I have a Yamaha Montage 6 and a StudioLogic SL88 Grand. I’ll would like to be able to play the performances from the Studiologic but I haven’t manage to make it work the way I’d like it.
Here is the scenario:
I have a performance containing 6 parts on the Montage. As I understand it, each part receives on a different/pre-assigned and fixed midi channel. Part 1 = Midi channel 1, part 2 = Midi channel 2, Part 3 = Midi channel 3 and so on.
I connected the midi OUT1 from the Studiologic to the midi IN of the Montage. When I play the Studiologic I can only hear the sound of 4 parts maximum. Since the Studiologic is a 4 part Midi controller I can assign its part 1 to midi channel 1, its part 2 to midi channel 2, its part 3 to midi channel 3 and its last part no 4 to midi channel 4. Doing so allows me to play and hear the first 4 parts of the Montage performance. Since any parts on the Studiologic can be assigned to any Midi channel, I understand that I can create a patch on my Studiologic that would send midi data to e.g. part 1 Midi 3, part 2 midi 4, part 3 midi 5 and part 4 midi 7. This way I would hear and play parts 3,4,5 & 7 of the Montage performance but still only 4 parts.
Is there a way I could assign a different midi channel to a part on the Montage like parts 1,2,3 -> midi channel 1, parts 4,5 -> midi channel 2 etc?
If this is not possible, is there a way to trick the Montage to send its part to whatever midi channel by using a software on a Mac. I am thinking here maybe setting up something in the environment in Logic Pro X or use a software that would allow to match any of the first 8 parts of a performance to whatever midi channel we want. In that case I would probably have to connect the Montage to the Mac via USB and connect the Studiologic SL88 Grand to the mac via USB as well.
Thanks for any recommendations.