Change global Midi Channel for a Panel

Hi, first post here. I started using Ctrlr only recently when I came across a couple of panels for some synths I want to control.

The panel I am trying to use at the moment is¬†Kiwi-3P-Editor-2.5.bpanelz (Roland JX-3P with Kiwi Technics Upgrade) and I have set this panel’s MIDI Output to the correct Port and channel number, in my case midi channel 3, since all other midi channels are in use by other hardware.

At first I was unable to get any of the panel controls to operate the parameters on the Kiwi-3P synth, but after checking the midi output using Tools > Midi Monitor and then looking in panel mode I noticed that the controls are sending a sysex formula

So I looked through the Kiwi-3P manual and checked the sysex data layout. For example, the sysex structure for the Kiwi-3P Filter Cutoff is f0 7f 7f 7f 60 01 00 b0 29 xx f7 where b0 means Continuous Controller set to midi channel 1. If I change this to b2 (midi channel 3) and close panel mode, then the cutoff control on the panel works correctly and changes the filter cutoff on the Kiwi-3P as expected.

I could change the b0 part of the sysex formula for every control on the panel to b2 which would work, but that would take some time, and if I need to change the Kiwi-3P to another midi channel I would have to update the panel yet again.

So I would like to find out if there is a way to just change that midi number to a global midi code so no matter what channel the synth is set to, the panel will respond. I tried bx, by, bn, xx but nothing made a difference.

And I thought that is what the Midi Tab settings were for and they would override the midi output for the panels, but that doesnt seem to affect some panels. But as a comparison I just found and tried the Matrix 6 panel today and that seems to work correctly even when my Matrix 6r is set to Midi channel 8 & 9, so I guess there must be a way to do the same for the Kiwi-3p panel.

So any advice or help would be greatly appreciated. Also great to see all those fantastic panels and all the hard work that has gone into them. So thanks for that




2 thoughts on “Change global Midi Channel for a Panel”

  1. Hi Chab,

    Apologies for the very delayed reply. I only just now saw your message, so thank you for that, and yes I did notice the info on the panel page just the other day. Been busy with other things the last few months so havent really had time to get any further until now, so hope to try this out tomorrow. Thanks again.

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