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== How to make a Piano Snapshot ==
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A piano is a good starting sound.
 
A piano is a good starting sound.
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The basic idea is the length of the press on the Snapshot Encoder sets you into Load or Save. It needs to be at least a Bold Press otherwise you will end up in MIDI learn which is interesting but not what you want at the moment.
 
The basic idea is the length of the press on the Snapshot Encoder sets you into Load or Save. It needs to be at least a Bold Press otherwise you will end up in MIDI learn which is interesting but not what you want at the moment.
 
This will put you into Load Snapshot
 
This will put you into Load Snapshot
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[[File:LoadSnapshot.png]]
  
 
and another Press
 
and another Press
 
will put you into the Save Snapshot menu.
 
will put you into the Save Snapshot menu.
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[[File:SaveSnapshot.png]]
  
 
Here you can overwrite the default ( so that’s how you always start it up in Piano )
 
Here you can overwrite the default ( so that’s how you always start it up in Piano )
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Choose Library/ Snapshot ( might be under the "hamburger" icon on the right)
 
Choose Library/ Snapshot ( might be under the "hamburger" icon on the right)
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[[File:LibrarySnapshots.png]]
  
 
Here you can rename the snapshot you have just created and I suggest you do because otherwise you end up with a lot of numbers that you constantly have to preview to know what they are …
 
Here you can rename the snapshot you have just created and I suggest you do because otherwise you end up with a lot of numbers that you constantly have to preview to know what they are …
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Once you’ve got the select and back key presses worked out to move between Admin & the Layer List screen
 
Once you’ve got the select and back key presses worked out to move between Admin & the Layer List screen
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[[File:LayerList.png]]
  
 
You can add an engine …using New Synth Layer
 
You can add an engine …using New Synth Layer
  
 
And there are lot’s of them . . . .  ( this is officially a good thing !)
 
And there are lot’s of them . . . .  ( this is officially a good thing !)
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[[File:Engine.png]]
  
 
Select Fluidsynth in this case althou’ you can obviously choose others … either way you will be presented with the MIDI screen . . . .
 
Select Fluidsynth in this case althou’ you can obviously choose others … either way you will be presented with the MIDI screen . . . .
  
 
Choose an available MIDI channel
 
Choose an available MIDI channel
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[[File:MIDIchannel.png]]
  
 
In Fluidsynth you choose from available presets of sounds (fluidsynth presets this time)
 
In Fluidsynth you choose from available presets of sounds (fluidsynth presets this time)
  
 
So choose (in this case ) the GM ( General MIDI sound font) It will take a little time to load…
 
So choose (in this case ) the GM ( General MIDI sound font) It will take a little time to load…
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[[File:1-FS.png]]
  
 
and present you with an actual list of instruments…
 
and present you with an actual list of instruments…
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[[File:FluidR3_GM.png]]
  
 
Select Yamaha Grand . . . .
 
Select Yamaha Grand . . . .
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[[File:YamahaGrandPiano.png]]
  
 
and there is your controls for the Yamaha grand Fluidsynth Sound font available on the MIDI channel you selected and if that channel matches the MIDI channel of your Alesis Q49 then it should play.
 
and there is your controls for the Yamaha grand Fluidsynth Sound font available on the MIDI channel you selected and if that channel matches the MIDI channel of your Alesis Q49 then it should play.
  
 
written by wyleu
 
written by wyleu

Revision as of 04:11, 28 February 2019

How to make a Piano Snapshot

A piano is a good starting sound.

I tend to use the Fluid synth GM1 Yamaha Grand. Others prefer Pianoteq.

First you save a snapshot. Snapshots are all about the upper right encoder, labelled Snapshot & LS in the Users Guide…

The basic idea is the length of the press on the Snapshot Encoder sets you into Load or Save. It needs to be at least a Bold Press otherwise you will end up in MIDI learn which is interesting but not what you want at the moment. This will put you into Load Snapshot

LoadSnapshot.png

and another Press will put you into the Save Snapshot menu.

SaveSnapshot.png

Here you can overwrite the default ( so that’s how you always start it up in Piano )

You can also create a new snapshot with the New Snapshot menu item or overwrite existing snapshots…

The one thing you can’t do from the GUI is rename the snapshot you create to something useful but that’s where the webconf interface comes into play ( I run it in it’s own screen on the triple header zynth)

Selecting zynthian-nord.local ( the address of yours is in Admin /Network Info, use the ip address if on a naked windows browser)

Choose Library/ Snapshot ( might be under the "hamburger" icon on the right)

File:LibrarySnapshots.png

Here you can rename the snapshot you have just created and I suggest you do because otherwise you end up with a lot of numbers that you constantly have to preview to know what they are …

Actually loading a sound is really about Engines on Layers…

Once you’ve got the select and back key presses worked out to move between Admin & the Layer List screen

LayerList.png

You can add an engine …using New Synth Layer

And there are lot’s of them . . . . ( this is officially a good thing !)

Engine.png

Select Fluidsynth in this case althou’ you can obviously choose others … either way you will be presented with the MIDI screen . . . .

Choose an available MIDI channel

MIDIchannel.png

In Fluidsynth you choose from available presets of sounds (fluidsynth presets this time)

So choose (in this case ) the GM ( General MIDI sound font) It will take a little time to load…

1-FS.png

and present you with an actual list of instruments…

FluidR3 GM.png

Select Yamaha Grand . . . .

YamahaGrandPiano.png

and there is your controls for the Yamaha grand Fluidsynth Sound font available on the MIDI channel you selected and if that channel matches the MIDI channel of your Alesis Q49 then it should play.

written by wyleu