Welcome to UniQuest 9 , the most advanced editor/librarian available for Windows XP, 2000, NT, ME, and 98. This new version of UniQuest now supports over 400 instruments from 60 manufacturers, allowing you to install one instrument, and features the most advanced SysX editing and organizational tools found anywhere.
This page just covers the highlights of the new version. If you would like to see comprehensive list of the features that have been added to UniQuest.
Once again we would like to thank existing UniQuest users for there suggestions for UniQuest 9. Most of the requested features have been integrated into this new version.
The New Look
UniQuest all share a new look. Virtually every window in UniQuest has been redesigned and enhanced with a new and improved interface.
The Studio Window features a high quality graphic of each installed MIDI device. Mini-buttons are available to quickly load data from the instrument or disk and to adjust instrument settings. The new AutoSense function allows UniQuest 9 to automatically determine the appropriate MIDI port and channel settings for most instruments. Installation of new instruments is a breeze and is handled directly from the Studio Window. You can even connect to Sound Quest's web site, check if there are any new or updated instruments then download and install them directly into the Studio. Nothing could be easier!
The Bank Window features a new logical group of patches that matches the MIDI device's patch organization. Accessing any part of the bank is easy with the Smart Tabs so you don't have to waste time scrolling around looking for a particular patch number. Hierarchical patch editing is now 50% faster than in Midi Quest 8 and the new Find option allows you to quickly find patches by full or partial name.
The heart of UniQuest, the Editor Windows have received the greatest enhancements. A completely new editor engine was developed from the ground up. It list of new features is too long to list here so we will just list some of the highlights: a redesign of every existing UniQuest editor with popup expanded parameter names and help, a single "smart controller" can be used to edit all patch parameters, intellimouse mouse wheel support improved popup menus combined with AutoActivate allows you to edit any parameter without a single mouse click, full keyboard editing control, instantaneous screen draws, 50% faster editor load times, rotary editing for knobs, and finally complete integration of Tech Quest into the Editor Window so that Editors can be developed and modified from within Midi Quest. This is just a small sampling of the new features. For a more complete list, check out the UniQuest 9 New Features page.
The Set Window (formerly the Group Window) now supports multiple instruments in a structured "tree" environment. This extremely effective environment allows you to easily store and the data from every one of your instruments in a single window. The expandable "tree" environment allows you to quickly and easily access to the data from any instrument.
Expanded name support for Sonar and Cubase
UniQuest 9 is now capable of exporting a complete instrument description to Sonar's Instrument Name definition file. Instead of saving a bank of names at a time, UniQuest 9 can now simultaneously save all of the banks of names in a correctly structured instrument definition that links the names to the correct Bank Select numbers.
UniQuest 9 also includes support for Cubase's Patch Name script files and, similar to Sonar, can create a complete instrument definition including all banks for use with Steinberg's sequencers.
This was just an overview of the new features available in Midi Quest 9. For a comprehensive listing of all of the new features you can follow these links...