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change sending midi channel
« on: May 07, 2008, 11:59:50 am »
Hi , can anyone tell me if is it possible to change the sending channel for the controller?
I'ts overlaping other controls in my system.
Thanks a lot


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Re: change sending midi channel
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008, 12:19:16 am »
bumping this, i'd like to know too... nothing about it in the software's manual.


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Re: change sending midi channel
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008, 10:10:07 am »
This can be done via SysSex message.

In your favorite synthesizer User's Manual, especially page 46, you will find the hereunder information:
Code: [Select]
F000206B02 0301 F7       Midi channel request
F000206B02 0302 0c F7    Midi channel response
F000206B02 0303 0c F7    Midi channel set
where "c" corresponds to the MIDI channel in hexadecimal notation (0 to F) :
 0 to select channel 01,
 1 to select channel 02,
 E to select channel 15,
 F to select channel 16.

So let's say I want to set the Experience keyboard to MIDI channel 8, the correct SysEx message should be:
Code: [Select]
F000206B02 0303 07 F7or for channel 12:
Code: [Select]
F000206B02 0303 0B F7
Any decent sequencer can send SysEx message, or if you don't use any Midi-Ox should be your friend (Windows users).
« Last Edit: December 23, 2008, 10:22:22 am by Antoine »


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Re: change sending midi channel
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2008, 06:17:35 pm »
goodie... sysex message from another device.  that's retarded that there's no method within the controller.

thanks for the info, antoine.


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Re: change sending midi channel
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2009, 03:45:46 am »
For Mac users, here are the steps (DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK - I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY):

1.  Download HexEdit (free) and create a new file.
2.  Copy Antoine's 1 line of code listed above (he gives an example for changing to channel 8 or 12)
3.  Paste that 1 line of code into HexEdit.
4.  Make any necessary change to set it for the correct channel you want to use. Turns out that I really wanted to use channel 16, so I changed the 'c' to 'F'.
5.  Save the file. I called mine 'sysex.syx' (without the single quotes, of course).
6.  Download Sysex Librarian (also free).
7.  Make the sure that the AFE keyboard is turned on and connected via USB.
8.  Sysex Librarian will list all of the MIDI devices connected to your Mac. Select the AFE.
9.  Click on 'Add' then point it to the file you created in step 5.
10. Click the Play button.

That's it! It really is pretty easy, maybe 15 minutes tops. Check to make sure it worked correctly by setting the AF software to use only the specific channel you switched to, then play a note on the keyboard. You should be getting audio. Now set it to receive on channel 1 and hit a note on the keyboard; you shouldn't hear anything.

At this point the keyboard is transmitting on the new channel, so set the software to receive on 'all' or on the new channel. Mine is now set on 16 and does not interfere with any of my other gear - at least not that I know of!  ;D
« Last Edit: January 04, 2009, 03:47:23 am by dougbee256 »


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