I may not have explained my use case very well. I have an instrument track with a vsti (e.g. piano) on it, but I may need multiple midi tracks all triggering that instrument track (verse piano, chorus piano, etc). This separation of midi tracks helps with organization (can have the “verse” piano midi track organized with other “verse” tracks, etc). It also helps with experimenting with different “musical approaches” in a way that track versions of a single track cannot do. In a sense, I’m kind of using it like a rack instrument, but with the advantages of an instrument track.
When I am working on one of the midi tracks (say “outro piano”), I want to quickly, with as little thought as possible, adjust the vst fader of the piano, or add an insert, or whatever. Then continue on working on the outro piano midi.
As it is now, I have to (in my understanding, but I may be missing something) mouse over to the inspector, open the instrument channel settings section, then open the fader (or inserts, or eq) section, then can make the adjustment I want. For a quick “barely think about it” adjustment, that’s more mousing than I’d like.
I have played around with what seemed like the appropriate key commands and made shortcuts for them, but they do not work as hoped.
Inspector -> toggle channel: this only opens/closes the midi fader. I want the audio fader/eq/etc.
Inspector -> open next: very promising, it opens each successive inspector section. However, bummer, once it gets to the instrument channel section, it hangs up and doesn’t work any more. I suspect this may have to do with the instrument channel inspector section being “nested”: it has its own subsections (fader, eq, inserts) – the exact things I’m trying to get at with a key command and cannot. This behavior also makes it impossible to “next - next - next” down to any inspector section below the instrument channel settings section.
Am I missing something? Is this a bug in the behavior of “Inspector -> open next”? Or do I just misunderstand how it works?
Thanks again for thoughts, hints, or input.