Finally upgraded to GP4. I’m trying to rig a bunch of different stuff up for a live electronica project. A couple of questions relating to that:
Is there a way to make GP completely dump a rackspace? Even with the limited rackspace mode set to minimum (3, only loads the one before and the one after the current rackspace) it’s still maintaining the connection to one of the plugins in an unloaded rackspace. Clearly that’s clever behaviour that GP is doing in terms of loading efficiency etc, but is there a way to make it not?
Is there some way I’m missing to pass midi from the global to the local rackspaces?
Is there a way to assign a control in GP to pop up a plugin’s interface?
Ok/. Says in the instructions to give full context, so here we go: What I’m trying to do is set up a live electronica rig using a maschine mikro, an flstudio fire and endlesss studio. I have endlesss in the global rackspace for looping and mashing of sounds controlled via midi by a novation launch kontrol, but I want to run chunks of the set out of maschine and Flstudio. I thought i would just set up individual rackspaces with tracks built to work with the respective software/hardware and load through them in GP, but it turns out that that the dedicated hardware for each behaves in a slightly odd way. Because the other rackspaces are still loaded in the background, the hardware focus doesn’t switch to the current rackspace when you load it.
With maschine, there is a button on the software interface that will tell the hardware to connect to that instance, so it’s fixable, but thus why i would like to be able to pop up the plugin interface with single button press.
With FL, once one instance has been loaded the fire seems to lock itself to it, and the only way to change that is to go into the midi settings in the program and disconnect the hardware, then go to the new instance and reconnect. Obviously that wouldn’t be practical in a live scenario. This is why I want to know if there’s a way to force the program to completely unload a rackspace.
Given that that may not be achievable, I realised that I could load FL in the global rackspace (so that it’s relationship to the hardware remains fixed) and then just pipe midi to instances of maschine . The main draw of using fl and fire is for the excellent hands on sequencing potential. If I just use it as a midi sequencer in the global space and then use maschine in the rackspaces to load sound sets, that would work great. Only problem is, I can’t work out how to pass midi to between global and local rackspaces. I guess I could feed it out through a virtual midi cable and back in, but I just wanted to check I hadn’t missed a more strmlined solution. If this isn’t possible, is there a reason for that, or is it just a matter of implementation?
I’m running windows 10 pro on a 16gb ram i7 machine, using an rme babyface pro interface. I’ve got the Akai fire, maschine mikro mk3, novation launchkontrol xl and m32 native control keyboard plugged in. I’m running the plugin alliance GP4 unlocked software
Cheers in advance all you helpful people.