My RD-300nx will not respond to midi program changes even though I've checked the global midi receive channel. It will respond to note on messages but not program changes. It must be fairly similar to the 700/800's so any ideas? It's driving me mad!
Bank select method? I'm using OnSong on an ipad in a Behringer iStudio dock. OnSong gives me Bank MSB 1-128 and Bank LSB 1-128 options but nowhere in the Roland manual does it say anything about this.Check what bank select method you are sending to the keyboard. There are usually 4 types to choose from. Roland usually uses the Controller 32 Method.
How do I know what bank select to choose? OnSong gives me Bank MSB 1-128 and Bank LSB 1-128 options but nowhere in the Roland manual does it say anything about this.Okay, I took a quick glance at the manuals, but not in depth enough yet to be certain about the various parts and how they’re configured.
Page 79 of the Owners Manual says you can use incoming MIDI messages to select Live Sets and Tones, so I’m guessing it should work as long as you’re sending the correct Bank Select and Program Change values as given in the Data List or “patch list” document.
But I haven’t yet looked at the information on the parts that are used for layering and splitting different sounds, and what connections can be made between the incoming MIDI channels and the various layer/split parts.
I did see in the MIDI Implementation document where it mentioned some “System Rx” or receive settings, so you might need to check whether the keyboard is set to ignore incoming Bank Select and Program Change messages.
By the way, what are you using to send MIDI to the keyboard? The reason I ask is because the worst-case scenario would be if there are no settings which let you control the keyboard parts with incoming MIDI, as is the case with my entry-level Yamaha keyboards. Judging by my quick glances at the documentation, I doubt that this is the case, but if it is then you should still be able to achieve what you’re wanting to do by turning off Local Control and using MIDI Thru with your external hardware or software, as shown in the picture on page 78 of the Owners Manual. That’s the method I use with my entry-level Yamahas. I’m doubtful that you’ll need to do that, but if all else fails then you could always fall back on that method.
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