Change songs

I wish there was a command to change songs on the Eros loop. The option to search the song is good, but it could improve the speed of changing a song with just one button. Or it could even be better, if the songs saved in the Eros loop could be organized in folders

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Change the order to “DATE” is better !
If you have a midi controller you can add the commands “Top list” and “Bottom” so you can go to the bottom with one press than scroll up or vice versa

If you set your Aeros song to open to a MIDI song select command, you can already do this. You must at least be on version 4.1.5 for this to work, the latest version is 4.2.4.

This is detailed in the manual on pages 37 and 38:

The Aeros, as of v4.1.2 has the capacity to use MIDI Song Select messages.This means the Aeros can open any song using a combination of MSB and PC commands. This is how that works:

Pay close attention this is a brain twister!

MSB stands for Most Significant Bit, it is a concept used in MIDI that allows a user to do all sorts of things like change parameters, change banks, and—in the Aeros’ case—song select.

MSB is not a traditional MIDI command, it is actually activated by using a CC:0 (Control Change) command, the value decides which MSB bank is chosen. So, CC:0 value 4 represents MSB bank 4.

PC (Program Change) is another type of MIDI command typically used in conjunction with MSB and/or LSB commands.

LSB (Least Significant Bit; CC:32 values 0-127) is not relevant to the Aeros, but it relevant to the BeatBuddy’s song select scheme.

A PC command can be used without an MSB (CC:0) and/or LSB (CC:32) command, but that is not the case for the Aeros.

The Aeros requires the user to send an MSB and a PC command—in that order—to open a song.

How to set up a song with MIDI Song Select on the Aeros

First, the user must open the song, and edit the song settings (click the pencil icon in the Loop Studio)…

There are two relevant settings, MIDI Song Select and the MSB+PC setup. First, you must enable MIDI Song Select. Once enabled, the user can set which MSB (0-127) bank and which PC command will be required to open the song.

By using a MIDI controller capable of sending CC:0 (remember, this represents the general MIDI MSB bank) + PC commands in a sequence, you can open that song at any time.

How to open a song with MIDI Song Select

Step 1: Set a song to respond to a specific set of MSB and PC commands. Read how to do this above. Remember, MSB is represented by the CC command CC:0, the value decides which MSB bank is activated. For example, CC:0 value 4 is MSB 4.

Step 2: Set your MIDI controller to send a CC:0 (MSB) command set with a value between 0-127. In some devices MSB commands are sent differently, refer to your MIDI controller’s manual for more information on sending MSB commands.

Step 3: Next, set your MIDI controller to also send a PC command with a value between 0-127. This should be sent after the MSB command, if sent before it will not work.

Step 4: Send both the MSB and PC commands (in that order) to a MIDI channel the Aeros is currently listening to. Make sure the Aeros song you are tying to open is set to the same MSB and PC values you are sending.

Step 5: Your song will open.