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Using A Key To Change A Patch

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I'm using MainStage in a scenario that requires a number of quick patch changes in tightly scripted music.
In one particular situation that change is so tight that I want to assign one of the keys on the (piano) keyboard to change the patch. That is, I want one of the notes in a passage that I'm playing to cause the patch to change to the next in line.
This was pretty simple to accomplish.
The problem is that when the command was mapped to the MIDI note at the patch level (not at the Concert or Set level) it disabled that note's ability to trigger audio from the soft-synths. This happened not only for that note in that patch, but for that note for all the patches in the concert.
I want the key to both change the patch and continue to function as a playable note.
Any idea on how to do this?

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The main thing that I'm trying to figure out is this:
If I map a parameter to a note played on the keyboard, why does it disable that note from triggering a pitch as well? Keep in mind that the patch change command was set at the 'patch level' (not the 'concert' or 'set level'. I don't know why the mapping would affect anything outside of that patch.
I haven't considered the multi-channel solution. It's not an important enough problem for me to search out a solution that could impose other unknown issues at this point.
I know that Kurzweill's can easily use a MIDI note as a 'patch increment' command without disabling that note's sound-triggering function. I wonder how to do it in MainStage.
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