Hello dear friends.
Yesterday I thought I’d plug-in the guitar and just jam a bit, to pass my time.
At first, I loaded up VST Amp and settled to a preset that had a wah. Great! Now how to control this wah? I create a midi track with ALL MIDI In as input. I have my keyboard, with an expression pedal hooked up. So theoretically, the CC message would go through to the track, and then by setting the MIDI track’s output to the Audio Track’s VST Amp plug-in I would get what I need. Well, I didn’t. First, I couldn’t find a way to tell the wah (in VSTamp’s pedal form) how to listen to a specific CC. I tried changing the CC by transformation from 11 to 4 and other numbers, nothing. In the end, I just assigned the wah to a quick control, but this would interfere with my current midi remote setup.
So, scratch that. I unload the VST amp rack, and go for just a wah wah insert plug-in. In the meantime, I add the expression pedal as a “Modulation” Element on the surface script. I fire up the plug-in, and as long as the plug-in is IN FOCUS I can use the wah.
Surely there must be an easier way to do all this? I understand assigining parameters to a hardware controller, but is there a way to directly talk to plug-in parameters from MIDI, bypassing all the fluff?