Fellow Yamaha users,
I use a midi wind controller (EWI) on the midi input to my Motiff Rack XS (MRXS). But i would also like to send midi patch changes from my PC to the MRXS by sending midi commands from a file on my PC. When I change Lyric and Notation files by pressing my touch screen to open the next song file on the PC I would like to also send a command to change the MRXS patch for the next song. I would like to automate this patch change instead of having to dial it in manually. I see that I want two devices to share the input to the midi IN of the MRXS (PC and Wind controller). Is this possible? If so, is there a splitting device that you can recommend to me that can make it happen?
Ideally I would like the following questions answered:
1) What PC batch file or Visual Basic commands would I need to send to cause a patch change (using Windows 10)?
2) What USB/midi device would I need to send this midi signal from the PC USB out?
3) Is there a splitter (a Y-jack or more sophisticated device) that can combine the output from my PC and the output from my midi wind controller to the input of the midi IN of the MRXS without conflicting?
Any help you can provide on any of these questions would be much appreciated.