Allow changing of instruments in MIDI Synth Mode.
What is the problem?
The Polyend Tracker can only use a single instrument at a time when in Synth-Mode. Instruments have to be changed by Hand on the Tracker.
What do you want to achieve?
Send a midi message (probably Program Change), to switch Instrument via MIDI.
Are there any workarounds?
Switching instruments by hand.
Any links to related discussions?
@callistixrs, welcome to the community!
You are not missing anything. It is indeed not possible to switch instruments via MIDI. There is also no “split keyboard” or multi timbrality.
If you would like to see such a functionality in the future, you are most welcome to create a wish.
Any references to other products?
Akai S1000 maybe? In fact any hardware sampler.
@callistixrs , thanks for the wish. I’ve taken the liberty and changed the wording AND (most importantly) made sure it is only one wish.
Switching Instruments and multi-timbrality are two entirely different beasts to implement.
So to keep the wishes focused and concise, it’s best to not put multiple features into one wish.
If you are so kind and if you would like to see multi-timbrality as a feature, could you open a second wish?
@callistixrs , thanks for your wish. It’s accepted and ready for voting!
An easy solution for Polyend to implement in firmware would be this:
If the NOTE column is selected, the external MIDI device will change note values, as it does currently.
If INSTR column is selected, the instrument number would change according to MIDI note entered. That way, if you have a drum kit loaded over a span of many instruments, a MIDI device could trigger them to record beats live or by step.
What do you think?