I have 2 identical soundcards – M-Audio Firewire 410’s. One is a backup that I bring to gigs just in case my primary one has a problem. – I only have 1 hooked up at a time.
When I hooked up my backup soundcard, none of my rackspaces worked – as GP recognized my audio-card as “2 FW-MAudio”. So I am assuming this is what Rig Alias’s are for – So that I can change the device in the alias list.
This works for Midi-Input, but I don’t have the option to assign an alias for the midi-output. Strangely, an entry called "(no alias) is assigned to “Local GP Port” and out → FW 410 MIDI. So in a nutshell, I am unable to alias my Midi out – and hence not able to easily switch out soundcards. Help!
Will this be addressed? I have the situation where I use a MIDI Out block to choose patches on my Fantom to match the GP rackspace. If something about the MIDI port changes, those patch changes don’t work. The use of Aliases for MIDI Out bocks would mitigate this issue.