Make Each Song in Prime it's own Midi Bank

Prime App

mainstreet

over 4 years ago (edited)

Is it possible to set each song in prime as it's own midi bank? For example: I want to use the expression pedal to control the master volume on song 1, but need to control only the pad of song 2. Each song would have it's own midi mapping independent of the other songs...
JansonRoberts

over 4 years ago

Hey Jonathan, With PRIME, you can use standalone MIDI notes to control key changing no matter where you're at in the set. Tap the "MIDI" button to map the expression pedal to master volume on song one, then tap MIDI again to save and exit. Tap the second song, then tap MIDI again and map the expression pedal to the pad stem volume for that song. Tap MIDI once more to save and exit and you should be good to go. Let us know if we can help with anything else! =)
robshi

about 4 years ago

Hmmm has the midi mapping position changed then? If so that would be great. When I last checked the midi settings were stored at set level rather than song level. This works really well for certain applications however if you want to set up a really simple system where you don't have to change banks then it's not so simple. I think the OP's issue is similar to something I fed back a while ago (maybe the configuration has changed since then). For example if I want pedal 1 bank 1 to always jump to Chorus 1 of a any song in prime set I'd ideally just set that pedal to the chorus in all songs however as midi is stored at set level it remaps each time and so can only be applied to 1 song. Instead I have to bank up and then set the pedal in the new bank and remember which bank is for which song. This is ok if running in a preprepared order but not if you want to be spontaneous with song selection (which is kinda the point of the freedom of sections). If however the midi data was stored at song level then you could just use one bank and the midi data moves with the selected song, however you could still use the bank method if that's what you're used to. Storing at song level would seem to give the best of both worlds. The only issue I can imagine would be if people want to jump straight from 1 section if one song to another section of a different song. Msybe a preference option to choose midi at stored st song or set level. This is the only thing that's been missing for me at the moment as I need the spontaneity so currently have to juggle pressing the section to jump to between strums.
dlester2k1

over 3 years ago

I agree with Rob. Storing midi data at song level would be a tremendous help.
robshi

over 3 years ago

Oh LC this would make my Christmas dreams come true. I guess the option to toggle if midi data is stored at song or set list level would be ideal as I totally get why some people like the option to store at set level but for the ultimate in song flexibility the idea of being able to tag up all you songs with the same midi data for verse, chorus etc and then be able to just select the song in prime if you want to use that song spontaneously would be fab.
JansonRoberts

over 3 years ago

Hey guys, This sounds awesome, but it's a little more complex on the development side of things. We're passing this along to our dev team, but we don't think it will be here at Christmastime. Thanks for the input!
robshi

over 3 years ago

No worries Janson, I know you guys have already had loads of re-coding to get prepared for the cross fading. It wasn't something I actually imagined to have for Christmas but it's consideration at a potential level is enough of a Christmas gift, I've been dreaming of this feature for a while. As ever thanks for all the great work you guys do and your commitment to the community. Have a fab Christmas and heres to an exciting 2018!
beardo

over 3 years ago

Also, the ability to map multiple midi notes to the same thing. For example, if I want to use Looptimus so that each song starts with button 1A, Verse with button 2B, chorus is aways 3C etc, on the first 6 banks. Then I could jump around arrangements on the fly. That all works but I can't currently assign button 6F to the repeat on every bank. O know I could get a Looptimus Mini as an extension and make it have a deticated button for repeat but it would be great if I could just assign button 6F on every bank to the repeat instead. Thanks for all of the help and such an awesome product!