I'm using a keyboard (Roland FP2 in this situation) which has a split facility. When I split bass/piano, it decides I need some drum sounds as well, and I can't make them disappear. How can I use a MIDI bass module (or the other way round - a MIDI piano/synth module) connected with MIDI to play the 'board split, but go into a separate module for one or the other (or indeed, both)? How can I send separate signals from a split 'board to separate MIDI modules?

And, why is it, when connected normally, when I change the setting on a MIDI module,, it changes the sound selected on the 'board?

  • If I'm interpreting that correctly, you'd need something pretty 'smart' like Cubase's Transform page to split different incoming channels to separate tracks/ouputs. – Tetsujin Jun 7 '19 at 15:51
  • @Tetsujin - this is for gigs, so I need to avoid anything to do with taking a computer out with me. – Tim Jun 7 '19 at 16:18
  • You still need a 'smart' converter. if your keyboard outputs 2 channels at the split, then how else are you going to decide which channel goes to where? – Tetsujin Jun 7 '19 at 16:22
  • @Tetsujin - that's the problem. i think the 'board outputs everything together , and the split is internal, not via MIDI. – Tim Jun 7 '19 at 18:21
  • then you need an analyser to test it... Cubase would do - check the actual data in List Edit. [I'm pretty sure Yamaha split the OP channels, but I've never worked with Roland] Otherwise, you need something [Cubase] to do the matching split. Either way, you need a 'smart' device. Same to differentiate the return data, which is otherwise changing your internal patches. – Tetsujin Jun 7 '19 at 18:33

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