By Eric Lipscomb (BITNET: LIPS@UNTVAX)

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The Many Functions of MIDI DATA

Have you looked at the Picaxe? (). I’ve been using them for about 6 months now and as far as I am concerned they leave the Basic Stamp for dead! They are basically a Microchip PIC with a bootstrap loader. I’d love to get one working with MIDI.

All Voices in a Performance occupy the same basic MIDI channel and one Performance can be recalled at a time.
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The content is up-to-date, but in terms of relevance it is geared more toward pop or jazz musicians than classical musicians. That said, musicians who are totally new to the basics of music theory will find plenty of material they can apply to their existing understanding and practice.

MIDI Basics Introduction into MIDI HOW MUCH FOR JUST THE MIDI? By Eric Lipscomb (BITNET: LIPS@UNTVAX). This article appeared in the October 1989 issue of …
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MIDI input without output is possible on a PIC, but is not described here – see the links section for some examples. Implementing simultaneous MIDI in and out, or soft thru / merge is impossible using a Basic Stamp II. It is difficult to implement on the PIC16F84 and leaves little room for other processing to be performed. A suggested solution is to use two PICs – one for input and one for output, or to use a more expensive PIC such as the PIC16C7x which has an on-chip UART.

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Summary: A Master setup can be activated (associated) with a single Motif ES Voice, or a single Motif ES Performance. Basically, a MASTER memorizes the Motif ES MODE and the selection (Voice or Performance). If the Zone Switch is active, a MASTER can additionally include all the setup parameters for communication, internally to the memorized mode, and externally to your connected MIDI modules. Yes, you could attempt to create a setting where you were simultaneously attempting to communicate with the Motif ES TG via 4 different channels while in association with a Voice or Performance. Nothing in the parameter page prevents you from setting this up…however you would be deluding yourself. It ain’t gonna happen! Although you can make these settings, they will be illogical and ignored. By definition, Rules 1 and 2, the Motif ES Voices and Performances occupy a single MIDI channel and only one can be active at a time. If you wish to address four Motif ES Voices simultaneously, then you need to create a Motif ES Performance. (Again, by definition, this is what a Performance is). If you want to address the Motif ES on four separate MIDI channels via four discreet Zones you would have to associate the MASTER with a SONG or a PATTERN MIX and select a 4-ZONE setup. Then you can address multiple PARTS of the MIX, independently.

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MASTER mode setups combining internal sounds and external MIDI modules
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The Basic Receive Channel and the Keyboard Transmit Channel are global for when the Motif ES is in Voice or Performance mode. When you are in a multi-timbral MIX your transmit channel will be determined by the track you select. And it will depend on what Zone you select when in a Master Zone setup.

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You cannot use Bank Select commands to address a single Voice within a Performance. (Or to switch from Performance to Voice or vice versa.) A Performance must be recalled as a unit. The reason should be obvious but let’s state it again anyway: A Performance addresses all of it’s component PARTS (Voices) on the same (Basic) MIDI channel and only one Performance can be recalled at a time. Notice that when you activate the MASTER mode the Voice, Performance, Song, or Pattern mode LED is also illuminated signifying that you are actually in that mode