Yes I know that the first thing people will say is search for this since it’s been answered already. The thing is, it hasn’t been. At least the solutions I’ve looked at so far have not worked.
The solution seems to be to use MIDI merge in loop. This doesn’t work for me. It does produce a MIDI event on that track, but it isn’t at all accurate, meaning it isn’t even close to the same notes that would be playing if I just let the track run with Arpache on. And yes, I have the track solo. It starts off alright but quickly starts producing erroneous notes. It really isn’t useable.
I was able to accomplish this by creating another track and setting the MIDI input as the output from the other track, but this only seems to work with certain random VST’s… it doesn’t work for everything, as it appears not everything outputs MIDI. So again, this doesn’t always work.
The other thing is this button in the MIDI inserts inspector to “record output to track” which I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get to work. I’ve seen the Steinberg page saying how this should work but for me it just doesn’t. All it ends up doing is playing the original MIDI as though the insert has been bypassed and records absolutely nothing.
So my question stands… how do you reliably do this? Because it’s actually seeming pretty ridiculous to me that this is so hard.