I have written an application that takes a file containing a program list for a keyboard and creates a MIDI Device (ie Script File (.txt)) for Cubase 6.
The input file has this layout:
| Program Number | Program Name | Category - Level 1 | Category - Level 2 | … | Category - Level 9 |
So an example of an input file would be:
#______Prog Name ________Cat 1_____Cat 2__________Cat 3
459______Solo Trombone_____ Brass_____Trombone______Solo
4153_____ Trombone_________ Brass_____Trombone______Solo
190______ Sgt.Pepper Brass____Brass_____Trombone______Trombone Sect
461______Trombone Section___Brass_____Trombone______Trombone Sect
462______ Dyn Orch Bones_____Brass_____Trombone______Trombone Sect
While in Cubase, not only can you see all the programs that are available on your Kurzweil PC3, but the programs are all categorized, so it’s easy to find a particular instrument or sound.
The program is called MIDI Device Script Maker.
You will need to have Microsoft Excel in order to run the program. I developed the program on WINDOWS 7 using Excel 2010. I have not tested the software on earlier versions of Excel, however, it may work with earlier versions. (The file has been saved in Excel 97 - 2003 format.)
Since the program uses VBA, I don’t think it will work on a MAC.
If you are a MAC user, you may want to download this application since:
• while you may not be able to generate a Script File, you will get an Excel file with all the programs on the Kurzweil PC3 (Version 2.20) organised into categories. This makes it easy to find programs.
• you can arrange the programs into categories of your choosing, then email the file to a user with Windows 7 and Excel 2010 (or equivalent), then the recipient can run the application with your input data and email you the Script File that was generated. This Script File will work on the MAC.
As well as attaching the program, I have attached a MIDI Device (ie a Script File which is in .txt format) that was created by the program. The file is for the Kurzweil PC3 V2.20.
NOTE: The program can also be used to create MIDI Devices for other keyboards.
MIDI Device Script Maker v1.01.zip (488 KB)
PC3_V220_Category.txt (39.2 KB)