I have had a frustrating time with my BASE controller ever since I got it. I think many of my problems stem from me not understanding MIDI as well as I thought I did.
Currently I have my BASE mapped to a layout that mimics a drum set. I primarily use the controller for programming drums. However, I would also like to use it as a mixing interface with the sliders and also to mimic a keyboard layout. Ideally I would just press one button to cycle through the different layouts. I believe that this is what banks are used for.
What I have tried doing is mapping the #1
button on the right side of the controller to have the "bank" special setting which cycles through the banks and the numbers change on the LED screen. However, whenever I reprogram a pad on a different bank it gives me a message saying that I can only have that note mapped to a single pad. What am I doing wrong? I am able to map the LEDs to have different colors on different banks but I cannot seem to reprogram the notes.
Any help would be appreciated. If someone could point me towards a good primer on MIDI terminology that might be of help as well.