The major standout feature of this release is the new ‘Global Channel’. The purpose of this feature is to allow users to change the MIDI channel of MIDI Expression inputs using a switch or sustain type pedal.
|You can set the global channel and which inputs are assigned to use it by clicking on the three white dots next to the image of your device at the top of the UI.||To change the Global Channel with a pedal, select the Global MIDI Channel mode. A quick press of the pedal will increment to channel, and a long press will decrement it.|
USB MIDI Loopback
This was already possible on the MEiO via its routing page, but it's now available for the original MIDI Expression and the MIDI Expression Quattro, too. Used in combination with the Global Channel, MIDI entering the device from a host can be re-channelized and then send right back out.
Send to All Channels
This was a feature request from the forums. By dragging the MIDI Channel (but not the global MIDI Channel) up past 16, the channel control will now show 'ALL' and MIDI events will be generated on all MIDI Channels.
There are also a bunch of stability fixes and cosmetic improvements in this release. Enjoy!
Here's a video showing how you can use the global channel to work with multitimbral instruments.