’ sound that is on bank 4 pgm 127.
please help


February 15, 2013 | 8:49 am

Not that silly!

First you need to change the bank. To do so send 4 to the MIDI controller 0 of the GM synth (with ctlout 0 1).
Then to choose program 127, send 127 to a pgmout 1.

Then send midi notes and prepare to be disappointed with this horrible heartbeat sound…


February 15, 2013 | 5:45 pm

Seconded, I’ve just recently found that whilst midiformat does program changes, banks are often changed (in my case with my Access Virus Ti2) with cc messages on channel 0 or 32. ctlout works a charm.


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