In standalone mode, can tempo be controlled/changed by midi?
If not, can I submit it as a feature request?
Interesting idea. No, it can't be controlled at the moment, but yes, I'll consider this a feature request.
Thanks for considering Shane. While I'm on the subject, could the same be done for patch up/down?
To explain why (If you're interested). Last year I did a bit of research for a midi accordion player. He's a one man band. He uses Muse receptor to play midi file drum beats on superior drums, trilian for bass on left hand, and probably kontakt for right hand sounds. I was looking for a software equivalent and couldn't find one. I was making drum midi files for a unify patch last night and it occurred to me, Unify standalone is exactly what he's looking for. Being able to set tempos and patches without going to the computer would make life easier on stage and i'd imagine assigning them to a midi cc wouldn't be impossible to do. Thanks.
One of the next major updates I'm planning for Unify is a collection of "remote control" features to assist with live performance. Just being able to use MIDI CCs to remotely control the next/prev patch buttons would be something, I agree, but wouldn't be all that useful if the patch you want is 200 down the list from where you are. A more general solution will require the ability to program specific patch sequences (e.g., like a set list) and save/recall these. As nice as MIDI is, an even more powerful approach will be to allow remote control of Unify from a separate touch-screen, possibly on an iPad.
I've been thinking about all this for some time. What would be more useful than ultra-specific requests like "can we use MIDI to trigger patch up/down", would be detailed descriptions of specific live usage scenarios. Once I know what live players are trying to achieve, I'm confident I can devise a nice flexible design to support all scenarios.
I use touch osc for this in a live environment with my lighting and visuals. I have touch osc on the ipad triggering a midi note. My lighting software and visuals software both wirelessly pick up on that note and both programs select the right patch so my lights and videos are all synced and I can skip around the setlist as I please.
I use touch osc for this in a live environment with my lighting and visuals...
Well it's a good thing that OSC will be the basis for future remote operation 😎.