MIDI Instruments (Programs)

Musink plays back scores through external MIDI devices installed on your computer. How an stave sounds in Musink is dependent on both the device connected, and the instrument selected in Musink.

Terminology

In this context an instrument defines how music sounds (e.g. like a piano); it does not refer to a physical instrument you can plug into your computer. In MIDI terminology instruments are referred to as programs or program numbers.

Setting Instruments

There are two ways to set the playback instrument in Musink: during project/section creation, and with voice settings.

Video Demonstration

Project Creation

When creating a new project or section, write the name of the instrument in the box provided. If this is a recognised instrument, Musink will set the MIDI instrument automatically.

Voice Settings

To change the instrument of individual voices once a project has been created:

1. Ensure that voice editors are expanded. If they are not, click them to expand them.

2. Click on the settings button to open voice and stave settings

The voice- and stave-settings button appears as a gear

3. Click the drop-down menu marked MIDI Instrument

Select the instrument you wish to use from the drop-down menu

4. Select the instrument you wish to use

5. Click OK

Available Instruments

Musink supports all instruments specified by the General Midi protocol. Some MIDI devices that Musink can connect to, such as Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth, support all instruments in the MIDI protocol. Other MIDI devices may not.

The following instruments are available:

Instrument MIDI Program Number* Notes
Special
No Instrument N/A Midi Instrument information is not sent
Percussion N/A Switches voice to Channel 10. Midi Instrument information is not sent
Pianos
Acoustic Grand Piano 1
Bright Acoustic Piano 2
Electric Grand Piano 3
Honky Tonk Piano 4
Electric Piano 1 5
Electric Piano 2 6
Harpsichord 7
Clavinet 8
Chromatic Percussion
Celesta 9
Glockenspiel 10
Music Box 11
Vibraphone 12
Marimba 13
Xylophone 14
Tubular Bells 15
Timpani 48 Normally falls under strings category according to GM standard
Organ
Dulcimer 16
Drawbar Organ 17
Percussive Organ 18
Rock Organ 19
Church Organ 20
Reed Organ 21
Accordion 22
Harmonica 23
Tango Accordion 24
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar Nylon 25
Acoustic Guitar Steel 26
Electric Guitar Jazz 27
Electric Guitar Clean 28
Electric Guitar Muted 29
Overdriven Guitar 30
Distortion Guitar 31
Guitar Harmonics 32
Bass
Acoustic Bass 33
Electric Bass Finger 34
Electric Bass Pick 35
Fretless Bass 36
Slap Bass 1 37
Slap Bass 2 38
Synth Bass 1 39
Synth Bass 2 40
Strings
Violin 41
Viola 42
Cello 43
Contrabass 44
Tremolo Strings 45
Pizzicato Strings 46
Orchestral Harp 47
Ensemble
String Ensemble 1 49
String Ensemble 2 50
Synth Strings 1 51
Synth Strings 2 52
Choir Aahs 53
Voice Oohs 54
Synth Voice 55
Orchestra Hit 56
Brass
Trumpet 57
Trombone 58
Tuba 59
Muted Trumpet 60
French Horn 61
Brass Section 62
Synth Brass 1 63
Synth Brass 2 64
Reed
Soprano Sax 65
Alto Sax 66
Tenor Sax 67
Baritone Sax 68
Oboe 69
English Horn 70
Bassoon 71
Clarinet 72
Pipe
Piccolo 73
Flute 74
Recorder 75
Pan Flute 76
Blown Bottle 77
Shakuhachi 78
Whistle 79
Ocarina 80
Synth Lead
Lead 1: Square 81
Lead 2: Sawtooth 82
Lead 3: Calliope 83
Lead 4: Chiff 84
Lead 5: Charang 85
Lead 6: Voice 86
Lead 7: Fifths 87
Lead 8: Bass And Lead 88
Synth Pad
Pad 1: New Age 89
Pad 2: Warm 90
Pad 3: Polysynth 91
Pad 4: Choir 92
Pad 5: Bowed 93
Pad 6: Metallic 94
Pad 7: Halo 95
Pad 8: Sweep 96
Synth Effects
Fx 1: Rain 97
Fx 2: Soundtrack 98
Fx 3: Crystal 99
Fx 4: Atmosphere 100
Fx 5: Brightness 101
Fx 6: Goblins 102
Fx 7: Echoes 103
Fx 8: Sci Fi 104
Ethnic
Sitar 105
Banjo 106
Shamisen 107
Koto 108
Kalimba 109
Bag Pipe 110
Fiddle 111
Shanai 112
Percussive
Tinkle Bell 113
Agogo 114
Steel Drums 115
Woodblock 116
Taiko Drum 117
Melodic Tom 118
Synth Drum 119
Sound Effects
Reverse Cymbal 120
Guitar Fret Noise 121
Breath Noise 122
Seashore 123
Bird Tweet 124
Telephone Ring 125
Helicopter 126
Applause 127
Gunshot 128

*Program numbers here are 1-indexed.

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