I have decided to take a chance on the folks at Singular Sound and pre-order a MIDI Maestro. They are offering precious little information on its capabilities, but they have proven they know how to do hardware, so it’s a calculated gamble, one that I believe (hope?) I’ll win.
But the universe abhors a vacuum, so, in the absence of any real information, to my friends at Singular, here are my two not-at-all-unreasonable requests:
Banks of presets to accommodate different performance scenarios:
I’d like to set up banks of six-button presets for each of my performance situations. For example, I might have one where the top three buttons drive my Atomic Amplifire AA3, and the bottom buttons drive the beat Buddy, one where all six buttons are dedicated to the AA3, and one just set up to drive lights.
I’m prepared to handle the MIDI programming, what I need is banks (or sets or pages – you choose what to call them) of presets that I can scroll through that reassign the buttons. And I’d like very much not to lose buttons for that control. Maybe a press-and-hold to toggle bank scroll mode? Your call on how you implement it, but I want it, and I don’t want to give up buttons to get it.
MIDI CONTROL over wireless, maybe Bluetooth?
It’d be very cool if I could tuck my pedalboard away by the mixer and control everything remotely from the Maestro with no more than a power cord plugged into it. I recognize I will need a Bluetooth receiver on the other end, but that’s not an issue.
Unless maybe you’d like to include a dedicated MIDI wireless receiver with the unit. That would be suh-weet!
See? Not so completely unreasonable.