Vortex Wireless Keyboard Split Midi Channel problem

I have a Vortex Wirless. When I use Vyzex Vortex and try to set a split point on the keyboard, it is not assigning different midi channels to the two sections of the keyboard. I can change other parameters and save them, but not this. Any suggestions?

What I failed to understand is that the split button has to be depressed to enable split mode.. Duh..

It allowed me to notice that having a split set up is apparently an easy way to select the full keyboard to play the upper or lower sound by pressing those respective buttons.
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  • Corey S (Official Rep) April 25, 2016 15:29
    Hi Michael,

    I'm sorry you're having problems with that. I'll be happy to help!

    Make sure you're going through the steps properly. The Keybed detail page provides a drag-keyboard control that you can click or drag to set the split point between upper and lower zones in the current Patch:



    From here, each zone's specific MIDI channel, velocity curve and pitch shift can be set. The value of the volume message sent on patch load for each zone is also programmable here, as well.



    Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions!
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  • Thank you for that. I had already realized my mistake. It was because I was not hitting the "split" button on the Vortex. Duh...Now I know to hit the split button when I want to split , or the upper or lower button when I want just a single sound across the keyboard.

    I do have one more question. How do I stop the Vortex from sending a program change information to my softsynth so the sounds are not changed? I find that it keeps resetting the sound I am using and then I have to go back to the soft synth to change it back to what I want. (Cantabile Lite is my softsynth host) .

    Or if I cannot stop that program change, how do I select the program for the upper and lower split sounds.
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  • Corey S (Official Rep) April 26, 2016 17:30
    Hi Michael,

    These are excellent questions! 

    The Vortex Wireless has a "MIDI Panic" mode, which will send an "all-notes-off" message to your computer, thus preventing you from sending program change information to your softsynth.

    To set the mode of a pad:

    1. Press the Patch Edit button.
    2. Press the pad you want to edit. The LED display screen will display the name of the currently edited pad. For example, Pd1 will be displayed when editing pad 1.
    3. Use the three knobs to change parameter values. Note that after moving the corresponding knob, you can also use the numeric keys to enter a value.
    4. Press the Enter key to save the changes or the Cancel key to revert the original settings.
    The keys on Vortex Wireless can be placed in any one of three modes: Upper, Lower and Split. The upper and lower modes have a MIDI channel and transposition value assigned to them. The split mode places the lower mode in one keyboard range and the upper mode in another range. A default volume message will be sent when you press the lower or upper button. You can also adjust the split point. 

    To set the split point:
    1. Press the Patch Edit button.
    2. Press the Split button. The current split point will be displayed on the LED display screen.
    3. Press the key on the keyboard that you want to use as the split point to divide the keyboard.
    4. Press the Enter key to save the changes, or the Cancel key to revert to original settings.
    To set the MIDI channel of the upper or lower keyboard zone:
    1. Press the Patch Edit button. 
    2. Press the Upper or Lower button to select the zone you would like to edit. 
    3. Turn Knob #3 to set the Velocity curve of the zone. (0-8). 
    4. Press the Enter key to save the changes or the Cancel key to revert to original settings.
    Hope this helps! If you have any additional questions, call your nearest Support Office. An experienced support agent can assist you over the phone.
    Their office contact numbers are listed on that page.

     

    Make sure to reference or link this thread to help out the
    support team. 
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