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Change Octave/Keyboard Mapping 2 years 11 months ago #1

  • Reuben
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Could someone point me to the easiest way to change a preset to be mapped an octave higher.
I have a nice acoustic bass SoundFont but I would like the option to go down an octave without having to press the octave down button on the midi keyboard itself. I have tried editing the Instrument down -12 semitones but this gives an unnatural sound because it is playing say C3 bent down to C2 rather than playing a real C2 when I hit C3 (if this makes sense!).
The soundfont is 78mb so I dont want to duplicate all the samples and change to root key (if this even works?)
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
John
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Change Octave/Keyboard Mapping 2 years 11 months ago #2

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This is impossible at the preset level to shift an instrument over the keyboard. However at the instrument level you can simply use this tool:
www.polyphone-soundfonts.com/en/document...for-instrument/140#8

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Change Octave/Keyboard Mapping 2 years 11 months ago #3

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Thanks so much Davy - problem now sorted.
I was unable to go into Transposition option because Key Ranges were not assigned in Instruments.
If you are looking for a nice acoustic bass (with the option to play an octave lower!) you can now find it on my site in the Bass section.
sites.google.com/site/soundfonts4u/
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