Rewire Host Application Display A different MIDI Note Range Than Kinetic

Last updated on 3/18/2016

The information in this article applies to:

  • Cakewalk Kinetic

MIDI note ranges can vary amongst manufactures. Specifically, it is the MIDI base octave for pitches. Some ranges may begin at -C2 while others might begin at C1. A common side effect can be observed when sequencing with drum instruments. For example, the instrument might internally label a drum sound "Kick1" as being located at C3, where as the MIDI sequencer (i.e.,Kinetic, SONAR, etc) appear to trigger that note using C4.

Different MIDI note ranges DO NOT transpose the note event between applications. In other words, the instrument will sound the same whether played in project5, Kinetic, SONAR or any other MIDI sequencer application.

When using SONAR, a convenient solution for aligning MIDI notes to the instrument's advertised values is to set SONAR's MIDI Base Octave For Pitches. You can do this in options- Global-MIDI Base Octave For Pitches.  

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