Live Band. Preload Presets via Midi in Arranger Track

I’d like to use Cubase Pro live on Stage with my Band. It should play Backing tracks as well as Midi tracks to control the Guitar and Bass Preamps and the Lightshow.

I got all Songs in one Project.
Set the Miditracks to Control the Guitar Preamp.
Each Song is one Event in the Arranger Track.
After each Song (Event), Cubase stops, so that we can start the next Song when we are ready.
Works great, and its easy, to rearrange the Setlist in Arranger Editor

My Wish:
When Cubase stops at the End of a Song, it would begreat if it would send the Midi Commands of the beginning of the next Event. So I would have the fitting sound on guitar before the Song starts and (big benefit) i would see the Name of the next Song on my Preamp.
Is this possible somehow?

As the order of the Setlist changes from gig to gig, its not practical, to put the Midi commands of a Song at the end of the previous Song.
Other possibility would be, to create an additional event bevore each song that only got this midi information. I would arrange these Events between the Songs and they sould start from alone.
As this would make the Setlist in Arranger Editor, another possibility would be great.



I think, this is the way to go.

I would prepare dedicated “init” Arranger event for every single song. Then then Arranger Chain would look like this:

  • init Song 1
  • Song 1
  • init Song 2
  • Song 2
  • etc.

The “Songs” wouldn’t stop at the end, they would just continue to the upcoming Arranger Event (which would be the init Song + 1). The Stop commend would be only at the end of the “init” Arranger Events. So you would always play the song, at the end, it would jump over to init of the next song, then it would stop and wait for you to start the next song.

You can even control it from a MIDI Pedal, for example.

Yes, this is the way I meant. And guess I’ll have to do it this way.
But hoped to find a better way. (No extra events to create and that make Eventlist longer, faster Event management…


At least the color coding could help. I would always set the same color for the “init Song X” and the relevant “Song X”.