> Is there a way to change the default instrument without external midi ?
A pattern editor is not associated directly to a MIDI program, only to a
MIDI channel. But each MIDI channel can have or not its own instrument.
By default, they do not have any.
There is in each pattern editor an instrument menu (the "ins." menu)
from which you can choose which MIDI intrument is to be associated to
the pattern channel.
When an instrument is associated to a channel, you can see it featured
directly in the channel menu. The corresponding MIDI program change
message will be added at the beginning of each pattern on that channel.
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