More elegant way of embedding patch changes...?
I'm using Ableton to run backing tracks on stage as I have been for the past few years, and I've also recently started using Ableton to trigger drum samples via MIDI from a DrumKat MIDI trigger pad.
I currently have Ableton setup so that when I start a scene (a complete song with audio tracks for Backing Vocals, Extra Keys and Click), I also send a program change to a Drum Rack channel to change it's setting to the Drum Rack hosting the correct drum samples for that song.
This way I don't have to change patch on my DrumKat, all patch changing is automated.
However it's really not terribly elegant the way I've had to set it up... Can anyone suggest a better method?
Currently the channel on which I have my 'patch change' clips (which apparently have to be CC... I use Mod Wheel CC1) outputs to the IAC Bus, then the Drum Racks tracks are set to receive MIDI from *all* so that they can receive both the 'program change' CC1 and also the incoming MIDI from the DrumKat to play the samples.
Is there really no better way of automating the change of drum sample patch?
Ideally I'd love to have more elegant patch switching as in Mainstage (which I also use in a different setup)
I'd be more than happy to switch to hosting drum samples in a different way.... For instance I also have Kontakt and Maschine, so if there's a better way someone can suggest to host the drum samples using either of those, please let me know!
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