This looks interesting. What I have done is to separate my intrument sections at the MIDI input level. For instance, my “Lower Keyboard” input is attached to my MOXF8, but filters out all expression pedal events. I then have an “Expression Pedal” MIDI input attached to the same keyboard that filters everything BUT the expression pedal.
My MPK261 is set up so the controls (knobs, faders, switches and transport) output to MIDI channel 1, the pad banks output to channels 2-5, and all note data (keys, mod wheel, pitch bend) output to channel 6. I then have separate MIDI inputs that only read 1 channel, and remap everything to channel 1. Same result, but done at the input level so I don’t have to add and route a rack for every song.
What would I gain by moving to the Thorsten method?