I play in a duo which i have for many years. I love master tracks pro which i still use and I use XG works to edit midis. this was for my yamaha MU90 R. I then purchased a a Yamaha Motif XS Rack which it took me ages to get the hang of. I failed at trying to use cubase to get into the sounds. I later found someone who uses sonar X3.... we skyped between America and New Zealand and Michael showed me how to edit midis on the motif using sonar X3.
at Christmas I purchase some Yamaha DSR 12 inch pa speakers and EV subs (Paying them off) so Im resetting all my midis to suit my new system.
I use Vanbascos Karaoke midi player to play my midis when I'm out gigging on a laptop.
On track 16 I leave empty to send program changes to change patches in my vocal echo and at the end of the song it goes into by pass to speak to the audience.
My next thing is to learn about VSTI to play the midis into
Welcome to the forum and many thanks for posting an intro. It's much appreciated. It certainly sounds as if you're well into MIDI editing by now. Good old Vanbascos player, I wonder how many millions of people use it? Yes, the Motif is just a trifle more difficult than the MU90. I ended up with a pair of MU1000 units imported from Japan. Great idea using a spare channel for a vocal processor.
There's loads of Virtual instruments out there quite a few of them free. One of the easiest ways to implement them is to use a 'virtual MIDI cable' which routes the output from e.g. Vanbasco internally to an application like VSThost. VST host then runs the instruments you need inside it.
There's a bit of a tutorial on the forum in the VSTi section. I notice that there are still a few images missing. It must have happened when I moved to a different host for image saving. (Now, where did I back them up?)
Hope you find things of interest here. Kind regards, JohnG.