While helping @Tsunami.Warning on a setup I was wishing it was cleaner so I thought that a rack that managed outboard gear Program Changes would be something to add to the Shared area to help in this case. The rack itself drops into any song you want and can select the first 16 banks of 128 programs in this form. There are increment and decrement custom buttons on the rack slot and it accepts momentary switch inputs from your controller that do the same thing with CC 90 = Inc & CC 91 = Dec, (these cc numbers can be changed in the bindings area inside the rack). For the rack to work properly you need to check the “Selected Rack State” & the “Output Gain” state behavior check-boxes for the rack. After it’s installed you route it’s MIDI out to your outboard gear MIDI port.
You set the bank number using the drop down menu on the rack.
You can use the slider on the rack to quickly move through the patch numbers and use the increment and decrement for stepped auditioning of patches. Once you find your patch(s) you save the song and the rack settings will be stored. This also applies to song state changes as well.
Here is the rack
OUTBOARD PG Change.cantabileRack (141.3 KB)
To replicate it for other gear you open the rack and save a copy of it with a unique name. You can make as many as you need.
ADDENDUM: I made some errors and have fixed them and re- uploaded the rack here