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Korg M50 - Sending more than 1 channel in Seq mode...


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Can any Korgies advise how can I send two channels to my desktop DAW from the M50?

 

IE: Keys on channel 1 and a bass part on channel 2? Every time I try this, no matter what channels are set in the sequencer, ALL notes keep going to channel one. Makes it a pain to separate the parts for editing. Not to mention that unless both are on a single channel on the korg you cannot hear both...weird!

 

It is the first keyboard seq engine I have used that does not allow sending on multiple channels (at one time) from the onboard seq unit to the midi out port.

 

PS: I did also post at Korg forums but of late, they are more dead than last weeks steak.

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Just a simple yes or no would suffice guys, so I can stop beating my head against a brick wall. afaics there is no method to do this via the manuals or online data, but perhaps an expert user may have found a work-around?

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Check your Track Status settings. They default to INT, so it doesn't matter what you have set their MIDI channel to, that will only be for reception until you change the Track Status from INT to Both, or to EXT (both if you want to hear the local/onboard sound, EXT if you only want to control external devices).

 

The keyboard always sends on the Global Channel, so that's why you are getting Channel 1.

 

Jerry

 

 

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Thanks Jerry - already have the tracks set to BTH. If track two (which is BASS) is set to channel two then nothing either sounds on the M50, or is transmitted from MIDI out.

 

I am finding it incredulous that a modern synth cannot transmit on more than one midi channel, outside of playing a multi track midi file.

 

So it would seem if I want to record a keys/bass combi I have to record a song in two passes, one for keys and one for bass...

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Tried in combi mode, same result. Tried changing global to ch 16 to free up channels. Set piano (prt 1) to 1, bass (prt 2) to 2 nothing, set to external, nothing...

 

The only way I can hear the sounds played and data recorded to Sonar is in the standard Combi mode (ie all parts set to one channel) I think I will just have to lump it, record to one midi channel only and then tediously edit all the notes to split the parts.

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Hmmm... are you sure that you have Sonar configured correctly for multi-track/multi-MIDI channel recording? I have to ask...

 

Most DAW's rechannelize incoming info according to the current track's status unless they are set to Multi recording... Just a thought...

 

Jerry

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Yeah Jerry, I have one track set for the same channel as the M 50, and a second track set for the second track. Each set to the same respective channel as the Combi is. So it should work that channel 1 data goes to track one and channel 2 data goes to track 2 and so on. However I still get stymied when I change the midi channel of the part on the m50 where it simply does not play any sounds. I can see note data going to Sonar, but nothing "sounds" on the m50 (midi out is set to go back to the m50 btw). The only way is if it uses the default combi method of all parts on the same midi channel.

 

As I said, I cannot believe a modern synth cannot do this, so I must still be missing something. I even watched the Combi and Sequencer utube vids from Rich Formidoni.

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