Newbie: list out of MIDI instrument numbers

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by bruce phipps, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. bruce phipps

    bruce phipps Guest

    Dumb newbie question here....

    My laptop (ThinkPad 600X) has a Crystal sound card.
    I was using n-Track sequencing software and discovered that the
    built-in metronome "click" could be replaced by MIDI drums from the
    sound card.

    The dialog box in n-Track has entries such as Bank: 11, Instrument: 43
    etc. etc.

    How can I find out what number corresponds to what instrument/sound on
    the Crystal sound card?

    Thanks
    Bruce
  2. On 24 Jun 2003 01:32:36 -0700, bruce_phipps@my-deja.com (bruce phipps)
    wrote:

    >Dumb newbie question here....
    >
    >My laptop (ThinkPad 600X) has a Crystal sound card.
    >I was using n-Track sequencing software and discovered that the
    >built-in metronome "click" could be replaced by MIDI drums from the
    >sound card.
    >
    >The dialog box in n-Track has entries such as Bank: 11, Instrument: 43
    >etc. etc.
    >
    >How can I find out what number corresponds to what instrument/sound on
    >the Crystal sound card?


    All of the basic Crystal wavetable hardware synths are GM, AFAIK.
    Just select GM (General MIDI) -- no banks, instrument numbers only
    used.

    If OTOH it is using a software synth such as Microsoft's GS S/W
    synth, you can get by with the GM settings. I'm not sure exactly what
    instrument sets that supports.
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