Hi Guys - suggestion appreciated !!
I've just bought a 'Thriller - Michael Jackson' Mid file and it is very good.
I usually do extensive editing of bought files to sound best on my Merish2 Midifile player. (Whilst never using Sysex)
I bought the file as 'for most keyboards and devices'.
Most people know the song - it starts with sound effects. After head scratching and reading up on Sysex - think I've fathomed how its setup. I knew Sweet FA about Sysex before this !
The effects are on channel 11.
The commands are :
Channel 1 : Sysex 41 10 42 12 40 1A 15 02 0F F7
Channel 11 : Program Change 57.
The sysex message is Roland prefix, so my Merish responds to Roland format, so I guess the soundcard is Roland message friendly.
I have looked up a Roland Sound Canvas manual - the sysex message 40 1A is Patch Parameter, Channnel 11, 15 is Rhythm Part, 02 is MAP Drumset 2.
So Channel 11 is configured for Drumset 2 by this sysex command.
Then Programme 57 for drumset 2 is the Special Effects sounds.
I think that's right ?
So - as the special effects are only needed at the start of the song - how do I reset the channel out of Drumset 2 so I can later use it for eg a Synth using a normal programme number and notes ?
Just a Programme change doesn't seem to work as its stuck in Drumset 2.
Many thanks !