Today someone asked by email if it might be possible to recall all those Header switchings for a composition, so you might could keep working on a project at a later moment. To get straight to the point: sure this can be done, and this is what you'll need:
✔ 1. Virtual MIDI Port: 'AutoTonic Bridge'
✔ 2. Virtual MIDI Port: 'SongMarker Bridge'
✔ 3. 'SongMarker'-Track in your DAW/Sequencer (External MIDI Track)
1. Virtual MIDI Port: 'AutoTonic Bridge'
First we need to set up a virtual MIDI port called 'AutoTonic Bridge' (or any other name you prefer) to enable the constant and stable data flow from AutoTonic to your DAW, if not already done.
2. Virtual MIDI Port: 'SongMarker Bridge'
The second port that is required and has to be created will then return the DAW's signal back to AutoTonic to trigger the various Header switchings.
3. The 'SongMarker' Track
In your DAW create a new 'External MIDI' track. If you're not sure about how to do that, look this up in the manual of the specific sequencer you're using. This 'External MIDI' track must be configured then to output its track signals to the 'SongMarker Bridge' virtual port.
Input: In AutoTonic define both, your MIDI device's physical port (eg, a hardware keyboard controller) and the 'SongMarker Bridge' virtual port (receiving your potential key switch commands from the DAW), as your input sources.
Output: Route the processed signals to the virtual 'AutoTonic Bridge' port.
5. Record and Playback
Finally make sure only the processed signals that will be outputted from AutoTonic and that are going to be sent to your virtual 'AutoTonic Bridge' port will be selected as the single active input within your DAW.
Then your signal flow is complete and AutoTonic will start responding to any key switches defined on your 'SongMarker' track, while playback or recording – this will also remain now even when closing the project and reopening it at a later moment : )
NOTE: To provide full backup compability don't forget to also save your song specific AutoTonic settings for the later use. We recommend to store the export function's .atdb-file always within your DAW's project folder.