Korg Poly 800 II: control change numbers and software-editor

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Korg Poly 800 II: control change numbers and software-editor

Post by sepiakeys » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:50 am


I got a Korg Poly 800 MK II. It has inhanced midi-implementation and can read sysex. Can I use a Midi-controller for programming this synth (by assigning the cc-numbers to the various knobs)?

I do not have the manual, so I need to get the midi-parameter-table somewhere (if something like this exists...). Can Anyone Help me out?

Ist there a free software-editor available for the Poly 800 II ?

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Post by Huppo » Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:52 pm

Sysex and CC# are not the same thing. The Poly 800 MkII does not, to my knowledge, read CC#s.

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Post by insky » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:05 pm

No you can't do this. The SysEx implementation on this Poly 800 only means you can upload patches to it via SysEx.

But SysEx and MIDI CC are two very different things. There are some 80's synths that let you edit them in real time via SysEx...such as the Roland JX-8P. But to do that you either need to use software or a MIDI controller capable of handling SysEx...Such as the Behringer BCR2000.

MIDI CC's came later in the 90's. It's a much more simplified, uniform way of editing synths. With SysEx each and every different synth had it's own language of SysEx for each parameter. With MIDI CC's it's a bit more unified.
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