How to: Send MIDI Program Change messages from Live to MIDI device
- Live Versions: 4 - 9
- Operating System: All
Live can send Bank and Program Change messages to external synthesizers and other MIDI devices.
This means that by editing and triggering a MIDI clip in your Live Set, you can change to a particular sound on your MIDI instrument.
To add a Bank/Program Change message to your clip:
- Configure your MIDI device in Live appropriately to receive MIDI messages from Live. You can find out how to do this watching this tutorial.
- Create a MIDI clip and double click it to show the Clip View.
- In the Clip View, show the Notes Box.
- Select the Bank/Program Change value in the appropriate choosers.
The implementation of Bank/Program Change varies depending on the device receiving them. Please check your MIDI device's documentation for details.
A clip sends one single Bank/Program Change message to one MIDI port and channel only when it is launched.
To send Bank/Program Change messages to different devices at the same time, create and launch a Scene which contains different clips with the appropriate Bank/Program Change data.