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Posted On: Jul. 16 2010, 5:33 PM

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Ok, I'm getting a little discouraged.  Selecting from a patch map would seem to be the most rudimentary function of a sequencer application.  I can't seem to get what I want selected using the nTrack UI, and when I tried to write a VST to do it, nTrack shut me down there too.

Let me just ask if anybody (including the developers) can do this: create a blank project, add a new MIDI track, and set the track patch to an SC-88 drumkit.

If you can, please tell me how.  If you can't, please tell me what the chances are of getting it fixed.

I was willing to hack around the problem for the good price of the product, but now I've hit a dead end and I'm anxious to actually work on the music. I'm not going to start manually calculating and plugging in bank and patch numbers.

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Yendawg
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Jul. 16 2010, 11:29 PM

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Hi yendawg. I wish I was more familiar with your unit.
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1994_articles/sep94/rolandsc88.html
Can it not be configured with it's own software?
Have you contacted Flavio?
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Jul. 16 2010, 11:49 PM

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You can just think of it as any other MIDI sound module.  I used SC-88 because nTrack has the SC-88 patch map already.

If I set the patch up outside of nTrack, how would nTrack know which patch to save into my song file?  I would have to separately set up the patches outside of nTrack everytime I load a song.

I came to the conclusion a while back that this was broke, but I got the software anyway 'cause I thought the VST interface could be used if I wrote my own plugin.  Now that I'm feeling insecure about the VST support I'm praying that the nTrack feature works and I'm too dumb to understand how to use it.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Jul. 16 2010, 11:51 PM

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Oh, re: Flavio.  You don't contact him here?
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Jul. 17 2010, 10:13 AM

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My apologies, Yendawg - I didn't intend to irritate you. I use a couple of outboard midi units with n-T, one of which has to be driven by a Bakelite AtariST and oddly named 'floppy disks'.
As the SC-88 is, in theory, supported by n-Track, I'm sure the developer would be more than happy to look into it.
http://ntrack.com/support.php
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Oh, no offense taken.  Support question has been sent off.

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