You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#194369 - 02/12/13 10:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Yamaha DGX640: Setting Up MIDI/Audio Drivers?
newbert Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/30/11
Posts: 269
Loc: Upstate NY, USA
I've only had my Yamaha DGX640 for a few weeks and am finally getting around to optimally configuring BIAB with it.

In the MIDI/Audio Driver Set-Up window, there's a dropdown list for Synthesizer/Soundcard. Do I need to make a specific selection here? If so, which one? (DGX640 isn't listed). What about some of the other settings like "Patch/Drum Kit" and "GM2 Support"?

Thanks!
_________________________
Kawai VPC1 MIDI Controller; Asus A53E Laptop running Windows 7 - 64 bit; BIAB 2017 UltraPlusPak (upgraded from 2014 EverythingPak), running from Laptop's Hard Drive.

Top
#194370 - 02/12/13 11:13 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Yamaha DGX640: Setting Up MIDI/Audio Drivers? [Re: newbert]
Matt Finley Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 17405
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
To access the better sounds of your Yamaha keyboard, you will need to select it as the MIDI Output device and also select a Patch file (.PAT). There is a built-in .PAT file for the Yamaha DGX 203/205 that is installed with BIAB. Chances are that this file is similar to what you need, and probably has a subset of the sounds on your keyboard. You would have to look at the manual for both devices and compare the list of available sounds to know for sure.

To select a .Pat file in BIAB, click on the little plus sign icon just to the left of the Volume setting. Make sure you are in the /BB folder and you should be able to select the Yamaha DGX 203 .Pat file when you are asked to load one. Then, you will be able to click on a radio button for each instrument, and then click on the plus sign icon, and select a patch (sound) for that instrument.

You can select the GM2 sounds, but be sure NOT to check the DXi box.

It's also possible you would want to go to the GM menu on the main screen, Send MIDI message, Send XG On setting if you find that the instruments are changing but seem to be playing the wrong instrument.

It sounds more complicated than it is. Give it a try and report back with your questions.

Also, if the patch file for that other model Yamaha is not right, Google for a Cakewalk .INS file for your keyboard. If you find one, BIAB can convert it and use it.
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Win Audiophile; [& 2018 Mac UltraPak]. Software: Mixcraft, Adobe Audition, Ozone, Encore; Win 10 64 Pro. Hardware: custom i7, 16 Gb; Roland Integra-7, Focusrite 18i20(2), TCE Finalizer, Behringer X-Touch, Adam sub & monitors.

Top
#194371 - 02/13/13 09:04 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Yamaha DGX640: Setting Up MIDI/Audio Drivers? [Re: Matt Finley]
newbert Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/30/11
Posts: 269
Loc: Upstate NY, USA
Quote:

To access the better sounds of your Yamaha keyboard, you will need to select it as the MIDI Output device and also select a Patch file (.PAT). There is a built-in .PAT file for the Yamaha DGX 203/205 that is installed with BIAB. Chances are that this file is similar to what you need, and probably has a subset of the sounds on your keyboard. You would have to look at the manual for both devices and compare the list of available sounds to know for sure.

To select a .Pat file in BIAB, click on the little plus sign icon just to the left of the Volume setting. Make sure you are in the /BB folder and you should be able to select the Yamaha DGX 203 .Pat file when you are asked to load one. Then, you will be able to click on a radio button for each instrument, and then click on the plus sign icon, and select a patch (sound) for that instrument.

You can select the GM2 sounds, but be sure NOT to check the DXi box.

It's also possible you would want to go to the GM menu on the main screen, Send MIDI message, Send XG On setting if you find that the instruments are changing but seem to be playing the wrong instrument.

It sounds more complicated than it is. Give it a try and report back with your questions.

Also, if the patch file for that other model Yamaha is not right, Google for a Cakewalk .INS file for your keyboard. If you find one, BIAB can convert it and use it.




Thanks, Matt! I'll give these things a try.

But, if it totally screws things up, How do I undo everything (ie - incompatible patch file; Undo-ing "Send XG On at Startup"; etc)?

Thanks!
_________________________
Kawai VPC1 MIDI Controller; Asus A53E Laptop running Windows 7 - 64 bit; BIAB 2017 UltraPlusPak (upgraded from 2014 EverythingPak), running from Laptop's Hard Drive.

Top
#194372 - 02/13/13 10:39 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Yamaha DGX640: Setting Up MIDI/Audio Drivers? [Re: newbert]
Mac Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 38502
Loc: Chesapeake, Virginia USA
Selecting the Patchmap file is only selecting a text listing of what matches your synth's instrument patches. It does nothing else. If you select a patch map and it isn't the right one, just select another.

To change the Send XG On command back just select Send GM instead.



Don't be timid, there's nothing you can really do that is not reversible in some way.


--Mac
_________________________
PGmusic FAQs, Tutorials and Updates! click here

You must be Audiominds.
www.audiominds.com

Top
#194373 - 02/13/13 10:41 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Yamaha DGX640: Setting Up MIDI/Audio Drivers? [Re: Mac]
Matt Finley Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 17405
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
Right, and there is always Opt,. Return to Factory Settings. Give it a try.

ps What's your definition of Upstate New York? As you can see, I'm in the Mid-Hudson Valley. New York City calls us upstate, and the rest of the state calls us downstate.
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Win Audiophile; [& 2018 Mac UltraPak]. Software: Mixcraft, Adobe Audition, Ozone, Encore; Win 10 64 Pro. Hardware: custom i7, 16 Gb; Roland Integra-7, Focusrite 18i20(2), TCE Finalizer, Behringer X-Touch, Adam sub & monitors.

Top
#194374 - 02/13/13 10:58 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Yamaha DGX640: Setting Up MIDI/Audio Drivers? [Re: Matt Finley]
newbert Offline
Apprentice

Registered: 12/30/11
Posts: 269
Loc: Upstate NY, USA
Quote:

Right, and there is always Opt,. Return to Factory Settings. Give it a try.

ps What's your definition of Upstate New York? As you can see, I'm in the Mid-Hudson Valley. New York City calls us upstate, and the rest of the state calls us downstate.





You're downstate to me. I'm in Glens Falls.
_________________________
Kawai VPC1 MIDI Controller; Asus A53E Laptop running Windows 7 - 64 bit; BIAB 2017 UltraPlusPak (upgraded from 2014 EverythingPak), running from Laptop's Hard Drive.

Top
#194375 - 02/13/13 11:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Yamaha DGX640: Setting Up MIDI/Audio Drivers? [Re: newbert]
Mac Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/29/00
Posts: 38502
Loc: Chesapeake, Virginia USA
Either way you're closer to the Bully Hill vineyards than I am anymore...


Enjoy.



--Mac
_________________________
PGmusic FAQs, Tutorials and Updates! click here

You must be Audiominds.
www.audiominds.com

Top
#194376 - 02/13/13 12:07 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Yamaha DGX640: Setting Up MIDI/Audio Drivers? [Re: Mac]
Matt Finley Online   content
Veteran

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 17405
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
I also live part-time on Lake George, so you are upstate and downstate both!
_________________________
BIAB 2018 Win Audiophile; [& 2018 Mac UltraPak]. Software: Mixcraft, Adobe Audition, Ozone, Encore; Win 10 64 Pro. Hardware: custom i7, 16 Gb; Roland Integra-7, Focusrite 18i20(2), TCE Finalizer, Behringer X-Touch, Adam sub & monitors.

Top


PG Music News
Video - Audio Driver Setup Tutorial for Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows

Watch this video for a quick tutorial on setting up your audio drivers in Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows! Video link: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=t0_CHbjWrLA

Video - Band-in-a-Box®: Count-in & Metronome Tutorial

Our latest video release is our Band-in-a-Box®: Count-in & Metronome Tutorial! By default, Band-in-a-Box® has a two bar count-in. Watch this tutorial for a quick explanation of all the options available within this feature! Click here to watch...

#TipTuesday - Adding Motion and Dynamics to your String Tracks

Join our forum, and you'll be surrounded by some AMAZING Band-in-a-Box users! Like DeaconBlues09, who recenty shared their own "Tip" to our Tips & Tricks forum - check it out! Post: Adding motion and dynamics to your string tracks

Thanks for sharing, DeaconBlues09!

Band-in-a-Box 2018® pour Mac - French Release!

Nous avons été très occupés à travailler sur Band-in-a-Box® durant l'année 2017, celà s'est traduit par la création de plus de 50 nouvelles fonctionnalités ainsi que l'apport d'une incroyable collection de nouveaux contenus, à savoir: des RealTracks, des SuperTracks MIDI, des Études d'Instruments, des Boucles, des Prestations d'Artistes, des Préréglages Amplitube et styles associés, des RealTracks dans les 12 tonalités et une Notation Guitare Hi-Q!

http://www.bandinabox.com/bb.php?os=mac&lang=fr

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 für Mac - German release!

Wir waren fleißig und haben über 50 neue Funktionen und eine erstaunliche Sammlung von neuen Inhalten, mit RealTracks, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studien, Loops (Schleifen), Künstler Performances, Amplitube Presets und dazugehörenden Styles, 12-Tonarten RealTracks und Hi-Q Gitarren Notation, hinzugefügt!

www.bandinabox.com/bb.new.php?os=mac&lang=de

Video - Activating Band-in-a-Box® for Mac®

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Mac® comes with your own unique activation code that you must add to the program within 30 days. Not sure how? Watch this quick video: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=RI1rK19uXIs

Write a Song with Xtra Styles PAK 5 for a Chance to WIN!

You could WIN $150 PG Bucks when you enter our Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song Contest!

All you need to do is add Xtra Styles PAK 5 to your Band-in-a-Box® 2018 library (on sale for just $29 until August 31st!), write a song using one if the 160+ professionally mixed styles included, and submit it to our Xtra Styles Contest! Songs submissions are accepted until September 30th - with the 4 winners being announced in early October!

Click here for complete contest rules and information.

Learn more about Xtra Styles PAKs: Windows | Mac

Forum Stats
27831 Members
51 Forums
53000 Topics
439891 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
Alan Herring, boblev, JohnMaxwell, yeto, Damian Lluch

27831 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Al-David 147
David Snyder 132
MarioD 120
Janice & Bud 119
Noel96 108
animarorecords 107
Greg Johnson 104
Deryk - PG Music 99
beatmaster 92
Kent - PG Music 89
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays