View Full Version : Confused about midi channels

michael diemer
04-17-2014, 11:11 AM
Something is puzzling me: my soundcard, a 2496, has one port, which in turn has 16 channels. Now, all midi parameters, such as pan, must use one of those channels. So, does this not mean that I only have 16 possible pan positions? Or does the fact that I use VSTI's, and they have unlimited capabilities, render this a moot point? I have read in the Sonar manual that if you put two instruments on the same channel, the second will deafult to the pan parameter of the first. But does this only refer only to external imstruments, and not have anything to do with VSTI's, so that I really have unlimted pan positions? This has puzzled me for a long time! Thanks!