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lokki

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Re: Latest firmware : 2.08a
« Reply #120 on: November 20, 2017, 10:46:23 PM »
what about pressing the inst button and pressing an encoder down, or inst and menu?

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Re: Latest firmware : 2.08a
« Reply #121 on: November 20, 2017, 11:08:43 PM »
what about pressing the inst button and pressing an encoder down, or inst and menu?

Maybe you said it, i don't remember.
But why do yout think it's a good idea to have the midi channel in the preset ?
Don't you have your synth/sound module with a dedicated midi channel each ?

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Re: Latest firmware : 2.08a
« Reply #122 on: November 20, 2017, 11:27:24 PM »
well, with the 8timbres version of the firmware that feature is not so pressing to me, since i can have 8channels in each preset.
but let's assume we are on the 4timbres version...
for live performances i have a controller that can send on 8 channels, since i never use them all on one preset (and since the channels represent different modes of the controller) it would be nice to switch the channels with the combo-presets. that way i can send a program change to the preenfm and all is adjusted for the next song/part whatever. reaching down to the preenfm and adjusting in the menu is of course no option :-)

but more importantly now (with the 8timbres version) is actually the offset of midi notes to me. so that i can play treble parts and bass parts on the same controller. let's say i1 has a bass part and i2 has a melody part loaded. i can then play both on my controller but i cannot switch octaves on the controller so fast. if i could adjust an offset for i2 i would set it to +24 and all incoming midi on i2 would be 2 octaves higher.

these two features (midi channel and offset) are very common on many multitimbral synths, and are usually part of the combo/multi preset, hence my suggestions. i'm simply used to that workflow and the preenfm would integrate much smoother into my setup... :-)

thanks for taking the time

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Re: Latest firmware : 2.08a
« Reply #123 on: November 21, 2017, 08:45:12 AM »
but more importantly now (with the 8timbres version) is actually the offset of midi notes to me. so that i can play treble parts and bass parts on the same controller. let's say i1 has a bass part and i2 has a melody part loaded. i can then play both on my controller but i cannot switch octaves on the controller so fast. if i could adjust an offset for i2 i would set it to +24 and all incoming midi on i2 would be 2 octaves higher.
as for me, the best option would be keeping transpose value for an instrument somewhere in the preset if necessary, but leaving MIDI channels settings independent of used presets/combos. (this is how my Novation Nova handles this stuff, and i love it.)

lokki

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Re: Latest firmware : 2.08a
« Reply #124 on: November 21, 2017, 08:51:14 AM »
yeah i could live with that :) with 8timbres, i have everything i could wish for...

so the question remains how and where one could implement that transpose/offset? i think the combo preset would be a better place then the sound preset, because one may want to use the same sound in different combos. otoh if it is easier to implement in the sound presets, than that is ok as well. might as well save two versions of the same sound with different offset/transpose settings. but i think xavier is hesitant to change the preset file structure, because it will "break" all existing patches. so it should be easier to do in the combo file..
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