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dbraman
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Ok, I freely admit it, but I don't understand midi and midi controlling. Further more, I barely understand Mainstage. But having said that, I've noticed that when I change a preset in my Helix, it changes to a different song in my Mainstage play list. Now I didn't set this up to do it, but I would love to be able to consciously set things up so that when I change a preset, associated with a particular song, Mainstage would switch to that song. Anyone have any idea. It would be greatly appreciated.

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When you select a preset on the Helix, it sends the corresponding midi Program Change# - 01A sends 000, 01B sends 001, etc.

 

You probably don't want Mainstage to load that particular preset. To prevent this default behavior, in GLOBAL-MIDI/TEMPO, on Page 2, set MIDI PC SEND to OFF.

 

Then, to make Helix send the PC# of your choice, press the preset button you want to program and, in Command Center, select the first Instant Command (the lightning bolts). Turn the knob until you see COMMAND. Set it to Bank/Prog. Make sure the Midi Channel matches the channel that Mainstage receives on. Set PROGRAM to the PC# you need. Don't sweat the other stuff unless whatever you're trying to control in Mainstage also requires a Bank Change to get you where you want to go.

 

DON'T FORGET TO SAVE THE PRESET!

 

Now, when you select a Helix preset, the PC# you set will instantly be sent to Mainstage, selecting the song of your choice!

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When you select a preset on the Helix, it sends the corresponding midi Program Change# - 01A sends 000, 01B sends 001, etc.

 

You probably don't want Mainstage to load that particular preset. To prevent this default behavior, in GLOBAL-MIDI/TEMPO, on Page 2, set MIDI PC SEND to OFF.

 

Then, to make Helix send the PC# of your choice, press the preset button you want to program and, in Command Center, select the first Instant Command (the lightning bolts). Turn the knob until you see COMMAND. Set it to Bank/Prog. Make sure the Midi Channel matches the channel that Mainstage receives on. Set PROGRAM to the PC# you need. Don't sweat the other stuff unless whatever you're trying to control in Mainstage also requires a Bank Change to get you where you want to go.

 

DON'T FORGET TO SAVE THE PRESET!

 

Now, when you select a Helix preset, the PC# you set will instantly be sent to Mainstage, selecting the song of your choice!

Awesome...thanks. I can't wait to try it out.!

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