First, it’s very cool software and I expect it will only get better. But it’s behaving quite strangely when used as a plugin inside Cantabile, as lwhite and I described. Here are some questions…
Is a program change midi command the ONLY way to change patches?
If so, is there another method to assign numeric values to each patch name, instead of having to rename each patch manually by adding it’s corresponding PC number?
Is there someplace where you have more detailed documentation/user manuals? I’ve been through the onboard Help and your video and your DAW setup, but gigging musicicans like Lwhite and me need more detail. Specifically, how do you manage and load different banks, using midi commands? How do you change the default location of the banks (I know the default is zipbanks)? I’m having some issues with bends, I’ve read the small amount of info but nothing seems to work well, what’s the fix for that? Is there a portamento control? Where are the internal sounds stored, is MG2 a vst host and sfz player as well, etc. etc.?
Regarding future builds and the way MG2 operates, I’d first suggest that you take a look at Cantabile… it’s pretty powerful. And MG2 acts the same whether it’s Cantabile, Sonar, etc., in that we can’t call up different patches using the Host. However, every other plug or Vsti I’ve ever used allows for Cantabile to save a “snapshot” of all settings as it’s own preset inside the host, or to switch the plug’s own presets. Anyway, an important feature request for future builds would be to add Midi Learn so that Patch changes are assignable, like the other functions.
Again, very cool plugin…
Many thanks for your help,