Saving MIDI mappings in kits & synths.
I've spent time setting up an Ableton template which allows me to completely control the deluge using Ableton and in-turn , push 2. This works great. I've set-up 40+ macros, each of which are mapped to a different parameter on the deluge. Once all the controls were learnt I then saved the deluge preset, then via the computer copied the block from the preset XML file and inserted it into every synth and kit preset I have, so whichever preset load I use I am able to have full control via Ableton/push2. Groovy.
My issue is whenever I create a new synth or kit on the deluge (shift + synth / kit) my mappings are obviously not included, so I have to either remap the new preset, or access the SD card and paste my block into the newly created XML file.
Would it be possible (future firmware) to allow saving a 'default_midiKnobs.xml' file in the root of the SD card. If a new preset (synth/kit) is created on the deluge and a 'default midiKnobs' file exists in the SD root, it could use this to apply those mappings to the new preset? Huge time saver!
The other issue I'm having is being unable to save mappings for the pads / keyboard for my presets. For synths this is fairly quick to fix, as you only need to learn one key to map the full keyboard each time, but for kits I have to remap every pad (16+) every time I want to control the kit via midi controller. Is this normal? Should the kit preset not map the full keyboard in the same way the synth preset does... from learning one single key? And also, should these mappings not be saved to the preset XML file whenever learnt?
Once refined I'll share my Ableton template with whoever wants it. Having macros with deluge parameter values showing on the Push2 screen makes for a fantastic pairing.