Can't Find Bend Range Adjustment – Ketron SD2


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The manual for my controller – Roland A-49 – says my module determines the range of the bend. My module – Ketron SD2 – has no parameter adjustments that I've been able to find. My DAW – Cakewalk MC 6 – also has no way to set the range of the bend that I can find. Any ideas?
 
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Do you have the manual for the SD2? I found it here: http://www.ketron.it/en/products/35-moduli-suono/sd2

On page 42 it says
PITCH BEND EnH bl bh
Pitch Bend as specified by bl(low)
bh(high), bl=(00H-7FH),bh=(00H-7FH) 14 bit
resolution.
Maximum swing is +/-1 tone (default).
(Can be changed using RPN 0000H)
Center position is bl=00H bh=40H
Min. bl=00H bh=00H, Max. bl=7FH bh=7FH
And on page 43 it says
RPN 0000H BnH 65H 00H 64H 00H 06H vv
Pitch Bend sensivity in semitones (default vv=02H)
So you should be able to set the desired Pitch Bend Range by sending the appropriate RPN 0 message to the SD2. If you aren't familiar with setting RPN values, check out the following:

http://www.2writers.com/eddie/TutNrpn.htm
http://www.philrees.co.uk/nrpnq.htm
http://www.midikits.net/midi_analyser/pitch_bend.htm

EDIT: Also, check out the following:

http://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=Music Creator 6 Touch&language=3&help=EditingMIDI.37.html#1084868
 
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Do you have the manual for the SD2? I found it here: http://www.ketron.it/en/products/35-moduli-suono/sd2

On page 42 it says


And on page 43 it says


So you should be able to set the desired Pitch Bend Range by sending the appropriate RPN 0 message to the SD2. If you aren't familiar with setting RPN values, check out the following:

http://www.2writers.com/eddie/TutNrpn.htm
http://www.philrees.co.uk/nrpnq.htm
http://www.midikits.net/midi_analyser/pitch_bend.htm

EDIT: Also, check out the following:

http://www.cakewalk.com/Documentation?product=Music Creator 6 Touch&language=3&help=EditingMIDI.37.html#1084868
How do you have time to dig through all the manuals to help people? I'm glad that you do, but when do you sleep?
 

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I enjoy looking through the manuals for different keyboards, controllers, and software, as I can learn a lot that way. For instance, I hadn't known that Ketron makes sound modules, but now I do. :)

I already knew that there's a General MIDI message for setting the Pitch Bend Range, but couldn't remember what type it was (SysEx, RPN, etc.), or whether it was part of the GM1 or GM2 specs, so I wasn't sure if the Ketron would respond to it, and wanted to check that out before I replied.
 
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For a couple of years I use a Roland A-49 with a Ketron SD-4 (Simulair as a SD-2 ).
Only differents is that the Ketron SD-4 haves buttons and a 3 way character display.
It had one problem the combination of the Roland controller and the Ketron.
The sustain kept holding on, even there was no sustain pedal.
It was a problem in the SD-4.
Atfter giving it the last system update V 1.40 it was gone.
 

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