Keyboard range FA-08 with external midi controller

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Keyboard range FA-08 with external midi controller

Postby Toonpas » 15:06, 27 December 2017

Hello,

I'm using besides the Roland FA-08 a Nord lead stage EX. This Nord can also be used as een kind of "midi controller" for my FA-08 sounds. This Nord stages is set on Midi channel 2.

I want to setup a studio set whereby I want to use the Nord lead as midi controller for the FA-08, but with different Keyvoard ranges. Eg. Lower part strings and upper part brass.

If I set these ranges for my Nord I can't get this split. Nord will "give" the sounds (via the FA-08) on all of the keys. With my previups Yamaha MOX8 I didn't had this problem.
Can somebody help me please?

Thanks,.

Ton
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Re: Keyboard range FA-08 with external midi controller

Postby cecchino » 15:51, 27 December 2017

If you can't set the split on the NSex (assigning two keyboard ranges to two different MIDI channels in the extern section) you won't be able to split sounds on the FA. The FA splitting function on the same MIDI channel is reserved to the local keyboard AFAIK. I'm sure you may do so on NS2 and NSex because they have two independent extern sections, but I don't know if this is possible on the NSex.
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Re: Keyboard range FA-08 with external midi controller

Postby Toonpas » 20:22, 27 December 2017

Thanks, I think I can split my Nord Stage.
But it is a pity, because with my Yamaha Mox8 I didn’t had this issue.
I could freely make the splittings in my workstation.

Anyway thanks a lot for your help!

Regards,

Ton
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Re: Keyboard range FA-08 with external midi controller

Postby bennyseven » 22:04, 27 December 2017

If not SN-S and SN-A tones you can set keyzones on a tones basis (so only PCM TONES).
Then you can assign on one midi channel and they will repond to the lower and upper key setting.
Only drawback is you must save a new TONE in the USER memory.

Also, there is something new with OS 2.0, where you can assign master keyboard functions to PARTs. Not only for outgoing midi but also for incoming midi. I did trials awhile ago, and I am not shure if thee is a solution.
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Re: Keyboard range FA-08 with external midi controller

Postby Toonpas » 18:03, 28 December 2017

Thanks, I think I have to work with a split on my Nord with different midi channels.
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Re: Keyboard range FA-08 with external midi controller

Postby Candy » 22:45, 28 December 2017

The settings for the key range are not done in the soundmodule of the FA, but in the Keyboard, same as normal, split, dual, transpose and Arpeggiator (Keyboard in german = Tastatur). When you use another keyboard-unit than the one from the FA, the range settings will not work!
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Re: Keyboard range FA-08 with external midi controller

Postby Xanadu1209 » 01:43, 15 January 2018

There's an option in the MIDI tab of system setup called "Remote Keyboard Switch." If you turn this on, the keyboard you have plugged into the FA will act exactly like the FA's built in keyboard. You'll have all your splits and layers. I'm not sure if this is helpful to what you're trying to accomplish but I just found this setting myself so I thought I'd share.
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