a few years ago, was there on the Yamaha website a Midiarchiv
Thank you for this! The truth is that this is a bit messy…
It is possible to drag each midi file (xxx.mid) into the instrument box, and create patterns with the notes and other parameters. The problem with this is that there are more than 1000 mid files, where you could extract more than 10,000 phrases, but all are mixed, in no order. That is, each one occupies a certain number of lines and it would play to classify everything.
However, it is feasible to create an LUA tool that divides the selected pattern into 4 parts, and each part is copied to a group of 4 phrases. Even having a tool, it would be very expensive to do. But the advantage is clear. After that it would be possible to play that group of 4 phrases in their possible 256 combinations. That is, with 4 phrases you can fill up to 256 different patterns, just changing the order of each phrase.
Some users commented on the possibility of touching phrases automatically in the pattern editor, through a tool. It is very clear that the great job is to form a good package of phrases according to styles to be able to trigger them in a coherent way, and that everything is widely manageable.
As a reference to get an idea, building 110 banks would occupy about 40MB (“a bank” could be a folder with 120 phrasesgrouped in groups of 4 frases (it would cover 30 patterns)would occupy the 10 octaves of an instrument with the keymap mode). That’s 13,200 phrases, with countless possible combinations for each pattern.