Well ladies and gentlemen. I asked the above question 11 months ago. It has been viewed by 70 users, but has not been answered directly by Presonus tech. Hey, no hard feelings guys, I am grateful for all you have done, I think that I am probably the heaviest Midi instrument user in the Presonus world, 20 rackmount synthesizers, 24x16 channels all with populated destinations, each one with 256 instrument choices, and no orchestral or DAW software to trigger them clearly without much dilly-dallying about. Yes, (I think) I would like someone to feel sorry for me. Midi has been part of my life since the Jupiter8 appeared with a DCB to Midi conversion (not that i could ever afford to buy a Jupiter8) but there you go. Midi is a major and significant part of the Studio Music Production History, and yes, I bought into it hook line and sinker, right from the start. I am trying to make contact with Gregor through his you-tube channels, to see if he might know of a "back door" to make external midi easier, but I wait for his reply, no, I do not like the idea of "sphere" because i cant afford a monthly fork-out, so no joy there either. please understand, this is NOT criticism, but it IS something that I think should be considered at least to carry at least a small amount of importance.