• Settings changes in DMEditor don't take effect on the module!
    • Is DMEditor using the correct MIDI output port? You can check this under Tools -> Options.
    • Make sure DMEditor is in online mode (Tools -> Online Mode should be checked).
  • I can change settings, but the active kit doesn't change (including the shift to Kit 100 on program load)!
    • By default, the DM10 ignores kit change messages. You can change this through Utility -> MIDI (F2) -> Ext (F2) -> Prog Chng (should be set to 'RECEIVE')
  • I want to edit a kit between 0-99!
    • These are the base kits in the module; if you want to change them, be my guest. You're not supposed to, though.
  • What are the limitations of DMEditor?
    • Unfortunately, as the interface that Alesis has provided for controlling the DM-series modules is incomplete, there are several limitations that DMEditor must work around:
    • You are unable to save or rename kits from the PC side; that needs to be done on the module. All save/rename functionality on the PC side relates only to the module/kit files themselves and will not show up on the module.
    • Any changes made on the module will not be reflected in DMEditor, as there is no way for the module to pass settings change messages back across the MIDI channel. This includes any sets you've already created, as well; you'll need to recreate them in DMEditor to be able to edit them.
  • I have the BlueJay soundset and want to use it! I can only select stock sounds.
    • When starting the program, create a new module file and tell it you want to load the BlueJay soundset. That should give you the proper instruments.
  • DMEditor crashed!
    • Create a ticket with the crash log in it and it will be reviewed.
  • I found a bug! What do I do?
    • Create a ticket and supply as much detail as possible. If the bug has to do with a specific kit, please attach the .dmk file to the ticket so it can be investigated.
  • I have a suggestion for a feature / better UI / something else!
    • Please create a discussion thread with the suggestion.
  • What's the difference between .dmi, .dmk, and .dmm files?
    • Easy. .dmi is a single instrument. .dmk is a full kit (including all the instruments). .dmm is a full module (includes all kits 100-199)
  • What do the checkboxes under the Tools menu do?
    • If the 'Online Mode' checkbox isn't checked, any changes you make won't be sent to the DM10, even though it may be connected. This can be used to change settings while plugged into the DM10 without changing the module.
    • 'Auto-Kit Change' does exactly what it sound like; if this is checked, changing the active kit in DMEditor will change the kit on the DM10. If it's unchecked, you can switch to a different kit without changing the DM10's current kit.
  • I want DMEditor support for my Alesis DM6/8/X/etc. module!
    • I only have a DM10, so that's all I can test with. If it works with a non-DM10 module, please let me know ASAP! If it doesn't and you want to provide me with hardware / NRPN details, send me a message and we might be able to work something out.

Last edited May 20, 2014 at 9:31 PM by Corvidae, version 1