Patch Banks

The Patch Banks list can have two or more main banks, depending on the selected device.

This is due to the fact that different types of patches are handled differently in the instruments. Patches, for example, typically are regular programs that you play one at the time. Performances, however, may be combinations of programs, which could be split across the keyboard, layered, or used for multitimbral playback, and so on.

For devices with several banks you can select Bank Assignment to specify which bank a specific MIDI channel should use.

The Bank Assignment affects which bank is displayed when you select programs by name for the device in the track list or Inspector.

Many instruments use MIDI channel 10 as an exclusive drum channel, for example. If this is the case, select the Drums or Rhythm Set or Percussion bank for channel 10 in this list. This allows you to choose between different drum kits in the track list or Inspector.