Before reading this topic, you should review Understanding Ports and Devices in the MIDI Device Configuration Window.
MIDI devices play a central role in the assignment of sounds to staves in a song. Specifically, for any particular staff, you can specify which MIDI device the staff will be played back on. For the same song, you can assign some staves to one device, and other staves to another device.
Each MIDI device has a unique set of properties that you can specify in Musician . Some of the properties of a device answer the following questions:
|Is the device an output device and/or an input device?|
|Is the output device the default device to which staves for a newly opened MIDI file are assigned?|
|Does the device have multiple banks of sounds available; and how are these defined?|
|What are the MIDI patch (instrument) names for the device?|
|If the device has drum kits, what are the names of the drum notes?|
The following topics describe procedures for adding, removing, and renaming devices, and editing the properties of devices: