From: Scott Doty <scott@so...> - 2007-04-17 19:01:13
I must be blind -- I used to know how to do this, but can't find it now...
Where do I set a default midi device, so that my default studio file a) sets
me up to default to the device, and b) ensures that GM .mid files imported are
set to the proper timbres on the default device?
I have an Audigy 2 and a Motif ES 8 -- I want imported midi to default to
the ES, but they always get set to the Audigy, no matter what.
Also, when I do the "remap-instrument", all the timbre's are reset to #1, so
I have to go through and set each instrument back to what they were...
Any and all info greatly appreciated...thanks! :)
From: D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre@ro...> - 2007-04-18 00:36:15
On Tuesday 17 April 2007 3:01 pm, Scott Doty wrote:
> Where do I set a default midi device, so that my default studio file a)
> sets me up to default to the device, and b) ensures that GM .mid files
> imported are set to the proper timbres on the default device?
You probably want General -> Behavior -> [x] Always use default studio when
> Also, when I do the "remap-instrument", all the timbre's are reset to #1,
> so I have to go through and set each instrument back to what they were...
I have no idea what that even does, to be honest.
It makes me wonder what you're up to though. I know nothing about the ES, but
I have a feeling you're trying to play GM MIDI files on a non-GM device
through some automagic trickery.
If your only aim is to control which one is the default device for playback,
the above trick should take care of it, but if you're importing a GM piece
that has the piano part on program 1, and your ES has the piano on program
43, I don't know of any way to convert something into something else
Speaking in the context of my own personal experience, if I import a MIDI file
mapped out for a Roland MT-32, I have to diddle it by hand to get it to play
on GM/GS hardware. We don't have any kind of magic map twiddler that I know
about. This problem, of course, is the one the GM standard was invented to
address, and it's as old as MIDI.
D. Michael McIntyre