I am considering a move from a Kurzweil workstation to VST Live. Currently, I am trying out the demo. Except for some crashes here and there, I like what I see!
One significant feature I am missing (or have not found yet) is mapping midi controllers to layer-specific parameters. For example:
- Using a midi pedal to mute/unmute a layer from a part. I could make copies of the part with the layer muted and unmuted and use a pedal to run through these parts, but that’s unpractical if you want to add a second accent layer in let’s say 10 parts of a song.
- Crossfading between two layers using an expression pedal. I often use this to cross-fade between for example strings and brass.
On project level, there are these action and shortcuts in which you can define this kind of midi mapping, but that’s not what I am looking for. It should be part-based.
I might be spoiled by the extreme flexibility of the Kurzweil platform, but some midi mapping flexibility is required for me to consider taking the step to VST Live