Playing Musescore MIDI Files on Roland LX706
When I downloaded the midi files from Musescore and try to play them on my Roland LX706, my Roland defaults to GM2--36: Piano 1. It will play the file; however, the LX706 will not switch to other instruments. I have tried importing and export using Musescore, Finale, and Logic and nothing has worked.
Roland Piano Support Responded:
"The LX706 can play back a Standard MIDI File, which could have different GM tones (General MIDI tones) on all 16 parts. This would require editing the file in a computer to add the GM reset command, and a program change / bank select message for each track to select the sound. Each track would need to be on a different MIDI channel also.
This follows the standard SMF file structure, so if you purchased a Standard MIDI File from a company that sells these, they would have the same type of setup. There isn’t a way to do this on the LX706, so it would need to be done in a sequencer on a computer.
I am not sure Finale can do this correctly. Probably need something like Sonar or Cubase."
Rolands response is a little over my head. I have reached out to sales representatives at Guitar Center (Pro Audio), Sweetwater (Sound Engineer), and all three levels of Apple Creative Project support. No luck. I'm hoping you all can help me.
I have attached two files.
"Hurd - Jesus, the gift divine I know.mid" plays on the Roland, and I can change the instruments.
I scanned the sheet music with "Music Scanner," an app from the Apple App Store. Afterward, I put it into Finale and changed all of the channels to 1.
"Schubert - Erlkonig.mid" plays on the Roland; however, I cannot change the instruments.
I downloaded the Schubert piece from Musescore.