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Problems setting midi channels using KN3000 and Cubase

To select a sound on the KN3000 I click the relevant 'part select' being 'Right 1' = Channel 1 (say Piano) , 'Right 2' = Channel 2 (say Jazz Guitar), 'Left' = Channel 3 (Say Bass Guitar). I notice if I then reselect 'Right 1' and press the keyboard percussion I can assign the drums track which automatically goes to track 16. I laid down the tracks in Cubase 5 and so I am OK to here. Say after that I want another track which is Clarinet, then if I change the 'Right 1' part on the KN3000 to get the Clarinet sound, when I play back the music that I have already recorded in Cubase 5 all the tracks play back using the Clarinet sound.

Presumably one can play more tracks than 3 and a drums track, because if I look in the midi area -basic channels set up screen there are 16 channels in total. Also once the midi connectors are attached to the KN3000 once I click on one of the part selects such as 'Right 1' to change it, it changes all of the parts, instead of the one I am selecting. I have tried looking in the manual, but still do not understand. Please can you help?

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  • sylviadavid Apr 26, 2009

    Thank you for your reply. By Omni do you mean 'Local Off'. I have tried recording with local off, and although I recorded the clarinet on channel 4 I still have the same problem. In that if I play back the Piano track which I recorded on track 1 it is now playing out a Clarinet sound (because I had changed the right 1 button on the keyboard to play the Clarinet sound). I have found that if I use the sequencer facility in the Keyboard to choose a clarinet sound on track 4 instead of using Right 1 then I can get Clarinet without messing up the Piano sound. However, if I switch my keyboard off and it goes back to initial settings then when I open up the project again both those tracks play the default Piano.

    At least originally I can record both sounds now, thank you for your help, if you know a way I can get it to remember the settings when I switch the keyboard on and off it would be greatly appreciated. I notice there is also a master and slave settings presets which when the KN3000 is the master all the setting move to local off, you can also set the KN3000 as a slave. Which I tried on playing back the pre-recorded sound, but it did not solve the problem.

    Kind regards,


  • sylviadavid Apr 30, 2009

    Thank you for your further reply. I thought I had been saving each track. You have kindly helped me understand what can be achieved, so I will play about with the functionality of my keyboard, to achieve this. Thank you again for all of your help.




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If you are sequencing midi tracks you can imbed the patch change in the track and the midi channel assignment and when the sequence plays the info will be sent to the keyboard. Do you have it set to receive Omni?

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  • Michial Gueffroy Apr 28, 2009

    Have you been saving after recording each track? I'm not using Cubase myself but have done a lot of sequencing. Are you trying to use your keyboards sound module as a slave to generate the sounds and still play live with it? I don't know if you can with your keyboard. I have a Roland SC-155 that has sequencer and keyboard inputs. In my experience when I played the sequence when it was recorded properly It would send a system exclusive message to the sound module which would include the channel messages, part messages and patch messages for each track. You can even send lighting change messages and volume control messages etc if they are imbedded and saved in each track.



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