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    Midi controllers - are these right?

    I must admit that having the manual, the update manual and other controllers has got me confused -very confused. In an attempt to understand GPO I have been puttting a spreadsheet together to organise my thoughts. |Once it is right I will post it for others to use, but so far I am not confident that I am entirely correct.
    One page of this spreadsheet list all the midi controllers along with their GPO settings. I wonder if someone more techy than me might take a look at it and see if there are any errata? Once it is right I will post it along with a list of GPO instruments by category - with available controllers listed.

    Thanks in advance...

    Zero

    http://www.borg.com/~jglatt/tech/midispec/ctllist.htm

    Controller Number/Name Function Instruments Affected
    00 Bank Select (coarse) Selects a bank of 128 programs - Not currently used in GPO Not currently used in GPO
    01 Modulation Wheel (coarse) DYNAMIC' VOLUME use for crafting individual notes & phrases. Controls both volume and adds a little brightness(eq) as volume increases. EXPRESSIVE INSTRUMENTS ONLY Does not affect most percussion, keyed, harp, short bow, or pizzicato string instruments.
    02 Breath controller (coarse) Used by wind synths such as the Yamaha WX5 Not currently used in GPO
    03 Undefined
    04 Foot Pedal (coarse) Pedal up and pedal down alternates bow strokes Solo strings only
    05 Portamento Time (coarse) Portamento Time Coarse. The rate at which portamento slides the pitch between 2 notes Not currently used in GPO
    06 Data Entry (coarse) Not currently used in GPO
    07 Volume (coarse) Main Volume controller CC# 7. Used for static (overall) volume changes (in contrast to modulation control CC 01 You must activate it in the Kontakt player Options panel.
    08 Balance (coarse) Balance
    09 Undefined
    10 Pan (coarse) Since all the instruments in GPO are pre-panned based on their place in the orchestra, this is turned off by default. If you wish GPO to respond to automated panning adjustments sent by your controller or sequencer you must turn this option on in the Kontakt player options panel. If you wish GPO to respond to automated panning adjustments sent by your controller or sequencer you must turn this option on in the Kontakt player options panel.
    11 Expression (coarse) Expression (Coarse) This is a percentage of Volume (ie, as set by Volume Controller).
    12 Effect Control 1 (coarse) Effect Control 1
    13 Effect Control 2 (coarse) Effect Control 2
    14 Undefined
    15 Undefined
    16 Trills interval controller (hidden to Kontakt) 1] Hidden Trills Interval Controller (Solo KS strings) KS Strings Controls the interval of the trills when using the Solo String KS patches. 0-32 = half step 33-64 = whole step 65=96 = minor third 97-127 = major third
    16 Saturation controller (hidden to Kontakt) 2] Hidden Saturation Controller This controller also adjusts bow noise in the aggressive string patches as well as a more forceful sound to the aggressive brass and bass drum patches. Can be used to add more forcefulness and ‘grit’ to these patches’ sound.
    17 Hidden Vibrato Speed Controller (hidden to Kontakt) Used to control vibrato speed on affected solo woodwind and brass instruments. Used to control vibrato speed with certain solo woodwinds and brass instruments, even ones, like French horn and clarinet, which do not normally use vibrato in standard practice. This only affects Non-Vibrato (NV) patches. This controller does not affect true vibrato instruments
    18 General Purpose Slider 3 Not currently used by GPO
    19 Hidden Portamento (hidden to Kontakt) Controls portamento between legato/slurred notes and detache notes. All stringed instruments, as well as the trombone. Used during passages that go from detache to slurred/legato phrasing.
    20 Portmento (expressive instruments) Adds portamento to notes depending on interval and controller data added. All “Expressive” sustained instruments. Used during legato/slurred passages which require portamento.
    20 Portmento (bass drum) Adds low frequency strength to the Bass Drum as fundamental Bass Drum
    20 Portmento (organ) Adds low frequency strength to the Bass Drum as fundamental Organ
    20 Portmento (vibraphone) Adjustable attack speed controller on the vibraphone KS patch. Vibraphone
    21 Length Control Controls the length/release time of most instruments in GPO. Especially useful with the Short Bow instruments to give shorter bow strokes. This is also useful for legato string section passages to smooth transitions. Can be applied to double and triple tonguing in the brass. Most instruments in GPO
    21 Damping Used to simulate damped playing. Only affects sustain pedal up playing on the vibraphone. Vibraphone
    22 Variability 1 (VAR 1) Sets random variations in tuning from note to note. On most wind, string, and some percussion instruments, this is used to introduce note-to-note variations in intonation. Used during repeated note passages to help prevent the ‘machinegun’ effect.
    22 Frequency Filtering (organ) Appears as 'FILTLV' in Kontakt Controls filter strength. For all Organ patches this is used for filter strength. This control is to be used along with CC# 23.
    22 Tremelo level. Appears as 'TRMLEV' in Kontakt (Mostly Vibes) Continuously variable tremolo control When used with GPO’s vibraphone, controls the tremolo level. To be used with CC# 23.
    23 Variability 2 (VAR 2) Sets random variations in instrument timbre from note to note. On most wind, string, and some percussion instruments, this is used for timbre variations. Again, useful for repeated note passages to prevent the ‘machinegun’ effect.
    23 Filter Frequency Appears as 'FILTFQ' in Kontakt Also used to control the center frequency for filtering. For all Organ patches this is used to control the center frequency of the filter. Used along with CC# 22.
    23 Tremolo Speed Appears as 'TRMSPD' in Kontakt Continuously variable tremolo speed control. For vibraphone, this controller is used to control the tremolo speed. To be used with CC# 22 to control tremolo levels and speed.
    24 (Reverb) Controls the reverb on Wet/Audition instruments. Wet/Audition instruments only Can be set to ‘0’ to bypass the reverb.
    24 Brightness Appears as 'BRIGHT' in Kontakt Controls EQ brightness in optional X-Custom instruments. All instruments in the optional X-Custom folder only. Default setting matches the brightness of the Dry folder instruments.
    25 Undefined Not currently used in GPO
    26 Undefined Not currently used in GPO
    27 Undefined Not currently used in GPO
    28 Undefined Not currently used in GPO
    29 Undefined Not currently used in GPO
    30 Undefined Not currently used in GPO
    31 Undefined Not currently used in GPO
    32 Bank Select (fine) Not currently used in GPO
    33 Modulation Wheel (fine) Not currently used in GPO
    34 Breath controller (fine) Not currently used in GPO
    36 Foot Pedal (fine) Not currently used in GPO
    37 Portamento Time (fine) Not currently used in GPO
    38 Data Entry (fine) Not currently used in GPO
    39 Volume (fine) Not currently used in GPO
    40 Balance (fine) Not currently used in GPO
    42 Pan position (fine) Not currently used in GPO
    43 Expression (fine) Not currently used in GPO
    44 Effect Control 1 (fine) Not currently used in GPO
    45 Effect Control 2 (fine) Not currently used in GPO
    46 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    47 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    48 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    49 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    50 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    51 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    52 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    53 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    54 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    55 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    56 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    57 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    58 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    59 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    60 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    61 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    62 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    63 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    64 Sustain/Legato Controls legato on strings, brass, woodwinds, and damping on some percussion instruments. Also can be set to control standard sustain on piano. When set to “No Sustain/Sostenuto, but MIDI Controller” (in Kontakt 's Options panel) will activate legato mode on all sustained string, brass, and woodwind instruments. Will also damping on those percussion instruments that use this function. This is the default position. When mode is set to “Normal Sustain/Sostenuto” it functions with standard sustain pedal behavior on the piano.
    65 Portamento (on/off) Not currently used in GPO
    66 Sostenuto Pedal (on/off) Not currently used in GPO
    67 Soft Pedal (on/off) Not currently used in GPO
    68 Legato Pedal (on/off) Not currently used in GPO
    69 Hold 2 Pedal (on/off) Not currently used in GPO
    70 Sound Variation Not currently used in GPO
    71 Sound Timbre Not currently used in GPO
    72 Sound Release Time Not currently used in GPO
    73 Sound Attack Time Not currently used in GPO
    74 Sound Brightness Not currently used in GPO
    75 Sound Control 6 Not currently used in GPO
    76 Sound Control 7 Not currently used in GPO
    77 Sound Control 8 Not currently used in GPO
    78 Sound Control 9 Not currently used in GPO
    79 Sound Control 10 Not currently used in GPO
    80 General Purpose Button 1 (on/off) Not currently used in GPO
    81 General Purpose Button 2 (on/off) Not currently used in GPO
    82 General Purpose Button 3 (on/off) Not currently used in GPO
    83 General Purpose Button 4 (on/off) Not currently used in GPO
    84 Portmento control Not currently used in GPO
    85 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    86 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    87 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    88 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    89 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    90 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    91 Effects 1 Depth (previously External Effects Depth) Not currently used in GPO
    92 Effects 2 Depth (previously Tremolo Depth) Not currently used in GPO
    93 Effects 3 Depth (previously Chorus Depth) Not currently used in GPO
    94 Effects 4 Depth (previously Detune Depth) Celeste Level Not currently used in GPO
    95 Effects 5 Depth (previously Phaser Depth) Not currently used in GPO
    96 Data Button increment Not currently used in GPO
    97 Data Button decrement Not currently used in GPO
    98 Non-registered Parameter (fine) Not currently used in GPO
    99 Non-registered Parameter (coarse) Not currently used in GPO
    100 Registered Parameter (fine) Not currently used in GPO
    101 Registered Parameter (coarse) Not currently used in GPO
    102 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    103 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    104 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    105 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    106 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    107 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    108 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    109 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    110 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    111 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    112 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    113 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    114 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    115 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    116 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    117 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    118 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    119 (Undefined) Not currently used in GPO
    120 All Sound Off Not currently used in GPO
    121 All Controllers Off Not currently used in GPO
    122 Local Keyboard (on/off) Not currently used in GPO
    123 All Notes Off Not currently used in GPO
    124 Omni Mode Off Not currently used in GPO
    125 Omni Mode On Not currently used in GPO
    126 Mono Operation (Poly off) Not currently used in GPO
    127 Poly Operation (Mono off) Not currently used in GPO
    131 Aftertouch Not currently used in GPO
    Velocity Controls “note on” velocity for all instruments in GPO. Controls the initial attack strength of all “Expressive” mod wheel controlled instruments in GPO. For all “Percussive” (keyed, percussion, or non sustained patches) this controls volume/timbre.
    Pitch Bend Allows a note’s pitch to be shifted in a controlled manner (usually to a maximum of two semitones up or down). This controller is useful for instruments like strings and trombone where note slides are common. This controller is used to create ‘scoops’ or ‘drops’ at the beginning or end of a note or passage. Can be used with trombone to simulate slide movements during sustained notes.

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    Re: Midi controllers - are these right?

    PS The list in excel is in tables so is easier to read - I cant get this working in the forum - please excuse that some things don't line up.
    Zero

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