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MIDI questions

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  • MIDI questions

    I've been an A drummer all my life and never worked with midi before. Years ago I bought a Roland SPD-8. Last night I hooked it up to my TD-20 to play around a little bit. On midi channel 11, I have no problems, I can get to all of the sounds listed. When I go to midi channel 3 and 4, All I can get is a guitar and a piano sound respectively. I've tried changing note numbers and program change numbers, but still all I get is guitar and piano. How do I get to the other instruments that are available? The TD-20 manual said something about tranmitting PC #0 to change instruments. How do you do that?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

  • #2
    Create a new user pattern for the purpose, and use PATTERN, PART (F2), BACKING (F2), then MELODY/BASS/BACK 1/BACK 2 to select the instrument and variation.

    A few more details here: Accessing backing instruments on TD20

    Hope this helps,



    • #3
      Thanks for the response BarT! I'll give it a try when I get home.