Mainstage: How to map MIDI channels to plugin instrument?
Dec 19th, 2010, 04:28
In Edit mode, the Screen Control Editor can be used to map MIDI notes to a channel strip. Does it map channels too? I have several instrument libraries operating within Kontakt that have shaker instruments mapped to the same note. This convenience allows users to swap instruments without having to adjust note mapping every time. If more than one instrument is instantiated in Kontakt, all respond to the same note - bad. Putting them on different MIDI channels would make them distinct - good. Mainstage sends MIDI notes to a channel strip, but does not appear to include MIDI channel. Sure, I could have a separate channel strip for every different shaker, but that would mean lots of instances of Kontakt running. This is not an efficient use of resources. So, how's this done?Reply