M-Audio Drum & Bass Rig, Torq, X-Session UC-17, Torq LE (MixLab) User guide

M-Audio Drum & Bass Rig, Torq, X-Session UC-17, Torq LE (MixLab) User guide
Evolution UC-33 Advanced User Guide
Evolution X-Session Advanced User Guide
Appendix H - X-Session Preset Chart
Factory Preset
01 MIDI CC's 16-31 *
02 MIDI CC's 32-47 *
03 MIDI CC's 48-63 *
04 MIDI CC's 102-117 *
05 GM Preset
06 Reason native Preset
07 Pro-53 Preset
08 Rebirth Preset
09 Sampletank Preset
10 Sound Blaster Synth Preset
Presets 1 to 4 are designed for software that does not have default
MIDI CC's to control it's parameters, and instead uses a MIDI 'learn'
mode.
*The Cross Fader will send out CC10 for all presets 1-4. F18 is set to
'OFF', so that only cc10 is sent out when the cross fader is moved.
The buttons are assigned MIDI CC's such that their values will not clash
with any of the CC's assigned to the controllers in all four of these presets.
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About The Advanced Guide
In the X-Session Advanced Guide we have made the assumption that you have been
through the X-Session Getting Started Guide which should have been supplied in printed
form with your X-Session. If you do not have this guide, please contact your local distributor or download it from our website www.evolution.co.uk
The Getting Started Guide should insure that you are now familiar with the basic operation of the X-Session so that we now can focus on more in-depth features.
First however, we need to explain some terminology we use throughout the guide.
Terminology
Edit Mode:
Edit Mode describes the short period after a function button has been pressed during
which the parameters of that function can be altered. The numeric keypad can be
used to alter a parameter during this time. No data is sent out of the X-Session when it is
in Edit mode except for program and bank changes. LCD symbols shown in Edit mode
will flash to show you that a particular parameter can be edited. If a number is part
entered, and a new controller turned, that number will become the relevant parameter
number for the new controller and the 3 second editing period will re-trigger.
Appendix F - Roland GS and Yamaha XG NRPN Support to Roland JV/XP
NRPN
MSB
CC99
01
01
01
01
01
01
01
01
*14
*15
*16
*17
18
*19
1A
1C
1D
1E
%1F
NRPN
LSB
CC98
08
09
0A
20
21
63
64
66
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
Data
MSB
CC06
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
00-7F
Data
LSB
CC38
n/a (-64 - 0 - +63)
n/a (-64 - 0 - +63)
n/a (-64 - 0 - +63)
n/a (-64 - 0 - +63)
n/a (-64 - 0 - +63)
n/a (-64 - 0 - +63)
n/a (-64 - 0 - +63)
n/a (-64 - 0 - +63)
n/a (-64 - 0 - +63)
n/a (-64 - 0 - +63)
n/a (-64 - 0 - +63)
n/a (-64 - 0 - +63)
n/a (-64 - 0 - +63)
n/a (-64 - 0 - +63)
n/a (0 to Max) Drum
n/a (Random, L>C>R)
n/a (0 to Max) Drum
n/a (0 to Max) Drum
n/a (0 to Max) Drum
Vibrato Rate (relative change)
Vibrato Depth (relative change)
Vibrato Delay (relative change)
Filter Cutoff Freq. (relative change)
Filter Resonance (relative change)
EG (TVF&TVA) Attack Time (relative change)
EG (TVF&TVA) Decay Time (relative change)
EG (TVF&TVA) Release Time (relative change)
Drum Filter Cutoff Freq. (relative change)
Drum Filter Resonance (relative change)
Drum EG Attack Rate (relative change)
Drum EG Decay Rate (relative change)
Drum Instrument Pitch Coarse (relative change)
Drum Instrument Pitch Fine (relative change)
Instrument Level (absolute change)
Drum Instrument Panpot (absolute change)
Instrument Reverb Send Level (absolute change)
Instrument Chorus Send Level (absolute change)
Instrument Variation Send Level (absolute change)
* = added by Yamaha XG; % changed from Delay to Variation by Yamaha XG
Appendix G - General MIDI Reverb and Chorus
Types
Default mode :
Reverb Types
Default Mode describes the state of the X-Session, when no function buttons have been
pressed within the last 3 seconds. In Default mode, the LCD will show the controller
symbol, and the 2 digit display will show the last selected controller. The 3 digits
display the currently assigned MIDI CC number.
0:
1:
2:
3:
4:
8:
Small Room
Medium Room
Large Room
Medium Hall
Large Hall
Plate
Chorus Types
0:
1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
2
Chorus 1
Chorus 2
Chorus 3
Chorus 4
FB Chorus
Flanger
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Appendix E Standard MIDI Controller numbers (MIDI CC’s)
00
Bank Select
46
Controller 46
92
Tremelo Depth
01
Modulation
47
Controller 47
93
Chorus Depth
02
Breath Control
48
Gen Purpose 1 LSB
94
Celeste (De-tune)
03
Controller 3
49
Gen Purpose 2 LSB
95
Phaser Depth
04
Foot Control
50
Gen Purpose 3 LSB
96
Data Increment
05
Porta Time
51
Gen Purpose 4 LSB
97
Data Decrement
06
Data Entry
52
Controller 52
98
Non-Reg Param LSB
07
Channel Volume
53
Controller 53
99
Non-Reg Param MSB
08
Balance
54
Controller 54
100
Reg Param LSB
09
Controller 9
55
Controller 55
101
Reg Param MSB
10
Pan
56
Controller 56
102
Controller 102
11
Expression
57
Controller 57
103
Controller 103
12
Effects Controller 1
58
Controller 58
104
Controller 104
13
Effects Controller 2
59
Controller 59
105
Controller 105
14
Controller 14
60
Controller 60
106
Controller 106
15
Controller 15
61
Controller 61
107
Controller 107
16
Gen Purpose 1
62
Controller 62
108
Controller 108
17
Gen Purpose 2
63
Controller 63
109
Controller 109
18
Gen Purpose 3
64
Sustain Pedal
110
Controller 110
19
Gen Purpose 4
65
Portamento
111
Controller 111
20
Controller 20
66
Sostenuto
112
Controller 112
21
Controller 21
67
Soft Pedal
113
Controller 113
22
Controller 22
68
Legato Pedal
114
Controller 114
23
Controller 23
69
Hold 2
115
Controller 115
24
Controller 24
70
Sound Variation
116
Controller 116
25
Controller 25
71
Resonance
117
Controller 117
26
Controller 26
72
Release Time
118
Controller 118
27
Controller 27
73
Attack Time
119
Controller 119
28
Controller 28
74
Cut-off Frequency
29
Controller 29
75
Controller 75
30
Controller 30
76
Controller 76
31
Controller 31
77
Controller 77
120
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Bank Select LSB
78
Controller 78
121
Reset all Controllers
33
Modulation LSB
79
Controller 79
122
Local Control
34
Breath Control LSB
80
Gen Purpose 5
123
All Notes Off
35
Controller 35
81
Gen Purpose 6
124
Omni Off
36
Foot Control LSB
82
Gen Purpose 7
125
Omni On
37
Porta Time LSB
83
Gen Purpose 8
126
Mono On (Poly Off)
38
Data Entry LSB
84
Portamento Control
127
Poly On (Mono Off)
39
Channel Volume LSB
85
Controller 85
40
Balance LSB
86
Controller 86
41
Controller 41
87
Controller 87
42
Pan LSB
88
Controller 88
43
Expression LSB
89
Controller 89
44
Controller 44
90
Controller 90
45
Controller 45
91
Reverb Depth
30
“On The Fly”
Operations
Channel Mode Messages
All Sound off
Extra RPN Messages
128
129
130
131
Pitch Bend sensitivity
Fine Tune
Coarse Tune
Channel Pressure
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MIDI Note Numbers
Sending Program Changes On The Fly
You can at any one time send out a program change message to you sound card, sound
module, instrument or whatever other device will receive this standard MIDI message.
The program change will be sent on the global MIDI channel.
1.
2.
Press the PROGRAM button.
Type in the program number you wish to send, using the numerical keypad
or the +/- keys.
Example: The LCD display the PROG symbol in the right hand corner
Indicating that the PROGRAM button has been pressed. The program
value sent is 00 and its sent on the global MIDI channel 01.
You can also program the assignable buttons to send out fixed program messages to
individual MIDI channels. For further information regarding this method, please go to
pages 5 to 9.
Octave
Note Numbers
(n)
Cn
C#n Dn D#n En
0
1 2 3 4
-1
12
13 14 15 16
0
24
25 26 27 28
1
36
37 38 39 40
2
48
49 50 51 52
3
60
61 62 63 64
4
72
73 74 75 76
5
84
85 86 87 88
6
96
97 98 99 100
7
108
109 110 111 112
8
120
121 122 123 124
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Global MIDI channel: For more information, please go to page 10.
Sending Bank Changes On The Fly
If your receiving device has more than 128 presets, you may be able to access the
additional banks by sending out bank change LSB and MSB messages.
1.
2.
Press the DATA LSB or DATA MSB button.
Type in the bank number you wish to send, using the numerical keypad or
the +/- keys.
Please check the documentation for your receiving device to ensure that it will respond
to these messages. For more information about LSB and MSB, please see the chapter
“Program and Bank Changes Explained” on page 17 in this manual.
Sending Snap Shot
Press the +/- buttons together to send a SNAP SHOT of the
current X-Session controller assignments and their values.
When you send a snapshot, the LCD will display the SNAPSHOT symbol.
The data for an individual controller will be sent on which ever channel that
controller has been assigned to.
Snap Shot is one way of synchronizing the receiving device with the X-Session
and can be used as a creative tool, with interesting and surprising results.
The data sent when SNAP SHOT is pressed, can be viewed in your sequencers list
editor. Set your sequencer to record and press SNAP SHOT. Then open the list editor
and ensure its set to display controller data.
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Fn
5
17
29
41
53
65
77
89
101
113
125
F#n Gn G#n An A#n
6 7 8 9 10
18 19 20 21 22
30 31 32 33 34
42 43 44 45 46
54 55 56 57 58
66 67 68 69 70
78 79 80 81 82
90 91 92 93 94
102 103 104 105 106
114 115 116 117 118
126 127
Bn
11
23
35
47
59
71
83
95
107
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Appendix D - Useful MIDI data
General MIDI Instruments
Piano
Bass
To Mute all controllers and the cross fader, press the CTRL MUTE buttons.
Reed
Synth Effects
32 Acoustic Bass
33 Electric Fingered
Bass
34 Electric Picked Bass
35 Fretless Bass
36 Slap Bass 1
37 Slap Bass 2
38 Syn Bass 1
39 Syn Bass 2
Chromatic Percussion Strings/Orchestra
64 Soprano Sax
65 Alto Sax
66 Tenor Sax
67 Baritone Sax
68 Oboe
69 English Horn
70 Bassoon
71 Clarinet
96 SFX Rain
97 SFX Soundtrack
98 SFX Crystal
99 SFX Atmosphere
100 SFX Brightness
101 SFX Goblins
102 SFX Echoes
103 SFX Sci-Fi
Pipe
Ethnic
8 Celesta
9 Glockenspiel
10 Music Box
11 Vibraphone
12 Marimba
13 Xylophone
14 Tubular bells
15 Dulcimer
Organ
40 Violin
41 Viola
42 Cello
43 Contrabass
44 Tremolo Strings
45 Pizzicato Strings
46 Orchestral Harp
47 Timpani
Ensemble
72 Piccolo
73 Flute
74 Recorder
75 Pan Flute
76 Bottle Blow
77 Shakuhachi
78 Whistle
79 Ocarina
Synth Lead
104 Sitar
105 Banjo
106 Shamisen
107 Koto
108 Kalimba
109 Bag Pipe
110 Fiddle
111 Shanai
Percussive
16 Drawbar Organ
17 Percussive Organ
18 Rock Organ
19 Church Organ
20 Reed Organ
21 Accordion
22 Harmonica
23 Tango Accordion
48 String Ensemble 1
49 String Ensemble 2
(Slow)
50 Syn Strings 1
51 Syn Strings 2
52 Choir Aahs
53 Voice Oohs
54 Syn Choir
55 Orchestral Hit
80 Syn Square Wave
81 Syn Sawtooth Wave
82 Syn Calliope
83 Syn Chiff
84 Syn Charang
85 Syn Voice
86 Syn Fifths Sawtooth
Wave
87 Syn Brass & Lead
112 Tinkle Bell
113 Agogo
114 Steel Drums
115 Woodblock
116 Taiko Drum
117 Melodic Tom
118 Syn Drum
119 Reverse Cymbal
Guitar
Brass
Synth Pad
Sound Effects
24 Nylon Acoustic
25 Steel Acoustic
26 Jazz Electric
27 Clean Electric
28 Muted Electric
29 Overdrive
30 Distorted
31 Harmonics
56 Trumpet
57 Trombone
58 Tuba
59 Muted Trumpet
60 French Horn
61 Brass Section
61 Syn Brass 1
62 Syn Brass 2
88 New Age Syn Pad
89 Warm Syn Pad
90 Polysynth Syn Pad
91 Choir Syn Pad
92 Bowed Syn Pad
93 Metal Syn Pad
94 Halo Syn Pad
95 Sweep Syn Pad
120 Guitar Fret Noise
121 Breath Noise
122 Seashore
123 Bird Tweet
124 Telephone Ring
125 Helicopter
126 Applause
127 Gun Shot
0 Acoustic Grand Piano
1 Bright Acoustic Piano
2 Electric grand Piano
3 Honky Tonk Piano
4 Electric Piano 1
5 Electric Piano 2
6 Harpsichord
7 Clavinet
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Muting All Controllers
This allows you to alter the position of the controller without affecting the settings of your
software. CTRL MUTE does not affect buttons, and as soon as an assignable button or
a function key is pressed, the controllers are turned back on. Alternatively, you can
press the CTRL MUTE buttons again to turn the controllers back on.
When you first press the CTR MUTE buttons, you will see the LCD display ’OFF’. Changing the position of a controller with controller mute engaged, the LCD will always display
OFF to indicate no data is being sent out by the X-Session. To cancel the controller mute
function, simply press a function key (or keys) or one of the assignable buttons.
This is a very useful feature if you are switching between presets on the X-Session with
the controllers out of position. You will be able to move the controller to a position relative
to the software’s controller value, rather than causing the software’s controller value to
jump.
You can also use this feature for creative mixing and interesting DJ type control. If for
instance you use the X-Session as a conventional volume mixer, try engaging the
controller mute function, change the volume up or down of various channels and press
the SNAP SHOT buttons. This form of mixing is very dynamic and can not be done using
a conventional mixer.
About the Cross Fader
The cross Fader can be assigned to two MIDI CC values, by editing F17 and F18.
When it is moved, both F17 and F18 will be sent out. F17 will increment from left to right,
while F18 will increment from right to left. So, F17 and F18 work against each other.
As an example, this has been put to practice in the Rebirth preset:
F17 controls the volume of the top drum module, while F18 controls the volume of the
bottom drum module. This means you can flick between the two modules by flicking
the fader far left or right, since when F17 is 0, F18 is 127, and when F18 is 0 F17 is 127.
To select F18 for programming, you need to use the CONTROL SELECT Buttons.
F17 can be selected for editing by moving the cross fader.
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Appendix C - Hexadecimal Conversion Chart
Hexadecimal to Decimal Conversion Chart
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Hexadecimal value
Decimal
Value
Hexadecimal value
Decimal
Value
Hexadecimal value
Decimal
Value
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0A
0B
0C
0D
0E
0F
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
1A
1B
1C
1D
1E
1F
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
2A
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
2B
2C
2D
2E
2F
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
3A
3B
3C
3D
3E
3F
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
4A
4B
4C
4D
4E
4F
50
51
52
53
54
55
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
56
57
58
59
5A
5B
5C
5D
5E
5F
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
6A
6B
6C
6D
6E
6F
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
7A
7B
7C
7D
7E
7F
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
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B2-The Buttons:
MIDI CC
Description
Program
(Press Twice)
0-119 Standard MIDI CC’s 120-127 Channel Mode
Messages
128
Pitch Bend Range
129
Channel Fine Tune 130
Channel Coarse Tune131
Channel Pressure
132
RPN Coarse
Value
133
RPN Fine
Value
134
NRPN Coarse
Value
135
NRPN Fine
Value
136
Master Volume GM* 137
Master Pan GM*
138
Master Coarse Tune GM*
139
Master Fine Tune
GM*
140
Chorus Mod rate
GM2*
141
Chorus Mod Depth GM2*
142
Feedback GM2*
143
Send to Reverb GM2* 144
145
146
Pitch Bend
Program/Bank Preset Program
MIDI CC (on/off)
MIDI CC
147
148
Note (on/off)
Note (on/off toggle)
MMC Command**
Reverb type GM2 *
Reverb time GM2 *
Chorus type GM2*
Controller Off***
149
150
151
152
255
*
**
***
Data Lsb
Data Msb
(Press Twice) (Press Twice)
Toggle Value 2
Toggle Value 2
Toggle Value 1
Toggle Value 1
Sensitivity value Tuning amount Tuning amount Pressure amount RPN LSB
RPN MSB
RPN LSB
RPN MSB
NRPN LSB
NRPN MSB
NRPN LSB
NRPN MSB
Volume LSB
Volume MSB
Pan LSB
Pan MSB
Tuning LSB
Tuning MSB
Tuning LSB
Tuning MSB
Mod rate
-
Mod depth
-
Programming
&
Editing
The X-Session
Feedback level Reverb send
level
Pitch shift LSB Pitch shift MSB
Bank LSB
Bank MSB
Button press
Button release
value
value
Velocity off
Velocity on
Velocity off
Velocity on
Command select. Type
Time
Type
-
Note
Note
-
Sysex messages - for details please see pages 8 & 18.
MMC Sysex messages, for details please see page 11.
This value cannot be typed in using the numerical keypad. Type in 144 and
then press the '+' button to set this value, or 0 and press the '-' button.
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Introduction To X-Session Programming Options
Appendix B - Assignable MIDI CC’s
Each of the X-Session’s 28 controllers can send MIDI CC, RPN/NRPN, GM 1&2 SysEx
and even be assigned to individual MIDI channels.
on the X-Session
MIDI CC (continuous controller) numbers are part of the standard MIDI specifications and
are typically used to control the real-time changing of parameters in musical equipment.
For a complete list of standard MIDI controller numbers from 0 to 131, please see
Appendix E on page 29.
B1 - The Cross Fader and rotary Controllers:
MIDI CC
Any of the 28 real-time controllers on the X-Session can be assigned to a MIDI CC
number however the 10 assignable buttons have slightly different options from the cross
fader or 16 rotary controllers.
0-119
Description
Standard MIDI CC’s
120-127 Channel Mode Messages
Data Lsb (Press
Twice)
Data Msb (Press
Twice)
-
-
-
-
The following 2 charts show all the transmit messages you can program for each
of the 18 fader/controllers and 10 assignable MIDI buttons respectively. We show you this
already at this stage, so you can follow the principle of programming the X-Session
controllers in the following instructions and examples.
128
Pitch Bend Sensitivity
-
-
129
Channel Fine Tune
-
-
130
Channel Coarse Tune
-
-
Please pay extra attention to the differences between how you program the cross fader or
controllers and how you program the buttons.
131
Channel Pressure
-
-
132
RPN coarse
RPN LSB
RPN MSB
133
RPN fine
RPN LSB
RPN MSB
134
NRPN coarse
NRPN LSB
NRPN MSB
135
NRPN fine
NRPN LSB
NRPN MSB
136
Master Volume GM*
-
-
137
Master Pan GM*
-
-
138
Master Coarse Tune GM*
-
-
139
Master Fine Tune GM*
-
-
140
Chorus Mod rate GM2*
-
-
141
Chorus Mod Depth GM2*
-
-
142
Feedback GM2*
-
-
143
Send to Reverb GM2*
-
-
144
Pitch Bend
-
-
Controller Off***
-
-
Cross Fader & Rotary Dials
ASSIGN
0-119
120-127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
255
*
**
***
****
Description
Standard MIDI CC’s
Channel Mode Messages
Pitch Bend Sensitivity
Channel Fine Tune
Channel Coarse Tune
Channel Pressure
RPN coarse
RPN fine
NRPN coarse
NRPN fine
Master Volume GM*
Master Pan*
Master Coarse Tune*
Master Fine Tune*
Chorus Mod rate**
Chorus Mod Depth**
Feedback**
Send to Reverb**
Pitch Bend
Controller Off****
Data Lsb
(Press Twice)
RPN LSB
RPN LSB
NRPN LSB
NRPN LSB
-
Data Msb
(Press Twice)
RPN MSB
RPN MSB
NRPN MSB
NRPN MSB
-
255
*
**
***
Sysex messages - for details please see pages 8 & 18.
MMC Sysex messages, for details please see page 11.
This value cannot be typed in using the numerical keypad. Type in 144 and
then press the '+' button to set this value, or 0 and press the '-' button.
General MIDI SysEx messages - for details please see pages 8 & 18.
General MIDI 2 SysEx messages
MMC Sysex messages, for details please see page 11.
This value cannot be typed in using the numerical keypad. Use '+' or '-'.
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Appendix A - MIDI IMPLEMENTATION CHART
Function
Basic :Default
Channel:Changed
:Default
Mode :Messages
:Altered
Note
Number:True Voice
Velocity: Note ON
: Note OFF
After : Keys
Touch :Ch’s
Pitch Bend
Control
Change
0-119
120-127
Program
Change:True Number
System Exclusive
Transmitted
1-16
1-16
--------X
*********
0-127
*********
0
0
0
0
Notes:
Pitch Bend Sensitivity
Channel Fine Tune
Channel Coarse Tune
Channel Pressure
RPN Coarse
RPN Fine
NRPN Coarse
NRPN Fine
Master Volume*
Master Pan*
Master Coarse Tune*
Master Fine Tune*
Chorus Mod rate**
Chorus Mod Depth**
Feedback**
Send to Reverb**
Pitch Bend
Program/Bank Preset
MIDI CC (on/off)
Note (on/off)
Note (on/off toggle)
MMC Command***
Reverb type **
Reverb time **
Chorus type **
Controller Off****
Sensitivity value
Tuning amount
Tuning amount
Pressure amount
RPN LSB
RPN MSB
RPN LSB
RPN MSB
NRPN LSB
NRPN MSB
NRPN LSB
NRPN MSB
Volume LSB
Volume MSB
Pan LSB
Pan MSB
Tuning LSB
Tuning MSB
Tuning LSB
Tuning MSB
Mod rate
Mod depth
Feedback level
Reverb send level Pitch shift LSB
Pitch shift MSB
Bank LSB
Bank MSB
Button release value Button press value
Velocity off
Velocity on
Velocity off
Velocity on
Command select.
Type
Time
Type
-
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
255
X
X
X
0
X
0-127
*********
X
GM, GM2, MMC
Memory
Dump
Aux
Messages
Standard MIDI CC’s
Channel Mode Messages -
Remarks
X
0
System :Clock
Exclusive:Commands
0-119
120-127
Bank LSB (Press Data Msb (Press
Twice)
Twice)
Toggle Value 2
Toggle Value 1
Toggle Value 2
Toggle Value 1
X
X
X
X
Description
X
0
Song Position
Common:Song Select
:Local ON/OFF
:All Notes OFF
:Active Sense
:Reset
Received
Assignable MIDI Buttons
ASSIGN
Program
(Press Twice)
Value
Value
Value
Value
Program
MIDI CC
Note
Note
-
X
Selecting A Controller For Editing
X
0
X
Before you can assign a MIDI CC to one of the X-Session’s controllers, you will need to
select it for editing. There are 2 methods for doing this:
0
0
0
0
X
0 = YES
X=NO
1.
2.
Press CONTROL SELECT. The LCD will display the CONTROLLER symbol.
The symbol will be flashing to indicate the controller settings can be altered. The
3-digit display will show the number of the currently selected controller, proceeded
by a 'C', or an 'F' if the cross fader is selected.
Type in the number of the controller using the numeric keypad, or the +/buttons.
or
Move the cross fader/rotary controller.
Simply moving a fader/rotary controller will make it the currently selected
controller, ready for editing.
To select the second cross fader controller value (F18) please use method 1.
It is also not possible to select any of the 10 numerical buttons by pressing them,
since during edit mode, they are used to enter numerical values. To program these
buttons, please use the first method.
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Assigning MIDI CC’s
Once the controller you want to edit has been selected, you can change the assigned
MIDI CC number in the following way:
1.
2.
Press ASSIGN. The LCD will flash the CC symbol.
The 3 digit display will indicate the currently assigned MIDI CC number.
Type in a new MIDI CC value using the numeric keypad or ’+’ and ’-’ buttons.
The MIDI controller number you select will be assigned to the currently selected
controller, shown by the number on the small, 2-digit display.
Example: After pressing ASSIGN, the display shows the
cc symbol and in this case displays that currently the MIDI CC 07 is
assigned to controller number 13.
Assigning An Individual MIDI Channel
1.
2.
3.
Select the controller you want to edit as described earlier.
Press CHANNEL.
The LCD will display the CHAN symbol and the 3-digit display will show the
current channel assignment of the selected controller, preceded by a ’c’. The
small 2-digit display will show the currently selected controller for assignment.
Type the MIDI channel number (01-16) you want the controller to send to,
using the numeric keypad or the +/- keys.
Appendix A –G
&
Factory Preset List
If the controller is assigned to channel 00, it will transmit on the global channel.
Changing The Global MIDI Channel
The X-Session’s global MIDI channel affects only the controllers that have the individual
MIDI channel assigned to value 00, as described in the previous section.
Here is how you change the global MIDI channel:
1.
2.
Press GLOBAL CHANNEL (ASSIGN and CHANNEL together).
The LCD will display the KEYBOARD and CHAN symbol. The 3-digit display will
show the currently selected global channel, preceeded by a 'c'.
Type in the MIDI channel number (01-16) using the numeric keypad or
the +/- keys.
Example: MIDI channel 01 is assigned as global MIDI channel.
Using a combination of global MIDI channel and individually assigned MIDI channels can
be a great way of navigating through your system. With multitimbral instruments such as
Reason, it can be easier to just change the global MIDI channel on the X-Session in order
to jump to the next device, rather than operating the software.
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Viewing The Contents Of A Memory
Setting Toggle Values For The Buttons
Right-click on a memory to view the contents. Please note that it is not possible to edit
the contents of a memory. The Sys Ex librarian will simply allow you to rearrange the
order of memories, or copy memories between one memory dump and another.
The 10 assignable buttons can each be assigned to toggle between two values. You
may for instance want to send out value 15 when you first press the button followed by
value 74 when you press the button for a second time. This is how you do it:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Saving A Setup
Press the Function button labelled DATA MSB 2 times.
Type in 15 using the numerical keypad or the +/- keys.
Press the Function button labelled DATA LSB 2 times.
Type in 74 using the numerical keypad or the +/- keys.
Once you have named all your presets, and organised them in the desired order, click
’save’ to save the content.
If you want the button to send the same value every time you press it, simply type in the
same value both times.
Alternatively you can click on the File menu and select save to save the file with the
previously assigned file name, or save as to assign the memory dump a new file name.
The shortcut key to save Bank 1 is CTRL+S.
RPN/NRPN, GM 1+2 SysEx & Other Messages
Make sure you give the file a name which allows you to quickly identify your collection of
setups.
Loading A Setup
To load a memory setup file back in to the librarian, click on the ’Load’ button and select
the required file. The loaded preset setups will appear in the Bank Window. You can
then either send it directly to the Evolution device by clicking send, or edit it.
Alternatively, select Open from the File menu.
The shortcut key for loading is CTRL+O
Future Development Of The Librarian
As already described, the standard MIDI controller numbers range from 0 to 131. We
have extended the list of MIDI CC’s that can be assigned to the controllers of the
X-Session to include RPN/NRPN, MMC and General MIDI 1&2 SysEx messages.
These advanced messages are as easy to program as a regular MIDI CC instruction by
entering values 132 to 152 when programming MIDI CC’s. The charts on page 8 and 9
(or Appendix B) show you what number correspond to each message
To program the values required for these advanced messages, the X-Session requires
you to press the PROGRAM, DATA LSB and DATA MSB buttons twice respectively.
Pressing only once will send the program and bank change instructions “on the fly” as
described earlier.
Lets look at a couple of examples to see how this works. Please refer to the chart in
Appendix B so you get to grips with the principle:
Assigning MMC Control To A Button
We strongly recommend you register your ownership of the Evolution Librarian if you
would like to be kept informed about future development. As you can see from the version
number, the software is at an early version 1.1 stage and we will continue to work on
enhancements for the software.
1.
2.
3.
To register your copy, please visit www.evolution.co.uk/register
4.
5.
4.
5.
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Select the button you want to control the MMC message.
Press “ASSIGN” on the X-Session.
Type in “149” using the numerical keypad.
This is the number that corresponds to the MMC instruction, as per the chart on
page 8 and 9.
Press “Channel” once.
Type in “127”, using the numerical keypad.
This ensures that the message is set to all device ID numbers. For more
information about this, please read “About SysEx Messages & Device ID”
on page 13.
Press the “DATA LSB” button twice.
Enter a number from the chart on the next page to select the MMC
message you want:
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Number
MMC Command
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
STOP
PLAY
DEFERRED PLAY
FAST FORWARD
REWIND
RECORD STROBE
RECORD EXIT
RECORD PAUSE
PAUSE
EJECT
CHASE
COMMAND ERROR RESET
MMC RESET
Setting Up The Librarian Software
Before you start using the Librarian, check that the X-Session has been selected as input
and output device.
1.
2.
1.
Select MIDI Setup from the Options menu.
Ensure the USB driver for your Evolution X-Session - is selected in the
“Inputs” Column.
If you are using native drivers this may be named “USB Audio Device”.
In the “Outputs” column, select the USB driver for your Evolution X-Session
If you are using native drivers this may be named “USB Audio Device”.
You should now be ready to use the Librarian software with you Evolution X-Session.
Librarian Overview
Assigning RPN/NRPN To A Controller
Note: For a detailed description of RPN/NRPN data see section RPN/NRPN’s
Explained on page 17.
1.
2.
3.
As you can see from the screenshot of the Librarian on page 20, you can save, load,
receive or send the complete content to and from either Bank columns.
To transmit the complete content of your Evolution X-Session to the librarian,
simply press the “Receive” button on the Librarian software.
Press Control select, and move the desired controller.
Press control assign twice and while the display is flashing,
enter controller 132 for RPN coarse, 133 for RPN fine, 134
for NRPN coarse or 135 for NRPN fine.
Press DATA MSB twice to assign the number for
the RPN/NRPN MSB.
This process can only be completed successfully if the USB drivers for your X-Session
have been selected correctly, as described in the “Setting Up The Librarian Software”
section.
Once you have Received data from the X-Session, the memories are displayed in the
column.
Organising Presets Received From A Device
4.
Press DATA LSB twice to assign the number for
RPN/NRPN LSB.
You can name the memories as you like. To re-name a memory, double-click on the
memory. You can then move memories around by dragging them to a new position, or
using the copy buttons between the two windows.
5.
Press CHANNEL ASSIGN to assign the MIDI channel the
message should be sent on.
These buttons are defined below:
Will copy the selected memory in Bank 2 to Bank 1.
You will find most data sheets for synths that make use of NRPN's will give the MSB
and LSB values that you should enter into DATA MSB and DATA LSB banks (also see
Appendix F). However, some manuals may only give the hex values. The X-Session
requires you to enter the decimal value. You can easily convert hexadecimal values to
decimal using the windows calculator. Simply select Scientific mode, select hex and
enter the hexadecimal value you need to convert. Press the Dec button to convert it to
a decimal value. Enter the decimal value into the X-Session.
Alternatively, use the look up table in Appendix C.
Will copy the selected memory in Bank 1 to Bank 2.
Will copy all memories in Bank 2 to Bank 1.
Will copy all the memories in Bank 1 to Bank 2.
Will undo the last copy you made. Only the last copy is remembered.
It’s a good idea to decide which column is your master column, to avoid confusion and
maybe loosing hours of work.
The following shows how to set a button to transmit a note on when pressed, and a
note off when released.
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Assigning A Note To A Button
About The Evolution Librarian Software
The Evolution Librarian Software is a Windows PC librarian program developed for
Evolution products. The program not only works with the MK-425C/449C/461C keyboards but is also compatible with the Evolution X-Session and the Evolution UC-33e
USB controllers.
1.
Press SELECT and press the “0” button. The display will show that you
have selected controller 19.
2.
Press ASSIGN and enter '147' this is the MIDI CC
number that corresponds to Note on/off mode, as shown in
Appendix B.
3.
Press DATA MSB twice and enter a value of '100'. This means
when you press the button, a Note on message will be sent
out with a velocity of 100.
4.
Press DATA LSB twice, and enter a value of '000'. This
means when you release the button, a Note off message will
be sent out.
5.
Press the PROGRAM button twice and enter '064'. This will
mean you are sending out MIDI note 64 or E4, each time you
press the button. The MIDI note numbers are given in
Appendix D.
And even better, you can swap patches between Evolution products that are
supported by the Librarian so you never have to create the same patch twice.
The librarian itself, allows you to send and receive the 10 patches to and from the
X-Session, load and save memory banks, view how individual patches have been
programmed and drag and drop patches in order to create new combinations in the
10 memory locations.
Installing The Evolution Librarian Software
1.
2.
3.
Insert the X-Session Installer CD-ROM in to your CD-ROM drive.
Click on “Librarian Installer”
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process
Once the installation has been completed, launch the program. The following is a
screenshot of what you should be seeing on your monitor.
This button mode has many uses. You can use this mode to trigger
samples, control lighting equipment, play keyboard notes and much more.
Note: When you press the button in note mode, the LCD display will briefly
show the note velocity.
About Sys Ex Messages & Device ID
When transmitting Sys Ex messages, the individual control channel number does not
define a transmit channel, but a device ID. This is made clear since when you press
the CHANNEL button, the CC symbol will not be shown and there is no ’c’ in the 3
digit display.
Device ID’s range between 00 – 127. In most cases, you should set the device ID as
127. 127 means the SysEx message will be received by all devices.
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Please note that the device ID for a Sys Ex message assigned to a controller can not
be changed using the Device ID buttons. These buttons are used for varying the
device ID of the X-Session it self, not just a separate controller.
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Non-Volatile Memory
The X-Session uses non-volatile memory so that you can continue where you left off even
after powering down and restarting. The current X-Session controller and channel
assignments are stored whether you have stored your setup to a memory locations or
not. Also stored is MIDI Out from USB on/off, Program, DATA LSB and DATA MSB data,
global channel setting and last used memory preset.
Memory Dump
Pressing the MEMORY DUMP buttons will send out a number of Sys Ex data packets
that represent the 10 memories you have set up in your X-Session. This is a useful way
of storing or backing up the contents of your memory presets externally.
You can record the complete memory dump in to a standard sequencer. To recall the
memory dump back to the X-Session, play the MIDI track containing the recorded memory dump to the X-Session, making sure that the X-Session drivers are selected as
output for that particular track.
The Evolution
Librarian Software
The current controller assignments are not affected by a memory dump, or a memory
send to the X-Session. Once a memory dump has been sent to the X-Session, you will
needto recall a preset to access the new memory settings.
Assigning A Device ID To The X-Session
Pressing the “DEV. ID” buttons will allow you to assign a Device ID to the X-Session.
The default Device ID is 127, which means when a memory dump is performed, that
dump can be received by any X-Session, regardless of the Device ID setting.
If a device ID is assigned to any number other than 127, the memory dump performed
will be specific to X-Session's with the same device ID. If the device ID of a X-Session
differs from the one recorded with the memory dump, the data will be ignored.
The device ID is a handy way of differentiating between multiple X-Session's.
Otherwise, we recommend you keep the device ID setting as 127.
When you press the Device ID buttons, you will see the small 2-digit display on LCD
display 'id'. The 3-digit display represents the assigned Device ID. You can enter a
new device ID using the numeric keypad, or the '+' and '-' buttons.
For more information on Sys Ex messages and device ID, please go to page 18.
Resetting To The Factory Default Setting
The X-Session comes with 10 useful presets stored in it's memory (for complete list,
see Appendix H). You can reset the X-Session back to the factory defaults on
power-up by holding down the +/- buttons.
Note: Restoring the Factory presets will erase all X-Session setups stored to memory.
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A list of NRPN’s will always be given in the User Manual of a device that receives NRPN
messages. It is always necessary that the NRPN MSB and LSB are sent together. Both will
be specified in the device’s manual. You may find the manufacturer’s have only specified
the numbers in Hexadecimal format. In this case, use Appendix C to translate the value to
Decimal.
The X-Session makes the process of transmitting NRPN’s easy. All you need is to enter the
appropriate NRPN LSB by pressing the LSB/DATA button twice, enter the NRPN MSB by
pressing the MSB/DATA button twice, and as you move the X-Session controller, an
appropriate NRPN message will be sent out. Assign NRPN coarse to make big sweeps,
or NRPN fine to make slight adjustments.
Sys Ex Explained
System Exclusive (Sys Ex) messages were defined in the MIDI specification to allow
individual devices to have individual control via MIDI. The format of Sys Ex messages
allows for virtually any function to be performed via MIDI – so long as the receiving device
is able to translate the message, and act accordingly. This allows devices to send audio
sample memory data, memory dumps, controller settings, and much more. It also allows
the controllers of one device to be controlled by another.
MIDI In/Out
&
MIDI Messages
Explained
It is not possible to program your own specified Sys Ex message into the X-Session.
However, there are some useful Sys Ex messages pre-programmed, that can be accessed
by assigning the appropriate MIDI cc to a controller (see Appendix B)
It should be noted that a Sys Ex message is not transmitted on any specified channel. All
Sys Ex messages contain a device ID, that is used to single out devices to respond to the
Sys Ex message. All other devices are ignored. If you are using a Sys Ex message on the
X-Session the global channel is ignored. When you press CHANNEL, instead of entering a
channel for the controller, you will be enter a device ID instead. This isindicated by the
fact that the CC symbol will not be showing.
Device ID’s run from 00 to 127. 127 is the default device number setting on the X-Session.
This setting transmits the Sys Ex message to all devices.
Although it is not possible to program the controllers of the X-Session with your own Sys Ex
messages, there are software applications that can receive a MIDI input signal and transmit
a different, user specified message. You can program your Sys Ex messages into the
translator software, then translate the incoming data from the X-Session to your Sys Ex,
depending on the controller you are using.
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MIDI In & MIDI Out Signal Flow Diagram
The MIDI IN & MIDI OUT ports have different uses depending on how you intend to
connect and power the X-Session. The diagram below shows the different routing
options.
Program & Bank Changes Explained
The original GM MIDI specification catered for only 128 voices, numbered from 0-127.
It is possible to access a different voice by sending a program change.
In order to expand on the GM set of voices, Bank changes were devised. Each bank
contains 128 patches, that can be accessed using a program change. There are
16,384 banks available, accessible by sending a 14-bit Bank change message. The
first 7 bits of this message are sent in a single byte known as the Bank LSB. The last
7 bits are specified by another byte known as the Bank MSB. The BANK LSB is the
most commonly used This allows for 128 bank changes, and often there is no need
to send a Bank MSB.
You will find almost all MIDI devices respond to the program change, but some that do
not conform to the GM set of voices use the program change message for other
purposes. Many VST instruments have adopted this approach, allowing you to use a
program change to change the instrument patch. The FM7 by Native Instruments is a
good example of this.
About The MIDI In Port
The MIDI in plug can be used to interface another MIDI device to your PC, via the USB
port. Data received from this device will be transmitted via the X-Session to the PC. This
is achieved using a second USB MIDI out. So, when you select the MIDI devices section
of your sequencer you will see two X-Session USB MIDI Ins. The first of these is used to
receive the X-Session controller data, the second is used to receive data from the other
device connected to the X-Session’s MIDI IN plug. So, the X-Session is acting as a
MIDI-to- USB interface for the other MIDI device.
Bank changes are more rarely used, although they do exist. Bank changes are useful
in manufacturer's extensions to the MIDI specification, such as Roland's GS
specification and Yamaha's XG specification. Both of these require you to specify a
Bank change, in order to access the extra voices and effects that these specifications
provide.
Sending Program, Bank LSB and Bank MSB data is made simple using the X-Session.
Simply press the PROGRAM, DATA LSB or DATA MSB button and enter the program
or bank change you wish to send.
About The MIDI Out Port
RPN/NRPN’s Explained
The X-Session can of course also interface with other MIDI devices. By default (I.e. when
you switch the unit on), all controller data is sent out via the MIDI output as well as the
USB out.
If you want the MIDI output to act like a traditional USB-to-MIDI interface, just press the
two buttons (SELECT and ASSIGN) that activate the MIDI OUT from USB mode.
If you are using a host application which can pick up multiple input drivers, you will be
able to use the X-Session’s MIDI input and the X-Session surface to record MIDI data and
send the whole lot out of the X-Session’s MIDI output.
Important note: The X-Session is not a MIDI THRU device and as such, MIDI data received
at the X-Session's MIDI IN plug can never be sent directly to the X-Session's MIDI OUT plug.
However, if the X-Session is connected via USB to a computer, data received at the MIDI IN
can be transmitted to the MIDI OUT plug, since the data is sent to the computer, and
received back from the computer. MIDI OUT FROM USB mode must be engaged for this
to occur.
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Non-registered parameter numbers (NRPN's) are device specific messages that
enable the control of synths via MIDI. The MIDI specification defines parameter
numbers to allow scope for manufacturers to specify their own controllers. The more
common of these have been registered by the MIDI Manufacturer's Association and
are part of the MIDI specification (hence the term Registered Parameter
Numbers – RPN's). (See Appendix F.)
MIDI controllers 98 and 99 represent the NRPN LSB and MSB respectively, while 100
and 101 represent the RPN LSB and MSB. This can be seen from the MIDI controllers
list in Appendix D. To transmit an NRPN/RPN, these two controller messages are sent
along with their user-specified values. A further controller message and value needs
to be sent to specify the (coarse or fine) value adjustment.
This is specified by controller number 6 (Data entry) for coarse adjustments or number
38 for fine adjustments.
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