In the documentation for “Updates in 1.5” is the following:
General MIDI support with new GM instrument set
• HALion Sonic 1.5 includes a dedicated new GM instrument
set providing General MIDI support including MIDI program
change and preloaded chorus and reverb effect.
There is no documentation to show how to do the MIDI program change.
There is no Bank listing with corresponding MIDI information so I can send a sound change.
I have the GM Bank loaded.
For a given song, it might select “Trombone”.
The GM Trombone is not as good as several others in the library.
I want to select one of the others but I do not know the information to send to HALion Sonic.
same here. After I’ve tried it one year ago I gave up (purchased halion sonic and updated to 1.5). Now I’m evaluting Halion 4 trial version. Same story - no easy stright forward way to get a GM set working. … yes, yes… there are many many exiting features in Halion Sonic and Halion 4… but the most natural wish for a new purchaser is to start first right after purchasing playing with a Midi GM - and to forward with all the exiting things afterwards. There should be a first quick start tutorial to have this basic success with a first GM setup at the beginning right after purchasing. Again, I’ll give up and will check again in 2013 … see you. Thomas
This does allow for a bank of 1-127 of general midi, but how does this help us with the rest of the programs/patches?
Is there a dedicated CC for changing patches within Halion Sonic?