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Re: [Denemo-user] Denemo with Timidity (configuration)

From: Brian Ackermann
Subject: Re: [Denemo-user] Denemo with Timidity (configuration)
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 07:31:25 -0700 (PDT)


everything you've suggested works.  I grabbed the newest .0.7.9Win beta from the web, and the program & channel overrides are great.

Setting the midi instrument to 'drums' also works, but its a devil of a time figuring out which drum corresponds to a given note on the scale.

Last question for this topic:

Is it possible yet to be able to change the 'bank' from which the 'program' is run on a given 'channel' ?

For example, my Timidity.cfg looks rather like this:

As you can see, its got loads of programs in several different banks.

How can one assign a specific bank to a channel?  I tried typing in the name of the bank "bank 1" into the midi instrument (as with 'drums') but that didn't do any good.  I'd like to access some of the extended drumsets and other banks.



----- Original Message ----
From: Jeremiah Benham <address@hidden>
To: Brian Ackermann <address@hidden>
Cc: address@hidden
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 10:48:49 AM
Subject: Re: [Denemo-user] Denemo with Timidity (configuration)

I added a feature in cvs to allow overriding midi program number and
channel. It is in the staff properties.


On Mon, 2008-04-14 at 09:40 -0700, Brian Ackermann wrote:
> Hrm...I can try that.
> Can I ask a different question?  Won't that just give a single drum
> 'sound' ?  I'm not totally clear on how this all works, but it seems
> to me that you wouldn't be able to specify different drums.  I"m
> actually not clear on how you'd normally do that...
> Well, I'd guess you'd have a seperate staff for each drum type, and
> then only 'hit' it when you wanted that particular sound...same as
> with any other instrument.    I was thinking of a drum-set as a single
> instrument, as opposed to a collection of (similar) instruments.
> Or, in a drum context, does every 'note' on the 'scale' map to a
> specific drum instrument?  I suppose that could work. 
> Well, I'll have to give it a try.
> Thanks!
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Jeremiah Benham <address@hidden>
> To: Brian Ackermann <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 11:05:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [Denemo-user] Denemo with Timidity (configuration)
> I noticed something while looking at the source last weekend. If you
> open up the staff properties and manually type in drums in the midi
> instrument field the notes get written to the drum channel. I will do
> something to make this more obvious in the gui and later allow manual
> channel and program number.
> Anyway to here the drums just manually type it in in the staff
> properties.
> Jeremiah
> On Fri, 2008-04-11 at 09:56 -0700, Brian Ackermann wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I have a quesiton about getting Denemo setup with Timidity.  I've
> got
> > timidity installed & working with the fluid3 soundfont, as well as
> > (alternatively) eawpats.
> > 
> > What I'm completely missing is how to take advantage of the numbers
> of
> > additional instruments in either of the two.  I can get basic
> > instruments out of each of them, but I don't see how to add drums,
> > etc.
> > 
> > I don't see anything in Denemo for the setting of which channels to
> > use, etc. 
> > 
> > Am I just missing it, or are these features that yet need to be
> added?
> > 
> > The archives (savannah & sourceforge) didn't contain any info on
> this
> > that I could find, and neither did the user manual, or Google.
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> > Brian
> >
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