Command Location: Tools Menu / MIDI Instruments
The MIDI Echo Instrument dialog allows you to change the properties of the MIDI Echo instrument. e.g. the MIDI Echo device or volume setting.
|Apply/Apply Now||The Apply button applies all of the changes made
without the need to close the dialog box by hitting the OK button.
If you would like your changes to be made immediately, use The Apply Now button. When this button is used any changes made to the staves will be reflected on the score straightaway, without the need to click the Apply button.
Applying Instrument Changes Quickly
As well as using the Apply/Apply Now buttons, you can instantly apply instrument changes by double-clicking an instrument name in the instrument list. If the Apply button is available, double-clicking the list will have the effect of pressing this button, effecting the new instrument immediately.
|Device||Assuming more than one device is available, other devices can be selected using this drop down box. To change the list of devices see the MIDI Playback tab in Program Options.
The devices available for MIDI Echo are exactly the same as the devices available for MIDI Playback.
|Channel||The default channel is Autoselect, but you can use any of the channels listed.
If you choose Autoselect, MidiIllustrator will choose a channel for the MIDI Echo instrument which does not conflict with channels used by any of the staves in the active score. If all 16 channels are being used by staves in the MIDI file the MIDI Echo instrument will share a channel with one of the staves.
Each time you begin playback of a score, MidiIllustrator re-examines the staves in the score to find a free channel. When MidiIllustrator automatically selects a channel for the MIDI Echo instrument it is displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the main MidiIllustrator window.
If you are using an external MIDI device to make the MIDI Echo instrument sounds, you must make sure that the external MIDI device is ‘listening’ on the designated channel, otherwise you will not hear the MIDI Echo instrument.
MidiIllustrator will not Autoselect Channel 10.
|Transpose||This drop down box enables you to transpose the note sounds on a selected staff from as little as one half step to as many as 24 half steps up or down. This only affects the sound of notes during playback. Note positions on the score are unchanged.|
|Bank 0||Allows you to access different banks on the current MIDI device using the Coarse Adjust Method (#0).
For more information see Bank Select.
|Bank 32||Allows you to access different banks on the current MIDI device using the Fine Adjust Method (#32).
For more information see Bank Select.
|Modified Volume||The volume of MIDI data received from the MIDI In device can be modified using the slide control. This is useful if you want to change the volume of echoed MIDI relative to any staves you may be playing back (accompanying) with MidiIllustrator.
The volume of each note can be increased or decreased by a maximum of +/– 64 within the bounds of the MIDI value range 0 to 127. E.g. if a note is played on the MIDI In device with a volume of 96 and the modified volume is +64 then the final note will sound with a volume of 127. When the slide control is centred the volume of the MIDI In will be unmodified (with a value of 0).
|Pan||A pan setting of 64 means that the stereo balance is equal on the left and right channels, and this is the default behaviour for MIDI files that do not specify a value for pan.
You may wish to change the stereo balance, so that it is higher or lower on one side, using the slide control. The lower the number the more the balance is on the left channel, and conversely the higher the number the more the balance is on the right channel.
|Instrument||The Instrument Display Window lists up to 128 instruments, any one of which may be selected for a specific staff or staves.
Any notes from your MIDI Input device will be echoed using the instrument you have selected, unless you choose the Echo to Staff option (see Staff Tools and Namings).
|Audition Instrument||When an instrument has been selected from the Instrument Display Window, press this button to hear the sound of the instrument.|
|Apply||The Apply button applies all of the changes made without the need to close the dialog box.|
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