Change midi channel number of midi keyboard - by pressing a key on that same keyboard


    Aug 05 2022 | 7:29 pm
    Hey, what I am trying to do is route a key (for example C-1) of my midi-keyboard (midi-tech i2-64) to a channel change for that same keyboard. I want to do that in order to make a channel change as fast and uncomplicated as possible. Otherwise the player either has to go into a select menu on the keyboard or use a slider that is very inaccurate and needs correction. So if she presses C-1 the display digit on the keyboard would jump from 1 to 2. That way she also has a visual control of the channel switch. Somehow I cannot make noteout / cltout / pgmout send out a channel change to the keyboard. Anyone has a clue? Thank you.

    • Aug 06 2022 | 12:48 pm
      I think what you are trying to do is not possible. Once you get into midi channel select mode, by pressing whatever buttons on the keyboard, keyboard does not listen to midi message but the key executes that function - to change midi channel.
    • Aug 06 2022 | 4:38 pm
      I don't see information about controlling the keyboard in the miditech i1-61 manual. According to the MIDI inplementation chart it recognizes all data. Best is to ask the manufacturer about the possibilities.