I’m trying to use the drum patterns in my BFD2 to trigger a VSTi (exploring how the Chord Track can muck with it).
The way I’ve set it up works fine, until I try to use it cycling in a loop. When I set up the locators and enable looping, I hear the VSTi play the drum pattern fine the first time through the loop, but the second and subsequent times through the loop there is no sound, even though MIDI note date is still being sent to the VSTi.
Here is how I’ve set it up.
BFD2 is in in the VST instrument rack and playing back fine on a MIDI track.
Halion Sonic SE is on an instrument track, monitoring enabled with its MIDI input set to the BFD2 MIDI Out.
Suspecting it might be an Instrument track problem I also created another MIDI track set to play Prologue (also in the rack) and set its MIDI in to be the BFD2 MIDI out.
If I don’t enable looping, both synths play whatever notes BFD2 is churning out just fine until I stop the transport.
But with looping enabled, they play until they get to the end of the loop and then stop making sounds. However they are still receiving MIDI note data. I inserted a MIDI monitor plug in both configs and can see the data continuing to be sent on every trip through loop. Looking at the MIDI data there is only note on and note off events - so it’s not anything like controller data gone wild. Also every time I stop and then start playback it works fine until the end of the first loop.