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Midi Quest 13 - New Features

If you want a more detailed view of the enhancements for the latest release of Midi Quest, this is the page for you. This page provides a list of many of the v13 highlights. There were many additional enhancements made to improve the overall operation of Midi Quest Pro, Midi Quest, Midi Quest Essentials, and Midi Quest one.

Midi Quest Midi Quest one MQ Essentials Midi
Quest
Midi Quest Pro
Macintosh universal code for both Apple Macintosh Silicon and Intel processors Yes Yes Yes Yes
Macintosh support for macOS 12 and macOS 13 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows 11 support Yes Yes Yes Yes
         
Plugins - support for multiple instruments of the same type as plug-ins       Yes

4k/hiDPI Monitors Midi Quest one MQ
Essentials
Midi
Quest
Midi Quest Pro
Midi Quest uses the Windows per monitor Scaling setting to display all program windows Yes Yes Yes Yes
Using the default 4k settings, MQ will render with higher qualifty fonts, provide greater graphic definition, and offer more usable screen space when compared with a standard monitor of the same Yes Yes Yes Yes
Thousands of new hi res images for use with 4k Windows and Apple Retina monitors Yes Yes Yes Yes
Macintosh - takes full advantage of the new hires images Yes Yes Yes Yes

Patch Zone Midi Quest one MQ Essentials Midi
Quest
Midi Quest Pro
The Midi Quest 13 Patch Zone adds 90,000 new patches for a total of over 270,000 unique patches organized by instrument Yes Yes Yes Yes
The Patch Zone tag filter shows only the patches matching a specific tag     Yes Yes
Popup tag lists are optimized to include only tags currently in use     Yes Yes
Macintosh tag listing uses submenus to avoid long lists (Windows uses multiple columns) Yes Yes

Studio Enhancements Midi Quest one MQ Essentials Midi
Quest
Midi Quest Pro
New hiRes instrument images for use with 4k and retina monitors Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB MIDI Port auto connect - for MIDI devices with a named USB port, Midi Quest can automatically connect the instrument module to the correct port when it is added to the Studio Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto-reconnect - when instrument modules are re-installed in the Studio, they automatically connect to the previously assigned MIDI ports Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto-convert hundreds, or thousands of individual .syx files to Midi Quest format with a single drag and drop   Yes Yes
Auto Sense device inquiry is now available from the Settings dialog - use it to find and assign the correct MIDI ports for a device Yes Yes Yes
New "Select Installed Instruments" button in the device download dialog makes it easy to install the latest instrument modules Yes Yes Yes

Parameter Editor Enhancements Midi Quest one MQ Essentials Midi
Quest
Midi Quest Pro
All editors are automatically sized using the Windows scaling value assigned in Windows Settings (Windows only) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dramatically Improved text rendering on 4k/hiDPI monitors (Windows only, already available on Mac) Yes Yes Yes Yes
All standard editors can also be expanded using the "Window Scaling" parameter in Preferences
(Feature is not available to "custom" editors such as Nautilus, Kronos, Venom, TC Helicon, and TC Electronic editors)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Editors are automatically rescaled when switching between standard and hiDPI monitors for optimal display quality Yes Yes Yes Yes
Enhanced number edit control features increment/decrement elements to edit the value     Yes Yes
New default knobs take advantage of additional 4k/hiDPI monitor resolution Yes Yes Yes Yes
All individual editor custom knobs are available in a 4k/hiDPI version for impoved editor display quality Yes Yes Yes Yes
For multi/performance editors, double clicking on a patch opens that patch in an edit buffer. Alternately, holding down the ALT key will edit the patch in a multi edit buffer instead. This allows the patch to be edited in a multi timbral context instead of on its own This feature is available for the instruments listed below   Yes Yes Yes
Editing with a multi patch buffer can be set as the default option in Preferences Yes Yes Yes Yes
ALT+CTRL+T keyboard command save an edited patch back to both the Midi Quest bank and instrument bank Yes Yes Yes Yes
Import native patch category information into Midi Quest's tags Yes Yes
Drag and drop custom file importing - editors which import custom files (such as editors importing Korg .PCG files) now support importing the file using drag and drop instead of requiring a file selector Yes
Build number for every editor is now displayed in the Editor and Control Info dialog     Yes Yes
New CC/NRPN assign dialog allows all Remote Control CC and NRPN assignments to be made from a single location instead of using the "learn" function for each individual control     Yes Yes
Remote CC parameter edit messages are now handled significant faster than previous versions of Midi Quest     Yes Yes
Patch edits from external CC and NRPN messages are now displayed in the Monitor Window in case a remote keyboard is sending spurious MIDI messages     Yes Yes
Improved feedback - create an html report listing all of the CC and NRPN messages that an editor responds to     Yes Yes
the CC and NRPN message report can be sorted by parameter name, CC value, or NRPN value     Yes Yes
Block copy buttons now offer an "AlI" option if there is more than one destionation (eg copy DX Operator 1 to ops 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6)       Yes

Bank Editor Enhancements Midi Quest one MQ Essentials Midi
Quest
Midi Quest Pro
Improved name rendering on 4k/hiDPI monitors (Windows only, already available on Mac) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Patch numbers are displayed in bold to distinguish between patch name and number Yes Yes Yes Yes
Info view shows all parent/child and property information for the patch currently under the mouse Yes Yes
HTML export option prints all parent/child and property information for each patch in the bank Yes Yes
Default patch name assignements for patches without names stored in SysEx Yes Yes Yes Yes
Import category information from bank patches into Midi Quest's tag system (supported instruments listed below)   Yes Yes

Set Enhancements Midi Quest one MQ Essentials Midi
Quest
Midi Quest Pro
Individual patches with SysEx names now display the name in the left column making it easier to locate a specific patch in Sets where 8 or 16 patches are listed as part of a multi/performance Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTML report lists all parent/child relationships between all SysEx types     Yes Yes
The left column compoent list can now be displayed as a single long list (new) or grouped by SysEx type (original) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warning is displayed when a Set is opened for an instrument not currently installed in the Studio Yes Yes Yes Yes
SysEx without an editor now displays a "no editor" warning instead of a blank screen Yes Yes Yes Yes
Import category information from bank patches into Midi Quest's tag system (supported instruments listed below)   Yes Yes

Collection Enhancements Midi Quest one MQ Essentials Midi
Quest
Midi Quest Pro
Sets stored in Collections now display tag, comment, author, song, musician, band, long name, and copyright information     Yes Yes
HTML report listing all standard information for each chunk of SysEx (tags, comment, author, song, musician, bank, etc)       Yes
Import category information into Midi Quest's tag system (supported instruments listed below)   Yes Yes

Library Enhancements Midi Quest one MQ Essentials Midi
Quest
Midi Quest Pro
Import the list of categories assignable to a patch in the instrument and add them as tags to Midi Quest's tag list Yes Yes
Extract each patch's assigned category and assign it as a Midi Quest tag that can be used to search a library
(the list of instruments which support this feature can be found at the bottom of this page)
Yes Yes
New Query option - when performing a multiple library query, the results from all libraries can be copied to a single Collection     Yes Yes
Two new HTML report options - all patch alphabetically sorted and all patches with patch properties     Yes Yes
When patches are dropped in a Library patch editor, they are automatically added to the Library as well     Yes Yes
"Load All Banks and Patches" now imports individual patches and banks stored in Set and Collection files     Yes Yes

Monitor and SysEx View Windows Midi Quest one MQ Essentials Midi
Quest
Midi Quest Pro
Monitor - copy only transmitted MIDI events to the clipboard     Yes Yes
Monitor - copy only received MIDI events to the clipboard     Yes Yes
SysEx View - new display mode shows SysEx in a formatted data format instead of raw SysEx       Yes

Miscellaneous Midi Quest one MQ Essentials Midi
Quest
Midi Quest Pro
Export - additional Cubase default paths added to Preferences Yes Yes Yes Yes
All Windows - Improved off-screen window handling Yes Yes Yes Yes
Updated manual and help files Yes Yes Yes Yes
         
Panel Editor and Instrument Creator: New SQML macro commands   Yes
Panel Editor: 224 new preset colors and 16 custom colors for each editor Yes Yes Yes Yes

New Midi Quest Device Support
Alesis SR18

ASM Hydrasynth Deluxe
ASM Hydrasynth Desktop
ASM Hydrasynth Explorer
ASM Hydrasynth Keyboard

Audiothingies Doctor A
Audiothingies Double Drummer

Casio VZ-8m

Digitech GSP21 Pro

Kiwitechnics Kiwi 3P Matrix
Kiwitechnics Kiwi-2

Korg Krome 73
Korg Krome 88
Korg Krome 61EX
Korg Krome 73EX
Korg Krome 88EX
Korg M3 61
Korg M3 73
Korg M3 88
Korg M3M
Korg microKorg S
Korg microStation
Korg MicroX
Korg Minilogue xd
Korg Minilogue xd PW
Korg Minilogue xs
Korg Monologue
Korg Nautilus
Korg Radias
Korg SDD-3300
Korg T1EX
Korg T2EX
Korg T3EX
Korg Volca Drum
Korg Volca Kick
Korg Volca Nubass

Lexicon PCM-70
Lexicon PCM-91

Meris Enzo
Meris Hedra v2
Meris Mercury 7
Meris Ottobit Jr
Meris Polymoon

MFB Tanzbar 2

Modal Electronics Argon8
Modal Electronics Argon8m
Modal Electronics Cobalt8
Modal Electronics Cobalt8m
Modal Electronics Cobalt8X
Modal Electronics KRAFTsynth 2.0
Modal Electronics SKULPTsynth SE

Moog Little Phatty
Moog Subsequent 25
Moog Sirin
Moog Theremini
Novation Peak
Novation Summit
Novation Supernova 2 Kbd
Novation Supernova 2
Pro-X Kbd
Novation Supernova 2
Pro-X Rack
Novation Supernova 2 Rack

Oberheim OB-X8

Peavey DPM3 SE

Quadimidi Sirius

Roger Linn Design LinnDrum

Roland BOSS VF-1
Roland Fantom X6
Roland Fantom X7
Roland Fantom X8
Roland Fantom XR
Roland FA-06
Roland FA-07
Roland FA-08
Roland JP-08 SysEx
Roland MC-101
Roland MC-707
Roland MX-1
Roland RD-500
Roland S-760
Roland S-770
Roland TR-06
Roland TR-6S
Roland TR-8S
Roland VP-03
Sequential Multitrak 2.3
Sequential Prophet 5 Rev 4
Sequential Prophet 5 Rev 4 Desktop
Sequential Prophet 10 Rev 4
Sequential Prophet 10 Rev 4 Desktop
Sequential Take 5
Sequential Trigon-6

Studiologic Sledge

Tauntek Kawai SX-240
Tauntek Multitrak 2.3

Technics SX-WSA1
Technics SX-WSA1R

Vecoven Super JX 4.x

Waldorf Streichfett

Yamaha Motif XS 6
Yamaha Motif XS 7
Yamaha Motif XS 8
Yamaha Motif XS Rack
Yamaha MOXF 6
Yamaha MOXF 8
Yamaha MX49
Yamaha MX61
Yamaha MX88
Yamaha S90XS


Midi Quest will automatically convert SysEx between Korg Kronos and Nautilus formats

Updated Midi Quest Device Support
New display graphics for the following Roland editors

Fantom FA-76
Fantom S
Fantom S88
JV-80
JV-1010
JV-1080
JV-2080
XV-88
XV-2020
XV-3080
XV5050
XV-5080
JV-1010
JV-1080
JV-2080
XP-30
XP-50
XP-60
XP-80
Optionally audition/edit patches to a multi patch edit buffer instead of a patch buffer

Access
Virus A, Virus B, Virus C, Virus Classic, Virus Indigo, Virus Indigo 2, Virus KB, Virus KC, Virus Rack, Virus Rack XL, Virus TI Desktop, Virus TI Polar, Virus TI Snow, Virus TI, Virus TI2

Alesis
QS6, QS6.1, QS6.2, QS7, QS7.1, QS8, QS8.1, QS8.2, QSR, Quadrasynh + Piano, QuadraSynth S4, QuadraSynth S4 Mod, QuadraSynth S4 Rack, QuadraSynth S4+, QuadraSynth S4+ Mod, QuadraSynth S4+ Rack

Novation
Nova, SuperNova 2, SuperNova 2 Rack, SuperNova 2 Kbd, Supernova 2 Pro-X Kbd, SuperNova 2 Pro-X Rack

Roland
D-5, D-10, D-20, D-110, Fantom FA-76, Fantom FA-76 (v2), Fantom S, Fantom S-88, FA-06, FA-07, FA-08, JV-80, JV-90, JV-880, JV-1000, JV-1010, JV-1080, JV-2080, JVMC-307, MC-505, MT-32, MT-100, SH-32, XP-30, XP-50, XP-60, XP-80, XV-2020, XV-3080, XV-5050. XV-5080, XV-88

Waldorf
Blofeld, Blofeld Keyboard, MicroQ, MicroWave, Microwave II, Microwave II EX, Microwave II XT, Microwave II XT Shadow, Microwave II XTk, Q, Q Rack, Q Phoenix, Q+, Q+ Phoenix
Updated editors

Alesis
Nanosynth

Waldorf
Microwave II
Microwave II EX
Microwave II XT Shadow
Microwave II XT
Microwave II XTk
Q
Q Phoenix
Q Rack
Q+
Q+ Phoenix
Instruments supporting the transfer of category / patch description information stored in SysEx to Midi Quest tags

Access
Virus C series
Virus TI series

Akai
Miniak

Alesis
Ion
Micron

ASM
Hydrasynth series

Korg
Kronos series
Nautilus
OASYS
Trinity series
Triton series
Triton Extreme series
Triton LE series
TR series
Z1/Z1 EX

Novation
Circuit
KS4, KS 5, KS Rack
Nova
Peak, Summit
Supernova series
Supernova 2 series
 Supernova 2 Pro-X series
X-Station series

Roland
FA-06/07/08
Fantom X6/X7/X8/XR
FA-76, FA-76 v2
Fantom S, Fantom S88
XV-2080, XV-3080, XV-5050, XV-5080

 Yamaha
CS6X, CS6R
EX5, EX7
Montage 6/7/8
MODX 6/7/8
Motif 6/7/8/Rack
Motif ES 6/7/8/Rack
MOXF 6/8
MX49/61/88
S-80/90 / S-90 ES / S-90 XS
Instruments with improved MIDI channel management in Performance mode:

Access
Virus series
Virus C series
Virus TI series

Novation
Supernova series
Supernova 2 series
 Supernova 2 Pro-X series

Roland
D-110,  FA-06, FA-07, FA-08
Fantom X6/X7/X8/XR
Fantom FA-76, FA-76 v2, S, S88
JD-800, JD-990, JP-8000, JP-8080
JV-80, JV-90, JV-880
JV-1000, JV-1010, JV-1080, JV-2080
RS-5, RS-9
XP-30, XP-50, XP-60, XP-80
XV-2020, XV-3080, XV-5050,
XV-5080, XV-88

Waldorf
Microwave, Microwave II, Q, Q+
Instruments with new custom parent/child management:

Alesis
QS6
QS6.1
QS6.2
QS7
QS7.1
QS8
QS8.1
QS8.2
QSR
Quadrasynth + Piano
Quadrasynth S4+
Quadrasynth S4+ Module
Quadraynth S4+ Rack

Korg
N1
N1R
N5
N5EX
NS5R
NX5R

OS Platform Support and Upgrade Prices Midi Quest one MQ Essentials Midi
Quest
Midi Quest Pro
Supported Windows releases: Windows 10, Windows 11 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Supported macOS releases: 14, 13, 12, 11, 10.15, 10.14, 10.13, 10.12 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Supported macOS processors: Apple Silicon, Intel Yes Yes Yes Yes
Midi Quest 12 -> 13 upgrade prices (see the upgrade purchase page for additional pricing)   $99 $119 $179

Midi Quest 13 Order and Downloads

 

Windows

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