Dear forum, I’ve been working on a setup for months and can’t get it right. Can you give me advice?
I want to solve the following:
I have 2 global layers (drums/bass as VST plugins) that are controlled by MIDI tracks. These run over VM Midi 1&2.
There is also a stack for electric guitar (audio input) via a VST plugin in the global stack area.
In my set list, I want to address all 3 globals with control tracks (preset changes, effects, etc.) Where and how can I create these control tracks?
I used Propellerhead-Reason for the same setting before - it was easy…
In Tracks, create a MIDI track and set output to VM Out 1 (for Layers listening to VM In 1) and for VM2 accordingly. To address up to 32 Layers, use MIDI channels: set track MIDI out channel and Layer MIDI input channel to connect.
I already got that. With your experience: Can you also route MIDI tracks to VST instruments in the stacks to control them?
I have an electric guitar in the global stack that is played via audio input. In the slot is the VST plugin “Plini” (amp simulation). There I would like to control effects etc. from the tracks via MIDI track.
I would be very happy about an answer.
Create global Part, create a Stack there, insert your plugin(s)
goto Devices/Actions and Shortcuts/Global Stack
add item and select for instance “Quick 1”, “Dial”, select Midi In “VM In 1”.
Open your Stack plugin editor, and at the top right select “QC” (Quick Controls).
assign a plugin parameter to QC 1.
create MIDI Track with output to “VM 1 Out”, and Input to your MIDI keyboard (where your controller is).
As said before, you can have up to 32 channels (VM 1+2, each 16 channels) to address up to 32 actions.
In this pic, I assigned VM 1 MIDI Channel 2 to Quick Control 1 of Global Stack Insert 1, input is controller 12 which I recorded to the track via MIDI In 2. Track Monitor is enabled so I can test and record my MIDI dial on my keyboard .
So in this picture
MIDI In 2 → MIDI Track → VM 1 out MIDI Ch. 2 → VM1 in MIDI Ch. 2 → Global Stack 1 Quick Control 1 (“Width”).
Once you get the hang of it you can “automate” a lot of actions like that.