Split Zone Software

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  1. zanshin777

    zanshin777

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    Can you suggest a good software which can create split zones on the MIDI keyboard so that I assign different instruments lower registers and higher registers?

    OS : Windows 10
     
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    happyrat1 Destroyer of Eardrums!!!

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    First of all what keyboard?

    Secondly, Splits & Layers are generally created by assigning multiple channels to multiple zones on the keyboard itself, not in the software.

    So what you need to do is create the split on your controller and then point your software at the appropriate MIDI channels.

    Gary ;)
     
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    I have Nektar LX61+. It has no built-in Split Zone function.

    The tech said the software "Mainstage" can do it.

    But the software is for Android Devices as far as i know? Is it still possible?
     
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    SeaGtGruff I meant to play that note! Moderator

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    You ought to be able to use just about any DAW to do that, although the exact features and capabilities of the DAW can make a difference. The DAW that I generally prefer is Acoustica Mixcraft (which is a Windows-only DAW), and one of the reasons I prefer it so much is that it's so incredibly easy to do what you're talking about. I have a number of other DAWs and most of them can do it, too, but there are more hoops to jump through so to speak.

    The idea is to take everything that the keyboard is sending to the DAW on a given channel and divide the events into zones based on the Note values. You send all of the Note events within a particular range to one virtual instrument, then send all of the Note events within some other range to another virtual instrument, and so on, defining as many zones as you want. These zones can be totally separate (which is what keyboard instruments usually call a split), or they can be stacked on top of each other (layered), or they can be only partially overlapping, etc.

    Most companies will let you download and run their DAW for free for a limited trial period so you can see how you like it, so you might want to look around to see what's available. Depending on which DAW(s) you decide to try out, I may or may not be able to tell you what you'll need to do to create splits and layers in the DAW.
     
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    Sorry, I couldn't respond the answers in a short time.

    Thank you very much "happyrat1" and SeaGtGruff for your detailed answer.
     
    zanshin777, Feb 11, 2018 at 3:22 PM
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