I’ve been a hardcore Forte user since about 2005 and sadly with it ending I have to look at porting across years of work But Gigperformer is looking good so far! However, I’m struggling to figure out how to achieve the following:
In my current setup I have 3 keyboards MIDI’d in, Forte does all the layering/splits/rerouting of controllers, and then MIDI goes back out to all of the boards. SO that means I can play board 1, and layer it with board 2 and 3, on any channels I want, with any splits and routing I want. This gives me unlimited possibilities with layering multiple boards together. But as far as I can see in GigPerformer, one MIDI input can only have 1 key zone, so to achieve this I would have to create multiple MIDI inputs (p;ossible 10 for some songs, which would get very messy). So as an example:
Play Keyboard 1 on Channel 1with local control off, connect to MIDI Input 1 into Forte. Then inside Forte I take that one signal and layer it/split it/transpose sections, so that it then outputs back to the same keyboard, but maybe on channels 1 (full keyboard), channel 2 just left hand, channel 3 right hand but tranposed, where the sustain pedal from the same keyboard only sends through to channels 1 but not 2 and 3, and then I can also send it out to keyboards 2 and 3 and do similar things
That’s just an example, but in Gig Performer the only way I can see to do that is to duplicate the MIDI input lots of times? Is that correct?
If so then for my personal use it would get very messy I think, as I have it setup so I just have one sustain pedal, and then I route that to whichever outboard or soft synths I need, so I’d need to create a new MIDI input for each of those treatments
Thanks in advance for any help and hope I explained that correctly! Pete