I would like to create a dual-manual B3 setup but am having difficulty calling up the 2nd B3 program. How does this work?
In short, this cannot be done (with the SP4 alone- details below). KB3 organs are special in that they use an entirely different technology to generate sound - as such you can only play ONE KB3 organ at a time (i.e. B3 organs, #24-29 and those downloadable off our site). If you attempt to select more than one at the same time (i.e. splits/layers), the selection will not load (you will hear a basic piano selected on that channel in its place).
A few basic guidelines to keep in mind regarding KB3 preset use in multitimbral scenarios:
With the above in mind, any application requiring more than one B3 style organ would mean employing some sort of external sound source (2nd keyboard, module, VI) to handle the duties of the secondary organ.
With an external MIDI sound source connected to the SP4 MIDI OUT, such a Setup on the SP4 could look like:
Zone 1 - plays an internal SP4 KB3 sound
*any KB3 selection of your choice
Zone 2 (or 3 or 4) - plays an external B3 sound on an external MIDI device
*or other unused channel
Adding on to the above, per zone, you could independently:
Be sure to see chpt. 8 in the SP4 Musician's Guide for details on Setup editing.
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