I have been away from Midi for a long time and am getting back into it with
Rosegarden. I am using the Jack Audio Distribution with Rosegarden 1.5.1 and
the Ensoniq ESQ 1.
There isn't an instrument map for the ESQ 1. I tried creating my own. It
partly seems to work. I have been working on a piece in 4 parts. Even though
I have assigned different sounds on each midi channel, only 1 sound plays
all 4 parts.
I looked in the ESQ 1 manual but it wasn't very helpful. I can change the
sounds in Rosegarden but again only 1 sound works at a time. All of the
parts play; just with the same sound rather than 4 different ones.
The ESQ 1 was manufactured before the General Midi device standard came out.
Is that where the problem lies? I haven't used the onboard sequencer in the
ESQ1 in years but my recollection is that the instrument is capable of
playing different sounds simultaneously.
From: D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre@ro...> - 2007-07-16 00:22:41
On Sunday 15 July 2007, David Tisdell wrote:
> out. Is that where the problem lies? I haven't used the onboard sequencer
> in the ESQ1 in years but my recollection is that the instrument is capable
> of playing different sounds simultaneously.
Not being GM is not a problem in of itself. If you think the unit is
multi-timbral (can play more than one patch on more than one channel
simultaneously) then it is probably a hardware configuration issue. On the
Roland SC-33, for example, you have to make sure the unit is set for MULTI
mode instead of SINGLE. It sounds like you have the same kind of situation,
although I couldn't begin to imagine how you should go about switching modes
on that thing.
D. Michael McIntyre