I'm trying to control a Elation Stage Setter-8 lighting controller via my MIDI Designer layout, and things are working at first, but after I send each control, about 6.5 seconds later the MIDI light stops flashing on the lighting controller and its settings revert back to what it was before the MIDI command was sent (in this case, it's all note messages). If I keep sending commands, it works until 6.5 seconds after the last command is sent.
It seems like it's losing the connection and reverting back to its default values when it loses the connection. Is there a timeout to MIDI connections? Is there a way to make MIDI Designer keep that connection active? Is this even typical behavior? I've never seen this kind of thing when hooking up foot controllers to guitar effects processors, but I don't know if this is special behavior associated to the iPad, MIDI Designer, or the IK iRig MIDI I'm using. My all-purpose foot controller doesn't send note messages (which is what the lighting controller needs), so I don't have a good way of testing if it's just the way the lighting controller works.
I have an email to Elation to request info on this behavior too.. but I was also hoping to find info here too.