Try New Instrument Voices for WinChime

A recent comment from a tester prompted us to write up this application note. WinChime has long had the capability to use any instrument defined in the MIDI sound bank, not just the ones listed in the Instrument drop-down list. This is even documented in the help file… but it’s a little hard to find unless you use the context help feature of Windows, which

WinChime Help has a table of MIDI instruments, in the table of contents at Operations-> MIDI Instruments. (The table is included below). As an example, take Kalimba, with number 109. Subtract 1 to get 108. (Why subtract one? It’s a long story. Just trust me on this.) Enter that number into the edit-box portion of the WinChime main windows Instrument combo-box.

Try playing and see how it sounds. Now try entering other random numbers between 0 and 127. Instruments with a distinct attack and slow decay, such as Tubular Bells, make the best traditional wind-chime sounds, but on some days you might just need “Voice Oohs”, number 54.


MIDI Instrument Table
Piano
Acoustic Grand 1
Bright Acoustic 2
Electric Grand 3
Honky-tonk 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
Dulcimer 16
Organ
Drawbar Organ 17
Percussive Organ 18
Rock Organ 19
Church Organ 20
Reed Organ 21
Accordion 22
Harmonica 23
Tango Accordion 24
Guitar
Acoustic (nylon) 25
Acoustic (steel) 26
Electric (jazz) 27
Electric (clean) 28
Electric (muted) 29
Overdriven 30
Distortion 31
Guitar Harmonics 32
Bass
Acoustic 33
Electric (finger) 34
Electric (pick) 35
Fretless 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
 Timpani 48
 Ensemble
 String Ensemble 1  49
 String Ensemble 2  50
 Synthstrings 1  51
 Synthstrings 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
 SynthBrass 1 63
 SynthBrass 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 (brass+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 (train) 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 Fiddle 110
 Shanai 112
 Percussive
 Tinkle Bell 113
 Agogo 114
 Steel Drums 115
 Woodblock 116
 Taiko Drum 117
 Melodic Tom 118
 Synth Drum 119
 Reverse Cymbal 120
 Sound Effect
 Guitar Fret Noise 121
 Breath Noise 122
 Seashore 123
 Bird Tweet 124
 Telephone Ring 125
 Helicopter 126
 Applause 127
 Gunshot 128

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