I have a request that pertains to the Few,..The Brave...The Live Performers.
I am using 8 ports, and have different gig's, gsi's, VSTi's, and GVI's loaded across 7 of the 8 ports ( 2 through 8 ) so I can mute/unmute the ports on the status bar, which allows me to have different instruments, from similar categories. I.E. I personally would never need a Rhodes and a Wurlitzer sample in the same performance, hence the same MIDI channel, but different port. Same with Black Grand, Steinway, and Clinton Uprights. Melotron, ARP String Ensemble, custom WAVE Oscillator samples from Kyma and Scope, etc.
In Gigastudio I have to disable a port w/ a mouse click, then enable another port w/ yet another mouse click.
I sure could use a solution allowing a MIDI CC # to have for each port as a mute / solo. In a perfect world this great 8 port matrix would have MIDI CC's attached to it. This could also be an excellent way to have automation w/ a sequencer also.
I have always used Gigastudio live as it has a hassle free GUI. Kontackt, Halion and others are not well suited for live work. Unless you're allowed to stare at your DAW, loading all night when you should be performing. At my gigs those DAWg's don't hunt. That's why I use Gigastudio, and now that it hosts my VSTi's, well most of 'em, I can never fathom using anything else.
But this little MIDI CC request could be beneficial when recording also, a program change message, or inserted MIDI CC could automate the layering of several samples, then unlayer them for even more dynamics.
Oh well, just a wish / dream, I hope comes true.