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Roland Mks 80 and mpg 80
Old 12th October 2013
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Roland Mks 80 and mpg 80

Would anyone know how to bypass the internal patches so the settings on the mpg are representative of the sound. I guess like an init patch setting. I'm not a fan of presets and more used to the wysiwyg approach of say a sh101 or moog rogue
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CT
Old 12th October 2013
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isn't there a manual patch button on the mpg-80?
Old 12th October 2013
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There is but it doesn't seem to have the desired effect, it just does the same thing as when u push the patch button on the rack unit, ie enables you to select a preset using the bank keys
Old 12th October 2013
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Originally Posted by CountingToes View Post
There is but it doesn't seem to have the desired effect, it just does the same thing as when u push the patch button on the rack unit, ie enables you to select a preset using the bank keys
really, hmm, i dont remember that. I was pretty sure there's a way to make it do what you want. Maybe try putting the synth into patch mode first?
Old 12th October 2013
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Cool will have a go, thanks fella
Old 12th October 2013
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I'm not certain, but I don't think you can do what you want. Changing a synth parameter via an external controller is a one-directional MIDI transaction from the programmer to the synth. There's no mechanism for the MPG to all of a sudden "tell" the MKS80 what all of it's knob values are that I can see. First of all, there's no manual mode directly on the MPG. Secondly, the MKS80 can't give any commands to the MPG to ask it what the values are.

Somebody else could probably explain it better, and I'm not 100% sure.
Old 12th October 2013
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Yer I feared as much, I think I'll have to reverse engineer a patch back to its rawest state and save it, at least that way I can start fresh each time
Old 12th October 2013
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mpg-80 isn't just standard midi though - it uses the proprietary 6 pin connector and I believe it may use non-midi protocols (I know this was the case for pg-800 and some of the others). coulda swore I was making patches from scratch one time - but I might have just done something silly like create an "empty" patch and just start from there, still, I coulda swore that manual patch button did what he wants, I could be wrong, it's been a while since I've tried to make a patch from scratch on my mks-80.
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