> --- In KurzList <at> yahoogroups.com, "masterglassworksinc"
> <masterglassworksinc <at> > wrote:
> > Anyone know how I can activate/deactivate each of the 4 zones in a
> > setup using a foot midi multi-pedal? Which piece of gear should I
> > (my setup zones 1-4 are assigned midi channel numbers 1-4)I'm
> > takin' my hands off the keys to turn zones on and off.
I would make 4 Setups. Each setup would have one of the four sounds
> the active sound. Just copy your current Setup to 3 more locations.
> Active a different sound for each Setup and save them.
> Place them in the first 4 User locations. Each Setup would have one
> the four sounds in the active zone.
> Find a foot controller that sends Program Change commands. Now you
> step on 1 of 4 pedals to select a different (identical except for
> active sound) Setup.
This is what I've done so far: for a setup with 3 zones, the
zones to be added one by one as the song progresses:
Split it into 2 setups.
Setup 1: First instrument in zone 1, green. Second instrument
to be added is in zone 2, amber.
Setup 2: same as setup 1, but third instrument on zone 3, all
3 zones green.
All my setups are configured this way. At the start of every
gig, (start with setup 1 above) I push zone button 2 once. This way
all I have to do is push it once during the performance and zone 2
is on, push once again and it's off. That way I can toggle between
zone 1 alone and zones 1 &2 together with single button push.
When I want all 3 zones together, I switch to the second
setup. Then, when I want to simplify the sounds again, I go back to
This way everything is done with single button push, which I
can live with. The keyboard remembers the last zone button pushed,
so zone 2 is always active, ready for a single button push, no matter
what setup I use.
Thanks. I've still been hoping to do the pedal changes within a
particular setup, since it's just so smooth sounding, even more so
than going from setup to setup. Is there any way? Also, have you
noticed an extreme modulation in some of the electric piano sounds?
Is this inherent or is there a way to lessen the modulation?
To do some button presses remotely (Zone in your case) you would need
to send Sysex commands. I guess that could be possible. My
suggestion was based on what could be done via MIDI. Switching from
Setup to Setup is just as smooth as your method.
Modulation? Some of it may be effects, some may be inherent. Try
using this editor and see what you can find.