Setting up the input and output devices
The software needs to be configured before you use it, in order to recognize the different instrument and ports signals. You need to select which instrument to exploit, from those connected to your computer, choose the input and output ports and name them.
You may also set the channels and the controllers, that determine which patch suits the audio streams. To the same purpose, you may configure panic value, decrement, increment, tap tempo controllers, as well as the loop detector.
Choose instruments and synthesize music
Defining the instruments can help the software recognize which patches, frequency, velocity or key to apply to the audio stream. Each patch can be applied to a defined zone, associated to a certain instrument. You may also select which banks and preset sound parameters are available for each of your MIDI devices.
You can setup your instruments manually or easily import already defined instrument files, such as Cakewalk, Avid, MOTU or MIDI-Master formats. The software supports up to 16 separate ports, for input or output devices.
Advanced tools for music composers and synthesizers
Aside from applying preset patches, configured especially for each instrument and zone, you may also use the software’s Transpose function, in order to set semitone levels. The software contains two alternative views, the Zones view and the Sends tab.
In the zones view, you can adjust MIDI ports and patches, define values of the volume, pan and effects controllers. You may also modify an instrument’s velocity values and set different key ranges for the zones on your key board.
In the Sends list, you can edit and define MIDI messages that are sent for a patch, such as program change, control change and raw data. You can easily add or remove sends from the dedicated menu, as well as set which commands need to be prompted when a patch is activated.
MIDI-Master is a complex program, that enables you to manage the sound stream that you wish to record from a MIDI instrument. It gives you full control on the patches, key ranges, volume and velocity parameters, as well as edit raw data, monitor device performance, or debug MIDI patches.
Reviewed by Elizabeta Virlan on June 11th, 2014
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Application descriptionMIDI-Master is a professional software solution, designed to act as a midi keyboard manager. Its various tools can be...