I'm interested in buying the Montage 7 for live use primarily, at least to start. I currently use the MOXF when I play live and I use Master Mode to access Voices or splits/layers of Voices created in Mix Mode. (I edit with the Melas Tools) I also own the Motif XF, but that is my studio keyboard.
My question has to do with Live Set Mode on the Montage. I've read some of the of the articles on here and my understanding is that Live Set has the following format:
Banks >> Pages >> Performances . Each Bank has 16 pages and each Page has 16 Performances and each Performance has 16 Parts. I'm interested in the seamless switching function so I will probably use a max of 8 parts per performance.
To get to sounds quickly on the MOXF in Master Mode, I just press the Bank button following by the corresponding #1-16 buttons. So A1 for piano, A2 for strings. I store generic sounds in certain banks and specific song splits and layers in others. This way with two buttons I can quickly jump to a generic piano Voice or a pre-made Mix for a cover songs.
My question is in a Live Set, how many buttons would I have to press in order to get to a generic one voice Performance or specific layered Performance assuming I have a large number of Performances saved?
I would be able to consolidate some of my MOXF Voices into single Performances (ie. piano, piano with stings, piano with organ, piano with pad, piano with synths in one performance) but I would probably have at least 70-80 different Performances when all is said and done. I would like to be able to get to them as quickly as I do on the MOXF but with the Montage seamless switching feature. How many buttons would this entail?
Can it be done with two buttons assuming I stay within one Bank (256 performances?) so one selecting Page > one selecting Performance > and then use the touch screen to pick the part?
On a related note, can you scroll through banks, pages, performances to cue up the next performance while still playing in the current one?