Change midi channel for multiple messages

I’ve been using my mc8 to control my hx stomp for over a year and a half at this point and I’ve always had that set to midi channel 1 and I’ve had no problems (ignoring user error).

I just picked up a Behringer xr18 and I’m using the mc8 to control that now as well. The problem is that the xr18 is locked to midi channels 1 and 2 with no apparent way to change that.

Is there some way to change all of my presets that are programmed to go to the hx stomp on channel 1 to channel 12, for example? I know I could go in and manually change every message but I feel like there has to be a better way to do that.

xr18 midi info attached, if that matters

There is no way on the editor to do that, but you could just backup the data from the controller into a text/json file, and then open the file in a text editor and replace all instances of channel:1 to channel:12 and then load it back into the controller

Thanks for the help james.
I think I might be doing something wrong because I’ve gone in and done what you said to do but after loading the edited file into my mc8 my messages still show up as going out of channel 1

Here is my original backup:
Morningstar_MC8_All_Banks_Backup_20220429_141540.json (1.5 MB)

Here is the edited one:
Morningstar_MC8_All_Banks_Backup_20220429_141540 (1).json (1.5 MB)

any advice into where I’m making mistakes is appreciated!

I know that this is a very niche problem for people to have, but is this something that could even be built into the editor so the midiots like myself could make this change possible?

Try find and replace…




EDIT: Hmm. Because this is an html site those quotes are probably wrong. Basically, take a copy of the file and look for the string. Copy it into the find box and edit it to add a 2 in the replace box

The file looks fine. I loaded it into my MC8 and i see channel 12:

Did the full file upload process run completely? I noticed an “issue” where if 2 editor tabs are open, the process completes immediately.