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Re: Switching Echoloop VST Params Using Ableton Dummy Clips

Thanks Per. Looking at that right now. 

One question: what is the role of the IAC bus? Ableton should let me direct MIDI directly to the plugin, yes?

Phil :)

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 2:25 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Phil,

There's an alternative way of using controller clips in Live that I've
had more success with than using the Clip Envelop function. That is to
simply load a MIDI clip with the MIDI event needed for the looper
plugin to perform a certain task. Then set up a MIDI signal route to
pipe that clip's content into the plugin; I've found the Mac system's
IAC Bus good for that (system built-in MIDI path - for Widows there's
a hack called MIDI-OX that sets up a similar thing). Finally, if the
looper function you are targeting works with the Looper's quantization
you must make sure that the MIDI Control Clips in Live are not
quantized in Live; if they are the MIDI event might arrive late to the
Looper plugin. Looping musicians typically develop the habit of
kicking a pedal a few milliseconds early for such quantized commands.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 9:55 AM, Phil Clevenger
<phil.clevenger@gmail.com> wrote:
> ...anyone doing this?
> I am using Echoloop VST, and I want my dummy clips to change the quantize 8ths setting: one clip to set it to 2, one for 4, one for 8, one for 16, etc.
> I can set it up to a point where it's working, but due to the "relative" nature of the envelope controls, it gets out of kilter again fairly quick.
> Similar probs with menu-bound params: i.e., InsertModemenu is a list of absolute things in absolute positions, but the clip envelope will only make relative changes... and there is no 'null' position on the menu for when I want no change... gah !
> Any experts?
> Phil :)