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Chapter 5. Recording MIDI > About Multitimbral MIDI Devices

About Multitimbral MIDI Devices

Many synthesizers and samplers are multitimbral, which means that they can play back different sounds triggered by different MIDI channels—that is, MIDI channel 1 will trigger the piano part, MIDI channel 2 will trigger the bass line, MIDI channel 10 will trigger the drum part, and so on.

Some MIDI controllers can also play back on different MIDI channels simultaneously. This capability can be used to create keyboard splits; for example, you can set up a split where one part of a keyboard triggers a bass sound on MIDI channel 1, and the rest of the keyboard triggers a piano sound on MIDI channel 2. Other parameters can be used to trigger different channels depending on the controller, but the issues remain the same regardless of the particular controller and setup.


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