Main display.

The main display is visible at the top of the 3 live windows: PC keyboard 1, PC keyboard 2, MIDI keyboard and also on the Voices, Stylemaker and Song window.

The display shows on the left the 5 volume levels of your soundcard. Normally you would control these levels with the mixer that pops up when you double click on the speaker symbol in the Windows taskbar. The levels of all numeric display values in OMB's Main control can be adjusted with the mouse. Point to the value with the mouse and press the left mouse button. Keep the mouse button pressed while you move the mouse forward and backward to adjust the value. The synth volume is the the volume of the Microsoft synthesizer to adjust the volume of the JmSynth use the wave volume.

Incoming MIDI messages can be read in hexa-decimal format. In the picture above the status byte is 90 (Note-on channel 1), databyte 1 is 3C (key pressed : middle C) and databyte2 is 64 (velocity of key down). Use this display to check what OMB is receiving from your MIDI keyboard controller. If this display stays black while you press the keys of your music keyboard then you don't have a MIDI connection. Check your MIDI cables, the selected MIDI ports in menu Settings/MIDI-IN and update your MIDI driver software if necessary.

The beat indicator will display a green light at the start of each beat and a red light at the start of each bar (measure). The on/off switches show the on/of state of the Vocal Harmoniser, the Left Hand voices (played with keys in the chord area), the Drums in the accompaniment, the Bass in the accompaniment, the other instruments in the accompaniment, the Right hand voices 1 (played with the melody keys as defined in the voices window) and the Right hand voices 2. All these can be toggled on and off with a mouse click. The sound levels shown in yellow are the velocity levels of the notes for the drums, bass and other instruments in the accompaniment. The sound levels show in green are the velocity levels for the overall accompaniment and the melody. These levels can vary between 1 and 200. A value of 100 means that the note is played with its velocity unchanged. A value lower than 100 means that the velocity is decreased according to this percentage. If the velocity is increased from 100 to 200 than the velocity is increased accordingly from the original velocity to the maximum velocity. Keep in mind that if the velocity in style notes is already almost at maximum then increasing above 100 will have little or no effect.

While you play all the current style settings are visible.


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