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Re: Different Sequencer question

Thank You very much, Mr. Bill, for your note on the Orbit. And....sorry! I
felt that rather than helping you, I disturbed you with my 'input'. Perhaps
your email was not intended for the entire list (?) But it will help 
mortals' like me if you could give more importance to "specifics".

However, I would like to enter a few lines here for the benefit of anybody
who knows what 'sysx messages' and DRMs mean and how to write them but is
completely new to Cakewalk and is wondering how to integrate his/her DRMs
into Cakewalk. Actually. its very simple ! - just paste your DRMs to the
'win.ini' file and save it. But, please be cautious not to disturb other
elements in your win.ini file and keep a back up copy of it before making
any modifications to it. Ofcourse, this means reasonably good familiarity
with the win.ini file. But there's no other way  to make DRMs for a
particular instrument to appear automatically in the Cakewalk
'sysx ->receive -> DRM' dialog box. However, it is just much easier and
simpler for us musicians if the modules we use consist of 'sysx dump'
features. In that case, you could just click on "You start dump on
instrument" in the DRM dialog box and thereafter start dumping  from your
instrument by selecting the relevant menu and pressing the relevant switch
on your module. You need to store each different message, e.g. 'Patch
settings, Performance settings etc.' (available in your sound module) in
different banks and you can then use the 'send' button in the Cakewalk sysk
dialog box to transmit those messages back to your sound module whenever 
need to do so.

Thank you and regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Crossedout@aol.com <Crossedout@aol.com>
To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Date: Monday, April 24, 2000 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: Different Sequencer question

>In a message dated 4/23/00 10:57:46 AM Central Daylight Time,
>uday@gw1.vsnl.net.in writes:
><< You should find
> information about implementation of this messages in the manual of your
> sound source- in this case, the orbit. (Sorry! I am hearing that name for
> the first time and would like to know more about it) >>
>The Orbit is an EMU sound module, they have put out 5 that I know of in a
>series, the first three were the Orbit, Planet Phatt and Carnival, each of
>which have 600+ patches optimized for techno/dance, hiphop and Latin
>Recently they came out with an upgraded Planet Phatt called the Mo'Phatt,
>another one that's more techno style patches, the name of which escapes 
>But you should be able to find them on the web, just search for an EMU web
>site. The Orbit and Planet Phatt seemed pretty similar, I just needed some
>good sounds and the place I was shopping at had a demo model of the Orbit
>that I could afford!! But it's packed with good stuff.....
><<In Cakewalk, you can
> also store this messages in the system exclusive banks which are provided
> just for this purpose. >>
>I know it'll do it, I just am having a problem finding out how to do it in
>the manual. I'm not super familiar with Midi and sequencing, I'm coming
>a guitar background instead of a keyboard background, so it's a little
>for me, as well as the fact that different manufacturers write their
>in totally different ways, using different phrases and words to acheive 
>same ends.... it gets frustrating sometimes!
>Anyway, thanks much for your input. If you have any other questions about
>Orbit, let me know and I'll try to answer!!
>- Bill