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VI25 - How to send MIDI Channel change to external synth via 5-pin MIDI out?

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How can I send a midi channel change message to an external midi synth module, connected with the 5pin midi out.

I have a korg electribe 2, and would like to use my alesis vi25 to play different midi channels (1 to 16)

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Richard
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  • Corey S (Official Rep) April 29, 2016 16:53
    HI Richard,

    Thanks for posting! I'll be happy to help!

    Make sure you have the VI25 Editor downloaded from the Docs and Downloads section of our website. You can download the Editor here.

    - You'll want to make sure you have a MIDI cable connected from the MIDI Out port on the VI25 to the MIDI In port on your Korg Electribe 2.
    - Next, launch the VI25 Editor and toggle MIDI to DIN ON to allow allow MIDI messages to be sent out of the USB port and MIDI Out.
    - Click the Switches (or Pads) tab to set the MIDI assignments for the VI25's Assignable Buttons, or Mode to Program Change and enter the appropriate Channel. The button you select will then send its MIDI messages over this channel. This same process can be done for the drum pads, as well.

    Note: You'll need to make sure both the VI25 and Korg Electribe are on the same MIDI channel.

    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions!
    • Hi Corey

      thank you for responding however the steps you gave does not solve the issue.

      I am needing to change the midi channel the keybed sends notes to. I do not need to change midi channel on the device,

      The Alesis Q and QX series has the function to select and change the midi channel using a combination of key press and press on a certain key on the keybed

      this is what I need on the VI25 - let me know thanks :-)
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  • Hi Corey

    thank you for responding however the steps you gave does not solve the issue.

    I am needing to change the midi channel the keybed sends notes to. I do not need to change midi channel on the device,

    The Alesis Q and QX series has the function to select and change the midi channel using a combination of key press and press on a certain key on the keybed

    this is what I need on the VI25 - let me know thanks :-)
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  • Corey S (Official Rep) May 02, 2016 14:35
    Hi Richard,

    To change the MIDI channel the keybed sends MIDI messages to:

    • Open the VI25 Editor.
    • Click on the keybed, or click the Keybed tab.
    • From here, you can enter the MIDI Channel that you want the keybed to send notes to. 

    Don't forget to save your changes!
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  • I’m pissed off with Alesis poor Design
    LMFAO
    Thought that was going to be your answer

    You have designed a very poor keyboard controller - it is meant to be better than the lower range Q series, yet cant even have firmware to change the keybed midi settings

    This means the 5 pin Midi Out is useless !!!

    I will never buy Alesis again !!!
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  • Hi Richard,

    Any type of modification concerning MIDI channel changes and other MIDI messages can only altered through the use of the VI25 Editor. You can choose to send MIDI messages from the USB Port and MIDI Out together by toggling MIDI to DIN ON, or through the USB Port only by toggling MIDI to DIN OFF. However, in your particular case, it sounds like you will want to have MIDI to DIN turned On. From here, you will need to click on the Keybed, or select the Keybed tab and tell the Editor what MIDI Channel you wish to send MIDI information over.

    If you have multiple sounds that you would like to trigger with the Korg Electribe, you can split the keyboard through the Editor, and have the lower portion of the keybed on one MIDI channel, and the upper portion of the keybed on another MIDI channel. Just make sure you have MIDI to DIN turned On, and that the portions of the keybed whose MIDI channels you have changed match the MIDI channels on your Korg Electribe.

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!
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