What is the BSII's behavior with regard to MIDI channel when local control is turned off? As an experiment I turned off local control, routed the MIDI out to the MIDI in with a cable, and changed MIDI channels multiple times. In all cases the synth sounded, suggesting that the dissociated keyboard AND the sound engine can never have a different MIDI channel from each other. Can anyone verify that this is true?
If so, this is a bit annoying. I can think of a few instances where I'd like to use the keys to control external devices on different MIDI channels while leaving the BSII sound engine on its own channel. One possible way to implement this feature would be to allow setting of the sound engine MIDI channel while local control is ON, and when local control is OFF the sound engine MIDI channel remains constant while the keyboard MIDI channel changes. What do you think, Novation?
Apologies if I am incorrect about this.