Octatrack Midi Bank Changes Nord Modular G2 (HELP)


#1

I can not seem to get the Octatrack to change banks on my Nord Modular G2, I can change patches in the bank 1 default, but can not access other banks (2-9) to use the other patches I have built. Am I over looking something super simple or can it not be done. If this can not be done is there a known work around. Both of these devices are super capable of so much I suppose I am overlooking something simple. Thank you for your help


#2

If it’s anything like the G1, the OT’s bank select (in the note setup page) doesn’t work. From the MIDI implementation chart it seems bank select is CC 32; I set this up for my G1 but can’t remember if this was correct.


#3

Ot sends only CC0 bank message if I remember well…
It doesn’t work with all gear indeed.


#4

Did this work for you?


#5

Would you know of a work around?


#6

Yeah it worked on my G1. Can’t remember if it was actually CC32 but I think it is actually documented in this forum somewhere.


#7

It CC32 and/or CC0 but this doesn’t work with the G2 unless I am doing something wrong, I have searched the other threads on this but could not find anything on the G2


#8

Wait, sorry, I remember now. I think there was something weird with having to set a couple of parameters, I’ll keep digging and let you know if I find anything… otherwise I’ll dig through my OT tonight and see if I can provide a solution.


#9

Awesome, thank you for your time and effort :slight_smile:


#11

In that list there is also a CC32 for bank select.
It doesn’t tell the bank load procedure…


#12

That list reminds me that you also have to use the bank select from the note setup menu, but set to 0. I think this is essential for CC32 to be able to change the bank (maybe? MSB and LSB still confuse me).

Again, this is from what I can remember; I do remember it being almost so fiddly that I nearly gave up…


#13

Thanks…I’ve been up and down the manual all day .


#14

P31
Here you select how the synth should handle Program Change and Bank Select (MIDI CC#32)

You can’t send CC32 in the regular MIDI NOTE SETUP.
But you can plock a CC32, before Prog Change I think, so at the end of the pattern…


#15

Yeah, CC32 will have to be set up in the “free” CC pages. This is also a reason why I don’t really bother :stuck_out_tongue:


#16

Setting this up still doesn’t work for changing the bank :-/


#17

Damn, ok I’ll have a look and see how I configured it on my OT tonight.


#18

Thanks again :grin:


#19

Ok, I had a look at my OT Nord project, and it appears I set both the bank select (in the MIDI note setup page) and CC32 (BSEL LSB) to the same number (5 in this case). I’m pretty sure I managed to get this to work in some way, but as I mentioned earlier, it was probably a bit fiddly. I don’t have the OT MIDI going into the G1 at the moment so can’t really test it, but I do remember getting bank changes to work. However, I didn’t test to see if these changes would occur when the parts changed, so that may be an issue…


#20

Thank for checking, I have tried this without success.


#21

A tricky one it seems… I have no answers.

(These are the kind of things I tend to ignore unless there’s an obvious answer. It steals to much creative energy). :smiley_cat: