Thanks for the info Julie, but it does not quite solve my problem.
First of all, I use Rosearden 10.10, build key 96ea4954b7, with Qt version
4.6.2, on Ubuntustudio Lucid (10.04).
I've managed to get multiple sounds from my keyboard with performances
without using the rosegarden instrument list for the XV88, simply because I
think it is useless in the way Rosegarden works.
Performance instruments are a collection of instruments, which means there
is a three step selection process :
Bank -> Program -> Channel (like you said, indeed, 16 channels to choose
Rosegarden only allows a 2 step selection process :
Bank -> Program, and there it stops.
I think this is very sad. Is this because of the change in handling midi
from pre-10.02 versions of Rosegarden? If there is any other way to solve
it, with use of the banks, please let me know. It can make life easier in
I now just let the default settings in rosegarden are what they are (only
setting the the input from my midisport of course, which records very well
in my case, perhaps an older or newer device, but I doubt the latter, since
I already have it many years.. ), and I don't fill in any Instrument
parameters. Per track I just change the instrument number.
About those controllers, I import them when importing the bank for the XV88,
which I now obviously don't do anymore. They do still cause very much
trouble. Instruments end up silent, even when playing the keyboard itself,
and then I just have to switch the keyboard off and on again. Last time, I
even had to reset my keyboard to factory state to get it working allright
I did throw this in the discussionlist before. Then the problem was
confirmed, and I was told to contact the author of the bank, what I tried,
but the email adress, mentioned in the bank is not valid anymore.
2011/2/17 Julie S <msjulie_s@...>
> Hello Bart,
> - Creating a new midi instrument, connecting through midisport2x2 to my
> xv 88 is no problem
> I've had issue with my old MIDIsport 2X2 when used for sending (recording)
> MIDI in RG and other applications. Play back is good though. So keep that
> in mind if you try to record. Note on and off messages were not recorded
> "in time."
> - Loading the bank throws one problem : importing controllers results
> in crash, errors and such.
> I just loaded the VX88 banks and controllers just fine. What version of
> Rosegarden are you using and which option are you selecting from the dialog
> when you import the bank/controllers?
> - When using the XV88, I can only use one instrument!!! I have
> thousands in my XV88!!!
> - When chosing another instrument of my XV in a second track, it just
> takes the one of the first track.
> - I have 'Performance - banks' in my keyboard, in which I can make a
> combination of instruments, for example, track 1 bass, 2 piano, 3 flute. But
> There is only a way to select the performance bank, not the individual
> instruments of this bank. Very strange, and dissapointing. Changing the midi
> channel results in no change at all. Once I change instrument in my XV88,
> all tracks change to that one sound, while I did specify seperate midi
> channels for the different tracks.
> I have a Roland product here as well. You are in the right track thinking
> that you need to be in performance mode. But it sounds like you will need
> to do some additional setup on your XV-88.
> I looked at page 52 in the VX-88_r_e .pdf (
> http://media.rolandus.com/manuals/XV-88_OM.pdf). Looks like you need to
> program in the performance to Rx ON along with which channel, etc. I didn't
> look closely. But you should. Make certain you are listening to each of
> the 16 channels in your performance and ensure you are allowing the device
> to process Bank and CHannel changes from Rosegarden (via your MIDISport).
> I hope this helps.
> Julie S.