has anyone encountered this problem:
I load 3 instrument files into the same Midi-Channel using the levels.
Every file contains instruments with program-numbers, that are unique throughout all the instruments that are loaded.
This does not work correctly: If you send the desired program-change message you get fairly unpredictable results. Some of the instruments are even not accessible at all.
I simply want to split big files into smaller chunks thst are more handy and load more than 16 chunks. Is the above strategy wrong OR is there a bug and is there a workaround ?
You can well use program numbers if you keep their numbers unique throughout the whole performance.
If you desire to load more than one instrument file into one MIDI-channel, do NOT use the levels. Instead mark the files in the Windows explorer and drag them altoghether onto the channel. This also works automatically when you save the performance.
I have not found out what the levels are good for. Seems a buggy feature. All the program change functionality is fairly loosely implemented in GS. Bank switching still does not work in 1.6 - unacceptable, Nemesys!
To Holger: I find, that key-triggering is a great feature, but not the way to replace program-changes. The problem is, that you use up your dimensions that should better be used for filter, envelope or other subsequent changes.
Nemesys, please help with a quick solution concerning the program-change/bank-switch disaster!