OneOfManyPauls wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:57 am
jules99 wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:34 am
That's definitely a way, thanks for that! But it is still a workaround. Why can't I have layers of MIDI clips on a track and simply connect each layer with a different instrument or insert effect on the track? Also speaking of Ableton, why do I have to have two tracks (I know, you posted a workaround) and can't simply insert Forager or Cthulhu before the instrument as a MIDI plug-in?
because forager and cthulhu are vst instruments and you can only have one instrument in an ableton track (other than going down the instrument rack route, but that's parallel not serial)
And yet in DAWs like Logic or Bitwig, this works. In Live, it does work with M4L midi devices, but not with external plug-ins. Which is frustrating. And a limitation that does not make sense, given that it works in other DAWs.
Edit: And yes, I do know that this is simply the way Ableton Live works. But it makes working with MIDI plug-ins tedious. Unnecessarily tedious.
UncleAge wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:53 am
It's daw dependent. Bitwig and Reaper don't have some of the limitations that Live has when it comes to midi.
Good call! At least the MIDI plug-ins do work. I couldn't find a way in Bitwig to have separate MIDI clips in the same track going to different plug-ins on that track.
Here is what I'm trying to do:
There is Cthulhu triggering Omnisphere and an instance of Minimal Audio Rift as an audio effect after that. In Rift the pitch of the resonance of the filter can be set and changed with midi notes. Sure, I can use a second empty midi track and route it to Rift, but then I'm back where I started.
I'm not aware of a way to have one midi clip sending notes to Cthulhu which arpeggiates them to Omnisphere and a second midi clip sending different notes to Rift. Both on the same track. And have a simple way to switch between them. If this is possible in either Bitwig or Reaper I'd love to know!