Homegrown Sounds has announced Multitimbral Control, a MIDI processor plug-in for Windows.
Multitimbral Control is a simple plugin which allows controlling up to 16 midi channels and so is ideal for a hardware multitimbral sound module.
It allows you to take control over Volume, Pan, Program Change (MSB, LSB and Program Number), plus 2 assignable midi Control Changes which are mapped to knobs for overriding a preset.
It’s useful in hosts which don’t have easy control over external devices and particularly when they don’t have MSB and LSB options. Many hosts simply have bank/program number which is not enough for some hardware which need MSB and LSB to select banks, such as Emu Proteus synths. The other benefit is that you can control the entire sound module from one place rather than on the midi channel which makes mixing and tweaking much more intuitive.
The Multitimbral Control for Windows (VST) is a free download.