Does changing instruments to another with different pitch properties work?

• Sep 23, 2011 - 15:08

Changing from piano to non-pitch drums, for example?

Should that not be disallowed?


Changing from Piano to a Drumkit would involve a channel change, which, whilst it would be accepted by MIDI flouts most of the MIDI programming conventions I know as changing channel midstream can cause all sorts of debugging headaches later on in the process.

In case you don't know - all non-pitched percussion sounds are held on Channel 10 in (General) MIDI - it is physically impossible to use Program Change to change to a pitched instrument on that channel without using SysEx commands to change the synth parameters (even if it allows that).

I would assume therefore that MuseScore would prohibit such a change??

If not it ought to.

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