Hello all, Since I encounter a lot of different users in the field, I have the luxury of seeing how different people work with Kore. I thought I would post this one to save some of you a lot of time. People are always asking me how to set up Kore for ideal program change behavior. E.g., should I use the program change module and map Kore's buttons to it, should I try sending a PC message directly from my controller, etc. When I ask them if it's something better suited to a Performance Preset, they often tell me that the reason they want a program change is not for live use, but so that they can quickly and easily step through all the sounds in a given instrument during the audition process. Kore's search categories are cool, but the truth is that sometimes you don't know what you want. Agreed! This is where you can use the Pre-Listen functionality. Most of you know what this is, but I even find myself forgetting how useful it is To quickly step through all the sounds in a given instrument, just type the first few letters of that instrument into the search field, then press F2 on the Kore 2 controller (or “Menu” on the Kore 1 controller). You now have all the presets for that instrument at your disposal. Now press the Pre-Listen button on the controller, and you can use the controller's up/down cursor controls to quickly audition presets just like the “good old days” of hardware (minus the 2x16 alphanumeric display). A key benefit of using this method is that all the sounds will be coming from the same plugin, so Kore will keep the plugin instantiated and the load times will be instantaneous. When you’re happy with what you have, press Enter and it will leave Pre-Listen mode. While Pre-Listening, you can also spin the Scrollwheel (what some manufacturers call the “alpha dial”) to fly through the preset names. There is no worry of causing a preset overload (particularly important for sampled instruments)—Kore will suspend loading of the presets when you move the Scrollwheel; pressing the Enter button on the controller will then load the actual preset the cursor lands on. Other added bonuses of using the Pre-Listen method instead of program change: you can fly through presets for instruments that don’t even respond to program change, or for which program change is glitchy. You can also see all of an instrument's presets regardless of which bank or library they are in; some instruments can only have 128 (or 64 etc) patches loaded at once and this bypasses that limitation. Try it…I find this method provides a certain "feel" that helps your creativity along. Cheers!