MIDI Settings

MIDI Settings

The MIDI Settings panel is shown by selecting MIDI Settings from the Operations Menu.

The Midi Settings Panel is divided into two sections: the top section allows you to set MIDI input devices that can be used to input notes into NAPro, and the bottom section is used to set the MIDI output devices and to associate those devices to NAPro banks.

There are 3 methods of using external Midi devices such as keyboard controllers, external software synthesizers or hardware synthesizers with NAPro:

  1. You can connect to a MIDI keyboard or controller that is attached to your iPad using a USB 3 Camera Adapter
  2. You can connect to a wireless MIDI keyboard or Controller through Bluetooth
  3. You can connect to a MIDI software application running on another computer through the network.

- To connect to a MIDI keyboard or controller through Bluetooth you will first have to create a Bluetooth connection to your device using an app such as Ble-MIDI.

- To connect to your Macintosh computer through a network, ensure that your iPad and your computer are on the same network and use the network settings in the Audio MIDI Setup Utility to create the network connection. By default the connection will be labeled as Network Session 1. you will first have to create a Bluetooth connection to your device using an app such as Ble-MIDI.


MIDI Input Connections

All available MIDI devices capable or sending MIDI data will be listed in the MIDI Input section. You can only have one device set to transmit MIDI note messages to NAPro, and you select the device by clicking on the radio button beside the name the device. If you do not want any MIDI input, then select the first radio button - No MIDI Input. By default, NAPro will receive incoming MIDI messages on channel 1 and they will be entered into the score with the rhythmic values set in the Note Palette. This is commonly referred to as entering in "Step time" with each note or chord being placed at the Entry Cursor with the duration specified in the program. In the example below, the microKey2-25 controller has been sent to send MIDI messages to NAPro.


MIDI Output Connections

All available MIDI devices capable or receiving MIDI data from NAPro will be listed in the MIDI Output section. You can have up to 8 different devices receiving MIDI data, and those devices should each be set to a different MIDI bank ( a through h ). To set the MIDI bank used to connect to each device, select the radio button below the bank letter. If you don't want the device used for MIDI output, select the first radio button (labeled "X". In the example below, Network Session 1 will receive MIDI messages on bank a and the microKey2-25 controller will receive MIDI messages on bank b

Once the output banks have been set, you can set specific staves to send data to these banks in the Track Setup panel, which also allows you to set the MIDI channel. In the example below, the first staff will be sending MIDI data to bank a on channel 1 and the second staff will be sending MIDI data to bank b on channel 10.

The Reload Ports button is used to reload all available input and output Midi devices. You may need to do this if a new MIDI device has been connected to your iPad or a Midi device previously being used has been disconnected.

Touch the Set MIDI Connections button to dismiss this panel and save the changes, or touch the Cancel button to dismiss the panel without changing the MIDI settings.

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