with the Phat.Boy is a floppy disk containing 100's of MIDI samples
from the Twiddly.Bits library. Also included on the disk are a number
of very useful utilities (saved as MIDI files) which enable GS/XG
users to get the most out of their units. Check the Phat.Boy manual
possible with many of Rolands GS instruments, (SC88 Pro, M-VS1 etc)
to turn the NRPNs on or off. In order the Phat.Boy works with these
modules make sure the NRPNs are enabled. Please check your individual
manual for this function.
the Phat.Boy disk is a file entitled GSXGDRUM.MID. Load this file
into your sequencer, solo track 4 and send the message to your GS
instrument to turn the NRPNs on.
V1.1 on software, serial No: PB0001118 on.
the Phat.Boy in conjunction with ReBirth it is possible to duplicate
the use of 7 knobs therefore allowing access to the 20 possible
controller functions within ReBirth. Do this by powering the Phat.Boy
up whilst holding down the SNAPSHOT/RESET button. Assign the
controllers transmitted in mode IV and then switch to mode V to allow
the use of seven different controllers.
SG01V & Korg N series keyboards and modules.
There are a
number of different instruments which allow you to access their
internal parameters using the same MIDI NRPNs as those of XG and
SG01V is one of these but it is important to point out that its
internal software doesn't support chorus therefore the chorus knob on
the Phat.Boy, when tweaked, has no effect.
As with the
Akai the Korg N series synths have one parameter that is not
accessible via the knobs of the Phat.Boy. Resonance. The N series
synths have no resonant filter.