OK so I am hopeful this one is something way more simple than what have been done lately and hopefully it will grab some interest.
Here it is: that would be really useful to have a way to send (multiple) MIDI messages (CC or PC) at the MIDI controller startup to make our pedals start from a know state we chose and not what manufacturers thought to be OK. This way we wouldn’t have to check every single piece of gear for a correct status before going any further.
Sort of like a startup state for the whole board if you like.
That would for example allow to choose which pedal is ON or OFF by default at startup for exemple as some manufacturers have their products power on in the online state while other power on in the bypass state. In my case I have several drive pedals powering on in the inline state, talk about hiss and feedback each and every time ! Having a way to choose exactly where you start from would be so useful.
For this to work, there would be a need for some kind of timer to let time for everything to startup when you power your board on. A user adjustable timer would be perfect (to tame the feedback right at the time the pedals accept incoming MIDI messages for exemple).
And as some of us have quite a large collection of MIDI gear, having the possibility to trigger more than one preset (which is limited to 16 messages) would be great.
I know all this could be achieved by some “reset” action and preset but then again, having it done automatically in case of a controller restart (think power outage) would be way better. And I don’t know about you but I’d be better not loose one of my precious startup screen actions for something that could be done automatically and that I wouldn’t have to think about.
What do you think ? Is that something I am the only one wishing for ?