KnowledgeBase | Forte 7 | Multi Mode


Select Multis via MIDI

Question:
How can I select Forte Multis via MIDI Bank/Program Change?

Answer:

Here are the steps:

  1. Press the GLOBAL mode button.
  2. Press MIDI.

  3. Set "Local Kbd Chan" to the MIDI channel you plan to send the Bank/Pchg messages on. This will be the one and only channel that will be used for selecting Multis via MIDI.

    For example, here we chose channel 3.

  4. Press Multi to enter Multi mode.

Once in Multi mode, below is what messages the Forte needs to receive (on the chosen Local Kbd Chan) in order to select any given Multi:

  1. MIDI Bank message

    By default*, the Forte uses MIDI Bank message cc#32 (aka Bank LSB) value = 0-127, to send/receive bank info.
    *(Bank Select: Ctl 0/32 - set in the Global/MIDI menu)


  2. MIDI Program Change message

    Following the Bank message, a standard Program Change is used value= 0-127 to select the desired program from within the designated bank.

The table below shows the MIDI Bank (column 1) and Program Change (column 2) values needed to select the designated Forte Multi (column 3). Note all banks are 128 entries deep:

Values Sent To Forte Forte Multi Selected
MIDI Bank #
(cc#32)
Program Change ID Range
0 0-127 1-127 Factory
1 0-127 128-255 Factory
2 0 256 Factory
8 0-127 1024-1151 User
9 0-127 1152-1279 User
10 0-127 1280-1407 User
11 0-127 1408-1535 User
12 0-127 1536-1663 User
13 0-127 1664-1791 User
14 0-127 1792-1919 User
15 0-127 1920-2047 User


Examples:

Ex 1: You want to call up #32 Euro Chords:

From your DAW (or alternate controller), on the chosen Local Kbd Chan (step 3 above) you send:

MIDI Bank (cc32) = 0
*Program Change = 32

Ex 2: You want to call up #182 Game ofTrombones:

From your DAW (or alternate controller), you send:

MIDI Bank (cc32) = 1
*Program Change = 54

*Note: 182-(128x1)= #54.
(ie Multi #182 is the 54th Multi in MIDI Bank 1.)

Ex. 3:You want to call up #1977 in the User bank:

From your DAW (or alternate controller), you send:

MIDI Bank (cc32) = 15
*Program Change = 57

*Note: 1977 - (128x15) = 57
(i.e. Multi #1979 is the 57th Multi in MIDI Bank 15)


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