I'm using a Cakewalk A-Pro 500 to control my MX61. Just connecting the A-Pro midi out to the MX61 midi got me much further than I expected. When using a performance, whatever instrument is second in the chain is apparently sent on midi channel 2, so I con control that instrument through the A-Pro and still use the layer/split function on the MX.
Where I'm getting stuck is in trying to use the A-PRO's expression pedal to control a program change message, specifically ProDEC. Being able to change the performance on the fly from a pedal would be a big plus.
Any suggestions on how I can get this done or any resources I should look at.
Most, if not, all of the online resources seem to be devoted to using midi to communicate to computers. I went with the MX 61 specifically so I could take computers out of my setup.