I am setting up Bindings in the Background Rack to select the appropriate song in the set list based on the incoming Program Change message.
However, some of the keyboard programs I have could use the same Cantabile Song where the instruments and settings are identical. I have some programs that use specific internal instruments, but use exactly the same external instruments. At the moment it looks like I will have to have a song in the Set List to correspond to the appropriate Program number on my keyboard. I know I can copy and paste these songs, but that seems a bit inefficient to me.
What I would like to do is have a Binding that can load a specific song based on the song’s Program Number (in the set list), but NOT (necessarily) the same as the incoming Program number. So I could set up as many Bindings as I require in the Background Rack and each binding could select a specific song, from the current set list, based on the song’s Program Number and NOT the incoming Program Number.
For example I could have generic songs set up for Piano, Piano and Strings, Brass etc and any pre-set combination of sounds. Each of the songs in the Cantabile Set List might be appropriate for any number of songs in the band’s set list.
So if my keyboard Program is number 56 I could have a Binding that would respond to this (56) but would load the song in the Set List with Program Number 1, for example (or whatever the appropriate program number required was).
This would mean the order of the Set List (and each song’s Program Number) doesn’t have to matter or even match my keyboard programs. I could have only 10 Songs required in the Cantabile Set List, but 100s of Programs in my keyboard that require both internal and external sounds. I don’t want to have to manually select anything on the PC.
Could this feature be added? A new Load Specific Song option that would allow me to set a Program Number for the required song and not just mirror the incoming Program Number? Obviously you could still have the existing Load Specific Song option that loads the song based on the same incoming number where appropriate.
Or if there is an alternative way to achieve this can anyone let me know?
I hope that all makes sense!!