I am getting the Montage more integrated into my rig, and it is proving a very good replacement for my retired EX5 (I do miss the EX5's FDSP voices though! Maybe FDSP could be a future Montage update?).
So far I've managed to achieve everything I want to do with the Montage integration into my rig, other than being able to select a specific set list via MIDI. I can select select list entries with no problem, but still have to poke about on the touch screen to get the right set list.
My Korg Kronos supports selection of any of its 128 setlists (each with 128 entries) with no problem, so I would like to know if the Montage can do this. I haven't found the facility so far. The most I've found in terms of info on this forum is an earlier post suggesting that you can have everything in one set list as you have 256 slots, which I of course could do, but I think it defeats the object of having a named setlist for each band/project I am in. So I would like to be able to do the latter before having to fall back on the former. Or I know I could straight for individual performance selection, but I quite like the simplified UI of set list mode when I am gigging.
To help explain this, below is a very simplified description of my flow of how I control my rig
- I use my Roland FC300 MIDI foot controller to select Songs and parts within songs, which allows me to keep both hands on the boards whilst playing. The FC300 MIDI goes to my gig computer which is running Top Ten Software's excellent Cantabile Program.
- When Cantabile receives the appropriate command from the FC300, it selects the required song or song part (song state in Cantabile speak).
- As well as setting up the VST synths I use in songs within Cantabile, the act of selecting a Cantabile song or song state will send banked program change commands to my Kronos and Montage and also my other external units when I use them, such as my Line 6 Helix Guitar pedal and TC-Helicon voice processor
If the Montage cannot support this, is it possible to make it a feature request? A simple CC assigned to doing this (like the CC for scene selection) would be fine. I could work with that in Cantabile.