Wondering if I could throw something out there about using MIDI to control BB, keyboards, and effects units during the course of playing a song? This would be for the purpose of making changes at key points in a song such as going into the chorus or back to the verse. Right now, I use Bandhelper to send initial PC / control messages to BB, my Casio PX-5S and a Strymon BigSky reverb unit. This let’s me call up a BB song, a PX-5S stage setting and a BigSky reverb setting, and that’s real nice. But once the song starts, I’d like to be able to, say, for example, tap a footswitch and send some new parameters to BigSky (possibly something simple like change mix level, but it could be something more complicated) and/or to my PX-5S (possibly reduce the overall volume level, for example). So this would be along the idea of setting up ‘scenes’ which certain newer keyboards allow you to do, but it would actually be for managing external devices as well a keyboard / BB. Is this possible? Without breaking the bank, that is, and is anyone doing this?
**Two things in addition: I have a MIDI Maestro, but as we know, we’re waiting on the app so we program it, so I have no idea what it’s capable of with respect to my post here. And, I already do a lot with expressions pedals and footswitches so I’m kinda /sorta already doing this, in part, but not to the extent I’d like to be. I’d like to get away from dancing around with floor pedals which is sometimes so distracting that it kinda kills the moment, if you know what I mean. Thanks for your input.