Dear SoftStep community,
I've been using the SoftStep for about a month now, and I really love the portability and simplicity, and the software ain't half bad either. But I'm having one major headache that is really cramping my musical workflow: when I change presets using the NavPad, I really need my DAW to be able to receive that information. Can I make it so left/right motion on the NavPad can be transmitted as a MIDI message too?
Background: I'm using the SoftStep to control 4 synths in Ableton Live (all hooked up to one MIDI keyboard). Each synth gets its own "preset" in the Softstep Advanced Editor. When I use my foot to change the current preset from from Synth1 to Synth2, I'll then naturally want Ableton to disarm Synth 1, and have Synth2 record-armed to receive MIDI notes from my keyboard. As it is now, whenever I change a preset with my foot, I need to life my hands from my instrument to mess with my computer to make this happen, which clearly defeats the purpose of having a foot-controller for this purpose.