Problems using midi controller to trigger NC2X factory sounds.


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I’m trying to use my Axiom 49 to play my NC2X factory organ sounds. I can get other sounds to play (on channels 3 or 4) and can even get a couple organ sounds (pipe organ and reed organ at 0/19 and 0/20) but for Jazz organ, Drawbvib, and 888-pure, which should be at 0/17, 0/16, 0/18 (bank/program) there’s nothing. Any clues as to why or what to do? Any help is appreciated as I have a few songs that need more than 2 splits.
 
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I’m trying to use my Axiom 49 to play my NC2X factory organ sounds. I can get other sounds to play (on channels 3 or 4) and can even get a couple organ sounds (pipe organ and reed organ at 0/19 and 0/20) but for Jazz organ, Drawbvib, and 888-pure, which should be at 0/17, 0/16, 0/18 (bank/program) there’s nothing. Any clues as to why or what to do? Any help is appreciated as I have a few songs that need more than 2 splits.
Experiment, try setting the organ on the NC2x to send on MIDI channel #1 and set the axiom to transmit (for those programs) also on MIDI channel #1.
I have seen specific software and hardware where the controls must be sent on MIDI channel 1. Case in point, Hammond. Their XM2 module can be set to any 3 consecutive channels in order to control upper manual, lower manual and pedals separately, however the controls for those manuals (drawbar, expression pedal, percussion, C/V) must be sent on Channel #1, even if the unit is set to receive on channels 3,4 and 5. It's stupid but reality, it took me a while to figure this out when I had my XM2, then once I figured out what was going on I wrote Hammond and they confirmed controllers always must be sent on Channel 1 regardless of the other settings.

Here is the note from 8 years ago from Hammond:

Hello Dave
To answer your question in your second paragraph: Based on our tests here, continuous controller data is sent out on MIDI Channel 1 only. Therefore, although you can set the Upper, Lower and Pedal on whatever channel you wish, that only represents Note and Velocity data, not Controller data.
 
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Experiment, try setting the organ on the NC2x to send on MIDI channel #1 and set the axiom to transmit (for those programs) also on MIDI channel #1.
Thank you for responding. I think I understand what you are saying. I can get the organ sounds on the Axiom if I have both on channel 1 or 2 and have midi out from NC2X to midi in on my Axiom but that defeats the purpose because it is duplicating an instrument already assigned to the NC2X. I have songs where I need to go beyond the 2 layers/splits that I can get only using the NC2X so I want to trigger the Numa's sounds from the controller on ch 3 or 4 (which I can do for almost any sound except the one I need). I'm trying to figure out if one of the boards is having a problem and I should be able to get the organ sounds at the programs mentioned in my previous post, or if it is a compatibility issue and I just won't be able to trigger those NC2X sound from my controller.
 

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