Remote Loading of Sounds for Live Play
It would also be great to have Control Bank Changes that can be tied to CC Settings for quick selection.
Similar to how in Omnisphere you can assign keys or CCs to select sounds.
What would be ideal is if we could set via text file MSB Selection to give us a wide range instruments.
With the upcoming Unify feature of Keyboard splits and crossfades per patch this could open a really big world of live playing.
MIDI Program Change — Allow Unify sounds to be mapped to MIDI Program Change messages, like those transmitted by dedicated Patch-selection buttons on keyboard controllers.
MIDI Note Learn — Allow Unify to select specific sounds via any key on your MIDI controller.
The format is "xxx-yyy-zzz"
'xxx' is the MSB value
'yyy' is the LSB value
'zzz' is the Program Change value
All normal GM sounds are in MSB = 000, LSB = 000
The GM Drum kits are in MSB = 127, LSB = 000
So a Program Change message in a sequencer that is:
000-000-000 will recall the GM bank piano
The long form for the GM piano would be:
MSB Control Change 0, value 0
LSB Control Change 32, value 0
Program Change 0
A Program change message in a sequencer that is:
127-000-000 will recall the GM Drum Kit
The long form for the GM Drum Kit would be:
Control Change 0, value 127
Control Change 32,
value 0 Program Change 0
For example, In Yamaha synthesizers with Preset Banks, User Banks, Preset Drum Banks, User Drum Banks, etc. you will find they follow this format:
PRESET 1 _ 063-000 (program change 000-127)
PRESET 2 _ 063-001
PRESET 3 _ 063-002
PRESET 4 _ 063-003
PRESET 5 _ 063-004
PRESET 6 _ 063-005
PRESET 7 _ 063-006
PRESET 8 _ 063-007
USER 1 _ 063-008
USER 2 _ 063-009
USER 3 _ 063-010
USER 4 _ 063-011
PRESET DRUM 063-032 (program change 000-063)
USER DRUM _ 063-040 (program change 000-031)
USER SAMPLE 063-050 (program change 000-127)
MIXING VOICE 063-060 (program change 000-127)
GM Normal _ 000-000 (program change 000-127)
GM Drum _ 127-000 (program change 000)
MIDI bank-select/program change support with text-file based custom banks is coming in the next Unify release! If you'd like to be a beta-tester, please email John at UnifySupport@PlugInGuru.com and mention your interest in MIDI program-change specifically.
I sent John an email last week to let him know.
I'd definitely be glad to help test.