Very basic Midi/Logic advice needed!
#907988 - 13/04/11 07:59 PM
I appreciate this will sound like very, very simple stuff but it has been
bugging me for a while and I would really like to know the answer:
Apple DLS Music Device in Logic 8 I am only able to access the 128 GM Sounds that are in
"Quicktime Music Synthesizer". However, I know there are loads more GS based sounds
such as 60's Strings and 60's Electric Piano but I don't know how to input the relevant
bank changes to access these.
I have read all about GM Midi 2, MSB/LSB etc etc
but none of it seems to make any sense.
I can see and hear all the various
GM/GS in tiny apps like SimpleSynth (Apple DLS Soundset) and would just like to know how
to incorporate these into Logic 8.
I know how to use Soundfonts but would like
to know how to access the sounds straight from the internal "Quick Time Music Synthesizer"
via the Apple DLS Music Device audio unit.
I don't use the internal QT synth ('cos its ghastly) but I had a quick look and it seems
to only have one bank of 128 patches and drum sounds, not additional banks, despite trying
a variety of bank change messages.
Are you saying you *know* the QT synth has
multiple sound banks? (If so, can you give me the procedure to verify that here?).
GS or XG variation banks are Roland & Yamaha standards only, and are unlikely
to be in OSX as far as I know...
"The most notable addition [in GS] was the
ability to address multiple banks of programs (instrument sounds) by using an additional
pair of Bank Select controllers to specify up to 16384 'variation' sounds (cc#0 is Bank
Select MSB, and cc#32 is Bank Select LSB). "
The quicktime synth does not
bank change to anything different using this standard bank select command, from my quick