Hi guys. I am looking to use a midi setup with a live 5 piece band. I am trying to use some form of programmable midi tempo/time signature track to also control effects for all the instruments. The effects may be rackmounted hardware or vst(i). I will probably use hardware for the effects and just use a vsti for the drummer's triggers. How can I go about doing this? The songs regularily change tempo and timing. Should I just build a rackmount pc for this? What are my options here? I am trying to build the midi metronome/control PC for under 500. Thats not including software or rackmount hardware, just the actual box itself. Whats the most efficient DAW for this since I dont actually want to record it live? I would just want the software to have a programmable midi metronome that can also switch midi devices to control external hardware. tl;dr: Not sure what I need. Just know I want a midi metronome setup that also controlls effect switching. How are midi??? HALP!