I need some help and guidance here please.
I want to be able to select and change sound preset / programs on my keyboards from an external hardware device rather than the actual keyboards program selectors themselves. Reason this I get visits from the kids / grandkids and they want to keep flipping through the various sounds, back and forth (too many times!). This happens with all of my keyboard, so I thought to make it easier for them and to reduce the risk of the grandkids, partcularly, 'grinding' the preset selectors to death, if the program sections could be done with an external controller via midi.
I have seen this approach in a couple of YouTube videos where it looks like preset selections are being done with a midi device 'Sipario MIDI Router'. I've looked at the website for the router but I'm not clear if this would be the right solution for my problem, it looks to have very interesting capabilities but at the same time quite expensive. (website below):
Sipario - Advanced MIDI Router
So here's the question; does anyone have any ideas about this or any exerience with the Sipario MIDI Router or any other similar device. I really want to accomplish this task with a separate hardware device, not a PC / Mac based solution (this would just cause more problems with the grandkids).
Just another thought, could I perhaps achieve the preset / program changes with an iPad app??
Any help, guidance, ideas would be greatly appreciated.