MATRIXSYNTH: Genovation Keypad MIDI Patch Changer

Monday, August 30, 2010

Genovation Keypad MIDI Patch Changer

Programmable MIDI Preset Keypad via Genovation
Update via Grant B in the comments: " is the new home for this device."

"The Genovation MIDI Patch Changer is the perfect solution when you need to control MIDI presets for one or more devices, but you don't want to use a giant keyboard controller, MIDI footswitch or MIDI pedalboard. The MIDI Patch Changer has all the features you'd expect in a full-featured patch changing controller.

* Programmable, compact and easy to use.
* Manual mode lets you send Program Change as well as optional Bank Select MSB and LSB.
* Preset performance mode sends program-change-per-MIDI-channel as well as Bank Select on all 16 channels simultaneously -- per preset.
* Send 16 bytes of MIDI data of your choice (anything!) per Preset.
* 1 x 16 super-twist back-lit LCD.
* Detachable cabling for 5-pin DIN MIDI and USB-MIDI.
* "Flash" memory holds patches and config data.
* Firmware upgradeable (using MIDIOX or similar).
* 1 year warranty.

Dimension: 15.5cm x 9.6cm x 3.5cm (6.1" x 3.75" x 1.5")
Weight: 0.3 kg (0.65 lbs)
Manual Mode: For changing patches on the fly, you can select your MIDI Channel, optional Bank Selects* and Patch Change value(s).

The values can be typed in on the number pad or use the up/down keys to scroll through presets. When the patch number rolls over 0, enabled bank selects are automatically incremented or decremented. Move through hundreds of patches with ease.

The unit allows you to send the MIDI commands instantly as-you-type-them or prepare them first and execute them later with one keypress.

Bank Selects can be quickly disabled/muted when not needed or desired.

16 bytes of Arbitrary MIDI Data can be used for sending controller data, system exclusive, RPN, NRPN or anything you need.

When power is interrupted, the unit remembers exactly where you left off.

* MIDI Controller values 0 and 32.
Preset Mode: You can configure 100 performance presets each containing:

* 16x (one for each MIDI channel) bank MSB, bank LSB, patch change.
* 16 bytes of arbitray MIDI data -- send what you want.
* Name for the LCD.
* Sys Ex implementation allows for setting up presets on a PC.

Extras: You can upgrade the flash firmware so that your MIDI Patch Changer is always up to date.

Free Windows PC software for creating the Sys Ex files is available."


  1. Where did you get your MIDI patch changer? Many attempts to contact Genovation over the last few months has gone nowhere. Is it true it can only be purchased through their site?


  3. is the new home for this device.


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