>Is there anyone that can tell me how Koan Pro 2 supports non GM midi
>devices. It seems to be tightly linked to the AWE32 card but I would
>like to use it with a Turtle Beach Tropez + or a Korg Wavestation.
>Can you dissable the GM sysex commands?
>Can it modulate the sound source using user specified continuous
>controller messages? Is there anyone with experiece of using Koan Pro
>with anything but an AWE32
I'm using KPro2 with tropez plus and external gear (not a
wavestation), so perhaps I can be of help.
As to the Tropez Plus:
I use this mostly as GM "sketchpad" when I can't be bothered to turn
the other gear on, and in this role it works fine. In fact, the koan
stuff on my website (http://www.stonygap.demon.co.uk) was written on a
such a card.
The AWE stuff is, as I understand it, mostly for controlling filters
and amps on the card much as one would on a S+S synth module and for
playing SoundFonts, but I just ignore these functions and still have
lots to play with.
NOTE: I realise that there will be lots of AWE fans out there, some of
whom will tell you that KP2 is useless without their choice of card,
but I know nothing about such things and *still* find this program
very useful. :-)
Quote:>Can you dissable the GM sysex commands?
Not as I understand it, but the only thing I've found to create any
conflicts is "bank switching" as some external gear doesn't use the
same codes as GM. To get round this, I just turn off the "Program
Change Receive" function on the gear in question.
Quote:>Can it modulate the sound source using user specified continuous
Yes. You can set fixed controller level for each voice and, in KPro2,
you can generate one or two effects on each voice by feeding
continuous controllers from, what are in effect, software control
oscillators. KPro2 also has "MIDIbook" functions which allow you to
initialise your gear with any MIDI codes you like. I've yet to get
into this myself.
Why don't you download the KPro2 demo from http://www.sseyo.com/ and
check it out for yourself?