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viscount jubileum 232 midi problem (2 replies and 1 comment)
I play this old model in the music school where I study;
I tried to connect it via MIDI to Hauptwerk but I encounter the following problem: all keyboards and pedalboard send messages to Channel 1 midi! The configuration of the organ says that Swell is midi channel 1, Great is midi channel 2, and Pedal is midi channel 4. However when I choose autodetect midi messages in Hauptwerk, all seem to send to channel 1! I also downloaded a midi monitor application and I saw the same thing - swell, great and pedal send to the same channel so I cannot play the Hauptwerk instrument: notes are stuck, played together, whatever... The question is how can this be fixed? Maybe the organ needs a service and a new board from Viscount? Can this be done easily? Thank you!
Clearly there is a fault in your organ as it is not performing according in the way it is configured.
There are many possible causes but before spending any money on servicing I would do the following:
- Turn it off and remove all power from the organ - leave it for at least five minutes and then turn it on again. Check that the configuration is still set up as you have stated above and then test again with your midi monitor. If it is still wrong then you do have a fault.
- Check whether the organ has any internal memory backup battery - and replace it if it is old or worn out (low voltage). Test agaiin.
There is not much else you can do without expert knowledge. But you could read the user handbook and check (if possible) what the midi output channels are supposed to be. You could also try recording a midi file and check that the channels are correct. You could also try changing the configuration and check whether the changes are reflected in the test results.
Thank you for the answer! As I said, the instrument is supposed to output to channel 1 midi for Swell, channel 2 for Great, and channel 4 for Pedal. None of these work except for channel 1. All output to channel 1.I have downloaded an old manual, there is no way to change the midi channels.
How about the channels in midi files made on the organ?
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