Before we start using editor with the synthesizer we have to assure that there is proper communication set between QS and QSEditPro.
On the main editor's window toolbar, click MIDI SETUP button to display midi ports that are present on your computer.
MIDI IN (External Keyboard)
combo box pre-selects interface to which external midi keyboard is connected.
MIDI In (External Keyboard) interface can process only
a non- sysex data (notes , pitch etc.) and it will send incoming midi
data to QSR or QS4 via MIDI Out port. This Feature will function properly only
if there is separate port available
on the system other than the port that the QS module is connected to. MIDI In
(External Keyboard) should not be set to the same Midi port as MIDI In
Important: DO NOT connect Alesis QS6 QS7 or QS8
Keyboards to MIDI In (External Keyboard). This interface is intended for QS
modules that do not have built-in keyboard controller (QSR, QS4).
MIDI IN (QS) combo box
pre-selects interface to which QS is connected. This interface processes only
incoming QS sysex data and will ignore all other midi data.
MIDI In (QS) recognizes and filters out the sysex dumps in
two ways: the sysex dump byte size that has to match expected byte count of the
message and QS sysex dump message signature: the byte that specifies the kind of
sysex message. If any of those two conditions are not met, the MIDI In (QS) will
ignore any incomplete message and the data will not be processed by QSEditPro.
START button activates the midi ports marked/checked with
“x” and connects those ports with QSEditPro. Unchecked ports will
STOP button disconnects
all Windows midi drivers and ports
All of the QSEditPro midi setup settings are stored in QSEditPro.ini
located in the QSEditPro’s directory and are updated whenever START button is
clicked and upon exiting the program.
If you delete Qsedpro.ini the new Qsedpro.ini will be
created with initial settings when you run program again.
Note: QS Keyboards should use only one MIDI IN at a time: MIDI In (QS) when you perform sysex editing or MIDI In (External Keyboard) if you want to control other midi modules. There are many different Midi Interfaces and different Midi setups so it hard to predict how your system may behave. Improper selection may cause Windows mmsystem error messages to occur or make computer to go into a infinite loop. If the error messages pop up - just click them off and change the selection. If system goes into the loop - use Alt-Ctrl-Del keys to halt application.
If SERIAL CABLE is used with QS6, 7, 8 or QSR it is
advised that you don’t have any modem drives setup on the same COM port.
Accessing the same COM port by both Alesis Serial Driver and External Modem even
if the modem is not physically connected can create conflict or make MIDI IN
connection unreliable. If you experience frequent
stops while requesting user banks - lower connection speed of Serial driver to
57 or 38.4 k/sec. Make sure your QS global setting is set to: I/O: PC
38.4kbd. If you using Soundbride please remember that this setting is being
mysteriously reset to regular midi after each Soundbride session.
IF MIDI COMMUNICATION IS OK THEN ALESIS QS ROM NUMBER IS DISPLAYED: