OK, so you will play with several virtual instruments but you don’t want to have that many MIDI tracks in your Ableton Live set. No problem: you can load different instruments in one single MIDI track!
Setting up different virtual instruments in one single MIDI track is very easy:
- Load an Instrument Rack in a MIDI file.
- Click on the “Show/Hide Chain List” button.
- Drop the instruments you want to play with onto the Instrument Rack.
- If you want to assign any fx to an individual instrument, drop it onto the instrument slot.
- Once you have loaded all the instruments, click on the “Show Chain Selector” button.
- Select the controller range for each instrument. In this example, we are working with 4 instruments, so we are using 0 to 31 for the first one, 32 to 63 for the second, 64 to 95 for the third and 96 to 127 for the fourth.*
- Right-click on the orange Chain Select Ruler indicator and assign the macros you want to work with.
- Map the macros’ Chain Selector knob on a Conductr’s User Module.
- Now you can play with different instruments with Claydr simply changing the chain range in your User Module control!
* If you want to play several instruments at the same time, simply assign them the same range.
DOWNLOAD HERE A SAMPLE ABLETON SET TO TEST.
If you have any suggestions or your own tips & tricks, comment!