As much as I would love to say that you need a second maestro it may not be the case, if you do, that’s totally cool we definitely have a lot of users that need two, or even three MIDI Maestro‘s and they’re set up to do all the things they need to do easily.
It is not completely true that you need to buy another Maestro to control both the Aeros and the BeatBuddy it’s just about creating a custom mode the combines all the things that you like about both default modes and maybe even some things that you wish the default mode did too.
Some thing that’s really great about the BeatBuddy in the Aeros is that depending on which way you set them up they both have the capacity to control the other to some degree. If you set the Aeros is the master it can control the beatbuddy pretty well. If you have the MIDI Maestro at the head of the chain, it’s very easy to control them independently using different sets of commands.
Here is a full list of all supported MIDI commands for both devices (devices are separated by sheets)
For example the Aeros and the BeatBuddy have independent start and stop commands that do not affect one another, they also share transition commands making it easy to transition both. By using midi channels you can further separate how the devices interact with incoming midi.
If you are new to MIDI I highly suggest reading the MIDI section of the MIDI Maestro manual which goes into all the specifics of MIDI, typical commands, and other general MIDI info.
The MIDI Maestro uses a combination of press and release, functions, toggle, functions, and redirect functions that change the page when that button is pressed.
This is why, when you’re using the Aeros default mode and you’re trying to switch parts one through six, the page is switching. The default mode has those buttons set to switch back to the main page where the part commands can be recalled.
You can create a template of the default mode very easily or even create a new custom mode from scratch, check out this video tutorial of how to use the MIDI Maestro app to make a custom mode!
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