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MIDI newbie - How to connect Alesis Vi61 to Access Virus 1 module

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  • August 10, 2016 13:41
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  • August 05, 2016 14:05
    Bill R.
    Change in reply by Bill R. to Hi Jonathan,<br /><br />Thanks for posting. Yes, you can use the VI61 to send program changes to your Access Virus. To do this:<br /><br /><ul><li>Use a MIDI cable to connect your VI61 to your Access Virus's MIDI IN port.&nbsp;</li><li>Open the VI61 Editor, navigate to <b>Options </b>&gt; <b>Device Setup</b>, and set the <b>Input </b>to and the <b>Output </b>to <b>MIDIOUT2 (VI61)</b>.</li><li>Choose whether you want the program changes to be sent from your Drum Pads or Switches by choosing the appropriate option. Make sure <b>MIDI to DIN </b>is <b>ON&nbsp;</b>to enable data being send from the VI61s MIDI OUT port.</li><li>Change the <b>MODE</b> to <b>Program Change</b>. After making this change you can input the MIDI channel number that is received from your Access Virus and the Program number.</li></ul>From here, you can also choose to send this preset to your hardware for future use. To do this:<br /><br /><ol><li>Click <b>Send Preset to Hardware</b>.</li><li>In the window that appears, click the <b>Preset Slot </b>drop-down menu to select the desired Preset number.</li><li>Click <b>Send </b>to confirm or <b>Cancel </b>to cancel the operation. Sending the Preset will overwrite that Preset number on your VI61.</li></ol><br />Hope this helps!.
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  • August 03, 2016 13:59
    Bill R.
    Change in reply by Bill R. to Hi Jonathan,<br /><br />Thanks for posting. Yes, you can use the VI61 to send program changes to your Access Virus. To do this:<br /><br /><ul><li>Use a MIDI cable to connect your VI61 to your Access Virus's MIDI IN port.&nbsp;</li><li>Open the VI61 Editor, navigate to <b>Options </b>&gt; <b>Device Setup</b>, and set the <b>Input </b>to band the <b>Output </b>to <b>MIDIOUT2 (VI61)</b>.</li><li>Choose whether you want the program changes to be sent from your Drum Pads or Switches by choosing the appropriate option. Make sure <b>MIDI to DIN </b>is <b>ON&nbsp;</b>to enable data being send from the VI61s MIDI OUT port.</li><li>Change the <b>MODE</b> to <b>Program Change</b>. After making this change you can input the MIDI channel number that is received from your Access Virus and the Program number.</li></ul>From here, you can also choose to send this preset to your hardware for future use. To do this:<br /><br /><ol><li>Click <b>Send Preset to Hardware</b>.</li><li>In the window that appears, click the <b>Preset Slot </b>drop-down menu to select the desired Preset number.</li><li>Click <b>Send </b>to confirm or <b>Cancel </b>to cancel the operation. Sending the Preset will overwrite that Preset number on your VI61.</li></ol><br />Hope this helps!.

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