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Author Topic: PC Program Change Numbers for BK-9  (Read 3276 times)
 
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« on: May 11, 2013, 02:28:03 PM »

I think this is quite a serious "Bug", at least in the user documentation either for the BK-9 or for the BK-7M (I suspect the BK-7M is wrong).

According to the current documentation, the BK-9 is not compatible with the BK-7M.  This is because in the documentation "BK-9Tones&DrumKitList_e2_W.pdf" for the BK-9, all the PC Program change messages for Tones are offset by 1 compared with  the BK-7M.  The Drum PC Program change numbers are consistent with the BK-7M.

The PC messages in the BK-7M start from number 0, see: "BK-7m_OM.pdf"
In the BK-9 documentation they start from number 1.  So nothing is the same and style/ sequencer data consistency errors might be introduced because of this.

Although I have now prepared an .ins patch file for the BK-9, and for the BK-5, I am not issuing or releasing them for others until this "inconsistency" is cleared up.

My assumption is that the error lies in the documentation for the BK-7M and not the BK-9.  I base this assumption on the fact that the BK-5 documentation is consistent with that for the BK-9.

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2013, 06:14:46 PM »

Rob, the program change numbers do match up...The BK9 and BK5 are the same...Piano  is program change #1..
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 08:16:16 PM »

Hi Fran,

Yes they do between the BK-9 and the BK-5 but not with the BK-7M.  I think it's the BK7-M documentation that is wrong.  But let's see?  There should not be inconsistent patch numbering in the same family of products should there?

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 03:35:14 PM »

The CAPITAL tones should always give the same sort of instrument.
So PC=1 CC00=0 is a PIANO (CC32 value is depending on instrument)

Checked the manuals of G-1000, EM-2000, G-70, E-80, E60, E50 etc.
They are all consistently starting with the same: PC=1 CC00=0

The BK-7m manual seems to have a glitch there.
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