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KeyMaster gives you extensive control over any MIDI setup. It takes care of program changes and keyboard splits, and it also allows any MIDI controller to transmit over all sixteen MIDI channels.

With KeyMaster a performer can split controlling keyboards, layer MIDI channels, transpose them, send program changes and System Exclusive messages, limit controller and velocity values, and much more. At the stomp of a footswitch (or any other MIDI event), an entire MIDI system can be totally reconfigured.

KeyMaster stores any number of songs in memory. Each song can contain a list of patches that contain different commands such as program changes, keyboard splits, volume changes, MIDI controller filters and MIDI channel transpositions.

Chains are lists of songs. You can use these as "set lists" for live performance or in the studio.

Any MIDI controller can trigger a move to the next or previous patch.

KeyMaster has a software Panic Button that will turn off any stuck notes.

You can create programmable MIDI messages that you can play back at the touch of a keyboard key or send from within a song.

Instruments have names, and you tell KeyMaster the MIDI port to which they are connected, and what MIDI channels the instrument transmits and receives.

Getting Help

Select "Help..." from the main menu to open the on-line documentation.

You can click on the keyboard icon at the top of each page to go back to the table of contents.

Conventions Used in This Manual

Hexadecimal (base 16) numbers are written in the form 0xFF.

Command characters (those characters gotten by holding down the Alt key and another key at the same time) are written as Alt-E or Alt-F. Control keys (Control and key) are written as ^N or ^V.

Characters are often displayed in single quotes (e.g., 'a' or 'F') and text in double quotes (e.g., "Hi there"). You should not type the quotes.

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