Midi

   Channel   Use
   -------   ---
      1      high-end (highest priority)
      2      high-end
      3      high-end
      4      high-end
      5      high-end
      6      high-end
      7      high-end
      8      high-end
      9      high-end (lowest priority)
     10      high-end percussive
     11      RESERVED
     12      RESERVED
     13      low-end (highest priority)
     14      low-end
     15      low-end (lowest priority)
     16      low-end percussive

General MIDI Standards
TABLE 3 - General MIDI Minimum Sound Module Specifications

Voices:
A minimum of either 24 fully dynamically allocated voices available simultaneously for both melodic and percussive sounds or 16 dynamically allocated voices for melody plus eight for percussion.

Channels:
General MIDI mode supports all sixteen MIDI channels. Each channel can play a variable number of voices (polyphony). Each channel can play a different instrument (timbre). Keybased Percussion is always on Channel 10.

Instruments:
A minimum of sixteen different timbres playing various instrument sounds. A minimum of 128 preset for Intruments (MIDI program numbers).

Note on/Note off:
Octave Registration: Middle C(C3) = MIDI key 60. All Voices including percussion respond to velocity.

Controllers:
Controller #
Description
1 Modulation
7 Main Volume
10 Pan
11 Expression
64 Sustain
121 Reset All Controllers
123 All Notes Off

Registered
Parameter #
Description
0 Pitch Bend Sensitivity
1 Fine Tuning
2 Coarse Tuning

Additional Channel Messages:
Channel Pressure (Aftertouch)
Pitch Bend

Power-Up Defaults:
Pitch Bend Amount = 0
Pitch Bend Sensitivity = +-2 semitones
Volume = 90
All Other Controllers = reset

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