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Instrument definitions for Roland Expansion Boards

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I have the instrument definitions for the Roland JV1080 expansion boards that used to work on my pre-Band Lab Cakewalk Sonar program.  But, when I load them into the most recent version, even though the instruments show up in my Track View 's Outputs, Banks & Instruments windows, Cakewalk isn't selecting the correct MSB & LSB values so, I'm only hearing the voices inside the JV1080 and not accessing the board voices.  Am I missing something here?

These boards are included in the Rolans.ins that comes with Cakewalk, so I can't figure out what's changed.

Of course, all assistance and direction will be greatly appreciated!

Michael Andreas

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The actual patch names will be correct, but IIRC the MSB/LSB values will change depending on which slot you have the board plugged into.

The JV1080 bank select messages are defined as follows:
 

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You'll have to edit your master.ins file and set the correct bank, depending on what slot you've got it plugged into.

So for example, say you've got the "SR-JV80-08 Keyboards of the 60s and 70s Expansion" card plugged into Expansion A:

For patches 1-128  Bank MSB = 84 , LSB = 0  -  so the 14 bit Bank Select is   ( (84 * 128) + 0 )   =  10752
For patches 129-256: Bank MSB = 84, LSB = 1 -  so the 14 bit Bank Select is  ( (84 * 128) + 1 )    =  10753

Edit your master.ins file and look for the following line (if its the last thing you imported, it's probably right at the bottom of the file):

[Roland SR-JV80-08 Keyboards of the 60s and 70s Expansion]
Patch[1]=SR-JV80-08 Keyboards of the 60s and 70s 129-255
Patch[0]=SR-JV80-08 Keyboards of the 60s and 70s 1-128

 


You want to change it to :

[Roland SR-JV80-08 Keyboards of the 60s and 70s Expansion]
Patch[10753]=SR-JV80-08 Keyboards of the 60s and 70s 129-255
Patch[10752]=SR-JV80-08 Keyboards of the 60s and 70s 1-128

 

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