Using PowerMidiVerb4

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PowerMidiVerb4's controls are intuitive and mostly self-explanatory. Watch the tooltips for extra guidance. The sections below give further details about the different areas of the interface.

Select Programs

Click on a program in the program list to select it. Click on a column at the top to sort on that column; click a second time to sort in descending order.

Secondary click on a program to copy it into another program.

Each time you select a program, it is added to the drop down list at the top.

Edit Programs

Adjust effect parameters by moving the sliders.

For each parameter, changes made with the bottom, blue sliders are immediately sent to your MidiVerb. Changes made with the top, yellow sliders are not sent until you click on the Xmt (Transmit) button.

To hide/show the Edit Programs panel, click on the blue arrow to the right of the select programs drop down.

Program Buttons

Xmt transmits any parameter changes made with the yellow sliders to the MidiVerb4.

Rst resets the parameters of the program to their original value.

Str stores the program on the MidiVerb and lets you change the program's name. This is available only for User programs. NOTE: This is equivalent to pressing the hardware STORE button and will permanently change the program stored on your MidiVerb4.

File opens the file window, see below.

Mod Sliders

Most MidiVerb effects have two real time effect modulators. The orange mod sliders control these modulators. The label specifies what is being modulated.

System Info

This area lets you control the main system parameters. Changes to the volume sliders are immediately transmitted to the MidiVerb. Moving the little purple slider between Input Ch 1 and Ch 2 or between Output Ch 1 and Ch 2 sets both channels to the same value.

Refresh refreshs the edit programs area and the system settings.

Secondary click on Refresh to reread the names of the User programs.

You only need to use the Refresh button if you have made changes through the front panel of your MidiVerb.

Saving Files in the Files Window

Save saves the currently selected program. This is only enabled for User programs.

Save All saves all User programs.

Loading Files from the Files Window

Click on the name of the directory to select a directory to browse.

Click-loading: Click on a .mox file in the file list to load the file.

When click-loading, files that contain all programs will replace all the User programs on your MidiVerb4. Files that contain a single program will load back into the slot of the User program that you saved, i.e., if you saved U001 Basilica in basilica.mox, basilica.mox be loaded into U001. PowerMidiVerb4 ask for confirmation before replacing user programs.

Drag-loading: Files that contain single programs can be loaded into a particular User program by drag and drop: just drag the file and drop it onto a User program in the program selector in the main window. Or drop it into the Scrap Program box below the file list - select the User program that will serve as scrap from the drop down.

When jump on load is checked, PowerMidiVerb4 jumps to a program as soon as it is selected.

PowerMidiVerb4 saves data in .mox format: as text that represents the hexadecimal digits in a Midi System Exclusive Message. You can convert these into .syx files using MIDI-OX

If PowerMidiVerb4 hangs...

PowerMidiVerb4 works by sending messages to your MidiVerb and waiting for responses. So it can hang if your MidiVerb is off or not properly hooked up. Just click the cancel button if this happens, or the Break button (the Refresh button turns into a Break button if PowerMidiVerb4 is waiting for your MidiVerb).