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I just wanted to bring this topic up again as I had to do a little extra tinkering with some (recently added?) midi thru settings in the more recent ctrlr revs to get vst instances working in ableton
My method for ctrlr in Live:
– Disable the midi ports of the machine you want to control in Live
– Put Ctrlr on a Midi track, load your panel. Be sure to select the output and “Thru from host to device” in Panel settings
by “Put Ctrlr on a MIDI track”, you just load the panel instance the “Plug-Ins” category.
Additionally you need to enable Plugin Host-> Output Device under “MIDI, MIDI Thru” in order for MIDI to go from live’s sequencer to the synth connected in MIDI Output Devices.
Just for completeness here’s how I’m wording the setup for my users in the readme. Replace (the panel) with your panel name. thanks to llamatron for the basic outline 🙂
- Disable the midi ports of the machine you want to control in your DAW.
- Load the (the panel) VST into your DAW.
- Select the MIDI Out Device connected to your synth in (the panel)’s “MIDI” menu.
- Click “Input from plugin host” and “Output to plugin host” under the MIDI” menu. Both these items should appear in the MIDI menu with a check mark next to them.
- Additionally you must enable Plugin Host-> Output Device under “MIDI, MIDI Thru” (In the top Menu) in order for MIDI to go from the DAW to your synth connected to the MIDI Output Device you select in the step above.
- For Ableton Live: Put an external audio effect after (the panel) in the tracks chain, select no output for Audio To, and your sound cards channel receiving the synths output in Audio From.