Key Range and Transpose

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Key Range and Transpose

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You may configure an instrument to respond to only a subset of the entire 128 note MIDI keyboard. To do this, select the port and from/to channel pair in the left column, then click the mouse in the keyboard graphic. The disabled upper and lower ranges will be displayed in grey.

 

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There are for independent key range and transpose tabs, enabling you to do advanced things like automatically playing a chord, or leaving dead spaces in the middle of a keyboard.

 

You may change the upper and lower ranges a note at a time by clicking the up/down arrow buttons for each. The MIDI keys that lie within the enabled range are then transposed by the amount shown in the transpose box.

 

Training is a convenient way to automatically set the upper and lower ranges. Press [Train] and a message will show “Training…” Now simply press two notes (simultaneously or one after another) on your MIDI input device. The instrument module must not be muted, and the rack power must be on for training to succeed.

 

Press Reset to enable the entire keyboard.

 

IMPORTANT: Key Range and Transpose are channel-routing specific.  You will have as many ranges and transpose settings as you have channel mappings. Be sure to select the desired channel mapping on the left before altering the key range and transpose.