[linux-audio-dev] Extreme (midi) omni-mode

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Mon Apr 11 13:14:14 UTC 2005

Jens M Andreasen wrote:
> Say you had an external single channel midi module, and it wakes up in
> omni-mode (all channels are equal), you will ofcourse expect it to make
> a sound, no matter the settings on your sending keyboard.
> Now, suppose the module is multi-timbral?
> What is the expected result?

Multi-timbral modules typically don't support omni mode.

> 16 different sounds layered?. How?
> Prior art?

GS and XG devices (and probably most other modules, too) have SysEx
commands to reassign parts (or whatever they're called) to any MIDI


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